Posts tagged ‘things that make me happy’

June 19, 2016

things that make me happy

by ada

Just to keep record of some of the things that otherwise would be forgotten would I hold onto chronology too strictly; things that made my life better even if only for one short moment.

One of those things was eating cherries…

cherries 3

…especially twin cherries:

twin cherries 1

My bike, Priscilla. I bought her from a Portuguese girl who has since moved back home; and decided to keep the name she gave it (I am the queen of second third fourth tenth hand bikes):

Priscilla 1

That my bike has “happy” written on it…

happy 2

…and that she is not the only happy bike out there:

choose to be happy 1

Things I find in my bed after Milo naps in it (a half meter long plastic toy tram, a ladle, and the naked leg of a Barbie doll, just to name a few):

lego figures 1

My new pink Adidas ballerinas (the only piece of pink clothing I’ve ever owned, I’m fairly sure). I got them at the mall called Mercury Centrum in České Budějovice:

pink shoes 1

This mosaic. It reminds me of Wien:

mosaic Linz 1

Cats on walls…

Bad Isch cats 1

…on doormats…

doormat cat 2

…and in my work email:

email cats

Deer on my new hoodie:

deers

The new Mma Ramotswe book:

the woman who walked in sunshine 7

All the three and a half days of summer we’ve got this year (so far)…

Linz summer 11

…which I used for going on bike rides…

summer 1

…and taking cable cars:

Grünberg 3

This cheese I found at Merkur. It is so good (and it reminds me of last summer):

Bregenzerwaelder Camembert 4

That, after 5 months on raw food (and junk food), I can now finally cook again:

my kitchen 7

That my room smells like elderflower:

elderflower tea 1

Móricka’s new manifesto: When I grow up, I will be Ada and I will take the train to places very very far and I will buy all the presents. (I feel like I’m turning into the American Auntie Rich Relative From The Other Side Of The Iron Curtain, a phenomenon I so badly envied from the neighbourhood kids while growing up in Socialist Hungary):

Simi

Those 30.863 voters who turned over the elections (Obviously, I am not allowed to vote in Austria. But I still have my opinions about my pampered, twenty-years old coworkers with their houses and swimming pools, who all voted right radical because of “young blood” and “dahoam”):

Van Der Bellen 1

That I’m moving out of this house (the neighbours! Give me a lonesome island!)…

lift

…because I’m finally, finally leaving Linz. Not a day too early. My time here had so much in common with my last few Dutch months. The city that I failed to click with. The social isolation. The terrible weather (it was snowing yesterday! On the 18th of June!). The frustrating living conditions (the neighbours! Did I mention my neighbours!). The feeling that I’m stuck and that it’s not my fault. The general unhappiness this unfortunate combination brought on me. Truly, it were some miserable eight months. But it’s almost over now!

Linz 3

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November 3, 2015

things that make me happy

by ada

Well, it’s more like things that made me happy at one point of my life during this not-very-well-documented summer, haha. (Actually, it was very well documented but rather poorly shared.) (Btw, I’m rapidly catching up on summer posts, thanks to the awful schleimy October weather and some unidentified but deadly efficient pathogen that ate my respiratory system and my brain and put me in bed for two weeks).

Anyway. Here come some of my summer joys that I want to keep a record of, like…

…orange flowers:

tűzliliom 2

…and orange cats:

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Summer shadows…

shadow 2

…and birds on furniture:

Valtice castle 27

Free books…

freie Bücher

…especially this one I was gifted by the nice reception lady at the Heimatmuseum in Schruns:

Enid Blyton 1

Wearing the necklace my mother got from her grandparents for her high school graduation:

chain 3

Meeting Super Mario in the public toilet of the GWL in Bregenz…

Super Mario

…and discovering a proper dwarf colony in my neighbourhood:

törpe 1

That my patients seem to like me…

Liebe Schwester

…and that my coworkers in Bregenz turned out to be awesome (after spending the previous six months in a classic You Can’t Sit With Us situation in Wien, this was without doubt the greatest gift of the summer):

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Stones I collected at various beaches around the Bodensee:

Bodenseesteine 2

Crossing borders…

border between Kreuzlingen and Konstanz

…and bringing home small reminders of a country I’ve never been to before:

Suisse Garantie 1

That I got to spend my summer in Bregenz, where my days looked like this…

Bregenz Pipeline

Bodensee 1

Muttersbergbahn

Salem 6

…and my nights like this:

sunset Bodensee 1

Turandot

Bregenz Hafenfest

Langenargen 2

That I got to travel a lot…

ferryboat Romanshorn and Friedrichshafen

…and that, on some of my adventures, I even got to have a travel companion:

Casey 4

Signs of refugee support around Austria and Germany…

refugees welcome Ravensburg 4

Migration is not a crime Hohenems

Asyl ist Menschenrecht 5

…and support for those who actually do the job of fighting the cause of the refugee problem. Go Kurds!

Lindau 4

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