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Santhi Art

Many things happened in my life since my last post, but it doesn’t mean I stopped meeting interesting people in my daily life.

santhiToday I want to present you Santhi Maniam, an artist, an active member of the exhibitions, organised by ”Creative women’s club arhus”, exhibitions at her own gallery in Aarhus, active member of ”Spouse community Aarhus” etc. She was a participant at the exhibitions ”Inspired by Aarhus” in 2016, ”Inspired by nature” in 2017, ”Look closer” in 2018 at ”TedxAarhus”, plus solo exhibitions at her gallery.

  • Tell a bit about yourself, what is your background, and how did you end up in Denmark? 🙂

My name is Santhi Maniam and I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My professional background is in Training and Facilitation. I worked as a Training Specialist for many years and in 2009 decided to take a break and travel alone around Europe. That is when I met my husband and after travelling back and forth, we decided to get married and I settled in Denmark in 2011. Continue reading


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Hjælp syge børn

16939191_263130510781682_6943854093855623524_nPeople, who do more for others, than they should, always fascinated me. Today I want to present you an interview with Olha, Ukrainian, who started the charity organisation for ill kids.

  • Please tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Olha. I am just a common person. I live in Denmark with my husband and two children, working. The only I can say that I get great satisfaction from helping people, especially kids.

  • How long are you in Denmark?

I came to Denmark about 12 years ago to work on a farm, where I spent 5 years. At that time I met my future husband. Afterwards we moved to the city, I got education, married and started the life as we have it now.

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Куда нас приводят мечты… и как это происходит?

Good day everyone, English version of the story will come later, this is a Russian version of the story about Anna, who started her life from a new page several times, she started several companies, moved to another country, started there her publishing business and writes a book with her husband “How to create a TRUE partnership in marriage and in business?”

12439134_1064939546884269_4585328013358385476_nМеня зовут Анна Сандермоен. Фамилию свою я только что поменяла, потому что вышла замуж за человека из Норвегии и переехала жить к нему. Мы живем в Швейцарии. Раньше, пока я жила в России, даже представить себе не могла, что когда-нибудь откажусь от своей фамилии Чедия. Я думала, что не родился еще такой мужчина ради которого я бы отказалась от своей индивидуальности. Я всегда считала, что мое имя отражает мою индивидуальность. Из-за необычной фамилии, которая досталась мне по маминой линии от ее отца, моего дедушки, меня с детства часто дразнили в советских школах, но благодаря этому ощущение моей индивидуальности во мне только крепло. С тех пор как я встретила своего нынешнего мужа, для меня постепенно открылось иное понимание замужества: замужество для меня не связано с потерей индивидуальности или отказом от нее, напротив, я ее активно обогащаю и, мне кажется, (я надеюсь!) мой муж тоже. Для меня оказалось большой честью носить фамилию мужа, потому что таким образом я начала чувствовать себя и частью его семьи, и частью его страны. А для любого человека нет ощущения более ценного, чем ощущение принадлежности и причастности сообществу, которое не только тебя готово защитить, но также им можно и гордиться. То, что касается моей девичьей фамилии, я о ней почти не сожалею, потому что достижения и подвиги моих предков с этой фамилией были преданы страной забвению. Это стыд, позор и большая боль, но такова реальность.

Сейчас мне 42 года. У меня есть 11-летняя дочь от моего предыдущего гражданского брака в Москве. Она живет вместе с нами в Швейцарии и ходит здесь в местную школу.

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Volunteer at an animal shelter

10855015_509129969225942_6312327051627566417_oToday I would like to introduce you Zulfiya, volunteer from an animal schelter.

Zulfiya is 29, she was born in Moscow, graduated an institute of tourism and hospitality, was working at hotels and tourist companies before last year she got married and moved to Aarhus, Denmark.

Living in a new country was difficult in the beginning for Zulfiya, because of new rules, new language, having only husband and no other relatives. But slowly she got new friends and became more familiar to Danish culture.

Zulfiya is interested in photography, astropsychology, jewelry design from natural stones.

But the main activity in her life is a volunteering job.

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11960007_1193632230653477_694093874363263190_nThis grey Danish Sunday I want to write about sunny Anastasia Takki, painter, designer, author of books and creative studying programms for grownups and children.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Anastasia. And it happened for me to be born as a painter. My parents tried many times to direct me for more ‘earth’ professions, but they didn’t successed. From 6 years old I started to sew dresses for my dolls, and from 16, I sewed clothes for myself and my classmates.

I design products as long as I remember myself. I tried all directions in this area from polygraphics to interior design. Because my love to fashion I started to study master’s degree at Lomonosov Moscow State University, where my lecturer was famous fashion critic Aleksandr Vasilev.

And then a miracle happened. I wrote a book, and it was published at one of the biggest Moscow publishing offices, and to my love to fashion I added love to writing.

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Mandalas from dressmaker

14543358_10154115731929542_316999253_nAfter I created a club for talented women in Aarhus, I am blessed with interesting meetings everyday.

This late Friday story is dedicated to an amazing person Catherina. She is one of the loveliest, funniest and kindest people I have met in my life.

Catherina is from Malaysia, but her family originally comes from India.

6 years ago, on the internet, she met a Danish guy, and they started to chat on everyday topics. Half a year later they decided to meet each other in person. Catherina flew to Denmark for the first time to meet her future husband. This couple doesn’t have an easy romantic story. All this time they had to fly thousand of kilometers to see each other. But in the end they decided, that they love each other no matter of distance, languages and cultures. They got married last year.

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Blogger’s first book

8grulxxjx1iMany articles I dedicated to other people.

But on this special day I want to write about myself.

Why is it day special? Because today I released my first book on amazon. And I would be very grateful, my dear readers, if you will support my project.

A little bit about me. I am Ukrainian, who is living in Denmark.

All my school years I was dreaming about travelling, and when I was 19, I found aupair job in Belgium. That year changed direction of my life. I understood how I enjoyed working with kids, I met many people from all over the world and they showed me the diversity of this planet.

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Snail artist from Qatar

13662138_1077267409032053_6287435770365962944_oIn this Saturday’s post let me present a talented painter Tatyana.

Tatyana is 36 years old, she is married and has two wonderful sons.

Tatyana graduated an art school, and later from the university, where she studied regions studies. Immediatly after graduation she moved to Egypt, as she always dreamed to live in a warm country near the sea. There she met her future husband. In the beginning they lived in Egypt, later in United Arab Emirates, and now they live in Qatar.

Tatyana feels comfortable in the Middle East. Maybe due to traditional families society, where husband takes full responsibility for his family, where family life is stable and predictable.

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Handmade toys by Ksenia

eczwzqbo1hgToday’s guest of the blog is Ksenia, who creates beautiful toys.

Ksenia is from the city Izhevsk (Russia).

Her most bright childhood memories are from the times, when her father helped her and her sister to make different creative things. As when they did a frog from a tree fungus, by adding paper legs and button eyes.

So nobody was surprised when Ksenia decided to study at art school and later at art pedagogical department at the university.

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Author Maryana Serpinina

10417452_1661023330828452_7424804327759746556_nToday’s story is about Maryana, future bestselling author. =)

Maryana is 30 years old. At the age of 15 she moved with her parents to Portugal from Vladivostok (Russia).

She quickly learned the language, thanks to school teachers and new friends. Thanks to her natural curiosity and desire to learn portugese culture, Maryana quickly discovered best places to have cappucino, or secret night views from the mountains.

In the beginning Maryana lived on Madeira island, later she moved to Lisbon, where she lives with her boyfriend.

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