Instead of writing a lengthy piece about the bizarre military parade held in Bucharest on December 1, 2018, I thought I’d just show you what I saw. Note: All the images were taken from TVR’s live coverage of the event. I sure hope he didn’t bang his eye against the scope! Nothing says “peaceful democracy” quite like masked goons marching through the capital, eh? The … Continue reading The December 1, 2018 Parade in 3 GIFs
Hey… How’s it going? Yes, I know. I’ve been gone a while. It’s a long story. Listen. Romania, I’m worried about you. I really am. I’m still over here in the Republic of Moldova, otherwise known as the Stefan cel Mare #1 Fan Club, but I’m worried. Everyone I know in Romania is feeling unsettled, restless, uneasy. And let’s be frank. The government of Romania … Continue reading Fericit și totuși frământat
I’ve written about the surreal experience of living in a land with two Christmases before, but it wasn’t until this year that I learned to truly appreciate what a weird and serendipitous event the 2-Christmas System truly is. What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been Christmas has always been a weird holiday. Just 200 years ago, it was predominately an end of the year festival … Continue reading The Amazing Benefits of the 2-Christmas System
Well, faithful friends and readers, we have come to the end of yet another year. There were good times and bad times, and sometimes, it felt like the whole world was going crazy. But what matters is that we made it until the end. And if there is a new year, then that means there is a new chance for a fresh start. Here’s some … Continue reading Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!
Well, folks, I’m still busier than a one-armed bricklayer in Baghdad, but I’ve always got time to share my favorite Romanian Christmas carol. Sung by Ștefan Hrușcă, Romania’s most famous singer of Christmas music, the song is titled Afară ninge liniştit or “Outside, the snow is quietly falling.” Simply beautiful! Words: Afară ninge liniştit, Şi-n casă arde focul, Iar noi pe lângă mama stând, De … Continue reading A Romanian Christmas Carol