02 janvier 2010

Dr Silviu misbehaves...

Vaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai... This from Bucharest Herald: From Romania with love: The great Singapore escape by Dr Silviu Ionescu When opposition candidate in the last election James Gomez tried to leave Singapore for Sweden where he worked, he was stopped by the police at the airport and his passport impounded. The reason? Gomez was being “investigated” for “intimidating” a civil servant when he (wrongly) accused an election officer of misplacing his application forms. Gomez was never charged in court and was let off eventually... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2010

New Years News

Good morning, one and all, and a very happy and healthy new year to all my faithful readers along with those less faithful and those who don't read it at all. The news this sunny morning which sees a few inches of snow here in the Nutmeg State, is a mixture of tragic and ridiculous. Much like any New Years Day, in fact. 1st January. New decade. Same crap! So, what do we have? Let's see...er...vodka prices in Russia shot up to almost double today in an effort to fight rampant alcoholism in the country. Apparently, Russia has the... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2010

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Health, love, luck and joy to you all! With love, Sarah
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01 janvier 2010

News on Ion B

Dear Everybody, The story of Ion B (see this article from Hotnews) has really got my attention. Was the video shown on HBO portraying a helping hand or the real and dispicable profitting of an old man's artwork to benefit an art gallery owner? Well, it seems that Ion B is actually pretty well-known these days thanks to Dan Popescu, the guy who discovered him: his artwork is exhibited in Western Europe and even over here in the US. He is described as a contemporary of Warhol and I heard today from a reliable source that he lives... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2009

article by Ion Vianu

Viewpoint from Ion Vianu printed in Nine O'Clock: 1989-2009: from tyranny to oligarchy published in issue 4588 page 4 at 2009-12-29 On December 22, 1989, Ceausescu relinquished the power he had held on to so tightly for twenty-four years and an illegal regime of more than four decades came to an end. Two days later, on Christmas Eve, the tyrant-dictator was executed following a sentence passed by an exceptional tribunal. A typically communist show-trial, a basic denial of justice. Even Ceausescu summed it all up: ‘You... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2009

Home truths

An excellent article of truth and lucidity laced with good, old fashioned common sense. See here from The Romanian Digest, a Herzfeld and Rubin publication.
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29 décembre 2009

Let there be light...and there was

Sent this morning by Dan. Thank you so much: http://www.lumeavazutadeionb.ro/ I hope you can watch it straight through as I had cuts every five seconds. Maybe the network stops at Finland again! Here's some additional info. This film tells of a homeless man living rough near the gunoi of apartment blocks, I suppose, in Bucharest. He is Ion B, a talented artist of Dada style. Painter, creator of collages. He says that as long as he is living the way he does, he can be nothing but a drunk. One day, he is discovered by a man with an art... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:25 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
28 décembre 2009

Superb article from Romania, Libera în Viitor: Ne-aţi trădat, emigranţilor! Ba v-am salvat, nefericiţilor! , de Stefan N. MAIER (Material propus pentru publicare la data de: 19-12-2009) Aşadar, ne-aţi trădat, emigranţilor!Aţi plecat din România în căutarea libertăţii, a unui trai decent şi a fericirii NUMAI PENTRU VOI. Ne-aţi lăsat fără inteligenţa şi fără priceperea voastră, fără forţa care s-ar fi putut aduna AICI şi nu ACOLO pentru construirea unei lumi mai bune. V-aţi construit case, v-aţi găsit slujbe, v-aţi aciuiat... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 16:56 - Commentaires [4] - Permalien [#]
26 décembre 2009

Resolution musings for 2010

Maarvellous! The cold I have been fighting off for the last week seems to have wriggled its way into my sinuses once and for all and taken over my nooks and crannies. I have 8 days left here in CT and I refuse to spend it with the sensation that my head is full of expired hamsters along with their bedding. So... I've hit the oscilliococcinum plus vics vapour rub and neurofen, the cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, clove and rum concoction and am hoping for the best. Sarmale helps a lot, of course, and I may even have a mustard sandwich later to... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 18:30 - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
26 décembre 2009

CNN's Autumn of Change

Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was snuggly here in Hamden, CT, with the snow and the tree, sarmale, Midnight Mass, togetherness ... lovely! I just checked out "The Autumn of Change" series on CNN: Fionnuala Sweeney was in Bucharest and interviewed .... er .... 'the former Prime Minister of Romania', Petre Roman. Of all the people she could have interviewed, she ended up with him. Vai de capul meo. There are a few vids viewable on the CNN site. Please go and have a look. Enjoy Boxing Day and... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Sarah in Romania à 16:54 - Commentaires [1] - Permalien [#]