marți, 24 decembrie 2013

Merry Christmas people!

One thing I've learned since I work as the European editor for VoxHumana is that every country has such a different culture, traditions, so on. On the other hand, we are much alike, probably because of the globalization.

Anyway, if you want to see how other countries celebrate Christmas, you can check out www.voxhumana.com . It's an awesome website where people talk about their countries, culture and so on. This month the topic is, obviously, "holidays".

Anyway, I mostly want to wish you a very Merry Christmas for those of you who celebrate Christmas :) I'd like to read your stories, what have you been doing this Christmas. Also, if you'd like to have your article on voxhumana, contact me :)

P.S: If you know any awesome Christmas songs tell me in the comments section 'cause I'm pretty much stuck with the old ones, haha.


luni, 16 decembrie 2013

Sharing is caring!

I've been really into these social projects lately. Videos get viral really fast, but most of them have useless content. The projects I'll share with you are that sort of projects that make you want to be part of something like that. I know that I could do this for the rest of my life, and live a happy life :)

http://totb.ro/foto-copii-din-intreaga-lume-fotografiati-in-camerele-unde-dorm/
This website is in Romanian. This particular project has been made by this man, James Mollison, a photographer who took pictures of children and their bedrooms. It is pretty disturbing to see in what conditions some children have to live, while others are spoiled to the sky and back.




This, as I understood, is a fashion designer who wanted to make a little difference, to make people realize that there are people with serious disorders. It made me cry, the first time I watched it.




This is about carefreeness. A few people who have cancer had their make-up and hair done. They had their eyes shut and they couldn't recognize themselves when they looked in the mirror. The happiness can be read in their eyes, as a photographer captured the moment they opened their eyes. That, that happiness is priceless!




This guy's name is Vlad Coste and he has this little project 'Cred in schimbare' which means ' I believe in changes'. In this video, he's saying that he won a $250 prize and with that money he bought 6 pizzas for homeless people. At minute 2 the homeless man gets a cat out of his jacket. He calls the cat his baby. He also says that he lives on the street since 1985 with his wife. (That's just sad..) At the end of the video, Vlad meets this man whose name is Ioan Coste, which is the name of Vlad's father. How awesome is THAT?

I would like to make a sort of series with these videos because as I said, these are the ones that should be viral. I don't like "begging" but please share if not my post, then at least one of these videos. Get the word out there and try to make a difference.

I've been busy with a few projects so I'm not able to write as much as I'd like. Today, for example, I tried to get some signatures to be able to go raise some money for an orphanage and guess what? The owner of the orphanage sent me to the (I'm not sure if this is the translation) County Child-care something, which is something big, almonst as important as the town hall. Aparently, they couldn't give us the document we need to raise the money, and they sent us to our school's principal. We'll see tomorrow if we can make him guarantee for us, but I honestly have a bad feeling about it. However, I got involved in 2 other projects with one of my teachers. For the first project, we'll go to a center to play and help (as much as we can) some children with severe disorders (such as Down Syndrome, etc.). For the second one, we'll go to a school from  some forgotten-by-the-world-village. To get to school, the children from that village have to go through a forest and pass a river. It's.. sad.

Anyway, my point is that sharing these might change some people's way of thinking. One man can change the world. I believe in changes. (when I'm not depressed, haha)


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YOU DON'T NEED A REASON TO HELP PEOPLE!

miercuri, 4 decembrie 2013

Unexpected


  I have this friend who is in a really bad situation. She had to deal with a lot of things and most of us probably couldn't have successfully dealt with them. Let things go and just move on... It's really something to admire. Now, I won't tell what she's gone through because I think that's her privacy and I'd like to respect that. However, trust me, she's been through A LOT. Too much for a girl at her age, I'd say..

  So, as she's a really close friend of mine, we were done with school, just about to go home. She asked me if I would like to go to eat something downtown and I told her that I was saving money to possibly buy a book. Eventually, I refused her invitation. She's the type of person that doesn't have money. She's always saving for something big and she doesn't just spend money on this and that. Even though she knew I had money with me, she proposed to pay for my hamburger. You know.. the thing is that she actually shared with me the little she had!
She is usually thought to be a mean person.. She kinda' is.. But I think that this "meanness" is a shield of protection.. I don't know.. Once you get to know her, she's soo amazing, you'd be surprised :)

  My point is that maybe the people who have less, share more.. You should not criticize by the appearance, personal budget and so on. You may not know what someone went through and you just go criticize them. THIS is mean..

  Another thing I'd like to share with you is the story of a girl, who too, had gone through a lot. http://voxhumana.com/featured/angellera/ this is the link to the website where you can find an article telling her story.

  It's useless for me to tell you to go and volunteer to help, or just help because in the end, it's none of my business. The thing is that when you do something good, you feel fulfilled. It's a great feeling which you can't have otherwise. At least, I haven't had it. Also, you shouldn't expect to get something back because in the end, when you give love to the world, the world will give you love. Don't expect it. If you deserve it, it will come :)



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