Archive for July, 2017

Mind on Maps

July 25, 2017

I have written about Mind Map Ninja Antti Halla previously and can’t help dropping a line again after reading his “Mind on Maps“. When a software engineer gets into the conceptual approach to mind mapping, you get to know how to structure your thoughts and the process of working with them. Mind mapping is a useful means to extend one’s ability to think.

It is astonishing to me how the word “mind” is present in both “mind mapping” and “mindfulness”. The former exclusively deals with focussing on the mind, the latter, however, deals with switching off the mind, and then I wonder why nobody calls it what it stands for – sensefulness actually 🙂

The big takeover for me from A. Halla’s book is to improve one’s ability to think methodically – finding similarities, differences, and relationships between things.

Once you explore the unchartered territories of your mind, they no longer look scary. Fantastic book written in a fascinating and very engaging way.

Advertisements

Pishev & Sve

July 6, 2017

There is something unforgettable in all “first-time” events. The first acoustic concert of Pishev & Sve (Svetlina Stancheva) tonight was no exception – midsummer night’s music dream at The Art Foundation – Sofia. The way to Broadway is broad but those two are on the way there. Best of luck!

Asian Festival Bulgaria

July 2, 2017

Live from the first Asian festival in Bulgaria, organized by thirteen Asian embassies in Sofia – China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam and Japan. Fantastic music and dance performances, calligraphy workshops and various children’s games – all these complemented by the wonderful cool weather of the park around. What a diverse cultural experience.

IMG_201707183_055739.jpg

July Morning

July 1, 2017

“There I was on a July morning, looking for love, with the strength of a new day dawning, and the beautiful sun ..”. Uriah Heep’s July Morning and the unique Bulgarian tradition, associated with this day, made me witness the sunrise this morning from the top of the Vitosha mountain. Filming the city from up there waking up and the sun rising was simply awesome.

Photo courtesy: Ivaylo Koychev