What is home…

Posted on January 10, 2017

Mom: Stop saying Cluj is your home, it’s not. It really hurts me when you do that. I fell like you forgot us and your roots. Me: Mom if “home” had been a building or a place they wouldn’t have invented the word “house” to begin with. Home is a state of mind, a feeling, the universe that shelters you in a very specific moment. As I was growing up I could not imagine a place better than the oneRead More

A perfect day for me…

Posted on January 9, 2017

A perfect day for me would be a day surrounded by my closest friends and family and being actively involved in a social project or one that brings me knowledge and information about my interests. I would definitely love to share what I did or learned with my friends and family at the end of the day when we meet and also listen to their stories of the day. I like being around the loved ones and change opinions orRead More

Every morning, I wake up…

Posted on January 7, 2017

  Every morning, I wake up full of anticipation and excitement for what will come tomorrow, the day after and in the foreseeable future. Knowing that I am alive fuels my passion for living. It tells me that I have more time to enjoy the world that I live in and to share the warmth of the people around me. It empowers me with the energy to move forward and push boundaries. Yet being alive is not anything special. WhatRead More

My biggest accomplishment in life is…

Posted on January 6, 2017

  My biggest accomplishment in life is the fact that I always do the things I like, the things I love. I had a passion for street art so I have decided to write my bachelor thesis on this subject and the result really made me happy. My second accomplishment is the President position in AIESEC. I strongly believe this in my biggest accomplishment because I still get to do what I love the most: get connected with people fromRead More

I’ve worked as a saleswoman for…

Posted on January 3, 2017

I’ve worked as a saleswoman for twenty five years. When I was younger I wanted to be a dancer. My grandmother even gifted me a pair of pink ballet slippers. But my parents said that, by practicing this job, I wouldn’t be able to feed myself and my future family. As you can see, I sell a little bit of everything: biscuits, cans, flour, sugar. People ask me how I endure this cold weather. It’s all about money, I tell them. AndRead More

I feel like art is an extension of myself…

Posted on January 2, 2017

I feel like art is an extension of myself. I can’t go days without drawing something digitally or not having my sketchbook with me. It’s the only thing that has remained with me since childhood. Like you know how we would draw our favorite cartoon characters? That’s how it started for me. And then I started drawing the outside world. For a while I thought it was just a passing passion, not something that I would seriously pursue as anRead More

Listen to me, and listen closely.

Posted on December 30, 2016

You have 30 seconds to say something to the entire world. What would you say? Listen to me, and listen closely. You, me, the person next to you, we’re all here for a reason. You hear me? I guess you’ve heard this before. But…have you really given serious thought to what it really means…in your case? Ever paused for a few minutes to reflect on this question? I guess that 99 out of 100 of you, my awesome listeners, haveRead More

I planned at the beginning of last year…

Posted on December 29, 2016

I planned at the beginning of last year to be present every day, to not let the year pass me by, no matter if the day was good or bad. And I’m glad that at the end of the year, I managed to do so. In the next year, I plan to travel more, be present even more and to give up the things that hold me back. I hope that I will grow more in the next year, thatRead More

Andrei Sclifos: The Man Behind Yolka

Posted on December 28, 2016

“At first, there’s chaos. Multiply it, add some more chaos on top of that and then just sit back, look at it closely and start figuring out ways to bring some harmony into all that chaos.” That’s how Andrei Sclifos, first year Masters Student at the University of Arts and Design in Cluj Napoca goes about his art and his work. Modest as he is, not too many know that the young artist is also the founder of Yolka –Read More

Four years ago I was too afraid to…

Posted on December 27, 2016

  I study cultural communication at Vilnius University and I love to sing. Four years ago I was too afraid to opt for a degree in music studies or maybe I didn’t want it badly enough. As the time goes by I understand more and more that singing is part of me and nothing matters when I sing. If my life was to be the reason for a song, I think its title would be “Under the power of doubts.”Read More