Friday, 27 September 2013

Love and Marriage

     My dear friends Charlotte Crowley (USA) and Jere Junnila (FIN) met each other in the welcome week at Coventry University in September 2010. I was also in the welcome week and I met Charlotte in the same time as Jere. I lived with him after that in the first year of uni and could see them grow. Now they just got married. August 24 is the date. Sadly enough I could not be there. They did it anyway, without me :(. Now I am visiting them in their current place of residence (Turku, FIN) and I can definitely say I have never seen them as happy as they are now. Everything fits. I wish they have a long and happy life together. And for sure I will be there for the next big event in their life (I am pretty sure they will refuse to do the next one without me anyway).

     Dragii mei prieteni Charlotte Crowley (SUA) si Jere Junnila (FIN) s-au intalnit in ´welcome week´ la Coventry University in Septembrie 2010. Si eu am participat la aceasta saptamana si am cunoscut-o pe Charlotte in acelasi timp cu Jere. Am locuit cu el primul an de facultate si am putut sa iau parte la inceputul lor de relatie. Acuma s-au casatorit. August 24 este data exacta. Din pacate nu am putut ajunge la acest eveniment. Pana la urma s-au casatorit si fara mine :(. Acuma insa sunt in vizita la ei la actuala lor rezidenta (Turku, FIN) si pot spune cu mana pe inima ca nu i-am vazut niciodata atat de fericiti. Totul se potriveste. Le doresc o viata lunga si prospera impreuna. Si cu siguranta voi fi acolo la urmatorul eveniment important (sunt sigur ca nu vor accepta sa il faca fara mine oricum). 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

In skiing...sometimes...

     This may come as a complete shock to some people, but in skiing, sometimes you fall! In all seriousness, Bode Miller says in his book that falling (crashing) is a part of skiing. A part of racing. If you don't crash once in a while it means you are doing something wrong. Happened to me last week. Quite nasty as well. Giant Slalom, first day of gates. Could not ski for a few days. It is for the first time in my career that I cannot train because of crashing. But no worries. I understood what there was to understand about the incident and all is perfect. In the Youtube clip Herman Maier has a nasty crash in Downhill at the 1998 olympic games. 2 days after this he goes on to win the Gold medal at Giant Slalom.

     Ceea ce urmeaza sa va spun probabil ca o sa va socheze schi...cateodata cazi! Serios vorbind, Bode Miller avertizeaza in cartea sa legat de acest aspect. Cazaturile fac parte din schi. Fac parte din concurs. Daca odata la ceva vreme nu cazi, inseamna ca nu faci ceva cum trebuie. Am patit-o saptamana trecuta. Destul de nasol, in porti in Slalom Urias. Nu am putut schia cateva zile. Este pentru prima oara in cariera mea cand nu ma pot antrena din cauza unei cazaturi. Dar nu e problema. Am inteles ce era de inteles dupa incident si totul este in regula. In filmuletul alaturat de pe Youtube, Herman Maier cade destul de nasol la Coborarea din cadrul olimpiadei din 1998. 2 zile mai tarziu, el castiga medalia de aur la alta Slalom Urias.

Sunday, 22 September 2013


Saturday, 21 September 2013

Sport H&N

     Finally managed to get myself some pairs of skis and boots. Many thanks to the professionals at Sport H&N from Reith in Alpbachtal (AUT). Always very friendly and helpful people who make sure you get exactly what you need.

     In sfarsit am reusit sa imi procur niste perechi de schiuri si clapari. Multumiri profesionistilor de la Sport H&N din localitatea Reith in Alpbachtal (AUT). Mereu foarte prietenosi si se asigura ca ai exact ce iti trebuie.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Pimp my ride

     It something I always wanted to do. Ever since my first training camps when I saw the good ski teams having written on their car the names of their respective countries. I don't know how it was for them, but for me it's a motive of great pride. And now I am starting to get to a level where I feel I deserved it. Therefore...I pimped my ride! Thank to the people at for making this possible!

     Ceva ce mi-am dorit mereu. Din primele mele cantonamente atunci cand eram copil si am vazut echipele puternice de schi cu numele tariilor pe masini. Nu stiu cum se simteau ei, dar pentru mine este un motiv de mandrie. Acum in sfarsit incep sa ajung la un nivel la care simt ca merit. Asadar...mi-am tunat masina! Multumesc domnilor de la pentru tot ajutorul!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Feels So Good

     On the snow again. First time I ski on the Atomic double-deck and with the new GS radius. Dose not seem so much more different than the old radius...but I guess I will feel more of a difference when I start skiing in gates again. Other than that...skiing after 5 months...feels great. Location: home...Moltaller Gletscher.

     Pe zapada din nou. O noua experienta, prima oara cand schiez pe Atomicul cu double-deck cat si pe noul radius la Slalom Urias. Nu pare a fi foarte mare diferenta intre radiusul nou si cel vechi, dar probabil voi simtii mai bine acest aspect in momentul in care ma voi da in porti. In afara de schiuri dupa 5 luni...placere mare. Locatia: acasa...Moltaller Gletscher.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


     As I have told you in one of my articles from a few weeks before, a important step was taken for this season. This was made for me by mister Catalin Leonte, who was kind enough to help me with the wax and other tools of my trade. The wax has arrived so, again, thank you dear mister Leonte. Another thank you goes out to the distributor of Swix in Brasov, trough the person of Victor Guliciuc, for giving me 2 vital sets of poles for the continuous progress of my career.

     Dupa cum am povestit cu cateva saptamani inainte, un pas important a fost facut pentru pregatirea noului sezon. Pasul a fost facut pentru mine de catre domnul Catalin Leonte, care a fost atat de amabil incat m-a ajutat cu ceara si restul sculelor de care am nevoie. Au ajuns toate, asadar, din nou, va multulesc domnule Leonte. As vrea sa mai adaug niste multumiri si catre distribuitorul Swix din Brasov, reprezentat de domnul Victor Guliciuc, pentru cele 2 perechi de bete care sunt si ele la fel de vitale pentru acest sezon.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

The Season...13-14

     Well dear readers, I can officially say I started the new season. Today. It has been a very hard and lets say...unexpected summer. No point going into details, I am just extremely happy I managed to finally do it. To be honest, there is no more time. I have no more time. For worrying most of all. Stress stress stress. Over. Gone. It is time to ski (and write articles for you dear readers, or reader).

     Dragii mei cititori, a inceput oficial noul sezon de schi pentru mine. Astazi. A fost o vara grea si intradevar...neprevazuta. Nu are rost sa intru in detalii. Sunt extrem de incantat ca am reusti intr-un final sa imi vad de treaba. Adevarul este ca in orice caz...timp nu mai am. Nu mai am timp de griji in primul rand. Tot stresul de vara asta, gata. E dus. A venit vremea pentru Schi (si vremea de scris articole pentru voi dragi cititori sau cititor).