OUR POLISH – INDIAN MARRIAGES: MULTICULTURAL WEDDING PARTIES!

Multicultural wedding: reception party

Bollywood music on, time to start another party, second of our multicultural wedding parties! Are you ready to join? Yes, virtually. It is never too late to emerge in memories. After blessings of Hindu marriage our guests joined wedding party while we run away, just for a moment, for cloths change! Yes… it is time for dress number 5! Why? Typically, an Indian bride has two dresses. Who would not love that! Usually, after marriage ceremony bride changes into another saree, lehenga or dress. If she wore the traditional red lehenga for the marriage, she may select a different color...

OUR POLISH – INDIAN MARRIAGES: BOLLYWOOD CELEBRATIONS START!

Bollywood Celebrations

Letting someone catch white veil and entering home in My Better Half arms, as part of tradition, wasn’t an end. It was just a beginning of the next events of our marriages, I call them Bollywood celebrations. Little time to rest and relax after initial 1.5 days of happenings. Meanwhile, one espresso coffee to get some more strength, this can’t be missed. A lot happening at home, just few hours left, to set, to get ready! At 6pm Bollywood celebrations start! Two hours apart, between white dress and next saree. Between western events and Indian celebrations. Evening starts with ‘Sangeet...

OUR POLISH – INDIAN MARRIAGES: MY FIRST TWO WEDDING DRESSES

Civil Marriage Documents

I like to tell our marriages story referring to my wedding dresses. Special and unique, colorful and many. To keep the momentum going, this time let’s start with two of them. Yes, you are right. This means two more posts will be here! From that small civil and church marriages we went “a bit” bigger, our initial plans expanded, spontaneously. Following final understanding of the situation and each other, following dreams. And Bollywood movie! My Better Half has told me for some time now that I should write a book. For now, instead of the book – blog. And a...

3 MARRIAGES AND 6 WEDDING DRESSES: OUR POLISH – INDIAN STORY BEHIND IT

3 marriages - our Hindu marriage

1 love, 3 marriages and 6 wedding dresses does not sound that common. Maybe what is unique is part of us and our story, making it more special to us, as this is what matters. Certainly, all relationships require a lot of understanding, communication, patience and flow mixed with fun. Sometimes it seems to me that our one requires even double of it ? different countries, continents, cultures and traditions. Many of them have a lot of things in common, even if initially not that obvious to see these similarities. Yet, differences are there too! And all of it makes...

VISITING BAHRAIN – ALL ROADS LEAD TO PETROLEUM MUSEUM

Sunset in Al Dar Islands in Bahrain, lost boat recovered

Visiting Bahrain was part of spontaneous ideas on the next travel destination. Whenever asked where I am going next, saying “Bahrain” seemed to be unexpected answer. Yet, I was so excited for discovering this new country, small – yet so different compared to Poland or India. But how come Bahrain? That was a nice story! Firstly, I started to play with the map. Thinking about new countries to visit, one where visas would not be a problem. And then I discovered online tools that can give you middle point locations between two cities on the Earth. You can test it...

SURPRISE PARTY – CREATING MOMENTS & UNFORGETTABLE SMILE

Surprise Party Gift

Sometimes unspoken to people around us, sometimes commonly known: many of us would love to receive a special birthday gift: surprise party. Although they are people who would not like to hear “Surpriseee!”, many of us would truly jump from the joy. Would you as well? Surprise parties have one key element in common: top secret factor. So one who dreams about it, would not ask for one, hoping deeply someone could read “her/his” mind. On the other hand, even if not on our bucket list – would it be just nice to be surrounded by people who care for...

NEW YEAR RESOLUTION OR CHRISTMAS PREPARATION – THE ART OF REMOVING WHAT IS UNNECESSARY

While removing things, less can also mean more.

Christmas is just behind the corner and soon after we will let 2019 go. I imagine many of us running around these days, last shopping lists, last items to prepare at home, a lot of cooking to be done for the family and friends. And in all of that – making sure that our home is shining, as it is a special time during the year. Surrounded by so many items, sometimes unnecessary, and gadgets makes it all more difficult for us. Especially now: in the era of consumptionism. Do we really need everything? And if maybe not, how to...