Saturday, 13 March 2010

ポーランドからの贈り物 A Package from Poland


先月、私はプーペフレンドのGillanekちゃんから素敵な小包を受け取りました。中にはポーランドのお土産、チョコレート(ちょうどバレンタインデーだったので)、文房具、手作りのしおり、音楽CDなどが入っていました。

Last month, I received a fabulous package from my Poupee friend Gillanek. In it were Polish souvenirs, chocolates (just in time for Valentine's Day), stationary, a handmade bookmark, a music CD and other goods.

後ろにある美しい文房具はワルシャワのもので、描かれている建物は科学文化宮殿です。私が紅茶好きということを知って、Gillanekはフルーティーなポーランドの紅茶の詰め合わせも送ってくれました。

The beautiful stationary in the back comes from Warsaw and the building it depicts is the Palace of Culture and Science. Knowing that I am a tea-fanatic, Gillanek also sent an assortment of fruity Polish teas.

このとっても可愛らしいしおりはGillanekの手作りです。私は本をたくさん読むので、しおりがいつも足りなくなってしまいます。本のページを、手作りでしかも私専用のしおりでマーク出来るなんて素敵です。Gillanekは凄く可愛い子猫の便せんを使って手紙を書いてくれました。

This incredibly adorable bookmark was hand-made by Gillanek. I read a lot and never seem to have enough bookmarks. It will be great to be able to mark my pages with a hand-crafted, personalized bookmark. Gillanek also wrote on super cute kitten stationary.

Gillanekはポストカード描かれているポーランドの有名なランドマークの詳しい説明をしてくれました。上の2つと右下のポストカードはポズナンにあるランドマークで、タウンホール(左上)とオペラハウス(右上)です。毎日正午になると、2頭の推すヤギ(右下のポストカード)がシティホールの時計塔にある大きな時計の上で頭突きをします。左下のポストカードはワルシャワのシティセンターです。ポーランドは美しい建築物に溢れているみたいです。

Gillanek was kind enough to include detailed descriptions of the Polish landmarks in each postcard. The top two and bottom-right postcards show landmarks in Poznan including the Town Hall (top-left) and the Opera House (top-right). Everyday at noon two billy-goats (that you can see in the bottom-right postcard) bump heads above the large clock in the clock tower of the city hall. The bottom-left postcard shows the city center of Warsaw. Poland seems to be full of beautiful architecture.

Terravitaチョコレートはアプリコット(私の大好物)が入ったホワイトチョコレートです。上にあるDanusiaチョコレートは100年程の歴史があるチョコレートです。このチョコレートはクラクフという絵に書いたような市で作られており、ノーベル賞を受賞した小説家のヘンリク・シェンキェヴィチの「北方十字軍の騎士たち」(Krzyzacy)に登場する、美しい廷臣のDanusiaに由来しています。

The Terravita chocolate is white chocolate with apricots (my favorite). The Danusia chocolate on top has a long history of almost 100 years. It is produced in the picturesque city of Krawkow and is named after the beautiful courtier in Nobel laureate Henryk Sienkiewicz's novel, Krzyzacy (The Teutonic Knights). What I find interesting is that it tastes more like a truffle than a chocolate bar.

このトリオ アイシャドウはポーランドの化粧品ブランドであるInglotの物です。多分これはIntegraという商品で、パレット39です。ライトグレーとライトホワイトシャドウはラメが入っており、ダークグレーシャドウはマットです。全てのシャドウはとても柔らかくてスムーズです。日本にもInglotが来れば良いなと思います。

This eyeshadow trio comes from the Polish cosmetics brand Inglot. I think it is called Integra and this palette is palette 39. The light grey and white shadows contain shimmer while the dark grey shadow is matte. They are all very soft and smooth. I wish we had Inglot in Japan.

魅力的な伝統的なポーランド印刷がされたコースターには2羽の白いコウノトリが描かれています。白いコウノトリはポーランドの国鳥です。また、Gillanekは紫色の石が付いた可愛いイヤリングのペアも送ってくれました。

The stunning traditional Polish print on the coaster depicts two white storks. The white stork is the national bird of Poland. Gillanek also included a pair of lovely earrings with purple stones.

このクマはGillanekが働いているPolskieラジオ(ポーランドのラジオ局)のマスコットです。首に巻かれたスカーフには、Gillanekが初めて放送したサマーラジオのロゴが入っています。彼女は可愛い猫のステッカーもいくつか送ってくれました。

This bear is the mascot of Polskie Radio (Polish Radio) where Gillanek worked. The scarf around his neck has the summer radio logo which was when Gillanek had her first broadcast. She also sent some adorable kitten stickers.

最後はポーランドの歌手で、Gilannekがラジオ局でインアビューしたというMichal Rudasの"Shuruvath"というタイトルのCDです。彼のスタイルはユニークなポップ、ソウル、伝統的なインド歌謡とボリウッドのミックスです。 Shuruvathは彼のデビューソロアルバムで、それぞれの曲が情熱で溢れています。MichalはいくつかのPVがyoutubeにアップされていますし、彼のmyspaceページで彼の曲のサンプルも視聴する事が出来ます。

Last by not least is the CD "Shuruvath" by the Polish singer Michal Rudas who Gilannek interviewed at the radio station. His style is a unique blend of pop, soul, classical Indian and bollywood. Shuruvath is his debut solo-album and each piece is filled with passion. Michal has several music videos on youtube and you can also sample some of his songs at his myspace page.

Gillanekちゃん、可愛らしくて心のこもった贈り物をどうもありがとう!
Thank you, Gillanek, for all the lovely and thoughtful gifts.

8 comments:

utoshi-san said...

Aaaww I like how you made photos! ^^
And all presents soo~ cute! Aspesially I like eyeshadows and book mark! Soo~ great hand-made! Can`t wait to see it in your pupe clothes!

hannahhloves said...

i love it when you receive packages from far away. it just feels kind of special.. it traveled so far ( :
love to try the chocolates!

Melissa~ said...

I'll chack Michal Rudas , I love music in different lenguages and from all over the world.
She send to you so many amazing things. I love them. Polland is an amazing place, some day I'll visit it.
Gillanek is awesome ^^

Kisses Dear!

Robolegojupiter said...

Hi En,
Nice package from Poland. I love how your Poupee friends include handmade items!

P.S.
Thanks for coming by my blog +^~^`! The little guy is just anything, maybe a frog, maybe a voodoo doll, I don't really know. But I wanted to see if you could name him, something cute like Roro chan.

Also, I was at the discount store, so that's why the box was only 1 Euro, because mostly everything is expensive here ;)

Robolegojupiter said...

Hi En,

Sorry for not going back to the yogurt mask post first, since there was the answer I was looking for. Kero-chan suits his frog like appearance, thanks for the name!

In response to the yogurt post, a DIY mask I recommend is colloidal oatmeal (colloidal meaning finely ground); I normally pair it up with yogurt, but since you have sensitive skin you would probably skip that step. You could also wash your face sometimes with fresh cucumber juice in place of water.

The oatmeal by itself I find soothing, but paired up with yogurt makes a very effective tightening mask, great for my enlarged pores.

En エヌ said...

Utoshi,
Thank you for the sweet comments. Gillanek did a wonderful job making the bookmark and I really love the Inglot eyeshadows, too.

hannahhloves,
Thank you for commenting. I highly recommend the white chocolate with apricots. The Danusia chocolate is pretty good, too, and this is coming from someone who doesn't usually like chocolate. It does feel very special to receive a package from a far away place. =)

Melissa,
Michal Rudas is really great and very unique. He has extensive music training and has had a lot of experience performing, too. I would love to visit Poland, as well. And visit Gillanek! =)

Robolegojupiter,
Thank you for commenting. I love the handmade items, too. They're all one of a kind and made with a lot of care and feeling. =)

The only oatmeal I've seen here is the instant Quaker kind and McCann's Irish oatmeal. Do you think I could just grind them for the oatmeal mask? (Whenever I see "colloidal," I always think of colloidal silver and the blue man, teehee.) Cucumber juice sounds like a wonderful idea.

I have heard that Vienna is very expensive although I'm guessing it's not quite as bad as Tokyo. But that antique box was an amazing deal.

I'm glad to hear that you like kero-chan. =)

Gillanek said...

My Dear En, I want to say one word - thanks :)
A lot of sweet words...
I'm really happy to hear that everything's good and make you happy. I was really nervous, wondering - hope, she'll be satisfied... Always have this kind of problem - I want to give presents which make my friends happy. Thanks God, you are ^^

Inglot has a lot of wonderful colours of eyeshadows! I will try to buy another eyeshadows, if you want. :) I'm sure, they're good, and use them (but usually don't use eyeshadows :P)

And of course I invite you (and Meiko :) to visit Poland! I love my country, our cities, mountains, sea... Poland is really beautiful place to live! :*

A lot of kisses from Laura!

innerchild said...

I learned quite a bit about Poland from this post! What a lovely package :) I would love to visit Europe some day. Your posts are always very informative, no matter what you're reviewing.

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