Being in my ‘watching Nordic movies’ period, I saw another great one a few days ago. This time is a new director, Petter Næss, a Norvegian director with few movies so far, but really worth checking out.

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In the summer time, in Romania one of the best dishes is boiled corn.

Simple to cook, just put some corn in a cooking pan and boil it for about 2 hours. Then let it cool a little, add some salt and start eating 🙂

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Yes, vegetables-balls, not meatballs 🙂


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The controversial Koreean director Kim Ki Duk comes back this year with a new movie, called Pieta. The trailer looks good. Unfortunately it’s in koreean and I don’t understand a word of it 🙂 The movie will be out somewhere this August.

Last weekend a very good friend invited us to the sea side to celebrate her birthday and we spent two lovely days at Vama Veche, somewhere at the Black  Sea, about 300 km from Bucharest, Romania.

Vama Veche is a small village somewhere at the border between Romania and Bulgaria, at the sea side. Years ago it was the place where everybody went on the 1st of May to celebrate Labor Day. It was also known as the place for hippies, rockers, motor bickers. Now, although the tradition is still kept, this little village has changed a little and turned into the perfect place for young people looking for some fun at the sea side. Continue reading

If I think about the books that I enjoyed the most, Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex is definitely on my top 5. It’s one of those books that got my attention from the first rows and that I enjoyed until I finished reading all the 600 pages.

It starts like this :

“I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver’s license…records my first name simply as Cal.”

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After some long time of reading Asian literature, I came across a really good African book that I am about to finish.  Disgrace written by the South African J.M. Coetzee. It’s a book about the a middle-aged professor who manages to ruin his life and the lives of the ones around him, get’s kicked from […]