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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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About “Visualize You” company from Aarhus

As you could notice of my blog, I write a lot about people who live in Aarhus. And the reason is very simple – Aarhus is amazing city with fantastic people, who inspire me after each meeting.

Today’s story is about Rasmus and Kenny, students who recently started their own business.

10285791_887482751304041_4346483491594723823_oRasmus just got his bachelor’s in media studies, and Kenny is on his 4th semester at multimedia design.

They met last year at social club, Kenny worked there as a bartender, and Rasmus was a manager.

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Visit to Aarhus Observatory

Ole_Roemer_observatoriet_aarhusEvery day there is place for new discoveries and surprises.“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”Albert Einstein

Recently I received such life surprise, when I visited Danish observatory.

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Interview with a postcard lover from Italy

24848643_m_bf0fea1c2cb0c99ce86245afbe0a83d0Being a member of couchsurfing for a long time, recently I joined a postcard club there. Very quickly it became a passion and I started to send postcards to every corner of the world. In the group I found post from couchsurfer member, who recently started her blog about postcards. I contacted her and she kindly answered my questions by email.

So meet today’s guest, Giuliana, age 23, from Italy.

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Meeting with Løve’s Vin – og Bog café – owner

309354_656_700_0_0_0_0One of my last interviews I did this year was with Kenny Jess Brand. He is an owner of “Løve’s Vin – og Bog café”, where I often go to meet with friends and for Y poetry evenings. I never thought of taking interview from the owner of this café, until one day by accident I met Kenny on the book market. He was reading a book, totally alone, and for me it was the perfect chance to ask for a meeting.

Kenny is 33 years old, and he doesn’t look like serious businessman at all in his casual everyday clothes. We agreed to meet at his book shop, where he told me how he started his business.

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Small talk about TV- serials

Jakob-I-NielsenThanks to Folkeuniversitetet English lectures I had a chance to attend an interesting class with the topic “A golden age of Danish cinema?”. Afterwards I asked the lecturer if it would be possible to meet with him for an interview. He kindly agreed and today I have the pleasure of introducing you an associate professor of Aarhus University, Jakob Isak Nielsen.

We met at his office and the first thing I noticed was infinite account of DVDs and even videotapes. Also on the walls were posters from Aarhus film clubs.

Jakob is a person who’s passion is cinema and about his passion he can talk for hours. Unfortunately, we didn’t have so much time, but even in half an hour I discovered a lot about Jakob’s work.

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Meeting with film production assistant

1b53b98I think most of you went to some language classes. While my living in Denmark I decided to attend language school. My group is a very nice, but we have evening classes and all of the students have jobs, so we don’t have enough time to socialise and get each other better. About my classmates I know some basic information where they work, names, countries they came from. But we communicate on the breaks or while doing some language exercices, but anyway is not enough to really get know a person.

During one of such exercises I was sitting near one girl, who wanted to change groups to study Danish a bit faster. We talk a bit, and then she told me she got an internship in a film company.

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Old struggles, new ideas of Danish journalism professor

07be22f562On a rainy day in Aarhus I met a sunny person for an interview. And it made my day. Line Hassall Thomsen is just an incredible person, she was extremely open and friendly during all our meeting.

I met Line just one week after her successful PhD defense. The topic was “New Struggles, Old ideas, the everyday struggle towards being a “Good journalist” inside public service TV newsrooms in the UK and Denmark” (if you understand Danish here is the link of her interview).

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