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Today in Bucharest

A hell of a day – that’s what today was.
My entire social bubble was expecting the sentence of PSD leader Liviu Dragnea (also president of Romania’s Chamber of Deputies) as he was tried for instigating abuse of office and intellectual incitement as president of the Council County Teleorman. It was for the second time that the Supreme Court had postponed the pronouncement in this particular file, and frankly, we were quite nervous waiting for any news.

More context: The file was sent to the court by the DNA (National Anticorruption Directorate) in July 2016, and the trial started in January 2017, about the same time the leading party in the Parliament started messing with the justice laws to relax them. This led to massive protests in Romania in February 2017.

The sentence was published a few minutes ago: 3 years and a half in jail.
Now let’s celebrate the trust in Justice that has not yet been lost.

21.06.2018

Keep a dampened smile, though. It’s surely not over yet. The sentence can be appealed.

Why Go Outside When Everything Happens Inside My Head?

Oh, boy, this theme entirely resonates with my inner voices these days. I’ve just finished the 4th season of Black Mirror and all of those ideas of technology gone wild are getting pretty mixed up with my usual dose of existentialism powered up by gloomy January. Talking about timing! (*insert granny worried tone here* Voices? You hearin’ voices, now?)

“Why go outside when everything happens inside my head” is a graphic illustration of nowadays life. A frame of us stuck in between texting abbreviations of feelings into our blue screens (HAHA, WOW, LOL) and wishing for meaningful interactions. We want everything to happen instantly, but also keep dreaming of the slow pace we will indulge ourselves in at some point.

The game is on. The entire room of the exhibition is filled with crumpled paper with Andreea’s thoughts on it. I took one that appealed to me and left another freshly written behind. It felt right, even if I don’t really know why. This tactile feeling of exchanging thoughts is so cliche for a reason. It works. It makes immaterial material with the help of language.

Andreea Chirică is an artist and graphic novelist. In 2011 she published her first graphic novel: The Year of the Pioneer and she participated at ComicCon New York and Barcelona. She is really special, I need to drink some more coffees with her. The way she manages to put subtlety into drawings many of us can relate to is just remarkable. She also keeps an online drawing diary on Instagram that you should follow.

Photo credit: Paiame

Eugen Rădescu is a cultural manager, curator and theoretician, with background in political science (specialized on moral relativism and political ethics). He wrote for various magazines and newspapers and he’s my amazing friend. One of those vampire-cool looking gods that will stick around forever with his ZEN mode hovering over the world.

Check it out, it’s out there until the 4th of February.
You
have
time.

Ultra Violet 2018

Happy New Year!

Here’s to this absolutely AMAZING purple shade of this year, the one and only: Pantone Ultra Violet (18-3838). Finally! My personal colour obsession will blend in with popular culture.

I know it’s been a while, but boy has it been tough this year?! 2017, I am so glad you’re gone and done. You’ve been bringing me so much pain, I just had to learn to let go. I am thankful for what I’ve gone through, though. It takes a lot of strength and energy to come out of that pit dark low.
I want to thank all of my friends and dear ones for never leaving me behind in all of this mess. For staying there, for taking me out, for having a coffee with me, for hearing me out, for simply … being there.

Hope you had wonderful Winter Holidays and quality time with your dear ones. And if not, cheer up, 2018 will be awesome. I know it. Ollie knows it also.

Bring it on, 2018!
We’re ready.

Portret de familie 2017

Hei, moș Șuțu se întoarce cu bucurii fotografice pentru familiile tradiționale sau nu. Sesiunea publică de fotografie Portret de Familie a ajuns deja la ediția a VIIa!

Grăbește-te, până pe 12 decembrie echipa te așteaptă pe Strada Povernei nr 34, în intervalul orar 17.00 – 21.00. Ce e bine de știut: nu te costă nimic, nu se fac programări și există un braduț care așteaptă să fie împodobit la fața locului, așa că amintește-ți să iei un globuleț cu tine.

Nu-mi vine să cred ce repede ne trece timpul și cum de ani de zile ne adunăm aici cu prieteni și oameni apropiați. De Crăciun, când ajung înapoi în familie, portretele sunt prilej de povestit despre „universul de la București”. Bunica așteaptă și ea cu drag imaginile surprinse în decorul de poveste, chiar dacă nu e neapărat la curent cu toate personajele din fotografie.

Mulțumesc că sunteți, dragilor. ♥

În ordinea numerelor de pe tricou: Alex, Toma, Lorena, Andreea, Damian, Ilinca.

Portret de Familie 2017 este un eveniment susținut de Hochland.  Organizat înt-o locație pusă la dispoziție de Storia. Și printat pe echipamente HP. Mai multe informații despre campanie aflați de aici: Vino la Portret de Familie 2017

My Greek Beauties

I find it so hard to describe them in words. They fascinate me. They brighten my days.

Maria

Elena

Besides being gorgeous, they are such warm and kind souls. I met them by chance, but we quickly connected wonderfully. It’s almost impossible to put in words.

Or maybe I should keep it simple.
I love them both.