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So Long

Finding difficult to sleep these days. I need to close the page of my life’s book and start a new one. Not a new page, or a new chapter, or even a part two, no, no, no, I need a new book entirely.

A book which won’t be filled with pain, anger, disappointment and regret.

I know, I did or I contributed to some bad things. There is no forgiveness of or return from doing that, what was done, was done.

I also did some good things. Or, in the end, I tried-I really did.

Goodbye, old memory-I am sorry that my insecurities and lust for revenge messed up your life.

So long, another old memory-we both knew it wasn’t meant to happen, but we tried-and while it could’ve been better, it could’ve definitely be worst.

Farewell, my dearest friend-I pray that those who stayed treat you better than those who left, and I don’t need your forgiveness for which it holds no benefit, as I would never forgive myself for that situation, but I need you to be OK. I pray that you are. And that wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, life is filled with love, fulfilment and happiness.

Last but not the least, take it easy, Cristian. Learn to forgive- others and, especially, yourself.

Learn to focus on yourself, as there are things which need addressing.

Learn to stop holding the weight of the world on your shoulder.

Learn to appreciate those who are here “now”, rather than feeling guilty for what happened “before”.

All I can do is focus on becoming a better version of myself. And while I might not achieve my best, if it would be better than my current version, then I’ll call that progress. Sort of.

Hasta la pasta, baby.




Unlimited Thoughts

Hello, is me again. Still trying to get my head around things.

I have everything mapped out inside my brain, I just need the will to do it. Why I haven’t started already? Well, I did started but I kind of got side tracked. Still, everything is in my head.

I haven’t procrastinated with everything, luckily I actioned and helped to solve some very big issues that appeared with my close ones. For starters, I start to believe that every single state institution around the world is run by dummies. Run by, or work by rules made by them. Horrendous, but that’s finished now and I can 100% say that sometimes, life give us happy endings. If we know what to do with them or not, that’s another story entirely.

I recently started to get back into the Last of Us game. I still maintain my opinion that this has to be the most overrated gaming franchise of all time. Basically, the game is like Uncharted but with clickers and crafting. And yeah, kind of creepy as we have scenes of an underage person looking at porn magazines and cocks, why I am not surprised that the Weird Patrol at Naughty Dog thought it’s a good idea to include that scene in the remastered game (not sure if it’s on the remake as well or not).

But if my experience of TLOU is not overwhelming, I recently finished Dark Souls 3 and it’s DLC’s and that one was time well spent. I bought the game impulsively to be honest, did not expected to complete it but here I was. Also, Ryse: True Son of Rome was a good time. Not historically accurate, but graphics and gameplay were on point and the story was ok, something to pass the time.

I also started Soulstice, but as much as I enjoy the story, the 2.5D gameplay is a bit repetitive and I’m yet to decide if I’ll continue it or not.

Last but not the least, I have started last month a new little novel. Not sure if this would be one I’ll actually finish or leave it be, but I hope I’ll get myself together to write it all down. Most of it it’s in my head, “How I met my soulmate” is one of the titles that floats around on my mind for it but it’s not set in stones. Unfortunately, like most of my best work it involves pain and skydiving in my darkest and unexplored corners for my unconscious, so writing it it’s not an easy  task.


Does anything makes sense anymore.

I was listening to my music while walking back from work when I witnessed a young lady starting to shiver, cry and then fall on the ground, adding screams to her cries and looking in a big mental breakdown.

Someone did call 999 for her, I observed a bit later that two police officers and an ambulance with paramedics were there.

Makes you wonder, what can go so wrong in one’s life to react like that in the middle of the street, while surrounded by strangers. Makes me even wonder how many of us strangers do the same thing in our minds every day and we barely hold it together to not lose control and proceed following her footsteps.

One step forward, two steps back. Uncertainty, a lack of clear purpose or satisfactory results, too much negativity and distractions coming our way.

Of course that people are at the edge. I feel like screaming, shouting and bash myself to the floor myself, but I can’t afford it. I just need to hold it together and to be here for myself, to move forward, not backwards and to find my inner peace-something that I profoundly wish to that young lady as well.


New Chapters

The last week has been interesting, to say the least.

Ever since forever, I was interested in gaming-I still remember owning a chinese console as a kid, “street fighter”. Just another version of the endless chinese clones of Nintendo Famicom.

Over the years, my passion evolved. With spending hours at the internet coffee’s, endlessly playing the same levels of the same few games, from owning my own PC and moving towards consoles, I was always interested in the phenomenon.

Among my favourite brands around gaming, two names were always on the list: the Rocksteady Studio and the Xbox console. They both managed to disappoint me within the last week.

For starters, Rocksteady entered the game studios Hall of Fame by creating Batman Arkham Asylum, a superhero games which changed forever not only the superhero games, but also many other action games. Even now, 15 years after it was launched, I can see new games borrowing elements from it and for it’s following games. 3 other entries were introduced in the Batman ArkhamVerse, City, Origins and Knight, which are still regarded as the best superhero game series of all times and one of the best game series in history. The series served as a good fanservice for the Batman: the animatied series fans, with Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy returning to voice Joker and Batman for 3 of the 4 games (Arkham Origins featured different voice actors for batman and joker, the game being developed by another studio but in Arkham’s spirit)

The fans expected for this universe to end with Arkham Knight, who’s ending was a decent tribute to the series run and offered Batman a solid send off.

This all changed when their next game was announced to take part in the same universe, Suicide Squad: kill the justice league, who was also set to feature the last Kevin Conroy’s performance of Batman (unfortunately, he passed away in 2022).

To sum it in a short sentence, the game which launched last week trashed this legacy and it disappointed a lot of fans. I was planning to buy the game just for the story, but now I won’t…I can’t. Arkham’s Batman deserved better than what he got there, and even if I can overlook other things that I genuinely dislike about this game, I can’t forgive this aspect. Basically, most ArkhamVerse lovers boycotted the game as well. Farewell, Rocksteady-thank you for all the good memories.

Now, Xbox-my favourite console. I like the UI, the integration within Microsoft’s ecosystem, like OneDrive and PC, and I proudly owned several Xbox consoles during the last few years.

Now Xbox wants to bring their exclusives to PlayStation, in typical Microsoft move to destroy what they had helped build. Not going to go into details on why I think this would be the end of the xbox console, but I am a bit sad about all this.

I don’t want to give it too much thought either way, these corporats have their own agenda and talking about owning, I don’t own Microsoft stock (although I probably should) so it is what it is, such is life.

Time for a new chapter. Since everything around me changes, for the better or worst, I might as well aspire to focus on the better.


Come break the silence-2

I’m thinking-and no, it doesn’t pay well, to quote Arthur Morgan-maybe I should start writing again. I never envisioned myself as a talented writer but writing about things that might’ve or might’ve not happened to me and put it in a fictional way. This might help me recconect with my inner self and achieve/maintain my peace.

Also, it can be something constructive on the long run.

Guess this is might help to keep me moving. But still, I wish I can break this silence. Tear it apart and move past that.

Come break the silence

It’s that time of the year again. Ever since 2020, I always seem to start the new year grinding my way up in Red Dead Online. Never thought that I’ll do it again but one of my gaming friends asked me if I wanna do it on PlayStation and so I did. Man I love that game, no matter how many hours I’ve already spent on it or how many memories (good and/or bad) it holds.

Sometimes I wonder when would distracting myself would end. Because I have other things to grind for at this time but somehow I end up in this circle. Anyway, I wish for my inner self to break this silence and unleash what I need to kickstart my new projects.

For now, I am just idling in red dead while I’m not taking the punishing of Sekiro, another useless stuff I am allocating my energy to rather than doing something else.

Speaking of which, Sekiro reminds me how much I like japanese themed games. Sure, it’s way more difficult to survive Sekiro when compared to Tokyo: Ghostwire or Ghost of Tsushima, but the setting, thematics and landscapes are on point. Oh yeah, and parry-parry-parry-deflecting, hitting, being one shoted, than trying again.

Guess this is what keeps me moving.But still, I wish I can break this silence. Tear it apart and move past that.



Everything and nothing

When I repurchased the domain name, I was planning to stop writing things in my head and put them here instead. Over a month went by and I had written everything in my head, I put nothing down here.

Maybe my head just moved on past writing important stuff on the interned. These days, I merely use it to communicate with the few friends I’ve got and the only writing I’m doing is when  entering the endless debates about nothing, from which I exit after a few minutes.

Truth to be told, I am not interested in those subjects much-it just gaves me an easy way to blow off some steam.

it does not matter really what I think about what and I am aware of that, and I start to think that most people who comment and enter arguments are aware of this as well-they just use internet as an escape. Or maybe I am wrong, it doesn’t really matter at the end of the day.

Speaking of what matter, real life called so the blow writing most stop for now. See you between approximately and never to write again about everything and nothing.


7 years

7 Years

Romanian football sticker waiting for me at the Luton airport, cheered me up for a bit.

I remember like it was today. While I was placing everything I’ve had in a Decathlon bought suitcase and a CapyTempo backpack which a friend gave me a few years back, my dog was curious about what I was doing, and so were my cats. Little would they know that in a few hours, I will physically be as far away from them as I will be from ever seeing most of them again.

I did one last night of PC activities-some browsing, minimal gaming, went to make some last pics of my pets and mum, then I slept for around 2 hours before one of my friends came to drop me at the airport.

It was my first time there, I remember going through the customs fairly straightforwardly, then waiting at departures.

As I was boarding the plane, I remember how my mother merely encouraged me before I entered my friend’s car and told me that It was about time I try something different, which was the first (and only) time she actually approved this.

I wished I could’ve listened to Eminem’s song Lose yourself but my phone’s audio jack was messed up, I could only find the courage within my mind and carry on this path.


Remember being on British soil for the first time, panicking around the bus stops, walking towards my temporary accommodation using Here and Google Maps. I remember going into town at 5PM just to find everything shut and wondering where everyone was (where I came from, 6-7 PM is the time when everyone is out lol).

But most importantly, I remember not having any idea whatsoever about what I’m going to do and still moving forward with ticking all of my objectives-finding a rent accommodation, get the right to work in the UK, opening a bank account, familiarizing myself with the new surroundings, meeting new acquaintances-all done by an introvert who hates talking to people in general, let alone to new people, in new environments.

I do not know how I managed to go through with all this, but this experience proved to me that focus and dedication can prevail when fear and doubts can’t break your spirit.

While over 2191 days have passed since I came into the post-brexit vote United Kingdom, I don’t remember many of these days as I did remember that one. I might’ve not seen it at the time, but this all process proved to me that many things are only difficult in my head and most things get easier once I’ve started.

Unfortunately, I need to put a stop for now-life’s calling. A hot piece of lasagne and a slice of mango cake, to celebrate this milestone. Chapeau.