It happens to all of us that we find out something new about ourselves.
Something we never even knew. Nope, I don't mean qarreling with
neighbours or annual self-weighing. In this note I'll speak about
mass-media. Even more exact, about a news-paper. The "Komsomolskaya
pravda" news-paper, and not just a simple one, but "in Moldova". Those
of you, who have read the notes with impressions about visiting the
country, should know that summary there were only three such visits: in
December'2001 and in February and June this year. I liked a lot of things
over there then, like clubs, saunas and other fun, but the most strong
impression was made by the ladies. I'm not afraid of repeating myself
again that the Moldavian ladies are great. Unfortunatelly, after my
terrific friend Michael left for the famous city of Toronto, I don't
have anyone to visit in Chisinau.
During the trips time, especially for the independent
konst.org.ua web-resource (you might have heard of it ;) various
materials were being gathered. In particular, there were photo materials
among which there was such an advert on
the wall on the building where we rented our headquarters for the
week-end. A need for an explanation for the non-Russian speaking public
appears here. The text some the advert originally said "lose weight
forever", but in Russian, if you remove two letters from the word,
you'll have a vulgar phrase translated like "get f*cked up forever". It
seemed funny to us and we took the shot.
So, this week almost simultaneously, several people told me that the
photo along with mentioning of the name of yours truly, was published in
the Moldavian news-paper. Despite that I don't have the paper variant
yet (I've asked some friends of mine to bright it with an occasion), all
the things they write are duplicated at their web-site. Let's take a look
at the accompanying text..
Gotta translate again here in case you cannot read in Russian, for I
know this happens quite frequently these days. The text next to the
photo says the following: This shot taken by a resident of Chisinau,
Konstantin Klyagin, demonstrates that it's possible to lose weight till
the complete.. embarassment. We give the complete text of the advert,
but in the original there is a lack for the letters "p" and "d", thus
not a very nice word comes out the most appropriate translation of which
is "to get embarrassed". That's it really, embarrassed and, despite of
how said it can sound, forever.
That's it! The hit of the season! Konstantin Klyagin - a resident of
Chisinau. Resident.. Chisinau.. Konstantin.. Mantra. Just after I've
been there only three times. Can you imagine, having visited the country
only for three times, I've became a resident of its capital. I'm afraid
of thinking what it could turn out if I had visited it for four or five
times.. Mayor? Minister? President? Oh, my.. Dear fellows, where is the
queue after the citizenship? I'm the last, ok? Theoretically it's not
bad to have several passports. But can anyone please tell me, which one
of the two passports is worse to have: a Ukrianian or a Moldavian one?
With which one they won't let me pass any border? And what if I show the
both passports simultaneously? Just kidding.
And it's really interesting how the guys from the editorial staff found
the photo. Well, I got used to the fact that noone contacts the author
when something is published. It used to happen to me before with the
software I write, now we can observe the same with the photographs. It's
nice though that about articles the permission is usually asked. I guess
the photo was taken from here. It's my account at the photo.site, a comprehensive Russian
photography-oriented web resource. I registered myself about two weeks
ago there, after the decision to follow the trend in our office that is
represented besides of myself with two more nicknames, that are lsenyuk and watson respectively. So, having
thinked a little, I put the embarrassing photo to the "humor" section
there. The publication in "Komsomolskaya pravda" is a clear sign that
the site is very popular. Looks like after someone of the editorial guys
saw Chisinau mentioned, they missed the further details, like the author
info. Well, happens. But I like it, because they were really courageous
to publish a photo with vulgar expressions. Must admin though that the
case with the publication was really amusing and unexpected. Maybe, I
should add the link to the writings section?
Will become a great photographer of Chisinau or something ;) That's just
how my debut was.