Plecat sa cânte la îngeri

I was very sad to learn this week that the singer Denisa Emilia Raducu, often referred to as Denisa Manelista, has died from liver disease. As the nickname “Manelista” suggests, Denisa was primarily a singer of manele, a musical genre often ridiculed and unappreciated by most Romanians. But Denisa was truly special. Born on December…

Mr. Saxo Beat

Well I imagine you’ve heard by now that the singer Alexandra Stan was savagely beaten by her boyfriend a few days ago, landing her in the hospital. The English-language reports decline to show the graphic photos and videos of the injured Alexandra, which are quite disturbing. I happen to follow her on Twitter and saw…

My Top 5 Most Tenacious Missionaries Countdown!

I often like to joke around when it comes to the subject of religious missionaries. And why not? Most of them come here thinking it is “in the middle of nowhere” and is a “jungle” and some kind of super MadMax Beyond Thunderdome poverty chaos where filthy street urchins knee deep in sewage beg for…