I like little things. I have always had an affinity for travel-sized shampoos, puppies that can be carried in a bag, and mini cars among many others. For me, finding something tiny and cute is like finding gold – and this can be applied to the details, as well. Yes, it is the fine details of my current life and living situation in Ukraine that I like to call my “little treasures.” Here are some of the things that bring a smile to my face every day.
This awesome poster is the first thing I see when I wake up:
I found this little thing in the sewing kit in the drawer.
It is actually a pocket knife! Who knew?!
When another teacher saw these slippers, he immediately assumed they came with the apartment. But, no, I actually bought them from the market. One of my best buys thus far!
I get joy when I see English words translated into Cyrillic. Take these books: Mogley (Jungle Book) and Hans Christian Anderson.
This is our vaccuum. I call him R2.
I love this mushroom jar!
We have laundry lines over the tub. It’s quite an interesting contraption. You pull the strings up or down to bring the laundry lines up or down.
These are just a few of the things I enjoy. There are also a number of things, or little treasures, that I can’t quite take pictures of. These might be little tid-bits of information that I can’t get past. Here are some of those jewels:
1 – It might shock and surprise you that it is quite common for people to just pay for their driver’s license instead of taking tests. Safe, no?!
2 – Dentists make more money than doctors here. And, if you want to have a good operation or care, you have to give your doctor a “gift”.
3 – The landladies here are just as crazy as they were back in Kyrgyzstan. They are known to just drop in and check things out whenever, and not quietly!
And there you have it – Just some of my little treasures from life in Ukraine!