Team 3 students’ blog, written by Chim Nguyễn
This blog is an A-Z blog about my journey at Knowmads.
Art: together we made a timeline from Week 0 to week 7, with a lot of bananas and colours. During Knowmads, we learned to discover the artistic side in ourselves.
Blog: we learned how to use blogs as a tool to interact with our target customers with ms.Brenda.
Compliment: in public speaking session with Daniel, we learned to give and receive compliments. If you’re not used to with it yet, practice.
Discovery: I learned to be more comfortable, authentic when on stage. In order to be more authentic, I need to find out my “angry voice”. I can’t be just funny or serious, I need to learn how to express my anger too
Emotion: As we sat down together around the master piece that we made (the timeline), we recalled memories, moments that were important the most to us. There was happiness, there was tears, there was love, a lot of love.. To me, the most important moment during Knowmads was the moment I first met Guus and Daniel (and Chris and Mer too) to be informed about Knowmads. That night, I knew that my life was about to change, and I was about to meet the right people and do the right thing. I know I made the right decesion applying to this amazing course. I’m grateful for it.
Friendship: only after 6 weeks, we have become close friends. We share a lot together, happiness, sadness, confusions, realizations.. I have never made friends that fast.. Again, I’m super grateful.
Guus: is a hero.
Happiness: We danced around, laughed, took stupid pictures of others, rocked and roll… We were happy toghether.
Internet: is a very useful tool to seek for and contact with customers. It’s more than just Facebook and utube.
Knowmads: is a banana island where 20 samurais hang out together to find their passion.
Love: all we need is love. Love for others, love for what we do.
Magic: In the beginning of the course, we were an unhappy, confused group of people. After 6 weeks, we are Ceo, founder, rock star, agriculturer, book exchanger, owner.. We were stranger, now we’re friends.
eNdless journey: The journey we’re having together will never end, as long as we still want to make changes.
Opportunity: We had the chance to be on stage and fought the stage fright by just standing and staring at the audience.
Preparation: We kept telling each other that, this is not the end, this is just a preparation for us to start a new journey, to create our own world.
Questions: be curious, question things.
Rock stars: We had fun enjoying the rock show of the facilitator team when they jump to the stage, made weird noises and broke things..
Super tot: well, you know it.
Teamwork: In the magazine challenge, we had an editing team of 4 to put all the writing in frame. But in the end, we had almost 20 people in the edit job. We had 40 stories, 20 testimonials, many many photos, 5 interviews, and we did it within 3 hour and a half. That’s teamwork.
U: is the most important element. Real change starts with yourself.
V: Is the only letter that I absolutely can’t think of anything. (I’m telling the trruth)
Wish: Our wishes have come true when they told us that there would be Knowmads Hanoi team 4 (yay!) This course did an amazing job and we hope that it could give more opportunities for aother young people in Hanoi
X: I was wrong. I got nothing on this one too.
Y: not now? The question that we were asked so many times.
Z: (we don’t have this one In Vietnamese alphabet)