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Shopping and hair cut [09 Oct 2006|04:19am]

Originally published at Nadya De Angelis. You can comment here or there.

Monday is the day when Sonya the House Pixie comes, and since I am asocial, I always try to be off as early as possible. First I went to buy new headphones. This time it’s Philips:

10 bucks at Amason, 10 euro here in Moscow (350 roubles). Then I went to Camille Albane - it’ been 2 months that I hadn’t had a haircut. Pretty but expensive (1700 roubles). Then I walked to Tverskaya and ate sushi at Yaposhka. Actually the name of the place is a pejorative word for “Japanese”, I wonder why japanese embassy doesn’t make any protests. A friend of mine who is a japanese-russian translator, sometimes refers to her clients as “yellow-tubbies”. How do they call us? I will ask her, she might know. Waiting for my sushi, I started to read Tao: The Watercourse Way by Alan Watts. My friend B gave me it when we were visiting his mom in Ostia.

Then I spent some time in Respublica book shop, but without any success. They have nice paper notebooks, but $30-50 for a notebook is a bit too much. Moreover I promised myself not to buy any notebooks until I finish all that I have at home. I think 3 or 4 left. Also I tried to find a book about how to draw (”Teach yourself”-style), but the choice was very poor.

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Shopping and hair cut [09 Oct 2006|04:19am]

Monday is the day when Sonya the House Pixie comes, and since I am asocial, I always try to be off as early as possible. First I went to buy new headphones. This time it’s Philips:

10 bucks at Amason, 10 euro here in Moscow (350 roubles). Then I went to Camille Albane - it’ been 2 months that I hadn’t had a haircut. Pretty but expensive (1700 roubles). Then I walked to Tverskaya and ate sushi at Yaposhka. Actually the name of the place is a pejorative word for “Japanese”, I wonder why japanese embassy doesn’t make any protests. A friend of mine who is a japanese-russian translator, sometimes refers to her clients as “yellow-tubbies”. How do they call us? I will ask her, she might know. Waiting for my sushi, I started to read Tao: The Watercourse Way by Alan Watts. My friend B gave me it when we were visiting his mom in Ostia.

Then I spent some time in Respublica book shop, but without any success. They have nice paper notebooks, but $30-50 for a notebook is a bit too much. Moreover I promised myself not to buy any notebooks until I finish all that I have at home. I think 3 or 4 left. Also I tried to find a book about how to draw (”Teach yourself”-style), but the choice was very poor.

Опубликовано в блоге Nadya De Angelis.

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Blogzira [09 Oct 2006|07:44am]

Originally published at Nadya De Angelis. You can comment here or there.

A funny blog with funny pictures.

I wish I were an illustrator! But I can’t draw.

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Movies last week [09 Oct 2006|09:03am]

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  • Favourites of the Moon. Soooo looooooong and sloooooow… Athmospheric.
  • Mars attacks! Very funny and the message is clear: music will kill’em all.
  • Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu (In love, according to his wish). A Soviet comedy. Moralistic but still funny. I like the final scene: he and she, in bed, together! Don’t forget that sex was banned at that time, so they are rather dressed than naked. But in bed! That was something.
  • SV - Spalnyy vagon (Vagon lit). A masterpiece in the rare genre: “perestroyka extra low budget trash”. Two men and two women meet in the train and discover that somehow they have met in the past, in the very embarassing situations. They just talk and fight. I suppose that half of the budget was spent for exotic frogs (also four of them). The ever drunken steward is trying to embalm them. Apart of these five people and four frogs, the train is empty and going nowhere. Obviously, it’s a metaphor for Russia, originally, if I am not mistaken, by Gogol: “Russia, where are you rushing? - No answer”. There is a novel by Pelevin, “Yellow Arrow” also written at Perestroyka times, also describing Russia as a train that is going nowhere.
  • Million v brachnoi korzine. Such a disappointment.
  • Dumb and Dumber. Words fail me. It’s one of my all-time favourites. I especially like the line with the blind kid and a dead parrot.
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Movies last week [09 Oct 2006|09:03am]
  • Favourites of the Moon. Soooo looooooong and sloooooow… Athmospheric.
  • Mars attacks! Very funny and the message is clear: music will kill’em all.
  • Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu (In love, according to his wish). A Soviet comedy. Moralistic but still funny. I like the final scene: he and she, in bed, together! Don’t forget that sex was banned at that time, so they are rather dressed than naked. But in bed! That was something.
  • SV - Spalnyy vagon (Vagon lit). A masterpiece in the rare genre: “perestroyka extra low budget trash”. Two men and two women meet in the train and discover that somehow they have met in the past, in the very embarassing situations. They just talk and fight. I suppose that half of the budget was spent for exotic frogs (also four of them). The ever drunken steward is trying to embalm them. Apart of these five people and four frogs, the train is empty and going nowhere. Obviously, it’s a metaphor for Russia, originally, if I am not mistaken, by Gogol: “Russia, where are you rushing? - No answer”. There is a novel by Pelevin, “Yellow Arrow” also written at Perestroyka times, also describing Russia as a train that is going nowhere.
  • Million v brachnoi korzine. Such a disappointment.
  • Dumb and Dumber. Words fail me. It’s one of my all-time favourites. I especially like the line with the blind kid and a dead parrot.

Опубликовано в блоге Nadya De Angelis.

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workspaces [09 Oct 2006|10:00am]

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10 seeeeeriously cool workspaces. The only thing I like is this slide in the Red Bull office:

Actually it’s the only thing to like in Red Bull, too. One slide - but it justifies those bloody workspaces and that crappy beverage!

Cool.

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North Corea: best pictures [09 Oct 2006|12:06pm]

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(by three russian travellers)

This is my favourite, by Alexey Melia:

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North Corea: best pictures [09 Oct 2006|12:06pm]

(by three russian travellers)

This is my favourite, by Alexey Melia:

Опубликовано в блоге Nadya De Angelis.

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A beautiful revolution [09 Oct 2006|10:14pm]

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Great blog with tremendous illustrations.

 

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