Day: <span>March 29, 2010</span>

Sarmale FAIL

Leaving the tourism fair I felt a bit hungry and as I was hurrying to another fair (photos from the weddings fair to be posted later) I stopped and tried some sarmale maramureșene (sarmale from Maramures) with high hopes, it was quite a while since I had some sarmale I really liked.

sarmale

I don’t know, maybe in Maramures the recipe is different from what I was used to, but I didn’t find them extraordinary in any way: I couldn’t find the taste of summer savory or smoked bacon but the taste of onion was quite strong and the meat not boiled enough. FAIL. Even if the presentation was okaish, with the lady clothed like that, with the big boiling cauldron and the large mamaliga.
sarmale

Won’t try again any time soon (and won’t try to prepare myself some better ones any time soon, you won’t get good results by preparing a serving for one person).

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Problem solving, blonde style

OK, I acknowledge that, I am an engineer so I work and think as an engineer most of the time, so apply the same style of work to any problem that needs solving (even if it is not a problem supposed to be solved as an engineer). However, this week-end at the tourism fair I had the opportunity to witness the blonde style of problem-solving.

It seems they (the blondes) approach the problem just the same way us (engineers) are supposed to do it too, by reading the manual (well, we engineers most of the time think we are smart enough do we don’t need the manuals any more, but know it would be the sane thing to do):

blondes solving problems

Then they all get together trying to do some stuff:
blondes solving problems

Then the chief blonde (I think she is the chief, she wad the one reading stuff) seems to conclude: girl! (that must be read as the Romanian “fată…”) I think that was not the good book, it had pictures of something else…
blondes solving problems

Eventually the problem got away, not sure if it was solved by our blondes or by an engineer passing by.

Note: girls, please do not feel offended by my (bad) attempt at humor, I think you are beautiful, otherwise I did have not wasted the time here.

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TTR Spring 2010

I don’t know, maybe I got there at the wrong time, maybe my camera had a selective view of the world or something, but the atmosphere captured at the spring edition for 2010 of the Romanian Tourism Fair (Târgul de Turism al Romaniei) was not very energetic and optimistic (even if, compared with other years, it was held in a larger space):

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