Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter!

Due to Easter Festival I wish to all of you Happy Easter, sunny, joyful family time with plenty of colorful Easter eggs, exciting Wet-Monday and let Easter bunny bring you fantastic gifts for Easter. I hope you will have a real feast at your homes but remember- eat with moderation. Enjoying spring time outdoor, because it's a magical time. See you soon, at the university, hopefuly as fit as before Easter time ; ) .


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Easters symbols

Yesterday was a Good Friday. Everyone knows what it means- this is a day of Jesus' crucifiction. In the UK children bake hot cross buns. For most people this celebration associates with Christian traditions but I would like to focus on Easters symbols. 

Yesterday I came across with a book ''British and American Festivities by Gina D.B Clemen''. In this book are many intriguing facts about common symbols and traditions. 

I would like to mentions a few facts.

Do you know that...?


  • The name Easter probably comes from the pogan goddess of spring, Eostre. Pre-Christian groups settled in present British, Islands and Ireland celebrated arrival of spring with special festivals.
  • Archeologists discovered small figures of that Goddess Eostre with an eggs in her hands or a rabbit, beside her legs. Many people know that eggs, rabbits and flowers are old ancient symbols of a new life and fertility. It tourned out that these symbols were known long before Jesus was born.
  • In the UK and the USA many cities and towns organize so-called Easter Bonnet Parade. Girls and women wear original, sometimes bizzares bonnets( hats) on their heads in a special march in the parade. The most original gets the prize. This is really colorful and extraordinary traditions. I wish we had in Poland too.



Sunday, 12 March 2017

Interviews

I had a really strange interview the other day, without that kind of standard questions like: 
Why do you want to work for us?
or
What do you know about our company?

It was new experience for me. After meeting I wondered what is the purpose of interviews, are they really necessary? I decided to gather some pieces of advice, some hints how to prepare for an interview to make a good impression.

The fist rule: If you want to apply for a job, you must be prepared for interviews. I think that interviews are very important. You can recognize employers and workplace. You can show your qualifications, skills and reference. You have to convince others that you are trustworthy and competent. 

Interviews are necessary but You must realize that getting the job is just the beginning. Your potential employer wants to give you opportunity to show your personality.

Another rule: Remember that your outfit is very important for some. You should dress smartly and you must try to control stress.

If you want to have a job, you can't get out of interview.

GOOD LUCK !

Monday, 6 March 2017

Maria Skłodowska-Curie

All of my classmates blog have got many posts regarding film novelties. I didn't want to be unfit so I decided to write a new review about a film you have already heard of. As you probably noticed some fellows are really cinema-goers, they go to the cinema every weekend, spending a fortune on cinema tickets.

To make it briefly, I'm going to tell you about a film entittled ''Maria Skłodowska-Curie''.
I'm sure that I don't need to explain you who she was. However, the producers and the director of the film decided to shot Maria Skłodowska-Curie's life because she was an outstanding and strong woman, She was a Polish chemist and physicist. She was also the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman who won twice and the first person who won the Nobel Prize in two different disciplines. She was the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris as well. Moreover, nowadays her film biography is another point in a discussion on feminism issue in Poland.

Film was made in 2016 by Marie Noelle. The main role was played by Karolina Gruszka. The cast of the film is really astonishing, we can see: Arieh Worthalter, Izabela Kuna, Daniel Olbrychski.

I had a chance to see this film at the premiere, on Friday. I'm pretty sure that this is must-see movie for everybody, especially roman philology students due to the fact that major part of the film is based in France, because her private and scientific life was connected with that country. We should be proud of this film production, our national production, so we should support it and go to the cinema.




Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas traditions

Christmas is coming..
This is a good opportunity to share some information about this celebration with you. 
This is a very magical time..
In Poland people decorate a holiday tree, sing Christmas carols etc.etc.
All countries have different traditions, some of them are the same. I will give you a few exemples of different practices at Christmas time. 

  • In Great Britain special Christmas dish is roast turkey with cranberry and Christmas pudding. In 1842 William Maw Egley from England designed a Christmas postcard. It was the first Christmas card in the world. In England was the first country in which people kissed under mistletoe.
  • In Italy there are many Nativites at this time. There are at home, church, square and event in staircase. 
  • In Spain instead of wafer is a halvah.
  • The Hungarians organizes amazing ball for childrens. The biggest even is in Budapest parliament.
  • In Japan 24th of December, people eat a lot of chicken. So queues in KFC are very long..
  • In the city Caracas (Venezuela) in Christmas day people don't drive a car. They use rollerbladers. 
I must finish my text, because I will go to decorate my house for Christmas time.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Friday, 9 December 2016

The shampoo

I try to follow a healthy diet and use only eco-friendly products. In my opinion, everything what comes from nature is the best. For example we can use mint as a drink and also a shampoo. 

Nowadays, sales staff sell many chemical products. Do you know that real toothpaste doesn't have to foam?! What kind of century it is if people buy food and products which harm them? It isn't normal.

I was looking for many ecologic solutions. For example I will give you a good recipe for natural shampoo. It is very easy! To make it, you need only bicarbonate of soda and hot water. Afterall, you have to use a conditioner, namely vinegar and hot water. I have been using this shampoo for 4months and now my hair is so shiny! 

As we can see, natural products are cheap and very easy to make them at home. If you have similar recipes, write to me please. :)

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Finnish education system

This is a dream for teachers all over the world. In Finland this profession has a big respect hand is well-paid. For people living in Finland, the most desirable job is to be a teacher. The same as to be a doctor. The question is- how is it possible ?

Finnish education system is one of the best all over the world because :

  • Education is obligatory for children 7-16 years old
  • Schools are free, common and public
  • What else is free? Textbooks, pencils etc. visiting museum, food in canteen ( for children and teachers it is smorgasbord)
  • Children in their first four classes don't have marks
  • Learning foreign languages is very important (so Finish people know around 3 languages)
  • about 100 students can learn at one school
  • Statistics show that Finish children read a lot of books, magazines etc. 
  • Equality is very important
  • Students don't have many exams
  • Practical learning (children learn about what is actually essential in life)
When it comes to teachers in Finland, they have to sacrifice at least 2 hours per week for their further development. It's very important. Government finance every training for teachers. Only 10% candidates for teachers can enrol on university!

In 2014 OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) recognised Finish education system as the best all over the world.(http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/#/11111510111)