Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fall on my street in London

Fall arrived the forth year on my street.

How time flies!

How feelings change, but some other things remain the same.

Those are not the same leaves, even if there are on the same trees. My mother told me when I was 12 years old: this old chestnut tree is not as you or as I see it. I did not understand, what she wanted to convey! A tree was a tree, in the park for me. And even, one looked so similar to the other.

We are all different, feel different and also, are perceived otherwise depending who and when looks at us.

Are we still the same?

Somewhere, inside, perhaps. But I even accepted as I begun to tell stories about my life, that the past can change, depending how we look at it, how we tell about it, what we leave out or put in.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Comedy School StandUp Diploma


Back after 18 month, I realised how much I have gone from then.

There have been a time that I've not been in a comedy club and I had almost forgotten the attraction to make laugh!

Opening last night, the representation of the students of the school of comedy, which they just finished, I not only realised the long way walked by me, 50 clubs and standup's, but the attraction and charm to make laugh, to bathe in the warm of the public's laughter.

Yes, I must continue!

With my operations on the face, I'm stopped for long weeks. So what? With the attitude and smile - and a bit of charm - everyone as it is can be accepted!

Full of new ideas came to me yesterday when preparing my gig set, and even on the way to the Pirate Castle where the show was held, in the presence of a very sympathetic audience of 30.

I did make them laugh, even by telling that I don't mind any more to prepare myself to come, first taking a shower, then shaving and even, snapping on my three missing front teeth: "Yes, i told them, it is charming for a kid of 7 years but not a 77! And, as it is not Halloween, I would not show you, now how I look without."

Also, I did make laugh the first time, telling about my Kindle purchase: bought because I did not see well with small letters, in the months before my cataract operation, but discovering now new use: so my five grandchildren do not know that I read "50 shades of grey" new erotic bestseller... And many others books like it.

One can make fun of oneself, but the listening to it does not make others laugh at me, but with me. We laugh about life. We laugh about how to confront his ups and downs. Mostly, the downs but with the right attitude.

They loved me, and I had did them. I have to return quickly, this makes me feel so better!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Diwali Trafalgar Square


This photo was taken 4 years ago, as I just arrived in London and discovered its many festivals.

Sunday, Diwali, Festival of Lights again.

I hope, I can decide to,go out again, take some new photos. That Diwali, four years ago was unforgettable for me and the images I have taken that day, too.

First, the fear of mass. So many and so different faces.

Do I dare to go in?

I am so happy, I did! Getting to know other people, other cultures, others I short is so.rewarding!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Symbols in my room


Photographed in 2009, they are no more all there.

I gave away the small house as new house coming gift to my family, I do not think they understand how much that meant to me.

The calendars, are no more apparent, but I do have them. The small book, Budapest, still waits till I will do a similar book on Paris, London. Or other subjects.

It is still a goal, perhaps a day I will arrive there. It is a tiny book, but the images speak and the text is so poetic!

Today, anniversary of 1956 Hungarian 'revolution' in fact they just wanted a little bit of more liberty, and they were the first in the whole communist repressive regime to dare ask for it. Answer? A few weeks seemingly more open speech, then Russian tanks in the city. Concentration camps for the free speakers, artists, writers, workers. Blood, for the young students who dared to demonstrate.

The 1956 revolution, a turning point for many who realised the tyranny of communist regime then. Me too. From then on, I stopped to believe any of their propaganda. Yes, even if I did live in Bucarest that time, not in Budapest, Hungarian capital, it did change my life, too.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Street of Division B Contest


Yes, i went there, Camden near Holborn, for a contest, a workshop, but I still took time as I returned to look around.

These stones were interesting, and great to sit. And eat.

I did not sit, eat, I took three different photos of them. Nearer, farther, and from different perspective, too.

I loved specially their texture and shape.

I also love that nowadays, I take time to 'smell the roses on the way' - or, at least, take photos.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Winners TM contest Div. B


There is to different contest, one after the other. First, a humorous,speech contest, then a table topics contest. The later, was won the 5th (or more) time by our friend and teacher of standup comedy, David T Jones.

Can he think on his feet!

He begins funny to answer the question, and wile answering decided where to go and what to say about it.

It was again, awing to watch him.

I did like many others answer too, it was a great level of contest yesterday!

I am happy, this picture come out so well, with their first expression... After they both win.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Carnaval in London


So many events happening in London.

I should begin to go out and participate more often to one or the other.

Instead of hiding inside.

Instead of hiding behind a book or my Kindle.

Instead of only going out to a club or shopping.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Finding my teeth

I was searching for 30 hours for my teeth! My three front teeth who,went missing!

I found lot of old notebooks, books, eyeglasses I thought lost, but no denture.

My son come to rescue, and begun to look at the most impossible places! First, I was irritated. How can he look there! I'd never... And again and again. But... It is indeed how he found it. Under a pile of non washed plates, in the sink.

I have put, as usual, at night, in a cup of water, then for some reason, without looking, through the water out and the rest with it. Happy, it is big enough and did not go to,the drain!

Now, I am happy to have found it and soon, I will be able to make a joke about it. Not yet.