OCTOBER|CZECH DIARIES

Hello, people!

I apologize to those faithful people (uhm, my best friend and my mum – just kidding… she doesn’t read it) for being out of touch and for posting so unregularly this month. The reason is simple – I have too many things to do. And it’s not even an excuse, it’s true. Most of my days are spent by studying, working, studying and… you guessed it, studying. I doubt I’ll have more time this month so I’m sorry and I’m saying this in advance.

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Man, I thought I would study for my Maturita Exam and CAE chaque jour et chaque nuit, but no, there are so many other things to do at school. I cannot even keep up with my own schedule that I’ve created by myself for myself.

But let’s stop complaining now as I’m very tired of complaints and negative energy. It’s cold outside, trees are almost dead and I’ve started wearing tights under my jeans (I wonder what I’ll do during that Northern Lights expedition that I’m planning to attend one day), but it doesn’t matter because there’s beauty in everything, right? For example – even though I’m dying of cold, I can wear my stylish red coat and feel like a lady. And now let’s move on to my October Favourites.

OCTOBER FAVOURITES

1. MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING by VIKTOR E. FRANKL

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Viktor E. Frankl was a psychologist who survived a concentration camp. In this book, he describes the terrors of Holocaust from the scientific point of view and it’s really interesting. It’s drastic, it’s sad, it’s clever. Frankl basically says that if we find the meaning of our life, we can be survivors – because everyone who survived was also the one who believed.Β  I’ve learnt many things about life in a concentration camp that I didn’t know before – it didn’t even cross my mind that people would have swollen ankles from hunger and because of that, they would suffer serious frostbites because they wouldn’t be able to fit into their shoes – in the middle of winter. I love Frankl’s idea of our search for meaning and I love his strong faith in… well, faith. He was an amazing man.

2. COLOURS OF THE WIND from POCAHONTAS

I may be weird but I’ve never heard this song before. Now I listen to it almost every day because the lyrics is SO beautiful.

3. THE NEW SEASON of THE BIG BANG THEORY

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I love this series. And oh my God, the last episode of Season 10 was just such a cliffhanger! I couldn’t wait for Season 11 to finally begin. And now here it is, casting every week and making me laugh out loud (which I do quite rarely). I just naively hope they will cast this show forever unil I’ll die while watching Season 100.

4. LESSONS of BODY STYLING

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This month I started attending lessons of Body Styling and man, it’s hard. That woman is crazy. I mean, she is great and I love her for making me exercise, but I really hate her at the same time because my body hurts as hell every single time. But I think it’s supposed to work that way – we always ‘hate’ those who are making us do uncomfortable things even though it’s only for the best. And I love her more than hate her so it’s okay. I feel my body getting stronger! Yesterday I was even capable of running to the bus station for more than ten seconds without spitting my lungs out. Progress!

5. THE DIARY by ANNE FRANK

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This book was really moving and after I closed the book, I cried like hell. You can read more about Anne Frank and her Diary in my post HERE.

6. FRENCH

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I just adore French. I adore learning French, listening to French, reading in French (especially Harry Potter), I LOVE FRENCH!

Which is good given the fact that I want to study it.

That’s all for this month. Once again, I’m sorry but I won’t be posting regularly this month because there are too many things to do. Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

Denisa x

ARTICLES I WROTE THIS OCTOBER:

IN MEMORIAM OF ANNE FRANK

MY 5 FAVOURITE DYSTOPIA NOVELS

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