Friday finds: Unplugged

I’ve always loved live music and I try to go to as many concerts I can. I’ve even went to a few on my own :D For a while now I’ve playing a few sets on repeat almost every day. So instead of sharing links, this Friday I decided I’d like to share the music that makes my hairs stand up and reaches the deepest parts of my being.

I’ve seen some of my favorite bands but it’s too bad I won’t be able to see Alice in Chains in their original state. Nirvana’s case is kind of the same. The only difference is that Alice in Chains is hands down my favorite band and Nirvana have never been on top of my list but their Unplugged set definitely is number 3 on this one. My only hope stays with Pearl Jam. Until then, I can always experience these:

 

 

29 and on fire

I had my birthday on Saturday and I’m officially in my last year beginning with 2. I’m guessing next year I will freak out a bit, but for now I’m feeling great. I got to spent my birthday with most of my loved ones and I had an awesome time. The best thing was my cousin was here and I haven’t spent my birthday with him in quite a while. I got to dance and laugh and eat great food, ok and drink a lot, and that’s how it’s supposed to be. No matter that I’m getting older. The thing is that I had so much fin that I have no photos from the last 3 days. But as I’m still celebrating today at the office I thought it’s time to also share my new fiery hair. Hope you like it!

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Friday finds

Today I’ll be sharing more of my web finds and they will be very singular, sorry :)

Martin’s Christmas gift for me was a Kindle reader, which I haven’t even tried before a few days ago. First he was playing with it and all its features, like the Mr Gadget he is. Then, right after I’ve uploaded the books I wanted, I messed up my eye and the doctor said I shouldn’t be reading. So This week was my lucky “book” one as I finally got to use my gift and I have to say I love it. It’s light, user-friedly, it can store so many books and I can carry it everywhere with me. The only problem is that I don’t have a case. And here come my finds, some of the cutest Kindle cases I found:

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/124779194/giraffe-ipad-mini-case-kindle-case-ipad?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=kindle%20case&ref=sr_gallery_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183040817/kindle-paperwhite-cover-nook-simple?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=kindle%20case&ref=sc_gallery_3&plkey=ab4b353ffd5fa86b2b82b71d180b195d16bd3ba3:183040817

https://www.etsy.com/listing/191800323/felt-kindle-case-keep-calm-handmade-e?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=kindle%20case&ref=sr_gallery_11

https://www.etsy.com/listing/208231741/owls-kindle-case-nook-cover-kobo-sleeve?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=kindle%20case&ref=sr_gallery_33

https://www.etsy.com/listing/211500426/paperwhite-kindle-case-standable-kindle?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=kindle%20case&ref=sr_gallery_39

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Rotating-Stand-Leather-Wallet-Case-Cover-For-Amazon-Kindle-Fire-7-8-10-2015-/231766853619?var=&hash=item35f66187f3:m:m1RyW8xbcswttxFzqJl_xOg

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-amazon-kindle-paperwhite-1-2-6-ereader-super-ultra-slim-PU-Leather-protective-cover-smart/32389492941.html?spm=2114.01020208.3.165.CRGuAj&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_9,searchweb201644_5_10001_10002_10005_301_10006_10003_10004_62,searchweb201560_8,searchweb1451318400_6151

Friday finds

These are my first Friday web finds for the new 2016 and I’d like to start with this amazing thing Martin sent me yesterday.

He described it like “Airbnb for dogs” and he was quite right. It’s a pet sitters platform for Ireland where you can find pet sitters in your neighborhood, review their profiles and availability, you can contact them, reserve and pay online. It looks super useful and I’d give anything to have something like that in Bulgaria, considering how often I travel.

You can see the site here: www.pawshake.ie

The other thing I found are the release dates for all the upcoming Star Wars movies. Maybe I should stop with the Star Wars related posts but the hype from me viewing The Force Awakens hasn’t died out yet, so I guess you’d have to bare with me :)

Check them out here: http://moviepilot.com/posts/3713121?utm_source=fb-stream-post&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=these-5-upcoming-star-wars-movies-make-a-galaxy-far-far-away-seem-pretty-damn-close

My last find is this great fitness site by Strahil Ivanov, where you can read all about dieting, exercises, sport and health. I love that he explains the medical reasons behind his statements and he provides all kinds of tips why you should or shouldn’t do something.

You can see it here: http://fitbg.net/

 

 

 

Holiday “hype”

The holidays are gone, all presents are given, the hype has died out and people, including me, are back to their usual everyday lives. I didn’t update you on my holidays as, well, I just wanted to experience them. The best thing was that Martin was back and we got spent a little time together. I partied a little as you can see from the second photo. We had a blast at our company Christmas party. You can never go wrong with a Great Gatsby team, after all.

Beside that and a few more not so glamorous outings, I spent the holidays on different couches with Martin and Churchill – at home, at my parents and grandparents, at his folks, at a friend’s countryside villa. I just loved the total oblivion of it.

I won’t bother you with New year’s resolutions, as I think the hype should last more that in the short 1 week between Christmas and NYE. And I believe that I don’t need to change with the start of every new year. Change has taken such a big part of my life that I don’t tend to plan it. Life just doesn’t go as you’ve planned it, so I may just as well enjoy the unknown. What about you?

 

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Star wars the force awakens review

Last Friday I finally got to see what I was waiting for since the first time I heard it was in production. I know the craze has been overwhelming. I was even discussing it it my cousin, who is also a big fan. But as he’s 5 years older he was wondering why the hype was that much. We trying to remember if it was was the same when the last 3 movies were released. And here comes the power of social media. However, hype or not (as you can see from the pic in my case it’s HYPE), the movie was absolutely all I was hoping for.

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The story is captivating though not new and as a stand alone movie, it is far from disappointing.

The new characters are interesting, different and at the same time familiar. I love that we get to meet one of the Stormtroopers and that he’s fun and neurotic. Rey, a scavenger from a desert planet who doesn’t know her parents (ahem, Luke anyone)  is a great strong female center character. Kylo Ren as the bad guy is a nice mixture between a troubled young man and a powerful Sith with anger issues. I also loved that we got to see him without his mask. Poe is the dashing Xwing Pilot from the resistance and the owner of the cute BB8 robot. There are more new secondary characters and Han, Leia, Luke, Chewie, C3P0 and R2D2 all return for the enjoyment of old and new fans.

I won’t share any spoilers, but I’d say the story is similar to A New Hope. It’s not a bad thing as for older fans its an awesome nostalgia experience and for newer fans its a great introduction to the Star Wars universe.

I left the cinema wanting to know more why things have turned bad again and I look forward to a second viewing, hopefully when Martin gets home on Thursday :)

May the Force be with you !

The Golden Apple

…One woman had three sons. In the garden of their house grew a wonderful and beautiful apple tree. Each year, it bore only one apple, not a normal fruit, but a golden apple. But at night, when the apple ripened and shone between the branches so that the whole garden was illuminated, a dragon came and tore the golden apple….

 

This is how the classical Bulgarian tale begins. Now, there is a project of making the beloved story an amazing animated series. You can check the trailer:

 

 

Looks pretty awesome, right.

The fantasy animated series, inspired by Balkan mythology and folklore is currently in pre-production. As the people behind it are still looking for partners I really hope they’ll be able to gather enough funds to release it.

And here is more info on the project: http://goldenappleseries.com/

 

Art vs Hate. Bulgarian graffiti from A to Z: part 4

I just got back from a short holiday in the UK, but more on that in my next post. I was planning on posting the last part of the Alphabetic graffiti exhibition from there. And then tragedy hit all those parts of the world, so I thought it wasn’t the time to talk art. It wasn’t the time to share trivial pictures.

The initial shock has worn off a little and I thought it’s time to write. But I won’t write about politics, about sadness and loss. All of us have read more than enough on that in the past few days. And I myself will continue reading because information is vital in these trying times.

However, I’ve changed my mind on the post. Maybe it’s exactly the time to write about art. Because art is a form of love, the love of beauty, ideas, understanding, tolerance, appreciation and acceptance. And these are the things that will stand up to the black minds all over the world.

So here is the final part of the beautiful graffiti exhibition, which you can still visit till 22.11 in Mall of Sofia:

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Bulgarian graffiti from A to Z: part 3

Today I’ll continue with the Alphabet pieces included in the Bulgarian graffiti from A to Z exhibition that will be on till 22.11.

And here are some interesting facts about the Bulgarian language:

1. Bulgarian belongs to the Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages. It is spoken by more than 9.2 million people around the world. Bulgarian language has 3 standardized norms: Bulgarian (official in Bulgaria, using Cyrillic alphabet), Macedonian (official in FYROM, using Cyrillic alphabet) and Banat (spoken by the Banat Bulgarians in the Banat region, in Romania and Serbia, using Latin alphabet).

2. With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union on 1 January 2007, the Cyrillic script became the third official script of the European Union, following the Latin and Greek scripts.

3. Bulgarian language is the first written Slavic language with its own scripts – Glagolitic alphabet and Cyrillic alphabet. Glagolitic alphabet were invented by Saints Cyril and Methodius.

4. In AD 886, the Bulgarian Empire introduced the Glagolitic alphabet, devised by Saints Cyril and Methodius in the 850s. The Glagolitic alphabet was gradually superseded in later centuries by the Cyrillic script, developed around the Preslav Literary School, Bulgaria at the beginning of the 10th century.
5. And one funny fact: The word такова (takova) is a universal word, usable in place of any other word in Bulgarian language. It is used when the speaker can not think of a better word :)

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Bulgarian graffiti from A to Z: part 2

I had so much work yesterday that I couldn’t post the next part of the exhibition. And after that I had to move with Churchill to my parent’ as we won’t have a lift for the next 8 days and he shouldn’t be taking the stairs. So I hope you can forgive me the one day delay. These are the next amazing pieces/letters:

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