We met through a stroke of luck on Facebook in May 2016. Back then we used to live in two different countries: Romania and England. We talked and talked and, 3 weeks and a flight to London later, we saw each other in person. 2 months later we started a new life together.
We are very communicative people. We used to write, express our opinions or post photos on social media all the time, so we decided to get our own playground, a website.
On the website we express our take on the world. Opinions on (un)important things, stories we live through every day, introduce inspiring people, and sometimes we invite others to tell their tales.
I am Oana and I spent twelve years becoming the best aerospace engineer I could possibly be. Nine of ’em I was in Germany, studying, scramjeting, learning languages, conferencing, you know … sciencing. Not enough for me though. I felt like I was becoming something I don’t believe in, a stereotype. The only sane thing left for me to do was to write and explore the depths of this dark little head of mine.
Alin came along. He seemed to believe in me and my pen more than I did, so I changed the country for the second time in two years, converted to copywriting and digital strategy, am picking up driving on the wrong side of the road.
A general rule is regret stuff I did, rather than stuff I didn’t do. Yeah, they say it’s really constructive. Also, I had a near-death experience once and it was strangely disappointing.
I am Alin, a designer, and a father. I started my creative work drawing posters for a cinema chain in Arad. It was the last place in Romania, where they still did that by hand. After a while, I got into the advertising business. Currently, I run a small business in the UK providing UX/UI services to fin-tech companies.
I am many things. A passionate cook, always on the look for the perfect bite. That kind of works well, given Oana and I are both indulgers. Then there is Artificial Intelligence – very big fan. I think technology development should come with responsibility. In order to use it properly, we ought to understand the implications. Although I don’t fancy myself a photographer, I like to capture world’s details in pictures, mostly with my phone.
My most accomplished doing is, without any doubt, my daughter. Her grace amazes me everyday.