Sep 24 2007

A fi femeie e o slujba prea grea

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 21:58

Acum ceva vreme spuneam ca ma intorc la catedra. Foarte bine si foarte frumos, problema este ca pentru a presta activitate didactica este bine sa asortezi si costumatia. Cel putin Marele Greu, cel care mi-a dat laboratoarele insista sa arat a “cadavru didactic”. Daca as fi barbat nu mi-ar fi greu, dar ca femeie trebuie sa arat impecabil si mereu ca proaspat scoasa din cutie, nu de alta, dar stiu si eu cum imi comentam profesorii, acum s-a intors roata si e randul meu sa fiu comentata asa ca incerc sa las motive cat mai putine. Si aici incepe beleaua. Cum naiba sa ma transform dintr-o baietoasa pentru care adidasii si sapca fac parte din uniforma de mai mult de 10 ani, intr-o domnisoara cocheta si eleganta? Haine pe masura in scopul respectiv si se rezolva… Teoretic.

Astazi a fost ziua de stabilire a orarului. La facultate m-am prezentat la costum (fusta si sacou) si sandale cu tocuri — 7 ace, ce mai!! Normal ca Marele Greu a avut ceva de comentat ca de obicei, acum erau ciorapii, care aveau model… Eh mereu trebuie sa fie ceva :) . Ziua a decurs bine, nu a iesit chiar orarul pe care il voiam dar in fine…Credeam ca am reusit sa trec de toate fara sa ma impiedic macar o data, dar de unde….Fix in fata firmei, este o scara din ciment macerat de vreme, in care tocurile mele stiam ca se incalcesc si paseam ca pe ace in timp ce discutam cu seful meu, care imi este si coleg de catedra :) si deodata se intampla minunea…Undeva pe dreapta scarii este o balustrada. Cand m-am impiedicat ma chinuiam sa imi scot cheile cu cartela din poseta ca sa deschid usa scarii. Totul s-a intamplat foarte repede, dar slava Domnului ca inca sunt tinerica si am reflexe destul de rapide. Am lasat tot din mana si m-am prins de balustrada, seful a reactionat si el si m-a prins de cealalta mana si am scapat cu viata si fara nimic ranit, poate doar cu orgoliul de “domnisoara cocheta” :) . Bineinteles ca s-au rupt si ciorapii cu model…(cred ca a fost puterea telepatica a Marelui Greu …:) ) Nu mai are rost sa spun ca primul lucru pe care l-am facut cand am ajuns acasa a fost sa arunc nenorocitele alea de sandale… O sa ma descurc eu numai cu pantofi si cizme, doar vine toamna, nu?

[English] : Being a woman is a though job

Some time ago I was saying that I will return to teaching. Well that’s very good and very beautiful, problem is that I have to have teacher style to be a teacher. At least the “Heavy Big” the one that gave me the classes insists that I should look like a real teacher. If I would be a man, that would be really easy, but as a woman I always have to look impeccable and as I have just recently got out of the box, because I remember myself passing remarks on my teachers and now it’s my turn to be observed and commented, so I try to leave as less reasons as possible. And here the problems begin. How the hell to transform myself from a person that has used the cap and sport shoes as an uniform for more than 10 years into an chic and elegant lady ?Specific clothes and that’s that… Theoretically…

Today was time table day. I arrived at the university dressed for the occasion : skirt, spencer and high heals(not too high…) open toe sandals — highly elegant, wtf!! Of course “Heavy Big” has something to comment, as usual, this time he did not like my nylon hoses because they had a model…Eh… It always has to be something :) .The day went well, I didn’t quite get the time table that I wanted but, whatever… I thought that I will get through all without to stumble at least once, but I just wasn’t that lucky… Exactly in front of my office building there’s a group of cement old stairs in which my high heals were kind of getting stuck into the small holes so I was walking like i was on ice talking to my boss, which is also my university colleague :) and suddenly IT happens… On the right of the stairs there was a hand rail. When I stumbled I was trying to get my card keys out of my purse to open the door. Everything happened so fast, but thanks God I’m still young and I have good reflexes. I left everything out of my hands and grabbed on the hand rail, my boss reacted fast and grabbed my other hand so I got out of it alive and nothing else was hurt but my “chic lady ego” :) . Of course the nylon hoses were destroyed…(I think it was the telepathic power of “Heavy Big”…:) ) No need to say that the first thing that I did when I got home was to throw those high heals sandals in the garbage… I will be ok only with pumps and hessian boots, autumn is coming, isn’t it?


Sep 11 2007

Educatie

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 0:20

Acum cateva zile am fost si eu pe acasa la parinti. Si fiind acasa am avut si ocazia de a ma uita la televizor. Ca acasa in Iasi am doua, dar am si calculator cu internet, de aceea nu prea sunt interesante pentru mine saracele.

Am vazut o noua campanie a celor de la teveu. Renumita campanie “Nu lasa copilul educat de televizor“. Nu am nimic impotriva ei. Este ok. Dar…

1) Propozitia cheie a acestei campanii suna cam ciudat. Adica ar fi sunat mult mai bine : “Nu lasa copilul tau sa fie educat de televizor!” Adica un indemn spre parinte sa-si asume responsabilitatea de parinte, responsabilitate pe care parintii moderni au redus-o la a se spleti ca prostii pentru binele progeniturilor, progenituri care nu apreciaza nici cat negru sub unghie acest lucru, ajungand mai tarziu sa le reproseze : “Din cauza ta am ajuns asa, ca nu mi-ai fost niciodata aproape cand am avut nevoie!” Educatia face mai mult decat niste toale noi. Educatia e ceea ce formeaza un caracter, e ceea ce face un copil sa se descurce in viata, chiar cand nimeni din cei ce l-au ajutat nu mai este. Niste toale si bani de iesit in oras nu fac asta.

2) Sincer… Daca programul televiziunilor este asa de prost si alte alternative nu sunt, ce vreti sa nu mai lasam copii deloc sa se uite la televizor? Cred ca trebuie si o campanie menita sa imbunatateasca grilele de programe ale anumitor televiziuni, nu numai campanii care sa ne educe pe noi, privitorii. Poate ar trebui sa facem noi privitorii o campanie impotriva televiziunilor, sa nu mai promoveze oameni imorali, revoltatori ca fiind vip-uri demne de admirat. Pentru ca asta vad copii la televizor, asta vor sa fie si ei. Poate prostia face rating si se vinde cel mai bine, dar logica este urmatoarea:ridicand standardele, populatia va trebui sa se chinuie sa tina pasul, in loc sa se consoleze in propria-i prostie, aceasta consolare fiind chiar stimulata de televiziunile respective. nu este normal si nici laudabil sa fii prost si incult, este jenant si rusions. Asta ar trebui promovat.(In fine ideea este in coacere, o sa mai postez pe subiectul asta, o sa mai revin alta data pentru ca simt ca o iau pe ulei :) )

Stau si ma gandesc uneori ca Ceausescu a avut motivele lui pentru care a cenzurat televiziunea in halul ala. Tot ce puteai vedea copil fiind, erau inocentele desene cu lupul si iepurasul (“Nu Zaieti Pagadi!!! :) “), un film in care un barbat la 40 de ani cu nevasta bolnava de cancer se indragostea de o femeie mai tanara si se simtea vinovat pentru asta si stirile care mereu prezentau cat de bine o duce tara si unde a mai fost in vizita Ceasescu si nevasta.

Eu am auzit termenul de “viol” in clasa a 4-a si nu stiam ce inseamna. Credeam ca “sex” se refera doar la dotarea cu un anumit organ. Au auzit cuvantul “pula” in clasa a 6-a si nu am folosit niciodata injuraturi cu conotatie sexuala. Si nu sunt calugarita, nici frustrata si nici frigida. Mi-am pierdut virginitatea undeva dupa 18 ani, cand eram studenta si caminista, pentru ca mi s-ar fi parut lipsit de respect fata de parintii mei sa fac sex in casa intretinuta total de ei.

Am fost invatata sa imi folosesc capul si am fost obisnuita sa traiesc cu bani putini. Acum am si bani, mai multi decat mi-am imaginat ca o sa am la varsta asta. Sunt castigati total de mine, iar munca mea nu implica nimic murdar, vulgar sau de care sa ma rusinez pe viitor. Deci am ajuns bine, desi nu am avut parte de Tom si Jerry in copilarie, de calculator si internet, de bani sau sex incepand cu varsta de 13 ani.

Mai nou voi tine si niste ore la facultate, voi fi doar asistenta de laborator deci, nu cred ca voi avea ocazia sa schimb cine stie ce in caracterul studentilor mei. Dar voi fi corecta, severa, impartiala dar si intelegatoare in cazuri extreme. Asa cum orice profesor ar trebui sa fie, asa cum mi-as fi dorit eu sa am profesori.

Acestea fiind zise…mai aberez eu alta data pe tema asta.

[English] Education

A few days ago I went home to visit my parents and I had the “wonderful” occasion to watch Tv. At home, in Iasi I have two Tv’s but I also have a computer connected to internet, so the Tv’s Are not that interesting to me.

On the national television there’s a new campaign going on. It’s a campaign about the education of children, I will translate the name in English but I don’t think I can make it as stupid as in Romanian sounds : Don’t let children educated by the TV! (or maybe I just did :) ) I have nothing against this campaign, it’s ok and I think it’s necessary. But…

1.) The key phrase of this campaign sounds strange. (I translated in English to reflect exactly the way it is in Romanian, so if you think is grammatically incorrect, well in Romanian is too :) ) I think that the name of this campaign should be : “Don’t allow your children to be educated by the TV!” This should sound as a serious advice for the parents to assume their responsibility as parents. Responsibility that modern parents have reduced it to the act of working like stupid machines for the well being of their offspring.Offspring that (very often) don’t even appreciate all their hard work, later arriving to the point of reproaching their parents: “It’s because of you that I’m this way! You were never around when I needed you!” Education does more for your child, than new fancy clothes do. Education is what builds a character, is what teaches a child to live, even when there’s nobody around to help. Some new fancy clothes and money to spend don’t do that.

2.) Honestly, if the Tv programs are so stupid and we have no alternatives, what should we do? Keep the children away from the Tv totally, like the communists did ? I think we neede a campaigns to improve the quality of our programs, not just campaigns to educate us, the watchers. Maybe us, the watchers, should create and sustain a campaign against the Tv companies, not to promote immorality and it’s most outrageous human representatives as being worthy of following role models. Because if that’s what children see, that’s what they’ll become. Maybe stupidity make ratings and sells the best, but here is my logic: lifting up the standards, the population will have to adapt, the population will have to keep up instead of accepting it’s stupidity as a fact, because accepting self stupidity is promoted and stimulated exactly by the Tv companies. It’s not normal and it’s not commendable to be stupid and incult, is in fact embarrassing and hideous. This attitude should be promoted.(Anyway I’m still cooking the idea, I will write about this subject later, I’ll come back another time because I’m deviating too much :))

Sometimes I think that the communist Romanian leader Ceausescu had his reasons for his extreme censoring of Tv programs.As a chils all you could see on Tv were the innocent cartoons with the wolf and the rabbit (”Nu Zaieti Pagadi!!! ) “), a film about a 40 year old man with a very sick wife (cancer ) that falls in love with a younger woman and feels guilty about it and news about how good things are in our country and what company did Ceausescu and his wife visited that week. [TO BE CONTINUED…]

I heard the rape word when I was in fourth grade(9 years old) and I did not know what it meant. I thought “sex” was just about a certain human organ. I heard the word “dick” in sixth grade and I never used bad words with sexual connontation. And I’m not a nun, or frustrated or frigid. I lost my virginity somewhere later than 18 years old, when I was a student living in the campus, because I considered disrespectfully to my parents to have sex in their house, that they have struggled to build and make it a home for me.

I was thought to use my head and I was used to live with little money. Now, I have more money than I ever imagined I’ll have at this age, they’re all won by me and my work does not involve anything dirty, vulgar or anything to be embarrassed about in the future. So I turned out just fine, even if I did not have Tom and Jerry as a child,computer and internet, money or sex starting 13.
Recently i have been offered a job as an assistant at the university where I studied. I don’t think I’ll have the occasion to change anything in the character of my students. But I will be fair,serious, impartial and understanding in extreme cases. This is the way every teacher should be, this is the way I wish my teachers would have been.

All in all … I’ll talk about this another time.


Sep 07 2007

English…start!

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 12:59

Astazi este o zi mare. Este ziua in care am decis sa traduc toate posturile mele in engleza pentru ca se pare ca am cititori din toata lumea si nu vreau sa fiu acuzata de dicriminare. :) Incepand de azi voi traduce toate posturile vechi in engleza. Va dura ceva timp, dar intr-un final, cei care au ajuns din greseala pe acest blog si nu au inteles mare lucru, vor putea citi in curand versiunea in engleza a tuturor posturilor mele. Am ales engleza pentru ca este cea mai folosita limba de circulatie internationala si este limba straina pe care o stapanesc cel mai bine.

Today is a big day. It is the day I decided to translate all my posts into English because it seems I have readers from all around the world. So I don’t want to be accused of discriminating anyone. :) Starting from today I will translate all old posts in English. It will take some time, but in the end, the people who ended up on this blog and did not understand too much of it, will be able to read the English version of all my posts. I chose English because is the most used international language and is the foreign language that I know best. (Please be patient if the translation is not available right away… I have a life, you know? :) )


Sep 05 2007

Cand americanu’ nu e la firma …

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 18:25

Angajatii isi fac de cap…Adica :

– trei oameni si-au permis sa se invarta o zi intreaga ca niste **** intr-o caldare incercand sa faca design-ul unei baze de date.(si eu eram unul dintre ei :) )

– acum seara facem comanda de pizza, plateste firma desigur :D…Datorita faptului ca in firma noastra sexul predominant este cel feminin negocierea a durat mai mult de 30 min. :)

– normal ca nimeni nu a facut cine stie ce azi, dar am discutat liber, s-au tras concluzii si zic eu ziua de astazi a fost una destul de prolifica. :)

Sa tot muncesti asa :)

[English : When the american is not here…]

The employees are doing their stuff…Meaning :

– three people were allowed to practice mint rubbing an entire day trying to design a database.(I was one of them :) )

– now in the evening we’re ordering pizza on company courtesy of course… Because in this company there are more women than men the negotiation took more than 30 minutes. (It’s hard to decide for a woman what pizza wants and from where :) )

– obviously nobody did much today, but we had a lot of free talks, we’ve drawn conclusions and I might even say that this was a really successful day.

This is the way a job should be :)


Aug 13 2007

Ploua….iar

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 10:35

Nu stiu cum se pot plange unii de ploaie. Mie imi place. Sunetul stropilor lovind pervazul ma relaxeaza. De asemenea imi place mirosul din aer cand ploua. Miroase exact ca o rufa scoasa din masina de spalat. :) Cel mai mult imi place ca fugareste lumea la dos si afara e asa de pustiu si de liniste…Cel mai rau este ca atunci cand ploua nu am chef de munca, am chef de stat pe geam sa admir ploaia, am chef sa beau un ceai pe balcon, sa ma uit poate la un film si exemplele pot continua.

Uffa … ce chef de iesit afara sa ma ploua putin am…:( dar sunt blocata aici… la servici…

[English] : It’s raining again

I don’t understand how can some people complain about the rain. I like it. Sound of drops hitting the window relaxes me. I also like the smell of the air when it rains. It smells exactly as a fresh washed cloth, that was just extracted from from the washing machine. :)The most I like that the rain chases all the people into their houses and outside is so deserted and quiet.The worst is that when it rains, I’m missing working mood. I’m just in the mood to sit next to the window to listen and watch the rain, to have a hot tea, watch a movie and the examples go on…

Uffa… what i would not give to be able to go outside in the rain just a little…:( but I’m stuck here, at work…


Jun 18 2007

Negânduri

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 12:33

Negânduri pentru că gândurile unora numai gânduri nu se pot numi.

Negânduri pentru că unele gânduri numai gândite nu sunt.

Negânduri pentru că ele nu sunt gânduri de fapt…sunt concluzii trase în urma unei analize probabilistice.

Apropos’ cuvantul negânduri nici măcar nu este in DEX.

Revin.

[English : Unthoughts]

Unthoughts  because some people’s thoughts can’t be called thoughts.

Unthoughts because some thoughts are in fact not that thought.

Unthoughts because they are not thoughts…they’re conclusions of some probabilistic analysis.

By the way, the word unthoughts is not even in the dictionary.

I’ll be back.