U.P.P.Party

Posted on March 27, 2008
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UPP had it’s yearly work/client party this week! They have staff only parties throughout the year, but this one shows off for the clients – meaning they go all out. We left for a couple hours to come back for the main party and went bowling at a pub nearby. (Bowling here is associated with drinking, and are actually inside pubs! Only small, 4 lanes or so, but many people using them).

But Im not sure why we left, considering there were girls on motorbikes manning the door (sorry no photos! Only took these 2 later on), in full motorbike gear, and cocktails being served inside, multiple bar areas, and a DJ. When we came back there was a police van in our street – I joked to myself about cops raiding the party.. There they were at the front door. Apparently they make frequent appearances at the parties. Not really hassling though just checking in and monitoring noise.

As usual, alcohol enhanced foreign language abilities (theirs, not mine) and I talked to lots of staff I hadn’t before. The party was pretty good, but at the end I think the bar staff got a bit happy with the mixing, and just started making rocket fuel! The last drink I had was terrible, and sent me home pretty fast. Woke up at 11am.. then 1am.. no work today.. Went in on Saturday and I wasn’t the only one. About 5 people showed up at 9 on Friday (ones who weren’t at the party?!) and most didn’t stay the full day haha.

Why oh why do they do it on a school night? :)

Prague Snow

Posted on March 18, 2008
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Random Prague

Snow is still a bit of a novelty for me, as I rarely get to see it, and have only been to the snow once. Its been randomly snowing on and off the last couple of weeks, so been taking photos when i see it! Here’s a little video too. These ones are all taken from my window!

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Random Prague


Random Prague

Pub Trivia @ the Czech-Inn

Posted on March 17, 2008
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Czech Inn

Czeched out pub trivia at the Czech Inn, which is a very nice looking hostel not far from where I’m staying, and close to the Namesti Miru Station. It actually looks like a hotel, and an English dude staying there said it was great. They have a bar downstairs (as all good hostels do) and ran a trivia night on Monday (in English of course!).
I’m fairly useless at trivia unless its related to the Simpsons, and these categories were definitely not my realm. Try Olympic Cities, Shakespeare, and Beatles Lyrics.
Surprisingly I got 2 of the Shakespeare Qs. Want to know how? Leonardo DiCaprio played Romeo Montageu (Q: whats Romeo’s family name?) in Baz Luhrmanns Romeo + Juliet, and Desdemona (Q: who is Othello’s wife?) was the name of the female character in the Gargoyles Cartoon back in the 90s.

See? TV has taught me more about Shakespeare than Year 12 English did. Ha! :)

I won’t mention the final scores…

My Pad in Prague

Posted on March 5, 2008
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I’ve come to Prague for a month or more and am working at UPP. To get home, I have to take a whole 15 steps in the freezing weather. Seriously. 15. Here’s a couple of quick photos of my bachelor pad apartment, all for li’le ol’ me!