Romania

Product Idea — Multi-homed Credit Card

Posted on 15 January 2013 at 2:38 pm

This one is for you, Visa (though MasterCard and Amex listen up too!). Here’s the deal: I have Visa debit and credit cards for both UK and USA. I have bank accounts in UK and USA so I can transfer money when needed from one to another. With all of that in mind, you’d think […]

“Proper” Rugby Ball

Posted on 14 November 2012 at 11:27 pm

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 […]

Exhibition artisticlab.org in Bucharest

Posted on 3 June 2012 at 5:51 am

On Tuesday, 22nd of May 2012, artisticlab had an exhibition in Bucharest. Unfortunately, being in California and all that, I wasn’t there for the live event, but I am lucky enough to be the receiver of some of the photos taken at launch. As to be expected, this was very well received by the public, […]

Prefect Ungur in Olt

Posted on 16 May 2012 at 11:43 pm

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 […]

Learn How to Dance from a Pro

Posted on 21 April 2012 at 2:42 pm

Here’s my niece showing me her latest moves on the dancefloor And here’s a short video too!  

More Photos of Constanta in Winter, Feb 2012

Posted on 15 February 2012 at 5:06 am

These are actually pretty awesome — taken by my parents, after the sea has trashed the coast it seems, in Constanta, Romania:

Snow in Constanta, Romania — 22/Jan/2012

Posted on 6 February 2012 at 8:07 am

And since I’m on the subject of snow, here’s a few photos which I should have put up a couple of weeks ago — my hometown in full winter: 22/Jan/2012:

With My Niece in a Supermarket

Posted on 8 January 2012 at 2:18 am

This was taken in Constanta, Romania — went shopping and my niece wanted to go for a “ride” on one of the animals the supermarket had in the kids section. She didn’t want a dinosaur, or a lion, or a horse — nope! She wanted a pig! More specifically: Pippa Pig, according to her

Eastern Europe to the Untrained (Read “Ignorant”) Eye

Posted on 14 October 2011 at 10:17 am

This morning on the way to Heathrow I couldn’t help overhearing a conversation going on in between 2 (what they thought they were) “proper Londoners” about the “invasion of Eastern Europe”. It went upon the lines of how these bloody Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Romanian came and took over London and that’s not right. Coincidentally, […]

Brief (but accurate!) history of Romanian rugby jerseys

Posted on 19 September 2011 at 4:46 pm

Just occurred to me the other day — being the (arguably) lucky owner of 3 Romanian rugby jerseys — how much these things have changed since the last Rugby World Cup (that would be RWC 2007 for those of you who don’t remember these things:D): I have bought the first such jersey during RWC 2007 […]