When I started my master’s in Paris I already knew that I would be jetting off to Shanghai for the second year. I convinced myself that since the degree was in two parts, I should spend the entire first year focusing on the European part of the course. I therefore decided to polish my French … Continue reading I’d like the red one, please.
I wrote about culture shock when I arrived in Japan. I must admit that though I felt that it was subsiding at the time when I wrote about it, it lasted for a long time after. Feeling confused and sometimes frustrated was exhausting and I often wanted to hide in my apartment until those feelings … Continue reading One stage at a time
I arrived in Shanghai for the beginning of the second year of my master’s last week. I landed and met a friend from Paris, everything went incredibly smoothly. The first day we shopped for essentials, the second day we set up bank accounts and bought bikes and SIM cards, the third I collapsed into bed … Continue reading Third or fourth time’s a charm
Having found relatively cheap flights to and from Ljubljana, Slovenia, I decided to tag on a few days to my Croatia holiday to actually experience a bit of the country instead of just using it for transit. I'm really glad I did because my few solo days there were pure bliss. I spent a couple … Continue reading Holiday no. 1 part 2
This week marks two months since I left Paris. Exams already seem a lifetime ago. In the past month I've had plenty of good news: I passed all of my exams (with a good mark in the subject which baffled me all year) and I was granted a scholarship for my studies in Shanghai. Unless … Continue reading Happy things and holiday no. 1
WordPress kindly informed me on Saturday that I created my account three years ago. I feel like we've been through quite a journey, my blog and I. Thank you, my lovely readers (shout out to Aunty Lorrie for all the encouraging comments) for checking out what I'm up to, it's great knowing that I can … Continue reading Finding a balance
I felt a little sad this evening as I emailed my final essay of the year to a professor. In just two weeks, I will also have finished my exams. I cannot quite grasp the fact that the first year of my graduate studies are already almost over. Like most of my experiences in the … Continue reading Master 1 almost done