THE GRIT FACTOR

I only came across this term last year. We don't have a word for grit in Romanian. Not exactly. But as soon as I heard it, I knew that was the element that I've been trying to describe all these years when I was talking about myself and my journey. It's the against all odds,... Continue Reading →

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Romanian Jazz Festivals

It's Jazz Appreciation Month! I have prepared for my Romanian readers and also for the foreign readers who plan on visiting Romania, a list with, in my opinion, some of the best Romanian jazz festivals you can join, together with some very promising newer festivals. Not all the sites are updated yet, not all the... Continue Reading →

Jazz Spots in Bucharest

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. April 30 is International Jazz Day. Last year I hosted a JazzDay blogging event, celebrating the entire month, sharing music and articles about jazz concerts. You can find my Jazz Appreciation Month playlist here. This year I'll try to catch as many concerts as I can to celebrate as I... Continue Reading →

Teacher Make-up

Unlike Meghan Fox, some of us don't posses a flawless skin and gorgeous features without make-up on. But I finally got to the point where it doesn't really bother me anymore. Still, in order to have a fresh, cheerful, healthy looking face, in a non-zombie-apocalypse kind of way, I have to apply make-up. This is... Continue Reading →

Teacher Style

I grew up admiring my elegant teachers. Never thought about the elaborate process until it was me who was teaching. At first, all you want is to be perfect. You are self-conscious about the fact that 20+ eyes are watching you closely and you feel the need to fulfil some imagined expectation. You wear your... Continue Reading →

Nike is right: just do it!

Sweet reminder.

So you’ve got this dream about doing something extraordinary, something that could change the world, that would leave a mark and people would remember you for it. But it seems so big, so out of reach, you just can’t imagine how it could possibly come to life. So you just wait and wait and wait for “the right time” and “the right opportunities” that would push your dream into reality.

I’m gonna break it to you right now: the first thing you do will not be the best thing you do. You will fail and you will try again and again, but you gotta start somewhere. There’s no time like the present to make all those mistakes. They are the required sacrifice for your dream to become.

Because, you see, your dream is alive and it’s waiting for you to get there. Your dream is perfect, complete and it’s already…

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New Season

It's been a long time since I posted anything. It's been a wild ride these last couple of months. I moved to a different apartment. Moving is a bitch. An expensive bitch. So much packing and unpacking, cleaning, arranging...for two weeks I woke up with the same back ache I fell asleep with and sore... Continue Reading →

Opportunities

What a complex year 2016 has been! For so many people around me, 2016 has been the year of THE NEW. Whether it meant new decisions, new changes, new challenges, new people, 2016 simultaneously brought a new shift for everyone. Some of these changes are just what we dreamed of and some are just hard... Continue Reading →

Christmas Ideas for Your Piano Studio

These short winter days and the cold weather can suck the life out of anyone. I can't imagine being excited about practicing for the piano recital while dreaming of a white Christmas far far away from scales and chords, only with presents, cookies and the sweet pillow. That's why I came up with a few... Continue Reading →

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