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Saturday, May 20, 2006
Are you proud to be a Romanian?
Most of the times I am not. It took a link sent via Yahoo IM to remind me I am actually part of a people that can sometimes give the world unique individuals who completely change the world and make it go round in a better way. Yeah, it took some Romanian words with and American-like twisted pronounciation and a intelligently funny way of putting facts into context to make me remember why I sometimes think this country was not at all a bad choice for a birth place :). Oh, and forget about the hidden beer advertisment, it can be ignored

Click here!

If you cannot watch it through this link, Raluca has also posted a version here.
posted by Alina @ 2:37 PM  
  • At 5/20/2006 2:51 PM, Blogger nwradu said…

    Cunosti cumva un tip Stefan Tuchila? /:)

  • At 5/20/2006 3:05 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Nope, why? Did he also give you the link ?:)

  • At 5/20/2006 9:11 PM, Blogger nwradu said…

    Sorry about using Romanian in the previous comment, I forgot :)

    Yeah, he's the one who gave me the link, almost at the same time.

  • At 5/21/2006 11:24 PM, Blogger bart said…

    sorry, couldn't open the link but i'll save that for another time ;-)

    don't be ashamed of being romanian, in the same way nobody should feel ashamed for being any nationality really...

    i say this because firstly the whole concept of "nationality" is a fictitious one, implying that people who live within a self-defined (imaginary) line belong together and should act as such... secondly, any social group of individuals contains any number of members who can be so brilliantly excellent or just total shits, depending on the situation and personality involved...

    "romania" has produced so much of worth across the centuries, part of its heritage as being the crossroads between most parts of europe, the slavic realms, asia minor and the middle east...

    my first contact with romania was as a teenager... i received a book of poems by lucien blaga poemele luminii and i was hooked by the almost elemental, down to earth and natural atmosphere of your people... in later years after learning some of the history and having met some of the people i came to appreciate romania and the romanians more than ever...

    keep well...

  • At 5/22/2006 6:40 AM, Blogger Alex C. said…

    Of course, I'm proud to be a Romanian. Why should I be ashamed? I see and talk to stupid people, from all over the world, every day (and you know that).
    I don't want to point fingers now...

  • At 5/22/2006 11:15 AM, Blogger LouLou said…

    I don't believe in being proud or ashamed of nationality either. But am glad you've realized it's not so bad. Don't know why you thought otherwise to start with though. I know so many nice Romanians btw.:)

  • At 5/23/2006 11:20 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Nwradu, it started being sent over and over again sice then :D

    Bart, I cannot say ashamed is the word...Most of the time I don't care, other times I'm simply angry to discover what image certain people have of us and angry at ourselves of never doing enough to improve it, I guess...

    As for the concept of "nationality", you are probably right...Yet it is strong with us, most of the times, not always in the good way. NIce to see you around here, btw!

    Alex, yeah, correct, sometimes I feel the same way :D

    Lou, I am sure you know so many nice Romanians, of which I am sure I am the nicest :D

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