Sunday, July 7, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Okay, so I am 3 days late on that one. I was a bit busy frolicking in the fields like a pagan witch, greeting the New Moon. Nonetheless I did proudly celebrate the most important date for America and its' citizens. It is a day not only for gorging on fried chicken, BBQ, beer and ice cream. It is a day to enjoy with your family and friends, remembering that it is a day that a great country gained its independence. I think it is safe to say that there will be readers who are foreign and scoffing at this American holiday, due to certain politics. What is important, is to realize that the country's politics has to be seperated from its' people. American people are proud of their country and what they have acheived. And they have every right to be so. Why are we proud to be an American? Why am I proud to be an American?

1) We are creative and innovative people, with millions of inventions and technologies patented. Airplanes, light bulbs, Coca-Cola, DNA computing, bionic contact lense are just to name a few.
2) From rags to riches, is the ultimate tale of the American dream. You can have 5 dollars to survive, when you arrive to America. If you are smart enough and given the right chance, you can create your own business from the ground up. 
3) We are the largest melting pot in the World. Yes America is a country of immigrants. Immigrants, who ran away from their country to search for political asylum, for religious freedom or to just search for a better life.. These people were accepted without being judged from where they come from. Its' not who your mother or your father is, its' who you are as a person. I can compare this, since I am American-Korean from my mothers' side and Czech from my fathers' side. In the U.S., no one judged me by my parents or my ethnic background.
4) American culture has a huge impact on the World. Many people discriminate against it, putting it down, yet on the other hand, they willingly embrace it. I think no country has had and has an impact on culture as America does. When you turn on your radio or iPod, you are bound to hear American music (good or bad, you hear it). American movies and other entertainement is inevitable.
5) Solidarity and compassion is another amongst the list of positive American traits. If it is war (WWII), fnatural disasters or terrorist attacks, Americans hold together. They try to support each other, donating what help they can, in order to help those in need. 
6) The American ease and smile is a trait Czechs and other Europeans love to put down. They say it is fake and like a commercial for toothpaste. When in fact, the smile is genuine. When Americans ask 'how are you' and smile, it's genuine. Whats wrong with smiling? I miss the ease of smiling at a stranger and seeing the stranger smile back. When you do it in the CZ, people scowl and look at you like you are doing something dirty. A friendly hello and smile never hurt nobody. 
7) Americans are ambition supportive. From the first day at school, we are told that we can be anything. Every child is told that they can be an astronaut or the president. Anything is possible. Where else in the World can you build a computer and function from your garage without being looked down upon? Be who you want to be! 

Every country has its' flaws. There are fat, ugly, stupid, mean, fake people everywhere around the World. I haven't been to a country which doesn't have those type of people. On the other hand, there are real, wonderful, smart, kind people around the World as well. 
You just can't go searching for the negative points, because then you will only be blinded by your judgement.

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Oka, tak jsem se spozdela o 3 dny. Byla jsem trochu zaneprazdnena moji skotacivosti jako pohanska carodejnice, vitajici Novy Mesic. To neni z Twighlightu. Je to pravda. Nicmene, hrde jsem slavila nejdulezitejsi den pro Ameriku a jeji obyvatele. Je to den nejen pro obzerstvi smazene kure (KFC style), BBQ (vysl.: barbekju), pivo a zmrzlina. Je to taky den, ktery si mas uzivat s rodinou a prateli, a vzpominat na den, kdy tento velikansky zem ziskal svoji svobodu. Myslim si, ze muzu s jistotou rict, ze jsou tu ctenari, kteri  se posmivaji nad touto slavnosti, zrejme kvuli politice. Co je dulezite, je uvedomit si, ze politika zeme nema nic spolecneho s chovanim lidi. Americti lide jsou hrde na svoji zemi a co oni dokazali. A maji na to pravo. Proc jsme jako Americani tak hrdy? Proc jsem hrda byt Americankou?

1) Jsme kreativni a prukopnicke, s miliony patentovanych vynalezu a technologii. Letadla, zarovka, Coca-Cola, DNA computing, bionicke kontaktni cocky jsou jen par k zminovani.
2) Z hadru k bohatsvim je ultimatni pribeh americkeho snu. Muzes mit 5 dolaru v kapse, aby si prezil. Pokud si dost chytry a dostanes spravnou sanci, muzes si vytvorit svuj sen z niceho.
3) Jsme nejvetsi tavici kotel na svete. Ano, Amerika je plno pristehovalcu. Pristehovalci, ktery utekli z jejich zeme, hledajici politicky azyl, nabozenskou svobodu, nebo jen hledaji lepsi zivot. Tihle lide byli prijaty do spolecnosti bez odsuzovani odkud jsou. Nejde o to, kdo je tvoje matka nebo co dela tvuj otec, ale kdo si ty, jako clovek. Ja tohle muzu prirovnavat, protoze jsem Americanka-Korejka ze strany matky a Ceska ze strany otce. Ve srovnani s CR, tak me nikdo neodsuzoval podle rodicu nebo muj etnicky puvod.
4) Americka kultura mela a ma obrovsky vliv na svet. Mnoho lide tento fakt odsuzuji a ponizuji to, jenze na druhou stranu to otevrene prijimaji. Myslim si, ze zadna jina zeme nemelo ani nema takovy vliv na svet jako Amerika. Pokud si zapnes radio nebo iPod, urcite tam bude muzika z Ameriky. Dalsi nevyhnutelna zabava jsou kina a jejich filmy. Jak casto chodite do kina na cesky film, ve srovnani s americkym?
5) Solidarita a soucit je dalsi na sexnamu pozitivnich atributu Americanu. Jestli je to valka, prirodni pohroma nebo teroristicky utok, Americani drzi pri sobe. Pokouseji se navzajem podporovat, daruji nebo prispivaji co mohou, aby pomohly ti, ktery ji potrebujou.
6) Pohodovy usmev je vlastnost Americanu, kterou radi Cesi ponizuji. Rikaji, ze je to falesny a jak reklama na zubni pastu. Doopravdy ten usmev je skutecny. Kdyz se ti American/ka zepta 'jak se mas' a usmejou se na tebe, je to uprimny. Pokud to udelas v CR, tak lide se akorat mraci a koukaji jako kdyby jste delali neco spinaveho. Pratelsky usmev a pozdrav nikdy nikomu neublizilo.
7) Americani podporuji ctizadost. Od prvniho dne skoly nam rikali, ze muzeme byt cim chceme byt. Kazdemu diteti je receno, ze muze byt kosmonautem nebo presidentem. Vsechno je mozny. Kde jinde si muzete postavit pocitac a fungovat z garaze? Bud kym chces byt!

Kazda zeme ma zavadu. Jsou tluste, hloupe, malicherny a falesny lide kamkkoliv se podivate. Nebyla jsem v zemi, kde takove lide nebyli. Na druhou stranu, jsou taky skvely, pratelsti, chytre a stedre lide ve svete.
Nemuzes hledat jen negativni body, protoze tvoje odsuzovani te akorat oslepi.


Now you know my whole name!
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A ted' znate cely me jmeno! A ne, neni to Majka jako ta pastika. Maika jako Marie....


I chose to go in the patriotic colors of red, white and blue. This has to be one of my new faves. The tuxedo is custom made L.L. by Lukas Lindner and was probably the most comfiest formal outfits I have ever worn. It went well with my new haircut  ;). I was able to stick my phone and L'Oreal lipstick in the tiny epi leather Louis Vuitton clutch. The shoes were my fabulous Little Red Riding hood stilettos by Hale Bob. I'll be sure to wear wedges next year, since the gold heels worked like golf shoes in the moist grass.
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Zvolila jsem si patrioticke barvy cervene, modre a bile. Tenhle outfit musi byt jeden z mych novych favu. Tuxedo je na zakazku L.L. by Lukas Lindner a asi jeden z nejpohodlnejsich formalnich outfitu, ktery jsem kdy mela na sobe. Myslim si, ze se take hodilo k novemu ucesu ;). Mohla jsem si strcit telefon a L'Oreal rtenku do malinke clutch v epi leather od Louis Vuitton. Boty jsou moje fabulozni lodicky ve stylu Cervene Karkulky od Hale Bob. Urcite si vezmu boty s klinem pristi rok. Moje zlate podpatky neustaly propichovaly do vhlke travy.


The national anthem was sung by the tiny singer with the big voice, Tonya Graves from Monkey Business. I'm sure she isn't singing it for the last time!
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Narodni hymnu Spojenych Statu zazpivala malicka zpevacka s velkym hlasem, Tonya z Monkey Business. Poprve a urcite ne naposledy nam krasne zazpivala hymnu Star Spangled banner.


What do you carry in you purse?
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Co nosis v kabelce?


Of course what would a Fourth of July celebration be without Mexican food? Burritos, nachos and tacos belong to American culture as well! The tequila was excellent and I think the hombre in the sombrero enjoyed it as well...
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Co by byla oslava Den Nezavislosti bez mexickeho jidla? Burritos, nachos a tacos patri k americke kulture taky! Tequila byla vyborna a myslim si, ze hombre v sombrero si na ni taky pochutnal...


One of my great friends Richard was working at the Starbucks stand which is another American invention people love.
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Jeden z mych blizkych kamaradu Richard pracoval v stanku pro Starbucks, coz je jedna z dalsich americkych vynalezu, ktere lide miluji.


I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and the republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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Prisaham vernosti vlajce Spojenych statu americkych a republice, kterou predstavuje: jednomu nedelitelnemu narodu, pred Bohem, v svobode a spravedlnosti pro vsechny.


How did you celebrate 4th of July? 

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