Her Country Was a Poor Relation

When meeting new people my boyfriend and I are often asked where we’re from, and it always follows the same scenario. It goes like that: Stranger: Where are you from guys? Me: I’m from Latvia. Stranger: Ah, okay… *looking bored My bf: I’m from Spain. Stranger: Oh, really? *looking interested, the tone of voice changes from boringly polite to overly … 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

Why Friendship is Served Cold

“I remembered the fox. One runs the risk of crying a bit if one allows oneself to be tamed.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince People regularly talk about the importance of first love, but often underestimate the value of first, and long-lasting friendship. Nevertheless, it is still affecting our daily lives a great … 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

Pretty or Witty?

When you are young, all you want from a relationship is a babe with a nice body. Whether she has a good personality or not plays no part in the decision you make. However, do men still have the same attitude by the time they reach a mature age? Do they start looking for something … Continue reading

Shame and Fear of Drunken Texts

To send or not to send? I’m fairly confident in saying there aren’t many people who are yet to wake to the feeling of shame, regret and disappointment as a result of their drunken fun times the night before. I’m saying we’ve all been there… because I’m a walking example. Most of us are.. So, there is … 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

Most Annoying Behaviours in the Underground – PART II

Every day, similarly to another 3 million of people in London, I am taking the tube. Being such a frequent guest in this “hospitable shelter” I cannot help noticing “things”. In fact, it becomes a constant source of inspiration for my rebellious brain. I don’t even need to think hard to be able to write … Continue reading

Most Annoying Behaviours in the Underground – PART I

Every day, similarly to another 3 million of people in London, I am taking the tube. Being such a frequent guest in this “hospitable shelter” I cannot help noticing “things”. In fact, it becomes a constant source of inspiration for my rebellious brain. I don’t even need to think hard to be able to write … Continue reading

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