Monthly Archives: December 2015

Entrepreneurship

As I don’t go with the flow, I wouldn’t write about trendy topics, I stick to the less fashionable words in English…Hence my invisible stories, my monthly words and my daily English courses.

I have become an entrepreneur out of love for English…For speaking English with my students.  I have been creating new skills.

I have continuously proven myself. I am the person at the coalface.

My credo in being entrepreneurial is “Nobody can copy the work”.

Some can copy your ideas but nobody can work as hard as you do…You are the person at the coalface.

As it has been said: 1% inspiration & 99% perspiration.

What I have learned in 2015:

You tackle problems with your skills. They are enough to make do.

If your imagination speaks to you, LISTEN! As imagination makes the invisible, visible. Consequently, some of my invisible stories have become visible:

 

 

 

 

 

I bid you a Blissful New Year full of challenges and simple blue solutions, irresistible ideas and charming people, stories to tell and listen and huge heaps of SMILES.

Iulia

The desert

“…the desert, where there is the communal book of moonlight. We were among the rumour of wells. In the palace of winds.”
Michael Ondaatje.

The desert…
Where everything is communal and eternal.

Where every whisper of Love hits
the depth
Of Reason.

Where moonbeams
linger longer
and draw misterious chants
in the sand.

I believe in it.

 

Rene Magritte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Rene Magritte.

The Sun, the Moon and the Rose

I have the Sun, the Moon and the Rose

The lake and waters blue

which regardless of weather

Gleam back the True.

 

The Sun…

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The Moon…

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The Rose…

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“Men had always been the reciters of poetry in the desert” – Michael Ondaatje.

 

Quote

“If I had asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses”.
Henry Ford.

If I had asked my students what they wanted they would have said an English-Romanian translation course.

Not having asked and keeping my head and thoughts firmly outside the box, I ask you to speak English.

I ask you to think creatively and transform your thoughts in a story …

Don’t worry about your mistakes.

As long as you don’t take them anywhere with you or tuck them in every chilly evening…you will be fine…

At my courses I give you the user manual for transforming your thoughts in a simple English story.

 

A seasonal picture upon a magnificent story.  Source: D.j.Jeschke.

Van Gogh Santa

Quote

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kidergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books of algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.”
Hugh MacLeod

 

Maybe I have had my crayons back….

My visible white stories in the making:

 

 

White Winter Letters

Today I declare the start of the White Winter Letters’ season!

All my customers (&dear people) will get a white story in a customized letter in my customized handwriting… As without customization my handwriting is as unfathomable as the hieroglyphs before Champollion.

The first heap of stories:

White winter stories

 

 

 

 

 

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Now I need the services of a courier company employing owls, in order to get them delivered before the Holidays….

 

What friends?

I have the sun
and the full moons,
The air and the water
blue.

The memories of
the sweet hills
and the crescent moon
keeping the vineyards
in bloom.

For my love
I would give
My hills
wrapped in balmy
vine flowers.

“If I can stop a heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain”. Emily Dickinson

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Words are dangerous tools

Words are dangerous tools. You need the User Manual.

I will be able to help you fill in your User Manual for Legal English, Saturday, the 12th December.

 

ATELIERE TEMATICE LIMBA ENGLEZA

Sambata, 12 decembrie, 10-16, workshop tematic engleza juridica.

Topic: Contract formation & contract remedies.

 

Seurat, love in spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

This picture is covered in words. My User Manual speaks like this:

Love is shining grass in spring,

Love is solace in the wind,

Love is smilling beneath trees,

Love is in the simple things … when laugh.

 

Many Happy Returns Mr Georges Seurat (2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891)!

 

 

Happy Saint Andrew’s Day!

 

Happy day

when all the ways are full of

Ghosts and merry guests

starting on their quests

for laughter and delights

on the eeriest of tonights.

 

Happy Saint Andrew’s Day!

Here’s the patron saint of Scotland, Russia, Barbados, Ukraine, Greece, Romania, Amalfi, Luqa (Malta), fishermen, fishmongers and rope-makers.

 

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Happy Romania’s Day!

1 Decembrie