…it means, basically, “hold on to your diapees!” Let me preface this by saying that there are three basic steps to handling crisis situations when faced with them as a leader of any group of people. If you are a leader and you notice that a crisis situation might be forming, you subtly and quietly … Continue reading What it Really Means When a Leader Says “This is a Team-Building Activity.”
Yesterday we had the Arts and Environment Festival that had been planned by the Festival Team for five weeks. Every country represented had a table decorated with symbols of their country and food that was typical of their home. We also had a table where the arts and crafts that our foundations (ninos and abuelitos) … Continue reading That Gringa Batwoman
Yesterday we had a meeting early in the morning to finish coordinating the festival held today, and to finalize plans for next week’s trip. Afterwards, we went horseback riding. We rode the 45 minutes to the location, all eight of us, in a cramped bus/car thing I forgot the name of- but we made the … Continue reading Riding Horses in Colombia
I’ve been busy the past few days so I apologize for the late posts! Today’s is from Thursday, tonight’s will be Friday, and I’ll do today tomorrow morning if I can. On Sunday we leave for a week’s trip to the coast (Santa Marta and Cartagena) and I’m not taking my laptop, so I won’t … Continue reading Last Day at the Foundation
Yesterday morning I had breakfast per usual, except in lieu of the four pieces of bread my host mom has been feeding me, I got a delicious grilled ham and cheese sandwich instead. Because I love pear the most, I eat the guava first, then the cantaloupe, then the pineapple or banana, and finally save the pear … Continue reading The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
This weekend, part of the AIESEC team is hosting an Arts and Environment Festival they’ve been planning for a month. There are a few different programs here: the one I do, which works with ninos and abuelitos throughout the day; WeSpeak, which teaches English classes directly to students at the university (I’d do that one … Continue reading A Critical Review of “The Opposite of Loneliness”
Today we went again to work with the abuelitos and later to “Colombian Night” hosted by the Colombia AIESEC-ers. We met per usual at the Plaza de los Artesanos, where Kimi showed us these shoes her host mom had painted for her as a gift from Colombia. Laugh away, because we did. Then we went … Continue reading We Found Nutella!