Leden 2010

Sbírám zkušenosti v Maďarsku / Journalism workshop in Hungary

23. ledna 2010 v 22:44 | Veronika Pitrová |  Zpátky v Čechách...nejspíš ne na dlouho
Zítra ráno odjíždím do Maďarska. Čeká mě pětidenní workshop na institutu pro výzkum kmenových buněk a klonování, BioTalentum ve městě Gödöllő.

Spolu se mnou tam dorazí i 14 dalších novinářů z celé Evropy, tak se těším. A kromě praktických věcí budeme diskutovat i o tom, jak informace z vědy zpřístupnit co nejširšímu publiku.

Bohužel se nestihnu potkat s Tamásem, protože uletěl za oceán, tak snad jindy. Aspoň zatím lehce ochutnám chuť Maďarska.

A možná se vrátím ve dvojím provedení. Jednou originál a jednou naklonovaná. :-)

Ještě jedna vtipná věc - maďarsky toho moc neumím, teda jinak. Umím jen "Ahoj, jmenuji se Verunika a jsem Češka." a pak ještě "na zdraví". Tak doufám, že si s tím vystačím:-)

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Tomorrow morning I'm off to Hungary. For five days I will attend the The Stem Cell and Nuclear Transfer Cloning technologies workshop at BioTalentum in Gödöllő, Hungary.

Fourteen other journalists from all the Europe are coming as well and we will work together and discuss how to make the news about science accessible for everybody.

Unfortunatelly I could not meet Tamás, because he is not in the country, but at least I will take a brief taste of Hungary.:-)

And maybe I'll get clonned and two Veronikas will come back next saturday:-)

One last thing, you can guess that my skills of hungarian language are very poor. Basically I can say only what Tamás had taught me which is "Hi my name is Veronika and Im Czech" and than "Santé":-) So I hope I will not need more than that.:-)

Rozhodnutí: fixní rovnátka / Decision: fixed braces

21. ledna 2010 v 18:51 | Veronika Pitrová |  Zpátky v Čechách...nejspíš ne na dlouho

Říká se, že na rovnátka není nikdy pozdě. Už jsem to sice mohla mít dávno za sebou, ale s tím už nic neudělám. Tak jsem se rozhodla, že si nechám vylepšit úsměv teď. Čekají mě tedy fixní rovnátka na obě čelisti a nejspíš asi ta nejméně viditělná. Ale i tak to bude trvat minimálně dva roky. Takže to vypadá, že už mám dárek k mým 25. narozeninám - nový úsměv.

Už mám sice jedou ortodontickou léčbu za sebou, ale jak mi dnes pan doktor řekl, tak je to úplně špatně. :-( A bude se to muset předělat. Ale zas pan doktor je docela sympaťák, takže jestli jsem měla nějaké pochybnosti, jestli do toho jít nebo ne, po dnešním setkání je už nemám.:-)

Tady je kontakt, kdyby vás moje zubní rozhodnutí inspirovalo.

I was told it is never too late for them. So I decided to touch up my smile and I will put on the braces. :-) Hopefully the less visible ones. But still, it will take about two years to complete the treatment, so it seems like I already have my 25th birtday present - new smile.

I already underwent this kind of the treatment but loooong time ago and as I was told today by the specialist, it is all incorrectly done. But the doctor was really "sympa" so I have lost even the last hesitation and I'll go for it!

Kterak jsem podruhé do stejné řeky vstoupila.../ How I stepped twice into the same river

15. ledna 2010 v 10:18 | Veronika Pitrová |  Zpátky v Čechách...nejspíš ne na dlouho
Sometimes things happen you don't know even how or why...but they do and that is important. Therefore I was asked to return to the international desk of news in NOVA TV. And here I am!

In January 2008 I signed the contract for the first time and had to leave in august because of one year in Paris at Sciences Po.

In January 2010 I signed the contract and stepped again into the same river. Yes, many things have changed but still, let everybody thinks what he wants, I feel happy. :-) It may be very tough semester but doing what I like keeps recharging my "batteries".

Keep dreaming your dreams...

Občas se věci kolem vás dějí, že nevíte ani proč ani jak...ale hlavní je, že se dějí! O to jde především. A tak jako blesk z čistého nebe přišla i nabídka vrátit se do zahraniční redakce televizních novin na Nově...a tak jsem tady!

V lednu 2008 jsem podepisovala smlouvu poprvé, abych ji v srpnu ukončila kvůli ročnímu pobytu v Paříži.

V lednu 2010 jsem smoulu podepisovala znovu, abych podruhé vstoupila do stejné řeky. Ano, hodně se od té doby změnilo a ať si říká kdo chce, co chce, já jsem ráda, že to takhle dopadlo! Moc ráda! Možná mě čeká dost náročný půlrok, takže se předem omlouvám, za všechny odmítnuté akce...na druhou stranu mám pocit, že když dělám něco, co mě baví, dodává mi to svým způsobem energii. :-)

A tady pro československé čtenáře chvilka poezie...aneb můj odchod z Frekvence 1 a nástup na Novu ve verších autorů J.V., D.V., J.P. a V.P.:

To jsou věci,
po dvou deci,
Veronika si na F1 sbalila věci,
a šla na Novu točit přeci.

Svatá pravda, oči valím,
že se vždy tak rychle sbalím.
Neb mládí má přec vervu
a já zastavím se možná až v červnu:-)

Veronika Pitrová zase v zahrandu,
expertka na Francii, Amsterdam i Rwandu :-)

Na Paříž i Pardubice
takových je třeba více .-)

Veru, ale pozor, sama víš, že:
Paříž, Praha nebo Doly,
všude potkáš voly. :-D

New Year's Wish For You

1. ledna 2010 v 22:43 | Veronika Pitrová |  Zpátky v Čechách...nejspíš ne na dlouho

I believe that every person we meet in our life has some kind of influence on our personal development..."My" Irish family in Dungarvan had once told me about certain Dr. Seuss, an American writer of children's book. Apart from his most famous "Cat in the hat" he wrote this tale called "Oh, the places you'll go". It was his last poem before he died and I think there is something very strong in his verses.

I must admit that I read it aloud at least twice a week :-) it certainly gives me optimism and power for my plans. Therefore, let this be my New Year's Wish for all of YOU wherever you are on the Earth! Good luck in 2010!!!

Veronika

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Dr. Seuss:
Oh! The Places You'll Go!

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look'em over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course, you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.

Oh! The Places You'll Go!

You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don't.
Because, sometimes, you won't.

I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
that Bang-ups
and Hang-ups
can happen to you.

You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You'll be left in a Lurch.

You'll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you'll be in a Slump.

And when you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And if you go in, should you turn left or right…
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.

The Waiting Place…

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

No! That's not for you!

Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,
once more you'll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you'll go!
There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.

I'm afraid that some times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you'll be quite a lot.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
Onward up many a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike.
And I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

Kid, you'll move mountains!

So…
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!