Will you people leave the Americanos alone?

It is said to be the most popular coffee drink in the world, after the standard Italian espresso shots. It is said to be of ‘indeterminate origin’ when in the World War II the American soldiers posted in Italy were diluting their espresso shots in an attempt to make the coffee less strong. Some people…

We need more love in this world

I don’t feel entitled to talk about love. My own past experiences made me extremely skeptical on writing on it. But since today is not about me, I’m just going to go ahead. I remember reading somewhere that love is a choice that everyone in this world can make. Following the idea, the exact opposite…

Focusing on finding your focus

I recently finished reading a book that blew my mind so many times that I’ve actually lost counting. It’s The Element, by Ken Robinson. If you ever find it somewhere on a bookshelf, read it carefully. Now that you have been warned, bear with me so I can explain myself. Up until a few weeks…

M-am hotărât să nu mai fiu prost

Știți mentalitatea aia tâmpită a noastră care spune că tre’ să faci în viață ce ai terminat în facultate ca să fii un om care reușește? Zace tipul ăsta de gândire pe la mine prin ogradă de ceva timp, cam de pe vremea în care încă eram prin amfiteatrele universității. Cumva, având în fața mea…

Voluntari pe frontul vieții

Nu am mai scris de mult pe blog. Am vreo doi prieteni care mă trag de mânecă. „Am intrat pe blogul tău, nu ai mai scris din decembrie…” sau „Bună. Îmi plac postările tale, ar trebui să scrii mai des.” Posibil. Însă avem cu toții perioadele noastre. Ce m-a atins însă cu adevărat au fost…

Kicking pain’s a** with anoher pain in the a**

We all have a pain. Admit it. Pain is inevitable. *** Today I feel like the world is ending. I want to scream, but there are people on the street. So in the end I am just going to accept my sadness. I consider myself the luckiest person on Earth at times. Most of the times. But right now…

Extremely sociable people rarely talk about their feelings

I had a conversation last evening that made me feel like I had a sleep disorder for the whole night. It wasn’t the person or the circumstances. I just realised how bad I am when it comes about expressing myself out loud. Whoever knows me would say that I talk a lot of s**t right…

Hello, Adele, nice to finally discover you

When I am listening to Adele I see the contour of her sharp eyeliner. So smooth and black and perfect. And then her voice follows exactly the same, it just goes and goes and goes on astonishingly perfect. I imagine her voice being a long black line (you know, because of her lyrics being all…

Markets wanderer: Champs-Élysées

Here’s a fact: there’s absolutely no way you’ll miss this market (unless desired) as a tourist in Paris at this time of the year. I mean, who is not interested in walking the Champs-Élysées boulevard at least one time when in Paris? Therefore, it seems like you’ll simply be pushed into it, and since you’re…

Crăciunul ține șase săptămâni pe Champs-Élisées

N-ai cum să nu ajungi pe cel mai cunoscut bulevard din Paris dacă petreci câteva zile ca turist aici. Probabil pe asta s-au bazat organizatorii târgului de Crăciun, care au înșiruit aproximativ 200 de căbănuțe albe în Champs-Élisées încă de pe 13 noiembrie. Și n-ai cum nici să reziști și să nu cumperi ceva. Găsești tot ce…

Markets wanderer: La Défense in Paris

There’s something almost intriguing about the Christmas Market in La Défense in Paris. I couldn’t tell if it was the level of my excitement when it comes about Christmas or simply the big huge shock that I had when I first got there. You stumble upon the market right after you exit the Quatre Temps Shopping Center (underground: La…