Hello! I started writing about an exciting topic: which values are NOT needed for success … against popular beliefs that some might have. I’m doing a little recap of the first part, which you can read here. 1. Not to be laughed at. 2. The fear of making mistakes. 3. The fear of criticism. 4.… Read More 10 Things I Do Not Think Are Important for One’s Success in Life. Part II
Occasions to buy gifts Romanians are very welcoming, occasionally (but not as a primary trait) generous, and they buy many gifts for each other on different occasions. Usually, such events are: birthdays Name days – usually, most Romanians are named after saints, which means they have at least one “name day/ziua numelui” or even more… Read More What Gifts to Buy to a Romanian
I long wanted to write about a charming city I have visited twice in 2010 and hope I will get the chance to further explore in the future. I wish I had not lost all the pictures I have made there to illustrate all these ideas. It’s amazing, and I don’t know where to start;… Read More Chişinău
Launched in international world premiere in 2009 at Sarajevo and awarded at Transilvania International Film Festival 2010, today a masterpiece comes on the Romanian screens. Wednesday, I’ve been to the press release organized by Tabu. Congratulations to Cristina Bazavan for her great PR work – Tabu Oscar Party [ro, html] and this particular meeting between… Read More Time Dissipating Made into an Art
[later edit: even though it’s obvious the figures in this post are not evergreen, the principles stated are the same] According to imobiliare.net, a 2 rooms apartment can be bought in Cluj-Napoca for 22.000 euros and in Hunedoara for 12.000 euros. A studio (garsoniera) can be purchased with 6000 euros in Iasi and with 10.000… Read More If You Think Too Well, Don’t Think Too Much!
Not getting hired in Romania is instead a socio-cultural stigma. It works as a rather interesting system. Romanians lost almost all properties during communism. To compensate, the new generations wanted their homes and places. The trouble was their own homes were in the same cultural and economic environment. The new apartments built after the revolution… Read More Romanians Work Jobs They Hate So They Can Buy Properties Without Enjoying Them