Tuesday, April 6, 2010

when Robert Pattinson was in Budapest...

Budapest is a city of choice when it comes to the film industry, one of the reasons for this, according to producer André Szőts is because Budapest "has kept the image of a city that is so diverse in building types from different eras that it could be substituted for (or disguised to be) any large European city", truly it is a beautiful city--the Danube, the old buildings, Buda Castle, Margit Island...

Bel Ami is being filmed in Budapest at this very moment. I know, because Eden went to St. Stephen's Balisica where apparently the wedding scene is being filmed. Eden is an avid fan of Robert Pattinson, as are many girls after the "Twilight phenomenon"--and I have to admit that even I was a bit curious about going to see the set and the actors even if from far away.

But it's a Tuesday--and Tuesdays I go to the orphanage. I was torn between going to see Robert and visiting the orphanage, after all it's not everyday that Robert Pattinson is in town. Well, it took me a little bit to decide, but of course I went to see "my kids" at the orphanage.
We didn't do anything splendind, we played cards, talked, and played hide-and-seek in a room where there is nowhere to hide, but I wouldn't have traded being with "my kids" for anything in this world. I wouldn't trade hearing their laughter, singing with them, having them sit on my lap and try to speak in English, for any big Hollywood star! Because at the end of the day, these kids, "my kids", they are my stars!

When Robert Pattinson was in Budapest...I went to play with the orphans and loved it!

Friday, April 2, 2010

10 days in Germany

I got the opportunity to go to Germany for ten days at the end of March with David--and I had what I like to call "the Bavarian experience" :)

Actually we went to the Frankfurt music fair--first time for me, and we visited all the wonderful people who've been helping our volunteer work for the past years. Each one of them makes our job possible, in various ways--helping with strings for the guitars, picks, cables, mics, drum sticks, guitar pedals, PA systems etc. A big Thank You to all of them!

We want to thank also Jan and Paula, and Christiana for having us in their homes and making our stay so pleasant.

After the Fair, David and I traveled South to Ulm, Ingolstadt, Neuburg a.d Donau (where we visited a children's clinic as clowns), Donauwörth and Erding. Thanks to all the people who helped with meals, hotel rooms, ice-cream and shoes :)
We had a lot of fun, met amazing people who helped towards our work in Hungary and provided for our every need. We enjoyed the weather and the countryside, and the food was excellent!

Thank you so much everyone of you, for your help! God bless till we meet again--hopefully soon!