I’ve been to Pécs, and I travelled three times to Zagreb on business. Lately I have been writing as well, and I’m full of ideas for new stories.Writing goes much slower than it used to, but that’s not only a bad thing.
Fanni and I first decided to get married this August, but than faced the reality-we are short of time and probably short of money. There’s too many insecurities around us at the moment, so we decided to postpone the marriage to next August. This time we are really serious, and we know what we want – next August will be the time. Otherwise, we are really happy together, a well practiced married couple without marriage.
The weather is just great, even the Spring showers cannot destroy the feeling. In the last few months I have walked more than 60 km through all parts of Budapest, and I made hundreds of photos. I also discovered some great new Chinese, Turkish and Indian restaurants, but the joy is overshadowed by the fact that Fanni’s keeping me on diet for almost a month now. I lost more than 6 kg!
Fanni and I have attended theatre and a few expositions and concerts. We have two more concerts scheduled for the next two weeks. I also have to travel to Zagreb, and then to Ljubljana. I’m really looking forward to the Ljubljana trip because I hope to cheat on my diet a bit with a few Slovenian cakes and muffins which are in my mind for a long time now.
It’s a calm life. We did have three action film episodes: a part of the inner balcony (about 30kg, mostly wall paint) fell off, and landed just in front of our doors. It was a 5 meter fal, and if someone was in front of the door, he’d or she’d get hurt seriously. Then the neighbours cat sneaked into our apartment and lived here secretly for 3 days! It did not make a sound when we were near, and it never started running when it was afraid. Only when one night it took a leak on my mother’s legs (she was visiting, and sleeping in the sofa) we realized that something’s not right. Early in the morning next day the clandestine cat was finally noticed, and cought by Fanni and the neighbour around 3 o’clock am. In the end, a water pipe broke int he kitchen, flooding most of the apartment in less than 20 seconds. Luckily, I was home and I reacted fast. There was no serious damage, and the result was that we cleaned the whole place and made many useful repairs and changes. The pipe (small one conecting the main water valve with the sink) was replaced the next day.
Last Friday Sanjin, a good friend from Rijeka, was visiting, and Ginto joined us on Saturday. We indulged ourselves with 3 day constant parties, walking, and visiting restaurants. It was like in the old times. I did not eat too much because of the diet, but I enjoyed other possibilities. Great times.
The only source of worry right now is my work – the global and local state of economy is alarming, and I’m able to make only small and slow steps. I hope I will be able to start the business and stay in the company untill I’m needed here. But even if I don’t manage to keep the job – that’s Sales. I don’t worry too much. I’ll do my best, and after this job Ican find only a better one.
I’m working on some old ideas, letting the time take its course. We’ll see.
To conclude, I had a great 3 months, and I can only hope to finish this hard year in the same spirits. My heart already ticks in the Summer way, and I can hardly wait to spend some time ont he beach in Greece and later Croatia.
Last week we’ve been to Rijeka, Croatia. After a lot of unexpected problems and stress, we have successfully put on and opened Fanni’s photo exposition Plesovi svjetla/Fénytáncok in the Galery Palach. Photos looked great in large black frames on white walls, and Fanni’s face looked even better framed with hapiness. Next day in Narodna citaonica of Rijeka we made the presentation of my new book Ljudi koje sam izmislio, and it went really well. It seems that people show real interest for my writing, and the big news is that the publisher is ready to start the second edition of Zlatna pirana!
We went to the Sea spent some time in famous bars of Rijeka. The weather was OK as well, no rain, and that’s rare in Rijeka in November. Although I’m a bit afraid of Rijeka’s size (refering to the possibilities of finding a job), now I am sure that I want to come back home. Fanni is 100% suporting that idea. I really hope that sometimes by the end od 2010 I will already be back to Rijeka for good. My plan is to buy a small house or a terrain somewhere in the suburbs or in the 30 km radius from the center, and start a quiet job witha a garden.
Strange times. I feel like a small ship on the opened sea before the storm. Business is absolutely not happening. I knew that, taking this job, I had two options: make the business and become „famous sales”, OR get a great payment and car, and basically bring no money to the company-and that’s always bad karma. I’m glad I trusted myself so much. Nevertheless, to start this business in the midst of crisis, in promotion, and from this company-it’s seems impossible now. I will do my job right till the end of the year, and than we will see. I really hope for the career change. And returning to Rijeka goes well with all that.
I can say now-this was a good year. Compared with 2007/2008 (one of the most stressful times im my life), this year was an excursion to peace and luxury. I had everything I wanted, and those things I didn’t like-I got rid of them. Fanni and I had a great time, and we even got to travel a lot together. I was mostly calm and satisfied. Till the end of the year Fanni and I have one big project: spend all of the „üdölési csekk” (travel checks) in different Thermal Spas all around the country. Will be done.
I’m excited about the 2010 because I know it means a lot of changes, and a lot of new experiences. Can’t wait.