What do you see in a child?

What you do think of when you see a child? Sleepless nights? Dirty nappies? Teeth-less mouth and slobbery finger? When I see a child, I see purity, a human being who is not affected by the surrounding people and does not care about others’ opinion. An toddler or a preschooler is a blank page that can be filled with knowledge, including pain, happiness, despair, and many other feelings. As a parent, you probably want to your child all the best, but I believe that a person has to go through thick and thin to build his/her personality.

Up until now I have believed that I am not going to let my child experience what I experienced in my early days; and I, I reckon, experienced a lot: I went through fears, distrust, and sadness. I was not happy with my clothes, but I did not blame my parents. I was not happy about my appearance, and, honestly, I did not blame anyone. I did not like the fact that I was (and I am now) taller than everyone one in my class, but I had never come up with an I idea to blame anyone. I did not ask anything, but received as much as I needed at that time and I am grateful for that.

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The joy of giving Christmas presents

The Christmas season is the time when we try to be good (or bette). We try to find presents for people who we have not seen for ages, and when the time to give that present comes, something changes. You miss the person and maybe are too afraid to say how you miss him/her. A little present becomes a means of expressing your feelings. And when the person positively reacts to the present… oh, that is nothing better that making other people feel happy. But it is not all that we can do. For some people, a hug, a kiss, a gentle touch may mean the world, and you can feel it. If it is all that that person needs, you will surely feel it with all your body. Kiss or hold your grandmother (or some other person who loves you very much), and you will feel that you have just given him/her the best Christmas present.

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There are many different  forms of giving the present. It’s not WHAT to give… It’s all about how to give it.

Do you know a Grinch?

The Christmas season is the time when you start looking for presents for your family; the playlists on YouTube is changed to Christmas songs, which are also played at shopping malls. At workplace, we decorate our tables, windows, entrances, and what not. The spirit is here. We create it. But there must be someone who destroys that happiness that you create around you.

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Business Casual: how spicy should you look?

I was invited to a company’s Christmas party, and now when it’s all over, I can share my impression about the attire of the guests. I work at an IT company, and our everyday clothes are not defined by any dress code. We can wear jeans, huddies, sport shoes, and what not. And we are making money. We are doing business. Programers work on their projects, the marketing team promotes them, and so on. So now, having been invited to a Christmas party, we were told to dress in ‘business casual’. All right. I immediately start googling what exactly business casual is. Here is what I found: suit trousers, khaki trousers, blazers, dress shirt, no jeans, no sport shoes, no T-shirt, knee-length skirt, dressy blouse or shirt (buttoned up), slacks, and the like. Well, it means that you should stick to a bit formal clothing than usual. Business casual means that you should not look unkempt. You should look tidy. I don’t remember the source, but I found some articles which said that there was a simple test which can help you to say whether the outfit you have chosen is suitable. If the clothes are suitable for a night club, then it is not business casual.

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Mind your body!

How often do you notice yourself controlling your body language? Since the day you was born, you are talked to behave properly, that is, not to pick your nose, use the fork and the knife, cover the mouth while coughing or sneezing, and so on. You are also taught to talk politely with the elderly. Different registers are used for different context; however, have you been taught to suppress your emotions? You probably have, but are you able now to hide your surprise, affection, or anger? Continue reading

About forgotten hobbies and stuff

I have always been fascinated by the people how are very good, I mean perfect, at the things they day. It could be arts, including music, photography, crafts, etc. One of my hobbies, which I abandoned some time a go was photography. I am not an artist, neither am I a photographer. I just liked making pictures, capturing the moment. I love the fact that I can go back two or three years ago and see how me and my friends (or ex-friends now) looked at the moment. Continue reading