Blog Challenge #01: Meet the Blogger!

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Along the time I think I wrote quite a lot of stuff about myself on the blog, but I don't remember writing a blog post entirely about myself. I have the memory span of a beetroot, so don't blame me if I can't remember if I did or did not do it.

On my first year of college, someone had the idea of calling ourselves using nicknames rather that our real names. After looking up the meaning of the name, thinking it represents me, and also because I weirdly like names that start with an A, I picked Akira. I can't figure out why, but I always thought an A-name would fit me better, like Angela (my kindergarden name-crush), or Alex. Later, Akira turned into Aki and since then I am Aki. Pleased to meet you all! Haha!

I was born in a small village that, quite frankly, I don't want to talk about. I didn't like anything about it, starting with the people. Everyone was too focused on showing others how good their lives were, and how wealthy they were, something I could never understand. Now I live in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. I absolutely love the city, I loved it even before I first came here. If you ever visit Cluj, I highly recommend visiting Grădina Botanică, it's wonderful! 

I started the Faculty of Letters in Cluj, but I failed my first year. I decided to try again, and after another two years spent at the faculty, I realised that that wasn't what I wanted to do. Also due to financial situation I decided that it was best to get a full time job and think about college at a later time. Now I'm working in retail, and although it's not the kind of job I would like to have for a long time I am happy that I can pay the rent and bills.

I always liked writing, and even when I'm not writing I keep thinking about it. I have a load of ideas, and sometimes I'm happy writing just whatever. Unfortunately I am out of practice of actually writing, so I will save you from reading anything I would come up with right now. Well, except for this blog post. 

I also like music, autumn and rain. I am the kind of person that listens to whatever music, can't wait for the leaves to change colour in autumns, and sometimes "forgets" the umbrella in the bag when going home from work on a rainy day.  ()

Blog challenge!


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So, long story short, I decided to make a small blog challenge. I have a couple of free days, and I remembered I actually own a blog. I have no idea what on earth I am doing on here anymore, but at the same time I don't see why I shouldn't be doing anything at all.

I am going to post every topic of the challenge once a week, I haven't quite decided on a day, but I think I'll post them on Sundays. 

That being said, let the challenge begin! 

           P.S.: Anyone can take part in the challenge if you wish so.
           

me before you

Acum câteva luni am dat din greșeală de trailerul filmului Me Before You și mi-a plăcut atât de mult Emilia Clarke, râsul ei molipsitor, că am decis să văd filmul cu prima ocazie, ceea ce am și făcut. 

Înainte să-mi înșir părerile și impresiile cu privire la acest film, trebuie neapărat să menționez că Me Before You este un film bazat pe cartea cu același nume scrisă de Jojo Moyes. Uitându-mă acum peste profilul autoarei pe goodreads, am aflat că există și o a doua carte, After You, ceea ce mă face să sper și la un al doilea film. Și poate, pentru că ar dura foarte mult până la lansarea celui de-al doilea film, voi încerca să-mi fac timp să citesc cartea. Ambele, de fapt. 

Înapoi la film. Me Before You este o dramă romantică care ne spune despre relația neașteptată dintre un tânăr paralizat și îngrijitoarea lui personală. După un accident, Will și-a pierdut voința de a mai trăi, asta până când Lou decide sa-i arate că viața merită trăită. Cei doi pornesc într-o serie de aventuri, încurajați fiind și de familiile lor, iar lucrurile par să capete culoare în jurul lui Will.

Emilia Clarke este absolut fermecătoare în rolul Louisei Clark. M-a făcut să o ador pe Lou care are o personalitate plină de farmec și o energie molipsitoare. Sam Claflin în rolul lui William Traynor, pe de altă parte, te face să nu vrei să mai ieși din casă. Contrastul dintre cele două personaje principale este foarte bine realizat, iar filmul a primit de la mine o steluță special pentru actingul celor doi.

Sper că micuțul meu post v-a făcut să-i dați o șansă filmului, chiar dacă genul romance poate nu se află printre favoritele voastre (nu este nici printre favoritele mele).

Vizionare plăcută!