Coffee + Brunch/Lunch
Another autumn is knocking on our doors, and for me personally it’s pretty hard to realise that it’s here. Not because I’m going to longingly miss the summer, but because I never realised summer was in its full swing. It doesn’t feel as acute as it used to when I was studying at Uni or school, and with living abroad and travelling most of the time it’s almost always like a mix of all seasons as ones with all their bitterness and sweetness.
September always felt like new beginnings to me, and it’s time for me to make these new season resolutions I failed to make on New Year’s Eve or my birthday, and first thing to do is to regularly update this blog.
Let’s start by setting the mood with my Welcome September playlist, just the way it feels right now.
Let me know if you liked the tunes, and I promise to come back here with regular updates!
I very much like this bitter-sweet feeling, emotionally moving power. Even more that, I am very much fascinated with the way it works, subtle triggers that evoke it. It is, after all, a deeply sensual experience. Olfactory memories are probably the most powerful, but also the most subconscious of them all, so most of times they come as an overwhelming surprise to us, don’t they? Now, our taste sense is a completely different story. I doubt there’s a single person in the world who does not affectionately remembers some of their very first culinary family dish prepared on special holidays or that bright juicy flavour of freshly picked berries from grandma’s garden. My childhood was not always full of fresh produce because a) I grew up in Siberia with winter lasting for good 6 months, and b) we were not always well off. Despite these facts or thanks to them, but I learned to appreciate good food and could always tell the good produce from the bad one.
It’s amazing how digging into your iPhone archives can bring up amazing memories: moments that you long time forgot happening, and others that are so dear to your heart, you wished you could relive them again. That’s how I found myself a few days ago, smiling at little video pieces from our Thailand life.
I only wish I was filming more; so many magical moments are always behind the scene. But now, just for the sake of saving memories for myself, here’s a little montage of our Thailand
I must say I’ve had a really cool summer this year. Almost like a school break kind of summer. Two months off work, two months of no stress, two months of enjoying simple pleasures in life.
Two months exploring two fantastic cities, Moscow and Saint Petersburg; and the latter managed to occupy this really big corner of my heart.
However, as much as I can talk about things I did these two months, it’ll never be a proper story without the people in it. Friends I haven’t seen in long time, but it felt like we never really parted the moment we saw each other. This is what really important in life, and we should never forget that.
The thing I’m going to regret most though is not taking more videos and pics in these 2 months: I was taking it too much for granted, or maybe just enjoying the moments without feeling the need to document them. Either way, I had a few pieces that I thought I need to put together, and this is how this vlog appeared