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Tuesday, October 25, 2005
I’m a survivor! :)
What kept me away was a damned food poisoning (with a little help form my work…). So now I am back! With news, or sort of:

1. Sandwiches in my school are not safe to eat! Take me for example. George disagrees, saying it’s a question of each person’s metabolism, but I disagree! I also eat in student/employees cafeterias quite often and this is a first! The result – I reduced Coca-Cola quantities per day, I started eating healthier food and I am taking better care of me.

2. I love scholar.google.com! It is a great search engine, beta version still, and I also love the fact that my gmail account gave me free access to some e-books! Who ever thought an email account will actually help that much??? Definitely not me! I have some 8 Mb of reading to do in about two days (or so I hope…).

3. Not funny...Shirazi asked me to post something about the earthquake in Pakistan…As I had no real time for it, I will stick to just asking you people to visit his site for more information. Will be back with more on this issue! Sorry Shi, am trying my best…See here, here, here and here.

4. Not funny either…The night before the food poisoning incident happen (or was it the night before?) I was going to K’s and got off the subway train in the Constantin Brancoveanu station. As I was getting closer to the stairs that took you outside the station, I saw this old man on the floor. He had blood on his forehead and on his eyes. I looked at his hand, he wasn’t moving. There were people around him and one young man had called the Ambulance. Although I was pretty shocked with the fact that he wasn’t moving, couldn’t help noticing that the phone call was taking to long. The Ambulance employee kept asking for more details! And that man was not moving! I imagine they get a lot of silly jokes each day, but still…

5. City Mall, the third mall in Bucharest was opened this Saturday. There is an Altex Megastore (they sell fridges, TV sets and stuff like that and also have a monthly payment program) at the fist floor of this mall. They had had pretty aggressive ads on all the radio stations and they had announced discounts. So at 9.30 AM, half hour before the launch, there was a huge crowd of people waiting to get in. Lots of policemen as well, yet when it was opened, they still had problems handling the crowd. They let them enter in small groups but still, after about an hour, Altex closed the store for a short while as they couldn’t handle so many people at a time.

One hour and a half later, there still was a crowd at the doors…And the mall was still pretty crowded on Sunday. I don’t know exactly how, as parking places are a huge problem for them. Other than that, I like this mall best…It is not the largest, yet it is the prettiest.

That’s about it for now. Will be back with more details in the near future.
posted by Alina @ 8:06 PM  
15 Comments:
  • At 10/25/2005 8:32 PM, Blogger Shirazi said…

    Thanks Kayla Vincent, this helps. Every bit counts in this time of need. Much thanks.

     
  • At 10/25/2005 8:34 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    I'll try to post more on the subject in the next days, this is not too much, I know.

     
  • At 10/25/2005 9:15 PM, Blogger Shirazi said…

    Ok, we shall all wait. Keep up in your thoughts, queen.

     
  • At 10/25/2005 11:07 PM, Blogger bart said…

    hi there... i've missed you my dear, glad to hear you're back in the land of the living :P

    sounds like you've had a pretty ragged week, no fun but food poisoning is even less fun... last time i had that (20 years ago, after eating liver that had gone off) i was as sick as a dog and vowed never, ever to eat products that weren't certifiably fresh... it helped :D

    good to read you're latching into shirazi's efforts, the people in kashmir need help desperately... i've been trying to get some sort of action going here in holland, without terribly much succes unfortunately...

    hope to hear from you soon... take care and keep well, OK?

     
  • At 10/26/2005 7:03 AM, Blogger Nightlegend said…

    I was very sad to hear about the food poisoning you had ,please take more care of your food.

    Ambulance in countries like Egypt and Romania always arrive late(usualy too late and only to pick up the dead body!!)

    Are there three malls only in Bucharest?

     
  • At 10/26/2005 8:36 AM, Blogger George Hari Popescu said…

    See, I told you about scholar.google.com. Be sure to have all sources properly quoted :-) And try proquest.com on the university's IPs too.

    As for the ambulance, it's the regular procedure all over the world, they have to check what's the problem to know what kind of ambulance to send (with the proper material).

     
  • At 10/26/2005 7:17 PM, Blogger Rain said…

    So that's why u were away all this time!!!
    I'm sorry to hear about that food incident! hope u r ok now.. I missed ur posts.

     
  • At 10/26/2005 11:20 PM, Blogger Charismatic Soul said…

    oh you've been missed kayla!
    good that you're ok now and good to have you back!

     
  • At 10/27/2005 4:45 AM, Blogger loloma said…

    Seems like you had a tough time. Really sorry to hear about the food poisoning and the subway incident. Something similar happened to me when I was traveling by subway in Bucharest a few years back.

    But anyway, take care and good luck at work.

     
  • At 10/27/2005 1:02 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    oh la la! and what sort of sandwich did you eat? >_< be careful next time, eh? voilà that's your virtual big sister talking! hehe, nah, seriously, be careful ok? :)

    hey thanks for this scholar.google tip! i'll check it out!

    à bientôt!
    take care,
    bises!

     
  • At 10/27/2005 9:10 PM, Blogger MoonLightShadow said…

    Kayla, take good care of yourself and your food.. we miss you around. I'm glad your are fine now :)

     
  • At 10/28/2005 9:40 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Hey Bart! Thanks for all your nice words! See you around the blogosphere, more often I hope!:)

    Thanks, Nightlegend, I will! These are the three "luxury" malls - and the only ones called malls - everything's expensive but they got great cinemas, casinos occasionally... As for large shopping centers, there are plenty.

    I will try proquest asap, George! But first I need to get one of my friends in campus to give me access for a while at her computer...I have no internet connection in my dorm...:( As for the ambulance, trust me the guy gave them all the details! They just wanted them again...

    Thanks, Rain, I am getting better!

    CS, thanks, I missed you guys as well.

     
  • At 10/28/2005 9:42 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Loloma, thank you! I hope you're doing great yourself!

    Boks, I will be careful, I promise :)Thanks for offering to be my virutual sister!
    Yeah, check it, it's quite interesting!

    Thanks, Moon, I will take better care of myself!

     
  • At 10/30/2005 8:49 PM, Blogger Me said…

    Glad to hear you're feeling better ... I'm late I know .. but "Better late than never" :-D

     
  • At 10/31/2005 7:44 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Thank you, Me! Never mind being late...:)

     
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