I am from Botoșani, Romania, a region perhaps best known as the birthplace of several of Romania's foremost intellectuals, writers, and artists.

I like to spend the hours I'm not working learning languages (see below), as well as reading and watching films — I plan to start writing reviews on here at some point. I am also an amateur powerlifter.

Languages

I am an aspiring polyglot and find language learning to be a very worthwhile activity, both in terms of promoting cross-cultural awareness and communication as well as its benefits on cognition in general. I am currently focused on Romance and Germanic languages, but plan to venture beyond Indo-European languages longer-term.

  • Româna este limba mea maternă.
  • I've spoken English for as long as I can remember.
  • Mi Español es bastante avanzado, y tomaré el examen DELE C1 del Instituto Cervantes en el Noviembre de 2020.
  • J'ai etudié français dans le lycée (et j'ai obtennu le DELF Scolaire B2), mais il y a longtemps que je ne l'ai utilisé pas.
  • Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch.
  • Parlo un po d'italiano.

Trivia

My Erdős number is currently 5, owing to the following path:

Victor-Alexandru Darvariu -> Dan R. Ghica -> Samson Abramsky -> Jouko Väänänen -> Menachem Magidor -> Paul Erdős.

Curiously enough, my Bacon number is currently 4 and likely to remain lower than my Erdős one (I did some amateur acting in high school).

Victor-Alexandru Darvariu -> Alexandru Voicu -> Marcel Iureș -> Tony Plana -> Kevin Bacon.