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Rolling Hill of Death- Sharre

It’s a story, a horror one, but make no mistake this is no fictional story. It’s so true and painful that anger shakes my bones…

In one of the corners of Tirana, you find Rolling Hills luxury residences. It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? If New York has its own Upper East or West Side, LA- Beverly Hills, of course that Tirana wouldn’t be left behind.

Ironically, there is another opposite corner of the city,  where you find another hill. This is a small hill, Sharra’s Landfill. Recycling companies, operate here to gather, collect, divide and disassemble urban wastes. We are talking about 300.000 tons/year of wastes and according to statistics only 20-22% of this amount can be recycled. This is a place, where nearby inhabitants go to work, not to starve to death as they have no other means to earn money. They have surrendered to the misery and such conditions as they have no other choice. No safety policies! No safe gears to work with or equipment! No insurance! Only exploitation.

Lately this hill has been rightfully labeled as the “Rolling Hill of Death”.

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Sharra Landfill

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A New Post

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What’s more important? (to bloggers in general I mean) Content? (words, pictures) Fresh, new, creative, original thoughts? Ideas? What about views? Traffic? Visitors? Comments? Likes? You are probably listing other names, right?  Yeah, we could go on for hours.

We want to write awesome stuff, that’s our common goal. We read each other’s work, get amazed, inspired, captivated and all hooked up in our fellow bloggers’ posts, besides our own lives, friends and peers, families, memories, experience and background.

Sometimes I wonder: “Wow, this was so good, what a beautiful, bright mind!” “What a wonderful, brilliant mindset!” “What strength and determination!”

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What Would Peter Say…

“If you are going to whine about your shadow again, I will punch you!”

“Can you at least sew it for me? I remember someone did that once, can’t remember who though…”

“Wendy, it was Wendy you moron! You really have a short memory, or is it just an act?”

“Who’s Wendy? What’s with rolling your eyes? It’s creepy.”

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Overconfident?

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I like this picture of me very much and I feel that it connects with my content

I read somewhere, something related to knowledge and youth, when both embedded in one single person. In lots of the cases this person looks (is) judgemental, knows enough things to make him/her dangerous and something else that I honestly don’t remember…

Ok, so basically hhhmmm… this is me and I try to keep this side of me under control. I have been way worse, and when I look back at myself nearly a decade ago , “Bloody hell, was I dumb!” and it puts a smile on my face. “Was it really me?” “How could I be so silly?”.

I still am a judgmental creature. “I am surrounded by a bunch of morons. A horde of complete, incompetent idiots.” See, this what I am talking about.

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Weird Pleasant Interview

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Differently from the previous one:  Part I and Part II this one was really cute 😀

Since I have been talking about interviews these last couple of days, part I and part II I am happy to share with you a brief but pleasant one. Keep reading to find out more. 😉

I was waiting for a friend of mine, in “Myslym Shyri” street, next to the Adidas shop , and while scrolling on some random things over my phone, a bunch of kids approaches me.

Saying they were adorable is an understatement, they were so cute and polite and shy which made them even cuter, oh and believe me, I am not the kid lover type… I really don’t know how to behave around them, but that’s a complete different story and these were school children so we are cool.

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Evening thoughts

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“Sir… Sir, please just 100 lek* please, I am starving!” his voice breaking.

“You can forget about it. I am willing to buy you something to eat, whatever you want, but I ain’t giving you any money. Understood?”

“But they will beat me, they will think I spent it on food… please I am begging you, pleaseeee…” there was panic in his voice but nevertheless he was trying to keep a steady eye contact with pleading teary eyes. Yeah, yeah, I know they train you quite well, but you are not fooling me!

“Then NO!”

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How do I schedule?

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It’s not always that easy to keep up with our busy lives.

Work schedule. School or university schedule. Personal life schedule and so on. So many errands to run and sometimes it feels so little time, that we barely manage to breathe.

This post is not on how to schedule or what to schedule. Our lives are so dynamic that there is no way we can make a fitting guide to meet all our needs. What works fine for me today, won’t work tomorrow, the important thing is to have a few tips to make scheduling easier.

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Professional You vs Personal You

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Some of you are cringing, I can tell. Some of you are “pffff“-ing thinking that they have all figured it out, as for example “I keep my personal, personal!” or “I keep my professional and my personal lives separate. Period.

In my article Authenticity Online, I write about the matching of our virtual personalities and the real ones, which extends also a little to the professional personality, as when colleagues are present in our social networks spaces, or sometimes the “boss” makes his/her appearance, knowing what we are up to.

Let me tell you what I think:

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Learn to surf

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The many of us, repeat the same thing over and over again. We are eager to learn. I am eager to learn, because I have so much to, so it’s imperative for me.

Thing is, that the learning process is not always smooth and quiet, don’t get me wrong, if it was always that easy, probably I would  have learned less and less hehe ;p I am kind of a sucker when it comes to difficult stuff (And I still ask myself: “Why am I always getting in trouble?” Go figure! -_- ). And again, don’t get me wrong I have my moments, I break, I cry, I complain, I whine but the thing is, the final and ultimate thing is, I don’t bend. Not that I am saying it for pride  or anything (ok, maybe just a little) but it’s still a matter of fact.

My dear friend says: “Sto comodo se sto scomodo!” which in English means: “I am comfortable when I am uncomfortable!”

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Me and my Ego

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Me: I was wrong though you know it.

Ego: What are you talking about? You can’t be wrong!

Me: UUUhhhhmmm c’mon let’s face it! It was a bad call. I made a mistake since the beginning. I shouldn’t have gone along with it. It was wrong, it was wrong and yet… I carried on.

Ego: Are you out of your mind? It’s not your fault…

Me: Oh yeah? And whose fault is it then? Whose fault is it? Answer me.

Ego: How should I know? I know it’s not your fault. Besides even if it is your fault, so what? Are you going to tell everyone that your decision was wrong? Do you even realize what that means? It means that you don’t know what you are doing. It means you are incompetent and useless. Then your word won’t count more than nothing. Everything you have worked for, your reputation, your credibility, the way people look at you, their trust, their faith in you as a leader everything thrown away. Is that what you want?

Me: Of course not. But it’s pretty obvious that I failed and everybody can see that. So as a leader, should take responsibility. That’s what a leader does, I am the one accountable for what happened. Facing my mistake and then take action to amend it. I think people will respect me even more, besides I am human as everyone else. I made an honest mistake trying to make things better, although it turned out the complete opposite. It was a miscalculation which brought this. If I had stopped in time maybe we wouldn’t having this conversation.

Ego: Oh my, oh my! You, freaking idiot, are you blind or what? Yes, human beings can make mistakes, a simple consultant makes mistakes, a simple employee makes mistakes and you give your support and assistance. You on the other hand, NOOO! You are not supposed to make any, that’s why you call the shots, you can’t be wrong, otherwise you get replaced. You get it? The understanding crowd of people, including a directing board or boss, happens only in the movies. There is no twinkle with awe, twinkle with roar maybe! Back to reality, please!

Me: ….So what do we do…?

Ego: Oh finally! Now you are being reasonable. Let’s see…

 

xoxo #kristinakoti

 

 

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