The only type of horo I can dance is the 'pravo horo'. At the wedding yesterday I was impressed by the skills of other young people...So question is are you able to dance horo or u r lame as me in that?:)
The first wedding (out of the 3 in total we will be attending) was yesterday. A Bulgarian guy was getting married to a Czech colleague of mine.
Me, Martin and a friend drove to the house of the bride to be. We were meet there by the relatives of the bride. We were offered sausages and sweet stuff. The guys decorated the car. Me and my friend finally got to see the bride. Other guests started to show up as well. And last but not least the groom appeared with his family and friends.
According to Czech tradition the groom has to be in the car, followed by the guests and in the last car - the bride. In this order we made it from the brides home to the castle in Lytomysl. Again according to some tradition the bride is entering through the main entrance, as where the rest including the groom from a side one. Many girls in Czech Republic choose to get married in a castle and to be honest I never got it until now. We entered the room where the ceremony was going to take place and were welcomed by music played on piano and flute. After everyone had placed himself somewhere the Meyer of the city came and started his speech. The bride came in the meanwhile. It was a very emotional moment. The brides dad was crying, I felt crying on several occasions...and one could see tears in the eyes of the majority of people around. After the rings were given to each other the new family went to some part of the castle for pictures and to the guests of the castle was offered sightseeing tour in the castle. Me and Martin left though. We took a short walk in the garden where meanwhile had appeared sun. After the castle we went to the restaurant where we spend the time till midnight maybe. I don't know how much I drank but today was hard day. Reason might be that yesterday all day was around 5,6 degrees...and I was walking with the outfit below whether covered with a jacket or a scarf... Both me and Martin recover today but you guys stay tuned:P as there will be pics
I feel like a 5 grader, naive kid who learns first lessons in life like...never borrow your expensive things or...never believe what people tell you...
In fact few years back I had meet a person who was (what word shall I use?!?) and was lying to me for every possible thing...seems I have forgotten my lesson
Now it makes me think. Am I stupid for allowing similar mistakes to happen or am I just an optimist.I would like to believe that it is the second option but as people say it's not bad to make mistakes but it's bad to repeat them. Excuse my lame translation:)
I borrowed my bike to a girl I know. Few days later it turns out that she and her boyfriend are having some drama. He is keeping the bike and threatening her with throwing it away. She is telling me she'd rather buy me a new one than talk to him. My side to the story 'it costs xxxx czk, if they have pink it's fine by me'. Well, not really. I do a favor by borrowing my bike and what I get back is some drama and concern I might not get it back. Lesson learned...never ever borrow something valuable which you are not ready to loose. The thought of loosing almost half of my salary, understand the bike, was making me unhappy. P.S. I got my bike back but I still don't get why I got involved in this story...
I had mentioned that it is a wedding season. This Saturday I am going to the first of three weddings. I was casually chatting with a guy I met on the hen party of bride to be. Reason for me chatting to him was that he was to Hochkar one week ago and I was inquiring about the snow conditions etc. After I came back I felt like bragging how it has been there. From word to word we came to speak about the bride to be and then he said 'oh, how will I get myself to the wedding' ...So I asked him if he had an invitation and after he had answered positively I offered him a ride. Luckily this piece of information had reached the bride to be on time when I found out from her that he is actually not invited. Consequence to his lie was me asking him again if he is sure he had invitation to which he answered 'yeah but not an email or sth just verbal invitation'... I said that unfortunately there is no space in the care available and ended our conversation.
I am curious what will be tomorrow.Those two stories above in my opinion are demonstration of being punished for offering help. On the other hand if we shut ourselves down and don't let anyone in or close we would also get rejected...so what's the conclusion? Anyone?
Yesterday we returned from our trip - the last snowboarding for the season. We went to Hochkar, Austria, 1400 meters above sea level. The first two days the weather was too good:) I wouldn't imagine I would be complaining from the sun, especially not long after the winter is gone... We were dressed with our 3 layers but the sun was shining so much that after once down on the slope I thought I would faint from the heat...What bugged me the most was the ridiculous situation of being in the mountain surrounded by snow and dying out of heat:))) Of course the snow got wet a lot and snowboarding became almost impossible... The third and last day from +5 degrees and strong sunshine we were met by a stormy weather. Strong wind, snow and no visibility...I got scared coz on the slope I wasn't able to tell where I am. I could see only white. Here few pictures from where we stayed and the slopes.