• Motivation

    What you will regret by the age of 68

    Few days ago I talked to my father who is 68 years old now. I was curious about why he chose the job he was/is doing now. He graduated as an electric engineer but later became a translator. When the company he worked for went bankrupt, he and my mom opened a store in the market selling clothes. Later they bought a proper shop selling snacks, coffee, beverages. After more than 10 years they closed the shop permanently and my father became a translator again. After talking about his career for a while I asked: “If you could start your life again, would you still live like this?” Work effective…

  • Motivation

    Emergency: shall I help or not?

    Yesterday I was shocked. Coming out of the house I saw a homeless person laying in the middle of the road where cars come and go. He couldn’t get up. His head and hand were covered with blood. One of our acquaintance saw him and asked if he was OK. I was curious who he was talking to then when I saw the homeless man I was shocked. I didn’t know what to do. At the same time I was in hurry to go to work. Shall I call ambulance or not? Shall I leave and take it as if nothing happened or shall I stay. I was confused and…

  • Europe

    How cheap is Pristhina?

    I visited Pristhina, the capital city of the new country, Kosovo. It was an interesting experience going to a place where there are many rumours about its safety. But one thing is for sure, it’s safe to travel to Pristhina. Though the city is not modern yet, you can feel the ambiance of its own culture and history. Another best thing is the price. It’s so cheap to be there. Here you can see why. I travelled there with my mom, so the prices below are for two people. Hotel We stayed in a guesthouse not far from the city centre. Around 18 minutes walking, according to Google Maps. We…

  • Europe

    Pristhina, the new city

    I have just arrived back from Pristhina, the capital city of Kosovo. It’s a relatively new country who gained independence in 2008 from Serbia. However, Serbia doesn’t acknowledge Kosovo as a country so it is said that the country is not safe. However, the truth is different. In this post I will mainly share some characteristic of the city. Get on a taxi with taxi meter I arrived to Pristhina International Airport at noon. Since there is no public transport from the airport to the city we had to take buses. Before leaving I read that we should find a taxi which has taxi meter, otherwise we would have to…

  • Motivation

    2019 – what we do now will affect our future

    Lately I have just finished a Korean drama called “Sketch”. The plot is about a detective who can foresee the future incidents and she draws them down. The whole team tries to prevent and solve the incidents before it happens based on the sketches. However, no matter how they try, things that appeared on the sketch comes true. Unless they change their mindset and action. It’s the principle of causality. Everything in life has a cause and effect. Whatever we do, it has a consequence of it. Whatever we did in the past has its effect now. We are where we are because of our act in the past. Therefore…

  • Motivation

    How 2018 passed – there is always good in a bad event

    One year has passed and it’s time to go through and reflect on the last year to head into the new year with clearer mind. This is what happened to me in 2018. I started blogging More exactly I started blogging actively. I have had my blog since 2016, but I didn’t have idea what to write about. At the end of 2017 my boyfriend that time decided to end the relationship when I had a flight ticket back to him for one month. That sorrow was the reason I started to blog more actively. It worked like a therapy to accept, reflect and get over the heartbreak. Who knew…

  • Education

    Are the grades that important?

    “School is about the grades.” This is what most of the people think when it’s comes to school. Parents expect their children to bring the best grades home and to be the top student at school. If the children accomplish it, they feel proud, if not they feel shameful. Teachers prefer students who have good score to the one who don’t. Therefore children are convinced that they can only accomplish their goals if their grades are good. However, is it true? Personal experience I used to think the same. My parents always asked me where I stood in the school ranking. Fortunately Hungary doesn’t have that system, so I didn’t…

  • Motivation

    How hard work can pay off

    As I am studying Korean at university, we usually study and talk about their personalities. So in this one I would like to emphasize one of their characteristic that impressed me. This is not to judge them, but I want to take them as an example to express how hard work can pay off and the importance of being flexible. Effect of being hardworking Koreans are hardworking. When I say hardworking, I mean VERY hardworking. If we look at their history it is understandable why. After the 2nd World War, South-Korea was in a terrible state. The President, Park Chong Hee that time drew up a plan to build up…

  • Education

    What if you realize you are studying a wrong major?

    It’s been a long time since I wrote a new post. Fortunately my exams are all finished so from now on I will continue to write again. As I just finished with my exams a question aroused in me. “Do I want to continue to study here?” The problem is not the studying itself but the reason and the way of studying. Day by day I question myself what I truly want to achieve in life and how I can do that the fastest and most effective way. Everytime the answer is to study higher but if I look at the education system it doesn’t seem like it can really…

  • 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.”…