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  1. Don't forget social distancing! (I've seen it on FB with Sherlock and decided to make a Mika version...)

     

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  2. Challenge of the day: How many Mika CDs (including bonus CDs, live CDs etc.) can you play in one day? :biggrin2:

    1. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      It seems that not so many as I thought because I keep playing some songs on repeat... 

    2. Starlight

      Starlight

      It seems to be quite a challenge. :naughty:

  3. This headline made my day:

     

    'This is Tim's fault': Triathlete kicked out of virtual race after husband trips over cord :lmfao:

  4. Home office for a gondolier:

     

     

  5. Quarantine tip if you have a dog and a lot of toilet paper... 

     

  6. Hi, maybe you could help me with my brainstorming. It's my best friend's birthday in 3 weeks. It's already clear I won't be able to see her. Now I'm thinking about a gift. There are actually only two possibilities - either a "digital" gift or something I can order online and send to her address. A digital gift could be a voucher for example, one that I could buy or I was thinking of a list of things we could do together afterwards and I would invite her (café, ice cream, cinema etc.). That would be nice, on the other hand who knows when it will be possible to realize these plans and maybe I should think of a gift she can enjoy right now in the time of her birthday and not in a few weeks or months... It would be great if I could give her a "personalised" gift, I usually put together things I bought and even something handmade but I don't want to risk going to the post office now so if I send her something, it has to be a thing I can order and she will receive it from the shop directly. What do you think is the best idea? A "physical" surprise or a "digital" gift with a voucher? Or maybe a mixture of both options? Thanks for your ideas!

    1. Irem Aytepe

      Irem Aytepe

      You don't have to give physical gift atm. It can be dangerous but I prefer digital.

      You can make a video of your and your friend's picture with your song? Your and her/him song? It can be nice. 

      If you want cinema for that day, you can make voicecall and start a movie same time. You can talk about the movie and you can watch together. I always do this with my friend when we want to watch serie together.

    2. silver

      silver

      Well the easy thing to do would be a voucher for something like Amazon, so she could get whatever she liked.  Do you have any websites like Etsy, where you can order craft gifts and jewellery online and get sent direct to her? Actually getting a present might be a nice surprise in these times.

    3. Dominika

      Dominika

      2 ideas:

      - you can ask other friends to record short wishes for your bday firend and then put all recordings together 

      - in Poland there is a webside which prepare videos with celebrities or sportsmen wishing ppl happy birthday. You send them pictures and your wishes and they preparing a video. You pay for this but the money goes to charity company. My friend was in heaven seeing her fave footballer wishing her happy birthday. Don't know if you have something similar in Czech?

  7. Today I had a terrible nightmare... One of those that feels so real! :tears: It was about Mika being on an event with about 50 other famous people on a boat. Then the boat got lost and people were assuming it sank for some reason. I felt so miserable in the dream, I even cried, then I woke up and was so relieved it's not true but I think I will need a while till I get rid of that bad feeling... Luckily Mika won't be on a boat anytime soon. 

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    2. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @Starlight Yes, I have no idea why my brain came up with such a horrible story, I usually have rather good or neutral dreams thanks god! But I guess maybe the whole situation now produce some negative feelings that your brain proceeds at night... I don't know but it was by far the worst nightmare I had lately, I hope it was the last one too.

    3. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @Mikasister Yeah, the reality is a nightmare already...

       

      Even though it's hard, I think it's a good idea, it's better to be safe than sorry...

       

      Btw, the night before I had a dream I made it to Mallorca (I should have spent two weeks in July over there) but I had to take a bus, a boat, a train and I think one another vehicle because the planes didn't fly... The virus was still a topic but it wasn't as bad anymore. Not the greatest dream ever but at least much better than the one I dreamed tonight... 

    4. Starlight

      Starlight

      @giraffeandy That's true... all that is happening now is a nightmare...

      @Mikasister A good idea... safety is so important at the moment...

  8. This is so heartwarming... And there are not enough nice news in these times. 

     

     

    1. Dominika

      Dominika

      Oh I love you too my Czech friend! :hug:

    2. giraffeandy
  9. Don't make me cry, cry, cry, cry, cry
    Don't make me cry, cry, cry, cry, cry
    Don't make me cry, cry, cry, cry, cry
    Don't make me cry, cry, cry, cry, cry

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    2. Lilyen

      Lilyen

      so true. so true.

    3. Mikasister

      Mikasister

      I feel like you @giraffeandy I dont see the light at the end of the tunnel.

       

      The things in Spain are getting worse every day with 15.000 infected and moore than 700 dead, and they say the hardest is yet to come.:tears: In Catalonia where I live there're almost 3000 infected and 55 dead. We have to be locked up at home and go out just to buy food. I have to be careful with mom because is an old person. Moreover, Mika doesnt help me. It seems that for him only France and Italy are suffering. Today I wanted to cry. :tears: Right now, I'm down. Tomorrow I do not know but now, I regret having bought  tickets for this summer. Right now I'm sad and annoyed. 

       

      When the year started, 2020 seemed nice to me and now all this. :sad::sad:
       

    4. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @Mikasister Exactly, I was so positive about 2020, Mika on tour, so many good things coming and now this... :emot-sad: It's so unreal, I feel like I have to wake up one day from this nightmare but I won't... And it's getting worse. I'm so sorry for Spain and Italy, this summer I was going to have a holiday with my family on Mallorca and also planning to go to Verona to see Mika and now it breaks my heart what's happening in both countries I love... 

  10. Even though it's a bit sad, it's also very rare to see Prague without tourists so I kind of appreciate some of these pictures... https://www.seznamzpravy.cz/clanek/par-minut-do-karanteny-cele-zeme-tak-to-vypadalo-v-centru-prahy-93271?seq-no=1&dop-ab-variant=&source=clanky-home

     

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    2. Lilyen

      Lilyen

      still so beautiful @giraffeandy

    3. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @Lilyen Tbh, probably even more, most of the time it's overcrowded... 

    4. Lilyen

      Lilyen

      yes..more essential. BUT.

  11. As the schools are closed in many countries, let's begin with a lesson of geography... :biggrin2:

    (it's quite old so it's not really up-to-date anymore but I think it's still really catchy...)

     

     

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    2. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @Anna Ko Kolkowska I have to say I still like the cartoon version better, he is even dancing... :lmfao:

    3. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      Btw, I also noticed that some countries in the Central Asia are missing like Kazakhstan, I guess they were still part of Russia back then so also don't forget about these, kids! :naughty:

    4. Anna Ko Kolkowska

      Anna Ko Kolkowska

      You want to dance? Here you can dance learning how to make a Trucker's Hitch 

       

      :biggrin2:

      These guys are so crazy. They can sing any text they want!  And they speak so many languages - it makes think of Mika :mfr_lol:

       

       

  12. Today I had a dream. I got an email from a concert promoter with a link. And on the website I found out that there will be a concert of Mika in my country. But the weird thing was that the concert wasn't in Prague but in Pardubice... Which is strange because even though it's one of the bigger cities here (the 10th biggest apparently), it's still quite small for such a concert. And there's no music festival and I've actually never been there. So I guess this dream won't come true... :naughty: But it was a nice feeling for a moment.

    1. Lilyen

      Lilyen

      hm, I would be happy for a concert in Szeged... hmhm ❤️ nice dream!

  13. I can't see this book without hearing Mika sing... :fisch:

     

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    2. Starlight

      Starlight

      Haha I know, it was meant ironically :naughty:

    3. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @Starlight Oh sorry, sometimes it's hard to recognize irony online... :facepalm::doh:

    4. Starlight

      Starlight

      @giraffeandy no problem :hug: it's really hard without hearing the voice of someone. :wink2:

  14. Thinking of all the Italian fans here. I don't know how many of you live in or near the affected area but as long as it's possible, try to stay high not low... Hope you and your families are safe! Wish you health. :pray: Of course that applies to everybody who lives in a country that is affected (at this point I think most of us do...). 

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    2. Starlight

      Starlight

      Of course it's terrible for all Italians and my thoughts are with them... :pray:

      But if this helps to stop the spreading...

    3. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @Lilyen It seems like Mika has read your comment... 

    4. Lilyen

      Lilyen

      Oh, Idk what to think..i would be melted. :S but it would be fantastic!! Hello Mika, if u read my comment make an insta vid in a navy blue t-shirt tomorrow pls.. 😂

  15. My DIY project for today... Familiar colours, don't you think? :teehee:

     

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    2. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      I used the colours from the Revelation tour rainbow... 

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    3. Michelluuuh

      Michelluuuh

      I love it!😍🏳️‍🌈

    4. Lilyen

      Lilyen

      Imádom!

  16. Two weeks ago, I was quite sad that the European leg of the tour is ending but now I think it ended just at the right time... Artists are already postponing their tours even in Europe. Some dates of the European tour wouldn't be possible right now so now I'm even more grateful for what we had and looking forward to the summer events.

  17. Bad news: There's a reconstruction in our house so there's a lot of noise lately (drilling etc.).

    Good news: Songs like Dear Jealousy, Sanremo, Tomorrow or Platform Ballerinas sound really good when you play them really LOUD. 

    1. Lilyen
    2. silver

      silver

      Why wait for builders?

    3. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @silver Because normally, I don't play the music so much loud because of the neighbours... But now it doesn't matter anyway. 

  18. Mika's music should be available in the pharmacy because today I didn't sleep well and felt quite sick in the morning but then I started listening to MNIMH and I feel much better now... Not perfect, but I have still Mika's whole discography to heal me. 

  19. How I look vs. how I feel while wearing Mika's merch... :biggrin2:

     

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    1. Paoletta

      Paoletta

      yess the tote bag is beautiful i was bought on Torino the 1° date of italian tour 😍

    2. Paoletta

      Paoletta

      mika is amazing live :cheer:

  20. Today it's three months since my first Mika gig... :cloud:

     

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    2. crazyaboutmika

      crazyaboutmika

      Happy Mikanniversary to you 💖💖 💖 :hug:

    3. Paoletta

      Paoletta

      @giraffeandy yes the same for me :hug:

    4. Dominika

      Dominika

      Great video! Happy anniversairy @giraffeandy ! :cheer:

  21. So glad that at least the show in Paris was filmed for TV so we have something to come back to now when the big show is apparently over... I watched it yesterday and it helped me a lot with being a bit sad about missing the last show. Social media is nice but sometimes it can hurt. :lmfao: I especially loved Paloma, I have to say it's not my favourite song on the setlist, but in Paris it seemed to be one of the best moments. Thank you again @carafon for sending me the link! :hug:

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    2. Dominika

      Dominika

      Ohhh I don't have a dropbox :sad: but could you send me the link? I will check how does it open or if it'll open

    3. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @Dominika I'll send it to you, a basic Dropbox account is free anyway... :winksmiley02:

    4. Gemz

      Gemz

      Could I have the link too please? 😮

  22. I don't know if MFC is the right place for it but since I can't discuss this on social media or irl, I thought I could try it here... What would you do, if someone really close to you express themselves in a slightly homophobic way? Would you try to convince him/her otherwise? Would you just ignore it and avoid this topic in conversations? Or would you even stop meeting such a person ? 

     

    The thing is, I have a best friend I know for ages, she is the closest person I have in my life besides my family. But it really bothers me when she speaks about someone being gay as it would be a bad/not normal thing. I tried to explain it to her but I think it's not so easy to change her mind about it. She tolerates people being gay but she doesn't approve it if you know what I mean. And I really hate it but at the same time, I know she is not a bad person and it's really hard for me because she is like my sister. It's a similar feeling like when someone in your family says something you don't agree with but at the same time you don't want to argue about it because those people are so close to you but it still bothers you a lot. I hope it makes sense. What do you think about it?

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    2. Lilyen
    3. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @Irem Aytepe I guess I have to accept it and hope she changes her mind someday... Of course I won't stop pointing out what I think about it.

      But thank you all for your support! It helps when I can express my feelings and thoughts about it somewhere where it's safe to do so.

    4. Starlight

      Starlight

      @giraffeandy I hope you'll find a good solution... it's really a problem for a close friendship..

  23. I made a second collage from pictures I took, for my shelfs... :biggrin2:

     

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  24. Time to change the background and the lock screen of my phone to a more current Mika pic... :toot:

     

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  25. An hour ago I arrived to Bolzano, I took the bus, found the hotel, checked in, found the venue and now I'm already 15 minutes queueing... I feel more sucessful and powerful than ever. :glasses3:

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    2. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @Mikasister Thank you, I wasn't sure if travelling alone is a good idea but now I'm glad I did it... 🙂

    3. Mikasister

      Mikasister

      How was the show?

    4. giraffeandy

      giraffeandy

      @Mikasister Great, finally I got to see the big show with the stage even though I have to say in Zürich the setlist was better and I also didn't understand most of the things he said in Italian yesterday but the show was definitely worth it and I had a great view again so I'm really glad I went!