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HopTop Brewery Ltd. 5th Birthday – VIP Opening Party @ Kőbánya/Budapest

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The founder and owner of the HopTop Brewery Ltd., Ali Rawech Szamit, invited media representatives to a presentation with a visit to the HopTop Brewery in Kőbánya, celebrating his 5th birthday. Before that, he gave a historical overview of how he got on the steps of brewing.

At first a little background to Ali Rawech Szami the owner of HopTop Brewery. Ali Rawech Szami worked as a manager for a multinational company and then switched to the craft of brewing as an unexpected turn in his career. Because of his economist past and maximalist attitude, he was able to build and unite this company as one person. The award-winning recipes are all in His name, and he must also make economic decisions.

How did he become a “brewer?

First of all why, when, how he became a “brewer” which was founded in 2015.

He saw with the aim of making high-quality and varied flavors of kraft beers for the growing fan base of craft beers. Fate has shaped  site to operate in the industrial park of the former Royal Brewery, so have been able to smuggle the tradition back to this area a bit. Coincidence brought to try what it’s like to cook at home. He fell in love with the thing into the unknown. With the exception of a smaller loan, founded the company from equity. Met many good people on the way in this profession who supported him. He said he owe a lot to Antal Németh and Ádám Pein from the neighboring Monyó brewery.

Here at Kőbánya, the outside of downtown found a free infrastructure for brewing, which of course had to do with the past of the beer industry. But more importantly was to find a place where not seen as a competitor, but as friend, a colleague him. There was not a question that he want to make beer that he would like to drink as well. His brewery was born, sparkled out of love. There were no investors behind them who are only interested in profit. The HopTop Brewery at Kőbánya has competed in several international beer competitions. Out of the 2,100 entrants, only the top three in each category was awarded a medal by a 130-member jury. After their competitive successes were noticed and approached by foreign distributors, so today may say their beer exports are off to special beer lovers taste to Canada, Denmark, Finland, Russia etc. The HopTop beers can also be found on the shelves at the shops of large Hungarian chains, in specialty beer shops, also in downtown restaurants and pubs.

All who are the founders of the Kraft Beer Association give their faces and names to their product just as the winemakers do with their wines. This makes their products authentic and Kraft a real trademark.

After the presentation of Ali Rawech Szami, escorted through the entire area of the brewery factory, showing all the equipment, special barrels, hops and malts gain from abroad and held tasting of their latest beer on tap to crown our brewery tour, which is not yet on the market. Thereafter, the birthdays party began with a load of food aside the brewery at the food truck and taps of beer, and the mood was further enhanced by foot tapping to the party time music.

(The won HotTop beer awards can be traced at the upload snaps.)

Update & snaps: Aggie Reiter

Retrospection to the Online Japanese Film Festival (JFF) – Hungary – 2021

 

Japan brought their latest trends in Japanese cinemafor movie lovers to watch in their armchair free online films within the Japanese Film Festival (JFF).

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a project held by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese film around the world. With a slogan of „Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere.” The program was launched in 2016 for 10 ASEAN countries and Australia. Since then holding the Festivals with the latest Japanese films and expanding their network in including countries such as: China, Russia, and India. In the 2019-20 year was held festivals in 56 cities in 12 countries, whilst watched by more than 170000 viewers.
This year, in addition to the conventional in-person Japanese Film Festival (JFF) events, held a “JFF Plus Online Festival for online viewers in the 20 countries. These were: Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam,  Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Spain, Hungary.

The JFF is under the umbrella of the Japan Foundation which is Japan’s only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world. With the objective of deepening mutual understanding between the people of Japan and other countries/regions, our various activities and information services create opportunities for people-to-people interactions. Online Festival took place from November2020 up to March 2021 in 20 countries around the world bringing 30 Japanese films ranging from the latest hits to always popular anime and the classics.

All the JFF screened films had subtitles in Arabic, Burmese, Central Khmer, English, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese language.

Tsukiji Wonderland 2016 – Documentary – length time 1h 50min. Director: Naotaro Endo
Synopsis JFF „Through the lives of professionals working at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, the film portrays how Tsukiji has been the center of fish culinary culture and helped Japanese food culture to flourish as we know it today.”

Adding to the documentary … overall: Tokyo – Edo in 1923 was a grand earthquake and whilst rebuilding the venue over the decades Tsukiji became over the decades one of the biggest World Fish Market providing huge service to the world fish food by hard working people. They have daily wholesales fish auction and was clear to learn “most important is the “jouhou” (the information) without the info the fish would just sit there.

Tsukiji is One of the Seven Food Wonders of the World.

Tsukiji has its artisan culture. Was said, there are 10 days in a year when fish taste its best, but each season has its own variety in fish … Spring: brings shellfish … March: is the icefish season … Tune in the Spring are the best in taste. Tuna is all around the season, but during the summer they aren’t so fatty. Tuna live deep in the sea they do not have to struggle on the hook, they aren’t vital because of the food they eat. Summer: Sweetfish started to fish in june and they are caught in the river. Autumm: Typhoon at its best. Scallops arrive at ESqUISSE alive. Winter: more variety in fish and they get more fatter pufferfish – mackerel.

During the JFF was not all drama, documentary, musical but were animated features, films, cartoons for kids and interviews with Japanese directors.

Thanks to the JFF to watch through free online movies during in the festival!

@ Aggie Reiter

The best Japanese film productions – free online screening

Every year, the Budapest Office of the Japan Foundation presents the best of Japanese film production with great success to the sophisticated movielovers. This year, for the first time, it will bring the experience of cinema to our living room online. Offering the largest repertoire to date, from February 26 to March 7, 2021, and will be able to watch 30 Japanese works for free  access to works by 12 independent (indie) young Japanese directors. The free online screening throughout the country will be in original language, having Hungarian or English subtitles.

Also may view including critically acclaimed award-winning works and mainstream entertainment films. The JFF PLUS Online Japan Film Festival, covers a total of 20 countries, and also was launched worldwide in November 2020.

As an initiative designed  is to bring together emerging young directors and musicians. Since its birth in 2012, this competitive film festival has provided an opportunity for a number of screenwriters and actors to present themselves as a springboard for young Japanese filmmakers.

The description of the films will also appear on the Japan Foundation’s Facebook page written in Hungarian language within the 12 days film shooting.

The films have also been screened in Thailand, Australia, Canada, North America, Germany and Spain.

@ Aggie Reiter

Herald News – Reopening Tutankhamun Exhibition @ Budapest

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Wondering & Wandering Back in Time – Through 1334 – 1325 BC. 

Like much else, all the mysteries and treasures of the Tutankhamun Exhibition were quarantined in March at the KOMPLEX on Király utca (King Street) Budapest. The organizers, on the other hand, ensured the supervision of the treasures from the first moment, in addition to the appropriate security measures, and provided continuous guarding of the relics even during the temporary closure. Now, in the period of reopening, the organizers of the exhibition have placed tremendous emphasis not only on the treasures of incomprehensible value, but also on maintaining the health safety of visitors.

“The reopening of the Tutankhamun exhibition is not only for those interested, but being on a kind of holiday to Egypt. A surprise and a special offer: on July 30 and 31, one child per family can view the exhibition for free of charge … only applies to children aged 6-14. Those who arrive on the first few days of the reopening of the Tutankhamun exhibition will have a special experience,” said the communications manager of JVS Group Hungary.

Items seen through the slideshow have been at first glance in 1922 discovery of over 5,000 artifacts by Howard Carter  @ Tunankhamun’s Tomb. Some of his treasure has traveled worldwide and  after the lockdown quarantines the Budapest’s locals and foreigners staying, living in Hungary needn’t have to travel … especially now-a-days … to Egypt nor to London to see and get the feeling visiting the long gone past Egyptian New Kingdom – 18th Dynasty.

The Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities allowed tours beginning in 1962 with the exhibit at the Louvre in Paris, followed by the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art in Tokyo, Japan. Needless to mention exhibits drew in millions of visitors. Between 1972–1979 exhibit was shown in United States, Soviet Union, Japan, France, Canada, and at the era of the West Germany.

© snaps – Aggie Reiter

PressRelease – St.Patrick Day – March,17. 2020.

This year on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day will be Black Tuesday for especially in Ireland. In many points of the world will be where also Irish descendants are from head-to-toe dressed in green along the dressing parade, rooms and greenish folks due to viral diseases. The celebration of this year, the huge cultural celebrations St. Patrick’s Festival will be missing the vibrant and dynamic showcase to be celebrated heritage, both traditional and contemporary due to viral diseases.

Huge festival will not take place, but most probably personally organized groups in greenish outfits will be seen on the streets of Budapest celebrating St. Patrick Day.

St Patrick, St Brigid of Kildare and St Columba are Ireland’s patron saints. St Patrick’s Day became a public holiday in Ireland due to the Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act 1903. It is also celebrated around the world, particularly in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.

 

By Aggie Reiter

The 15th European Maccabi Games – 2019 – Budapest – Hungary

The 15th European Maccabi Games  (EMG) is to be hosted this year in Hungary.

July, 29. – August, 7.2019.

Going to be the largest multi-sport event in Hungary.

In 2019, the Metropolitan of Hungary also holds the Capital of Sport of Europe. Under this umbrella Hungary will host the largest Jewish sport and cultural event in Europe.

Approximately, 3000 athletes (adults and youths) are planned to participate at the event in around 20 branches of sports. Hungarian medals are expected mainly in martial arts, water polo, fencing and also successful in other sports. The EMG will be  held in several locations in and around Budapest.

The majority of sports will have one Masters category, but there are some which will have more. For the first time in history, two para sports, and tennis will also be in within the program.

The organizers plan to have several age groups for Masters athletes competitions in the following: Half Marathon: 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+. Golf (stroke play, team, mixed team): 50+. Maccabi Men/Women: 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+. Swimming: 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+. Tennis (singles, doubles, mixed doubles):  35+, 45+, 55+, 65+.

Athletes from outside Europe countries such as from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico and Republic of South Africa are  on the list in arriving to the EMG  2019 – Hungary.

Hungary will be vibrant in sport games, a true metropolis awaiting the visitors in offering unforgettable experience … make your own  …  participating or be present watching the Maccabi Games.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Artistic Nail Design @ Budapest

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Artistic Nail Design and Freddy Mercury goes well together on Time Square!

Sneak Peak into the Artistic Nail Designs – Nailalliance -Innovators of Beauty press conference was held at the five-star Boscolo Hotel –Budapest formerly New York Palace – Budapest located in the city center which was built at the end of the 19th century.

There is a saying that perfume dress you up, but to be full dressed the nails at the fingertips should not be left out. Are you ready to rock or rather having glittering nails with the star-dust artistic shades. No need to travel to the western side of Europe such as: to Netherland, France, UK or to the other side of the Moon to Australia, Tasmania, Canada or Mexico where there are already Artistic nail designer artist, because in the Central Europe countries the first Artistic Nail products have arrived to three stores in Budapest – Hungary.

Christian Lacheny – Vice President of International Sales welcomed the media representatives, who describe the grounds of the Artistic Nail Design by saying Q.: „The company is 9 years old. Growing around the world. Women want to feel good-by changing the shape, the color of their nails according to their mood, time of the day, just like they do in Hollywood.”

Alisha Rimando – Head of Artistic Nail Design and Creative Director and Published Author. Over 18 years of experience and dedication to education and product development in the nail industry, she brings immense knowledge and skill to the brand and unprecedented team of Educators. As said, the education is a major priority at Artistic Nail Design cause the educators are direct representatives of the brand. The nail technician go through by the highest levels of intensive training in nail design and product application. Artistic Educators are carefully hand selected based on extensive criteria. Alisha Rimando, world champion nail art artist took the floor and talked about the company itself, be saying: Q.: „A couple of years ago, the nail art was considered to be dead.  The nail polish sales, were not too much of an interest. Particularly those of the “special effects” in variety. However in the 21 century it’s clear that nail art did not die.  Seems to be a bigger interest than ever in intricate manicure designs. The company was dreamed by 3 folks and actually all the products are made in L.A. where the warehouse is based and carrying out marketing at the same venue. The professional nail products made by world renown nail technicians. One of the great things about the brand, the company separates apart from other nail producers from around the world, having all nail technicians, who create nail products. The company produce 6 gel polish color collections annually to continuously provide the Nail Artist with a contemporary palette of shades. In addition to more than 100 gorgeous gel polish colors, the Artistic Nail Designers also produces professional nail artistry tools and implements.”

Most of the women want to have their natural nails with beautiful manicure, and with their colorful nails lasting for 21 days without chipping, breaking weak nails. Also there are available shorter period of time to last the nail color. They are paying attention to the current fashion and things that are going on in Hollywood.

Many women wish to change per day the nail colors to match their outfit. With the color revolution they may. With the Perfect Dip Powders, provide the color and strengthen to grow natural nails length, they can save the time at the manicure by having that extra strength. In the beauty sector these nail products are getting more-and-more popular.  Beside the makeup and outfit, the nails can be changed everyday, depending the time of the day or where to go to polish up for the spookiest night.

The Bohemian Rhapsody movie’s advertisement with the Artistic Nail Design was released in the States on November, 12 and became already number one movie  commercial  around the world. The opportunity to collaborate and celebrate this collection with movie industry received a huge press. Around 30 million saw the Bohemian Rhapsody commercial already. The collection on the shelves here in Hungary  and available at 3 Budapest’s Mall Center. Many know, that the flurry of the season is due to all of the running around in search of the idea gift and now that these are available in Budapest the shoppers can get a handle on the holidays with these festive packed goodies.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

 

Cohenville in Budapest

11th World Leonard Cohen Festival

For the first time to be hosted in Budapest!

Budapest Jazz Club (BJC)

Through August 3 –  5. 2018.

District, XIII. 7. Hollán Ernõ Street – Budapest

On the first weekend of August, from Australia to Canada, 150 Leonard Cohen fans from over 20 countries come to Hungary to pay tribute to the Canadian poet-writer-singer-songwriter during a three-day festival.  From the Hungarian side Hungarian performers will include Mariann Falusi, Sárik Péter Trió and Budapest Klezmer Band. The fans on every even year, held annually important event, which is always held in different parts of the world.

The Leonard Cohen fans worldwide have been meeting for more than two decades, an important event in the 2016 deceased Canadian singer-songwriter lovers among life’s work, in fact, Cohen himself is often referred to these events and sent a message to the participants. Budapest Special Event station of the biennial meeting will be the 11th and the first since the legendary singer-poet-writer’s death. Most probably there are hardly folks who have not heard one of his most favorite songs … Hallelujah which will be also heard during the festival.

Pre-registration is needed in advance follow the site: https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/budapest2018.html

The Budapest Jazz Club is the House of the Jazz Life … hosts professional events of local jazz not to mention if the audience are looking for quality entertainment they found just the right place.

Previously enjoy this superb song “The Gypsy’s Wife ”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNhS7z36_7Q  … two of my favorite persons Leonard Cohen and Natalie Wood in one video.

On the bottom line all the Lenoard Cohen songs summarizes life!

Update Aggie Reiter

The 5th Budapest Jewish Film Festival – 2016.

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The 5th Budapest Jewish Film Festival will be back  again in November, 17-20. 2016.

Művész Art Cinema

 District, VI.,  30. Teréz Blvd.

Budapest Jewish Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. With a broad line-up of the latest movies depicting to-day’s Jewish culture and heritage.

During the 4 days film festival will introduce 30 movies and 8 additional programs by countries as: France, United States, Argentina,  Germany, Canada, Hungary and Israel. 

A variety of genres and interpretations of Judaism is offered to those movie going audience interested and the skeptics. The majority of these films are to be seen for the first time in Budapest.

The festival opens with the „Denial” – Starring Rachel Weisz,  the story of acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt who battled for her truth when David Irving, a renowned denier sues her. Denial is a fast-paced drama about freedom of speech and the questions of understanding our past.

The festival takes place in the vibrant downtown of Budapest. The screening venue is good choice, because of enabling visitors to explore at the same time the city’s Jewish heritage, also to discover cultural gigs and the best of local culinary.

Update Aggie Reiter

 

XXIII. International Book Festival Budapest – 2016.

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Millenáris Park – 4 Days!

April, 21. – April, 24. 2016.

Venue: Budapest –  District II.,  16-20 Kis Rókus Street.

After the previous year’s invited country’s guest of honor, being highly successful Guest of Honour presentations  of Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Canada, China, Romania, Israel, Turkey, the European Union and the Nordic Countries they are here again to introduce the literature and the publishing industry of their country.

In 2016  we will presenting Slovakia as the Guest of Honour Country.

Dates and Opening Hours 21. April,21 – Noon – 7 p.m., 22. April, 22. 10 a.m. – 7 p-.m.,  April, 23. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.,  April, 24. 10 a.m. 7 p.m.

A great festival for book lovers. The Budapest’s International Book Festival hosts representatives of world literature and of domestic intellectual life. During the week-end can meet 100 authors from 25 countries and more than 400 Hungarian authors, scientists, and artists who will be on the spot. Therefore, a  fine occasion meetings with authors, signings sessions, book premiers and presentations, roundtable discussions, concerts, theater performances, exhibitions and films. Also meet many Hungarian and foreign authors.

Children’s Kingdom will be organized especially for young generations with promotion of children’s books and special programs for kids.

Last year opening day was dedicated to Shakespeare and Cervantes, having been commemorated the anniversary of the death of the two great poets.

More than 300 new publishing, a host of international and local authors and around 350 cultural programs make the International Book Festival in Budapest truly  worthwhile event for both locals and  foreigners staying in Hungary and naturally the tourists are  welcomed as well.

Ticket price: 500HUF (if you buy a book at the festival the entry fee will be deducted).

Update by Aggie Reiter