Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The end is near

Some years ago, many years ago, in a summer, a friend from the block told me that the world will soon be over.

He said that Nostradamus had predicted it. The planets were going to get aligned..


This was supposed to cause earthquakes (amongst all other disasters), and, of course, the people to fall from Earth into the outer space.

At that time my parents explained to me how gravity works.. however, I still had my doubts they know everything about life, the universe, and everything.

As it seems, mom and dad were right and the world did not end.. despite all the chances it had by now.

However, the year's end is near. And that's pretty cool - great moments will be remembered; not so great ones - as well.. so as to add to life's learning.

So much has happened in the past year and I am grateful. And finally calm.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Search your mind

Googling has definitely improved..


After a number of hopeless attempts to remember a movie's name, I thought I should give Google a try.

So I did all I could with the information I had. I entered: "movie two men city in Europe kill boss". And there it was - the first result on the first page. "In Bruges".

Now I am a little scared. Did Google actually search my mind?

Monday, December 22, 2014

Memories in Boxes

This weekend I opened a box of memories and started digging into it.

It was actually a whole closet in my parents' place.

I must admit I've kept way too many things over the years - dating back to my big brother's childhood, all the way to my yesterday..

But the emotions and memories those things brought me, will feed my soul warmth for quite a portion of the winter season.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Four times nicer

A few weeks ago I had a night to remember.. and it's high time I let the world know about it.

So, the night started with a break dance competition..

..continued with a friend's concert..

.. and then led me to a dramatic theatre play.. at midnight.

After the play, I returned to the concert.. before heading to another bar, where those two moons were lying on the ground - one full and one half-eaten..

Heading home at 5 a.m. had never felt better.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dancing the Workday Away

I really don't mind dancing with myself..


.. but it could be more fun if you dance with me.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hearty morning

There was a heart at the heart of the lemon in my tea this morning.

A LOVEly way to start the day.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sleep and breathing

I wanted post a version of a song that I received as part of a very special birthday wish.

However, there's a ton of Youtube protection that did not let me.

So, here's just a link to it.

Now go breathe yourself to sleep.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

For the love of beer!


Unwritten stories.

Three

“The summer is leaving the scene”, said the carmine tree leaf, when flying in front of Olya’s face.

After sharing its melancholic thought, the leaf headed dramatically to the ground in little loops and circle dance-like movements. Then, right before landing on the ground, it made one final turn, went around the shaggy dog’s head, tempting him to follow the flight with wonderment, and finally laid itself on the pavement in slow motion.

The dog looked at its owner as if to ask whether what the leaf said was true. But Olya did not notice the questioning face of the puppy. She was busy scanning the trees for other leaves dressed in warm colors – in preparation for the cold weather ahead.

The sun was not as warm as it was just a few weeks ago. The clouds, hiding it for a minute or two from people’s tanned faces, were already able to make you shiver. The brightness of the day was not as cozy. The night had started to arrive earlier in the day. School had started. The sea was cold and the seaside – deserted.

The rainy weather of the last couple of weeks had brought the feeling of spring – now that the sun was up and shining again. However, this scarce warmth on one’s face was really nothing like the first days of spring – it didn’t bring the delight of hope, or the joyful anticipation of a new beginning.

Olya took a cold breath, as if to clear the sunny thoughts from the drawers of her last-season mind, and let a warm breath through her scarlet pug nose.

She looked at her dog, who was sniffing the autumn leave on the ground with curiosity, and said: “come on, Shaggy, it’s time to go make some tea at home”.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Unwritten stories.

Two

Olya came back home.

She was quite tired. She was, actually, exhausted... yet, satisfied.

She was doing great with her new job, she had time for her hobbies, all her friends and family were (and made her) happy. She just moved into her new sunny appartment after the greatest summer getaway one can possibly have. Her fridge was full, her heart was full.

She had just talked on the phone to her dearest friend who said her baby had made his first steps. Olya thought she wished she had been there to see it. Then she wished it was her child making his first steps.

She walked to her full fridge, on an empty stomach, and took a cold beer. Then quickly chose a movie and seated herself comfortably into the new sofa which had the ability to hug you lovingly.

Olya started the movie and tucked both feet under the tights - in order to complete the ultimate after-work warm home experience. Then she finally reached for her beer, opened it, had a sip of it and suddenly froze in surprise.

She could open a beer can?

It was her ex-husband doing it for her in the last seven years, because she had once said, during their first date, that she never opened a can - she was afraid she would hurt her fingernails.. Naturally, she was now surprised with the discovery. But happy. It turns out she was finally perfectly fine with herself. By herself.

Olya smiled. Snuggled into the sofa. Took another sip and turned her attention back to the movie.

Her shaggy dog joined her on the sofa.

Boogie wake-up

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* Thanks to Dido

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Talented in laziness

It's a lazy, lazy Sunday for me.

All day today I look like those two puppies.. while watching pieces of inspiration, like this smiling talented lady.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happily unfamiliar

Lately I've been feeling great.. actually, unnaturally great. And, at the same time, it's great in a perfectly natural way.. kinda comfortably great..

All that is just the feeling of being happy in your own skin. But the constancy of this comfort is such a new thing to me that it feels like a jamais vu.

However, this new is cool and not a bit scary, like change usually feels. So, go on, join me in this. You only need to do and be what you feel like doing and being.

Once you start, it's easy.

Comforting and calmative..

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Right up there

The rain and clouds that recently arrived, called for this song..


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Long enough to know

Wishing you good morning!

And then an extra wish - for some sun today, to walk under.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Mom and dad at the beach.
' 77
Today I look just as happy.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Dive into the blue

On Monday I was dreaming of the Big Blue Thing.
Now it's right in front of me..

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Lucky pants


..still, you'd better put some pants on before going to work.. regardless of the fact you may have a casual Friday practice in the office.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Salty skin

Just passing by to drop a message..

I am going back to the beach.

Yay!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Watching the ships roll in

I wish I were "sittin' in the morning sun.. wastin' time"...


..However, my days off work are over. Thanks God I actually like my job!

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* Thanks to Bunnyo

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dough

It's been two months today since I started on my new job.

And I'm loving it! It turns to be perfect for an organizational freak, fond of constantly communicating with a ton of people.. simultaneously.

And, about a month ago today, I celebrated my first salary by preparing some homemade things to treat my new colleagues.


The cooking process was acompanied by an unexpected conclusion: I must have been pretty young the last time I made butter cookies.. cause I couldn't remember drinking a beer while rolling out the cookie dough.

Taken


Monday, July 28, 2014

I smell love

I am not quite a cat person.. but can you imagine what it's like to come home to a kitty with a heart for a nose?


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Magic in the subway

Discovered some Indian's magic kids on my playlist today.

Here's to the music someone else put on your player.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Soul food

Starting the week with a rush of energy, is as important as starting the day with a nutritious breakfast.

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* Thanks to Dimo

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Make me move

I'm sure the first thing you think about when you wake up on a Saturday is: "I wanna get super active right now!"

Speaking of which, here's some (pretty cool) inspiration for you. Not that you need it, of course.

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* Thanks to Joro P.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Unwritten stories.

One

It was early. That kind of early they sing songs about.

She didn't really feel like making her eyes stay open for the rest of the day, but the dog was waiting impatiently.

Olya browsed through the stack of clothes she did not mind beeing seen in at sunrise... let the sweater slide past her dreaming head... and made each of her legs go through the holes of a pair of old shorts she and her mom once sewed out of her dad's favorite college jeans.

The dog was watching each of her moves with some sleepy curiosity. He was still sitting by Olya's warm bed, yawning constantly, with a high-pitched noice coming out of his mouth right before it gets shut.

Minutes later, the two were out in the dawn, dishevelled, one with a pair of trainers on, the other - on a loosely-held leash. They walked sluggishly into the park. The sun had already started to cut in through the leaves, drawing yellow spots on the green grass.

There was nobody else in the park. And the nature had already told Olya about that.

When passing between the two chestnut trees at the entrance, she felt a thin thread of spider silk touch her face. Then it broke. The two disconnected pieces of silk started to descend slowly, sketching inexistant creatures, when met by a sunbeam.

Olya knew. She was the first one to walk into the calm world of morning bird songs. She was the winner. She had broken the finish line tape. And now the night was finally over. Conquered by Olya. On behalf of the new day.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rewind the film again so I can fall asleep content

Something like a response to my famous anonymous commenter.
Well, if it's called a "response" when a song suddenly starts playing in your mind at the look, sound, taste or smell of something.


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* Sorry for the repetition

Thursday, July 10, 2014

For me!


Latte (f)or Kate

"K" is right next to "L" on the keyboard (and in the alphabet, actually)
So, I often tap on the wrong key when attempting to sign an e-mail.


But who minds starting the day with a Latte.. though it can't be as good as starting it with a Kate.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thirsty



How long should one wait for a beer to get cold in the freezer.. without risking to have it blown up?
It's kinda urgent.

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* The picture here. Found via Google.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Love is on the harbour

Here's a two-month old memory.
You know I see hearts everywhere  I look.
This one was waiting for me in Thessaloniki.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Dance like nobody's working

Lately I feel so good, so myself, that I literally smile all day long.

And I have songs like this one, replaying in my mind.


Feel free to join in, singing "dance dance dance" quietly to yourself while everybody's working.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sweet words

Today I got one of the sweetest (unintentional) compliments in my life.

My brother told me (while eating a pretty delicious piece of cheesecake with a disappointed look on his face) that ever since he tried my raspberry cheesecake, he cannot find a place they make it as tasty as I can.

:)
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tsunami tides

Something like a goodnight song.


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1. Seems like I like Ed Sheeran.. didn't know that.
2. This song somehow reminds me of another one someone used, some 8-9 years ago, to wish me good night.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Love your stress

In case Monday is causing you some discomfort in terms of relaxation, eat this video along with your lunch.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Pillow talk


The Better Halves

Halves are more important than you can imagine.
Here are some Bulgarian halves who tried hard to win a chance for their..., ahm, halves to go to the Final.
Yes, yes, women rock!


Saturday, June 14, 2014

A blast from the past

Bulgaria included in a "50 Most shocking moments in World Cup history" video!
Starts at 22:13 mins.


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* Many thanks to Mr. Mavrudov :)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hidden identity

If you look closely enough, you'll see a hidden football fan.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Chasin'

Brat, my brother's dog, is my (cutest) partner in the constant search of the sun.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Something blue, something new,..

"..Losing this and that every now and then is not so very bad sometimes.
Change is fearsome, and change means new.
And if you deal with it, change is good for you.
But if the old returns just like it left - out of the blue,
it should only be allowed as moving forth... well, basically, as something new.."

Where did the cat go

Creative people with patience are able to brighten up your day..


Monday, June 9, 2014

Lucky by nature


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Nature's "2 for 1" bonuses are the coolest: two conjoined, siamese, cherries on one stem; two nuts in a single apricot kernel; two sunflower seeds in one hull; two carrots attached to one another,..

Whenever I get one of those, I feel like a lottery winner.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Communication

In the morning the Sun is talking to me in Morse code.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Close your eyes before the sleep

That's my ringtone.
I received a compliment for it today, so I thought you may like it as well.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Waiting as a game

The other day I was waiting for a YouTube video to load..

 

..and accidentally pressed an arrow key on my keyboard.. which led me to discover I could play "Snake".
Finally there's a point in being clumsy.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Weekend Tribune, issue: 01 June '14

The Weekend Tribune is back to bring you happiness.

Here's a lecture by Daniel Gilbert, watched over 9 million times. You can trust me when I promise you won't regret spending 21 minutes of your leisure time on this.

And if it turns out I did keep my promise, I would further recommend the book "Stumbling on happiness" as a great way to fill the rest of your Sunday.. and your view of life.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Friends like stars

How lucky am I to get a message like this one:

"..I really really miss you so much! I'm jealous of the people that can walk over to you right now because I wish I could :)..."

In the waiting line

Good things come to those who wait.
Or rather, to those who go get the good things.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Another search

Searching for the job you want may feel really hopeless at times.

However, when you know what you're worth..

.. and knock insistently on the door you'd like to see opened..

..,you'll surely get what you want in the end.
Then, even though you know your daily routine will change for good..

.., which is kinda scary..
 .., and despite some other obvious facts..

.., you know you'll handle it, as if you've been doing just that your whole life!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Choose your own cinnamon quantity

As always, the Danes have their own way of doing things. In this case, in making you go vote this Sunday.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Draw me some stars on the sky

Have you ever looked at the skies and thought: "Ah, that looks like three guys, two of whom are drawing stars.., and a poodle, and a cat"? Well, Thomas Lamadieu has.

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Here you can find more of his work.

Walking on sunshine

It's impressive how kids always see the way to make the world more colorful and smile-bringing.