torsdag 6 september 2012

35 Secrets of Succes for a woman (Ru Edt.)


1. Forget about shortcomings.  More often think about your advantages. This is the first and foremost commandment.

 2. Stay home less. Around there are a lot of interesting things! 
3. Learn to listen. Respect other people's opinions. Do not impose you own. 
4. Smell like yourself. Find "your" perfume, because smells associated with people :) 
5. Do not be afraid to change. Develop, move forward. Try. Look for yourself. 
6. Stock some candy. All ads assert that fresh breath facilitates understanding. And so it is! 
7. Mind your steps. No need to constantly look down, slouch and hurry.
8. Read more. An interesting person is more appealing to communicate with.
9. Eat. With appetite and beautifully. The word "diet" is annoying. 
10. Your specialty dish. Learn to cook at least one dish and indulge your close ones. Even if it is just an ordinary apple pie :) 
11. Do not raise your voice. Control yourself. Violent and scandalous nature repels. 
12. Give gifts. Small and even home-made. Just like that. Because you're in a good mood :) 
13. Do not emphasis your smart. Annoying when people wishing to demonstrate their intelligence all the time, quotes sprinkled through a phrase. 
14. Do not tug. Do not push around the crumbs on the table, do not fold napkins, do not poke the backs of the book. Such gestures are terrible. 
15. Smile. Let everyone know that you're happy (a) :) 
16. Talk less about yourself. Let others ask you . 
17. Look sharp. More interesting to speak to someone who has eye contact. 
18. Remember about Chew. Do not be afraid to laugh at themselves. This is evidence of your sense of humor. 
19. Remember birthdays. This is a very important thing. Make a list and in time to congratulate them.
 20. Serenity. No need to think about how to look the part. Relax and enjoy. 
21. Do not be jealous. Rejoice that you have.
22. Stylization. Withstanding individual style of dress. Not to merge with the crowd, but do not look silly. Remember the golden middle - rule. 
23. Do not talk. To do is better. Trust deeds, not words. Words are empty. 
24. Be a friend. Can not talk bad about you dear people. Appreciate them. 
25. Love yourself and your body.
26. Courtesy. Try to always politely answer a call, even if the wrong number. Politeness adorns. 
27. Appreciate the time. Do not waste it on nonsense. Spend on good use. 
28. Do not humiliate people. You have no right to it. 
29. Do not speak ill of the ex. 
30. Do not lie. This will prevent many embarrassing situations. 
31. Do not drink much alcohol. 
32. Learn the basic rules of etiquette. And use in place place. 
33. Not be scared of difficulties. The tests make us stronger. 
34. Do not try to please everyone. You are not a coin for everyone to like you.. 
35. Be yourself.

 =)

onsdag 27 juni 2012

The Midsummer Weekend in Stockholm

Midsummer this year fell on a Friday (22nd of June), randomly booking tickets for Friday (to have a prolonged weekend) saved my unknowing ass, as I am used to this festivity to take place on a Saturday. Pheeew.

At Skavsta Airport, with almost no sleep the night before I started to text my best friend Sergey so that he could meet me in town to take me to my appartment (already filled with booze since the Systembolaget - a liquer monopoly store was closed on this all important boozing day to keep crazy alcoholics from overdosing). I changed fast and rushed to the Vitabergsparken, typing in my numbers into Sergeys phone and making quick "Sorry, I'm late" calls as I was running from store to store looking for Potatissallad (potato sallad).

When we finally arrived we danced around the May pole with Denise and her dog Howl, sang some songs and took pictures with the phallic symbol which is the May pole. Finally met Alice, Valle and the rest and started to drink beer and eat all that Midsommer traditional foods like HERRING. I love it.

As we were sitting there enjoying the sun and the alcohol, Marre and Steph (Bob Zemuch) came and the vodka start flowing. I asked everyone to join for Vaxholm to continue the party there so the best Midsummer celebraters gathered and we went to take the boat. Dissapointed at the rest, as they would miss out on great fun (and they did).

The expereince on the boat was amazing to say the least, wonderful sunny weather and beautiful views of the Archipelago, loads out boating and a great atmosphere overall. Was delighthed that Anna Safronova joined making a true effort, waiting for a nanny to arrive to stay with her sun, she really went out of her way to meet us ! Everyone was enjoying the trip and we sat down in Vaxholm and ate and drank and played with the dog.

Later everyone was very tired and most decided to go and rest, but I and Anna decided to join Julia and Natasha at her friend Misha's in Gåshaga brygga. We had a wonderful evening there with relaxing drinks and a beautiful sea view with a magic sky line. Music was absolutely lounge, and chillaxing was on the agenda.

 Great finish to a wonderfully memorable Midsummer Eve in Stockholm, 2012. Yeeeey we rocked it thanks to all amazing people I am happy to call my friends. Thanks all !  x x

tisdag 19 juni 2012

Midsommar snart!

Nu ska man fundera pa om man har planerat ratt. SMHI lovar sol sa man ska val kora med klanning ! :)))

Flygbiljett.
Packa ratt for sol o regn
Sprit (For att Systemet e stangt!)

Tag med eneregi. Red Bull for att klara den har javla resan!

Ska bli najs o se alla gamla fejor. Alice som bor i Moskva och Marre som bor i Norge, och saklart resten av mina kara Sverieboende vanner!

måndag 16 april 2012

Wannabe JarahJessicaParker.

Went to shop for a few things to the big Boots in Westfield Stratford today. Filled with 'ångest' (a Swedish word for what English cannot express - anxiety with small twist of frustration) after today's university day which was very long but clarifying for my otherwise pretty floating brain. Also excitement of being immensely productive which I love. So there I was in Boots, walking through the make-up section checking out what was new and looking at different colors of Dior, YSL, Lancome, Chanel, the summer shades and lip-glosses shiny and sparkly. I was carried away. Then turning around, walking away from the shelves looking at different sections, I found myself in front of Clinique and their perfume stand. There it was - the orange coloured bottle. My eyes directly drawn to it. Happy. I took it in my hands, removed the silver top and , well I already knew the smell. Took a deep breath and closed my eyes. The bottle was empty, but the fragrance was still strong. Well for a small second at least, I felt reassured again. This smell for me meant security for a long time and today that is exactly what I needed, security and reassurance.

Faith does play these little tricks on us, setting us up in places and situation exactly when we need them, sometimes unknowingly. Then in retrospect we discover that pushing it away would not have been the solution. Sometimes you just have to accept what is given to you by the timeline. Ususally it is exactly what you need.

And this is what we all want, to remember, to feel, to love, to understand and to write about it sometimes. Just like Sarah Jessica Parkers character in that famous series on HBO. A whole freaking column. Today we can pretend it in a blog.


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Love love love


söndag 15 april 2012

Home...

Of course I want to go home sometimes, I won't lie, I miss a lot..

torsdag 12 april 2012

lördag 31 mars 2012

10 Commanmends of a Perfect Wife (Russian) lol

  10 COMMANDMENTS OF A PERFECT WIFE

1. Do not wake him when he sleeps.
2. Do not make your husband wait for food. Hunger - is the father of anger.
3. Do not contradict him, and he do not claim that your advice is better than his.
4. Do not say anything that would irritate him. If you're going to treat him like a king, he will treat you like a queen!
5. I do not approve of his enemies and does not hate his friends.
6. Do not expect the impossible from him.
7. Be careful with his money. Do not hide your financial affairs from him.
8. Keep his secret. Even if he brags, keep it a secret too.
9. If you'll be attentive to his request, he will be your slave.
10. Be careful when your husband is angry. At this point don't try to be funny nor grumpy - smile and speak softly.


10 ЗАПОВЕДЕЙ ИДЕАЛЬНОЙ ЖЕНЫ

1. Не буди его, когда он спит.
2. Не заставляй своего мужа ждать еду. Голод - отец гнева.
3. Не возражай ему и не утверждай ему, что твой совет лучше, чем его.
4. Не говори ничего такого, что задевало бы его.
Если ты будешь обращаться с ним, как с царём, он будет относиться к тебе, как к царице!
5. Не одобряй его врагов и не ненавидь его друзей.
6. Не ожидай от него невозможного.
7. Будь осторожна с его деньгами. Не скрывай от него свои денежные дела.
8. Храни его секреты. Если он хвастает, держи и это в тайне.
9. Если будешь внимательна к его просьбам, то он станет твоим рабом.
10. Будь осторожна, когда твой муж сердится. В этот момент не будь ни весёлой, ни сварливой - улыбайся и говори тихо.

torsdag 29 mars 2012

25 embarrassing things for a man not to be able to do (Russian)


25 embarrassing things for a man not to be able to do (Russian)

1. Open a beer with a lighter.
2. To argue with a woman.
3. Sharpening a knife.
4. Save a choking person.
5. Fight away stray dogs.
6. Rowing.
7. Repair dripping faucet.
8. To signal SOS.
9. Ride a horse.
10. Hang a shelf in the bathroom.
11. Open wine without a corkscrew.
12. Save a drowning man.
13. Buy a nice bouquet of roses.
14. Repair a wall plug.
15. Make chest compressions to a dying person.
16. Organize a home Wi-Fi.
17. Do not be able to play a sport.
18. Knockout a man.
19. Dive from the shore.
20. Convince the other party in a discussion.
21. Fry a steak.
22. Light a cigarette for someone.
23. Polish shoes.
24. Change a wheel.
25. Start an engine with a push.



 RU:

25 вещей, которых стыдно не уметь мужчине.
1. Открыть пиво зажигалкой.
2. Спорить с женщиной.
3. Наточить нож.
4. Спасти подавившегося человека.
5. Отбится от бродячей собаки.
6. Грести.
7. Починить капающий кран.
8. Подать сигнал SOS.
9. Ездить верхом.
10. Повесить полку в ванной.
11. Открыть вино без штопора.
12. Спасти утопающего.
13. Купить хороший букет роз.
14. Починить розетку.
15. Сделать непрямой массаж сердца.
16. Организовать дома Wi-Fi.
17. Не отправить мая в сетку. (воллейбол)
18. Отправить человека в нокаут.
19. Нырять с берега.
20. Расположить к себе собеседника.
21. Поджарить стейк.
22. Дать "прикурить".
23. Начистить ботинки.
24. Поменять колесо.
25. Завестить с толкача.

onsdag 28 mars 2012

First CD cover shoot by me :) Very niceeee



What a week!
Had my aunt here from Germany, spend some quality time with her and discovered a bit more here in this city of London =)

Also got great news about the CD cover I shot in Stockholm in February; it is finally in print !This was for the new album 'Avklädd' with the very talented singer Mattias Nylander ! We were literally shooting for 3 hours in -20 in the city center Stockholm, freezing our asses off trying to stay focused and professional which was quite an experience to say the least in this Siberian winter night.
You wouldn't tell, would you: So this is the result. VERY PROUD :)

If you like it I am bookable for photo shoots ! contact me on mariana.mushahdi@gmail.com for details.


måndag 19 mars 2012

SUMMER COUNTDOWN 2007-2011

I want summer !

SUMMER COUNTDOWN
2011
London
         Sweden 2011
2010
 Ukraine
 2009
Stockholm
 
 2008
UKRAINE





 Sweden 2008



Ireland 2008

2007
UKRAINE


 SWEDEN 2007

THATS THAT=)

































































































söndag 18 mars 2012

fredag 27 januari 2012

Razor clam (shellfish) in white wine and cream sauce with shallots - garnished with smoky bacon ;) Mmmm

So today I decided it was time to have shellfish for lunch! It is a beautiful day here in London, sunny and not too cold, perfect time to cook something unique and tasty =)
I went to Fin & Flounders, a fishmonger on Broadway Market to get my usual fix, the "common carp" a sweet water fish I enjoy way too much sometimes... Two lovely guys working in there said that they didn't have it.. But they would fish it for me for tomorrow at a very good price, so I was not disappointed. Instead they gave me the good idea of trying something new for lunch: The Razor Shell (Ensis arcuatos) also called Razor clam which is a shellfish that looks like a stick. (Great!) The boys made sure they were alive before packing in 5 for me and sent me away home with a simple recipe. And this is how you do it ! :

1) First the secret ingredient: Bacon ! Yes, this adds to the smokiness of the rather sweet tasting Razor clam.
Give it a good 5 minutes in the pan
2) Chop and throw in shallot for another 5 minutes then put it away with the bacon on kitchen paper to drip off the excessive fat.
3) Now to the RAZOR clams - these babies were literally alive when I put them in the sizzling hot pan. I felt a bit like a sadist watching them fight for life until they slowly stopped moving and looked rather braised in 5 mins time.
4) Add the bacon and shallots back to the pan and pour some white wine over it. Wait some minutes until the 
the alcohol has evaporated. 
5) Stir in some double cream to bind all the amazing flavors going for this wonderful dish. And don't forget a splash of water (to taste), as the sauce is very rich at this point. Add salt + pepper. Give 5 minutes more;)
And this is the result ! Serve with Italian tagliatelle as a perfect base for this rather French dish. (Myself went for an organic wholemeal pasta;). White wine suits perfectly here (and I cheated with ice cold vegetable juice as it is very early in the day...). This dish has an immaculate flavor. Spot on. I strongly recommend it.
  Enjoyyy !!!




torsdag 26 januari 2012

5 min Lunch;)



Ravioli with mushroom and tomato sauce , 5 mins...