Walking with Dante..
I like this dog. He understands. He understands more than one would hope. And he learns things without anybody teaching him =)
But now..Danticko, pod, ideme von? Yuuuu ideme von! Dobry Danicko =)
My life/work with the volunteers
So far it feels very good. Of course it has been just week and a half so I have to be careful about presumtions but I have a feeling that I started to work with them in a right way. The first day we spent by fixing the legal papers for bank etc and then by explaining what Active, NORDGU, IOGT International is and by clarifying what are and what are not our tasks in the office. So far it seems the explanation was clear =)
Later on we spent some hours by focusing only on project writing. And here I am proud of myself because the first application is already written and it´s ready to be submitted. There are like 4 days left to deadline. So this feels very good =) I realized how great feeling it is to "teach fishing" instead of "giving fish" =) The application has some new elements our seminars so far did not included so we will see whether this will go thourgh by Council of Europe but I see those elements only as a positive contribution so I believe they will be appreciated.
Then we had Emil (board member) here talking about board and office cooperation and it went also very well. So now I am looking forward to the meeting: Active board - the volunteers =)
When I was little, it was a huge thing in Slovakia (and similar states) when one could speak one foreign language. I speak Slovak, English and Swedish and understand some German but I feel it is nothing. In this world and the world I am active in two languages are too few.
So which language to chose: deep in my head sits hungarian (since my mom is hungarian) and that I feel I would learn fast, but some Italian or even Spanish have higher probability of useage, Russian is something I can learn very fast (it is close to Slovak), French is very tempting and also very good to have as I experienced that French people do not put lots of effort to learn English. Or should I first improve my German? Hmm hmm hmmm.. I am thinking.
PS. Greetings to Ruzka who speaks some 10 languages out of which 7 are fluent (if I am right. Maybe more)
When it comes to the byrocracy - it is incredible how a paper saying some numbers and date of birth can help. The bank totally ignored a paper confirming that the people opening the accounts will have money to live from but the paper showing their birthdate was a holy paper.
When it comes to moving - I cant take off the wallpaper or paint it. It is forbidden so I have to adjust furniture and the rest of the things to the colour on the walls. But I think I have found a solution and now it feels great! I can´t wait till everything is ready.
And in between I got to choose from two handball clubs playing in the same league and I feel I did a good decision.
So yes - new colelgues, new apratement, new handball club!
I am waking up into each new day with a smile on my face =)
OK I have not gotten any feedback yet and I am sure that in some months I will look at it and wonder how could I construct such sentences (grammaticallywise) but still - right now it is a good feeling =)
Jag är nöjd =)
I would be very happy for an answer. Anonymous answeres are also welcome =)
Am back from Slovakia. One of the things still keeping my mind busy is a moment I experienced when going home from swimming pool. I heard one lifeguard (of age more than 30) talking on the phone with a friend: "Hej dude I was so high yesterday. Like a small boy. Am still getting back to the reality"
This guy is supposed to be aware of a moment, react fast and safe lives. I felt very safe all of a sudden.
I somehow have a feeling that we have facts, we learn a lot, we know how computers work and we fly to the moon and we dig deep in humans body to find out more and more. But we do not learn and we do not teach the basic thing important for survival of our kind and that´s responsibility towards ourselves and others. I don´t think humas are smart.