Weekend Trip Video

Last week I went to Abu Dhabi to spend there the weekend with my mom and my sister. My journey started on Thursday, when I had an evening flight. I had only two full days there, Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday I was on my way back to Almaty. I love this kind of trips, which cannot be called normal vacations, but rather getaways for a change of scenery. I wish I could travel every other week… Something makes me really happy on my trips. I just keep smiling and feeling great!  Is it visiting new places or traveling with my beloved ones… or just both :)

For some reason the quality of the video is actually better on my computer, so I do suggest watching in 1080p.

Love,

Ainur

Travelling around the world: Traveller pics April-June

I am still catching up with the posts that should’ve been published last year. Here’s another edition of Travelling Around the World pics from April-June 2015. Lots of Moscow will be seen here… It became one of our (the traveler’s and mine) favorite cities. I will be talking about it more later on.

Once again, big thanks for a big amount of pictures to my lovely traveler

Moscow, Russia
Moscow MoscowMoscowMoscowMoscowMoscowMoscowBangkok, Thailand
Bangkok Abu Dhabi, UAE Abu DhabiAbu DhabiAbu DhabiAbu DhabiAbu DhabiMoscow, Russia
Moscow MoscowMoscowMoscowMoscowMoscowMoscowMoscowMoscowMoscowMinsk,Belarus
Minsk Munich, Germany MunichMunichMunichMunichMunichMunichMunichBelgrade, Serbia
Belgrade BelgradeBelgradeBelgradeBelgradeBelgradeBelgradeBelgradeBelgradeBelgrade Shanghai, China
Shanghai ShanghaiShanghaiShanghaiShanghaiMore posts to come soon ;)

Love,

Ainur

Dining around the world: January-March

I know it has been a long time since January-March month, but it doesn’t mean I would skip this period of time. I will try to catch up as much as possible and keep the blog updated. At the end of the day, I started posting here to remember all the wonderful things my family and I go through in life. The more I collect and publish, the more appreciation we feel. Just a real quick and unprepared thought (Oh how I missed writing :))

On that note, here is a new dining edition of Dining Around the World pictures by my dear traveller. Please enjoy :*
DiningDiningDiningLove,

Ainur

Travelling around the world Traveller pics January-March

Hello! I am so inactive on my blog lately… However, it doesn’t mean I forgot all about it and don’t work on the content :)

Here is a new big edition of travel pics back from January, February and March. Special huge thanks to my lovely traveller for taking these and sharing them. Big love

Seoul, South Korea
SeoulShanghai, China Shanghai
Moscow, Russia
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MoscowMoscow
MoscowSydney, Australia Sydney
SydneySydney
SydneySydney
Sydney
Toronto, Canada
Niagara FallsNiagara Falls
Niagara FallsToronto
Niagara FallsToronto
TorontoToronto
TorontoToronto

Love,

Ainur

I am back home

Hi!.. I know, it’s been so long… I feel bad about not updating…  Well, finally I am writing, and I missed it so much! Right now I am on a plane flying home. I guess now that I am officially in the company, and have a huge discount on tickets, I will be flying quite frequently. Plus, it’s so convenient to update the blog :)

Not much changes took place in recent months. I am still living at the same place, which I like. My parents visit me every now and then, and from last week on I travel to visit them, too.

It was my birthday on 26th of April, more than a month ago now! My mom was already in Almaty at that time, and my dad came to spend the weekend with us, too. I have the best parents ever! I hope they know I realize it :)

So, yeah… What else? I am full of hope. Always.

Love,

Ainur

Catching up

Following the previous post with a short story about the past two month here are photos I collected on my iPhone throughout this period of time.

random1. As my mom and I first arrived we often went to two shopping malls. In one of them I saw this Cinderella shoe inside a cinema. It’s so cute, isn’t it?
2. Great pastry from a great, but a little too expensive supermarket.
3. Our dining experience. I think my dad will love that meat mince in a pocket that looks like a steak.
4. Valentine’s Day spent with my love of my life, my mom. We got “Love is…” gums in a stationary boutique as complimentary gifts
samovarSamovar. Russian traditional boiler with hot water for tea. Took this pic at a dining place above (pic 3)
neighbourhoodMy local neighbourhood. It was snowing last week, so beautiful in the morning. For better views watch the two videos below:
Mountain Views
Snowfall
from homeI went home twice over this period of time. The first time at the end of February, and the second time I think two weeks later (somewhere around March 8)
1. Our dear Ficus tree, who’s name is Finik.
2. Second flight home.
3, 4. Before my flight back to Almaty my mom has arrived from Abu Dhabi. These are the litlle gifts from her and my sister. Love you!!!
streetlightsOn the way to the airport with my dad. I meant to take a pic of the city, but the focus thought otherwise, and here is a beautiful photo of melted snow on a car window.
crispy snowCrispy snow at home. I think I still can’t get enough of little winter wonders.
make upMy everyday make-up essentials. Everything I need for a natural looking make-up. Not much has changed since I posted my routine, I only added Giorgio Armani corrector.
dining1. Perfect healthy food: black rice, salmon and broccoli
2. Some vegetables and Russian-style sandwiches
3. Business lunch. In my homecountry it means a lunch comprising of a soup, salad, main dish and sometimes a dessert coming in an inexpensive price. I went to a place near my office, and really loved it. Although I must admit that this business lunch costs more than an average one.
4. My usual Saturday lunch now (?) Every weekend I go groceries shopping, so I get myself a cake or two as well.

Love,

Ainur

New job, new place

Hello from Almaty!

I cannot believe I haven’t written anything for two month! I missed it so so much…  A lot has changed since my last post, so I have many things to write about, but still don’t want it to be too long.

It all started a year ago when I started looking for a new job. I applied for a lot of positions within many companies, and for quite some time now I stopped expecting response for the applications because on one hand I didn’t want to feel dissapointed, and on another I have dreams of my own that I still dream of. So one January morning I finally received a call and was invited for a job interview through Skype (because I am from another city). Then shortly after it they invited me to an actual interview and provided with tickets to and from Almaty. After two tests (English and numerical) and a short talk with a manager and vice president of a company I got accepted for a job position I applied earlier this year. Thanks to the support of my parents and my sister I decided to move to Almaty for this job. So now I am in another city once again. This time is a little bit different from the past because I used to move abroad for studies, and not to another city in my homecountry.

mountainsresidential complex My mom and I came here a month ago and in two intense days found an apartment to rent. It is a new residential complex as usual, and the apartment is nice. Hopefully, some kind of supermarket will open in a nearby buildings soon.

My mom is currently visiting my sister in Abu Dhabi and then returning in a week. Next week is also 8 March, and we have three days off, so I am thinking of going home for the short holidays. Short trip to be with my family and work on a little project I could not start doing before.

Love,

Ainur

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year of 2015! I wish everyone a healthy, happy, wonderful, amazing and beautiful year full exciting opportunities and moments!

And thank you 2014 for every happy moment, for every lesson and everything good that happened to me and my family!

 

cake New Year decoration IMG_0351 New Year tree IMG_0375 cake fruits I celebrated the New Year with my parents and my sister. We had a great time together cooking, preparing for the celebration and a little bit of a confusion with the gifts :)

The story is that as always I knew who was getting what as a present this year. I also asked my parents not to gift anything to me. When we were celebrating the New Year I saw my mom putting a bag near the New Year’s tree and I thought that it was the present for my dad (and for mom in the same bag), so I just took my sister’s gift and put it near the tree as well. My sister also thought that I put my parents gifts. Then my dad went to his computer, which was just near the tree, to show us a music video and ignored the gifts. When we came in the room I said something like “are we pretending that we don’t notice the gifts?” :) It turns out, that my mom put a gift for me, I put my sister’s, and we didn’t put our parents gift under the tree. So my sister went to our room and brought their bag with presents :) I hope everyone is happy with what they got for the New Year, I know I am :)

Love,

Ainur