Friday, October 22, 2010

Tribute to the captains

When we visited Estonian National Agency, we read a story. Actually we had a good idea how to use it in our training video, but as time was an obstacle, we couldn't manage, but the story is the following:

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there lived a man who said he believed in God. One day it started to rain and did not stop. it rained and rained. it rained so hard that the roads turned into rivers and water started to come into the houses. The man climbed onto the roof of his house to escape the water.

A short time later, a boat came to his house and the captain shouted to the man: " Come into my boat and i will take you to safety!"

The man replied: "No, i will not come - the Lord will save me."

So the boat went away. And the rain kept raining and the water got higher. Late that night another boat arrived and the captain shouted to the man: "You must act quickly, please get into my boat and i will take you to safety!"

Again the man replied: "No, i will not come - the Lord will save me."

So the boat went away. And the rain kept raining and the water got so high that it reached the top of the house and the man had to hold onto the chimney to keep from drowning. A third boat came to the man's house and the captain shouted: "This is your last chance! Get into my boat and i will take you to safety!"

Again the man replied: "No, i will not come - the Lord will save me."

So the boat went away. And the rain kept raining and the water got so high that the man drowned.

When he arrived in heaven, he asked God: "My Lord, why did you not save me? i waited for so long."

And God replied: "But my child, i sent you three boats."



Sailors nostalgy...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Memories....



Here is one video of our fun and sweet sailors' training in Tallinn. Music is from Estonian group called Ro:Toro and videos are filmed by our participants and trainers. Editing and directing by Merli and Zuza.

Hopefully it will bring back good memories and to the other watchers it will be just one really fun clip to see.

See you again!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

No tears, only happy to meet again soon...

It is our last evening in Oru hotel in Tallinn harbour. A lot of warmth and friendliness is in the air. People are talking about meeting again. Just the time is the question. The evening was full of laughter. A lot of creativity was put into the night. All the funny performances and also videos.

One of the videos you can see here. Don't forget your humour bone while watching it :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Country portrait - Poland

The Polish are Tadzio, Kasia, Arek, Tomek

Where exactly is your country?

It’s just in the heart of Europe.

Languages

We speak polish. Most youths speak foreign languages like English and German, older people speak often Russian.

Km2 /Population

312000 km2

32 million

Capital/Flag

Warsaw

White and red. White is for the innocence, red is for the blood of those who died to defend their country.

What`s the weather right now in your country?

It’s a bit warmer then here but basically it’s the same.

Do you have something special in your country?

Crazy people full of ideas and energy.

Some joke about your country

Two poles have three different opinions.



Monday, October 18, 2010

Country portrait - Portugal

Ana from Galizia and the Portugese - Ana, Duarte, Cla├║dia

Where exactly is your country?

Southwestern Europe

Languages

Portuguese

Population/km2

Portugal - 11 million /92.090 km2

Capital/Flag

Portugal - Lisbon

Red - revolution

Green - hope

What`s the weather right now in your country?

Cloudy (12 degrees)

Do you have something special in your country?

Portugal - Beach, sun, sea, easy-going people

Some joke about your country

French, an English and a Portuguese went fishing together in Estonia. They met the day before and the French said:

“I caught 5 fish”

The English said:

“I caught 10 fish”

Then, the Portuguese replied:

“I caught a cold…”


Country portrait - Uganda

Our lovely friends Colline, Miriam, Michael.

Where exactly is your country?

East Africa

Languages

English

Swahili (Luganda)

Km2 /Population

241.139 km2/32.4 million people

Capital/Flag

Kampala

Yellow - Sunshine

Black – African people

Red - Brotherhood

What`s the weather right now in your country?

Cloudy, Rainy (20 degrees)

Do you have something special in your country?

We are the pearls of Africa

Some joke about your country

Knock! Knock!

Who is there?

Uganda

Uganda who?