Saturday, May 29, 2010

Exams & new photo editing skills...

Exams are right around the corner so I won't be able to post much during the upcoming month ...or if I will (I know I won't able to help it), they will consist in a lot of pictures and videos.
I have an exam on Monday, a test on Tuesday and another test on Wednesday aaaaand after that other 4 exams between June 1o and June 28...pretty hectic right? But I'm not complaining. I like what I'm studying and I don't want to cheat on exams, I try my best to focus and remember what I study because I find it interesting and useful. :) Everyone should do the same. Let's be fair and let's work hard to achieve what we want! Let's set a good example, shall we? That will make you feel acomplished.

Other than that...
I sometimes edit some of my pictures on but I'm talking about little improvements. Nothing huge. I like to keep it real.
But today I found some interesting instructions about editing which I wish to share with you:

- upload a picture on
- click the "Edit" link on the photo you want to edit
- select the "Effects" tab and click the "Greyscale"button to make your photo black-and-white
- to add a splash of colour click the "Advanced Options" button, and select "Painted Region from the dropdown menu
- you will see a large black dot on your photo, drag that around the photo (while pressing it) to select the areas that you want to be black-and-white. The part you don't highlight will be in colour.
- you can adjust the size of the black dot anytime so that you can use it more easily on your picture

here's what I did:

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Timisoara for Guiness Book of World Records

Thursday night I was browsing the internet for interesting stuff to read and I randomly came accross this post about a special event that was about to take place in my town the next day. Some highschool students were going to take part in a synchronized dance, an event which was going to take place in several European cities at the same time and this dance was going to be considered the biggest synchronized dance in the world (trying to break the previous record of 27.000 dancers registered in 2008). At that time I thought about going to watch the event but I wasn't sure. Next morning I didn't hear my alarm so I got up pretty late and I woke my sister up but she was to sleepy to get up and suddenly I decided to go alone, even if it was a bit late. So I rushed out of bed, dressed up, grabbed the camera and ran out the door without eating lunch. :)) My parents were like "Where is she going like that?". I was in a hurry so I didn't have time to explain so I let my sister do the talking. I ran downtown as fast as I could but the dance had already started...actually it was over as soon as I got there (it lasted only 7 minutes). But I wasn't sad because I had enough time to take a few pics while the kids were dancing together on some folclore songs just for the fun of it. :) A lot of people gathered to watch these students dancing. I was impressed! Anyway they looked really nice, they all had white & violet shirts (representative colours for my town) that alternated, so looking at the bigger picture it was a beautiful event. You'll see what I mean once you look at the pics. In conclusion 866 students joind the synchronized dance in Timisoara. There were 54 other cities from Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovakia, Bulgaria which had 'joined' the dance for the purpose of breaking the previous record. I hope the official results will be as good as everyone has hoped for! :)

I don't have my pictures & video on the computer yet but I will update this post when I get them from my sister's laptop. :) 'Till then, here are some official photos:

Friday, May 21, 2010

Social media objects

These objects are either used for promotion or by fans of these social networks (which in my opinion are quite many):

Social Media Pillows

Reddit Alien Soap

Normal Watches – Social Networking

Twitter Clock

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

When you're being misunderstood...

Do you sometimes get the feeling that you are misunderstood? Yes? No? Well...I do. Looking back on my teenage years I can say that I never really was understood, maybe one or two people were able to 'read' my actions, my thoughts, my words but looking at the bigger picture that is almost insignificant. On the other hand I always thought that I was easy to read and to understand. I guess I was wrong.

  • Do you ever feel that you're saying one thing and people understand something else or even the opposite?
It happened to me lately...several times and it made me think about it...what makes people misunderstand our words/actions? Why do they tend to believe the worst about what we're saying/doing?
  • Do you ever feel that people start doubting you even after many years of friendship/acquintance because they believe what they want to believe about you?
They think about what is worse and they don't even consider the background of your relationship anymore. They believe what they want because it's easier for them to see someone elses faults rather then their own. I guess they think it's easier that wrong...some get offended when it's not even the case :(
  • Do you ever feel that you are misunderstood because people don't try to reach your heart anymore?
I guess it's easy for them to judge what they see rather than looking for answers.
  • Do you ever feel that people don't want to admit they're wrong when they misunderstand you, because they are afraid to do it?
They will never admit they were wrong. People have such big egos. Sometimes they just can't get over themselves...
  • Do you ever feel that people blame you for being misunderstood?
Yes they often do that. They don't care what made them misunderstand you, you are to blame for it, they have no fault in this...Mhm...
  • Do you ever feel that the people who surround you became so superficial that they prefer to leave you behind when they sense the slightest change of mood between you and them?
Been there, done that. What can I say, people move on to happier 'things' rather than trying to fix what's broken or trying to figure out the problem.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Movie: 'Dear John'

Yesterday I watched the movie 'Dear John' and I loved it.
How can I not like the movie when it's made after a book written by the same author who wrote 'The Notebook' - Nicholas Sparks.
Well that is maybe because I'm a sucker for romantic movies (be they comedies/dramas) but I also like the actors: Savannah (played by Amanda Seyfried - from 'Mean Girls' and 'Mamma Mia') and Tyree (played by Channing Tatum - from 'Step Up').
I won't write my own review this time but I will post the trailer and you can decide on your own if you want to watch it. Either way, I recommend this movie. :)
Channing Tatum, especially, makes a good impression, I really like his character's personality and the way he portrays it and let's be honest, he's looking hot. :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

From A to Z

Taken from my dear Diana :)

a – age: 20 :)

b – bed size: umm...normal...small...not sure :P

c – chore you hate: washing the dishes, cause I don't like getting my hands wet :))

d – dog’s name: I don't have a pet :(

e – essential start your day item: Coffee & food

f – favorite color: not necessarily my all time favourite but I could say - blue (and purple)

g – gold or silver or platinum: Silver

h – height: 1.75 cm

i – interesting fact about yourself: hmm...I sing :) I always wanted to become a singer

j – jewelry you wear every day: Rings

k – kids: not yet...

l – living arrangements: ...I want to move to Holland and live in a house (not in an apartment anymore)

m – mom’s name: Victoria (I loooove her name)

n – nickname: Ral, Ralux, Suri, Sister, Otilia :))) - in highschool, and Tye (Silvy knows :P)

o – overnight hospital stay other than birth: 1 week for investigations when I was 14 or something like that

p – pet peeve: people eating noisily/with their mouth open, people talking when I'm sleeping, stupidity

q – quote: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

r – right or left handed: Right

s – siblings: 1 AWESOME sister <3

t – time you wake up: 6-7 AM...

u – underwear: couldn't live without it

v – vegetable you dislike: onion

w – ways you run late: I am never late! (for school)...otherwise it happens only sometimes when I go out and I can't find what I need or I remember something I should've done in the last moment

x – x-rays you’ve had: spine, knees, pelvis

y – yummy food you make: Spaghetti Carbonara :)

z – zoo favorite: swans & bear cubs