Archive for 22/05/2016

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Short Trip to Iasi, Romania

I haven’t written a post in a long time, but here we go :). On Friday, after getting a full tank of gas and equipping our car with a much needed GPS, my husband and I decided to go on an adenture, a short trip and drive to a neighbouring city for the first time alone and by ourselves. The city we visited is called Iași and is about 1 and half – 2 hours drive from our place. I booked us a room at a small hotel and made a short list of objectives, places and things to do there during our stay, 2 days and 1 night. Unfortunately, some of...

The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka – Review

“The Rice Mother” by Rani Manicka is a Malaysian family saga depicting life in Malaysia through the eyes of 4 generations, spanning a period of 85 years. At fourteen, Lakshmi, the central character of the book, as well as the one the title refers to,leaves behind her care-free childhood spent amongst mango trees in Ceylon in order to marry a mature man in Malaysia. This naive young girl is forced to face all the harships life has in store for her from this moment onwards. Tricked into believing that her new husband is rich she soon finds herself struggling to make ends meet and support a family with a man...

Celebrating Easter in Romania

Easter, also called Pascha* or Paşti (in Romanian) is one of the most important yearly Christian celebrations that celebrates the fundamental event of Christianity, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, on the third day after His crucifixion on Great Friday. Easter date is based on two astronomical phenomena: the spring equinox and the rotation of the moon round the Earth. Therefore, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox. Celebrating Easter is preceeded by a long fasting period that commemorates the events before Christ’s Resurrection. The last week of the Great Fast/Lent (“Postul Mare” in Romanian) called Passion Week/Holy Week (“Saptamâna...