Sunday, December 31, 2006
Sebastian (Trainee from Germany matched by me) told me when he finnished his traineeship that "I want to thank you for many things...you matched me so you have been the guilty one that brought me to Romania :-p...and you showed me the first impressions of Iasi...so at least you are the man of the first hour!"
and "Let me give you some things on your way, try not to be so sad about bad things or too excited about good things...bad stuff is happening...but even the aiesec-thing will not kick you down...good stuff also happens, and it is important to enjoy it but when it is over you cannot do anything against it...just live your life and try to make the best out of it.
You will have many good thoughts about us trainees so take them in your mind and remember when you feel bad...life goes on man...new things, new people, new experiences..."
The last days of the year I spent with friends that made me enjoy the adventure of living ..I feel lucky to have friends. I was thinking that I have a huge network of contacts and every person helped me and teach how to live my life at high volume with my smile on my face. Every person we meet enriches our life experience.
I would like to thank you all for being part of my life , for the fact that you made my life more interesting!
2006 was full of amazing people that were part of my life and I'm waiting anxiously for new experiences, new things , new people .....the NEW YEAR!!!
Happy new year!!!
Monday, December 11, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
We should grow by adding every piece but the most important thing is to remember everytime only those moments that make us smile.
We should let ourselves amazed by people and the experiences that we have in our life.The future belongs only to those that have the hands painted by watercolour, of those that have the power to paint their dreams on cloth reality. Only one thing can prevent the brush to send away the fear of failure. This thing is to smile everyday and to enjoy the adventure of living. Carpe diem principle
Ilinca was saying "A day without smiling is a wasted day". That's true ...and that's what I was trying to do in the last 6 years. I had great moments and every experience was something different that made me enjoy the adventure of living. Every experience I passed was my own learning circle and was part of the big puzzle that life is composed of. As you see I'm more reflective on this message because it's the end of the year and I must analyze if this year was good or not.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.Oh, nevermind, you won't understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded, but trust me in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.
Don't worry about the future, or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind: the kind that blindsides you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts; don't put up with people who are reckless with yours
Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive; forget the insults. (if you succeed in doing this, tell me how). Keep your old love letters; throw away your old bank statements.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives; some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.
Get plenty of Calcium. Be kind to your knees -- you'll miss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40; maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.
Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself, either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's.
Enjoy your body: use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it; it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.
Dance...even if you have no where to do it but in your own living room.
Read the directions (even if you don't follow them).
Do not read beauty magazines; they will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents; you never know when they'll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings: they're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but what a precious few should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps and geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse, but you never know when either one might run out.
Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you are 40, it will look 85.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia; dispensing it is a way of wishing the past from the disposal-wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts, and recycling it for more than it's worth.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
I feel the need to share and also I want people to know the reasons why I have been kicked out from this magical organization that was part of my life (for 2 great years) and that will remain part of my life even if i have to build my own life experience, my own learning circle and try to strive for excellence and achieve great results.
I was recruited in 2004 in October and I had different experiences that helped in the process of being an change agent and I have learnt a lot:
I was part of the organizing committee of 3 great projects: Training Center, Alumni Congress, Role-Taking Responsibility stage)I have learnt many usefull things like: working in a team, to communicate, to accept that people in a team do not see things or deadliness like I do, conflict management inside of a team, public speaking skills, promotion skills, working under pressure.
After taking responsibility I had the chance to experience LEADERSHIP. First of all, I was the Organizing committee president of a national conference(OGX&PD functional Meeting). I've learnt many usefull things about conference management , how to manage a team , efficient meetings , working under pressure and together with my team managed to organize a great conference.Other leadership experience was when I was elected as Organizing committee president of CEE PBOX: Business Expansion.This project wasn't a great achievement for my local committee but for me was a huge learning experience.
I was SOL coordinator @Romania and manage to organize a national sol campaign and change some paradigms related to this issue.I've made people aware of the fact that we should help eachother and we should cooperate.
For 8 months I have been part of National Exchange team but i didn't manage to finish my term.
But what I enjoyed most in AIESEC where the people I've meet. I have a huge network of contacts and what I love most was living diversity each day. I was very interested about this part and i had the luck to bring(to match) in my local committee 6 great trainees: Marco (Mexico), Glen (USA), Luca(Italy), Cihan(Turkey), Kate(Ukraine), Sebastian(Germany) and also I've matched one girl (SN)in Poland.
I was at 15 AIESEC conferences:
It's very hard to write in few lines my huge AIESEC experience and it's very hard to understand that there is life after AIESEC...but I'm even more stronger and I know that one day I will comeback.
Why I have been kicked out? I've got two warnings from AIESEC IASI. Our internal rules and stipulation mention the fact that when an AIESEC Iasi member receives two warnings he or she can be excluded from AIESEC Iasi. Also this has to be voted by the majority of the full members.
Now it's an unpleasant part but let's try to explain...It's strange for me because i'm not crying but in fact I suffered a lot till now. I think after this message my soul will be free.
The first warning i've got was in the summer of 2005. We had a ceeder from Poland that arrived in the Bucharest airport and my mistake was that I've called somebody from @Bucharest to pick her up from the airoport even if two persons from executive bord told me not to phone them. It was very strange for me because their answer was: "Let the person stay in the airport because we can't find somebody" but I was human and I've tried to find somebody for her and I had luck to find somebody.
My mistake was that i've made a huge confusion about the hour when she will arrive to Romania.
The second warning was because I applied at an international conference as facilitator without announcing the people from executive board. I know this was a huge mistake but I didn't do it on purpose. It was 2 o'clock in the night when I applied.
I'm really sorry for what happened!!!
AIESEC has been the best choice for me until now (but unfortunatelly it's over), because it has changed me, the way I am , the way I interact , and the way I think more than I could have imagined. Coming in contact with AIESEC in 2004 was the greatest thing that could have happened to me. Every day I find new opportunities to develop myself and to make a change in the world. It helped me to think outside the box(I have a @ t-shirt with this :”Think out of the box”) , overcome paradigms , open my eyes and see how many things are to be done.Because of AIESEC I developed my own personal values , a vision and I’m doing my best to achieve it.
I know that i will comeback one day. My dream is that in 2013 my company will sign partnership with AIESEC ROMANIA in NPS(the biggest national conference).
Even if my life in AIESEC has an tragic end i will support AIESEC and i will try to become partner and sustain their projects.
I will make a movie about my AIESEC XP and I will post it soon on my blog ...all the beautiful moments I've experienced, all the people I've meet and What was AIESEC for me in pictures in two greatest years I've spent in this magical organization that changed me a lot.
I hope that my AIESEC friends will remain close to me even if i'm no longer part of AIESEC.
Friday, November 17, 2006
It was "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff. Carmina Burana is the largest and greatest collection of secular lyrics from the Middle Ages. It has proved useful in understanding the goliards, and it has demonstrated that music flourished widely in medieval times beyond the confines of the Church.
In 1937, the German composer Carl Orff wrote the secular cantata "Carmina Burana," which was based on the medieval poems but did not use the original melodies. Orff's work was very popular in Nazi Germany, and has since been used in numerous TV programs, advertisements and films, most notably John Boorman's Excalibur.
It was an inspiring moment for me and made me think about my future plans. I realised in this oasis of silence that sometimes it's great to escape from the real world to be with your thoughts, dreams and with special people around.Sometimes ago my favourite sentence was : "only me with my dreams&thoughts trying to enjoy the adventure of living".
I have been touched by the moment and I felt sad because I don't go to often to theathre, opera or philharmonic.I was looking around and the people were feeling great because their souls were filled by great piano music. I was impressed by the conductor that managed to be a great TEAM LEADER and his team managed to perform a great concert.
I was struck by some amazing feelings and storm of thoughts. I was thinking about my personal life vision ,my personal values and the measures that should help me to perform.
All in all It was a nice night and I want to say special thanks to Simo (one of the greatest persons I've meet till now). I feel very lucky that somebody helped me to escape and enter the real life.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006
I hadn't have the chance to go with @Iasi delegation because of some issues with my mother and I left from Iasi on Friday. I managed to arrive on Saturday but the trip wasn't so pleasant.
I had a great time, I enjoyed the atmosphere but i wasn't in the mood to network with people and I don't know why...
I enjoyed the planning because now we have clear objectives, focus areas and SMART goals that will help us achieve our vision: We set the NEXT level of Exchange!AIESEC Romania:Striving for excellence!
I'm happy that we have a new member in our team(Michelle-intern@Cluj) and hope we will manage to bring trainees during NPS. It will be great to have a special track for them.
Also I want as NEXT member to increase the number of quality traineeships ofered by AIESEC in Romania!
I enjoyed Ciuci' speach related to Next before the awards gala, and that speech motivated me to want to achieve great results as part of National Exchange team.
Because of Michelle Next team has an roll-call but hope during NPS we will come with our dance.:)
This conference was organized by AIESEC Galati and the OCP (Codi)-one of my best friends from @Romania network- and her team did a great job. Even if they were some problems with the location I think everybody enjoyed the conference because the theme of the conference was great , the movies in the evening plenary and overall atmosphere.
I felt the energy of the new generation, the passion and the ambition that they will achieve more.(team-together everybody achieves more)I felt that they are proud to be part of this great team and they "love being in AIESEC IASI" I can say that we Rocked the house because it was the first AIESEC conference where we had 4 new roll calls.
I think that we brought energy in this conference and even if the knowledge wasn't new we strived to share with others and learn from others.
Don't forget:Team iasi is what? dynamite- tic, tic, tic boom,tic tic tic boom dynamite, boom boom dynamite!
And: "Cine arde cel mai tare? Iasi-ul arde tare tare..Si sus si Jos si peste tot"
We managed to won two prizes: "Best OGX performance" and "Best Exchange Overall"... I felt emotions being in front of 100 @-ers ... But I felt proud of being part of this great team because everybody from our LC worked to achieve the Excellence!
We are on the right track!
LPM 2006-Vatra Dornei
This conference was held at Vatra Dornei-Incom(a place full of memories because my first AIESEC conference it was in the same location) I was eager to get there and remember my first AIESEC conference. I tried to take an active role during the sessions and I tried to help the new generation understand better the changes in the organization.
Related new generation I tried to motivate them because they are the future of AIESEC IASI.
For me this conference was full of motivation and helped me to overcome some problems I had.
I would like to congratulate the OC team for their passion and because they really motivate people to come and think innovative projects for the next year.
Next experience was the OGX&PD&Communication Functional Meeting which was held at Oglinzi(13th of August-16th of August). Last year I was OCP for this national conference which was my first national conference.
This year was organized by MC and they decided to organize it close to Iasi:) My parents took me&Iulius by car and I went there from Saturday even if the conference was from Sunday. AIESEC Bucharest had the BPM in the same location and I had a great time with them on Saturday and Sunday.
I had a great time at this conference because I had an important role (I had to co-facilitate a session with our beloved MCVP OGX Mo) and I was also part of Fun team(with Andy-Brasov and Vic-Timisoara) and tried to help the OC (Dragos from Iasi -a guy that did a great job) I felt the passion , the ambition and the hard work that people will put in recruiting the new generation of leaders.
Friday, July 14, 2006
3 great externals
1 km away from any civilized place
TTT was a very different conference from the others that I attended till now. It was my 12th AIESEC conference and it was an important step in my @Life because it got me started in my path as a trainer.
Everything was different but it turned out to be one of the greatest conference because of the People that were there. It was a great networking experience because we were not so many and because we had to share food , the 3 rooms, the bathroom. Another interesting thing that I enjoyed a lot was the one preparing the training sessions because we were helping each other with ideas, we were encouraging ourselves and we were also having fun.
I enjoyed the moment when we had to develop the LTS agenda in our home groups :)
Also I'm happy that I had the chance to meet with my friends that were OCPs on Business Expansion Pbox: Anca(LCVP ICX @Timisoara), Adi (@Oradea) , Cristi(OCP TTT @Sibiu), Romeo (LCVP ICX @TG Mures) and with Hermina (VP PD @TG Mures), Oana (@Bu), Julie(@Sibiu-National Sol&ceed coordinator), Marius (@Sibiu), Roxi(LCP @Sibiu) , Zeno,etc
Regarding my expectations that I had before the conference I can say that were accomplished. The sessions were interesting , we had sessions with Doru , Andrei Popescu , Adishor , NTT members from which we learned a lot.
My home group at this conference:
-Andreea @TG Mures
- Robert (NTT member)
Saturday, June 24, 2006
A year ago we launched CEE PBOXes. Hundreds of people in all CEE countries worked hard for 12 months to deliver the results. Even though we did realize as many traineeships as we planned, we learnt a lot and enabled members to live their AIESEC Experience.
Today we want to share learning points from our projects in order to help you to shape your local initatives. If you are interested in realizing projects targeting: SMEs, GOs or NGOs you should definitely familarize yourself with our outputs:
CEE Business Expansion summary
EU City summary
Development Academy summary
If you have any questions regarding projects, please feel free to contact me and OCPs. Although our terms are over now, we will do our best to help you."
Maciej Dakowicz CEE Project Manager 05/06
I don't know exactly from where to start because Business Expansion was one of the most amazing @Xperience that helped me in the process of being a change agent. I have learnt many useful things and because of this experience I can say that I enlarged my network of contacts and also I gained some new friends in Romania. Romanian Delegation ROCKED the Conference!
Everybody from this photo have choosen their own road in AIESEC. Romeo, Mara, Anca, Alexandra, Chipo are (VPs ICX), Chip (VP OGX), Adi (active member in @Oradea), Cristi (very active on PD in Sibiu), Elena -I don't know and not to forget Micky -Proud LCP who will lead @Constanta for success and Me (Proud member of NST @Romania on X). As you see our background is related to our favourite area (Exchange).
I remember at the end of the conference (CEE PBOX Conference -Hungary 6-9 October)after 4 days we were full of energy even if the Romanian delegation had another conference before(XMM). So everybody took the commitment that IT'S not the End...It's just the beginning of a new Experience in our @Life and we will challenge to do a great job.
Afterwards we went home and started serious work. Everybody in his own local committee.Some of us did extremely good job, some of you had to give up. Unfortunatelly overall results of CEE PBOXes failed but I hope that everybody learnt a lot from this experience.
Personal I'm more mature and I have a huge network of contacts.
To be continued...
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
First of all, congratulations to all of you, and may we have a wonderful conference together! As you probably know, in order to offer you the most relevant experience, the conference date has changed with 1 day. I other words, the new dates are 30.06-3.07.
For any major complaints / impossibility to attend, we are waiting for your e-mails.Details regarding the location and how to get there will be provided in a future e-mail.For any other information, our operators are standing by ;)
Have an insightful day,Robert(conference manager)"
My NEXT @XP will be TTT in Sibiu organized by NTT. I have been selected to participate as delegate ...This is an important step in my @Life and also for my carrer. I gave a thought of becoming a profesional trainer and also to have a training company in the future so I really consider it’s a good idea.AIESEC made me more people oriented than I was before joining it. I always liked working with people and I hope this conference will improve some skills and gonna teach me how to make a quality delivery.
I have huge expectations from this conference and I'm very happy that 75% of sessions will be held by externals.
My expectations related to this conference are:
Ø To get me started in my path as a trainer (to give me what I lack in my knowledge ,skills, attitude for being a real trainer)
Ø to increase my network of contacts (to interact will all the delegates)
Ø to develop myself, to interact with people, to learn more about what a being a great trainer means, and how to keep improving your skills,attitude and knowledge, to discover new things related to what’s behind a training, how do I make a good training…
Ø to be fun
Ø to be challenging
I'm very happy because I will meet my friends: Cristi (OCP TTT ) , Anca and Adi that were also selected for this wonderfull conference. Cristi , Anca, Adi are special friends with whom I was at Pbox Conference in Hungary.
My first step in the process of becoming a trainer had started in MPN where I had to deliver a session with Iulius about opportunities in AIESEC. I felt great and I want to apply as facilitator at Rock Me and NPS.
I'm sure I will have a great time in Sibiu ...
let's start the revolution !!!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
This session was very interesting because I had 6 exams (instead of 12 )...I manage to pass 5 of them with good marks. I failed at Finance ..bad luck
but my life is so interesting because I'm living diversity each day (parties, pubs , chinese food and Trainees:Luca(Italy), Paulina (Mexico), Kagan(Turkey), Yee MEE(Danemark), Stefanie(Hong-Kong) and we are waiting for Cihan (Turkey) and maybe a girl from Ukraine.
It's great to have so many foreign people in Iasi ..It's what I love most in AIESEC -this magical organization that is part of my life.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
I find music one of the best way of expressing my feelings..
Hope you'll have a great time reading my blog and listening to my favourite music:)
Flash and interesting updates will be available soon on my blog:)
Sunday, May 28, 2006
I was standing for the second time in front of the full members of our LC , realising how much I have changed , realising that @ is more about friends, passion, values about my values that I developed during LMS: Challenge -Synergy-Believe-Achieve.
I was wondering the days before validation If the full members will vote me and I had big doubts ..I don't know why but during my presentation I had emotions ...When Andreea our beloved LCP announced the results i was scared but finaly everything was ok :)
At the end:
"I love being in AIESEC IASI because this is where my friends are, this is where I learn and this way I can make a difference.The base of what I do everyday are my values, values which give me a broad perspective, which help me change myself and everything around me...
...This is how we think in over 80 countries!
Members of AIESEC in Iasi
For this moment I'm investing all my time in learning (I'm praying to take all the exams in the first exam session and also in National eXchange team. My dream is to go this summer at You Can.
I'll be back soon to post my @XPerience at National Congress and about what I enjoy most in AIESEC: Living diversity
Enjoying the adventure of Living
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
and the result is:
You're a bold, confident orange. A warm, powerful color that indicates a strong, welcoming personality, orange is the mark of people who are social and extroverted by nature. Vibrant, with an upbeat attitude, you have a bright, inviting demeanor.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
These days were for me time for reflection and self assessment ... My winamp is playing Master of Chant-Moment of peace:
When the world is in tatters
And destruction is near
You can come with us here
When the people are strangers
You'll rest here with me
In a moment of peace
Light up the dark below,
See through the stars,
Reach to the earth's flow
Drift in the joy of our hearts,
Unleash the energy,
Taste of the wine
Drink as a Soul
That knows now, power divine
I don't know where I will go, what my Next @XP will be but I enjoy the silence and Easter is a good moment of peace :)
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
So yesterday we had elections..
As Zeno was saying in his blog "when your best isn't good enough". The EB thought that the other candidate , Andrei was more suitable for this position.
I did my best and I failed... but it was a quite nice experience of learning :) I can say that I knew the result from the beginning.It's strange but I knew it:) I was very calm after the announcement and also happy because another @XP helped me on the process of being a change agent.
I was prepared for both: getting or not elected. For me running as TL IT&SOFTWARE was an important thing that made me realize that I've learned many useful things that will help me in the future.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
I don't know exactly how to describe this wonderful conference ...IT was my 10th @conference and I felt as It was my first @conference...I felt emotions and I'm sure that @Iasi is one the right track of achieving big results ..
I'm very proud to be part of @Iasi :) That's because of people that compose @Iasi ...:)
The key words of LMS 2006 are: Challenge -Synergy-Believe
Challenge-When speaking about challenge we should be aware that every @XP should challenge us to give the best :)We must stop running and start facing the challenges that we encounter in our lives.
Synergy: because only together we are going to move to next level, only together we can touch miracles ..Is about the level where in an synergic way we are going to unite all our strong points and overcome fears, challenges, the unknown.
With LMS 2006 a new road has been opened in our LC... Is about the fact that LMS 2006 made people come together
"Yeh when we are together
And when we are apart
There is no space in our hearts
I’ve got these feelings
Believe-Believe another key word during the conference ...Believe that is right and it will be, believe that you want to be a change agent and start being it :)
The world is @IASI :)
I would like to congratulate also the happy OC.of LMS 2006..Great job guyz..It was one of the most amazing OC I have seen ever;)
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
I was very impressed by the new generation and I'm sure that AIESEC Romania is one the right way:)
Another amazing thing that happened during MPN was that I had to deliver a session with Iulius. Iulius had a training on Learning&development on the seconday day of thePD track. I prepared a power point presentation with the opportunities that @ people must take advantage of (CEED&SOL, National SOL Campaign and also CEE CEED program)...It was amazing to see after one year of work as National SOL&CEED coordinator people were discussing about helping eachother, sending SOLs from an lc to another:)
And I can say that my mission was accomplished ...During my presentation VPs , PD people asked questions ..
I felt great!
thanks Gabiza and Miha for offering me the chance to present these opportunities during a national conference:)
I want to congratulate @Constanta for organizational part of the conference. The parties were great, the hotel , the reception ...everything made me enjoy this conference:)
During MPN I took the decision to run for NEXT(national exchange team of AIESEC ROMANIA) because I arrived to that point where I understand what being a change agent means and , more importantly , that I am willing to learn how to be one.
Another reason that I took this decision was the fact that I will be able to learn more about @Romania reality, I will be able to work in a national and diverse team and gain organizational overview through a holistic approach.
I want to have a direct and active contribution to the development and change process in the organization, especially on the Exchange Area, which is my favourite one.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
for every single day
of my stay
It has been wonderfull
I have no words to say
How I feel
I guess it was more like a dream
A dream that has been real
Na, Na,Na, Na, Na,
Na, Na, Na, Na, Na
And I have learned,
The more I study,
How little I Knew,
And I have learned because of You,
And I have been,
So many places, so much I've seen
Things before I never could
And that's good,
And that's good,
And that's good,
And I've made friends,
People who love to sing and dance.
Whenever ther's a chance.
And I thank you,
For doing all the thing, that you do
the way you do
I appretiate your effort
Yes, I do
Thanks for being there
when home was thousand miles away
Na, Na, Na
And I thank you,
I think I've change my point of view
I think I've changed because of you,
And I thank you.
My adventure of living started because of a special person and I'm Happy to thank her for learning me many useful things and because she made me enjoy every moment of my life :)