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Take some colorful paints and plants, recruit a bunch of volunteers, provide some good music and refreshments, mix it with enthusiasm and happiness, and the results speak for themselves: a reshaped Japanese Garden full of colors and flowers, ready for use in the upcoming summer!

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2-2-4 [Part 2]

…Or “Two days, two museums, four exhibitions [Part 2]”.

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While still in the Ludwig Museum / Museum of Contemporary Art Budapest, we took advantage of the quite expensive admission ticket and tried to see the other things included. We only had some 45 minutes left for Taiwan Calling – Elusive Island, but we should’ve had more. (more…)

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Dear Julian Assange,

No one cares about you anymore!We have a new hot topic of discussion – the new media law passed by the Hungarian Parliament, which came into force on January 1st, 2011.

The CEU community received an e-mail last night encouraging us to join the protests in front of the Parliament building to “pressure” the government to repeal this “censorship” law. Although I am not a Hungarian citizen, I am a strong supporter of the idea that free media is an important, if not crucial, part of a democratic form of governance. (more…)

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The Art of Walking

Do you know how many types of lamps are lighting the Freedom Bridge? How many wing-beats do pigeons to fly away when you step among them? Did you know that two joyful putti decorate the façade of the building at the entrance of the new Vaci street, and one of them is showing his back? That between the Freedom Bridge and the Chain Bridge tourists can spend their money in 18 different souvenirs shops? Did you know that Charles XII of Sweden took a rest in Budapest during his long journey back home, and that there is a memorial tablet in the city center reminding us this event? That there is a blurred Serbian inscription on the building next to the House of the General Assembly of Budapest? And do you know who is that horizontally challenged soldier confidently standing in Zrínyi street?

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2-2-4 [Part 1]

…Or “Two days, two museums, four exhibitions [Part 1]”.

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When I first heard of Munkacsi being in town, I remembered his “Boys, lake Tanganyika” as being one of the greatest icons of 20th century photography. However, the posters around the town pictured other great photos of MM, so I was prepared for an interesting show – and an interesting show I got! (more…)

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TRON

If you haven’t seen it yet, go ahead and indulge yourself this weekend. It might well be “the” 3D of the season.…Because for the 3D we* went last evening when we gave up the original English language for the Hungarian dubbing, and were not disappointed. (Strange enough, local cinemas only offer the ENG+2D package.) Yeah yeah yeah… we didn’t understand a thing from what they spoke (did they say something about  “clusters of information” and “isometric software”?), but we more than loved the visuals. (more…)

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27.5 cm

…and 3,99 Gb: a possible summary of my three months in CEU.Three Months at CEU

The enclosed picture doesn’t make much justice to the real life @ CEU B-School. It is also very hard to put into words, but I think that “emotional montagne rousse” might be close. Let me explain. (more…)

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