‘A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell’

 ‘A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell’

                                        (George Bernard Shaw)

Ianuarie 2017

In my opinion, we all need some time alone. Everybody wants to just lie on the bed all day from time to time. For example, as a student I always have homework to do. Sometimes I feel exhausted and I start to tell everyone that I’m going to quit school. Of course I’m joking, but I do think that sometimes we just want to stop doing anything.

When we think about a perpetual holiday, our eyes start to shine. Only the thought of it makes us happy. But are we sure that a perpetual holiday is good for us? When we are on holiday, we like to party a lot and do things that we wouldn’t normally do. I don’t think it’s healthy for us to party every day and let our hair down. It’s nice to think that we can have no responsibilities, but our life would be boring if we just sat all day. We must go to school, get a job and be role models for the next generations.

So, even if it’s hard sometimes, we should never forget that life is made of beautiful moments and not so beautiful ones. We wouldn’t treasure the good times, if we didn’t have to pass through the bad ones. The most important thing is to keep a balance between work and fun.

Adriana Pădure, 11th grade, C. N. ”C.D. Loga”

prof. coordonator: Laura Măcineanu

Vienna – a place to explore

    Vienna – a place to explore

Ianuarie 2017

The first of December was always an important day for me. It’s one of my favorite days of the year because it’s Romania’s National Day. This year I celebrated it in another country, Austria. I went there with some students and teachers from my school and the atmosphere was amazing. We arrived in Wien around 8 PM, so it was dark outside and the Christmas lights were shinning really bright. We decided to go to a Christmas Fair right in the center of the big, old city.

For me, it was breathtaking to see so many people there and I was shocked to see Romanian people there too. It’s nice to be so far away from your country and hear your language being spoken around you. An emotional moment was when I heard the National Romanian Anthem being sang by a few young people. Everybody stopped and we listened to them and we even sang along.

I discovered a little part of Wien when I stayed there. Unfortunately, our trip was 4 days long and I’m sure that there are so many beautiful things that we haven’t discovered yet .I enjoyed going to the Zoo because it was enormous and the animals were interesting to see. I must confess that the polar bear was my favorite because I’ve never seen one before and it reminded me of a Coca-Cola commercial. I’ve taken many photos   there and I showed them to my family and friends and they told me that they wish they were there too. This trip was also educational for me because we also visited some museums and we saw how the royal families used to live. It was like a history class, but more real and enjoyable.

What can I say? Wien was a beautiful city and I’ll always remember it. I hope I’ll have the chance to see it again someday because it has so many presents to give.

Adriana Pădure, 11th grade, C. N. ”C.D. Loga”

prof. coordonator: Laura Măcineanu

Where there is love, there is happiness

 Where there is love, there is happiness

Ianuarie 2017

At the beginning, there lived on Earth sferical androgynous beings made of a male and a female stuck back to back. Their power was unique and untouchable. The Gods were afraid of that power and decided to separate them. The two separated halves, the new beings, missing each other, started to die because of sadness. Seeing that they were remaining without followers, the Gods searched for a method to give the new people a reason to live. For that reason Eros was created, to spread love in the world. Since then, the two halves have been searching each other all of their life and if they find their pair, they form the perfect being from the beginning. Under the face of a beautiful child, sometimes a winged child, a fearsome god was hiding. With his arrows, which never missed their target, Eros or Cupid, spread love among Gods and mortals.

I truly belive that you find someone who can completely turn your world around only once in your life. You tell them things that you have never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. With that person, you share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share your excitement. They build you up and show you things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful.

And that means happiness to me. As this quote says, ”Where there is love, there is happiness”.

Anisia Hurduzeu, 10th grade, C. N. ”C.D. Loga”

prof. coordonator: Laura Măcineanu


When you love, you’re alive. We all want to be loved and love, too. I think that happiness depends on love, which is the only way human beings can fulfil themselves.  Love makes us strong and forgiving.   It can cure our hearts if they are broken and defeats wickedness.

When you love, you can suffer. Where there is true love, there is suffering too. In reality, the things are not like in fairy tales.   For example, the person who you love and see as perfect today may not be the same person tomorrow.

But beyond any risks, we should love and feel that beautiful feeling. And if we will suffer, this will makes us stronger. Suffering   is a normal thing.

Rosu Denisa, 10th grade, C. N. ”C.D. Loga”

prof. coordonator: Laura Măcineanu


 

The word “love” can express many things.

On the one hand, love is a feeling that you have for someone or something. Love and happiness are closely linked to each other. If you love, then you are happy.

On the other hand, love can be considered passion, too. For example, some people love to travel or to do sport; someone’s passion can be football, music or photography. These passions bring us happiness; when you do something that you like, you are in seventh heaven.

So, where there is love there is happiness, whatever the thing or person that makes you feel this wonderful feeling. To be happy means to love and live. Be yourself and you can do it all.

Camelia Hîp, 10th grade, C. N. ”C.D. Loga”

prof. coordonator: Laura Măcineanu


 

Where there is love there is happiness

It’s true, we all need love, because it goes hand in hand with happiness, it’s the recipe of happiness. We can find happiness in every little thing of our everyday life: family, friends, job, hobbies … in every little thing. Those small things made with ardent love are the most important. But sometimes we can’t be joyful, because it’s not so simple to love. Where there is love there is suffering and sacrifice. Still, no matter how many drops of pain you might have in your coffee, there are always much more cups of happiness.  I confess that I don’t love like I should, because if I did so I would enjoy everything, like a child, and all I do would be in peace.

The best words I know about love are some that I found in the Bible: “Love is patient, love is kind… It always protects, always trusts, always hope…”. We all need to be patient, kind; we all need protection, trust and hope. We can’t find our way to happiness without them. How do I know I have love? Someone once told me: “Do a test: if you can replace “Love” with your name (Am I patient? Am I kind? Am I not envious? …) and if the result is correct, then you have love”.

There are many quotes about love that great people wrote. There are some things that they understood, better said, they lived. I remember a few words from a book: ”What makes the difference between people, Father?”  “Love!” So the way we love defines us.

Finally, I think that “If I don’t have love, I’m nothing”.

Alina Balint, 11th grade, C. N. ”C.D. Loga”

prof. coordonator: Laura Măcineanu

“Every time a language dies, the world loses a piece of its ability to survive.”

“Every time a language dies, the world loses a piece of its ability to survive.”

Ianuarie 2017

Languages play a pivotal role in day-to-day life. Languages break the communication barrier between people. The planet holds countless languages in its embrace.

Over the world, numerous languages are spoken. It has happened that a language died out. Some people assert that this is not important because life will be easier if there are fewer languages in the world. In my perception, the variety of languages must be preserved.

Every country has its own mother tongue. Every language represents a culture. For example, Hindi represents India being rooted in the vast history and culture of the area. The language must be preserved in order to save the past, the history and the culture. Over the world, English is considered an international language. When an individual finds it difficult to communicate in the native language of a country, he can use English which is understood and spoken by people over the world.  Moving further, there is a sense of happiness when speaking your own local tongue. It has a special charm.

Consequently, establishing one language for communication and saving the native languages too could be the most appropriate scenario.

     Oana Râcă, 10th grade, C. N. ”C.D. Loga”

prof. coordonator: Laura Măcineanu 


 

When a language dies, the world loses some of the ability to survive. Once the traditions, culture and language of a civilization perish our world loses a piece of its existence.

The fact that in the course of so many years some civilizations have lost their originality is a bad thing, because each civilization is a curiosity for someone. Maybe some people want to discover new traditions and new cultures.

In my opinion, the disappearance of a language or a civilization deeply is disappointing because we all know that we can prevent this but we do nothing.

So when a language dies, we lose a piece of ourselves, of our reality.  It can also lead to the disappearance of a civilization, and that civilization can be our own.

Camelia Hîp, 10th grade, C. N. ”C.D. Loga”

prof. coordonator: Laura Măcineanu


In the context of today’s globalisation process, this famous adage is maybe more actual than ever. At the same time with the language the culture, the traditions and the community die. When an endangered animal is extinct the world loses a unique part of its ecosystem. But when a language dies it is different, something more is lost.

A person can speak every language they learn, but no other language is like their mother tongue; in no other language the words have the same meaning and the same sound as in their mother tongue. We learn our native language from those individuals who are closest to us, emotionally and physically. And so, this language becomes the perfect vehicle for our thoughts and emotions.

What would we do if we lost it or were forbidden to speak it?

Anisia Hurduzeu, 10th grade, C. N. ”C.D. Loga”

prof. coordonator: Laura Măcineanu