Archive for the 'General' Category

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.

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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

What a peacock

June 16, 2017

Peacocks  – these large pheasants with iridescent tails (even when the tails are all in white) are amazing. If you click on the image below, you will see this gorgeous peacock in its full fashion show majesty. Photo courtesy: Chris Georgiev.

Click on the image to see the peacock in motion

TED Elsewhere

June 15, 2017

Sarah Knight in this TEDxCoconutGrove Talk “The Magic of Not Giving a F*** ” – is simply brilliantly honest in sharing how to stop spending time you don’t have with people you don’t like”. Be careful with your f*** bucks 🙂

And Jennice Vilhauer at TEDxPeachtree “Why you don’t get what you want; it’s not what you expect” is a delight to watch with great take-aways. In the battle of what we want and what we expect, what we expect wins. Examples-backed talk on how to harness the mind’s power of anticipation to create positive future thought and action.  Actions as reflections of expectations.

ECOPACK’s field trip

June 9, 2017

The involvement of my friend Justine Toms with various eco projects is inspirational – be it urban gardening or recovery and recycling. Today I was part of ECOPACK’s (the first packaging recovery organization, to be licensed by the Ministry of Environment and Waters in Bulgaria) field trip to a paper and glass recycling facilities and learned straight from the source about saving trees, saving energy, saving water  – issues that affect all of us – our present and future.

This is how glass looks before being recycled (top) and after (below). It is a long and amazing process! And worth it!