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My Dear Taj, where do your midnight runaways take you to?

Open air verandah at Taj Palace, New Delhi

I’m so flattered to be able to share with you one of my favorite places of my life in New Delhi! We’ve had some awesome midnight runaways and serious discussions with my Indian brother of another mother here. The first time I was taken here by him was because everything else in Delhi was already closed since it was just simply really too late night. Yet this place is always welcoming! And even though it’s not allowed to sit at the tables outside along the pool during the night, we’d always somehow convince the wonderfully hospitable staff to let us to do that! And last but not least, actually the most important - what we would always order - THE CAMOMILE TEA served with piece of heaven tasting almond biscuits! Oh, and sometimes, when it would get more like a really early morning than late night, the peacocks would start their early morning serenades behind the garden. Just like a fairytale in the XXIst century, ah? ;) If you ever happen to be in Delhi, India, this experience is something you simple must go through your self. Really.

I mean, really, what could you beat the cozy or sometimes extremely intense yet always interesting chats in amazing midnight under the mood shine in the middle of Delhi, yet quiet like in the space, pool side open air verandah with beautiful exotic jungle-like Taj Palace garden and hot camomile tea reminding own home and camomile aroma soaked endless meadows in Lithuania with?!

Cheers from sentimental memory card called “Home away from Home. New Delhi Edition”

A.

Rodyk draugams




7 días en La Habana

My dears, You are in treat this time here! BIG TIME!

I’ve got an amazing movie to watch for you - 7 DAYS IN HAVANA. You may not have visited Cuba in the real life yet, but the film will definitely bring you the entire 100% authentic atmosphere of it. Unique and incredibly talented actors, wonderfully charming characters, breathtaking cinematography (!!!), awesome locations, hospitable & passionate culture and perfect music! Co-productions of Spain, France and Cuba totally nailed it - worked out brilliantly and you can feel it in each moment of the movie. The type of the movie reminds me of other my beloved movies such as “Coffee & Cigarettes”, “Paris, je t’aime”, “New York, I love You”, the productions of Wes Andersen, Jim Jarmusch and similar. My feeling about this movie in one sentence: IT REVEALS THE TRULY MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO PEOPLE AND REVEALS THE TRUE BEAUTY OF PEOPLE!

Bienvenidos a La Habana!

I just got melted and got familiar with the characters so much in “Jam Session” Tuesday with Pablo Trapero and Emir Kusturic (starts at 20:37 minute) because of the warmth and genuinity (aka what I meant by ” IT REVEALS THE TRULY MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO PEOPLE AND REVEALS THE TRUE BEAUTY OF PEOPLE” above). No masks needed when there’s a magic jam session of life with us every single moment! (watch one of the scenes of this part below)

My ultimate mind blower of this movie is the part “Diary of a Beginner” Thursday, with Elia Suleiman (starts at 55:00 minute). Elia Suleiman’s GENIUS!!!! cinematography in terms of beauty of each shot is my ultimate favorite. The aesthetics, minimalism, composition of the shot and the execution of the main character - perfections! (I’m happy to know I discovered one more icon to follow and be inspired by - Elia Suleiman)(watch a video brief what idea’s Elia had in his mind for his part in the movie below)

Watch full movie here

or here: http://viooz.eu/movies/13713-7-days-in-havana-2012.html

or here: http://www.movie2k.to/7-Days-in-Havana-watch-movie-1973890.html

Home page of the movie: http://www.7daysinhavana.com

Keep discovering the world, people and YOUR SELF!

Always together with you on the discovery journey Yours,

A.

Rodyk draugams




Possibility of Life: what if you were able to dream what you wanna dream of 75 years of your life?

*BRILLIANT MIND

Possibility of Life to think about - Illusion: The dream of life by Alan Watts

Let’s suppose you were able every night to dream what you wanna dream and you could have a power over one night to dream 75 years of your life <…>

Let’s have a surprise. Let’s have a dream, which isn’t under control, when something is gonna happen to be that I don’t know what it’s gonna be. And you did that and you come out of that and you say “wow, that was in the closest shape, wasn’t it?” Then you would get more and more adventurous and you would make further and further out gambles as to what you would dream and finally you would dream where you went on. You would dream a dream of living the life that you actually living today <…>

Every one is fundamentally the ultimate reality. <…> You are god, only you’re pretending you’re not.

-Alan Watts

“Watts, like Rowe, showed me how we construct our own meanings about life. That nothing is a given and, since everything is uncertain, we must put together a world view that might fit roughly with the facts, but is never anything other than a guess — a working fiction. This, too, is a typical Zen understanding — that life cannot be described, only experienced. Trying to see all of life is like trying to explore a vast cave with a box of matches.”

-Tim Lott

Alan Watts “was a jester as well as a thinker, describing himself as a ‘spiritual entertainer’. Aldous Huxley described him as ‘a curious man. Half monk and half racecourse operator.’ Watts wholeheartedly agreed with Huxley’s characterization. He carried a silver cane ‘for pure swank’, he hung out with Ken Kesey and Jack Kerouac (he is even parodied in On the Road as Arthur Whale). His English public school-educated voice was rich and deep, like a prophet’s, and his laugh juicy and contagious.”

-Tim Lott

Good night & Sweet DREAMS!

Always Yours,

A. Gliuck

Rodyk draugams




Beirut and Dubai: love of achievement

St. Jean’s Church in the ancient city of Byblos, Lebanon north of Beirut. pic courtesy Behance

I am glad to share with You, this absolutely fresh, one day ago uploaded piece of art and inspiration in moving pictures - and an episode of a life story to see, hear, learn and grasp.

Get ready to be taken to beautiful ancient-modern culture cities of Beirut and Dubai!

My greatest compliments to John Walker & Sons Voyager (a true Odyssey! www.jwsvoyager-odyssey.com) for the worth a million words freshly made video production!

And here are some Raja Trad’s (CEO Leo Burnett Mena) wisdom and inspiration pieces I decided to have notes of (below). What are your highlights?

*You have no other choice except to love Dubai and admire Dubai and respect what they were able to achieve. So my love with Dubai is the love of achievement. It’s the spirit. The Dubai’s spirit. It reflects on everybody. When you have this drive, when you see this drive, when you live this drive and when you see this enthusiasm and when you see this commitment to making things happen, that reflects on everyone. It’s an environment that will enhance the delivery and performance, it is a country that will encourage progress.

*I worked with all my heart, with a deep commitment, with passion and I said “let MY performance decide my career” <…> no one else will decide your progress in life. It’s about you: you have to decide where you want to go, you have to decide whether you believe in what you are doing.

*Progress means that you need to keep on challenging your self, means that there is no finish line in life and that you have to keep walking.

Get inspired!

Always Yours

A.

Rodyk draugams




Magic says “DO GOOD DO WELL”

*On Sunday’s even Jesus is having lazy afternoons!

Just watched the “Game Changers” featuring success story of Magic Johnson on BloombergTV and really liked this piece of wisdom!

Do good and Do well!

Yours,

A.

Rodyk draugams




W.A.N.D.E.R.I.N.G.W.O.N.D.E.R.L.A.N.D.W.I.S.D.O.M.

“Eventually all the pieces fall into places.. Until then laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for the reason”

Tonight I’m W.A.N.D.E.R.I.N.G.W.O.N.D.E.R.L.A.N.D. with Yonderboi - Another Geometry On AFROgliuck’sNoizeWave:

Cheers, My Dears!

Always Yours and tonight with the aura of fuchsia,

AFROgliuck

Rodyk draugams




It’s high time for new traditions in 2013!

Dear all Friends!

It’s been quite a year for me, full of discoveries and beautiful moments, just because of you all. You are awesome!

It’s 5 p.m. (Lithuanian time) and in stead of writing the ‘New Year Resolution’, I am writing the ‘Letter of Gratitude’ first. I woke up this morning and it literally flashed in front of me - all incredible coincidences and happenings, people of so many cultures, religions and lifestyles, incredible diversity of sounds and the most important I find of my 2012 - all wisdom so many people shared with me this year!

I can literally say that 2012 has changed my life & I can’t put into words how grateful for all that I am. And I can say very honestly: I wouldn’t change any single thing! I swear! This is how much valuable and precious everything about 2012 has been!

I invite you as well to start a new tradition: write two letters to your self:

1. Write down all the things of 2012 you are grateful for & 2. write the ‘New Year Resolution’. And of course, I wish you that it all comes true so that all the things, people and moments would eventually appear on your “I’m grateful for 2013′ letter!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

With a lot of love, faith, gratitude and MAGIC,

Always Yours,

E.

Rodyk draugams




Boring-whaaaat?

Have you ever heard of boring life? Have you ever lived one? If the answer is yes, in that case, will you please tell me what it means? Weird favor to ask? Let me tell you something then.

(Moving pictures of my breakfast terrace view. pretty awesome right?)

9:30 am: Beautiful and delicious breakfast in the terrace of the very south of Red sea coast. Temperature: 32 °C….

…at some moments you can hardly see the line between the sky and the horizon of the sea, how baby blue it all is. Amazing staff doesn’t let me stop smiling and is cheering me up with local stories and last heads-up of last moments together before the flight.

(I know.. I know.. it’s kinda really lame to take a photo of even the plate you’re having your food from, but, seriously, even the breakfast plate shouts amazing tropical vacation and the sun even in the morning coffee cup makes the final claim!!!)

PAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUSSSSSSEEEEE

7:30 pm: my plane just landed. OMG!!!! It’s crazily windy. Dark of course. It’s the first time I see snow this year.. And it’s 3°C!!!

8:30 pm: I’m running up the stairs, already thinking what I’ll have for the proper dinner after tiring endless hours oldschool plain trip and also thinking what to wear, since in an hour I must be at one of my most beloved friends birthday celebration.

9:30 pm: I’m freaking out. Seriously freaking out. Even though I’ve had food and got dressed, the sparkling ice frozen street I see through the window is driving me crazy.. and the worst part is that I gonna have to drive that street my self… Have I mentioned that I’ve never ever ever driven the car with nobody else by my side? So at this moment I’m thinking that I’m getting out of my mind and getting late too.

9:49 pm: Relationship status from ‘LOVE’ converted to ‘LOVE-HATE’. I used to love Vilnius old-town unconditionally. Now there is one condition why instead of just loving it I also hate - the inside yards are just too tiny and narrow, especially when I have to park the car twice bigger than I’ve ever parked any other cars before… and I’m even more late.

10:11 pm: I’m about to enter the building but these weird people are blocking the main entrance while standing these, discussing something really loudly and painting on some industrial piece which is even bigger in size than the regular human beingWeird night.. I mean it..

10:19 pm: I enter the apartment. I surprise my dear beloved b-day boy, since by the primary plan my plain was supposed to land only day after his b-day, so my show-up was unexpected, say to the very least. Woohoo!

10:22 pm: Door bell rings. “SURPRISE!!!”. Guess who? - weirdos! The same weirdos with weird industrial piece. Apparently it’s a part of the gift to b-day boy :DDD WHAT’S NEXT?..

00:00 (or something like that, since the time just extincted): THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT (see above)!!! and continued for god knows how long (translation: the b-day boy suddenly appears in the kitchen in the costume of the tin man and the new version of “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz” started.) We sang and danced to the weirdest and lamest songs and also to the most sentimental ones. The weirdos were the ones I didn’t know before, but eventually everyone became one. A.k.a. The only way to survive and have tons of proper fun and blend in was to literally do weird stuff or just crazy or whatever you call and not to worry about how it looks from the outside.

..YES I WAS ALSO CAUGHT RED HANDED WHILE WEIRD-DOING. AND IT WAS THE BEST 2 HOURS AFTER LANDING I’VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE! I can’t wait to repeat it all!

p.s. I love crazy people (they are damn smart in a day time and damn silly at night), because they are awesome!

p.p.s. Happy Birthday, my dear beloved Riccio, once again! :)***

From the oceans of fabulous life,

Yours

AFROgliuck

Rodyk draugams




My first experience of tasting Sparkling blood

*You know what they say - judgy wudgy was a bear”

Here’s a piece to the ones that would read a word “diamond” and right after that would go crazy, how “bloody” business it is and how some one would dare to even think of getting into these kid of things, supposingly becoming one of the horrible supporters of wars in poor tortured Africa..

CALM DOWN AND CONTINUE READING

My Dear folks, please, get your selves introduced  to Kimberley Process (here) .

For the record, I point this out not as not the solution to the problem but as the beginning of your own personal critical thinking which would hopefully lead you to bigger picture a.k.a. without Leonardo diCaprio in it anymore, yet much closer to the reality.

Be open-minded, be critical thinking lead, do question as much as it’s possible, because even though diamonds are fully packed into this mystic cover it really is very interesting niche to think of time to time and to get more knowledge about that as one more thing which is so small but plays so important role somehow.

NAKED TO CONFESS

I remember my first thoughts in the very beginning of getting to know diamond world from closer. It sounded kinda like that:

“I live in this world for 23 years. I travel, I meet people. I’m curious about anything and everything. I read a lot. I’m in constant research of new conspiracy theories. I practically live in the Internet and get thousands of news feeds from all over the world every single day. BUT I never imagined that in this world there is the other world, which always has been there next to me. From the first sight it may seem small, very closed which make is seem as almost in the parallel dimension at the same present as we live. It’s like a big elephant in the room, except I never noticed it! How blind was I? How many more things are happening right next to me and don’t even register them happening? “.

So I’m pretty sure that now you get what I mean by “just get into the first contact with the thing. It may seem and be as nothing huge, but the function of this ‘irrelevant’ first contact may transform, reincarnate, if you like, into the gate to much bigger picture and your new approach to so many great things in the life.

p.s. If the right amount of attention is payed while reading the Kimberley Process brief, your next come back to read yet another blog post of mine will be absolutely different. You’ll perceive ideas with a completely different approach and from the different angle.

P.P.S. You know what, that’s pretty amazing or even incredible and ethereal, how powerful our mind is!

Wish you good luck in the new experiences from the bottom of my heart!

Always Yours,

AFROgliuck

Rodyk draugams




Down the rabbit hole: Saturday night with ALROSA & Cyrillic

Just realized and heard it in my my head out loud which made it unarguably official:

“I feel like Alice going down the rabbit hole, except that my rabbit is much more bling-bling, well at least his watch fob is definitely fully diamond encrusted”

What brought me to this kinda weird realization? - I spend my Saturday analyzing ALROSA’s website and additional info on that. And before that I was getting myself introduced to many more names, I’ve never heard of before. Shame on me for that, but most probably that’s exactly the reason which stopped me from the trippy road down the rabbit whole of diamond world for a couple of minutes was this blog post, which got finally inspired by Cyrillic. To be more exact, by trying to solve the puzzle called “Try to read Russian Cyrillic to understand the main idea of the text”.

Yet on the other hand I also am so happy that there was this moment 15 years ago or so, when I was ill so skipping school lessons and having my daddy staying at home to take care of me. THAT WAS THE LIFE-CHANGING moment. Completely for no reason, he sat me down and started asking me to read all city names written in Russian Cyrillic Script. That was the first time I was getting introduced to Russian Cyrillic in my life. And the last. (You know what? - I might be the worst reader of Cyrillic today, but if, hypothetically speaking, by any chance I got lost in the middle of Siberia - that’s the thing that would save my a*s from dying in the middle of nowhere! For sure!).

If getting back from ‘hypothetically speaking’ more to the reality, I can be honest here, it’s really annoying when I still can’t read properly, yet there is so much text I’m so curious to understand and there’s no translation in English what so ever, and cherry on the top - my Russian got so lost in translation during the last five years, that It basically reached the crisis level. Now it takes quite some time for me to fully cover the paragraph written in Russian. I can’t understand it without reading, so at first there goes struggle with the reading Cyrillic part and then tons of effort based try to understand the context by knowing only in the best case every other word. (sometimes I think I’m crazy just because the only one who’s challenging myself with the most unnecessary tasks is ME!).  Too many functions and too many converts of crazy Russian language brought me to the point where I felt like I just had my magic Alice drink where my head started turning into hot air balloon and the only way to stop that process was to stop Russian Cyrillic puzzle solving process immediately. At least for couple of minutes.

(Piaget square shaped Antiplano fob)

Yes, I do understand, that this blog post might be 99,99% any value free, but for the courtesy of 0.01% of possibility of some value, that would be cleared only in the future, let it be here as a reminder of when one day I’d open it and claim it as the proof of where it all started.

Cheers, My Dears,

Yours Alice from another Wonderland, where the rabbits keep diamond encrusted Piaget-square-shaped-Altiplano-like watch fobs and everything sparkles and reflects flashes of colors as if there are at least 11 suns in the sky instead of 1.

Rodyk draugams




 

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