Monday, May 31, 2010

Men's Fashion Week Bulgaria

Recently held January 28-February 3, 2010, Men’s Fashion Week Bulgaria was founded by the National Fashion Chamber of Bulgaria and the Municipality of Plovdiv—the second largest city of Bulgaria and one of the most ancient cities in Europe.

Probably one of my most favorite cities, Plovdiv lays claim to a 6,000-year history. Originally a Thracian city, Plovdiv was named Philippopolis after having been conquered by Philip II of Macedon—father of Alexander the Great.

One of my favorite areas of the city is Old Plovdiv—a town within a town—followed by the 2nd-century Roman theatre, which crowns the city.

Other jewels that have recently graced the modern-day city of Plovdiv at Men’s Fashion Week Bulgaria were menswear designers Juliet Polejanska of Julidan, Evgeni Petkov of Eugenio, and Moni Petrov.

Photo center top Old Plovdiv by Nikola Gruev GNU Free Documentation license at Wikipedia.
Photo center bottom Roman Theater by CdaMVvWgS, GNU Free Documentation License at

Surviving in Sofia: Part 1

Since I was on a roll—literally, a rolling train heading from the Soviet Union to Bulgaria—I thought that I would continue my saga. So, getting back to the story

The year was 1990. It was a warm Indian summer day in September when I disembarked from the Soviet Train. There were no reception committees to meet me as in China, no organized tours to usher me around. Nevertheless, I managed to find an apartment that was old but functional.

It offered a pullout sofa bed in the living room, a shower in the kitchen, and, what I had thought was only Chinese: a Turkish-style toilet that dripped and froze over in the cold winter months. The living room had a large space heater—at least it was warm! There was an additional room reserved solely for storage purposes.

From the first lap of my 4-year stay, political and economic chaos had gained the upper hand in the country. Protests and strikes made the headlines daily. The country was in a state of crisis. My hunch was that the previous ruling party had masterminded the mutiny in order to discredit the coalition of newly elected democrats.

As a result, the hardships persisted. Shelves were empty and stores were out of goods! By the onset of winter, the crisis had mushroomed. Some teenagers clued me in on a cubbyhole amidst the storefront shops on the main boulevard that sold mini pizzas for a few cents. We could tell when the market hit rock bottom by the decreasing red sauce on the pizzas! How could I survive?

One snowy day, a tractor-trailer from Switzerland that was loaded with a cargo of humanitarian aid parked in front of my bungalow. My address had been handed to the driver for the drop-off. Hundred-pound bags of flour and sugar, crates of clothes, oil, instant soups, cans of pâté, and shampoo had to be unloaded. All morning, the driver and I lugged them upstairs to the vacant room adjacent to my living room.

In plastic trash bags lay piles of exactly that, which I needed—pullovers and winter boots. For weeks on end, I had a supply of flour, oil, sugar, pâté, soup, and the magnanimously appreciated new set of warm clothing, most of which I distributed to the local residents.

Bulgaria has come a long way over past 20 years since the democracy movement ignited. On January 1, 2007, Bulgaria acceded to full membership within the European Union. Today, the country has also become home to a vibrant fashion scene. Bulgarian men love to dress in the latest styles. As a matter of fact, Bulgaria is home to a Men’s Fashion Week—a rare occurrence in any country!

Photo top right Former Bulgarian Communist Party Headquarters in Sofia by Pascal Reusch
GNU Free Documentation License at
Photo center right National Palace of Culture by Cameltrader at GNU Free Documentation License
Photo bottom left Old Tram by Jerzy Kociatkiewicz Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license at

Geronimo—the Sexy Label on the Black Sea

Geronimo is the largest producer of swimwear, underwear, and bodywear in Bulgaria. Stands for sheer masculinity, the company is situated in the city of Burgas on the Black Sea.

Burgas was originally founded as a Greek city—Pyrgos (‘tower’)—passing to the Romans. Now a large port city, Burgas is a center of maritime trade on the Bulgarian Black Sea Riviera.

No wonder, a fashionable label like Geronimo would rise from these sandy beaches!

For over 15 years, Geronimo has been producing boxers, briefs, swim suits, and t-shirts, which instill the self-confidence of the Bulgarian male.

Achieving superior quality, Geronimo strives to create satisfied customers. Geronimo designs for young men who want to be sexy, free, and set apart from the norm.

Last year, Geronimo accepted the challenge to run a campaign entitled “To Be a Champion,” which entailed a calendar shoot with the CSKA Sofia soccer team.

Shop online at the Geronimo Online Shop.

Photo & slideshow Copyright Geronimo.

Castor oil for hair

What are the benefits of using castor oil in my hair?

If you massage castor oil into your scalp, not only will it lubricate and moisturize the hair, it will also simultaneously strengthen it and promote growth.

In the end of May

Today is the last day in May 2010. Many things happen in this month. I bought a new black sunnies, take a photoshoot with wearing bowtie, bought Jade On Jade classic shawl from Cotton Ink, attending Friends and Family event , and last but not least for the first time i made a video cover version in this blog.

What happen in June ?
We'll see later.

FYI : i have a news and next event that you should go in June and Juli 2010.

01. Cotton Ink send me email , there's a new product : Infinity Scarf. This shawl more bigger and you can wearing as a dress too. Woahhhh congratulation for Cotton Ink !!!

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02. Urbie Sale up to 70 % extended the time until June 6th 2010. Lets shopping in there ...

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03. In July 4th 2010 you must attending this event. You can see talk show about environment, politic, economy, photography, education and many more. In this event you can see live performance from Efek Rumah Kaca, Drew , Endah 'n Rhesa and Saung Angklung Udjo.

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04.Last but not least just for your information, in June 24th 2010 is my 24th Birthday !!!! Yeahhhhh....But i'm so old right now. I don't care about my age. I'm still have a young spirit in life :)

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SAYONARA May 2010.
Welcome June !!!!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Green Tea

Green Tea

Is any other food or drink reported to have as many health benefits as green tea? The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression.Green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at least 4,000 years.

To sum up, here are just a few medical conditions in which drinking green tea is reputed to be helpful:

* cancer
* rheumatoid arthritis
* high cholesterol levels
* cariovascular disease
* infection
* impaired immune function

The antioxidant-filled leaves of green tea have natural photo-protective properties, which means it strengthens your skin's defense against the harmful, aging rays of the sun. Look for organic versions which are nowadays very reasonably priced for optimal potency. 

A Deluge of Difference with Be Different

The 78th Edition of Pitti Uomo is just around the corner, and Be Different is being a different kind of exhibitor this time with “Après Moi Le Deluge”—a cocktail inauguration of the 2011 spring/summer collection at the prestigious Poggiali and Forconi Gallery.

The words “Après Moi Le Deluge” (literally, ‘After me comes the flood’) were first spoken by French King, Louis XV, referring to the events that would follow his death.

Be Different ties the words to 6 works of art that will be exhibited from the latest series, “Deluge,” presented by the celebrated David La Chapelle—American photographer and film/video director.

Italian music, tastes, and scents will pervade the Gallery!

So, Be Different and take a personal interest in what may befall even after our time.

Photos 2011 spring/summer collection Copyright Be Different.

Sex And The City 2 : UK Premiere

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall among the throng of celebs - from A list to much lower down - at the Odeon Leicester Square in London

Sex And The City 2 : New York Premiere

Sex And The City 2 New York Premiere held at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall turn out to be a colorful red carpet event that presented female celebrities and their colorful red carpet dresses.

Featured Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon , Sarah Jessica Parker, Vanessa Williams, Donald Trump and wife Melania, Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky, Liza Minnelli, Amanda Peet,Kristin Davis Jerry Seinfeld, Melanie Trump and many more celebs.