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Testing...who is here?

Sometimes you write a post, and the words are like a huge echo. You have no idea where the words travel, who hears their tone, or in what country the human reading them is located. So, this post is just a short test to check blog traffic, and see who is still visiting LJ during the long holiday in Russia.

I can't imagine having so many days off in a row, as it is unheard of in the USA unless you are taking personal vacation. The country simply would not shut down for two weeks. I was off for too many days the past month because my office was empty, with no work to do. I almost went insane from idleness, but got to see some films in the cinema - the children's movie "Sing," "Passengers", and a very good and touching movie called "Manchester by the Sea." Plus, tons of old films on Netflix. :)

Who is here? :) Also, how many of you have heard of Dreamwidth.org? This is another blogging platform, with an interface similar to LJ. I am thinking about cross-posting there, as there is a mix of both Russian and English language blogs, in an effort to draw new readers and commentators to the blog. I want to continue to publish posts about my journey to the tiny gem called Georgia, but only if there are people to view the words and photos, to absorb the stories, and somehow find meaning, pleasure, or even aggravation in them.

Happy New Year dear readers! I hope 2017 is a good one...

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skomoroh_roker
Jan. 4th, 2017 01:55 pm (UTC)
same thing for europeans->russians in the beginning of May
russia (and belarus) are celebrating 1 and 9 May, there are long state holydays and lot of peopla are taking vacation not to go to work for 1-2 days.
and same thing we experienced as belarus->vietnam with their new year celebration (beginning of february)
so it happens :)
peacetraveler22
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:00 pm (UTC)
It's good for people to rest their body and minds, but I'm simply a person who needs to be occupied or engaged in something at most moments. I do not know how to be still...:)) So, if I am not traveling, I grow quite bored after too many days at home. Of course, I pass time away by reading, watching films, going on short local adventures, etc., but I prefer long journeys, away from the homeland. :)
skomoroh_roker
Jan. 4th, 2017 02:20 pm (UTC)
well, most people are not idle
they are traveling, meeting families, catch "fast works", doing smth previously deferred etc
it's hard to find smb who's really just laying at home and reading\watching tv\sleeping

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