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 [...]

The winter of 1998 in Romania

It's snowing outside as I write this. It's been a wacky winter season so far. One day it feels like spring, the next it's winter, the next is autumn and it's raining and then it all freezes and winter moves back in. I've been going through some old photos, taken back in 1998, when I [...]

Two mothers, six kittens

The wonderful (and unique) thing about our two cats, Mitzi and Trixie, is they share responsibility for their two litters of kittens. They each gave birth to three kittens, a few days apart, and soon afterward, began to take care of them together. They groom and feed each others' kittens, regardless of who they are, [...]

Trixie comforts Mitzi

As I promised in my post about the birth of our six new kittens, here is a video that shows how close our two cats, Mitzi and Trixie, really are. They are sisters, from the same mother, and they've been together since birth, but even we were surprised by how caring Trixie could be toward [...]

Post-It Love

Post-It Love Gotta love this short film, it's awesome. It's about a man and a woman who find love at the office. Their romance blossoms through Post-It note designs they make for each other.

You can do better

A couple of weekends ago, I was walking on the quay near the Casino in the city of Constanta. There was this girl sitting on one of the benches with a guy, supposedly her boyfriend. Her curly hair reminded me of my wife, so I watched them for a bit, to see how they fit [...]

It's Valentine's Day

Look what my sweetheart gave me for Valentine's Day. It's a gingerbread heart with the words "I love you" written on it, in Romanian. This means more to me than any expensive gift. I like practicality. I like that I can eat this gift, and in the act of consuming it, I'm showing her that [...]

Happy Birthday Tataie

It's my grandfather's birthday today. He died just a couple of weeks ago after a painful struggle with mesothelioma, a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. He'd been coughing for a few years. It was a persistent cough, but it wasn't a severe cough. He coughed here and there, and especially after he came [...]