One day excursion

We just came back from our mini excursion to Targoviste.

Everyone said that we were crazy to go there since there aren’t many things to see. Well, it was really nice, clean, relaxing and the food was awesome.

It took us 40 minutes to get out of Bucharest (it wasn’t even the rush hour!) and one hour to get to Targoviste. The road was nice and we had no dramas. Well I had a mini drama at a gas station where I got stuck in the bathroom. But after a few minutes pushing and pulling I managed to free myself.

We went to the old ruins and Chindiei Watchtower and we were the only ones there. After months on interacting with so many people, over crowding and traffic in Bucharest, Targoviste was a breath of fresh air. My only complaint is that it started sunny then when we got up on the Chindiei Watchtower it got foggy and we could barely see the view.

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I really like mini excursions like this one. But there one downside: the coming back home! It took us 3 hours from Targoviste to Bucharest, one hour on the highway (where we saw an accident), and two hours to enter in Bucharest and get home. It was chaos!

At least we got home safe, that’s what matters. Hopefully I will get my drivers license and this year I will be able to have more trips.

16 days off freedom

One more day till my vacation. One more work day till vacation. I shall die tomorrow.

16 days! Can you imagine the things that I could do with so much free time one my hands. Well I do, I shall study for university and for my drivers license, slack around in pajamas in the house and just waste time in general.

Yup, perfect vacation.

Still foggy

Still foggy, bored and 4 more days till vacation. Somehow, time is slowing down but the weekend will be nice. Another movie night with my brother and sister in law, and nachos.

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Trouble in paradise

There are 3 stages that I go through when things don’t go my way:

  • get depressed
  • block the bad things out
  • scheme my way out.

Believe it or not, it works so well I don’t know if I should feel proud of myself or ashamed. But, at the moment I’m pretty happy that I am set on fixing everything in my life, even if it means scheming my way out of difficult situations. It’s a thing that I’m good at so why give it up.

P.S. I forgot to mention that there is another stage, a minor one, the one where I binge on food till the idea comes to me.

Snow in January?

I wonder if we’ll see any snow in January. It feels like a very long Autumn and it’s weird. I would like some snow, seriously. It would cheer me up to no end.

Give us SNOW!

Positive experiences

“A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions” by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

One week into the new year and I’m still going strong. Made a very good decision last night, whatever money I had left on my card is now gone. I paid 4 bills, and 3 more to go when I get paid next week.

I am very happy for someone that is currently broke. *feeling responsible*

3 generations

I can live without many things, but I cannot live without my music. These are my babies:

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3 generations in one place. Believe it or not they are all functional and it’s something, considering I’ve had the 2 gb Philips GoGear for 6 years, the 8 gb Sony Walkman for 4 years and the humble 32 gb iPod for 2 years now.

I must admit, nowadays I’m using more the Sony Walkman because it’s small, easy to use and if I happen to drop it I won’t cry my eyes out. The iPod is there only for audio books and the grandpa of the lot, the Philips GoGear, well he retired a long time ago. But, I’m thinking of using it now for foreign languages studies.

And with this occasion I realized I take care of my things. Feeling proud of myself.

47 Ronin

I missed Keanu Reeves! This was a movie that I was waiting for since the moment they announced its release.

When you watch the trailer and see the posters everywhere and they look so awesome, it gets you so hipped up it’s insane. Heck, it was a full house. Seriously, the cinema was full! There was no place left empty and we were lucky we had reservations made from the day before.

It looks awesome right?!?

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Well, the posters LIE!!! The guy with the tattoos had 2-3 lines and only a 3 min screen time, yet he is on every freaking poster and has no importance whatsoever to the plot. He’s just there because his appearance is eye catching. The Demon also has a few scenes, but again he’s not important to the plot. In fact, they should’ve put Hiroyuki Sanada (who plays Oishi), Tadanobu Asano (who plays Lord Kira) or Ko Shibasaki (who plays Mika) on the posters. They had a bigger part in the story and it would’ve been fair to us, the watchers.

It wasn’t fair, because I was expecting this amazing movie with awesome action scenes. It never happened. It was so straight forward it was sad. They could’ve done so much with the story. I was actually thinking they had two good options: either go for the traditional Japanese way of storytelling (for example the amazing “Seven Samurai” by Akira Kurosawa)  or they could’ve went full Hollywood and just add crazy action and amazing visuals. 

It wasn’t horrible, but it was not what they marketed. I do like watching trailers, but I feel this was the biggest deceit ever.

 

Oh well, I shall live…

Baby steps

Went to work today. I hated it! I had a hard time to find the will to get out of bed and just get ready for work. It’s not the morning shift, it’s not the people, it’s the job itself. It’s depressing and unrewarding.

Yet, I found a good spot and kept it throughout the day. Did my own thing and just pushed forward.

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Positive thoughts, taking action and baby steps towards my happy place. I shall soon find it, and I know I won’t be disappointed. Writing random thoughts on a notebook at the end of the day helps a lot.

Tomorrow I shall do something. I don’t know what, but I will do it. Just for the heck of it.