Romania is screwed

I’m not into politics nor do I enjoy talking about it. But it’s not something I can actually ignore, knowing that our life is ruled by people that don’t even care about us.

In a few weeks Romania will have a new president.

I’m pretty much sure we’re going down the drain cause we don’t have an “Obama” to vote for, not even someone close. After the fall of the Communist regime in 1989, Romania has been going downhill. We’re not progressing. We’re just going around in circles and after each circle things just keep getting worse.

The worst part is you can’t even trust the media to inform you about what’s happening. If you want to be lied in your face, just open the TV or read a newspaper. What’s worse, the media that is supposed to inform people about what’s going on, is making things up. Why? Because people that are into politics (and which have certain interests) have their own TV stations and newspapers. So it’s easy to see why you shouldn’t depend on the media.

  • I hate the situation that we’re in now
  • I hate the fact that there are a lot of miss informed people out there
  • I hate the bribed people that come in and vote and after a year they start complaining that things aren’t going well (trust me there are a lot of them, including pensioners)
  • I hate the stupidity in the country
  • I hate wanting to vote and not having for who to vote for
  • I hate the media for not doing what it’s supposed to do
  • I hate the fact that there’s no one out there that could stop this vicious circle we’re been in the past 20 years.

Now, I’m wondering for what did those people died 20 years ago? Did they died for freedom? Or was it all just to get rid of Ceausescu just so others like him could take over?

Ceausescu

It’s Saturday morning

And we’re at work. Enough said!

Hope we won’t have to stay all day long cause that would surely suck more than it does now.

What a foggy morning

You could barely see in front of you this morning. Even so, I should say “What a beautiful foggy morning”.

It’s Friday morning, I’m sitting with my coffee in front of the computer and reading some Garfield comics. Now that’s a good start, if I might say.

Check out the wisecracking, nap-taking, lasagna-loving fat cat’s official Web site!

I think everyone should start their morning by drinking coffee/tea/warm milk and by reading comics. Actually, I miss my childhood when mother used to make for breakfast warm milk with bread and (home made) jam. I loved those mornings.

I should make a mental note for tomorrow morning.

Korean dramas on TVR1

As I said yesterday, on TVR1 (national television) they have started airing Korean dramas.

And I can’t complain not one bit, because I’m loving them and so are my parents. It’s been a long time since I could sit down and watch TV with my parents without having an argument about what we were watching. Well, TVR1 is “famous” for introducing new things to our country. They even broke the records when they aired “Devdas” one Saturday evening, some years ago. And since then, Hindi movies and soap operas are regular on TV.

I tried to find information about these two dramas and I was surprised when I found a lot of Romanian blogs writing about them. And none of them had a bad thing to say. On the contrary, they were incredibly pleased with them. Some even saying that they were “close to perfection” with the acting and the plot.

The first Korean drama that was aired was “Dae Jang Geum” (English name: “Jewel at the Palace” or Romanian name: “Giuvaerul Palatului“). I must say I really loved it, cause it main focus was food. I was just sitting there and just drooling (since I’m such a foodie) and interesting enough, my parents (since they come from the country side) could relate with some of the ways of cooking. I found that fascinating, since I though Asian cookery is extremely different from European. But, it seems we have more things in common that I thought.

I also loved the actors and the plot itself. It was do different from what you usually see on TV that it was hard not to like it. There weren’t exaggerations (like you usually see in soap operas) and it ended very much the way I like it. Did I say I loved the actors? I loved even the bad ones, especially Court Lady Choi.

The second drama, that was aired right after “Dae Jang Geum” ended was “Ji San Kang Jeong Jo” (English name: “The Wind of the Palace” or Romanian name: “Furtuna la Palat“). I hope I got the Korean name right.

It seems that both dramas were directed by the same person, Lee Byoung-Hoon. Some of the actors I could recognize from the first drama, but I haven’t been watching this one as much as I did the first one because I always get home late and miss it. Or is it because the lacking of food? Either way I only watch it once or twice a week, but mother keeps me updated (but you can’t even talk to her when she’s watching it).

I’m actually really happy that Korean dramas have made their way to Romania. I just hope that soon enough Korean music will also make it’s way here. I know that might be a distant dream. But, I still have the Internet to keep me in touch with the Korean wave.

PS: I’m thinking about buying Korean cooking books for mother.

Cho Shin Sung and T-ara

I just “cleaned” my MP3 player (which it’s still alive and going, thank God).

There were a lot of songs that I just lost interest in or I didn’t like from the start (me and Johnny have so different tastes in music). And I’ve added my latest obsessions on it with some old songs that I’ve missed.

Plus, I’ve found another Korean group that I’m interested in: Cho Shin Sung (English name: Supernova). The are an older group but I’ve never heard of them until I heard “TTL” (Time To Love). The song is a collaboration between Cho Shin Sung and T-ara (a rookie Korean group). I really like the song and I really like the boys in the group. Plus, they’re in my age range so I don’t feel like a pedophile for liking them.

I’ve searched for some other songs of them and I’ve found two that I really like (it’s a good thing that the music videos come with subtitles).

PS: On national television (TVR1) they are airing Korean dramas and my parents are crazy for them. I don’t think they have missed an episode. But I can’t complain cause Korean dramas are like a breath of fresh air considering all those soap operas on other channels.

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