Wednesday, September 29, 2010

(un)fair time

- Personal struggles; you can skip this -
But I just need to complain.. May be the worst thing that has happened to me for this year in Germany was this story two days ago..
The national television channels and radio in Germany are financed not by advertisement but by the payments of the users. A user is everyone who has a TV set, radio, PC with internet (because of the internet radio and tv), a cell-phone with radio and such. Even if your washing machine has an antenna and can catch radio waves it must be registered and a fee must be paid for it. Pays not the one whom the TV set belongs but the one who watches it. If in one household there is more than one such device the fee is paid only once. You may be exempt from these fees under some circumstances. All of this I learned two days ago..
When a GEZ (Gebühreneinzugszentrale) attendant came home...
I opened the door (mistake first), he started to introduce himself, to show his ID cards and such.. He asked:
I explained with difficulties that he meant my mother, who was having rest at that moment and couldn't go out.
-You haven't registered any device. How old are you? Oh, 20 so you can fill the blanks for her.. You know if you don't let me now you might have to pay very serious fines like 3000 euro..' (lies!!!)
-Uhh, what, alright, come in.. (mistake second. I must remember - only the police has the right to come in like this)
After that he plied me with all sorts of questions - who I am, what I do, where I sleep.. I just told him everything, I'm such a good kid.. Then he decided that I was the user of this TV set in the room where I sleep (which is actually the living room!) and I was the one who must pay the fees for this TV stacked for a year back, since I live here, and six months forward too because only six months after a registration I could claim that I won't use the TV (which must be proved somehow too). And my mother - she will pay separately for her own TV.
I asked him thousand times why is this - this TV is not mine, and the most important I do not have my own income - my miniature firm has not yet brought me any. No, the law was such.. In spite of all our explanations, he was insisting that we aren't right, and was supporting his opinion with some fictitious law quotations. And through tears I put my signature on this stupid blank. I hadn't read it - a BIIIIG MISTAKE.. Because on the backside is written that I do not have to pay anything and there are all the circumstances under which one is exempt from this fee. I would have known that he spoke nonsense all the time...
It could be worse, he was calming me. After that he registered my 'business Internet-PC'.. ?!!?!? :[
Later I understood that these officials receive some very nice premium for every person they register or something like that. I'm not sure about this but it explains well why he was so insolent and insisted on registering my mom and me separately. Disgusting! Most people didn't even oped the door to these guys, because even being absolutely honest, they could find a reason to take your money.. But I did not know this..
All of this just shattered me.. And mostly this feeling that someone fooled you. And still I have some time to write my objection (i'm not sure how it's called in English) and to send it to this GEZ.. Hopefully I won't have to pay for this naivety of mine. ;t This is madness.. Pray for me.

My post was supposed to be for cheerful stuff, state fair and cotton candy.. And still I'll just show you my fair food jewelry. It's fair to have some fair food after all, right? ;]

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Just a quick update

Въпреки че през изминалата седмица по една или друга причина ми беше отпаднало и тъжно, успявах да се утеша с миниатюри и понапълних двата магазина (в etsy и dawanda) основно с бижута..
Although the last week for one reason or another I felt sad and dispirited I managed to find comfort in miniature food and I filled my shops (in etsy and dawanda) mainly with jewelry ..

A най-новата миниатюра... За да се сбогувам с лятото и да изгоня напоследък налегналата ме депресия направих малко сладолед. Наистина малко..
And the newest miniature.. To say goodbye to summer and to drive out the recently settled in me depression I made a little ice cream. Very little..

А сега изчезвам да правя тикви ...
Now I'm away to make pumpkins... :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Gullibear's Voyage to Lilliput

През първото си пътешествие Гълибеър е изхвърлен на брега след корабокрушение и се събужда затворник на раса мечета с ръст една дванадесета от ръста на нормално гумено мече, по - ниски от 3 мм, които населяват двете съседски и съперничещи си страни Лилипут и Блефуску.

Та представям ви Гълибеър! Не, всъщност него го познавате, той е най-обикновено гумено мече. Представям ви мечетата лилипути!
On his first voyage, Gullibear is washed ashore after a shipwreck and awakes to find himself a prisoner of a race of bears one-twelfth the size of normal gummi bear beings, less than 3 mm high, who are inhabitants of the neighbouring and rival countries of Lilliput and Blefuscu.

Ssoo I introduce you Gullibear! Oh no, you know the Gullibear - he is an ordinary gummi bear, I introduce you the Lilliput Bears!

Направени са от течно Фимо. Не са всички съвсем перфектни, но аз си ги обичам.
Не знам дали ще ми повярвате, но започнах с правенето им преди около месец (и само да вметна, тогава не бях виждала миниатюрни гумени мечета никъде).. Но нали не обичам да бързам и ето кога успях да събера мечки за две пликчета :-)
Между другото, родното място на гумените мечета е Бон, където живея в момента, a Ханс Ригел e техният откривател (HAns RIegel BOnn). Просто интересен факт, който скоро научих.
Но няма значение, защото моите мечета не са HARIBO, а HABIBI. Кръстих ги така единствено заради играта на думи и защото гумените мечета са именно скъпи и любими на (почти) всички.  Без мен, разбира се, просто не съдържат шоколад..

They are made from liquid Fimo. And they aren't all perfect but I love them.  I'm not sure if you'll believe me but I started making them about a month ago (then I hadn't seen gummi bears in miniature anywhere).. But I don't like to hurry and soon I managed to collect bears for two packages.
By the way, Bonn - where I live now, is the birthplace of Haribo gummi bears, and their inventor is the candy maker Hans Riegel
(HAns RIegel BOnn). Just an interesting fact I was told recently.
However, my bears are not called HARIBO but HABIBI. I named them so only because of the word-play and because gummi bears are really dear and beloved for (almost) everyone. With the exception of me, of course, they just don't contain chocolate..

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A 'Welcome' + Cakes and Macaroons

Mислех си.. никога не приветсвах лично последователите си, а е толкова мило! И ме радва много, когато някой отдели специален пост за да каже 'Добре дошли'. Но по-добре късно отколкото никога. Та...
Добре дошли в моя блог! Много ме радват и мотивират всеки коментар и всеки един нов последовател. Благодарна съм, че сте тук, въпреки че съм ужасен блогър, че не съм раздала нито един подарък (още), че едва разказвам и по две-три думи за себе си... Благодаря! Скоро ще направя нещо специално за вас :)

I was thinking.. I never said personally welcome to my followers and it is so sweet though. And it makes me really happy when I see that someone wrote a special post just to say 'Hi'. But better late than never so:
You are very welcome to my blog! Every comment and every new follower motivate me and make me feel happy. I am thankful that you are here in spite of that I'm a terrible blogger, I haven't given any presents (yet) and I barely say a word about myself... Thank you! I will prepare something special for you soon :)

А сега по темата: Френски десерти
Now on topic : French desserts

Replica of Pierre Hermé's adorable Plénitude. Original here

... and the Ispahan

Some yellow.. soaps(?) no.. macaroons  

More strange macaroons. I'm not sure what these are but I like them. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Charlotte Cakes

Здравейте отново! Завръщам се след седмица отсъствие с взет (вярвам) изпит* и две миниатюрни тортички 'Шарлота'.
Тази седмица се затрупах със снимки на френски десерти, макарони, торти и тн. Успешните ще показвам един по един..
Hello again! I was away for a while but I'm back with a taken (I believe) exam* and two miniature 'Charlotte' cakes.
This week I covered myself up with photos of French desserts, macaroons and cakes; the successful ones I'll show one by one.

*Изпит по немски. Трябва да достигна определено ниво, за да мога да се запиша в университет. За сега съм в началото :p
Аn exam in German - I need to have a C1 level in order to study in a university. Aand I'm a beginner yet :p