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Yesterday I was checking out Mei's webpage, and suddenly I decided that from now on I will sometimes write about books as well. Petit reviews. So here's the first one.Share this with everyone!
Graham Greene: The Quiet American
I must admit it was not the first time I read this book. A very long time ago when I was around 12 I read it in Hungarian. I read a lot at that time. And I read quite many books earlier than others usually do. This was the case with The Quiet American (T.Q.A.) as well. I used to go into my parents bedroom where there were two huge wardrobes full of books and pick whatever looked nice... it was my very own small library at that time. Full of Hemingway, Remarque, Greene, Keruac, etc. I remember our copy of T.Q.A. was white from the outside and there was a photo of a young soldier wearing a tin hat or battle bowler or whatever these helmets are called that protect the skull of soldiers from wounds.... This time I read the book in English, I like reading stuff in original language. Although Hungarian translations are sometimes even better than the original as our language is extremely expressive, so we have far more words than the Enlgish language for instance. The plot takes place in Indo-China somewhere around the early fifties. I don't wanna tell the story but it is about two men. One from the US of A, a young idealistic and naive man. The other from Britain, a man in his fifties, ripe, cynical about war and love. And their lives meet, and the conflict s the clash of their ideas... but probably I am not the best person to paraphrase something that was so well written by Greene, a superb novelist. But here's a little extract from it:
He turned to Phuong and interrogated her sharply in French. ‘How long have you lived with Monsieur Pyle?’
Today we went to see the Ice-climbing competition in Hámor, Hungary. It looked great. And could be nice to take part in next year. There was only one women in the competition and several men could not reach the top of it. i am getting motivated.... =) Probably we go indoor climbing tomorrow morning, I think I need to start it now. Labels:Share this with everyone!
Song of the day: Wlliam Shattner (Captain Kirk from Star Trek) - Common People.... this is a cover version of the original by Pulp Labels:Share this with everyone!
Oh. btw tonight I am going to go to aerobic - finally we decided to try this out with a friend. And as for climbing I am gonna go bouldering this Friday. And probably swimming also this week, but first I got to buy a new bathing suit. And my swimming glasses are also broke..Share this with everyone!
Today it was snowing all day. So I guess now we have 5 cm snow again. It's really a pity because yesterday it was almost like springtime.... with plenty of sunshine, birds, lovely colours. And I really have to go jogging which I cannot do because either everything is frozen on the steets and it is extremely slippery or it is melting and is wet. ;+(((( Labels:
Monday was my first day at work when I did not have to sit all daz and listen to boring lectures. But, of course, I was not supposed to perform difficult things. Basically it was all about reading stuff so now I can understand the whole system better then ever before. And today it was about to try to set up the working environment.... and finally we succeeded to put all stupid files in the rights places, so now, after more than three weeks here at Ericsson the necessary program s seem to be working in my Sun. Or at least the ones I tried. Labels:Share this with everyone!
It was continuously snowing all day in Budapest. The whole garden is covered in a smooth layer of snow. My parents went to the prom of the school where my mum teaches. In Hungary we traditionally have a ball when one is in his last year at high school. The tradition is that each class has to perform some kind of dance, usually there is an opening and a closing waltz... as for me I danced to Misirlou from the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction, and for some kind of french menuette and also to some samba, if I remember well.Share this with everyone!
So it seems like I am totally alone... my sister is at her boyfriend's. Labels:
Getting better and better.... Hei, Mathieu get well soon. Labels:Share this with everyone!
This shitty freeblog refreshes my weblog way toooooo slowly... I cannot see the changes I made on it in 2 minutes :( Labels:Share this with everyone!
My blog got a little bit of bluer kind of green.... Labels:Share this with everyone!
Trying to work on the looks of my blog.... :) At university, doing not much.... Labels:Share this with everyone!
movies that mean a lot for me (in order of coming to my mind)
This is for Zita, the message I wanted to post on your webpage, but it was too long.... sorry for those of you who don't understand Hungarian. I'll translate it tomorrow:Share this with everyone!
Mar nagyon regota nem erdekelt valami - a filmek. Regen nehany film nagyon sokat jelentett nekem. Mint nehany konyv es a zene. Es valahogy hitehagyott lettem, eltavolodtam valamitol ami sokaig nagyon fontos volt nekem. De valahogy a mai beszelgetes, meg az hogy vannak meg emberek akik tudjak ki Louis Bunuel vagy Billy Wilder, visszaadott nekem valamit. Tudod ez az egesz dolog, a flim, a zene, a rajzolas ugyanazt a nyugalmat adja meg nekem mint a hegyek, a kihivas... a sziklamaszas, allni a semmikozepen a szikla es a semmi hataran.... es kikapcsolni minden mast, mert nincs ott mas csak te meg a ko. A maga leegyszerusitett, elcsupaszitott, erdes valojaban. Hat ez jutott most eszembe es gondoltam megosztom veled is Te lany! Labels:
Could it be the same if I saw you in heaven... Labels:Share this with everyone!
Today I finally had a bit of a talk with my boss, or line manager or whatever she is called. And tomorrow I am gonna participate in my very first meeting with some other people who already know a lot about this. And the reason it was worth to get up today? Well, well.... at last I realized why my job will be to deal with the ISIS protocol. So it breaks down like this: the switch Ericsson is developing can be a switch between different networks, some of these networks use OSPF some other use ISIS as a routing protocol, and althoughs ISIS is pretty old and outdated some networks use it, mostly in the US, as it is very expensive to alter a network in a way like drop using a protocol and start to use another one.Share this with everyone!
I became pretty busy today, I have much to read and to get familiar with. But at least something is happening - and probably it's gonna be only for a short period of time, but now I am excited about this job. Labels:
I want to love you but I better not touchShare this with everyone!
I want to hold you but my senses tell me to stop
I want to kiss you but I want it too much
I want to taste you but your lips are venomous poison
You’re poison running through my veins
You’re poison, I don’t want to break these chains
And love, is not the easy thing the only baggage that you can bring is all that you can't leave behind.... Labels:
Today we have a course about functional programming. It's one of the best courses I had in the past few weeks. Even though I studied it already a couple of times before. Gotta go now.... Labels:Share this with everyone!
Los Trabajadores Family is constantly growing. Today morning we have at least 6 members ^×^ Labels:Share this with everyone!
I decided to set up a weblog for all exchange students who were in Espoo last autumn. To enter the list one needs to be invited by me or by Mathieu (Davy). It would be great if most of the people would join in this message board. Pictures can also be sent, not many but a couple :) The address is: http://leppavaara.blogspot.com/Share this with everyone!
Monday morning..... today started so badly. I woke up around 7 am, Bence picked me up at around 7.50 and we headed to the university. We still have to arrange some accreditation papers at the students affairs office. But when we arrived we had to realize that this week the office is only open from 12.30 am. Shit happens. It was not very cool for me as today work started at 10.00 am, so had to wait more than 1 hour. Today the first lecture was about the process of software development here at ERicsson, it was quite ok, the lecturer could speak English quite well. Now we have our 1.5 hour long lunch-break :o) Oh, and I fortgot to mention that after two weeks my userID is working. Oh yeah.Share this with everyone!
About the weekend: I spent Saturday with one of my best friends, Dani, we haven't seen each other for ages. And to mix the fun with the useful we went shopping. I wanted to buy a new pair of shoes, which finally I did. And my sis came with us, so we had a great time walking along the sunny but cold Budapest. Later on we joined some other friends - we monthly or maybe 2-3 mpnthly have a day togather when we watch shitty movies. Movies I wouldn't pay for in any theatres. This is about getting together and complaining about how bad the movies are, how they lack any reality. This time we watched Van Helsing first. To tell you a fact about this I would say, that when there is a part when they leave Transylvania to make it to the Adriatic Sea, they go down south where according to theit map they cross the Carpathians, which is of coure not there! Then they head towards Budapest..... And by the way the story starts at around 1867 . We tried to connect this era back to our history lessons, and that was the year when the Austrians and the Hungarians had their Conciliation, how the MOnarchy can go on. It was funny to see how barbariam Transylvania seemed to be at the same time and forthcoming period the film covered. :o) The next movie we watched was Pitch Black with Vin Diesel. Very bad. Never watch it again. And the third one was a prehistoric one - Cyborg. It's a Van Damme movie. It's really old, I guess from the eighties. And fery funny at the same time.
This week seems to be a bit lousily organized @ Ericsson. First of all Monday's course was cancelled, although the other courses depend on it a lot!!! We had to stay there though, so we just killed time somehow until lunch, then had lunch for 1.5 hour at the cafeteria, and went upstairs to play baby foot (you know the kinda football that Joey and Chandler always plays - or at least they have a table for that). And we left for home at around 2pm.
Tuesday we couldn't really work as the sw we needed wasn't fully installed on the computers. So we finished everything by 1pm. Yesterday we had similar problems, but we had to work until 5pm, and I was very exhausted when I arrived at the club. (my climbing club, we have an evening, wednesdays night, that we always spend together). That's all for now, gotta go to work =)))) Labels: