Saturday, May 31, 2014

Back into the future.

     When I was a little girl, this was the view from my window. This tower block seemed like the tallest building ever to be conquered and it definitely had a shine to it. I had many friends who lived there, as well as all the other 3-4 buildings around, which formed our play ground... And boy did we know how to play... hide and seek, jumping rope, cops and thieves, family role play and various fun games that I can not name in the English language. ('flori, fete si baieti', 'telefonul fara fir', 'fazan' , 'tara,tara vrem ostasi', etc.). I had a wonderful childhood here. 

     There are a few memories so vivid in my mind, as if they had happened yesterday! The old, gipsy lady we could hear from afar, coming to sell us pumpkin and sunflower seeds, that we would then awkwardly chew on  and leave a terrible mess behind. The time we all bought paper wind vanes and we were twirling them around in the sunset light. Receiving my very first kiss (I was seven!) from the cutest, blondest boy, after being chased for a looong time. Stealing the barely ripe fruits of a fig tree, then being yelled at by the shoemaker it belonged to. That one time we were racing snails up the wall. The pure happiness when we would all sleigh down the ramp in the winter, one after the other, red cheeks and frozen smiles. All the bumps and bruises... Yes! I most certainly had a beautiful childhood here!

     The following is a set of pictures I took, with no other intent but to capture a little bit of innocence. This adorable little nugget is my first cousin's daughter my second cousin or my niece??, Eliza. She has such a great personality, happy, smart and very determined, loving, but mostly towards her own mommy.

     It makes me so happy to look at the pictures containing 4 generations of women in my family. I hope and pray to be adding to that soon enough. Until then, this is where I come from... These are the women that birthed, raised, played with, educated, formed and thought me everything it takes to be a good human being. They are beautiful!

Checking in!

     Woooow... it has been a while... This month wasn't the most inspired one, as far as my activity on the blog goes. There is no particular reason for it. I guess every once in a while, taking things slow is exactly what the Dr. ordered.

     And that is exactly what we've been doing. No shame...

     We watched movies and series and played our brand new PlayStation 4, went out by the pool a couple of times, met friends for nice dinners, got ourselves out of the house for a Black Sabbath concert - not our most preferred choice, but after missing out on The Rolling Stones, Macklemore, Justin Timberlake and other such cool artists, we decided we will not miss out anymore... These concerts are all happening in our back yard (quite literally!). Anyways, seeing the Prince of Darkness in person was pretty awesome!

     And that is about it!  :)

     Right now I am very excited about going back to Europe in August. We will go back to Munich and my hometown Arad, in Romania. It seems I will also be able to participate in my 10 year high-school reunion as well. The thought of seeing family, friends and all of my former classmates makes me really happy!  :D

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Munich, my love (part 3)

     Munich at the beginning of spring was a thing of true beauty. You could find it everywhere you looked...the buds of the trees, the vibrant new colors, the joyful birds up high, but the one place I enjoyed seeing beauty the most, was on people's faces.  There is a certain kind of energy and mood that sets with the revival of nature in the springtime... I am so happy I was there to catch it!

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