Entertainment center for kids – took my niece to attend a birthday party. I liked it very much. 3 hours ago
1. wonderful weather
2. helpful strangers, who helped me to find a way to the store
3. visiting my favorite neighborhood of my childhood…I think it was the happiest time in my life when I lived there…
4. my parents
5. bought a workbook for lessons of Danish 3 days ago
1. What was the last beverage you had? Orange juice
2. Are you in a good mood? Yes, surprisingly.
3. Do you believe in psychics? Yes, absolutely. My life was affected by some good advice from them.
4. Is your current hair color your natural hair color? Yes, Dark blond
5. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Their haircut
6. Do you believe in love at first sight? Well, I believe in love from the 2nd sight.
7. What is your favorite brand of shampoo? something with Keratene, I can’t recall the name off the top of my head..
8. 3 things you like about yourself? I rebound, I like to get into depth of things and have a sense of humor.
9. Tea or coffee? Tea.
10. Do you make wishes at 11:11 No, @ 11:13. 6 days ago
5/12/2013 found the website with a forum information 1 week ago
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice Through the Looking Glass 1 week ago
I’ve never seen them, so spending a day together was nice… Hopefully we’ll do it again soon. 1 week ago
I live at a different country right now, so may as well re-start this goal.
Went to a park with my relatives, who I’ve never met before.
The park is great, it was very nicely renovated and really is an oasis in metropolitan. 1 week ago
1. Good lesson of Danish (even though I forgot about it initially.)
2. 2 hrs of productive work on Danish dialogue. It’s getting less and less scary as I put more effort in it.
3. Great weather even though I spent exactly 5 minutes outside.
4. Gave a new notebook to my teacher, so my lectures now are more structured.
5. Looked at a great jewelery on ebay even though it was just a window shopping. 1 week ago
I’m out of cheers but this is beautiful… 3 weeks ago
I think you should stop beating yourself and just realize that you are a wonderful person, who deserves to be healthy and beautiful. Just treat yourself this way…you don’t deserve to be stuffed with junk food, you will blossom on vegetables and fruits and salads and smoothies…Life is so much better than the way we see it. Again, Best of Luck. I believe in you. 3 weeks ago
Whenever things get hard – why don’t you think about the times when you achieved success? there must have bees success in your life, everybody got successful at something? Catch that mood and keep going.
Secondly, make sure that you devote enough time for your projects. It might be that it simply takes you more time to achieve a progress than it would take from a fellow student. There is nothing wrong about it but you just need to be aware of it.
Thirdly – get a goal of having 3.5 gpa, then 3.0 would be more easily achievable…
Best of Luck! You can do it!
P.S. You can’t imagine how many times a day I repeat – “I can do it, I can do it, I can do it…” It never fails to get me though difficult times… 3 weeks ago
1) get registered by September 8, 2013 and pass the exam in December;
2) Take classes @ Studieskolen (Danish education 3), paid by municipality.
3) 6 modules. I’m working on module 1:
● Everyday life, such as family, daily routines, leisure, transport and meals
● Housing, different ways to live and home decor
● Institutions such as schools, the library, the post office, the bank and the doctor.
In 2013, courses start on the following dates:
We start new Danish courses eight times a year. In 2013 we have the following course start dates:
July 1 programme available online June 3
August 12 programme available online June 3
September 23 programme available online August 26
November 11 programme available online October 14 3 weeks ago
1. Bought an updated version of a great textbook.
2. Downloaded pronunciation guide.
3. Learned several rules (order of words in sentence; ikke; verb kunnen; jeg-mig, han-ham, hun-hende.
I’ll need an experienced tutor for pronunciation, so I left a request for a good teacher. I have already attempted to start learning in January but could not find any teachers. Hopefully, in an hour I’ll get a positive answer.
Update. Success! (first she agreed, then changed her mind, then I managed to talk her into trying once a week. The tutor sounds very knowledgeable and dedicated…
had my first lesson – she is good and we work on pronunciation. I was reasonably prepared. But she does not give a lot to study or a coherent homework, so I need to work on it myself.
2nd lesson. I was entirely unprepared in terms of pronunciation – need to work on it. we worked on direct form of pronouncements *sp? is this a right name (I, we, she/he, they), word order in the sentence and got some vocabulary. It’s not THAT difficult so far.
spent 3 hrs working on lesson 2 and really liked it. Listened to Danish radio. I need to buy a dictionary and a workbook.
Had a 2 weeks interruption in lessons due to local holidays, and my instructor went on a business-trip to Copenhagen. So, I forgot that I was supposed to have a lesson yesterday. Though we still had it. And it went really well.
Spent 2 hrs in the evening listening to audio of a dialogue. It’s getting less scary and more clear once you listen to it a bunch of times.
Was capable to repeat a dialogue on my own. So far, spent 3 hours listening to an audio version of the same dialogue and repeating phrases. For the record and to demonstrate how cumbersome this task is – there are mere 14 sentences in this dialogue. Anyway, it has some very useful lexicon. The most frustrating part is that I managed to forget all grammar during this two week hiatus…
- 2.5 hrs – homework. worked on pronouns and structures. Searched for a workbook.
5/15/13- ordered a workbook.
- 30 min @ 4:20 am listening to dialogue from lesson 3 (next lesson)
- 30 min working on pronunciation (refreshed rules on r, d, av)
5/16/13 – bought a workbook and an engelsk-dansk dictionary. (so funny – they gave me a wrong workbook, and said they don’t have that dictionary, then ran around looking for it…anyway all is well that ends well.)
listened to dialogues – 10 min. worked on exerceses in Intensivt – 10 min. 1 month ago
Result: the class group you most closely match is:
Technical middle class
This is a small, distinctive and prosperous new class group. According to the Great British Class Survey results, lots of people in this group:
Mix socially with people similar to themselves
Work in research, science and technical fields
Enjoy emerging culture such as going to the gym and using social media 1 month ago
Cooked delicious and easy soup out of frozen mushrooms, potatoes, parsley root, tomato and onion. Will be good for 2 days. 3 months ago
Hope everything will works the way you want it.
Just keep in mind, no matter what awaits you there, you won’t regret it. 3 months ago
What was the last exhibition you saw?
How long ago? Mid-December – Hermitage.
Where did you last go swimming?
How long ago? couple of years ago.
How long ago did you last go horse-riding? never
ice-skating? about 30 years ago.
What was the last film you saw?
Did you like it? The latest in Bond’s series – we shipped kids to school/kindergarden by 7:30 am and ran to movie theatre, that was the only chance to go to movies altogether.
What was the last theatre play you saw?
How long ago and where? Yesterday. It was a lovely local modern play in Taganka Theatre.
When was the last time you ate out at a restaurant?
And what kind of food was it? It was a small cafe, may be couple of weeks ago. Just regular – salad, soup.
When did you last go to the supermarket? On Saturday
When did you last drive? in February
When were you last in a boat/ship/life-raft? about 20 years ago
When were you last on a bus? Last Friday
Did you get mugged on it? No
When did you last have a mojito? Never 4 months ago
I tried it many times and it was always a success even with people who hate cauliflower. It takes about 45 min to prepare plus 25 min in oven (but my oven is sort of not the best.)
Cauliflower & Sausage Casserole
Serves 4 to 6 as a main course
1 medium head cauliflower, about 2 pounds
1 teaspoon fine table salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound uncooked herbed chicken sausage OR spicy Italian sausage, removed from casings
1 medium onion, about 1/2 pound, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 stems fresh thyme, leaves only
One 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, drained and liquid reserved
2/3 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Heat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with olive oil.
Cut the cauliflower head in quarters. Slice away the leaves and stem, and with an angled cut cut away the core from each quarter of the cauliflower head. Chop cauliflower roughly into bite-sized florets, each about 1-inch across.
Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the salt. Add the cauliflower florets and boil for 2 minutes. Drain into a colander set in the sink. Run cold water over the florets to stop the cooking process and shake the colander to drain any excess water. Return the cauliflower to the cooking pot and set aside.
Place a 10-inch sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and then, when the pan is quite hot, add the sausage. Use a spoon to break up the meat. Cook for 8 to 12 minutes, or until the sausage is cooked through and beginning to get crispy. If using chicken sausage there should not be a great deal of fat in the pan, but if using Italian sausage, drain all but 1 to 2 tablespoons of fat.
Turn the heat to medium-low and add the onion, garlic, and thyme to the pan with the sausage. Sauté for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Scrape up any brown bits as you sauté. Crush the tomatoes, and add them to the sausage. Stir thoroughly, then add the reserved tomato sauce and cook for about 5 more minutes. Turn off the heat and taste the sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Toss the sauce with the cauliflower in the cooking pot. Spread the cauliflower and sausage mix in the prepared baking dish and distribute evenly. Mix the bread crumbs and Parmesan and sprinkle them evenly over the cauliflower. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
Place in the middle of the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until breadcrumbs have browned and the sauce is bubbling. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. 4 months ago
May I suggest another one – it works really good during summer heat
Adapted from Kitchn & Smitten Kitchen
2 heads broccoli
1 apple (Fuji or Gala are perfect for this)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
3/4 cup slivered almonds
3 tbsp finely chopped fresh peppermint leaves
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper
Shred the broccoli in a food processor, using the grater disk (the attachment with the smaller holes, not the one with long, thin blades). I prefer to use all of the broccoli: stems and the florets – the stems give the slaw some crunch and texture. I only chop off the stem ends, but everything else goes into the slaw. In a large bowl, combine the shredded broccoli, apple, currants, cranberries, red onion, almonds and mint.
Whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, salt, and a few grinds of fresh pepper. Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and stir to combine. Taste and add more salt or pepper, if needed. Allow to sit for 30 minutes (or an hour in the fridge) so the flavors can mingle. 4 months ago
you had that conversation with me…I got really scared when she deleted that time—I thought something went wrong, I felt bad that I had not yet told her about candles that I lighted for her, how helpful she was with her cheery messages and cheer-bombing and how appreciative I was about it. I was very happy when she came back soon…And truly I still feel good that she realized that we were worried about her. 4 months ago
by lighting a candle, saying a warm prayer, adopting one of her goals, following up on a problem that we discussed with her and doing my best to live my life fully.
She was a kind smart good loving person, and her life mattered. R.I.P Kate. 4 months ago
Hopefully all will be well SOON! 4 months ago
I will always remember Kate as a special person in my life – it was a privilege knowing her. I’ll keep lighting candles for her. 4 months ago
religiously, whether I’m in the US or not. 5 months ago