Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Everything Is Blue

It's the first time when totally zero fucks given about the 1st of September. Even the last year I worried a bit, because it was my first day at university. Now we had only a meeting with the headers of our course, and that's all. The most important thing is what they told us. They said our classes are delayed till the 14th of September. FOURTEENTH! If only I had known that beforehand, I would have gone to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk after my travel abroad. Well, my mom likes to joke about the fact that our university never informs us about anything beforehand. But we aren't going to sit around with nothing to do. We were given the tasks, they call it "educational practice". But they also mentioned we could do this task "anywhere in the world, your location doesn't matter. You can go home until the start of classes". Ughr!

As philologists whose main language is English, we have to read a modern English book and make a presentation about it. THAT'S ALL! I thought it would be something extremely difficult, something about researches and academic stuff. But no, I'm not complaining, I really like the task - finally an excuse to read something. Tatyana suggested me reading "One Day" by David Nicholls. You know, I ADORE the movie, it's like my second favourite movie after "Cloud Atlas". I like to rewatch it and I cry everytime. And so the original novel was published in 2009, so it suits. But it's about 400 pages, whereas our books should be about 200 pages. But I really like the story, so I hope I won't be lazy to get through 400 pages in English in two weeks. My constant readers know that it's not about my lack of knowledge, it's all about my laziness. And I hope our teachers won't punish me because I chose a book that had twice as more pages than needed. Though they strongly recommended to look for 200 pages story... Whatever.

After our short meeting at university Cherry Lady and I headed to the city. I had to buy a new pair of ballet flats (though I don't like this kind of shoes, I find it pretty comfortable to wear them in Vladivostok with its hills), new Microsoft Office pack (everything was deleted after my laptop's system crashed when I tried to set up a driver myself, little hacker), some medicines - because I'm ill nowadays. I bought everything I needed and more with a little exclusion: I bought a pair of simple low-heeled pumps instead of ballet flats. BANG! PUMPS LOVER! 
So according to my tradition (I have many little traditions indeed), I must put "Blame It On September" here, so here you go!


But actually I have lots of songs to share with you, guys, so today I also wanna put "Colors" by perspective Halsey as the song of the day. Enjoy!



Your little brother never tells you but he loves you so
You said your mother only smiled on her TV show
You're only happy when your sorry head is filled with dope
I hope you make it to the day you're 28 years old

You're dripping like a saturated sunrise
[Alternative version:] You're dripping like a saturated sunlight
You're spilling like an overflowing sink
You're ripped at every edge but you're a masterpiece
And now you're tearing through the pages and the ink
[Alternative version:] And now I'm tearing through the pages and the ink

Everything is blue
[Alternative version:] Everything was blue
His pills, his hands, his jeans
And now I'm covered in the colors
Pulled apart at the seams
And it's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue
And it's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue

Everything is grey
[Alternative version:] Everything was grey
His hair, his smoke, his dreams
[Alternative version:] His hair, his smokes, his dreams
And now he's so devoid of color
He don't know what it means
[Alternative version:] Doesn't know what it means
And he's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue
And he's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue

You were a vision in the morning when the light came through
[Alternative version:] You were a vision in the morning when the lights came through
I know I've only felt religion when I've lied with you
[Alternative version:] I know I've only feel religion when I'm lying with you
You said you'll never be forgiven 'til your boys are too
And I'm still waking every morning but it's not with you

You're dripping like a saturated sunrise
[Alternative version:] You're dripping like a saturated sunlight
You're spilling like an overflowing sink
You're ripped at every edge but you're a masterpiece
And now you're tearing through the pages and the ink
[Alternative version:] And now I'm tearing through the pages and the ink

Everything is blue
[Alternative version:] Everything was blue
His pills, his hands, his jeans
And now I'm covered in the colors
Pulled apart at the seams
[Alternative version:] Torn apart at the seams
And it's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue
And it's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue

Everything is grey
[Alternative version:] Everything was grey
His hair, his smoke, his dreams
[Alternative version:] His hair, his smokes, his dreams
And now he's so devoid of color
He don't know what it means
[Alternative version:] Doesn't know what it means
And he's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue
And he's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue

Everything is blue
Everything is blue
Everything is blue
Everything is blue

You were red and you liked me 'cause I was blue
[Alternative version:] You were red and you liked me because I was blue
You touched me and suddenly I was a lilac sky
And you decided purple just wasn't for you

Everything is blue
His pills, his hands, his jeans
And now I'm covered in the colors
Pulled apart at the seams
[Alternative version:] Torn apart at the seams
And it's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue
And it's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue

Everything is grey
His hair, his smoke, his dreams
[Alternative version:] His hair, his smokes, his dreams
And now he's so devoid of color
He don't know what it means
[Alternative version:] Doesn't know what it means
And he's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue
And he's blue
[Alternative version:] And makes me blue

Everything is blue [4x]
[Alternative version:] Everything was blue [2x]




Be brave, don't be ill!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Summertime Sadness V

I never will forget those nights
I wonder if it was a dream
Don Henley, "Boys Of Summer"

Probably, my best summer has come to its end. Actually, I don't feel it at all. I know that warm weather will stay for some weeks more, and we're not gonna have difficult studies in the beginning, so it will feel like summer. I've done everything I planned: I successfully worked in the summer camp, I visited my friends and family in my hometown, I had the most awesome trip (I keep writing about it nowadays, the post's about to be huge!), I did well with checking in my dormitory and even chanced to go to V-Rox!
V-Rox is a big international rock festival founded by the leader of my favorite Russian band “Mumiy Troll” and held in Vladivostok. I went to the festival the last year, but somehow I didn't write about it. This year I went on its first day with my group leader Anton, his girlfriend and my good friend Tatyana and Cherry Lady's boyfriend Andrew. It was really cool! We went there on purpose to see the British rock band Echotape, but the bands before them were excellent too!

Echotape
You know that according to my plans I should have gone to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in August, not in July, and Dasha can't help reminding me of it. Nowadays my Sakhalin squad have had a lot of parties as everybody's in hometown now, but everything they do mostly boils down to drinking and sleeping and then it repeats. I have complicated thoughts about it, because well, I love partying, you know, but sometimes it sounds boring to me, though they've had all the fun. Actually I don't regret that I didn't return to Sakhalin in August, because, first of all, I saved a lot of money this way and, secondly, I checked in my dormitory easier because there weren't so many people on the day of my moving in. I don't know why, but I don't feel homesick. I feel like "Ok, it's not our last meeting, we'll drink together another time". I don't feel angry or jealous that I couldn't join my friends. And no, don't call me heartless! Only I can call myself heartless! Neither I'm indifferent. I'm glad that my friends have the opportunity to gather together, but I can't, and it doesn't bother me. I should have other things to worry about. On the contrary I'm thankful for the time I spent with them in July.
Now I should prepare for the beginning of this academic year, but I don't feel like doing anything. Frankly speaking, I don't know what I should prepare. If I run out of copy books, I'll go and buy it. I don't need new clothes, I have all the pens, the bag, the cosmetics... For the first time in my life I don't long for 'back to school' shopping. This is where I feel indifferent. But I actually want to return to studying. We're going to have some really interesting stuff like "The British heritage in the American culture" and something about psychology and teaching. 
Talking about teaching, so I can't wait when I comeback to my kids whom I teach English as a tutor. I'll have the same children, so we'll just go on learning. I want to improve my teaching skills with some papers and videos, so learning will be easier for the kids and teaching will be easier for me. 
I don't think I have anything else to tell you about my summer here, because as I've written, I'm writing the biggest post about my travel that'll be published once it's ready. All in all my summer 2015 was amazing, thank you.
And traditionally! On the last day of summer! Welcome! "Summertime Sadness" by one and only Lana Del Rey!


Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That, baby, you're the best

I got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
Done my hair up real big beauty queen style
High heels off, I'm feeling alive

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey, I'm on fire, I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore

(1, 2, 3, 4)

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That, baby, you're the best

I got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I'm feelin' electric tonight
Cruising down the coast goin' 'bout 99
Got my bad baby by my heavenly side
I know if I go, I'll die happy tonight

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey, I'm on fire, I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore

(1, 2, 3, 4)

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That, baby, you're the best

I got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Think I'll miss you forever
Like the stars miss the sun in the morning sky
Later's better than never
Even if you're gone I'm gonna drive (drive, drive)

I got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That, baby, you're the best

I got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh





☼ Be brave ☼

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sweater Weather In July

Oh man, long time - no see! So much to tell you about! I'll try to make it short but still full enough - will I handle it? I hope I will while having my inspiration. I'll throw away all this describing stuff about dates or something till my travel information - there's gonna be a separated post about it. I hope.
So, first of all is my camp work! It was mind-blowing! I worked with children at the average age of 11. They didn't have any specific serious problems like older kids had ("I'm so fat!!" or "Nobody talks to me" or "I broke my arm lol") but all together they were SO NOISY! NOISY AF! Teachers from other teams told us we were the noisiest. I know it boils down to the age in the end, but anyhow.  Moreover, we had the biggest team - all teams included like 20 people, and our team were made of 24! And it had its weight! Sometimes I was on the edge of crying, especially when they laughed in front of me while I was reproaching them. That was total disrespect! And they couldn't hold the line while walking (it was important for them to feel each other as a team and it was an easier way to control them for us as the teachers). And they couldn't prepare a task for the event themselves. But in the end they were nice and fine. In the end we won "The Best Team" award!!! They were my first children, and I'm glad I worked with them. Now I know what I did wrong, what I did right, what I should add and what I should cancel. But of course I didn't do it all on my own. I had a lovely co-worker Dorothy and our helper Dora. It was the first time for Dora too, but Dorothy had already had pretty big experience of working in the camp. And the other teachers from the other teams were awesome. I can even admit that I got attached not to the children, but to the teachers. Everyday we had different events for the children and then the teachers had some fun in their own after the kids fall asleep. No doubt I'll work next summer too, though I'd like to have a team of older children. And nowadays while we have some days till studying I'm going to help to the teachers in the camp who work in the last 3rd summer term.



I used to borrow bats from older teens to make my children
obey me. No, I didn't beat them! :D
Teachers' nights out
My noisy team
Then I went to my hometown of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk for like 18 days or something, and all my rest there was like "Today I'm seeing her, tomorrow I'll meet up with him. Oh, it's nice that I met them yesterday - no need to plan a meeting with them anymore". My first day in YS was pretty interesting. I had never told my bestie Dasha that I would come in July, so I decided to make her a surprise. When I arrived home, I got sure through our texts that she was home doing nothing. I quickly prepared, went to shop for a bottle of wine and headed to her place. When I knocked on her door, I closed the peephole with my hand, so she wouldn't see me. When my friend asked "Who's there?", I answered "Surprise for Daria Rozhkova!", but she never opened. So I took my hand away from the peephole, and when Dasha finally opened the door, she yelled my last name and hugged me I couldn't breathe :D Cool, huh?
Of course I also tried to spend as much time with my parents as I could because I came to YS in July only because of them. For example, my mother, her god daughter and I went to the mountains on my mom's day off. It was so marvellous! It was tough to crawl up the mountain, but it was worth it. The view was amazing, so my poor phone camera couldn't catch all the beauty.

And yeah, I dyed my hair's ends red again!
Though it has already washed away by now



 And I met some people I didn't meet during the winter holidays. Well, even though my home vacation was really short, but it was enough. I would add some days, maybe, but 4 weeks would be too much already, I would become boring and all the vacation would grow into drink-sleep-drink system. Moreover, July in YS wasn't warm; it wasn't even cool - IT WAS COLD AS HELL! I had to put on my mother's sweaters (because I didn't take any warm clothes with me) not to get cold. It was nonsense! Sweaters in July! What?? You see, I still can't get over it. My mom suggested me coming to my hometown in August after my travel abroad too, but I refused - it would take too much money, so I'd better save it in Vladivostok.

Night view of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
MY LOOOOVEEEEE I really miss my cat
*still hopes not to become a cat lady some day*
Our classmates' squad
And after my hometown little vacation I went on a travel to... TO BE CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST.
Intrigued, huh?:D Well, I'm still not sure whether I told you or not about the destination of my awesome trip, but no matter what I'm about to give you a little hint. [I know that my true readers, they all m]know about, hmm, everything, but still maybe there's someone who doesn't know?] And the hint is gonna be the song of the day, actually [or 'of the summer' though], because it suits July's condition, it was on my mind during all my travel 'cause it just fits and it's simply a good song by The Neighbourhood called "Sweater Weather".


All I am is a man
I want the world in my hands
I hate the beach
But I stand
In California with my toes in the sand
Use the sleeves of my sweater
Let's have an adventure
Head in the clouds but my gravity's centered
Touch my neck and I'll touch yours
You in those little high-waisted shorts, oh

She knows what I think about
And what I think about
One love, two mouths
One love, one house
No shirt, no blouse
Just us, you find out
Nothing that I wouldn't wanna tell you about, no

'Cause it's too cold
For you here and now
So let me hold
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater

And if I may just take your breath away
I don't mind if there's not much to say
Sometimes the silence guides our minds
So move to a place so far away
The goose bumps start to raise
The minute that my left hand meets your waist
And then I watch your face
Put my finger on your tongue
'Cause you love to taste, yeah

These hearts adore
Everyone the other beats hardest for
Inside this place is warm
Outside it starts to pour

Coming down
One love, two mouths
One love, one house
No shirt, no blouse
Just us, you find out
Nothing that I wouldn't wanna tell you about, no, no, no

[2x]
'Cause it's too cold
For you here and now
So let me hold
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater

Whoa, whoa...
Whoa, whoa... whoa
Whoa, whoa... [2x]

'Cause it's too cold
For you here and now
So let me hold
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater

It's too cold
For you here and now
Let me hold
Both your hands in the holes of my sweater

It's too cold,
It's too cold
The holes of my sweater...

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Il Senso Essiste

I've been thinking what I wrote you almost every day here? What silly words did I put here? I grow thinking that it's kinda stupid describing the weather or that I've done nothing during the day, but anyhow I keep on doing that and it calms me down with the thought that I do write s-o-m-e-t-h-i-n-g. Well, it did, 'cause now you must have noticed that my posts are published really rarely, when I have no one to speak out to or I've saved enough news to tell. Writing has become not a pure aim, but a way of sharing my inner world with the outer one.
Sometimes I receive the inspiration and write drafts for stories. They're not completed for sure and are pretty dumb, but they are something, it's a start. I'm still waiting for a moment of the true inspiration to write something fully. From time to time I get ideas, but then my idleness works or my self-confidence doesn't work right and break the Internet any plans.
My education for this academic year is almost over, it's so close to the end. The only thing I have to do is to retell some books to my teacher of foreign literature. Even though I failed my final test, she allowed me just to tell the texts not to take the exam. I'll have to answer her questions about "Romeo and Juliet" (though I read it at school, I forgot many details), "Hamlet", "King Lear" and "Othello" by Shakespeare, "Decameron" by Boccaccio, "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes and "The Dog in the Manger" by Lope de Vega. And I'm quite ready for all of them. I pray for it. I've been lazy for the whole semester and hardly read anything, so now I deserve to suffer and read all this things. Actually I've watched some of the plays to make my life easier. But I really enjoyed reading "The Dog in the Manger" and ended up laughing at "Romeo and Juliet" - how stupidly things turned out to be! Still I'm not a fan of Shakespeare, no. But read some literature, it makes you smarter, guys!
The song of the day will be a cool Italian song "L'Amore Essiste" by Francesca Michielin. It says that love doesn't have sense, it has neither name, nor eyes, but nevertheless it exists, and you can run into it all of the sudden, when you even don't think of it. 







Be brave to believe in love

Friday, June 5, 2015

The 5th Day Of Nonsense

Hey you, how's your summer going? What? It's only the 5th of it? So you just can't enjoy it! Neither can I because I still have my studies and some other headaches to deal with. Actually, my life's pretty fine now if I don't mess it up and manage my time right.
I've just watched one Soviet screening of "Hamlet", 1964. Surprisingly it ended up satisfying for me, though I had considered "Hamlet" to be a pretty boring thing. I tried to read it in the 9th grade at school, but I almost fell asleep. Maybe, I've simply grown up? The fact that the movie was black and white added some special atmosphere to it.

Guess who
My mom went to her travel yesterday. She's about to visit our relatives in the Russian North and attend a conference in Saint Petersburg. But the most exciting news from her for me is that my mother and her friends will visit Armenia and Georgia in October! Unfortunately, I won't join them, but I'll certainly receive a birthday text from Yerevan or Tbilisi. I'd like to visit Armenia one day too. 
Tomorrow I'll go to the concert of Cherry Lady's university choir. I've seen their performance only once when they sand one single song during a big concert, and now I'll chance to hear many songs of their repertoire. 
Plainly nowadays I feel a bit bored, because I don't work anymore and my student organisation doesn't put up any meetings. So I have to amuse somehow myself - going to the hospital, for example. 
And the song of the day will be a pretty sexy song with a totally unsexy tittle "Gorilla" by Bruno Mars. Get it.


Ooh I got a body full of liquor
With a cocaine kicker
And I'm feeling like I'm thirty feet tall
So lay it down, lay it down

You got your legs up in the sky
With the devil in your eyes
Let me hear you say you want it all
Say it now, say it now

Look what you're doing, look what you've done
But in this jungle you can't run
'Cause what I got for you
I promise it's a killer,
You'll be banging on my chest
Bang bang, gorilla

Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas
Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas

Yeah, I got a fistful of your hair
But you don't look like you're scared
You just smile and tell me, "Daddy, it's yours."
'Cause you know how I like it,
You's a dirty little lover

If the neighbors call the cops,
Call the sheriff, call the SWAT ‒ we don't stop,
We keep rocking while they're knocking on our door
And you're screaming, "Give it to me baby,
[Clean version:] Give it like you wanna!"
[Explicit version:] Give it to me motherfucker!"

Oh, look what you're doing, look what you've done
But in this jungle you can't run
'Cause what I got for you
I promise it's a killer,
You'll be banging on my chest
Bang bang, gorilla

Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas
Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas

I bet you never ever felt so good, so good
I got your body trembling like it should, it should
You'll never be the same baby once I'm done with you
You [x3]

Oh, you with me baby making love like gorillas

Ooh, yeah
You and me baby we'll be fuckin' like gorillas
Ooh, yeah (Yeah, yeah, baby, baby, oh yeah, yeah)
You and me baby making love like gorillas

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Summertime Sadness IV


Whether you're a school boy/girl with your holiday or a student like me with the exams ahead, no one can deny the excitement about summer! Yey! What do you expect of your summer? I expect a wild time!
Right time I really worry about my exams, because I know I'll get excellent marks for the most of them automatically, but some still upset me. For example, the history of foreign literature. I know that I totally fucked up the last test, and I don't know what our teacher will tell me. I've attended all her classes and worked pretty good, so I may just rewrite the test (if everything goes well) OR go straight to hell to the exam. If I have to take the exam, I'll have to memorize aaaaaall we've learnt since the very beginning of the semester. And I don't want it. So now I'll wait till Thursday to acknowledge my destiny.
The next thing I have to get over with is the medical examination my student organisation and I will go through to work in the summer camp. Everybody knows that going around the doctors isn't the most pleasant thing on the world. But anyhow I would have to face that medical examination sooner or later. Unfortunately it's happening in such a complicated city like Vladivostok.
But these two things are pretty blue. There are definitely more bright things to anticipate! First of all it's my first term in the summer camp as a teacher.
~~Time for an interesting story~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Back in 2011 I visited the Russian All Children Camp "Ocean" in Vladivostok for the first time. It was so awesome! "Ocean" is one of thee legend camps in Russia, and I chanced to visit it for free! The atmosphere was one of a kind, there's still nothing comparing to it. And then I promised myself that one day I would return to Vladivostok, I would work there, I wanted to work in "Ocean" as the teacher. That day I thought that maybe I would study in Vladivostok, even though in 2011 I longed for St. Petersburg. And BA DUM TSSS! Here I am studying in Vladivostok and about to work as a teacher in a summer camp. Isn't it a miracle? They say, dreams come true. So hey, life! Where's my Saint-Petersburg???
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What do I expect of my work in the summer camp? I don't know. I have an image in my head, but it would take too long to describe. On the other hand I'm a little bit afraid, of course. I always tend to anticipate too much and then I'm disappointed that I get too little. So I'd better think positively and not build on sand.
After the summer camp I'll think hard about what to do during my nearly 2 weeks in Vladivostok before leaving for a better place. I'll live with my aunt and uncle, but I won't connect much with them, because they'll have their own children visiting them. So I'll keep on exploring the city of Vladivostok and spending money.
 Then I'll have a marvellous trip. But I won't inform you much about it now (if I haven't already done it before). And the last 2 weeks of summer I'll spend in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, my hometown. It's kinda crazy - only two weeks! Fourteen days and nights! Only those days I'll meet my parents, Dasha, Ilya and other guys from my Sakhalin gang. I hope it'll be insane enough not to get bored even once in that fortnight.
Well, it's my rough plan for the summer 2015. And the song of the day will be "Summertime Sadness" by adorable Lana Del Rey traditionally. Because we all got it.





Be brave





P.S. I've noticed that I forgot to write the "Summertime Sadness IV" post in the end of the previous summer. Such a pity! But I won't miscount, so exactly this pot will be the fourth of "SS" series as it is. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Grande Amore To Heroes With A Million Voices

How do you like my title, huh? Do you recognize anything? I'm sure you do as well as you know that I'm a super Eurovision fan. And of course you shouldn't doubt that Dasha and I woke up so early last week just to watch our favourite show live. I must admit that I really LOVED this year's Eurovision! I don't recall a better show since 2009. I liked so many songs. But there's always a 'but', and I feel like mentioning that the show itself could have been greater. I mean the opening ceremony, fireworks, dances, surprises... It was the 60th Eurovision anniversary! And I'm not the only one who thinks so. I've chanced to talk to a Swedish guy, and he noticed the luck of celebration too. I understand that nothing compares to the show Russia launched back in 2009, but they could try. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the time spent with Eurovision. Of course, Dasha and I made such a mess in our social networks, but it was worth it.


Now a couple of words about my favourites. One of the first guys I liked was a duet from Estonia with the song called "Goodbye to Yesterday". I immediately noticed that their song strongly reminded me of another song, and in the end of that day I realized I had been thinking about "I Love You" by Woodkid, and Dasha agreed. Compare too!



I can't help writing about the Belgium singer Loïc Nottet who smashed the Internet with his hit "Rhythm Inside". It was the second track that reminded me of something else. "Rhythm Inside" reminded me of Lorde's works, it was obvious with the first claps. 



I also loved a wonderful duet from Norway with "A Monster Like Me". The red-haired songstress reminded of Florence and the Machine, but it was the only resemblance with anything that I had noticed. I won't annoy you with that anymore :) So I absolutely fell for the song, it's 'so me' as the basic girls may say. 


I also liked the girl from Ireland, though she didn't make it to the Grand Final. I like thr type of song she performed, so let it live here.


Do you see that almost all of the songs I've mentioned are ballads? So the next singer didn't have to work hard to be noticed, because he had such a club song. And I'm talking about Nadav Guedj with his track "Golden Boy". People compared him with Justin Timberlake, I saw and heard a lot of Jason Derulo. And he's only 16!! 


I can't leave the winner without my attention, of course. His performance touched every heart and mind, I think. The staging of the performance is incredible, the guy is adorable, the song is powerful. What else do you need from a winner? I'm obviously satisfied with Måns Zelmerlöw, he's definitely the hero of his country to bring Eurovision back to Sweden so soon! I must remind you that Sweden held the contest not so long ago, just in 2013. Sweden always sends decent singers with cool songs to Eurovision Song Contest. And Dasha and I hope to see Eric Saade the next year, maybe just like a host. Please?


Ok, here you go, Russia! Actually I hadn't paid much attention to the Russian entry before Polina's performance. Our song "A Million Voices" is a strong ballad that Eurovision has every year, so I didn't hope much, especially in the political situation we have. But when Polina got on stage, I remembered her live performance I'd seen before in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and understood she would blow anyone's mind away. And she did! When they were telling the results from each country and Polina held the 1st place for a long time, I hardly kept my emotions! I thought like "OMG! It can't be truth!" And so well, it wasn't... :D BUT THE SECOND PLACE! It's our best result since the victory in 2008! I was surprisingly proud of Russia, Polina's emotions were inimitable. Go, Russia!


Aaaaaand these guys must be my most favourite. The following lines will be full of love and admiration. So, the object of my love is... a marvellous, wonderful, perfect trio "Il Volo" from Italy with their amazing song "Grande Amore". OH MIO DIO, LORO FIABESCHI, AMO LORO! CHE BELLE VOCI! BELLISSIMO! Grazie, grazie, ragazzi! I hadn't listened to their song before the contest, so I only heard some samples during the semi-finals and thought "Oh, it must be great!" I didn't wait much from Italy, because previous songs hadn't been very impressive. But when those three young men came on stage, opened their mouths and led people to heaven, I understood that I found a new musical power for my life. And another reason to learn Italian!! Then I figured out that the guys are only about 2 years older than me, and I was like "Oh my! Where can I get a visa to Italy?" Just listen to them! They sing not for you, but right into your soul, invading in your private space and remaining there like the owners. Of course, I soon found their other songs, and now I wanna take a bath in their voices. Finally I found a resource with which I'll learn Italian ASAP. Grazie.


I liked more songs than I've described, but these are really worth writing about. I hope you have easily determined the song of the day. 
Talking about the things beside Eurovision, so I've passed all the exams connected with my student organization. I'm almost a teacher of a summer camp!! I'LL WORK WITH MANY CHILDREN THIS SUMMER! Olga, what have you become? I simply hope, the better version of me.





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