Sunday, June 28, 2009

Strange Places, Strange Things

Few pictures with no particular artistic value but stories behind them

In the country where children grow on trees

And fancy people drive bumper cars

Where people actually wear "kroj" or bunad as locals call it

In those strange places strange things can happen... Cats can be car mechanics. This one was just checking something. Walking from car to car and sniffing first at the front wheel then the rear wheel. Making sure not a single car from the entire street has a hidden flaw:)

But even there people still screw up simple translation tasks in funny ways:)

In case it's not clear without context the upper line means "Please order at the counter." Picture taken at one very nice coffee house called Kafe Kafka where among other things hanging on the walls is a picture of an old railway station building from Prague.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Linguistic identity crisis

Since I've spent most of my days speaking English for the past year I now arrived at the critical point of considering switching to English as my blog language. (Not that I have posted so many items lately but I am working on it:) For a long time I was trying to stick to Slovak mainly so my family can understand what I am writing about and also cause I thought I needed some practice to keep that language alive in my mind but I guess it's like biking - once you've learned it you never forget it. So now I'm in the middle of a dilemma: to write or to pisat ;)

Do those reading this care?