Tu te miști?

De anul trecut lucrăm împreună cu voluntarii la o campanie de promovare a mișcării în Brașov. Am plecat de la ideea că tinerii se mișcă insuficient, din motive diverse: stăm prea mult la calculator, nu avem bani, nu știm pe unde. Drept urmare în următoarele două luni urmează să vă demonstrăm că în Brașov există suficiente oportunități de mișcare gratis sau pe bani puțini, că putem practica diverse sporturi, cu prietenii, familia sau chiar singuri și că dacă avem puțină voință și mult umor, ne putem mișca oriunde, oricând și cu oricine… cu beneficii majore asupra calității vieții noastre. V-am pregătit o secțiune pe site-ul Colors, plinideidei.ro, unde veți găsi din februarie articole privind diverse locații din Brașov unde putem face sport; de asemenea un serial foto cu personaje haioase și bineînețeles, o serie întreagă de activități și evenimente de mișcare. Așadar, vă invităm la mișcare 🙂

 

 

 

Under a wooden roof

I like wood.

It is such a warm material. It is living and it moves. It is talking with the sun which is drying and bleaching it.

In the village museam in Valcea one can feel the sensation to live surrounded almost only by this material. The old small farmhouses offer an idea of life how it was for the past generations – simple, full of work and pleasant – under their wooden roofs.

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Imagine with Dixit and win, welcome to Dixit world!

Did you hear about Dixit game?  if not, I let you know now. Dixit is a imagination and challenging brillian game that allows for everyone work’s their own way to guess what photo gives inspirations on them . The Game has very simple rules where children even over 8 years old could play somewhat .

Do u wanna learn what’s going on with Dixit ,then read this short explanation  below;

“Every picture tells a story – but what story will your picture tell?

Dixit is the lovingly illustrated game of creative guesswork, where your imagination unlocks the tale. In this award-winning board game, players will use the beautiful imagery on their cards to bluff their opponents and guess which image matches the story. Guessing right is only half the battle – to really succeed, you’ll have to get your friends to decide that your card tells the story!

Every turn, the storyteller will call out a short phrase or word to match the image on his card. Then each player will choose the card that most closely matches that phrase, and then everyone must guess which card the storyteller saw when he invented his brief tale. Correctly guess the storyteller’s card, and you’ll move ahead. Convince everyone else that your card is best, and you’ll do even better.” (1)
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Good luck in the game , let the one who is good will win 😉
Sources for game Dixit (1) :    http://www.boardgamemaniac.com/Games/By-Genre/Party-Games/Dixit-l12.html

The New York Trilogy

As I recently started to read a new book of one of my favourite authors, Paul Auster, I reminded his most famous and probably best novel “The New York Trilogy” published in the 80s.

The name says it itself, the book consists of three different stories “City of Glass”, “Ghosts” and “The Locked Room”. All of the them start as “common” crime stories which is actually not one of the genres I prefer. So when I started reading the first story, the first thought coming to my head was something like “Not again!”.

But I continued reading which was indeed the best decision. In a very unique way, Auster fools the reader in his novel, playing with typical expectations and clichés of detective stories. While reading, the reader constantly confuses and even if he thinks he understood everything at one point, he may be puzzled within the next sentence. Who is the victim, who is the committer – or is there even a victim or committer after all?

Eventually, all stories deal with the existential human problems and the question about human identity itself.

Highly recommended book if you like, for instance, Kafka’s style or if you just like to read an unusual detective story!

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Flowers in the snow

Posted by on Sunday, January 20, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Sapteleisaseleicucopiiiii… Saaaapteleeei saaaaseeelei cucopi… Sapte lei … It sounds like one word which is said on one breath, in the same time, from different directions. It’s not a whisper, nor a scream, nor a song. And in the same time it’s all of this. This specific mantra is repeated by sellers in the gipsy market.

 

 

 

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We are surrounded by men in cowboys hats. Women in long, colourful skirt are looking like exotic flowers blooming in the snow. A small, dark haired man starts to dance and singing to attract clients attention. Indian is playing on the keyboard and fife “ethnic music from Peru”. In the back, above mountains of clothes and shoes, melting snow and grey puddles looking like smalls, dirties lakes – there is overpass with cars and bus in rush. They are appearing and disappearing so fast, that you don’t even have time to blink.

But here, between Gipsies, Indians, clothes, shoes, ski equipment time is passing slowly on the trading and small talks.

– Polonia? Dzien dobry (Good morning) I was in Bielsko Biala. Do you need something?

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Conversations with Furkan (II)

Posted by on Friday, January 18, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Furkan is one of the volunteers who came to Romania as a volunteer with EVS programme. He came here  for seeking and expanding his knowledge of life. Since he arrived he has done all he likes: Football, singing, dancing, learning languages, discovering the city, travelling, make hitch-hiking….Summarizing, he likes to say that he is “learning the learning itself”.

He studied Sociology in Istanbul and thanks to this he could travel as Erasmus exchange to Czech Republic, where he could observe a different world….

 

You were studying for 6 months in Czech   Republic, how was it?

Incredible! Czech Republic formed and occupied important part of my life for a while.  It was not postpone something.  I can’t tell it was focused hundred percent to Sociology and University. Free time and travelling was stronger.  Because all students know that Erasmus courses we’ve taken is not that hard. Also lectures are so soft to us.   Nevertheless, I spoke Czech; I studied some of courses in Czech language and some courses in English.  My University was so multi-cultural, if I tell you how many nationality I met in one semester in Masaryk not to mentioning even Erasmus friend of mine. I talk about permanent students. So look, Germany, Norway, Kamerun, Ghana, Poland, Turkey, Sweden, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Russia. . This is so far   what I remembered. It was great university.

What were aspects of sociology that most interested to you here?

Inter-cultural exchanging .  A Society in the eyes of foreign student and researcher was  the most interesting.  Why? simply. Imagine that you’re in a society whose you don’t know its values at all and its background and how people acts out in community. That is so interesting.  As I was just observing in Turkey about closed Institutions, In Czech Republic, all society from Bus to Trains, Hospitals, bus-stops, shops were fields where I could have observed something .

Did you see lots of differences between the Turkish and Czech  university plans?

 

Yes I did.  Website of Masaryk University was so different.  The number of students who study in Class is smaller.  As I was Erasmus student, I was not going to University every day as I was going to my Turkish University.  Exams were so different. Also during first 7-10 days I had got countless quiz regarding to entrance of Sociology and this small quiz were also affecting your year-end marks in semester.  Adding to this, I was doing many presentations every week. It was compulsory for me.

As a Turkish citizen, what were the most important social differences that did you find in Brno?

–          Czech People doesn’t scream out to sell their products in open -air bazaar as Turkish people do.

–          Czech People (couples, girls/boys) easily were making love in bus, train, subway etc. , even some point public sex. Because after I learnt that a lot Czech girls do this public sex for money. In Turkey, to make love in public is not general attitude.

–          In terms of Human respect and Human rights Czech people developed more than Turkey obviously.  One thing that made me confused. While subway or train or bus stops and passengers try to ride in, people were making one line and nobody was trying to force someone front of them.  It was so in Harmony.

–          Czech people are drinking beer instead of water, Coca Cola and fruit juices.

 

 

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Bucuresti – a City of Contrasts

Posted by on Thursday, January 17, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

If you visit Bucuresti you will notice a lot interesting and huge architecture….

I have some examples for you. Enjoy my pictures! =)

Mireille.

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Wanna have big family in future? then be starbuck :)

Posted by on Sunday, January 13, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

I watched a really nice movie in new year holiday it is ” Starbuck” a production of 2011 ,  Players as far as I know from France

however , surname of character ‘s  is wozniak that sounded to me like Polish , i dont’ know 🙂  Briefly story of movie is ; One man in his past  decides to donate sperm  to have money from ” baby donut bank” . He really worked hard and finally his donut has been given to more than 500 babies and he earned huge amount of money. He is a man who is working as butcher together with his dad and brothers.

 

One day lawyer comes to his door saying”  you got registered over 500 babies, congratulations! and his all life changes.. A film that sometimes makes us think, sometimes laugh and sometimes makes us holds up an example of life experiments on his way. Highly recommended, may be we might watch this all together oncoming weeks , why not 😉

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Source of photo : Google images

O zi buna  

 

 

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How to create your own cookie cutters

Posted by on Friday, January 11, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

For every occasions, you want to prepare very nice cookies. The only thing is that they always have the same shape. Don’t worry, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have original cookies, I will explain you how to create your own cutters and impress your friends!

– For the material, you only need one soda can, one pair of scissors and a bit of tape.

– First, cut the can in order to remove the top and bottom and obtain a rectangle.

– Then, cut strips of about 1 cm large.

– Take one metal strip and give it the shape you want. On this picture, a christmas tree.

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– When it’s finished, close your shape with the tape.
It’s done ! You can start creating your original cookies !

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MY NEW PERSONAL BLOGS

Posted by on Friday, January 11, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

I have started writing 2 new blogs. One of them is about my personal ideas, thoughts, adventures, trips, history, biology and other topics.

The second one is about the romanian national  and natural parks, and about the romanian nature in general.

 

Both of my blogs will be written in spanish and english at the same time, and probably in some months also in other languages.

 

For the blog about National parks of Romania –> http://euparkeria.overblog.com/

For the blog about my personal experciences, trips and hobbies –> http://crossingallborders.overblog.com/

 

I aslo let you a funny video…you can watch it…or read me…maybe! 😀

 

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If on a winter’s night a traveler …

Posted by on Friday, January 11, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

…. starts his trip, he can’t be sure anything:

–         if he wouldn’t be late on train,

–         if the book which he reads wouldn’t be broken off after few first pages in the place when the plot started to be more interesting,

–         if going to the bookshop to get a replacement, he wouldn’t meet his “one and only love”.

Traveler who is starting trip on a winter’s night can be sure two things – it will be the strangest travel in his life and he will spent time with very absorbing and eccentric company – fantastic novel of Italo Calvino.

It is a postmodernism story. It plays with literary convention, style of writing, reader’s expectations. In the same time it is and it isn’t a thriller, detective, philosophical or love story. The plot is like a Chinese box  – you have story hidden in the story hidden in the story like small box in the bigger box and this bigger box in the bigger and…

There is two main characters – Readers and Ludmilla – who discover that the newest book of … Italo Calvino “If on a winter’s night a traveler” has not only a printing error (blank pages), but also it’s wrong with novel of Polish author “Outside of settlement Malbork”. In bookstore they decided to buy (instead of Calvino’s book) this Polish novel, which they suppose stared to read. But after few first words they discover that:

–         it’s not the same book which they started to read as an Italo Calvino’s book

–         it isn’t probably book of Polish author but Cimmerian writer – Ukko Ahti

–         it’s again broken off after few first pages

So they decide to check book which they bought on the university in Department of Cimmerian Literature …and they discover that:

–         book which they have, which supposes to be a novel of Ukko Ahti, which supposed to be polish novel, which had supposed to be Italo Calvino newest book …isn’t THIS book at all. Probably it’s a book of Vorts Viljandi , who maybe not or maybe was a Cimbrian author writing under the nick name (as an Ukko Ahti)! Professors of literature has been fighting about his nationality for ages!

Do you find it a little bit complicated?

It’s just a beginning of crazy travel through 10 different novels, authors (or maybe one, mad famous author, who is looking for the best method to write the biggest and the most important book in the history, Book of all the Book’s), continents and countries (real country like Switzerland and fake like Cimmeria). You become a member of this expedition,  going deeper and deeper into writing and reading process. During this trip Reader and Ludmilla meet all persons related with the book’s world – writer with creativity’s crisis, translator, publisher, censors, bookseller, professor of literature, his students, readers (of corse!)… and even – member of two fighting group inside the Reader’s Sect. In the net of author’s names, titles and broken off stories, they try to discover reason of all this chaos. But it isn’t easy. All the time truth is mixing with falsehood, reality with the dream and fiction. Action is running fast like in a good thriller. Vertigo! Book catches you from the first sentence and doesn’t let you abandon reading for any second. You are in the trap of stories.

Each chapter, each twist makes you feel more interested and confused. Construction  If on a winter’s night a traveler issimilar to the One Thousand and one Night. But if Scheherazade starts her story exactly in the same place where she stopped last night, in Calvino’s book each beginnings is opening a new novel. Each of this novels is in the same time parody and obeisance of book genres or style of writing famous authors like Kafka, Borges, Dostoyevsky. Each title of this novels is a part of a long sentence which appears at the end, if you are attentive reader, able to find it. Between all the novels which has been told you, you find chapters with numbers, telling you story about Reader’s and Ludmilla’s investigation. And between sentences of this detective story you can find paragraphs about “art and nature of reading”. And it’s again just a… beginning of surprises and games in which Calvino invites you 😉

So, if:

You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino’s new novel, If on a winter’s night a traveler. Relax. Let the world around you fade.”

 

 

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How many degrees can you resist ?

Posted by on Thursday, January 10, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Eminönü, İstannul ( by Ara Güler)

Eminönü, İstanbul ( by Ara Güler)

 

I went to İstanbul on christmas time. Firstly, I saw my family, friend…
After that, i take a tour around my city, specialy i felt that i miss seaside and food.
( I could not stop to eat 😉 )

A snow image from Turkey

A snow image from Turkey

i did not use my winter jacket because it was 14-15 degrees when i was there.
Before i leave city, it was snowing. Even the snowing time degrees was 5-6.
i came Braşov and wheather was -10 .  vuvvv  🙂

 

Noroc…!

 

 

 

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