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Riga’s Outdoor Cinema

Tomorrow, 3rd of June, is one of the first event of the Outdoor Cinema in Riga.

It’s the movie “Some Like It Hot” with the one and only Marilyn Monroe.

It’s one of the most popular comedies out there. In 1989, “Some Like It Hot” was included in USA’s movie list of cultural, historical and esthetically important movies.

Place: Kalnciema iela

Price: 6 EUR/per.

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Don’t be afraid to stand out

Hello, I wanted to drop by to tell you that it’s okay to not know everything.

It’s okay to ask questions.

It’s okay to push yourself out the comfort zone. Only that way we move closer to others, only that way we give a sign to the outer world that we are here.

Don’t be afraid to stand out. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Learn and be brave.

I’m still learning this advice myself. 🙂

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Be a part of the team, volunteer!

Volunteering is a great chance how you can get your first work experience, find new connections and help  organisations near you.

There are many ways how you can get involved. All you need is will to invest your free time to help others, without getting paid.

Remember that “everything you do comes back to you”. In one way or another, there’s always a chance for success.

Brīvprātīgie.lv is a great and trustable source for volunteer work in Latvia. It’s easy to connect because for authorisation you can use your social network profiles. There are many cases in there, which you can join any time.

unity and strength

 

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Mairis Briedis – first Latvian WBC champion

This night Mairis Briedis, Latvian boxer, proved that a person from a small nation also can do big things, if he’s not afraid to prove himself and face the opponent.

Mairis Briedis won the WBC world champion title, boxing against Marco Huck.

“Latvia, after all, we are a strong country.” Those were the first words of M. Briedis.

The WBC is one of the four major governing bodies in professional boxing, and certifies world champions in 17 different weight classes.

 

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April jokes in online media

It’s the first of April. Please, just don’t open the classic news sites or else you’ll be a part of the joke. They are flooded with fake news today.

According to thestar.com, it’s a media tradition of April Fool’s Day.

A newspaper in the Netherlands had told its readers one April 1 that on that day it had started to use a new ink that smelled like tulips. Not surprisingly, some noses were out of joint by that prank.

In this digital era when information spreads around in seconds and lives on forever online, serious news organizations should not play around with far-fetched fake news just for laughs.

Media is a credible business. Even in the “fake news” era. Days like these makes me want to avoid the news.

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How To Spot Emotional Manipulation

I have been thinking about this topic for the past week. We have all been there when someone tries to manipulate us, using facts that we don’t like. It’s even worse when someone, who was your friend, does it against your will.

How To Spot Emotional Manipulation

  1. They will use your words against you.

    Be aware that they will know what gets under your skin. They will know because, chances are, you have told them, without thinking about it.
    They will do something that hurts you and then they will use your words to turn the situation comfortable for them. They will try to make you feel guilty for your accusation.
  2. It’s not their fault.

    It’s never their fault. If something goes wrong, someone else was responsible for it. Look out for those kind of people.
  3. They project their insecurities on you.

    These manipulators will try to make sure you can relate with them. They will use their weak spots on you. Do not get fooled if somebody tries to tell you something to make you feel bad about yourself. Only you can know what’s good and what’s bad for you.
  4. They tend to deny what they said.

    They will try to tell you that they didn’t promise you anything. It’s as if their memory just went blank for that moment. In this case, you will need an evidence (sms, chat message, or even voice recording).
  5. They rise their voice.

    This is the kind of manipulation I pity the most. Why you need to rise your voice to prove a point? Calm down, take a deep breath and explain what’s in your mind. Don’t yell. Nobody has proved anything with rising their voice.
  6. They try to humilate you.

    I have no idea if that’s what brings them joy, but they like to remind you of that one stupid thing you did 5 years ago when you’re with your other friends or in front of a big crowd. In my opinion, that just reaches new level of low.
  7.   They want to control you.

    They want you to know that they’re the boss in your relationship. They will make sure their ideas are the main ones and your ideas are wrong. They want things to happen in their way that happens to be the right way.

I think that the worst part is that they don’t want to change their ways. Be aware of these kind of people and don’t be afraid to call them out.