Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Adventure #047 - The Vegan Burgers

I've always loved burger. Aren't they amazing? But here is my problem: I became vegetarian, and you don't often find vegeterian burgers in restaurant.

Whatever, I could just make them.

When I had been Vegan for a week, I had tried a potatoe pancake recipe. I decided to improve this recipe and so replace the meat of the burgers by vegetables pancakes.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Adventure #046 - The Entropa Exhibition

Like almost everybody here, I really like the Czech artist David Cerny. His creations are both funny, controversial, modern and different. You can see some of them all around Prague, like the giant babies crawling on the Zizkov TV Tower. For the Czech European Presidency in 2009, he was asked to make a sculpture that would be exposed in Brussels. All the European countries get to be at the head of the Council of the EU, changing every six months, and they all present some piece of art for the occasion. Usually nothing extraordinary and of course preferably non-controversial.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Adventure #042, #043- The Cupboard Cocktail

After one particularly crazy party, we discovered that we had a very random mixture of alcohols left.  So our roommate Heather presented us with this challenge: make a cocktail with only the ingredients available in the house.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Adventure #038- The Gorilla Run

Tuesday, May 18:
Jon shows me the picture he took of a poster on the side of a tram advertising a fund-raising run for the gorillas in Africa. The cost was 500kc ($25), which is pretty steep for a race. I tell him that I don't have the money for it, but it sounds like fun.

Thursday, May 20:
Jon sends me a text saying that he really wants to run and will help me out, but he needs a fellow gorilla. After a bit of debate, I decided to do it. Why not? The money goes to help gorillas in Africa and I would get a free gorilla mask, and maybe other cool freebies from sponsors.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Adventure #037 - The Blog

I never had a blog before we started The New Project. I thought about starting one several time, but in the end never found I had any interesting things to tell.   Thanks to our project, I can now talk about "my blog" and be like everyone else.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Adventure #036- The Visa

After many trips to Bratislava, I am finally legal!!! My visa is good for 6 months, at which point I will have to get a renewal, which is much easier than the first time.

In order to stay in the Czech Republic, I needed to have a job. So I got a work contract from my employer and went to the office to file the application with my TEFL certificate and Bachelors degree. Turns out that the paperwork had changed since the month before. So I went back to my employer and got the right paperwork. After a second waiting period of almost an hour, the work office gave me a piece of paper saying that I had applied.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Adventure #035 - The Linux Experiment

I have been facing a major problem for the last few weeks: my laptop was running on Windows 7 RC, i.e. the beta version that you were able to install for free a year ago, and of course, now that Windows 7 is out in the shops, you need to pay for it and my Windows was going to expire really soon.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Help! We need somebody, not just anybody!

As a friend pointed out to me in a recent email, we are 5 months into the project, and we have only completed 35 items (there are more, we just haven't written/posted everything yet). She suggested that we 'outsource' some of our adventures to her.

Chloe and I thought about this. And our conclusion was this: the purpose of the project is to expand our horizons and do things we have always wanted to, never thought about or just have been too scared to try. If others want to join our challenge then they will also have the opportunity to try new things, to push their limits.
So she will be joining us in our adventure. Her name is Maddy and she is an amazing Brit. I met Maddy when I took my TEFL course almost 2 years ago, just 1 month before meeting Chloe. Since then we have all argued about pronunciation (sorry Maddy, but there is no 'ch' in tuna, tulip, tune, or Tuesday), run amok in many a European city, and supported each other throughout the trials and tribulations of daily life.

This is our invitation to you. If you would like to join our project, we would love to have you! We will 'outsource' a certain number of adventures to others (depending on how many people want to join us!). Don't worry, your commitment can be to just one NEW thing or to several. This is still our goal, but we would love to hear from others who have decided to try new things too.

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