26 April 2011

Easter. How was it and how has it become?

Of course I am only talking about my own experience because I wouldn't want to start a full essay about the development and change of Easter through the years without reading a great deal about it. Let me rephrase that: I don't feel like defending my story with facts so I'm just gonna write about my own shit.

In Romania we made a big deal about the coming of Easter. I was always excited because my mom would buy us chocolote bunnies and my dad would take us to a picnic in the forest. My mom and grandma would prepare the eggs and paint them in all the colors they could find: red, yellow, blue, green you name it. My brother and I would go to my grandma and stuff ourselves with food but not before we would do this: well this is a Romanian tradition (probably in other countries too but not in Holland I tell ya!): we would both chose one egg as our champion and then we would fight: one person holds the egg in his hand and the other hits it with his own egg, the one hitting says 'Jesus has risen (from the dead)' and the other person says 'He has indeed.' Well we didn't care about the words we just wanted to know who's egg was going to break. The one still standing was the winner and the one that had his egg broken had to eat it (although I have heard that others do this in another way: if you broke the other person's egg then you had to eat it). And do I even have to tell you what we woud do? We ate one, two, three eggs but then we were full so we would continue these 'tournaments' and simply put the broken eggs back in the basket we took them from. Or one of us would have one champion egg that was able to pull through the tournament and we would go to the rest of the family and challenge them to a new fight.

The religious tradition is going to church on Saturday and hold the candles (the enlightment). In Belgium they also do this by the way.

Well enough of how it was...how has it become? In Holland people don't really paint the eggs in the way they do in Romania. I mean here it's more for kids. I did hear that in Holland they buy chocolate eggs, hide them in the garden or where ever they can and then let the kids search for them. Pretty mean don't you think? But it's different here Easter isn't that much 'alive' as it is in Romania...ar at least how it used to be in Romania because I am sure that time changes over there as well.

We still paint the eggs even though we are in Holland and we still break them with the traditional words but it can't be compared to the warmth and excitement from the old days.

Ps: that doesn't mean that I now don't buy a big ass chocolate bunny and stuff myself with it!



19 April 2011

What can you expect from me in the next weeks

I have had a lot of 'crazy obsessions' since...ever. There was a time I was crazy about anything that had to do with Italian people, Harley Davidson, New Orleans, Amerian Indians, RPG games, Spells, Ghosts, The Crow (as in the movie), electric guitars, Chinese men (coming from my Brandon Lee obsession), Knights, Merlin and his magic, Freemansonry, Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology and magic, Weapons (swords and guns), Fairy tales, Creatures from all over the world, Vampires, Werewolves, Demons, The Apocalypse and last but not least...Northern mythology. I guess seeing the trailer for the movie Thor couldn't have had any other normal influence on me and that after I saw the 13th worrior...three times.

As all of my obsessions can be found in my stories one way or the other this is what you will be getting in the next weeks:

Beastslayer has returned: the Northern influence will be part of this story when Niteria ends up in front of a King who's son she knows better than she can remember.

The tale of the stars: is actually my first story ever written...and finished when I was about 12,13. It's about a star/a man that was thrown on Earth by his evil wife and has to find a way to get home. No, it's nothing like Stardust.

So my good men if you are interested then stay allert, if you ain't then why bother?

08 April 2011

I'm not perfect but you should have waited

Not my own words but the words of Jason Statham in the 'Expendables' but I thought it would be appropiate..this is my way of saying: sorry it took me so long to publish a new post. Now this brings us to why did it take so long...Well been here in there, in Rome and in London...sounds cool doesn't it...I wanted to make it sound cool but let me give you the details.

Been to Rome last week to surprise my best friend and it worked. She didn't know I was coming and her boyfriend kept the secret well hidden. We had a four day stay and it was great as it was warm and fun. I saw the things everyone sees like the Colosseum (kinda creepy to smile enthousiastically when you realized what they did to humans and animals over there), the Vatican (kinda the same as the Colosseum...without the animal part), foutains, museums and all the standard stuff but it was nice to see cause now I can say scrap them off my list. Did I mention I've been waiting 14 years to go to Italy? Weird isn't it? But then again it didn't look anything like in the movie 'Only you' with Marissa Tomei...some of you might know it, most of you won't.

And this week my boyfriend won tickets to London to see the Manchester-Chelsea match. I feel in love with London once again. Been there in november and loved it but now it was even more pretty. People are so kind, well mannered you just wanna kiss them all. The match was nice I guess..it wasn't very special and there was this guy screaming in my ear all the time 'fucking wanker...' See below for further explanation (source from wikipedia):

The term wanker originated from British slang in the 1940s. Wanker literally means "one who wanks (masturbates)". In modern usage it is usually a general insult

So this is why I haven't been writing cause I was busy travelling and it was worth it.

By the way my obsession for books has reached its limits. I was of course rabid to find a bookstore and buy as much as I can...buy cause I don't have money growing up my butt. And finally I found a Waterstones bookstore. Sooo many books on sales and so many stories to read that I actually....seriously...I actually got sick. I got dizzy so my boyfriend told me to take it easy. I got out of the store and sat outside for a while the gentle spring wind trying to keep me conscious. Did I really get so excited that I almost fainted? Well I gotta say I was kinda tired and we walked a lot but still...anyhoe. I went in again and got me a couple of books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, Vampire Diaries book 7, Torment (haven't read Fallen yet) and a collection of poems. So I am very very happy with my new purchase.

So this is kinda it, this weekend ain't gonna do much, study English, read books and play the Medieval Sims (my character got herself pregnant cause she is such a whore...and now I gotta create a baby room).

I will keep you posted darlings and won't keep you waiting...for long.