Mar 08 2009

Old days stuff

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 0:03

I was making some cleaning today trying to decide what old stuff to throw out and I found a small agenda that I had been using for about 3 years, one of high school and two of faculty. Inside, among some of my favorite artists at the time autographs and a lot of stupid things, I found some quotes from a favorite writer of mine, named Liviu Rebreanu. So here they are.

  • Every man needs love and is worthy of it.
  • Love moves the sun… and the other stars.
  • Jealousy is born together with love.
  • In reality, nothing lasts forever.
  • Love never killed anyone, people have killed in its name.
  • Murder is always pregnant with punishment.
  • Love has filed for bankruptcy in this modern world, so did humility and respect.All is dominated by pride, vanity, selfishness, hypocrisy and chauvinism.
  • Hate is love’s sister, so it’s no shame to hate.
  • People with money escape any low, but this one.
  • I worth more than my reputation does.
  • True happiness lasts only a moment. Human nature cannot take more than that.


Feb 21 2009

Truth about Romania

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 10:12

Some of rpx’s Wow friends, expressed the desire for us to write our posts in English so they can understand us. We tried this once before, at the beginning of this blog. But we gave up because was difficult, but mostly time consuming, to write the posts in Romanian and then translate them into English. From now on, posts that I consider interesting will be written directly in English.

Romania is a third world country, so you’ve been told or so you think because you don’t now where it is on the map. The truth is Romania is far from a third world country. I will tell you why.
Before 1989, Romanian people had everything any other people on this planet had except the freedom to live the country and access to information about the world around its country. This isolation made Romania technologically retarded so its inhabitants were forced to compensate the missing technology… by using their brains. The Romanians had jobs, lived in concrete blocks of flats or houses, paid bills and taxes, had access to medical services, their children were well educated and taken care of. Pretty normal for the inhabitants of a country isn’t it? Of course there was also poverty, isn’t it anywhere?
Romania has a geographical advantage being the center of the European continent and it is a pretty valuable “friend” to have. And before 1989 Romania was URSS’s friend.
In 1989 the revolution happened and this revolution is still suspected as being caused from outside, in order to break the communists friends apart. The break up happened and a people with broken beliefs can be easily seduced.
Limits were taken away, a phenomenon called freedom filled their hearts and some took it for granted without actually knowing what it meant. Internet was spreading like a plague, new concepts, new ways of life were overwhelming the “overprotected people”. Some Romanians took the chance and left the country in order to build a brighter future. Some of them are teaching at foreign schools and universities, some of them are respected members of science research teams(LHC team has 20 Romanians for example), some of them are important pieces of big IT companies(Sun and Microsoft) and some of them even have their own companies.
The ones not included above are the ones that don’t work with their brains but they use their arms in growing big economies.(Didn’t you ever wondered what Italian and Spanish economy flourished after 1989?)
Of course some Romanians got it all wrong and took advantage of the naivety of the “over-technologized” people, of course once the iron fist of communists disappeared, gypsies started multiplying and left Romania too, because in a democratic country anyone can leave and come back when he wants, what did you expect? There is no perfect people anywhere in this world, any people has its own thieves, killers, dictators, gypsies and bitches.
So next time when you hear about Romania, if you still don’t know where it is on the map or you have no idea about its history, bite your tongue and don’t say out loud that is a third world country if you haven’t been there to see it with your own eyes. Plus, the fact that you don’t know where it is on the map, doesn’t make you very well informed.

This text was written by a Romanian girl, that has a masters degree and works as a developer in a company which is owned by a French business man. A girl which was also an university teacher for a while, which lives in a beautiful house, has a beautful cat which she adores , writes almost daily on a blog, speaks two foreign languages and gains enough money to support herself and the cat :). Am I any different from you, except the fact that I’m living in a country that you don’t know nothing about? I don’t think so.


Jan 03 2009

Human life in my favourite music

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 13:12

Because of some artistic reasons this post will be written in English.

When we are born we are all so innocent, then for some of us the going gets though, some of us say bye bye before their time, they just die like this, some others live ordinary lives and others do everything to be popular. Some of us not actually die, but do give up and get too friendly with drugs and alcohol. But some of us do make’it and get to meet love and feel insatiable, and get to be happy. But even so, some things might crash and burn or shake and break. It is all normal in a world that continuously spins around us. And it is also normal to have strange relationships and moments when you feel like you have no way out of the darkness. But remember, in a world so big, you are not alone. You are never alone, someone you don’t even know about is always right beside you. Some of us preffer to belive it’s an angel but most of us we know that he/she’s the one, the only one.

So have some faith, even you that consider yourselfs freeks! We are on the verge of something wonderful, at least that’s what Julia says.


Jun 06 2008

Fac ce vreau si stiu ce fac(!?)

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 8:55

Cica suntem o tara democrata. La fel si cei de la care ne-am inspirat, Us, Uk, Spania, Italia, etc. Si atunci daca suntem asa de democrati de ce pana mea ne doare capul ce fac altii si de ce atatea campanii impotriva consumului de tutun, alcool, avorturi, violenta domestica si restul? Chiar sunt organizatorii acelor campanii increzatori, ca doar privind o imagine sau privindu-i pe ei marsaluind se va schimba ceva? Se va lasa vreun fumator de fumat? O tipa care stie ca nu are cum sa isi ingrijeasca copilul nenascut nu va avorta? Un om al carui viata e praf si pulbere va renunta la cinzeaca de otrava care il ajuta pentru cateva momente sa vada totul in roz?Nu!Nici unul din cei enumerati mai sus nu va fi impresionat de campaniile respective. Pentru ca poate face o poza cat o mie de cuvinte, dar oamenii nu sunt impresionati de poze in asa hal incat sa-si shimbe viata. Nu sunt impresionati nici de documentare. Pentru ca daca ar fi asa si documentare ca Zitgeist, The Decline and Fall of America, The Awful Truth si-ar fi atins telul, deja am trai intr-o lume mai buna. Dar nimic nu s-a schimbat, mai mult totul merge inspre mai rau sau poate nu a fost niciodata mai bine, doar am fost eu destul de norocoasa sa traiesc intr-o micuta societate care m-a protejat ani buni de toate relele astea.
Omul este cel mai prost animal si exact ca si animalele nu se invata minte nici atunci cand sufera de pe urma prostiei lui. Oricat am fi de sus urcati pe scara sociala, oricat de educati si oricat de religiosi am fi, inevitabil suntem toti la fel. Si nu, nu ma exclud din categoria oameni, doar constientizez o trasatura umana pe care inteligenta mea nu o poate invinge, pentru ca la urma urmei sunt doar un om.

[English: I do what I want and I know what I do(!?)]

We say we are a democratic country. So are the countries that inspired us, US, UK, Spain, Italy, etc. So if we are so fucking democratic, why the hell do we care about what others do and why do we have so many campaigns against smoking, abortion, domestic violence and others? Do the guys that organize those campaigns really think that by watching an image or watching them marching will make a difference? Will a smoker quit smoking? Will a girl that knows the she can’t offer her unborn child a good life stop thinking about abortion?Will a man which life’s a mess give up alcohol, the only thing in the world that helps him see his life a little more pink?No!Neither of the ones mentioned will not be impressed by those campaigns. Because a picture might worth a thousand words, but people are not impressed by pictures that much as to change their lives. The are nor even impressed by documentaries. Because it it were so, and if documentaries like Zitgeist,The Decline and Fall of America, The Awful Truth wold have made a difference, we would already be living in a better world. But nothing is changed, everything seems to be going worse, even , or maybe it was never better and I just was one of the lucky ones that lived in a small society that protected me against some evils of this world.

Man is the worst animal, and exactly as animals, he never learns his lesson, not even when he ends up suffering from his own stupidity. No mater how rich we are, no mater how educated we are, or how religious we are, we are all the same. And no, I’m not excluding myself from the human race, I’m just stating a fact, no mater how intelligent I think I am, this cannot change the fact that in the end, I’m only human.


Mar 27 2008

Minuni in paragina

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 10:58

Tot pe englishrussia.com am gasit niste poze cu case parasite. Dar ce case si ce arhitectura! Unele din camere mai au si mobilier. Tipul spune ca motivul pentru care s-au pastrat aproape intacte, asupra lor actionand doar timpul, este faptul ca sunt bine ascunse in padurile Rusiei. Poate mai aveam si noi de astea daca nu defrisau astia tot. Asa au defrisat, le-au scos la aer si daca n-au fost revendicate s-au mutat tigani in ele. O sa preiau si eu o poza dar restul le puteti gasi aici.

[English: Abandoned miracles]

On englishrussia.com I also found pictures with some abandoned houses. But omg what houses and what architecture! Some of the rooms even have furniture mobilier. The guy sais that the reason they look so fine, the only thing affecting them being time, is that they are well hidden in the Russian forests. Maybe we would have had these kind of houses too if the authorities wouldn’t have cut down so many forests. Cutting the trees they exposed them. If they weren’t reventicated, gypsies moved in. I’ll take one of the pictures and post it here but the rest can be found here.


Nov 18 2007

Solidaritate feminina

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 11:00

De ceva vreme voiam sa ajung si la subiectul asta, dar am vrut sa ascult mai intai noul album al doamnei Britney Spears. Nu cred ca exista cineva care sa nu stie cine e Britney Spears, cum arata pasarica ei sau cati copii i-a facut lui Kevin Federline. Acum ceva vreme minunata revista libertatea(am sa scriu cu litera mica pentru ca asa consider eu ca merita) era axata numai pe doua subiecte Corina si Raph si Britney. Cate kile are Britney, cate vergeturi are, cate lacrimi de crocobaur a varsat, cat de rea mama este, ca si-a pierdut copii…etc. Cam in aceeasi vreme am aflat de pe un blog de un anumit tip, al carui nume nu il voi mentiona pentru ca mi-e scarba de el, care isi facuse un scop din a o defaima pe biata femeie. Stiu ca multi o sa rada cand o sa citeasca postul asta, dar or sa scape esentialul, pentru ca la urma urmei, oricat de revoltatoare ar fi fiinta este in cele din urma, o biata femeie, cosita de bani de retardul ala care i-a luat si copii si cel mai rau dintre toate: este SINGURA.

Hai sa o luam cu inceputul. Cand am auzit de ea prima oara era o pustoaica subtirica si cu o voce ciudata, dar destul de talentata. Era blonda, inca este blonda si am o mare banuiala e ca dotata cu calitatile specifice parului blond, adica este putin cam naiva fata. Nu inteleg de ce s-a despartit de Justin, probabil fiindca erau impreuna din liceu si s-or fi plictisit copiii, nu toate relatiile incepute in liceu rezista, mai ales cand e vorba de doua staruri despre care presa e libera sa manance cacat cat vrea. Si relatiile dintre oamenii normali nu prea merg, daramite intre aerienii astia, pentru ca da, inchise in coliviile lor de aur starurile sunt mai mult sau mai putin rupte de lumea reala.

Cel mai nashpa a fost ca s-a incurcat cu un om insurat. Daca maica-sa ar fi educat-o bine, ar fi stiut saraca sa nu se lege la cap fara s-o doara, pentru ca un om casatorit si cu bagaj este o bataie mare de cap, oricat de celebra ai fi si oricati bani ai avea. Dar na, fata mergea probabil in concerte prin toata lumea, era stresata si singuratatea si-a aratat coltii. Si nu numai si i-a infipt asa de bine incat s-a incurcat cu cine nu trebuie.

Hai sa o luam altfel. Esti barbat, arati bine si esti dansator in trupa unui star. Fiind nevoit sa pleci in toata lumea ca atasament al starului respectiv, iti cam lasi familia singura si probabil nici multumit de bani nu esti. Cum ai putea sa iti asiguri tie si familiei tale o viata lipsita de griji si mai ales sa scapi de munca? Te combini cu femela star respectiva, ii trantesti un plod sau doi , apoi o declari mama denaturata si ii iei plozii si o obligi sa plateasca pensie alimentara care sa iti intretina toata familia timp de vreo 20 de ani. Si in prealabil ii mai ceri si bani fraierei respective ca sa-i dai nevestei actuale sa iti dea divortul. Daca dai peste o blonda fraiera cum e Britney te-ai scos!

Eu nu neg ca nu e posibil s-o fi iubit, dar e greu sa iubesti pe cineva celebru, pe cineva dupa care stii ca saliveaza jumate de glob, cineva care este tot timpul vanat, (inevitabil orice partener al lui devine vanat), cineva care este practic proprietatea unei case de discuri, pentru ca asta este adevarul, un star este proprietatea tuturor celor ce fac bani de pe urma lui.

Oricum, ultimul ei album este tare. Sper sa sparga topurile, se simte revolta ei impotriva celor care vor o bucata din ea, impotriva celor ce uita ca este o finta umana, dar in acelasi timp melodiile ei exprima si hotararea ei de a lupta si de a spera. Versurile n-or fi scrise de ea, dar pun pariu ca exprima ceea ce simte.

Cand a aparut pe scena muzicala, lumea a numit-o urmasa Madonnei, mai ales ca aceasta o si luase sub aripa s-o creasca :) . Si Madonna a facut greselile ei si ea a fost dependenta de droguri si ea si-a tras-o cu nu stiu cati barbati. Si uite-o unde e acum. Eu am incredere ca Britney o sa-i calce pe urme si o sa auzim mult de ea.

La o adica mai conteaza ce face cu corpul ei cat timp noi ne putem bucura de fructele zbuciumului ei?

[English:] Female solidarity

For some time I wanted to write about this, but I wanted first to listen to Britney Spears recent album: “Blackout”. I don’t think there’s a human being on this planet, that doesn’t know who Britney is, how her pussy looks like or how many children she had with Kevin Federline. Some time ago a local magazine had only two main subjects for its articles: Corina & Ralph (a couple that has made history in our country; short: a high school teacher has an affair with one of her pupils, which decides to suicide when she decides to leave him) and Britney, how many pounds she weights, how many new wrinkles she has, how many crocodile tears she cries because she lost her children, how bad she is as a mother, etc. About the same time I found out from another blog, about a guy whose name I won’t mention here because he makes me sick, which dedicated his activity on his blog to throwing mud at the poor woman. I know many of you will laugh while reading this post, but in doing so, you will loose its essence, because in the end, as vulgar and outrageous she is, she is a poor woman, drained out of money by her retard ex-husband which also got the kids, and the worst of all : SHE IS ALL ALONE.

Let’s start at the beginning. When I heard about her for the first time she was a skinny kid with a weird voice, but talented enough to get my attention. She was blonde, she is still blonde and I have a hunch that she has all the qualities of a blonde, including the naive (stupid) attribute. I don’t understand why she and Justin broke up, maybe because they were together since high school and they got bored. Not all high school started relationships end with a happily ever after marriage, especially a relationship between two stars always haunted by the press. Even relationships between normal people don’t work. How many chances would you give to a relationship between two alien stars? Because that’s what stars(VIPs) are, aliens living in gold cages broken off from the real world.

The worst for her was getting involved with a married man. If her mother would have spent a little more time on her education, maybe she would have known not to “take migraine medication without having migraine” (this is a romaine expression that I tried to translate in English). Because a married man and his luggage is a headache no matter how famous you are or how many money you have. But well, the girl was going on tours, she was stressed and lonely and she needed a comfort. And she found it in someone that wasn’t worth it.

Let’s look from another perspective. Let’s presume you are a man, you look good and you are a dancer in a star’s team. You are forced to travel all over the world as an attachment of that star. In doing that you leave your family alone and also you’re not satisfied with the salary. How could you offer yourself and your family a careless, workless life? Well you seduce a lonely star, make him/her a kid or two, then divorce and pronounce him/her an unfit parent and get alimony so big to take care of all your family for at least 20 years. And before that also ask for a lot of money to give to your soon to be ex-wife to give you the divorce. And if you find a sucker blonde as Britney is you’re totally lucky.

I don’t deny that for some time he may have loved her, but it’s hard to love someone famous, someone that makes half of the world drool, someone who is always haunted (obviously whoever is with him/her becomes a prey too), someone which is owned by the record’s house, because this is the truth, a star is the property of everyone making money of his back.

Anyway, her last album is hot. I hope it breaks the tops. You can feel the rage against everyone which wants a piece of her, against the ones that forget that she is a human being, but in the same time her songs express hope and her motivation to fight. The lyrics might not be written by her but I’m sure they express exactly how she feels.

When she appeared on the musical scene, the world crowned her as the next Madonna, as she was already teaching Britney stuff about a solid career in music. Madonna also made mistakes, she slept with a lot of people and she did drugs too. And baby look at her now… I trust that we’ll hear more about Britney too.

In fact, who cares about what she does with her body, as long as we can benefit the fruits of her torment?


Oct 31 2007

Interactiuni

Category: English posts,MiscellaneousIuliana @ 13:20

Populatia lumii este de aproximativ 6.6 miliarde. Suprafata uscata este de aproximativ 45.988.500 km patrati. Calculand o densitate aproximativa rezulta 43 oameni pe kilometru patrat. Scazand suprafata nelocuibila din suprafata totala uscata denistatea creste ingrijorator. Gandindu-ne la orasele mari, ne dam seama ca interactiunile intre oameni sunt inevitabile.

Orice persoana cu care interactionezi, in mod intentionat sau nu este afectata de interactiunea cu tine. Practic nu esti niciodata singur. Esti tu si universul tau care se intersecteaza cu universurile celorlalti. De aceea orice faci tu, fie ca vrei sau nu, influenteaza un numar de persoane. e ca atunci cand arunci o mana de pietre in apa unui lac, se vor forma valuri circulare ce se vor atinge si deforma unele pe altele, in functie de felul cum pietrele au atins suprafata apei. O vreme mi-am dat silinta ca orice lucru sa facut sa fie facut bine pentru ca influenta voluntara si involuntara asupra universurilor adiacente sa fie una pozitiva. Din pacate nu merge asa. Pentru ca oricat de bun ai fi tu, cei din jurul tau nu sunt neaparat asa si nu vor vedea lucrul bun facut de tine. Iar daca il vor observa il vor interpreta poate intr-un mod negativ sau poate se vor intreba ce motiv obscur se afla in spatele lucrului facut de tine etc.

Este uman sa ne indoim, este uman sa ne temem, este uman sa incercam sa ne aparam de ce nu cunoastem sau nu intelegem. De asta ii inteleg pe cei ce interpreteaza negativ unele actiuni ale mele. Dar ma deranjeaza ca nu incearca nici macar sa inteleaga sau sa priveasca prin ochii mei. Asta este… este dincolo de mine.

Oricum ai grija, data viitoare cand jignesti pe cineva, cand superi pe cineva sau cand vrei sa faci un rau cuiva pentru ca ti se pare ca ti-a facut rau, gandeste-te ca nu stii ce se intampla in mintea acelei persoane. Este posibil ca acea persoana sa fie asa de deprimata ca impunsatura ta sa fie cea care umple paharul si sa o determine sa ia o decizie care sa afecteze universul ei si al tau. Unii dintre noi merg pe strada cufundati in ganduri, stand pe marginea prapastiei si asteptand doar ca cineva sa ne dea branciul necesar saltului. Ai grija pe cine imbrancesti, verbal sau fizic. Fii grijuliu si atent la ceea ce se intampla in jurul tau, o vorba buna sau un zambet poate face pe cineva sa se mai indeparteze de prapastia lui macar putin. Fii grijuliu cu acei oameni din universul tau, pentru unii dintre ei poate esti posesorul mainii care sa ii ajute sa se ridice din genunchi, poti reprezenta motivul pentru care ei nu vor face saltul in prapastia proprie, poti reprezenta totul pentru ei, desi tu nu stii asta si poate nici nu ti-ai fi imaginat daca nu ai fi citit randurile astea. Este incredibil faptul ca ai atata putere si nici macar nu stii… Ei bine asta este lumea in care traim, obisnuieste-te cu ea si da-ti silinta sa iasa ceva bun!

[English: Interactions]

World population is approximatively 6.6 billions. Dry surface is approximatively 45.988.500 sq. kilometers. Making a simple computation we get a density of 43 people on sq. kilometer. Subtracting the surface that is inhabitable, people density grows enough to get us worried. Think of the big cities full of people that interact whether they want it or not.

Any person that you interact with, whether you want it or no is affected by the interaction with you. Practically you are never alone. It’s you and your universe that intersects other universes centered on other persons. That’s why whatever you do, whether you like it or not it affects a number o persons around you. It’s like when you throw a fist of rocks into a lake, circular waves will be formed which will touch and deform each other based on the distance between the stones when they touched the surface of the water. For a while I tried to to everything I had to do at my best so the influence, intended or unintended on the adjacent universes would be a positive one. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. Because you can be as good as you can, but the ones around you, aren’t quite like that and they won’t see the good thing that you did. And If they’ll notice it, they might just interpret it in a negative way or wonder what obscure reason you had for doing that etc.

It’s human to doubt, it’s human to be afraid, it’s human to protect our selfs from thing that we don’t know or understand. That’s why i understand those that interpret in a negative matter some things i do. But what really bothers me is that they don’t even try to understand or look through my eyes. It’s ok… it’s just out of my control.

Anyway, be careful the next time when you offend someone, when you get someone sad or when you want to hurt someone just because you think he hurt you, because you don’t know what’s going on in the mind of that person. It is possible that person is that depressed that your attack is just the one to fill the glass of misery and make her decide to do something that will affect your universe and his. Some of us walk down the streets, drown on our thoughts just waiting for someone to give us that push so necessary to the jump in the abyss of misery that we don’t have the courage to do it our selfs. So be careful with the ones you push, physically or orally. Be careful and attentive to everything going on around you, a nice word or a smile can make someone get away from his own abyss at least a little bit. Be careful to the people in your universe because for some of them you might be the owner of the hand that lifts them up, when they are down, you might be the reason they won’t make that jump into the abyss, you might be the whole world to them, though you don’t know it and you wouldn’t have even imagined you you wouldn’t have read this. It’s incredible to have so much power and not even knowing it…Well, that’s the world we all live in, get used to it and do your best!