Finally! I should do this post before, but honesty I was too lazy and didn't know what to write here about. Well, I was captured and in some point overwhelmed with some personal problems, seems like I've brought a lot with me from Russia - una maleta grande!!! And now trying to get rid off all these bad things, well, little by little... But let's leave it. I'm too tired and would like to be positive. And maybe to start from the new page in my life. My new life on the island.
Didn't I tell you how I dreamt to live here for years, and it's not a wonder that I enjoy here everything from a little dry 'typical' bush on the hill to the wonderful ocean and other beautiful sights, people, life style, Spanish language, music, food and stuff. I've changed my mind a lot since I live here. Not so long time, but enough for some big changes. I'm enjoying this wonderful 'home' feeling, even though I'm going through many problems now, and not sure how many I will need to overcome... But let's hope for better. Some things make me upset, and on one side I'm depressed, but next - I go out, just watching clouds and sunset, watching around, breathing the canary air I am so greedy for - and srart to feel much better, and I feel how I am grateful to our God for making my dream to come true. The dream of all my life - to live near the ocean. And I can't believe I am here, and at the same time I remember my feelings of 2004... I guess I am too emotional now... and little bit lonely with my love for the island. Because to my husband it goes another way... But well, I'm sure he will love it too. (Am I trite?) At least my son shares my feelings. My ever best friend!
To speak about casual life, we have many things to take care of. First, we need to attend Spanish language courses, next - to search through the job offers for the foreigners. Recently I had another invitation of part-time job, but the problem is that I don't have a 'permiso de trabajo'. And it can take some years to get it... But at least I see that I have a little chance here Am I positive?! Yes I am. Because if I will not, I can become crazy (in medical way). As I said before, too much of personal stuff to bear.
Today we had a great time in Tegueste, it was my first holiday here, with traditional 'paella', music, lots of 'tenerifeños' around, so I was just happy... It's pity that my friend couldn't come with us, but I know she was busy with important things and hope next time we'll spend some holiday together!
I loved to be with canarians, so positive people, and the atmosphere was great - a quiet rest, kind relation to anyone, great aura... I've never felt the same in Russia except of the pivate home parties or staying with friends. And yes, I've never been a patriot, LOL. I'm a bad, bad girl, I know. Different thoughts are visiting me since I am here, and the most of them are about the comparison, and usually I just can't compare... If to say it in a childish way - the life here is so much better than in my native country... But well, some people don't think so. I guess I was rised like an immigrant. Because since I was 7 or 8 I started to dream of moving to another country. Of course, in real, I understand - there are many problems in the way, and hope I'll be strong enough to solve them.
And yes, the big news - I changed my opinion about Tenerife 'South' and 'North'. I think that the North part is so much better!!! Not just because it's more greener and cool, but because it's more traditional, more beautiful like I see it. I've almost lost my heart beats of the beauty I saw today while passing La Laguna and entering in Tegueste.
And one thing about people and the holiday - I'm not sure if I am right,but I see it's more like in 'Latin America' the whole thing, the spirit. Not like in this 'big land' Spain. Nah... I don't like spaniards who are too proud of being a "peninsula spaniard". I have a neighbor from peninsula, he came like 2 weeks ago and didn't say even 'hola'. And I knew one from Asturia who has a holiday house here - he's also 'too proud of himself'. One ex-friend in Madrid who called Canary Islands a 'countryside' and so on.... I don't like this arrogance... So many great and talented people were born on Canarias, Baleares and so on.
I'm sad that Tenerife lost to Real Madrid. I usally stand for Real, but when someone's playing against Tenerife - I am for Tenerife.
I hope I'll keep writing here! Just in the case not to forget my poor English.
I am sorry for I didn't write in my blog for a while. The reason is that I have a lack of time now. I'm preparing for my journey to Tenerife, the third one. I can't believe it's only the 3rd because I feel like I was so many times there. Maybe the reason is that I often read news and watch the pictures related to this island. Or maybe because some part of my heart stayed to live there since I made my first steps on Tenerife? I don't know. But still I feel excitement before the trip.
Actually, my love for the island undergone many stages. The first one was after my first trip. I was just overwhelmed! I couldn't believe I went to such a beautiful and wonderful place, and I couldn't believe it's a part of Earth, just like the tourists say 'the paradise'. Regarding to this state right after my come back I started to dig ICQ search for some native canarian because I felt like these people are kindly blessed to live in such a wonderful place. That's how I found Raquel, my very best friend!
One day of the first trip I was sitting in front of the calm (so rare?) ocean in La Tejita and the feeling of home visited me for the first time. I don't know how to explain. Of course, the native land will always be your first home, but I guess the 'feeling of home' may appear somewhere in the place which you really love. And you don't want this feeling to leave you for ages. Same was with me. I didn't know if I'll have a chance to come back again, I didn't know if I'll have a chance to stay there more, but I felt like I'll come back... and I did.
After the second trip I felt more comfortable and mostly like 'in the place I've been many times already'. I learned more Spanish words and the happiest moments were when I have met with my dear friend and visited her home. I think that despite many differences between our countries culture, we have much in common in the way we live. But I think that people in Spain and on the Islands are much more hard-working than in Russia. And the family of my friend is the good proof of my statement.
And again the feeling of home was with me. And honesty, I didn't want to come back home... Well, if only to see my family and friends... Not many reasons. I learned more of Tenerife and the life there. Staying for a month I had the experience of being ill with a flu on the island (thanks to Raquel who helped me and the doctor from Hospital San Eugenio).
Now, when I speak Spanish a little I think it will be even more interesting to come to the island. And I guess I'll feel myself like at home much more than in 2 previous trips (let's keep in secret, why? jejejeje). But ok. Now I am much for realistic than after the first visit. I know many things about the life on the island and in Spain - both bad and good sides of it, I have some idea of the judicial system and learned a bit of the politics (jejeje, no, I'm not for 'canarias libre'), I am almost an expert in Spanish tennis (gracias Rafa!) and preparing the raquet to play some sets on the island with my primitive beginner style. I have so many ideas of what I'd like to do there and it's so exciting... Only 5 days left till my flight, but my thoughts are gone already and probably successfully landed somewhere in Reina Sofia! jejeje... Well, only one thing I pray now - is the good trip. And if everything will be fine, take a look for my next post from wonderful and beloved Tenerife!
As I promised, I'm posting some pictures of the sunset sky taken far from my city Voronezh. Actually, not so far 40 km to the North. But the air is so fresh there and the sights are so beautiful. The place to feel yourself free and close to the nature.
I'm sorry for so long time without saying a word here. I think that I have a very busy period in my life, but well, mostly the cares are nice and I like them. But some are boring, you know, lots of work at home, and sometimes I am late with many things, like now, when I have a mountain of clothes to iron. When the weather is so nice and warm it's really hard to stay at home and do the things like cleaning or washings and so on... So I don't know, dear friends, how you live in Spain and other warm places where the weather is mostly fine?!
Being honesty, my wish #1 these days is staying on court as long as it's possible. I enjoy my trainings and try to come in a better physical condition. Though, you know, with my love for sweets and candies, and yes, ICE CREAM, it's really hard to be in a good shape. (Should I change the title of my blog? Dulce? jejeje) But I try. I even found a DVD by Cindy Crowford which is really helpful if to follow it every day, or at least once in 2 days!
Now I'm waiting for Roland Garros 2009 to start! I hope Rafa will reach the finals, and I want him to bite the main throphy of this championship for the fifth time!!! Muchissima suerte Rafa! Also I wish all the best to Ferru, I hope he'll play well this time and not going upset anymore, like after Condo de Godo in Barcelona. (Estoy enamorada de Ferru, pero no diga a mi marido!!! jejejeje )
Voy a dormir pronto, pero no puedo ir sin dejar unas palabras sobre mi dia de hoy. Fue muy ocupada porque limpiando mi casa y fue toda aburrida porque no pude ver el partido de Nadal... Pero despues -he tenido media hora de descanso para ver como David Ferrer gana a Fernando Gonzales, el tenista chileño. Fue un partido duro y muy intenso, pero vale - el turneo en España no puede ser sin dos finalistas españoles. Y..aqui esta - tenemos Rafa y David para jugar en el final, exactamente como en el año pasado.Y no conozco a quien gritar 'Vamos!', pues, Rafa es mi amor, pero me gusta David tambien... Que voy a hacer?! Perdone David, pero Rafa es un isleño! Quieria que Rafa ganas para obtener su quinto titulo consecutivo de Barcelona Open... pero... Vamos a ver!
Ahora tengo que ir, mi cama espera... y los sueños tambien :)
Muchos besos y perdone si tengo muchas faltas de ortografía. Es mi primera nota en Español. Espero que puedo mejorar pronto.
I'm sorry for so long time without writing my blog, but I had not the best period in my life and didn't have anything good to share with you. And now it's time for changes, spring is here, it lays the end to these dull gray days of February and I hope the winter will not come back anymore... at least in my heart.
I decided to dedicate this March to my favourite Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal. Finally I do what I was going to: I watch a collection of his movies and open the new sides of his huge talent. I love his style of playing the roles. He's so sincere, so emotional, passionate and alive. I think he can bring the sense to every movie just by his prencese. But ok, such a good actor is worthy of a good screenplay. He's a voice of Latin America, so bright and nice personality, so good in facing the truth. Gael is fantastic actor and I enjoy watching his works.
The one of the new movies I watched was 'Rudo y Cursi', a story of a competition between 2 brothers. It´s so ironical, and again telling the truth about 'la vida mexicana' It was really awesome to have a parody song 'Quiero Que Me Quieras' sang by Gael, take a look:
Also I loved 'Dot the I' movie, if you have a chance - just watch it! I could say much about other movies but I have a lack of time now.
What else to say? I continue studying Spanish on my own. Pero poco a poco. I had 2 trainings after the illness period and glad to tell that I improved both forehand and backhand. I finally learned how to do the spin and some other things necessary in tennis playing. I hope that I'll continue improving my skills and will be able to play some matches against other players. I have a huge expectation of the warm season to step on the clay court and try all advantages of this surface.
Also I'm developing my cooking skills little by little. Btw, now I need to go to prepare some food.
Hola amiga!! ;-) Tambien, gracias!! jejej Wow, and now the week is almost done. I mean, the weekend is ahead, and seems like I will spend it at home... Ironing stuff maybe! :-P And Yura will drive to one 4x4 contest again, I hope he'll save the car!! jejeje.. Because still the part of it needs to b
Hola amiga!! Muy bien y tu? ;-) Weekend's End... and another week begins. So relaxing XANGA THEME... the blue sky remembers to me when you fly in a plane and see the landscape throught the window jeje! :-) Cuidate!