American BBQ Party


"Remember when I told you that the coming months will pass way more quickly than the others?" Andrei asked me the other day, impressed by the truth in his words.

"Yea, I know .. I knew this is what it was going to be like." I tell him absent minded.

And look, we're less than 3 weeks away 'til we board on the flight that defies time. Overseas, beyond the comfortable and closer to adventure. Our appetite for the new and unplanned feeds our impatience, making us count down the days. We realized that we spend most of our time left thinking about what it's going to be like and what stories we'll have to share after it's all over.

We're going to America! - A sentence so melodic, yet so common among us, the youth. This is because W&T programs, with the good and bad, touch so many lives. Changing perceptions, providing opportunities and giving experiences. We're going after the American dream!

We, too, decided to go on a W&T kind of trip. Me, Andrei and two of my best friends - we all wanted this since too long. We signed the papers in the beginning of this spring, and then time took a sprint. - But wait, stop! Don't think that bothered us, quite the contrary!

Anyhow, we decided to take advantage of the still familiar and the stunning good weather. - I don't know about you guys, but I, for one, just love to make even the most common things to a party. And now we had a theme!


"Mai stii cand ti-am spus ca urmatoarele luni vor trece mult mai repede?" ma intreaba Andrei zilele trecute, impresionat de adevarul pe care-l graise.

"Da, stiu.. stiam ca asa va fi." ii spun absenta.

Si uite ca sunt mai putin de 3 saptamani pana ne vom imbarca in zborul care sfideaza timpul. Peste ocean, dincolo de comfortabil si mai aproape de aventura. Pofta pentru nou ne hraneste nerabdarea si numarand zilele, realizam ca ne gandim mai mereu la asta. Cum va fi, ce ne va astepta si ce vom povesti la urma.

Mergem in America! - o propozitie atat de melodioasa si atat de frecventa printre noi, tinerii. Asta fiindca programele de W&T, cu bune si cu rele, ating multe vieti. Schimband perceptii, oferind sanse si daruind experienta.

La optiunea aceasta am apelat si noi. Eu, Andrei si doua dintre cele mai bune prietene ale mele, toti ne doream asta inca de prea multa vreme. Am semnat actele la inceput de primavara, iar de atunci a luat-o la goana timpul. - dar stai, stop! Pe noi nu ne-a deranjat, chiar din contra!

Pana plecam am hotarat sa profitam de familiar si de vremea buna. - Nu stiu cum sunteti voi cu prietenii vostri, dar mie, una, imi place la nebunie sa fac din orice nimic o petrecere. Iar acum aveam o tematica!

Wearing vintage Wrangler's denim & an Exclusives crop top.

We went shopping Friday at noon. Buns and baguettes, beef, bacon, cheese, vegetables, tiny American flags, soda and so on. We laid them down on a table in my backyard and we set everything up for a self-serve kind of meal. Each buddy of mine could be the chef of his own burger, cheeseburger or hot dog!

It was twice as fun and three times more delicious this way. The theme fit with our state of mind, ready for adventure - and the evening ended with the company of our friends, those whom we'll miss over the summer.

Vineri la pranz, am mers la cumparaturi. Chifle si baghete, carne de vita, bacon, branza, legume, stegulete, Cola si asa mai departe. Le-am intins toate pe o masa in curte si le-am pregatit in stil autoservire. Fiecare putea sa fie bucatarul propriului burger, cheeseburger sau hot dog!

A fost de doua ori mai distractiv si de trei ori mai delicios. Tema se potrivea cu starea noastra spirituala, pregatita de aventura, iar seara s-a sfarsit cu prietenii, celor carora le vom simti lipsa peste vara.

The photos come as an inspiration for your future barbeque. That's because even barbecues can be more creative!

I'll stop right here.

I'm short on words today, 'cause I want to go see a movie at TIFF.

What movies are you going to?


If you have been with W&T leave a comment with the city you've worked in and the spots you've traveled to! Oh - and how you feel about the experience. I'm really curious about your answers, especially those who went for the first time, just like us.


Pozele vin ca o sursa de inspiratie pentru viitorul vostru barbeque. Asta pentru ca pana si gratarele pot fi mai creative!

Ma opresc aici.

Ma zgarcesc la cuvinte fiindca vreau sa ajung la TIFF.

Voi la ce filme mergeti?


Daca ati fost deja cu W&T lasati un comentariu cu locul in care ati lucrat si pe unde ati calatorit. Ah - si cum vi s-a parut experienta! Sunt chiar foarte curioasa cum a fost pentru voi, in special in special pentru cei care au mers abia intaia oara!