Wednesday, August 20, 2014

awkward and awesome, the Russian way

dress: sela (russia), bracelet and shoes: St. Petersburg, Russia watch: Michael Kors (gifted)

Awkward
- Russians don't understand the concept of a line, so if you are "waiting your turn" in Russia we found it best to put your hands on your hips -so your elbows stick out and so no one can cut you. 
- Before we went to Russia I knew how to say "I don't speak Russian" in Russian, and I thought I had it covered.  I'm walking in payless looking at baby shoes and a lady comes up to me and starts speaking to me... in Russian. I freeze, look like an American idiot and say, "oh, sorry I don't speak Russian." So much for all my practice. 
- Walking through the mall -in America and hearing someone say "excuse me" and I'm pretty sure they said it in Russian -or was I hearing things? 
- Sitting on the metro and this lady sitting next to me was literally looking me up and down. It was one of those loooong glare type things. I could see her out of the corner of my eye so when her eyes got to my eyes I looked over at her and smiles as we made eye contact. She smiled back and then turned her head the other way. 
- Metro trains during rush hour. There's just something about being pushed up next to a sweaty-alcohol-smelling-no-deodorant-wearing-guy that makes me wish I didn't have the sense of smell. 

Awesome
- I'm pretty sure everyone thought we were spies because Brand spoke Russian. 
- Everyone thought I was the Russian native and that Brand was from Poland or England -until I spoke. 
- Russian people are so friendly, especially when they find out you are from America and can speak Russian. We were stopped talking with locals for quite a while, and when I say we were talking I meant Brand -although I could understand some of the things that were bring said. 
- Knowing Moscow like the back of your hand. 

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33 comments:

  1. I love that you two made it to Brandon's mission spot! What a great accomplishment and how fun it must have been to see his old stomping grounds!

    -janae hatch

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  2. I love this dress! Adorable!

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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  3. You're so lucky, I would love to visit Russia one day it looks so beautiful. I really love that dress as well and the detail by the neck!

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  4. Cute dress! Sounds like Russia was a lot of fun. I've always wanted to travel there.

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  5. HAHA! Some of those Awkward points were super funny! You're a gorgeous gal; work it!

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  6. I love the detailing at the top of the dress - gorgeous! How exciting to get to visit Russia, I can say "thank you" and "no" in Russian, that's it. The line thing would drive my crazy, I'm a big proponent of neat and orderly lines - everyone must wait their turn. haha

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  7. You are too stinking cute! And how fun! I would love an adventure like that!

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  8. Oh, I would love to go to Russia, but I would totally be lost because I don't know a single word in the Russian language. You are so cute I can't even handle it. I love that neckline.

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  9. That's actually SO funny. I trained with a lot of Russian's for similar jobs, and it's so true on some of these awkward and awesome points! haha

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  10. LOVE that dress!! That detailing is adorable.

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  11. that's so exciting! how long are you in russia for? we had friends that lived there for a few years.

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  12. I have the same watch! It was a present from my brother. I love it! It goes great with so many outfits.

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  13. This is such a fun post. I had no idea about the lines but that is funny. Pretty funny you had to put your hands on your hips! HAHA

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  14. That dress looks great on you! I love it--I would buy a dress like this one most definitely ;)

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  15. I love this Russian dress. You are darling.

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  16. So cool you are in Russia! And that dress was made for you.

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  17. This dress is awesome. I'm glad you had a good time. And don't worry, you can use the whole "I don't speak Russian" in Russian thing on me any time.

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  18. Love the dress! So funny everyone thought he was Russian!

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  19. this dress is very pretty! so artistic and unique!

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  20. Love the dress! The lady was probably staring at you because you are gorgeous!

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  21. You are too adorable - and I would LOVE to visit Russia someday! It sounds like you have a bit of reverse culture shock ;)

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  22. Russia sounds like an adventure for sure! My neighbors are from there! Love that dress!

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  23. Such a simple style, but the dress looks lovely on you.

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  24. How cool to get to go to Russia!! And i love the dress - the detail of that neck?!?!?! beautiful

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  25. You look adorable! I love that dress!

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  26. So cool that you're in Russia! And super awesome that your man can speak Russian. It's so much easier navigate a foreign country when the language barrier isn't a huge issue!

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  27. Sounds like you are having a lot of fun in Russia! I hope you'll enjoy your stay and you look really good in that dress!

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  28. Cute outfit! I love the lace inset, and of course that it's black. :)

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  29. It's great that one of you can speak russian really well. I'm so bad for going to foreign countries and not even trying to learn the language. Loving your dress and bracelet :-)

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  30. Ah! That is so awesome (Even the awkward parts)!

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  31. Such a cute outfit. You were WERKIN it

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  32. Ha! I remember being in France and only knowing a few things. It's like habit when someone speaks that you forget what you know and speak English. :-/

    You look adorable by the way.

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