Un octombrie plin. În scurt, Constanța voluntariat, București semimaraton, mult mult Brașov, semimaratonul Rafael la Codlea, Bucegi și weekend-ul trecut, Covasna la un team building. Am reușit să scriu alte povestiri în stilul #tudorsstories, iar dintre acestea să aleg paisprezece.
Alexandru, 77. He worked for 29 years in a mine in Baraolt. His pension is of 2064 lei (450 euro). His wife worked for 37 years as a cooker and her pension is 700 lei. He earns 2000-3000 lei per month extra by working at this age. He told me that he convinced his wife to have sex before marriage, by the second year they were in a relationship, but there were others that didn't make it in four years. He's Hungarian but learned Romanian for a better version of him. He knows a lot of porn jokes and made us fun a lot. Here he was preparing a fire camp for us. Helped a little, but my colleagues made fun of my butt. I'm at a team building in Covasna, it's 3 am, and I'm among the few that are still awake. • You can check more #tudorsstories •
Monica found me on Facebook a few days earlier before we came to volunteer in Cumpana, Constanta and together, we managed to came with the same train. Monica is one of Gina's best friends. She loves her magenta hair. She wouldn't pose at all, but give her a phone with a selfie camera and she'll do the job. Super funny and beautiful girl. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #volunteering #hfhromania #kaufland #celco #portrait
She is Gina, team leader in a multinational company, managing 7 people. As there is life after work also in a multinational company, she decided to let behind the cosy office and the working related issues and for the next five days starting today she is volunteering with me and five other people in this magnificent project. Each one will appear on my Instagram. She is a very sociable person. We met yesterday on the train for the first time, but this morning, Ada asked if me, Gina and Monica are friends for life. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #volunteering #hfhromania #kaufland #celco
Nicu, from Băneasa, at about 100 km from Constanta. He worked at this firm for the past 12 months, but in constructions for the past 20-22 years. He has a 28 year old daughter, and an 8 year old grandson. The only vacation in the course of an year is from the 20 of December until the beginning of the February. If you put money away, you'll have it for the time you don't get paid. He voted for the new mayor in his city so it would be turned back to village from city, and that the taxes would be smaller. Hon the construction site he is a partner and in ensuring that the house will be correctly built. He's not that appreciated by my colleagues but I do great job by his side. We're now like best friends. We kinda have the same personality. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #volunteering #hfhromania #kaufland #celco #portrait
Adriana. She has a son, Albert, who has 4 years. He was sent to kindergarten at 1 year because he was born in Portugalia (in comparison, myself at the age of four). Her husband works as a welder, here, in Constanta. It is better for Albert here, in Romania. They were there for fun mostly, first five from the eight years ther, until the birth of the child. He is at the age where he puts a lot of questions with "why? but why?". She wants a girl, but only when the house from Habitat for Humanity will be finished. She stays at home, but in Portugalia did a lot of jobs, she washed cars, worked in restaurants, cleaned houses, worked in a greenhouse and others. She is content with how much her husband, Marian, is earning in Romania. We talked that even I'm a little pretentious over girls I'll find the one. To receive a house from Habitat for humanity, you have to have a job, have children, volunteer for 1000 hours on other projects and pay about 100 euros for 20 years. Until now, from June, she worked 450 hours. I asked for a picture and she demanded a selfie too so here we are. The house in the back is actually a quadruplex, four families will live here, each one with 74 square meters. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #volunteering #kaufland #hfhromania
Nicu. He took care of 32 cows and 7 bulls, the bulls were his. 9 calves at home. He was born and lives in Cumpana. Sold a bull recently for 400 euro. "There is a lot of work, you have to almost torture yourself sometimes". He is helped by two guys. Almost all of his life and words were about the animals. The clothes were ragged, but good for this type of work, kept warm. He's not married and will never do it, but from time to time he visit a woman to "recharge the batteries" 😂 #latergram from 4th of October. Photo taken by @aurasmihai • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #portrait #ig_romania #romaniapitoreasca #romaniamagica #environmental
Paula Herlo, tv presenter. Oh, how I liked her presentation, yesterday at the #webstockro event. For so many years, tv persons were like so far away from me, but now I'm starting to walk around them. But what I really loved about her was that she always tried to improve the life of others. She spoke about some campaigns through which she changed things. When she was little, [I think] her grandma said she'd be an artist. No one believed it, especially her father, but the seed was planted and Paula always thought of that. She started working at Pro TV Arad in 1998, followed a journalism university and in 2003 she came to Bucharest to work for the tv shows that were broadcasted nationally. By 2007 she started impactful campaigns like "do you know what your child is doing?" ment for the parents that went abroad for more money and left the children in Romania, with the grandparents or even alone, to nurture one another, "we have blood in our lives" through which it started to be operated cancer patients in our country or "I want my parents too" so that children from foster care centers could be more easily adopted. I adored this woman yesterday. I asked her to pose for me, said that I'll try to write a portrait story of her, and this is it. She looked a little bit overwhelmed by the public, and this was the best shot I got. Keep up, Paula! • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #portrait #paulaherlo
At the night of the galleries in Bucharest, on 30th of September, me and @andreeabrutaru, found one that was closed one hour earlier, but got to talk with Ilie Irimia. Ilie is 59 years old, has a daughter and a boy, and worked almost all of his life in the army, about 40 years. The past four years he worked as a guardian and has 9 more months left until the pension. He changed six cars until now. Loves to drive a lot. Last time, he visited the land at the country, in Botosani, Moldova, a few weeks ago. His wife is chef in a cuisine at a restaurant. She only could bring food for the dog that they have but nothing else. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #latergram #noapteagaleriilor #smile
Alexandra saw me wandering in Bucharest last Saturday and posting on Instagram while she was at work for a few hours, commented something and I asked her to come to town. We met then and walked for almost two hours. She's the same age as myself, and have similar communication with her parents. Byt they surely want what's the best for her. She chose the nickname @roaming.alex to have it like a visionboard and to remind her to always question herself how could she travel more. Trustworthy and funny girl. Loved that we met then and wish her many many trips. Me, working part time, I have more chances than her and really try to do it too. As many others, she said a lot of times she wouldn't pose, but here she is 😊 • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #latergram #tudorinbucharest #wearebucharest
Dan, my cousin. I've been living for seven years in Brașov and I don't think I've seen him here once. Until yesterday, which happened totally totally random in the least expected neighborhood in town, Bartolomeu Nord. He's manager in a corporation, but for three months he switches places with other managers so that he could have a holistic view over the business. He says he does great job and work hard so that he won't do overtime, which is not payed. Especially if he's a manager and must give an example that he could manage time correctly and delegate work and respect deadlines. I hope I'll meet him sooner than wait for another seven years. I will finish the university this year and my dream job is to become a freelancer, be paid by businesses and write stories for them especially if volunteering and traveling are involved. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #portrait #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography
Alina, 21. She wanted to feel important, insisted that I would take pictures of her and put her story here. I liked the proposal. She had a very rough month, this last September, when she had to pass about eight exams. She had to repeat one of them for like three times, because the teacher was harsh on each student and passed it on the very last chance. I like to think that I had a good influence by encouraging her each time she felt she won't make it. She underestimates herself and would really like to find a boy more mature than the last one. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #portrait
"If you want me to be with you, You have to love me, To have money, have a car And a villa with a pool. And a house at Sinaia, And you'll marry with tataia (grandpa – himself)". You'd say that he's a common old man. It was 16th of September and he hooked me. Asked first if I could teach him how to use his Nokia phone and acces the photo gallery. Then it hit me and I asked him to sit on a bench at a few meters. I felt he was a talker. A person could tell you the story of his/her life just by giving him/her a little bit of attention and asking how's he/she doing. I think that to be a storyteller you have to be a listener first. Manu(pseudonym), 63, married, his wife works in Spain. The six verses are from poems that he tells to young women that he "conquers". "Little oak leaf I am all alone You are so far And I can't see you Flowing tears On my scripture/sculpture" (!?!) (to his wife). Delia, Alina, Giulia. Girls that he's having fun with. I was jealous on him, thought that he's having way more fun than me. If you know what I mean. He even allowed me to take more pictures with him and the girls from his phone. He pays them if he likes them. Plus cigarettes, booze.. He really enjoyed my presence. To make the people open faster, you have to give them some of your stories too. I have many ones, and told them quite a lot of times that now it's very easy for me. I could tell more of him but I'll let you imagine. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime
Vasile, 60. He stays at a monastery at about 120 km from Constanta in the winter, but from spring to fall he wanders on the streets of the city by the sea. From time to time, takes a wash in the sea. Asked him where he sleeps and said there are places to sleeps everywhere, including in the trees. Eats at the diocese. Worked in constructing for 30 years. He liked about me that I spoke like a person from Transylvania. Asked that if he needed money but recommended to give them to his friend with the dog. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #constanta #peopleofconstanta
I wanted to do a throwback Thursday but that day passed as well as the 4th of October. I took this picture one year ago, when my sister got engaged. I was the photographer, with an iPhone. Did the job. But I want to tell you how the day of the 3rd October 2015 occurred. The initial plan was to go to Bucharest on the first and on the third to come to Brasov so that from there to take a bus to Piatra Neamt. I won't blame my friends, just expose the facts. One of them said that it would be easier for me to come to Bucharest and from there to go to Piatra Neamt by bus, a route of about 350 km. And I said it was like a good idea. But on the very day that I was to leave, another friend of mine suggested that I should take a train to Bacau and from there, a bus for like 50 km to Piatra Neamt. Thought of the comfort of the train and I switched again. So. I left Bucharest by train to Bacau. A lot of adventures from here, which I wrote but Instagram wouldn't allow that much. From there I took a bus, then waited for anybody to take me on a ride, and then again another bus. I left Bucharest at 12:00 pm and got home at 11 pm for a 350 km ride, one train, a car and two buses. Lot of nerves. Advice: 1. If you must switch on the road, make your own itinerary and don't listen to other people, even if they have good intentions. Exception only if it truly is a better solution. 2. Have a pen and some paper. I could have waited much less time for someone to take me on a ride. 3. Keep calm, you'll figure it out. If it was after my initial thoughts, I would have ride a train for two hours and a half to Brașov, took a nap for three hours and from there with the bus right to my village in another four hours and a half. But it was worth it. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #throwback #latergram #prineamt #igerspiatraneamt
Îmi place tare mult să ascult povești și cred că licența mea va avea o foarte mare legătura cu aceasta. Până luna viitoare, mă găsești pe Instagram.