Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New wheel in town!

During the last week-end, Andra brought from home (Horezu) a custom pottery wheel, for her classes.
"Custom" stands for a bit smaller size than the average pottery wheels, and for the fact that it can be almost completely disassembled and reassembled, when needed.

Last night we took a couple of hours to put together all the pieces and have it ready for work.
There was a lot of noise coming from knocking things with a hammer, because a few pieces had to be convinced to fit in; so, now we're glad that there were no complains from the neighbors :).
In the heat of the moment, we completely forgot to take pictures while working on the big puzzle, but we took some after we began reshaping two clods of clay:

So, starting from now, Andra's apprentices can acquire first hand experience in creating pottery, and also, future couch-surfers will have the opportunity to learn more about clay modeling and traditional pottery.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Couchsurfing - Bucket and Spade - Australia.

We have had a very interesting couple of days, with our latest Australian guests: Dwayne and Brenton, who have been traveling the world for the past two and a half months.

The guys arrived during the week, on Thursday night, and because Andra had to leave the city on Friday, we bombarded them from the first day, with questions, and talked until late at night about all the places they've been so far.

Their day time was spent visiting the city, while in the evening, the guitars and the God of War game represented the main attractions.

Dwayne looked quite natural with the guitar, and he also seemed to have a nice voice. Maybe next time, I'll have a piano for Brenton as well; and the three of us can have a concert :).

Here are some photos taken while the two of them took terms in completing a special mini game from God of War ;)

Some other pics:
At a hair salon.

Laughing at those HUGE luggage, and comparing them to my size :).

Having fun with the pink slippers (it tends to become a tradition).

Overall, it was a very interesting experience and, in the end, we also got a surprise "thank you" note.
Wasn't expecting that; thanks guys for making our day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Couchsurfing - our very first guest.

The last two days were pretty full for us, as we hosted for the first time a couch surfer (Joel, who is traveling the world right now).

Because the couch was occupied by my mother, whom is visiting us, we accommodated Joel in my room from the university campus. And every evening, after finishing the work schedule, me and Joel took a motorcycle ride to our apartment, for a warm meal and hours of talking :).
After more than one year on the road, Joel had quite a few useful advices and funny stories.

Here are two pictures with him:
- first one taken while he was busy shooting some enemies in the Crysis game.
- second one in the kitchen while we were making fun of the pink slippers - the only available pair we had for him (I actually wore them one evening as well - and gave him mine, just to be fair with the guy :) ).

Friday, November 6, 2009

At the right place :).

By accident, yesterday we noticed this old lady, resting on the sidewalk.