I was reading today yet another love yourself self-help type of article advertising “Conversation with Self: Embrace Yourself” book, and I thought to myself – Why do we need so much literature teaching us on how to be happy? Why do we need a reason to be happy? God, I wish I was a cat or a dog, or some other creature that...
Cape Breton is an island on the Atlantic cost of Nova Scotia. It’s Canada’s 18th largest island, though you probably could drive around the whole island in a day or two. In about 3 hours we’ve got from the mainland up to Cheticamp, a fishing village on the west side of the Camp Breton. Locals told us that the drive is the...
I was asked many times, since I moved to Canada “What was it like growing up under totalitarian regime in Russia?”. The first time I’ve heard this question, I probably had a puzzled look on my face. I just never thought of my childhood in that way. Well, what can I say? It was fine. It was more than fine. It was great!...
Borsch is a type of vegetable soup made of chicken broth and a lot of vegetables, including beetroot, which gave Borsch a traditional deep red colour.
Originally it came from Ukraine, however borsch has been a popular dish in Russia as well. Growing up, we were having borsch, at least, once a week.Read More
From keeping an in-depth dating Excel spreadsheet for evaluating his dates, pretending to be an Israeli spy to arming himself with a slew of weapons, including two crossbows and a rifle, and allegedly burning down his ex-girlfriend’s parents house there’s no shortage of press coverage when it comes to wacky dating behavior.Read More
I was attending UX Week Conference in San Francisco recently and decided to stay in the city for a few extra days just to explore it a bit.
One of the things that I’ve learned about San Francisco pretty quickly is that it’s a cold and foggy city. It was about +30C in Toronto when I left. In San Francisco it’s about +15C right now, plus wind.Read More
I actually don’t know if this recipe for fried eggs is authentically Russian. I learned it while living in Russia, so to me its Russian.
Anyway, it’s quite simple and easy to prepare, and its my favourite way to prepare fried eggs for breakfast.Read More
I went to Varadero, Cuba with my brother in March 2012 for a week. It was first trip to Cuba for both of us. Here are my notes from this trip.
Cuba day 1 - Sunday
By chance, we were riding to the airport with a Russian cab driver, who previously lived in Cuba for 6 years. Strange coincidence.Read More
I was walking this morning to work, well, almost running, as usual, when I saw this cute older couple walking slowing in front of me. I slowed down too and was observing them for a bit. What got my attention is how the two were holding their hands, while walking. I noticed how carefully the gentlemen was holding his lady’s hand. Even from seeing their backs, you could feel that they still love and care for each other a lot.Read More