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‘Millennials’ and ‘centennials’ – who are they?

kwi 19

Do you feel sometimes that you totally don’t understand people who are only a few years older or younger than you? Probably the reason is that you belong to different technological generations. Let’s take a look at two of them.


Millennials (generation Y)

People called ‘millennials’ were born more or less between 1982 and 1996 (the dates can be a little different depending on the country). They remember what the world without the Internet looked like, they know what a Walkman or Discman is, however in the last years they have got used to new technologies such as smartphones or tablets. Technological development is now something natural for them and they are not afraid of learning new things. They are also, in contrast to their parents or grandparents, idealists who are more open to changes. Many of them prefer to do the job they really like, even if they earn less money in this case. ‘Millennials’ are usually individuals, sometimes too sensitive, easy to frustrate. They like to travel and get to know new places and cultures. Their main problem can be a lack of stability – for example, with having their own flat (in many countries it is almost impossible to buy one without taking out a mortgage) or the same job for more than a few years.

Centennials (generation Z)

‘Centennials’ were born after 1996 (approximately) and they are the first generation that does not know a life without advanced technology, the Internet and social media. If you have ever seen a few-years-old child playing on the smartphone much better than his/her parents, you know exactly what we are talking about. ‘Centennials’ learn many things on their own (usually from the Internet, for example from YouTube movies). They don’t care too much about their privacy, showing to the world all the details from their lives and measuring their success by the amount of ‘likes’ they receive. They often prefer to make contact with their friends via social media than face to face, and their idols are people known only from YouTube. ‘Centennials’ also seem to be more tolerant and sensitive about global issues. Unfortunately, it is hard to say now what their work life will look like, because most of them are still children or teenagers.

Do you identify with one of these generations? Can you imagine your life without a new technology? Share your opinion with us!

(BB)

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Wiosna, cieplejszy wieje wiatr!

kwi 12

W końcu z nami! Długo wyczekiwana, wytęskniona wiosna. A co jest jej nieodłącznym elementem? Kwiaty! Piękne, żywe dywany, kwitnące rabatki i cieszące oko zielone łąki. Zapraszamy do naszego fotograficznego ogrodu!

Obrazy kwiatami malowane

Tulipan pięknieje w kroplach deszczu

Trawa zroszona wiosenną mżawką – orzeźwiający widok!

Wypatrzyć takie piękności w trawie – radość dla oczu i… obiektywu!

Wiosna to bardzo pracowity czas dla pszczółek

Która kobieta nie lubi dostawać tulipanów? :)

Pierwsze przebiśniegi to obietnica rychłej wiosny

Krokusy należą do jednych z najchętniej fotografowanych kwiatów

Magnolio! Z jaką niecierpliwością ciebie wyczekujemy!

Przebiśnieg nawet wystający spod śniegu jest uciechą dla oczu

Narcyz zawsze odznacza się nieprzeciętną urodą

Ślimak, ślimak wystaw rogi!

Fotografie: K. Tarczoń

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New York – star of the silver screen

kwi 09

When you visit New York, you feel like you have seen all of it before. You might be right, because the building, the coffeehouse or the park you walk through probably served as a film set at some point.

Photo K. Barnaś – Empire State Building and Flatiron

Woody Allen shot most of his movies in New York, including Manhattan (1979). This romantic black and white comedy tells the story of a TV writer. Manhattan is about searching for love and luck in the city where everything seems possible.

Photo K. Barnaś – Times Square and Statue of Liberty

Another classic film set in New York is Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). It is a timeless romcom about a small-town girl who seeks adventure, love and money in a big city. One must not forget about all the fashionable clothes worn by Holly Golightly J, which inspire millions of women to this day.

Photo K. Barnaś – 9/11 Memorial Museum

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) is a tear-jerker. It aims to cope with the trauma of the 9/11 attack, an event that forever changed New York.  This slightly fairy-tale-like film is not about what happened that day but about the subsequent everyday existence that needed to be faced.

Photo K. Barnaś – Brooklyn Bridge

Home Alone 2 (1992) is a Christmas classic. In this movie, Kevin is once again getting abandoned by his parents, this time in a big city. However, he manages perfectly well on his own.  He gets an apartment in one of the best and most famous hotels in New York and embarks on a sightseeing tour.  He checks off all the must-sees on the list of every tourist. Sightseeing is definitely going to be a lot easier after watching this movie.

Photo K. Barnaś – Central Park

For decades, the city that never sleeps has provided a perfect backdrop for many films. They all help to better understand the hopes, dreams and fears of its denizens. New York is a true star of the silver screen. :)

(KB)

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Weather anomalies – present in the whole world

mar 28

“W marcu jak w garncu” (In March like in a pot) – this Polish proverb reflects well what the weather is like this year – not only in Poland. One day we can sunbathe and enjoy the first breath of spring, whereas the next one it is impossible to leave the house without a winter jacket…

Butterflies and flowers in the winter

Have you ever seen a butterfly in the winter? If not, you can look at this movie, made in Poland in January: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aZ37qBfZ2E. This year you could also see some flowers that didn’t want to wait for the calendar spring and would like to bask in the first sunbeams. Unfortunately, after the snow came back, it was not so amenable for the plants that had already woken up.

Snow in the Sahara desert and other anomalies

This year we could see many different weather anomalies, almost in every part of the world: hurricanes, snowstorms, higher temperatures in the northern parts of Europe than for example in Spain … probably the most spectacular one was the snow that fell in January in the Sahara desert – here you can see what it looked like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-qoE13eK9E . A little bit weird, right?

Flu, bad mood and the farmers’ loss

You cannot hide the fact that we have practically no impact on the rapid changes of weather, whereas they have a big impact on us. Our organisms are not used to them, so many people suffer from flu, headaches and other illnesses. We can also feel more tired, irritated and have less motivation to take up new challenges. However, the group that probably complains the most are the farmers because their income depends to a large extent on the kindness of the weather.

And what do you think about weather anomalies? Have you seen any interesting ones in your area? Share them with us!

(BB)

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Podróże z wiosną w tle

mar 06

Kiedy słońce wychodzi zza chmur trudno usiedzieć w miejscu. Budzimy się z zimowego letargu i z radością podejmujemy różne aktywności. A jaki jest najlepszy sposób na spędzenie dłuższych, wiosennych dni? Podróże! Zapraszamy na fotograficzną wycieczkę w świat…

Włoskie narcyzy bezsprzecznie zwiastują wiosnę

Plaże w Acapulco zachwycają o każdej porze roku.

Takie smakołyki można kupić w meksykańskich parkach.

Meksyk zdecydowanie kojarzy się z kolorami i radością.

W jednym z parków stolicy Meksyku nawet wiewiórki biegają pod nogami.

Stara część Bergamo zachwyca widokiem na Alpy.

Acapulco to przede wszystkim sielskie widoki.

Piramidy w Teotihuacán można podziwiać z balonu.

Włoskie miasteczka zachwycają również architekturą.

(Fotografie: K. Tarczoń.)

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