Thinking in a foreign language is like an alter ego.
When thinking, you can step out of the ordinary as much as you like. You can explore and you can conceive anything you want. Your mind is your handiest happy place. Your thoughts can plan, can solve, can caress and can dream. When thinking, you can build extraordinary realms of freedom and fun.
I’ve always thought that talent is a sparkling quality of the human spirit that creates exceptional things. An innate ability to render reshaped realities in an extraordinary way.
It seems that I’m embarrassingly old-fashioned, and so are most classic dictionary definitions still in use. The latest trends and standards in content writing pay more and more attention to readability software.
I've been the laziest mother in the galaxy this week. More sweets, longer screen time and shorter walks. That's all I did for my child, as quality time. It's Sunday and I'm running out of excuses ... I need a really good book to put us on the right track.
The plan was great, except that my son was in the mood for science. As I was sitting on the sofa, wisely refining my reading strategy, I heard him shout:
"I want to check your teeth, mom!"
I'm delighted to share with you my first article in English published in a foreign magazine. The short icebreaking intro was not included in the edited version. It's my first standupish attempt in content writing and I thought it would be fun to keep it in my blog version.
"Hello, women of the ERA. My name is Paula Vasile and I’m Romanian. Our countries are very far from each other on the map, but I’m sure I can find some warming up things that we have in common. Let me think ... I know! Both Romania and Australia sound feminine. And quite melodious, I might add.
We all read Robinson Crusoe when we were kids and still remember this amazing story of survival and quest. But have you ever wondered, as grown-ups, what it would be like to find yourself shipwrecked on a deserted island?
Let’s develop this scenario a little, in a friendly manner. The motorboat you hired broke down very close to the shore. How convenient, I know. My blog is called Azure, so what would you expect? Besides, I have zero experience in boating, so I’ll skip the juicy narrative and focus on the setting of this soft and sketchy scenario.
Have you noticed how during the winter holidays we think more about Santa than about Christ? It’s like we’re celebrating Clausmas, not Christmas. I love Santa, don’t get me wrong. I love all the glitter and abundance in our homes. And yet ....
I have the feeling that we let ourselves distracted in all that pressure to do something special for Christmas.