November 22, 2006

Pozor, tram!

Isn't it ironic, don't u see...

It's like having a tram pass for two months
And never get checked.
Forget it once because of changing coats
And you're fucked.

Les controleurs...

The good thing in all this story is i got away with it eventually. The guy knew a bit of English, I tried explaining it was at home and I could get it for him, and that I had no id whatsoever.

Still he called a policeman in the station who didn't know any English, so I got as expressive as I could trying to show him I had nothing in my pockets and stuff. He probably thought of the trouble I would put him through if he were to take me to the Police (and about losing the morning dough nuts and coffee?)

Anyway, unlike in Iasi for example, I heard that here u only pay a small amount of money if you have a subscription but you don't have it with you, it's like 50CZK if you show it afterwards (cinzej'de mii) and also the controleurs seem to have kind of a human side. Anyway I still have a couple of unpaid fines in Iasi for similar things, so I refresh my message for those obtuse brutes: 'Screw you', the tram is also way much better and smoother here even though they look the same. I guess it's the tracks that matter, alllooooo primariaaaaaaaa Iasi, trezireeeeeaaaa...

Okay, mind that last part...

So I guess it's a lucky day after all, or I'd better see how it goes from now on.


November 21, 2006

November 17, 2006

Communism day ...

Tomorrow is a national holiday in CZ, the communism day, a reminder of what this meant for the Czech people for over 50 years and a 'don't try this ever again' kind of warning.

I think such an event is of great importance in order to raise awareness in the new generation and to remind the older ones about how things were during those times and maybe help them shake off some old habits and conceptions. As I heard there will be several activities taking place and AIESEC has a schedule for trainees as well.

The fall of the regime was peaceful in CZ with the velvet revolution and as far as I know the country didn't have such harsh times as Romania had and yet they show so much importance to what happened during those 50 years and I congratulate them for doing so.

There are much stronger reasons for Romania to have such a day to remember all the people (most of them young and brave enough to take the streets) who lost their lives in the revolution, instead nobody seems to give a damn about them and what they stood for.

I felt quite ashamed for not having such a commemoration in Romania and what's worse is that it only struck me when I heard about the events that are about to take place tomorrow here in CZ.

I guess we're much more used to forgetting where we come from and taking for granted everything we have now, always wanting more and more. We should never forget what happened then so that we won't make that mistake ever again and also we should be much more grateful for the country we have now and try to make things better.

If not now, in the near future this will be surely forgotten by the new generation, another page in the history book, but still such a recent and painful page.

We should do more to commemorate and shed light on the events that happened.

So, happy non-communist days to you all, try to make the best of them!

November 5, 2006