20 juin 2008

A busty underground railway pole dancer is on the loose in Bucharest From ANI Melbourne, June 4: Police in Bucharest are hunting for a busty pole dancer who performs her routines on the city's underground railway. Rail travellers described the dancer, photographed by a passenger's mobile phone, as a "well-dressed, attractive, student-like young woman".Passengers described the dancer, photographed by a passenger's mobile phone, as a "well-dressed, attractive, student-like young woman".She... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2008

Balkans again bask in the spotlight at Cannes Film Festival A number of regional filmmakers and actors won awards and nominations at the latest edition of the prestigious film festival in Cannes. By Paul Ciocoiu for Southeast European Times in Bucharest – 16/06/08 Romanian cinema won an award at the Cannes International Film Festival for the second consecutive year, with Marian Muresan's "Megatron" taking the Palme D'Or for Best Short Film. The 31-year-old director said that he expected an award,... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2008


Dear Everybody This is just to let you know that part by miracle, part by Gaby's degree in Public Relations and Communications Science, and part by good old Roumanian customer service that albeit didn't exist at Altex ... I have airconditioning both delivered and installed only 48h after purchase. Howzat?! I got home from work yesterday and everything was done. Gaby and Aless waited in, made sure the installers didn't knock down any walls (though I have a few extra-curricular holes to plaster), photocopied the invoice for me, and... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2008

Dear Everyone, Here's a film about Roumania, sent to me by Catalina. Shame Virgin Media didn't think to incorporate some of it on their video for the EuroCup! Thanks Catalina! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3248980463358300047&q=&hl=en
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16 juin 2008


Dear Everyone, Back in Bucharest after a wonderful weekend, as always, with Lidia and Marian. Mara and Dan came too, arriving Saturday from Bucharest so with Ionut and Ionana, too, we were quite a group. Very nice to see them again. Incidentally, the first class seat on an 'acelerat' is exactly the same as a second class one, so anyone thinking of doing the same, save yourself the 20ron difference, and remain in second! Couldn't believe it! Just as cramped, 8 per carriage, just as grotty, no aircon so with window wide open, we... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2008

I should explain the below article. Basically, another scandal. The votes for Mayor of Voinesti in the borough of Iasi continued yesterday despite the death of one of the candidates that very morning - who won, despite having 'expired'...apparently, there was nothing in the constitution which said that just because a candidate dies, he should be withdrawn...I don't know what to say, frankly! Don't know whether to laugh or cry... Alegeri romanesti: mortii pot fi alesi primari! Duminică, 15 Iunie 2008 ... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2008

Sorin Oprescu: I am the first independent mayor of Bucharest. Blaga: I ran a well-intended campaign de V.O. HotNews.ro Duminică, 15 iunie 2008, 21:29 English | Politics Shortly after exit polls for Bucharest mayor elections on Sunday announced his victory, Sorin Oprescu thanked those who voted for him and claimed he would be the first independent mayor of Romania's capital city while June 15 will remain in history as "one of the most beautiful days of democracy". Oprescu was supported in the elections by the... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2008

La revedere!

Dear Everyone, Rosie and I are off to Brasov for the weekend. Very impatient to see Lidia and Marian - it's been seven weeks since we were last together so there's a lot of catching up to do. The coolness of the mountains isn't far away. Here in Bucharest, it's 29° (so they say but it feels hotter)... And for a change, we're going first class. The difference was 20 ron so thought it was about time we travelled in style. Never taken first class before except the night train to and from Sighet. Rosie has packed her case, the taxi... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2008

Marin Sorescu and Shakespeare

Whilst in Dalles yesterday, which professes a wonderful second-hand bookshop, I stumbled upon a book of his poetry deliciously translated by various translators. Suffice to say that it's in Romanian, English and Italian, and I'm so thrilled to have found it. What a 'trouvaille'! There I was surrounded by piles of old books, the smell of musty pages in my nose. So what can I tell you about Marin Sorescu? Well, he was born in Bulzesti in 1936, and although invited to places such as Mexico to read and take part in poetry festivals, here... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2008

Mihai Eminescu - 'Now far I am from you'

Mihai Eminescu (January 15, 1850 – June 15, 1889), born Mihail Eminovici, was a late romantic Romanian poet, unanimously celebrated as the greatest and most representative of his country. Nicolae Iorga, the Romanian historian, considered Eminescu the godfather of the modern Romanian language.  Eminescu achieved a comprehensive, penetrating and visionary synthesis of the old Thracians, Dacian custom and Latin traditions that have merged over the past two millenia into an original Romanian cultural pattern, extended over the... [Lire la suite]
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