Paisprezece povești din luna septembrie

By | 4 octombrie 2016

Sunt la Constanța, împreună cu alți șase voluntari și construim cu mare drag o casă pentru patru familii pe șantierul de la Cumpăna.

Am mai scris pe Facebook despre #tudorsstories, un proiect care a venit cumva de la sine și care acum îmi place foarte mult. O să nominalizez într-o ordine aleatorie paisprezece povești care mi-au plăcut mai mult în luna septembrie. Aproape sigur că o să devină o regulă de acum înainte. Am ales numărul ăsta pentru că chiar am de unde alege și vă recomand să le citiți pe toate, pentru că e dublul lui șapte (numărul meu preferat) și diferit de zece.

Ca mențiune, dacă găsiți greșeli și sigur sunt, puteți să mi le semnalizați în privat, ori să treceți peste asta, important e mesajul sau povestea. Sunt presat de timp și nu am când să mai retraduc în română. Nu promit ce se va întâmpla pe viitor în privința traducerilor.

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. Since four years ago he works as a guardian and has 9 more months left until the pension. He changed six cars until now. Loves a lot to drive. 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 and nothing else. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #latergram #noapteagaleriilor #smile

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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

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Thanks to @tudor.chira I promised myself that I would visit Tanti Nuța each time I’d go to my home village. And what a great surprise I did to her yesterday. She invited me in her house and we talked for almost two hours. Served me with some wine from the fridge and peanuts from a case, because she couldn’t eat them and had them for a few months already 😂 We talked about her life. She said she is ordinary, but for me, she became soon special, like each person in my life. She married at 16, with a man aged 27, mostly from obligation, but eventually everything worked out for them. Her husband didn’t want her to work anywhere but home and to raise well the two daughters. She did that, each one of them has her own apartment, a lot of money and good paying jobs. One of them was a really book worm and did followed university by that time, which was very cool. Only one granddaughter. As I said in a previous post, she’s sad because in the winter she is almost alone, and can’t do pretty much. She confessed to me that if I’d move back to Tazlău, she’d adopt me so that I could take care of her for the next years and inherit the house and some land. I was astonished, but [sadly for her] I think I have greater plans for myself. Can’t wait to come back again to talk to her, she surely has more stories. • You can check more #tudorsstories Two more instagrams of her, here #tantinutaluvenamin • #story #storytime #portrait #tazlau

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I asked my grandpa yesterday if that he could do it all over again, he would marry my grandma and started thinking. I then asked my grandma the same question and almost instantly said that no, she wouldn’t. All the pain, the troubles, children, grandchildren, thoughts, she’d be nuts. After fifteen minutes I came back with the question to my grandpa, and he concluded that Eleonora was right, he wouldn’t do it all over again, knowing all that he knows now. He wouldn’t have married under any circumstance. „This is the biggest mistake a man can do”, he said. But again, after two minutes he said that I should marry, because the times are different. He remained the oldest man living in the village according to the papers from the mayorship, 94. We were talking about my mother, the other grandmother, the grapes, work in the field, my principal. Eleonora was happy that I shaved my beard and looked like a fine young man, recommended to shave it regularly. I don’t think I will. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #tazlau #nuconteazavarsta

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Pușa noticed me taking a picture of her court. I did that because it remembered me of my own from my home village (I’ll get there this evening and stay for five days). She already put clothes to wash, did the carpets, put food to cook and is waiting for the others to wake up. She’s having more work for this beautiful Saturday. She said that she didn’t felt the 2am earthquake this morning (5.1-5.6 Richter), and that she’s happy that her house is very good built. The fences were very high and were modified recently because people do try to steal different fruits. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #theportraitpr0ject #portrait #pursuitofportraits #postthepeople #visualauthority #featureacreature #portraitphotography #portraitpage #momentspresent #portraitmood #featuremeofh #smile #thevisualvogue #withHumans #portraitcommunity #peoplescreatives #makeportraits #makeportraitsmag #thecreatorclass #peopleinframe #postthepeople #portraitscollective #pursuitofportraits #portrait_perfection #igportraits #loveofportraits #nofilter

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If my customers say about me that I do good, Violeta is my best example for exceptional customer care. I have friends who want to buy a phone with a contract, I send them to her and it’s done already. Polite, patient and funny. For her, targets don’t exist, they do themselves. She loves all the animals but cats especially. If you’re from Bucharest and want to solve a problem, it would worth it to come to Brașov for her to help you. Plus, you get to visit this awesome city. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #theportraitpr0ject #portrait #pursuitofportraits #postthepeople #visualauthority #featureacreature #portraitphotography #portraitpage #momentspresent #portraitmood #featuremeofh #smile #thevisualvogue #withHumans #portraitcommunity #peoplescreatives #makeportraits #makeportraitsmag #thecreatorclass #peopleinframe #postthepeople #portraitscollective #pursuitofportraits #portrait_perfection #igportraits #loveofportraits #environmental

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Monica, 26. She told me another story but it was too personal so I dropped it. She was glad to find that. She’s a big girl and could face a lot of things. Says that the most beautiful gesture is an unexpected hug. She loves lily of the valley, which inspires her love and happiness. Her favorite spot, like for many others here, is Belvedere. It’s a place on a hill, where you can have a very good panorama over the city of Brașov. Maybe, her best quality is that she supports people and comfort them. I really try to be very nice with her, like with the whole world. She’s anxious at the moment, she’d kinda leave abroad, to create for herself another life, a better life. Wish her the best. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #theportraitpr0ject #portrait #pursuitofportraits #postthepeople #visualauthority #featureacreature #portraitphotography #portraitpage #momentspresent #portraitmood #featuremeofh #smile #thevisualvogue #withHumans #portraitcommunity #peoplescreatives #makeportraits #makeportraitsmag #thecreatorclass #peopleinframe #postthepeople #portraitscollective #pursuitofportraits #portrait_perfection #igportraits #loveofportraits

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I believe that when you do good and/or stay humble, good things will happen to you. I met Flavia on the last day of the 500km bike trip, in Saschiz. I was on the road to the citadel from the village, which is high up, almost to give up. She and Dinu, her boyfriend cheated because they were with their car. Anyway, me and Flavia stayed to chat while Dinu went to see the citadel. He said from the distance that it is only 5 minutes away. We went there and we were so happy that we did it. Discovered that we had a lot of things and persons in common. After that they offered to carry my baggages to Brașov and I only had to bike a few more kilometers to the train station to come home. We met again after a few days and saw their beautiful dog and their house. It’s nice and cozy, seems big, but it isn’t, as Flavia pointed. She works at the Community Foundation of Brașov which wants to mobilize the energy of people in acts of devotion, encourages philanthropy and business involvement in the community. Funny, smart and very sociable. Here we were last evening at Spa d’Or after we finished to create our own kaleidoscopes with Veronica’s help, @mult_soare. Part of the money that were raised will be used to teach children in hospitals to create their own kaleidoscopes. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #story #storytime #theportraitpr0ject #portrait #pursuitofportraits #postthepeople #visualauthority #featureacreature #portraitphotography #portraitpage #momentspresent #portraitmood #featuremeofh #smile #thevisualvogue #withHumans #portraitcommunity #peoplescreatives #makeportraits #makeportraitsmag #thecreatorclass #peopleinframe #postthepeople #portraitscollective #pursuitofportraits #portrait_perfection #igportraits #loveofportraits #kaleidoscopes #minuniro

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I first stopped just to ask her for a picture, which Adelina agreed. But then I felt the need to give back and so I told her to prepare me a coffee as she’d like. She was reading Anna Karenina, from an old edition, borrowed. And then we talked and talked and talked. I lost the track of time for more than an hour. 22, she’s from Câmpina, and recently finished the university for commerce and tourism. She’s been working here for two months and she’s loving it. In a good day she sells up to 300 euros, while on a bad day, 100 euro. She’d like to open her own tea house in two or three years in her city. Asked her if she has a boyfriend and hesitated. I gave her my copy of the current number of @decatorevista because I am sure that she’ll enjoy it. She was surprised that I could ask so many questions, and I think I got here with practice in the past months. In English, the name of the coffee house means Tailoring coffee. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #nofilter #story #storytime #theportraitpr0ject #portrait #pursuitofportraits #postthepeople #visualauthority #featureacreature #portraitphotography #portraitpage #portraitmood #featuremeofh #smile #thevisualvogue #bookworm #momentspresent

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Florin, the king. He’s 13, but says he enters the fourth grade. His father was around looking for the second horse. The first one with the chariot was behind Florin. He lives in Zizin, at 13 kilometers from Brașov and approached me by asking money for a loaf of bread. He said that after finishing the year at the school he received a diploma, a little book and a bigger one. He couldn’t say the name of any of them or even any fairy tale. I asked him if he lies but responded that he wasn’t. Here he was near the railway. I took it that way as a shortcut, but met him. I hope he really buys bread. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #ig_brasov #ig_romania #portrait #rsa_portraits #makeportrait #theportraitpr0ject #portrait #pursuitofportraits #postthepeople #visualauthority #featureacreature #portraitphotography #portraitpage #portraitmood #featuremeofh #tudorandtrains #magichour #nofilter #iphoneonly

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This is what I’ve wrote in my journal exactly seven days ago: „When I’ve heard Veronica talking about El Camino, I stopped eating for showing my whole respect. I asked her a lot of questions to which she responded very kindly. On July 1st, while she was marching, she observed a very nice young guy who went crutches on his Camino. In that very moment she realized that no matter her physical state, she could do more than she ever imagined. She inspired me that in the next two years I’d do that road too. She does wonders (minuni) on her website minuni.ro. I loved the most about her that she was humble and waiting for the next opportunity to do good in this world.” We talked a lot more and discovered that we have more things in common than we could think of. My respects, Veronica! I convinced her to take these pictures at midnight, even if we were both exhausted after a full day with the children that were in Țara lui Andrei (Andrei’s country). Hope to see her again soon. Follow her on Instagram, she’s very natural. Her nickname means „a lot of sun” in English. #sustinromaniameseriasa #ig_brasov #ig_romania #portrait #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #elcamino #camino #beautifulpeople #latergram #my_daily_theme #mdt_0207 #rsa_portraits #makeportrait #theportraitpr0ject #portrait #pursuitofportraits #postthepeople #visualauthority #featureacreature #portraitphotography #portraitpage #portraitmood #featuremeofh You can check more #tudorsstories

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Andreea, 27, bitchy. My colleague. I do something bad, kaboom. We had a very nice talk on Thursday about all of her previous jobs. She liked the most when she was a bartender because of the team and the tricks that she learned there. Her father asked her to leave though, because it was stressful and had a lot of exams in the summer of the second year at the university. She is now expecting a baby and renounced to smoke and the coffees and she feels good. Wish her an easy pregnancy. She expected this post on Thursday evening, but I couldn’t take her a picture that day. Here she was Friday, right before finishing the day. You can check more #tudorsstories #nofilter #portrait #smile #candid Heading for Piatra Mică, again. Soon, new mountainscape.

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Sofia, 25. I’ve known her briefly for a few weeks. But this skirt caught my attention in the bus this evening. And made a compliment. She said it took her one hour [to make it]. I thought and said – how cool! She buys the materials from a special store in Chișinău, where her parents are currently living. If that isn’t far, she was born and raised in Russia, near the Urals. She came to Romania one year ago. She says this is a beautiful country, but we sabotage ourselves. She said that she really appreciates my photos and that I share to others what I discover. On 6th of October she’ll leave Romania for U.K. where she’ll do a master in Human Resources for two years. She likes to be uncommon, to choose a different path from the others so she’ll be alone and do whatever she’ll love at any moment. From there, sky will be the limit for her. She couldn’t believe that she permitted me to take her pictures, but did it. She’s funny and spontaneous. Here we were in the passage for the Brașov train station which was renovated just a few weeks ago. • You can check more #tudorsstories • #nofilter #story #storytime #theportraitpr0ject #portrait #pursuitofportraits #postthepeople #visualauthority #featureacreature #portraitphotography #portraitpage #momentspresent #portraitmood #featuremeofh #smile #thevisualvogue #withHumans #tudorandtrains

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