Finally, some snow!

After an unusually warm, humdrum winter in Romania, bereft of snow, we finally had some fairly heavy snowfall these past few days! I drove through a snowstorm the day before yesterday and when I got home, I got to enjoy the beautiful winter weather from inside our house, safe and warm. I made a short [...]

Proud To Be Romanian at Cetatea Făgărașului

Ligia and I were in attendance at a wonderful event last night, organized by the good folks from Proud To Be Romanian at Cetatea Făgărașului, a medieval fortress whose construction began in 1310 and continued through various repairs and improvements well into the 1630s. It goes without saying that I love medieval fortresses and castles. [...]

Back in the gym

A few days ago, I had my second workout in what amounts to almost a year off due to my back pain. I recorded a short video after the workout, which you can see below. It feels great to be back in the gym, and even though I still have some recurring and minor back [...]

How to behave toward women

Raoul and Ligia

Someone asked me to make this video a long time ago. I put off doing it until now and you'll see why as you read on. I am an introvert and have trouble relating to people (to women in particular). Some would label me an extreme introvert with anti-social behavior, although I manage to mask this when [...]

What is civilization?

My use of the term "civilized countries" in my previous video on men's personal hygiene sparked some confusion, so I thought I should clarify what I meant. In this video, I offer a basic definition of "civilization" and some examples to help illustrate my point. You can watch it on YouTube or below. 

A few pointers on men’s personal hygiene

I held off on making this video for some time, because I'm not comfortable talking about these things in public (in private is another matter -- I love to laugh at a good potty joke among friends), but I keep seeing (or rather smelling) people whose body odor and lack of bathroom etiquette leaves a [...]