2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

bureaucracy, education, England

How to get a Yellow Card?

I’m writing this post because I wish I had read something like it before I made my plans. In fact way before I had made my plans. Every student from Bulgaria and Romania has  the right to work not more than 20 hours per week: Continue reading

culture, off-off-topic, soulbliss

An iPhone and an Empty Stomach

Georgi Stavrev is 13 years old from Plovdiv. He won the “Бодлите на таралежите” price this year for his short story “Айфон и стържещ от глад стомах“. I was very impressed by that story and his writing style, which still appears raw, but I’m sure holds a promising future. I decided to translate it to English to give it a allegedly wider audience, but also to show the world and its social realities and values through the eyes of a Bulgarian child. Continue reading