Tuesday, February 28
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Thursday, February 23
Wednesday, February 22
Its all about facing reality as is, without blinkers on and without ideas about how enlightenment should be. That’s the whole secret of enlightenment. Which isnt much of a secret. "
Some of the guys in the new batch of employees comming from Romania.
We were having a beer on Sunday.
Friday, February 17
It's one of my long-term goals, and I seem to be moving into it, slowly.
Now, if you know me, you'll probably wonder:
I mean ... we all know that psychologically I'm the pleasure-seeker type and more than a little lazy.
Here's my answer: It's a good feeling to do it. As lot of people had stated, if you give reiki correctly, it leaves you energized.
I didn't really grasp how giving something leaves you better off, but now I will add that it also leaves you fulfilled and happy and whole.
the lazy guy
Thursday, February 16
What a senseless waste of human life!
I went to the romanian consulate today, to solve my pesky-password-passed-away problem (in short, it expired).
I made sure to be prepared, taking four passport photos with me, my local papers and permits, and currently passed away passport.
It didn't work.
I got there and found out that I needed six photos instead of four, discovered I didn't have some details from Romania (namely the ID card of someone from there) with me and couldn't do anything.
So, with two hours before the consulate closing for the day I started the happy trip through Nicosia for a photo studio for two additional photos and some iCaffee for my 'details from Romania' problem.
It's amazing how things turn out some times; I'm not talking of BIG things here (like me getting the papers done, because it didn't happen) but of small things (like finding an internet connection with no iCaffee in the area, while looking for a photo studio).
Anyway, back to the story: I walked some streets around there, went as (mistakenly) dirrected up to the secretary of the manager of the big Siemens building in the area (they had this really cool external elevator that made your stomach ascend to your neck as you reached fifth floor), and at some point I found a small and forgotten shop selling ... something computer related (not sure what) that had an internet connection.
I got back to the consulate with 20 minutes to spare, filled almost all papers (I found out I actually needed my left-at-home ID card), talked to the counselor and found out I have program for monday morning:
I'm visiting the counsullate again. Oh Joy!
So ... random impressions from my forray into Nicossia?
The lady at the photo studio was downright beautiful and had a killer smile;
I have to make sure to get some thicker clothes on monday with me;
Waking up at seven in the morning sucks!
The way to there and back made for a very relaxing (albeit short) sleep;
There is no cow level!
... and ... that's about it!
Here are some pictures:
down the street
Big Siemens building
inside a photo studio
random guy speaking to the counsellor
the embassy building
Wednesday, February 15
This was taken while going towards Calledonia Falls.
Unfortunately (or luckyly - depends how you look at it) the road to there is much more interesting than the falls.
Tuesday, February 14
so ... Sunday evening we (7 victims I think) went to a japanese restaurant in limassol, to sample the japanese cuisine.
I'm sory I didn't get my camera with me.
I had sashimi (good, if you can ea raw fish/octopus with sauce), water (I had drank some before so I knew what to expect ;)), sake (a combination between a strong alcoholic dring and hot wine, but not very strong; all in all drinkable), shake (that is not milk-shake; the name is read as sha-ke, and is a fried salmon with vegetables recipe and all-in-all a great dish) with garlic rice and mixed seafood soup (exotic, different, but a great taste).
The soup actualy contained algae/seaweed.
Yesterday ... well ... it was nothing spectacular, except being an usual monday morning :|, and today ... today is not finished yet, so I wouldn't know :).
Sunday, February 12
Now, it's dawn; the kind of dawn that smells of fresh air; all in all a good sign for new beginnings.
It's half past six on a sunday morning and I just got home. I went to A&A's farewell party last night.
And a good party it was; we had some drinks, talked a lot and generally had fun; we shared a few laughs; and I talked some with M and A and all the other guys, and I got that meaning back; When we got out the door A said he wished he'd filmed this as he'd like to remember it. The fact that he said it, finally drove the point accross to me: they're leaving.
I wanted to say though that remembering it is all we need, and there's no need to record it to keep it precious.
a night awake is a gained extra daythis is what was written in Dune anyway.
Thanks for sharing a night awake with me
Monday, February 6
Thursday, February 2
A gentle, loving, inner peace and silence is here and now in this moment. It has always been this way. It is always here. It is right here within you and all around you, a stillness, an apparent void, a seeming nothingness out of which everything arises, exists, and eventually returns.
You know this. You have felt this.
There is nothing more than this.
You are this.
(taken from Pure Silence)