Archive for October, 2012

Opera Stars

October 31, 2012

First concert in Sofia of world-famous Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva, tenors Domenico Menini and Marin Yonchev in a spectacular show with performances from Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti and others, jointly with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.  More on the event in Bulgarian here.

31 October 2012, Sofia

The Ugly One

October 28, 2012

Marius von Mayenburg’s “The Ugly One” – brilliant play and cast at Theatre “Sophia”. Do looks have an impact on life? How does beauty change one’s life circumstances? Do becoming rich and famous change your life for the better? In search of meaning behind things and oneself.


October 27, 2012

Mini weekend at Miniaturk – 120 major attraction models from all over Turkey done in 1/25 scale.  And the  Crystal Istanbul Museum hosting 16 of the most precious historic monuments of Istanbul re-created in crystal by means of laser technology.

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Daydreams and nightmares

October 24, 2012

The Japanese say that vision without action is a daydream. And action without vision is a nightmare.

And just came across that in a head full of fears there is no space for dreams. Daydreams. Nightmares. And choices.

A Short Tale about Shame

October 19, 2012

Enjoyed reading  ‘A Short Tale about Shame’ by young Bulgarian author Angel Igov  – a novel about a bizarre trio – two young women and a man hitchhiking and ending up in the company of a middle-age man who turns out to be the father of a classmate of theirs. A journey with no specific destination in mind taking all four of them into bizarre journeys into their own minds and pasts.

Wise advice

October 15, 2012

Wise advise from (a) Wiseman 🙂

’59 Seconds’ – much fun reading through scientifically tested advise on the importance of the gratitude attitude, being a giver, praising effort over ability, dealing with potential liars and much more.

Not taking much time or effort, but worth spending 59 seconds on each idea there.
For more quirky stuff by Wiseman – Quirkology.