What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Alex Doppelgänger: Always having something to do with someone.

Claudiu: Making the best with what you have. Coca-Cola.

Lazăr: Perfect happiness it will never be achieved. Because us as humans, we are not perfect. We just induce ourselves the feeling of happiness when we achieved something great, or we see, eat, drink, something that we think it makes us happy.

Narcis: Laying on the beach, and letting the sound of the waves make a nice melody that you can easily fall asleep to.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Alex Doppelgänger: Humor and curiosity. They count as one.

Claudiu: talking to much. Making (bad) jokes!

Lazăr: I think my most marked characteristic is patience.

Narcis: Ambition.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? What is your greatest fear?

Alex Doppelgänger: Writing and publishing a book. (Greatest achievement YET) Greatest fear? Being lonely.

Claudiu: Greatest achievement: Tying my shoe laces! Greatest fear: Not having shoe laces!

Lazăr: Because I am still young, I consider all my achievements great. Or maybe I like to make myself think that everything I do is great. Don’t thing I have fears. Maybe running out of ketchup.

Narcis: I haven’t reached my greatest achievement yet. My greatest fear is not achieving it.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Alex Doppelgänger: Carl Sagan, because of his curiosity and love for the Universe and his desire to tell everyone about it.

Claudiu: Albert Einstein. Google it!

Lazăr: Gumby for sure. I get along with anyone…very malleable.

Narcis: Homer (Simpson).

Which living person do you most admire?

Alex Doppelgänger: Rodney Mullen

Claudiu: Hawkeye Pierce.

Lazăr: My parents.

Narcis: Mom and dad.

 Who are your heroes in real life?

Alex Doppelgänger: Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Steve Irwin, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Janelle Monae.

Claudiu: I’m still debating between Batman and Superman.

Lazăr: I guess war photo journalists.

Narcis: Everyone who picked me up and told me to carry on, even if they didn’t know they were actually doing that in the first place.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Alex Doppelgänger: Shyness.

Claudiu: I’m not flexible enough!

Lazăr: I can be very judgemental.

Narcis: laziness.

 What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Alex Doppelgänger: The need to knock you down, just because they can.

Claudiu: Shaking hands behind your back!

Lazăr: Superficiality.

Narcis: Stupidity.

What is your favorite journey?

Alex Doppelgänger: Two years ago, Bucharest to Vienna and back with everything in-between, with the guys from the band.

Claudiu: Journey to the center of the earth.

Lazăr: One that contains mountains, oriental people and food, and a good companion.

Narcis: Touring with the band, and going anywhere with my girl.

 What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Alex Doppelgänger: humility.

Claudiu: Honesty! No one wants to hear the truth.

Lazăr: I think hope.

Narcis: Moderation.

 Which words or phrases do you most overuse? .

Alex Doppelgänger: “hai, frate!”, “înțelegi?”.

Claudiu: Correct.

Lazăr: words like “like”, “fuck”, “kiss you”.

Narcis: “Ah, fuck it!”

What is your greatest regret?

Alex Doppelgänger: not having enough time to learn or study everything I wish I had.

Claudiu: Blood of Roses. (inside joke)

Lazăr: I don’t have one yet.

Narcis: Meeting some people whom I whish I have never met, and the torture that followed when I trusted them and gave all my attention and emotions.

Not being a nicer person.

What is your current state of mind?

Alex Doppelgänger: “meh…”.

Claudiu: “I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one”

Lazăr: A positive one. A happy one. A fulfilled one.

Narcis: Meh…

 If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

Alex Doppelgänger: nothing, really.

Claudiu: Their phone number.

Lazăr: Family is not something that you can choose or change. I won’t change a thing to my family, as they helped me out with everything they could. They sustained me, and they were understanding.

Narcis: Nothing.

What is your most treasured possession?

Alex Doppelgänger: an issue from the “Furnica” satire magazine. It’s from 1910.

Claudiu: My map to my treasured possesion. A shovel.

Lazăr: My mind.

Narcis: My imagination.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Alex Doppelgänger: the lack of any element from Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Claudiu: About 14.376 meters in depth.

Lazăr: To hurt someone.

Narcis: Purgatory.

Where would you like to live?

Alex Doppelgänger: Bucharest, Romania.

Claudiu: Wherever witness protection sends me.

Lazăr: In the oriental countries. I like their culture, music, food and women.

Narcis: Monte Negro.

What is your favorite occupation?

Alex Doppelgänger: writing and making music.

Claudiu: Drummer. “TV series killer”.

Lazăr: Playing my instrument and filming.

Narcis: Doing absolutely nothing all day.

 What is the quality you most like in a man?

Alex Doppelgänger: humor, curiosity, empathy.

Claudiu: Cooking!

Lazăr: Bravery.

Narcis: Responsibility.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Alex Doppelgänger: exactly the same as above.

Claudiu: Resourcefulness. Cooking in the dark.

Lazăr: Sincerity.

Narcis: Caring.

 What are your favorite names?

Alex Doppelgänger: Alex, Tamahagane, Akira, Mara.

Claudiu: If it’s a Girl: Santa. If it’s a Boy: Claus.

Lazăr: My name, Lazar. And Italian names.

Narcis: Merluciu, Xavier, Ines, Sophie, Joe, Jack, Suzy, Sando-Kahn.

What is your motto?

Alex Doppelgänger: per aspera ad astra.

Claudiu: In the end all it’s going to be ok. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.


Lazăr: Go for it. It won’t bite.

Narcis: I don’t have one.

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