sâmbătă, 15 noiembrie 2014

Christmas Lesson- English for life

It has passed almost a year since Laura and I had organised a special lesson for children in the volunteering programme. I loved every single lesson with the children and they made me proud of them. I can't say how grateful I was that day when we have surprised them. Unfortunately, only 2 out of  7 pupils could came. We taught them some Christmas Vocabulary, sang a few carols and played a lot of games. We had even drawn on the board, all of us, whatever we wanted. In the end, Santa Clause made Laura and I his little elves and through us, kids got their presents. I will never forget that day.

Special thanks to my friend, Renata who made the photos















Charging .... MUNOB 2015!!!!!

Hello, guys! Yesterday the new MUNOB website appeared! I think the MUN addicted will be as enthusiastic as I was when I realize how incredible looks like. Our guys put a lot of effort in it and I am strongly confident that you will agree the moment you will visit out website!  Check it out!

I forgot to mention that this year I have the pleasure to welcome all of you as a Conference Manager.

http://www.munob.com/

Don't forget to follow us on facebook! :)

https://www.facebook.com/MUNOB

GA 2014

marți, 9 septembrie 2014

vineri, 25 iulie 2014

Coming up: Lithuania!

Hey, guys! How are you? I hope you are fine wherever are you now and you are enjoying summer. I am very happy and I want to share with you the reason of my excessive happiness. Last night I got an e-mail announcing me that I won a scholarship and I am to take part in the project "Fakebook", where 10 children from 5 countries( Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Turkey) were chosen to participate.  Each night we will have a ceremony for each nation in which we will share legends, music,customs and we will present our country.
I am proud to be one of the 10 children group to represent my country, Romania!

P.S. I have just found out that we will stay in Trakai!


marți, 15 iulie 2014

The Danubian Delta, Romania

Hey, guys! Here are some interesting photos and things about one of the wonders of my beautiful country, Romania.

Did you know that...?

  • Is the second large delta but the best preserved of European deltas?
  • Was created over the past 5,000 years?
  • Is listed as a UNESCO Reservation of the Biosphere?
  • It hosts over 1,200 varieties of plants, 300 species of birds being the richest ornithological fauna on the continent, as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes?
  •  The largest town, at the entrance of the delta is Tulcea? 
                                Source   http://www.brasovtravelguide.ro/en/romania/danube-delta/danube-delta.php

  Last summer, I spent a week there. It was one of the marvellous experiences that you have to try at least once in your life. It may be compared with a visit at a natural reservation but please remember that this is not a half an hour- regular one. It takes days to see all the beauties there. The best feeling ever- to make trips with the boat on the Danube.
We stayed at a villa and we ate traditional food, which is mostly fish- all kind of fish. In the little village, all the people were very hospitable and kind.
I forgot to mention a very interesting fact: we have even seen wild horses.
I will come back there in the future and I hope I will find you there, too.
Here are some photos:










                                            Photos from personal archive

marți, 3 iunie 2014

MUNOB 2014

Hey, guys! As my free time is quite limited to almost 0, I finally found some time to write about my experience in Model United Nations of Bucharest 2014.
My highschool, the "Mihai Viteazul" National College, hosted this wonderful event in which participants from Denmark, Latvia, Spain, Germany, Romania, Turkey, Tunis and Poland. Being at its third edition, having 7 committees and over 150  participants.
I represented Luxembourg in ECOSOC as a delegate. I succeed in having my resolution passed over one of the two topics we had been discussing and moreover, I held a speech in GA. I was very nervous while speaking in front of such a diversified and this made my voice trembling. In the end, I took the prize for the best delegate.It was interesting to communicate with all the international students. This year we had a surprise: the ex- "Mihai Viteazul" National College pupils, now actual university level students, had return to chair our meetings.
I have been a host for the second time. This time for Nelia, a young and lovely girl from Spain. I made a friend and we had a wonderful time together. It was nice to share my country's culture and to have a cultural change. For Nelia, MUNOB was her first MUN and she was in Romania for the first time. I tried to make her week, a  beautiful one. My little brother attached a lot to her. All the parties, hanging-outs, time spent together made me realize that I have a wonderful friend in Barcelona.
I hope that next year, at MUNOB 2015, I will see the majority of the old delegates!
Delegates, see you soon!

P.S. I have a little surprise for you: my committee held an artistic moment at the closing ceremony! Enjoy!


The Opening Ceremony - Patriarchy Palace


The Opening Ceremony

Security Council- The ambassador of USA
MC3

Andreea Irina Florea- Secretary General

ECOSOC

ECOSOC


MC1

UNEP

MC4

GA

GA
GA

GA





joi, 8 mai 2014

BIMUN 2014

Hey there, dear readers! It's been a long time since I've wrote, but the reason is that I wanted to take a break and concentrate more on my personal achievements. This year my friends and I participated in the BIMUN conference.
We were very nervous and excited, as a half of us were still beginners. Not all of us knew each other, but the 17 hours journey helped as by making jokes and chatting we became more comfortable with each other.18 friends- 3 chairs, 15 delegates.
I was in UNEP (UN Environmental Program), which was chaired by Clara and Irina (a colleague from my highschool). I was a first timer and I didn't know exactly what to do. It took me one day, the first day of our committee debating to get accustomed to all the procedures. Eventually, I got nominated in top 3 after having tried my best for the whole 3 days.
We visited Budapest daily, a exquisite city. We even had a boat tour over the Danubian river.  I forgot to mention that all of us stayed at hosts, who were Hungarian family. All of our hosts were friendly, open-minded, helpful and very understanding(as they have always brought us in time for conferences and they have never imposed an early hour for us to leave outgoings). Have I mentioned our supervisors? Eszter and Reka were like babysitters to us: always taking care of us, always going out with us.
At the closing ceremony, most of us were nominated in top 3 delegates of their committees andone of us had even a resolution which passed in GA. We had one friend who got the "Best delegate" prize.
During the committees in session time, we made friends all over the world: Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Dutch, German etc. whom we will surely keep in touch. Funny thing this technology thing: it helps you to stay connected with your friends from all over the world. That's one of the most interesting and most important facts at MUNs: it enlarges your horizons. Living in a family with different culture it makes you understand and learn their own people marks in an interactive way.
To sum up, I had a wonderful time and a very interesting one.
Thank you for making that week the most memorable of my life: Kata & her family, Eszter & Reka, UNEP committee (all 32 members), my teacher and  my friends, the Romanian delegation: Teo, Teodora, Mara,Codruta, Madalina, Irina(my lovely chair), Sara, Alexandra, Miruna,Olimpia, Maria, Irina B., Dodo, Fish, Marinica, Rares, Sumi.











                                                           Text : Maria-Francesca Cristea
                                                           Photos: https://www.facebook.com/bimun2011/photos_albums
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