“Streets of Catalonia ” exhibition

For all of You who could not attend the vernissage of my exhibition, the video, so You can feel like you were there.

I am very happy. It was my first foreign exhibition. Came about 50 guests, mostly strangers. That makes me even happier that I was able to reach people I did not know.

I also want to thank all the people who helped me to organize the exhibition, especially the team of the Sala Sant Roc, my friends Samia, Samanta, Monika, Montse and Xavi and of course, my husband.

All prints are archival (collector) in a limited series of 20 copies at a price of 35 euro per image.

In support…

… of Trump’s politics.

Below a photo of cowboy boots. The one on a left was bought in the US in 1977, but it was made in Brasil. The other, on a right, was bought in Poland 2017 and it was made in Spain.

No further comments.

Boots. Left, bought in the US in 1977, made in Brasil. Right, bought in Poland 2017, made in Spain.
Boots. Left, bought in the US in 1977, made in Brasil. Right, bought in Poland 2017, made in Spain.

Welcome to Dubai

Lately, with a whole family, we visited Dubai. Why Dubai – well, believe me, or not, but I would prefer to go to Baghdad or Damascus, as those are historic cities, but God knows, why someone decided it will be to be a war-zone. So instead of to see the historic places we went to see the biggest building and the Dubai Mall.

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The giant aquarium in a Dubai Mall. Photo: Julia Chodor

Oh, yeah, the Dubai Mall is impressive, especially the giant aquarium with sharks and other fish. Wow, there is even a cage so you can dive with sharks. Imagine this, Continue reading

What is missing?

What am I missing in the picture?  I just try to write down what I remember. I know it is chaotic, please, do not blame me.

For the last week, everybody has been talking about Brexit and derivative topics. And this is a perfect occasion, to do other things in politics/finance without being notice.

So what we have:

1. Last year Chinse stock market plummeted. Since then it is rather unstable.

2. The prime minister of Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu lately quite often goes to Moscow. It has been noticed that he visits Putin more often than Washington. Continue reading

Get a different view

I am a little sick of so called the independent Americans thinkers and experts. Sick of articles that Putin does not want war and only the US government is pushing for the nuclear III world war. In my opinion, they are not able to obtain a different perspective.

They sit in their homes in the US. In the US that has never had any cross-country war on its territory. Basically, they came, they killed almost all autochthons and then fought among themselves. The US is a baby country. It is little more than 200 years old. That is nothing. Some of the Japan companies are 1000 years old.

These independent thinkers do not know and understand the history of Europe. The comments I read about Brexit… God…just no comments on that. Total lack of understanding Brits, of the United Kingdom, of Europe. Continue reading

Post-Brexit fever

I love Twitter. I love it because in one place I have access to news from all over the world. I am given the opportunity, and possibility to choose what I want to read. A mainstream or an independent. I thought the freedom of speech applies to all media, but it turned out differently. I am so naive.

So, what does my selection of media says about Brexit?

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Healthcare in Kuwait

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Adan Hospital. Photo: Julia Chodor

I got a new experience in Kuwait. No one wants to gain this one but sometimes you cannot avoid it. What do I mean? I’m talking about health and health services.

My the youngest needed a vaccine. I took her to the „ministry clinic”. Only there, kids can get a vaccination. We came, I show the passport (girls and me, we are still on tourist visas). I was told to go to the vaccination room. We did not wait in a queue. My sweetheart was vaccinated. I paid nothing. After the vaccination, the nurse told me to go to the pharmacy to get a paracetamol for the little one. I went and I was given the paracetamol. Guess what, I paid nothing for it.

Later during the day, my little sweetheart got a rush. It happens sometimes after the vaccination. So I went back to the clinic. The doctor examined the little one and directed us to the hospital. In a midtime, nurses put some gel for allergies on the little. And guess what…. yes, exactly we paid nothing. I remind you once again, we are on tourist visas.

Ok, we went to the hospital. Like all hospitals, it was big and crowdy. Without much of waiting we managed to do everything, The little one was registered, examined, given medicines and prescription. And guess what, yes, exactly, you are right.

The only thing we needed to pay for was the drugs on the prescription. For 4 different medicaments, we paid KD 5 (USD 15).

I must say that health service in Kuwait works fine, there is really not much to complain about.

Comparing to my experience from other countries. The health care is really good. It is even a little better than in Spain, but the Spanish one is also very good. The Polish healthcare is way behind, and the US healthcare system I will not even mention.

What I really like about healthcare in Kuwait and Spain, that it is for free if you live in a country. You do not need necessary to work, living is enough. I like the approach that it is better to prevent than to cure and the costs are lower.

So, dear US government, next time when you decide to change other countries political systems, think, that maybe in this non-democratic country with nationalized business, actually the money earn on oil is designed to the inhabitants, not to the great oil companies. And have in mind that your citizens pay high taxes and get nothing in return. The people in Kuwait do not have to pay taxes and still they have good public healthcare.