Friday, February 15, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day my dear readers, as I know that not all of us celebrate actively, I decided to fulfill your day after it with important messages to keep in mind! Although relationships can bring a lot of joy to our lives, enhance them and inspire us to do better, the one that is always there, never leaves us, you can't even break off, is the one you have with yourself.

You remember the exam results I was waiting for, well, they came and one went well while the other posed a striking question to me: How do I turn it into a success? 

The combination of fury, fear and uncertainty brought about something useful in the end, I finally understood that in order for success to come to your lane, you have to let go of fear and invest into listening, appreciating and valuing yourself. I decided to not be bothered, decided to just do more, be more and face challenges with an open mind now. For sure, it will take a bit of time, but it will all fall into place.

As for my Valentine's, it was spent with my Valentine and it made me really happy....

That is why I have gathered some of my favorite mantras (of course the nicely drawn editions of them since mine would have been awful) and am sharing them with you, maybe it looks ridiculous at first, but in the end, even in the most stubborn heads, something gets stuck...


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Reads of the moment...

A month has passed and although we always doubt (particularly me) our resolutions, keeping up with the reading materials has been quite easy for me! Apparently all it really takes is finding the right genres, relaxing background music and my Garfield pajamas.

I turned it into my mantra to set aside 2 hours a day (at least) for my reads of the moment, not to mention at least putting on the pile two books to go through, while ordering already the next ones I covet. It must be the newly found discipline and calmness after exams that has brought me to even getting extra reading time into my days. When it comes to the choice of topics, it has started to shift, the love for science books remains, but love for fantasies and comedies is coming strong into this month, as well as the movie and TV series recommendations to accompany them!

Of course the first book to discuss has to be Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, after watching the movie (you should if you already didn't) I just had to read also the book it's based on. I was intrigued (I always am) by the details a book let's you take in that the movie doesn't capture, and I have to say both are a match made in heaven. It is fun, it is loud, it is clever and surprises with the dynamic chapters. A perfect match for weekends and tea...

It begins with absence and desire.
It begins with blood and fear.
It begins with Aleksandra's discovery of witches...

The second one, well you guessed it, a Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. After hearing many words of praise from my friends it started off as a casual date night, just me, popcorn and the first season of it, turns out, the book is even more addictive and spilling a lot more magical secrets! Since I read fast and dive thoroughly into a book until it's finished, I was through it and soaked in the details pretty fast, but luckily, the second part of the trilogy is already on its way! (a gift that keeps on giving, isn't it?)

Also, let me just leave the trailer, just in case you get curious... It is a Sky original production and in he case you didn't come across them now, their series are pretty amazingly produced!

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Video source: Youtube (Sky One channel)

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Life updates & more....

The month of January, a month intended to let you ease into the new year (or at least it should), is usually the most stressful period a student can have, you either have exams scheduled in advance for January, like me, or you are dealing with the leftovers of the past year. Either way, it's more like university books than romantic novels. In my opinion 2 passed quite well, the results already out, the other two, well hopefully they did too. For me, my classes  start soon and it is time to catch up on the things you've missed out, so we're starting off with New Year's Eve.

My holidays, of course, spent far far away from Milanese streets and excitement, back home where all the wonders were already awaiting me... It was all the food, all the laughter and all the love of my dog you would expect it to be. Being really old now, he can barely manage to walk around, but remains a sophisticated companion, keeping the whole family busy whilst commanding from his lounge chair.

The traditions, fireworks, 5 kg piece of meat prepared traditionally in a wood oven and of course the complementary traditional dishes didn't just bring a smile to my face this year, but also to the person I hold dear to my heart.

I decided to finally make a bold step, instead of locking myself in the house like almost every year, I went out, not just anywhere; a boat + the Danube was what I opted for. It was a beautiful night and something to recommend anyone who is looking for the great adventure in Belgrade!

The boat, although playing out pop music, was filled with a surprising amount of tourists, and although my photos aren't really the best, I think they show how much fun I had quite accurately!



Sunday, January 6, 2019

Discovering Asia pt. 2

It is officially time for continuous assessment number two, let me show you some of the coolest places I have seen so far, welcome to yet another edition of taking Asia...

Every girl dreams about getting enormous amounts of flowers, once we get them, we wish they could last forever, luckily I discovered ones that do. Mixed with the scene of a museum (that coincidentally has also a shopping center attached to it, which btw most buildings somehow seem to have), there was a field of LED roses you couldn't take your eyes off. Although the weather tends to hit the minus during this time of the year, especially at night, it was all worth it. You can tell, just by the happy sparkle I developed in my eyes.

Asia, continent of magical things, and even more creative approaches to creating the most dream-like cafe sets. This time, it was about trains, cheesecakes and of course, the obligatory coffee you deserve after you spend the day uncovering the secrets of the city. 

Friends did warn me that it is tech heaven, but the Samsung center proved it to be even grander than originally expected. Haven't you always dreamed about being able to test the newest technological advancements hands-on? I fulfilled my childhood dream as soon as the lovely lady at the entrance put the sensor bracelet around my wrist. From getting to know your creative and character strengths to Pig Ride (you read right!), the VR game you can play right at the ground floor of the center, there is something for everyone. 

Immediately after Samsung, I fell for Art Box. The supplies and stationery store you don't want to leave. From house decoration, cleaning supplies, the cutest travel accessories, to the best prices ever encountered for stationery, it has everything and even more to it! As you can see I found myself a spirit animal, this little shark here, and even bought the little notebook with him on the cover! 

Cold weather, but looking at least a bit cute and put together, my famous sweater and shirt combo. This is me post-breakfast/brunch. Maybe you are wondering about the spatula, but don't worry, Japanese breakfast is also something for you, and easily found throughout the city!

A glimpse into my daily craziness at its best, this is all for today's travel insights, but before I go, let me leave you another conclusive tip:

@ Is The Birthplace Of Samsung......

XO Aleks

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Dinner time!

Milan is magical (I am talking about that part of the city that is still not plastered with exam sessions and Bocconi buildings), an all time favorite of mine is definitely the Brera design district, a part of the city that lets you truly live your Italian fairy tale the way you want to! When I get my cravings for meat, fresh bread and good wine, I hop to the Taverna del Borgo Antico and get me some! Since the weather has gotten colder it's the right time to pull out all of my favorite sweaters from the closet and bring the color into winter! What do you think about it? This bright yellow one is from Zara, and ofc, not to forget my vintage Alpaca coat and over-knee Aldo boots to finish up the look!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Song Of The Day

Elderbrook - Old Friends

Nights out and about

Another day, another year coming closer (bye, bye 2018). My last day in Milan of this year was exactly the 13th of December, and for almost two weeks now I have been enjoying downtime back home with the family and friends! After three months of not being back, my room sure does look bigger, my bed is even more comfortable and the Serbian snacks made my heart melt. When it comes to the one thing I missed most, the 50 kg Labrador sitting at the front door of my house, apparently the sentiment is mutual. 

This year has so far been the most adventurous one, more than 40 flights, more continents, and even more diverse cultures to discover. It has brought me a lot of memories, love and laughter, not to forget, lots of different food options. You remember the little bucket list I said I made when 2017 came to an end, well, 70% came true, and what hasn't happened yet will just push me to be better in 2019. It will be the year I move to yet another country, embark on another educational quest called masters and get one step closer to figuring out where I will want to live for a longer period of my life. 

Reminiscing about the important events of this year I made a small, yet big in meaning list about the happenings  that have further pushed me forward and brought joy into my daily routine. One of them was the time my best friend finally visited me in Milan. She, also a student abroad (just with a sea view, #Greece) took a couple of days and spent my exam-free days in shopping, laughter and well, over-the-top movie nights (pizza delivery included).

I wish you all a merry Christmas, as you know mine is on the 7th of January, but I do celebrate with my friends today as well.  

Outfit: Jacket: Naning9; Sweater: Zaful; Jeans: Stradivarius; Shoes: Nike; Bag: Maje;
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