Saturday, February 23, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I've done a study

Our street name is "Tereschenkovskaya".

I know, I know. It's terrible. There's probably 40 different ways of pronouncing that.

But I found out that you can influence taxi prices by changing where you put stress on the word. For example:
  1. te[re]schenkovskaya will cost you $5
  2. where tereschen[kov]skaya will cost $7
  3. a cab ride will cost you $10 if you are foolish enough to say tere[schen]kovskaya
If you are looking at a map and using option 3 you'll be walking home.

The locals, of course, just say tereszzkay = they pay $3 (sometimes $2)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pregnancy side effect

My wife is 6 months pregnant and is now asking to borrow my jeans... thanks woman!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

International schools are very ambitious

My daughter is 3, and she's attending an international kindergarten.

I just had a look at her schedule for this week. Check out Monday's activity, and then Tuesday's.

I can't stop laughing :-) School is cool!

Our very first piece of art

We bought this painting from a women who specializes in making custom paintings of Kiev. You just tell her which parts of Kiev you like, and she fits it into a beautiful, colorful and one-of-a-kind image of your home city.