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July 2016

Negative sinking

I sometimes hear people complaining, and putting worse things in front. That’s great, it’s good to have negative thinking.

But sometimes people turn “negative thinking” into “negative sinking”.

Instead of finding a solution to a problem, instead of looking for practical steps to solve a problem, people tend to focus on the problem itself. “It can’t be done”. “There are no solutions”. “It’s hard”.

It’s good to think critical, to see the problem. It’s good to think critical when you have a solution, to make sure that you don’t have a wrong solution. But it’s not so good to think negatively and not even try to find a solution. It’s not good to be passive and not actively try & find a solution.


What to visit in Bucharest?

 

Some place to stay:
  • If you have lots of money – Hotel Marriott or Crowne Plaza. Neither are central.
  • If you want still very good, but highly central: Howard Johnson.
  • The best hotel in Bbucharest, and very central, you won’t regret: Athenee Palace Hilton.
  • If you have less money, I don’t personally know. I’ve been to all of the hotels above for conferences, for at lest 5 times in each of them, so I recommend them from personal visits. Others, I don’t know, just go to booking.com and you’ll find your way in there. If I were you, I’d consider having a look at the expensive ones above, you might like the experience, and the prices are not high at all.
What to do in Bucharest?
I lived in Bucharest 2001-2015, 15 years in there. (call to make sure that their schedule follows yours)
MUSEUMS:
  • 100% National Peasant’s Museum – The best place for understanding the psyhcology of Romanian people; english-friendly
  • 100% National History Museum – See the gold & treasurses beneath it (they have jewelery); don’t see the museum, just go for the gold below
  • 80% National Arts Museum – If you’re in that artsy’ stuff. It’s a huge building, I wouldn’t visit it if I were on a run
  • 40% Palace of Parliament – The second largest building in the world. I think it’s ugly
  • 40% Village Museum – Lots of houses of peasants
NON MUSEUMS
Night life:
100% Go in the old town (centrul vechi). Go from club to club, stay in one 30 minutes, go to another one, and so on. Bucharest is a night city, not a day one.
I don’t have a specific recommendation, go from one to another.
80% If you want to see a nice park, try Herăstrău.
Try to talk to people, Romanians love to talk to anyone.
Go to the postal office, or to an official building, and say you need some document. Ask for help. It’s an amazing experience, to see how bureaucratic a simple thing can be made. Just enter, and stay 5 minutes.
Travel with the tube, for the feeling of it.
The buses and other transportation means are not that different.
When booking taxi’s, go for this company: Speed Taxi. If not, Meridian Taxi.
The taxi people will try to ask for bigger prices, don’t give in. The above two companies should be fine.
A lot of young people speak English.
Get a local Vodafone phone card, it’s cheap.
It takes you 1 to 2 hours to do this route – from Piata Unirii to Piata Victoriei by foot and still have an understanding. Do this. Go Piața Unirii – Piața Universității – Piața Romană – Piața Victoriei – go on Calea Victoriei – Piața Națiunilor Unite – go to old town.
Take it, it’s a lot of things in there, that’s most of the city.
Ștefan Jurcă – Bucharest – Stavropoleos Monastery, https://flic.kr/p/KDzUGM

How to answer to something when you are nervous?

There is a saying which goes like this “Don’t answer quickly when you are nervous, postpone the reply”.

The basic idea is to think for a while, and postpone the answer, if you can forget about the hatred and despise, and don’t apply anger.

In an ideal world, you wouldn’t want revenge.

If it troubles you a lot, the fact that you are sitting and thinking, instead of answering – you only make things worse.

You have to set yourself for forgiveness if you want to do this: “I will not reply now, but tomorrow”.

Freddie Peña – Nervous?, https://flic.kr/p/8kysxk