štvrtok, 30. apríla 2009

THE TIME OF LOVE





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May in people’s imagination is traditionally connected with love, cheer, and spring birth. And thus since age-long times various celebrations and meetings in towns and countryside have been held.

The first of May is time of love in my country.


Traditionally, a boy would plant a May Tree in front of the house of the girl he fancied the night before May Day. The lucky girl would also get a kiss under a blossoming cherry tree that day.



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" Dreams of Love "


Make that love from your heart forever true,
Follow all those dreams that come from you.
Express these feelings from your heart so deep,
With in your heart and soul that meet.
All that love from dreams, from the start,
Forever shows with in your heart.
Don't hide the dreams that come from you,
Share that love from dreams so true.
Express that love from dreams you know,
Those dreams of love so true will grow.






nedeľa, 26. apríla 2009

JOSEPH HAYDN






This weekend I enjoyed the classical music of Joseph Haydn  and the beautiful  Esterházy Castle,  during my short journey in Austria.
 

    JOSEPH HAYDN
   (March 31, 1732 – May 31, 1809)



Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau in Austria, a village near the border with Slovakia. Haydn's parents had noticed that their son was musically talented and knew that in Rohrau he would have no chance to obtain any serious musical training. It was for this reason that they accepted a proposal from their relative Johann Matthias Frankh, the schoolmaster and choirmaster in Hainburg. It was only seven miles away from Rohrau and about 7 miles from the Slovakian border.
He was six years old. He was also a close friend of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a teacher of Ludwig van Beethoven. In 1740 moved to Vienna, where he worked for the next nine years as a chorister. In 1760, with the security of a Kapellmeister position, Haydn married. His wife was the former Maria Anna Aloysia Apollonia Keller (1729–1800), the sister of Therese (b. 1733), with whom Haydn had previously been in love. Haydn and his wife had a completely unhappy marriage, from which the laws of the time permitted them no escape; and they produced no children. Both took lovers.
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During the nearly thirty years that Haydn worked at the Nickolaus Esterházy court, he produced a flood of compositions, and his musical style continued to develop. His popularity in the outside world also increased


Forchtenstein Castle



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The first part of the castle with its 50 meter high keep was built in the 13th century by the Lords of Mattersburg, who later named themselves Lords of Forchtenstein.
Around 1450 the Lords of Forchtenstein died off due to lack of a male heir and the castle was passed over to the House of Hapsburg, which owned it for 170 years. They leased it to others, including the Counts of Weissbriach and Hardegg. During this time the building was not changed significantly.
In 1622 Nickolaus Esterházy , founder of the western Hungarian Esterházy line, received the castle from Emperor Ferdinand II, and Esterházy became a Count. Nikolaus started to fortify the crumbling castle and refurbished it with the services of Vienna builder Simon Retacco from 1630 to 1634 and with Domenico Carlone from 1643.
The castle is still owned by the Esterházy family and, together with Castle Esterházy in Eisenstadt, it chronicles the history and treasures of this ancient aristocratic
Some sample of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni :







nedeľa, 19. apríla 2009

pondelok, 13. apríla 2009

IF I WERE A BOY





If I were a boy



If I were a boy even just for a day,
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man
~
I'd listen to her
'Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
'Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed
~
It's a little too late for you to come back
Say it's just a mistake
Think I'd forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong
~
But you're just a boy
You don't understand
And you don't understand, oh
How it feels to love a girl
Someday you wish you were a better man
~




štvrtok, 9. apríla 2009

MY EASTER WISH FOR YOU




~God bless you at Easter~
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God bless you at Easter
and keep you all year through.
God give you all the faith it takes
to make your dreams come true.
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May His love and wisdom always help
to guide you on your way
and His light shine down upon you now
*
To bless your Easter Day




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nedeľa, 5. apríla 2009

PRESIDENT OBAMA IN PRAGUE




The U.S. president, Obama arrived in the Czech Republic after leaving Strasbourg, France, where he hailed "strong and unanimous support" from NATO allies for his new strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


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Obama received an unusual welcome by both Czech President Vaclav Klaus and outgoing Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek at the Prague airport.



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Instead of dining with the hosts, Obama choosed to go for a romantic dinner with his wife Michelle in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities, on Saturday night.
Czech media reported that it was originally planned as a state visit with a gala dinner hosted by Klaus and followed later perhaps by a quick beer or two in one of Prague's famous pubs with Topolanek.

Today in the morning, he meets President Klaus and his wife.


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After 10 a.m., will President Obama speak on the Hradčany Square. Up to 30,000 people are expected to attend Obama's address in the Hradcanske namesti square near the medieval Prague Castle.







streda, 1. apríla 2009

I DID IT





I finally finished my big deal
I am free




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Thank you for your support so much