[Jan 08] Oana Ban at sky, exclusive interview and photos
r-g.com: Hello, Oana , how are you?
Oana Ban: Very well, thanks. Just returned home from sky.
r-g.com: Did you went every day? How come you like going to sky?
Oana Ban: They teach us at University (sport University). I go almost every day, when the weather is good.
r-g.com: Where do you go for sky?
Oana Ban: At Baisoara, a small mountain resort 40 miles (60km) nearby Cluj.
r-g.com: The weather and roads were pretty bad these days, how you manage to drive?
Oana Ban : I already have a small experience on driving, made like 9,000 miles (11000km) and haven't any problem. Beside, when the road is covered with ice, I don't go.
r-g.com: I hope you use tire chains, they help you a lot.
Oana Ban: Yes, I do.
[r-g.com: not all the time, the pictures didn't show those chains, just saw this when editing images]
r-g.com: By the way, congratulation for "joining the club" of those being trashed by tabloids; until they print a crap story about you, (I mean, without your knowledge or consent and inventing things), you almost can't say (these days) that you are a real star....
Oana Ban:...(like a short laugh). Hmm....
r-g.com: Back to "serious things": Where did you spend the New Year night?
Oana Ban: Marisel, another small mountain resort in Cluj county; I was there with my sister and some colleagues. We had a lot of fun.
r-g.com:Which was the most interesting thing you have done?
Oana Ban: well...it wasn't much snow, but we use to tie ourselves from the back of the cars and they drive slowly; almost like skyjet, ha-ha!
r-g.com: Oh, My God, it looks so dangerous...
Oana Ban: no, it wasn't a public road and we used to drive very slowly; we were supervised by a lot of people ready to help, if necessary.
r-g.com: Still...What else have you done this holiday?
Oana Ban: I like playing Ping-Pong (table tennis)...
r-g.com:Are you going to China, also?...
Oana Ban: No...(laughing); they teach us at University, also and I liked to play. In fact, I'm going there right now with some colleagues...
r-g.com: Well, enjoy the game and we wait for photos (the interview was made Friday evening); your fans will love to see the photos, I'm sure. Maybe we can have a new "extreme sport" : *Oana Ban auto-sky-jet* whatever. Have fun!
Oana Ban: Thanks, bye!
[r-g.com Warning: we do NOT advice anybody to try the action from above photos; it's very, very dangerous and need specialists supervision]
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