luni, 30 iulie 2012

Sabroso Restaurant Mamaia


EN:

         Going through Mamaia resort, it is pretty difficult not to notice Sabroso Restaurant, located by Mamaia boulevard, close to Rex Hotel. We went there a while ago for drinks and ended up ordering something to eat, too, although we were not very hungry. A friend of mine had “tochitura” (a traditional Romanian dish), while I ordered a desert, papanasi. This is a locally popular desert, usually made out of two home-made cheese doughnuts with sour cream and jam on top. Instead, I received two regular doughnuts, probably purchased (they did not taste home-made at all),with some light sour cream (its consistency was very liquid) and jam.
The mashed fruit lemonade is good and refreshing and you can try it in many different flavours. We went for passion fruit and melon. The prices are affordable, especially compared to other restaurants in the area. Let me know if you tried it and what was your opinion!

RO:

Este destul de dificil sa treci pe langa restaurantul Sabroso din Mamaia fara sa il observi. Este pozitionat pe bulevardul Mamaia, aproape de hotelul Rex. Am mers acolo acum ceva timp cu intentia sa “stam la un suc”, insa am sfarsit prin a  comanda si ceva de mancare, desi nu ne era foarte foame. Un prieten de-al meu a comandat tochitura, iar eu am ales un desert: papanasi. Din pacate, in loc de papanasii traditionali din branza de vaca, am primit 2 gogosi obisnuite, probabil din comert, dupa gust, cu o smantana de consistenta foarte lichida si dulceata deasupra.
            Limonada de fructe este buna si racoritoare si o puteti savura diverse arome. Noi am ales fructul pasiunii si pepene galben. Preturile sunt medii, in special comparativ cu alte restaurante din zona. Sunt curioasa daca ati incercat acest restaurant si cum vi s-a parut.
Mashed Fruit Lemonade times 3

Tochitura

Papanasi
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sâmbătă, 28 iulie 2012

Jessie J Concert in Pictures

EN:
As promised, I am back with fresh pictures from Orange Summer Party. It was extremely crowded, it was a challenge to get there and find a parking space, but it was worth it. Jessie J has an extraordinary voice and the show came out great. Enjoy the pictures!

RO:
Asa cum am promis, am revenit cu fotografii "fresh" de la Orange Summer Party. A fost extrem de aglomerat, asa ca a fost o adevarata provocare sa ajungem acolo si sa gasim un loc de parcare, insa a meritat fiecare minut. Jessie J are o voce extraordinara si a facut spectacol. Va las cu pozele, sper sa va placa!


Talking to a bug on stage. It was probably a fan.
Louder!

Her guitarist- doesn't this picture look similar to the Johnnie Walker logo?
Fireworks
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vineri, 27 iulie 2012

Orange Summer Party


EN:
When? July 28th, 7 PM. Where? H2O Beach, Mamaia. Who? Jessie J and Example. What? Orange Summer Party, of course.
See you there if you plan to attend. The entrance is free. I will show you pictures and tell you how it was in my next post. Until then, enjoy the week-end!

RO:
Cand? 28 iulie, ora 19. Unde? Pe plaja H2O din Mamaia. Cine?  Jessie J si Example. Ce? Orange Summer Party, bineinteles.
Ne vedem acolo daca intentionati sa mergeti. Accesul este liber. Va voi povesti cum a fost si va voi arata poze de la concert in urmatoarea postare. Pana atunci, bucurati-va de week-end!

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joi, 26 iulie 2012

Romwe Outlet Clearance


EN:
 Check out the Romwe Outlet Clearance summer sales! You can get discounts of up to 75% and extra 15% off for orders over 60$ by using the code clearance15% through and including the 31st of July!
Let me know if you found anything interesting!

RO:
Aruncati o privire la reducerile de vara Romwe Outlet Clearance! Puteti beneficia de reduceri de pana la 75% si 15% reducere suplimentara pentru comenzi de peste 60$, utilizand codul clearance15% la plasarea comenzii, pana pe 31 iulie inclusiv.
Sa-mi spuneti daca ati gasit/cumparat ceva interesant.

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miercuri, 25 iulie 2012

Get in Style with Braids!


The old-fashioned braids made a huge comeback this season and are this summer’s hottest hairstyle trend! They are an alternative for great and original hairstyle when you get tired of the classic options or you simply don’t have the time to go and get a complicated hairdo. They give hair great texture, look awesome and can easily be done at home. Top that with the fact that they keep your hair out of your face and you have a winner!
You can choose from the classic braid, the French braid, the boho braid, the fishtail, the rope braid, the crowning braid, the waterfall/cascade braid or the braided bun, depending on the type of look you want to get: glamorous and sophisticated or messy/hippie-chic.
The classic braid is probably the easiest, made from three sections of hair.
The boho and French braids are pretty similar, except for the fact that in the first one, the braid is sitting on top instead of underneath, like in the French braid.
Fishtails look intricate and complicated to do, but if you watch some tutorials on the internet (try You Tube) you will discover that they are in fact pretty easy. They can look either messy or sophisticated, depending on your intentions and skills/practice.
Crowning braids go from one ear to the other over the top of your forehead, using only the front side of hair.
The rope braid is another simple version, created by twisting two strands of hair together.
See which celebrities have been spotted wearing braids and get inspired:
Leona Lewis
Charlize Theron
Jessica Alba
Anne Hathaway
Sienna Miller
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Scarlett Johansson

What's your favorite type of braid?  Have you tried doing any yourselves? 

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marți, 24 iulie 2012

Outfit of the Day: Go Green




EN:

It is extremely hot outside, so tank tops, shorts and dresses are my “go to” clothing items right now. This is what I chose to wear for a friend’s birthday party the other night. Remember this post? Well, I am a fan of green. Enjoy!

Dress: Naf Naf; Heels: Nissa; Clutch: Bershka.

RO:

Este extrem de cald afara, asa ca maiourile, pantalonii scurti si rochiile sunt momentan articolele mele vestimentare preferate. Aceasta este tinuta pe care am ales sa o port cu ocazia zilei de nastere a unui prieten. Va mai amintiti aceasta postare? Ei bine, eu sunt o fana a culorii verde. Enjoy!

Rochie: Naf Naf; Pantofi: Nissa; Clutch: Bershka.
 
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luni, 23 iulie 2012

Skulls in Fashion


EN:

The skull symbol, reminding us of Edgar Allan Poe’s tales and Gothic influences is usually associated with mortality, death, danger or power. Nowadays, it has become an everlasting fashion trend that most people are trying to keep up with. Powered by the force of consumer marketing, the skull has apparently lost its fearsome meaning and has become a part of all fashion genres. We can find several clothing pieces and accessories with skulls, from scarves, belts, jewellery, sometimes with precious or semiprecious stones fitted in them or designer-made. Skulls do not look very feminine, but manage to draw attention upon an outfit. While some people stick to the traditional opinion that they belong in Halloween costumes, Alexander Macqueen created some mysteriously elegant, although a little morbidous, pieces with skulls. What is your opinion? Would you wear something skull-decorated and if so, under which circumstances?

RO:

Simbolul craniului, care ne aminteste de povestile lui Edgar Allan Poe si de influentele gotice este, de obicei, asociat cu mortalitatea, moartea, pericolui sau puterea. In zilele noastre, s-a transformat intr-o tendinta perpetua a modei, adoptata de multi. Sub influenta fortei marketingului de consum, craniile par a-si pierde semnificatia infricosatoare si devin parte a tuturor ramurilor modei. Putem gasi diverse articole de imbracaminte si accesorii decorate cu cranii, precum: esarfe, curele, bijuterii, uneori cu pietre pretioase sau semipretioase sau create de designeri. Craniile nu arata foarte feminin, insa reusesc sa atraga atentia asupra unei tinute si sa o scoata din anonimat. In vreme ce unele persoane raman la parerea traditionalista ca locul lor este in costumatiile de Halloween, Alexander Macqueen le-a utilizat pentru a crea articole de o eleganta misterioasa, desi morbida. Care este parerea voastra? Ati purta haine/accesorii decorate cu cranii si daca da, in ce circumstante?








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vineri, 20 iulie 2012

Outfit of the Day: Flower Power


EN:

Just a quick post with a comfortable outfit that I wore tonight for a walk and drinks in Mamaia resort. Hope you like it, have a great week-end!
Wearing: Top: New Yorker; Shorts: Bershka; Sandals: Peacocks; Clutch: Accessorize;

RO:

O postare rapida cu o tinuta confortabila, purtata in aceasta seara pentru o plimbare in statiunea Mamaia. Sper sa va placa si sa aveti un sfarsit de saptamana minunat!
Top: New Yorker; Pantaloni scurti: Bershka; Sandale: Peacocks; Clutch: Accessorize;

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joi, 19 iulie 2012

The Harry Potter Series- A Magical Journey


  EN:

I thought of making a collective review of the Harry Potter series after having recently watched all the movies again. The series consist of eight fantasy films, based on the novels by British author J. K. Rowling. Here they are, in chronological order:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)


 The first Potter movie is the beginning of a magical ride, while the following ones gradually add action, intensity and fantastic creatures to the story. As the kids get older, the themes get darker, Harry gets angrier and more determined to destroy Voldemort. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince mixes friendship, love, fear and sorrow. The epic continues to grow in darkness and intensity, with a climax in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part II, which puts and ending to the magical series. The movie highlights are the battle at Hogwarts, Harry’s final battle with Voldemort, Harry’s encounter with the ghosts of his murdered parents and headmaster Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) and the epilogue that takes us 19 years into the future. 

The audience and good critical reviews of this movie made most of its fans believe that it would get the Oscar Best Picture nomination that all other Potter movies had been denied. Everyone was waiting for the nomination/Oscar, as a reward for the whole series, just like all three Lord of the Rings movies were nominated for Best Picture, but only The Return of the King managed to actually win the statue. Still, reality did not meet expectations. There are 10 Best Movie nominations allowed, but the list did not include more than 9, none of which was Harry Potter. After seeing the Oscar nominated movie Hugo, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) declared:  I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're directed by Martin Scorsese". 
My two favorite actors of the series are Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), although the Harry-Hermione-Ron trio is also very charismatic. The two main romances in Harry Potter, that between Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and the one between Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) have “the emotional range of a teaspoon" (to quote Hermione) or of a rock.
The question remains: Why do you think the greatest movie franchise and 3rd biggest money making box office movie never made it to the Best Movie Oscar nominations?

RO:

Seria Harry Potter- o calatorie magica

M-am gandit sa fac un review colectiv al seriei Harry Potter dupa ce am revazut toate filmele recent. Seria consta din opt filme fantasy, bazate pe romanele autoarei britanice J. K. Rowling. Iata-le, in ordine cronologica:

Harry Potter si Piatra Filozofala (2001)
Harry Potter si Camera Secretelor (2002)
Harry Potter si Prizonierul din Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter si Pocalul de Foc (2005)
Harry Potter si Ordinul Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter si Printul Semi-Pur (2009)
Harry Potter si Talismanele Mortii Partea I (2010)
Harry Potter si Talismanele Mortii Partea a-II-a (2011)

Primul film Harry Potter reprezinta inceputul unei calatorii magice, urmatoarele adaugand, gradual, actiune, intensitate si creature fantastice povestii. Pe masura ce copiii protagonisti cresc, temele devin mai intunecate, Harry devine mai furios si mai hotarat sa-l distruga pe Voldemort. Harry Potter si Printul Semi-Pur este un amestec de prietenie, dragoste, frica si durere. Povestea continua sa creasca in intunecime si intensitate, atingand apogeul in Harry Potter si Talismanele Mortii Partea a-II-a, care incheie seria magica. Momentele de varf ale filmului sunt lupta de la Hogwarts, confruntarea finala dintre Haryy si Voldemort, intalnirile lui Harry cu fantomele parintilor sai ucisi si cu directorul Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) si epilogul care ne proiecteaza 19 ani in viitor.
Audienta si criticile pozitive ale filmului au determinat majoritatea fanilor sa creada ca acest ultim film va primi nominalizarea la Oscar, categoria Cel mai bun film, de care toate celelalte filme Potter fusesera private. Toata lumea astepta nominalizarea/premiul, ca o incununare a succesului intregii serii, asa cum cele trei filme Stapanul inelelor au fost nominalizate la categoria Cel mai bun film, insa doar ultimul, Intoarcerea Regelui, a primit statueta. Realitatea a fost alta. Sunt permise 10 nominalizari la aceasta categorie, insa lista a inclus doar noua, printre care nu s-a regasit Harry Potter. Dupa ce a vizionat filmul Hugo, nominalizat la Oscar, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) a declarat: “Nu cred ca Oscarurile apreciaza filmele comerciale sau pentru copii, cu exceptia cazurilor in care sunt regizate de Martin Scorsese”.
Actorii mei favoriti din serie sunt Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore), desi si trio-ul Harry-Hermione-Ron este foarte charismatic. Principalele doua relatii infiripate in film, cea dintre Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) si Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) si cea dintre Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) si Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) au ceva din “incarcatura emotionala a unei lingurite”, ca sa o citam pe Hermione sau cea a unei pietre.
Intrebarea ramane: De ce credeti ca cea mai mare franciza cinematografica si al treilea cel mai mare success de box office nu a primit nici o nominalizare la categoria “Cel mai bun film” a Oscarurilor?

marți, 17 iulie 2012

Outfit of the Day: Metallic Top




EN:

I believe that a little well-dosed shimmer can spice up an otherwise plain outfit, especially a night one. The secret is to wear metallic with neutral or matching colours and avoid adding to many accessories. I am sorry that the darkness doesn’t do much justice to this outfit.

Wearing: Metallic Top: H&M; Skirt: Glow; Sandals: Debenhams; Clutch: Bershka; Necklace: C&A

RO:

Consider ca putina stralucire bine dozata poate condimenta un outfit altfel simplu, principiu pe care il aplic in special tinutelor de seara. Secretul este purtarea articolelor metalice alaturi de culori neutre sau in acord cu ele si evitarea adaugarii prea multor accesorii. Imi pare rau ca intunericul nu avantajeaza prea mult aceasta tinuta.

Top Metalic: H&M; Fusta: Glow; Sandale: Debenhams; Clutch: Bershka; Lantisor: C&A

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