Monday, December 30, 2013

the last post in 2013

my readers,

this is my last post in 2013. i want to wish you a happy new year with all my heart. i want to wish your next year to be so much better than the previous one. let all the things that worried you go away, and all those things that made you happy, make you even happier. i wish you to forget the resolutions, forget not fulfilling them, i wish 2014 to bring you all the great moments, which you haven't planned, happiness which you didn't expect and million of smiles to brighten each day of the upcoming year.

sharing with you a wonderful commercial of moscow christmas fairs to set you in the holiday spirit if you are not there yet. me and ilia visited all of them virtually with the help of my creative sister and mother, who made our 'fair' passports and will bring them to us once they are back.


Friday, December 27, 2013

the new MTV

there were times when i used to live with MTV. i had it on before going to school, during writing homework, when i went to sleep, on weekends. i used to tape all the concerts and favourite video clips. i had the best wyclef jean VH1 storytellers concert, with amazing perfomances of great artists. those were the times when i knew all the new songs and charts and sometimes even voted for songs on tv :)

but at some point of my music taste development my taste stopped and went backwards. it went to jazz, old r'n'b, soul, old pop and even older. and now i realize i have no idea what songs are on charts, i don't have MTV, and hope it still exists, i listen to my own music compilation from my ipod in car, which has more than 5,000 songs in it, i rarely put on the radio and love the songs my friends are giving to me, which are usually the same old music i listen myself.

but occasionally i go shopping. and that is the time when i usually listen to music from the store's speakers. and that is the time when i use shazam. shazam tags all the songs that are popular now, and it became my personal mtv these days. listening to my tags, i think that there are pretty nice songs released these days. i loved all the songs by bruno mars, cee-lo, alicia keys and many many other artists.

sharing with you some of the tunes, which i discovered not long ago, but which you may have already been tired listening to.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

it's a wonderful life

i thought i have seen all the christmas themed movies until i realised i haven't seen 'it's a wonderful life'. have you? it's the kindest of all the kind movies in the history... which reminds us of so many great things.

we live our whole life waiting for something, planning things and when the life goes it's own way, ruining all our dreams and plans, we get depressed and upset. we don't notice all the great things that surround us. we don't see amazing friends, our wonderful families, how great the cities where we live are, we miss all the wonderful moments, only worrying about our unfulfilled plans and our personal problems.

but just imagine if you didn't have all those things. only then you would realize that your life has no meaning. without your children, without your family, your friends, your great job, your small but wonderful city, from where you are always willing to run away..

my dear readers, watch this movie and look back at your life. thank god for everything you have and underestimate.

posting for you some wonderful christmas tunes and wishing a Merry Christmas to all my readers who celebrate it today.


Friday, December 20, 2013

magical loft

this is the view from my office window. down there is the street full of people and cars. to the left and the right are those beautiful old buildings, but this is the front view and it intrigues me. not the whole building, but just the top grey floor. 

first i thought that it's an unusual office, and somebody may be sitting there and working just like i do totally in the style of Paperman. then i began thinking of this place more like of a place where this guy lives:

then in my mind fantasies it turned into a nice sunny loft, with a beautiful view and even more beautiful interior. probably with only one big room looking something like this from the new coke ad:

those thoughts are always subconscious: every time i look out of the window i come up with the new idea for this place in my mind. honestly speaking, i don't want to go up there and check, i would be so disappointed if it is just a small office without anything magical in there.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

frames, curtains and cages

i like paintings, but i don't like frames. i like windows, but i don't like curtains. and needless to say, i hate cages.

paintings are so unique, so beautiful and full of so many different colours. they have life in them, they tell stories and live on a piece of canvas. but oh those horrible frames! they are so limited and limiting. frames make the paintings lose their whole beauty. they put those colours and emotions into standarts, when they should be given freedom and space to go out of them and fill in the rooms.

i have the same feeling about curtains. windows open so many beautiful views and backgrounds, be it sea or a set of skyscrapers. but they are closed down with curtains. you say curtains make your life and home private, i say they hide away the space around.

and yes i hate cages. and everything that limits all those wonderful things. and that's how i live. my paintings on the walls have no frames, my windows are never closed with curtains, and cages.. i have never had them and will never let them into my life: physical or mental

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


But you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

traditionally about christmas

i traditionally start talking about new year in november. i start thinking about new year even earlier. this year, i won't break the tradition and try to set you in a christmas mood. the main mood setter is of course music. the earlier you start listening to christmas songs, the quicker you'll get the festive feel.

the second mood setter is the christmas tree. (for you the first and second places may be vice versa, but for me music is always no.1). set the tree up as soon as you can. mine is ready to light up the whole room for the upcoming month.

then come the smells. decorate your house with tangerines and oranges and place cinnamon barks in each of them. you won't believe what a wonderful smell comes out of those decorations. the instant smell of christmas fills the air. the smell of cinnamon cookies is also something i associate with christmas. bake this month. fill your house with warmth of oven and taste of chocolate cookies.

wear the snowflakes. i personally can wear them only this season. all the sweaters, leggings and gloves with snowflakes, reindeers, santas and elfs - get them out and wear them.

begin christmas shopping. i order my gifts online way earlier than the christmas banners are on. but as soon as i start receiving them, i start to anticipate the day when i can see the reaction of people i'll give them to.

and the last one on my christmas mood list is snow. my mood will be raised by the snow which awaits me in moscow this weekend. though i won't be able to bring it with me to georgia, i saw the forecasts, they promise some snowflakes in tbilisi next week.

and now i'm giving you the first mood setter - nice christmas soundtracks and leaving you to continue the list for yourself. if you have some tips to add to my post, please let me know!