What it Feels Like For a Girl – 5 Reasons Why Being a Woman is More Difficult Than Being a Woman

Have you ever seriously considered changing your gender? Don’t get me wrong, I am proud to be a lady. But in every year there are crazy days when you wake up in despair, and just for a moment wish to step into the man’s shoes. Why? Because being a woman is bloody complicated! Of course, … Continue reading

Santa vs. Father Frost

It might come as a surprise, but people in Russia do not celebrate Christmas on the 25th. Why? Partially, because of the Orthodox Church that sticks Christ’s birth to the 7th of January, according to the older (Julian) calendar. Partially, because of the Communists. Back in the days religion was prohibited, and people could hardly … Continue reading

Why Russians Are Not Polar Bears

While I am shrugging from freezing wind outside the office, my colleagues are asking again, “How is it possible that you are cold? Aren’t you Russian?” The first time I stumbled upon this curious stereotype, it just made me laugh, now it makes me wonder… Do people honestly think that we grow some kind of … Continue reading

The Curious Tale of Men and High Heels

pink shoes

The story of men and high hills has always been rather complex. One day they like it, and another day they complain about it. It is well known that a woman on high shoes is generally associated with sexual appeal. She looks taller, and more slender. She looks feminine. She gets all the looks. You would think that men adore high hills, … Continue reading

Overhelpful Sales Assistants Kill Your Business

mannequins

Like any other woman, I love shopping. I enjoy entering the shop and quietly observing the current “repertoire”, weighting all the pros and cons, digging deeply into the available items, and carefully thinking how this new thing will fit into my life. However, there is one thing that is frequently spoiling my pleasure. The sales … Continue reading

Relieve Your Soul on Secret Sunday

Like most, I adore my weekends. I love sleeping in until late and waking up naturally. I love rush hour free tubes and exploring the City. But most of all, I love Sunday Secrets. Sunday Secrets come courtesy of PostSecret, a community mail art project where people from all over the world share their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard. They’re then mailed to … Continue reading

Congratulations! You Have Been Fooled! :-)

Android developer decides to take a creative approach to rewarding his consumers If you are using Messaging Metro it would be difficult not to notice that the April Fools’ Day has knocked on your door. In fact, it literally smashed it with an astonishing announcement. Don’t panic! Nobody has seen your texts and you are … Continue reading

The Peculiar Charm of Russian Service

Some people may argue that service does not have a nationality. However, it is not entirely true. Similar to any other peculiarity of behaviour that is characteristic to a certain group of people, bearing the same identity or a background, service can be coloured in exactly the same palette as a flag. I may very … Continue reading

Most Annoying Behaviours in the Underground, P.S.

Metropolitan line

A Practical Guidance for Dummies Many things have already been said, but the underground still keeps inspiring me every day. Thus, I am dedicating this lovely post to all the people who are experiencing the same wonderful behaviour on their way to work, school or back home. This will be the last time I am … Continue reading

Ever Give Me Nots – 7 Worst Presents for Xmas

bad presents

We rarely have a clear idea in mind on what to buy for our beloved ones. Very often our expectations on what they might want have absolutely no connection with the reality. Busy people, and “last-moment-Santas” behold the all-mighty list of things one should never give out for Christmas, unless he deliberately wants to create … Continue reading

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