Oke, my list is quiiiite long (hehem, yes, yes, we’ll get over it). I also have a list of things I like but today we focus on the uglyyyy!!! ☺ So, here we go:

How ugly urban pigeons are.
Ok, so I come from a pretty beautiful post-communist city in Romania. Our pigeons are clean, have plenty of places to nest, they have all their toes and they basically look like you could pet them relatively safely. They fly in circles for food you throw at them and are not scared of getting (politely) close. Now, Dutch pigeons (much like any…


I come from South-Eastern Europe. In my culture, we are very nostalgic about the past and despite being generally under developed, my homeland is filled with very reflective people, who are much warmer and more spiritual than I gave them credit for while living there.

To stay true to my roots, I’m gonna put some salt on this wound and make a series of posts where I list some stuff I miss from back home, which I consider inherently Eastern (and sometimes contrasting to the Western-ness of the country I now live in).

Episode 2: Communist apartment blocks

10 years…


I come from South-Eastern Europe. In my culture, we are very nostalgic about the past and despite being generally under developed, my homeland is filled with very reflective people, who are much warmer and more spiritual than I gave them credit for while living there.

To stay true to my roots, I’m gonna put some salt on this wound and make a series of posts where I list some stuff I miss from back home, which I consider inherently Eastern (and sometimes contrasting to the Western-ness of the country I now live in).

Episode 1: FOOD

Hahah, this is a…


three people sitting and watching blurry bright images projected on a wall in front of them.

Photo by Aneta Pawlik on Unsplash

If, like me, you’ve seen the enough series and maybe have reached a level of self-dread directly proportional with the amount of time you spend on Netflix circling repetitive plots and characters, maybe you need other options.

Now, these alternatives are not meant to take you off the internet or break your movie-watching habits, but rather to redirect the attention towards something new, more stimulating, varied and non-mainstream. Yes, many of us have watched Friends or other generic TV series for at least 10 times because predictability is safe and times are tough. Maybe…


This is a topic I’ve rarely dared to speak out loud about, let alone write a blog and publish it. However, last night I binge watched Love & Anarchy on Netflix and what I realized by watching the entire season in one go made me want to write this. Fyi, the main thread in the series is probably not the relationship between Sofie, her dad and the rest of her family, but to me this has been one of the more interesting aspects to reflect on. Maybe because I find it relatable.

In my family, mom’s sickness was a secret…

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Stories about identity, fueled by personal reflection moments while building a life abroad

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