• Jukebox,  What's On My Mind

    Terez hypes up ESC 2021: recap of all songs

    After last year’s break due to Covid, the biggest music event on Earth – Eurovision – is returning in May this year. Of course, I can’t miss the opportunity to comment on all the competing songs. So let’s do it! (BTW my edit is awesome – credit to EBU) If you haven’t heard yet – I love Eurovision. Not only will one discover great new songs and artists, but those memes! However, in this article I would like to introduce you to this year’s competition songs and therefore also state my opinion. Some contestants were supposed to take part in the competition last year, so I will definitely compare their…

  • Photo Corner,  What's On My Mind

    Terez advises on photography: about smartphones for beginners

    In the first part of the new series for beginner photographers, I will focus only on phones and show you what you can get from your phone. Okay, you have a phone and a camera in it. Of course, you’ve used it in the past to photograph lunch or dinner or sunset, but somehow those shots didn’t turn out quite well. So let’s take a look together at how to improve the final photo so it’s not just your mom liking the shot on Instagram. First of all, I would recommend finding out how many MPx your camera has and how many lenses. The lenses are the glass wheels on…

  • Jukebox,  What's On My Mind

    Jukebox: Roosevelt – a German genius in all weathers

    In today’s article, I want to share with you one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time and at the same time my absolute guilty pleasure. And no, US Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt did not release a posthumous EP. Roosevelt is a German composer, singer and musician. I don’t know why he chose a stage name after the American president. But there is no denying that this is at least easy to remember. And that besides the name there is actually something to remember! I came across Marius during 2015, when I wrote an article about him on my blog about German music (um, about that another time).…

  • Photo Corner,  What's On My Mind

    Photo Corner: Meet my… new camera

    In this article, I will reveal how I got into photography. At the same time, I will introduce you to my new SLR and its predecessor and explain why I chose this particular model and what I like about it so far and what I have to work on. If you are not interested in how I got into photography and you want to skip to the main topic, then choose one of the options below:My new toyWhich models made it to my list and under which criteria I chose the winner?How am I satifisfied with 90D nowadays? Photography has been my hobby for eight years. I bought my first…

  • Jukebox,  What's On My Mind

    Jukebox: folklore and evermore

    Taylor Swift shoved us all how it’s done last year when she released two studio albums and several films. Today I want to introduce you to just the last two albums, folklore and evermore. If you know what it is, then good for you. If you are from another planet or you have just finished a half-year long social detox and you do not know what it is, keep reading. All will be revealed. If you didn’t happen to read my article about the Taylor Swift concert in 2018, then you probably don’t know that I almost didn’t listen to her music before Reputation (except for a few singles). I…

  • Ireland,  Lifestyle,  Travelog,  What's On My Mind

    Waterford Walls: a street art paradise in the oldest Irish city

    You don’t have to have a bachelor’s degree from art school, or wander around the train stations with a spray can in hand at night to appreciate what I’m about to show you. Okay, so what is Waterford Walls and why I won’t shut up about it? Waterford Walls is a street art festival that has been held in the Irish city of Waterford for six years. Although Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland, it has fallen economically after 2008 and unfortunately it is still trying to get out of it (every second store in the city is closed and the situation is not improving after Corona). Despite the…

  • Lifestyle,  What's On My Mind

    Which not-so-known series to watch aka my rec list

    This week I was inspired by an article by V., who wrote about her ten favorite series (you can find the link at the end of the article) and even though I would love to annoy you all with my superhero series, I decided to inspire you and serve you a dozen little known series. One of the reasons I don’t even want to write my favorite series is because we would’ve been here for quite long. And there is no chance that I will be able to put together a TOP10. But again, I spend a lot of time on series, and in the last month, I’ve discovered complete…

  • Jukebox,  What's On My Mind

    Eurovision Corner: 2020 and Eurovision at a glance

    Okay, now you’re probably wondering why you even clicked on this link when you’re not interested in Eurovision.. I’m glad you asked. In this article I will do my best to convert Eurovision fans-to-be to give the best music show in the galaxy a chance, I will also summarize information about this year’s virtual Eurovision for all those who are lost in it. Let’s dive in! (Behold my Photoshop skills. Also, credit to EBU.) What the hell is Eurovision!? Eurovision or the Eurovision Song Contest is a music competition organized every May by the EBU (European Broadcasting Union – they are behind biathlon too) and consists of two semi-finals and…

  • Thoughts,  What's On My Mind

    I feel good and I’m not afraid to show it

    I’m aware that my public image can get onto nerves to some people. And also, that I don’t owe an explanation to anyone. But maybe this short article full of thoughts will help someone. Recently I’ve started my ninth year in Ireland. It’s been eight years since I moved to the Emerald Isle. And although my social media are full of rainbows and unicorns, it had not always been like that. On Saturday, the day of my moving anniversary, I posted a simple Story on my Insta Stories where I mentioned the moving and that I feel happy. Obviously this can all be misleading. That girl is annoying – always…

  • Thoughts,  What's On My Mind

    How art affects our day-to-day lives

    Every morning when commuting to work, into a business park full of small and big corporations, I see employees marching into their company in a glare of the rising sun and the rays reflecting on surrounding polished buildings. Most of these companies have nothing to do with art – there are IT companies, company which sells their employees’ skills and experience to other companies, Irish company for battery collection and my corporation. My current job is, in fact, part of a big corporation but somehow artsy too which is why I’ve taken the job couple of months ago. Lots of us isn’t that lucky and sells our skills and experience…