Movies we watched

Я и Светик в этом году, то есть на сегодняшний день, посмотрели две кинокартины, причём вторая — продукт отечественного кинематографа.

Рад одному — вот этот мужик с фильма “Вор”, как и Роберт Дауни Мл., переживает своё второе пришествие. Молодец! Одно скажу — идите и смотрите эти фильмы! А еще, смотрите эти фильмы взявшись за руки с близким человеком! Еще, пользуясь моментом как в передаче “Поле Чудес”, хочу сказать, любите друг друга! И цените друг друга! Уважайте друг друга!

How I had started 2018 year?

Год у меня начался просто замечательно. 1/3 (читать как “одну треть”) января, я со Светик провели в доме у её родителей. Об этом я много и долго писал в своих дневниках, а дневники мои находятся в ноутбуке, не буквально, а так скажем, в Notes. Может быть в будущем, я потихоньку буду выкладывать те думы и здесь, то есть у себя в блоге. Кому это может быть интересно? Никому, то есть только мне. Но мне они интересны, а в данном этапе — это самое главное.

С другой стороны, с головы не выходит мысль, что мне тот незнакомец написал в своих комментариях, а то есть его слова “Be cool, when you take a message on your blog. And may be one day — you will become a top blogger.” Может он прав в целом? Не только в отношении, no pun intended, моего отношения к первому комментарию у себя в блоге, но и к тому, что реакции в отношении всего? Я всегда мечтал писать много и хорошо, а мои мысли влияют на кого-то. (При этом не навязывая себя!)

И напоследок к этому посту, видео!

2017’s summer and 2018’s winter in South Yakutia

As I’d been publishing here my first ever journey into the heart of South Yakutia, I had published few photos back then, after taking the trip. Luckily, I had a chance to visit the same place right before 2018 year! (And spent the first weeks in Khatystyr!)

Thanks to the Google’s cloud technology for storing photos, we can compare Yakutia’s summer and winter here right now!

The photo was taken from inside of pharmacy house!

Svetik’s aunt house in middle of the September. You’ll notice, if you are looking really carefully, the trees are changing its lists from green to yellow color.

1941-1945! I respect everything you can see here!

Svetik had shown me her ancestor’s names in this memorial! Huge respect!

And as a prove I’ve been in these places, here’s my photo! 😅

P.S. Also, in this post, you can compare camera capabilities of iPhone 5S and iPhone 7Plus. Sure, I’ve a lot photos than that, more is still coming. I’ll write almost each day I spent in house of my future wife, with her wonderful parents, and aunt, and bother, and brother’s wife, and their child, and… Oh, with a lot of relatives of my Svetik. 😊

Grandfather

Grand… father! Grandfather! My grandfather Ivan! We were really close.

Год назад, мы всей семьей, попрощались с нашей дедушкой, с Иваном. Деда я вспоминаю практически каждый день, он в моей жизни будет всегда. Его память будет жить в моём сердце пока жив я.

Дед принципиально не покупал одежду, вот я ему и доставлял свои вещи. Даже на этом фото, он сидит в моём “Jobsian style black turtle-neck”. Он до самой смерти водил машину, занимался делами во дворе, на тракторе ездил за дровами, и помогал нам в сенокосе. До самой своей смерти.

Это был удивительный человек, человек со сложной судьбой, и удивительно добродушный и как выразилась одна кореянка старшего возраста “generous”. Да, более “generous” персон я не встречал еще в своей жизни. Он имел на меня самое прямое влияние. Я счастлив быть частью его жизни, и без него, в какой-то степени, моё появление в этот свет “will be questioned”.

Долго не мог писать о нём у себя в блоге. Всё откладывал, всё переставлял даты, а всё потому, что я и до сих пор иногда плачу когда его вспоминаю. Его фото стоит у меня в рамочке на подоконнике, где он как и всегда в рабочем настроении.

Дедушка, я скучаю.

P.S. Посмотрите на его крепкие реки. Я еще буду писать о нём здесь.

Let’s talk, just talk…

I don’t feel my writing in the right way that I’m doing something substantial, and it’s not because of lack of daily readers, or I hadn’t been able to pick up more broader topics to talk about, not at all… The problem is I was working with wrong “problems”. I’m super grateful to have this train of thoughts to work with in coming future.

Let me be perfectly clear with it: under such circumstances, it isn’t good habit to expand such notion when one feel either he or she has to block all of it, or try to block the coming of thoughts instead of working on “real” problems. Psychological worries as the shake relationships with my older sister, or some arguing with my parents over minor details, — it doesn’t matter.

If one want to live a good materialistic life, why not? A good house, a garage with two brand-new cars, two times vacations abroad in a year, happy family with full of joy, healthful kids, parents visiting you, and most of all, you are working on problems and solutions to make people’s life easier, etc., etc., — it is matter, but…

There is something deeper though. How we react… How we react to anything. I have wonderful wife, and I don’t want to allow any others thoughts than that. The first thing I’m grateful today. Let me continue… I’ve wonderful parents, I’ve wonderful sister and brother. I’ve wonderful grandparents. Seriously! It is matter! But as in any other relationships between people, one should take care of everything, and try to be the solution.

We all have problems, we all have worries, we all have some bad and good thoughts, therefore, we all have some unique habits, we all have… That’s all we have. Everything else is the mirror of our thoughts processing. Our ancestors play great deal of in our presence, and time flies. What does matter if time flies so fast?

It’s all about, as I’ve learned along the way of life, on what sort of problems we are working on, and how we solve them, and how we react to results of them. It’s all about being good problem solver. I’m not saying one should focus on problems only, but one should figure out broader, universal problems to have a  good life.

Today, I’m grateful to have such a great personal life. I’m grateful that I have a chance to spend time with people I want to spend, and I’m grateful to focus on things that does matter. I’m grateful that I do work on ideas and plans towards the future. And most of all, I’m grateful that I don’t want to waste all of it for nothing as try to convince somebody/anybody I can do make a difference.

It’s not about making a difference, making a world the better place. A lot of work to do until that. Believe me.

I’m grateful today for…

Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Ruth Bernhard at Scott Nichols Gallery. AIPAD 2013 from galleryIntell on Vimeo.

I’m so grateful for today. I woke up at around 11:00AM, and what I did is that I visited local hospital. After the hospital, I tool a walk to my home while listening to podcasts on Overcast. It’s really helpful way to train and to learn something new. People are smart. Just like me. Kidding.

Five things I’m grateful for is that:
1) I have mutual love in my life.
2) I can work on the project I believe in while making less money than all of my peers.
3) I believe in myself that I can make difference even if I don’t have cash to take a bus.
4) I grateful that I read all the time (if not, I listen to) to learn a lot each day.
5) I grateful to have such a great parents that support me whatever I do. (Sometimes, even they are tired that I still do not have high-paying job.)

P.S. I’m trying to learn a new programming language called “Haskell”. It’s not among one of the most popular languages at all, so called “functional programming language” is something “challenging” for me, as the subject is highly mathematical, I skipped one week from my learning curve. 😅

Haskell uses GHC compiler, and I’m reading the book “The Little Schemer” to learn something. It’s challenging, it’s weird because I didn’t used to solve such problems as making more effective string parser, finding the next Fibonacci number, etc., etc., but it sounds compelling to me, if we can count the fact that I always wanted to be smarter than the next guy.

In “The Little Schemer”‘s foreword, I came across the name totally separate from the World of programming – photographing – Edward Weston. I found his website and his early works, and it didn’t impress me much, but I liked his quotes, let me use them here:

I see no reason for recording the obvious.

The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?

Opposite? Ah? I believe that one should record the obvious because the camera sees the obvious from other angels nothing can catch on. So, Mr. Weston, with all my respect, one should record the obvious to make it non-obvious.

RMF – Regret Minimization Framework

I knew that when I was 80 I was not going to regret having tried this. I was not going to regret trying to participate in this thing called the Internet that I thought was going to be a really big deal. I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. I knew that that would haunt me every day, and so, when I thought about it that way it was an incredibly easy decision.

You should use RMF after completing each day, before to sleep, don’t wait until your 80 years jubilee. 😅

But better to use RMF before to start your day as well. You just need to project yourself at the end of the day — how and what you want to see at the end of your day?

What kind of things you have accomplished you’ll be most proud of? And do it in the morning to have a glory at the end of YOUR day. Everything is secondary.

It’s how well you executed during the day in everything: relationships, work, study, and how much fun have you had during THE DAY.

본도시락

И наоборот, в 본도시락 мне очень и очень понравилось! Мы там обедали в начале этой недели. Но я всё не могу опубликовать в своём блоге фотографии. И так как я каким-то образом научился рано вставать по утрам, вполне себе отдохнувший после 7-часового сна, блог в шоке от последних обновлений.

И кстати, в этом месте выучил (разучил) одну ни менее важную фразу: ” – 바이파이 비번 뭐요?” 도시락 (тот самый “доширак”) с корейского на английский переводится как “lunch box”, а впереди стоящее 본 переводится как “main”. 비번 сокращенно от 비밀번호/허, уже забыл, в конце -호, или -허!

Street food in Korea

Американец с корейскими корнями угостил меня “уличной” едой. По-большому счёту это традиционная кухня, и самое интересное, то красного цвета еда – сильно похоже на нашу традиционную, местную, “хаан”.