21 juillet 2010

Cum se mananca un pepene?

Un baietel face senzatie pe internet, mancand un pepene ... din interiorul acestuia Bucharest Herald Cum se mănâncă un pepene? Toată lumea ştie, dar se pare că un băieţel kurd are o soluţie mult mai interesantă şi eficientă: mănâncă pepenele dinăuntru în afară, făcând ca totul să pară foarte uşor şi amuzant. Filmuletul care prezintă această nouă metodă a adunat peste 200.000 de vizualizări pe Youtube.Chiar dacă pepenii sunt recunoscuţi pentru gustul deosebit, aceştia pot fi folosiţi şi în alte scopuri.Cine nu s-a gândit până... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:01 - Permalien [#]

20 juillet 2010

La Multi Ani to the Ilies and Ileanas of the world!

Over 127,900 Romanians celebrate their patron saint’s day on Saint Ilie   Bucharest Herald  Over 127.944 Romanians are celebrating today their patron Saint Ilie. Out of the total, 113,932 are men and 14,012 are women, according to statistics provided by the Ministry of Administration and Interior. Considered as one of the most important prophets of the Old Testament, Saint Ilie (Elijah) lived in the times of Ahab, king of the Jews, who ruled the land of Samaria,... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 21:18 - Permalien [#]
19 juillet 2010

Another anniversary...

From History Today                Srebrenica Massacre Remembered by Kathryn Hadley,Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, on July 11th, 1995, when the town was attacked by Bosnian Serb forces under the command of General Ratko Mladic. It is estimated that 8,000 Bosniak Muslims, mainly boys and men, were killed by Bosnian Serbs. The victims were initially buried in mass graves, but then dispersed in smaller graves in an effort to cover... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 23:16 - Permalien [#]
18 juillet 2010

Violet, the woman who almost changed history

In 1926-7, three attempts were made on the life of Mussolini. Unfortunately, they all failed and the fascist regime used them to crack down harder than hard on all internal opposition. Violet Gibson came the closest to killing the dictator, shooting him on the nose at short range in the Campidoglio Square in central Rome in 1926. Another inch and history may have been completely different and changed forever. Poor Violet failed in her quest to alter history but her own fate was sealed. She was locked up for the rest of her days,... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 22:37 - Permalien [#]
18 juillet 2010

Shoes on the Danube

Evocative and deeply touching, this memorial has, I think, broken my heart.... Around 20,000 jews were shot dead on the banks of the Danube in Budapest by the Hungarian Arrow Cross party between December 1944 and January 1945. This memorial of iron shoes was erected to them on the Pest side of the river near the parliament buildings in 2005: Shoes on the Danube Promenade, from Wikipedia  The plaque. The Shoes on the Danube Promenade is a memorial created by Gyula Pauer and Can Togay on... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 21:46 - Permalien [#]
18 juillet 2010

It's a sign!!

Bravo! In times of recession, wouldn't dough have been better spent financing the rapidly dwindling pensions? Wouldn't Elena Udrea have been wiser saving money on the ridiculous shoes she distributed to the flood victims and give building materials instead...even food would have been handier - and what about the new 3D roadsigns she has come up with that will (or already has) cost 850,000 euros out of the coffers?? A complete finger up at the pensioners looking at that 15% cut in money already earned and deemed illegal by the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 16:28 - Permalien [#]

14 juillet 2010

From flames to watermelons

These journalists obviously have nothing better to do... (either that, or Geoana really has lost the plot) This from Bucharest Herald: Geoana the exorcist, from violet flame to Dabuleni watermelons: I get mad when I see Turkish watermelons   E-mail Print PDF The Senate Speaker Mircea Geoana, when he is not attacked by the violet flame, as it happened in the presidential campaign, has some other occult hobbies as well, specific to... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 16:57 - Permalien [#]
12 juillet 2010

It's a miracle!! Vision restored!

Sa razi sau sa te indignezi!!! This from Adevarul, and it is just the tip of the iceberg. There are literally hundreds of these ripoffs going on over periods of what must surely be years. And how wonderful that miracles happen, for in the country of my heart, the blind can read maps with one eye on the television and the lame do the can-can!: S-au dat drept orbi ca să încaseze indemnizaţiile de handicap de la stat Alex Chirilă, Luni  5 apr 2010 Agafia Constantin primeşte de cinci ani indemnizaţie pentru orbi  ... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 23:58 - Permalien [#]
12 juillet 2010

The love of Bucharest

Dear Everyone, How good it is to know that there are some nice things happening in and concerning Roumania instead of the sad, depressing and intolerable things that happen on a day to day level. What am I talking about? Blogs! Blogs have my attention today! Out there are people who still care, who still photograph and write about the gems, the jewels, the teardrops and the sighs of a jaded Little Paris, the city of my heart. They take the time, extend their hearts and arms to share their knowledge, thoughts and feelings. We learn... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:55 - Permalien [#]
25 juin 2010

Voronet and its sister sanctuaries

from New York TimesDeep in the Carpathians, Painted Parables By PETER WORTSMAN       WHEN the Moldavian prince Stephen the Great won his first decisive victory against the Turks five and a quarter centuries ago, he decided to mark the occasion with a grand monastery and adorn its walls with the colorful work of artisans of the day. With his second victory came another monastery. With the third, yet another. The result of his victories — 46 in all — was an unprecedented building spree within the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 00:32 - Permalien [#]