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Wine - 2011 Moscato Brown Brothers

Very nice wine with fruity and caramel taste. Soft and perfectly sweet:

Tasting notes

Spring in Sydney

Manly Jazz Festival

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North Sydney Hidden Places

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4. Who could think that behind some not-so-good-looking facade there is actually awesome food with lovely views:


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6. Some locals:


In the St Leonards Park

Learning German language

I have got the following mental associations with German language (in order of appearance during audition or reading):

1. World War 2 - Nazies
2. German porn movies with beautiful and brave women

Other great achievements of German people, like:

3. Beer + Oktoberfest
4. Cars - Mercedes-Benz, BMW etc.
5. Great composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach
6. Great philosophers, including Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
7. High quality work and punctuality
8. Architecture
9. Design

to me personally are not that connected to the language.

That's why when I can understand without using a traslator or dictionary the title of some article from ZEIT, while also reading it, I am so happy because I understand and how that sounds, that it scares passengers around me.
Just the fact that whe I read ZEIT it seems to me like the war report. very psychedelic.
"Ahmadinedschad fordert eine neue Weltordnung" or "Es gibt nichts mehr zu kürzen" - doesn't it sound awesome?!
I am reall…

Fitness

Great motivational post:



Link

Spring in Neutral Bay

Coke consumption

So important to be part of Energy Consumption statistics.


Brasserie Bread & Allpress Espresso

On Saturday went to Brasserie Bread and found the Allpress Espresso brand in the cafe there.

I worked with Allpress Espresso guys a couple of years ago and they are the greatest professionals in what they do. They also produce and sell the best coffee and best sandwiches I have ever tried.

So Brasserie Bread and Allpress Espresso makes this place an unforgettable experience:










Tasty pizza

That's how tasty pizza looks like:


It disappears just before you are switching on your camera!

The best pizza I have ever tried in Sydney - Ciao Belli Rays Pizza:


I am their regular customer and can highly recommend them. My favourite choices: Supreme with butter and garlic base, Tropical, Caprice.

Cognac - Jenssen Grande Champagne XO

Very good cognac:


It's age 25-35 years and variety of tastes, including chocolate, figs, citrus etc. makes it a very good beverage to consume on a Saturday night. I usually warm up with one-two glasses of some red or white wine before tasting cognac, but it also good just by itself or with some strawberries.

Produced in Grande Champagne district of Cognac area in France.

Tasting notes

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844471

Непростая история, содержащая как и любой "тупой американский фильм" бездну смыслов. Проблема доступной еды для всех и каждого, и действительно ли надо делать так, чтобы она была у всех бесплатно.
Проблема "непонимания" гениев окружающими, что характерно скорее всего живущих при этом за счёт родителей, или пособий от капиталистического государства.
Отец, который с сыном никогда не разговаривал, но сильно желающий, чтобы тот его понял и принял его точку зрения.
Мэр, который "заботится" о городе, но по итогам преследует свои корыстные цели и всех кидает в конце.
Проблема коллективной ответственности, когда почему-то все обвиняли Флинта во всех проблемах, хотя и вертлявая гнида мэр, и полицейский, пытающийся угодить сыну за счёт коррупционных приёмов и все радующиеся жители - нихуя не имели против изобретения пока всё было хорошо. Также решение о продолжении эксперимента с большим уровнем риска было под давлением и кримина…

Zeit Online

Reading news is crucial when learning foreign language.
That's why I try to read German news sites. One of them is ZEIT ONLINE.
Today their mobile page looks like a war report:


Here's the list of German newspapers:

German Newspapers

Here's the list of newspapers in German from different countries:

Foreign Language News and Newspapers - German


iPhone 5 went on sale this morning

The queue @Telstra shop in North Sydney this morning for iPhone 5:



Aussies snare world's first iPhone 5 :)

Toy Story 3

It is a great movie. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761).

Especially love the moments with "The orphans!" at the beginning, and when Mr Potato Head stick his body parts to the wrap and then the pigeon sat near.

But there are some moments that are not smooth. The main fail is too light punishment for scoundrel Lotso after all he did to the toys.
So if the audience is not educated or doesn't have enough personal experience, they might think that if you behave bad to others, betray them using their kindness and providing some extremely inadequate excuse ditch them in danger - nothing is going to happen to you as a result!  
The fair ending of Lotso in the movie would be him to travel all the way to the fire. Because in the situation from the movie, there is no need to wait for good deeds from this sort of creatures or to wait until they do something bad to you.


Wine - 2011 Brown Brothers Crouchen Riesling

Very nice wine with fruity taste - peach and pear:


Consumed with Hungarian salami.

Tasting notes.

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Продолжаем о кинематографе.
В этот раз кино  Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216516
Если кто не в курсе, там один из основных сюжетных моментов - конфликт Tinker Bell и её друга Теренса (Terence). Насколько я понял, авторы фильма на стороне Теренса, типа виновата Tinker Bell. Хотя этот Теренс так её заебал своей навязчивой помощью в течение месяца, которую кстати она не просила, что я вообще удивляюсь как она его не сожгла в своей мини-кузнице.
Держись Tinker Bell, я за тебя!




Wine - 2009 By George Cabernet Tempranillo

Have tasted this wine recently:


It is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Tempranillo from Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills in South Australia.

Very good wine with sweetness of blueberries and very fruity taste.

Tasting notes

Fox Gordon Web site

iPhone 5 again

Regular swim

Interview after swim. Providing advice & tips on swimming technique and workouts to my colleagues:

Tea @ work

This is the tea selection I have got at my workplace:



Very nice. From all those I prefer green tea with vanilla.
Anyway all the teas from the photo are good.

iPhone 5

One of the most expected events in the world was the Apple presentation 12/09/2012.

Here are some links to the presentation reports:

Apple's next-generation iPhone liveblog!

Join Us Live At 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific For Apple’s iPhone Announcement

Apple September 2012 event: "It's almost here"

Liveblog: Apple Announces iPhone 5

Live blog Apple iPhone 5 event

The official information about the iPhone:

http://www.apple.com/iphone/

And some articles after the presentation:

iPhone 5 hands-on!

iPhone 5 preview

The iPhone 5 Is Completely Amazing and Utterly Boring

Apple unveils iPhone 5

It looks good. I didn't have an iPhone 4S so I think number 5 would be a good choice.
Need to check though if LTE there will be supported in Australia.

Уроки английскага

Выражение "I want your/her/his children" означает не то, что человек хочет забрать себе или просто хочет существующих детей.
Это переводится как "хочу от тебя/неё/него иметь детей", т.е. говорящий сильно полюбил того, о ком говорит. Это могут говорить как женщины, так и мужчины в шутливой форме.

Bach Organ Works

Download for free the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach: http://www.blockmrecords.org/bach/download.htm

Today have listened to this one:


Awesome.

Уроки английскага

Прочитал, что название нового фильма Майкла Бэя "Pain and Gain" перевели как "Боль и рост". Переводчики, по всей видимости забыли, что есть такая поговорка "no pain, no gain". Что переводится на русский как "без труда не вытащишь и рыбку из пруда". Поэтому название фильма на русском = "Труд и рыбка".

Lessons of German

Aber der Esel merkte, dass sein Herr etwas Böses im Sinn hatte, lief fort und machte sich auf den Weg nach Bremen. Dort, so meinte er, könnte er ja Stadtmusikant werden.

It's clear that even in 19th century clever people knew very well how showbiz works.

The Tiger Lillies - Disease

Awesome song by The Tiger Lillies:


One of my favourite bands. They have great sense of humor.
The band Web site

Views of Sydney

1. Fort Denison

2. Pure morning


3. Sydney icon


4. Colours of spring


The Devil Wears Prada

I don't normally watch the movies "for girls", but sometimes I do.
The one I would like to post about here is The Devil Wears Prada.


Meryl StreepAnne Hathaway and Emily Blunt did a very good job in the movie.
By the way, Emily Blunt is one of my favourite actresses.


I was really thrilled by the film from the very beginning. Was very interesting to follow the process of how Andy transformed from the naive girl to a professional with ambitions.
What I didn't expect though is how it all ended! I don't believe that in reality someone would just easily ditch something they put so much effort to get.

Also Andy's boyfriend annoyed me seriously. Instead of helping her to grow and maybe develop their relationship to a different level, he just whined all the time and complained.
Such an idiot.



Уроки английскага

Фразу "work your way" (увидел как-то в рекламе) в отрыве от контекста можно перевести как "работай как нравится" и "проложи себе дорогу". Налицо мощный языковой ход - тремя словами обозначается длинная мысль о том, что если будешь трудиться и будешь успешен, то будет возможность работать как нравится.