Posts Categorized: Romania

Tales From Ole’ Romania: TV

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Yet another post in the series about pre-1989 Romania. Now that I started publishing some of these, I became more self-aware when I get asked questions randomly about my past — and they stick with me and if the question pops up more than once I end up writing these posts. One such question encountered […]

Tales from Ole’ Romania: Bucharest ID

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I decided to continue my short (so far) series on “tales from pre-1989 Romania” as it seems my posts so far triggered quite a few reactions. Mostly, I gathered from the folks in the Western world, curiosity. It appears that my readers want to know more about some of these (really odd) things that back […]

Radio Yerevan Joke

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Just spoke with an old Romanian friend of mine who told me this joke, which was famous in Romania during the “old times” and I thought I’d put it out here as it’s bloody hilarious. Quite likely “oldies” like me will laugh at this, but for the Romanian youngsters out there probably means nothing. Sic […]

Tales from Ole’ Romania: Electricity

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OK, so I’ve decided to blog, amongst all the other stuff I publish on my blog, about some of the experiences I’ve been through or remember from “ole Romania”: the pre-1989, communist, Romania — or RSR (The Socialist Republic of Romania as it was known to us). I’ve realised recently, talking to people “from the […]

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It’s Emperor Trajan’s Fault

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This is the 2nd Toastmasters speech I put together for the 2nd project: “Organize your speech”. As a reminder, the objectives for this speech, as outlined by the manual are: Select and appropriate outline which allows listeners to easily follow and understand your speech Make your message clear, with supporting material directly contributing to that […]

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“Proper” Rugby Ball

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As you probably know from my previous posts, I keep a (rather hopeful) eye on the evolution of Romanian Rugby. And after a couple of years of looking around, I got this awesome present (thanks, sis!) — an official Romanian Rugby Federation, matchday ball: All I have to do no is to put my name […]

Prefect Ungur in Olt

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Desi gluma e veche, uitasem complet de ea pana cand de curand am regasit-o in inbox-ul meu, trimisa de un amic. Am ras cu lacrimi toata ziua — si nu m-am putut abtine sa nu o pun pe blog. Nu stiu cat de mult poate fi asta tradus ca l-as traduce si in engleza, dar […]