I remember the beginning of the MMJ class this semester. It felt real panic when first assigned to interview someone and publish a post. However, 14 weeks passed and now I realize how much we all have done since September…I have learned how to edit sound and video, how to use Twitter properly, what is 5-shot-video and many many other seemed-so-difficult things! During the semester I have interviewed 4 students, both my sisters and 2 professors!
From the beginning of the semester I learned how to use Twitter and WordPress. Before that I had accounts in these networks but could not use them in a proper way. Moreover, I learned how to edit sound and video, how to create some special projects like Storify and ThingLink. Also I knew nothing about the 5-shoot video before the class. The professor taught us how to use cameras, microphones and sound recorders. We have done a lot of amazingly interesting stuff!
However, it is time when I have to publish my last post on the blog. It is less than a week left before the final exams week so the MMJ class is almost over for me. I would really want to keep on doing the blog, but ,unfortunately, it is too time demanding for me. Nevertheless, before saying “Goodbye” I want to remember you, dear Reader, what I have published and learned so far.
The first post of the blog was about professor Yavor Gueorguiev – the Spanish professor in the AUBG. His story was the only one about love in my collection. The professor confessed me about his relationship from the past, his expectations of it and the lie he had revealed:
“In a moment I realized I was alone there.“
Fortunately, the professor’s touching story ended happily. So we have nothing to worry about:)
On the second week of the classes I published the story about my roommate – Desislava Valkova. She was the one who started the stories-from-childhood parade in the “Big Big Lies” blog! In the story she told me about the lie that her parents told her:
“They told me that a big bear from the forest will come and will take me!”
So what else can parents do in order to make their beloved child eat breakfast ?? Maybe ten years ago Desi got frightened and did what her parents expected her to do. However, nowadays she is an adult and would hardly believe in such lies.
But what about children who did not grow up yet? The 3rd story was devoted to my little sister Ann who is 9 years old in the moment. A couple of years ago she believed that she could stop the acclimatization hair loss by putting already lost hair back to her head:
“I am just afraid of becoming bold like you and Veka. That is why I plant my hair back so it will keep on growing .“
Oh, children! We all have been so! They believe so many ridiculous things! And the next interviewee was not an exception.
The next story was about the second sister of mine – Venera. She, as many other smaller brothers and sister in the majority of families, was born to become a toy in the hands of the elder child. In the story that elder child was me:) In order to have some fun I made her to find the Papua Old Guinea on the world`s map:
“I was searching for it about an hour, scared of failing the task. I was very nervous about that you will not accept me in games if did not find the country.”
That is how it works! But my next interviewee could not share her experience of suffering from elder brothers/sisters only because she is the only child in the family.
Gaukhar, however, had her mother to make up facts for her instead of brothers and sisters. The parents made her believe that famous Soviet cartoon character – Karlsson – really existed and lived on the same street. Nevertheless, Gaukhar suspected the lie:
“I always wondered where he was, because I never saw him.”
Unfortunately, someday we all grow up, realize the ugly truth and obtain a collection of the adult problems. One of the most relevant problems of the society this year was Ebola – the virus that came from Africa and that still cannot be cured. On my midterm post I wrote about the Caleb Akano`s kola nuts lie. I interviewed Gaukhar and Karina on the subject. Both of the girls agreed that maybe that was a lie, but at least a hope for infected people:
“Of course it gives people hope! And I hope that finally they will discover some cure to save people from Ebola.”
After the break I interviewed Alexandra Solonevich and she told me one more amazing lie story from the childhood. Her aunt did not want Sasha to disturb her, so she lied to the girl that she was….an alien!
“I was sometimes annoying and in that case she reminded me that: “Hey, I am an alien and have strings instead of heart. And if you brake my strings I will disappear soon! “
Poor Sasha believed her and did not bother the aunt for nonsense. The story was so funny that the next class, when the professor taught us how to use Storify and Thinglink services, I made projects with both of them devoted to Sasha`s story!
The next story was about Professor Filitsa Mullen and her …..Santa Claus Lie! It is Christmas soon so the story is extremely relevant for the time. Professor told me about her belief in Santa and her parents` rude way to reveal the truth:
“And my dad said: “How stupid can you be? How can you believe in Santa Claus?” You, people, told me to believe in Santa Claus and now you are telling it like this – this kind of crude and rude way that there is no Santa Claus?!”
Things happen, dear Readers! Sometimes people lie you and then reveal the truth in very ungentle way. The next and the last my interviewee – Ivaylo Stefkov – became the victim of his parents`lie too. His parents did not tell the boy that his grandfather died and they said him the truth after he, actually, asked them about the grandpa:
“First of all, my trust to my parents was destroyed.”
So from the story above we can see how far can lies go. Nevertheless, the parents usually lie not in order to harm us but protect us from something. So don`t be angry at them!:)
That were all of the stories that I published so far. And now it is time to end up the post and say “Good bye”. I have enjoyed publishing the stories for you and probably I will miss that time! However, the life goes on and maybe someday I will try myself in the role of blogger again:)
This is my video for the last “Big Big Lies” post !:)