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luni, decembrie 11, 2006

¡Hola desde Madrid!

I believe this will be my last entry before 2007. I´m in Madrid, in the airport, and I have 2 hours left before my flight to Rio de Janeiro. So this will be short, cause the internet hour here is 8€ .

I´m happy, as you might imagine. Everything went fine, the flight and Madrid... I love this city, I spent great moments here and remembering all makes me jumpy. Well... I´m jumpy anyways, cause I´m on my way to see the Ric .

So, I guess this is all for now. I guess I´ll see you all next year, so I wish you Happy Holidays with your loved ones... y mucho amor para todos.

¡Hola desde Madrid!©2006 moonlight

joi, noiembrie 30, 2006


Periodically, I get obsessed with old series. A few months back it was "Ally McBeal", now it's "Buffy". Maybe not the best show ever, but quite funny, plus I totally loooove David Boreanaz, he's damn cute . And here's my favourite quote by Angel (actually Angelus, from the time he was "mean"):

"Sometimes it hurts more then we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead."
Any truth in that? I believe so. At least it is the way I feel, without passion in my life. And this is why I'm constantlly looking for it, though there are people who tell me I shouldn't live that intensely all my emotions. Ric said to me one time that if he lived our relationship the way I do, he would cross the Atlantic swimming to see me... (that's sweet ). Well, niño, nos vemos en menos de dos semanas. ¿Lo puedes creer?

Passion©2006 moonlight / PHOTO by GOOGLE

luni, noiembrie 20, 2006

6 Months Down, 3 Weeks to Go

I haven't been able to update this blog for the past week, as I have been busy handling my mixed feelings and also spent a great weekend in the mountains in a cool teambuilding with the dance school (no photos, though, I had the camera with me, but there were too many people taking pictures, so for once I just wanted to have a good time ).

Soooo... as some of you already know, I've received my invitation for the visa, after 3 weeks of waiting and making everyone hate me (Ric included....) and this morning I went to apply for it, left all the documentation at the embassy and... well, I'll have it tomorrow!!! So, it's official, I'm going to Brasil. In... 3 weeks... Can you believe it? gosh, I'm so freaked out, I have a million things to do now, but all I can think about is the moment I'll get out of that plane with 40 degrees outside and 100 in my heart (that's such a clichée , but you understand me, don't you?).

Honey... I'm coming. Unless you make me mad again and I'll change my mind .

6 months down, 3 weeks to go©2006 moonlight / PHOTO by ... I don´t remember now

marți, noiembrie 07, 2006

It Smells Like X-mas

Now, to share the same spirit one of my dear friends does... Christmas is almost coming!!!!

Who cares there's still a month and a half till then? Christmas is coming! A few days ago, we had the first snow in Bucharest. In other parts of the country, there was more, but in Bucharest it only lasted for a few minutes . That's sad... I hope we will have lots and lots of snow this year (it's the only thing I like about winter...). And I hope we will have snow before my leaving to Brazil. Have I told you that? I'm sure I did.. I'm sure you're quite sick of it... Well, I'm quite excited, but still didn't get the invitation (do I really have to tell you that the post services suck?).

So, 1 month left. Actually, a month and 3 days, but then again, who's counting?! I need a break from work, cause I'm really starting to hate it (counting to 10 now and taking a deep breath.... ok, I'm calm...).

As I said, Christmas is coming, vacations are coming, and I swear I will forget about the last month and move forward, cause some people are just not worth losing your temper for. (1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10... and breathing... Have you seen "Toamna bobocilor"?).

Now, to get you all into the holliday spirit (who cares there's still a month left?), here's some recommendations....

- watch some good cartoons (may I suggest Tom & Jerry? they're always in fashion)

- also check out the classic movies you always like to watch around this date (and not only X-mas movies.. I believe that anything that lifts your spirit does the trick.. who cares you have seen them 100 times? watch them again ). My suggestions... "Home Alone", "Harry Potter", "The Lord of the Rings" (of course ), " The Nightmare Before Christmas", "Shrek", "The Chronicles of Narnia", "Love Actually", "Die Hard", "Heidi", "Miracle on 34th Street", "The Nutcracker", "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "Joyeux Noel", "The Polar Express", "Stuart Little", "Jack Frost", "Willow", "The Princess Bride", "The Neverending Story", "A Christmas Carol", "White Christmas"..... And I'm stoping here, to avoid being killed by you, but I'm waiting for suggestions, cause I've started the movie-marathon .

- go and buy silly stuff for your Christmas tree... the supermarkets are already full of them

- have a big cup of hot wine with cinnamon and sugar and... relax, listen to some carols (again, who cares there's still a month left?) ... I'm sure you'll find other things you can do to catch the X-mas spirit . Just have fun!

It smells like X-mas©2006 moonlight / PHOTO by GOOGLE

luni, octombrie 30, 2006

Uriah Heep and... Iris, of course :)

Some of you, the ones who were at Sala Palatului yesterday evening, have seen a fantastic show made by Uriah Heep and Iris.

Again, I am speechless. I am not even going to talk about Raza, the band who made the opening; they were quite boring and the only two entertaining songs they played were "Amintire cu Haiducii" (original by Phoenix) and Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life".

I will speak of the 40 minutes' show Iris did, and of the hour and a half Uriah Heep played. A few years back, when Iris released the "Matase alba" album, Uriah Heep were in Romania as their guests in a show at the Baneasa airport. They registered together a modern version of "Lady in Black" (check my blast), which I find better than the original. Yesterday, Uriah Heep made the show and Iris were the guests, but nevertheless, they were incredible as always. By now, I'm sure you all know I'm a huge Iris fan and I will always believe them to be the greatest band ever ). Oh... and yesterday I was on stage, along with Cati and a friend of hers, with iris flowers for Cristi, just after they sang "Floare de Iris" (to quote Cati, "this was sooo coool" ).

And what about Uriah Heep? They compressed a 35 years work in 90 incendiary minutes, ending with the old version of "Lady in Black" (I think everyone was kind of expecting they played it with Iris, but still it was great). They were just incredible, I mean, looking at them you would think they wouldn't have any energy left for touring and shows... but they were like having adrenaline shots made just before the show. So, I was impressed. Again, seing such great artists is a real satisfaction. And what really moved me was seing the hall full of people quite past 30-40 years of age, and this is a good sign that the rock phenomenon in Romania is not limited to 15 year-old girls. What more can I say? It was fantastic!!!!

So, to resume, it was a great weekend. A long weekend, I might add, as I had a bonus day today and didn't go to work. I'm only sad for not being able to take any pictures (you can blame my brother for making me leave the camera at home), so I only have the ones Mihnea and Ioana took (and, of course, I'm not going to post them here, as they are not mine to use... well, maybe just one, along with my thanks). Back to work tomorrow, but it will be a short week. Now I'm waiting for the postman with my invitation for the visa (btw... I'm damn weak, I decided to go to Brasil anyways, but don't tell Ric, he'll just stop doing any efforts ) and for the weekend in the mountains with the dance school . See ya!

Uriah Heep and... Iris, of course ©2006 moonlight / PHOTO by Mihnea

duminică, octombrie 15, 2006


The perfect Sunday afternoon... can you imagine? It is the middle of October, and still, it was a nearly-summer day. So I couldn't have missed it, I just took my camera and went for a walk in the Herăstrău park... the place I most love in Bucharest. You can see the results in the photo album I've added. Also, this perfect day had it's ending in this little poem, that may mean the return of my inspiration...

O frunză de toamnă
murind pe un ram,
o undă stingheră ce nemişcarea-o străpunge,
un ţipăt cu negru cărbune pictat
pe-un cer de-un albastru cu-aromă de vară...
O pală de vânt adiind a răcoare,
ce frunza de toamnă-n vals lent o coboară,
un copil ce nu ştie
că lacul adoarme
şi că de mâine ploaia-l îneacă.
Un cântec de fată, abia susurat,
dar frunza de toamnă nu mai respiră;
un ultim sărut răzvrătit printre doruri,
o floare de nufăr, o ultimă rază.

(I tried to translate it, but it sounded really stupid in English... one always expresses his feelings better in his mother tongue... tal vez lo voy a intentar en castellano, pero no esta noche...)

Tăcere & PHOTO©2006 moonlight

miercuri, octombrie 11, 2006

Autumn Feelings II

Today... two poems/songs about autumn... May you all be loved...


A venit toamna, acoperă-mi inima cu ceva,
cu umbra unui copac sau mai bine cu umbra ta.

Mă tem că n-am să te mai văd, uneori,
ca or să-mi crească aripi ascuţite până la nori,
că ai să te ascunzi într-un ochi străin,
şi el o să se-nchidă cu o frunză de pelin.

Şi-atunci mă apropii de pietre şi tac,
iau cuvintele şi le-nec în mare.
Şuier luna şi o rasar şi o prefac
într-o dragoste mare.

din vol. "O viziune a sentimentelor" (1964)


So, the season of the fall begins
Down the crossroads in a sleepy little inn
By the fire when the sun goes down

But the night becomes you
And the secrets of the rain

Forever autumn

And the season of the fall begins
Out the nightlands when the thunderstorm sets in
The secrets clear in the cloudy night

But the night becomes you
And the secrets of the rain, they will stay the same
And the time will come soon
With the secrets of the rain, and the storm again

Coming closer every day, forever autumn

And the season of the fall begins
Past the passingbell, past willow weeping
A ripple forms on the brinks of time

But the night becomes you
And the secrets of the rain, they will stay the same
And the time will come soon
With the secrets of the rain, and the storm again

Coming closer every day, forever autumn

from the album "Forever Autumn" (1999)


luni, octombrie 09, 2006

Autumn Feelings

2 months... God, I'm counting the days till my vacation starts... but it seems like time is passing very fast, and it'll be December before knowing it. Plus I'll be busy with the embassy and taking care of all this, also my dancing classes, that the weeks will seem to be running .

¿Brasil o España?¿ Rio de Janeiro o La Coruña? Lo decidiré en aproximadamente dos semanas. En este momento, Coruña suena mejor, no me cuesta tanto trabajo llegar allí, no necesito de visado, además, Coruña nunca me desilusionó... pero veremos...

October has just come. For some, it's the beginning of school. I kind of miss school, it used to bring me an undefined emotion, especially when I was younger. I'd do it all over again, although I know it's silly and now I've reached another level in my life.

I love autumn. Well, not the part when it rains continuouslly, but I love the colours, and the sunny days when everything seems so peacefull... I guess autumn is the season when I'm most tranquil, and find myself lost in the beauty of the silence. It doesn't have anything from the usual agitation of spring, when I'm full of life, or of summer, or of winter, when Christmas lasts 2 months for me . I love autumn because it makes me forget about everything and everyone, and not care anymore. I'm just... ok... for now.

I would like to wish a warm "Happy birthday" to my sweet brother, who turns 22 tomorrow. May you be happy and loved, and remember that you can count on me for anything.

For the rest of you, I miss you... all my friends, especially the ones I made in school, because I miss school so much righ now. Maria honey, um beijo... tenho saudades dos momentos que passamos juntas, as três... Sorte, menina! Vai ver que as coisas vão sair bem!

Autumn feelings© 2006 moonlight / PHOTO BY MARIA

joi, septembrie 21, 2006


How would the most important day of your life look like?

Would it be the day you finally find the job of your dreams? Or the day you marry that one person who makes your life bright? The day your first child is born? The day you win the lottery?

Or would it be the day you finally stop from your usual routine, your hurry, and really smell the air, see the sky, hear the rain, feel the wind? Give it a thought, give it a try...


I'm not writing anymore... I haven't written a poem in a month, and the last one was so depressing, I didn't put in on the web site I post my poems on.

I used to open the dictionary, pick any word, and find inspiration... began with that word and everything else was just coming to me. Writing has always helped me express my feelings, it was the only way to show them, since I'm usually the type of person who doesn't say out loud what she thinks or feels. Now... all that is lost. And the year I spent in Spain... well, that was my most prolific, I think it was because Coruña is such a magic place.

Maybe I'm too busy. Maybe it's because I'm not happy anymore. Maybe I worry too much about the future and forget that life is great the way it is... who knows. I need inspiration...

Menino do meu coração, preciso de você... e de todo esse amor que faz tempo que não me deu...

duminică, septembrie 10, 2006

August Update

First, let me say I found my dance partner and I started the dance lessons, a week later than the rest of the group, but still, it is great. I've had the first 2 classes this Friday and Saturday and it is really cool. I'm really happy, like a 5 year old with a new toy . As you can see, I've changed my avatar accordingly. Thanks to the instructor, or maybe thanks to the 2 girls that were so inconsistent that my partner needed someone else... This is good, because the last class is on the 18th of November, I will be busy doing something else besides work until then, and still have some time left until my vacations. So, the announcement about me looking for a dance partner is no longer available.

Second, I finished the portuguese class, and I will have my diploma soon, so that's another accomplishment. Trying to decide weather I take the DELE now, but I think Ric will kill me if I don't, as my only reason for not going to Rio in November was taking this exam...

Exactlly 3 months left until going to Brazil... 90 days. I really need vacations, I'm quite tired and sooo sick of going to work every day... But will I really go? That's the question... I'm also tired of waiting...

Some not so good things happened also, like not making it to the RT position, but that's ok, I'm not so sad about it. And Maria left for Portugal, which is a good thing, since she's going to spend 2 years with Luis. I'm really happy for her, let's hope everything will be ok and she will have fun and do her master. Boa sorte, menina!

What else? Saw "Pirates of the Carribbean", again with a genious Johnny Depp. Party last night at Cristina's, I'll upload some photos later. Tomorrow meeting with the girls to see "Lady in the Water". Seria A started today, Inter won with Fiorentina, great game, forza nerrazzuri!!! Tomorrow Schumacher will announce if he retires or not, I hope he doesn't, cause F1 won't be the same without him.

Now it's time to practice some salsa steps. Ya hablaremos! Yolandaaaaaa!!! 1,2,3...5,6,7...

luni, septembrie 04, 2006

Ciao Giacinto, addio bandiera nerazzurra...

Words are sometimes useless. In moments like this, all that matters are the memories. Memories every football fan in Italy, no matter what team they support, and every Inter fan in the world, keep. 6 more days until the start of the new season, and Inter is beginning as champions of Italy, winners of the Cup and the Supercup. Starting with a team that he helped building. With the dream of winning the scudetto on the field.

But they will also begin the new season without their president, without their leader, without the captain that led the team in the winning of the 2 Champions' League trophies in the history - Giacinto Facchetti. He left this world too soon, consumed by an unforgiving desease which he had only discovered a few months back. He left before having the chance to see his team win another title on the field. He left after having fought his last battle, that of cleaning the italian football and bringing beauty and honesty to the game. He left quietlly, with dignity, the same way as he lived his life.

He was the last spokesman for the fair-play in football, the last exponent of the old guard, the last true pennant of the black & blue flag. He now joins Giuseppe "Peppino" Prisco, Inter's vice-president and lawyer for so many years, to a better place, where there are no fights for undeserved merits, no cruelty, no lies. The world of football will miss you... and all the Inter fans will keep you in their hearts and their memories as you were, an incredible player, THE CAPTAIN who led Helenio Herrera's team to winning the 2 Champion's League titles, a great president and a great man.

Oggi piange l'Inter, piange il mondo del calcio, per l'addio di Giacinto Fachetti... Addio, bandiera merazzurra...

"C'è un immenso dolore da parte di tutti noi e da parte di tutta la famiglia nerazzurra. Giacinto ci mancherà moltissimo perchè era una persona straordinaria, un essere umano molto molto buono, in tutti i sensi. Ha fatto parte e farà sempre parte della storia dell'Inter. Oggi è un giorno molto triste anche perchè lui è sempre stato vicino a noi, vicino a tutti. Ripeto: Giacinto ci mancherà tantissimo". (Javier Zanetti, today's captain, about yesterday's captain)

"Caro Cipe, non sono riuscito a dirti quello che volevo, per paura di farti capire che il tempo era inesorabile e la malattia terribile. Scusami, ma credo che ti debba ringraziare soprattutto per la pazienza che hai sempre avuto con me. Per i tuoi occhi che sorridevano, fino alla fine, ai miei entusiasmi o all'ironia con cui cercavo di superare insieme a te momenti difficili. Pochi giorni fa, pochissimi, mi parlavi dell'Inter con un filo di voce e con l'espressione di chi ti vuole bene, proiettando il tuo pensiero in un futuro che andava oltre le nostre povere, ignoranti, possibilità umane. Qualche mese fa ti chiedevo un po' scherzando un po' sul serio come mai non riuscivamo ad avere un arbitro amico, tanto da sentirci almeno una volta protetti. E tu, con uno sguardo fra il dolce e il severo, mi rispondesti che questa cosa non potevo chiedertela, non ne eri capace. Fantastico. Non ne era capace la tua grande dignità, non ne era capace la tua naturale onestà, la sportività intatta dal primo giorno che entrasti nell'Inter, con Herrera che ti chiamò Cipelletti, sbagliandosi, e da allora, tutti noi ti chiamiamo Cipe. Dolce, intelligente, coraggioso, riservato, lontano da ogni reazione volgare. Grazie ancora di aver onorato l'Inter, e con lei tutti noi." (Massimo Moratti)

"Con la morte di Facchetti si chiude un'epoca: lui rappresentava un calcio pulito che, oggi, sembra essere l'eccezione alla regola, quel calcio in cui credeva anche Helenio. Giacinto, pur essendo profondamente religioso, da tutti noi era visto come un dio pagano. Nel campo svettava sugli altri, e quando correva la sua falcata sembrava quella di Mercurio. Quello che però più colpiva era la sua correttezza estrema, quasi mistica" (Fiora Herrera)

Ciao Giacinto, addio bandiera nerazzurra...© 2006 moonlight & INTER.IT & GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT / PICTURE FROM INTER.IT

luni, august 28, 2006

Caut partener de dans!

Nope, nu e o gluma...

Deoarece si pentru ca am primit un impuls din partea cuiva, nu spui cine, ca poate se supara si nu vrem asta ... si pentru ca de multisor vreau sa ma apuc de cursuri de dans (a se traduce, latino) si acum chiar mi s-a pus pata serios...

Am gasit scoala perfecta, sau ma rog, asa cred eu, din ce am auzit/citit. Ce mi s-a parut diferit fata de celelalte scoli de dans din capitala noastra cea fara de pereche este ca iti impune sa te duci la cursuri cu un partener. Am incercat sa ma inscriu, sperand ca o sa fie niscaiva baieti singuri si asa o sa se formeze o pereche. Din pacate, au fost foarte multe perechi formate deja care s-au inscris, si n-am avut noroc. Asa ca mi-l caut pe unde pot (norocul/partenerul ).

Deci... daca din intamplare, printre cei care mai citesc tampeniile pe care le scriu eu pe aici, se gaseste cineva care sa vrea sa invete sa danseze, sau stie pe cineva care vrea ... o sa se mai organizeze o grupa de incepatori pe la mijlocul lunii septembrie, iar cursurile se vor tine sambata si duminica, din cate am inteles. Mai multe detalii o sa primesc si eu mai incolo. Asa ca pliz pliz I will be forever in your debt. Cand o aparea oficial si pe forumul scolii respective (careia n-o sa-i fac reclama aici) anuntul despre formarea grupei, o sa postez si acolo un "matrimonial". Deocamdata ma limitez la asta.

Asa ca, daca e cineva interesat (de dans), sa lase un mesaj sau un IM pe Y!M. Btw, invat repede si-mi petrec week-end-urile prin Salsa 3 (uite ca la asta fac reclama ), asa ca nu sunt chiar necunoscatoare in domeniu (sau cel putin asa imi place sa cred). Astept sugestii si reclamatii.

P.S. poza din Salsa ca sa vedeti ca nu va mint. Sorry for writing this one in Romanian, but I'm looking for a dance partner and I need him to be from Romania, so someone from another place in the world won't help me much.

Caut partener de dans! & photo© 2006 moonlight

marți, august 22, 2006

Pedro Abrunhosa - Beijo

Another song today, this is a very cool portuguese guy who has all these incredible songs... I would translate it to you, but it won't sound as good as in portuguese. Well, whoever has to understand, will

Não posso deixar que te leve
O castigo da ausência,
Vou ficar a esperar
E vais ver-me lutar
Para que esse mar não nos vença.
Não posso pensar que esta noite
Adormeço sozinho,
Vou ficar a escrever,
E talvez vá vencer
O teu longo caminho.

Quero que saibas
Que sem ti não há lua,
Nem as árvores crescem,
Ou as mãos amanhecem
Entre as sombras da rua.

Leva os meus braços,
Esconde-te em mim,
Que a dor do silêncio
Contigo eu venço
Num beijo assim.

Não posso deixar de sentir-te
Na memória das mãos,
Vou ficar a despir-te,
E talvez ouça rir-te
Nas paredes, no chão.
Não posso mentir que as lágrimas
São saudades do beijo,
Vou ficar mais despido
Que um corpo vencido,
Perdido em desejo.

Quero que saibas
Que sem ti não há lua,
Nem as árvores crescem,
Ou as mãos amanhecem
Entre as sombras da rua.

Leva os meus braços,
Esconde-te em mim,
Que a dor do silêncio
Contigo eu venço
Num beijo assim...

Pedro Abrunhosa - Beijo© 2006 moonlight / SONGS BY PEDRO ABRUNHOSA / PICTURE FROM GOOGLE

luni, august 14, 2006

Incredible Placebo

I had reached a point where I was complaining about not having anything interesting happening in my life. All the weekends were the same, spending the time in the internet, or going for a walk in the park, the usual weekend shopping, going to dance in Salsa... I did have some excitement for a a few weeks, but it seems that too is lost now, which is sad...

Well, as if someone wanted to contradict me, yesterday I was at the Placebo concert at Arenele Romane(many thanks to Ulpia for the invitation ). While waiting to go in, I was thinking I would write this long entry about the hour and I half I (we) spent in the Carol Park waiting to go in, because they only opened the gates at a little after 7, although the concert was scheduled to start at that time. But I changed my mind. I'm not going to do a cultural review either, as I am no journalist.

But I will say it was a real pleasure to be there, and a real honour. It is not every day that you see such big a rock band in a live concert in Bucharest. It's true, this summer we had some great artists here, starting with Lake of Tears back in March, then Depeche Mode, Billy Idol, Deftones, Bloodhound Gang... and still to come this autumn Cesaria Evora and Dulce Pontes, whom I really want to see. But, unfortunatelly, I didn't get to go to any of those, due to all kind of reasons, mainly money and time.

So... I was saying... we were told that the opening will be made by Dj Rock and AB4. I have no idea who DJ Rock is, but fortunatelly we were not forced to listen to them, I suppose it was because they started the concert so late. But AB4 I kind of missed. They had left Romania a few years ago, and nobody heard anything of them since. So it was a really good surprise seing them and hearing them last night, they did a very good show that lasted for more than half an hour, with some very good new songs. It was a good opening for Placebo, mostly because I think everybody was curious to see what they have been doing for so long.

And talking about Placebo, they were great. I was kind of missing real rock, you know, classic rock, good rock, not the one that you hear nowadays, that makes 16 year-old chicks go crazy. I felt like going back a few years, when I was a high-school girl and everything was so simple . It was really great, they sang both old a new songs, and the new album, "Meds", sounds great, Placebo-style. They didn't sing too much, about 1 hour, but it was fantastic (regardless of the technical problems they had) and the crowd was satisfied (at least I think they were, and I hope too). I was happy that I was able to see them, because it is such a rare opportunity to see such an extraordinary band live in Romania (did I say that again? I believe I did... ). And again, many thanks to Ulpia for the invitation. It was a great night and I had my batteries recharged for some time, so it will take a couple of weeks until complaining again that nothing interesting ever happens to me .

Incredible Placebo & PHOTO© 2006 moonlight

miercuri, august 09, 2006

Entry for August 09, 2006

Four beers last night in Becker Brau, unfiltred, of course... and a night of hyperactivity, as there was full moon (2 more probably following...). Enough to put me in that state I go into when I don't have things to do.

So... this will be a "Sex and the city"-type blog. Question: Why do we like problems? Why do women like problems? What is it with calm life that sounds so damn wrong that we are not happy with? If we are not ok, if things go wrong, we complain that they never go well. If everything is perfect, we complain that we get bored.

I would like to meet the woman who is absolutely satisfied with her life. She will be my hero. But is there such a woman? Or it's just an ideal, more of a man's ideal actually, as they always say we're never satisfied. You know... as we have our romantic prince charming, handsome, sensitive, that always does the exact thing we need, and always says what we need to hear. That's a satisfied woman for the men, the perfection, the ideal (which, of course, doesn't exist).

Or, maybe, it does exist. But me... well, I have never met such a woman. I addmit. I complain about everything. I'm never satisfied with the way things are, but I truly believe that if I did, my life would be meaningless. I always say you have to have standards to reach for. And always have a project to fight for, if not, what is life? If a guy treats me with indifference... well, just ask those who did and they'll tell you how annoying I get.

So, I complicate my life. If I don't have problems, I invent them. I couldn't live in a life where there would be no problems. Of course, usually my problems are... romantic. And as I consider myself a bit of an artist, at least my soul is, I tend to take my problems as far as they become tragedies. So every day there's a tragedy happening, it keeps me going, and it keeps me from getting bored, because I am getting bored easily.

So, as I said, I enjoy complicating my life. If things are perfect, which they should be, since apparently all my dreams came true lately (just check my latest blog entries, you'll know what I mean), if I am happy, as I should be, I am actually not happy. I am not happy of being too happy. (What a stupid thing to say, right?). So, I am creating problems, and I am trying to find ways for the things to be not so perfect.

Some of you were getting a glimpse of my new-found "complications" lately, and saw how much I enjoyed them, and still enjoy. For the last three weeks, I've been going to work smiling and keeping that smile all day, which is a lot to ask from me. Unfortunately, there are too many people I care for reading this blog and I cannot explain everything in here. The question is, what will exactly happen? And how will I manage to go with it? Well... I have always fallen on my feet, no matter how many stupid things I've done; that's why I am so sure I will manage to handle everything. It's just a way to see how things would be if I did everything differently. And maybe putting the bases of a new life, I'm good at that.

Entry for August 09, 2006© 2006 moonlight / PICTURE FROM GOOGLE

sâmbătă, august 05, 2006

Ella y él - Ricardo Arjona

Today... a song... Ricardo Arjona, one of the most romantic artists I have ever listened to.

So, here it comes, for all of you who have loved, but were not loved back; for all of you who are in love; for the ones who know love will come, but haven't found it yet...

Ella es de la Habana, él de Nueva York
ella baila tropicana, a él le gusta el rock
ella vende besos en un burdel, mientras él se gradua en U.C.L.A.
ella es medio marxista, él es republicano
ella quiere ser artista, él odia a los cubanos
él cree en la Estatua de la Libertad,
y ella en su vieja Habana de la soledad

Él ha comido hamburguesas, ella moros con cristianos
él champán con sus fresas, ella un mojito cubano
ella se fue de gira a Yucatán, y él de vacaciones al mismo lugar
mulata hasta los pies, él rubio como el sol
ella no habla inglés, y él menos español
él fue a tomar un trago sin sospechar
que iba a encontrar el amor en aquel lugar

Lo que las ideologias dividen al hombre,
el amor con sus hilos los une en su nombre

Ella mueve su cintura al ritmo del tan tan
y él se va divorciando del Tio Sam
él se refugia en su piel, la quiere para él
y ella se va olvidando de Fidel
qué sabian Lenin y Lincoln del amor
qué saben Fidel y Clinton del amor.

Ella se sienta en su mesa
él tiembla de la emoción
ella se llama Teresa , y él se llama John
ella dice "hola chico", él contesta "hello"
a ella no le para el pico, él dice "speak slow"
él se guardó su bandera, ella olvido los conflictos
él encontro la manera, de que el amor salga invicto
la tomó de la mano y se la llevó
el yankee de la cubana se enamoró

lo que las ideologias dividen al hombre
el amor con sus hilos los une en su nombre

ahora viven en París, buscaron tierra neutral
ella logró ser actriz, él es un tipo normal
caminan de la mano calle Campos Elisios
como quien se burla del planeta y sus vicios.

Ella y él - Ricardo Arjona© 2006 moonlight / SONG BY RICARDO ARJONA / PICTURE FROM GOOGLE

marți, august 01, 2006

Cuando nadie me ve - Alejandro Sanz

A veces me elevo, doy mil volteretas
a veces me encierro tras puertas abiertas
a veces te cuento por qué este silencio
y es que a veces soy tuyo y a veces del viento.

a veces de un hilo y a veces de un ciento
y hay veces, mi vida, te juro que pienso:
¿por qué es tan difícil sentir como siento?
sentir ¡cómo siento! que sea difícil

a veces te miro y a veces te dejas
me prestas tus alas, revisas tus huellas
a veces por todo aunque nunca me falles
a veces soy tuyo y a veces de nadie
a veces te juro de veras que siento,
no darte la vida entera, darte sólo esos momentos
¿por qué es tan dificil?... vivir sólo es eso...
vivir, sólo es eso... ¿por qué es tan dificil?

cuando nadie me ve puedo ser o no ser
cuando nadie me ve pongo el mundo del revés
cuando nadie me ve no me limita la piel
cuando nadie me ve puedo ser o no ser
cuando nadie me ve.

a veces me elevo, doy mil volteretas
a veces me encierro tras puertas abiertas
a veces te cuento por qué este silencio
y es que a veces soy tuyo y a veces del viento

te escribo desde los centros de mi propia existencia
donde nacen las ansias, la infinita esencia
hay cosas muy tuyas que yo no comprendo
y hay cosas tan mías, pero es que yo no las veo
supongo que pienso que yo no las tengo
no entiendo mi vida, se encienden los versos
que a oscuras te puedo, lo siento no acierto
no enciendas las luces que tengo desnudos,
el alma y el cuerpo

cuando nadie me ve puedo ser o no ser...



sâmbătă, iulie 29, 2006

Internazionale campioni!

Wow! What about this? Two of my dreams came true this summer... Italy world champions and Internazionale got "il scudetto"...

luni, iulie 24, 2006

139 Days Left

Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Or, at least, I will live because of today for the next 5 months.

I finally bought the plane ticket to Rio de Janeiro. Imagine... almost one year has passed since the most happy time of my life... and today I am reliving every day, every second spent with the most incredible person I have ever known...

I miss him. Or, better said, "miss" is such a little word! I should say, "saudades", or "dor". Did you know portuguese and romanian are the only 2 languages in the world that have a word to express this greater emotion? Sinto saudades de você, menino...

December. That's when I'm going. I will count the days until then, I have no more patience... and you know me, I'm not a patient person. So you can imagine me now... But you know what? I'm calmer now, I know that I've made it, and no matter what, I'll spend the holidays with Ric. So again, today I'm happy. Happier than I've been in months.

P.S. Thanks to my father for making this possible 


luni, iulie 10, 2006

Bella Italia!



sâmbătă, iulie 08, 2006

Just Another Boring Saturday

7.00 AM : woke up because of my hyper-active grandmother. She can't sleep. I hated her. At least she got out of the room and went to do God knows what in the kitchen. Slept until 9.00

9.00 AM : now really woken up, I have things to do today. Showered, brushed my teeth... looking for the flyer with my PIN for the credit card. I just got my paycheck yesterday. Looking... looking... looking... flashback... Friday evening, coming from work... tearing a piece of paper into little pieces and trowing it in the garbage. I thought it was the flyer with the salary from last month, I didn't need it anymore... Started yeeling at my grandmother for moving my stuff around when she dusted a day ago... Started yelling at my brother... CRISIS. BIG ONE. What the hell to do now? Oh, I know, just go to the bank, see if they could tell me my PIN...

10.00 AM : out of the house. There are only 2 work stations of this bank in Bucharest (ABNAmro). One at World Trade Center Bucharest. Thinking... it should be open on Saturday, it is the WTC, the Shopping Center there, the Sofitel Hotel... Took the tram, got there around 10.30 . 32 degrees outside. I know it because there's this cute clock in front of WTC, that also shows the temperature. What a hot day will it be! Of course, no luck. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 16.00.

10.30 AM : ok, I'll just try the other one. Piata Unirii, center of Bucharest, what the hell, they SHOULD be working today. Walked to Aviatorilor for about 15 minutes through the Herastrau Park, very nice, but I wasn't in the mood for admiring the trees. Marilyn Manson screaming from my mp3. Got to Aviatorilor, took the metro 4 stations to Unirea. Again, the same thing. Closed. I was thinking, ok, I'll be back on Monday morning. Luckily I start work at 11.30 on Monday. I'll loose my Portuguese class in the morning, but this is more important. I was only affraid I'll have to have another credit card made and this sucks... another 2 weeks of waiting... always going to the bank if I wanted to get some money from my card...

11.00 AM : back to the metro. I had big plans for today, looking for my plane ticket to Rio. 2 stations to Piata Romana. went into Marshall Turism. It's a big one, just in Romana. Inside... full. It's Saturday, it's summer, everybody wants to leave on vacation. Waited for about 1 hour until the ONLY person in charge of ticketing got available. This old woman upset for being left alone on such a busy day... Told her, "Rio de Janeiro, 10th of December, return on the 6th of January". She sais to me... "why are you coming this EARLY??? I'm busy with customers who are leaving now". Responded, "yeah, but if I came later, there would be no free places, plus they'll be a lot more expensive". The woman "made me the favour" of looking... "sorry, no free places, not with AirFrance, nor Lufthansa, AllItalia, Iberia... leave me your name and I'll put you on the waiting list, maybe you'll get lucky, but I don't think you will. You should have come in March to get your ticket". Wait, didn't she say I came too EARLY???

12.30 PM : left Marshall. Went to J'Info Tours. Inside... full. They were closing at 1.00, there was no way I could get to speak to someone until then. Got inside 3 more turism agencies. No luck, they all said there was no way I could get a ticket to Rio in December. Nor to São Paulo. One woman found me one in November, for a little more that 1300 euros. I was starting to think I would have to change my vacation date...

01.something PM : almost in Piata Universitatii. I was going to cross the street. It was GREEN. Some guy on a bycicle came with a lot of speed, bumped exactly into me. Nona in the middle of the street, bleeding... this couldn't have been a worst day... I'm not hurt that bad. Just a few scratches, it could have been worst. My right hand hurts like hell, as I fell exactly on it, it's not broken, but of course it is full of scratches. Luckily I had some alcohol tissues in my purse. Took the guy's name and address, told him I'm a lawyer and I'll see him in court, at least he got scared, of course I'm not going to waste my time with this.

01.30 PM : I was going towards the metro at Universitate, when I passed by another agency. It was open until 14.00, so I decided to go in. One couple looking for plane tickets to Rome. This really nice girl there, she looked up for me every single possibility for a plane ticket to Rio. Of course, none whatsoever for the dates I wanted. I asked her to look for tickets to São Paulo, I didn't care, as Ric was going to pick me up there. No luck. Then she sais, "I found something, there would be this one posibility, leaving Romania on the 10th, then taking the plane to Rio on the 11th from Madrid". Iberia. Spain, my love.... I would have to spend a night in Madrid. I told her that would not be a problem, as I know Madrid and I know a lot of nice hostels there. The other thing was... the only available return date was on the 8th of January from Rio, arriving in Bucharest on the 9th. My vacations are over the 7th, on the 8th I would have to be at work. But it was the only way. Those 2 days... I'll see what I can do, I'm sure I can talk to my teamleaders and find a solution. It's 1270 euros, a bit expensive... but I can pay it whenever I want, as Iberia doesn't put you a time limit to paying your plane ticket, as AirFrance. Plus, AirFrance loses luggage, I heard it from 3 or 4 people. Now I need to talk to my father to loan me some money, as I can only pay 700 euros, maybe 800. But I did the reservation, as I didn't want to lose this too.

.50 PM : back to the metro, went home, my grandmother had her train back to Piatra at 15.00. Walked her to the trainstation, back home. Remembered I didn't eat for the day... Well, at least I got something, right? Checked my mail... thinking, what the hell, there's no way I'm so stupid to throw my PIN flyer. Started looking, looking, looking... FINALLY!!! after 30 minutes going crazy I found the envelope!!!! Incredible, I couldn't believe it! I knew I wasn't that stupid! Called my brother and my grandmother to tell them the good news. Ate icecream.

05.00 PM - 08.00 PM : played Sims2, ate some more icecream, watched a few episodes from Ally McBeal, washed some clothes. Now it's 09.28 PM and I'm waiting for the game to start. Germany - Portugal. No preferences today... well, maybe Germany. Waiting for Ric to go online to tell him I made the reservation.

And this was my boring Saturday. Have a nice weekend you all! Have fun!

P.S. The picture is from the Herastrau Park... The one I didn't have time to admire today...