French Riviera Christmas

I like Christmas, because you can have a good time with right people and you don’t have to worry about your work or studies. Some people choose to visit a new country every year. So I will tell you about my choice.

My family and I went to the French Riviera this Christmas. This is one of the best places to go if you like warm weather and palms but at the same time you don’t want to forget about winter and Christmas. There is a lot to see there and you have a wide range of places to go to. Just imagine: every place, every street, every cafe has New Year decorations so it feels like you are in a fairy tale of your dreams.

My family and I have visited some new cities in the Riviera: Saint-Raphael, Mandelieu, Theoule-sur-Mer, Sanremo.

But my favourite way to spend a day should be like this:

☀In the morning I go to Starbucks to get my favourite frappuccino and then go to the beach. I like watching the waves  sitting on the Promenade des Anglais. It helps me to think about my plans and my future.

🛍In the afternoon it is great to meet a friend near the Palace of Festivals and Congresses of Cannes and go shopping to  boutiques on the Croisette or you can go to the Marché de Noël.

🍹The evening is a time when you can enjoy your holiday tasty food relaxing in my favourite Movida Lounge. The French Riviera offers you a great opportunity to find what you want, because there are no problems to pick up a cozy place to eat. You can enjoy French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese cuisine etc. I prefer Caffé Roma

🌃In the night it is up to you where to go. You can go to High Club and party there or you can go home to take a very long nap. I prefer parties on holidays. 

I hope now you see why I am so enthusiastic about coming to the French Riviera every Christmas…

NOTES:

Frappuccino is a trademarked brand of the Starbucks Corporation for a line of iced, blended coffee drinks.

Marché de Noël (“Christmas market”) is an outdoor market associated with the celebration of Christmas and which is traditionally held during Advent.

The Promenade des Anglais is an avenue along the seaside in the Baie des Anges, in Nice.

Movida Lounge is a bar-lounge at the seaside in Nice.

Caffé Roma is in the heart of the city, opposite the Palais des Festivals, it has been a Cannes institution for 25 years.

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(from “Mastories”, short stories by Mary Zhukova)

My Experience with Computers

First I met a computer at the age of seven. It was a laptop running Windows XP. I knew nothing about these magical IT devices and about the Internet at all!

My first computer game was a language learning multimedia one. As far as  remember it was EuroTalk 15 languages. I used it to expand my English vocabulary.

It’s been a long time since my first cyber experience.  Now I am a happy owner of an Apple iMac and still learning everything about computers & coding with the best teacher in the world. 

In the future I want to work in this area and take part in creating the wonderful digital age!

  • (from “MIIT: Mary's Incredible InfoTech”, short reviews by Mary Zhukova)

Turkish Tapestry of My Emotions

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It is my last day on a balcony in Turkey. I am sitting and watching a sunset. And I am asking myself: “What interesting  happened this week?” Oh… so much!! The reality was much more beautiful than my previous expectations. 

I spent a lot of time on the beach. The sea was splendid and calm, so you could enjoy your drinks, sunbathe and spend as much time as you want in the water.

I found friends so I could enjoy their company eating ice-cream and having fun in the pool. Also our evening ritual was going to the club at night. Every night was interesting and joyfulness. We were dancing till 2 a.m., then we went to the night bar to drink or to eat. At dawn we went to the pool, but we didn’t swim. We were just sitting on sun loungers, watching the shady palms around and speaking about future and dreams. 

I love this travel with all my heart!! So many emotions, so much sunshine, so much new memories. I wish every my summer was like this. Enjoy your life!

  • (from “MIIT: Mary's Incredible InfoTech”, short reviews by Mary Zhukova)

Saturday’s My Funday

So today i am going to tell you about my Saturday, a favourite day of the whole week.

My morning starts from waking up in the sun. This gives me energy for all my day. I wake up and understand that I slept well. I am ready to live my best life and give positive mood to people around me. Then I go to the bathroom and do my beauty routine. Putting all beauty products on my face makes me calm. After the bathroom I go to the kitchen to have my best morning breakfast. Two products that I love the most are coffee and chocolate. Sometimes my breakfast consists of them, but on other days I have healthy breakfast full of vitamins to feel well all work/learning day long.

After food I go to the swimming pool. I listen to my favourite music, dance and swim there. This is necessary. Firstly, my body feels super after workout. Secondly, my soul feels happy after fun music. After swimming I like walking about the garden. I spend time with the nature and the sun. It is my type of meditation. It is a very pleasant feeling to receive energy from the ground.

Very often I just meet with my bestie. We spend time together going somewhere or just staying at home and watching films. On some Saturdays we get together to communicate with our parents.

In the end I should say, please, love your life. Today is everything you have! Do everything for life of your dreams!

(from “Mastories”, short stories by Mary Zhukova)

Be-real-not-someone

Not everyone likes a pretence. So one girl wanted to invent a machine which could show real mood and real emotions of people. She found out everything about it. She was constantly wondering and could barely sleep. “Is it impossible to do?” “How and where and who can invent this?”.

A few months later she found a highly technological facility which was able to embody her idea in reality. She called her invention the “Be-real-not-someone” machine. It looked like conventional sunglasses but it could show real human emotions on the built-in screens.

Some people called this an “analyser of people”. The design of “Be-real-not-someone” was made in different ways. It had different colours and different shapes. It fitted for everyone. You could use it everywhere! It was very unusual and very useful!

(from “Mastories”, short stories by Mary Zhukova)