Friday, August 22, 2014

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i have been thinking a lot about photos these days. and realizing that with the appearance of facebook and later instagram, photos began to play such a huge role in everyone's life. we take photos of everything, our iphones are always lacking memories and there are no filters left unused. i sometimes also catch myself on the fact that i look at a beautiful scenery through the screen of instagram photo upload. the other half of me realizes that is not healthy. we miss those real-life beautiful sceneries and lots of other things while running after beautiful shots.

i sometimes have a feeling that people make parties, events, meet ups, travel tours and many other things just in the sake of uploading photos of them. and that feeling also tells me that the less photos you take - the better time is usually spent in real life. and that is when you realize that after a party is over, if the only thing in your camera roll looks like this

you can say it's been a really cool party. 
leaving you with my favourite summer tune and your parties to enjoy without iphones

Monday, August 11, 2014

my city that's never late

i love to watch cities wake up.

tbilisi is a late-wake-upper. when all other cities turn on their laptops and start meetings, tbilisi just wakes up. by 10 o'clock the ladies start sweeping the welcome signs to their corner shops, drivers open their gates and start the engines, people start walking toward bus stops. you won't see anyone running here, it is practically impossible to find a georgian who is late. because the meeting times are so flexible here. plus minus 20 minutes means nothing. and georgians never eat in the streets. i love eating on my way somewhere, because it often saves me so much time. and when i do so, i can feel people staring at me in a strange way. how can a person run with food in his hands? eating time is so precious here and cannot be rolled over like that. drivers do drive like crazy in tbilisi, but not in a quick-like crazy way - but in a sort of relaxed-like crazy.

the atmosphere of tbilisi is pretty relaxed in general. and probably this is just what i needed after years of living in big crazy cities. people move a lot, live in so many different places and i can say that i have found the place i love living in. though i still have to learn to stop running.

leaving you with my favourite georgian composer - gia kancheli