autumn invitation

it is an open invitation for Saturday – 17.09.2011.  8 o’clock in the morning the church bell will give us “start”. The plan is to reach Bled from Škofja Loka with the bike. The road is 89,27 km back and forth. With the tempo I have it will take app. 4 to 5 hours. I’m not too slow and definitely not really fast. If you are interested, you can check the link below where is the detailed information about what to expect 🙂

http://www.mapmyride.com/s/routes/view/road-cycling-map/slovenia/skofja-loka/42914048

 

 

I offer also:

– swimming in Bled

– tour around the lake (+6 km)

– possibility to take great pictures

– this view

 

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Mission London – rejected

yes, yes – that was the initial idea for the movie evening in Atelie Clobb.

“Mission London” is a witty movie with so beloved to me self-irony, the story takes part in the Embassy of Bulgaria in London. yes, yes it uses a nice metaphor of the embassy as an Island/Fortress in the Big Foreign Ocean, it plays with stereotypes, the movie has sence of  humor and a bit of a Balkan spices, but…

for the last 5 five I’ve lived in Sofia, I hate it and I like it, it is still an ambivalent feeling for me – the live that I lived there… so

with the help of Bogdana (the other Bulgarian that lives in Škofja Loka), I decided, that the movie I want to show actually is “Eastern plays”. For some reasons:

– I walked these streets, I know this places, I know these faces

– It is not a pathetic movie and it speaks with the voices of the real people

– the producer is young and already successful

– it is a low-cost movie, but a quality one

– the music of Nasekomix, which deserves attention

– it is a choice for a personal point of view, not national

 

Here is the official site of the movie:

http://www.easternplays.com/en/ – the trailer is in French, I guess because it was presented on Festival in Kan or because it was first distributed by a french company (I am not sure which reasons is the right one 🙂

and something for the movie in Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Plays

tha day is Tuesday (14.06.), the time is: 21:00

 

and I will wish you lovely week with one song from Nasekomix:

week №11 woman vs maškar

The history of Human rights doesn’t begin with the Universal declaration of the Human rights. It has its origins already in the ancient world.

The International women day also have had a long history, that began in the 19th century when women started to defend their human rights, asking for better work conditions and payment.

At 8-th of March 1857 American women – textile workers of New York City held a demonstration over town streets. They were protesting against the low earnings and bad trade conditions.

1908, USA – Last Sunday in the February of 1908, American women socialists marked the first Women’s Day, by organizing large demonstrations. They demand not only suffrage for women, but also the realization of their political and economic rights. Next year, 2.000 people participated in the demonstrations on Manhattan.

1910, USA – The Women’s Day was accepted by women socialists and feminists all over the USA

1913-1914, Russia – As part of the pacifist movement, which started its activities in the eve of the First World War, Russian women marked the Women’s Day for the first time, on the last Sunday of February 1913. Elsewhere in Europe, the Women’s Day was celebrated on, or around, the 8th of March, either as an antiwar protest, or as an expression of solidarity with the women of Russia.

1917, Russia – after the abdication of the Russian King Nikolay II, the temporary government guaranteed women the right to vote. This historical Sunday, according to the Julian calendar, which was at that time in use in Russia, went on the 23rd of February, and according to the otherwise used Gregorian calendar, on the 8th of March. It was taken as the day when the entire world will mark the international holiday – Women’s Day.

So, on 8-th of March I receive candies, flowers and pinky cards not because I’m beautiful or man’s jewel, but because somebody before me fight for the rights I have today:)

ok, now some propaganda in pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The capitalistic version:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My experiences from Slovenia are telling me, that more popular here is so called Mascarade, which last for one week, and people dress as good, as their imagination advices them. In different parts of Slovenia there are different traditional masks and the people who wear them are called “Maškarce”. But what surprised me, that in some places men has to pay to see that tradition masks and connected with them customs (like it was in Cerkno).

and traditional food around those days is krof…m- m-m, just don’t overdose 😛

and it was a great party in Ostriga, which wouldn’t be possible without a good DJ. Greetings to him!!!

week №11 if the pictures can speak

I alredy told about 03.03 the “Liberation day” in Bulgaria. Just as a small addition:)

I don’t have any idea how much you know about my country, but something that we could enjoy together are the pictures below  that I want to share with you. Because there is one “lostbulgaria” that even I don’t know and remember…

This site is a project which helps not to forget. It is only in Bulgarian, but you (whoever you are) can look at the pictures which are sorted by years.

http://www.lostbulgaria.com/

week №11 the flowers of March

it is also metaphor, because holidays bring colours and smiles v našem jivlenie:)

By tradition I began 1st of March with cold shower….no, no, sorry it was somebody else. But for health and happiness I gave to me and my beloved white-red thread, called “Maretnitza“. It is a special 1300 years old tradition in my country that haven’t changed during the centuries.

Martenica and how to use it:

1. You put it on your clothes or your wrist (if it’s bracelet).

2. We belive that there is granny “March”, and when she is angry, there is snow fowlling down or spring storm coming, but when she smiles – the sun is shining to us. That’s why the forecast is a bit strange in that month.

2. On the picture in the beginning you will see that it looks like boy and girl. Well, they even have names. The “boy” is called Pižo and the girl Penda.

3. Pižo is white, because the white colour symbolize the man principal of the power and bright solar zone. Respectively the red is the woman principal and symbolize the blood and the birth.

4. Man wear martenica until he/she haven’t see a blooming tree or stork. Then it is time to leave the martenica on the tree or under some stone.

There is a legend, that will bring you thousand years ago, if you’re ready to read it:

At the end of his life the king of the proto-Bulgarians Khan Kubrat called his five sons. He gave them a bundle of sticks and asked each one of his son to take one stick and to try to break it. All of them listening to the last works of their father took a stick and broke it on two parts. Then, the king put all the sticks back in the bundle and asked his sons to try to break it once again. This time it was impossible for them and the sticks remained whole. The intention of the wise king was to show his sons that they have to stay always united in order to be strong.

Time passed and the old king died. Then Khazars attacked the proto-Bulgarians. They managed to capture the daughter of Kubrat – Huba. The leader of the Khazars Ashina said to the sons that they must recognize him as their ruler. Only thus, he would release their sister and leave their land. That was a hard test for the king`s sons.

The biggest son Bayan recognized the domination of the invaders. However, the result of his sacrifice was that he remained in captivity with his sister. The other brothers did not compile with the orders of the old Khan and they had split. They left Great Bulgaria in order to seek for free land for their people. One of the brothers went to the North and the others- Asparuh, Kuber  and Altsek decided to go to South by different routes. Before leaving, the brothers told to Huba and Bayan to stay with Khan Ashina while they find new land. Asparuh promised his sister to send her a bird with a golden thread tied to its foot, which will be a sign to escape from Ashina and follow hem, because he had found new land. The four brothers left their fatherland. Bayan and the girl stayed in the hands of the enemy.

Not longer after a bird came to Huba. It had a golden thread of the foot. At the moment Huba and Bayan had received this happy news they escaped from captivity and reached the land around the river Danube. But Huba and Brayan did not know exactly which way to take- only the bird could show them the path. Bayan took white thread, which Huba put to its foot bird. Suddenly, pursuers of Khazars people appeared and started to fire at the girl and her brother. Bayan was hurt by an arrow. His blood stained the end of the white thread that became red from his blood. At this point, on the other strand of the river appeared Asparuh with his soldiers. When the Khazars saw him they run away.

Asparuh greeted Huba and Bayan and leaded them to his camp. He took the thread from his brother and tight its white end to its red end. He put a piece of this sacred thread to his solders. So after many battles with his victorious army, he gave the beginning of the new Bulgaria. Asparuh told his men never to tear the red and white thread because that will forever connects and unify the Bulgarians. The red and white thread was called Martenitsa on behalf of the month when all this happened. It became a symbol of luck, love, heath and happiness. Since then, the first of March all Bulgarians are decorated with red and white Martenichki. Since then, white-red Martenica represents the strong thread that connects the Bulgarians all over the world in one.”

*The original article is here.  My English is still not so reach:)

week №8, 9, 10 – Muscle pain is my second name

there was such a desert in my blog for the last 3 weeks because in Podlubnik crew there was a lack of internet, so from one moment on I think all 3 of us just managed to be busy with all kind of other activities – and one of them was completely new for us – capoeira.

Also, analyzing the internet situation, with Marie we got to the conclusion, that maybe Žan is not a real man, but ruter robot:) every time when he is away, something gets wrong:P

If you have time to practise your mind I would also suggest to try Trangram. It is chinesee puzzel…:) but don’t give up

and of course at the end of the post, the Forecast: it smells and it looks like the spring is comming!

the Trip 24.02

it is never too late to say “thank you” to our mentors  for the lovely trip that we had together! Hvala lepa Ana, Anita and Polona.

The slide show starts with Škocjanska jama (Skocjanske cave), later on we moved to Koper and Piran, and the trip ended in Portorož (in “Cacao”, if I had to be exact – the place tastes like homemade cakes and great ice(s)cream). And I can say after all I had a favourite one – it is Piran and the walk along the coast which finished with half a kilo of stones and shelves in the pockets and some stolen mediterranean herbs (from Marie :P).

 

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