Mar 23, 2015

#Zanzibar #wonders

Zanzibar is the island of wonders. If you want to be surprised by super sweet beaches with white sand, you want to explore the world of spices or not to be afraid to be touched by the history of slave trade, please go and pay them the visit. The island is full of ancient historical buildings and it is indeed a mixture of old and new in one place, all that partly because of the various conquerors and tourism that kind of saves the island, of course, besides the spice trade. (More about it soon :)


 But you know. Why should I show you boring pictures of the beaches looking like as copied from the  tourist magazines when you actually find Mickey Mouse on the door wall of Stone City. I had to! It was again another proof for me and hopefully for you others that we´re going the right direction. DREAMERS ARE EVERYWHERE! Let´s not be fooled that dreams are not coming true!


People there are great sellers by heart (just an informal idea for companies regarding finally funny Sales trainings :) but also kind and simple in their living standards. I could not but only to admire all the hard working men and quiet but noble women wearing the colorful scarfs in so many unexpected ways and combinations I cannot even describe.. Color-blocking is indeed a weak term for that.   


But the life on the island(s) is not one of fashion. Because there is no spare money. And I was reminded again and again that the most important things in life are not things but people and ability to be able to work and be active, whatever that might mean with regard to the place where you are currently living. So. Let´s keep on walking and leaving some footprints not only in the sand but also in the lives of others.. BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT OUR LIVES ARE FOR. LIVING FULLY AND HOPEFULLY CREATING SOMETHINGS PRECIOUS THAT SURPASSES US. :) 

Mar 2, 2015

#handmade #minimalism #2

I made a list. Another one full of dreams wishing to come true this year. And I wanted to post it so much on the blog. But then I decided to wait. And I am finding out that some things have been worth waiting for. As this custom made handbag. It is a Christmas gift I gave myself for all the work I did last year. It wasn´t an easy one. However as this year some of the things on the list have already happened without any special calculation, I need to admit, this saying of "going back to the roots" starts to have a different meaning for me. Because the most precious things in life should not be disclosed unless they are real in their fullness. Appreciated deeply and in quiet happiness.. 


 I am discovering (and hopefully I haven´t been that absent-minded as it sounds) that the handcrafts and preserving precious things is better than buying new ones. I have always dreamed of a perfect bag. And perfect pair of sandals. Perfect skirt. And therefore I still have half of the closet waiting for somebody in need who needs clothes for wearing and caring, somebody who REALLY needs them.


 For I am discovering that perfect does not always need to be the most expensive thing or something that I crave for only for few minutes or days. Sometimes it is the love and attention to detail behind it, what makes things (or people) to be perfect. Just as they are. Without dreaming of changing it.
Am I becoming a real fool or finally there are some signs of an adulthood? Only God knows. 
But I am thankful. 

This time next week I am in Zanzibar. Finally resting. And testing. And breathing. And deciding. 
What kind of life I REALLY want to have.

Feb 6, 2015

#minimalism #1

It turns out I came to this point of throwing away half of my closet. 
I did find out I do not have the capacity to wear that much clothes I actually have.

If you are considering simplifying your life a little bit, too I recommend to have a look at Project 333, I also used to read a lot missminimalist blog, and of course there are still posts of Elin that just can not be ignored. Simple lifestyle gives space to freedom. And FREEDOM IS THE BEST. 


 So. Who wants to have a sneek peek, find my clothes on bazos.sk. And who wants some handbags, just let me know, there are still some quality leather ones left! 


Why do we have to have so many clothes and shoes??? 
When I wanted to buy some really nice underwear I was told the naked is the best.
Why all the fuss then about all that clothing!!! :)


Jan 26, 2015

#Sex at the City of #Prague

Don´t worry, I didn´t turn out into these female writers who keep the public diaries of their sex lives (though I have to admit I found one blog of the Czech girl with the exact topic and I liked it :).

Most of you probably do not know but I have become a very excited fan of Prague lately (Yes, we all have reasons for our likings and dislikings :) and I have to say that Prague is indeed full of surprises. It looks a bit like Vienna but the people culture is much more like Netherlands combined with some fresh mixture of Classic Elegance down-to-earth style yet. I therefore got ready for seeing some famous Opera masterpieces and DOX gallery exhibitions but what you however still will not expect on your way to your first Bloody Mary is that there happens to be a Sex Machines museum!


Needless to say, of course I was curious, you know, history is history, we should respect it and learn from it.. :) So the discovering of the human nature began..

And it went on..

And on..


And with the years passing on.. Of course the machines were getting smarter..

But to not to rob you of this funny experience I am not going to show you more.. :) My comment is just that it was indeed a funny start of the discovering of Prague´s beauties.. Not even mentioning I managed to buy trainers in an hour (!!!) instead of my usual half -a- year period when I cannot find anything nice.. I finally realized that there is certain charm to these European cities.. We should all discover them more.. Especially when they are not that far away, right?


Who wants to go to Prague now? :)


Dec 29, 2014

#Playing games in 2014

Surprise of the year 2014.

I thought I gave myself some 2014 goals and I didn´t.
 Apparently there was no need for them as my head and heart are far more or less always doing what they want themselves without me trying to control the flow in a rational way.


Something that surprised me in addition though:

1. I moved to a perfect white flat that is warm and welcoming and I love it there.
(Reason: Love stopped being Love, no comments to that but I found Freedom to Love instead :)


2. I spent summer learning French, ended up with a French on romantic vacation in France
(I didn´t expected that reward for my studying however I feel closer to all French people now :)


3. I took care of the family more than during the previous years
(Every day in hospital for several months, the story continues but I accept it and cherish the experience)


4. I played with an idea of switching my job and career and it was enough
(I always wanted to help a start-up, it worked, I learnt a lot but it still proved I am the best at my current job - freely Headhunting around and Connecting people with smile :)


5. I wanted to play more with a blog.
(No time for that. I will need to do that in 2015, Boris will take care of that hopefully :)


6. I exercised for three months heavily but with two jobs it ended as quickly as it started,
(Conclusion: I am going to choose for myself what sports to do now and at time I prefer :)


7. For the first time I paid myself a luxurious hotel and private massages as I was collapsing
(Next time I do this as a natural thing (without burnout :), it was definitely worth the money :)


8. I gave and donated money to people who needed it more than me
(The feeling I recommend the most to everyone to experience! We are capable to give more than we actually think we can. Funny. Quite a Lesson learned here.)


9. I started to collect BEAUTY in every form and I LOVE it. 
(I bought myself several paintings and art objects and I will continue in that for sure. We need to surround ourselves with beautiful people and art more, life is tough enough sometimes)


10. I found out I am more loyal to those who let me FLY instead of calming me down
(Therefore despite I have feather tattooed on my body I will do some things in 2015 that will settle me down in a way I would not choose before. Just because I feel it´s the right time and I am ready to do it.)


                                                        So. The Conclusion to 2014.
Thank you for all this bitter - sweetness and fullness in its variety.
Thanks to it I know now exactly what I want to achieve in 2015.
This time I am not going to play that hard.
I am going to play with Ease.

Enjoy your ends of 2014, 
Let´s do something we have not expected to do, too!


Dec 12, 2014

#wisdom in growing up..



Is that you are more and more smiling with regard to the future because you for sure will never know what happens there.. All the big people I know have one characteristic feature: They are humble.
Let´s hope it will all be for the good and to the next year with new age number I wish myself lots of impact that stays, many fulfilled dreams and mainly, presence of the loved ones around..
 
Because only that is important.
During the last year I worked that much that all of my loved ones have to forgive me for that.
Please have a mercy on me, I will be yours for the calling! :)
I love you, my all private readers and friends!!!

Dec 5, 2014

#Drawings and Fairytales..

I was actually never a "toy" person, even when I was supposed to, as a child.. My first Teddy bear Alfred was given to me by my dear classmates during high school on my 18th Birthday and they all had great fun that instead of toys I had been collecting Cosmopolitans during my childhood :) As times are changing however it seems that childhood and fairytales have some meaning in our lives..


They cheer us up, they remind us the good things that will never change and they guide is in a language that we can understand.. That´s why so many adults end up watching fairytales even in the movies. We all can find something that connects with us at certain level..
 
 
 *  Happy Christmas season dear friends. *
We are living our fairytales, so let´s better decide who we want to be!
 
 
 
 p.s. The gifted author it this one, and you can buy the other drawings at Kapsula. :)