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If you’re absolutely dying to get in contact with me, the genius author of this blog, the best way is via Twitter.

If that fails, I suggest walking around the streets of Cluj-Napoca, particularly downtown (centru) and Gruia Cartierul Minunilor, where I am known to one and all.

I can often be found on sunny days strolling down the street, waving regally at my fine subjects, bestowing favors with a wave of my hand and weakly protesting all the praise, admiration and gifts heaped upon me.

Occasionally you might catch me at 31 Strada Clinicilor in Cluj-Napoca. The couple who owns this bar, an American and his Romanian wife, are very good friends of mine. The bar’s Facebook page can be found here.

My Facebook page: Sam Cel Roman

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Since some of you prefer using email, you can reach me at samcelroman@gmail.com.

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  1. Stimate domn, imi pare bine ca v-ati adaptat vietii din Romania si ca va place Romania. Nu inteleg cu ce sunteti mai roman decat mine sau cum puteti sa afirmati asa ceva. Puteti fi mai roman decat alti romani. Cand spui ca “sunt mai roman decat tine/voi” se intelege ca esti cel dintai roman. Faptul ca iti place cultura, tara si obiceiurile (nici nu ar avea de ce sa nu-ti placa) nu te face mai roman decat altii. Nici faptul ca te duci la biserica de Pasti, cum am citit intr-o postare. Monser, esti de o tiganie rara intitulandu-te “King of Romania” sau “I’m More Romanian Than You”. Imparatul tiganilor este un nimic pe langa tine.
    Am citit intr-un articol ca romanii sunt ca niste copii rasfatati. S-ar putea sa fie asa. Dar nu este vina copilului ci a parintilor. Atata timp cat parintii nu impun niste reguli pe care sa le supravegheze si pe care atat ei cat si copilul sa le respecte nu se poate face nimic. Nici un om nu face anumite lucruri de placere ci de frica. Dar atata timp cat se poate si altfel, incalcand legea uneori, iar exemplu il da chiar guvernul, de ce as face altfel? Oricum, ma bucur ca ne descoperiti si ca va place istoria si cultura noastra. Pana la urma suntem stramosii vostri. Daca de parinti nu inveti si nu iti place, atunci de cine?

    • People on this site should learn how to speak more respectfully of the King of Romania.

  2. Dude, you are right to some degree in your controversial Brats article, Romanians do complain and tend to see the negative side of things. But the more you’ll live there, the more you will be able to read in between the lines – Romanians are very dramatic and many times it’s just drama and entertainment; you seem like an observant type and you will soon be able to tell when they are really serious and when they are complaining just to get attention and to seem more interesting (albeit, this is the definition of bratty behavior). Also, please understand that life was extremely difficult for most people under the communist regime (I don’t know who you’ve been hanging out with, and what they’ve been telling you), including the 1980s. Econ 101 says that when the price of something is held artificially below market price (e.g. meat) there will be shortages. There were widespread shortages of everything, especially food and energy, in the 1980s. Housing was not free and you could not choose where you lived! You were told in which neighborhood you had to live. How would you like that? Health care was nominally free, but you had to give something to the doctor in order to get proper treatment (for serious stuff, operations etc). Usually not money, but valuable scarce things like meat, cheese, foreign cigarettes or foreign liquor. But even worse was the psychological terror, so it’s really tough for someone like you, who grew up in a free society – or any Romanian born after, say, 1985 – to really understand what it was like. Maybe read (or reread) 1984 by George Orwell to get an idea of the mindset. I, for one, am extremely grateful that the failed social experiment, imposed from abroad (thanks in part to history, geographic location, Russian imperialism, and the complicity of Churchill and FDR) is over and done with, and I try to complain as little as possible, because I am much better off than my parents, or my grandparents, who had to suffer through that.

  3. hi sam . imglad you laike Romania,love your blog

    im moving back to RO in the near future, aftar living all ove de world since 1994 i ben living in canada for the laste 16 years life is good here i gest feel i need a change

    i have Q for you if you dont mind

    were do you see romania in next 5-10 yers?

    Multumesc aticipat

  4. Reach me at P.O Box 3037 Beverly Hills , CA 90212 : Romania Iempaylar : Reach me at 818+996+9787

  5. A good Romanian friend of mine once told me when I moved to Romania.. ”just remember the king of pigs, is still a pig” I know you will delete this post but please think about it my friend. When I saw your web address I had to comment on it. You won’t like it but it will stick with you and one day it will make sense and it might just save your life.

  6. I usually do not write many comments, however I read a few of the responses here Eye on Romania | Ochiul pe România | Contact Info. I actually do have a couple of questions for you if it’s allright. Is it simply me or does it look as if like some of these comments look like they are left by brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting on other online social sites, I’d like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Could you list of every one of all your social networking pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

  7. Salut Maestre!
    Mi-a placut modul in care ai povestit cum ai invatat Romana. A fost delicios si ma doare burta de la atata ras.

    Uite o pagina mai noua, care sigur “iti va stoarce niste zambete”

    Numai bine!

    Victor

    • Na belea ca am uitat sa “Lipesc” link-ul :)
      http://whenyouliveinbucharest.tumblr.com

    • Buna Victor

  8. Please enjoy my Romanian cooking

  9. I make a recent coment on your you tube post ” criminal mind racist anti-Romanian segment.
    where you are from united State? from Alabama? Did you know who was Stefan cel Mare?

  10. foarte bine ca te a expulzat ca sa ajung in america vor viza tu te credeai mai cu mot?

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