Wednesday, November 29, 2006

About one to share a cup of coffee with

De ce nu poate sa fie totul atat de roz? De ce uneori trebuie sa fie complicat, de ce trebuie sa ai nervi de otel?

Totul este simplu atata timp cat este privit simplist.

De ce sa nu ceri mai mult tot timpul? De ce sa te multumesti cu putin?


Se pare ca Vama Veche imi da dreptate... "De ce"...


Si uite cum se termina...

" Asa ca... nu te mai uita la mine
Cu ochii astia goi
Si mai bine invata-ma sa adorm zambind
Si ïubeste-ma asa cum sunt."

Hah... si uite asa ma apuc si eu ca multi altii sa am un blog bilingv.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Bye bye pbase. Hello picasa galleries!

I gave up on pbase because i simply did not like their layouts and the fact that you have to pay for something which google offers for free!
So i didn't give it a second thought; just moved all my albums to picasa web galleries and the links are below for you to feast your eyes on. Enjoy!









Winter is coming

From Best of 2006

I can't wait to go snowboarding this year. So far its been a long autumn but soon winter will set in. I'll hit the slopes as soon as i'll be home :)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

George W. Bush . 6 July 1946 - Tonight 9PM


At first when i saw this newspaper i thought ...no... it can't be ! After reading the article i found out that its a documentary made by Channel 4 named "Death of a president". Rushed home, turned on the T.V. and i was amased. Brilliant script, set out in the future, exactly next year.

Very nice to watch... The movie is about what is America willing to do in a death of a president scenario. You'll enjoy it if you can watch it.




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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Insomniac thoughts



A walk to remember … well its 5 AM and I’m still not asleep. After watching two movies that make you rip your heart out ( The Notebook and A Walk to Remember ) combined with lack of sleep and partial dizziness I got this idea that life is a walk to remember.

I noticed that I have something in common with the topics approached. You know… when you have common grounds with the main characters. Basically they prove you by the end of the movie that it is really possible in real life to get what you want. Stop the need for compromise all the time and go out there and get it. I’m trying to avoid being specific because this applies to almost everything.

Anyway, I’m not going to say much about this because I could go on and on and on and on just like a Duracell bunny, but I enjoyed the idea of live the moment, avoid future regrets, make everything a walk to remember.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Transport for London

Before i start the criticism i must say that London has (in my opinion) the best public transport in Europe. Now for the bad news:

Over the past year there were several increases in price for public transport. It used to be 1 GBP for an one-way bus ride and 2.50GBP for a ride down the tube. Well... now its 1.50 for the bus and 3 for the subway. Nevermind that... What intrigues me is that there is a new way to save money with public transport: its called the Oyster card (which if you ask me its a stupid name, but that's another story)




In other words it acts like a debit card. You put money on it and every time you want to travel, you just touch your wallet to a magnetic receiver in all buses/train stations/London underground etc. and you're sorted. I just saw a T.V. advert for Oyster, which sends the message that its even cheaper than before to use it. Even better, its FREE!

So i decided to get one (soon...) But today i was thinking, since this card contains information and here i quote the T.V. ad, "you can even register it in your name so you don't lose the money on it if gets lost or stolen"; this isn't really good.

Basically i bet the police has access to the database where all this info is kept, and what if not only the police. I mean this stuff is confidential.


Once i register this card, they can easily check who am i, where to i go, how often do i travel, times when i leave the house etc.

Big supermarkets use this type of cards, to gather information on consumer spending habits. Just imagine for a second what you can gather: What to sell, when to sell, intersect the data with football games, holidays etc. and you have an increase in sales!



But as far as travelling goes .... here's one for you.

Question of the day: Isn't this invasion of privacy? (7.1 million Londoners eh?)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

More free time !

Today im feeling a bit down because i miss going around on a photo spree. My camera is fully charged, the cards are empty and ready to go but i lack the free time. Weekend maybe?
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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Go with the flow?

Well im back ! long time no blog!

I was thinking the other day, while browsing other people's blogs, about which language to use in a blog. Some completely mess up romanian and english in a blog, posting in both languages and to a certain extent its OK, but then again, its not that nice.

Globalisation you say? Romania is joining the E.U. and there is a lot of controversy going on around that topic but coming to think of it, if we all use the English language (being international on-line language) , what will happen to our language in the distant future? Cutting the long story short, right now i'm looking at the downside of globalisation and im not very happy about it. It makes me laugh when i look at the new words added to The Oxford Dictionary in it's last update. Langugages change, some go extinct, but can we make a difference?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Volvo meets the MUD

Last week i had the opportunity to test drive the XC90 on a motocross track. I must say after a lap i had a big grin on my face :)

If you own a SUV, make sure you experience what yours can do.

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

HOLIDAY !

Finally, the day has arrived! Passport check . Ticket check. Ready to go. Bucharest here i come ! Let the holiday begin.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

exams exams exams

Tomorrow i have my last exam ... for business law. Much to read so i have to go.
On the same lines,

the system vs the outlaw:


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Monday, May 29, 2006

Waiting for the snow



Its almost June but the weather doesn't look like summer. Rain rain rain and more rain, not to mention 10 degrees. So, here's thought of the day: SNOW !

(my brother - UP)
( me - bottom )

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

The perfect storm?

Some call it british culture others call it afternoon showers i call it the unexpected is never late. Its crazy that the skies are blue and everything is so nice and moments later a storm is coming and trust me you don't want to be caught on the wrong foot. You run!

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Dessert anyone?

I think i'll never forget it! This was the second year that we had a skiing road trip in Austria and on the way there there's a place called Mondsee and at nearest autobahn services you can find this:

Black and white all the way



Its true. There are times when i prefer black and white. Look at this for instance; in colour its nice...but its dull and lacks something.



After a few minutes of photoshop i ended up with this:

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Hello Blogger

Hello everyone,

I was thinking in the past days that my website needs a change. I've always wanted a website which is close to the public and my old one wasn't really up for the task.

So i googled and googled and then i realized that i was a Picasa user and had blogger integrated with it and ...i decided to give it a try. Posted by Picasa