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Monthly Archives: April 2014
I was a bit nervous introducing Romania to my parents. Would they like it? Would they understand it? What would they think? Unfortunately, our final moments on bus 780 from Otopeni -> Gara de Nord were interrupted by the almost-always-abrasive … Continue reading
…at least it’s nice to see someone try.” Thank you, University of Bucharest students, for keeping it real…încerc, OK? Happy Easter to everyone! I’m off to a church retreat in Germany, so I’ll be back in Romania soon. 🙂
Mrs. Duta: (sternly) Ana… do you have anything in your bag? Me: (very seriously searching my almost empty shoulder bag) Umm..just..chapstick, metro card, pen… Mrs. Duta: Maybe you should put this in your bag. (She solemnly pulls out a tupperware … Continue reading
Ucenic in Romanian means “mentee,” or apprentice. There’s a verb that means to undertake apprenticeship: a ucenici Mentor is already a word in Romanian. There’s no coresponding verb for “to mentor,” like in English. (Nu pot sǎ “mentoresc?”) …Nerdy things … Continue reading
Spor la lucru is a wonderful phrase. More practical than Hakunamatata, more encouraging than “Kill it at work,” less intense than the Japanese Gambare!… spor la lucru tells you to work hard and get a lot accomplished, but simultaneously to relax – don’t … Continue reading
…one must always appreciate the magnolias.