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November 21, 2006

On being Romanian

Filed under: Raving — darian @ 2:52 am


Ok, this is sounding more and more like a personal blog, so I will indulge this round again in ranting on my idiosyncrasies. One of these, quite stubborn, as it doesn’t let me live in peace is ‘on being Romanian’ or, more precisely, what it takes to be Romanian. Do you need a special something, a certain ne je sais quoi, to be born, live and act Romanian? Well, a few things, in my view.

First, you should be selfish: if you travel abroad do not get in touch with your fellow citizens, do not help them and do not talk with them. What you can do though, Romanian like, is dissing them with every occasion you get; if it happens than one Romanian is smarter, faster and better than you, then you MUST envy him/her, wish him/her bad luck and quietly pray that he/she will not succeed no matter what. If he/she will strike against all the odds, then you must humiliate this person somehow, find something from the past and splash it out.

Secondly, if you are born Romanian you will not help another Romanian; I have already said that. By the contrary, everything must be a competition die or get dead. No sharing information, no helping hand, no good words, no positive feedback, no harmless good intentions, nothing like it, God forbidden. You are on your own and you must eliminate competition, precisely smarter and better than you. As a Romanian, you simply cannot acknowledge and accept that others are better than you this is impossible. Envy has an un-limited dimension in this country. Not getting me wrong, I know a few projects/groups in Romania, made by Romanians who proved that occasionally solidarity is possible among Romanians: there is a group of young artists promoting each other but also doing common good projects, likewise a few groups helping Romanian students wishing to study abroad and collecting and sharing a huge amount of information pro bono, in the good style of European universities, where students share between themselves lots of ideas, notes, give and receive constructive feedback that will help them do a better job. Also, in any other European country when you meet new young people, you are almost immediately assimilated and introduced to their groups and invited to events and everything goes naturally, effortlessly. In Romania, if you belong to certain group, then is YOUR group and only yours; you will not allow another, a marginal to enter, you keep others aside. If one succeeds in this endeavour, then you have to play alike, fake it until you make it, as everyone does the same, in an all exclusive membership club.

Thirdly, constructive feedback is almost a neologism in this country. You are not allowed to criticize a Romanian, whatever he does. We don’t like critique, constructive or non-constructive is not relevant. We do things better here, our way, and we said that to Europe many times until these dull Europeans got it in their heads, and now Europe must do something to accommodate itself to the Romanian aquis; basically we did not integrate to EU, Europe must integrate in Romania, and that fast. Romanians will use often though this paradigm of ‘constructive feedback’ but is just a euphemism for blunt hostility, anger and a clear intention to smash you in pieces, if possible.

Fourthly, in general, neither Romanians want, nor they care for this country to be better, they care primarily about themselves. Exceptions are allowed, things are warming up a bit in this direction. Politicians do not give a damn; they are unscrupulous, arrogant, self-interested bastards. The people are poor, they strive a lot for the bread, go to pick up strawberries in foreign countries, abandon their children hoping for a better income, journalists are more often than not like small business affiliated to a certain power interest, NGOs likewise so lately, everywhere you perceive self-centred interests and hidden agendas covered up in nice words like soap balloons. The few journalistic investigations uncovering big corruption, money laundering, dodgy business and incompetence have no follow-up, nobody feels any sort of responsibility. How could they? Many ‘big’ journalists made their own business under one or the other of our governments, business people likewise, they lobbied and courted one or the other power centres and usually the most successful business, the one success story started from scratch has a liaison in the political background that we don’t even want to know about. My excuses to the very few serious business people out there, but I don’t know them yet.

Fifthly, Romanians have no shame: they can lie continuously; they will lie into your face without blinking. They also have no respect for their word and no shame. Do not be surprised if you deal with a so called business man, well travelled, and perhaps well educated in a foreign university, who has, under his apparently fine tuned manners, the worst type of impolite behaviour you will meet around these beautiful lands: the hypocritical jerk that will walk over you as soon as you turn your back. Beware; you cannot trust Romanian business men, as you cannot trust a Romanian politician. That so long awaited young political elite is not coming, is it all outside this country already, maybe they will make great politicians and business men in those countries, which treat them as they deserve and where they don’t need to compromise in order to ‘make it’.

Romanians complain a lot too, just look at me here: about themselves, about anyone else, about anything. I am Romanian, so I am not perfect, I am guilty by birth, therefore I should not fume against my fellow citizens, like an ungrateful, but I am just very tired, I regret returning to this country, it seems more and more like the worst decision I have ever made. I will never blame those leaving and not ever wanting to hear what is here. Romania simply does not deserve its good people and I know what it takes to stick around and hang in there and fighting to change things around these places……it is a long and exhausting battle and you must have some commando skills to survive in these volatile valueless grounds.

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221 Comments »

  1. joegee said…
    Claudia….surely you are speaking with a certain amount of cynicism, hyperbole, and ANGER!! Well, maybe not anger, but I can see fumes rising above every line. This is clearly a blog entry that was written with a lot of passion…dark passion that is. I truly appreciate this rant that you have gone on here, being an American. I could simply leave it there and enough would probably be said, but I think such a fluent tirade of well-placed invectives deserves some closer attention.
    I am imagining that all of the wonderful hospitality that was extended to me when I was in Romania last summer was disingenuous. At least you have me thinking that maybe there were some ulterior motives lurking behind all of the acts of kindness, as well as the display of emotion, which, if not sincere, was truly the conduct of consummate actors.
    Ok, maybe you are speaking of a different stratum of Romanian society. It seems you’ve implicated the politicians, business people, and journalists on your hit list, but your generalizations seem to reach across the whole country. But what do I know…I was just a visitor there and I only know a few Romanians in a personal way. Over the past two years I have made a sort of informal study of your country and people and I have tried to be objective about what I have learned.
    A few things I think I know about Romanians: They can be a very sensitive and caring people who don’t have too many obstacles in their hearts that prevent them from an open and sincere display of that emotion. In America this is not always so…there has been so much artifice in social and business relationships for so long that we seem to be past criticism and outcry, and have assimilated the salesman-with-an-ulterior-motive mentality to such a degree that we question our own reactions and indict ourselves more often than not. Not that we don’t know how to be humane, but our humanity has been polluted by materialism.
    I will use your blog entry here as proof text for my point. You have expressed your thoughts and emotions here about what you believe are national character traits of Romanians, a very deep and sensitive subject with an openness and honesty (not to mention articulateness…god, I love the way you use my native language!) that is uncommon here in the U.S. This kind of candid behavior is what creates trust. We here in America are all too often afraid to look in the mirror and face ourselves.
    Another thing I believe is that there seems to be a deep generosity in the Romanian spirit. I have seen this. I have been the recipient of it on many occasions, but I think I am taking too much space here. I appreciate your candidness in opening this subject and I am hoping that much more will be written here in response in the future.

    03 October, 2006

    claudia darian said…
    Joegee, if you go around Romania you will find anywhere incredibly nice, open, helpful people. Let’s not mix things up. I was concentrating my fumes against the politicians and influencial people, those who are the opinion makers, some sort of an elite, the analysts, the politicians, the policy makers. The smart people, the sharks.

    So, obviously you cannot generalize, but I was talking about common patterns. In any case, I often used to avoid Romanians abroad myself and I know many people doing the same. I easily get along with just anybody but Romanians, they simply annoy me, at least many of them. It is probably a mutual feeling. As I am blunt and provocative here, I would say that I simply don’t like Romanians. As a logical consequence, I dont like myself, but I assume this identity, it always has been a love-hate relationship for many of us.

    03 October, 2006

    Anonymous said…
    u know what… the point is that i am as romanian as u r, and i probably felt somehow similar at the beginnings of my journey, a few years ago. but it’s not that bad, u know… u find similar patterns in other countries and in other ethnic groups. i have no idea why, but we are ashamed to be romanians. and i don’t think it’s fair, coz we have no more and no less sins and shortcomings than other nations. i would say a little … tolerance towards ur own kind can’t hurt. coz, as i said, it’s not as bad as u wanna make it sound like. it’s just nobody is perfect, and romanians are also allowed to be imperfect. plus, there are pros, not only cons, u don’t really talk abt there. and it’s a pity from one point of view, to see a german telling u that “all romanians i’ve met were very smart and sharp” and, on the other hand, a romanian writing abt how bad we are.

    bottom line, i am neither ashamed not proud to be romanian. it’s just a label and whoever wants to judge me by it – fine. but it’s wrong to make so general statements, particularly when it comes to 20 smth million..

    04 October, 2006

    claudia darian said…
    Thank you, I really appreciate your comment. Somehow I was wrongly understood and my view was generalized towards the 20 millions Romanians + few more living abroad. I was considering mainly our elite, because we are mostly judged through them by other nations.

    I am not ashamed to be Romanian, nor proud too. I am just trying to be realistic. There will be other posts on possitive things and I’ll have a series about Romanians I admire. Romanians are extremely smart and sharp and honest…unfortunately they are not yet the elite of this country; I am sure they will soon. Until then, we got what we have and that’s the idea. In any case, comparing with a few years ago, Romanians are changing very fast for the better.

    04 October, 2006

    Anonymous said…
    well, realistically speaking, romania is no heaven and romanians are no angels, that’s for sure. and in a way i understand u… first time i returned after 1 yr abroad, i felt like dying and i kept wondering “what on earth am i doing here”. everything was dark and my mind was set on leaving. but, after leaving and being away, i realized it’s not so bad… we do lack respect for anything, for authorities, laws, systems (of whatever kind they might be), our fellows and so on. but, sometimes i miss this attitude. when i see how people take things as “by default” i miss the romanian cynicism.

    the smart, sharp and western-type romanians won’t be the elite so soon, coz very few of them try to change things. they either stay abroad, where the wheels of the mechanism are turning smoothly, or come back and forget how it is. it depends a lot. but, as a whole, the country and the people are changing. my grandma will always regret the good old communist times and i don’t think she will ever stop being worried for me. but after my grandma is my mom, who is half regretting, half understanding, and after her… well, it’s not me, coz i’m not going back:), but there are people like me and like u, there must be.

    maybe it’s my optimistic nature, maybe i miss home too much sometimes, but i don’t think the devil is so dark, to translate a romanian saying:). it’s just different, but u should see worse places… i mean no offence, but i paid a visit to ukraine, and romania is soooo organized and so neat…it’s just an example, i don’t have anything against ukrainians… it’s all about the point of refence – if u lived in germany, for example, u will painfully notice the romanian chaos. but i don’t think romanians are that bad, not even our elites… u know, if we had some more civil society, the elites would look differently. but, being as it is, nobody requires them to be different, to be better. so, they r as we ask them to be (read vote).

    still, this will take time. and, if u feel the way u do, better get out of there and make a place for u somewhere else. i mean, regardless what i might tell u, u r not happy there. plus, from the distance, romania and its inhabitants look better:)

    good luck

    04 October, 2006

    Ryan said…
    Hi Claudia, I have been living in Bucharest since this September. What I found people here are warm-hearted and always be ready for help. AND people are diligent. Not any complain even when I asked them to overwork for a long time that would occupy too much their private time. What I think before is that this would only happen in my country.I am from China but I used to be living in western europe(UK,Netherlands) for around 10 years. What I found here Romanian guys are much better than the arrogant people from UK. Luckily I got enough time to investigate coz I suppose to stay here for more time.

    Ryan
    Ryan

    14 October, 2006

    claudia darian said…
    Hi Ryan and thanks for your comment, I appreciated. It is true Romanians are very open, helpful and diligent with/towards foreigners; it may be an inferiority complex, I don’t know. In any case, I do not wish to generalize, as things have been shifting in this direction; what I meant is that one thing is to be a foreigner and notice from outside and the other to be a local. I guess is everywhere the same; I used to live in Britain for a while and I actually liked and got along well with the Brits. Probably over more years I would have started to perceive the bad traits.
    Wish you good luck in Romania and stay in touch.

    14 October, 2006

    Anonymous said…
    No probs. thank you.
    I have already add your msn

    15 October, 2006

    Colleen said…
    Hi Claudia,
    I live in the US and am married to a Romanian man. He was born in Romania, but moved to the US when he was two. I just happened to come across your blog, and when I began reading it, I could not help but think that you just described my husband’s family. My husband is not like this, but his mother and most of his aunts are exactly the way you described. I do want to say that his family was always very kind towards me and most of them still are. However, your description describes my mother-in-law and father-in-law exactly!! My mother-in-law is one that is very much in competition with all of the other Romanians she knows. When my husband and I go to a relatives home, she wants to know if they have anything new in their home or better than what she has. I have heard her say humiliting things about some of her “close” Romanian friends one day, and then invite them into her home the next. That has always confused me. Why would someone want to humiliate their friends behind their backs, and then act as if nothing was ever said?? That is not something that only Romanians do. Trust me, I have heard plenty of Americans do the same thing. I have also witnessed first hand another Romanian woman, who married my husband’s uncle and has no family in the US, come to my mother-in-law and my husband’s aunt with problems in her marriage and my mother-in-law and his aunt told her to keep her problems to herself. I felt horrible for this woman. She has no one to talk to in the US, except people in her husband’s family, and they do not want to listen or help her. Unfortunetly, she speaks very little English, she has only been in the US for a couple of years and has always been around other Romanians, so was never forced to learn the English language, and I can speak and understand some Romanian, but not enough to have a conversation. When I speak Romanian, you would think that I just finished “Romanina 101″ or taught myself with a book on tape, but hey you cannot look down on me for still trying to learn my husband’s native language that will not help me in the long run, seeing I live in the US. Just for the record, we are attempting to teach our 3 year old and 18 month old sons Romanian.

    I know that I have tried to show my mother-in-law ways to do some things different than the way she would normally do things, a way that I thought would be easier and quicker, but she never wanted to hear about it. The way she does things is the right way, and even if your way is easier or quicker, it is still not the right way. We ran into a ton of problems after I had my first son. She wanted me to do things her way and I, of course, wanted to do things my way. Seeing it is my son, I made it very clear to her that things were to be done my way. For instance, she continued telling me that if my son started to run a fever to put vinegar on his feet. I had never heard of doing something like that, and when I mentioned it to one of my Romanian friends, she told me that they did that to her brother in Romania when he had a high fever instead of taking him to the doctor and he died. I explained to my mother-in-law that I agreed some of her
    “home remedies” probably would work; however, I was not willing to take a chance when came to my son and that she needed to give him Tylenol or let me know, so I could take him to the doctor. She of course was not happy with that, but thankfully understood that he was our son and not hers.

    When you said that Romanians will not help other Romanians, this is very true from what I have seen. My in-laws have helped my husband and I a couple times, and every time they have, they throw it back into our faces, even infront of other people. Competition, well that is their middle name!! We had our first son in 2003 and my mother-in-law threw a shower for us. She paid for the shower, and then also gave us a large amount of money as a gift, which I was not expecting. I am not sure how baby showers are done in Romania, but here they all expect you to open the cards you receive and announce how much money is inside. This was a foreign concept to me, that is until my baby shower. Of course, when I opened my card from my in-laws and read out loud how much they gave us, everyone began clapping. Can you believe, the next day she told me she had no money and asked me to give some of it back. I was shocked!!! I could not understand why someone would give a gift and then ask for it back. Now, after reading your blog, I understand. They did it in order to look good infront of the others at my shower.

    My mother-in-law’s family are all still in Romania, and I thought my mother-in-law complained so much and put others down in order to make herself feel better because she was unhappy about not seeing her family in over 15 years, but now I understand that it is her culture. I understand that she is miserable from not seeing her family in so long, but she has had several opportunities to go back home and visit, but she always comes up with an excuse why she cannot go. I, for one, and willing to spend my entire life savings on buying her a one-way ticket home, just kidding!!!

    Of course, you can tell that my mother-in-law and I do not get along very well, which is not uncommon, at least in the US. I always felt that our dislike for one another was always because of our different cultures. Now I know I was right, and I want to thank you for helping me understand that my mother-in-law is not a horribly miserable person that wants everyone else around her to be miserable. (well maybe she is). Some of my husband’s cousins are married to American women, and they have always had the same problems I have. I plan to give them your website, so hopefully they can get some clarification as to why their mother-in-laws are they way that they are.

    I have always asked my husband why his parents are they way that they are, and why they always have to treat me so horribly. The only answer he can give me is “because that is they way that they are, that is the way all Romanian people are from that generation”. He was right. However, for some odd reason, it all makes more sense hearing it from someone that I do not know that still lives in Romania.

    I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio, which from what I understand, is one of the cities in the US with the highest Romanian population. I now live in Florida, between Tampa and Orlando(Disney World). I want to thank you again for helping me understand my in-laws. I do want to also say that my husband is nothing like the way you described Romanian men. I do not want to say it is because he was raised in the US, because we all know that there are plenty of men in the US that match your description. I was just blessed to find a great, hard-working, caring man that is wonderful to his wife and kids. It is not his fault that his family is the way that they are. Sometimes you have to take the bad with the good!!

    Thanks again and if you ever make your way to the US (Florida area), I would love to meet you!! You sound a lot like some of my Romanian friends that I have back in Cleveland. (The ones that will only admit to being Romanian if they have to, just kidding!!!)

    Colleen

    01 November, 2006

    claudia darian said…
    Colleen, thank you very much indeed for your thoughtful and interesting comment. I would actually like to post it as a small essay soon on the blog, if you agree. I find it very interesting, precisely because some Romanian people wrote me on my email to say how wrong I am in my assessment of fellow Romanians and pessimistic and all that crap…to be honest I barely stand exaggerated patriotism with no constructive view upon ourselves. How could you improve by refusing to acknowledge that something is wrong.

    Anyway,…thanks again; I’ve been quite tied up in a while with my schedule but I’ll be posting again soon, and would be great to have your comment as a post.

    Claudia

    01 November, 2006

    Javier said…
    Buna, Claudia, nu stiu daca am voie sa scriu in limba romana, dar sunt indragostit de ea si orice moment e potrivit pentru o folosi :) Am citit ce ai scris despre romani si l-am aflat foarte interesant. Esper ca o sa scrii din nou curand.
    Sa ai grija de tine.
    Javier.

    12 November, 2006

    Comment by dizzyggg — November 21, 2006 @ 2:53 am | Reply

  2. Anonymous has left a new comment:

    Claudia, Travelling to Romania this December and stumbled across your blog – doing my homework about the people/institutions – it’s … hilarious, but not sure if you meant it to be. I can’t wait. Anyway Thanks Domenic ps. At leat one Romanian will criticise their fellows

    Comment by Anonymus — November 23, 2006 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

  3. Yes, I meant to be hillarious when I felt like it; it is the way I write many times.

    On the other hand, it is not my intention to criticise my fellow Romanians for the sake of it, for fun or for controversy. I write how I think about things, the way I see things, and applying my own judgement, knowledge, experience, subjectivity in the end, which I assume it all.

    Comment by Darian — November 23, 2006 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  4. Anonymous has left a new comment on your post “On being Romanian”:

    The biggest mistake of my life was to end up married to a guy who was Romanian. We are in the process of getting a divorce. I am latin and he did not want to introuce me to his family in Romania. He felt ashamed of me. The excuses he always gave me were that the people in his town were going to talk to much and bother his family because I was not Romanian. All he did was to lie to me for four years about everything and worse took me for a fool. He took my money and cheated on me. After 4 years, I went to visit his family. His Royal family had no bathroom in the house and worse the toilet was outside. It was a wooden box. In the cold in Viseu de Jos, I had to think many times before using the toilet. I had to boil the water to take a bath in the bedroom. I had never ever lived like that in all my life and coming from the USA was a torment because we are used to luxury. The people in Viseu looked at me like a person coming from out of space. I guess they had never seen a latin person before in their lives. Anyway after his family met me, they told him that “what was he thinking? how could he had fallen in love with someone like me from a different race? I could not believe it! Here I was a college graduate, getting a master’s degree and he could hardly read! At first, I was devastated but now I feel free and better than ever. In those four years, I read books about Romania,I thaught myself the language, learn how to cook Romanian and assimilated the culture all to please him and his family. I understand now that it is a country hard to please. I am very happy to be an American. Romanians need to understand that God made us all different to love and accept one another.

    Comment by Anonymus — November 29, 2006 @ 1:03 pm | Reply

    • You have to know that not all are the same. You just met a category of rural, uneducated people that live in a tight community. Everybody knows everybody and gossip is their only entertainment. Many of them have never left their home village so you can’t expect them to have been exposed to other cultures. In their little village you were received as an odd stranger. And also, the man you picked wasn’t the best deal you could have found in Romania…He may be one of the worst type of people. But I can’t help but wonder how you chose this guy if the differences between you and him were so big. Romanian guys aren’t a monument of beauty (the girls are much better) so I can’t imagine how he convinced you. Anyway, you just had an awful experience. Please don’t believe that to be the native character of Romanian people.

      Comment by Cris.N — August 30, 2012 @ 2:00 pm | Reply

  5. Hi and thank you so much for writing. I am really sorry about your bad experience with a Romanian…you haven’t got a nice one. You have nothing to be ashamed for who you are and to put up with anyone who thinks otherwise.

    Romania it is a country hard to please for many reasons, yes, but also lots of Romanians get married with people from other cultures. In the countryside indeed people are less open minded and they are quite traditional…anyway this could be a long talk. You could write me on my personal address if you wish on claudiadarian@gmail.com

    29 November, 2006

    Comment by Darian — November 29, 2006 @ 1:18 pm | Reply

  6. What I have meant earlier is that you probably made a mistake with this man you have chosen, but it could have as well be any other than Romanian. Your story is not defining for how Romanian men are in general.
    However, you should not shut up Romanians crossing your ways from now on because of your bad experience with this one.

    Comment by Darian — November 29, 2006 @ 1:53 pm | Reply

  7. Salut…I am an American who is married to a Romanian. I am 19 years older than my wife, and we BOTH prefer living in Romania…There a much better quality of life for a family. Bogdaproste:D

    Comment by Anonymus — December 2, 2006 @ 5:17 pm | Reply

  8. Draga Claudia, am citit cu indignare post-ul tau original. Insusi procesul de generalizare pe care il practici te pune in viziunea mea intr-o pozitie lipsita de autoritate.

    Comment by B — December 9, 2006 @ 1:33 am | Reply

  9. De multi ani duc o “lupta” continua de a atrage atentia asupra lucrurilor bune din Romania. Presupun ca atitudinea mea e opusa atitudinii tale. Obiectivitatea e probabil undeva in mijloc.

    Comment by B — December 9, 2006 @ 1:36 am | Reply

  10. Draga B, ceea ce scriu aici este strict legat de mine si felul in care vad eu lucrurile si, crede-ma nu simt deloc nevoia nici sa ma scuz, nici sa ma justific. Nu ma intereseaza sa vorbesc aici dintr-o pozitie stiintifica – e doar un blog! – deci nu sunt catusi de putin preocupata de political corectness or anything like it. E cool ca altii au alta opinie.

    Claudia

    Comment by Anonymus — December 9, 2006 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

    • You people are too much,sitting around and sucking each other dick,as your dwelling in sorrow over being Romanian or not.If Romania and is people are so bad,why are you even writing abut it?Why do you even care?Shut the hell up,get over it and move on!Or you want a medal of honor for being a good little hater?
      Stop throwing trash at my country you stupid cunt,and the same goes for the fat americans ,how will you like it if I start?
      The americans are fat,bored,living on antidepressants,they have the largest asses in the world,they are stupid,they starts wars for economic issues,and I could go on forever(if I could give a shit).
      So,Claudia get a fucking life!

      Comment by Oana — November 26, 2011 @ 9:37 pm | Reply

      • Dear Oana, sorry to see how you are swearing, it doesnt help a good reputation at all and gives a wrong idea of our people. God doesnt approve of it at all. I hope that you realise that the time of Day of Judgement is getting near and we each are to give an account of ourselves to God. I find this hard to believe to see the language you have used, I cant believe this. I know that many people find it funny to use such language, but isnt. You have such a nice name too, I really like the name Oana! I see you are talking to the Americans, but no one knows what they do and each can turn to God and repent and ask for salvation which is a gift, gift of eternal life. Jesus died on the cross for each of us, to save our souls and we can be forever grateful. I hope that your heart will soften and you will repent with tears. You wont regret it. I havent, sincerely, Bianca.

        Comment by Bianca — November 28, 2011 @ 10:38 am

  11. Sint complet de acord cu tine.

    Comment by B — December 9, 2006 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

  12. Dear Romanians,

    I know that you felt offended when you read Claudia’s first posting. But you all know that almost all she said is true. If you don’t want to admit it, it means that you have all the “qualities” Claudia was talking about.
    Anyway, the reason I am writing is to tell you that the reason we are like this is not because we have Romanian blood running though our veins, it is because of the education we got before and after December 1989.
    Just think for a second back to your school years. Remember when the teacher in the first grade was telling you that you are not as good as your best friend, that your best friend’s homework is always better than yours, and that your best fiend will always be better than you, and so on. Nobody gets to the second grade without hating his/her “always better” best friend. And we are talking about 6-7 years old! This is what is happening in Romanian schools, starting with first grade (or maybe kindergarten) and going through college. Teachers bring the graded tests to class and start calling names and grades in the front of the class, starting with the lowest grade and finishing with the highest one. Of cores they don’t forget to humiliate the worst student and to tell to the best student that he/she can do better that that. When the teacher calls your name, you have to walk to the front of the class to receive your graded test, during your trip to the front of the class and back to your sit, the teacher tells you and the entire class what you did wrong in your test and why you got such a bad grade (because you are a lazy stupid spoiled kid that doesn’t appreciate the free education that is given to you).
    We, Romanians, never say “Good job” or a “Keep up with the good work”. We don’t have a Romanian translation for this.
    I strongly believe that the communist education we received in post and after communist Romania is the main reason we are the way we are. Like it or not we are the way we are and what is the saddest part is that the Romanians who would never leave the country would never change.
    Just to agree with other Romanians who posted above, I can’t hang out with Romanians either and I cannot have Romanian friends. They are so annoying and they get to my nerves pretty quick.
    I’m sorry I’m saying it but this is the truth!
    Claudia, I’m sorry you have to stay in Romanian. Maybe one day I’ll have to come back too. I don’t even want to think at how sad and awful I’ll feel. I think I’ll go crazy in less than a year.

    Comment by Crina — February 18, 2007 @ 11:01 pm | Reply

  13. ” My mind grew too big for the Balkans ” (Tristan Tzara)

    Dear Claudia ,

    our perceptions of the subject coincide at such an eerie level , that it spares me the continuation of the diatribe. It’s a passionate denunciation and that might be a suspect genre in itself for most of the Anglo Saxon readers , given their affinities with a colder line of reasoning. However, it contains – to my mind – a toxic density of excellent insights on Romanian mentality. So , in accordance to point 3 of your diatribe – expect all kinds of defensive , maybe even indignated reactions. As we all know, just being Romanian is a certificate of genius-ness and as a nation we are simply beyond any evaluations. Being a non Romanian is already the latent undoing and doom of any living creature. I’ll report back to the “pertinent institutions ” of our great nation to inform about your defeatist compulsion and malevolent blacknening of our immaculate collective soul.
    My diagnostic : exile is the only theraphy and salvation. Goodluck ! (Euthanasia save Romania ! )

    Comment by Robert — April 7, 2007 @ 11:59 am | Reply

  14. I was born in Romania and am of ethnic Hungarian, unfortunately…I never liked Romanians and I never will. Liars, thieves they got it all in their genes, they are the plague of Europe!

    Comment by Another Romanian — April 10, 2007 @ 10:39 pm | Reply

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  16. Hi Robert,

    and thanks for your feedback; I’ve already got my share of indignated reactions many directly in my email inbox. I’ve learned a lot from this exercise: I care less and less what some people have to say and I have become extremely picky with whom I allow to give suggestions. Yet I have never deleted any comment and I read them all.

    Comment by darian — April 12, 2007 @ 9:33 pm | Reply

  17. Hi, I’ve been married to a Romanian for 20 years. When he is nice, he is very very nice, when he is not he is HORRID. I lived in Romania for 8 years. The people are nice when you don’t have to be too involved with them. Yeah, great, nice holidays, nice chats etc. But when money or anything else is involved, we are talking NAIVE. Yes, I am angry at the things I faced there – its not easy to have friends when they want to ‘profit’ from knowing foreigners – but I am also just tired of having to deal with bad behaviour.

    However, this is not just a Romanian thing. Eastern Europe in general is a bit like this. The men are macho. The women have to get on with things. The men want to dominate, the women try to permit this – to keep the peace. They are understanding in a way.

    I love Romania. I love the people in a way if you can keep to superficial friendships which don’t involve any expectations on either part. But there is one thing which characterises the Romanian psyche, it is an old saying about the fate of a goat and goes a little like this. If your goat dies, you hope that the neighbour’s goat dies too. This is a major characteristic in the country. People cannot be happy for each other. However, this is life under communism – would we have been any better.

    Nevertheless, Romanian men are an absolute pain in the neck!!!!

    Comment by janice — August 24, 2007 @ 8:26 pm | Reply

  18. Romanians are stupid.The article is right.I am Hungarian and I live in the BLOODY ROMANIA and it sucks.Romanians have stolen Transylvania the are shameless bloody thiefs !!!

    Comment by István — September 6, 2007 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

    • Seriously, are Hungarians a descendency from the Tracian people? I don’t think so. Dacians are so, and the first people that lived here are DACS… Read history, futu-ti mortii matii de bozgor!

      Comment by dracidus — June 12, 2009 @ 4:43 pm | Reply

      • YES

        Comment by Andrew Edwing — April 10, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

  19. Hello Claudia!
    I’m a Brazilian living abroad and came across your post because I’m travelling to Romania in two days and I’ve been reading a lot about your country.
    I thought this post was very intriguing to say the least.
    I have read a lot of good things about the Romanians, mostly coming from fellow Brazilians. I have also stumble through some bad things.
    I even read today somewhere that Romania was, culturally, one of the closest countries to Brazil. If that was supposed to be good or bad I don’t know. We also have the tendency to criticize ourselves a lot.
    After reading your post I wasn’t put off, on the contrary, I’m now more hipped than ever to get there, experience what it seems to be a very complex culture and form my own opinion about your countrymen.

    Comment by Julian — November 26, 2007 @ 11:28 pm | Reply

  20. De multi ani duc o “lupta” continua de a atrage atentia asupra lucrurilor bune din Romania. Presupun ca atitudinea mea e opusa atitudinii tale. Obiectivitatea e probabil undeva in mijloc.
    doubledo@freemail.hu

    Comment by doubledo@freemail.hu — January 6, 2008 @ 8:53 am | Reply

  21. Reply to the blogs posted by the two idiotic Hungarians: do your homework & read up on history and see that way, way before your beloved Attila the Hun settled in Panonia (what is Hungary nowadays) that territory AND Transylvania BELONGED TO THE DACIANS, who are the ancestors for the Romanian people. So in fact, you are on OUR territory!!!!!! SO SHUT UP!

    Claudia, I am a Romanian living in the US for about 13 years now. While I noticed some of the things that were mentioned by you and others who have posted on this blog, remember that these are traits that are shared by other nationalities not just us Romanians, I’ve seen this in Arabic people, in Spanish, etc. Perhaps this is just human nature that expresses itself in this way as a result of the fight for survival that was engrained in us since the beginning of time- I mean look at our history and all we’ve gone thru… So why not start the change one person at a time and build a PROUD people i.e. like so many other ethnic groups do even though they’re NOT American, they’re not perfect! Why not focus on teh good things ROmania has to offer- hospitability, culture, richness of folklore, etc. How long are we going to denagrate our own image over and over again. If you do tell a story why not give a voice to both sides- good and bad?? Just a thought..

    Comment by anonymous — January 28, 2008 @ 1:22 am | Reply

    • Very good response, my friend.

      Comment by Margaret — May 21, 2012 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

      • I am very disappointed. I have lost a Romanian female friend who must have misunderstood me somehow, on the Interpals site. She said to me that I wasnt obliged to read her messages and to delete them, so somehow she must have misunderstood me and now she isnt on Interpals, she has deleted her profile. I know I have said and done nothing wrong, but want to send my apologies to her anyway, if anyone knows who it is who may read this. She teaches French. I do whatever I can not to offend or hurt anyone. She may even be French and living in Romania, though, but I am still needing to know how to get things right and not say the wrong thing, to whoever can read this, sincerely, Bianca/Ivanca.

        Comment by Bianca — November 13, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

  22. I am Romanian living abroad who has traveled extensively and lived a few different western countries.

    I find the comments of the OP to be prejudiced in the extreme. It would be nice if the OP could distinguish culture shock and personal resentments from smearing an entire people.

    Frankly this sort of idiocy seems characteristic of many westerners, whose prejudice mostly stems from lack of experience with foreign peoples.

    Comment by anonymous — January 28, 2008 @ 3:18 am | Reply

  23. Claudia,
    Look what you’ve started! What you’ve experienced, at the time you wrote your rant, is called DEPRESSION! I hope you’re feeling better now. I suppose this entire exercise is therapeutical… If that’s the case, so be it, but if you, even remotely, thought that your statements were objective, sweetie, you’ve missed the mark. Yeah, I’m Romanian. I’ve lived the hard life: line-up for gas, potatoes, eggs, MILK, etc., but I wouldn’t be where I am today (in Canada, working in law-enforcement, wife and kids), without the strong work ethic (working in the corn fields without any money – forced by the system), without the perseverance (fighting for my dreams), without my convictions… Look, I can talk on and on about the hardships that most of us endured under the crazy regime, but you and I survived. Is that all you got out of it; if that’s all, damn girl, get a shrink. I choose to capitalize on these traits I’ve acquired during the hard times in Romania. Romania and its people are worth knowing. Enjoy life and don’t live in the past. Use your energy to change the things that you can (you and your environment), and stop mourning: it’s PITIFUL!

    pappy

    Comment by pappy — January 29, 2008 @ 6:48 am | Reply

  24. sorry claudia,
    my comment was meant for the numbnuts that wrote the “On being Romanian”
    pappy

    Comment by pappy — January 29, 2008 @ 6:53 am | Reply

  25. Hi Claudia. I’m Romanian and i have lived there for 11 years. I don’t remember a lot but i dont think that Romanians are as bad as you make them. When i read it, i was a bit furious and affended, but as i read furthor on, i kind of agreed some with your comments and some not. Not all Romanians are the same. I am not coppetative and i’m not judgemental or backsttaber or whatever you all wrote. Everyone is different and every country has thier own believes and values and traditions.. I lived there and i live here.. i dont see much of a difference. Everyone is prety much the same.. And personally you sound racist, doesnt that make you a horrible person. In some way i believe that this is even iligal for you to write, but i guess it makes others reflect in what you are saying. You make Romanians sound so bad, like they are evil. Not all of them are selfis and unhelpful.. a lot of them are realy nice to others, espeacialy the younger population..They have good hearts. I agree with you in a lot of things what you said but i just think you viewed every Romanian that way, and not every romanian is that way. What about other countries, like Russa and Ukrainia, or Asia, You cant just talk about only one country when you dont know the rest of the world. My point is that i’m a little angry.just because you said only Romanians are like that but what i think is most likely everyone can be that way. All over the world. I’m Romanian and really i am not like that if you would get to know me. I think what you need to do is spend some time with some Romanians and really get to know them then come back and write more. I forgot to mention what i agree with you. I think a lot of the Romanians that are the way you described them to are the older generation that were born and live in Romania, but i think that the younger generation a lot of them are not like that. By the way, i am not a lier, i tend to be onest and blunt with people. I am not a thief, i dont steal, i buy what i want to buy and if i cant afford it then i will waint untill i can. One last thing to the people that dont like Romanians. Do you guys give them a chance to become friends with Romanians?, because i know i lot of the Romanians give others a chance.

    Comment by Luci — February 8, 2008 @ 4:41 am | Reply

    • Dear Luci, I would love to have some Romanian friends to email with and already do have some and it means so much to me. I am of above origin, but living in South Africa and so dont speak much Romanian, but was brought up in UK speaking English. You are welcome to be my email friend, sincerely, Bianca. Ps. you can get me on Interpals and my user name is Ivanca and my picture is there too.

      Comment by Bianca — November 13, 2012 @ 3:09 pm | Reply

  26. Hello blog owner,
    If you wouldn;t be a woman i would tell you this: “Du-te-n pizda matii!”, but you would say that we romanians are reacting like that to all the negative comments people are making about us (or “constructive”).
    If you were so unlucky to marry a romanian dude why are you extrapolating his family behaviour to a nation of 22 milions? I can say the same thing about a red-neck nation lead by a guy called Bush. The stupidity percentage is constant in every country so stop eating McDonalds every day!

    Comment by Visio — July 10, 2008 @ 12:29 am | Reply

    • show me your statistics that everyone in the West eats McDonalds? I don’t and I know alot of other people who do not either. What a stupid remark

      Comment by Charles — July 7, 2009 @ 7:18 pm | Reply

  27. That was spot-on. About the way I feel about this whole culture. Lacking in assertive communication, not to mention the narcissism you encounter in so many places, on an individual basis, and even on a national scale.

    Like how people were fiercely defending the country on Anthony Bourdain’s blog, sometimes referring to Americans as fat, ignorant and stupid, blaming the gypsies, even going so far as saying Americans have no culture at all, because of their cultural diversity; and then when you checked the comments on a news story posted on a romanian news media website, everyone agreed with his views on what he saw, and at the same time, blaming the Romanian government and the people. Hypocrisy at its best.

    Comment by Radu — August 7, 2008 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

  28. Claudia, all this bashing of romanians as a whole comes from your need to defensivly find flaws in other people, maybe you have a sort of “need” to place blame on anything, so that the obvious fact that the problem is you yourself, and not everybody else, will not not surface. Just try to think that maybe, just maybe, it’s not the entire Romanian people, that fals under your descriptions, so much as everybody you know and interact with, so just consider the posibility that you solicit that kind of behaviour in some people, and maybe that’s why “THEY” wont let you join their new group, or help you, or woud lie to you, and maybe they’r complaints are not about “a lot”, “about themselves”, “about anyone else”, or “about anything” so much as they are about your way of bringing them up (just as you did here) .I dont think I’d like you either, if all this “constructive feedback” shoots out of you like you are some kind of moral superhero trapped here in EVIL Romania by the alldestructive Kriptonite that is the Romanian behavior pattern and lifestyle. How much atencion do you realy need? how much more untill you stop this ridiculous selfhatred driven atempt to impress the “ALLMIGHTY FOREINERS” doo you realy think anyone, other than Romanian people, cares about your spell checked insights on what beeing a Romanian citizen summs up to, you realy think that if you write slandarous filth coupeld with neetly folded appologies for being “Romanian”, while at the same time drawing on the conclusion that despite being Romanian you are moraly superior by admision and reveral of all thees generalizations that “plague us all”. What is it you realy hope to see writen here on this forum ? is it.. “Dear Claudia, we the collective gathering of all forein nations, accept and embrace your vastly superior beeing, DESPITE YOUR ROMANIANNESS, and accept you as an equal.” ??? Is that it ? Is that what your going for here ? Look at your sory ass writig this filth about your own damn self in excange for 2 cents worth of acceptance and empathy comming from these sorry ass forein “woonded” who have nothing beter to do than post here and curl up in some dark corner and bitch about what they think of Romanian people, having met les than 5 of the 22+ milion, and exert judgement based on that alone.
    So Claudia, please tell us why you feel the need to smeare us with this garbage, I am not alone when I say that you have some followup explaining to do.
    Tell us what city you live in, where does your family come from, what kind of education do you have and please don’t spear us the details on what led you to vocalize this Anti-Romanian manifestation.
    Just know… that whatever this or these Romanian people have done to you to bring this colour out in you is not reason enough to hate everybody. Try to look at their personalities and not on their nationality and if you realy must, grade them, not their nation.
    Hopefully some day you will mature to look back at that post an feel naturaly shamed by that juvenile and irational peek at your moraly young mind.

    All the Best.

    Comment by clujeanul — August 14, 2008 @ 5:46 am | Reply

  29. Hello Claudia,
    I found your words trying to understand Romanians better cause I have a serious problem with one of them. I have feeling the better I treat him the worse he gives me back, as one of your commentators said… when he is good he is really a nice person, but when the things goes wrong he is awful. These transformations I simply can’t understand.
    And… the answer for Luci… Yes, I tried to give a chance to a Romanian, I tried to help, to understand, to pull him from misery, to give support… I have been fighting for him having nothing in return… The only result is his statement that he does not deserve me and that he ungratefully turn his back to me concluding that he can’t go over the obstacles before him. I love this person with all my heart, but I am so disappointed.
    Ira

    Comment by Ira — August 24, 2008 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

  30. I don’t understand why you people are so mean about this country and the people who live their, don’t you know not every one is the same. you should give them a benifet of a dhout.

    Comment by Kat — October 4, 2008 @ 3:35 am | Reply

  31. answers. yahoo. com. au/ question/ …

    Comment by singles — December 2, 2008 @ 12:22 am | Reply

  32. Wow. This is too intense for me.My fiance is Romanian born in Germany.I do not see or have witnessed any of these characteristics in him or his mom and brother.

    I am Mexican and Italian mix.It bothers me about visiting Romania because of this.It seems scary to me.

    Comment by bunnygotblog — January 1, 2009 @ 3:55 am | Reply

  33. Hi Claudia,
    Thank you for your blog,
    I am a 32 y.o. Romanian woman and have been ashamed to be Romanian for a long time, more so in the last 8 years I’ve lived in Britain. It is only after I left the country that I began to really self-identify as a Romanian , as it started coming up in every conversation I would have:’So where are you from?’ Here in Britain, Romanians are the latest wave of immigrants and (to some locals ) a pest. And so I was often made to feel bad – intentionally or not. I am ashamed of much of our recent history/politics. I feel so angry that our orphan children were treated as we all now know and of course I am disgusted with the past and present racism against the Romas in Romania and Europe. Clearly this is not only a Romanian problem, but I think it is important to admit to it, and I hear a lot of stupid defensses when I speak to people about these issues, like: ‘Who stops ‘gypsies’ from prospering, they like begging, etc…’

    Yet before leaving Romania I endured a lot of racism in my own home country for being married to a Black British man, it trully made me sad when some relatives and friends made hurtful comments , although in the end most got to know him and could overgrow stupid inherited racist behaviour.

    I can’t really say much about the new generation, as I am not there anymore, but many Romanian men seemed to me misoginistic, even when educated. But there are of course many Romanian friends – male – whom I dearly love despite of this, even if I will argue with them when I think they are being sexist. They are, like me and most others, the product of a whole cultural, socio-economic background, etc. It is like others here have noted ‘only human’, we are all flawed and it takes effort to see past what we’ve been taught.

    But I wish we would be able to identify less and less as nations, it trully makes no sense in today’s world…. I went to Hungary recently and felt double bad to be Romanian, there is as much hate for Romanians there as I’ve seen in Romania for Hungarians. I understand people feel strongly about history and ancestors, but it is the past!!!! What a pity that we should hate each other for things that cannot be changed. Borders are in reality just lines in the sand , why do we have to be so mean to each other? If there is a future for humanity, it can only be post-nationalistic or somehow transcend unreal boundaries between people…

    Comment by maria — February 9, 2009 @ 6:47 pm | Reply

    • It is quite amazing to me to hear a Romanian speaking compassionately, especially about gypsies. I think, as the mother-in-law of a Romanian woman, Claudia may be right: jealous, always right, competitive, untrustworthy, ungrateful, greedy, selfish and self-centered, hubristic, and, at least regarding my daughter-in-law, vicious. It took me years to realize that a great part of why she is so mean is her culture. She is just like her relatives. I have been on extended trips to Romania twice. They can be fun, but they are really out to get whatever they can from you and then are contemptuous of you for giving them anything. Not nice people.

      Comment by Jenny Smith — July 10, 2013 @ 9:16 am | Reply

      • Hello, I am sorry that you find us this way, but each of us are individuals and many others I know and am in contact with are fine, but I am emailing with them and havent met them in person and I dont live in Romania, but in South Africa. I find many people treat me with disrespect, but I dont see myself as being deserving of this. I love people and I enjoy being with friends and going out for tea with them. I do have a lot of friends. I seem popular otherwise and am so grateful to God for working in my life, it makes all the difference. YOu are welcome to email me back, sincerely, Bianca.

        Comment by Bianca — July 10, 2013 @ 10:06 am

  34. I found this page because I recently met a Romanian woman living here in the U.S. and I wanted to learn more about her culture. What I found was that complex collection of qualities called “human nature.”

    People will always find someone or something to “hate.”

    In the U.S., we “hate” illegal immigrants because there are so many of them and because they cause a lot of crime, mostly directed at themselves but not always (you see, they hate each other if from different countries or from different neighborhoods, like whites used to do a couple of centuries ago).

    However, if they were not here we would go back to “hating” Blacks, or if Black we’d go back to hating the whites.

    I can tell you as an American, we have witnessed American “liberals” spend the last eight years stridently “hating” American “conservatives.” Now, American “conservatives” are beginning to really hate American “liberals.”

    But if none of the above were here we’d “hate” someone else, such as the ethnic group which arrived most recently (even though we are ALL descendents of ethnic groups ourselves). It may be natural for the Hungarians to hate the Romanians and the Romanians to hate the Hungarians, but if they were one people, they’d find someone else to “hate,” just like everyone else.

    That’s human nature; to at least fear and often “hate” what we don’t understand, what we don’t know or who is not like us (the recently decoded human genome shows all humans are almost identical. Imagine that? We are all “hating” the exact same thing; humanity itself).

    As everyone here knows this hatred began when man first began to think, and it will continue until God sends His son back to Earth for the Second time, when He will stop all hatred, and those doing the hating will be filled with regret.

    In the meantime, let us try to stop “hating” so much. And try and hold accountable anyone who stirs up yet more hate.

    Comment by Daniel — March 16, 2009 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

  35. Wow, you are a douche bag. How can you generalize the whole population of Romania? Go to hell you fucking bastard!!!

    Comment by Cristina — May 6, 2009 @ 6:02 am | Reply

  36. cristina

    I am just giving two examples (of many) of what many people are saying around the internet that is all.

    people like your country’s beauty but think many of the Romanians attitude is just awful and seem to be angry and have a very selfish attitude to everything all the time.

    That is what people are saying and its is not my fault that Romanian people are projecting their country in this way to the rest of the world.

    Just typical people share their experiences of what they feel or what has happened to them and all you Romanians can go do on this blog is to go in a mass hysteria on the verge of stabbing someone. You cannot accept any form of criticism or other peoples feelings/opinions but your own. You are very self centered and selfish.

    All you seem capable of doing is hurl abuse

    Comment by suse — May 7, 2009 @ 6:44 am | Reply

  37. Now, let me put it in this way: how many people died because of an AMERICAN ATOMIC BOMB? I am talking about the innocent here, be reasonable:P
    2nd: How many idiots exist in the U.S. ( like in every part of the world, DOH, my name isn’t Claudia and i’m not an egocentristic socio-idiotic retard filled with the “worshipping” of the perfection of the American and criticising any other population of the globe ) that like to SPEND LIKE IDIOTS FOR SHITS? TAKE FOR EXAMPLE THE NOW-DAYS economic crysis… Seriously… You f*cking s*ck, even harder than DRACULA ( Romanian trademark, be serious:)) )
    3rd, but not the least: Pentru articolul asta, sincer, Ceausescu ar fi un mic copil pentru tine, cu ce ar trebui sa patesti. Sa iti denigrezi tara in care ai crescut e un mare pacat… Doar pentru ca parintii tai nu au avut posibilitatile materiale ( mult mai probabil intelectuale )sa te educe intr-un mediu boem si aristocratic asta nu inseamna ca poti zice ca toata Romania face la fel ca cretinopatii din fata blocului tau.
    4th. Oamenii sunt egoisti. Nu numai Romanii. Sau esti prea dobitoaca sa-ti dai seama?
    5th. I’m really sorry for the insultes ( I just can’t take the shit anymore) , though I am sorry for everybody except CLAUDIA, who is a big fraude.
    For instance, if there was a blog, by a Romanian, who lives in the States, that tries to destroy the “beautiful face of the Liberty Statue or the US Face”, and is hosted in the states, what happenes? The blog is shut down, and FBI + CIA = LOVE comes in to investigate: ” We are talking here about possible terrorists. ” Right, AMERICANS?

    Comment by dracidus — June 12, 2009 @ 5:03 pm | Reply

    • this piece of shit anti-american dracidus is working for the security services which monitors this sites.. same as in China, Burma ,North Korea..

      Comment by bulathegenius — January 30, 2010 @ 3:23 am | Reply

  38. I am not American but I just wondering why there seems to be alot of Romanians on this blog have a deep hatred of everyone and everything in the USA.

    Has ther something happened in your history which has made you this way.

    Comment by cheryl — June 12, 2009 @ 10:03 pm | Reply

    • seriously, you didn’t get my message. no problem, earth must be populated with people like you. the kind that think they know everything, but are not so gifted in the intelectual way… sorry for you, i feel really bad

      Comment by dracidus — June 12, 2009 @ 10:06 pm | Reply

    • después de tres años te digo lo que un rumano siente acerca de eeuu,despúes de la segúnda guerra mundial los pueblos del este de europa se han puesto la esperanza en que nos liberará de la influencia sovietica(vin americanii),pero como el tiempo pasaba y el dominio comunista se hacia más fuerte los pueblos del este se han sentido abandonados (traicionados)dejandonos en en el caos soviétic.Despues de 50años de lavado de cerebro,persecuciones,amenazas etc rumanía se encuentra en un estado de…………….¨como una loca que escapó sin querer de un hospital de psiquiatras¨.Ahora que los americanos tienen bases en rumanía lo decimos que ¨estos ahora vienen para salvarnos¨(ironicamente). In conclusion we are disappointed for not having freed our country 50 years ago because the delay today shows.
      As for me, I am not anti-American, just do not agree with some of his desiciones.Bueno I am Romanian, I am proud to belong to this nation, but that does not mean I can not criticize the opposite love this country and I want the best for this piece of land, sorry for my English I used google traductos of, bye xd.

      Comment by Cipri_nihil sine deo — December 19, 2012 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  39. I was only asking a question as there is so much hatred poured out in this blog about the Americans and also the West, come to think of it

    Yes people have said some hurtful things about Romania on this blog and some of it was petty insults (which should not be said about anyone, no matter what country they live in, name calling is childness behaviour) what i am trying to say is that even when the contributor writes about their own bad experiences in visiting Romania(It is only there observations of what had happened to them)it seems like some of the Romanians on this site instantly think it is written by an American and so go into a viscious attack on all Americans and what the country stands far.

    No I am not stupid and I know I do not know everything that is why I asked the question in the first place

    Yet again Dracidus you are another Romanian on this site who is defensive and insulting and cannot explain the reasons without being viscious and foul mouthed.

    You all seem to find it so easy to brag about how superior you are and how your Romanian women are all beautiful and that everyone else in the world are ugly, fat and stupid and lazy and that the West and especially the USA are beneath you in everything(such a smug attitudes you have about yourselves)

    As I said before I only asked a question all you are capable of doing is giving only insults back.

    Comment by cheryl — June 13, 2009 @ 8:10 am | Reply

    • still, you didn’t get my point. let me put it this way: the author of the blog is Romanian. Correct? so, it isn’t fair that she is saying things about Romania. Do be honest, I do agree on the authors point of view, yes, SOME Romanians can be very mean and egoistic… But, I think I am an exception. It’s just my opinion, but I know it for sure that there are Romanians that do not fit at all in the description. I was rude and I will be rude because of what people like the author are talking sH!t about their home country. Before they start insulting Romania, or any other country, I would like to ask what is their official nationality/es, written on the ID or passport… If they are Romanians or w/e, then they are making themselves a fool. Sorry for the insults, but still, you aren’t quite as intellectually gifted as you would consider. Why? Because you think that Romania and/or other countries have a problem with USA. I don’t have a issue with the US, but, before you start talking sh!t about other countries (whatever is your nationality), consider that no one’s perfect and you shouldn’t be so harsh or rude…
      And to explain my coarse language? Give to the Caesar what belongs to the Caesar, and to God what belongs to God:)

      Comment by dracidus — June 13, 2009 @ 9:12 pm | Reply

  40. USA did a lot of sh!t in their own past. Why does everybody believe it’s so perfect and all?

    Comment by dracidus — June 13, 2009 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

  41. Dracidus

    “you aren’t quite as intellectually gifted as you would consider. Why? Because you think that Romania and/or other countries have a problem with USA”.

    No read my words – I said the people on this blog seem to have an issue I did not say all of Romania or other countries (You all seem to find it so easy to brag about how superior you…) this paragraph was aimed at the people on this blog not all of Romania(and why do you keep going on about intellectually gifted) Who are you to judge my level of intelligence.

    Yes I agree the author of this blog is stabbing her fellow Romanians and her own country in the back. Why i do not know you will have to ask her and what are her reasons to set up a blog about Romania if she hates so much.

    Yes the USA has bad times in their history and no they are not perfect (the same goes for every country)

    But this blog seems to be all about bitter and twisted people who just want to do is condem and judge others and their countries (especially it seems the USA and the West)

    I stumbled on this blog thinking I would get an insight into Romanian people and their culture. Boy was I wrong!! I will look for another one

    Comment by cheryl — June 21, 2009 @ 9:11 am | Reply

    • Ok, so, I’m really sorry for being rude, but we are talking about 2 different things…:)) so, what would you do in my place? Would you accept that someone will insult not your home country, but mostly your family, friends and co.?… Cheryl, before we will pursue in a bigger discussion, a lot of good people died for Romania. People that most surely died for decent people, not like the blog owner. And yes, I may have the right to have an opinion on your intelligence level, because we live in a democratic world. Take it as an advice and stop surfing the net:))

      Comment by dracidus — June 24, 2009 @ 1:09 pm | Reply

  42. FOR ALL OF YOU THAT CRITICIZE ROMANIA AND THE ROMANIAN PEOPLE INCLUDING ALL OF YOU IGNORANT HUNGARIANS, YOU NEED TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR FIRST BEFORE YOU SPEAK. I CAME FROM A BIG FAMILY OF 7 CHILDREN AND NONE OF US ARE THIEFS. WE ARE ALL VERY WELL OFF WITH GREAT PROFESSIONS. THERE ARE ROMANIAN PEOPLE AND THERE ARE GYPSIS. OUR COUNTRY WENT THROUGH SO MUCH HELL AND SACRIFICE FROM ALL OVER THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, ESPECIALLY FROM RUSSIA AND HUNGARY. THEY STOLE OUR IDENTITY AND FORCED US TO GO THROUGH THE COMMUNIST REGIME FOR SEVERAL GENERATIONS AND MADE OUR PEOPLE SUFFER. WHAT HAS OCURED TO US, IT’S EXUAL TO MODERN SLAVERY. EVENTHOUGH WE LEFT OUR ROMANIAN COUNTRY AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE, WE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE PROUD TO BE ROMANIAN.

    Comment by Doinita Calin — June 26, 2009 @ 4:40 am | Reply

    • No, Doinita…”your beloved” country WAS given away to Russians and Hungarians by “your beloved” Ceausescu. Your parents/grandparents probably screamed w/joy at the sound of the communist trumpets thinking they would now take their turn to “licking the bone” . Then, “the bone” was taken away and your family was left to lick dirt. Claudia is absolutely right! On the mark! Bravo to you, sweet Claudia for being courageous. All Romanians – no exception – I had met in the States have been some sort of “intellectuals” during the Ceausescu era. People who knew everything about everything! Yet, cannot spell an English word correctly, even after living here for over two decades. (dracidus is one example! you stupid mother-fucker!) My family was poor, we fought and fled, yet during our fight to freedom we had many people we trusted betraying us to the Securitate. The moment we were given passports and visas to leave that miserable, shit – hole the same people asked us to “not forget” them! Fuck them! Fuck their kids! Fuck their country – and yours! Fuck their food! And fuck their destiny! They get what they deserve! Did I say Fuck their kids? Yeah. And the food their kids are eating! It is because such people the reputation of Romanians has been tarnished. They come here – the West – and bicker and gossip and envy everyone else, including fellow Romanians. These douche-monkeys think they’re better than anyone. Okay, then get off welfare, you fuck. Get a job. Claudia, I AM IN LOVE WITH YOU! IN LOVE WITH YOUR INTELLIGENCE! IN LOVE WITH YOUR SENSE OF TRUTH! And most of all: IN LOVE WITH YOUR COURAGE! Will you marry me? :) :)

      Comment by coccolissimo — March 8, 2010 @ 8:07 am | Reply

      • Ceasca did not, for all practical purposes, give anything away to the Russians. He was the best leader the country has had in modern times, and one of the best in our entire history. The rest of you ramblings are of no consequence.

        Comment by Wallachian stud — March 8, 2010 @ 11:11 am

  43. Cheryl,
    Re: “… so much hatred poured out in this blog about the Americans and also the West, come to think of it” You got it all twisted: Why the hatred toward us, the Romanians, from outsiders who’ve merely visited Bucharest or other bigger centres?!! We, the Romanians, are being knocked down, it’s not about you! I bet none of the people that have criticized us would have done so, had this debate been done face to face. The internet gives you (and your like) that anonimity and thus, you have the arrogance to talk so much nonsense. Yes, it’s true, Claudia has done us a great disservice in many respects, but I also appreciate the fact that her blog has allowed everyone to speak his/her mind.
    Look, even by the mere fact that Romanian bloggers are writing in English so that we can have on open communication with all of you atest to the fact that we are educated, hard working, goal oriented,and motivated. And yet, there are people here who have the nerve to paint us all Romanians with one brush stroke. Why, because your experience with a cabbie was nasty, because some dumb-dumb cut you off on the road, because your Romanian boyfriend was using you for a booty-call etc. Give me a fucking break!
    I no longer live in Romania, but I’ve seen human nature at its worst in this “land of opportunity”, in this “developed” country. For example: A guy convicted of chopping his pregnant wife to pieces; Hell’s Angels, Indian Posse, Fresh Off the Boat, Red Alert – all stupid retarded gangs, child molesters, wife beaters, red-neck inbreds, etc.- all this crazy shit that is ALL-OVER the five o’clock news… Of course, you might say well that just the media, or we’re not all like that, or that’s a bad area of town. Well, I grew up in Romania in a small town and I’ve never been exposed to such degree of depravity, yet there are bloggers here that dare to say or paint us in such a derogatory and condescending way!
    The point that people like Dracidus, and Doinita are trying to make here is that we, Romanians, come from a proud people and culture that transcends over thousands of years. We have a history of strong warriors, eloquent poets and musicians, inventors, and leaders. Therefore, I, too, take ofence at the remarks that were made here about Romanians, all under the pretext: “well this is my experience with Romanians”
    Well, I hope this covers it ;)

    Comment by pappy — June 26, 2009 @ 7:35 am | Reply

  44. Please consider this before judging:
    In WWII , USA fought to get a bigger slice of cheese, while Romania fought to prevent it’s extinction, which was almost destroyed by some f-ing commies…
    While Roosevelt gave a crap of anything else but America’s children, children in Romania were brought in almost starvation. Why? Because of jackasses like Stalin who stole Romania’s crops and thesaurus.
    Sincerly being, you should be ashamed of yourself. And this is an open statement for the blog owner to shut down the blog. Why? BECAUSE SHE IS A SCUM OF THE IDIOCRACY STALLIN AND CEAUSESCU CREATED!
    @blog owner: CLOSE THE BLOG! YOU ARE SERIOUSLY MENTALLY CHALLENGED!

    Comment by dracidus — June 27, 2009 @ 1:51 am | Reply

  45. Pappy

    can you not understand what I have said in my comments, I said the people on this blog have a twisted perception. I did not state and never have stated all Romanians. Actually you are the worse person on this blog for such vicious attacks on other people. I do not talk nonsense and no I do not hide behind the internet, what makes you think that I am afraid to confront you face to face because of I am not scared of you, your just a bully.

    “Romanians, come from a proud people and culture that transcends over thousands of years. We have a history of strong warriors, eloquent poets and musicians, inventors, and leaders. Therefore, I, too, take ofence at the remarks that were made here about Romanians”

    Well other countries are the same we have eloquent poets etc and why should we accept you condination of all the people in the West and accept that you class everyone the same. It cuts both ways and we are offended by your remarks.

    dracidus – get your facts straight USA joined in the middle of WW11 and why? because they where attack by the Japanese first and after many attempts to to try and get peace they retaliated back.

    So no they did not fight to get a bigger slice of the cheese as you said but to defend their land. Unlike Romania who fought on the side of the Nazis and supported Stalin, Hitler etc, putting their own people into death camps and starving majority of their people through poverty only to turn tail and join the other side near the end of the war. Grow up, this blog is pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by cheryl — June 27, 2009 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

  46. As you know, you are speaking about the Pearl Harbour incident. You may (or surely) are right, but they got the cheese… Oh, btw, does anybody know that in 1945 Romania was being hit by the USA and Russia?:) It’s not so known but to the people who are passionate by history, but it’s called Ploiesti and Pitesti bombardament… Why? Because Romania was a no-man’s land… Nobody gave a fucking crap about us:D innocent people died there, so… USA deserves to find out what HOLOCAUST means. If they found out at that specific moment, maybe the Americans wouldn’t have been so arrogant when it comes to defending USA… Or when it comes to their superiority over other countries…
    @ pappy: who was the big winner of WW1? I’d bet you won’t guess it in a million yrs:) ( tip: the home land for The Bank of America, who made huge credits to repair the ruins of Europe… :>)

    Comment by dracidus — June 29, 2009 @ 2:55 am | Reply

  47. Dracidus

    You have just shown your true colours and like alot of Romanians on this blog you are bitter, jealous, viscious and can only reply with insults, regarding the west and especially the USA and what are you on about got the cheese are really so stupid. So yet again USA and the West have to take everything thrown at them and have people bomb them etc and you expect us to stand there like some retard with a grin on our faces and do nothing.

    Also get your facts straight you do not history very well do you, it was 1943 / 1944 when Romania supplied Nazi Germany and the Axis armies with oil, grain, and industrial products. Consequently, by 1943 Romania became a target of Allied aerial bombardment. One of the most notable air bombardments was the attack on the oil fields of Ploieşti on August 1, 1943. Accept the fact that your country supported Hitler and his facist regime and that Romania was a main contributor to the holocaust killing many thousands of the own people. Romanian soldiers worked with the Einsatzkommando, German killing squads, to massacre Jews in conquered territories and that Romanian troops were in large part responsible for the Odessa massacre, in which over 100,000 Jews were shot during the autumn of 1941.

    grow up and goodbye you idiot

    Comment by cheryl — June 30, 2009 @ 8:19 pm | Reply

  48. Please, point out a place in history that says precisely that jews were killed on Romanian fields.
    2nd: What to be jealous for? Trust me, i’m not. You want insults? Fine, “smarty pants”. In 1945, Romania was bombarded by both Axis and Allies, you stupid, idiotic and, by all means, selfish ignorant. This fact doesn’t appear in history books because no one likes to addmit that they bombed some teritory, without caring who does and doesn;t die. Satisfied, biotch? Or do you want to hear more insults? This shit happened, oh, and btw, ROMANIA FINNISHED WWII IN THE ALLIES! Do you remember that, idiot?
    Oh, and yes, my rage will pursue until you will stop acting selfish, making stupid claims like “you, Romanians, are very hateful”, get over it and, if you really want to say smth about us, VISIT US! Then, your opinion, good, bad, w/e, would be gladly accepted. At least by myslef. Have a nice day, Bitch!

    Comment by dracidus — July 1, 2009 @ 5:12 pm | Reply

  49. So pathetic aren’t you, what do you do if your wife or girlfriend argues with you do you call them bitch as well. Sounds like you are the type who cannot control his temper no doubt you use your fists as well to get what you want.

    Yes As I have already said before in the blog the Romanians turned near the end of the war and joined allies but being so stupid you wouldn’t have understood what I wrote would you. So who is the idiot now huh!

    Also as i said the remarks I made where about the people on this blog (not all of Romania)who are aggressive, foul mouthed and ignorant and when someone challenges your opinions all you can do is say BITCH!!!! Grow up.. ooh I am scared NOT!!!!

    Yes I will visit Romania as I know there are alot of nice people in Romania, this blog is the exception (yes I have had contact with other Romanians on other blogs and when I pointed this blog out they said it was not the true image of Romanian people and they found the blog and the Romanian people like you who write on it, an insult to the Romanian people and their country)

    As for my sources check this out do you not know your own history ???? So do not ridicule other countries histories look at your own

    http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/hist/jpetropoulos/ironguard/holocaust.htm

    Say what you want I do not care I have finished with this blog, I cannot be bothered with people like you. Life is too short. There much better blogs out there with a better class of Romanian people. Unlike you

    Comment by cheryl — July 1, 2009 @ 7:25 pm | Reply

  50. Cheryl, you’re a retard! I don’t know how you could see my entry (43) as a threat (as much I’d like to kick some Western ass!)… As I am typing this, I am watching the news and another retard like you called 911 because there are cows loose on the road. She is really frantic about this, LOL! You might know her…

    Comment by pappy — July 5, 2009 @ 7:18 am | Reply

  51. Oh, and in the event you missunderstand me again, these are Western news. OK ?!!

    Comment by pappy — July 5, 2009 @ 7:21 am | Reply

  52. @pappy: Bafta, sper tu sa le distrugi sanatatea mintala handicapatilor ( ce mesaj de propaganda:)))
    @bloghost: Thx for the ban, sper sa mori in lanturile iadului, futu-ti mortii matii de ipocrita handicapata care ai uitat de unde ai plecat!
    @rest: Sorry for the coarse language, but it was needed. Cherryl is still a biotch!:D

    Comment by dracidus — July 5, 2009 @ 11:11 am | Reply

  53. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_in_Romania#Romania

    It may be wikipedia, but it includes a link to the official report on the matter.

    Judging by many of the comments here left by romanians and by what I’ve seen, not much seems to have changed from then.

    Also, even if there are way too many narcissists/sociopaths in Romania, I don’t understand why the people who are not like this feel like they’re responsible for what is done by the ones who are, like when everyone feels like they have to defend the image of their country, even if they don’t negatively contribute to it.

    And I don’t find it surprising that nothing seems to ever change; every time someone notices something bad, everyone takes it personally. Fragile egos and this lack of people allowing themselves to have opinions (unless they complacently see their opinions as facts) obviously isn’t doing any good. Obviously, there are problems, and they need to be acknowledged in order to solve them and move on. But no, apparently in this special place called Romania, they have to be denied indefinitely.

    @Cheryl – I’m sorry you’ve had to put up with this madness. As you may know, the best way to deal with these psycho attention-whores is to just ignore them, and I’m glad that’s what you’ve decided to do.

    Comment by Radu — July 7, 2009 @ 1:06 am | Reply

  54. I just have too much free time, so here I am, again:))
    Hi, Radu, sau salut, nene! Daca esti roman, nu te intoarce aici, nu e de tine:) Ramai acolo, e mai bine!
    Yes, my fragile psychotic ego has done it again. So here I am:))) Listen, buster( if you are Romanian. better deny it already), do you have any idea how many people died for you? If you had, you would have shut up:) so, you don’t. If you are a foreigner, consider this: if I would insult your home-country, saying that EVERYBODY IS SHIT and stuff, wouldn’t you be a little bit insulted? I mean, God, thanks for making be a whoe, you stupid hypocrit asshole! Yes, I do not feel comfortable when somebody makes me idiot or shit for free. At least I’m pulling my weight off this! If you like being called idiot, go to a BDSM bar and have fun. Never come back in Romania! Ipocrit ratat ce esti!

    Comment by dracidus — July 7, 2009 @ 1:15 am | Reply

  55. I know I am in deep mistake here, but I don’t really care. I like insulting back people who insult me:D It’s a free time hobby, I can easily get off the stress wagon!

    Comment by dracidus — July 7, 2009 @ 1:16 am | Reply

  56. For anyone interested, http://www.evenimentul.ro/articol/in-romania-nu-a.html . Read this , ROMANIA ISN’T MEMBER OF THE HOLOCAUST COMMUNITY! DEAL WITH IT!!!

    Comment by dracidus — July 7, 2009 @ 1:23 am | Reply

  57. dracidus,
    re: # 52 lol. I am trying buddy. I know that I laid it all a little thicker (the propaganda) that I normally would, it’s nonetheless true. It’s all good!

    Comment by pappy — July 7, 2009 @ 4:27 am | Reply

  58. So what was the lasi pogrom then (mass excution of Romanian Jews by Romanian soldiers on the soil of Romania in support of Nazi germany) what would you call this then?

    There was even a film released recently about it in Romania called Călătoria lui Gruber

    http://www.cinefan.ro/film.php?film_id=2814

    you are just in denial

    Comment by ion — July 7, 2009 @ 1:10 pm | Reply

  59. Cheryl I know you are no longer reading this blog and cannot blame you, Dracidus and Pappy are the worse of what Romania has to offer. Trust me if you do comeback to this blog that these people are just the scum you come across in life and I know that you know most people are not like this.

    Dracidus and Pappy want to be ashamed of themselves, they are a disgrace to Romania and we will never move forward because it is people like them that is holding Romania back and inforcing the stereotype of what people in the West see us as.

    Comment by ion — July 7, 2009 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

  60. I agree and they should say sorry to Cheryl, i think they both should be banned from this blog they are the filth of Romania

    Comment by marcelD — July 7, 2009 @ 7:13 pm | Reply

  61. Alo, baietii, va place sa pupati in cur? Ia pupati-ma si pe mine, marcel si ion, si-asa duc lipsa de pupincurisme. Mai cretinilor, voi la orele de istorie unde erati? Pe centura Bucuresti-Constanta? Construiati canalul Dunare-Marea Neagra? Boilor, cretinilor si handicapatilor, Pogromul de la Iasi, din cate stiu eu, a fost organizat de trupe SS. Camasi negre, boilor, care erau in drum spre Grecia. Sau stati, n-ati auzit de WWII in Balcani… Sunteti praf, pulbere fina! Pe vremea cand guvernul roman in frunte cu Antonescu a luptat pentru tara asta, de era sa ramanem fara Transilvania, ce ne-o luau ungurii… Ce stiti voi, boilor? Hitler a pus bocancu pe harta Romaniei, adica pe mai toata Transilvania. Daca nu acceptam ca noi sa fim sub suzeranitate nemteasca, pierdeam tara aia, si restul romanilor oricum mureau in razboi. Dar voi sunteti boi, ciobani, plecati in p#zda mamii voastre in tari straine, ca acolo le sta bine lingailor care au uitat de unde au pornit. Cate trenuri au plecat de la Iasi catre Auschwitz? Da, vreo 20. Cate au ajuns? NICIUNUL! Eu stiu de la profa mea de istorie (eu locuiesc in Iasi), care e de loc din Pascani, ca au fost copii si parintii la trenurile cu detinuti sa le dea mancare, undeva, dupa gara. Si treaba asta a durat mai bine de un an, pana sa ii elibereze… Dar voi sunteti incredibil de stupizi, puneti botu la fiecare duma care o scoate Occidentu. Auzi frate, Antonescu a fost un criminal mai mare decat Hitler, ca a omorat mai multi evrei decat el. Aia sunt prosti, rau de tot. Ma intreb daca s-au gandit mult pana sa scoata perla asta, minciuna asta sfruntata. ROMANIA NU A FOST IN HOLOCAUST! NE-AM APARAT TARA, IDIOTILOR! DEAL WITH IT!

    Comment by dracidus — July 7, 2009 @ 10:14 pm | Reply

  62. Hello, hypocrites, suicide already! You should be ashamed of yourself for being such idiots and assholes. Who is your biggest f-ing idol? Ceausescu? No, better yet, Elena Ceausescu. Seriously, shoot yourself! You’re nothing more than scumbags. Deal with it!

    Comment by dracidus — July 7, 2009 @ 10:16 pm | Reply

  63. I agree with Ion and Marcel, although in my opinion, banning (censorship) isn’t really the way to go. I support their right to embarrass themselves the same way I support my (and others’) right to be critical of them. And I really don’t think they actually care about the place they’re supposedly defending, as they’re hell-bent on reinforcing this same old stereotype.

    Comment by [name] — July 7, 2009 @ 11:57 pm | Reply

    • Regarding the holocaust issue there are facts out there that say yes and some say no, it is up to your own self to make your own decision and conscience about it all. My opinion is it happened.

      No I do not agree “comment by (name)what you said about Ion and Marcel have the right to embarrass themselves, what a pathetic, ignorant person you are. All you have done is to embarrass yourself by the remarks you made and it only makes you look really stupid. These two people do care about their Romanian roots and are defending their country by saying that Dracidus and Pappy are the ones as you say “”hell-bent on reinforcing this same old stereotype”” it is these type of people who give Romania a bad image and yes the issue re the Holocaust is a bit of dark Romanian history people want to forget or avoid as well as the Ceausescu era but it happened and cannot be hidden away and people cannot be in denial about it. It is not not noted on the internet to degrade a country and its people but it is raised and kept alive so people do not forget and do not bring it back to life again.

      However, I must point out it was Dracidus who started it all by bringing up the WW11 issue and insulting people from other countries regarding it when there was no need.

      He seems he has the god given right to insult other people and other people’s countries, generalise people as all the same but when someone replies back he cannot handle it and goes into a rage of abuse. Riding on his tails as usual is his sidekick Pappy who has a full time job on this site insulting and upsetting people.

      Cheryl raised the issue here speaking her mind about how she thought that a small minority on this blog seem bitter and twisted and have a blinkered opinion of people in the West. She did not condem Romania or its people in fact according to her she has met other Romanians on other sites who are really nice. She is not a bitch and there was no need to insult her. In fact it is people like her who we should encourage as she seems keen to learn about Romania and it culture (what is wrong with that)Cheryl has no hatred towards Romania and its people but Dracidus and Pappy have been so horrible and viscious towards this woman for no reason whatsoever. You want to be ashamed of yourselves.

      Yes she did bring up the Holocaust issue citing a link but this was in retalation to Dracidus insults regarding USA having a bigger slice of the cheese in WW11. When clearly he knows nothing about World history. In fact Dracidus USA only joined the War when they were attacked first by Japan and then Germany decided to declare war on the USA afterwards and no they did not get a big slice of the Cheese as you put it.

      Dracidus response “Hello, hypocrites, suicide already! You should be ashamed of yourself for being such idiots and assholes. Who is your biggest f-ing idol? Ceausescu? No, better yet, Elena Ceausescu. Seriously, shoot yourself! You’re nothing more than scumbags. Deal with it!”

      Well Dracidus you do not seem to understand what has been written by people on this blog, that these are responses of anger and disgust towards you. No matter where these people live and who they are, do you really think these people will sit there and take your abuse and narrow minded opinions of them and the country they come from?. People are not hypocrites as you said (do you not not know what the word means?)but you are a bitter angry twisted person who inflicts pain and unhappiness on people as it seems to pleasure you.

      Yes some people on this site have shared their encounters. Yes some are genuine unhappy times that they have had and yes there is a minority of people who are not Romanian but are just like you on this blog who do not know nothing about the world and its people and who just want to incite anger in people.

      As for writing in Romanian instead of using English like you usually do (what is all this about?)I mean have you not heard of google translation. We non speaking Romanians can understand what you are saying anyway so what was the point of it all??? You are not clever in doing this.

      I think it is time for Dracidus and Pappy to be adult about this an apologise to Cheryl and others they have insulted on this site.

      But alas I feel a load of abuse coming my way from them as I know this is all they are capable of.

      Comment by Peter — July 8, 2009 @ 11:37 am | Reply

      • Uhm, Peter, I’m afraid you didn’t understand my last comment, what I meant to say was, I agree with Ion and Marcel […] and I think dracidus and pappy should have the right to embarrass themselves […] as they seem hell-bent on reinforcing the same old stereotype. So I agree with what you’ve said about this.

        As for everything else, thank you, I think that was spot-on :)

        Comment by [name] — July 8, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

  64. Oh, and the holocaust denial… big no-no, obviously.

    Comment by [name] — July 7, 2009 @ 11:59 pm | Reply

  65. (name)

    sorry about that I mis read what you wrote please accept my apologies

    Peter

    Comment by Peter — July 8, 2009 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

  66. Peter,

    I really hope that you’re not the same “Peter” from a couple of months ago that was freaking out about his bad Romanian experience (that we’re all thieves, etc.)! Because if you are, then you gotta check that Multiple Personality Disorder thing that you have going on. If you are a different Peter, then carry on…

    Ion ai Marcel,
    I have nothing to be apologetic for. I said my piece to Cheryl. I would say it to her face (and this for the love of God is not a threat, as I don’t expect my message to come across as bullying). The fact is everyone is doing SELECTIVE READING, and so do you. You choose to call me the worst kind of Romania, what does that say about your thought process. Maybe you should apologize for insulting me; how’bout that!

    Comment by pappy — July 8, 2009 @ 9:30 pm | Reply

  67. no i am not the peter you are thinking of and no i will not say sorry to you either.

    i never said you are the worst kind of Romanian (selective reading on your part)

    I said hell-bent on reinforcing this same old stereotype and have been so horrible and viscious towards this woman for no reason whatsoever. Finally i said you have a full time job on this site insulting and upsetting people.

    I will not say sorry because you have insulted and been abusive too many people on this site, some I may say deserved it but alot did not. I have not insulted you I have given you my opinion about the situation and made a statement about your continous vulgur, abusive behaviour on this blog

    I think you should apologise yourself as it has been you and Dracidus who have caused all of this (not just to this woman called Cheryl but to many others as well.

    Comment by Peter — July 8, 2009 @ 9:54 pm | Reply

  68. I have to say something about [name]: If you really cared what I said in Romanian, GOOGLE TRANSLATE IT! It was a message for those two scumbags from above. W/e, you still remain an idiot:))
    2nd: How long did the Pearl Harbour attack last? If I remember well, it was like 22 minutes. Trust me, Pearl Harbour is the official event that made USA join the war. But I know shit, right?
    3rd: Romanian officials declared out in the media that that study presented earlier is a fraude. Because it’s not true. But, yet again, Romania was a bigger jew-killer than Germany. Are you freakin’ kiddin me, man? No, you’re just a fucking idiot! Yes, and my rage will go on in my own rythm, until I will get bored of talkin’ trash around! Do you have a problem with that? TELL IT TO THE JUDGE!
    3rd: Nobody’s denying Ceausescu. I’m not, he’s an idiot too, like you. Oh, yeah, interesting question for your history knowledge: Which was the first Allied army to set foot in Berlin?( easy one, I don’t have time to ask you big shits you can’t find on Google, like the answer at this que) Buuuut, yet again, I suck at world history. Btw, how many jews died in Auschwitz? ( it’s a Wiki one:)) )
    This shit will go on and ond for ever because you are idiots. If I were American and I would have started an e-blog to insult USA, most of you idiots would have called me an hypocrite. But, yet again…
    oh, and @peter: Go fucking kill yourself with your own remorse and guilt!

    Comment by dracidus — July 8, 2009 @ 10:07 pm | Reply

  69. Oh, btw, [name], you are a really big douche! Evidence? After Cheryl said I was wrong about the USA entry, my next response was that I knew about the Pearl Harbour incident. But still, YOU ARE AN IDIOT! DEAL WITH IT! THIS IS MY PROOF!

    Comment by dracidus — July 8, 2009 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

  70. Apology accepted, Peter :)

    @ dracidus
    Whatever. You really don’t think I take any of your insults seriously, do you?

    Also, I have no idea what any of your “evidence” has to do with me. In fact, it’s hard to figure out what you’re talking about at all anymore, since you’ve twice in your last two comments confused me with Peter. I didn’t say anything about Cheryl in my last 2 comments, and it wasn’t me who said anything about Google Translate, tho I agree about those two points he made. Cheryl was exactly the type of person you should be thankful for, and if you’re so proud of yourself, let everyone here read your posts entirely in English, in all of their “glory”.

    And the image the original blog post conveys about the Romanian people pales in comparison with the image you, pappy, and a few others are projecting. Claudia’s post would be nothing without some real-life examples, and you people have provided them, you’ve demonstrated what was written about in “On being Romanian”, and taken it to a whole new level. And you seem to think you’re doing Romanians a favor! It’s pathetic, really. Again, I think you don’t care about the country at all, it looks more like you’re using this as a kind of excuse to piss people off.

    On a related note (not addressed to anyone in particular), there’s a twisted collectivism going here that I think isn’t doing any good. I think people in Romania would be a lot better off if a majority understood that the problem isn’t that there are people ruining its image — this bad image is irrelevant, and if a foreigner were to take it seriously and generalize the bad across the entire population, they’d be discriminating, which is wrong, and they shouldn’t be taken seriously.

    The way I see it, the problem is that the idiot Romanians can feel free to not take any responsibility for their actions because in general, the nice, reasonable, responsible Romanians constantly feel like they have to bear the burden of the idiots, clean up their mess/cover it up, because of fear of being lumped together with them, discriminated against and being labeled as something they’re not just because of their own nationality, because of this bad image. Which leads us to the image part again, and the crippling fear of discrimination. There’s a catch-22 going on here, and I’m afraid that until this cycle is broken, until the “bad” Romanians get to freely embarrass THEMSELVES, self-destruct if they need to, without everyone else’s dignity feeling threatened, then what’s causing the image problem in the first place won’t go away anytime soon. Until people stop being afraid of them, they’ll continue to be taken seriously, which they shouldn’t.

    Before dracidus tells me to stop telling Romanians what to do, I’ll go ahead and say I’m Romanian myself. I like to think of myself as pretty reasonable and I think it’s sad that people who are the same way can’t complain about certain things without being labeled unpatriotic, it’s a pretty taboo thing to do. Admitting there are problems isn’t the same thing as deliberately ruining your own image, on a group level, and on an individual level. Generally, being able to admit your own faults (nobody’s perfect/no country is perfect) is seen as a virtue, especially in other cultures, and it is. It’s counter-productive in terms of progress to deny things that have to be addressed and solved, and here I’m talking mostly on a political level, but not exclusively. I don’t see how anything could change anytime soon, when people are afraid to take the steps that are necessary to bettering themselves, as a group.

    Comment by [name] — July 9, 2009 @ 1:59 am | Reply

  71. I’m beginning to enjoy this public debate on insults and hypocrit Romanians!
    @name: Tot nu ai inteles ce voiam sa zic. Deci, ramai un retardat. De ce? Nu intelegi, te depaseste mesajul meu. nu-i nimic, nu e nevoie sa te insult in engleza, o facem in “familie”, te fac bou pe romaneste;) Poate asa vei intelege ca eu ma refeream la faptul ca daca eu faceam acelasi articol in engleza si eram de etnie americana(injuram SUA pentru marile defecte ale ei), era foarte posibil sa ma trezesc cu niste chestii foarte aiurea, de genu FBI la usa. Nu-i nimic, vor trece ani pana cand vei intelege ca tu, ca roman, e de bun simt sa iei apararea tarii. Si da, am gresit ca am injurat, dar don’soara Cheryl trebuie sa inteleaga marea de intuneric in care se afla. A, si mai era vorba de cat de ipocrita e Claudia. Acum intelegi? Or do you want the English version, oh great wise one?
    PS: imi pare rau ca ti-am atribuit meritele altui retardat. dar ramai retardat prin faptul ca esti de-acord cu el. intelegi? Or do you preffer English?
    @pappy: Stii, injectiile cu fenol practicate de Mengele ar prinde bine pe handicapatii astia, cica de cetatenie romana… Sau, astept raspuns din partea ta la asta:D
    @Peter: Oh, Peter, Peter… I should begin my list of insults… I don’t really have time for that now, but I have time for this: Take your stereotypes about Romanians being Gypsies and shove them up your a$$! You don’t really have any clue about why I started insulting Cheryl. But, yet again, oh great wise man, you think you are right. Maybe you are. I don’t give a shit about this fact. What I do give a shit about is the fact that you are shit. Deal with it. It’s for your own good. The response I gave earlier for [name] applies for you. Do you know why? Because you’re a retard.

    And yes, I’m more intelligent than you guys:)) (blow me!:D with or without your stupid remarks according which I assume of myself being perfect. I’m not, you suck thou, LIVE WITH IT:)))

    Comment by dracidus — July 9, 2009 @ 3:30 pm | Reply

  72. Dracidus

    I really think you need help about your mental health problems and anger issues. You have so much hatred in you.

    if you go on like this you will either hurt someone or hurt yourself and I mean in killing someone. Get help because you really do need it.

    I am not insulting you or think I am smarter but I do think you have some kind of madness that needs either drugs or counselling and you need some time spent in a mental hospital to sort your health problems out.

    Hope you sort out your problems soon you cannot go on in life like this.

    I read your replies and i think this person has really lost it. Get help before it is too late

    Comment by Peter — July 9, 2009 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  73. :))=)) You are so fucking lame!:)) I WILL KILL YOU!!! I DON’T NEED DRUGS! I WANT TO KILL JEWS! ( did you get the irony? if you didn’t, you are so fucking seriously STUPID. You are an idiot, anyway:)) )

    Comment by dracidus — July 9, 2009 @ 8:34 pm | Reply

  74. what a sick individual you truly are

    Comment by Peter — July 10, 2009 @ 2:55 pm | Reply

  75. Oh Peter! Please read very carefully and slowly this time: The # 66 entry starts off with a question to you. The next paragraph is addressed to Ion si Marcel, do you see that? Ok, now READ IT AGAIN! Is it addressed to you?! What’s wrong with you! And please, don’t be so melodramatic! Re: # 67: Are you blaming me for a genocide or for stating my own opinions?
    Peter, pull your head out of your ass!

    Comment by pappy — July 11, 2009 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  76. Name,
    I think what is happening here is that you attempt to come across as a beakon of light and ambassodor of peace in this dark world of profanity users. And somehow, you think you’ve come up with the right answers on how to bring peace over the vast land of this blog; or maybe Barack Obama is your inspiration – no problem there. Some of the universal message of goodness of Romanians and who we are, our culture, our work ethic, etc. in your #70 has been reflected in other peoples’ entries! It’s nothing new! Here is the kicker though: albeit, I’ve used profanity and insults, I also tried my darndest to convey a message of proud Romanians, etc. What you are doing is point out the poor use of communication and ignore a message that we are a passionate people and … Sorry, I gotta run, but I’ll get back to finishing off my thought!!!

    Comment by pappy — July 11, 2009 @ 7:46 pm | Reply

  77. True wise words from pappy. TE VOM IUBI MEREU! :)) (ca la mj b-) )

    Comment by dracidus — July 12, 2009 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

    • why don’t you and pappy get a room

      Comment by anon — July 26, 2009 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  78. Name,
    Sorry I lost my train of thought… Man, I could go on and rebut your comments, but then I’ll be accused that I am this and the other. Your call to revolution (don’t deny it) to rid this blog of bad Romanians is funny and pathetic. Anywhooo…!
    You know, as I was growing up and the borders began to open to foreigners, I remember distincly the state of awe me and my buddies we were in towards these beautiful, clean, and healthy foreigners. We would go up to them and ask “Gum, gum, gum?” We revered them! We did not want to come across as wild and without manners. We would yell at each other: Bai lasa’l ma in pace, ca o sa creada ca suntem animale! LOL! Then as time went on, I continued to please them in any way a good Romanian would, because maybe they’ll remember me and send me an “invitatie” – lol. Wow! Hey maybe it was just me, a retard, and everyone else was not as absorbed with getting their attention as much as I did… My perception about them began to change when I learned that some of the foreigners were coming for the children to adopt them. Then later on, I learned that some of them were in fact taking them away so the can have sex with them. “What do you mean?”, I would ask. My boss (she was the director for an organization for children with disabilities, funded by foreigners) would try to explain to me that this particular guy that came with humanitarian aid was abusing a brother and a sister – anyways it’s a long story, and it’s merely an example. I am not suggesting that all were like that and this is NOT the example that I use as cornerstone for my arguments.
    My point is this: as Romanians, we have (or used to have) these inherent traits of hospitality, to make a good impression, to take from your mouth in order to feed the guest(s). You would slap your child or sibling and make the following remark or something along the lines: “I am so sorry for the way my… behaves, we are not like that. Please come again” This is what is happening here: Some of you make apologies for others and hope that foreigners would not think anything less of you, because you feel embarrassed for me. Here’s the news folks: YOU DON’T PAY MY BILLS, I DON’T OWE YOU ANYTHING!! THESE ARE MY OPINIONS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR COMMENTS!! IT DOES NOT MAKE ROMANIANS ANYMORE OR ANY LESS. I always took the stand against those who’ve used keywords like : all, most, a lot of romanians, etc., in order to make negative or derogatory remarks. I challenge you to read my entries and you’ll see that this is true.
    I admit that my conversations that followed my intial comment addressed to someone would become counterproductive, but by then it didn’t matter, as it would become some kind of shit-throwing competition… I ALWAYS INTENDED TO DEFEND MY CULTURE.
    Anyways, this is NOT an apology (and please don’t get hung up on this line) it is an explanation as to where I was coming from when I would respond to various entries.
    Alright, I don’t know if this makes any sense at all, but here it is: unedited!

    Comment by pappy — July 16, 2009 @ 4:28 am | Reply

    • Pappy

      Now who is becoming melodramatic, yawn!!!!!

      Comment by anon — July 26, 2009 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  79. Sorry to say but i think your views on certain Romanian national traits are spot on. I’m Irish and married a Romanian woman who thinks of noone but herself. She has made life a living hell for everyone she befriends, takes what she can get and casts them aside without a second thought. Of course its everybody else’s fault in her mind. I know she has had a tough childhood living in Romania but I have never met a more self centred, devious, jealous lying person, i could go on and on but i believe she is a product of the Romanian system of corruption and poverty which forces people to lose their ethics and morals in order to survive. I could be wrong though.

    Comment by Jordan — September 27, 2009 @ 11:08 pm | Reply

  80. well jordan, let’s put it this way: growing up ’round eastern europe is kinda’ though. but, the whole responsibility of her actions belongs to you wife, or ex-wife, or w/e. wanna know why? because, if you look closer, every nation has it own people that act like her. not with the physical possessions, or at least not with those, but with feelings and emotions. by the way, just for the record, i will use this opportunity to bitch-slap, once again, the owner of this blog, for being an “idiot”. because she acts like one when she says bad things by a whole nation, thus using a generalization, a stupid rookie mistake. wouldn’t you agree on that, jordan?

    Comment by dracidus — September 28, 2009 @ 2:38 pm | Reply

  81. oh, btw, what i wanted to say earlier that it’s your ex/wife’s responsibility, because, in the face of law, not romania is responsible for her mistakes, but herself. hope you’ll get it that there are nice, kind, romanians. indeed the numbers are falling the day that passes by, but, yet again, there are many western countries that act like idiots, in different situations.

    Comment by dracidus — September 28, 2009 @ 2:41 pm | Reply

  82. I really emphasize with people who have a tough life, my god coming from Ireland i can really identify with that and i don’t mean to generalise or catergorise a whole nation. I’m absolutely sure there are good (and bad) people in Romania just like there are all over the world. Of course she is responsible for her own actions but how much of an impact has her childhood in Romania had on her personality. What she has told me about growing up in Romania during and after communist time has been shocking. Seems people had to do what they had to do in order to survive. Thanks for you comments though you seem a very level headed person.

    Comment by Jordan — September 29, 2009 @ 12:12 am | Reply

  83. If you could explain what does the expression “level headed person” means, it would be very nice of you. By the way, in my comment, there weren’t any comments about what you meant, just mean arrows towards the blog owner:)

    Comment by dracidus — September 29, 2009 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

  84. “level headed” means “sensible”

    Thanks again for taking the time to comment. I would still like to hear your views on some of the other things i said, i guess i’m trying to get some sort of understanding on my own experience.

    Comment by Jordan — September 29, 2009 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

  85. I’d like to continue sharing experiences with you, because I’m interested of what happened in Northern Ireland from the ’50’s to the Good Friday Agreement. If you would like to do so, add me on Y!msgr at heart_asasin@yahoo.com

    Comment by dracidus — September 29, 2009 @ 9:59 pm | Reply

  86. Wow it’d take me some time to explain what happened during that period but i’ll give it a go if you’re really interested.

    Comment by Jordan — September 30, 2009 @ 12:38 am | Reply

  87. My dear Claudia,you represent the typical romanian.

    Everything i read anywhere at any time romanians bitch about something…”we cant do…” ,”how come the germans are like that and we cant”, “the brits are like…and we just cant..”,”what a terrible song,i cant believe this band is romanian like me” and so on…

    Romanians just cant stop for a second and say something nice about themselves or their countrymen,always criticizing to the point of absurd…just read the dialog battles going on between romanians on the internet.
    They like to punish themselves with verbal abuse,and most of all to not recognise the value of their own people.Usually aknowledgement has to come from abroad before voices start praising anyone or anything romanian.

    If there’s one thing more true than anything about romanians(which i learned as a native) is that everyone’s a critic and melodrama is the norm…in reality critics beeing few far in between.

    What you wrote wasnt about the elite leading the country it was a general statement about all romanians which i take offence,seeing how i have relatives in Italy,US,Romania and i live in Spain and in all cases we like interacting with the other romanians where we live.Most are decent ppl,hard working,altruistical.

    When i first moved to Spain the company i had to work for screwed me over and i stayed 3 months with a romanian couple until i got a job in the same field and i could move in my own apartment.How’s that for not helping each other?

    May i dare ask how have you changed our nation’s path by your actions?…apart from pointing the obvious and sometimes wrong or old conceptions.(oh and dont ask me how i fair in that regard,because i dont bitch around the internet trying to form opinions).

    Comment by alanni — December 20, 2009 @ 3:10 am | Reply

  88. The truth of the matter is that by writing this blog, you are a true idiot. You say you are a true ROMANIAN, but you hate your country and your people so bad.. go f#?@ off.. No country is perfect and surely Romania is not. Each country has it’s problems, but for you to scoop to this level about Romania and what you think you know about it shows that you must have psychiatric problems.

    Comment by Doinita Calin — January 28, 2010 @ 6:25 am | Reply

    • Psychiatric problems? How communist…

      Try… exercising her right to free speech. Or expressing her opinion? To me, that’s all she did, and frankly, she has a point. Unlike people like you, who only take pleasure in calling people crazy. How typical *rolls eyes*

      Fact of the matter is, Romania is a shitty country to live in. And what’s worse, nothing will ever truly change for the better because apparently, you’re not even allowed to complain about things. Just like under communism. So… good luck with that. But you know, you get what you deserve, and that’s exactly what romanians are getting.

      Comment by anon — January 30, 2010 @ 4:32 am | Reply

      • Now look here, we are dealing with a different system – the Byzantine system – which must be understood according to its own logic. And the first lesson is: there is no free speech in the Byzantine system. Now matter what a Romanian tells you. None. That’s just the way we do it.

        Secondly, unfortunately Romania isn’t that bad. It’s actually better than most western countries in terms of the quality of life. And this is at the core of the problem. Romanians need to be kept short and be beaten with sticks in order to get anything done, hence the current problems. God willing, things will soon change for the worse.

        Comment by Wallachian stud — January 30, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

  89. Great blog Claudia..Are roumanians the geniuses they think they are or just complete imbecilles ? Our foreign friends can do a quick research on Youtube to get an idea of this sad society , just put in Romania Corruption and you’ll see some of the thugs who are running this country today.
    85% of the wealth in Romania belongs to the ex communist nomenclatura and Securitate who terrorised ,tortured and killed thousands of people under Ceausescu. In the 1989 ,,Revolution” the SAME people together with their KGB masters did a big con job on the largely uneducated and ignorant population and since ’89 they stole hundreds of billions of dollars !! In 2010 most politicians are the SAME murderers and thugs protected by SRI(ex Securitate) and ALL state public offices are controlled by them.

    Comment by bulathegenius — January 30, 2010 @ 2:38 am | Reply

  90. @ bulath : Have you ever lived in Romania to experience the dissapointment you’ve been talking about? If not, let the individuals that know that and STFU. I am one of them, I mean of the people that complain that we’re being ripped off by the same commies. Yet again, Romania’s problem, not yours, a-hole;)

    Comment by dracidus — January 30, 2010 @ 2:43 am | Reply

    • I think his nickname here is bula the genius, and not bulath egenius, or whatever you may have understood. So yeah – Bula. Ring a bell?

      Not to mention the fact that he said things like “our foreign friends” or “this sad society”, plus a few other things should have made it clear that he’s most likely Romanian himself.

      I imagine the only reason you just assumed he was foreign in the first place was to make that extremely forced accusation about him being foreign and saying bad things about Romania. So… kind of pathetic.

      Comment by anon — January 30, 2010 @ 4:22 am | Reply

      • I don’t fucking care what his nickname is:) so blow me;)
        @ anon 2: Yea, MR. Democracy, if you don’t like my opinion, RESPECT IT, not going to argue about my own opinions because you just don’t fucking deserve to hear them;)
        @ anon 3 : The saddest thing is that idiots like you fuck up Romania’s image in the Occident. You never care to say what’s good about Romania, dooooh, you were never a Romanian. If you don’t fucking care about this country, WHY DON’T YOU SHUT UP! Or the best thing you can do is to criticize. In the least case, you suck. But yet again, YOU ALREADY SUCKED!

        Comment by dracidus — January 30, 2010 @ 11:36 am

  91. @ anon 4: You really deserve a bullet in your head for speaking shit about Romania. Remeber how many students, kids, people died in dec ’89, you fucking ungrateful SOB, just so you can talk shit about this country. Think about this when you say that We don’t complain, just like durring comunism. Who said I didn’t complain? I do, but it’s alltogether NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. And the same goes around every other Romanian who has a mind of its own, without idiocratic fucked up Western opinions about Globalization and bullshit. Think about this when you will sleep at night, because, you motherfucker must realise that I’m speaking the truth here. Nevertheless, the case of Hertha Muller. Do you think it’s fucking right what she’s done? Well, everybody has his rights, everyone can call home wherever he feels at home, buuut, when you go shitting all over a country just because SOME GUYS FUCKED UP YOUR LIFE? Seriously, there are some mental issues here. Hers And Yours;)!

    Comment by dracidus — January 30, 2010 @ 11:42 am | Reply

    • Of course, I think you are the one who’s out of his mind. And I’d like to think of myself as smart enough not to argue with people like you. So keep talking to yourself.

      Comment by anon — January 30, 2010 @ 12:11 pm | Reply

      • Ok, bye now:-h

        Comment by dracidus — January 30, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

      • Asta e un imbecil tata..ignore him :)

        Comment by bulathegenius — January 31, 2010 @ 5:58 am

    • I see that we are still stuck in the discourse of the 90’s aren’t we? Glorifying the traitors that sold out our nation to the Jewry, betrayed orthodox values for decadent western democracy and egalitarianism. It was unfortunate that Ceasca was too old and weak to properly deal with you. But that may still come.

      As for the “shitting” over the country, she is right and you deserve every bit of it. :)

      Comment by Wallachian stud — January 30, 2010 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  92. @anan

    Everything has to be communist?? Listen, you don’t even know what that means.. If you lived in it, then speak otherwise keep your mouth shut, cause you are speaking out of your ass.

    She can express herself in whatever way she wants, but when she is taking a stabbing at my country and my people then I have a right to my opinion. To criticize the whole country on only such a small part she experienced, that is ludicrous.

    Comment by Doinita Calin — February 11, 2010 @ 10:07 am | Reply

  93. @Calin : Nobody really denied her right to speak out. I don’t think I did that or somebody else, also. But, my only problem is that, when she talks about Romania, she’d better pull her face out of her ASSets. Just because, not only she insults me, she insults herself for being Romanian. Or so her identity card tells us.

    Comment by dracidus — February 11, 2010 @ 6:17 pm | Reply

  94. I haven’t bothered to read most of the comments here. But I feel the need to straighten something out:

    1. A woman’s opinion does not count. Never has and never will. A foreign woman can be excused since she doesn’t know. A Romanian woman is best left to communicate with other women.

    2. Our ways are very alien to a westerner. So we should be a bit more understanding and perhaps have a nicer tone. Seriously.

    Comment by Wallachian stud — March 8, 2010 @ 11:34 am | Reply

    • Now, for the idiots that criticise me, GET YOUR HISTORY STRAIGHT. Ceausescu DID NOT SELL OUT ROMANIA! Gh-Gh Dej did that, in the first era of Romanian comunism, the so-called “Stalinistic comunism”. Look that up on the Internet.
      Now, for my buddy ol’ pal who made me an idiot, who wants to marry this shitthead of a blogowner or whatever his fanatical idiot mind believes about Romanians: pal, if you are Romanian, don’t ever come back. Don’t ever speak about Romania. As you said, Romania is a shit. Leave it alone, for the “poor o’ miserable of us, the idiots”. It doesn’t worth talking about it. Bitching like a whore in PMS (quote from idiot Katy Perry, USA citizen). Having derranged pornographic/sexual fantasies about it won’t make it better. It only makes you a pedofile, a necrophiliac and w/e is called or are called the mental challenged people that like to fuck food. Oh, did I forget calling you a pedofile? MJ misses you (another stupid example of an USA citizen. damn, i’m good). You think you’re funny when you support someone who’s anything BUT patriotic? If you do, strong piece of advise: turn off your brain; it is easier this way to live. Go live on a deserted island, with no Internet, TV or radio. Better yet, declare yourself publicly as being Mentally Challenged. This way we can all understand you in your deepest troubles and not take you into serious consideration (heck, i’m doing this for the funs of it. too much “crappy” spare time). Yeah, of course, you did say that every Romanian you met in the US bitches about other people or fellow Romanians. If I remember correctly, you hate these kind of people. But, you want to be friends, you are a huge kissass to the blogowner, who bitches about her fellow Romanians. Well, isn’t that ironic/moronic of you to be “in-love” and to be a huge (sorry, son), HUGE hypocrite?
      Seriously, declare yourself “mentally disabled”. Do not use mobile phones or PC’s. You cause a huge waste of valuable and, one day priceless, resources. Thank you for your time.

      ps @ wallachian stud: you’re right, but when I see such imbeciles who love to soil themself, I just can’t stop myself from insulting them. A great way of bringing reality towards their direction and a even better way to relieve stress. You should try it. It’s good for your heart. Cheers!

      Comment by dracidus — March 8, 2010 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

    • Re “our ways are very alien to a westerner”. How about – your way is very alien to a human being. What are you? Freaking Taliban?!
      Your blog name should be Wallachian Retard

      Comment by pappy — May 19, 2010 @ 10:41 pm | Reply

      • Oh shut the fuck up already. Go back to that neanderthal cave you came from, you and that lobotomized mental case dracidus too.

        Comment by venl — May 20, 2010 @ 4:51 am

      • Why, if it isn’t for my dear beloved cock-sucker from neo-ages “venl”. How you doin, buddy? Stil having a sore ass from the cocks that entered there last night? Don’t worry, it’ll all go away. Hey, listen, since we’re at the “going away” chapter of our discussion, why won’t you go the fuck away? I don’t know, maybe for a few thousand years. You should visit some undiscovered islands. And protect them remaining undiscovered. What do you say, champ? I know you can do it (meanwhile, learn a bettah’ English, numbskull)

        Hey, everybody has the right to opinion. But you don’t. Why? Because you suck!

        Comment by dracidus — May 21, 2010 @ 9:50 am

  95. First of all, you are completely right about this having a blog feel to it.

    Secondly, some of the things mentioned are true, however, you are making broad generalizations. Not all Romanians portray the negative qualities accused of. I think if you want to be unbiased, you should explore all alternatives.

    Comment by Iulia — April 5, 2010 @ 3:36 am | Reply

    • Iulia, sorry, but the blogowner is kissass-ing the fucking americans. She is pure stupid, there’s absolutely no wish on her behalf to be objective. She is pure stupid… Simple as that

      Comment by dracidus — April 6, 2010 @ 10:27 am | Reply

  96. I’m not really sure what everyone is arguing about here. Romania is no better or worst off then any other country. Do we have real assholes? yes of course we do, just like everyone else. Just bc these assholes behaved in a way you’re not familiar with doesn’t change the fact that they are just assholes.

    Do we have things in our history that is not exactly saintly? sure I guess, if you’re looking at the facts only. But then again who doesn’t? There is no country on the face of this planet that has done nothing wrong EVER? But when you look at the circumstances there are ALWAYS reasons that pushed them that way and/or ways that they can justify their actions. You can’t just take a fact from a history book and derive conclusions about what really happened based on THAT!

    As for this whole matter of being rude and everything, yeah sure people should be polite. AND there are so many SHOULDS in the world that it’s just ridiculous! They all SHOULD also have all the money they want, great lives, beautiful wives and lovely husbands, well behaved children, jobs, etc. etc. ETC!!!! how the hell is any of this relevant???? The fact of the matter is that when people feel insulted they get hostile. Especially when there’s a LOT of people that are insulting you for no good reason.

    If you switch over to some of the other titles on this blog (dating a romanian for example) pretty much EVERYONE is saying how we are all the ultimate assholes bc they met so and so who was abusive. That is a ridiculous argument! what? there are no abusive people here???? NO! oh, then the problem is that you didn’t recognize this particular type of abuse? it’s not a familiar abuse, you didn’t see it coming. SO WHAT? it’s still just an abusive person! This is just ridiculous! and you wonder why people become angry and start insulting you???? The very idea that you are trying to criticize a way of thinking and a behaviour that you cannot even begin to understand it ludicrous. There is no actual reason to even argue with it. It’s insanity, what argument can you make against insanity?!! the only thing to do is rant or swear or whatever.

    Here’s the thing we are all human beings. Evolution is different parts of the world shaped us differently. Ever heard of Darwin’s finches? well it’s the same thing. Although we are theoretically all the same our behaviour is far too different to ever really allow us to trully understand the other. But really beneath this difference everyone is the same.

    People here are more polite and less “hostile” bc they could afford to be. They had all their basic needs taken care of so then yes they had time and enery to worry about observing all the proper manners at all times. But trust me if someone took away your “higher standard of living” you’d very quickly revert to less than civil behaviour. When you constantly struggle to have a life things such as cussing become a bit less important on the priority list. This is a simple fact. So when felt thretened, and that IS what it feels like, romanians are quicker to resort to swearing. BIG DEAL!!! BS!!!The only thing that this blog basically is saying is: “I don’t understand you!”. That’s it. There is no high moral ground here and trying to come up with one is why we get to arguments over the holocaust for god’s sake!!

    As for the romanians that feel the need to state that they are above the lowly, angry, outbursts behaviour and that this doesn’t represent us? WTH? it IS us!!! these ARE romanians who are talking here! SO what you mean is that is doesn’t represent our most calm, cool headed, civilized us?? well DUH!! they’re angry!!! But there are a LOT of angry people in Romania that act EXACTLY like this!!! so your argument makes no sense what so ever. and if that is not the most rosy picture that you feel like you can agree with, well for one I am not saying that this is ALL we are, just that this is part of what we are. Second it really doesn’t matter if you agree or not! You cannot change reality just bc you wish it that way really badly. THAT society, whatever it is, produced you. That particular mixture of people and genetic pool is what made you. Everything else that shaped you and gave you your standards of what’s right and wrong are a different matter altogether. If you have been shaped so much that you can no longer understand it and accept it and be proud of it (not bc it’s perfect but bc it has very good things in it along with the bad and most importantly bc you should be proud of YOURSELF; you cannot be proud of yourself and bashing your country and your culture all at the same time. This blog IS biased! and you trying to smooth things over and prove that we are not all that bad does NOT prove anything, it only makes people think that they had a right to their prejudiced views in the first place. after all if you, as a romanian, says they’re right then they MUST be. This is wrong! they have not right to judge and generalize. meeting assholes does NOT give them that right. and they should know this) the way that it IS then goody for you. You’ll be very happy abroad, you won’t feel like you’re missing anything. But please don’t turn around and attempt to make suggestions for improvement. It is very easy to criticize when you don’t actually live there. If you do live there and don’t like then by all means GO ABROAD!! There are options in the world, but trust me no place is better then the other overall. It’s just a matter of perception!!! A matter of what is most important to YOU!!! that’s all. It’s like fighing over ice-cream flavours and saying that yours is better and the other gave you a tummy ache. There’s no point. And going from that to actually starting a whole argument against the poor flavour that YOU didn’t like, trully does reflect badly on one’s intelligence :P.

    Really the initial text at the top of this page about “being romanian” was amusing. i figured it’s more of a joke, meant to be taken lightly. But the following comments by people are disturbing! Please remember that just bc you met ONE psycho doesn’t mean that you can insult all of us and then call us psychos when we retaliate. It doesn’t work that way. Your prejudice is what’s creating this response in people not the fact that they are actually insane, violent, disturbed, etc. You simply misunderstand and that’s all. Just accept it for what it really is. There is no right or wrong here. I have kept this in english and as ratinal and cool headed as possible so I trust there won’t be any complaints :P.

    ps: guys, the angrier you get, the more people believe that they hit a nerve and that they’re actually right. I’m sure you all know this particular lesson :P though I suspect you just don’t care :P

    Comment by Andra — April 11, 2010 @ 12:06 pm | Reply

    • Holy fucking crap… Somebody with the will to explain why the hell we hate normal Americans (mainly because they believe the Berlin wall is in Israel and so on). Andra, well said and done. To explain, I was insulting the blogowner because she deserves nothing better than “huge displays of insults”. She just doesn’t. She is Romanian and she fucks up our image in the States by being hypocrite. I mean, how cool is that?
      PS: Don’t ever go abroad. Romania needs you:)

      Comment by dracidus — April 11, 2010 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

      • lol! yeah well I was getting a bit tired of the utter uselessness of the arguments being thrown around here and I read this after another blog where the theme is that we are all complete and utter ASSHOLES!!! Like stay away from these people!!! ooohhhh, scary!!!
        sadly that’s about 10 years too late :P. But hey at least now you can be sure that not everyone abroad has something BAD to say about romania :).

        ps: most hypocrites actually only REALLY talk that way bc it’s the only way they can cope with being abroad. they NEED to believe it’s crap and must reinforce this belief by telling everyone else that it’s crap but if you actually dig down a bit beneath the surface it’s only cuz otherwise they can’t find good enough reasons to BE abroad! kinda sad really :P. all our families left bc of the higher standard of living and stuff but once we have that stuff, or close enough, we start missing the normal stuff like the people, culture, language etc (and I’m in canada btw so I imagine it may actually be worse in the US), and when everyone you ever meet asks you why you came here as soon as they meet you (seriously introduction conversation goes like this: hi what’s your name? where you from? how do you like it here? so what made you move??? :P) it starts sounding really dumb to keep answering money. Especially after you’ve been here a while and start missing things back home. So then you have a choice: either you must continue thnking that romania is utterly crap in ALL it’s aspects or you need to accept the fact that you did a trade off whether you wanted to or not. SOME people prefer to have the security of the notion that it’s COMPLETELY crap so they can sleep better at night. In rreality it was a trade off, it’s just that nobody really realized it then and by the time they did it was a little late. So take pity on the poor unfortunate souls that need lots of anger and insults to stay sane, they are afterall romanian too >:)! I love the irony, don’t you :D And trust me anericans are far too dumb to actually pay attention and REMEMBER this bad image of romanian! most don’t even know where it is lat alone the bad representation by a few knuckle heads. There is no way for this to become common knowledge and actually misrepresent us as a nation, bc there IS NO COMMON KNOWLEDGE, except for where the closest fast food place it :P.

        Comment by Andra — April 11, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

      • excuse the typing mistakes :P I was in a hurry

        Comment by Andra — April 11, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

  97. for #94 “1. A woman’s opinion does not count. Never has and never will. A foreign woman can be excused since she doesn’t know. A Romanian woman is best left to communicate with other women.”

    what the hell is that?? your mother didn’t teach you any better?!!! shame on you. A stupid person’s opinion does not count! in the matter of stupidity I find that that gender really does make NO DIFFERENCE. obviously!

    Comment by Andra — April 11, 2010 @ 12:19 pm | Reply

  98. Well, well, it would explain why the actions of a Romania diplomat in Singapore…

    see: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/what_bugs_me/346390/romanian_envoy_is_hitandrun_driver.html

    Comment by Anonymous — May 16, 2010 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

    • That’s a JEW! There are lots of Jews that pose as Romanians. Don’t be blind.

      Comment by M — May 16, 2010 @ 2:01 pm | Reply

  99. What I’m seeing is this: Insult Romania and be prepared to be verbally assaulted.

    Comment by Brandon Metcalfe — June 8, 2010 @ 5:43 am | Reply

    • Romania is being insulted by foreign lands at every couple of days. It feels pretty bad to know that you’re alone in the world, dick. So, Brandon, if I insulted the red, white and blue, how would you feel?

      Comment by dracidus — June 9, 2010 @ 3:51 pm | Reply

      • Well, see, in America, we value the freedom of speech. You can call America all the names you want; you can call ME all the names you want. If it is your honest opinion, I will honour it. Some people here are very restricted; intolerant of anything they don’t agree with and express their intolerance with aggression and name calling, much as you seem to be doing. Maybe you (and many of the people here who just won’t seem to tolerate any negative comments directed at Romania and/or its people) should try to open your mind and not be so defensive. We all have rights to speak freely without fear of persecution, punishment or retribution. If we begin denouncing everyone who has a differing opinion just because we disagree with it, we return to the Dark Ages.

        Cheers :)

        Comment by Brandon Metcalfe — June 10, 2010 @ 4:31 am

  100. Yeah, we heard of democracy / liberty of expression. But, personally, I’m sick and tired of people that act like the blog-owner. She practically started insulting every Romanian. And dude, take my word, it’s not about not letting someone express. She already expressed her liberty, right? How can I stop this blog from being public? By no way. See my point? It’s about hypocrisy and idiots. America has them, Romania has them (hell, I could be an idiot. but I don’t fucking care).

    Comment by dracidus — June 12, 2010 @ 3:24 pm | Reply

    • I wouldn’t come up to someone, ask where they’re from, and answer “Romania” with “Eeek, get away from me. You’re neurotic and selfish.” I give everyone the exact same consideration, which I wish everyone did. I would react to narrow-minded selfishness with a polite reminder that they are wrong. Then if they continue or direct their anger at myself, THEN I would probably react with hostility. One thing I *will* say is that someone who wants to only express a general opinion should be honoured. If it’s false, they should be politely informed that they are incorrect, and then the opinion can be professionally debated. We’re all grown-ups here, and we should all behave as such.
      :)

      Comment by Brandon Metcalfe — June 13, 2010 @ 7:18 am | Reply

  101. That’s true; the blogger does sounds a bit prejudiced against Romanians as a whole, which I know to be false. One of my best friends is Romanian and he knows nothing of being selfish or intolerant. One thing I will say is that my friend does concur one statement about many Romanians: a fair number of them do tend to be selfish and narrow-minded. Personally, I don’t believe in judging an individual person until I know them fairly well, but then again, I’m not one to argue with a person who actually lives in a certain area and knows many of the people there. I’m not going to tell him that he’s just wrong, especially since I’ve never been to Romania to actually verify the validity of that statement.

    What I’m saying is this: I’ve heard from a number of sources that Romania is not the most open-minded of countries, but even if God himself came to me and told me that Romanians are all narrow-minded, I still would refuse to judge an individual person just because of being Romanian.

    And no worries. I’m quite confident that I’m a bit of an idiot myself, but like you, I just don’t quite give a damn.

    Cheers. :D

    Comment by Brandon Metcalfe — June 13, 2010 @ 1:28 am | Reply

    • Really get your grip upon how to act and not act in a society. The main issue presented here implied something like “she is Romanian; she deserves nothing more and nothing less that the she said that Romanians are; she just recieved that”. If she had been more politely and presented AT LEAST ONE good argument about the Romanians, maybe the situation would have been different. And when I say maybe, it’s SURELY, trust me. But at the time the discussion started, I was really pissed off by idiots like the blogowner. Romanians are bad, in a 65%-70% proportion, but what remained after the big wave of brain-washing and acerebelate life forms, we are repressed by a stupid gouvernment, elected by the braindead. That’s not fair, because we are viewed as the plague of the society, the ones that refuse to be swept away by the brainwashing that is produced by both the United States of America and Romania’s public television system. I mean, c’mon, dude! How the fuck that GaGa shithead can be nothing but public brainwash. How can you promote sexuality and nudity on public stations? Why the fuck could somebody even just stand those kind of public embarassments?

      It’s not about the intollerance, it’s about brainwashing us to be idiots. To let them make us their slaves. It’s deeply wrong. And you know that, as well:)

      Comment by dracidus — June 13, 2010 @ 10:54 am | Reply

  102. Has this thread really been going on for years? Please allow me to settle the issue. I am flying my fat American ass over there to assess Romania personally. I shall be spending about two weeks there. My plan is to assess the situation based on numerous factors including but not limited to museum quality, cost of getting drunk on beer, likelihood of encountering gypsies, bears, lynx, wolves, snarling dogs and/or general douchebags, attractiveness of men and their tolerance for overweight women, countryside beauty, quality of pork and pastries, and overall appeal of the local men.
    Upon return, I shall rush back to this thread and report on my experiences. Meanwhile, Romanians, please be kind to the redhead with the map and the tourist guide and the confused look on her face. I’m trying really hard to learn enough Romanian to give the impresion I can understand what you are saying even though I actually have no idea.

    See youin a couple of days. I’ll be looking for you in particular dracidus. I’d love to hear more on you brainwashing theories and let you know that the Berlin wall is not in fact in Israel or Germany but has been torn down. That is of course the brainwashing we are receiving over here. Perhaps you could enlighten me. :)

    This is going to be so exciting.

    Comment by nilla — June 18, 2010 @ 1:29 am | Reply

    • Heh, you’re funny :) Oh, and welcome! Hope you have a good time here.

      Comment by venl — June 18, 2010 @ 1:55 am | Reply

    • You’re welcome to invest your money in Romania. Hey, P.S. come and look for me somewhere near Iasi. Heck, I’ll even give you my own home address to visit me.
      P.S.S.: Is your brain stil alive? The Berlin wall has been down fo’ a couple of 20 years. :) nice talkin’ to ya, redneck:)

      Comment by dracidus — June 18, 2010 @ 12:21 pm | Reply

  103. Greetings,
    I am very grateful for your open, yet as I am aware is quite a feat to have had the courage to write this discourse, so that you have been able to provide myself, a highly useful and currently a very personal affront I have been attempting to comprehend a situation which has , until your articulate , (read between the lines by myself)…no, you appear to me, as not in the least , attempting to insult and incite and racial, ethnic discord…far from this, you have be quite successful at fully attaining the higher levels which are part of the hierarchy of laws , of human attainment.
    As a Canadian, born in the mid-sixties, I also had the opportunity to live in various parts of my Country and the Southern U.S. . I have been granted the pleasure of living without any established bias for any human being of various nations of birth, whom choose for themselves to immigrate to Canada. As I am now in my 40’s, I have become well aware of most “waves” of mostly human oppression and lack of many elements which are available to most of the residents of my nation. I am very much aware of the usually ( inbred), that is, parental impact of ” myopic, repeated generation and ethnocentric bias”, I witnessed among peers in the U.S. as a young girl. For several months now, I have been trying to “put my finger on” what was a subtle, almost more intense intuition I could not grasp, with regard to a family who moved into my community last year. I reside in an upscale area, and have met one family who had come from Romania, and were both well educated, enjoyed the arts, and appeared to mirror many of the other “Canadians” by birth ; many of us , with ancestors from mostly 1-2 hundred years in Canada ( even before Canada was Canada!). Yet over the past few years, both my spouse and myself have been awarded a odd form of wrath , yet we just thought they were in a bad mood. I was a flight attendant for years and have been able to notice character traits and as a person whom…. (was naturally outgoing and always delighted in all people, and truly never had a residual form of a retort to my sincere and polite discourse)..until this past year. This first family remained at arms length and I was just not to close to them…then, a family with 9 kids, moved into a home which the owner had placed for sale, yet rented to this family. Upon their arrival, I have a 6 year old girl and she and I try to welcome new families. I was ,as well as most of my neighbors, somewhat curious to see a family who had these many kids , living among us! So…off I go to make a truly sincere from of what was suppose to be a cherry hello…to months and months of 3-7 kids , just abruptly show up at my home.. play , fully without even any form of what is commonly considered the ” what I now refer to as civil norms and mores practiced for over 40 years, in my nation”, which I have witnessed…even with waves of immigrants and refugees from nations whom were expected to have a difficult time upon arrival to learn our , quite simple to follow , simple common courtesy expected and usually well received by people happy to live without fear or famine,they often even were of cultures highly different from our world, yet all seemed to be quite followed among most cultures. Until recently…. WOW!!!!! Was I ever taken advantage of ….everything you said was a mirror to describe these (kids) and what appeared to be their fully defiant conduct and disorder and even repeated dismissal of refusal to even follow … a legal matter every child under is deemed ( or the parents) are deemed to insure compliance. They initially were so sweet to me…yet…as naive as I was….an 8 year old…abused and assaulted my daughter, she relentless stole from me, as I was only becoming aware of her manipulation until 2-3 weeks ago. There is indeed a lot more elements, however, it is now my ability to be more at ease with the understanding that they have a family which established their behavior from birth and this is what is practiced. Yet this is a disservice to the kids for their future in being able to be socially accepted ,as not one of them have made a friend..this year at school, and our community is full of kids of every age and personality! There is even other families of their culture, yet not one of them ever recognizes any other. This is the most bizarre issue, as Canadians….even when we are abroad..and meet a fellow citizen…there is an instant bond which always naturally forms,just due to our common , yet very large country we all cherish. I do now feel better with the essay of value you have written, in now my understanding of what is indeed a cultural , yet most alien, introduction to a way of life which I know must have been dreadful, and evil seemed to be the means of rule for a certain , hurt and hindered citizens who were born and had to submit to a life I can only imagine and feel horror at the way many nations have been tormented by the a despotic number of offenders of the worst of humanity. Thank You.

    Comment by Mrs M — July 15, 2010 @ 12:53 am | Reply

    • You are welcomed amongst us. Indeed, Romanians who leave Romania have a very “interesting” attitude that should be revised by any psychiatric facility exists. Their actions are, as you have stated, unwillingly destroying the real face of the Romanian people and Romania.

      Romania is dominated by stupidity (as many other countries). I, myself, may be stupid (of course I am, when compared to geniuses like Einstein, Newton, Coanda, etc), but when I look around, I already feel better. And it’s mainly because concerns and like ideas like “rivalry taken to the extremes” that make possible such families. My ownly “humble” thought is that you should no longer interact with that family, because they do not worth the time spent. And buy a guard-dog. It’s the safest bet you can have to keep them away:) Sorry for being mean, again, about my fellow compatriots, but I feel dissapointed by such phenomena and foolish gestures.

      Yours truly, dracidus

      Comment by dracidus — July 15, 2010 @ 2:19 pm | Reply

    • when dealing with other cultures it is generally best to proceed with caution. always. When my family (I’m romanian) first moved to Canada we had two teenage girls from two separe cultures and families take advantage of our hospitality. One lived next door the other was a person I had met at school. In both cases they showed up and invited themselves into our house. The girl (this one was canadian actually) from school appeared at our door after my first day at school. Being new and naive we believed that this was the common canadian way of interacting. By the end of the year she was spreading stories about us and stealing my things. The second was of a different culture (not sure which and it doesn’t really matter; not canadian or romanian) and she also invited herself in and started spending her afternoons at our house all the time. Eating our food, watching TV, etc. In a week I was picking up her dirty socks from our floors where she forgot them >:(. There are bad apples from every culture that is why it’s best to be cautious. This doesn’t mean believing that they’re bad, just don’t start out believing they are good either. Bc you never really know. And A LOT of very bad behaviour is being passed off as a cultural difference. You can see this yourself from reading some of the stories on this site. Bad people are not bad bc of their culture or country, they’re bad bc of how they choose to live. This applies to ANY country. It’s not the culture that made them act that way it’s just them; their inclinations, their choices.

      Comment by Andra — July 16, 2010 @ 7:43 am | Reply

      • The one thing I forgot to mention last post (but I mentioned it a lot of time, previously) is the fact that every forest has its’ own bad trees. Every nation has its’ own bad seed, so nobody’s perfect. And it would be of a great shame to generalize to a whole nation just by seing how an idiotic family reacts.

        Yours truly, dracidus

        Comment by dracidus — July 17, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

      • you must live in Toronto! lol!

        Comment by pappy — July 20, 2010 @ 10:30 pm

      • LOL, yes that was in toronto. not living there anymore though :P

        Comment by Andra — July 25, 2010 @ 9:12 am

      • Dear Andra, I just realized you wrote in and I am seeking contact with other Romanians in English, living anywhere in the world, but other female Romanians as I do have a man friend. So you live in Canada. I like to hear how it is there as I wouldnt mind living there as here is so hot at times. I am not into the heat. It seems each person or even each nationality many have some different way of thinking and it is interesting. My male friend is half Russian and half Italian, sincerely, Bianca.

        Comment by Bianca — November 22, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

  104. so you’re no longer a snob toronto-nian ;)

    Comment by pappy — July 26, 2010 @ 5:02 am | Reply

    • me?! never was, I was just passing through :P though perhaps I should have been MORE of a snob >:D

      Comment by Andra — July 28, 2010 @ 3:24 am | Reply

      • I know; you’ve got to be a snob to be living (and survive) in Toronto. But it sounds (from reading SOME of your entries)like you’re the good Romanca kind to be that big of snob.
        But anyways, let’s go back to the ROMANIAN-BASHING audience and see what’s really scratching their throats and are dying to let us know :)

        Comment by pappy — July 29, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

      • I love Romania. If I could, I’d roll it up and fuck it. And then I’d sleep with it under my pillow every night.

        I hope hearing this pleases ze Romanians very much *bows* HEIL ZE ROMANIANS!

        Comment by L — July 29, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

      • L: well yes I suppose that IS good…not really the way I would put it :P but hey at least you’re pro-romanians as opposed to against us :D so hooray!!

        pappy: I completely agree! That’s the greatest thing about this site, whenever I’m bored I can always pick an argument with someone on here :D there’s SOO many stupid opinions to chose from :D. Though lately it has been a little slow…sigh…Nevertheless I have great hopes that the stupidity of people shall rear it’s ugly head again soon :P

        Comment by Andra — July 30, 2010 @ 8:25 am

  105. Dear People, God made all people, so we do not judge, but get to reason with those who have these problems and get it sorted out. We are all sinners any way. There are good and bad in all and in all races. We will all have to give an account to God one day. I hope that you will look to Him for salvation and be saved as what is more important that this, to be sure that some day you will be in Heaven with Him one day to live in a perfect life forever, sincerely, me who is of Romanian ancestry.

    Comment by Bianca — June 24, 2011 @ 9:13 pm | Reply

  106. It is me, Bianca, again. I would love to correspond with other Romanians, but in English. I speak very little Romanian. I would love to hear from christian ladies, so let me know if interested and somehow we need to connect, sincerely, si multumesc, Bianca.

    Comment by Bianca — June 28, 2011 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

  107. I am hoping for connection with other christian Romanians to have contact by emails, or even if not into christianity, I am willing to be friends, this is ladies only, though, sincerely, Bianca.

    Comment by Bianca — July 8, 2011 @ 4:47 pm | Reply

  108. Bianca, I’m not Romanian, but I speak the language decently and I’m Christian. You can watch my video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaQ2jI5go4s ) and decide for yourself if you feel like writing me.

    Comment by M — July 15, 2011 @ 9:26 pm | Reply

    • Dear M, thanks again for your comment. I would also like to correspond with other christians, but I am unsure about how to go about you tube and face book etc., as I dont have time for this way of communication because there is 45 mins a day for me at the library computers, so I need someone to email with me a bit at a time, anyway, sincerely and God bless, Bianca.

      Comment by Bianca — November 23, 2011 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  109. Sa-ți fie rusine ca scrii asemenea prostii despre țara noastră pe Internet.

    Mi se rupe de dreptul tau la exprimare. Ce te-as trimite eu într-un cartier de imigranți, oriunde in America de Nord, ca sa-ți mai iasă fumurile din cap.

    Habar n-ai pe ce lume traiesti si ce potențial ar avea țara noastră dacă am avea lideri exceptionali in loc de oameni care se plâng in continuu.

    Comment by Radu — July 27, 2011 @ 8:06 am | Reply

  110. I have tried and tried…….. but you people are a bizarre puzzle. I was married to one of you, I actually have children with one of you. Here is my question: What the hell is in the water with you people? My now EX-Romanian husband is insane. Hates Jews, hates blacks, hates anything that is more successful than he, which frankly could be just about anyone. He lead a life where the arrogance exudes from his pores. Much of the thoughts that are expressed by this man are the product of the seeds that were planted by the parents……..OHHHHH SWEET JESUS THOSE PARENTS! The two only surviving individuals on this planet who do nothing wrong! They are arrogant yes, but this is a whole new breed! The submissive mother who regurgitates everything the “powerful” father has to say. Constant critique of others and their accomplishments………. yet folks, how do I say this delicately? what have you accomplished in all these years as citizens of this country? nothing. Absolutely nothing. They are professionals at seeming hospitable and charming, nothing could be further from the truth. I thought I had seen it all, but then one of the strangest things I was able to be a part of, besides the “You are wrong” “Give us money” “What’s yours is actually mine” “You know nothing”…..The sexual harassment from the men in this culture while the wives are present!!!! Actual hitting on other women at dinner parties and your wife looks on like a quiet little mouse that knows better than to speak! On one occasion the woman who was being sexually harassed spoke up and said “How dare you speak to me in such a manner???? How dare you embarrass me and your wife at the same time?” Just another day in the life I guess. I’m going to say something I have never said out loud. I will always love my husband. I married him for better or worse. He hates me, speaks ill of me, he and his parents have now launched a bitter anti- Ex campaign that seems to be successful in their circle. The thing is I no longer could accept being second to the parents, such control and inability to let go. I could not bare to be in the same room with them any longer. I choose me. I choose my sanity which for a long time they affected. I choose to be healthy and alone rather than married and miserable. I wish he would have chosen me, but in the end I always knew in my heart that if there had to be a choice I would lose. Yet here is the thing: I had to lose in order to win me back, because as a real woman I could not pretend……I could not breathe, so thank you my darling ex, best of luck to you and those two crosses you will have to carry, I am at last free.

    Comment by Anonymous — July 31, 2011 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

    • Anonymous,

      Just call him and tell him you want him to take you back. Promise to do your duties. Ask him for forgiveness. If he says no, beg and tell him you’ll do anything.

      His parents are never going to accept you. Don’t worry about it, Romanian women get this too. It doesn’t mean that you’ve done anything wrong. It just is this way.

      Woman up and show that you’re a more traditional woman than his mother. Does she have a job? Tell him you want to stay in the home. Does she put a lot of emphasis on the holidays? Cook more traditional meals than her. Does she have opinions of her own? Tell him you won’t speak unless spoken to. Does she wear regular clothes? Wear long black skirts. There are lots of things you can use against her.

      He doesn’t find other women more attractive. He thinks they are hoes. That’s why it’s okay to hit on them or pump and dump them. You have to accept that men have this as a sport. You are his wife. You get to please him in ways that they can’t. Tell him he can do whatever he wants with you, pay attention to what he likes, then insist on it as often as you can. Make sure you look good.

      You chose to be his wife. You’re expected to stay with him no matter how bad it gets. This is what you need to do if you want to be with him. Even if you’re miserable for the rest of your life you can always look back and say that you did your duty to your man. That is the only thing that matters. If it gets tough, just pray. Once you accept this, it actually gets better.

      It’s okay to like your man. It’s okay to want to be with him. It’s okay to not care if he treats you badly, because you love him. It’s not stupid, it’s nice. No one is going to “laugh” at you, except for women who don’t have a man themselves.

      Comment by M — July 31, 2011 @ 8:46 pm | Reply

  111. Hello, it is Bianca again. I will seek email f riendship clubs where there is no danger of spam so that you may find me this way and email me this way. It will take awhile. I seek what I asked for as above. You can also comment back to me as have done on here for now. Please let me know your comments in English, but I hope to get to know the Romanian language eventually as I should know the language of my origins, thanks, sincerely, Bianca.

    Comment by Bianca — August 22, 2011 @ 10:59 am | Reply

  112. Thank you for the good writeup. It in reality was a entertainment account it. Look complicated to far introduced agreeable from you! By the way, how can we communicate?

    Comment by foex Forum — October 6, 2011 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

    • Hello, why is it so difficult to find people who will email with me direct? I have no time to do face book, so why is it so hard to find friends this way. Can anyone tell me why no one is keen to email with me direct? I promise you that I am not spam or anything like this. I am innocent of this and I really hope to hear from friends who will email with me. Does no one have time for this because of face book or is it me? I dont get enough individual email friends and I also seek christian ones who I can fellowship with, but females only as I do have a male friend I see. Please show me how I can get what I see and where and how that will be successful without getting a whole lot of spam, sincerely, Bianca.

      Comment by Bianca — January 26, 2012 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

  113. I am so glad of this page. I hope to find someone to communicate with who is Romanian, a female who can share what is happening in her life with her family, her children or whatever. I seek email female email friends, sincerely, Bianca.

    Comment by Bianca — October 15, 2011 @ 10:49 am | Reply

  114. I have put my email contact at penpal net (Lorrin Lee’s), so those I am hoping for correspondence with me as above, christians and female Romanians whether married, widowed or whatever, please email me and let me know you wrote to me in reply from here, sincerely and God bless, Bianca.

    Comment by Bianca — October 29, 2011 @ 10:58 am | Reply

  115. I really liked reading this blog. My son married a Romanian woman and I am mystified by her behavior. She is vindictive and very upsetting. She is exactly as you describe Romanians. I’ve never seen anything like it. I can’t imagine that ALL are like that because I’ve met others but for sure my daughter-in-law fits the description. I keep thinking she has not realized she is in the United States and is behaving how she thinks she needs to be to survive.

    Anyway, I hope you are doing better. I really do.

    Comment by myrnajacobs — November 6, 2011 @ 11:06 am | Reply

    • Dear Myrna, thanks for the reply. Sorry that you happened to come across this particular one who is a problem. I am in contact with other Romanians and others who have contact and these ones are fine and really nice people, I have heard. Are you sure this one is a full blooded Romanian? Perhaps she is half some other nationality. Does this lady LOOK Romanian? Do you believe there is a Romanian look? People seemed to with me when I was years younger, but not sure they notice it as my hair is greying and so on, being 57 years old, but I am a young 57 and I am a born again Christian. I am hoping as many people are ready for Christ’s return, for the gift of Eternal life, but it has to be received and accepted, sincerely, Bianca.

      Comment by Bianca. — November 8, 2011 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

  116. This little website is something else. Maybe one day we all could just agree to disagree. Always remember to proud of where you come from and never be ashamed of who you are because after all we all come from the same Great Creator your Heavenly Father. Im an a american but I have respect for people with different cultures because after all if it wasnt for my ancesters coming from different countries I wouldnt be here today. I wish I could visit Eroupe and see how my ancestors lived. And for you Romanians I believe that y’all( and yes I said y’all cause Im a southern gal ) are not all bad your just human like everybody else.

    Comment by Tonja — November 8, 2011 @ 5:12 pm | Reply

  117. Dear Darian and Tonya, thanks so much for comments. I enjoy hearing about whatever there is to know about experiences about Romania and people and culture and who you know that is Romanian, this is what I like to communicate about. I hope to be able to visit Romania some day to experience all for myself. Not sure what else I seek for now, sincerely, Bianca.

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  119. I don’t know what kind of experience you’ve had with Romanian people, but me NOT being Romanian think this is beyond crazy. My best friend is Romanian and she read this article too and she was beyond shocked by this. None of this is her AT ALL(!!) . I’m not saying your opinion is wrong but I hope you do consider these qualities not every Romanian has :/.

    Comment by Mel — January 7, 2012 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

  120. Dear Mel, thanks, you must be meaning the other emails above mine. I wish that I could have more Romanian friends to correspond with. Would you best friend like to email with me? You are also welcome to email with me as well. I am sorry that it was a shock for your friend what people have been saying. I agree with you that people are getting wrong impressions, so they will be about me as well them because of my roots being as above, but I dont speak much of the language, so this is why I seek friends who can write in English. If there is a way I can get my email address to you or you to me, it will be so nice, sincerely, Bianca.

    Comment by Bianca — January 9, 2012 @ 11:13 am | Reply

  121. I must say, you sound like you’d have the place nuked if it were up to you. That sounds awful, ou must have just displayed and accentuated the very worst in them. I know that, because I am Romanian, an honestly, I feel bad for you. You must have mixed with the very worst kind. Good job!

    Comment by Andrew Edwing — April 10, 2012 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  122. “…you must have some commando skills to survive in these volatile valueless grounds…” -.-

    No man.. You just have to be a Man, not o f*ck*n’ p*ssy like you…
    I see you only write about Romanians.. Are you retard or what’s wrong with you? Get a life dude, you’re lame and sad..
    Of course, now go back to your room and write another article about us, ‘cus thats the only thing a f*g like you can do..

    Comment by Mihai — April 19, 2012 @ 2:34 am | Reply

  123. Oh shit.. Me and my big mouth.. As I FINALLY understand you’re a Romanian woman, so I’ll talk to you in Romanian this time, in this comment, so I can appologyse with you better.. Deci fata draga, in primul rand de ce n-ai spus de la bun inceput ca esti romanca? De ce n-ai facut o pagina de introducere in care sa spui cum te cheama, ce sex ai, de unde esti, nationalitatea, varsta, mici informatii sa stim si noi a cui este blogul. Mesajul de mai sus a fost primul pe care l-am scris dupa ce am pierdut toata noaptea ca prostul, cautand informatii despre romani/romance si in general despre Romania pe google. Rezultatele dupa cum ti-ai dat seama, n-au fost prea pozitive.. Inainte sa intru pe blogul tau, am dat de altele in care niste ratati de straini vorbeau intr-un mod despre Romania si despre poporul roman care mie mi s-a parut dezgustator. Ca sa-ti fac un exemplu, la un moment dat am dat de un bulangiu de britanic care cu toate ca s-a-nsurat cu o romanca, a scris o carte cu titlul “100 ways to please a Romanian woman” sau ceva de genul asta, lucru care evident m-a cam tulburat, caci nu mi se pare corect ca toti bulangii din vest sa ne vorbeasca rasa de urat, s-o jigneasca si s-o faca-n toate felurile, sa ne ia la misto, mai ales ca retardatu’ ala de englez se-nsurase si cu o romanca. Si mi se pare de-a dreptul josnic, sa te insori cu o femeie care nu este de aceeasi nationalitate cu tine (si in loc sa multumesti lu’ Dumnezeu ca romanca noasta a fost de acord sa se marite cu un fraier a tine, cu toate c-ar fi putut mai mult) iar tu sa te apuci de scris carti de 2 lei jignindu-i nationalitatea… Si exemplul asta este doar unul din mai multe.. In fine, pe scurt, in seara aia am dat de o multime de informatii de genu’ ala, si sa nu mai spun ca traiesc in Italia, unde romanii si romancele sunt vazuti ca.. talibanii in SUA.

    Ideea este ca in momentul in care ti-am citit jignirile alea de mai sus la adresa romanilor, am crezut ca esti clasicul american sau cacanar cu bani din occident care este obisnuit cu viata din vest, si care dupa o mica vacanta de 2 saptamani in Romania, se apuca el de scris carti si rahaturi pe forumuri si bloguri despre cum a vazut el Romania.. Sunt multi retardati care au facut treaba asta si se cred mari genii gata sa dea sfaturi conationaliilor lor despre viata din Est Europa.. Chestie care pe mine personal, chiar ma dezgusta.. M-am grabit sa scriu comentariul dupa ce ti-am citit articolul asta, zicand primul lucru care mi-a venit in minte, crezand, repet ca esti vreun strain. Nici in sectiunea “About” n-ai scris absolut nimic despre tine..
    Deci chiar n-am stiut ca esti romanca.. Iti cer mii de scuze pentru modul in care ti-am vorbit mai sus.. N-am stiut nici macar ca esti femeie. Acel “f*ck*n p*ssy” l-am aruncat crezand ca esti barbat, si am crezut ca este o jignire destul de mare pt un barbat sa-l numesti in halul ala. Chiar am crezut ca esti un american sau italian, vreun englez sau de ce nu vreun francez gata sa dea “sfaturi de viata” altor fraieri care pun botu’ la vorbe-n vant, fara sa experimenteze pe pielea lor viata-n alte tari..
    Deci chiar mi-e rusine pt modul in care ti-am vorbit mai sus si n-am cuvinte sa-ti spun cat de rau imi pare.. Am gresit dar.. daca as fi stiut ca esti romanca, crede-ma ca nu ti-as fi vorbit asa.. Imi pare rau.. Daca nu vrei sa ma ierti, te-nteleg.. Si poti sa ma injuri si tu daca vrei, cu tot ca stiu ca n-o s-o faci… Voi femeile mereu sunteti mai educate, mai cu mult bun simpt, mai mature si cantariti vorbele cu grija inainte sa vorbiti, decat barbatii…
    In apararea mea jalnica pot doar sa-ti spun sincer, ca n-am stiut ca esti romanca, si fiind orbit de unele chestii, m-am lasat dus de ura fara sa mai gnadesc limpede.. Pana si numele tau “Darian” m-a indus in eroare.. Nu mi s-a parut nici nume romanesc, nici de fata.. Darian suna ca un Dorian american, deci barbatesc american.. In orice caz, daca as putea sa ma revansez cumva fata de tine, te rog sa-mi dai un reply si sa-mi spui. Cu tot ca nu cred ca o vei face, sau nu cred ca as putea sa fac eu ceva pentru tine, probabil ca nici nu dai doi bani pe ce am scris mai devreme, probabil vei abandona blogul sau il vei da altcuiva si nici nu vei citii comentariul de mai sus.. In orice caz, ideea este ca imi pare cu adevarat rau ca te-am jignit si sincer.. ma simpt mic ca o furnica pt ce ti-am zis. Ai tot dreptul sa nu ma ierti daca nu vrei cu adevarat.. Baga-mi-as… Am facut-o lata de data asta… In cazul in care crezi ca merit, astept un mic replay din partea ta si sa ma certi putin, sa te lasi si tu dusa de val, sa lasi deoparte educatia si sa-mi spui ce crezi.. Scuze din nou si sa-ti doresc tot binele din lume.. Sa ai parte de multa sanatate, dragoste si fericire multa.. Salut..

    ps. celalat mesaj de pe “Dating a Romanian” a fost al doilea pe care care l-am scris, imediat dupa cel mai sus, deci.. ai putea chiar sa nu-l bagi in seama prea mult..

    Comment by Mihai — April 20, 2012 @ 11:18 am | Reply

    • Dear Mihai, thanks so much, multumesc, but sorry, dont know much Romanian anymore as I live in an English speaking country, so will need above translated, but I am already in a relationship, so I seek female correspondence. Perhaps you have sisters who could email with me, that would be good. I am have been seeking the above for a long time. I wasnt meaning I want to date when I have advertised for email friend on a dating site, well I somehow found I landed up on the wrong sites, sorry about this, sincerely, Bianca.

      Comment by Bianca — April 20, 2012 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

      • Hi Bianca.. Sorry for my bad english but, are you askin’ me if I have a sister for you? I don’t wanna be rude or something, but I don’t know you, maybe if you give me some information about you, like your age, and stuff like that, maybe I’ll help you, but.. How can I be sure you’re a real woman and not a sick old man in search for young Romanian female to chat with… I don’t know about the “female corespondence” on internet with unknown/foreign people. As I see, you’re askin’ the same question to everyone.. And why are you thanking me? The message above was for the Romanian Woman that wrote the article, Claudia Darian.. And all I wanna to say in the second message posted in Romanian language, was to appologyse with the Romanian Woman that wrote the article. Well, I hope she still understand Romanian, it took me an hour to write it..

        Comment by Mihai — April 20, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

      • Dear Mihai, thanks for the reply, sorry that I misunderstood. I am a 57 year old female who just seeks friends to email with. I enjoy corresponding only, but not on face book as I havent time for this not having my own computer. I email from the library and have a 45 minute session a day. I dont email sundays as library is closed then. What can I do to prove I am who I say I am? I just want to be a friend and I find spam a big nuisance and people who email me from Africa wanting money, advertising banking and wanting a relationship etc., this is not for me at all and not for many. It is irritating and I so much want just friends to communicate with. Also, I am a true believer in God and the hereafter and I seek only after what is right and good. I am a non smoker, non drinker and want to be at peace with people. I think the woman you meant the article for is more likely to still understand Romanian, so I am sure you havent wasted time emailing her. I must say that I have an email account free of spam and if I can somehow get my email address known to people who I can email with, it will mean so much to me and then I can also send my picture. I can also give references of other I email with who know me personally. I email with friends who I see as well as those I dont get to meet, sincerely, Bianca.

        Comment by Bianca — April 21, 2012 @ 10:02 am

      • Dear Mihai, just need to let you know too that I have friends on face book, but I am not on it myself, but this is how to find out that I am genuine. I can even email with you this way and your family as I do seek correspondence with whole families anyway, if they can correspond with me in English, perhaps there are families or sisters or brothers and sisters and parents who could email with me as friends, I am hoping to find this somehow, it would mean so much to me, and from Romania, sincerely, Bianca.

        Comment by Bianca — April 23, 2012 @ 11:36 am

  124. What’s up mates, how is everything, and what you want to say about this paragraph, in my view its in fact amazing in favor of me.

    Comment by Kara — August 7, 2012 @ 5:55 am | Reply

  125. I am back again and just want to let you know that I am on “Interpals” where I my profile is and can be in touch if there are any who can email with me as friends. I seem Romanian female email friends who can write in English. They can be anywhere in the world. I am in a relationship with Carlo, so I seek female friends only. I dont seek any kind of partners only friendship via email. Hope to hear soon, sincerely, Bianca. ps. have no time for face book as my time is limited on the library computers.

    Comment by Bianca — August 8, 2012 @ 10:33 am | Reply

  126. Sorry, my non de plum on Interpals is Ivanca, so you can seek me there and I live in South Africa. Perhaps you will also join InterPals, sincerely, Bianca.

    Comment by Bianca — August 8, 2012 @ 10:36 am | Reply

  127. Just because you are Romanian, it doesn’t mean that your judements & understanding of the culture is true nor should it be credible.
    I’m Australian, my husband is Thai and I have no Romanian friends but have been to Romania twice in 5 years. The people were lovely & helpful. You find selfish people everywhere and all nationality of business men are untrustworthy. A colleague of mine is chinese and she thinks all Chinese men are dodgy, same goes for my Russian & German friend.
    As for the gypsies around Romania & europe, alot of them aren’t even Romanian, they’ve come from Romania but they’re Hungarian or Ukranian. I think you need to live the Romanian culture to really understand your roots and be open minded.

    Comment by Erica — September 7, 2012 @ 8:08 am | Reply

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  135. Thanks for your honesty and frankness. Funny … what you say. I am a middle-aged American female, and have recently dated for a few months a Romanian man. He was five years older than myself. A U.S. legal resident, he would not become a citizen. At first I resisted opening my heart to him, as my instinct told me “guard your heart”. But he was so persistent and relentless in presenting himself to be all I desired, I finally submitted to a relationship with him. I loved the man he portrayed himself to be. And I spoiled him in all ways – thinking we had a future direction together based on his promises, words, fictional values, and the illusion of commitment he portrayed. But it was not the man he was at all … nor were his words, promises or commitments meant or kept. He was in reality the type of man you describe in your writings. His critical and negative nature about ALL things wore me down, and I grew to feel robbed spiritually and emotionally by the end of the few months in light of all he took but would not give back.

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    Comment by W. M.S. — June 18, 2013 @ 2:10 am | Reply

  136. Hello Claudia,
    Can you be more succinct, as this is a bit of a rant. However, I don’t really disagree with what you say. I have a lot of family in Romania (I am Romanian) and mostly they can confirm what you say.
    On the other hand, I feel your portrayal of the envious world of Romanians abroad is exaggerated despite there being a grain of truth.

    Comment by VV — August 15, 2013 @ 2:27 am | Reply

    • hello, just read your comment, feel free to email with me as I collect email friends from Romania and I have quite a few and it is such a privelege for me to be in touch. You can find me on Interpals at Ivanca, I live in South Africa, sincerely, Bianca.

      Comment by Bianca — August 15, 2013 @ 12:53 pm | Reply

      • Hello Bianca, I am male and you are looking for females, no?

        I honestly believe that how well a country does or not is due to the quality of its people. In the past I, like many others were deluded enough to think that Romanians were clever, good hearted people that were dealt a bad hand in history. However, as I got to be more involved in the situation in Romania, listened to what my friends and family go through and (this is key) my experience of Romania outside the protection of friends and family, I realized that Romania is the way it is because of the vast majority of the people. The people in authority in Romania, I won’t even comment on, but even the normal day to day man has got an absolutely awful mentality (c.f. Wallachian stud). Now I look at the people there and I am quite thankful that it isn’t worse than it is.

        I think for things to progress, people have to think what kind of country they want to live in. Then they need to think “what kind of person do I need to be and what kind of mentality do I need to have in order to achieve the country I want”. They need to expect better of themselves and others if Romania is to progress, challenging their mentalities in the process. It will be painful, as it always is to admit that things aren’t that great, or maybe that we as people aren’t that great after all. And if one more Romanian blames the Ottoman Empire for their mentality, I honestly want to punch their face in.

        Comment by VV — August 15, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

      • Dear V V, thanks for comment. Yes, I would prefer females, but I also can email with couples as I have a couple I hear from from Romania as well as female friends. Have you sisters? Perhaps we can be in touch with me emailing with the family anyway. People from anywhere is human, all have sinned as it all started with Adam and Eve. imagine if that had never happened, we would be living in paradise now, but there is still Heaven to prepare for anyway and so on. God’s Son died for us on the cross so that we can be saved from our sin because God is not willing any should perish. Hope you dont mind me telling you th is, but it is very good news, sincerely, Bianca.

        Comment by Bianca — August 16, 2013 @ 11:09 am

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    • Yes, thanks, I am on a good email friendship club as I have no time for face book, it is called Interpals and one can get friends through it easily, a very good club. I am on it as Ivanca and I live in South Africa. I seek friends to connect with me from Romania too. I have joined the club for free, so perhaps it is also for later people interested. It has been very successful, sincerely, Bianca.

      Comment by Bianca — August 16, 2013 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  138. Hello, I did reply, but dont know if it went through, to V V. Thanks, I am keen to email with families too as then it could include females.

    Comment by Bianca — August 16, 2013 @ 11:11 am | Reply

    • Why are you looking for females?

      Comment by VV — August 16, 2013 @ 11:29 am | Reply

      • Hello and thanks, I am in a relationship, I have a man, so seek female friends, but is fine as couples too and as family, sincerely, Bianca.

        Comment by Bianca — August 17, 2013 @ 10:36 am

      • Bianca,
        Just because you’re in a relationship doesn’t mean that you can’t speak to other males. Or are you scared that your partner (husband?) will find out and beat you?
        Also my members of the family can do what they want: I won’t get them involved.
        VV

        Comment by VV — August 17, 2013 @ 11:33 am

      • Hello and thanks, my man is very sweet and wouldnt beat me, it is just my choice, but it doesnt mean I wont speak to males to email as like now. Your family members do have the choice too, sincerely, Bianca.

        Comment by Bianca — August 19, 2013 @ 10:33 am

      • Well Bianca,

        If I say to my family members: “I chat on the internet with ramdom people that I don’t know much about; I think you should do it too, especially with someone called Bianca” is a bit strange don’t you think? As a result, I won’t tell them, and as a result, they will only find out if they come on this blog accidentally (very small probability). Even then, they’ll decide who to talk to without my involvement. Therefore, what is the point of mentioning this blog to them?

        Vlad

        Comment by VV — August 19, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

      • Hello and thanks. A stranger is a friend you do not know, or this is how I see it, but there are plenty who want to or will email anyway. I have lots of friends here who I get together with. I feel I am quite popular and so grateful to God that it is this way now as I was very lonely many years ago. I also see it that because God made each of us, there is good in each as He doesnt make junk, but it is a problem where sin has come into the world that causes where there are problems as crime etc., sincerely, Bianca.

        Comment by Bianca — August 20, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

      • Is your man God? You seem to adore him: I also notice you called God “he”.
        I take it you probably don’t think evolution is true. Do you believe God created us, or do you think we evolved from other animals?

        Comment by VV — August 20, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

      • Thanks so much. I do have a male here on earth as well. That is right, I dont believe in evolution and I fully believe that God created us. I definately dont think we evolved from other animals. If you look at all the creations as of the universe and so on, it is so miraculous, it is unbelievable and incredible. I would like to see all the other planets He created one day. I hope as many people as possible will be saved in time to make it to Heaven and that I will meet all I havent met in Heaven one day and then will meet you too. I did explain more in a previous comment further up and thought it didnt go through, but it did, so am glad of th is, sincerely, Bianca.

        Comment by Bianca — August 21, 2013 @ 9:14 am

      • Oh dear! :-(

        What is your education level if you don’t mind me asking? Did you finish high school or university?

        Comment by VV — August 21, 2013 @ 9:53 am

      • Hello and thanks. My education was high school where I did finish, but I wasnt at school for 2 years which may have set me back a bit at the time. I had to go away because my parents found me too much trouble as a child, now they say I am a blessing in disguise, but I wish I hadnt given them that trouble and if I could go back in time, I would be much easier to handle, sincerely, Bianca.

        Comment by Bianca — August 22, 2013 @ 10:38 am

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    • I care. That is an interesting comment, or is this in reply to another comment, not to mine? sincerely, Bianca.

      Comment by Bianca — August 29, 2013 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

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  142. Some really interesting comments here, from my perspective I am a Man from the UK who had a relationship with a Romanian woman, what I liked in fact was how much she loved her country, how she thought the country could be a great place if it was lifted from poverty and corruption and what a beautiful scenic place it was, all this I agreed with!! However like most younger Romanians she left her country to earn money to send home, the thing is she lived in the UK but never really liked the place, how everything was “better” in her country, from food to weather, her friend left to pick fruit in Spain and left her child behind with her unemployed indolent husband. Strangely she avoided meeting other Romanians in the UK and could pick out a “gypsy” at 50 paces.
    Until Romania starts to enjoy the standard of living of the “west” it will remain a backwater and her people will leave for pastures new.

    Comment by Tony — August 28, 2014 @ 10:52 am | Reply

    • Hello and thanks, it was really interesting to read your comment and I do understand how she feels about missing the familiar as I am the same. I live in South Africa and do like it here, but do miss what I enjoyed in childhood, but that is memories anyway, as christmas being in winter which it isnt here. Do you see the woman you had relationship with still? Did she miss christmas time being the way it was there? It is interesting how she can tell a Gypsy from that far and I wonder if is the colouring she notices from a distance? it is so interesting, I just had to reply, sincerely, Bianca.

      Comment by Bianca — August 29, 2014 @ 11:29 am | Reply


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