keskiviikko 29. heinäkuuta 2009


Last winter I bought a small calendar. One of those that stand on the table. It was probably the best thing I have bought in a long time. (Well, excluding my newish purse, which I love!)

This is August:

Best leaders inspire by example. When that's not an option, brute intimidation works pretty well, too.
And this is October:

I want either less corruption or more opportunity to participate in it.

All the pictures are sarcastic, but October holds also personal irony for me, since during the last 15 months I have spend many a day pondering how to prevent and detect corrpution. Or corruption, either one...

And here is November. Sweet, depressing November.

I expected times like this. But never thought they be so bad, so long and so frequent.
On most mornings, I, strangely enough, find energy and drive from these demotivators. "The harder you try, the dumber you look." Yeah, baby, let's look dumb again today!

But on the rare occasion, I think I've had enough of the world and all the cynicism... then I just turn the page around, and feel immediately better.

In case you are not de-motivated enough as it is, and you are in despair how to lower your performance level these might help: you can find the calenders and some other staff from here

2 kommenttia:

Marie kirjoitti...

Hi, Eeva! My name is Marie and I am a freelance writer working on an article about how China handles its trash. For example, whether or not many people recycle there, how the trash is collected by the city, etc.

Would you be willing to answer some questions for me based on what you've experienced in China? If so, please e-mail me at mclook[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you!


Anonyymi kirjoitti...


I am a human rights advocate in my country but I contact you regarding a different matter, the rights of animals and cruel practises in China. I ask that you visit the follwoing web site and spread the message about what is happening in your country:

These cruel practises are barbaric and must stop.

I sincerely hope that you will look at what is happening play your small role and bring shame to those people who perpetrate such obscene cruelity onto animals.

Regards, Pixi