There are certain countries, languages and cultures that are naturally associated with love and romance.
Take France, for instance. How many people do you know who’ve gotten engaged—or at least dreamed of getting engaged—in Paris? Perhaps in view of …
Everyone loves a день рождения (birthday), right?
Okay, maybe not everyone. But everyone has a birthday.
And lots of people enjoy parties. So, what could be better than a birthday вечеринка (party)?
Russians love any reason to celebrate.
“To be, or not to be, that is the question.” —”Hamlet” by William Shakespeare.
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” —”Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” by John Lennon.
“The buck stops here.” —Sign on President Harry S. …
I don’t know about you, but I’d say my personal theme song is the 1981 hit “Working for the Weekend” by the Canadian band Loverboy.
Considering this is my mantra, I was particularly amused recently while watching “Downton Abbey,” when …
“The Pirates’ Code is more what you’d call guidelines than actual rules.”
If you’re a fan of the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie series, you may recall this memorable quote spoken by Davy Jones, the feared captain …
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
Say that three times fast!
Remember the Lenny Kravitz song, “Are You Gonna Go My Way?”
Fortunately, the song is in English.
Otherwise, if poor Lenny were singing in Russian, he would have asked more than a dozen different variations of that one question.