Women’s Day

womens day

I think this one is much more in my style and somehow I like this story (maybe because it’s about me 😛 ). I know that Women’s Day was on 8th March, I really wanted to upload it earlier, but the pope election seemed to be more important.
The Women’s Day in Poland is celebrated a little like the Mother’s Day and the Valentine’s Day mixed together. Most of us don’t remember that originally it was held because of the feminists and their fight for women’s rights, so that day was established to thank and respect women.
Nowadays, Polish men are ‘complaining’ that they want similar day for them. Actually, there is the Boy’s Day on 10th September, but it’s mostly celebrated by teenagers and to tell the truth it’s not so popular as the Women’s Day. You know, if you forget about your boyfriend, he eventually forgive you, but if you forget about your girlfriend she will kill you 😉 What is more, adult males don’t celebrate it, because they don’t consider themselves as boys…
The Men’s Day was established in Trinidad and Tobago (Middle America) mainly to give some gender balance and highlight positive role of males in our society. However, there is no tradition of celebrating this day in Poland, but some media are trying to make it celebrated, so the date of 10th March was offered. The date is not accidentally chosen, because the Polish Catholic Church celebrates the memory of the 40 Holy Martyrs from Sebasty on that day! — remember, if it’s Poland and you don’t know what the reason of something is, it always has something to do with the Church 😀
I don’t think the Men’s Day would be so popular as the Women’s Day is. Of course, men should be respected, because the society owes to them a lot, our world wouldn’t be the same without them, but it hasn’t such strong origin and males had their rights from the very beginning (in mooost countries) so there’s nothing new, nothing to commemorate. Oh sorry, I forgot! There is! – the 40 Holy Martyrs from Sebasty! I feel really sorry for the Polish men >:]

The Polish dumplings

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Two new characters appear in this episode: Ola and Jin. You can read about them more on the ‘Characters’ side page.
This one was made recently, so quality is a little different from the previous ones.
Hotei’s another visit. This time my friends were making the Polish dumplings, called ‘pierogi’ and I was talking with my mom on Skype.
I can’t believe that I hadn’t noticed that Andzia didn’t even turned her computer and Skype on – it was because it HAD been already turned on… Anyway, Andzia’s Skype stories would be another time.

Chinese Classes

Let’s begin!

As my first post I’ve decided to publish an old story, which had taken place about one year ago in Japan. Oryginally ‘æŻŽæ—„ć€‰ăȘこべ’ [Mainichi henna koto] was translated into English and now you can read it as ‘Everyday Something Weird’. I think the English title doesn’t sound very good, but… whatever.
I’m going to publish even older stories, but the pictures will be made up to date. The characters change in different episodes, but you can always read more info about them in ‘Characters’ sidepage. There will be a short description with every episode.

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Chinese Classes

Zyrka with her classmate, Radzio, attend Chinese classes in Japan. In this class also participates Hiroshi, their Japanese friend. Whatever happens around him, he always focuses on his work and studies. It’s difficult to translate this exactly, but in Japanese language there is an expression: ‘é ‘ćŒ”ă‚‹’ [ganbaru] (to persist, to insist on, to stand firm, to try one’s best) and in my opinion it tells everything about hard-working Hiroshi 🙂
However, the star in this episode is not Hiroshi, but Hotei (you can read about the origin of his nickname in ‘Characters’ sidepage), who learns Chinese with them. This story is about how Zyrka and her allies met Hotei.
Btw. I am not good in English onomatopeia. >< Sorry for that.