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NYE in London 2011-2012

I've been to other countries for New Year's Eve, but London is by far the worst on the entertainment chapter for this particular day. It's pretty much non-existent.. Where are the live shows and the concerts.. the food stalls, the events? Where are the all night long fireworks in the whole city to make the night seem day? What is the mayor doing? 10 minutes of fireworks only in the center with radio, come on Radio BBC to entertain the crowds!! Even the Romans knew better on this chapter and this was centuries ago.. haven't we learnt anything? The masses need food and a good show!! What is there to do on the streets in London on the NYE?? Nothing! Squeeze like sardine and freeze from an early time for a disappointing night.. Now I'm asking, does it really worth the trouble? For London this is not something to be very proud of, as everyone living here, will advice you to DON'T go!


I've seen New Cid cosmetics - Hero collection a 4 piece set for£19.99 and I didn't buy it then. Now I so want to get it and there is no where to be found at this price.. It was in Tk-Maxx before Christmas :(

Apps for frogs :)))))

Bare with the advert as the clip comes after:


I can't stand when I receive spam like this: "Great post, I admire the writing style :) A little off topic here but what theme are you using? Looks pretty cool." and at the end to see a link of some website like acne treatment, web hosting, penis enlargement,fake passport ids, natural remedies, etc.. so annoying!!

New facebook page

Riddles of Mind now on facebook page :)

Beer scam - Marketing tool


Power of Organizing Christmas Day

Since I like having my friends around me I often choose to organize the parties for us. This time around the Christmas gathering is one of them. I bought all the food, everyone is informed where and when to come. I sorted out the music for this evening, the movie, the menu and I got all the confirmations for who is coming, plus the sleep overs. I got my red outfit sorted and since is Christmas we will all play a gift game where we will all leave home with something to remember and hopefully a good portion of laughter. I'm pretty excited about the whole day as for me is more about the togetherness then anything else. Today the food should arrive. The presents are wrapped, the tree is decorated, I just need to do some cleaning. Counting days left :)

Ice-cream maker

I was looking at Argos for ice-cream makers.. what they have is more like a blender as eventually you still have to add the mix in the fridge and get it out on the next day to be ice-cream.. why would you call a product ice-cream maker if you can't get the mix to be iced!!

Back to Romanian Stray dogs

CCR amana pentru 11 ianuarie 2012 dezbaterea legii eutanasierii cainilor fara stapan"Conform sesizarii PSD-PNL, problema eutanasierii si a conditiilor in care este dispusa aceasta este "principala problema a legii", eutanasierea este o masura extrema, care contravine prevederilor referitoare la drepturile animalelor recunoscute de instrumente internationale, reglementari comunitare cu caracter obligatoriu.

Documentul releva ca eutanasierea este contrara principiilor si prevederilor Declaratiei Universale a Drepturilor Animalelor, proclamata la Paris, in 1978.

"Legea adoptata nu face referire la legislatia de protectie a animalelor, nu include niciun principiu de protectie si asigurare a respectarii drepturilor animalelor si, in general, prevederile de protectie a drepturilor acestora sunt minime", afirma sursa citata."

Totusi cum spune titlul se amana nu se anuleaza!! ff trist!!



Lately for me was a stressful time to work my head around on how the British system works.. I need an adviser to enlighten me..

Aupair duties

More details about being an aupair for who wants to know more..

What is an Au Pair? Guidelines for Au Pairs and Host Families participating in the BAPAA Au Pair Programme in Britain. Other countries have similar programmes - see "Go Abroad as an Au Pair".Individual families or agencies may wish to improve on these benefits, but these should be offered as a minimum.Nature of the Programme: The au pair programme is a cultural exchange programme. Au pairs must be welcomed as a member of the family.Age: Traditionally, an au pair is aged 17 – 27, however an au pair without visa requirements (from EU) can be older.Hours on duty: Au pairs can be on duty from 25 – 35 hours per week if they are from an EU country. This is limited to 25 hours per week and 2 evenings per week if the au pair is from Bulgaria or Romania. These hours can be spread out over 5 days per week. Longer hours are usually referred to as ‘au pair plus’. Many au pair agencies also offer ‘Mother’s help’ positions; thi…

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Sign International Petition

Semnati va rog petitia internationala care are nevoie de 1 milion semnaturi
pentru a fi prezentata Comisiei Europene ce va urgenta trimiterea autoritatilor sa se adreseze inumanitatii si sa stabileasca legi solide pentru Romania si Europa cu privire la legile pentru bunastarea animalelor. Cerem Parlamentului European sa intareasca tratatele privind Bunastarea Animalelor la care s-au angajat Statele Membre cand au semnat sa intre in Uniunea Europeana.

Click on the PETITION

This is an international petition urging the European Commission to stop the extermination of stray dogs in Romania

Every day we receive more disturbing images and eyewitness accounts of the massive "canine genocide" occurring in Romania. This group was founded to collect a million signatures -- one per dog slaughtered -- which will be presented to the European Commission, urging authorities to address the inhumanity and establish solid animal welfare laws in Romania and throughout Europe. We ask the European P…

Romanian Massacre!


Must watch

WE MUST STOP these ROMANIAN politicians!!

Corruption in Romania - kills animals to get money for elections

in perspectiva anilor electorali viitori, Puterea de la Bucuresti a decis sa reinstituie, prin lege, eutanasierea cainilor comunitari, ceea ce va insemna o afacere electorala de peste 300 de milioane de euro. De ce? Pentru ca experientele alegerilor din 2004 incoace au scos la iveala un “necesar” de 100 de milioane de euro pentru fiecare campanie elecorala. Asadar, localele si parlamentarele din 2012, dar si prezidentialele din 2013 ar fi asigurate pe pielea bietilor catei. O miza de asemenea anvergura mobilizeaza exemplar fortele portocalii din Guvern si din Parlamentul Romanei, in incercarea disperata de a adopta proiectul legislativ PLX nr.912/2007, modificat, la Camera decizionala, prin introducerea eutanasierii. Proiectul mortii se va supune votului marti, 7 iunie 2011, in plenul Camerei Deputatilor.In scopul justificarii formale a fondurilor de 300 de milioane de euro, pretinse de la Bugetul de stat, s-a recurs la tot felul de stratageme . Spre exemplu, deputatul PDL Stefan Pirp…

Christmas Card

Thank you and was a very nice surprise :)

My hat collection :)

I'm attracted to certain hats.. it could be the either for the weirdness, the colours or the theme.. here are some from the places I've been.. of course I didn't buy all the hats I liked, but now I regret not buying what I had my eyes on.. I guess I should to go back again :D


I love pastry and I could eat this every day sweet or salty. Just love it! This is what I've done recently, but to be honest I bought the dough from Tesco :D

Romanian government is applying the lethal injections to stray dogs

Recently the Romanian government has came up with a law that brakes any animal rights law. They decided to do euthanasia to all stray dogs. This is outrageous as they haven't followed/applied any plan or form of reducing the number of stray dogs like sterilizing them, applying medicine to unhealthy dogs, let alone to secure shelter and food or run a national advertised program like give a dog a home. They received money for this cause and no one knows where they went. YES, they went straight for the KILL.
This people in the government have some sort of political or financial gain from this and for them this is only a strategic step to make them advance in their hidden agenda.. I'm Romanian living abroad and I'm furious with this law and the lack of scrupulous of our government and president.. our entire system it's corrupted to the bone!!

We must do something about it before it's too late!

"Traian Basescu’s campaign of killing dogs has NOT been STOPPED by the NGO…

1 December - Romanian National Day

1 December it is the day when all Romanians everywhere around the globe can show their patriotism.
This is a national Romanian holiday which celebrates the Great Union Day(Romanian:Ziua Marii Uniri, also calledUnification Day) occurring on December 1. It commemorates the assembly of the delegates of ethnic Romanians held inAlba Iulia, which declared the Union of Transylvania with Romania.This holiday was set after the1989 Romanian Revolutionand it marks the unification ofTransylvania, but also of the provinces ofBasarabiaandBucovinawith theRomanian Kingdom, in 1918.Prior to 1918, the national holiday of Romania was set to be on May 10, which had a double meaning: it was the day on whichCarol Iset foot on the Romanian soil (in 1866), and it was the day on which the prince ratified the Declaration of Independence (from theOttoman Empire) in 1877.The traditional song for this event is the so called Round Dance of Unification (Hora Unirii).

British racist comments

How embarrassing is this!! It looks like she was out of the streets for a while as she's been charged with racial harassment according to the Haffington Post UK. Bellow you can find the whole article.

"A woman has been charged with racial harassment after a video emerged in which she is allegedly shouting abuse aboard a Croydon-Wimbledon tram in South London.Emma West, 34, of New Addington, Croydon, was charged with a racially-aggravated public order offence, after an appeal by the British Transport Police to find the person at the centre of the incident aboard the tram.A video published on YouTube showed a woman with a toddler on her knee apparently shouting abuse at ethnic minority passengers.British Transport Police said they responded after the video was brought to their attention.West, who was arrested on Monday, remained in custody overnight and will appear before magistrates at Croydon crown court on Tuesday."

Sf. Andrei!!

La Multi Ani tuturor Andreilor si Andreelor :)

Piracy law

This American piracy law it's meant to diminish to the extent of nonexistent freedom of speech or movement on the internet either you are an american or international citizen.. Google and Facebook seem to be against it, and their lawyers will fight against it, but looks like this law enjoys a lot of political and corporate support from the american side which it's pro with the implementation of this amendments that infringes any democratic rights on international level! That's outrageous!

Christmas list

This year I want few random things:
- winter sleeping bag - candy floss maker - double bed cover set colored more to come


We need more storage and Ikea seems to be the place to go.. until today we said that we don't need a microwave as it would encourage us to become lazy from cooking healthy meals, so we were better off.. sadly now it's on the shopping list along with few other kitchen sets for spices and cereal..


At the gym that I'm going to, it's always something going on.. today at the national sport center they were filming on the basketball court some scenes with gymnasts flipping on the bar and they had 4 cuts in the 5 minutes that I was looking.. when I left they were changing the set to a long rolling platform.. amazing how big the crew was and the director seem to be an arse as he was shouting at everyone.. pretty deflating for one's confidence..

Un prieten adevarat

Un simplu prieten , cand vine in vizita se comporta ca un invitat.
Un prieten adevarat, iti deschide frigiderul si se serveste.

Un simplu prieten, nu te-a vazut niciodata plangand.
Un prieten adevarat are umerii umezi de la lacrimile tale.

Un simplu prieten, nu stie prenumele parintilor tai.
Un prieten adevarat are numarul de telefon al parintilor tai
in agenda telefonica.

Un simplu prieten aduce la ziua ta o sticla de bautura.
Un prieten adevarat soseste mai devreme pentru ca sa te ajute
la pregatiri si ramane mai tarziu ca sa te ajute sa faci curat.

Un simplu prieten nu agreeaza cand il suni in preajma orei lui de culcare.
Un prieten adevarat te intreaba de ce ti-a luat atat de mult pana l-ai sunat.

Un simplu prieten considera ca prietenia voastra a luat sfarsit cand apare
prima cearta intre voi.
Un prieten adevarat te suna imediat dupa cearta.

Un simplu prieten se asteapta sa fii mereu la dispozitia lui.
Un prieten adevarat este mereu in preajma ta.

Tk Maxx purchases

Everyone knows I'm a huge fan of this store and recently I needed to buy some winter clothing and of course I bought them from Tk-maxx.. Well as usual I got distracted by other things and I also bought two pairs of shoes and a bag :)

Now the beauty of it is that they have an online store and if I can't find my size I can look it up online and since it's free delivery until January I will order without loosing the delivery price in case what I ordered doesn't fit and I can exchange the items to any Tk-Maxx store.

Here are my recent purchases. Enjoy!

Giff Gaff

Got my new sim card today.. comes for free ordered online.. I got an invite for this and it has £5 on it.. offers unlimited internet usage, but not sure about the data transfer.. still a very cheap price comparative to the old competitors.. I believe this card it's a branch of O2..


One on my favorite shops it's Tk-Maxx and it's such a shame it's not in most of the countries.. in Europe it can be found mainly in England, then Ireland, Germany and Poland.. How about the rest of the countries like Spain, Holland, Greece etc.. I need some new clothes and this is the place to go.. it's great that now they have online shopping with free delivery until after new Years Eve :)

Romanian System

Today I went to the Romanian consulate for a document.. this sent be straight back.. the way these people handle customer service.. I felt as if I was disturbing them by asking to do their job.. on top they made grammar errors to my text that needed to be corrected.. the eyes rolling because I had the nerve to ask for a correction.. why do I take so long to read the text?? cos I needed to make sure it was correctly written!! they forgot to give me a receipt and when I asked for it they said they gave it to someone else.. huh?!?!? how is that possible??
that was an experience that reminded me of why I don't want ever to go back home!!


M-am mutat in noul meu barlog.. e cam frig aici dar asta e..

A Must Read

On her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, which was posted on the Internet. It's funny, well as informative:

Dear Dr. Laura:
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. ......I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canad…

Dopamine Jackpot! Sapolsky on the Science of Pleasure

The effect of the dopamine and what causes the level of our expectations to be hold until a very long time until we receive the reward.. I'm very impressed by the ending!! A must watch!


I don't understand why but every instructor at the gym I go to it's bold.. is not like the workout made them loose hair.. no, but it's a trend that I don't get which makes them all shave their heads.. of course there is sweat, etc but come on.. they all look the same!


chemarile mele: desen, muzica si blog :)

Thai food

Ive done this last night.. a bit too spicy this time, nevertheless just as good :)

Wolfram Alpha

In case you want accurate search and you are tired to scroll up and down to the endless options given by Google, the you should check out the Wolfram Alpha engine. Very useful for computing your research straight to the point! Cool tool that saves you up time.

Fatcow vs UnlimitedWebHosting Review

I just joined I'm starting to regret this, maybe because through comparison they are no way near the top class service provided by my previous provider FatCow, which was so good at delivering solutions in the shortest time.. now I get frustrated with the new host provider as it's been going on for 3 days to get help to set up the form mail. . they asked me the same questions over and over to hand them the fatcow script which I don't have and then they asked me to use some random script from google.. wtf.. why they don't support it by default like a normal web host provider?.. at FatCow was done and running in 30min.. it's getting on my nerves as UWH don't seem professional at all.. plus their control panel plesk it's so primitive and we are forced to use it.. no application it's installed and if you want to have it installed well you have to disable the php safety option, or else you get an error.. I'm starting to regret bein…


I got a new webhost, but I got problems putting up my blog as I didn't export the files from the datebase of my previous provider.. :((( now it's a bit of waiting involved..


Listening to Arcana which reminds me of the live concert.. what an experience.. it was in Camden Town in Underworld.. I recorded these clips 3 years ago..


Am pofta de gem de gutui... unde s-o putea gasi in Londra asta?? dar daca tot vb de gem sa aducem si dulceata in discsutie.. cea de visine ca doar e preferata mea, dar si de nuci verzi e buna, sau de prune, caise, lubenita.. vai imi ploua in gura deja :(((((((((((((

Web Hosting

I've been looking for a good web host for the last 2 weeks. I have a very good provider, in fact it's one of the top, but because I had a 70% off deal and now I have to pay the full price a bit over £90 per year I find it a bit too much, so I have to look for a new one.. I have been reading reviews after reviews and people should know to run away from Mochahost as they are a very misleading company that is after your money only. Actually there is planned a campaign against their service.
It's insane how many options and how many hidden prices there are.. I looked at Web10, iPage, iMotion, HostGator, Kualo, GoDaddy, UnlimitedWebHosting, BlueHost, JustHost etc.. It's a very tedious research that still to this point hasn't helped me find a host.. I'm running out of time and I'm feeling the despair!! Need help with advice or something.

asian food improvisation

Something I cooked not long ago.. some improvisation with chicken, turmeric, red peppers, carrots, green peas, chilly, tomato sauce, pepper and of course rice.. it was quite nice not because I made it, but because of the combination really worked :D and the second dish was green thai with wild rice made in Greece with some ingredients I brought from UK.. couldn't find all the veggies, but was just as nice :) and I love Thai food!!


Does anyone knows a good web host for a decent yearly price, enough disk space and that offers the basics for a website. Need to renew ASAP and I don't like the option I found yet..

53am Salon Review

I must give a negative review to 53am salon in Notting Hill, place which must be avoided. I went yesterday to have my hair restyled with a new fresh haircut. I got a voucher from Groupon for "Wash, Cut, Restyle, Blow Dry and Conditioning Treatment for £26 at 53am (Up to £75 Value)". The booking was done quickly. I received only the haircut and blow dry. Once there I asked for lots of layers and an inch cut of the length. Kate my hairdresser said layers can't be done on medium long hair so she just give me a trim. But really I always had layers and it can be done!! When she saw how unhappy I was at the end she cut something at the back. She was mute the whole time she cut my hair and ignored every time I asked her to give me layers. She didn't let me look at the back and home I’ve noticed I have a gap at the back of my head. I'm furious with them since this was meant to be a service given by a stylist not an amateurish hairdresser. I still want the haircut I went…

Daca esti Roman citeste asta!!

UN TEXT CARE MERITĂ TOATĂ ATENŢIA ŞI CARE AR TREBUI POPULARIZAT CAT MAI MULT…ACAD. DINU GIURESCU DESPRE DESFIINŢAREA JUDEŢELOR ŞI NU NUMAI: „Statul de astăzi apără pe altcineva… nu România”R. T.: Vă rog să-mi spuneţi cum priviţi această iniţiativă prin care conducerea Statului Român vrea să desfiinţeze judeţele actuale?D.C. Giurescu: Această iniţiativă se înscrie într-un şir de acţiuni care sunt menite, pe de-o parte, să destrame unitatea teritorială a ţării şi, pe de altă parte, să şteargă identitatea noastră naţională.Şi acuma noi vrem să desfiinţăm cu o trăsătură de pix toată această întocmire care are o vechime între 600 şi 700 de ani, intrată în conştiinţa mea. Nu-i aşa? Ce eşti dumneata? Eu sunt din Vlaşca, eu sunt din Argeş în primul rând, şi pe urmă evident că sunt din România, fiindcă Vlaşca şi Argeşul sunt parte din România. Ce facem? Şterg cu buretele, şterg cu pixul tot? Unde voi fi? Din regiunea 1, cetăţeanul cu codul numeric personal cutare, pe care îl înscriu cu două-tr…