Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Details Ang Moh Style

I hope you have relaxed during the holidays!! :) I sure did! This was my first Christmas without my family in Finland; we spent it with my husband just the two of us. It was different, and of course I missed my family and all the traditions from watching the same tv programs every year to Christmas sauna, waking up to rice porridge (the person who finds an almond hidden in his/hers bowl will be lucky!) and all the amazing food. I actually tried making rice porridge but my husband didn't really like it :p I guess it needs improvement...

We spent most of the afternoon shopping for food (and a few pressies for myself, you know, to cover for the loss of missing all the nice food) :D Then we popped the champagne and prepared dinner. It didn't turn out exactly like the Finnish dinner but at least it filled our stomachs and tasted good!

On the menu we had steak and fries (we were planning on turkey but changed our minds haha), assorted veggies, goat cheese salad with pine nuts, pomegranate seeds and a honey-mustard dressing, bread and of course graved salmon - my favourite! :)

After stuffing ourselves (yes, every bit was finished), we opened the pressies that my mum and dad had sent us all the way from Finland! We were so excited!! :)

Among other things, I got a very cute apron from mum and a streetstyle tee from my dad (the figure on the tee refers to the symbol shown in pedestrian signals in the former GDR.

From husband I got two dresses, one Spartacus style (we are hooked the program :D) and one romantic style. I gave him cufflinks with our names' first letters engraved on them. I at least guess he liked them ;)

Have a Great New Year lovelies!! :)

X Ang Moh Chick

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Xmas!!

Just came to quickly wish you all Merry Xmas!! And thank you for coming to read what's on my mind time after time - you being there, from every corner of the world, is the reason I write this blog :)

I will write a whole post about my Christmas celebration, first time outside Finland. However, I can already tell you that it was filled with lots of food, nice well thought pressies and champagne!

Have a fantastic rest of the day!!

<3 Ang Moh Chick

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Life is Like a Bridge

I love bridges. They unite two things; the beginning and the end; the old and the new; two different times; two worlds; two hearts. 

Bridges are often used as symbols and many bridges around the world are famous. They often carry a history, and many of them offer a great view. A view over life itself. Life is like a bridge - more important than the destination is the trip, the view from that bridge. If only people would remember this in their everyday lives... It's so easily forgotten, lightly pushed aside from more important things, things that are urgent, goals that can bring us power, money and success. Now is the word of today.

People tend to rush towards the end, their goal, as fast as possible, no time to waste, time is money, I don't have time for this now, another time I'm too busy, this is more important. But what is more important than this moment right now? What are we rushing for? 

What is more important than taking a moment to breath, asking how was your partner's day, reading a story to your child, focusing on that cup of tea or cinnamon cookie, closing your eyes, dreaming

Enjoying the trip, your view, from your bridge.

Dress: Thailand   Shoes: Aldo   Bag: Grandmother's old   Necklace: Chanel

X Ang Moh Chick

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Don't be Afraid to Dream

"I wish I had time to start painting every day", "I wish I could live in New York", "I wish I could work as a gardener", "I wish I could change my career and do something I really enjoy", "I wish I had the courage to change my life", "I wish I could start listening to myself", "I wish I could stop thinking what others think"...

I wish...

Sounds familiar? So what is stopping you? Is it money? Or comfort? Are you thinking what others might say? Or are you afraid of failing while attempting to catch your dream?

Some dreams are meant to stay as dreams and never to be fulfilled. Dreaming is in our nature - it gives hope and optimism about the future, pushes you when you are exhausted and is there for you when you feel failed. Everyone of us fails sometimes. It is us who are ourselves' greatest judges. And critisism is the best way to kill dreams. Why wouldn't we just give ourselves a right to dream? So what if you dream big and never reach that dream? But if you don't dream, ah, you won't have the hope that one day you just might get there.

You might start by painting once in a while. You might end up on a vacation in New York and find new friends. You might fall in love. You might find yourself working doing something completely different than you ever thought possible, and love it. Courage, friends, that's all it needs. A bit of courage, curiosity and imagination, and tomorrow just might be the first day of the rest of your life.

X Ang Moh Chick

Saturday, December 7, 2013

An Indian Wedding

First of all, apologies for such a long silence - I've been crazy busy lately! I attended a wedding of our dear friends this weekend. It was my first Indian wedding ever and I was stunned by all the details, traditions and colors! Unfortunately I don't know all of the details well enough to explain to you all so I'm settling to just showing you a sneak peak of what it all looked like...

The wedding was held in China town in a temple in the evening.

The bride looked absolutely stunning. She was even more radiant than all the thousands of jewels all over her body! :) The ceremony was a mixture of signing the official papers and going through all the traditions that are included in an Indian wedding.

The temple itself was beautiful, and as in temples, no shoes were allowed. So we were all walking bare foot inside and outside!

The bride's father in traditional clothes.

While waiting for the next ceremony, I took a couple of outfit shots on a piece of grass in the middle of the temple.

After signing the papers, the ceremony continued with more traditions in another building.

Isn't she just the cutest little girl you have ever seen?? :)

Congratulations Arthy&Chandra!! I hope your marriage lots of love, experiences and many children! ;)

Dress: Vila   Necklace: D&G

X Ang Moh Chick

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