Saturday's ups & downs

EN:

Saturday was a really cool day, despite the flu that caught up with me, that is. I attended the first edition of ClujLife Community Conference, I made sure that I complained about my cold to everyone I know and had a great sense of accomplishment at the end of the evening. I'll tell you why in a jiffy!

I planned the day in advance. I wanted to take loads of pictures everywhere, knowing that there will be important moments I'd like to capture for later on blog.. but I started feeling sick in the mean time.

And here I am writing this now, upset for not having what to show you.

You can find photos from the conference on www.ClujLife.com. Meanwhile, I'll just post the only material I did take on Saturday. - Selfies!

Well, you don't see me wearing turtlenecks everyday now, could you?

RO:

Sambata a fost o zi foarte productiva, in ciuda gripei care m-a prins din urma. Am participat la prima editie de ClujLife Community Conference, m-am asigurat ca m-am plans fiecarui cunoscut de raceala mea si am avut un sentiment de implinire la sfarsitul serii. Am sa-ti spun imediat ce l-a cauzat.

Ziua o planuisem din avans. Voiam sa fac poze la tot pasul, stiind ca voi avea momente importante de imortalizat pentru mai tarziu, pe blog. Doar ca am inceput sa ma simt rau intre timp..

Si uite ca iti scriu acum si ma supar tare ca nu am ce sa iti arata.

Pozele oficiale de la Conferinte le poti gasi pe www.ClujLife.com, dar pana atunci te las cu tot materialul meu de sambata. - Selfies!

Asta pentru ca nu in orice zi port rolinguri pe gat, sa ne intelegem.

The conference reminded me of them. No topic related to social media was left untouched, not even the Selfie phenomenon. I liked the way the speakers approached the discussion and their attitude along the way. They talked about online / offline PR, visual identity, user-friendly websites and the quality of the services provided. ( You can find a nice  summary of the event on a blog written by Calin Biris )

After a coffee without sugar from Captain Bean ( if you've tasted their coffee then you know why It doesn't need any sweetener ) some small talk with a witty girl I just met and a few chills, I headed back to my chair.

The ClujLife awards followed. - Everybody gathered back in the room ..

 

For those who don't know what ClujLife means yet: It's an online centralization of all social and cultural events happening in Cluj.

In other words:

- It's the first thing you do on Sunday morning. You check out the site, looking for the pictures from the wild night you've just had.

- It's a click-reflex you have when you don't know where to go out.

- As the conference suggested, it's also a home for this community of ours.. Us, the ones you meet at every epic thing that's going on in town. The ones dancing for the DJ, the restaurant crawlers and the ones that show up every time there's something new happening in our little metropolis.

Cluj is a city that comes to life thanks to the young souls that are filling it!

 

Good. Now that we've cleared that up, I want to tell you about the awards! Yes, ClujLife organizes an annual survey that seeks to reward the most loved parties and restaurants in town.

On Saturday night we found out who the community's favorites are.

"The award for the best club in 2014, ' are humans or are we dancers' goes to .. Club Midi!" and without hesitating any second longer, I stand up. I'm looking for Gabi's eyes, the head behind ClujLife. Easily amused, he nods to me, meaning that I should come forward. I leave my flu behind me and run up to take the prize for the club!

The same happened for the prize "Omnipresent" for the best communication and promotion! I wasn't surprised this time though, nor did I need Gabi's okay to make my way through the rows. I silently whispered with an imaginary radio voice: "Cluuub Miiidiiii" and so it was.

Mi-a amintit de ele gandindu-ma la conferinta. Tot ce inseamna social media a fost analizat si dezbatut, iar fenomenul Selfie a fost unul dintre ele. Mi-a placut mult felul in care s-au abordat subiectele aduse si atitudinea speakerilor. S-a discutat despre PR online/offline, identitate vizuala, calitatea site-urilor cat si a servicilor prestate. ( Un rezumat al conferintei il poti gasi pe blogul lui Calin Biris )

Dupa o cafea fara zahar de la Captain Bean ( cine le-a gustat cafeaua stie de ce n-am avut nevoie de indulcitor ) o poveste cu o tipa simpatica pe care am cunoscut-o acolo si cateva frisoane, m-am asezat inapoi pe scaun.

Urma decernarea premiilor ClujLife. - Lumea s-a strans inapoi in sala..

 

Pentru cei ce nu stiu inca ce e ClujLife va pot face o idee: E o centralizare online a vietii sociale si culturale clujene.

In alte cuvinte:

- E primul site pe care intri in graba duminica dimineata, cautand pozele din seara nebuna ce tocmai a trecut.

- E primul click-reflex pe care-l ai cand nu stii pe unde sa iesi in oras.

- E, asa cum a consolidat si conferinta, o comunitate a noastra.. Noi, cei cu care te intalnesti pe straziile Clujului cand se intampla ceva memorabil. Cei dansand spre DJ, pofticiosii din restaurante sau participantii la activitatiile inedite ale mici noastre metropole.

Clujul e un oras al carei viata sta in sufletele tinere din el!

 

Bun. Acum ca am lamurit asta, vreau sa-ti mai spun despre Awards! Da, ClujLife organizeaza anual un sondaj liber care urmareste sa premieze cele mai indragite petreceri sau localuri din oras.

In seara de sambata am afla cine sunt favoritii comunitatii noastre.

"Premiul pentru cel mai tare club din 2014, 'suntem oameni sau suntem dansatori', merge la.. Club Midi!" si fara sa mai ezit o secunda, ma ridic pe de scaun. Ii caut privirea lui Gabi, capul din spatele ClujLife. Usor amuzat, imi da de inteles ca trebuie sa vin in fata. Las febra pe scaun si fug sa le ridic premiul celor de la club!

La fel s-a intamplat si pentru premiul "Omniprezent" pentru cea mai buna comunicare si promovare! Doar ca de data aceasta nu m-a mai luat prin surprindere, nici nu-l mai cautam pe Gabi inainte sa-mi fac loc printre randuri. Sopteam in gand cu o voce imaginara de radio: "Cluuub Miiidiiii" si asa a si fost.

 

 
Diana Rogo / ClujLife / Club Midi
 

The evening ended when the prizes did. I left the Casino in a hurry, after all, there was an after party announced at Midi and I had to do something to set me back on my feet. "Some red lipstick?" I thought as soon as I closed the door behind me. Hm ..

All the way home I thought about the impact that Midi has had over my life.. And I know I'm not alone in this.

I'm jelous of those who are just discovering it. I remember the first night when I climbed the stairs and was completely dazed by the bass and lights. There's a trance that seduces you instantly. I think it's because of the visual art that complements the rhythms. There's something about the parties at Midi, I can't really put my finger on it, but it's something that you can't find anywhere else..

Now that I'm telling you this, I just realize how excited I am about the next party! I would love to tell you more about them and the characters who steal my nights and build my greatest memories . I will.

Until then, let's party real-life.

Friday is  Bootleg Paradise ( this party series suits my personal tastes the most - they're super playful ) you can usually find me with a Caribbean Sunset pressed against my lips in a strategic place - I need space to move and a view over the people in the ring all the time..

There's also a Vday after-party with Masomenos. Me and Andrei will probably end the day right there, partying . Where are you gonna be after 0:00?

 

Curios how they sound?

Listen:

Seara s-a terminat cand s-au terminat si premiile. Am plecat in graba de la Casino, afterparty-ul se anuntase tot la Midi si trebuia sa fac ceva sa-mi revin. "Un ruj rosu?" ma gandeam imediat ce am inchis usa la masina. Hm..

Tot drumul spre casa m-am gandit la impactul pe care l-a avut Midi asupra vietii mele. Stiu insa ca nu sunt singura care poate spune asta.

Mi-e ciuda pe cei care abia acum il descopera. Imi amintesc prima noapte cand am urcat scariile si m-am lovit de basul si luminiile de sus. De transa care te fura prin arta vizuala care complementeaza ritmurile. E ceva anume legat de petrecerile la Midi, ceva ce nu mai gasesti in alta parte.. 

Acum, in timp ce-ti scriu, realizez ca sunt de-a entuziasmata de urmatorul party! Mi-ar placea sa-ti povestesc mai multe despre el si despre ei, personajele care imi creaza amintiri si-mi fura seriile. Hotarasc acum ca o voi face.

Pana atunci, sa ne petrecem real-life.

Vineri este Bootleg Paradise ( seria de petrecere cea mai potrivita gusturilor mele - mai jucausa ) de regula ma gasesti cu un carraibian sunset apasat pe buze, intr-un loc strategic - Caut spatiu pentru dans si o priveliste asupra ringului..

Iar pentru Vday este after-party cu Masomenos. Probabil acolo voi sfarsi ziua, cu Andrei. Tu pe unde ai de gand sa te retragi dupa 00:00?

 

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