Friday, November 19, 2010

Unnamed [driving carefully].

Here is one video, which can show you a bit of something which happened with me once.
Let's say that I was the one from the 2nd scenario. And now I will tell you about this .
This was late rainy night walk home after cinema. Me and my boyfriend went on a green light crossing zebra lines towards our home. Almost 2 meters from the sidewalk we were hit by a big black Lexus car. I was from the right side and I received almost all power of the hit. But we both were almost laying down on the ground. 
It is an interesting feeling. You can hardly forget it. Like movie scene, where heroe is shut by a gun. And he is feeling the cold steel bullet in his body. I felt strong, powerful, warm, black, wet, rigid metal of the car first hitting my loin, then my blond-haired head hitting by inertia the hood of the car. It was just few seconds, and then I  felt my body on a wet asphalt, and raindrops were making me all wet. 
My boyfriend was in a shock condition as me, but his reaction was to punish the offender, who told that he didn't see both of us crossing the street. Some people decided to move me from the carriage way next to the closed shop. A woman came and told that she could be the witness, a man brought my keys, which I lost while falling down. 
Rain, it was raining fuckingly so much that I could not be adequate. It was cold, so wet and cold and I felt the wet granite stairs under my ass. 
The funny thing was that while we were waiting for an emergency aid, the wierdy beggar came to me, shaking from the cold and shock, and started to ask for money.
Ambulance, police and even firemen came to check our situation. They said that if we do everything officially those guys will lose their right to drive. The also said that my condition was moderately bad and we decided to solve everything without police (as we do it in .Ru). Later we understood that there were good and bad sides of it, but personally I couldn't make any decision that time. 
Doctors made all necessary examination with me and we came back home at 5 in the morning.
We couldn't sleep. We both were shocked. And we cried cause we were happy that we stay alive and everything is moderately good with us. 
Later several weeks of pain in my back, head and knees. I almost forgot. Now I am more and more afraid of crossing the street. Cause very few people driving cars could understand how 5 less kilometers of their speed could save someones life...

Here is one more video, may be less positive, but it shows the situation on road in my country, where sometimes 'man is a wolf'.

It is said in this video : Be careful, there are alive people in metal cars.
I would also add: Be careful, there are alive people outside metal cars.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

To understand the World you need to understand Youth!

To understand the World you need to understand Youth!
Here we are trying to continue our research about Generation whY and to learn some new features of us.
I believe that those student who are studying now at Universities are pretty different from me and from you (people who graduated less than 2 years ago).
I think that if we want to make business, organize event or project, 
1. we need to understand who are young people (which is their level comparing with us), 
2. which are their needs, interests (and which level they want to have), 
3. and then to propose them level more comparing with their possible needs. This is how progress happens, how evolution goes, in my opinion.

Here is some more features of Gen whY, which we need to consider to succeed:
  • Collective conscious -social networks, globalization move Gen whY to organize random groups (people of different ages, cultures, education, nationalities) and to create content according to their interest. Synergy effect works here more than ever before [Синергия].
  • Non-lynear thinking- say "no" to standard models, algorithms, way of thinking! They are as non-lynear as world wide web. Nobody could control internet. A world of tweets is pretty good example []
  • Remix- as we say in Russia: "all new things are just well forgotten all things". But remix in our days is a mixture salad of styles, forms, colors, fashion trends. 
  • Time & space continuum - we are moving through ages, we can be in different parts of our planet, we can be up and dow.
  • Work+pleasure (we succeed if our work is fun).
  • Small possible dreams & Big Ambitions (we can do well while producing designed shoulder for clothes made by our own hands).
  • Crowd power & Program breaks (one small mistake in a world of the crowd may cost us everything).
  • Schyzofrenia- I thought before that it is my personal diagnosis, but it is not like this, it is a diagnosis of the society (we play too many roles, we perceive ourself to differently, too many crazy ideas).
  • ? Questions ? We ask a lot of questions! Which role I am playing? Am I doing the right activity? What will be the result of my blogspotting? etc...
I liked this video, cause it shows us our reality. But even after this video I feel that I'm getting late...

Wish you to be on the same wave with a reality, youth, society, world.
Keep on diagnosing Gen whY!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


For almost a week or two, I have a very strong insomnia syndrome.
I can't fall asleep till 5 o'clock in the morning. Today it's already 6:29 and I am still awake. Even I tried to fall asleep. But I failed.
I've read some interesting facts in wikipedia about insomnia and now I know a little bit more.
There are more than 17 groups of factors which cause insomnia, among them are: fear, stress, anxiety, emotional or mental tension, post traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, rheumatoid arthritis, hormone shift, poor sleep hygiene, physical exercises. Almost all of them suit me tonight.
I found that insomnia is a great problem for a lot of people, and humankind developed a lot of variants of treatment, among them are: hypnoses, cognitive behavioral therapy, benzodiazepanes, alcohol, opioids, antihistamines, etc.
Scientists also proved that those who reported sleeping about 7 hours per night had the lowest rates of mortality, whereas those who slept for fewer than 6 hours or more than 8 hours had higher mortality rates. Getting 8.5 or more hours of sleep per night increased the mortality rate by 15%. Severe insomnia - sleeping less than 3.5 hours in women and 4.5 hours in men - also led to a 15% increase in mortality.

I know that I have a lot of reasons not to sleep, but I found that it happened to be a small interesting problem. Thus I have an opportunity to sleep more than 8 hours after my insomnia, still it is not very comfortable in everyday life.
I even have syndrome of depression, which is also interesting, cause insomnia may cause depression, vice versa. I happened to be in 2 life situations when I experiences it: 1. when I was extremely busy, 2. when I was not extremely busy, but in both of variants I had a lot of thoughts in my small head.

Do you experience insomnia? When do you usually experience it? Which are your methods to fight with insomnia?


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Synesthesia in everyday life or "Which color are you today"?

Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiae or synaesthesiae)—from the Ancient Greek σύν (syn), "together," and αἴσθησις (aisthēsis), "sensation"—is a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.

It is ultimately interesting phenomenon for me!
It is about perception of the world in connection with color (sound, numbers, letters)!

Edward de Bono developed a creative tool called "six thinking hats" that ensures that everyone in a group is talking from the same ground. If for example, you put black hat on, it is time to be critical, and if you put on the yellow hat, it is time to be appreciative.

Now I put yellow hat , cause I really appreciate this idea. How would change our everyday life, work, studies, if we could communicate with other people by showing our inner emotion with usage of colors?
Colors can be used in text messages, e-mails. You can show to other people "what color you are talking from". It is great! Cause in reality we have much more that 7 colors!

Let' color our life to be more emotional intelligent to each other, more open and free with each other!

By the way, one of the greatest Russian musician who had the same surname as I, Alexander Skryabin was one of the first in history, who connected music, movements, picture and color. 

To know more about Synesthesia go here:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Still wanna be spaceman!

I realized that I still wanna be spaceman!
Better to move this video to 1:50 to see the main part.

Watching the video about part of the rocket falling down to Earth, I also realized how much space rubbish is around our planet! Unbelievable! This week is my eco-week and I am all the time thinking about nature, water, trees, pollution, planet, everything around me.

Cause right now small groups of people are making choices that will determine the direction of my future. The irony is that many of these people don't even realize what they are doing and what is the value of their choices today for tomorrow.

More about space rubbish here :

Generation whY?

I've read a lot about Generation Y. Here are some characteristics of US:

  • born between 1978 and 1994 (dates are approximate for different countries)
  • they are children of the web and globalization (they are the first one who started to use web 2.0)
  • they are well-educated, well-informed, motivated and flexible
  • they are ambitious and individualistic
  • they are very different from Gen X and Baby-boomers
  • they are citizens of the world
  • they ask questions

whY? Generation whY? what is the role of US?

And I am asking this question as a person who started to face real adult life, who are listening to the lie-news, who is watching those money-oriented economy, who is watching pollution and poisoning, who notice low level of life of 75% of people in the country, who is facing those value conflicts between generations.

Those question we asked all the time: what will be the world in 2020, 2030 2040?
I feel that now I need my own answer to them and this answer should be specific.

Cause it's already our time. Our time in business, economy, media, social media, social sphere, arts.
Cause time is too short? 
GEN whY?

In a world where the only constant is change...

In a world where the only constant is change, a printed book is a frozen memory of a moment in time. It holds our thoughts, plans, ideas and fears from a time that has passed and helps us remember how things once were...
It is something like fantasmagoria performance in the era of cinema, like electricity-eating lamps in the save-the-energy era, like fast food in health club. Isn't it?
A book is something we will dust off one day, browse and remember the good and old days...

Some of us are trying to save energy and forests, some of us take care of pollution around and water consumption. From the one hand printing books is an industry where people are making money and cutting trees, from the other hand, book is something so close, so familiar, so part of history, that you think you can not exchange with computer analog.
With good thought I plan to plant a tree for every book I buy, with good thought I want people to continue writing books and to make them in both electronic and real versions.

Which book are you reading now?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Knowledge management tool can be interactive?

I understood that mostly I use my blog for knowledge management.
First of all I found a reason for it- among all the social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, vkontakte, Gmail, Issuu), it is probably the only thing, where I really can store the story of each сreature I did.

And from another hand, I also understand, that probably I am content-creator- not promoter!
Thats why this blog is still storage of things, it is not interactive and there are so few readers...

One of the last things I did was My Portfolio of works, graphical works. May be you have already seen this for 10 times. But I decided to so something formal as CV, which you need to have.

Here it is !

Receipt of the addiction

Monday, November 1, 2010


How often did you feel that you are addicted to something/someone.

Feeling, that you want something more and more, someone more and more...
And when you don't have it, you start to feel so bad, like demolition of those who are drug-addicted.

In Yoga they say, that the less addicted you are to something, the more freedom you have.

My last addiction is Ginger Drink! Yoga receipt, by the way!

I boil some lemon+orange+ginger+honey for some minutes and then receive the most beautiful and tasty drink ever!

Would like to share this experience of making and drinking it with my friends who far from me right now.

Kisses to all of you! And if you are getting cold, Please, drink it!

My Life is in My Sketchbook

I also like to draw. And to collect things. I love glue and colorful markers- in Russia we call them 'flomasters'. So i put everything together and it seems to be endless process. As life is.

Have a look at my Sketchbook # 2.