Friday, November 22, 2013

Forget what you're searching for

Today Google is in play mood.

Go to today, or check the doodles list is a few days, to spend some old-school fun time.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I told you

This is the closest I have been to Danes lately.
And I liked it.
Thanks, Efterklang!

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Monday, November 4, 2013

As awesome as Sofia

If you don't trust me when I tell you that you must come to Bulgaria, then you may believe a Canadian couple who has seen most of the world by now.

Matt and Caro loved Sofia and they are telling you a story about their experience here: Sofia, Bulgaria : Our favourite city in Eastern Europe.

At the end of each of their posts you will find suggestions to read more articles about their trip around Bulgaria. But, since I always try to make your life easier, here are links to the other post 1, 2, and 3.

* I found the picture here:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dreams of Efterklang

I had never heard of Esfterklang before I saw a poster advertising their upcoming concert in Sofia.
First I checked who they were.. then I learnt they are from Denmark.. then I realized they have been around for more than a decade.. Then I typed "Efterklang" in Youtube..

..and that is when I was on my way to buy my concert ticket.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lazy for the win

Have you ever felt so lazy that you won't even get up to eat?

Well, this unusual-for-the-season sunny hot weather is doing that to me.

Actually, when I think about it, if it was cold, I would probably have said that the usual-for-the-season cold weather is making me lazy..

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Drum till Sunday

Here's some Sunday smoothness for you.

While enjoying the music, pay attention to what the drummer will show you - virtuosity and emotion put together.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cold boredom

I caught a cold a few days ago. The runny nose, the sore throat, the fatiguing temperature, the sore muscles.. I could take it all. But being unable to get up of the bed and do something.. Augh!

Monday, September 23, 2013

So, a woman gets into a car...

Yet another car-related post..

Following my recent experience, I've decided to give you a piece of advice: If you are helping a friend move his car-with-a-dead-battery, by sitting behind the steering wheel while he's pushing the car...

 .. do not put the car in gear.. or step on the brake.. it turns out that these actions make it hard to move the car at all.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New to the road

Seems like, on some subconscious level, I am thinking about cars a lot lately. The reason may lie somewhere on the comfy seat of the new VW Passat we used to get to all amazing places this summer (no, I did not get paid to say this.. unfortunately).

The car was not only gentle to my weak lower back, but she also put me to sweet sleep several times. You may not consider this a big deal, but no other car has ever done this for me..

Ah, I love you, Volksy! I would hop on you any time they let me take a ride with you!

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Did you already open your eyes?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunless puddles

I really wish I could share a summer story with you, but today my mind is fully occupied with the question "who brought the Danish weather to Bulgaria"?

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Summer summary

The summer is coming to its end. So are my trips here and there. But my memories have multiplied and I have plenty of (picture) stories for you. Yaaay! Right?

Long story short.., we hopped on the new (company) car..

..and headed to one of my two-ever festivals. I had plenty of a new kind of fun during the concerts, but the sea is where my heart is (you know, "Kateto in search of the sun"...), so naturally, I will tell you a lot more about the trip.. ah, the two trips to the seaside.

Soon after reaching the end of the freshly-built highway, we were at the beach..

..bathing and sunbathing.

Did I mention I ♥ the sun?

One of the seaside vacations was in Bulgaria and the other one in Greece. During the latter one we had a pool by the house and spent plenty of time there..

..since the beaches around were rocky. However, I did not miss to make the best out of that.. Like, by gathering way too many beautiful-when-wet rocks to bring back home.

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Of course, we made sure we absorb some of Greece's rich culture.

But the rest of the time was either occupied with eating or.. well, enjoying some free time.

I personally avoided searching for the internet signal..

... and chose to stick to reading..

... or, simply, to hanging around, doing nothing.

Lots of beer was consumed in total..

... as it sometimes happen in warm environments.

Oh, yes! I also took plenty of photos to help the memories stick around for longer.

Awesome summer. Really. Too bad it's almost over. Or.. can I have some more?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Well, what about Summer Well?

As I mentioned, I have loads to share. Another thing I mentioned is that I recently discovered the awesomeness of live music.
Following this introduction, I shall say that two weekends ago I was in Romania for the festival Summer Well. Once again, it was amazing.
However, about the trip and all - later. Now it's time for music.

(in order of appearance)

I can't take my mind off of you

I actually have lots to tell you about, but right now I'll only share a song* with you.. Consider it a good night post.

* It got stuck in my head for the last few days.. Interestingly enough, when you google search "song stuck mind" you get amazingly many results amongst which some explaining to you what it means to have a song stuck in your head (earworm); sharing steps for coping with the problem; and even one offering a way to unhear a song..

Thursday, August 8, 2013

(Re)discover music

I rarely ever went to concerts until recently.
But since this changed, I am endlessly grateful and happy that I finally discovered this marvelous world of music, sounding in a pretty different way when you can see the artist(s) performing right in front of you.. while the shared energy of the fans around you is charging you with a special kind of positive feeling..
Less than a couple of weeks ago I went for the first time to Spirit of Burgas. Since that's a (pretty cool) festival (in Bulgaria... at the beach(!)), I could enjoy much more than one artist at a time.
Can you imagine.. I heard... and saw.. and felt... I experienced all of the following:

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Feel the sun shining for your eyes

It's important to wake up and get that energy boost one needs to start the day..
Last March, 10th I got my boost through this specially-sent-to-me song.. and I'm shamelessly reusing it today!
Oookaaaay... you can borrow it too..

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The taste of words

A book tastes better at the beach, with lots of lemon in a sweaty-cold glass of gin-tonic..
I promise!

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Do instead of don't

Research has proven that people feel less unhappy when they have done something (that they later decide they regret doing) than when they did not do that thing (and later decide they should have done it)..

What I mean by sharing this with you is, take as many opportunities as you can; try things without being too cautious about whether that is the best to do; meet people, go to places - without wondering whether you will enjoy them.

Even if these things turn to be, well, not-so-awesome, you will still feel better than if you simply decided to stay on the safe side and skip taking a chance.

Science has proven it. But more importantly, I am giving you my word. Get wild. Feel happier!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Being positive: 2

Being positive: being fine with chilly autumn weather during summer while stuck in the city, because it could have been worse - like being fine with chilly autumn weather during summer while on vacation by the sea.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Caution: Woman Driver Inside

I've been attending driving lessons for some time and yesterday I finally won the right to (legally) drive a car. YAY!

I cannot hide that

And even though there's a widely spread rumor (and some evidence) that women can't drive..

..or park..

..or do any other kind of car stuff..

.., I am convinced to prove the world that being a good driver (and car-stuff-involved-person) does not depend on a person's sex..

..but rather on the person's abilities.
And I am daaamn good!

Long time no upload

I used to upload stuff here more often.
Then I did not upload stuff so often.
Now I plan to go back to uploading more often again.
But hey, don't blame me, I've been busy..

I found this video a while back thanks to a Vsause (DONG) video. Here's the link to it.
And I watched this Vsause video thanks to Vaseto, who told me I should check Vsause's youtube channel if I ever felt like wasting some time. Thanks, Vase! :)
And here's my own contribution to the universe's sorry-I-haven't-uploaded collection.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

In case of emergency

The sunny season of beer is here!
In case you happen to be in need of an emergency idea for opening a bottle of the blissful beverage:

* I found the video on the facebook page SHMATKO.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Know the lyrics

When I am happy, I often sing along the songs that are playing.
Unfortunately, I sound pretty much like this:

Monday, May 20, 2013

Being positive: 1

Being positive: smiling when your flip-flop's strap comes off, because there's sand-from-last-summer's-vacation coming out of the hole on the sole.

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Myth busters

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Coffee with karamell

Today the coffee tastes better because it is accompanied by cookies from my awesome brother.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Time and disorder

Ah, I did not know that there was a formula for what happened to me as a result of extending the thesis-writing period..

Friday, May 10, 2013

The AD (After the Deadline) period has began!

At about 9 a.m. I crawled into bed. The excitement of ending my own hell and the smile that was framing my face did not let me fall asleep for some time.

At 12 I was already up, checking my messages for news from Sylvie. I found this picture:

.. and a few words telling me: "CONGRATULATIONS, Katya! You have successfully handed in your Master's thesis!"

From that moment on, the day was filled with lots of sun, the wide smile that I got before going to bed, and some kind of misty memory-less evening baggage packing.

Three more hours of fast sleep later, at 4a.m. I was on my way to a vacation in Greece and some

Yes, yes, good days are coming!

* Sylvie, once again, thanks plenty for the help! :)


Here are some of the pictures that I saw and felt related to while working on the thesis: