Every spring in Bulgaria, the country’s 18,000-person Kalaidzhi Roma clan gathers in Stara Zagora for the controversial “bride market” where young virgins are paraded in front of suitors who bid on them.
Sad reality. Hopefully these very strange traditions will die out soon…
Here’s a very interesting BBC documentary about how a bad diet can affect a child’s development, behaviour and ability to learn.
– Our junk food addiction is dropping alarmingly down the age ladder and we are now rearing a generation of fast food babies. This arresting documentary reveals babies and toddlers eating a diet of chips, burgers… –
I planned to post something very silly for April Fools Day, but sadly it just doesn’t feel right this year.
I want to dedicate this post to Oliver Jinks who passed away on the 29th of March 2015.
At school we were both a bit shy around each other, but online we chatted about funny things and about life and about more funny things. He wrote a great article on my blog called Brazil’s Glory and he planned to write another one for me eventually… an article ‘less serious, more silly but still thoughtful’. His article is definitely the best thing on my blog and I can never compete with his way of writing and his wit and his knowledge.
Thank you Oliver. We all love you and miss you very much and we will definitely never forget you.
A very interesting documentary about a young girl with a very troubled past.
‘In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for the murder of a 43-year-old man. Cyntoia was a prostitute and he was her client. Film-maker Daniel Birman was granted unique access to Cyntoia from the week of her arrest, throughout her trial and over a period of six years.’
I highly recommend you all to watch this Vice documentary.
“On Chicago’s West Side, there is a school for the city’s most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy. Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders. Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore’s classrooms and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up or committed to a mental hospital.”