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Friday, May 9th, 2014

Day 9:

Day 35:

Day 35 and a few minutes:


RC Drifting

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Last weekend we found out what the big fuss was in the food court of Polus Center in Cluj:



Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Lately I started to swim a lot. So much in fact, that an old friend invited me to “give some laps” to their organization. So how can somebody give laps? Well, let me tell you: somebody came up with the great idea to promote swimming and also non-profit organizations by searching for sponsors who would give as much money to an organization as the number of laps that “their swimmers” can swim in an hour. So how much for a lap? That is something to be decided after the total amount of money is in (and, no, I do not know how much money was generated 😛 ).

That’s me in the center ;D.

The event is called Swimathon and it was organized in one of the local olympic-size swimming pools (50m) in Cluj. Non-profit organizations could sign up with their swimmers so that potential sponsors could choose them (there was a few week period of “promotion time” before). My friends’ organization is called Scoala pentru Viata (School for Life). They do special lectures for students, giving them knowledge about some of the things which are not thought at school. I think the idea is great and, knowing that he can really devote himself for good causes, I decided to swim for my friends’ organization. We (me, my friends’ brother and a group of seven people swimming in relay) have gathered on our three dedicated lanes a total of 159 laps, which I hope will bring them enough money to continue the good work they are doing 😉 …

So, why did I write this post? I just think it is a great idea and these things should be promoted. I really enjoyed myself there, I really hope I have been able help the organization, I really hope that this event will go on every year from now on (this was the 2nd edition as far as I know) and I really hope that such ideas will be spread to different areas in life in the future: do sport, do art, do whatever you enjoy while also helping others…


Some Green Stuff

Monday, June 4th, 2012

While the whole city is jubilant over the official opening of the renewed central park of Cluj, few people actually read the newspaper about the opening of a brand new park in the city. The park was actually opened to the public by the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca by arranging one of it’s own parks as a place of relaxation and retreat on the hills of Zorilor city-quarters.

Access to the park is not that easy, though: the main entrance is at the back of a set of flats near an area of old garages next to Gheorghe Dima street:

View the new park in a larger map

The park itself is still ‘fresh’, meaning that there are few places actually covered with grass and for now people can enjoy the view of the city (an excellent view towards the new stadium), the brand new alleyways among the tall trees and a small playground in the middle of the park. Anyway, I guess it is best to look at the photos:
Park Cluj Zorilor
Park Cluj Zorilor
Park Cluj Zorilor
Park Cluj Zorilor
.. and then go pay a visit 🙂 .


Think about it…

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

I am getting a bit slow with the task of actually writing my posts, but hey, better late, than never. So, with a delay of one week I would like to write about a trip we made to Budapest to a psychology conference. Yes, it is a bit parallel with what I do, but for me it was all about getting to Budapest, because it has been a while since I have been there. Anyway, because a bunch of us was planning to go there (all hardcore psychologists 🙂 ) I used the opportunity and joined the party to visit the city and also to get a taste of what such a conference is about. This short post, will be dedicated to that. About Budapest… well, later 🙂 .
The conference is called “Pszinapszis” (website), which is a combination of the Hungarian words pszihologia (psichology), nap (day) and szinapszis (synapse) and it is a 3 day conference, with presentations and workshops mostly designated to psychology students and psychologists. I think you can imagine how skeptical I was about the whole thing… :).

It turned out, however, that for the 2500ft (€8.5) entry fee for one day (one day was enough for me 🙂 ), I attended some quite interesting presentations. They made me think about a lot of aspects in life. Of course I am not the best person to judge such a conference, but there were some presentations which for an ordinary man presented cool things about life that you would never notice (unless you are a psychologist of course). The language use was an everyday language (with very few scientific terms) so I guess all presentations were addressed to ordinary people also. After all, they were about ordinary people, like everyone of us 🙂 .

Most of the presentations were in Hungarian, but there were some international guests present also who presented a few interesting topics. So, if you have the opportunity (and are a bit interested of psychology) check the conference out. There are many areas of our life that are debated during the 3 days, so you might just find something useful.