• Education

    Why do we study?

    When it comes to the word ‘study’, everybody associate it with going to school that gives unpleasant feelings. And if we think about it, why do we actually go to school and study if we don’t like it at all? I asked some of my students why they study and go to school and at first their answers were all the same. “Because I have to.” “Because my parents force me to.” Then when I push them to think further they start to give more reasonable answers that affect them. “Because I want to have a good job, earn good money, buy house, car. I don’t want to be poor.”…

  • Education

    What is university really about?

    After 12 years of compulsory education we can choose whether we go to university or not. Nowadays, due to the education system, it is questionable if university is worth it or not. Some people say it’s a waste of time, some say they need a degree to prove their knowledge. And there are people who really want to go to higher education to gain a profound knowledge in what they like to do. No matter which type you are, in this post I will share why it is worth to go to university based on my experience. How I ended up in university When I had to choose university after…

  • Education

    It’s better to suffer now than later

    Most of the time we feel bad when we are being rejected. In relationship, at work or wherever. We start to suffer and feel sorry for ourselves. Since the effect is so strong the person who should reject, he would rather avoid it than facing it. He feels bad and doesn’t want to hurt another people. It might sound good but this is one the most terrible things that we do to each other. Because it creates so many misunderstanding. Here is one example to it: I teach personal finance at a non-profit organization, called Invisible University and since our trainings are free for participants, they don’t always come. We…

  • Education

    How to evaluate the score of the children at school?

    Last time I wrote about the subjects and how they should be taught so the children see the sense of it and know how to use it when they are out to the real world. In this one I will share my idea about how school can evaluate children in a way that they don’t feel pressure before exam. At least not that much. During my school year, I was scared to go to school when I didn’t do my homework, when I forgot my textbook or when I didn’t study and was afraid teacher would call me out to give oral presentation about the previous lesson or write a…

  • Education

    How each subject should be taught?

    In my opinion every subject has its own sense, it’s just the way of teaching should be different. The last post was about this. In this post I will share my vision about each subject how it should be taught at school. I see so many of my friend, finishing school and still don’t know what they want to do. And children asking me why they have to study this and that. Not to talk about our everyday life. Some don’t know how to write cheque, CV, how to buy house, manage money or their time. It would be better to make school more practical in a way that when…

  • Education

    Are the school subjects useless?

    Yesterday I met one of my student. While we were talking he asked me a question. “Do you think if History is useless?” “No.” – I answered shortly and he was surprised by it. “Why?” – he asked me again. “Because if you don’t know a history of a country, you can’t understand its people.” – I saw the acknowledgment in his eyes, that he found sense in the answer. He reminded me about my past when as a young school girl I asked myself the same thing. “Why do I need to go to school? Why do I need to study this?” I even told myself I would never…

  • Motivation

    Does fear hinder you in doing what you want?

    Today I had a conversation with one of my friend where we talked about travelling to another continent and she admired how brave I was as I have been travelling a lot nowadays. She expressed she was afraid of flying therefore it was harder for her to go somewhere far outside Europe. I think many of us are in the same situation where we don’t do something just because we are afraid of it. Some don’t apply for a scholarship to study abroad, some don’t dare to travel alone, some don’t dare to write a blog, make a video… etc, all because we are afraid of the consequence. “What if…

  • Motivation

    Do we take things for granted?

    During the forum in Korea I encountered a situation, when we had lunch but had to hurry to the next program. Some of us haven’t finished our food yet. A girl, from developing country, still had her plate full of food, but she had to go to the program, so she had no choice but give up on it. She held her plate and asked people from developed country: “I won’t be punished for throwing this away right?” “Don’t worry, it’s just one time. And you didn’t mean it.” – the others said. “Yes, but you know, we don’t have enough food in our country, but here you have a…

  • Asia

    How does it feel to visit your homeland after 7 years?

    This time I had a chance to go back to my country, Vietnam as my university asked me to represent the school at education fair of Study in Europe. I spent 4 days in total visiting 2 cities, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The schedule was really tight but it was productive. In this post I will mainly write about how I felt during this trip to my home. As you probably know I am originally from Vietnam but I was born in Hungary and I have lived most of life here. Since the airplane ticket to Asia is quite expensive we couldn’t afford to go home every year,…

  • Asia

    How expensive is Dubai for 4 days?

    Dubai is considered to be an expensive city. Therefore if you travel there, people would assume you are rich. However I managed to stay on budget here. I stayed in Dubai from 24th to 28th of August, 4 days. Here is my expense. All the price is in AED. 1USD ∼ 3.6AED Accommodation: 491 AED I booked a room on AirBnb. I stayed on 63th floor, private bedroom, private bathroom. The room was spacious just like Hilton. The view was opened to Palm Island. I stayed here for 4 nights with the price of 491 AED ∼ 134 USD. Public transport ticket: 60 AED This is a price for Nol Card,…