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A Time to Be Kind

Christmas can have many different meanings for each individual, for some it could mean joy, family, tradition, for others it could be a time for mourning or reflection. But for all those who celebrate Christmas, it should be a time to forgive, to give, to be tolerant and kind. What I have seen today at our romanian traditional Christmas meal was nothing like it – and with politics and economics subtly becoming the predominant subjects at our family gathering, I

Christmas shopping fever

Beautiful decorated Christmas tree and cities, a men dressed as Santa Claus, „Kevin alone at Home” – which everyone already saw, a songs like „ All I want for Christmas is you..” which we can hear in gallery center, and an old men who looks like a Santa Claus decorate a bottle of coca-cola. What is that for? Yes..Christmas is coming… Christmas time is a beautiful and expected period in our life. We want to spend Christmas quietly and with

Battle of the Culture Bulge

Living in a foreign country means getting used to a new lifestyle. Everything is different- the culture, the weather, the language. Some are capable of learning the new language, but sadly on my Erasmus in Germany, I wasn’t. Instead, I put my energy (and my stomach) to good use, and explored the different food. I heard about Bratwurst and Sauerkraut, but oh, I didn’t hear of the endless supply of bakeries filled with sweet pastries and treats galore. Of course

Post holiday tidings

Well the holiday season’s over,  the New Year leftovers are almost finished, the Christmas wrapping are all but gone and our embarassing New Year photos are all over facebook. And let’s not forget that our wallet is probably empty; as is our bank account. Santa’s maxed out all his credit cards to make sure all the good little boys and girls get exactly what they deserve. But seriously, the holiday season was a good way to see the economy pick up

Christmas folly

How can you not like Christmas? With it’s long lasting appeal (it’s been around for hundreds of years in one form or another), it’s world wide grip (they’re even celebrating it in China) and it’s everly increasing litany of traditions (ten years from now we’ll be eating candy out of yellow water balloons). Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with a holiday invented to satisfy pagan traditions* and make their transition to Christianity easier. I don’t even

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