Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year!

2013 Year In Review. Have a Happy New Year Everybody! Frequent readers One-time readers The answers to the odd 🙂 questions that brought some of you on this page in 2013: – No, this blogger does not live in Bucharest. … Continue reading

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My Blog Is Not Paying

Over the past months, I have been asked on many real life and virtual occasions the reason behind my blogging and the revenue I make out of it. I was also recently told that “if you are a blogger, then … Continue reading

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When in Rome… Dining Etiquette Infographic

Dining with relatives or friends. When in Romania: It is unacceptable to leave anything on the plate. It shows disrespect for the host. It is customary to serve hearty soups as the main course at midday. And evenings. It is … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Philippines

In the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, Filipinos are improvising Christmas trees — The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) December 24, 2013  

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A Tale of Two Cadburys / Daily Prompt: Best Day Ever

In response to Daily Prompt: The Best Day Ever You get to enjoy the best day ever — describe in detail what that means to you. Where are you? What will you do? What’s the weather like? What will you … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I wish all bloggers and readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Romanian Penal Code Gets Penalized in Parliament

The Romanian Parliament has always been one of the most prolific national institutions. Some 588 MPs in a country of no more than 19.5 million people have provided us with valuable Penal Code amendments right before Christmas. Why would anyone … Continue reading

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Good Bye, Lenin! Says Ukraine

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Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree / Brenda Lee

It’s really snowy and nearly Christmas since I have already seen Home Alone for the tenth time or so. Still enjoying it! 🙂

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What PISA 2012 Results Teach Romania About Education

On December 3, 2013, OECD released the PISA 2012 results for 65 participating countries and more than 510,000 students (15-year-olds) tested in reading, mathematics and science. Romania barely ranked 45 out of 65 countries with Shanghai-China leading the top of … Continue reading

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