Sunday, 28 March 2010

Sto lat, Nano!


What to say? First of all, thanks a lot for all the scrapnotes (on Orkut) and wallnotes (on Facebook) of people wishing me Happy Birthday! Because the amount of HBDay messages I got this year defeats the amount I got in 2007! It means I was able to make more friends keeping the good old friendships as well!

Big thanks to my friend Supreet for being the first one to call me just few minutes after midnight (when 28th of March started in my time zone) and big thanks to Dominika Nikiel and Kamila Ryzyk for being the sweetest friends and bringing me this delicious cake! It was really nice to spend the evening with them, eating cake and drinking Italian wine.

Nobody likes to get old but there is also something positive on this. Makes me think about what I have accomplished in life and what is to be done! I always like to think that way: "The best I can get in life is yet to come." -- Always trying to find out what I like to do most and trying to spend more time doing it.

By doing this, you will be taking the shorter path to your happiness. Carpe Diem. :)

Monday, 15 March 2010

Student's Conference in Kowary


Nano and TitoBack in the "wild west", land of Billy the kid and Buffalo Bill. An unconscious journey till we hit the floor... I hope you all know what I mean (LOL).
I knew it was going to be hard! On Friday, while I was going by car with friends to Kowary, PL (not far from Czech Republic's border) for a student's conference, we stopped for a moment in some shop to buy the sacred bottles, distilled and filtrated that are demanded in such conferences. :)

"Out of respect for nature, our vodka and drinkers. Promising, that the vodka we reserve, is as pure as it was thousands of years ago." -- Korpiklaani.

I took an important role in this conference; I was "the Chair" -- "Uuhh! Nano sensasja! Na na na na na na na na ee ee ee! take your clothes off!". I was very grateful for being the chosen one, to share my experiences as ALUMNUS of this student's organization and also my experiences on "how to have fun, make a mess and scare the cat". I guess I succeeded. :P

Among other good friends, Tito (my friend from UFBA) and Supreet (from India) joined me in this unforgettable experience! We all could dance, sing, make friends, take part in funny competitions and enjoy diversity! I would like to say thanks for the support (specially) to: Ola Sawicka, Paweł Solowczuk, Kasia Gniewosz, Pawel Antkowiak, Iga Szczudło (for the dirty dancing with me), Gosia Raczynska (for smiling all the time), Tito (for the free juice) and to all the girls who wanted a 'nano-kiss' to get 35 points in the kissing competition. That was very sweet.

Few photos (click on them to enlarge) :



Is Nano still messing up the east side? Definitely, YES. :)

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Shooting

My first shots with gun fire! After years of virtual experience playing Doom, Quake and Duke Nukem 3D, I had at last my chance to shoot *for real*! Using a semi-automatic Austrian Glock, which is a good gun for the very beginning. Soon I will be shooting from shotguns and machine-guns! hehe! no, that's not going to happen. :)

Glock handguns are common sidearms among law enforcement agencies and military organizations around the world. The popularity of Glock pistols can be attributed to a number of factors. They are very reliable, being able to function under extreme conditions and to fire a wide range of ammunition types. The simplicity of the Glock design contributes to this reliability, as it contains a relatively small number of components (nearly half as many as the typical handgun) making maintenance and repair easier.

This shooting session was part of a team event promoted by the company I work for. Therefore, my colleagues (Paweł K., Michał J., Maciej T., Łukasz S., Jakub H., Marek D.) were also there. We had some sort of small competition to find out which one of us is the best shooter! The winner was Michał. His 20 shots hit the target properly. I took the second place with 19/20, and the worst shooter had 2/20. Lots of fun! :)

Watch it:



Click here for photo album

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Skiing in Zieleniec again (Season's last ride)


It was so good that I had to come again! Ski has become my passion!! Last time I was skiing nightly to avoid huge queues on the lift, but during daylight it's OK to ski as well since the ski-lifts in Zieleniec are very fast and some of them can carry up to six people at once! not bad!

Get to know more about ski station in Zieleniec by accessing their portal: http://www.zieleniec.pl

I noticed that my ski skills had significant advance during these last two rides! I'm consolidating my status of 'intermediate rider', to achieve soon the status of 'Ski Ninja'. I always say: "It's a long way up if you wanna rock'n'roll!" - Never give up on dreams! :)

I would like to say a big THANKS to my good friends: Seba, Karolinka and Michał Koziak for the pleasant company in this six-hour ride! They are the best! :)

For full album of photos, click here!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Skiing nightly in Zieleniec, PL




** First of all, I'd like to say 'THANKS!' to the Kubiak's for the invitation and great hospitality! **

For the second time in life I ski nightly and it was awesome since the tracks in Zieleniec are very well illuminated. Lots of fun! :)