I Don’t Care, I Love It

In the past week I’ve been speaking to a number of new people, many of whom asked me again about why I live here. I had some free time today so I decided to whip up an answer. HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYBODY!

Mircea Geoana for President

Whew mercy, well I’ve just returned from the longest road trip of my entire life here in Romania, and that’s saying something ;) We left Unicorn City (Cluj-Napoca) on Monday evening, passed through Bucharest, shot up to Galati, spent part of the day there and then crossed through Braila and Constanta to get to the…

TIFF Local Competition 2013

Well folks, if you can understand a little Romanian, you get a treat today. Below is a short film I had intended to submit to the TIFF Local Competition this year but I was on an extremely lengthy road trip (story to come shortly) and returned back to Cluj too late to get it in…

Bonton

Well for those of you who understand Romanian, here is a lovely little clip the folks over at Digi 24 broadcast with me as part of their “cultural” show Bonton on April 28, 2013: For those of you waiting for new posts on the blog, hang onto your hats. I’ve got a number of new…

Sherlock’s Mind Palace

You might remember a few days ago I wrote extensively about memory techniques including the “Method of Loci” or the “Memory Palace” technique of Simonides. I was quite shocked but pleased to discover last night that in the second season of the BBC’s modernized television adaptation of Sherlock Holmes that they referenced the memory palace…

Oppa Clujnam Style

I am seriously thinking about buying one of those hidden video cameras, the kind that you wear like sunglasses or record through a pinhole in a hat or something. It’s not because I’m doing some undercover reporting or anything like that – it’s just because my life is so damn interesting. Truly, it is. Some…

Squaring the Circle

Well it had to happen sooner or later I guess. Yesterday I met someone, a friend of a friend, and after chatting for a while he told me, “Oh hey I saw the video with you on [news station X] where you were talking about Y and Z and it was great.” I thanked him…

Basescu Rally in Unicorn City

Oh my goodness. I went to the Basescu rally (miting) yesterday here in Unicorn City. I stood in the burning hot sun for about two hours, squeezed right into the middle of the crowd and filmed the whole thing for your edification and/or amusement. My head and arms are bright pink on the verge of…

40 People and a Mule

Well I know that when everybody and their brother is sending me a link to something (involving Romania) then it has gone “viral”, although I loathe that term. So for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here you go: Just for the record, I have no connection whatsoever to the producer of this…

Happy Late Easter!

Well as you know, two weeks ago I did some filming for Easter, which got broadcast last week but just in case you missed it LOL here it is for your enjoyment. Alas, if you don’t speak Romanian, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. BTW in case you’re wondering who that guy is next to…

Encore Une Fois

Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for yet another video LOL. This time however it’s got nothing to do with Cleo and instead focuses on everything else about Unicorn City, the magical and wonderful place where I have lived lo these many years. I already got comments that it’s “too long” and I’m sure many…