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On my interview for immigration visa in the American Embassy in Bulgaria, I did not say that I have been in the psychiatry. That was one of the questions in the application form. The reason to be in the psychiatry was my religion, that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Because of it I did not write it in the application form. My mom took me to the psychiatry. The religion of my mom is Eastern Orthodox. She did not like at all that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I did not say no to my mom because one of the ten commandments is "Honour thy father and thy mother" and I strongly believe in the Holy Bible. I was kept in the psychiatry because I spoke to the doctor, Nadia Ivanova, about the Book of Mormon. She said to me that to leave the building I have to be treated with psychiatric medication. During the treatment I have fallen asleep. I awoke up tided to a bed in one of the hospital rooms. I never broke anything or hurt anyone. The document from the psychiatry in Bulgaria is from another doctor written one year later. It was not given to me any document in 1995.


If you do not read Bulgarian, it says that according to my mother I have changed my behavior from before 2 years when I have been in Germany where I have got into the sect of Murmons. After I have returned to Bulgaria, I have behaved strange, I have been enclosed in myself. I have spoken that there are two inside me that fight with "Yes" and "No". I have been healed ambulatory in Sofia, I don't know with what medications that I have taken for one week. From 10 days I have started to speak that I will go to America, that there the murmons will help me to finish my higher education. I have been aggressive physically toward my mother and my brother. I have not slept during the night. 

My answer to what is written in the document

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Munich, Germany. I was an asylum seeker in Germany from 1990 till 1993. There I worked for the Red Cross, and for the municipility of Kirchseen, before May 1991. I also worked for Peter von Berg, pvb medizintechnik GmbH from 1991 till 1993. After I returned from Germany to Bulgaria in 1993, I helped the missionaries with tracking to houses and I attended the Church in Sofia. I continued my education and I graduated from the Technical University, Sofia in 1998. I worked in 1994 for a classmate, Petko Geroisky, with computer company Geroy Corporation, exports computer parts from United States and imports them to Bulgaria and Ukraine, now he lives in Los Angeles area. I have never said that there are two inside me that fight with yes and no. I never took psychiatric medications before July 1995. If I have acted agresively against my mother and my brother why I would agree with them (my brother was also there) to see the psychiatrist. I have slept and I am still sleeping very good during the night. My mother, who passed away in 2002 from cancer, was comming every 10-15 minutes that night to the room where I slept asking me if I was sleeping. Everyone who knows me will confirm that I am not enclosed in myself and that I talk to the people. Actually, it is totally the oposite of what is written in the document. I talk too much in a conversation with a person. No one from Church, except my wife and her family has help me for anything in the United States. The Church is for believing. It helps for family relations and for strong connections inside the family. If anyone asks Church members for a help, they probably will help. I never asked anyone from Church for a help. For the people that know me, I have sent a letter to President Nelson about my recent Church activity.


This is all that I have accomplished since then


PRODUCTS MADE OF WOOD




This blog is not from a professional woodworker

My last name is Янев. It is Bulgarian name. There is no equivalent for the letter Я in the latin alphabet. Originally, after the end of the communism in 1990, it was written with Ia. After 1994, the Bulgarian government changed it to Ya.

I AM NOT A TEACHER. I have posted nothing online before 2018. I am sorry, if someone's else teaching got wrong


I am afraid of earthquakes

We started making simple wooden toys in 2011, when I, Ivan, was unemployed and my wife suggested I to make wooden toys and to sell them. I was excited of the idea and after I sold several toys, I saw that I cannot make living of them. I worked a little as a substitute custodian and graduated with an associate degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting. Now I have a regular job. I still make some simple wooden toys for the club San Diego Seaside Scrollers, where comes most of my wood supply. A few of my simple wooden toys are posted here as gifts for free. They cost almost nothing to be made. 


Because of







The Road to Happiness. As happiness is understood in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness. A movie that I like very much.
All above is achieved with the help of my wife.

(The Diploma from Bulgaria has never been used and probably it will never be used. In 1990, the economy of Bulgaria switched from government centralized to private sector. Most of the machinery designing and building companies closed and the equipment was sold. The company that paid scholarship for my educaton and I had a contract to work for them, closed producton and the equipment was sold. My contract with them was canceled. The economy of Bulgaria switch from production to imports and sells. I worked for two companies that were importing and selling tools and toys. Actually I worked one and and a half month as a mechanical engineer, when I found out that the company that I worked for, does not pay salaries to its employes. I left that company. My major is designing construction machiinery and specially machines for production of construction materials. I learned the foundation of the designing, using formulas without a computer. Now everything is computerized and there is no use of what I have learned. I am 60 years old. I am satisfied with my current job.)


I am still learning English language (I grew up and I lived the first 39 years of my life mostly in Bulgaria). My wife has helped me a lot to learn English.

I am also learning English from communicating with my collegues at work. I have the best co-workers in the world in the best company in the world. 

The first English word that I learned outside of Bulgaria was the word "Church" on August 6th, 1990.



Maybe it is never too late for the TOEFL exam


I have the privilege to visit different hospitals in San Diego area while driving this car and learning the streets of the beautiful San Diego surrounding area (only a couple times per month because of my time schedule). From all the hospitals so far, VA at La Jolla is my favorite hospital to deliver. 

I have been thinking lately about the little atom energy, maybe electricity, inside my brain/body that gives an electrical impulses to my heart and makes my heart beat. If my body is cremated maybe this energy will get in the air, but if it is buried maybe it will go in the Earth. I have a little cotrol over it when I am dead. For now, I am considering to buy an AED Defibrillator, afrer I learn how to use it 

AED and First Aid Classes



San Diego Seaside Scrollers club has helped a lot to learn working with a scroll saw and to learn making wooden toys


All books cost only $2 (or less) per book to buy them


In my free time and during the weekends, I also like to use these tools in parks and on the street

(something that I learned while working as a custodian before 2014)


A fun fact about me is that in Germany I lived at address Sonnen Str. 3 (Sunshine Str.) and now I live on Sunny Ln. (for security reason I will not mention the number).

During the last few weeks I am trying to remember if I have done something wrong, if I have hurt someone physically or verbally during the last few years for which I have not apologized or I have not corrected my mistake. If you who reads this blog knows about a person that I have hurt and I have not apologized to that person, please let me know.

Clean mind for clean thoughts

I am trying to do my work with a heart full of song, as it is wtitten in the LDS Hymn "Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel". We all are led by the sound. The sound of music


A quote






Sunday, October 7, 2012


We are Jennifer and Ivan Yanev of J.I.Family Toys.  We created J.I.Family Toys in 2011 to provide safe and cute toys for children of all ages.  Ivan is a drafter and a mechanical engineer from Bulgaria that enjoys making simple wooden toys.  Jennifer, in addition to working in education, is the main investor, and the brains of the operation.  Our favorite phrase is "It's a small world after all".

We are thankful to God for new knowledge at Church and for possibilities to study and learn new things at schools and colleges that we can use at work.

We are thankful to you for visiting our site.

Friday, October 7, 2011

These are some 1½” cubes that Ivan made for an order he received.  The person who placed the order is using them at a paper crafting workshop. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jennifer Painting




Ivan is insisting that I post a picture of myself (Jennifer) painting the toys. He really is the talent in the company, but he wants everyone to know that I paint some of the toys.