COMFY WEEKEND TIME

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Cum va petreceti un weekend linistit? Care sunt lucrurile esentiale pentru cateva ore perfecte intr-un loc linistit?

Iata lista mea:

How do you spend a relaxing weekend? What are your essentials for a few perfect hours in your comfort zone?

Check out my list:

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JANUARY WINS AND FAILS

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Nu am fost niciodata fanul rezolutiilor de inceput de an: “Sa mananc mai sanatos”, “sa beau mai multa apa”, “sa fac sport” … stiti voi. Le prefer pe cele pe termen lung pe care de altfel le am scrise pe o lista pe care din cand in cand o si citesc, asa, ca sa imi reamintesc ce e important in viata. Cine stie, poate candva o sa o public si pe blog. Dar sa revenim la prima saptamana din ianuarie 2017, ca sa explic pe larg de ca nu imi plac rezolutiile de final sau de inceput de an, cum va place voua sa le ziceti.  Sa incepem cu cea mai dureroasa pentru mine: sa mananc mai putine dulciuri:

1 ianuarie: “Hmm deja ma simt mai sanatoasa!”

2 ianuarie: “Pfff e simplu; de ce nu m-am apucat mai devreme?”

3 ianuarie: Merg in vizita la soacra mea (care stie ca sunt mega super fan prajituri). Ma astepta cu doua tortui delicioase. Am mancat doua felii pe loc, plus una acasa dupa vreo 2 ore. Minunea n-a tinut nici 3 zile.

Hai sa incercam alta rezolutie: sa beau mai putin alcool. A nu se intelege ca de obicei beau pana cad sub masa, dar uneori depasesc limita de un pahar pe zi.

I’ve never been a fan of the new year resolutions: “Eat healthy”, “drink more water”, “exercise more” … you know. I prefer the long-term plans that I have written on a list which I read from time to time, to remind myself what’s important in life. Maybe I’ll share it with you someday on my blog. But let’s get back to the first week of 2017, so I can explain why I don’t do final year or new year resolutions, whatever you like to call them. Let’s start with the most painful subject for me: eat fewer sweets:

1st January: “Hmm, I already feel healthier”

2nd January: “Pfff, it’s easy, how come I didn’t do this sooner”

3rd January: We visited my mother in law (she knows I’m the biggest sweets fan ever). She was waiting for me with two delicious cakes. I’ve eaten two pieces in no time, and a third one later at home, a couple of hours later. The miracle didn’t even last for 3 days.

Let’s try another resolution: drink less alcohol. Please don’t get me wrong, I don’t drink my mind every day, but sometimes I exceed the one glass a day limit.

 

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER

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Uneori cele mai pretioase lucruri din viata nu sunt cele materiale. Sau cel putin asta mi-a amintit o prajitura cu ravas la inceputul acestei saptamani.

Si cel mai bun exemplu pe care l-am primit a fost gestul unei doamne care mi-a tinut si mie umbrela in timp ce asteptam tramvaiul. Fix in ziua aceea ploaia m-a prins nepregatita dar gestul ei mi-a facut ziua mai frumoasa.

Sometimes, the most precious things in life are not materialistic. Or this is what a fortune cookie reminded me at the beginning of the week.

Recently life proved to me that the small things matter. A nice lady held her umbrella to also shield me from the rain. I was caught unprepared that day, I left my umbrella at home, but her gesture made my day.

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JUST BREATHE

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Se mai intampla sa ai momente in care simti ca toate belelele din viata te apasa. Poate crezi ca nu o sa gasesti niciodata o rezolvare … toti ne blocam asa din cand in cand. Pentru astfel de clipe, eu recomand o solutie destul de simpla: fuga in natura.

Cel putin o zi cu soare, relaxare si cateva momente doar cu tine si cerul deasupra. Cam asa a fost ultimul meu weekend. Cu bune si cu rele, am incercat sa absorb doar partea frumoasa a lucrurilor.

There are times when you feel like you are surrounded by all the bad things in the world. You may think you’ll never find a solution for all your problems … we all get stuck in a moment from time to time. For moments like this, I have a simple solution: return to nature.
At least one sunny day, relaxation and a few moments alone with yourself and the sky above. This was my weekend summed up in a short blog post. With good and bad moments, I tried to retain only the good side of things.

 

A BETTER VERSION OF YOU

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Postarea aceasta e in mare parte scrisa pentru mine acum mult timp. Am alcatuit lista asta repede, in vreo 10 minute, ca sa scap de povara zilelor in care “nimic nu merge bine”. I wrote this post for myself, a long time ago. It’s a list that I’ve put together quickly, in about 10 minutes, to take my mind off things when “Nothing good ever happens”.

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BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE: A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

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Scriam aici acum ceva timp ca mi-ar placea ca in Bucuresti sa intalnesc cat mai multi oameni frumosi … la interior; cu suflet luminos care inca mai stiu ce inseamna omenia. Se intampla prea rar sa imi iasa in cale astfel de oameni. Ultima data am “patit-o” in tramvai, intr-o dimineata in timp ce ma indreptam spre munca. Am racit … destul de rau si tocmai atunci, in tramvai, inghesuita de zeci de oameni m-a apucat o criza serioasa de tuse.

Nu ai cum se eviti momentele astea si deja simteam multe priviri atintite spre mine, de parca nu mai vazuse nimeni om tusind. In timp ce ma pregateam sa cobor, o doamna tare draguta m-a oprit si mi-a oferit … un drops mentolat, ca sa imi mai calmeze tusea. “Si eu stiu cum e … lucrez cu publicul la un cabinet medical si … se intampla des” mi-a spus dansa cu o voce calda. Dupa ce mi-am revenit din surpriza am schimbat doua vorbe, i-am multumit si am plecat fiecare spre serviciu.

Asadar … multumesc inca odata pentru o gura de aer proaspat, din mai multe puncte de vedere!

I wrote some time ago that i would like to meet more often beautiful people in Bucharest … on the inside, that is; people with a warm heart that still know what humanity is. This does not happen often. Last time it happened on a tram, on my way to work. I had a really bad cold and I started to cough right there in the crowded tram.

You can’t avoid these moments … it’s something natural, but I was feeling some people staring like they never saw a person coughing before.My ride was almost finished, but until I reached the doors, a nice lady stopped me to offer … some mint candy to calm my throat. “I know how this feels, I work with people and it happens often”; she said in a warm voice. Afer I managed to brush off the surprised feeling, we started to talk for a bit, I thanked her and we went along our separate ways.

So … thank you once again for a breath of fresh air, from many points of view!

 

 

 

PARTING GIFT

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Am fost tare ocupata in ultima vreme cu viata 🙂 schimbari, noi inceputuri si multe multe aventuri mai mult sau mai putin placute. Dar unul dintre lucrurile care m-au facut sa zambesc a fost cadoul de despartire de la fostii mei colegi de munca. Am mai facut un pas in cariera si ei au vrut sa se asigure ca nu ii uit. Life kept me busy these last days 🙂 I’ve faced changes, a new beginning and I’ve had enough adventures for a year (more or less pleasant). But one of the things that made me smile was the parting gift received from my former work colleagues. I took another step in my career and they wanted to make sure I won’t forget them.

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