Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bikes in Holland #2

Atarnand pe exteriorul balustradei unui pod peste Oudegracht (canal) in Utrecht...

Macar e legata, da?
Sa nu cumva s-o fure cineva...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


These photos made me miss my home. My home-home, my real home, my roots.. my childhood, myself.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Viata de student

Friday afternoon 18:45 conversation with a friend:

Me: dude, i slept!
Him: u lucky
Him: sleeping is the new sex
Me: i know!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

It's a wet world

Email from the landlord :
Dear students,

The Netherlands are expecting a storm with wind forces exceeding the 9 Beaufort. During my walk around I have seen many bathroom windows open on the Kromhoutweg. Please close these windows. "

Ma intreb care va fi urmatorul anunt. Sa fie cumva
"Dear students,
We are expecting a rise in sea levels in the next few weeks. We encourage you to flee The Netherlands or be drowned to the last one of you."

Pe buna dreptate scria un ascultator BBC in legatura cu inaltimea excesiva a olandezilor. Spunea ca se datoreaza geneticii predictive. Va intrebati ce e? E genetica prezicatoare de nivel ridicat al marii, respectiv de Olanda sub ape. Nu ca nu m-as afla in acest moment sub nivelul marii oricum.

Eh, sa speram ca mai rezista tarisoara inca 2 ani jumate. Nu de alta, dar as prefera sa-mi termin studiile in acest orasel vechi cu acest campus vesnic ud. Care mi-e si cam drag.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sa vezi si sa nu crezi - admiration #2

I've craved this for about 4 years.
It's not that I had given up hope, it's just that I had accepted the situation and decided there is nothing to hope for, really. And it's not that I did this consciously or in an angry manner. It's just that I thought I was beyond the stage where this kind of thing would impress me.
But I'm not. And it does. And the world just got a lot brighter.
"Ioana, may I have a word?" - "Of course." - "I've been asked to recommend a student for the annual academic publication here. I was thinking of you. Would you be interested?"

They were wrong. You can expect better. Much better. And they just got a whole lot sadder - petty little self-deluded creatures. Who's they? The bright academic minds of "the best high school in Romania". Funny, I thought I was over that, too.