Monday, May 27, 2013

I believe I can fly

It's not a secret that I love good documentaries. The one I introduce you today is very special. The pictures are just amazing. A bunch of really brave and crazy French guys is doing really amazing things in the air.
I have anxiety of hight so watching this film my hands were a little bit wet...
If you enjoy looking at lovely landscapes you will be pleased. Let me know what do you think.
Have a look:


more info:
I Believe I Can Fly (Flight of the Frenchies) is an amazing journey into the unknown. Two friends test the boundaries of free flight and friendship as they take their passion in a totally new direction. Join Tancrède and Julien on an incredible exploration into the world of free flight. The two friends are pioneers in ‘highlining’ - a vertiginous combination of climbing, slackline and tightrope walking. Using their skills and experience as climbers, the pair push their boundaries beyond the realms of possibility as they embark on a new evolution of their sport.
We travel from the Verdon gorge to the skyscrapers of Paris, and finally to the spectacular cliffs and fjords of Norway - where the pair plan to put weeks spent training to the ultimate test. Could months of planning and training really lead them to their dream of complete freedom... the freedom of flight?
The talented friends featured in my film have been instrumental in the innovation and development of highlining and baselining, and this exciting project was born from their passion and love for what they do.

It was filmed amongst a group of friends, with no funding or sponsorship for the training, filming & production involved.
http://www.sebmontaz.com/videos/237-trailer-i-believe-i-can-fly-flight-of-the-frenchies

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

City break- packing battle

In a couple of days I am going to visit my family. It will be a business trip as well as personal trip. So, now I'm standing in front of my wardrobe and thinking what should I pack...
I don't want to take with me too much stuff, but I have to be prepared for official and casual meetings. The weather doesn't help either. It's pretty warm but some days might be rainy.
Do you have any tips what to take for two weeks sort of city break? Any help welcomed :)
By now I figured out what to take for the flight:

and some online tips, but it still looks huge :


Monday, May 20, 2013

The Great Gatsby

Have you seen the new Great Gatsby movie? I haven't got the occasion just yet, but I will. In the meantime I decided to watch Gatsby movie from 1974 with handsome Robert Redford and gorgeous Mia Farrow. Phil fell asleep before the end so I don't think I will take him with me to the cinema...
Have you seen the new one? What do you think? The story for me isn't the finest but I think it's not the point in this specific film. The contemporary decadence was well presented. The story behind the movie is far more interesting though. I recommend to check the real story of Fitzgerald- much more complex and sad. I wonder if the new movie is much different from the one from 1974. Have the racist dialogues disappeared? Is DiCaprio as sweaty as Redford? Are the costumes sophisticated and elegant- I think that even not seeing the movie I can answer this question.
What do you think? Have you seen it? Can you compare these two versions?












Saturday, May 18, 2013

Busy Instagram today

Yesterday I lost all of my phone pics. Scary moment, but this morning I got them back. So I promised myself to back them up and send pics more regularly on the blog. Have you ever lost your data from your phone? What did you do? In my case it was enough to take the battery and sd card out for a moment. I hope you won't be ever in this position. On the other hand do we even realise how much we store on our devices? Scary... Well here are some of the pics I put on Instagram last week:
You can find more pictures on my Instagram profile: Instagram.com/belikedot

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

weak-end?



Do you know that feeling when your day at work is worse than you expected your mate at work was pain in the bum and you couldn't get out soon enough...?
well it happened to me today. Sometimes i am just not ready for the tough world out there, sometimes I am a big softy when I really should have thicker skin, oh well ...
So I couldn't wait to get home tonight. Really wasn't in mood to do anything, but when I came home I found my hubby cooking for me some lovely chicken lemon risotto, a bunch of white roses, built wardrobe and a new hoover and iron- very important items in a new home were waiting for me :)
I hope your weekend will be worth remembering :)
enjoy!

Side effects


Last night still in pain I tried to cheer myself up. Phil was at work so what did I do? I decided to watch a movie about a depressed, sick murderer...
However bad it sounds it was a good decision. I didn't have a great expectations about this film, but I was positively surprised.
Panaceum (Side effects)- the story is good, it's not very predictable and the acting is good, although I'm not a massive fan of Jude Law. (I don't even know why-he is always brilliant...) If you think it is depressive, sad and slow movie-you are wrong. If you've seen it, tell me what you think.
If you are looking for a thriller movie for Wednesday night I totally recommend this one.
If you have seen anything interesting lately or something that nobody should waste time on, share with me and other readers.

imdb

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Micromanaging the time


Do you think sometimes that you waste your life doing everyday small jobs? Try to multitask, if it sounds to scary for you, just check this simple tips, which can save you some time and help you enjoy yourself longer. 
Look what I found and feel free to use any of these:

“The best for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes” said Agatha Christie
A DISHWASHER PLAYLIST -  Create your own play-list that will get you in the mood to do life’s less fabulous tasks. HINT: For some reason I’m so much better doing house work when I’m listening to music through headphones, not speakers. It gets me in the ‘zone’ and blocks out any distractions.
MAKE ‘THAT’ CALL OR SKYPE – There’s ALWAYS a call you’re putting off. It could be to a family member (sorry Grandma) or Time Warner but now is the time to just do it. If it’s SKYPE sit your laptop somewhere close or if you’re on a cell switch it to hands-free mode. Alternatively, if you find yourself on hold (yes, I’m talking to you Verizon)  it’s the perfect time to get it done. For some reason doing two annoying things at once seems a whole lot more worthwhile…
MAKE IT AN ART - Take what you absolutely loathe and attempt to make it the most beautiful thing ever. It sounds like a long shot but it’s all about perspective.  Can you line your pots, pans, plates and cups with absolute precision and shine them to perfection?  As soon as you’re done take a snapshot and tweet us your work of art. Be proud.  As I say make your weakness’ your greatest asset. It’s worth a shot.
WATCH A TED TALK – I’m a kinda Ted-obsessed. Yes, I’m the girl at a dinner who manages to drop into almost every conversation ‘did you see that TED talk? I love how you can learn something  in a short concise format about a topic that you wouldn’t have necessarily found yourself.  I have so many favorite ‘game-changer’ talks but will write about that later.
LISTEN UP AND READ – Can’t find the time to read? Well there’s no excuse if you’ve got a dirty house! Buy an audio book and each time you find yourself doing the dishes put it on. It’s a great distraction and definitely shifts the focus.
MEDITATE – Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle promotes practicing ‘mindfulness meditation’ in the present moment of everything you do including the dishes. Tune out any stress or ‘mind chatter’ and focus entirely on feeling the water and soap through your hands. It’s really amazing how peaceful just a menial task can become if you follow this simple meditation task.
OR follow Ms. Christie and start brainstorming that book! Let us know how it turns out.


these great ideas were taken from:

Monday, May 13, 2013

once

After so many really bad movies I've seen lately I started to doubt if there are any well done ones with a nice story behind. Surprise, surprise!
Once-A Dublin busker meets a woman from the Czech Republic who is a single mother and also a talented musician. A tender relationship develops as they collaborate on his music. After this super short story line or rather a shy invitation I decided to give it a go. That was a great decision. A story with sense and well balanced way to show a pure, intimate and very transient moment of fascination for another person. But I haven't mentioned the reason yet why you just have to watch it- the music!
Just watch it and tell me what you think.





here is the link to watch it online:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00yd0hd/Once/


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Home

Last weekend wasn't the best for me, but few days earlier I had a fantastic day on a beach with Phil. I am very blessed to live in such a gorgeous place. 
I hope your weekend is great. 
Do you do anything special?







Friday, May 10, 2013

Another day another pain.


It's my second day at the hospital. More examinations, pills and very long hours of waiting. Unfortunately next week I have to continue my adventure with docs and nurses. Sometimes it's amazing what our body can hide and how can it still work. In the moments of weakness it is so important to have next to you someone who really cares and shows unconditional love.
If you in pain now be strong and never give up!




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