Romania and UK, together for peace

london spot

In general, I try not to write about certain themes as I wish to keep my blog out of the crazy world around us. But there are sometimes stories that get into my heart and I just cannot ignore them¬† ūüôā .

Such a story is a recent one about a baker named F. Morariu who is a simple but great example of how I see Romanians- helpful, good-hearted and honest. At a certain point it even gets funny but it is a surprising story about helping people in need around us , about not drowning in this selfish ocean where we all swim and trying to be a good Christian, yes I am not afraid to say it.

There are many articles on the website and here you can find some stories:                        https://reportuk.org/2017/06/05/london-attack-romanian-baker-and-spanish-banker-among-heroes/

I hope these modern heroes will be well protected in the future¬†as their stories have been present in newspapers for everyone to read. I admire them and hope to live as soon as possible the day when I won’t see such things in Europe ever again. I hope to live the day when such criminals will be forever eliminated from our society, when youngsters can enjoy a concert or people like us can have a cappuccino without being afraid they may get killed for nothing. Europe is ours,¬†it is¬†OUR grandparents who died in the world wars and not some oriental citizens, we appreciate our way of life, we respect women &equality and who likes it it’s fine, who doesn’t like it can just go where they came from. I hope the war in Syria will be over sooner, most of the soldiers will come back in their countries so there will be no reason for such things. I hope European countries will wake up and see they live a war that is not theirs and will do something before all of us get killed….for nothing.

To end in a nice way, my congratulations for all these London heroes, thank God the good human spirit is more alive than ever and let’s just pray for peace, for the Europe we had before, for being free to live our culture as we wish wherever in Europe and travel safely everywhere on¬†this planet!

Take care of yourselves wherever you are and always follow the path of the Sun.

p.s. Congrats to amazing Simona Halep ūüôā¬†playing in the Roland Garros tennis tournament, we want to see you play the finals!! Succes Simona!

 

International Waterday Ziua Internationala a Apei

p mare VaduWhat could I add more about water? It is the origin of Life on our planet, it represents a great part of our body and most of us drink it every day. From another point of view, I can say that¬†I am in love with nature waters – seas, rivers, oceans; to me, water has its unique charm, an amazing mysterious seductive power and a¬†capacity to relax our mind and body that no other nature element has. Today we are celebrating¬† Water so, I would ask all of you to respect it more –¬† to keep all the water areas clean, to reuse domestic waters if you can (I reuse the water with which I wash fruits/vegetables to water my plants) and also to drink it daily for a better health and a long life.¬†It is a¬†part of us, so¬†the respect we show¬†Water ¬†is the respect we have for ourselves.¬†¬† Happy Water Day 2017!

Cred ca despre apa nu as putea sa mai adaug lucruri noi, fata de ceea ce s-a scris deja de atatea secole. Apa reprezinta originea vietii pe Terra, reprezinta o mare parte a corpului nostru si este lichidul salvator care ne hidrateaza zi de zi. Pentru mine, apa este ceva magic Рiubesc toate formele ei din natura- rauri, lacuri, mari sau oceane. Astazi este Ziua Internationala a Apei si va rog pe toti sa ii acordati mai mult respect Рsa pastrati curate toate suprafetele acvatice langa care petreceti timp/inotati, sa refolositi apele domestice daca este posibil si sa beti suficienta apa zilnic, pentru sanatatea voastra. Eu consider ca apa este o parte din noi si respecul pe care il acordam, in general, Apei  este respectul pe  care il avem pentru noi insine.  O Zi a Apei Fericita !

the wonderful photo is from my country, Romania, somewhere near the coast of the Black Sea¬† ūüôā

A modern love story

Somebody I appreciate a lot likes to write so I will publish here, step by step,¬†a short story, written in French in the years 2000. I hope you will like it. This is the first episode ūüôā

 

‘¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† Une √ģle ‚Äď un amour pour la vie

Pablo Neruda “ Estoy mirando, oyendo, con la mitad del alma en la mar y la mitad del alma en la

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†tierra, y con las dos mitades del alma miro el mundo‚ÄĚ

     

‚Äė‚ÄôCher Patrick,

Je ne suis pas¬†certaine si tout est d√©j√† finalis√© ou c‚Äôest √† peine maintenant que cette ‚Äėsymphonie bleue‚Äô commence‚Ķ Mais je suis convaincue que je m‚Äôen¬†souviendrai pour toute ma vie et pour l‚Äô√©ternit√© qui viendra ensuite.

J‚Äôavais r√©ussi √† m‚Äô√©chapper – au moins pour une courte p√©riode de¬†¬† l‚Äô√©t√© ‚Äď de chez moi, de toutes les choses monotones qui me l√®vent chaque matin ‚Äď travail, responsabilit√©s journali√®res, obligations familiales, m√™me voisins trop insistants .‚Ķ J‚Äôallais partir en vacances avec ma tr√®s bonne amie, Anne¬† et quitter Nice pour un temps – j‚Äô√©tais s√Ľre que cela serait un joli cadeau pour moi et Anne‚ĶCette fois, c‚Äô√©tait un peu plus loin que j‚Äôavais imagin√©¬†¬† mais d√©j√† je m‚Äôen sentais contente. Ce voyage exotique s‚Äôannon√ßait comme une escapade vraiment originelle¬†¬†qui allait nous offrir des moments inoubliables rien que pour nous!..¬†¬† Justement deux bonnes amies qui √©taient pr√™tes √† go√Ľter une petite escapade sur une belle √ģle, dans une maisonnette qui appartenait √† un ancien ami de Anne.

La mer des Cara√Įbes, un tableau bleu-turquoise immense, sans √©gale, un soleil en or, sensuel, envo√Ľtant, tel un fruit m√Ľr de mangue,¬†¬†des noix de coco, des glaces sp√©cifiques – les ‚Äúpiraguas‚ÄĚ, m√™me un carnaval local tapageur et color√©¬†¬†avec des danses latino et des costumes joyeux partout ‚Ķ‚Ķje r√™vais les yeux ouverts et Anne aussi. Elle s‚Äô√©tait¬†s√©par√©e de son fianc√© il y avait presque¬†deux mois et alors, pour toutes les deux, faire la belle¬†¬†loin de tout semblait √™tre simplement parfait. ‘

Romanian Music for Europe

A new interesting duet will be the jewel with which Romania tries to impress the jury of Eurovision 2017, in Kiev. I like how it sounds, both have amazing voices, though very different. A unique combination of sounds, along with its melody and the rhythms can bring Romania a beautiful surprise this year, at least in my opinion. The singers are Ilinca and Alex, fresh and talented artists and I wish them heartily the best of luck this year in the music competition and to bring home a prize! Go go go Romania!!

You have below their original music composition:

1 Martie – Martisorul 1st of March-day of Romanian Martisor

Indiferent care este adevarata poveste a Martisorului, cred ca este important sa putem intampina ziua de 1 martie cu inima plina de bucurie si speranta, stiind ca Iarna va ceda locul Primaverii¬†si ne va aduce soarele, cel putin in suflet. In opinia mea, primavara este cel mai frumos anotimp, apreciat dintotdeauna de toti artistii din lume. Poate nu e vorba de ghioceii,¬†primele flori ce apar inca de sub gheata, de vremea care devine mai placuta, de frunzele verzi si florile parfumate sau de starea noastra de spirit care tinde sa o imite pe cea a naturii..Poate e muzica silentioasa a padurilor, tumultul raurilor de munte sau scoicile ce revin la viata, de sub nisipul in care au dormit peste iarna. Primavara este natura in extaz emotional, care ne ofera an de an spectacole minunate…si nu este vorba doar de ciresii din Japonia..Intreaga planeta ofera un spectacol minunat, oriunde ne-am¬†afla primavara.¬†Sa¬†incercam sa descoperim un loc nou in aceasta primavara. Poate¬†o localitate pitoreasca, langa mare sau un oras vechi si romantic ori un loc special unde sa putem admira primavara fara a trebui sa mai facem altceva. Chiar daca suntem ocupati sau grabiti, daca¬†¬†locuim in cele mai aglomerate orase sau intr-un satuc de munte, e¬†pacat sa ignoram darul de pret al naturii . Oriunde sunt ghiocei, copaci, pasari, soare si nori, rauri sau fantani, flori si gradini care traiesc pentru noi, pentru a ne face fericiti, in fiecare primavara. Va doresc tuturor sa simtiti aceasta fericire in suflete¬†in aceasta noua primavara si sa o pastrati acolo pentru tot restul anului.

The 1st of March is a special day in Romania and also in other countries of the region. The tradition is that women of all ages receive a small symbol of spring, called Martisor, that has a red&a white thread. Then they should wear it every day to be healthy and happy for the rest of the year.  I think that we should all welcome the 1st of March with joy and hope in our hearts, knowing that Spring will bring back the Sun, in our hearts and all around us. I hope that, even if you are busy and stuck in your city or have the luck to travel somewhere these weeks, you can keep the Spring in your hearts, whatever you do. And even if spring itself ends after some months, I wish all of you to remember its energy, force and charm for the rest of the year. Have a happy and blessed Spring!

http://legendeleromanilor.ro/2012/02/legenda-martisorului/

Idei pentru longevitate * Ideas for longevity

img_23141. Fructe si legume        Fruits&vegetables

Fructele trebuie consumate in mese separate, fara a le combina cu alte alimente (atentie la smoothie-uri), iar cantitatea trebuie sa fie mica. Un fruct pe zi sau chiar la doua zile poate fi suficient. Legumele si verdeata, dar si semintele si germenii ar putea fi consumate (nepreparate termic, deci si semintele necoapte) zilnic, reprezentand peste jumatate din cantitatea totala de alimente pentru un adult cu program de miscare moderat. Concluzie: consumati vegetale proaspete, in fel de fel de combinatii: salate, supe-creme raw vegane, sucuri si smoothie-uri.

2.¬† Miscarea ‚Äď efecte¬†excelente asupra sanatatii¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†Stay active

Studiile din ultimele decenii au demonstrat ca efectele sportului sunt unice pentru organism si nu pot fi inlocuite prin alte metode. Exista studii care demonstreaza ca un program de miscare complex, ca dansul sau yoga, practicate vreme indelungata, chiar si MERSUL, cresc rata de regenerare a neuronilor si mentin functiile creierului. Sportul este unul din factorii de baza ai longevitatii, insa nu cel de performanta ci cel moderat. Se pare ca miscarea fizica, realizata zi de zi, ‚Äěconserva‚ÄĚ telomerii si creste foarte mult speranta de viata.¬† Sportul previne si foarte multe afectiuni, de la diabet si boli cardiovasculare, la afectiuni osteoscheletale si boli mintale.

3. Cresterea nivelului de glutation          Include antioxidants in your diet

Glutationul este cunoscut ca fiind cel mai puternic antioxidant din organism. Glutationul are functie de coenzima in numeroase reactii de oxidoreducere, fiind un puternic antioxidant al organismului nostru. Glutationul reduce stresul oxidativ, previne ateroscleroza si bolile de inima, imbatranirea si tulburarile neurologice. Totodata aceasta peptida ‚Äěconserva‚ÄĚ telomerii si ii protejeaza de factorii agresori. Glutationul se gaseste in aproape toate vegetalele, dar si in carnea de pasare (crescuta ecologic), grau, broccoli, oua, usturoi, ardei gras, carne rosie, peste, produse lactate, fasole, fructe, legume, sparanghel, avocado si nuci.

4.  Managementul stresului      Good stress-management

Emotiile si gandurile negative, dar si stresul, afecteaza starea de sanatate si duc la scurtarea telomerilor. Toate studiile demonstreaza efectele negative ale stresului. Daca te simti stresat/a, e vremea sa faci unele schimbari in viata ta pentru a face loc acelor activitati care iti fac placere, te destind, te emotioneaza si te incarca pozitiv. Managementul stresului nu este deloc usor, pentru ca presupune o strategie individualizata, de aceea trebuie sa te informezi cat mai mult si sa exerzesi tehnicile care iti plac, pana cand le stapanesti. Poti cere ajutorul unui profesionist, daca este cazul.

5.    Somnul sanatos        Quality  sleep

Un somn de calitate este somnul de noapte, de minim 8 ore. Omul ar trebui sa doarma cat timp este intuneric, natura stabilind bioritmul organelor interne. Suntem dependenti de ciclul Soarelui, de aceea ar trebui sa ne organizam astfel incat sa ne respectam cerintele corpului.  Somnul repara celulele, alunga tensiunile psihice, protejeza telomerii si sistemul nervos si alunga tensiunile psihice.

6. Mananci mai putin, traiesti mai mult       Eat with moderation

Se pare ca moderatia este buna in toate. Cercetatorii au descoperit ca un consum mai mic de calorii protejeaza telomerii si prelungeste viata. Animalele de laborator care au fost hranite cu o cantitate mai mica de alimente au prezentat o crestere a sperantei de viata. Stiti acea regula de a nu va ridica satui de la masa? Iata ca este foarte sanatoasa. Studiile arata ca o restrictie de calorii fata de media populatiei are un efect semnificativ in incetinirea proceselor de imbatranire. De asemenea, sunt studii care demonstreaza ca postul intermitent, dar fara alimente prajite, reduce riscul de cancer.

 

7.  Iubeste     Love people truly !

Acest sentiment atat de complex prezinta efecte extraordinare asupra organismului. Se pare ca iubirea este o forta vindecatoare, reprezentand o sursa energetica cum nu exista alta.

sursa:  www.kudika.ro

 

Dragobetele aduce dragostea adevarata! The Romanian love messenger, Dragobete, is celebrated on February 24th

rosas-de-amor

trandafiri dintr-o cafenea din nordul Frantei,meniti sa aduca zambetul pe buzele oricui se lasa tentat de magia inevitabila a  dragostei la prima vedere

French roses from a coffee house, meant to draw smiles on the faces of people who are still charmed by the magic of love at first sight

traditii de Dragobete, sarbatorit pe 24 februarie:

http://www.historia.ro/exclusiv_web/actualitate/articol/obiceiuri-dragobete