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Top ten historical sights in Bulgaria…

July 13, 2014

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Many of my friends from abroad and all these guys I want to befriend at social sites like facebook, sodahead, etc. know little of my native country, Bulgaria and my people. Probably that’s why they are usually frustrated to realize a person from a far away, unknown country would like to connect with them. Their frustration’s origin is in the fact that many of my compatriots ask for money and try many cunning ways to cheat and steal stuff… Yet, it doesn’t mean all the Bulgarians are the same mean and horrible cheaters :), my many foreign friends already know that, I guess. Actually, when foreigners learn a bit more about Bulgaria, they begin to like Bulgarians too, with all their good and bad sides. To show some of the beauty of my country, I couldn’t refrain from sharing an article of mine I wrote for a e-magazine, during my probation there, hope everyone will enjoy it:

http://travel.spisanie.to/%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D0%B8-%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F/5898-the-ten-most-popular-historical-sights-in-bulgaria

 

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jokes for the beginning of the new week and the end of weekend ;).

July 1, 2013

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Some of the bad consequences of being too busy with many different errands is that one could hardly post at his/her blog… Yet, there is always a light in the end of tunnel – to deal with every task/errnad seems not so hard at moments, if only we organize our time well :)….

Two passengers are traveling in a train and the one looks at the other from top to toe. Finally, he says:

“It seems, you look just like my wife, if I just ignore the mustache…”

“But I don’t wear a mustache?” says the other.

“Yes, you don’t… But my wife wears one…”

Via Joe O’Connell: a little boy in the drugstore with his dad, suddenly creates a fuss, he wants a chocolate Easter Bunny. finally his father gives him one but the boy has a temper storm. he wants a male Easter bunny. the druggist and the father try to tell the boy it doesn’t make any difference, with that the boy holds up his little finger, and says there’s that much more chocolate…

 

What’s the last thing to go through a bug’s mind when it hits your windshield? It’s asshole.

Evolution could be a crazy thing sometimes – it could create people who could be so narrow-minded to like and love only one book, movie, idea, song… from my future Space Ghosts.

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weekend jokes…;)

May 11, 2013
ImageVia Rose Smith: Two rednecks were looking at a
Sears catalog and admiring the models. One says to the other,
‘Have you seen the beautiful girls in this catalog?’
The second one replies, ‘Yes, they are very beautiful.
And look at the price!’

The first one says, with wide eyes, ‘Wow, they aren’t very expensive.
At this price, I’m buying one.’
The second one smiles and pats him on the back.
‘Good idea! Order one and if she’s as beautiful
as she is in the catalog, I will get one too.’

Three weeks later,
the youngest redneck asks his friend,
‘Did you ever receive the girl you ordered
from the Sears catalog?’

The second redneck replies……
‘No, but it shouldn’t be long now.
I got her clothes yesterday!’

Between sportsmen: “Why you didn’t take your 1st place when you had to receive your medal after you won the competition?” “I’m afraid of heights…”
 What is the expression sharks love to hear from us, people? “Man over board…”
And my crazy quote/thought from a book of mine: Looking at the ground could be the best way to find the best things from the sky…. my Space Hide & Seek/Space Ghosts.

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Happy April’s Fool Day, everyone :)!

April 1, 2013
mother.pigeonHappy April’s Fool day, everyone! Hope your lies/pranks were/are/will be better and more than those of the other who try to lie and make a fun of you…:). Anyway, a few good jokes could make the day perfect even for the victims of the others’ pranks and lies:
THE POLISH DIVORCE -(Joke shared by Avinash Kamat)

A Polish man moved to the USA and married an American girl.
Although his English was far from perfect, they got along very well.

One day he rushed into a lawyer’s office
and asked him if he could arrange a divorce for him.

The lawyer said that getting a divorce would depend on the circumstances,
and asked him the following questions:

Have you any grounds?
Yes, an acre and half and nice little home.

No, I mean what is the foundation of this case?
It made of concrete.

I don’t think you understand.
Does either of you have a real grudge?

No, we have carport, and not need one.

I mean what are your relations like?
All my relations still in Poland .

Is there any infidelity in your marriage?
We have hi-fidelity stereo and good DVD player.

Does your wife beat you up?
No, I always up before her.

Is your wife a nagger?
No, she white.

Why do you want this divorce?
She going to kill me.

What makes you think that?
I got proof.

What kind of proof?
She going to poison me.
She buy a bottle at drugstore and put on shelf in bathroom.

I can read English pretty good, and it say:

…POLISH REMOVER..!!

“Your weight is not compatible with your height” said a diet expert to a fat guy. “You see now,” the fat guy said to his friends. “I’m tall, not fat!!!”
All the kids have imaginary friends, only those who train martial arts have imaginary enemies… from my future Kids’ Funny Business, or Space Parasites.

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Happy 1st March + some advice for flu healing + some jokes :)

March 2, 2013

ImageImageHapy 1st March, everyone! It’s a very special date for every Bulgarian! On that day we give one another small souvenirs, Marchers, made of white and red threads, we Bulgarians pin them on our clothes for good luck and health or tie them on our wrists, then wear them until we see the 1st stork or the first blossom on a tree that gives fruit, then we hang them on that tree or put them under a stone, so that the good luck and health won’t leave us troughout the year ;). This custom is so old, more old than 1300 years, can you believe that! It’s older than the foundation of Bulgaria itself!

As I was sick with flu for a week, I couldn’t refrain from re-posting some good advices for healing some of my facebook friends told me:

Mariya Doncheva Drink herbal tea with Maple Syrup (or brown sugar) and lemon a couple of slices !!! Eat hot chicken soup…with black pepper or red chilly at night and raw garlic or red onion for lunch!!!

Beverly Cialone Don’t know if you drink alcohol, but there’s a lot to be said for a “hot toddy”…a drink of liquor with honey and lemon added in…try it! In the meantime, hope you get to feeling better!

Mariya Doncheva And listen to favorite music … while relaxing !!!

Beverly Cialone And follow the regular advice as well…plenty of rest, liquids (hot liquids help break up congestion–coffee, hot tea, etc), make sure to keep your electrolytes balanced to avoid dehydration if you’ve been having stomach issues…don’t force yourself to eat if you’re not hungry, although bland foods like plain toast, saltine crackers, applesauce, bananas, etc,. help if you’re stomach is upset. So does ginger.

Hope the next jokes will make the weekend better for anyone :):

Two women are talking: “I don’t want a man that’s interested with my beauty, wealth, or state in society… I want one who’s interested with my soul…”

“Then, you are looking for the devil, my dear…?”

A guide in an African country: “In this country, every tenth person is a cannibal…”

“What about the rest nine persons?”

“Well, they are very close to break the world record at running at long distances…”

“Did you start to open your your window while you sleep, as I suggested?” asks a doctor his patient.

“Oh, yes.”

“Then, your asthma disappeared?”

“No, but my wallet, jewelry, credit cards did…”

And the quote from a future book of mine: There are things more important than life and death, beauty and ugliness, money and success, etc… One of them is called moral. my future Lake Mystery.

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What’s the real reason for racism?

February 15, 2013

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As strange as it may sound, there was no such thing as racism in antiquity. This dreadful attitude of some human races appeared later, when the so called superior white men decided they had the right to enslave the different (inferior according to their opinion) people with different colour of the skin.. To justify their deeds, as the years went by, they concocted many reasons for their right thoughts. If you need some more info, try Wikipedia, for example, as this post/note is about my thoughts and not so much about historical facts:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism#Evolutionary_theories_about_the_origins_of_racism

Many of the racists would claim they have nothing against the black, dark, red, yellow, etc colour of the other races’ skin. They would also cross their hearts after that, when they would explain it’s the way of life many of the representatives of these inferior races lead that makes them wish to close every gypsy, black man and woman or red-skinned Indian, etc in gas cameras. These “noble” racists would add some true facts, of course: most of the gypsies (especially in some poor, ex-communist countries) bathe once a month or even more rarely, beg out in the streets and would steal anything more valuable they could snatch; the gypsy families give birth to many children, so that they could take the family allowance the country give to help mothers with young and infant children, the gypsy parents prefer to send their kids to beg in the streets than to go to school and later become a qualified specialists, as that way their heirs and heiresses could bring some money home, etc. The so called “noble” racists would point out too that many black men in the developed countries are part of disgusting gangs that deal with drugs, killings, thefts, etc, and the other races with different skin colour worship other moral and philosophical values and gods and religion, too different from the righteous Christianity. The fans of the racist theory would not forget to say there are many evidences about the stupidity of the inferior races, which “live on the back” of the normal societies of white men. The racists would point out too evidences of the low IQ of some of the races with different skin colour, and would even shout there are already different, more effective medicines for black men, as the ordinary ones the white race use could even harm them…

After all these speculations, I would like to ask racists what is the first thought that springs up in their mind when they see black, yellow or red-skinned, etc men and women. It is not what awful thieves, beggars, gangsters, killers, etc some of them are, it’s usually how “awful, disgusting, even frightful” the other races’ people’s faces, appearances and features are… Meanwhile, no one of the righteous fighters for a perfect world would remember that a lot of white men steal much more than any gypsy, black-skinned thief or gangster, etc (just bear in mind that the biggest thieves are amongst corrupted politicians and big corporations’ managers’ crew). Yet, most of the racists wouldn’t want to send any white-skinned thief or murderer to a gas camera or wouldn’t like to make soap of them (as they would with gypsies, black men, etc). To show I don’t speak/write in vain, I’ll point out what happened with a gypsy boss of Bulgarian alcohol mafia a couple of years ago. Being too cocky and feeling too invincible, he killed an innocent youngster with his car (which was awful, of course)… Right after that, his few villas were surrounded by many representatives of nationalistic Bulgarian organizations, they set them on fire and destroyed hs properties, then claimed to kill all the gypsies everywhere in the world, but didn’t say a word about other as much awful Bulgarians who did such awful deeds too… I guess that’s just another prove that the “dreadful” appearance of other races is the main reason for racism… I guess too anyone could point out many other proves about that…

As for the facts that black men are more stupid than any of the white race, my personal experience shows the opposite. I haven’t met black men or gypsies, etc yet who would wonder why people don’t use walkmans anymore but buy MP3 players, or cannot use computers and Internet for anything else than to play some of the simplest games… While there are some white men I know who are so narrow-minded and “insane” to do some of these stupid things…

Well, I don’t want to claim all the gypsies and black men, etc are perfect, many of them are awful, indeed. But would like to remind about the great difference between gypsies in ex-communist countries and so called developed ones for example… There, the gypsy families have jobs, don’t beg in the streets and behave as “normal” white men’s families… So, if they could be such good guys, then their compatriots that steal and beg in the streets could become “normal” too, they just need some help, much more different than sending them to gas cameras or making soap of them?

BTW, I hope this post/note of mine will show to all the people that I’m not a racist, as some thought after reading my first Tale Of The Rock Pieces, because of my characters with brown skin, which I depicted as the most horrible, disgusting, greedy, despicable, etc human race that ever existed on Earth (though I showed clearly it had nothing in common with any black race of today…).

BTW, have a nice St valentine’s Day, everyone! 🙂

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some jokes for the end of the weekend and the beginning of the new week (some not good for kids) + an ivitiation for a party :)

January 6, 2013

232_357159974373693_1964868022_nAs tomorrow, 7th January,  is my name-day (a feast that as important as birthdays in some countries like Bulgaria, and even more important than birthdays in Greece), I’d love to invite all my virtual friends to celebrate together. Actually, according to the custom, one shouldn’t be invited to come to such a feast but as few people know about that, I thought it would be appropriate to write my invitation too…:).

 

A wife complains to her friends: “I married my  husband as he was well-built and silent. Later on, I realized he just couldn’t talk and hide his belly at the same time…”

 

A soon to be bald guy enters into a drug-store and asks: “Give me something to preserve my hair!”

“Oh, no problem, here’s a nice small box for keeping the fallen hairs safe…”

 

A young couple is having sex. The wife: “Oh, honey, talk to me dirty things…”

“Sure, sweetheart! The kitchen, the dinning room, the bathroom…”

 

One of the good ways to walk on the peace path and reach its final goal is to share your feasts with other nations and experience theirs as well… my future The Origin Of Gods/A Writer’s Adventures.

 

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