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A Touch of Magic…

Last night I have experienced a touch of magic… or the power of thought, whatever you call it… We were playing a game with 5 y.o. Lileana. Before throwing a dice she said she wanted to get “SIX”. But she’s got “TWO” instead. I looked at her cunningly, took the dice, gently whispered: “Magic-magic, send…

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Masha or The Bear?

Once upon a time there lived a girl – a guinea pig, called Masha. She was cheeky like the girl from  “Masha and The Bear,”   only she looked more like The Bear: brown, hairy and a bit clumsy. One day we decided to get her a girlfriend who would keep her a company and fill her…

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Reminder to myself…

Overnight, yesterday’s thoughts and emotions become covered by a thin layer of dust. If in the morning the true desires and aspirations don’t get some attention, later during the day, they will be crashed under  a load of everyday scurry and the next morning they will be covered with another layer of dust. And thus,…

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Shall the celebration begin!

You know time has stopped for you when, sitting down to plan the week, you open a shabby calendar, and suddenly realize that it is last year’s! You run to a bookstore but cannot even get near a table piled high with new calendars, because it is attacked by a mob of the same forgetful and lost…

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Review "Dining with Innessa"

“Once upon a time there lived a young girl…” What a lovely fairy tale way to start a concert and what a truly fairy tale concert it was too! It was Innessa’s clever, thoughtful idea to devise a fairy tale theme that beaded together those songs, like pearls, that are on her new album “Love-n-Jazz”!…

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Interview with Innessa in "Unification"

“Jazz and love the most difficult to explain with a rational point of view” (Mel Tormé) (the Article in Russian  http://www.unification.com.au/articles/read/3462/ ) On the 5th of November in the Russian community centre there will be a new concert by Innessa — our talented singer from the Sunshine Coast. Innessa will present our viewers with songs from…

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On the train…

It’s been a while since I last used public transport. More so, when far from home in the strange densely populated Sydney, with its unfamiliar and, to me, very confusing underground system. I board the train. It is peak hour. Crowds of people barge in. To my surprise I find an empty seat and slump into it hugging…

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Near Death (Valley) experience

2009 flashback Today we set off on a trip to Nevada in a new car. In fact the car was old (about 30) and somewhat shabby, but Robbie bought it over the internet without eyeballing it first. The car did not live up to the most unpretentious of expectations, but at least it moved and the…

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Revival Plan

  Moving home. It’s huge, it’s unbearably slow, it’s emotionally challenging when you need to sacrifice things that truly important to you, endlessly  making compromises. I’m feeling like a little ant trying to move his anthill  stick by stick. My friend told me that according to some researches moving home is one of the most…

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Teddy's trip home

  In a delirious state after a long day of packing I was driving the car stuffed with guitars, toys, a Xmas tree and other ‘treasures’ back to our new house. Stopped at the red lights behind a little school bus, a boy waving at me through the back window. “Too tired to interact with…