Saturday, February 27, 2010

Februarie, altfel



Februarie Books:
Richard Bach-Pescarusul Jonathan Livingstone
Dai Sijie-Complexul lui Di(very good), Balzac si micuta croitoreasa chineza
J.Llewellyn - Amy pleaca in luna de miere
M.Cunnah-Confesiunile unei iubarete(very funny)
Confucius-Analecte
Februarie Film: The Soloist, Nine(very good)
Februarie Music:Placebo- Bright lights, Tiziano Ferro- Assurdo Pensare, Xverso:)
Februarie Words:"Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nine


Azi aveam intentia sa vad "Valentine's Day", insa am ajuns pana la urma sa vad "Nine", pe care vi-l recomandam printre filmele pe care ar fi fost interesant sa le vedeti in ianuarie.
Ei bine, daca nu am reusit sa-l vad atunci, se pare ca azi a fost timpul lui si intr-adevar s-a dovedit a fi un film interesant, care nu merita ratat.
Este povestea unui regizor italian, Guido, care incearca pe parcurul filmului sa creeze un scenariul pentru noul sau film "Italia", insa demonii personali sunt mai puternici, iar continua pendulare intre nevasta - amanta-amintiri nu prea ii mai lasa timp pentru creatie.
In final sfarseste, asa cum era poate si normal, parasit de nevasta, insa cu idei noi pentru un film lucrat cu atentie .
Daca povestea vi se poate parea banala, decorurile , interpretarea si imbanarea imaginilor cu suntele sunt foarte bune, motive pentru care beneficiaza de 3 nominalizari la Oscar in acest an.
Distributia este pe masura: Daniel Day-Lewis(face un rol foarte convingator), Penelope Cruz(mie mi s-a parut un rol nu la fel de impresionant ca cel din Vicky, Christina, Barcelona), Marion Cotillard(foarte buna interpretarea), Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman.
Este un musical reusit, unul din filmele interesante care imbina armonios distributia, muzica, imaginea si povestea, si desigur nu lipsesc peisajele impresionante din Italia:)


Monday, February 22, 2010

Anul nou chinezesc, Pitesti- BJA

























Astazi a avut loc la Pitesti in sediul Bibliotecii Judetene sarbatorirea anului nou chinezesc. La eveniment au participat membrii din conducerea Asocietiei Romane de prietenie cu R.P.Chineza, presendintele Camerei de Comert si industrie Romania-China si de asemenea a avut loc lansarea unei carti foarte speciale Istoria Chinei(Ion Buzatu), dar despre care voi reveni cu detalii mai tarziu:)
Festivitatea a durat cam 2 ore in care au avut loc diverse momente artistice, atat specific romanesti, cat si in ceea ce priveste arta si cultura chineza: recitari de poeme(prof. Halibei Olga), cantece cunoscute, etc.
Desigur, cum era si normal, totul s-a incheiat cu o invitatie la un restaurant chinezesc, unde s-au servit cam 6 feluri de mancare traditionala : coltunasi cu carne, pui cu brocoli, pui si legume cu sos picant, carne de vita inabusita pe plita, carne de rechin in sos cu legume si inghetata prajita:)
Pot parea ciudate cele enumerate mai sus, insa eu va asigur ca au fost delicioase , iar, noi, cei prezenti ne-am distrat foarte bine!:)
Chun jie kuai le!:)








Sunday, February 21, 2010

Alla mia eta- Tiziano

It was just about time to tell you about Tiziano's newest album:"Alla mia eta"(released on 7 November 2008), which has already been considered the most selled album in Italy in 2009:)
1. La tua vita non Passera- one of my fav, very intense:)
2.Alla mia eta- gives the title of the album, a great video, very popular &interesting, kind of sad song , but very touching.("Sono un grande falso mentre fingo l'allegria)
3.Il solle esiste per tutti-gives you some kind of optimism, even if it's still another sad , complicated, hard song, with some very beautiful lyrics.("Una sosta dai concetti e i preconcetti/una sosta dalla prima impressione/Vorrei ricordarti tra i drammi piu brutti/ che il solle esiste per tutti")
4.Indietro-(Breathe gentle)- probably the great song of last summer with Kelly Rowland, even if i like more the italian version, because the lyrics are more interesting, just lovely:)( "Nemico della logica morale/Opposto della fisica normale/Geometria degli angoli nascosti nostri")
5.Il regalo piu grande-my very first choice for this album, with a nice video, and a lovely message.:)
6.Il tempo Stesso - very different from the rest of the album, but fans like it, again good lyrics.("Proporzioni dirette o inverse/il legame tra tempo e gioie perse")
7. La paura non esiste- a video would be very interesting for this song, love it:), and it seems like the mistake and the fear don't exist for us ?
8.La traversata dell'estate- very great live, very appreciated by the fans, it rocks:)
9.Scivoli di nuovo- it's the newest single with a black-and -white video, sad and lovely song:)("Scivoli di nuovo e ancora come/tu fossi una mattina da vestire e da coprire")
10.Assurdo pensare- lovely song, very powerful , (" E assurdo pensare / che a volte le cose/non vadano bene/ e vadano rese ")
11.Per un po spariro- reminds me a little of the last albums, especially Xverso & Rosso relativo, more R&B:)
12.Fotografie della tua assenza- not that hard kind of songs anymore, sounds great:)

P.S. : I found this album greater from much that i had listen lately, with a great &powerful sound, a fantastic voice and by far the best lyrics:) Happy birthday, Tiziano:)!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Figure skating Olympics




You all know how the oplympics for figure skating men ended this morning, with some "great surprises" and a lot of dissapointment.
So, Plushenko finished second and won the silver medal, which for him and his great and hard work is some kind of nothing(at least right now), Takahashi finished 3, and Joubert 16 of 24 and i think i had never seen him so down in the last 6-7 years.
This is another dissapointment for this olimpics, because Joubert is really talented(technically and artistic), but he's not very emotionally stable when it's needed:(sorry!)
As Elvis Stojko said at yahoo.sport.com, how can you bee Olimpic champion when you don't even try the quad?
The answer is simple, you can, and Lysacek did it very well !
And he also says that the judges' scoring was ridiculous, which is also my very subjective opinion this time.
It's very unfair when you have to make a programme just to get as much points as possible, and it also seems that the quads don't mean that much anymore, even if most of the so great skaters can't even have the courage to do it (especially at the olimpics).
I'm also glad that Johnny Weir finished 5 th , which is quite a good result for him:)
So, i can only be very disapointed of this situation, where Lysacek has only 1 gold medal at Wold Championships, some 1th place at Skate America, and guess what Plushenko already has 3 gold World Championships, 6 gold medals at European Championships, 8 gold for Russian Championships, 5 gold at Grand-prix Final, and so on....
It's great to see him back! Waiting for the World Championships starting in march!:)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Flowers for this spring!


































































































P.S.: Hope you enjoy the flowers above as much as i do and i also hope that spring comes soon:)







Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy chinese new year!



















P.S. : You can see Lee Seo Jin each sunday and saturday at Tvr2 on another great film:) Damo!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Metamorfoze




1. If i were a month , that would be October
2. If i were the day of the week , that would be tuesday
3.If i were the part of a day, that would be the night
4.If i were an animal, that would be a dolphin
5. If i were a planet, that would be Mars
6. If i were a bird, that would be colibri
7. If i were an element, that would be silver
8.If i were a musical intrument, that would be piano
9.If i were a fictional character, that would be Sherlock Holmes
10.If i were a movie, that would be Ensemble c'est tout
11. If i were a drama, that would be Grey's Anatomy
12.If i were a colour, that would be Black
13. If i were a form, that would be round
14.If i were a car, that would be Ferrari
15. If i were a number, that would be 7
16. If i were a book, that would be Anna Karenina or Dans , dans, dans(Murakami)
17. If i were a song, that would be Traversata dell'estate or Kingdom:)( difficult to choose one)
18.If i were a cloth, that would be a black dress
19. If i were something to drink, that would be a cup of green tea with mint or jasmine:)
P.S. Hope you found it fun , waiting for your answers:)

Monday, February 08, 2010

E-Readers


Cititorul de carti electronice din Romania se poate bucura deoarece din 19 octombrie Amazon aduce in afara SUA, Kindle - un e-book reader, care cantareste 300 g, poate stoca 1500 de carti, si care in prezent costa 279$.
A fost lansat oficial in 2007 in SUA, iar in prezent pe amazon.com se regasesc mai bine de 400.000 de carti disponibile pentru Kindle.
Nici produsul oferit de Sony nu e cu nimic mai prejos de Kindle(mie mi se pare chiar mai atractiv, avand in vedere ca cel putin pe moment acesta beneficiaza de touch-screen).
Oricum mie mi se par foarte interesante aceste e-book readers,ma tendeaza chiar ideea de a avea unul in viitor(mai ales tinand cont de faptul ca se limiteaza spatiul de stocare al cartilor traditionale, cartile electronice dispobinile au preturi cuprinse intre 1-20 euro).
Am gasit 7 motive pentru care ar fi interesant sa va ganditi la un e-book reader:)
1.It's great, if you travel:)
2.You can put anything you want on it.
3.It looks great:)
4.It feels great
5.Almost any book, at any time
6.It works in inclement conditions
7.It is the future:)






Thursday, February 04, 2010

The empty half of a glass


I wonder why we tend more and more to see the empty half of a glass instead of the full one?
Is it probably, because the full part reminds us of something that has already been achieved and doesn't motivate us anymore and what we don't have is more interesting and exciting that we tend to see it easier?
I also have the stange ideea that we are very atracted of different kind of shapes, that we consider perfect(in fact not even the line or a round isn't perfect:)) and we don't have space for the unknown in our so complicated life-style.
In fact it is quite difficult to focuse only on the part that you have and try to forget about the part that is empty, but i have the feeling that the empty part is always going to be empty somehow,because you always find things that you don't have yet...So?
So been too atracted of the empty half of the glass you might loose the essence and probably in the end you'll have a totally empty glass in front of your eyes. Is it worth?
P.S. : I have seen lately a quite interesting,funny and sincere interview, which was somehow the beginning for this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8On0nBGeQok

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

YI San - Furtuna la palat
























Zilele astea ne bucuram de ultimele episoade din "Furtuna la palat", o poveste foarte speciala si interesanta despre Coreea din secolul al 19-lea.
Este povestea printului mostenitor si mai apoi a imparatului Lee San(sau Yi San)(al 22-lea imparat al dinastiei Juseon) , a intrigilor care l-au pandit la tot pasul la palat, a framantarilor politice, sociale din acea perioda si o foarte trista, dar frumoasa poveste de dragoste.
Epoca este foarte bine redata prin decor si costume, povestea e interesanta si captivanta de la inceput si pana la sfarsit, iar filmul a fost premiat in 2007 cu 4 MBC Awards: Best Teen Actor Award, Best Writer, Best Actress(Han Ji-min) si desigur Best Actor(Lee Seo Jin).
Ma uimeste de fiecare data, motivarea pe care mai ales asiaticii o au in a-si prezenta cat mai bine tara(traditii, istorie, etc), iar mie imi creeza impresia de oameni tonici, relativ calmi, foarte deschisi si deosebit de motivati:)
Asa ca nu-mi ramane decat sa ma bucur de ultimele 2 episoade din Yi San(care sunt foarte triste :() si sa sper ca in curand vom vedea pe langa alte superbe filme cu tema fantastica si istorica, si filme mai actuale(life-style).
P.S. : Am devenit un mare fan Lee Seo Jin, iar daca v-am trezit interesul: http://www.seojinlee.com/





Monday, February 01, 2010

Grammy 2010












The winners are:
1. Record of the year- Kings of Leon- Use Somebody:)
2.Album of the year- Taylor Swift-Fearless
3.Song of the year- Beyonce- Single Ladies
4.Best Female Pop Vocal Performance- Beyonce- Halo
5.Best Male Pop Vocal Performance- Jason Mraz- Make it mine :)
6.Best Pop Performance Group- The Black Eyed Peas- I gotta feeling:)
7.Best Pop Collaboration- Jason Mraz&Colbie Caillat- Lucky:)
8.Best Pop Album- The E.N.D. - The black eyed peas :)
9.Best Dance Recording- Lady GAGA - Poker Face:)
10.Best Electronic/Dance Album- The Fame-Lady GAGA :)
11.Best Solo Rock- Bruce Springsteen- Walking on a dream :)
12.Best Rock Performance by group- Kings of Leon:) (Use Somebody)
13.Best Hard Rock Performance: AC/DC
14.Best Rock Song: Use Somebody, Kings of Leon:)
15.Best Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown-Green day :)
16.Best Female R&B performance - Beyonce- Single Ladies
17.Best Rap Album- Eminem-Relapse
18.Best Remixed Recording- When the love takes over- David Guetta &Kelly Rowland:)
19.Best Classical Album- Mahler Symphony no 8, adagio from symphony no.10
P.S. Here are only some of the winners, i just wished that DM won a Grammy for Short video: Wrong:(