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How to avoid of being paralised by your phobia?

Have you ever had a phobia? How you dealt with it? What kind of the phobia it was?

I think that phobia is something that is not easy to talk about. It's really very shame to say somebody that you are afraid of something. And may be it makes it even worst. …

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Added by Alexandra on December 3, 2013 at 15:00 — 10 Comments

Irritating Bus

I live in the suburb of Almaty. Usually I leave my home at 9.30. It takes me about 10-15 minutes waiting for the bus. My first destination is a railway station where I get another bus to my office.

 I prefer to get a taxi if it’s available, but at this time it’s difficult to get the taxi to the railway station cause people usually go to work before 8.00 am. 

So I have no choice than to go by bus there. To tell you the truth, It’s not a comfortable one. But at least I am always…

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Added by Alexandra on May 22, 2013 at 14:30 — 8 Comments

The price of peace

Here is an oriental parable which I read in one Russian self-help book and tried to translate it for you. Hope you will like it.

One merchant and his servant were sailing together on the ship. It was servant's first trip in the sea. He was sitting on the deck of the ship, yelling, complaining and crying. They tried to calm him, but nothing helped. The doctor, who was on the same ship, wanted to heal him and offered his services. The merchant agreed. And then the doctor ordered the…

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Added by Alexandra on April 24, 2011 at 21:00 — 14 Comments

Virtual Photo Travel (VPT) Challenge #1: Travelling around Kazakhstan!

I am very glad to invite you to make a virtual photo trip around Kazakhstan. There are many beautiful places, which are worth to be seen. I wanted to show you some of them.

I live near Almaty city, and I tried to gather photos of my favorite places of this city.

Here you will see pictures of Astana, which is the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997. This is amazing city, very new and very modern, it’s developing so fast. Also you will see our beautiful nature with its lakes, mountains and… Continue

Added by Alexandra on December 26, 2010 at 16:54 — 23 Comments

Multitasking. Does it exist or not?

By writing this blog I am trying to understand what multitasking is. I think it is an interesting theme and it will be useful to know better about it.

"Multitasking refers to the ability of an individual or machine to perform more than one task, or multiple tasks, at the same time."(http://www.answers.com/topic/multitasking) But does it really work?

Here is an example from my… Continue

Added by Alexandra on December 1, 2010 at 7:30 — 15 Comments

Me and MyEC

I have found MyEC from the website www.listen-to-english.com there the

author advised to visit www.english.com.

First of all I was shocked really of finding so many interesting discussions and useful information and I wanted to start as soon as possible from visiting blogs and groups and share my opinion there.

But I felt a bit of scare to begin, I thought that it would be very difficult for me to… Continue

Added by Alexandra on October 6, 2010 at 20:30 — 12 Comments

About a great poet...



My dear friends,

I was so touched by your interest of A.S.Pushkin's poetry and this encourage me to write more about him.

Recently I saw a TV program where one student said that he doesn't understand the big sense of Pushkin's poetry and that the poet wrote in a ridiculously simple way like every child could do. I was shoked by that statement...And even more when I realised that some others students were thinking almost the… Continue

Added by Alexandra on September 2, 2010 at 19:30 — 16 Comments

Nightingale and its Rose

Dear All,



Sometimes love could be only from one side: you love someone but she/he doesn't feel the same. What do you think about love without answering?

Please see below translation of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin's rhyme "Nightingale and it's rose". Of cause it not precisely correct as his, but I think the meaning is the same.





Nightingale and its Rose



At spring the gardens glooms,with dark silence.

The… Continue

Added by Alexandra on August 7, 2010 at 10:00 — 11 Comments

My interpretation of one of the Alexander Pushkin's poems.

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin (06.06.1799-10.02.1837) is the greatest Russian poet and writer. Today I translated one of his poems to my friends at EC.



If your life would deceive you,

Don't be angry, don't be sad!

Calm yourself when you meet troubles:

Day of joy soon you will get.

Heart lives only in the future;

Boredom just is having you:

Everything is a small amount,

Don't be angry don't get shout;

Everything will go away,

What have gone… Continue

Added by Alexandra on July 14, 2010 at 11:00 — 10 Comments

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Please Share Your Favorite Quote Or Saying.

Started by Evangelina in General Discussion. Last reply by pint 5 hours ago. 32 Replies

Hello everyone, Another members discussion inspired me to post this discussion. It is great sometimes to be inspired from each other. In ancient times a large part of the quotes/saying served a moralizing, didactically and educational purpose.…Continue

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Hello all,:-)I have a sentence for you and you have to make a story from this sentence. Just use your imagination and the word limit is 100 words including my initial sentence.Clear?The sentence is:I have been waiting for his / her for 10 years but…Continue

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How do you think about the silent of good people in front of the actions of bad people?

Started by Teresa in General Discussion. Last reply by Teresa on Wednesday. 30 Replies

Today on the way when I went to the office I saw a thief try to take a girl's bag, but no one helps her, even me because that thief not went alone, they have more than six strong man went together. I'm not strong enough to save her in this case. But…Continue

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