3 results for month: 06/2015


I am not a nobody by Annamaria Kozma

At Starbucks in Baneasa Mall in Bucharest, the last orders are being taken. Behind the counter, barely visible, Violeta spins like a top; she makes coffees with heart shaped foam, takes payment and gives change. She is looking forward to finishing with her last two clients, because she is thinking only of where has she put the keys? She closes rapidly the till and runs to the back closet, where she finds the keys in the rucksack; what a relief! There are already two to three years since she got house keys, but she still finds it weird. “I am not used to it.” It was a summer day in 1993 when Violeta Pocovnicu’s mother left a maternity unit ...

Gypsy = peep Bo? by Ioana Popescu

A Young man of gypsy ethny who comes from an assimilated family seeks to connect to the identity of the community to which he belongs and help his fellow people. Costinel Marin is from Iași, he is 26 years old and comes from a family with 4 children, all of them boys, among whom he is the eldest. He is communicative, responsive, and funny. He has a glance in his candid and bright eyes which stays with you for a long time after you met him. He has many plans and he uses all the resources which he finds in order to fulfil them. At present he succeeds in connecting work at a project with EU founding in the agricultural field with the fight for a ...

The School on Four Wheels by Alexandra Filip

For over a hundred children in Dallas, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Iasi, school comes on a weekly basis, on four wheels. Corina Chiriac, one of the graduates of “the mobile school”, hopes that one day she will become a social worker There is a cinematic mood in the corner classroom on the second floor of the Alexandru Vlahuta Gymnasium. A handful of children are placing the desks alongside the walls and the chairs in the middle of the classroom. It happens to be “alternative week”; thus, they will not do any homework today. Today they will be playing. They will run after each other playing blind man’s buff, blindfolded with a ...