I Study To…

Posted on January 20, 2017

It’s that time of year again. For many of you, exams are just around the corner, and studying is not what you would like to be doing right now. The whole world looks like an anxious place of PDFs and textbooks, where joy consists in what colour your sharpie should be and that trip to the supermarket that means a half-an-hour-long blissful break from revision. So, here are some motivational quotes that students from all around the world have shared with us: Pakistan, Egypt, Brasil, IndonesiaRead More

My last adventure…

Posted on January 19, 2017

The last thing that fits my definition of adventure was my volunteering project through AIESEC in Egypt. Uncertainty. That’s the word that best describes what an adventure means to me. And the exchange was all about that. Actually it was the first time I left Romania. Back then, I had a strange desire to have a break from my normal life, and live another one for a while. And I wanted something that would blow my mind. And it wasRead More

About Asians in Europe and a trip to Paris

Posted on January 18, 2017

To put it straight, there are a lot of us in most of the European capitals. For real. I even felt a little awkward when I visited Paris during the winter holidays and noticed that I no longer turn heads when I walk down the streets as I usually do in Cluj. Also, I started to differentiate between the Koreans, Chinese and Japanese. And I started just now because I haven’t really met many people of these nationalities neither inRead More

Alexandra Tarce, the young and beautiful actress of the National Theatre

Posted on January 13, 2017

Alexandra is the young actress of the National Theatre whose talent, ambition and perseverance made her name and performances known on the national theatrical landscape. Endowed with these qualities, she managed to open a door that many graduates of  the theatre faculties across the country continue to knock at. Alexandra tells passionately about how she managed to turn one of her aspirations into reality and about the beginning of her career on the big stage in Cluj. Her passion for theaterRead 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

Dina Juzbayeva – The girl with hair like the Sun

Posted on December 20, 2016

I met Dina for the first time two years ago. We have a mutual friend who introduced us to each other. She had her hair dyed in red, just like a flame. Later on in our friendship I found out that the flame in her hair was an extension of her strong personality and eccentric character. I remember the moment when we were taking photos in front of the Matthias Corvinus Monument and I asked her what her favourite placeRead More

Beatrice Gale – A Millennial’s Business

Posted on December 9, 2016

Beatrice Gale started her business after she finished her degree in Fashion Design in 2012. “I said to myself I should start with something. I didn’t want to work for someone else so I decided to start from the bottom. Thus I started working at home.” Her room became her small studio. But now she’s changing for the third time the location of her workshop. She didn’t start with a client, but with her own ideas. She did some collections with aRead More

I want to become a good doctor…

Posted on November 29, 2016

  I want to become a good doctor. I hope I’ll have a chance to do my job, here, in the hospitals of Romania. There’s a lot to be done here. People need help, but so do the doctors and so does the system. I think that if we all work together we can make a change for the better. *WE’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR STORY AS WELL! LEAVE IT IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW!*  

Alua Tebenova – The Painter who Introduces the Kazakh Culture to the Romanians

Posted on November 25, 2016

“If I were to become a colour, I would like to be orange.” With her headphones on, surrounded by jars with coloured water, paint brushes and gouaches, Alua was working on her next painting in one of the studios of the Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca “My paintings are the means in which I tell the world who I am, what I think and what I feel. Since I arrived in Romania, I started to miss home. You canRead More

Gabriel Uifălean – From Volunteer to UN Youth Delegate of Romania.

Posted on November 24, 2016

I met up with Gabriel Uifălean at an event he was invited to, where he talked, as a UN Youth Delegate, about the Sustainable Development Goals, and how they are related to the International Day for Tolerance. Being involved in all kinds of volunteering activities with various NGOs here in Cluj, and having a passion for History and Politics, Gabriel saw the UN Youth Delegate Program as „another way to get involved to make a change in the society, especiallyRead More