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I started writing on a blog many years ago (around 2009 I think) and it continued for many years until I decided to stop. Blogging got me into some serious deals, one my favorites was when I got selected as the official blogger for the Romanian Eurovision National Selection in 2012 & 2013. Thousands of people closely followed my reactions, thoughts and description of the events. I also had the amazing opportunity to meet international artists and multiplied my passion for Eurovision 100 times.

During my second Erasmus experience (Croatia) I decided to start blogging once again because of all those amazing trips that I had and I just wanted to share a bit with the world all those incredible, wonderful and perfect memories. I remember writing one of my first posts after a ruff visit at the dentist (awch) and I remember creating this blog during a study night at the dorm with one of amazing Erasmus friends (Eszter, if you are reading this thumbs up and still waiting for your blog). For some reason I gained a lot of visits (gracias, thank you, merci) and it melts my heart to see that people actually keep in touch with my posts.

I also want to thank @Nouw for their amazing services and without them my blog wouldn't be here today. Creating a blog on Nouw.com is way better than using other platforms and for this I will write a different article soon. Almost 6000 people checked out my blog in the past twelve months from many different countries, below you can see the top 10 countries that read my blog. Here are some statistics for this amazing year:


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Yes people. I've been waiting for Spotify to launch in my country for years now and this will finally happen in less than 10 days, more exactly on 28 November. I started using spotify since 2014 during my first Erasmus experience in Portugal and since then I never stopped loving this amazing service. Of course, since Romania didn't enjoy this luxury I had to log into my spotify account with different VPN services and it was a harsh time given the fact that I wasn't able to use their premium options.

Now I'm the first Romanian to get access to their premium services with two weeks before the official launch. I feel honored and grateful for it and hell yeah it feels good to finally enjoy high quality music in my own country. Thank you @Spotify and you guys better stay tuned for the official launch coming soon! :)

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We are almost in the middle of November and everything feels weird and no, I'm not talking about the weather. Life is a journey, you meet different personalities, you interact, and you always end up giving something to the world. I just hate it when I'm not able to be myself. What's the point of fighting for something which doesn't allow you to be who you truly are? November brings a lot of thoughts thus, a lot of changes are about to occur. I stand for myself, for who I am and who I want to be. Yes, sometimes or many times (in my case) you just fall. Give up. But then you think about stuff and you just gotta learn to pick yourself up and go ahead because that's how it is supposed to be. There is no 'easy way' in the 'right way'. Life is a journey, a war but also a paradise. It's up to you how you choose to make it.

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The National Finals season for 2018 has recently kicked in with news regarding national finals across Europe and even the Latvian songs being released during these days. Even though my job is currently draining my energy completely, I still found some time to catch up with this crazy thing that is obsessing me for years now, yas, that's Eurovision.

I'm mostly excited for this new season because we will have a lot more national finals than usual and for me it is completely surprising giving the fact that we will see national finals coming from Montenegro, France, Serbia and whatever San Marino is cooking up. As I previously said in my other articles, each Eurovision winner has an effect on the forthcoming contest, for example, Jamala's dramatic ballad has lead to an overflow of ballads in 2017...now with Salvador's ballad winning the whole thing should we expect another year full of ballads?

It is very interesting to see that some countries imposed that their entry for Eurovision 2018 should be sang in their native language (Slovenia, Serbia, Greece etc), probably an effect of Salvador's song which was sung in Portuguese. I never thought I would live to see Portugal win with a song in Portuguese but hey...it happened!

I just love the fact that we will get to see more national finals (more songs) buuut I hate the fact that probably (most likely) a lot of them will be organized during the same day, same hour and so on. Even though, Melodifestivalen still remains a priority for 2018 as well, so whoever wants to organize a national final on the day with a mello semifinal or final...well let's just say that i'll catch up later. 

I'm super curious about the French, Serbian, Romanian and many other national finals and I just can't wait to see familiar names or hear songs that will probably mindf*ck me the whole year. Let the games begin! 💚

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It's been almost one month since I posted something on my blog. What can I say... I was busy with a lot of things including my new job but I'm happy that I found some time to write a few words here. First of all, I'm happy that summer is finally over (haters gonna hate). Don't get me wrong. I usually almost like summer but this year the high degrees made me desire to move myself into a fridge as soon as possible. Now that this pain is over, I'm happy to welcome autumn even though it brought with it a lot of excessive rain but who cares since the temperature is decent now.

I miss travelling and sometimes I even feel that I miss school. Life feels different now. A lot of responsibilities, tragedies, less free time and bills to pay. Remember to always slap a kid whenever he says that he wants to grow up faster (joking, but seriously though, why would you want that?). Given the fact that this new life-style can be demanding, it's always recommended to find a way to still do things that you like. For instance, I'm planning a short trip to Budapest next month and it's the perfect opportunity to reconnect with my dear Erasmus friends. My post Erasmus depression kicks in every time I'm looking at photos that I've taken during my time in Zadar, Croatia.

Also, I'm intending to visit Norway and Sweden again next year (challenge accepted) and to take Cambridge (CAE) English exam (finally). That's it for now. Looking forward to write about my latest adventure. :)

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It's been almost two weeks since I moved in my new apartment. What can I say? It's different, it's nice and most importantly it's really comfy. I absolutely adore my room and the fact that it's situated in a nice and quiet area of the city. Feels amazing to finally get your own place after so many years in the student dorms. I also love my king-sized bed, I mean, I always wanted one and now I got it!

In order for my room to be suited for me I had to redecorate it in my own style: by making it look international (flag invasion) and by filling empty walls with amazing memories from the past. Even though it might look quite cheesy, I also have some inspirational quotes cuz....why not?

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It has been a full week at the Romanian sea-side. A lot of people, smiles, friends, tragedies, trips and many other things that made this trip unique in its own way. I missed seeing these wonderful views and it was a pleasure to re-visit the beautiful city of Constanta with my friends. Also, it was the perfect time to take a short break from the daily drama that surrounds my existence lately and I have to say that I love my new skin color. Can't wait for another round next month! 😉

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Yes! That day finally came and I successfully defended my thesis and got my master's degree in Accounting Expertise and Business Valuation. Was it easy? Clearly no but also not impossible. It took a lot of motivation, drama and countless hours of studying to finally do it. Now I have to decide whether I should or should not follow the PhD programme and if I'm completely honest, I kind of had enough of school but the PhD has an outstanding value so If I get the chance, why not?

I just want to chill in the following days and start planning what's about to happen in my life. At the beginning of this year I applied for an internship at the European Parliament in Luxembourg and somehow I made it to the final phase of the selection. So....what now? 😨

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