Author Archives: Iuliana

Ordinary life

Since this pandemic started my days seem all the same. I wake up, I cuddle the cats, I exercise, I drink my coffee, I work, I listen to music, I play some piano, I cook, I eat my dinner, maybe … Continue reading

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Russian soldiers have always been assholes

I’ve quoted this song a lot of times on this blog, and here I am, doing it again, in a different context. John Mayer: if my past is any sign of my future  … When it comes to Russian soldiers … Continue reading

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On not being accepted

When talking to my fellow expats, one common thing I hear from most of them is the feeling of not being accepted. This feeling of not being accepted makes most of them feel foreign and unwelcome even after living more … Continue reading

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Ordinary mornings

I don’t think I truly appreciated ordinary mornings when I drank my coffee while looking in the distance at the boats on the canal. I don’t think I’ve ever thanked the universe for the quiet and the normalcy of my … Continue reading

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Another day, another sad day

Social media is full of entries about the Ukrainian war, and politicians everywhere talk and still hope for a peaceful solution of the “conflict”.  They call it conflict because this makes it feel small, makes it easier to talk about, … Continue reading

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Just a thought

I am pretty sure at this point that 99% of the politicians in this world are cretins. They are people that if they had to work for a salary, do some actual work they would probably get fired and starve. … Continue reading

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Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

In between the breaks of watching the news and providing emotional support my friends and family in Romania, although I have no idea if I’m doing a good job there, I managed to get some work done.  Until the conflict … Continue reading

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