DARA – Nedei

Welcome back everyone,

Did you really think Music Monday wasn’t going to make a comeback? Of course, it is here to stay and today I will share music from my homeland.

I am from Bulgaria and I don’t listen to Bulgarian music too much or at all, that was the case when I living in Bulgaria too. However, I recently began researching Bulgaria music because I wanted to find something upbeat and new. I listen to a lot of KPOP, so I thought there has to be Bulgaria music I’ll love.

One day I discovered a Bulgarian Youtuber, Emil Conrad, and he shared a song by DARA. I checked it out and I am proud to say I officially have a Bulgarian singer on my playlist.


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DARA (Darina Yotova).


Darina Yotova, also known by her stage name, Dara, is born on September 9, 1998, in Varna, Bulgaria. She gained her popularity from the Bulgarian Edition of the X Factor. She is now signed under Virginia Records and in 2016 she released her debut song, ‘Kvo Ne Chu”, translated as “What Didn’t You Hear”.



But this is not the song I will be talking about today, I would like to introduce to you DARA’s new single, “Nedei” translated to “Don’t”. She may be the first Bulgarian artist who will put Bulgarian music on the map and I am happy it’s not the chalga genre. It is a unique music genre in Bulgaria that I dislike, but her music is a mix of pop, R&B and synthpop.

From the start of the song, it has a very upbeat an catchy tune and it leads into the song naturally. The melody is memorable and melodious, it’ll make you hum and sing it throughout the day. The song will not be complete without Dara’s expressive, dynamic and soulful vocals. Her vocal tone is strong and it makes you feel the emotions she’s feeling throughout the song.

The lyrics tell a story about longing for a lover who is no longer in your life, with the possibility of meeting each other one day. Below you will find the Bulgarian lyrics and English lyrics.

Bulgarian Lyrics

Не променяй себе си, себе си.
Обещание даваш ли, даваш ли?
Но, не забравяй – липсваш ми, липсваш ми.
Не затваряй сърцето си, сърцето си.
Недей, недей
Може би ти и аз някога ще се срещнем.
Може би, може би някога ще се срещнем.
Тези капки по лицето ти не са сълзи.
Аз ще съм добре, повярвай ми, не ме мисли.
Не казвай нищо,
очите казват, те казват всичко.
Едно те моля – не ме забравяй!
Недей, недей.
Недей, недей
Може би ти и аз някога ще се срещнем.
Може би, може би някога ще се срещнем.
Вкъщи още има твои вещи.
Крия мириса на теб с ароматни свещи.
Всичко е наред, грешките ще станат смешни.
Грешно ли е, че обичам тези сладки грешки?
Недей, недей, недей, недей…
Може би ти и аз някога ще се срещнем.
Може би, може би някога ще се срещнем.
Може би ти и аз, ти ти ти и аз…
Ти и аз…
Може би ти и аз, ти ти ти и аз…
Някога, някога…
English Lyrics
Don’t change yourself, yourself
Do you give promises, do you give them?
But I don’t forget- I miss you, I miss you.
Don’t close your heart,
Your heart.
Don’t, don’t
Maybe you and I someday will meet.
Maybe, maybe someday we will meet.
These drops on my face are not tears.
I will be okay, believe me, don’t think of me.
Don’t say anything, eyes tell, they tell everything.
One thing I beg, don’t forget me!
Don’t, don’t.
Don’t, don’t
Maybe you and I someday will meet.
Maybe, maybe someday we will meet.
Аt home there’s still your things.
I hide the smells of you with aromatic candles.
Everything is alright, mistakes will become funny.
Is it wrong, that I like these sweet mistakes?
Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t…
Maybe you and I will meet someday.
Maybe, maybe someday we will meet.
Maybe you and I, you you you and I…
You and I…
Maybe you and I, you you you and I…
Someday, someday…
The song is very catchy and the lyrics will be stuck in your head for a while, but the lyrics are repetitive. Nevertheless, I really like the song and Dara is like a breath of fresh air for the Bulgarian music scene. She has the potential to take her career overseas, she already has catchy songs. Who knows maybe her next single will put Bulgarian music on the map and that would be really cool.
Thank you so much for reading, I will have a new song review coming up tomorrow so stay tuned.
See you soon 🙂

I’m Back!!!

Hello everyone,

It’s been wayyy too long and I apologize for being away for so long, life has been a little tough on me lately and I had to take a moment to put the pieces back together. It’s not quite where I want it to be yet, but I’m getting there 🙂

If any of you remember, I had a very hard time figuring out what I wanted this blog to become. I read an article years ago about bloggers, and the importance of picking one topic to write about. However, I still wanted to write about various topics on my blog. It is my blog after all, I have the right to decide what I want to write about. Therefore, I kept going back and forth between topic to topic, introducing new blog titles, I was genuinely confused. So I took break from this blog to figure things out and I have come to a conclusion.

This blog will remain a music blog only, very soon I’ll change the design of the site and create a brand new banner. The name of the blog will be J’Adore Music! I started blogging in 2010 to write about music, that’s my biggest passion in life. I adore music, I listen to it everyday and if I don’t, then I feel restless.

With that being said, I created two separate blogs about lifestyle and my photography! I have the links down below, so please check them out and click the ‘follow’ button 🙂

My lifestyle blog will cover the following topics:

  1. Beauty
  2. Fitness & Health
  3. Travel
  4. Food
  5. Popular Culture i.e book & movie reviews
  6. Self – empowerment to inspire self-growth and gaining self-esteem

These are just a few of the topic I will cover on my lifestyle blog. On my photography website I will share my landscape, nature, urban and portrait photography. I am a photographer, and my journey began in 2007. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to pursue photography seriously. So I created an Instagram page for my work last year, and I had an amazing response from people and positive feedback. I felt so determined, and inspired to continue to improve my work. This year I attended an Insta photography meetup and I discovered a newfound love for portrait photography. It would mean the world to me if you could check out my website and click on the ‘follow’ blog.

So this wraps up the introduction to my other two blogs, it might be a bit too much to manage three blogs but I feel dedicated. The only thing I have to do now is create a schedule. However, for now I will invest a lot of time catching up on my music posts. I have a lot to share and I cannot wait to write about what I love the most, music!!!

Thank you for sticking by my side all these years, we’ve been together since 2013 and we are a team. I couldn’t do this without you all, who take the time to read my post and who were probably checking my blog while I was away.

I am back and I cannot wait to get started!

See you soon 🙂

Lifestyle Blog

Photography Website

Photography Instagram Page





Life Through a Lens!

Hi everyone,

I’m back again with another photography post! I’ve been working very hard, studying photography to improve my art. I’ve put together this post to show some of my recent work. I hope you all enjoy these photos!


Distillery District, Toronto


St. Nathan Phillips Square


Humber River


Steel Bridge in Portland, Oregon


That anticipation of going somewhere new!


Yorkville, Toronto

I hope you all enjoyed these photos, let me know which one stood out to you.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Dive into the World of LIGHTS, CAMERA, PLAY!



This has been long overdue, but the newly and improved version of my blog is finally here. Welcome to the world of Lights, Camera, Play!

Through time we all go through changes and evolve as people, that’s why I thought it was time for my blog to evolve too. I have worked on this big blog change for months to ensure every small detail is perfect. From brainstorming blog names to designing blog graphics over and over again, until I was satisfied with the final product.

Let’s go over what kind of content this blog will offer and what will stay and go!

  1. Uploads of my personal photography! This year I will be going away on vacation and it will give me the opportunity to take many new photos.
  2. Music reviews from albums, songs to music events! I will be exploring the multifaceted world of music by talking about different genres from classical music to Kpop.
  3. My segment Music Monday will continue to be a part of this blog, however my segment International Wonderland will not. International Wonderland was a segment I created that explored music from other countries. Since I will keep Music Monday, so there is no need to keep International Wonderland anymore.
  4. My segment Geek Corner that focuses on TV and film culture will be making its exit from this blog. However, I will be writing about TV and film music.
  5. There will be no more book and movie reviews, as well as beauty and fashion posts.
  6. There will be one more original segment that will remain on this blog and it is: Friday Funday! This is my little gift to my long time followers who have been with me since day one. This segment is all about fun random posts i.e. Q/A, tag questionnaire posts and etc.

This is what my blog will be in a nutshell, but I have more to share with you. My past blog posts were focused on lifestyle, even though I had a lot of music content. Therefore, I’ve decided to use my Tumblr blog for my lifestyle posts (http://jadore-fabulosity.tumblr.com/). I haven’t launched it yet, but when I do my followers will be the first to know about it.

I have also opened up an Instagram account dedicated solely for my photography, it would mean a lot if guys went to support my work and follow me here → https://www.instagram.com/lifethroughalens89/. I also want to know if you any of you want an Instagram account affiliated with this blog. Please answer the poll below to let me know!

That being said, it is time to end today’s post with a big thank for waiting patiently to make my return to the blogging world. I am excited to bring new content your way and evolve as a blogger. I will soon be leaving the field of child care/counselling to follow my passion for the arts/culture field. With this blog I will watch myself grow professionally and improve my music review and photography work. I have 172 people who will be with me on this journey and I am so excited to share this chapter of my life with you all.

Thank you for reading and I will see you tomorrow with the return of Music Mondayツ 



Thank you!!!

Hello everyone,

I want to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone for following me. Old and new followers, it makes me very happy to see people enjoying my posts.

Please feel free to request posts as well, I’ll be happy to write them.

Once again, thank you everyone❤️


See you soon!

The Liebster Award!

Hello everyone,

I was nominated by Jacqueline Smith (http://jackiesmith114.wordpress.com/) for the Liebster Award, thank you Jacqueline!

The nominees have to answer 11 questions and write 11 facts about themselves, I am going create 11 questions too and send them out to a few of my followers.



11 Questions

1. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hm that’s a tough choice but I think I will pick the Divergent series. It is amazing, the plot is very interesting and there is a great mix of romance, action and mystery.

2. Do you have a favorite go-to snack or drink for whenever you’re reading or writing?

I like eating grapes when I want to have a snack and for a drink, tea or homemade smoothie.

3. Are there any movie adaptations of favorite books that you either really loved or really hated?

I loved the movie adaptation of Divergent, unlike the Hunger Games, Divergent didn’t exclude any important scenes. It’s true that some of the scenes were slightly changed, but majority of the movie stayed true to the book. As for a movie adaptation that I hated, that would have to be the first Twilight movie. It was horrible and a complete mess, let’s just say I was very disappointed.

4. Mac or PC?

I only have a PC and I like it, but I don’t mind having a MAC one day. In conclusion, I don’t have a preference!

5. If you could have any pet in the world, what would it be?

A tiger haha, it’s my favorite animal and if it was trained I would love to have it in my home. My second choice is a dog 🙂

6. What book would you like to forget so that you could go back and experience reading it for the first time again?

This is starting to become repetitive, but it is Divergent. When I was reading the first book, I was literally up until 4:30am for two days reading it. I just love the story so much and I think it is a great series for all ages, well except for anyone under thirteen years old.

7. Where is your favorite place you’ve ever been?

My cottage back in Bulgaria, I have a lot of fond memories from there. The scenery, the nature, our garden and my big swing was the highlight of the cottage for me.

8. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

Violence, I can’t stand that people are hurting each other. Nothing good comes from it and it makes me sad because it feels like the world is degrading. I’m still hoping that one day people will realize that all of this violence is senseless and nothing is gained from it.

9. If you could visit one fictional or mythical place, where would you go?

Hm that’s a tough one but I think I’m going to choose Narnia, it seems like the perfect magical place to visit.

10. Do you have a favorite writing/reading spot?

I prefer to read and write in my room, I need absolute quiet when I do those two things. However, if I had to choose a second favorite writing/reading spot, it would have to be the park, I love being surrounded by nature.

11. If you could meet three people throughout history, who would you meet?

Cleopatra, St. Mary and King Tut, I admire these historical figures and they always fascinated me.

11 Facts

1. I don’t like to drink coffee because I hate the taste and smell of it, it is too strong for me. However, if I do drink coffee it has to be decaffeinated.

2. I was part of school concert when I was still living in Bulgaria and it was the happiest day of my life because I got the chance to be on stage.

3. I am an only child.

4. I failed math when I was in grade 10, I really hated (I still do) math and I didn’t study enough. The perfectionist that I am now, I would never allow myself to fail any subject and I will study extra hard.

5. I hate horror movies, I can’t stand them and won’t ever watch one. The last one I watched was Chucky when I was a kid, I found the movie on TV and started watching it. I think it scarred me for life, I hid all of my dolls after that.

6. I used to be a huge anime fanatic and go to anime conventions, it was kind of my security blanket when I was bullied in middle/high school. It distracted me and made me happy, but I stopped watching it when I was 18 because I had to focus on my university studies.

7. I never owned a pet, maybe in the near future I’ll get a puppy 🙂

8. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Youth Care.

9. I had a phase when I didn’t eat any eggs from grade 8 until my first year of university, I really hated the way the smelled and tasted.

10. I love photography, I mainly take photographs of nature and unique architecture.

11. I am a huge nerd, I love reading and watching fantasy books and movies.

Here is the list of the nominees:






Now here are the questions for you guys 🙂

1. When/why did you start blogging?

2. From where comes your inspiration to write blog posts?

3. What is your favorite music genre?

4. If you could meet one fictional character in real life, who would it be and why?

5. Coffee or tea?

6. What is your favorite book and why?

7. Which country do you want to visit the most?

8. What is your dream career?

9. What are some of your hobbies?

10. What makes you smile?

11. If you were given the opportunity to have one celebrity best friend, who would it be?

Have fun answering these 🙂


Friday Funday! TMI Tag.

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to Friday Funday, today I will be doing a very popular tag post, which is all over YouTube and it is the TMI tag. I wanted to do this tag because it seems really fun and in case you haven’t noticed, I love doing tag posts.

Enough of me blabbering, let’s get started 🙂

1. What are you wearing? 

I’m currently wearing my PJs, haha I am feeling sick today so I am staying comfy with a warm cup of tea with lemon and honey 🙂

2. Ever been in love? 

Yes I have.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

Not really and it wasn’t really a breakup, we just found out we didn’t have too much in common and we went our separate ways.

4. How tall are you? 

I am 5’8.

5. How much do you weigh? 

To be completely honest, I haven’t weighed myself since the summer because that number on the scale does not define your worth as a person. I don’t own a scale anymore, I only weigh myself if I am at the doctor’s office and I have to. However, the last time I weighed myself was in June and I was 135.

6. Any tattoos? 

No, but I really want to get one.

7. Any piercings? 

Only my ears are pierced, one hole in each ear, but I want to get more piercing on both ears.

8. OTP?

Oh gosh, I have soooooooo many, but right now the first one that comes to my mind is Tobias and Tris from Divergent. I loveeeee them!

9. Favorite Show? 

Simply impossible to list only one, so here are a few: Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, Friends, Will and Grace, The Middle, Everybody Loves Raymond. To sum up, I watch a lot of sitcoms and fantasy shows.

10. Favorite bands? 

The Backstreet Boys, Nsync, Destiny’s Child, Paramore, Tokio Hotel, Linkin Park and so many more.

11. Something you miss?

I miss my childhood, it was carefree and so much fun.

12. Favorite song? 

Oh no, I can’t pick only one, I love sooooo many. However, currently I am obsessed with Pharrel Williams’s song “Happy”, it such a feel good song.

13. How old are you? 

I am 25 🙂

14. Zodiac sign? 


15. Quality you look for in a partner? 

Funny, trustworthy, honest, adventurous, reliable and kind 🙂

16. Favorite Quote? 

It is a quote from Walt Disney, “All of our dream can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”.

17. Favorite actor? 

Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway and Leonardo DiCaprio.

18. Favorite color?

Blue, any shade of blue.

19. Loud music or soft? 

I prefer loud music, but if I’m trying to relax then soft music for sure.

20. Where do you go when you’re sad?

I like to be around nature, there is a forest park near my house so I always go for a walk there and just look at the trees and let my worries flow away. I find that if I stay in bed, I get more sad, nature has always brought me peace.

21. How long does it take you to shower? 

About 20 minutes, I am one of those people who loves to stay in the shower under the warm water for a long time.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

It depends on where I’m going and what I’ll be doing throughout the day, for simple days it takes me about 10 minutes. On days when I have to be somewhere important or I’m meeting someone, then about 30 minutes.

23. Ever been in a physical fight? 

Never, I hate violence. Unless you count fighting with my cousin, but in joking manner.

24. Turn on? 

It’s so embarrassing to talk about this, but I would have to say, toned arms and chest (like Channing Tatum). Personality wise, someone who shows interest in the things I love and someone who is romantic.

25. Turn off? 

Someone who is always critical, judgmental and doesn’t accept other people’s opinions.

26. The reason I joined WordPress? 

I wanted a venue where I can express my creative side and write about my passion. Sharing it with so many of you is really fun and motivating to write more and chase my goals.

27. Fears? 

Spiders, snakes, heights, ships or any floating devices ( I blame Titanic for this) and fear of failure.

28. Last thing that made you cry? 

I was just frustrated about many things.

29. Last time you said you loved someone? 

To my mom.

30. Meaning behind your WordPress Name? 

I wanted to come up with something unique and different, so I wanted to say “I love music”, but in a different language. I decided to use the French word for love, “j’adore”, it sounded very sophisticated.

31. Last book you read? 

Allegiant by Veronica Roth, I cried at the end of it 😦

32. The book you’re currently reading?

I am actually reading three books at the same time, “Game of Thrones”, “The Host” and another one about meditation and Buddhism called “Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life”.

33. Last show you watched? 

Fashion Police, Joan Rivers comments are hilarious.

34. Last person you talked to?

My mom, before sitting down and writing this post.

35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted? 

My best friend from university.

36. Favorite food?

Ok here we go, ramen (japanese noodle soup), poutine, pizza, burgers, chocolate, bananas, blueberries, pasta, bibimbap, quinoa and soooo much more.

37. Place you want to visit? 

I want to go everywhere, the world is big and beautiful and everything needs to be seen. However, the top 3 places are Tokyo, New York and Hawaii.

38. Last place you were? 

At work.

39. Do you have a crush? 

I do 🙂

40. Last time you kissed someone? 

Oh it’s been a while, it hasn’t been recently.

41. Last time you were insulted? 

In December, my supervisor was away and there was a supply and she pretty much tried to take over and change the routine, she was very rude :S

42. Favorite flavor of sweet? 

Coconut, chocolate and vanilla.

43. What instruments do you play?

Nothing at the moment, but I’m buying a guitar at the end of the month and I can’t wait to learn how to play.

44. Favorite piece of jewelry? 

My ring that I got for my 13th birthday and my new owl necklace 🙂

45. Last sport you played? 

I played soccer today with the kids at work, I’m not the best soccer player though.

46. Last song you sang? 

“Happy” by Pharrell Williams, as I said I am obsessed.

47. Favorite chat up line? 

None, I don’t like those.

48. Have you ever used it?

I will never use chat up lines.

49. Last time you hung out with anyone? 

It was with my best friend at her birthday party.

50. Who should answer these questions next? 

All of youuuuuuu, I tag you all 🙂

I hope you liked this post, I had fun writing it 🙂

See you soon lovelies!