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Posted: June 13, 2015 in personal

As some of you know, I recently started to work for a small Internet startup in Zurich.

Well, technically that’s not accurate, but it surely feels that way when the occasional “Joe”/” Jane” I bump into at lunch is an awesomely passionate person whom I chat equally interested about technology, latest Star War announcements, NASA space programs, literature and music.

First weekend here. Very good weather. After solving logistics (not entirely without stress – that’s yours truly 🙂 ), went to Aida. My first time in the Zurich OperHaus: love the music, hate the pillars you need to consider when booking tickets. This weekend a marathon of Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert in the Zurich Tonhalle. Apparently there are major geeks into music also. Metal and Opera.

Thankful for having friends. Next is Yuja Wang and Mustonen 😀

I feel poor. Very very poor. Yes, Dusseldorf is expensive. No, it doesn’t help. I feel poor :p

First time in my life, went on a small trip in a Ferrari. No, I wasn’t allowed to drive it myself. Yes, I was scared :p

Information overload, missing my friends, too many things happening, lucky spoiled brat.

Yours truly,


food multi…tasking

Posted: November 9, 2013 in personal
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when lacking time and wanting both normal food and great food (read: sweets)…

super-fast and super-easy and yummy-yummy

beef with rice in the oven

Posted: November 2, 2013 in personal
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I was invited for dinner with friends this evening. Sorry, guys, the weather outside does not really help me out in here 😦

But I did have to eat. Therefore:

ugliest muffins ever

Posted: November 1, 2013 in personal
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still..quite tasty 😀

too much spare time

Posted: October 31, 2013 in personal
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so…this is how I fill it

there is only 1 rule: it has to be fast, otherwise I get bored 😀


red meat with vegetables, in the oven


pasta with champignons


fast, healthy and sweet cookies


spicy shrimps with vegetables

while @(home) do…shrimps

Posted: October 27, 2013 in personal
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…last year cooking-fu was better…

in-house cooking…pasta

Posted: October 27, 2013 in personal
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I would have never imagined myself to enjoy just staying in-doors, cooking, reading a book and watching movies all day long.

Autumn is here!

I’m not good at it so far, but at least I enjoy it, I like the food and had no food poisoning so far 😀

w00t for the cooking geeks!

cake cake cake

Posted: October 25, 2013 in personal
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My mom keeps nagging me to be more of a girl. She always complains I pay attention to those “bloody computers”, and never to her. Today I finished logging in my CPE points for CISSP on the ISC^2 website, for 2013. Therefore, I haz time for a quick goodie.

As people don’t believe it without pictures, here it is… Don’t ask me for description; I’ve got a how-to for dummies (in Romanian). Mine has waaay more apples and probably is extra sweet (added more sugar, just in case!).

Also, before you start mocking me: I know this is not rocket-science, I haven’t said it is. It’s rocket science just…for me 😀

I also did the toothpick test. Mom, hope you’re proud of me! 🙂
Tomorrow we find out if it’s edible or not.

Unemployed. Back to Romania.

Posted: October 1, 2013 in personal
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Today was the second day of unemployment. Bad weather in Bucharest, therefore spending time on the Internet (which is best of the world, and I’ve done some heavy travelling in the past 5 years) and meeting friends.

This evening was the “Evening Tea” event, with my former colleagues from Ixia, more specifically part of the LTE team. Couple of hours of geeky talks, spiced up with hobbies of each of us.

InfiniTea were awesome, as they usually are. Couldn’t miss out on ordering the chesnut puree (second best in Bucharest, after Excalibur – metropotam).

For people without Facebook account, here are the pictures.

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Thank you very much for showing up and for the lovely roses!