Bye bye, Frankfurt: el fin de una etapa.

¿Os ha pasado alguna vez que cuando creíais que vuestra vida empezaba a tomar una dirección más clara habéis tenido que dar un paso atrás porque pasa algo inesperado que cambia tus planes? Seguro que a más de uno. Continue reading

Vuelta del verano: Las mieles y los sinsabores del pluriempleo

Ya podéis dejar de preguntaros: “¿Dónde está Verónica?“, ¡si es que os lo preguntabais! Después de un verano movidito, y no por las vacaciones que me he pegado (todavía no disfruto de dicho privilegio), vuelvo a la carga.

Algunos sabéis que he estado trabajando en un hotel de cuatro estrellas, para los que no lo sabíais os acabo de informar. No es un trabajo que estuviera buscando precisamente pero cuando no existe una previsión de trabajo es difícil negarse cuando aparece una oportunidad. Lo bueno de hablar idiomas es que, si hay ganas de trabajar y aprender y alguien que te de la oportunidad, se pueden encontrar muchas salidas. Gracias a haber trabajado temporalmente en un hotel de la zona las pasadas navidades, en julio me llamaron de un hotel de la cadena para ocupar un puesto de recepcionista. Me entrevistaron un viernes por la mañana y esa misma tarde me dieron el trabajo para empezar el martes. Ojalá todo fuera así de fácil y rápido, ¿verdad? Continue reading

The World in My Hands supports Music For Relief

As you can see I have been making some changes in this site, I have decided I’m going to take advantage of the resources I have and make this blog look more like my own website and keep the blog as part of it.

While going through the options in my desktop manager I found out a new widget which is aimed to support a charity cause, and I thought it to be a great idea. With every click I get on the widget on my blog the organization will donate money to the cause, in this case I have chosen Music for Life as my sponsored charity organization. We hear about huge natural disasters on TVthat cause worrisome in the population but we often end up forgetting about them or what happened to them after a few weeks when the media stops talking about it as much. I think it’s important to keep fighting for such causes and help as little as your contribution can be, it’s never in vain. This organization also helps to preserve our environment and the CO2 emissions, which makes it even more amazing.

Music For Relief is a grassroots effort comprised of musicians, music industry professionals and fans who believe that together we can create positive change.

BACKGROUND: Established in 2005 to provide aid for those affected by the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the idea for Music For Relief originated amongst the members of the band Linkin Park who wanted to do something to help those affected. The idea was that if they made a donation, and then asked their musician peers and their fans to make a donation as well, a huge impact could be made in assisting relief efforts. With this in mind, they started reaching out to others in the music community to get involved and became the founders of Music For Relief.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Over $4,000,000 in donations

810,000 trees planted to sequester more than 270,000 tons of CO2

Our programs have helped survivors of:

2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Hannah, Ike & Gustav

Cyclones Nargis in Burma, Sidr, and Aila in Bangladesh

Wildfires in Southern California & Victoria Australia

Typhoons Ketsana, Parma, Morakot and Lupit in Southeast Asia

2010 Haiti Earthquake

Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak

Tornado in Mena, Arkansas

China’s Wenchuan Earthquake

2009 Earthquakes in the Pacific Islands and Indonesia

Monsoon Flooding in Pakistan

MFR Environmental programs have helped educate artists and fans about how they can reduce their carbon footprint also how climate change impacts weather related disasters.

For further information visit their website at www.musicforrelief.org

LET’S HELP THE WORLD

Ways of improving your foreign language (I)


How to improve your foreign language is always a subject people ask me a lot about. It may be obvious to some of you, but there are many others who don’t know what options there are or where to find them. According to my own experience visiting a country where the language is spoken, for an extended period of time, is the best way of improving your foreign language. This means spending from 2 to 4 weeks and longer in the country, getting involved with the locals, taking part in the city’s life, working or studying there, doing activities, etc. Your knowledge will widen and your fluency will improve tremendously in no time if you really get involved. Yes, this is not simply a vacation; this is how you will get your best results out of it.

The big question is “How do I do it?!”. Don’t fret.The following are some options you can consider:

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Cultural exchange + fun = personal enrichment

This is not what I had planned for the first entry of this blog but it’s taken me longer to get hands on it because of a terrible summer cold. However, it’s related to what will be my next entry.

After these days me and the whole world has been trapped by the inevitable World Cup and the frenzy created around it. Some people dispise soccer as a sport and as a cultural reference, but for those who while we aren’t soccer’s biggest fan we enjoy watching a good game, we see much more to what this type of event involves.

In two weeks I have my best friend come from Hanover, Germany to visit me for some days. Also, a few days later her cousin and a friend from Los Angeles, California are coming on holidays as well. The story doesn’t end here, the three of them have a varied heritage that shows in their looks as well as in their personas. And we are going to go all together to watch the World Cup at some bar while sipping on some drinks and eating some snacks, isn’t it awesome? Four people from different parts of the world reuniting in one place and enjoying one event that at the same time brings the whole world together. It’s one of the few times in which the differences among countries are faded away and are barely visible because what prevails is soccer.

To me, this is an intercultural exchange which enriches me as a person, allows me to learn about the world through them, to use a foreign language and to enjoy at the same time.

One of the best ways of getting to know the world better is through its people. Put the rest aside and grow as a person sharing your own little world with the rest, it’s just one world after all.

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog!

I’m very excited to start with this new idea. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and after debating whether I have something to tell the world or not, I’ve decided that maybe I do. I am very young and unexperienced, I still have so many things to do and live but maybe I can share my thoughts, interests and experiences about my job and the things I relate to it, and walk together the path I’ve just started to walk.

I’ll be writing for you very soon!