The Market for God.

I passed by McDonald’s Piaţa Unirii today, on my way to KFC. Oh well, it’s their garlic sauce that makes me do it.

Queing by the ATM to pull out some cash, I was listening to the group of teenagers who had set camp in front of Unirii Store and used a mike to address the passers – by about repetance, acceptance of God, salvation and Jesus. They must have come from a Protestant church. I know, having attended Sunday sermons in these churches in England and Romania before, and having a best friend who is herself a Protestant.

It must be because their presentation style was familiar that I did not block them out. The minutes I spent queing, I heard them loud and clear, and the sound of the street fell in the background.

I wonder what the others thought.

Turning right to KFC, I saw an Orthodox priest prompted against the wall and holding a card. He was asking for donations for his church.

Then it struck me that the number of Churches asking for attention was too large for a 20sqm area. Then I thought “There is a market for God on Earth”. Then I thought “It’s wrong to think that”. Then I thought “But they’re somehow right”. So I’m still thinking about it.

Blackberries Have Display Issues.

Once upon a time, there was a girl who bought a Nokia 6101, who loved her phone, and whose phone worked, even if she dropped in on the floor religiously. Once upon a time, there was a girl whose Nokia died out of old age and decided she needed a new phone.

Once upon a time, this girl bought a Blackberry and topped it with a Telecom & Internet subscription that charges her three times the value of her monthly RDS Internet connection.

Once upon a time, the girl dropped her Blackberry on the ground ONCE and her Blackberry display is now working so slowly…

Now you have an angry girl who does not know how to get out of the telecom deal and never buying a Blackberry again.

“At the Height of Its Power…”

There’s been an abundance of films and TV series inspired by the Roman Empire, The Legion, The Eagle, Rome (HBO), Spartacus (HBO), to mention the most recent and best-known. Here’s, as far as I’m concerned, the one responsible for having rejuvenated the interest in the topic, my all-time favourite.

Bogdan Greavu Photography.

Bogdan and I met in 2008, when we needed a professional photographer for the photo database of G&T. We had not taken any professional photos of our projects in Bucharest and wider Romania to that date and he helped with pulling things together.

This May we got together to  organise a portfolio website for his photography work, which is now online at

Many thanks to Bogdan for taking to the initiative and to Elena at Harth Proiect for knocking together the design!

Let us know how you like it!