Recently new versions of two programs of mine, centericq
were released. The former
adds support for MSN protocol, and the latter now works correctly with
Cyrillic letters in quick look-up mode. BTW, it would be nice to get
some in text format to convert them into one which groan understands.
Since now only four dictionaries are available (english-russian,
russian-english, english-romanian and romanian-english), any other are
welcome very much.
I think dear readers noticed that the previous week-end wasn't good for
my writings. Well, I didn't write even a line. This thing happened
because the author was exploring Romanian places. The company was very
good. My colleague from Moldovia had guests from Chisinau, so when I
phoned him to ask if he was willing to go somewhere to have some beer,
he asked me to be in a chinese restaurant "at Cau's" in an hour. In
several minutes my teacher of Romanian, Gustav, phoned to ask about
my beer plans, and I pointed him to the same place.
I should mention, the restaurant was quite a unnoticable place, a small
building with a chinese flashlight near the entrance. But inside it was
nice, with good interior and tasty food. More, it's quite a famous place
among foreigners here in Iasi. Last time I was there, at the table
nearby several guys were sitting speaking in half Russian and half
Hebrew, it quite a typical for Middle East manner, in quite a loud
voice. This time there were two exotic girls, whose origin we couldn't
determine. Well, among decorations there was an aquarium, various
dinging and shiny things handing inside, Chinese music, about which I
though whole the CD contained only one song, and a Russian girl named
Ira. The waiter told us about the latter, though he didn't show her to
us. This made us try to guess how she should had looked like. The final
variant made up a girl named Natasha (Ira wasn't good enough), dressed
in a wadded jacket, with felt boots barefooted, with a balalaika and a
bear. Additionally, he should had been drunk and have nothing under the
jacket. Fantasies of such a nice kind we had eating Chinese meal and
washed it down with beer. Must also mention, beer was Romanian.
Finally everything Confucious sent us had been eaten. To look for
further amusements we went to the Mall. There was an extremely
intresting club named "Viper" which had bar, bowling, billiards and
table football. This time we played bowling. Everyone of us except
Gustav were seeing this kind of game for the first time, while Gustav
having been a casino inspector back in past in Costa Rica, could play
very well. So he won all the rounds. Also, he was the same. Being a big
fan of Russian curse words, he put "Huistavo" as his nickname in the
players registration screen. Anyway, I liked bowling a lot. It was a
very intresting game. The waitress who knew us from previous visits this
time was surprised when I tried to speak Romanian with her. Then, the
most intresting thing happened. She demonstrated knowledge of some
Russian, represented with two words - "pivo" (beer) and "dyevushka"
(girl). It made me thing those words were well known everywhere Russian
solder had been to.
That was Sunday on the week-end before last. On Sunday, we did the same,
but in a little bit "light" variant. That time Gustav couldn't come, so
we were bowling with Boris, my colleague and his guest from Chisinau,
Mikhail. I sad Gustav couldn't come not in vain, because it let me win
both of the rounds we played.
So, I conclude the following. There ARE good places in Romania, so I
recommend not to think a lot about "what is Romania and what's happening
there", but just come and see with your own eyes. Myself, I'll try to
let you understand this country better with articles, the first of which
is supposed to be ready soon. Bye.