Thursday, May 31, 2007

Here's a gum

Chatting with Tudor today made me remember a funny fact about small shops in Romania. Whenever you buy something, they give gums or candies back instead of the rest of the money.

They almost never have small money, so they give you small stupid things even though you didn't ask for them. And very often, that gum, candy or whatever doesn't even cover the amount of money you should get back.

But it sounds fair for them :-P

Turning into a brazilian?

Living in the same apartment with Debora is one thing I definatelly like about my traineeship in Germany!!! She is from Brazil, and also a very good cook. I've just tried a couple of brazilian/south american goodies like "Negrinho" and "Chimarrão".

I can only say that drinking Chimarrão as social activity is much better than smoking Shisha! (and healthier :D)ão

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Google it

Were you ever pissed off by people who ask you very basic things without first looking for it themselves?

Now you can help them: :D

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Coolest chess players

... near the train station in Köln. Notice also the useful support for the chess table :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bonn Storm

I've just witnessed the worst storm I've seen in my life. Lots of quick loud thunders, rain was falling in all directions even pushed back up sometimes, and the wind was so strong that I've seen pigeons trying to fly away being smashed in the wall.
At some point, the pressure got so low and so quick, that I could feel my ears going a bit deaf, and sounds got more like a drum effect.

Now, half an hour later it's curiously sunny again, temperatures went from 17 to 21 degrees in a couple of minutes, but the city is still like crazy. I can hear ambulances all around, radios talk only about this like being the worst storm ever, there are trees and leaves all over the streets and traffic and trams are blocked. Kennedy bridge was just closed. Our office was flooded. Also some mobile phone lines are dead.

So weird because it was so sudden.


This street was closed.

The pictures were taken 100 meters from my apartment.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Virtual barbershop

Before listening to this, make sure that you:
- use the headphones
- turn the volume up
- close your eyes

Get the mp3

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Biking around Bonn

I like the special biking paths around Bonn. This one is Villenweg, through the Kottenforst Forest.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Drunk driving kills

The Mumbai traffic police started an initiative to prevent accidents commited by drunk drivers. They distributed in most of the bars in Mumbai special beer coasters that picture a face, and contain an invisible red ink. When people put a wet glass on the coaster, the ink becomes visible, and it seems that the person is bleeding. The coasters contain the message "Just a reminder. Drunk driving kills."

I would definately like to see that initiative in other countries too.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Rhein in Flammen

This weekend I'll be the chair (moderator) of Bonnfire, an AIESEC conference for new members, international trainees and also old members. It is a very big challenge for me, but for some reason I'm really looking forward to it. We'll also go to the fireworks.

Still thinking of a chair rollcall. Any suggestions?