Archive for August, 2008

Thanks to God I’m in Arnhem the Netherlands! :)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

I had 3 days trip with bus with my girl classmate (Ina). We traveled using the union-ivkoni bus lines. As a wholebeing on the road with bus for 3 days in order to reach some destination is pretty killing. We started the historicaltravel from Kavarna to Sofia and then at 2 o’clock we catched the bus Sofia -> Utrecht. There was big delays in the Serbianand the Hungarian borders. On all the other boarders we and our luggage weren’t checked. We had a bunch of stops on a oil stations.And I have to note everything in the oil stations in europe is pretty expensive. For example one sanwdich costs somwehere aroundalmost 4EU!. I and Ina came at Utrecht at around 6 o’clock and went to the Utrecht’s train station where we took two tickets to Arnhem.At 7 we were at Arnhem and went to the bus station. Originally we expected that there are gonna be welcoming students there and HAN university buses traveling from there to Vivare and the other accommodation places, unfortunately this was not the case. We were absolutely alone at an unknown country again I prayed to God in Jesus name to help me find a way to fix this mess. I went to search for Mobile SIM card, at the end after 20 minutes of walk I asked a police officer near the train station and he told me about a bookstore where I can find mobile SIM cards. I took two of them one for Ina and one for me. I took the T-Mobile mobile. I heard that the prices of conversations between the Bulgarian GSM operator Globul and T-Mobile are cheaper so I decided to give it a try. We called Koko (A College Colleague, who is gonna study HRQM just like me and is going to continue as a 3rd year student in Arnhem Business School, he came instantly in 20 minutes or so with another Bulgarian guy who already studied a year in Arnhem (Drago). Drago didn’t helped much with the traveling bags. But Kaloyan helped a lot. Today I feel the grace of God so real. I pray that he keep me and guide me in the same way in the future too. Another thing to note is that the living room that Vivare selected for me or should I say God make it be for me is just perfect. It has a toilet (!big plus!, a terrace, аsink, a nice bed, A Buro, a lamp and a chair. The room number is with ID K. 111. I think 111 stays for the Holy Trinity (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) to Whom is and be the Glory the worship and power now and Forever and Ever, Amen!) I forgot to mention that I blocked my mobile telephone while trying to make the T-mobile SIM card work with my Motorola C115, luckily God has thought for this too. It seems Koko has one Mobile apartus he didn’t need right now so he gave it on a good will to me. Again what I can say Our Lord is an awesome God. Now I’m pretty tired and I’m going to bed. I have to mention Arnhem is excitingly charmful city and I really like it, also I’m impressed by the Dutch guys with which I had any work until now.Well for final I can only say: ” I screamed to the Lord and he heard my prayer and delivered me from evil”! Glory to you Lord of Hosts! Amen !END—–

Glory to God !

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Few things has happened from Wednesday until know.The First most important one I passed the practical driving exam of coursethe credits for this fly to God, I was really nervous during the examalso the exam happened in the time interval 11:50-12:30 and the car trafficin that interval is pretty havy. I did one general “mistake” instead of drivingto the right direction as I was instructed in one place I took the left road.I also forced the car engine a few times and it was disturbing I even thought I’mgoing to fail. The previous night I had prayed to God with the request to letme pass that exam. It’s was a sort of fatal for me to fail because I hadto attend the exam in the next 6 months and since I’m traveling to theNetherlands today, it won’t be possible to go and prepair again for the exam.Because I won’t be driving for at least 6 months. Until the end of the examI thought I have failed. When I found out they let me I felt a big relaxand joy. Here is the time to say Thank you God ! 🙂 Glory Be to you in Heaven and onEarth Peace and Love between the humans. Yesterday I applied for my driving license ID.It is going to be ready on 11th of September, I won’t be in Bulgaria so my parentsare going to send me the ready ID card in the Netherlands. This night at 22:30we’re starting the trip to the Netherlands from (Kavarna :). We will travelwith a bus to Sofia where we’ll have an hour and a half rest time. Then we moveto another bus which will drive us to Utrecht in Holland from Utrecht we haveto catch train or bus and move to our destination which is the city of Arnhem.Now I have to pack and prepair some of my luggage. If the travel is succesful I’llblog when I’m in the Arnhem 🙂 I pray God would be with me during the traveland help us go their without any serious accidents 🙂 Glory be to Our God! Hosana! :)END—–

General check-up

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Today I made my general medical check-up. Now I’m waiting for the results I hope they would be fine. But ofcourse it’s up to God.

Today I had 2 hours of driving lessons from 8 to 10. Right after that I went to the medical clinic to make blood tests.

Thanksfully blood taking procedure was fast and painless, it was kind from my mother to address me an hour, so when I went to the clinic I went directly to the lab where they took a blood sample from me.

A little later we went to “Banicharnica” which is a common cheap fast breakfast place here in Bulgaria. And after that we visited few shops and Bought some clothes. Now after a while I’ll have to go to the “DSK” bank and send the rest of the money which I owe for my room in the hostel in Holland.

And towards evening I have one more driving lesson. Tomorrow it’s my driving practical exam. It’s up to God’s will if I pass or fail. So I hope that God would be mercyful and send his word and grant me that exam, because I know by the word of Christ that without his divine mercy we alone can’t do anything.


Energy Saving simply by changing Google’s background color

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Recently I heard from a friend, somebody made a calculation and estimated that there are a lot of electricity gone for nothing just by the white color background of Google thus if everybody on the planet simply choose to change the background to black of his beloved search engine google it’s possible to save a lot of energy up to 750 MegaWatts per year, thus the website blackle was created. Of course blackle does make requests to Google and it needs some more energy to keep the website up running and serving on the other hand routers which route the traffic to blackle and later redirecting to google are consuming energy too, thus my personal belief is it’s pretty controversial does it really save energy to use blackle. There is another alternative and this is Firefox plugin called GreaseMonkey+the custom userscript called “dark google”. This plugin in combination with the script makes Google’s background black through few browser defined Javascripts and uses directly the Google search engine. I personally I’m going to try that and if it’s working fine maybe I’m going to use that. From my perspective there is another reason for which you may use Google on a black background. Maybe at least 10 or 20% of the time I’m infront the PC I use Google, so using Black background on my Laptop LCD screen is beneficial for the slower depreciation of my LCD screen, it’s well known that in order to make an LCD pixel white white is illuminated thus with the months and years making that pixel more likely to burn. On the other hand using black background makes your black pixels less used and abused 🙂 by the illuminating light on the pixel’s molecules all the time the probability for a problems increases tremendously. To figure that out I used common logic so ofcourse I may be wrong. Thinking in the same manner I think a lot of energy could be saved by the simply altering most or all of the background colors out there.END—–

Here I’m :)

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Haven’t blogged for some time so I’m going to write down few lines. Today I passed succesfully the Cisco CCNA2 Final Exam and the CCNA2 Voucher exam thanks to God :). The Voucher exam grants everybody who passed succesfully a discount of the price of the CCNA Certification exam, whi ch is pretty cool. To be honest I cheated at the 2 tests otherwise I won’t have passed but I’m really busy this days and I’m a bit of tired so this was the only option. I also made my CCNA2 (9,10,11) tests for which I used the cisco answers page :). CCNA2 The Final Exam and the Voucher wasn’t included in the blogspot cisco answers so I googled around but thanksfully I found the answers on a website in the net. This days I had a lot of fun and saw a lot of old friends (some of them studying others working in Sofia). It’s the summers holiday period in which tons of friends who are in other cities are back in Dobrich so I was able to spend nice time with a lot of them. This are ppl like: hellpain, nomen, mariana (one of my ex-girlfriend). At Wednesday I and Nomen went to the beach at Balchik, we had great fun there. We met together in front of the place we call “The Young House” at 7:30, at 8:30 we were already travelling to Balchik and in 9:35 we were on the beach. We stayed there until 12:30. Vlado and Mitko tried to learn me to be able to relax on my on back while in the water I almost did it but still I need some more tries until I’m able to make it the right way. At 13:00 we were back in Dobrich and we went to an open restaurant “Seasons”. I ate vegetarenian pizza and Vlado ate a meal called “English Breakfast”. “English Breakfast”. Right after that at 14:00 I went to the regional Red Cross building, because I had to get a course on “First Aid”, it’s required to have that course passed until you’re able to apply for a driving license after you complete both the theoretical exam and the practice exam. My driving practice exam would be at Wednesday at 9:00 to be honest I’m not still driving well and my driving course is almost over. My only hope for passing it in the Lord, only if he support me and guide me during the exam I’ll be able to pass. The same night I went out with Shanar and we later met hellpain and Alex. We had nice discussions in the city park until somewhere around 11:30. When we were going back home I met Mariana and I proposed her to have a walk together she accepted and we negotiated to meet around 30 minutes later. We spend 4 hours with her talking about stuff and drinking beer. I should say she is one of the only girls I’m able to speak for hours and still feel good and confortable. The center of our talks were mainly God the Bible and in particular my belief in Christ Jesus as Lord and Saviour. At Friday morning I had driving courses early at the morning from 8:00 o’clock, later I went to Varna with my father because I had to pick up one bag I forgot the last time when I was in Varna, Thanks God we didn’t crashed. On our way to Varna there was a very dangerous situation in which the chances to crash was pretty big but thanksfully to God’s protection and kindness we didn’t. Later when we came back in Dobrich I went to the police office to check if international passport is ready. Thanksfully it was and now I have the “red passport” home and ready :). I called to Mariana to great her because it was the great christian feast, we at the Orthodox Church believe that at that day the Eartly Mother of our Lord Jesus has resurrected in the 3rd day and ascended to heaven just like our Lord! We call that celebrity “The Maryam’s day”. Everybody who is named after Mary’s name is also celebrating this great feast. We decided to meet at night time at 11:30 and have walk. Like I said earlier I really enjoy Mariana’s company. Unfortunately an hour later we met Bino so we wasn’t able to talk much about stuff with Mariana. Bino is pretty cool guy but sometimes his company is pretty annoying :). Later I went home and after a minute of prayer I went to bed. On August 22 I’m traveling to the Netherlands to continue my studies at the HRQM stream, sometimes I feel a sort of preliminary homesickness but I believe this decision is right and it’s God’s souvereign plan for my life. Well as Bugs Bunny (my favour cartoon character) says that’s all folks!END—–

Glory be to God Almighty Now and Forever and Ever ! Amen !

Monday, August 11th, 2008

I have to boast with God again I prayed to the God the Father in the name of the Son Jesus Christ to help me takesuccesfully the writen exam for the driver license courses which I’m going through right now. God didn’t failed me again.In the morning before the exam I went to the orthodox Church and prayed and lighted a candle begging God for mercy forgivenesand help on the oncoming exam. I went to the Autoschool (Avtoshkola) which is located downstairs in the building of the polyclinic.I went early there so I spend some time waiting for the driving courses instructor I talked a bit with one of the girls who wason the same exam just before me and passed afterwards with another 18 years guy who was also present for the exam.Just before the beginning of the exam I was pretty nervous just like everybody else in the room. Just before beginning the examI prayed a little prayer again to God to help me. Because I was sure that without blessing and help I won’t be able to pass.The test was a hard one and I wasn’t 100% sure for let’s say at least 10 of all the 60 questions that the exam was constituted of.So I trusted my intuition and God’s help to show me the right answers. On the whole exam I received few smses and phone callsfrom the office because one of the Apache webservers was down. My cellphone vibrated a dozen of times so I got pretty nervous because of that. I ended the exam in the first 30 minutes or so. And waited patiently for the results praying and hoping God has heard my prayer and is goingto help me pass the exam. And Hooray! HalleluYah! The questor announced I have passed the exam with 0 mistakened answers! It’s a miracle and the owe and praise goes to God! Glory To the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit! Now and Forever and Ever! Amen!I’m sure my grandma has prayed for me which is pretty nice old lady and I owe her a lot for giving me good advices and support and help and praying for me in hard times in hard times for me. Also I asked another two friends to pray for my success. Thanksfully now I feel like a big burden came from my heart. It was going to big disappoinmtent if I had failed and have given all that money for that course for nothing. Thaknsfully I didn’t now the next Monday is the driving exam. I hope and trust in God to bless me and grant me to take the exam! :)Glory be to God the Creator of Heaven and of Earth! 😀 Just after I ended the exam it happened that one of the Apaches is down so I ran home as fast as I could to login unto the server and restart the service. Just after I fixed this and replied to few mails waiting for me in my mailbox Papi called and we went out for a coffee it was just on time after the succesfully taken exam. Praise the Lord! 🙂 We went to a coffee in which I haven’t been before and later Nomen and Hellpain a.k.a. (Vlado) joined us. We had a great time talking and drinking stuff. Now I’m working a bit examining what’s happenning on the servers and blogging this message at the same time. Again I should say Blessed, Blessed, Blessed is the Lord Sabbaoth the Earth and Heavens are full of his Glory ! 😀 HalleluYah! I’ll Glorify you God for you’re rightous and mercyful and you did good deed to me ! 🙂 END—–


Thursday, August 7th, 2008

It’s quite common lately that I experience a deep Spiritual Sorrow. I googled around searching for answers but it seems like there is no answer. Today we the Christians celebrate “Transfiguration”. The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ on the Olive mountain and his meeting with the Old testament’s prophets. Lately I can’t pray much and I’m starting to loose faith which is pretty bad. I still hope God would do something to change that. Tomorrow I’m thinking to go to the Office in Varna, will see what will happen there.END—–