miercuri, 20 ianuarie 2010

Wingsuit Base Jumping

Just one word: AMAZING!

luni, 18 ianuarie 2010

Blue Monday

Today is the saddest day of the year...
Maybe that's why Boyzone decided to release today the video for their first single since Steo's death.

miercuri, 13 ianuarie 2010

The Proposal

Funny, funny movie, I laughed a lot, Sandra Bullock is really the queen of comedy...
I mean the eagle sequence is absolutely hilarious, the dog is cute, Scarlett Johansson's husband is a doll, Alaska is spectacular and Gammy is to die for ;)
I definitely recommend it, especially in this weather when everything is bleak and you get depressed so easily...

marți, 12 ianuarie 2010

All I want is you

You know when you hear a song in your head and you keep singing it and singing it for a while and you still want more?
Last week it was 3 Doors Down with Here without you and now it's a U2 classic: All I want is you...

luni, 11 ianuarie 2010

Pancakes with asparagus and ham

Monday is cooking day, and because I had some asparagus leftover I decided to make pancakes with asparagus and Parma Ham. Here is the recipe:

60 gr flour, 180 ml milk, 2 eggs, salt, oil, 100 gr creamed cheese (Philadelphia or Almette is good), 1 Parma Ham package, 1 jar of asparagus, bechamel sauce, parmesan

Make the pancakes with flour, milk, eggs and salt. Fry them and let them cool.
Spread the cheese on the pancakes. Roll the Parma ham on the asparagus and then place it in the middle of the pancake. Roll the pancake.
Butter a Jena dish, place the pancakes inside, pour the bechamel sauce and sprinkle the parmesan on top. Put it in the oven for 30 minutes. Serve with salad.

duminică, 10 ianuarie 2010

Biathlon Cup

Did I mention that I'm a huge fan of Biathlon? And especially of Ole Einer Bjoerndalen?
I think he is the most gifted biathlonist that ever existed...
He won the World Cup 6 times, thirteen World Championship gold medals, ten silver, and nine bronze, and a record high of 92 individual Biathlon World Cup wins.
Oh yes, and he won five Olympic Gold medals, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze. He is the only biathlete who has won every single event during the same Winter Olympic Games, in Salt Lake City 2002. Can't wait to see what he will do in February in Vancouver...
Till then he won this week the 4 x 7.5 km relay with his teammates from Norway, and today he won the 15 km Mass Start in Oberhof...

sâmbătă, 9 ianuarie 2010


Turron is a beautiful spanish word...
It describes a nougat confection, typically made of honey, sugar and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts, and usually shaped into either a rectangular tablet or a round cake.
It is frequently consumed as a traditional Christmas dessert in Spain and Italy.
It is absolutely delicious and if you try the one with alcohol, do not drive ;)

vineri, 8 ianuarie 2010

The Man who can't be moved

Do I need a reason to post a Script video?
Nope :)

joi, 7 ianuarie 2010

January Holiday

Hey Hey Hey
I'm going on a holiday :)
It's the first holiday of 2010 and I hope many more to come.
Now where I could go?
Somewhere I have never been or somewhere I love to go?
I think I'll choose the last one - I'm going to Germany. When I say Germany I mean Bayern :)
More specifically Munich - Ein Weltstadt mit Herz ;)

miercuri, 6 ianuarie 2010

Sherlock Holmes

I have a new New Year Resolution: A movie a day keeps the doctor away...
No... :)
A movie a day keeps the spirit awake :))
I saw today Sherlock Holmes directed by Guy Ritchie with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.
It's absolutely brilliant - it has a lot of action (weird I know but it's a new Sherlock, who knows a lot of tricks...), the script is well written, and the best part is the chemistry between Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law - they are a perfect match.
It's one of Ritchie's masterpieces, and shows that he is more than Mr. Madonna and that he can direct a blockbuster movie as easy as a low-budget movie.
I'm almost certain in 2 years time a sequel will follow. So till then here is the trailer.
Cours mon lapin cours...

marți, 5 ianuarie 2010

New Year Concert in Vienna

Since I was a kid I watched every 1st of January the Neujahr Concert from Vienna and I dreamt of attending it one day.
When I first went to Vienna in January 2007 one of the first trips was to a Ticket Counter to ask how can I buy a ticket for the famous Concert. The ticket vendor nearly died of laughter when I asked and told me he worked there for 30 years and he was never able to buy a ticket... but there is a chance: the Ticket Lottery that takes place at the end of February.
All you have to do is enroll on their website and pray for the best. I did it and so should you...
But remember, if you win, one ticket is mine :D
Here is the link: http://www.neujahrskonzert.at/verlosung_en.php

luni, 4 ianuarie 2010

Marinated mushrooms with mayonnaise

What better way to start the week than with a quick and delicious recipe thanks to Delia Smith?

225 mixed fresh mushrooms, wiped and thickly sliced, 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 225 ml red wine, 2 tablespoons fresh dill, salt and freshly milled black pepper
For the garlic and smoked pimenton mayonnaise: the basic mayonnaise recipe, plus 3 extra cloves garlic, peeled, 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, add the mushrooms, along with the garlic, and cook for a couple of minutes over a medium heat - shaking the pan and stirring from time to time. Now pour in the red wine, turn the heat up high and let it all bubble for a minute or two and reduce a little. Turn the heat down and cook for a further 4 minutes. Season to taste, stir in the chopped dill and then transfer to a small serving dish. Allow the mushrooms to cool before covering them and popping them into the fridge to chill.
Now make the mayonnaise, but using 4 cloves of garlic instead of 1 and stir the smoked, sweet pimenton into the finished mayonnaise. Serve the mushrooms on crisp lettuce leaves with some chopped dill sprinkled on top, and about a dessertspoon of mayonnaise per person. The leftover mayonnaise will keep for a week in the fridge.

duminică, 3 ianuarie 2010

The One

Let's end this week with a cheerful song... for some :))
The One sung by Gaelic Storm ;)

sâmbătă, 2 ianuarie 2010

Dakar Rally

What is the most important event at the beginning of the year?
The Neujahr Konzert in Vienna?
That one too, but the most important is the Dakar Rally!
I'm sure you are going to ask where does the Paris-Dakar Rally takes place?
The answer is simple: in Argentina & Chile :))
This is the second year the Rally takes place in South America and probably it will take place here for the next few years.
I started watching the Rally for the first time about 15 years ago and since then I always have time for a quick look to see who is winning...
My personal favourite is Stephane Peterhansel who won the Dakar 6 times on a Yamaha bike and 3 times with a Mitsubishi Pajero.
Let's see if this year he will win his 4th Dakar as a car driver.

vineri, 1 ianuarie 2010

New Start

How do you know you had a good New Year's Eve Party?
Waking up with a hangover...
Do you know the best cure for it?
Drink some more :D
Of course I made some New Year Resolutions, and of course I won't be able to make them all reality, but as everybody knows I'm an expert when it comes to planning, and what are these Resolutions but some good plans...
Hopefully some of them will become true:
- I will have interesting things to write here, not to post just pictures and clips
- I will take amazing pictures
- I will visit new places and meet interesting people
- I will stay in touch with old and new friends
- and the most important one: just be happy!!!
And what better way to start the year than to watch the Neujahr Konzert from Vienna?
I will enroll this year too for the tickets draw, who knows maybe I will get lucky and next year I'll be there in fron row ;)