Archive for September 2009


“Like my master, I was lucky to be born in May. :)
So, my name is Lucky!

I am 4 months right now, I like playing a lot.
So, Hello! Wanna play? Huh?”


I have mood for dancing the 80′s music!
And this is a promise: Never Gonna Give You Up!

and another promise: Whenever You Need Somebody

Take Me To Your Heart ! –> Great one!

Ma apuca groaza… Filmul intreg al unui Schior ingropat de avalansa ! Socant!

Imi place la nebunie sa schiez si astept cu nerabdare sezonul de schi!
Dar frica de orice eveniment nefericit cand practici acest sport, asa cum il practic eu, te insoteste tot timpul.
Ador sa schiez cu viteza si pe portiuni mai izolate, off-slope. Eu mai schiez si singur decat cu prieteni.
M-a socat insa acest film cu schiorul american ingropat de avalansa , in care se aude si se vede tot, de la modul in care a inceput avalansa si cum a fost acoperit, la cum incerca sa respire si sa strige, la cum il apuca panica si disperarea… TOT!
Omul si-a inregistrat accidentul cu camera instalata pe casca lui.
Interesant cum isi manifesta bucuria cand e gasit de prieteni si dezgropat din zapada.
Stiti care a fost norocul lui? I-a ramas o mana afara, exact cat manusa de schi, atat cat sa se vada unde e. Altfel era complicat sa fie gasit si probabil avea sa moara in max. 15 min. de hipotermie.

Today News… with Daria-Ioana!

Daria-Ioana (9 years and 8 months old) presenting TV news ! :) , occasioned by the Cellebration of 550 years History of Bucharest City, event that took place during September 12-20, 2009. She is 3rd grade @ European School of Bucharest (SEB).

don’t laugh :)

Actrita, regizor, scriitor, profesoara, om de suflet… CEA MAI BUNA PRIETENA










Aceasta este Vivi (pentru mine; pentru altii este Vasilica Oncioaia sau “Vasea”), o prietena foarte buna a mea pe care am regasit-o dupa multi multi ani… Si asa este ea, plina de viata si vesela no matter what.
Am cunoscut-o cand avea 18 ani si tocmai intrase la Teatru in Iasi (iar eu treceam in clasa a XI-a la Liceul Aeronautic “Henri Coanda” din Bacau). Acela a fost momentul in care a inceput sa nu mai traiasca altceva decat vocatia sa pentru cultura si iubirea pentru oameni.

Dupa multi ani, in care nu am stiut nimic de ea (ca asa e viata), am redescoperit-o adanc sedimentata in viata culturala ieseana si cu foarte multe rezultate pe plan profesional. In plus, are admiratia unei comunitati intregi pentru ajutorul deosebit pe care il acorda copiilor si studentilor in a pasi in teatru. (aici sper sa va prezint niste piese de TEATRU SOCIAL cat de curand, este incredibil!)

Acest om traieste pentru cultura, dincolo de fiinta sa.
Dar eu sunt mai norocos pentru ca e cea mai buna prietena a mea, asa cum a fost si inainte!

Plans for the weekend?

“I believe I can fly…”

Some people are extraordinary from many points of view.
Especially these guys:

They are doing something I dreamed on when I was a kid!
The only action I managed to reach it was to follow the “Henri Coanda” Aeronautical High School in Bacau, that’s it!
Because after the ’89 Revolution (I was 9th grade at that time), everything went bad and there was no money for aviation to support training for pilots… so I switched to Economics…
Question : What would have happened if I riched my dream?

(Later Edit) I forgot to mention about 2000-2003, when I was often flying with small planes at Strejnic , near Ploiesti. I think I still have pictures somewhere…

How to drink Kung Fu Tea ! (Exclusive Video)

Chaozhou is the place that came up with the Kung Fu Tea (2000 years ago , during Song Dynasty I think) and also the ritual of how to drink it! It is a kind of ESPRESSO , with a very strong taste, it is recommended especially to smokers.

See here Mr. Li providing an exclusive demonstration on the Kung Fu Tea Ritual, only for us!
(C) Copyrights to Me, Sep-9-2009 :)

Usually, you should play also Chinese music too… :)

Xie Xie!

Old City Center of Chaozhou… and some history

CHAOZHOU – 214 B.C. during Qin Dynasty.

Dialect of its own! Chaozhou Dialect, by which the Chaozhou culture conveys, is considered as one of the oldest Chinese dialects . It is spoken by about 10 million people in local Chaozhou and approximately 2-5 million overseas.

People: Today it has around 2,5 million people. Not a big city for China, only maybe for Europeans! :)
Chaozhou has a history of many reach people. After 1950, many of them ran to Hong Kong due to comunism and set a very strong community there. They were good at running small businesses. In the 1960s, almost every “rice store” (grocery stores for dried food and uncooked rice) in Hong Kong were owned by “Chiu Chow Loun” (“person from Chaozhou” in local dialect).
And they are very religious. Incense burning is a symbol of consecration to the Gods and seeking their blessing. Every 1st and 15th of the lunar month, temples are filled with people coming to burn incense to their deity.
Old people don’t like foreigners, so it is better to avoid them since they will start to argue with you, maybe a little agressive.

Kung Fu Tea (say “kung fu chia” ) , the “espresso” of Chinese teas with a formidable kick, which was first sipped back in the Song Dynasty, is still flourishing and remains an important part of social etiquette in Chaozhou.  Though it tastes bitter when it first reaches your mouth, it is the lingering aftertaste that makes Kung Fu Tea probably the most charming tea culture in China. Drinking Kung Fu tea is in fact a process of aesthetics rather than a solution to thirst. It is recommended especially to smokers!
I put here something about the way they drink Kung Fu Tea!

The Ming city wall! Well, it is a 2.6 km long wall that protected the Old City. Special post HERE!

Jiadixiang – The ANCIENT FAMILY HOUSES , the old city center of Chaozhou too. This you have to see! Because here you will find old China.

Guangji Bridge of Chaozhou, China

As the saying goes: "A trip to Guangdong is not complete if you did not visit Chaozhou, and a trip to Chaozhou is not complete if you missed Guangji Bridge", Guangji Bridge is a must-visit site for visitors to Chaozhou.

It is the first floating bridge in the world!

Guangji stone bridge was constructed in 1171 during the Song Dynasty and it had a nick name of "Xiangzi Bridge". With a history of more than 800 years, it was initially formed as a pontoon bridge 86 huge ships. After several times of construction and renovation, it became a uniquely structured bridge in 1513 during the Ming Dynasty, with 24 piers and 18 shuttle ships. The Bridge serves as a passage for pedestrians usually, and at scheduled occasion the connected shuttle-ships are open for other ships to pass. Guangji Bridge is an exceptional case in the Chinese bridge history as it combines the structure of a pontoon bridge, column bridge and arch bridge.

Here it is an album with this excelent piece of the Chinese history .
Pictures made on 9 Sep 2009.