Friday, December 29, 2006

stepping out from the shade

it is true:
u need to stay in the shade for a while in order to appreciate the sunbeams.

because of my illness i couldn't really eat much - or at least i had to be very careful with what i ate. right during christmas time. what a pity isn't it? today i started eating as i usually do. good old mákosbejgli and diósbejgli (home made. mum made!!!). yummie. so i'm enjoying it. small pleasures... :) well, after a big sux...

just to tell you (i already wanted anyway), i experienced this feeling i few times already. these two happened on the same day: after having showers in london for a long time, on the first day of my big tour in august i had a shower in Cleobury Mortimer in the middle of the nowhere:) it was such a big pleasure. u need to know that london struggles with water shortage and that's why in most households waterpressure is quite low. after a while u can get used to it. but then if u can have a shower with normal pressure it's like a massage. micro-orgasm. :)
and the other thing happened on the same day. similar story. in london u can hardly see any stars. not only because of the obvious reason: clouds. there are so much public light that they oppress the light of the stars. on that night in the Pioneer Centre i couldn't stop staring at the sky, the stars' sparkling was astonishing.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006


that's why i'm not wishing u a merry xmas. or if u want, for next Christmas.

i wasn't in the mood of posting. and to be honest i don't feel inspiration now either. but someone reminded me that i shouldn't forget about my blog :) thx Julie!
maybe i wasn't in the mood because of my illness. some kind of virus. ergh.. while everyone is eating so much that they will explode, i keep losing weight... despite that my mum is cooking very nice dishes and this is a rare occasion when i'm at home!
nevertheless we had a nice and peaceful Christmas.
bittersweet for me: the feast of love without two very important creatures i love. one whom i will never see again, and one who is far away and i will only see in a few weeks. an everlasting period of time.

Friday, December 22, 2006


One week ago my beautiful, clever and loyal friend left us and moved to a better world. she was a great company, we knew each other's every thought and we always had good fun together. she was stubborn like a woman (she was a woman:) ), and cheeky like a child. nevertheless we sorted out every disagreement quickly. or in 15 mins at most - once i had to wait that long until she decided to come to me after realizing that i was not gonna move. she knew that i wanted to put the lead on her and she didn't want it. she also knew that i was angry :) but in the end she did come to me. i'm already missing those strolls and games together. that's her:

There's a walnut tree in our garden and she hardly left us any of its yield. this cheeky girl loved and ate all of them. she opened the nutshell and only consumed the kernel. she was very witted.

i remember that when she was young she hated traveling. well, she changed a lot and in the last few years she enjoyed these journeys by car a lot! i scarcely opened the boot and she'd already jumped in. except when we went to the doc. as i said she knew everything.

our favourite place for a walk. Boat Lake. Friends. (This and the previous pics were taken by Gosia, thx Honey)

Enjoying the snow:

Friday, December 15, 2006

She is now in a better world.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Monsieur Gourmet

my friend said a few minutes ago what a great dish he'd prepared. well, i said, if you're hungry, u can eat anything :)
he got a bit upset ;)
alright, alright, his idea was very good indeed! camembert with homemade plum jam. yummie. roasted chicken with rice and nuts and raisins. not bad, i'nit?

this post is dedicated to Julie, the French gourmet :)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Santa Claus

This week we were celebrating Santa Claus.
on 6th Dec Santa Claus alias Mikulás visits every child and puts chocololate and BIRCHes into their boots that had been previously put in the window.
well, because we are still children, in our minds at least, we gave presents to each other and had some mulled wine and cakes. proper X-mas party.
giving gifts, us, children:

as it is usually we ran out of mulled wine quickly. at this point PCS had to face a seemingly insovable problem. beer or wine???

after answering the question above we still had to solve some serious problems. some people had unsatiable thirst. I want the barrel, I want the barrel!

after this cosy home party we decided to visit a pub or club. unfortunately because everything was closed by the time we got there, we ended up in walking around in budapest's streets for two hours at about 2-3pm.
well, i didn't mind.
nor did they :)

those are beer-bottle lids... no comment

hey boys! what are you doing there? in the public??

of course i couldn't stop myself from being a photo reporter. this evokes Budapest in the 50's. 56 exactly

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Kabbe Köcsög!

Fuck You Bastard!

My dear friend, Gege gave me this little piece of chocolate. The text is translated above... How kind is he!

Friday, December 08, 2006


Welcome to the  land of language experts!
This was in front of a stationery in the University (!!)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Budapest has two faces like Janus the mythical god.
these two pics were taken within 10 meters. i personally have no problems with graffities - though i hate tags - and i'm not scared of dark places. but the two pictures below somehow don't come together...

Fővám tér, subway and my university Dec 2006

to be fair, any other capitals i know could be labelled like budapest in this respect. e.g. in london i wouldn't want to cross hyde park at night on my own... (not to mention some hard core districts)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Re: tro

time is passing. i'm in a special situation. i want time to run quickly for one and a half months. then it can have a rest. it can switch to sauntering.
nothing much is happening here these days, most of my time i'm busy with courseworks. though last night i went out with my mum's cousin, Ildi and her husband, Andy. i like chating with them. and i was happy to speak English again. we went to a blues pub not far from my flat. good music, good beer. yummie! Pilsner Urquel!!!

not long time ago i mentioned that budapest is like a museum. well, hungary is too.
i wonder whether retro is blossoming here or we are just used to our old things. i know that many times it is a question of money.

but broadcasting Knight Rider on Saturday at 2pm is a bit uhm...
not to mention David Hasselhof's hairy chest. :)

K.I.T.! get me a coffee!

cheesy series are one thing. but playing the hundred-year-old Mortal Kombat in 2006 is a SHAME!!!! :)

i remember those LAN-parties.. oh my God! i was one of them!

all in all, we love RETRO.
so do i :)