Superficiality and Ego, my old friends

    EN:     How can that be, right? Good question.    Well, throughout the years, going through the usual high school student’s struggles with grades, parents, crushes and friends, I discovered I could really rely on a few things in harder times: my honesty and loyalty towards friends, my acute sense of righteousness and will…

S.O.S., Thieves chased by owner

    EN:     The story I’m about to tell happened in the summer of 2012 or 2013, anyway no later, cause I was in my second half of high school. All my friends have heard it over and over and are probably sick of it (and would probably say I’m bragging), so I’d like to…

Best of 2016 / Snowstorm

    EN:     Hello! I hope you are all enjoying this new year. I’ve just spent about three hours outside, in the snowstorm (that also left us without electricity long enough to wear scarves inside the house and make me wonder how am I gonna finish my college assignments in time), shoveling snow and building…

2017 Blogging Resolution

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that you, who are reading this, have a wonderful time partying right now, as well as a very productive and fulfilling year to come. I know I’m going to try to make the most of it – it’s a promise to myself. Therefore, I would like to accomplish the…

Resilient (photo challenge)

    Getting a new camera, I was so eager to test it that the first thing I did in the morning was go out into the cold and snow (without a coat, too) to snap some pictures of it. It happened then that I stumbled upon this rose, the only one still around at the…

Mood: Let it snow

    EN:     Sooo… the first photos taken with the 700D are here. Some a bit shaky, some a bit too silly. But I just had fun with it. I experimented a bit with manual focus. I had some fights with the flash and finally managed to turn it off. ISO and everything else still…

More content coming soon

      EN:      So, I decided to get one of these bad boys. Meaning a Canon 700D. There comes a point in your blogging life when you decide you have to take it to the next level. That meaning more personal content. My own photos.     P.S. I hope it won’t prove to be…

Little things.

For my friends. EN: Sitting in the car or on the bus, headphones on the ears, listening to dreamy songs and allowing your thoughts to take off and wander. Piecing together all the scenes passing by in front of you and transforming them into a music video in your mind. Seeing a good friend for…

No more coffee for the two of us

    Recently I began reading Stephen King’s book “On Writing”, as an other way of improving my own crafting of stories. And even though it deals mostly with his becoming an author, it does feature the following exercise meant to help you write unplotted fiction in the spur of the moment. This is how it…

Enthusiasm and writing

Enthusiasm is not the same as just being excited. One gets excited about going on a roller coaster. One becomes enthusiastic about creating and building a roller coaster.                                                                                                                              Bo Bennett        RO:     Să fiu sinceră, am o relație destul de on/off cu entuziasmul. Nu e nici cel mai bun prieten al…

Crumpled Sheets and Baseball Bats (part 3)

    Prima parte aici / First part here     A doua parte aici / Second part here     RO:     “Alex, ce bine!…” vocea mi-e răgușită. Din telefon, vocea lui este caldă și încearcă să mă calmeze. Eu încerc să îi explic tot ce s-a întâmplat însă cuvintele mi se îngrămădesc în minte și nu…

A two-hour crush

    RO:     Un pas, și încă unul. Totul în jur e neclar, băncile, magazinele, fețele oamenilor, doar o mare de pete de culori care rămân în urmă. Elise aleargă, aruncând câte o privire la ceas atunci când e sigură că terenul din fața ei e drept și nu s-ar împiedica. 16:58. Încă două minute,…