Sunday, May 29, 2016


I was in good company on the subway this morning. It's no substitute for Meet and Greet but it's not like I can't be picky :)

Be nice. Always.

An hour ago:

I'm at my favorite café, lazily indulging in mindless Facebook browsing, without a care in the world (at least not an urgent one that is) when, with the corner of my eyes, I catch someone's presence. An extremely skinny woman, almost child-like, is standing next to my table holding a stack of handmade greeting cards, with the posture of a shy animal ready to run away at the first abrupt noise, telling me something in a voice so timid it's more of a whisper. "Would you buy a card, please? You can pay as much as you like."

Oh, shit. I could see in her eyes that she's been refused too many times already. I didn't even look at the cards, I just grabbed the first one and paid.

No, that doesn't make me a good person. It only makes me a normal person. Because it is nothing but normal (but not more) to be nice to people who are less fortunate than you. It takes more to be a good person, I'm sorry.

It reminds me of the greeting cards I used to make for my parents when I was a kid. I remember it took me days to finish them.

Anyway, I'm keeping this card. Hopefully it will remind me that lady Luck is capricious and I must appreciate what I already have because that can change at any given moment. And you should too.

And don't hesitate to be nice. It doesn't hurt, I promise.

Monday, May 23, 2016

In the countryside

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The little things

I helped an old lady today. She stopped me in the street - she couldn't find her keys and asked me to look for them in her bags because she didn't have her glasses with her. The poor woman was evidently on the brink of panic. Luckily I found the keys and she was quite eloquent at expressing her gratitude. I felt somewhat uneasy listening to her - after all what I did was not much and neither was special. So I guess what she thanked me for was for bothering at all to spare a minute of my time in her favor. Sad isn't it? To be surprised and thankful because a human does something human. Not only it is sad but also scary.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Happy birthday, TR :)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Rain distortion

The view outside a wet bus window seems surreal... to eyes who search for the surreal:

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Morning view

Vitosha mountain looked misty and surreal this morning. It's not as majestic as the Alps but it's pretty nonetheless.

Friday, May 06, 2016


Monday, May 02, 2016

Let-go day

I will spend the day waisting it. I will enjoy every idle minute, savour the postponement of every errand, squander without regrets all never-to-be-repeated-again nows that make today. The process is called "recharging". My phone needs it every 24 hours. I surely need it once in a while. Tough I am, unbreakable I am not.

BTW, cookies do help :) Who doesn't like a little spoiling?

Happy flashback

At the IAMX concert in March, minutes before the band got on stage, a friend took a couple of pictures of me but ever since he kept forgetting to send them. Yesterday he finally did.

I don't have that many pictures, and the ones I look happy in are even less, so thank you, my friend :)

Sunday, May 01, 2016