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30 December 2015

HOW I ENDED UP BEING SOMEONE ELSE

hello y'all.

i am super very sorry it took me this long to finally write a new article but i've been busy doing all the christmas stuff as visiting my family and relatives. and eating. oh and maybe i was a little bit lazy too. okay. i was just avoiding writing it because i am a lazy ass piece of shit but now when i got to it. let's go.

2 December 2015

MY 3 SLEEPLESS NIGHTS aka APPRECIATION IS IMPORTANT AF

hello you bunch of cuties,
how are you today? i am incredibly tired because i didnt sleep much in the past three days.
why? i was working on a school project which consisted me editing and cutting video of teachers of our school that i have shot before. such fun.

my art teacher asked me to do it and i took it - i didnt really have to do it but i wanted to be useful for once. and now when i'm sitting here on a couch totally annoyed and constantly falling asleep i kind of regret it. imma tell you the story.

i've been working on those videos for the last three nights and i even missed some of my classes because i was so tired i just couldn't make it to school. and when i finally did give it to my art teacher. he just thanked me absently, thinking about completely different things, took the flash drive with the videos and left to do some other work. i was standing there doubdfounfidly, realizing this is all i got for my sleepless nights. i mean i get that people have a lot of work, but i wouldn't mind being told that it's awesome that i did it. because let's be honest. nobody really seemed to want to help with it.

what is it that makes you do something you dont have to do? what gives you the motivation? it's the appreciaton of others.
don't you love the feeling when you work hard on something and people come to you and tell you how awesome it was? hey, you do. i know you do. that's what keeps you doing it.

if you worked hard on a presentation and you wouldn't get any feedback, would you still want to do it? would you go home and start working on another one? no. of course you wouldn't.
sometimes the problem with people is that even though they enjoy something you did they just won't tell you. but how are you supposed to know then???
people need to be appreciated. or more they need to know they are. appreciation is important but it is not enough. you have to tell the people. if you appreciate them. tell them. just tell them.

gretavbc.

20 November 2015

THE GRAY aka MY OCTOBER-NOVEMBER MOOD

autumn is awesome.
it really is and i love it, i love the leafs, the warm light, the trees changing colours.
i love the sound of walking through a park stepping on crunching leaves and the scrafs and coffees that keep you warm.
i basically love everything about autumn

 ...except for one thing.

6 November 2015

SPEAK

well, it's been 3 days since we arrived back to prague and i couldn't miss california any more. also, i left my camera there which makes me very sad. hope i'll get it back, though. anyway, why do i always start with the most useless things? ughum. the trip has changed my attitude, a lot. not that now i know that cheddar doritos are better than any other (that was a joke, laugh please) but in that sense of accepting and treating others. americans are so nice!

however this article is called speak. so let's speak. (lol joke #2)


SPEAK

how much time do you have to spend with a group of people to feel an urge to kill them?

-not even a week.

so i'm here in california and what i have been experiencing in the last two weeks is the thing i call "the submarine syndrome." you just cannot stand anyone who's been around you for some time. they are constantly playing on your nerves making you wanna kill yourself. well, i don't think there's a way to get rid of that thing or hey...actually there is.

why don't you just say it? 

well, of course you cannot just walk up to someone and say you hate them because they're weird or something. you have to somehow tenderly share your feelings and opinions with that person. there is always a way to figure it out without making them mad or ruining your relationship. it is in fact pretty easy. just say what you feel; say it honestly, nicely with a kind voice. (you don't want to make them angry, do you)

i appreciate that. i literally love when someone tells me their honest opinions, even if they're not like nice-to-hear. because hey, if i'm being extra annoying and you tell me and i'll shut up and we'll both be happier. you won't have to listen to me anymore and i will.. well, i won't embarass myself by being annoying.

i really enjoy telling people. i feel like they just deserve to know. whether they're being mean, boring or even when they're nice or cute. i tell them that too. yes, i just walk up to them and tell them that they are very nice, and that i appreciate it. people sometimes think it's weird. or that i'm doing it just to make them like me or something. NO. i just enjoy telling people how i feel about them.
i just do.

don't you want to try it too?

gretavbc.

24 October 2015

PHOTOS


 

this is like the most satisfying thing in the world. 
all of those drinks are in rows waiting for me to buy 
them. 

 
pebble beach with sofi

 
this is @elianka.a with a crab called Erbert


me and sofi once agaiiin

CALFORNIA 1

Hello everybody!
if you haven't read any of my articles or you're not following me on Instagram (@gretavbc) you may have missed the fact that I am currently in CALIFORNIA! we landed few days ago and went to see the golden bridge - I got an idea for a new blogpost (I guess it will be this week)  about photos. also I ate an american hamburger - and I have completely loved it. anyway. i haven't slept in the airplane and the journey was like 10 hours long so i felt very tired & jet lagged in the evening.  it's like that state when you cannot literally do anything else than to fall asleep.
 uhm so yes. we stayed two days in a motel in San Mateo and also visited San Francisco. we travel by a van here which is like super fun you know. we turn the music up very loud and all song and just enjoy the american atmosphere all around us. i'll be posting pictures here and on my Instagram too so of you want to stay tuned - follow my account. @gretavbc 


gretavbc. 

18 October 2015

I LIKE GIRLS?

i wanted to post something today. i have one article almost done...but it is still not ''it" so i'll edit it few more times and then post it. or maybe i'll just keep it. we'll see. the thing is that i'm flying to california in 3 days - so you can get yourself ready for californian blogposts and mainly photos! i downloaded the blogger app to my phone so i can be blogging from anywhere! how cool is that? hah. 

so since i am completely useless at posting weekly articles i'm bringing you a song today that has been stuck in my mind for the past week. hope you'll like it as much as i do and that you'll let it brighten up your start of the week! happy listening.


P. S. this song doesn't relate to me, neither i am trying to tell you something by posting it. it is just a song stuck in my mind.

gretavbc

9 October 2015

I BASICALLY COLLECT GARBAGE

do you ever look at your life and feel like it is not 'it?' like this is not what your life should look like? like this is not what you should be feeling like every day. like you have nothing to brighten it up?
...well, i do. and sometimes it makes me sad. because let's face it. life is the biggest thing. the thing that lasts the whole time of our existence or maybe even longer (when you look at it from the deep point of view). and that's a freaking long time. you don't want to spend it sad, right?
so i'm coming up with a plan: how to make my life worth it. step number one is to find something that makes you happy. okay, i know this sounds like a super mainstream kind of thing. people are wearing t-shirts with those stupid 'do what you love' signs and they are writing it as discriptions to their profile photos and it is the oddest thing i could have said right now. but. it is true. you can never end up happy by doing things you don't do with passion. the love really must be there.

in fact, it is not that hard. you often say that you can't find anything you'd love and anything that would be your drive to life (lol that makes a rhyme - drive to life). but the thing is that it doesn't have to be anything epoch-making. me, i used to play tannis and dance and also i used go to ceramics class and play the piano, i was taking fashion classes and doing zumba but none of these things were things i would truly love. 
 so in time i found out what i love - people. 
their  reactions, opinions, thoughts and generally their acting and thinking, it is one of my favorite things to observ
...also i collect sweets wraps. so every time my friends eat something sweet they give me its wrapper. and that action makes me very happy (because it already contains two things i love - people and wrappers)
and i write. i write my blog and i write stories so i can have them published in a book. which is my goal. and that is step number two: you have to set a goal.

goal is a dream with a deadline. /one of my favorite people has told me this/...
set a goal you want to achieve by doing the thing you love. me? i want to keep on collecting those wrappers and then glue them all together and make something great and beautiful out of it. like a notebook with a 'sweets wrappers' cover or something...that would be cool, wouldn't it?

since you set a goal it is easy. work on it. it is not gonna be hard, don't to force it. let it be loved by you. and it will fill you with joy - you can never get annoyed of such a thing.

the main thing, that i can't believe i'm mentioning in the end is: DON'T STOP. never stop doing the thing you love. because when you stop, you are more likely to forget how much you love it. and how good does it make me feel. aka me not blogging for 2 months -it took me one paragraph of 'let's play a game' to remember how much i love it. i'm so happy i have you guys.

lol sorry i suck at drawing
keep reading and commenting!
it makes my days brighter.
thank you for reading,
gretavbc.



7 October 2015

LET'S PLAY A GAME

hey there!
it's been so long and i am very ashamed i didn't publish anything earlier, guys. but trust me, even though it doesn't look like it, i am constantly working on my blog. i have like 47 drafts - which are articles i always want to publish but then find a little detail that i don't like and decide they're not as good as i though and so i save them and keep them for later which basically means i'll probably never publish them. anyway. this one has actually been published. champaigne! as you can see nothing has changed since my last time writing - i take a long time talking about a completely different thing to the topic of the article. let's get started.


i have a friend. and we often hang out (because that's what friends do) and since we hang out i realized we don't actually speak too much when we're together. we go out, sit somewhere nice and we just both think. it is not that awkward silence that usually comes when you go out with someone you like (or that's what usually happens to me). it is that silence that you truly appreciate.
 sometimes people talk too much even when words are not needed. 

well, once while being silent we realized how ridiculous it is, that we're out with each other but we don't speak - so i came out with a game. it is an easy game which takes a lot of courage to play, though. do you ever think how much would things be different if we were saying exactly what we're thinking? that's what this game is about: you live your normal basic life and you're e. g. out with someone. and you both turn silent for a while. and that's where the game begins. all of a sudden you ask the other person what is he thinking about right now and he has to reply no matter how weird or twisted his thoughts just are. i guess i'm not probably the first one who came with this game but who cares, right?

i simply find it wonderful - the things people think about. no lies. there's always something going on your mind. even if it's the silliest things you HAVE TO say it. because that's what this game is about. don't be a wimp and say it frankly. we all have silly thoughts.

stay tuned & awesome
gretavbc

31 August 2015

MY SANDAL STORY

if you read my (brand new) 'about me' page you probably know that i would once like to work as a cashier to compliment people and make them smile
... because i honestly love to make people smile.

23 August 2015

MY LIKES-BUILT HOUSE

hey y'all.
so lately i've been thinking about instagram. it was actually after i spent like 20$ on water. i mean it wasn't just water. i bought some FIJI water and blk. oh, that's actually still just water...well, why did i buy it?

17 August 2015

friendship

hey do you remember how in preschool you were suddenly friends with someone and you had no idea how it happened? like that weird kid you've been watching for some time is now playing with you with your toys and it doesn't seem strange to you at all? that's how a friendship is made. by spontaneity. or more how it used to be when i was in preschool. along with the time, as i'm growing up, moving out and changing schools i'm slowly running out of friends.

15 August 2015

SORRY

hello there!
i just wanna say a huge sorry for everyone who has visited my blog in the past month and hasn't found anything new. i wasn't posting and i was really busy. i'm about to change it now. i was a bit afraid that this is how my blog is gonna end. because that's exactly how my previous blogs ended. i just stopped posting and caring about them and then somehow they became odd and weren't nothing i just wanted to do. if that makes sense. ANYWAY this time i'll keep this blog and even though i'll maybe won't be posting regularly /because i have a job now and the school will start/ i promise you i'm not gonna mess up another time. haha.
~not actually funny~
but there's one good thing i'm gonna tell you today. you don't know it about me but it somehow happened that i like to write stories. it has actually began when i had to write an essay to school and it was supposed to be a story. but it's not the same now. i do it in my free time and i really enjoy that. so i warn you the next post is maybe gonna be one of my stories. 
see ya.
greta.

5 July 2015

STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

hello everyone!
today i visited the street food festival in prague. the most awesome experience was that it was completely unexpected.

4 July 2015

TENNIS CAMP

hello guys,
i got home from a tenis camp yesterday. i play tennis for really long. i suck at it though.
now i have the familiar feeling that you get when you come back home from the camp you go to - you want to go back.  do you sometimes have it too? almost crying whenever you think of some memory you made there? and you're not being nice to your family because they're just not the right people you want to be with in the moment? i do. very much. 

23 June 2015

ME + DIY

haha hello. few days ago i found on the internet a super trick how to renew your old lip balm which i found super cool and girly and all these things. anyway. one of my worst attributes is that i always find things super easy and think that i can do everything like other people or even better. so here i'm bringing you my diy story aka how i overrated my diy skills. 

 first of all watch this little video and see my intention

19 June 2015

MY LA BOHEME EXPERIENCE

remember when i said that FRIENDS COFFEE HOUSE is probably my favorite café? i was completely wrong. let me tell you the story of "how i met La Bohème Café."

17 June 2015

COMMENTS


hello everyone i just wanted to tell you that to write me a comment on my blog you don't need to be registered on google+ or anything else. ANYONE can post their comment on my articles. so feel free to tell me what you think, it would make my day.
thank you so so much.
greta.

FAVORITE PLACE TO STUDY IN

do you ever just find yourself goofing around in the centre of Prague with no place to go? i do, or more like i used to. until i found this gold-mine. FRIENDS COFFEE HOUSE is exactly what i needed  for my i-have-to-study days. is it just me or you cannot concentrate at studying at home either? i always find something that keeps me away from studying. so in these situations i take my books and laptop and get myself to this coffee house. it's an awesome place where people can have a good coffee and study or just meet up and talk. the only thing i mind about FCH is that sometimes people are too noisy so you don't always get to focus wholly. but soon you'll get used to it.

i also often blog from there. for blogging is that place perfect. not too quiet nor too noisy.  i spend most of my afternoons during the school year there.

if you're a tourist in Prague it won't be hard for you to find it. it's just next to the Wenceslas Square where most tourist head to. so take the chance to visit that awesome place and get your lazy butt there. you won't regret it. more information on the web i linked below.
greta.


16 June 2015

CALIFORNIA?

if i could do one thing for the rest of my life, it would be travelling. it's one of the things i have forgotten to mention in my facts, probably because i don't actually like the fact that i like it. (wtf)
why? because most people i know like to travel and that kind of makes it mainstream ughhhh.  

anyway the thing is that i love travelling. generally exploring and discovering new things and since the day i get to know we're going somewhere new i can't stop the excitement inside of me. that's exactly what's going on right now. in our school there's a trip and there were chosen 10 people from the whole school to be a part of it. Guess who was one of them? ME!

so basically somehow it happened that in October me and my best friend will be sitting on a plane in Californian direction. i'm so happy. i always wanted to go somewhere far with no one but my friends and now it's actually gonna happen. 

plus this is not a normal school trip, it's one of those trips when it's just you and your favourite teachers on two trucks on a roadtrip across California. does it sound cool? to me it does and it wakes up the wave of excitement every time i think about it. 

i went to California once, in 2013, but this time it's with people that are my life. it's just perfect. 
If you're from California, or at least you know it there well, could you recommend some of your favorite places or activities we might try? 
thank you so much.
greta. 

there's a picture of me on San Francisco's airport wearing a redicoulous hat that i was probably finfing very cool. i like the picture though. 

9 June 2015

SAYING SORRY

🌵 let me tell you a story. once when me and Annie were in England we went to a store. there was ben & jerry's ice cream in the freezing thing and i was like "oh my god, Annie, do you see what i see?" *i meant the ice cream, of course* and i was like expecting her super happy reaction like she's gonna say "wow, let's buy it, yay." but guess what? she just put on that so-what look and was like "so what?"(lol)  you don't even know how much can these stupid things make me mad. after this i put on my f-you face and was like "nothing" and that was it. THE SULTRINESS. 

...

me and my best friends, we never fight. it's just those times when you say something and she says something and you like argument each other but you don't really fight it's just that sultry atmosphere between you. you feel it but cannot really prove it,  it's just like your emotions would be fighting each other in the mid-air somewhere between you... if that makes sense. (?) 🐴
these 'invisible fights' are even worse than fighting. because when you fight, you know that the other person is mad and so are you. and it's  clear. then you apologize and your friendship works again. 

not when you're like me. in this case you don't actually know. because usually it's like no one did nothing and it's just you and your best friend getting on each other's nerves. these 'invisible fights' are usually very short and what comes next is the sultry silence and you both looking everywhere but at each other. during the next whiles that come you have to say something that will somehow reconcile you and you'll both forget about it later but i have a new solution of this. keep reading. 🌚📖

...

in this moment in our 'invisible fight' i did the most unpredictable thing ever. i've experienced so many that i'm kind of used to them but in that moment *when she put on that so-what look* 
i just tried something new. which was completely against my grain (lol that sounds weird) i looked somewhere else and made the sultry atmosphere at first but then i just looked at her and with the nicest tone of my voice said "hey Ann, i'm sorry" i sounded so sad and maybe kind of desperate that we both started like laughing and then found out we were having exactly the same feelings. oh god, ever since i just say sorry. it's kind of hard sometimes, to throw away the stupid proud mask but it's definitely worth it. 
just try it sometimes. ha.
bye greta.

- do you have the same things with your friends or am i the only one? pls comment 💜

7 June 2015

STREET DANCE SUCKS?

WHOA! guess who's back. haha me. who else. lol. i'm so funny. ugh. okay. today's blogpost is about street dance. more like it's supposed to be about it it's just me who's not that good at writing articles so i get to it by a complicated way. umm. aha.

there we go. i dance street dance which for loads of you probably represents a group of people going to a dancehall to learn some stupid choreographies that don't even look good. well, in some senses it can be this. but not always. i dance for like...2 years and through the years i have changed my opinion about street dance like million times. sometimes i just want to quit and never come back to the studio but more often there are times i'm coming home, my legs dying almost not able to walk, and i just can't stop thinking about how awesome the training or the performance was.

okay, today's one of those days. i just came back from the performance we had and i can't stop smiling, honestly, i'm all stinky sitting at the computer (i can smell my feet that are on the ground btw) and i'm thinking. it's just like all the energy you give into it comes out in the form of success. that's one of the most wonderful things i have ever experienced. it's just like go, work on something half a year and then go and show all the other people how good you are. this is it. this is how i feel right now.

well, this topic is such a big thing to me i really need to tell you more. don't want to annoy you by long texts, though. this is the first part. i'll tell you more later, like...tomorrow? :)

thanks to all the people who have read this article.
i love you.
seriously, i do.
i give all my love to you right now.
like really i'm loving you, exactly you, reading this.
i'm serious, trust me.
greta.



5 June 2015

LA SARDINA - analog photos and their beauty

hello everyone!
i lost my phone like 3 months ago and since then i'm surviving outside of home just by being myself and being with people but that's kind of a different story. anyway, as long as I don't have it i don't have a camera to take pictures which seriously makes me sad sometimes. i love capturing things, moments or any other events that are important for my life and me. and there's not a better way than taking pictures. well i'm slowly getting to the point. i was going to England in May and i really wanted to have the trip documented. So i took my analog LA SARDINA cam i got for christmas like a year ago and discovered its awesomeness. here are some discoveries.

the thing about analog cameras is that you only see a approximate image of what will the photo look like. When pressing the shutter you can only imagine the final appearance of the photo while the result can be much different, isn't that cool? well, it is. but what's better is the moment when you're waiting in the photo lab or however you call it in English and you're like waiting for your photos to get printed. And you get them and you're like "hey, this one came out so well!" and you know. these things. anyway the other thing that comes with lomography is thinking. you actually have to think about the shot you're about to take. You spend so much time just looking through the viewfinder ruminating if that shot is worth it. It's not like pressing the iPhone shutter million times just because. It's like actually feeling the shot you're taking and considering its importance. Long story short lomography is good, you have there a very nice filter and the shots you take are always nice but comparing it to digital photos it's much more expensive because you have to pay for the film, its causing and for printing the photos. it's worth it though.

MOO /my own opinion/
i find analog cameras very cute. they're like so old school but those la sardine ones are actually pretty modern. you can get them on the internet when searching for 'LA SADRINA cam' or in your photo store. by the way, by using LA SARDINA or any other analog camera you can be a part of the tomography family where you can share your pictures and criticize the others.
happy lomographing! http://www.lomography.com

Tips for using LA SARDINA cam:
1) ALWAYS make sure you took off the cover. i often look through the viewfinder, like what i see and take the shot. i'm soo disappointed whenever i don't see the shot on the film later.
2) when going to the lab tell them you only want the good ones so you don't have to pay for useless black shots made by the situation i mentioned above
3) before taking the shot make sure the light is not too bright or too dark
4) take the camera everywhere you go with you so you'll be ready to capture everything you like





thanks for reading this until the end. please write me in the comments your analog experiences. thank you. Greta.

3 June 2015

TELLING YOU ABOUT ME

Hello everyone!
i'm greta, the owner of this blog. and i wanted to write an article today about some super deep topic that would like inspire everyone or something. as you can see i basically have no idea what to write it about so instead i'll tell you something about me and ask you a question in the end. 
  • i live in Prague
  • i spend most of my time overthinking things someone has said to me that day
  • if you ask me if i have seen this or that movie there'se 95% probability that i have not
  • i hate mainstream
  • i can communicate with my cat ~ sometimes ~
  • i suck at math and chemistry
  • i love spending time with people, though i'm usually alone
  • i dance street dance
  • i love being asked questions & to ask them too
  • i don't have a phone
so there you have few facts about me so you can at least imagine who i am and what i do. in the end of this short article i want to ask you one thing. when it gets to questions and someone asks me about my favorite artist i NEVER know what to say, it changes almost overnight. usually it's the last artist i listened to that week or day. so here's my current artist list. i guess it' will much different next week or even sooner. please write YOUR artist list to the comments below so i can get to know what you guys like and let me know if i'm not the only weirdo who's sense of music changes this often. thank you so much. 
gretavbc.
  • Oh Wonder /current fav song/ Technicolor beat
  • Troye Sivan /current fav song/ Touch
  • Fall Out Boy /current fav song/Uma Turman
  • All Time Low /current fav song/Kicking & Screaming
  • The Workday Release /current fav song/ Waiting for You

13 March 2015

NEW BLOG



hi everyone, hello!
how is it going? I've been feeling really sad and bored lately and somehow the thought of making my blog has brought me to the idea that it could be something my life has been waiting for. I will post my thoughts, problems, opinions basically just things i'm dealing with every day of my super weird life.
gretavbc.

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