September 28, 2008

AIESEC Bahrain is LEGAL!

Tonight I understood better what my mission should be for AIESEC Bahrain 0809 term… Believe it or not, I was pretty clueless when I arrived here 3 months ago. I tried to pitch myself in as fast as possible, but along the way, I still felt short in many ways - sometimes, just not knowing who that is… Al Sheikha, who's ministry is what, why not here, but there... Even small, the cultural differences didn't bypass me...I had to accept the fact that it doesn’t really work as I thought it will or every so often, trying to realize “how did I skip all that?”

LEGALIZATION means nothing without the glittering in their eyes, without their excitement and future commitment. Without their green. I know we do not live intensively our AIESEC experiences, there is much more we could do… I know that we do not deliver at the fullest capacity to make the impact we want to make. But there is a sparkle in each and every one of them and it is my SOLE role to bring them TOGETHER to build that Kingdom and I know I can do that. Why?! Because I WANT it.

A Gtalk message, a hug, a Camilles cookie or just a thoughtful look… and it’s enough to get it all. Now that I know… what else is there?!!...

September 27, 2008

Without Alcohol And Colorants

It's something with this word. It is on Andreea's blog. It reminds me of Letzu and pops up my google search for MBA.

2 dictionary results for: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
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Main Entry: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Part of Speech: adj
Definition: a nonsense word meaning fantastic; also called supercalifragilistic
Etymology: popularized by the movie 'Mary Poppins'

September 25, 2008

Experiencing Ramadan

Exactly 21 days since I have start fasting. No food, no water from morning till iftar (which is like from 4am till 5:30ish pm). The days seam longer when you work and don't eat and drink, but somehow you learn to appreciate much more "the normality". You "learn" the taste of water, you "learn" the price of food, you "learn" to seize the time and to connect more with yourself and God - it develops a consciousness of being a better person, somehow.

When iftar comes, each family on this island celebrates and breaks the fast together. Dates, rice, sambousa, goat or chicken meat, fruits and sweets come as a bless. I don't really eat with my hands and I still don't use ya3ni, but I feel somehow, I'm becoming a Bahraini.. or if I'm not - I want to become as one. The people I'm surrounded by thought me what care is and I'm SO much thankful to that! (Who needs US when I have a financial crise of my own?!)

September 19, 2008

Something Else Than Work

Things I did today:

- paid a visit to the Ministry of Social Development
- bought Gulf News papers
- recharged my phone
- red "I have a dream" speech
- removed couple of people from my facebook account
- listened Clandestino
- went to Tima's place for iftar
- met my coachee
- received a giraffe from a charity event
- ... found out that actually my hair is death

How many roads must I walk down before I admit that I'm lost?

September 17, 2008

Autosaved Insight.

I'm in need to connect much more with my roots, with my country, with my family...
I miss Moldova badly and I can scream loudly after 9 years of roaming through the world - yey for science's randomness! I miss my family Sundays, my green, blue and yellow all together, the rain, my move T-shirt, my bike, my dad singing and the cool of the evening light.
All these things... and still, the best things in life aren't things.
Bless Clandestino!!! It made my day!!!

PS. Lumi is never fake. Not even when needed. In conclusion, I need a car.

September 12, 2008

It's All About The Magnifying Glass

After a long day of fasting, my body screams for some exercises and good food. I had for iftar (breakfast) delicious cookies and mini pizza, manaish b zataar, etc. By the way, I fast and I'm pretty proud of the fact that I have managed to stay away from all my vices since Ramadan begun.

Bahrain and the whole Arab world is in holiday - you can feel the difference - a good time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. People are more welcoming and good food is in every house we're invited to, after magrhib (sunset) prayer. I believe that whoever witnesses the month of Ramadan should fast through it, even if he/she is not a Muslim. It's a special schooling your soul and body goes through and ... I SO much need it. Some people might know why.

One cup of cappuccino, my laptop and an orange room - it's all I need to start my weekend work. I thought I prefer to be left alone, since I'm pretty much of an intrinsic person when comes up to my work, but I ended up without a NO... and with a curious and analytic Tima for a solid-liquid conversation. After ă, î, ț and centimetres, I figured out - it's all about the magnifying glass.

September 10, 2008

One Faces.

If there is one thing which I hate about people this is the fake'ness. I'm a player and an ignorant - you might not guess me, but I do figure who you are and how you are. I never said that the world is divided between good guys and bad guys. You might be awesome, but if you tricked me once, then you lost me. And if you lost me, there is nothing to get me back, even if i forget and forgive and no matter how much I want to be back. You might not be a bad person, but you just met me.

PS. And if you don't get the message behind this post, don't worry - it is for me.
Lots of stars dust and true people!