Well done, Simona! Bravo Simona!

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   Din nou vesti bune pentru tenisul romanesc:  Simona Halep a devenit pe 7 octombrie a.c. nr. 1 mondial datorita prestatiei din turneul de tenis China Open, din Beijing. 

De asemenea, dupa ce am asteptat atat timp, m-am putut bucura in sfarsit si pentru faptul ca Simona Halep a reusit sa o infranga pe Maria Sharapova pentru prima oara in cariera, o victorie meritata pe deplin, cu scorul de 6-2, 6-2.

In urma meciului castigat in semifinale cu Jelena Ostrapenko (Letonia), Simona a ajuns nr.1 mondial, o performanta unica pentru tenisul romanesc. Iata ce a declarat la sfarsitul acestui meci: ‘ Cuvintele nu pot descrie ce simt acum. Este uimitor că sunt numărul 1 mondial. Mulțumesc fanilor pentru sprijin. Am făcut meciuri extraordinare. Mulțumesc, China!” .

De asemenea, dintre multele mesaje de felicitari primite, Simona a destainuit ca cel mai frumos mesaj l-a primit de la jucatoarea americana Serena Williams, careia i-a multumit imediat pentru frumoasele urari.

Sper ca Simona Halep sa ramana in continuare in topul jucatoarelor de tenis din lume si sa ne dea constant motive de bucurie ca suntem romani, bucurandu-ne alaturi de ea. BRAVO SIMONA!

Again great news for the Romanian tennis: Simona Halep has become on the 7th October the no. 1 tennis player in the world, due to her results in the China Open Tennis tournament in Beijing.

Also,  after I have waited for so long, I could finally enjoy the moment when she managed to defeat Maria Sharapova (Russia), for the first time in her career, with a beautiful victory and the score 6-2, 6-2, at the same tournament. 

After the match she won in the semifinals against Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia), Simona becomes the world no. 1, a unique performance for the Romanian tennis. Here is what she said after this match: ‘No words can describe what I feel now. It is amazing that I have become the world no. 1. I thank all my fans for their support. I have managed to play some incredible matches. Thank you, China!’   

Also, out of all the congratulating messages she has received, she has confessed that the nicest message is the one received from another famous tennis player from the US, Serena Williams, to whom she immediately thanked for the nice wishes.

I truly hope that Simona Halep continues to stay in the top of the world best tennis players and manages to give us constantly many reasons of joy that we are Romanians, being happy by her side.

WELL DONE, SIMONA!

 

 

 

 

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European Table Tennis victory for Romania in 2017! Victorie pentru Romania in Campionatul European de Tenis de Masa 2017!

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After several years of efforts and four consecutive finals,  Romania has finally built up the magic and won the 2017 ITTF European Table Tennis championship in Luxembourg city, on Sunday, 17th of September.

Reuniting five amazing girls, Eliza Samara, Daniela Dodean, Bernadette Szocs, Adina Diaconu and Irina Ciobanu, their coach Viorel Filimon encouraged them to play ‘one for all and all for one’ and never stop believing in their chance.  The coach has confessed for the press, by saying: ‘ I have waited 12 years for this gold. Finally we have reached it. We did not have any special preparation; our main weapon was the great quality of each player.’

After Monica Niculescu’s victory at the BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open in 2016, the Romanian Ping-Pong team continues with another victory, strengthening the positive energies for Romanian players in Luxembourg.     Congratulations to the girls and the best of luck for the rest of 2017!                    Photo: www.crisana.ro

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Dupa mai multi ani de antrenamente si patru finale consecutive, Romania a atras toate energiile magice  si a castigat Campionatul de Tenis de Masa European ITTF 2017 in Luxembourg city, duminica, pe 17 septembrie.

Asociind cinci fete fantastice, Eliza Samara, Daniela Dodean, Bernadette Szocs, Adina Diaconu si Irina Ciobanu, antrenorul Viorel Filimon le-a incurajat constant sa joace ‘una pentru toate si toate pentru una’, precum faimosii muschetari si sa creada in fiecare clipa in sansele lor. Antrenorul a marturisit presei: ‘ Am asteptat 12 ani aceste medalii de aur. Acum am reusit in sfarsit. Nu am avut un antrenament special; atu-ul nostru a fost calitatea extraordinara a fiecarei jucatoare.’

Dupa Monica Niculescu, care a castigat turneul de tenis BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open in 2016, a venit randul echipei de Ping-Pong a Romaniei sa adauge o noua victorie, accentuand energiile pozitive existente pentru sportivii romani in Luxemburg. Felicitari fetelor si mult succes pentru restul anului 2017!                               Poza:  www.crisana.ro

Romania and UK, together for peace

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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  🙂 .

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 🙂 playing in the Roland Garros tennis tournament, we want to see you play the finals!! Succes Simona!

 

Roger Moore and Romania

It is with sadness that I found out that Roger Moore died yesterday. I had no idea he had a cancer as I’ve constantly seen him these years in different movies. He was charming several generations with his roles and beautiful blue eyes.

Besides the famous James Bond series and other similar films, I liked him also in an unknown movie, made in the past years. The title is ‘A princess for Christmas’ and I am subjectively mentioning it as it is set in one of the most beautiful mountain sites of my country, Sinaia. Roger Moore was very happy with the movie team, both from USA and Romania and the amazing mountain landscape impressed everyone.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1083448/ 

If you have some free time it is worth seeing it with someone special as the end will make you want a kiss 🙂 I am sure Sir Roger Moore will always remain in our hearts and will continue to live through his movies and his three children.

A nice place of Romania Delta Dunarii

This is an amazing place of Romania, called the Danube Delta, in the south-eastern part. It is the moment when the birds are coming back, in spring. The landscape and vegetation are unique in the country and it is beautiful to see the river Danube flowing into the Black Sea. Sorry, the photo is not clear, but I hope some details can be perceived.

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Dreaming of Summer

Thassos islandMaybe you are also often dreaming of summer, more often in winter…or maybe not.  I think it is not only the craziness of seaside/ocean coast holidays or the obsession to get a sexy tan that is important. I guess that the unique summer spirit is that one we have when we hear seagulls fly over our heads, when that amazing Italian ice-cream from Matera is melting on our nose..or when that summer smile of a girl/boy we like is closer than we imagined… I think Summer is a state of mind, is a love for nature in its peak beauty, a stronger desire to connect with everything around or just a magical sensation that we are eternal, be it only for three months, if we count time from the Terra point of view. Otherwise, Einstein is right – Time is an illusion. But Summer no, it has never been an illusion; it is just the personification of our most joyful dreams. The photo is mine and I leave it to you to guess where I have taken it 🙂   Happy Daydreaming !

Poate si dvs. visati cu ochii deschisi la vara, mai des in timpul sezonului rece…sau poate nu. Eu cred ca nu este vorba neaparat de nebunia vacantelor la mare/pe coasta oceanului sau obsesia noastra de a ne bronza in fiecare vara. Eu simt ca acel spirit unic de vara este acela cand auzim pescarusii zburand deasupra noastra (chiar si in Bucuresti, ce noroc avem! ), sau cand acea inghetata perfecta din Matera (credeti-ma pe cuvant) se topeste pe nasul nostru…sau cand zambetul unei persoane care ne place mult este mai aproape decat ne-am imaginat…Cred ca Vara este o stare de spirit, este dragoste pentru natura in toata splendoarea ei, o dorinta puternica de a ne conecta cu tot ce este in jurul nostru, este magica senzatie de a ne simti nemuritori, fie si doar pentru trei luni, daca luam in considerare timpul Pamantului. Altfel, Einstein are dreptate- Timpul este o iluzie. Insa Vara nu, nu a fost niciodata o iluzie, este doar personificarea viselor noastre. Poza am facut-o undeva, langa o mare si va las sa ghiciti unde 🙂 Visati cu ochii deschisi!

the perfect dedication (sorry, it’s in Romanian, but it’s amazing) – is about the funny story of a guy who works like all of us in an office every week and is tired of the city-life…So he proposes to his friends&everyone to move at the seaside, coming up with funny ideas 🙂

 

 

Felicitari Andreea Mitu! Congratulations to Andreea Mitu!

 

Vesti bune din sport! Jucatoarea de tenis din Romania Andreea Cristina Mitu, 25 de ani, a castigat Turneul de Tenis Futures 2017  organizat in Antalya, Turcia. In cadrul finalei disputate astazi cu Ayla Aksu, o jucatoare de tenis a tarii gazda, Andreea a invins-o in doua seturi (6-2, 6-3).

Congratulations to Andreea Cristina Mitu, the Romanian tennis player, 25 years old, who has won today, 13th March, the Futures Tennis Championship in Antalya. Well done, Andreea and good luck for all the future 2017 tennis competitions!

http://www.tenisdecamp.ro/stiri-tenis/2017/03/andreea-mitu-castigat-turneul-futures-de-la-Antalya/

source:  http://www.tenisdecamp.ro