Themes

All the articles published on this blog, grouped by theme, are listed on this page. Most of them are in English, while some others are available in Romanian, my mother tongue, and French, my third language.

Miscellaneous

19.04.2017 Four years of blogging with WordPress

Education

21.03.2017 Education: Lighting of a fire and not filling a pail

Literature review

07.04.2017 Engaging reading with Gabriel García Márquez
16.03.2017 Pasternak’s Dr Zhivago: Turning love & history into immortality
20.02.2017 Bestsellers vs. masterpieces: Living forever or being forgotten
08.04.2017 Un veac de singurătate nesfârșit cu Gabriel García Márquez (Romanian)
17.03.2017 Doctor Jivago sau anotimpul unei lumi apuse (Romanian)
29.01.2017 An outstanding literary testimony: Memories or the path to ourselves
22.01.2017 O mărturie literară de excepție: Amintirile sau drumul către noi înşine (Romanian)

Travelling

Amazing Sardinia, a set of articles describing my summer holiday in Sardinia, Italy:

04.06.2017 Ground-breaking Baja Sardinia
03.06.2017 Amazing Sardinia: Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda’s heart
02.06.2017 Amazing Sardinia: Arzachena, a cradle of ancient civilisation
01.06.2017 Amazing Sardinia: Its traditional ceramic art
31.05.2017 Amazing Sardinia: La Maddalena Archipelago by boat
30.05.2017 Amazing Sardinia: Stunning Spargi Island
29.05.2017 Amazing Sardinia: Budelli Island’s Pink Beach
29.05.2017 Amazing Sardinia: Isola Santa Maria
28.05.2017 Amazing Sardinia: La Maddalena

25.04.2017 Le miracle bleu-violet du Bois de Hal en Belgique (French)

24.04.2017 Miracolul violet-albăstrui al Pădurii din Halle, Belgia(Romanian)

23.04.2017 Hallerbos purple-blue miracle

05.04.2017 Brussels’s Tulip time
02.04.2017 Hallerbos’s galaxy of windflower stars
31.03.2017 Spring composition: Natural complementary colours
29.03.2017 Evere’s Windmill and its cultural heartbeat
16.04.2017 Vanderhulst Garden’s springtime in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
13.04.2017 My green grass from home
09.04.2017 Floralia: Brussels’s Flower Festival
12.04.2017 Iarba mea verde de acasă (Romanian)
10.04.2017 Duminica Floriilor la Floralia, în Bruxelles (Romanian)
06.04.2017 Vremea lalelelor în Bruxelles (Romanian)
17.01.2017 Evere’s Bon Pasteur Park
08.01.2017 Catedrala din Aachen, Germania: Opt motive pentru a o vizita (Romanian)
06.01.2017 Eight reasons to visit Aachen Cathedral in Germany
04.01.2017 Aachen’s St. Nicholas Church, in Germany
31.12.2016 Happy New Year 2017! Bonne année 2017 ! Un An Nou fericit în 2017!
30.12.2016 Aachen, a gate to the living European history
11.12.2016 Unter den Linden: Cel mai cunoscut bulevard al Berlinului (Romanian)
10.12.2016 Unter den Linden: Berlin’s most famous boulevard
07.12.2016 Târgurile de Crăciun ale Berlinului (Romanian)
06.12.2016 Berlin’s Christmas Markets 2016
04.12.2016 Biserica memorială Kaiser Wilhelm din Berlin, o punte symbol (Romanian)
03.12.2016 Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church or how to bridge two worlds
02.12.2016 Berlinul şi ursul, mascota sa (Romanian)
01.12.2016 Berlin and its bear icon
06.10.2016 Evere’s St. Vincent Church
15.08.2016 Le tapis de fleurs de Bruxelles: Un anniversaire de 20 ans dans le style japonais (French)
14.08.2016 Covorul de flori din Bruxelles: Sărbătorind cultura niponă (Romanian)
13.08.2016 Brussels Flower Carpet: Celebrating 20 years in Japanese style
09.08.2016 Ceasul de apă-saxofon din Dinant, Belgia (Romanian)
08.08.2016 Dinant’s saxophone-shaped water clock
07.08.2016 Podul saxofoanelor din Dinant, Belgia (Romanian)
06.08.2016 A Bridge of Saxophones: Dinant, Belgium
12.07.2016 Le Jardin Vanderhulst: Un trésor vivant à Sint-Pieters-Leeuw en Belgique (French)
11.07.2016 Comorile grădinii Vanderhulst din Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgia (Romanian)
10.07.2016 One-of-a-kind places: The Vanderhulst Garden in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
08.05.2016 One-of-a-kind places: Josaphat Park, in Schaerbeek, Brussels
02.05.2016 Schaerbeek’s donkeys and horses making a difference
27.04.2016 Halle’s blue-purple emotion in Belgium
27.04.2016 La forêt bleu-violette à Hal en Belgique (French)
26.04.2016 Pădurea albastră-purpurie din Halle, Belgia (Romanian)
18.04.2016 Château d’Eltz: Un véritable trésor à voir (French)
17.04.2016 Eltz Castle: A special place to behold
16.04.2016 Castelul Eltz: O atracție turistică unică (Romanian)
03.04.2016 Durbuy, cel mai mic oraș al lumii (Romanian)
02.04.2016 Durbuy, the world’s smallest town
17.01.2016 Muzeul Vinului din Ehnen: O poveste despre vinificație și degustare de vinuri (Romanian)
16.01.2016 Ehnen Wine Museum: O story about winemaking & wine tasting
30.12.2015 The year of 2015 in review

22.07-14.08.2015 Postcards from Southern France (in English):

Article collection dedicated to the city of Nice & surroundings (France) in Romanian:

14.06.2015 One-of-a-kind places: Coloma Rose Garden
14.05.2015 One-of-a-kind places: Coloma Rose Garden photo album
14.06.2015 One-of-a-kind places: Coloma rose garden’s Chinese corner
14.06.2015 One-of-a-kind places: Famous rose breeders at Coloma rose garden
14.06.2015 One-of-a-kind places: Coloma rose garden’s Japanese corner
14.06.2015 One-of-a-kind places: Coloma rose garden’s big white pergola
14.06.2015 One-of-a-kind places: Coloma’s geometric rose garden
14.06.2015 One-of-a-kind places: Romanian corner at Coloma Rose Garden in Belgium
25.05.2015 Etterbeek’s Medieval Market: A short journey to the Middle Ages
25.05.2015 Etterbeek’s Medieval Market 2015: Medieval Glazed Ceramic Art
25.05.2015 Etterbeek’s Medieval Market 2015: Medieval food & cooking
24.05.2015 Etterbeek’s Medieval Market 2015: Medieval entertainers
24.05.2015 Etterbeek’s Medieval Market 2015: Jewellery & Accessory Photo-album
24.05.2015 Etterbeek’s Medieval Market 2015: Costume Photo-album
16.05.2015 Pairi Daiza: Touring the world in just one day
02.05.2015 The Spring 2015 Aywiers Gardens of Belgium
25.04.2015 Breathtaking purple-blue carpets of Halle’s Wood
05.04.2015 Hallerbos, a piece of the Belgian green heritage
15.11.2013 First trip to Paris, the City of Lights
15.11.2013 Notre premier voyage à Paris, la Ville des Lumières (French)
19.11.2013 Către Barbados, insula fără ape curgătoare: Popasul la Londra (Romanian)
06.11.2013 Către Barbados, insula fără ape curgătoare: Plecarea spre Londra (Romanian)
04.11.2013 Către Barbados, insula fără ape curgătoare: Vestea cea mare (Romanian)
27.10.2013 Glasgow: La porțile nordului (Romanian)
25.10.2013 Puerto Rico, perla din inima Mării Caraibilor (Romanian)
20.10.2013 Libertatea și plăcerea de a călători peste mări și țări (Romanian)

Music, a language everybody understands

15.04.2017 Czardas or when music means emotions and not sounds
25.02.2017 Dutch and Flemish Levenslied Music: Its cheerful power
29.02.2016 Rapsodiile lui Enescu: O autentică armonie (Romanian)
29.02.2016 Enescu’s togetherness
21.06.2015 Emotion rules the music: A song about friends reuniting
04.01.2015 A musical romantic journey with Ruxandra Donose
16.11.2014 Cecilia Bartoli: Unveiling forgotten Baroque treasures
13.11.2014 Musique, une langue accessible à tous: L’héritage du Maria Callas
13.11.2014 Music, a language everybody understands: Callas Legacy
12.10.2014 Sarah Brightman or how to marry pop and opera in Vienna
02.03.2014 John Newman tributes in Brussels
02.02.2014 Music, a language everybody understands: An evening with Gatto’s and Giordano’s sonatas
08.01.2014 Music, a language everybody understands: Coldplay or a feeling of togetherness
01.12.2013 Music, a language everybody understands: The most fascinating musical instrument
28.11.2013 Music, a language everybody understands: First steps into the music world

Day of Multilingual Blogging

13.11.2014 Musique, une langue accessible à tous: L’héritage du Maria Callas (French)
13.11.2014 Music, a language everybody understands: Callas Legacy
13.11.2014 The fall of the wall, which changed my life
13.11.2014 Bunicul, eroul meu (Romanian)
13.11.2014 Celebrating Latin on the Day of Multilingual Blogging

Social media & social networks

28.06.2014 Twitter Communications: Why institutional digital presence matters
08.06.2014 Facebook: From hesitation to a daily habit
27.05.2014 Tweeting me and retweeting you
24.05.2014 An online debate methodology in a nutshell: Part one
24.05.2014 An online debate methodology in a nutshell: Part two
14.05.2014 Making or not making online noise: To lurk or not to lurk

Web publishing

10.09.2015 Web design: Five reasons to sacrifice justified text for readability
07.03.2014 Content Review: Readership’ feedback to content written in their second language
06.03.2014 Reading: Moving from paper to screen
04.03.2014 Web surveys: Benefits and limitations
28.02.2014 Why writing for the Web is not writing for printing
24.02.2014 Usability between information design and information architecture
23.02.2014 Good visual composition on the Web
22.02.2014 Why traditional compositional elements matter on the Web?
20.02.2014 Turning 20 years in the field

“Getting ready”, artwork authored by Lena, former student

A journey to one-of-a-kind place

21.08.2014 Help us identify this piece of music!
15.08.2014 The Magic Begonia Carpet of Grand-Place in Brussels
14.08.2014 The making of the begonia carpet in Brussels’s Grand-Place
11.08.2014 A journey to one-of-a-kind place: Blooming Grand-Place in Brussels
09.08.2014 A journey to one-of-a-kind place: Kölner Dom
30.07.2014 A journey to one-of-a-kind place: Touring Bonn by foot
29.07.2014 The Beethoven House in Bonn
28.07.2014 The Bonn Minster
27.07.2014 Bonn’s Flower Shops
27.07.2014 Altes Rathaus, Bonn, Germany

Cultures & communication

06.05.2016 Learning simple living at a later age
27.01.2016 A mysterious chromatic world in a nutshell
27.12.2015 My outstanding books
25.12.2015 Cărţile de căpătâi (Romanian)
24.12.2015 Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël! Crăciun fericit!
11.10.2015 Photo-Walk: October stillness
28.09.2015 Super Moon lunar eclipse 2015: Marvelous pictures
26.09.2015 The autumn colours vary from one year to another
14.09.2015 Quality versus quantity
04.09.2015 Ceramic, a long-lasting connection with my childhood
04.04.2014 The email, still a powerful communication tool
30.03.2014 Embracing cultures through email exchange
29.03.2014 How to overcome anxiety, hostility and defensive behaviour in email communication
27.03.2014 Culture influences on email writing and interpretation
26.03.2014 Email as a learning tool
23.03.2014 Marrying cultures and computers
21.03.2014 Barriers to intercultural communication
20.03.2014 Understanding world cultures
17.03.2014 Intercultural learning
16.03.2014 Cultures and communication: Web-based collaborative projects in schools
15.03.2014 Cultures and communication: First steps in schools

Culture

01.06.2016 A touching connection between Thatcher’s era and Bellini’s Norma
31.05.2016 O legătură emoționantă între epoca Thatcher și Norma lui Bellini (Romanian)
15.01.2017 Romanian National Culture Day: A genuine lesson about Eminescu
18.09.2016 Când lectura răscolește rădăcinile (Romanian)
19.08.2016 Have a great World Photo Day!
26.12.2014 2014 Christmas Market in Brussels
09.12.2014 Nutcracker: A timeless Christmas symbol
28.09.2014 Emotions, images, words and music in a nutshell
01.10.2014 Une visite d’un endroit unique: Bibliothèque Solvay (French)
16.02.2014 If I would cross the river
15.01.2014 A genuine lesson about Eminescu
25.12.2013 Homeward bound: I thank you and I miss you
25.12.2013 Mixing traditional Christmas dishes and feeling richer!
15.11.2013 Limba română sau întoarcerea acasă prin cuvinte (Romanian)
15.11.2013 Belgium, the bridge between Germanic and Latin Europe
10.11.2013 The Four Seasons of my Earlier Years: Autumn, grapes and wine
08.11.2013 The Four Seasons of my Earlier Years: Autumn Flavours and Weddings
03.11.2013 The Four Seasons of my Earlier Years: One can’t judge a book by its cover
31.10.2013 Mon chemin vers le français (French)
30.10.2013 My path to learning French
24.10.2013 The Four Seasons of my Earlier Years: The Bitter Taste of My Summers
17.10.2013 The Four Seasons of my Earlier Years: My Spring
14.10.2013 The Four Seasons of my Earlier Years: Winter Customs and Traditions (2)
11.10.2013 The Four Seasons of my Earlier Years: Winter Customs and Traditions (1)
02.10.2013 A culture of measuring twice and cutting once: Early years (Part 2)
20.09.2013 A culture of measuring twice and cutting once: Early years (Part 1)
15.09.2013 Cum am învățat să citesc și de ce am fost pedepsit să citesc cărți de colorat (Romanian)
08.09.2013 How and where to start: The beginning

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2 Responses to Themes

  1. Nice! 🙂 Very well organised!

  2. Pingback: How and where to start: The beginning | In search of Right Words

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