Golden times for the Romanian sports Momente de aur pentru sportul romanesc

David Popovici, golden Romanian swimmer photo: courtesy of http://www.gsp.ro

In June 2022, the name David Popovici reached me for the first time, on the occasion of the Fina World Championship in Budapest. This is a new successful situation, in recent years, with a Romanian athlete obtaining medals in swimming. My joy was immense and it is still supported by the beautiful results of the same swimmer at the European Aquatics 2022 in Rome. At the young age of 17, becoming a world champion seems like an impossible dream to achieve. At this age, many of us don’t even know what path we will follow in life, we are in school and dreaming of true love. What I can conclude is that this David has definitely found his way and maybe water is his true love. But his destiny is just beginning and I am sure that David Popovici’s talent, motivation, education and youth will be clear assets for future medals or personal successes. David is already an inspiration for us and for many other Romanians. Well done David !!

Now it’s Simona’s turn. I discovered Simona in 2014, when I was on vacation in Bulgaria. I was also with a tennis racket in my luggage, but I still didn’t know anything about this wonderful and very serious girl, completely in love with tennis. She had her first big victory at the international level in June 2014 and then, year after year, various other victories followed, smaller or bigger, but each one I believe – with its unique importance and unrepeatable memories for Simona Halep herself. I was very happy when Simona won the Toronto Tennis Championship earlier, this year. I like her a lot, not only as an athlete but also as a person. Unfortunately, now she has some problems due to this suspension, but I am sure that Simona Halep did not do anything intentionally, already having a world-renowned ethical character. This medicine can cause “stroke or sudden death from myocardial infarction”, confirmed by several medical specialists; she would have never risked her health this way. I hope that her talent and character will continue to support her, in order to prove her innocence; Simona is a talented Romanian tennis player and she’s always proving her fair-play.

Simona Halep wins the Toronto tennis tournament photo: courtesy of http://www.gsp.ro

Another wonderful surprise is the Romanian champion, Ionela Cozmiuc, an amazing winner in the Czech Women’s Rowing Championship 2022. The rower Ionela Livia Cozmiuc won the gold medal in the singles event, the lightweight category this year in the Czech Republic. Ionela has also won other medals in the recent years and is currently preparing for future competitions. This year’s successes have confirmed the talent and discipline with which the Romanian rower has been always preparing, for sport events in Romania and beyond the borders. Ionela Livia will surely bring new medals and I hope that she will also have personal reasons for joy.

photo: courtesy of http://www.prosport.ro

In iunie 2022, numele David Popovici a devenit cunoscut, cu ocazia Campionatului Fina World Championship de la Budapesta. Este o noua reusita, in ultimii ani cand avem un sportiv roman obtinand medalii la inot. Bucuria ma a fost imensa si este sustinuta in continuare de rezultatele frumoase ale aceluiasi inotator la European Aquatics 2022 de la Roma. La o varsta frageda de 17 ani, a deveni campion mondial pare un vis imposibil de atins. La aceasta varsta multi nici nu stim ce cale vom urma in viata, suntem pe bancile scolii si visam la dragostea adevarata. Ce pot sa concluzionez este ca acest David si-a gasit in mod sigur Calea si poate apa este dragostea lui adevarata. Insa destinul lui abia incepe si sunt sigura ca talentul, motivatia, educatia si tineretea lui David Popovici vor fi atuuri clare pentru viitoare medalii sau succese personale…. David este deja o inspiratie pentru noi si pentru multi alti romani. Bravo David!!

Acum vine randul Simonei. Pe Simona am descoperit-o in anul 2014, cand eram in vacanta in Bulgaria. Eram si eu cu racheta de tenis in bagaj insa nu stiam inca nimic de aceasta fata indragostita de tenis, minunata si foarte serioasa. A avut prima mare victorie la nivel international in iunie 2014 si apoi au urmat, an de an, diverse alte victorii, mai mici sau mari insa fiecare cred – cu importanta ei unica si amintirile irepetabile pentru Simona Halep insasi. M-am bucurat mult cand Simona a castigat Campionatul de Tenis de la Toronto. Imi place mult de ea, nu doar ca sportiva dar si ca persoana.

Din pacate acum are ceva probleme datorate acestei suspendari, insa sunt sigura ca Simona Halep nu a facut nimic in mod voit, avand deja un caracter etic de renume mondial. Acest medicament poate provoca „AVC sau moarte subită prin infarct miocardic”, aspect confirmat de mai multi medici specialisti. Sper ca talentul si caracterul ei sa o sustina in continuare pentru a-si demonstra nevinovatia; Simona este o jucatoare de tenis romanca talentata si fair-play., in opinia mea.

O alta surpriza minunata a fost campioana romanca, Ionela Cozmiuc, de la campionatul de Canotaj femei din Cehia 2022. Canotoarea Ionela Livia Cozmiuc a castigat medalia de aur la proba de simplu, categoria usoara in acest an in Cehia. Ionela a mai obtinut si alte medalii iar in curand va pleca in cantonament, in Italia. Succesele din acest an au confirmat talentul si disciplina cu care canotoarea s-a pregatit in ultimii ani, in Romania si nu numai. Cu siguranta Ionela Livia va aduce noi medalii si, sper ca va avea si bucurii in plan personal.

Fapte bune pentru Ziua Copilului Children’s Day – a nice gesture

Va veni in curand Ziua Copilului si daca vreti sa faceti un lucru bun, puteti dona o carte. Am descoperit gratie lui Flavius Adrian Turcanu o initiativa foarte frumoasa. Aveti detalii aici: Acasa – Copil Creativ – Copil Creativ

Indiferent de situatie, sigur aveti pe acasa o carte citita care nu va mai trebuie; impartasind ceva bun si util cu un copil, deveniti o piatra de temelie din educatia societii in care ati crescut si voi si in care veti trai in continuare. O tara sau o societate fara educatie nu va putea supravietui. Puteti alege orice tip de carticica pentru oricare din categoriile de varsta de pe site. Felicit aceasta initiativa si sper sa aiba succes! Puteti inca face aceasta fapta buna pana pe 27 MAI 2021.

The Children’s Day is coming soon and whoever is interested in doing something good can donate a book for those children of Romania who are less lucky than us. There are more details here: Acasa – Copil Creativ – Copil Creativ There are different options for all the age categories and I’m sure that these kids will be very happy no matter what book they receive – the whole world is inside the covers of a book. You can do this nise gesture until 27 May 2021. Good luck and congratulations for this amazing initiative!!

Sursa poze: poza 1 – Internet; poza 2 – arhiva proprie Source for photos: 1 – Internet; 2 – my photo archive

Simona Halep victorious in Prague Simona Halep campioana la Open-ul Praga 2020

Simona in Austr

 

After a few months break, Simona returns to the field; moreover, her return is already a beautiful victory at the  Prague Open 2020 tournament, on Sunday, 16th August. After an interesting meeting during the championship with her co-national, Irina Begu, Simona continued her way to the final. 

In the final match she met the player Elise Mertens with whom he played two sets; after a more hesitant start, Simona recovered and began to impose herself easily, earning points and approaching a possible victory for which she then fought until victory. Although occupying the 23rd place in the world, the player temporarily put her in trouble, but the Romanian managed to find solutions that would put her in an advantage, casting in two sets (6-2, 7-5).

For Simona, this title with no. 21 is second in a row, after the winter victory in Dubai; it is also the first slag championship won after the one at Roland Garros in 2018.

For this success, our player receives 280 points in the WTA rankings and adds a new star in the album of her tennis victories. We hope to remain as healthy as before and to represent Romania always strong and talented, as before.

Dupa o pauza de cateva luni, Simona revine pe teren; mai mult decat atat, revenirea ei se leaga de o frumoasa victorie la turneul Open Praga 2020, duminica 16 august. Dupa o intalnire in cadrul campionatului interesanta cu Irina Begu, Simona si-a continuat drumul spre finala.   

In meciul din finala a intalnit-o pe jucatoarea Elise Mertens cu care a jucat doua seturi; dupa un inceput mai ezitant, Simona si-a revenit si a inceput sa se impuna usor usor, castigand puncte si apropiindu-se de o posibila victorie pentru care a luptat apoi pana la victorie. Desi ocupand locul 23 mondial, jucatoarea i-a pus temporar probleme insa romanca a reusit sa gaseasca solutii care sa o puna in avantaj, castingand in doua seturi (6-2, 7-5). 

Pentru Simona, acest titlu cu nr. 21 este al doilea la rand, dupa victoria din iarna de la Dubai; este si primul campionat pe zgura castigat dupa cel de la Roland Garros din 2018.

Pentru aceasta reusita, jucatoarea noastra primeste 280 de puncte in clasamentul WTA si adauga o noua stea in albumul victoriilor ei in tenis. Speram sa ramana la fel de sanatoasa ca pana acum si sa reprezinte Romania mereu in forta si cu talent, ca pana acum.  

Photo: Courtesy of https://simonahalep.com    Poza – sursa: http://www.simonahalep.com

A Happy New Year 2020 !

felic Un An Nou Fericit desen

A Happy New Year 2020 to everyone with amazing health, joy, success in all your plans and resolutions and happiness day by day!!!

Accompanying this short 2020 post, a small photo from Bulgaria is meant to bring you light, seaside fragrance, peace, hope and trust for your present and future. This zen spot is located on the border of the Black Sea, in a little resort which is charming and quiet. I wish to keep its name secret but who can travel along the coast of this sea, they can discover this one and many other infinite spots from the north side, near the Danube Delta, in Romania, till the south of Bulgaria, around Nessebar or further.

 

Va urez tuturor Un An Nou Fericit 2020 cu sanatate excelenta, bucurii, succes in toate planurile si rezolutiile voastre si fericire pentru fiecare zi! 

Pentru a acompania aceste urari, am atasat o poza din Bulgaria care sper sa va aduca lumina, aroma marii, pace, speranta si incredere in prezentul si viitorul vostru. Acest coltisor zen se afla pe malul Marii Negre, intr-o mica statiune care este linistita si fermecatoare. O sa ii tin numele secret insa oricine doreste sa descopere coasta Marii Negre poate gasi acest loc si multe altele incepand din partea nordica, de langa Delta Dunarii, in Romania si pana spre spre sudul Bulgariei, aproape de Nessebar sau chiar mai departe. 

La Multi Ani !!

 

peer Balchik

Summer splendours

Sunset Sky Tow

Thanks to the different places I’ve seen, I had the chance to catch some amazing summer moments. Here are a few of them that I wish to share with you, along with my wishes for you to have a second summer during September !

Toto film scenes 1 Jul

 

roses Lux

Giraffe zoo BUd

 

 

Black Sea iun19

 

Ansemb garden

Bud by night

 

Hibisc zoo Bud

These photos have been taken in Romania, Hungary and Luxembourg, in order – up in the Sky Tower in Luxembourg, Merl park roses (2 & 3), the Budapest Zoo, the Black Sea waves in Neptun, an amazing fruit tree in the Ansembourg Castle garden (Luxembourg), Budapest by night (on the left the Gellert Baths) and some amazing hibiscus flowers in a little green area of Bucharest.

I hope you like them and that they bring you for a little while a fresh feeling of holidays!

 

Simona brings the Wimbledon trophy home!

Simo wins the Wi

Woow!! How much joy this tennis match brought to my heart…and even now, some time after, I still smile like a fool here and there remembering bits of that day, the 13th July 2019.
Princely public Wi 2019
After an amazing 2018, with a great peak in June when Simona Halep won the Roland Garros title for the first time nobody was expecting still something so wonderful  to come also this year. More than that, the statistics of her tennis matches with Serena Williams was not in her advantage. And still, the magic still came for her and for all of us who support her along the year. 
Simo & Serena prices Wi 2019
I was hoping actually for this result though I had a few fears…In a perfect shape, our player needed almost one hour to finish the match and win the Wimbledon trophy, with the score 6-2, 6-2.  It was difficult for Serena Williams keep up with our Romanian player’s amazing rhythm. 
Simo in balc
After an extraordinary 2018 when she got her first big title, winning the Roland Garros title in June, 2019 has brought Simona, after many hours of training and work, the 2nd big title, at Wimbledon, in the princely shade of the Duchess of Cambridge’s clapping.
Simo 1 trophy
Thank you again Simona for this joy, for this beautiful match and for the first Wimbledon trophy ever won by a Romanian player !
For the tennis crazy fans, you can find here much more info, photos and nice stories of the 2019 edition:

Pope Francisc in Romania

His Holiness Pope Francis is arriving in Romania on the 31st of May and is visiting not only the capital but also symbolical towns of our country. He will participate in several religious and diplomatic events and will also hold a special religious service on the Campia Libertatii in Blaj, for the Greek-Catholic Church there.

peisaj dealuri Ro

poza: site stiri Romania

 

Papa Francisc ajunge în România: agenda călătoriei apostolice acopera zilele 31 mai – 2 iunie 2019. Sala de presă a Sf. Scaun a anunțat astăzi programul detaliat al călătoriei apostolice pe care papa Francisc o efectuează în România în zilele 31 mai – 2 iunie 2019, sub genericul ”Să mergem împreună!”.

Gasiti mai multe informatii in articolul original de unde am preluat paragrafele de mai sus:

https://www.vaticannews.va/ro/papa/news/2019-03/papa-francisc-romania-agenda-calatorie-apostolica.html

Felicit pe cei care au avut ideea organizarii acestei vizite spirituale care poate va marca un moment de comuniune spirituala intre ortodocsi si catolici.

 

Special places Locuri unice

 

Sighisoara Ro

 

I am very happy to see that Romania is also on this list; I have found this article on eva.ro and I copy it here for you also to enjoy these beautiful landscapes. I hope you like all of them but especially one – the one with Sighisoara, the small medieval town of Romania.

Have a happy and unique spring!

 

Ma bucur sa vad ca avem si noi un locsor in aceasta lista; am preluat imaginile de pe eva.ro, sper sa va placa. Insa sper sa va placa mai ales una – cea cu Sighisoara !

Sa va bucurati de o primavara frumoasa si unica!

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My photo of another interesting place, the Zoo of Budapest

Baden castel

The Baden-Baden castle, my angle

 

 

Source of the first photo/Sursa primei pozei:

https://www.eva.ro/divertisment/calatorii/departe-de-iuresul-lumii-25-de-sate-si-orasele-superbe-din-toata-lumea-pe-care-sa-le-vizitezi-articol-199459.html#/image-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colourful Spring in Luxemburg

primavara in Luxi

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Hello everyone! I do not know which is your favourite season but mine is spring. It is the most precious moment of Mother Nature, in my opinion and we are never probably more spoiled by the Planet than during these months.

As Luxembourg has different landscapes than other cities where I lived, spring is settling a bit more slowly and lasts a bit longer which makes me happy as I can enjoy even more this time of the year.

Wiltz castle garden LuxLux pink chestnut Belair

Lux Echternach green area

I hope these photos will bring a bit of spring energy into your life and a bit of joy. I hope this spring will also be a starting point for you – to give more time and attention to your physical & emotional health, to your lifestyle, to your sleeping habits, to your nutrition and sport activities. It is well-known that everything the Nature has created can have a very positive effect on our health (seaside areas, forests, mountain regions, riversides) and these are simple things all of us can do constantly.

Lux ville glycineWiltz castle garden Luxi

Lux Echtern landscape

Look around and receive the spring magic in your lives – herbs, flowers, teas, salads, fresh air, landscapes, sunshine and everything else you like. Have a wonderful spring!

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Salutare tuturor! Iata ca din nou simt nevoia sa scriu cate ceva despre primavara, anotimpul meu preferat. Asociez si ceva poze realizate de mine in micul Luxemburg ca sa va ofer putina relaxare primavaratica si voua. Sunt multe motive pentru care puteti profita de primavara- un nou inceput si schimbari pozitive in ce priveste sanatatea voastra fizica, sanatatea voastra emotionala, stilul de viata, nutritia, stilul de somn, activitatile sportive si asa mai departe. Sper sa gasiti inspiratie in tot ce va inconjoara si sa va imbunatatiti stilul de viata in fiecare primavara cate putin saptamana de saptamana. 

Priviti in jur si adoptati tot ce va pare interesant – ierburi, flori, ceaiuri, salate, aerul curat, peisaje, caldura soarelui si orice va inspira. Sper sa profitati din plin de aceasta primavara si de beneficiile naturii, oriunde ati locui. Sunt sigura ca in orice loc puteti gasi idei creative si modalitati sanatoase de a face constant ceva bun pentru sanatatea si sufletul vostru. In final, acestea conteaza cel mai mult, reprezentand baza unei vieti implinite si fericite.

Sper sa revin cu un articol similar cu poze infatisand frumoasele primaveri de acasa, din Romania, pentru ca de poze nu duc lipsa 🙂

O primavara frumoasa si sanatoasa tuturor!

Martisorul romanesc zboara catre primavara! The Romanian Martisor is flying towards spring!

Martisorul din nou! Stiu ca am mai scris despre el insa sper sa nu va suparati. M-a distrat mereu orice traditie romaneasca simpatica, mai ales daca este si aducatoare de energii pozitive.

Pe langa Martisor, mereu m-a distrat si anecdotele cu Babele, aduse in discutie de bunica mea trasnita, inca din copilaria mea in Bucuresti. De aceea, mereu pe 28 februarie imi aleg baba si astept sa vad daca am parte de soare!

 

Martisor flori

sursa poza: https://humptydumptyhandmadeblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/2002/

Martisoarele au adus mereu o raza de soare la inceputul primaverii si nu numai pentru noi dar si pentru altii, aproape de noi, fie ei bulgari, moldoveni, polonezi. Rosul este din vechime asociat in multe culturi diferite ale lumii cu fericirea, dragostea, viata si este prezent si in cultura noastra la martisoare si nu numai.

 

Martisoare tricot

sursa poza:    http://www.jeteu.ro/floare-crosetata-martisor-sau-simplu-accesoriu/

 

Va urez o primavara frumoasa si plina de fericire !!  🙂

 

This post is about a nice tradition we have at home – the Martisor. It is usually offered to women on the 1st of March but, some people also offer it to men who wear the red&white thread.  This tradition is also present in other Eastern European countries and is considered to bring, through this little symbol, health and love to the person receiving this Martisor.

I wish all of you a great spring with top health and lots of happiness! 🙂

P.S. Informatii preluate de pe      http://luxemburg.mae.ro/romania-news/7644

‘Comitetul Interguvernamental al UNESCO pentru Salvgardarea Patrimoniului Cultural Imaterial a votat, la 6 decembrie 2017, înscrierea Practicilor culturale asociate zilei de 1 Martie (Mărțişorul) – dosar multinațional coordonat de România și elaborat împreună cu Republica Moldova, Macedonia de Nord și Republica Bulgaria – în Lista Reprezentativă a Patrimoniului Cultural Imaterial al Umanității. Reuniunea a avut loc la Jeju (Republica Coreea), în perioada 4-9 decembrie 2017.’ Felicitari Romaniei, Moldovei, Bulgariei si Macedoniei pentru aceasta reusita!!

In this small paragraph I am copying some news found on the website of the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry; the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Commitee voted at the end of 2017 the registration of the ‘Martisor-1st of March’ cultural tradition (file coordinated by Romania together with the Republic of Moldova, Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia) in the Representative List of the Immaterial Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Congratulations to Romania and all the other countries for this amazing success!