Posted by: Jill_Vlt | April 19, 2009

Music and Lyrics

I think nowadays all the young people like listening to the music. Well, I'm not the exception, I can't imagine my day without my favourite songs. Moreover, the first thing I do when I get up is turning on my player=)The question: what are the main criterias for you to like the song or hate it? The answer: music makes the  first impression of the song, if we're satisfied with the rythm, we keep listening and analyze the lyrics. Many modern songs don't contain any smart ideas at all, some of them hardly contain a full sentence. But this doesn't affect the popularity of such songs if they have a cheerful tune.For me lyrics is very, very important, because I hate silly songs about nothing.So, I just wanted to share some of the songs with serious ideas and the real meaning:

Travis –  Side (it’s a really philosophic song, I think)

Well, I believe there’s someone watching over you.
They’re watching every single thing you say.
And when you die, they’ll set you down and take you through.
You’ll realise one day…

… That the grass is always greener on the other side,
The neighbour’s got a new car that you wanna drive
And when time is running out you wanna stay alive
We all live under the same sky,We all will live,
We all will die.
There is no wrong,
There is no right,
The circle only has one side.

We all try hard to live our lives in harmony
For fear of falling swiftly overboard
But life is both, a major and a minor key
Just open up the chord

Another song that I like is about all of us, we celebrate our birthdays, become older each year, however, still we want to stay young.

Youth Group – Forever Young

Let’s dance in style,  Let’s dance for a while

Heaven can wait We're only watching the skies

Hoping for the best
But expecting the worst
Are you going to drop the bomb or not?

Let us die young or let us live forever
We dont have the power But we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit Life is a short trip
The music's  for the sad men

Can you imagine when this race is run?
Turn our golden faces to the sun
Praising our leaders,  getting in tune
The music's played by the mad men


Forever young, I want to be Forever young
Do you really want to live forever
Forever, forever.

Some are like water Some are like the heat
Some are a melody and some are the beat
Sooner or later they all will be gone
Why don't they stay young?

It's hard to get old without a cause
I don't want to perish like a fading voice
Youth's like diamonds in the sun
And diamonds are forever

So many adventures couldn't happen today
So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams swinging out of the blue
We'll let them come true

P.S. Unfortunately, I couldn't put here these song in mp3, but I've put some links where these songs are available)

Posted by: Jill_Vlt | April 16, 2009

Films That Impress

Actually, I don’t like going to cinema a lot, I’d rather watch a movie online lying on the bed and drinking tea=) I’m also really demanding to the films I watch, I like the ones with catching storyline, the ones that make me think about what I’ve just seen, not regreting that it was a waste of time. Another thing is the atmosphere of each film, so you feel yourself the part of the story. This atmosphere can be cheerful, mysterious or even gloomy, but without it the film is really flat, lifeless. I’m also sure that films have to leave some emotions inside after watching them, again, positive or negative, but if they do, they won’t be forgotten, like a lot of high-budget meaningless movies coming every day.

Well, here are the descriptions of some films that made a real impression on me:

“The Illusionist” (2006)

“Nothing is what it seems “

A wonderful, positive movie about the illusionist Eisenheim (Edward Norton). The whole atmosphere is absolutely magical, mesmerizing, it’s beyond the usual boring life, there are so many things happening, though they are meant to be just illusions, they are considered as miracles. The soundtrack supports the atmosphere, it’s great. Honestly, when I was watching it I didn’t understand why people at different forums called it “positive”, or the best “love story”, because the end seemed to be tragic as I tried to guess . But it’s a magic film, so the end of it turned to be the most unexpectable and the happiest. Love and magic finally won. The love story is really affecting. I liked the final phrase of the main character, he was asked: “Why did you do that?”, and he said: “Just to be with her”.

This movie is just breathtaking, the storyline catches you from the first minutes and holds till the end. It’s the kind of film you want to watch again. And again…3291_200x2003

“Sid And Nancy” (1986)

“Love Kills”

Strange that despite I’ve always wanted to watch this film, I actually did it only few months ago. At that time I became really interested in the biography and the story of Sid Vicious, bassist of British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Their story is really tragic and their deaths are mysterious. So the film is based on that real events. And the film is really brilliant, because after watching videos with real Sid and Nancy on the YouTube, I still wondered if there were actors or real Sid and Nancy playing themselves in the movie. It’s hard to imagine someone else playing Sid except young Gary Oldman, he totally felt his character, he played like lived. Probably the only thing I I’m not sure was right is choosing the actress Chloe Webb for Nancy. It’s not like she failed her role, no, she did well, but her appearance was different from real Nancy’s look, it’s obvious. mv5bmtg4nze0mji2ml5bml5banbnxkftztcwotiyoteymg_v1_sx280_sy400_2

I think this film is so popular firstly because of the great director’s job, then excellent actors’ play, then interesting storyline. And again, the movie has a strong atmosphere of that years, spread of the punk culture in Britain, the taste of freedom, madness, chaos, self-expression for youth, and all dangers and temtations: alcohol, drugs. And among all that the love story of Sid and Nancy, who can’t get rid of heroine addiction and actually ruin their lifes together.

I can’t say this film is for everyone, it’s rather specific and mostly for those who are really interested in the punk culture, and in the love story of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, which I, personally,  find tragic and  gloomy, but beautiful.

Posted by: Jill_Vlt | April 1, 2009

Ice Skating

Skating brings me a lot of pleasure, it’s probably the first sport that I like so much, that ready to do every day. Unfortunately we don’t have many skating rinks in Almaty, since Medeo was closed for restavration works. But there’s one rink near the Almaty Circus that works during the whole year, and even on Summer. Of course, it’s not as large as Medeo, but it’s advantage is that it continues working when it’s getting warm outside, due to special construction, that maintains temperature and  prevents ice from melting. So, it’s not a problem to go to the rink and enjoy skating at any time of the year.

Ok, and what about skates? Which ones are to choose? Well, there are several types of skates:

fkThe figured skates

Already throughout many years the skates for figure skating keep classical design. Today they become both from a genuine leather, and from synthetic with the special processing guaranteeing water resistance. For an internal surface the natural or artificial suede providing fixing stops during driving, a synthetic skin or special not sliding materials, synthetic fur is used.

Inserts at level of anklebones protect a foot from lateral blows. Under an ankle you will feel advantages of soft inserts-small pillows in an hour of driving: feet will densely, but are softly fixed and, hence, won’t get tired. The plastic or rubber sole is more durable and is stronger, than leather though provides smaller plasticity.

Good figured skates Nordway for beginners will cost nearby $50 – $60, professional – $100 there are more. The Swiss skates Graf and the Austrian skates wifa very qualitative, are good for professionals, but expensive. The prices for them begin from $150. Together with the skates it is necessary to get special covers for edges, they protect the fads from blunting. Not to pass rust occurrence, covers need to be put on only dry edges.

The hockey skates

The importance of manoeuvrability for hockey players means that the material for the hockey skates should not only be strong, but also light. One of the best decisions – the external part of a boot is made of a combination of nylon and a synthetic skin that will provide the raised convenience and safety without dependence from level of your game.
In the hockey skaters the strengthened protection of an ankle is obligatory. In modern models for protection of an anklebone and increase of the general comfort, the special anatomic design with soft small pillows is used. It helps a boot to accept and “remember” gradually the foot form.
In a boot special foamy insoles are enclosed: the water-repellent dense material contains set of microscopic ventilating apertures, it will not give to feet neither to freeze, nor to overheat. Besides, hi-tech materials of an internal part possess the raised wear resistance. The special anatomic insole not simply supports the foot arch, but also provides the most effective transfer of force of movement from foot to a blade.
The price for the hockey skates is higher than for the figured ones, because of higher complexity of execution and level of requirements. Hockey Nordway for beginners will cost nearby $50 – $60. Models Graf – from $100, Canadian CCM and Bauer – from $150 and above.

Several advices:

During the skating the foot should be well fixed in a boot. The clothes should be not too warm, comfortable, and thus to protect from a wind. The most important thing in skating – ability to fall. Falling backwards  is very dangerous which is fraught with heavy bruises of a head – therefore while skating,  slightly bend forward. Hands hold balance, but at falling do not expose them, and try to be grouped and fall sideways «with a rift». And don’t be afraid of fallings, beause they are inevitable while learning to skate really good. Good luck)

Posted by: Jill_Vlt | February 24, 2009

What is Journalism?

As for me, journalism is the way of sharing the information with other people. It’s also the opportunity to express your own point of view.

Posted by: Jill_Vlt | January 22, 2009

Hello world!

My name is Yuliya, I’ m a future journalist and I’ve always dreamt of having a blog. Glad I’ ve got one here)