Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Dear readers,

in my last post I wrote that I will not be writing on my blog as often anymore,but today I want to share with you that in the last days I decided that I will take a longer hiatus from blogging and return to writing again sometime next year.
Though I love blogging I have to admit that at this time of my life I do not have any desire for it whatsoever.
I am at a good place right now and serene about my religious beliefs,so I just want to live my life in tranquillity
and praise the Lord through my actions.
There are still things that I want to write about,but not right now and not at any time soon.
However,I will still gladly continue to read your blogs and comment on them.Maybe not regularly,but I will definitely stick somewhere around.
My facebook page is going to remain active so if you wish you are kindly welcome there to visit me.That sure would make me very happy!
I will go now,but before that I want to say THANK YOU to every single person that has ever visited my blog and to the ones who will maybe wait for me until next year.
I will leave you with the poem - Ten esperanza - by my favorite poet ever Vicente Aleixandre 
(Nobel Prize for Literature 1977).I myself can understand Spanish only as much as it is similar to Italian,but nevertheless I have decided to post this poem in its original version.Please try to find a translation that could be more suitable for you and enjoy its beautiful message.It is so worthy!

Goodbye for now and see you next year.

Love.


VICENTE ALEIXANDRE 
(1898 Sevilla - 1984 Madrid)

Ten esperanza

¿Lo comprendes? Lo has comprendido.
¿Lo repites? Y lo vuelves a repetir.
Siéntate. No mires hacia atrás. ¡Adelante!
Adelante. Levántate. Un poco más. Es la vida.
Es el camino. ¿Que llevas la frente cubierta de sudores, con espinas, con polvo, con amargura, sin amor, sin mañana?...
Sigue, sigue subiendo. Falta poco. Oh, qué joven eres.
Qué joven, qué jovencísimo, que recién nacido. Qué ignorante. 
Entre tus pelos grises caídos sobre la frente brillan tus claros ojos azules,
tus vividos, tus lentos ojos puros, allí quedados bajo algún velo.
Oh, no vaciles y álzate. Álzate todavía. ¿Qué quieres?
Coge tu palo de fresno blanco y apóyate. Un brazo a tu lado quisieras. Míralo.
Míralo, ¿no lo sientes? Allí, súbitamente, está quieto. Es un bulto silente.
Apenas si el color de su túnica lo denuncia. Y en tu oído una palabra no pronunciada.
Una palabra sin música, aunque tú la estés escuchando.
Una palabra con viento, con brisa fresca. La que mueve tus vestidos gastados.
La que suavemente orea tu frente. La que seca tu rostro,
la que enjuga el rastro de aquellas lágrimas.
La que atusa, apenas roza tu cabello gris ahora en la inmediación de la noche.
Cógete a ese brazo blanco. A ese que apenas conoces, pero que reconoces.
Yérguete y mira la raya azul del increíble crepúsculo,
la raya de la esperanza en el límite de la tierra.
Y con grandes pasos seguros, enderézate, y allí apoyado, confiado, solo, 
échate rápidamente a andar...





GOD BLESS YOU

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

BACK TO THE ROOTS

Dear readers,

I hope you are doing fine and that you are enjoying your summer.I am fine...

Today I just wanted to write a little note to tell you that from now on I won't be blogging very often.The reason for this lies in the fact that some months ago I decided that at one point I will ask for the Ad Sense option here on Blogger.Thus I had been trying to write more frequently and about themes that would be interesting not only to me,but also to the general public.This however produced only stress for me and it made me very unhappy.I was feeling more and more that I was going astray from what my blog really means to me.My blog is my shelter where everyone is kindly welcome,but it represents also the journey to myself and to God,so it has to go on by my rules and on my rythm.I do not want to be worried about "adding sense" to my blog,but I just want to praise my Lord,remember Islam and Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacké through writings about the things that I like.

Reading the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran takes time and for me personally also a lot of thinking.Somehow I need the verses that I usually publish under the posts to sink into me first.It is all like a process...

This is why I do not want to be under any kind of pressure and I just want to write when I truly feel ready for it.Maybe in the future I will decide to ask for Ad Sense,but it will have to be under my rules or otherwise I do not need it.

My blog does not have many followers and that is okay,because during these years of blogging I got to know many virtual acquaintances and friends anyway.In my opinion this is also very important,because through a deeper knowing of the others we also get to know better ourselves.All the blogs that I follow are dear to me and every single comment that I get makes me very excited.Even the ones in which the bloggers ask me to follow eachother bring a smile on my face... I seriously do not care about having a lot of followers,so sometimes I follow a blog if it makes someone happy,but I do not think if the person on the other side follows me back.I am extremly happy when someone decides to follow me,but still to me the most important thing is to be able to write on my own time,without too much thinking if my writings will reach as much people as possible.The truth is that it is all very personal to me...

So,my dear readers of my blog this sure is not a goodbye,but though in the year 2014 I plan on closing my blog,until then I have to write at my own pace.I hope you will understand me and I send you many greetings and all my love.

Kiss,kiss :o) ...
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THE HOLY BIBLE (Old Testament - Joshua,Chapter 1-Verse 9)

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

THE HOLY QURAN (Surah 2. Al-Baqara (The Cow),Verse 153)

153. Therefore remember Me, and I will remember you; and be thankful to Me and do not be ungrateful to Me.

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(The verses from The Holy Bible and The Holy Quran are not meant as any comparison whatsoever,but are just verses that I liked and decided to post.)


GOD BLESS YOU

Monday, July 1, 2013

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Dear readers,

welcome to July!
How was your June? Mine was fine and I turned thirty nine last month.With age comes wisdom,and wrinkles,too.I guess the best anti-aging tip ever would be to find a poet madly in love with me and who would immortalize my "beauty" in a beautiful verse :) .
Just like Mr Shakespeare did with his beloved one.

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 
(1564 - 1616)

Sonnet 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
    So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
    So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.


2: temperate - moderate, self-controlled in speech, behaviour.
4: summer's lease...date - the duration of the summer period is too short.
6: complexion dimmed - (fig.) the appearance (of the sun) is darkened, obscured.
7: every fair from fair - every beautiful thing or beautiful person sometimes becomes less beautiful.
8: By chance... untrimmed - stripped of its ornaments by accident or in the course of the changing seasons.
10: that fair thou ow'st - that beauty which you possess.
11: brag - boast
12: eternal lines... grow'st - you become a part of these eternal verses.

Source for the poem and its comprehension: Mirko Jurak. Literatures in English 1. Maribor: Obzorja 1990.
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- have a nice July :o) - 
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GOD BLESS YOU

Thursday, June 27, 2013

LOUNGE WITH ME





Modesty Sofa by Nika Zupanc

Dear subscribers,

many greetings to all of you.I hope life's treating you good.I'm fine...
As you probably know Google Reader is closing on Monday,so if you still want to follow my blog please follow me with bloglovin'  or through other options which are listed at the end of my blog's page.
Since I've got a selected group of few subscribers,I'd like to follow you all,too.I've already switched to bloglovin'  and as far as I know I'm already following each of you in this way or via other options like the e-mail or facebook.
However,I might have forgotten somebody.If so please let me know which option you chose to follow me and I'll follow you back with great pleasure.

With love,

your Jasmina

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THE HOLY BIBLE (Old Testament - Ecclesiasticus / Sirach,Chapter 9-Verse 10)

10 Do not desert an old friend; the new one will not be his match. New friend, new wine; when it grows old, you drink it with pleasure.  

THE HOLY QURAN (Surah 2.Al-Baqarah (The Cow),Verse 186)

186. And when My servants ask thee about Me, say: ‘I am near. I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he prays to Me. So they should hearken to Me and believe in Me, that they may follow the right way.’
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(The verses from The Holy Bible and The Holy Quran are not meant as any comparison whatsoever,but are just verses that I liked and decided to post.)

GOD BLESS YOU

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

STYLE CHECK : SHARON STONE (Cannes Film Festival 2013)

Hi dear readers :o)!

Do you know the show Fashion Police on the American channel E!  ? 
If you do,do you watch it?
Well,sometimes I watch it.It's a fun show about celebrities and fashion.It's all about who? what? where? wore something and at the end  the hosts (Joan Rivers,George Kotsiopoulos,Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne) each on their own choose who is the best and worst dressed celebrity of the week.Every time they also have one or more famous persons as guests and who share their opinion on various looks.All of this spiced up with a lot of humor!
I don't know really when the show airs,because in Europe E!  runs on a completely different schedule,but they repeat the show several times during a week.I usually catch it on Saturday morning while I enjoy my breakfast in front of the TV.So relaxing!
Here's their website.

Anyways,this past weekend they were talking about The Cannes Film Festival which was held between the 15th and 26th of May.This time the celebrity that got most attention from the hosts was Sharon Stone who wore a long backless white gown with a very interesting detail on the back.I must say that I too was quite impressed by her look,so I decided that I'd look up for it on the net.Yet when I found the pictures of Sharon Stone on the red carpet in Cannes I wasn't all like WOW!.I still thought that she looked beautiful,but some small details ruined it a bit for me.However,the surprise was discovering that during the festival
Mrs Stone wore also another dress - which actually turned out to be my favorite one of the two.

Let's have a look at them together and if you want I'd be very interested in your opinion.

Both gowns are by Roberto Cavalli.

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This gown is glamour at its finest,but I don't like the neckline.It's too simple and to me it looks like almost a 
t-shirt that tennis players would wear.
In my opinion a more rounded neckline that would possibly be made of the same chain that we find then on the back would give the whole look a more firm syntony.

Something like an American style neckline!

For example like this one...



I guess Mr Cavalli wanted to achieve a surprise effect after seeing just a simple neckline in the front part,but why not giving an audience a feeling of expectation.
I find the difference between the front part and the back too harsh.

I adore the back part.Maybe I'm not so found of the chains being a bit here and there,but I love it anyway.
The accessories are very well chosen and the starfish bracelet says summer and is perfect for a seaside place like Cannes.

The hair and make-up are also nice.

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This is the second dress.
Though I adore the first dress,because it's so naughty and it sure does sparkle my fantasy,I do have to say that the second dress would be my ultimate choice.
I am all for WOW! effects,but they've to be in harmony with the whole look.If there's even a small clash like by the first dress,chances are that people would be more prone to look just at a detail instead of enjoying the whole look.

The second dress on the other hand is not so naughty,but it allows you to play more with it.
You can make it more elegant or playful and sexy.Oh and this amazing color!It must be like the sea on the 
Côte d'Azur.

I appreciate the accessories by the second dress.They are fantastic and I like it that there are some green gems there.The blue color would be too obvious!
Nevertheless,I'd prefer a kind of tiny necklace that would go around the neck and then with one thread end between the breast line.Possibly with a dangerously expensive diamond attached at its end.That would be naughty,too!

Something like this for example,but worn in front and with just one thread between the breasts...
(Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway at the Oscars 2013.)



Probably I'd also choose a smaller rounded clutch with sparkling diamonds on it.Yes,real diamonds!
But,it's a dress that a woman can play with,so there are more options.

Liking the hair and make-up too.

If you wish you can tell me how you would wear each dress.It would be nice to know your thoughts.
You could take it as a chance to play with your fantasy...

Kiss.

P.S.I made some changes regarding my blog,but nothing big.Still your old Jasmina!
Now I also have a facebook page.The link is at the end of  my blog's page and you're all kindly invited to visit me there,too.It has a more relaxed vibe than the blog and I'd like it to be a place where I could meet you daily.
Like if you like ;o) ...

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THE HOLY BIBLE (Old Testament - Proverbs,Chapter 10-Verse 19)

19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking,

    but the prudent are restrained in speech.


THE HOLY QURAN (Surah 2.Al-Baqarah (The Cow),Verses 204-205)

204. And of men there is he whose talk on this life would please thee, and he would call Allah to witness as to that which is in his heart, and yet he is the most contentious of quarrellers.
205. And when he is in authority, he runs about in the land to create disorder in it and destroy the crops and the progeny of man; and Allah loves not disorder.


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(The verses from The Holy Bible and The Holy Quran are not meant as any comparison whatsoever,but are just verses that I liked and decided to post.)

GOD BLESS YOU

Monday, June 10, 2013

A SPRING OUTFIT


Dear readers,

I hope you are doing fine.



I am okay.How is the weather where you are?Here in my village in Slovenia it was just raining.In the last month or so it was raining quite a lot and it was also unusually cold for this period of the year.
Not that I would mind it in any way!I am probably one of the rare people who like rain and clowdy days.The sun dazzles my eyes and I can not see clearly ;)!
Yet,to each season its own thing...This is what I had on my mind fifteen days ago while I was thinking about how to dress for going to Lubiana on behalf of some errands.(Wow,I'm being so diplomatic right now :D ! )
The most important thing for me was not to be cold and when I finally came up with an outfit I noticed it looked like something I would wear in autumn.But,it was just a matter of minutes and I  decided that no matter what I would make my outfit look more spring appropriate.Reason why I immediately went to the nearby city in search of something springlike.Initially I wanted to have  some colorful earrings,but I ended up finding a nice scarf with butterflies on it.I loved it from the first moment!In addition to that I also used my orange bag and all in "bloom" like that I felt I was ready to conquer Lubiana.Sort of :))!
Anyway,on my way back from Lubiana to the coast (I was going by train) I spontaneously took some pictures with my phone camera and thought that maybe I could use them for a post on my blog.Thus they are not the best pictures ever,but today as it was raining again I thought:"Ah,why not,I'll post them!"
However,rain or no rain,it is getting warmer day by day and the hot summer is clearly around the corner.I know,I should be posting an outfit more - ready for the summer -,but I wanted to share with you what I was wearing that day to Lubiana.Maybe it could be an inspiration for the next autumn... 
Yet,who knows,do butterflies fly in autumn :)?


My view from the train for 2.30h on my way back from Lubiana to the coast.


Hello there :)!


Wearing my beloved intimissimi body (sans turtleneck) under a shirt by Camaïeu (old).The jeans (skiny type) are by New Yorker and as shoes I had a pair of light brown ballerinas with a bow.C'mon,you know there had to be a bow somewhere :)!
My hair was in a ponytail,secured with an extra hair elastic with a small pink/coral flower on it.So springlike,right :)))?
Actually,I was wearing this same flower yesterday at my friend's birthday dinner and she said:"Ha,ha,ha...it looks like you have a flower growing right out of your head :))!" Hm,nice firends I have,haven't I :))?


Strike a pose ;)))!
No brand jacket,wool like material.


My orange bag (here).
Scarf by Ursula (Slovene company).
Viscose material,cost around 17€.
I found it by the drugstore Müller.

The umbrella is a souvenir I got in Lubiana.
Yes,I know,I know,the whole point of this post is how to dress on a cold,rainy spring day and yet I go on such a trip without an umbrella.Well,let me tell you that on that day in the morning before I left for the train station it was dry and a bit sunny on the coast,so I thought it will be the same in Lubiana.Plus I seriously thought that my old and ugly umbrella would not match my outfit,so I left it in my car.Genius,ah :)))?
Well,when I came to Lubiana it was quite sunny,but in the early afternoon it started to rain heavily and oh my dear God,I felt like a wet mouse alone in the city :).Nevertheless,I was not that wet,because I covered my head with the scarf,but I sure felt quite unconfortable.Luckily I soon found a Müller (what a coincindence) and I bought the above umbrella there.I was so relieved :)!

What do you think about this outfit?

I send you many greetings wherever you are...

Mwah :o)!
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THE HOLY BIBLE (Old Testament - Proverbs,Chapter 21-Verse 21)

21 He who follows righteousness and mercy
Finds life, righteousness, and honor.

THE HOLY QURAN (Surah 22.Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage),Verse 77)

77. O ye who believe! bow down and prostrate yourselves in Prayer, and worship your Lord, and do good deeds that you may prosper.
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(The verses from The Holy Bible and The Holy Quran are not meant as any comparison whatsoever,but are just verses that I liked and decided to post.)

GOD BLESS YOU
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