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marți, 12 decembrie 2017

Tribal Flow


Ma opresc uneori si ma minunez de data in care ne aflam (nu data exacta, pe asta niciodata n-o stiu, pentru ca nu am obiceiul sa ma uit in calendar), de lunile multe care s-au scurs. Anul acesta a fost ca pimul an pentru mine si pentru noi si timpul s-a oprit si a inceput iar sa curga anul trecut, in 27 decembrie. De atunci parca fiecare zi a fost cat o viata intreaga, masurata prin ochii unui bebe care se transforma in copilas, in om. E uimitor de urmarit cat de rapida e evolutia copiilor in primul an si oricat de obosita m-as simti, sunt tot atat de fascinata si incantata. Desi pentru mine a fost o perioada grea si inca ma lupt cu frica de atasament, cu eul meu egoist care vrea sa ma convinga ca viata nu v-a mai fi la fel (si are dreptate, dar nu neaparat intr-un sens negativ), ma bucur de fiecare clipa. Cumva incep sa inteleg ca traim o mare aventura si e tot mai distractiv. Si incet imi regasesc ritmul si constat ca mare parte din timpul dinainte de Carol il pierdeam cu inutilitati. Am si acum suficient timp sa pictez, sa citesc, sa fac bai lungi, sa ma plimb si chiar de la o vreme sa stau in pat si sa visez cu ochii deschisi.
Anul acesta a fost inceputul maturitatii pentru mine si fiecare hop depasit m-a adus mai aproape de liniste si intelegere. Cu plans, cu impotrivire, cu nemultumire si depresie, dar toate sentimente pe care le constientiez si le tin in frau fara sa ma copleseasca.
Anul acesta ma simt norocoasa si savurez viata asa cum mi-am facut-o...si realizez ca e buna tare!

EN: I sometimes stop and wonder on the date (not the exact one, while I don't really check the calendar often) and the many months that went by. This year was like the first one for me and for us and time stopped and started again on the 27th December last year.Since thenit feels like each day was a full lifetime, measured through the eyes of a little baby that is turning into a chil and a man. It's amazing to watch the fast evolution and as tiring as it feels, I'm fascinated and delighted. Although for me it has been a hard time and I still fight fear of attachment, my selfish ego that wants to convince me that life will never be the same (it's true, but it's not necessarily bad), I enjoy every moment. Somehow I start to understand that we are living a great adventure and it's more and more fun. And I slowly find my rhythm and realize that before Carol I was wasting quite a lot of time doing usless things. Now I still have enough time to paint, to read, to take long baths, to walk and even since some weeks to lay in bed and daydream.
This year was the beginning of maturity for me and each obstacle conquered got me closer to peace and understanding. With crying, fighting, unhappiness and depresion, but all these are feelings that I embrace and keep under control.
This year I feel lucky and I enjoy the life I built...it's a good one!

marți, 28 noiembrie 2017

Easy Autumn




Noi doi si mai nou, noi trei suntem mari mancatori de peste. Daca ar fi sa fim sinceri, am manca cel putin la fiecare doua zile, iar lozinca  "nicio zi fara peste" nu ne deranjeaza defel. Carol si-a descoperit si el gustul pentru peste si il servim cu drag. De cele mai multe ori cautam peste pescuit (macrou, somon salbatic, lup de mare, caras, crap de Dunare) si ne place sa facem si experimente (asa am descoperit cat de gustoase sunt midiile proaspete). Asa ca ne-am bucurat cand am citit in ziarul local ca la Muzeul satului din Sibiu sunt invitati pescari din Delta Dunarii, ca sa gateasca peste traditional. Si nu doar l-au gatit la ceaun, ca in satele pescaresti, dar ce a fost si mai inedit, a fost faptul ca pestele a fost prins de ei din lacul muzeului. Asa ca intr-o zi melancolica de toamna, am savurat o plimbare pe aleile superbe ale muzeului si ne-am delectat cu o ciorba de peste ca la ei acasa. De cand ne-am relocat in Sibiu, ne-am propus sa incercam cat mai multe activitati si din fericire orasul ne ofera tot soiul de evenimente si multe sunt potrivite si pentru copii (in traducere activitati care se intampla pe timp de zi, cel putin pentru Carol si mine:)

EN: The two of us and since some months, us three, are really big fish fans. If it were to be honest, we'd eat it every day. Carol has also found his taste in marine beings and we try to feed him tasty and healthy fish every time we eat too. Most of the times we look for the wild fish (makerel, wild salmon, sea wolf, fish caught in the Danube Delta) and sometimes we like to experiment with new tastes (that's how we disvovered how tasty Black sea fresh mussels are). So we were glad to read in the local newspaper that some fishermen from the Danube Delta were invited at the village museum to cook traditional fish soup. Even more interesting was that they cooked it with fish caught from the museum's lake.
Since we came to this city we promised to try as many activities as possible and we prefer the ones that are suitable for babies (meaning day time events, at least for me and Carol:)

duminică, 19 noiembrie 2017

Every Day New




 Timpul trece (sau ni se pare ca e asa:) si fiecare zi, daca suntem atenti, poate fi o aventura distractiva. Cam asta am invatat privindu-l pe Carol cum exploreaza lumea si fiecare loc nou il bucura, fie ca e un scaun sub care se ascunde, iar apoi e o intreaga aventura sa iasa de sub, fie un dulap, un gust, o persoana cunsocuta pe care n-a mai vazut-o de ieri...pentru el e palpitant si amuzant.

EN: Time goes by (or we feel it this way) and every day, if we pay attention, can be a fun adventure. This is what we learn watching baby Carol explore the world and each new place makes him happy, be it a chair under which he hides and then coming out is a great deal, be it a closet, a taste, a person he knows and haven't seen since yesterday...for him it is exciting and fun.
Noi, adultii, de multe ori ne purtam ca si cand am fi trait milenii si ne-am blazat, pentru ca am vazut tot, am vazut. Si asa viata nu mai are niciun gust, ajungem sa traim pe banda. Mi-ar placea in fiecare zi sa incerc ceva nou, chiar si o mancare nemaimancata, asa ca de fiecare data cand ajungem la supermarket (sincer eu ma bucur de globalizare si capitalism din punctul asta de vedere: oricat de profan ar suna, putem sa gustam lumea, la propriu; avem acces la fructe, legume exotice, bauturi din cealalta parte a lumii...), cautam sa luam ceva deosebit. De data aceasta am gasit alge Nori la reducere si am facut sushi. Si, sincer, o sa tot facem, pentru ca e absolut delicios:)

EN: Us, grownups, we act like we are thousands of years old and seen and done everything. And life becomes tasteless and we live like robots. I ;ike to go to the supermarket and each time try something new. To be honest, I like this aspect of globalization and capitalism: I can taste foods, exotic fruits and vegetables, drinks from the other side of the world and enjoy other cultures. This time we found Nori algae on discount and cooked suhi. We'll definitley try it again, it's delicious:)
Ca o curiozitate, ascultand Radio Romania Cultural, am aflat ca azi e Ziua Mondiala a Toaletei:) Si am meditat putin la locul asta util si necesar, care poate sa insemne si cateva minute de pauza si respiro. Un loc numai bun de lecturat ceva lejer, cum e "Reflector peste timp"al lui George Ivascu, o culegere de fragmente de articole din ziare si reviste din alte vremuri.
Asa ca de azi, sa profitam si de micile momente, nu sa asteptam doar intamplari marete si extraordinare care sa ne uimeasca si sa ne bucure! 
EN: As a curiosity, I found out from the radio that today is Toilet Day:) And meditating a little at this necessary and useful place, I realised it can also be a pause moment. Perfect place to read something light, like this compendium of old newspaper and magazine articles.
So, starting from today, let us enjoy the little moments too and not only wait for the great and extraordinary adventures to make us happy and amazed!

















sâmbătă, 14 octombrie 2017

The Rich and Beautiful Fall

 Zilele trecute am fost invitati de Asociatia Job in Sibiu sa ajutam la infrumusetarea scolii din Zlagna, proiectul lor de suflet.
Probabil ca n-am fi avut altfel ocazia sa ajungem pe unul dintre cele mai frumoase meleaguri pe care le-am vizitat: Valea Hartibaciului.

EN: A few days ago we were invited by the Job in Sibiu organization to help them with one of their projects: the school in Zlagna village, where they built a playground for the poor children who study there.
It was a great opportunity for us to travel to one of the most beautiful areas we've been to: the Hartibaciu river Valley.
 Norocul ne-a suras sub forma unei zile calde si insorite de toamna, a carei lumina ne-a rasplatit cu privelisti de vis: biserici fortificate ascunse printer dealurile acoperite cu paduri de rubin si muntii incarcati cu prima zapada, in fundal. De vis!

EN: The lovely autumn sun blessed our journey and we got the chance to view wonderful landscapes: old fortified churches hidden between hills covered in colored forests and the tall snowy mountains in the background. Dreamy!

 La scoala am avut ca misiune pictarea peretilor din gangul de la intrare: am ales sa personificam ziua, noaptea si anotimpurile si copiii, care au urmarit pas cu pas procesul au fost incantati de rezultat.

EN: At school, our mission was to paint the entrance walls, so we chose to transform the day, the night and the four seasons into some fantastic fairies. The children watched the whole process and were delighted.