MI MADRID

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 Ma intorc la tine iar si iar … Madrid drag. Capitala Spaniei e singurul oras dintre cele multe pe care le-am vizitat care m-a convins sa ma intorc mereu si mereu. Glumind putin, as putea spune ca e ca o a doua casa. De data aceasta scopul vizitei a fost unul special; meciul din Champions League dintre Real Madrid si Borussia Dortmund. S-a terminat 2-2 si Realul a terminat abia a doua grupa ei, dar nu e motiv de suparare, a fost spectacol atat pe teren cat si in tribuna. Pentru prima data la Madrid am luat parte la coregrafia organizata de suporteri. Sa va mai spun ca deja imi e dor de Madrid? Cam asa s-au vazut din tribuna incalzirea jucatorilor, coregrafia Realului si bucura baietilor in alb dupa cele doua goluri. I come back to Madrid again and again. The Spanish capital is the only city from the many I’ve visited that “tricked” me into coming back. I could almost say it’s my second home. This time, I had a specific purpose: the Champions League game between Real and Borussia Dortmund. The final score was 2-2 and Real Madrid finished second, but it was no reason to be upset, the match was spectacular on the field and in the stands. For the first time ever, I was part of the Real Madrid choreography. Need I mention that I ‘m already missing Madrid? This is how I’ve seen from the stands the player’s pre-match training session, the choreography and the joy after the home team’s goals.

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SQUASH TIME

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Acum ca a venit frigul, imi e din ce in ce mai greu sa fac miscare. In primul rand imi e pra frig (si lene) sa mai ies din casa odata ce am ajuns la caldura.

Am gasit insa o solutie care sa ma motiveze in zilele acelea in care am chef de miscare: Squash-ul!

Now that the cold weather is here, I find it more and more difficult to get out and move. I’m too cold (and lazy) to get out of the house once I’m warm and cozy.

But I did manage to find a solution for the days when I find the motivation to stretch my bones: Squash!

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MY PASSION FOR FOOTBALL

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Chiar acum se joaca “El Clasico” de Romania, Steaua – Dinamo. Nu am putut ajunge de data asta, dar am incercat sa imi aduc aminte de cate ori am vazut meciul pe stadion. Asa ca m-am pus pe numarat. Ma ajuta si colectia mea de bilete… Today I’m watching the Romanian version of the famous football game: “El Clasico”: Steaua – Dinamo. I tried to remember how many times I have seen this match from the stands and I started to count the tickets. That’s right … I collect them.

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AMINTIRI DE LA EL CLASICO / EL CLASICO MEMORIES

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Sunt printre norocosii care au asistat, chiar de doua ori, la cel mai spectaculos meci de fotbal al zilelor noastre (cel putin pentru mine) El Clasico: Real Madrid – Barcelona. Nu am avut norocul sa prind live si o victorie a Realului pe Bernabeu (un meci s-a terminat 1-1 si celalalt1-3), dar a meritat pentru sentimentul de a vedea cele doua echipe jucand si pentru atmosfera fantastica. Voi ce pronostic aveti pentru meciul de azi? I’m one of the lucky people that saw twice the most spectacular football match of our days (at least from my point of view) El Clasico: Real Madrid – Barcelona. I wasn’t lucky enough to witness a Madrid victory on Santiago Bernabeu (one match ended 1-1 and the other 1-3), but it was totally worth it; the feeling of watching the two teams play and hearing the crowd chanting was amazing. What’s your prediction for today’s match?

STEAUA, LUATA LA BANI MARUNTI / STEAUA, A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY

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Suntem la ani lumina … de lumea buna. Lumea buna in general, buna la suflet, buna la fotbal, pentru ca de fapt, aici voiam sa ajung.  Vine Steaua – Chelsea, se intoarce Liga si la Bucuresti, bine ca suntem din nou pe harta fotbalului mare. Am ajuns la masa bogatilor, dar noi mai avem de crescut. Suntem si noi mari, insa doar la un capitol: pretul biletelor! We are light years away…from the good world. The good world in general, with a good soul, good at football, because that is what I want to talk about. Steaua – Chelsea is coming, the Champions League is coming back to Bucharest,finally, we are in the best football competition. We party with the rich, but we still have to grow. We are on top on only one chapter: the ticket prices!

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