global wishes 2010

to our american friends – less suv and tv
to our brazilian friends – balance with industry/nature and rich/poor
to our canadian friends – global warming, explosion of music scene
to our israeli friends – find a vacant, floating mountain to inhabit at peace
to our chinese friends – confidence and inventiveness
to our japanese friends – youth
to our singaporean friends – find your place and be a shining example
to our thai friends – educate the world about your talents; no prejudices
to our cambodian friends – learn tourism from the arabs, fix the corrupt government
to our jordanian friends – may your grand plans be fulfilled
to our turkish friends – only sweetness
to our british friends – honesty
to our australian friends – don’ weery abeaut it
to our iranian friends – outsmart the west; turn one against another, beat them at their own game

to our ceo friends – unlimited resources for all

to all my friends – no smoking

enjoy 2o1o

December 31, 2009  Leave your thoughts

What happens on Pandora, stays on Pandora

Avatar is not going to change how “civilised” humans think, nor influence the way governments act. You only have to go to Copenhagen to realise this.

No, the film uses believable hyper-reality to help us dream a little. James Cameron‘s idea is of a perfect natural world and he would very much like you to share it. Forget all the hell-holes around the corner and immerse yourself in an alternate scenario. After all, this is what great sci-fi is about, a “what-if”. Thanks to the amazing achievement in editing, pacing and visualising, Avatar bonds us together in a ravishing collective dream.

There are no excuses for dreams and there should not be any. The important thing is to unleash your imagination and always smile, when remembering your/his/our journey to Pandora.

December 18, 2009  Leave your thoughts

My Top Films of the Decade

Yes, they tempted me, I thought it’d be fun and I fell for this big cliché: listing top films. Idle hands are the critic‘s own.

A Re-Tweet by @theauteurs sent me to where I had to list top 20 titles of the decade 2000-2010. Of course, It’s impossible so I cheated by scanning my favourite directors at and came up with 40 titles. Short-listing them down to 20 was the ridiculously hard part. Enjoy! (more…)

December 15, 2009  Leave your thoughts

The Trouble with Tilt-shift

Every time I see an interesting thumbnail of a photo and upon seeing the large size, I realise it’s tilt-shifted, I shiver. Why does it feel so wrong on such a visceral visual level?

Because they steal our space. (more…)
November 25, 2009  Leave your thoughts

How I beat Trey’s Tokyo challenge

Today the great HDR photographer/traveller Trey Ratcliff (aka stuckincustoms) tweeted a new photo from Tokyo, one of my favourite places. I clicked immediately to check it out and it was awesome as always. But this time he wrote a challenge to his fans to identify the place where the photo was taken. I was hooked, because I love these things: Geography, Tokyo, Challenge.

The place photographed is a very luxurious bar, unknown to me, because I haven’t visited any posh bars in Tokyo yet. I focused on the amazing blue-hour view out of the window. The one instantly recognisable thing out there was the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills – the bigger one, not to be confused with another Mori skyscraper near Tokyo Tower. This narrowed down the location to Roppongi Hills. Good, but it’s huge, what’s next? (more…)

November 24, 2009  2

Как пробутах дзен на китаец

По време на следобедата разходка около заспалия бедуински лагер в Уади Рум, се засякохме с Алекс. Младеж от Хонг Конг, с Nikon D300 и в очакване на една година гурбет в Дубай. (more…)

October 17, 2009  Leave your thoughts

Йордания: пристигане (30.09.2009)

В една септемврийска вечер тръгнахме от Централна автогара през Истанбул към Йордания, за да се разходим в пустините и да видим какво правят нашите арабски приятели.

В автобуса от София слушахме телефонни разговори и хлипане заради любовна драма. Главната героиня седеше до мен и не можех да не чуя, че реката от сълзи тече към нашето летище в Истанбул и продължава към Дубай, Сингапур, Сидни и накрая Окланд, Нова Зеландия. На границата ме изненада мощно разработената турска част, с мраморните кабинки и големия нов безмитен търговски център.


October 3, 2009  Leave your thoughts