Saturday, 31 May 2014

Soul 2 Soul

     Today is a special day.
     Why? Because a very special person was born today.
     There are all kind of people one meets during his life but there are very few who touch your soul and earn a spot there. I am the lucky one who has met one.
     Happy Birthday, dear Roxana! May all your dreams come true and thank you for being such an amazing friend! :*

My dear friend, Roxana Anton

     xoxo from Iasi ;)

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Bohemian Rhapsody

Today I would like to remember the sunny weekend I spent in Bucharest.
     I will not speak much about chess, as we took only the 3rd place, though the 1st one was expected from us. You can check the results here :
     Instead, I will talk about the great time I had there :)
With my friends, Roxana Anton and Raluca Sgircea
     Bucharest has something special when summer. I like it's bohemian air, one can never feel weird on the streets of the Old Center. There's the place where I just enjoy being myself.
     I indulge myself with anything that crosses my mind when there: smoothies, ice-creams, "difficult to spell" names of coffees... and the smile never leaves my face ;)
     What I like about all these Romanian Club Championships is that all my friends gather and no matter of "who beats who" we go for a coffee afterwards :))


     xoxo from Chisinau ;)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

A little faith

     Another rainy day has come with some inspiration for a new post.
     Unlike one must think, it's not another sad text, it is an optimistic one today :)

     As you might have seen, I played an Open in Iasi, in the city where I live the most part of the time. It was a very nice tournament, one which I hope will become traditional.

     The tournament started very well for me, with 3/3p, beating a 2530 GM in the 3rd round and with a totally winning position in the 4th game, with me having black against a strong GM. Unfortunately I lost that game, I guess I felt the victory to close and it made me play some unexplainable moves... All in all, the tournament went pretty good for me, I won some Elo points and I had some very nice time.You can find the final standings here:
     Iasi has changed a lot in the last few years. It has become a very beautiful city, with lots of nice places. It felt very good to be "the host" and to show my friends my favorite places.

     As about what's next, I will play the Romanian Rapid Club Cup in the upcoming weekend. Until then, I am quite caught up with all kind of projects I have to make at University.
      I will not play any tournaments until July, when I'm going to participate at the European Individual Women Championship, in Plovdiv.
      As about June, it is going to be a month full of exams for me, but I am quite optimistic about them ;)
      I don't know if it's about the summer coming closer and closer, or about something else, but I have started to
look to the future with more confidence and the things have started to get better. All I could complain about some weeks ago is not such a big deal now.
     I guess that "good always wins", just have a little faith.

 xoxo from Iasi ;)

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Private Investigations

     Today is a day like any other and yet I felt like sharing some thoughts with you.
      I am 20 yo but I feel like I'm soon to go on pension. It sounds funny when I reread it, but it's a sad smile that it brings on my face.
     Life is joyful, fun, speedy and with no worries when in 20's- at least that's what they all say. So why doesn't it feel like this then? The answer is simple "You've got problems in your head, girl". Do I? Maybe...
     I just wish to remember how is that to be young, that's all.
     I want to make stupid mistakes and to laugh about them the next day and I want to feel happy about stupid things like a new, fantastic cake I've tried or because of a super hot pair of shoes or about an exam I've passed, or a nice game I won, or maybe a cool date I've been on. Well, as depressing as it may sound, I don't feel any happiness about all those things, only sadness if they don't happen.
     What is this point I got to? I can't explain to myself, but I'm so tired of being sad, it's like I'm waiting for minutes, hours, days, years to pass faster so I could finally get a grave. So fuc*ing optimistic, right? Well, that's how it's been lately.
     Maybe it's a bad idea- this post, but it might be as well just another stupid thing to laugh about tomorrow, right?

"And what have you got at the end of the day?
What have you got to take away?
A bottle of whisky and a new set of lies
Blinds on the windows and a pain behind the eyes
Scarred for life - nocompensation
Private investigations."