Question of the day.

What’s your favourite kind of junk food?

My answer:

If we are talking about fast food locals, well I don’t go to them regularly somehow, not because I’m a health geek like my Mum and eat only what is healthy, I like lots of unhealthy food but somehow stuff like pizza or burgers or stuff don’t impress me that much. If I do go to a fast food restaurant, I usually satisfy myself with chips and some junk drink like Pepsi/Cola or a shake, and if it’s KFC, which it most often is, I love their hot chicken wings. Other than that, I love crisps, the hotter and spicier the better, and lots of sweet things preferably chocolate-y, but not necessarily, I like lots of sweets, which doesn’t mean though that I like just anything sweet, quite far from it, it has to be good because I am picky more than our Misha hahaaha. But it’s still a lot so I guess I won’t be listing here all the sweets and snacks that I like as I’m sure I would still forget about very many things. πŸ˜€ Oh and I love when my Mum makes chips for us, way more than those from KFC or MCDonald’s, my Mum’s are usually crispier than theirs haha and probably at least a little healthier. And there is lots of other generally unhealthy food that I like or love. Even today for lunch I had pasta with broccoli sauce, sounds very healthy but the sauce was ready-made, and as my Mum said “loaded with chemicals”, but I don’t care as long as it tastes good, and it is delicious, so both me and Zofijka eat it quite often, and even my Mum probably doesn’t entirely despise “chemicals” as she sometimes eats it too. I like to sprinkle mine with grated parmezan so it’s even yummier, and today I drank Pepsi with it. But although I like many junk food I like lots of fruit and vegs too, and don’t usually eat much in one go, plus seem to have very quick metabolism (miraculously quick for someone who was said to have hypothyroidism) and I was actually underweight for years until last year and my Mum is still grumbling that I am too thin, so I guess it doesn’t harm me so far.

How about you? Do you often eat junk food? πŸ™‚

Question of the day.

Do you ever talk to yourself?

My answer:

Of course I do! As one of my acquaintances once said: “It’s good to talk to yourself because then you can be sure that you are talking with an intelligent person”. πŸ˜€ I can only agree, plus it’s just very interesting, you can come to some very interesting conclusions while talking to yourself, and of course improve your language skills. It sometimes happens that I’m alone for the whole day or so, so then I at least talk to myself (or Misha) to make sure that next time I’ll have to talk to someone I’ll still know how to speak and my vocal cords won’t get too rusty. I’ve once read a story years ago about a monk who was an anchor living on the desert, not having contact with people at all, though it seemed more because of pride and haughtiness than being so very devout, anyway after all those years when he finally did meet another human being he as unable to speak because he simply didn’t know any longer how to do it. Don’t know if it’s inded possible, but it sounds likely so I’d rather avoid it myself, communication is already enough of a struggle for me. πŸ˜€ alking to yourself is also less stressful than talking to other people, and well just fun. What I really really really dislike though and can’t understand, and it just drives me crazy, is the connection people make between talking to yourself and being either mentally ill, or even delayed in intellectual development or something. I just DON’T get it! What does it have in common? I can appreciate that maybe sometimes when you’re delusional you make an impression on healthy people that you talk to yourself, or when for any other reason you don’t have full touch with reality, but lots of people seem to assume that anyone who talks to themselves is mentally ill. I know that nowadays it’s more of a joke for many people, like: “Oh, I’m talking to myself, I must be mental”, but while I’m all for handling things with humour and distance to oneself and the world, I think this can lead to many misunderstandings and it’s a very strange view completely lacking flexibility. I guess lots of people talk to themselves: extroverts – who are always happy to chat and can’t stop even when there’s no one to listen, as well as introverts, who, like me, often even prefer talking to themselves than to others and sometimes might find it helpful to make sense of what’s in their brains. Are they all freaks? On the other hand though, well since I live with mental illness myself maybe there is something true to it but I am just biased. πŸ˜€ Do you have any thoughts on this issue?

Anyways, I find talking to myself a highly useful and enjoyable activity, particularly when it comes to talking in other languages, since in my surroundings it’s quite hard to find anyone that would be willing to talk in Swedish for example. πŸ˜€

So how about you? Why do you do it, if you do? πŸ™‚

Question of the day (16th January).

What was the last item you splurged on?

My answer:

Wow I think I haven’t splurged on anything in ages. Should I change it? πŸ˜€ Can’t remember anything really worth mentioning. My purchases so far have been very balanced and predictable, I’ve bought a few books on Audible, which could be generally a bit cheaper, I’d be happy about it because there are many great books and I usually read far more than one book per month, but still you definitely can’t call it a splurge. πŸ˜€ Well the last time was probably in September when I bought a package of snacks on Scrummy, Scrummy is a Polish shop where you can buy sweets or snacks or other food from other countries, like mostly US or Asian countries I guess. Buying stuff on Scrummy is always a splurge, because you rarely buy just one thing, it wouldn’t be worth all the effort then, and all the waiting, because for some reason it takes quite a lot of time for them in comparison to other shops to process everything, so you usually get quite a few things, and then they always want a lot for shipping too.

How about you? Was it worth it a splurge? πŸ™‚

Song of the day (16th January) – JulieMaria – “Jyske Piger Danser Bedre” (Jutland Girls Dance Better).

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Sorry I’m late with this. I think there hasn’t been much Danish music on my blog so far. That doesn’t amaze me a lot though because, although I certainly like this language, somehow there’s not much Danish music, especially Danish language music, that I am familiar with so far. This singer – Julie Maria – seems to be fairly popular in her home country, and I think this song is cool.

5 Names Rules to Ignore

I think this is a very useful post, so again I’m reblogging for those of you who don’t follow TulipByAnyName but might be interested. πŸ˜€
And what do you guys think about those naming rules Meagan writes about? Let me (or her) know in the comments. πŸ™‚
As for me, I mostly agree that all of them we can happily ignore, although, probably because I live in Poland, I’m generally much more cautious with unisex/gender bending names. Not that I’m against them, as many names indeed do work for both genders well and interestingly can even have a completely different vibe on either gender in my opinion, but I always just prefer to be cautious with this thing.
Also if it was me naming my own baby, I would definitely try to avoid naming my child the same as someone else whom I’m close to did. But it’s more because I just like to be different than because I think it’s inapropriate or others shouldn’t do it or something. Though maybe if someone stole my most favourite name I could consider breaking this rule, hard to say.

TulipNames

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Have you been obsessing about names since you were a child naming your dolls like me? Or are you expecting and just dipping your toes into the name world waters? It seems that everyone, enthusiast or not, has an opinion about how to name a baby. I’ve read and heard unofficial β€œname rules” for years. Some rules, like don’t name your baby after a dictator are common sense, but here are a few rules I think are made to be broken…

1 Same letter names for siblings
I’m sure you’ve met siblings who’s names were so similar that you have to wonder how their parents managed to call for them. I went to school with siblings Stephanie and Stephan. I’m definitely not suggesting matchy-matchy sibsets nor would I recommend Duggar-sized families continue a letter theme. I do think siblings names beginning in the same letter work when the letter make…

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Stoicism

This is a very powerful post, to which I can hugely relate as someone constantly trying to unlarn bottling up emotions and living with consequences of doing so all the time for years. If you struggle with similar issues, I highly recommend you reading this. πŸ™‚

New Beginnings

We all have a different reaction to pain.

Some of us react externally, such as jump in shock, scream, cry, or become enraged.

Some of us react, but rather internally than externally. Such as concealing the pain deep within the mind, making it appear as though they feel nothing on the outside but truly suffer inside.

Instead, the outside reaction might just be a smile. Or even nothing at all. Almost appearing as though they are immune to the pain inflicted upon them.

Maybe they want nobody to see them in pain. They wouldn’t want people to show any care for them so they can endure their suffering alone. As if nobody would be able to heal them.

Or perhaps they think people would view them as weak. A pathetic human that could never stand a chance through life. They want to eliminate the possibility of being embarrassed by hiding…

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Question of the day.

What are you planning on doing today? Are you planning on doing anything exciting this week?

My answer:

To be honest, I don’t have any particular plans for today at all. I was going to go to my allergist in the evening, because of the bronchitis, but finally yesterday I decided not to go, because I came to the conclusion that over the weekend it got much better and it looks like it’s going to finish completely very soon, so I don’t think he’d tell me anything I don’t know already. It usually lasts way longer so that’s a good thing. But no, other than that I have no plans. yesterday Mum did cupping for me (cupping is such a form of alternative medical therapy in case you don’t know) and if you’re ill and had cupping you can’t go out for a day or so to not get things worse, so I won’t be going anywhere either. Also I’m not really into planning anything, the day started quite OK for me but then I got very low and I still am, feeling absolutely rubbish, I don’t really know what’s up, maybe PMS or something, i really have no idea what it could be, other than that I was talking with someone earlier today and I found it rather disturbing and hurtful, I don’t want to go into details now, but I think it had the potential to sort of set me off, though I guess not as much as I actually am, so I suspect there is either something more to it that I don’t realise or I’m just overreacting to everything as I usually seem to do.

And as for my plans for the week, I guess so far I don’t have any particular plans either, I’ve been leading a very uneventful life since my bronchitis has started though I don’t mind it, I’m quite happy with it if I’m honest after all the holidays and stuff, I think though that we might go to my grandparents and/or to my other gran during the weekend as it is Grandmother’s Day and Grandfather’s Day here at the beginning of next week, I’m pretty sure my family will go so it depends if I’ll be healthy enough to go with them too, but I think I should be until then. But I certainly can’t see anything that I could call exciting on the horizon, and I guess in this case it doesn’t have anything to do with my visual impairment. πŸ˜€

How about you? How are you doing in general? πŸ™‚

Question of the day.

What’s the oddest crush you’ve ever had?

My answer:

The oddest?… All my crushes are odd, to say the least, particularly my musical crushes, though, truth be told, I didn’t have many other, I mean, most of my crushes that I’ve ever had are music crushes. Well not crushes really, but as most of you may already know, I think the word crush is closest to describe it, though it feels sort of shallow. But… the oddest… I’d have to make some ranking with the different criteria for what’s classified as odd, and then maybe I’d be able to find the one who was more odd than all the rest. Well, but, I guess from my music crushes the oddest would be the one on Vreeswijk, as it was so intense, and… just… odd… Hm.

Oh, but, other than that, I did have a very odd and a very short-lasting crush when I was a kid, and when I say crush, in this regard I do mean a crush. I could be like 7-9 years old, can’t remember exactly, we were building a new house, we lived in the countryside back then and had a very small house on the same backyard as my Mum’s family – her sisters and parents – and we wanted to build a new house, in pretty much the same location, but on my grandparents’ roof and we wanted it to be bigger. This whole building thing lasted for years, and at one point there was my uncle’s friend helping out with it. I just don’t know when or, what’s much more enigmatic and odd, why, but boy did I get a crush on that guy. I really, REALLy don’t know why! He was just such a simpleton, just nothing special about him at all, he couldn’t even speak properly gramatically and was a bit smelly because he was smoking heavily. He was overall nice, that’s for sure, and had fairly decent sense of humour, and that would be all that I could say both positive and at least somehow remarkable about him. So, yeah, I don’t know why I had that crush, what I do know is that the only person who knew about it was my brother, though I don’t think he can still remember it, even I had to really think before it came to my mind haha. I wonder what was so special that I was seeing in him back then. πŸ˜€ And this crush was, especially as for my standards, very shortlasting. Can’t say exactly how much it lasted but I’d say maximum 2-3 weeks. I guess for most kids at that age or slightly older such a shortlasting, intense crush on whoever happens to be new and in the eyesight would be a typical thing, our Zofijka have had like three such crushes if I remember well since the start of this school year, however I don’t think I could call myself typical and such things weren’t and aren’t typical for me, I rarely crushed on anyone in my surroundings and if I did I had to have a good reason behind it, so, in my case, something like this was extremely odd. πŸ˜€ Also he was much older than me which especially in childhood I think does make a difference. So yeah, that would be my oddest crush I guess. πŸ˜€

How about you? πŸ™‚

Julie Fowlis – “Go Your Way”.

Hi! πŸ™‚

Today I bring you a song from one of my most most favourite Scottish folk singers, and one of the most successful ones – Julie Fowlis. – Julie Fowlis is the one who sung the song “Touch The Sky” to the Disney movie “Brave”, I love that movie and my ZOfijka does too, and like that song as well, and it seems that it is what made Julie so popular. I knew her though already a couple years before I heard about “Brave”, when I started being interested with Celtic music. It was via her music that I had the first contact with Scottish language (Scottish Gaelic) and her music is what first made me love this language. I also considered it funny though, because it sounded so exotic, and i can remember listening to Julie’s music for hours, wondering what her lyrics are about. You can also “hear” quite weird things in her songs if you speak Polish, so it was quite amusing. But first and foremost, I considered both her music, and Scottish language, in which she primarily sings, stunningly beautiful.

I willl probably show you more of her music later on, but today I’m going to show you her song in ENglish, from her latest album that came out last year, in October, I guess. The song is called “Go Your Way” and was written by another folk singer whom I like, though not as very very much as julie – Anne Briggs from England. – I think it’s wonderful.

Julie Bergan – “Blackout”.

Hi! πŸ™‚

Today’s song is from one of the most successful and popular world wide Norwegian singers. About a month ago I posted here a song from Iselin Solheim – also from Norway – known mostly for her collaboration with Alan Walker, and Julie is also one of the vocalists who collaborated with him recently. She is one of few of those very popular musicians right know whom I really like.

Question of the day.

What is the most boring job you have ever had?

My answer:

Well, so far I haven’t have that much experience in this area since my current job is my first official job. It’s maybe not like incredibly exciting, but I also woudln’t say it’s very boring, I’m fairly neutral about it.

You? πŸ™‚

 

Enya – “Amid The Falling Snow”.

Hi guys. πŸ™‚

I’ve shared with you quite a couple Christmas carols by Enya so far. Today, I’m also sharing a song by Enya, though this one doesn’t have much to do with Christmas, but it’s still very wintry and cosy, and I love it because of it. πŸ™‚

Question of the day.

OK so now let’s see if this question goes through in one piece, I really hope it will unlike yesterday. πŸ˜€ Today’s question is simple and uncomplicated, I guess. Here goes.

Do you wear any clothes that require dry cleaning?

My answer:

No, I don’t. I did in the past, but now I don’t, unless I don’t remember something.

You? πŸ™‚

Julia Viktoria – “Colors”.

Hi guys. πŸ™‚

Today’s song is from a 17-year-old Swedish singer from Stockholm, Julia Elisabeth Viktoria Engborg, known simply as Julia Viktoria. She has made a few songs so far, and I must say I like her voice, as it sounds naturally very warm, and this particular song is really nice to listen, just very enjoyable. So, hope you’ll enjoy too. πŸ™‚

Question of the day.

And, finally, the question for today is:

 

When was the last time you cried in front of another person?

My answer:

As you probably already know, I’m not much of a cryer and I hate crying, more so crying in front of others, so I try to avoid it as much as I can. So I don’t really know when was the last time, or why I cried. The only thing I can say for sure is that it had to be some time ago and that the only person in front of whom I ever cry nowadays is my Mum.

You? πŸ™‚