My ways of stydying English

There are 2 ways of it for me. In order of usefulness

  1. Speaking
  2. Rest

The rest includes

  • reading books
  • tv series
  • learning phrases

Learning phrases

I’ve got a sheet in Google Docs.

This one

There are 3 columns: first for the English phrase and third for the Russian translation

And central column I use for both when I hide first or third. That’s how I memorise it.

I often used that in 2015: more than 2,000 phrases. Only 314 in 2016 and 113 in 2017.


This summer I was trying to use it for Hebrew.

One more column for pronunciation, cause it’s quite hard to read that.


And I’ve got around two hundred slang phrases into it.


Returned to normal

Nine days ago I was writing a post about hypomania, I felt that it’s comming. After that I was taking 5-7 pills of Valproate each days and was feeling myself strangely.

After some days my hypomania simptomes disappeared and I was feeling depressed simptomes for some days. I was even taking Brintellix two times. I decided to see my psychiatrist.

Today she said that It was complete hypomania episode. And I was acting quite right. The mistake was only that I reduced and increased the dose of mecine too fast. If I want to increase or reduce the dose I should do it for only 1 pill during 2 days.

And also we compiled a plan:

there we go



It’s hypomania again. Taking Valproate makes me feel differently then I felt before.

As my psychoatrist said I have to take around 5-7 pills each hypomania day. I started with 7 and was sleeping a lot during these first days. I reduced the dose today cause I feel it’s too many.

For me it’s the first year I control my cycles, this is new experience for me. Interesting actually. You can choose how you wanna feel your unquiet mind today.

CouchSurfing event

There was an event yesterday with the guys, who I saw in the Banya. Novosibirsk CS community.

These guys here are mostly Germans working in the consulate and teaching German.

We went outside the city for picnic. Also there was a birthday of Benji, a guy from US (with the cake on the picture).