The last week finished with the Russian Night in MC klub, where together with traditional snacks (‘zakuski’), beverages (read = vodka) and music, people competed in a tricky test for Russianness, discovered new facts about Russian culture and language and enjoyed themselves while having their shots of the world-famous 40C drink.
The evening was opened by splendid Dmitry performing – guess what! –the sovietic hymn on the electric guitar. The greatness of this action felt in the air and made all the visitors stand up in full obedience and respect :)) When the desired bizarre effect was reached, I came up on the stage to continue the evening, passing the ‘ushanka’ hat from Dima’s head to mine on the way.
Thanks to Urska, this brilliant guitar performance is recorded and you can watch it right now on your screen: https://www.facebook.com/mladinski.centerbrezice/videos/1306551639438270/
Later on the public got to know everything about our Russian pickling traditions and drinking-methods, and, of course, many wanted to try everything themselves straight away:
On Saturday 8th we had the Gardening project in the Živ Žav.
The weather this morning was so nice, so we just went out to make the Živ Žav, and all the kids were very happy about the decision. We took the tables, chair and colors outside, and we settled in a nice and sunny place in the MC's garden...
We started to coloring the draws of the diferent vegetables and tools that we will use for the activity. We colored tomatoes, beans, carrots, shovels...
Then, I teach them how are those names in Spanish, and...they are quite good in pronunciation!
After coloring the draws, and talk a little bit about how they think we can do it, we prepared the labels to identify what is inside of the containers, and then we started to prepare the tools for plant the seeds.
We prepared some plastic cups to contain the seeds and germinate them during the next weeks. We maked some holes to let the water through. Next step was put soil in the plastic glasses, and we selected what we wanted to plant. We put the seed into the soil (carrot seeds, paprika, tomatoes,lettuce, cuccumbers...) and we covered it with more soil.
We are in the middle of our experience here in Slovenia, and we went to the Midterm Evaluation of the EVS, this time in the beatiful Laško ...
We arrived there to met our partners, some of them already known, others we met for the first time. We were about 20 people, and we stayed in Hotel Zdravilišče Laško. Beautiful views, free buffet, and spa ... what more could we ask for?
The first session start with a kind of surprise. The training coordinators asked us to bring a personal object that represented our EVS experience, and there we explained what we carried and what it meant for us..after a little presentation from all of us, we had to guess from whom each object was. It was a good first contact to get to know each other better.
Also we based our experience in "The hero's journey". We went for a walk up to the Castle and we talked each others how it was the differents experiences that we founded since we arrived here in Slovenia (we talk about difficulties, achievements, future plans etc etc). After that, and an energizing coffe break, we write for ourselves our own "book" about the hero's journey, based on our personal experiences, our plans for the future ...