IT SPEAKS IN SILENCE TO THE VERY CORE OF YOUR BEING

No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied – it speaks in silence to the very core of your being” (Ansel Adams)

These mountains, my mountains, my Western Ukrainians mountains do speak to the very core of my being.

Geographically playing I dare to divide my country in four parts: eastern, western, northern and southern. I live in the Northern, while my heart usually drifts to the Western  with its rich nature and most gorgeous views ever. No matter how many times I do come back there, I still find something hidden, something captivating and new.  And this time while traveling there I found myself so attracted to these fantastic mountains that I lost my wish to come back even. The emotions caught me and would not like to leave. I was happy and so free as never and anywhere in my life. There in the middle of the field between these cute little flowers I felt myself so good and so right like I do belong to be there. Odd and confusing feeling, yet so lovely one – to find your place, the place where your heart and soul sing, where you enjoy every second and where nothing bothers you from that perfect harmony with nature and complete dissolve in it. There is so less I need, just this peaceful island where nobody can find me. My mountains will protect me from anything bad and they will accompany me in my search of silence. It does important to enjoy silence, sometimes words are not required. Mountains, powerful and unknown nature gifts can read between the lines of my soul. You just look at them and see their silent response. That is all you need. That is all I need:

What does speak to the core of your very being? Where is your island?

I believe my little film will bring you joy and peace and will make your week special!

Love you all,

Yours Film Director

 

“You Don’t Have to Be Great to Start, But You Have to Start to Be Great”

Dear Friends, Sunday has come and Ann is in her gymnastics shoes at the river somewhere in the mountains:

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

Greet your body today!

“Today is a brand new day; a fresh start. Replace any negativity with positivity; think happy thoughts.”

Love you all,

Yours Body Instructor

P.S. I would love to hear your wisdom thoughts!

 

Hello Hal

Dear Friends, recently I have visited one interesting place, which gave me an inspiration to try myself as ad/review writer.  And look what came of that:

Hello Hal Fishbar

The “Hello Hal” is a fishbar situated in the heart of Budapest,5F59A260-BA03-4B69-BD95-4C7DD83B0B46 the capital that arose controversial feelings in me. At a first glance it looks beautiful and captivating, while at a second intent glance it seems to be noisy and chaotic. Large cities, large problems. Yet you can always find there something unique and lovely. From my long-term observations and study of Hungarian cuisine I may bravely claim that Hungarians can be hardly called “fish lovers”.  Their cuisine is meat-oriented, there is no time for fish bones. Or maybe they are too lazy to look them for.  That is why such fishbar is a real godsend for fish gourmands. I confess that is my second visit to this place, since firstly I came across it in Tiszaörvény last summer (http://hellohal.hu/kapcsolat/).

The fishbar is located in a rather unknown district of Budapest that is quite easy to miss.  There was no big table to attract my attention, thus I did not find it at once. Moreover, the bar’s table was invisible behind the reconstruction panels at the entrance. decor Let us be not too strict, I believe this is temporary, the place is brand new one.

As you enter the place you are welcomed by a magnificent wooden setting, a delightful marriage of home coziness with pillows at windows and the luxuries of modernity. Almost at once my gaze fell on the big wall decoration showing the map of fish places. A lovely idea that catches your attention. The wooden décor allows the simplistic beauty of food to shine, though beauty is not the only thing bringing folks to Hello Hal. In hot season you may enjoy the table outside. Inkeddecor1_LIThis time I voted for the table on the second floor where I had the best view of the entire place. Rooms for ladies and gentlemen are amusingly doorplated.first floor

As soon as I walked in the waiter gladly offered us a table and brought a menu. The waiters were in black special uniform, which harmonized the modern décor. menu The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering fish dishes. I ordered the fish soup with carp “tiszai halaszle” (in Hungarian) and “brossoi halpecsenye” (baked fish with potatoes and vegetables). They were very delicious and beautifully served. I have to admit that in the menu you can find both small and large portions, which is very beneficial to both customer and owner, there is no waste of food. soupYour meal can be followed by typical Hungarian dessert “túrógombóc gyümölcsvelővel” (cottage cheese balls), though my stomach waterline was already reached. secondmacro

Fish was fresh and the dishes were properly served and spiced. Moreover, the waiter provided us with an additional set of salt and pepper. pepperAs for drinks I preferred to please myself with a classic home-made lemonade that was perfect in a very hot day. My tongue dived blissfully to the refreshing bath and enjoyed the coolness of the drink. The fishbar caters for all fish tastes by providing a large selection of fish dishes, which are pricy as well. T

The service did accompany the high-quality of the cooking, however, my general impression was slightly spoiled by the lack of attention in the end of my meal. Unfortunately, I could not wait so long and went for my bill to cashier on my own. The waiters seemed to be engaged into their own world. This should be definitely taken into consideration and improved. The customer should get his/her bill in time not to become too excited on the possibility to leave without paying.

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Despite some petty details, I had a lovely dining experience with fish food of the great flavors. I highly recommend going to the fishbar Hello Hal and enjoy their exquisite food. I have no doubt that this place will quickly become popular not only among locals, but also among city guests.

http://hellohal.hu/

 

I should state that this review was written based on my independent experience and is not sponsored by anyone. I just visited this place, tasted their food and made up this review. My opinions are objective and can be different from others. I certainly enjoyed this experience and would eagerly work in this field. In case you or your family, friends, acquittances have some business which should be advertised, please contact me and I will willingly help you with it. From now and on I will publish my best ad/review samples to give you an insight into my writing skills. Frankly I would prefer doing it for free, though I am forced to ask as minimum price as possible – 10$ per ad/review of the size presented (larger ads/reviews are possible at additional prices) or for free in case you invite me to visit your place and taste your food. Furthermore, any ad/review can be translated from English/German into my native languages (UK/Ru) at the rate of 12$ per ad. I am eager to make your place/website/company attractive to your future visitors and increase your profits. Let us make our cooperation fruitful for both.

Have a delicious weekend!

Yours Ann

 

Green Sunday

Trinity or Green Sunday is celebrated on the 50th day after Easter in summer in Ukraine. Starting from Friday people were in search of green branches and herbs to decorate their homes with.  And me too:

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This tradition comes from ancient Judaism, in which the Pentecost, the Feast of Harvest, was celebrated outside amongst flourishing Nature.

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The last Saturday before the Trinity Day is called “Green”. In the morning, Ukrainians went to the woods and meadows to collect herbs: thyme, tarragon,  basil, oregano, tumbles and in evening they were decorating houses with the branches of maple, basswood, and ash.

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On Sunday morning Ukrainians  in festive clothes are going to the church, which is  also decorated with flowers and branches of trees. After the church, boys and girls are heading to the woods, where they were playing games, dancing, singing songs, and joking.

There is one captivating tradition regarding wreaths,  girls usually go to the forest or to the field to make wreaths. Then they come back to the village to tie the wreaths to the birch tree. On Sunday, girls are checking their wreaths and taking them off the tree. If the wreath remains fresh, it means the girl’s family would be happy, but if the wreath withers, it is not a good sign and meant the family will be unhappy.

In ancient times Ukrainians spent this holiday at forests and fields, arranging fireplaces and dancing around, even jumping through it. Nowadays, Ukrainians also prefer going to forests, but mainly for bbq and again dancing, although this time as an after effect of horilka, ha-ha! Happy Trinity!

Oh no, do not click yet, here is the cherry on today’s pie, my trailer devoted to new project, let’s check what I’ve got for you:

And you, do you celebrate Holy Trinity? Share! Subscribe! Like!

Love you all,

Have a great weekend!

Yours Ann

P.S. In case you would like to know more about Ukrainian traditions, I am happy to announce that currently I am working on a book about Ukraine…aren’t you interested?

ALL THINGS ARE DIFFICULT BEFORE THEY ARE EASY

Look around and stop for a second, the most wisdom things are right in front of your nose…

Though we are too involved in many unimportant chores that forgot to be able to recognize the most obvious…

Somewhere, something I am thinking of…

New projects, new images, new ideas until I can, until I enjoy…

Until my territory is unrestricted…

I would like to make all things simplier!

Love you all,

Yours Film Director 

Japanese Year in Ukraine

2017 is the year of Japan in Ukraine. Thus, Ukrainians have a unique chance to get to know more about Japan and its culture. I was particularly lucky to visit Japanese Gardens which are presented right in the city. I felt very inspired by the seen. There is no single element or design component indicative of or required for a Japanese garden. The simplicity of Zen design is often the main finished attribute of a Japanese garden, which encompasses peace, calm and serenity. Varieties of design elements are generally incorporated to achieve the full effect of a traditional Japanese garden. Have a look:

In case you would like to know more about Japan, visit https://nice2beme.com, highly recommended!

Have a lovely week!

Love you all,

Yours Film Director

Spring Stroll with Camera

There’s nothing more exciting and challenging than a new video about spring!😊 This time it was particularly captivating since I was literary under the weather and grey clouds that were frowning at me. They were pretty against of me, did several attempts to stop me, but failed. No power can stop Ann when she holds her beloved camera and hunts for spectacular views to share. There’s always something unique to be seen through my camera lenses. Believe me It’s worse fighting against weather and any other obstacles. For some of you this video will be special one, cannot tell why – you have to watch it till the end, surprise is waiting for you…😉 I guess spring is the most generous season, isn’t it, dear artists? So much beauty in every detail that you need extra time and battery to capture them. I continue my spring journey to discover the unseen and to admire the known, are you in? Then click the magic link:

My dear Friends, remember that my reward is your sweet comment, I need them so much! Thank you!

Love you all,
Yours Film Director 😘