Friday, August 26, 2005

Lesson 1 - Greeting

Friends and family members greet each other with a simple "Привет".

for those who want to 'Copy'+'Paste' :

- Привет, Эмили.
- Привет, мам.

Use "Здравствуйте" with people you barely know, with much older folks (unless they are your relatives) or with government officials.

- Здравствуйте, мисс Наталия.
- Здравствуй, Эмили.

Remember, "Practice makes perfect".

Your e-mails with questions and comments are welcome.

If you are brave enough, you can e-mail me an audio file with your greeting in Russian. I'll play it on the next show.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

One Step Closer

The musical intro and the artwork for my podcast are accomplished today - thanks to Apple's Garage Band and my family members for lending their voices:)

Ideas for the content keep coming. One thing I know the show is going to come out on a weekly basis for now. Short show notes and links will be here on

Things are looking better.....It'll be good!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Getting Ready for Podcasting

Today, while listening to one of the Russia-related podcasts, I started entertaining an idea of creating my own podcast. Seems like I got all the tools, the only ingredient needed is the content. That will be revealed in the Pilot Episode soon. Although you can probably guess judging by the BLOG title.

Now, for the podcast's artwork.....I thought it would be great to represent it with an image symbolic of Russia.

There are many symbols of Russia: Vodka, Ballet, and Matryoshkas (nestling dolls) just to name a few. Can you name more? I personally, enjoy caviar (every true Russian does:)

I didn't have to look for the artwork long. I happened to have one on my hard drive. I photographed it at my home studio about a year ago.