Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New book - Deaf Sentence

I managed to finish Doctor Zhivago on a sunny beach (actually Sunny Beach - Bulgaria). Now I started reading Deaf Sentence by David Lodge. A novel about a man who becomes deaf and how that changes his perspective in life. Sounds interesting and being written by Lodge I suppose it will also be funny.

Friday, August 15, 2008


It's official, I'm on vacation! Each day felt just longer and longer for the last two weeks (am I missing something?). Although it's only a week I hope to come back with some more energy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The phenomenom called Phelps

Michael Phelps is probably the greatest swimmer of all times. So far he won five gold medals at Beijing Olympics, all of them with world records and he is on track to win eight gold medals, which nobody ever did.
The number of world records at natation in this Olympics is huge. I know there is a new swim suit designed by Speedo and NASA that helps a lot, but still, aren't we seeing a little bit of cyclism here?

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Iron Maiden in Bucharest

Last night I saw Iron Maiden live in Bucharest. The show and the atmosphere were just incredible. See a sample bellow, Fear of the Dark with the whole stadium singing along.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

BBC in Romanian is gone

Yesterday was the last broadcast of BBC in Romanian. This was one of the iconic radio stations in Romania (starting 69 years ago) during the WW II and the communist era. This was also my favorite news source in the 90ties and the place where I first learned about what market economy means and what was wrong in our country in those days. They will put up online an archive with many of their broadcasts here. Good bye BBC in Romanian, I will never forget you!