A Quick Update

Just a quick update to let you know that I’m still alive! I’m now based in Hong Kong and working full-time, but still find time to travel once in a while. As a matter of fact, I’ve just returned from a trip to Europe with two amazing friends. You may have noticed that I’ve changed…

Back to Reality

My time in Germany has officially ended and I’m (almost) back to reality. It’s an alien feeling – I didn’t expect to experience such a cultural shock back here, in Hong Kong, and now everything seems so familiar yet strange at the same time. It’ll take a while for me to adjust again but meanwhile,…

Sun at Last

I’m well aware of my promise about updating more frequently – what I wasn’t aware of was how fast time had been flying. During the past couple of months, I spent most of my time studying and the rest traveling…

My Absence…

I can explain. And the photo here is a better explanation than any words that come to mind. In Germany we have winter (Sep-Feb) and summer (Mar-Aug) semesters, but we only have classes from mid-October to early February and from mid-April to late July, which means German students enjoy two and a half months of holidays…

January – Snow and Exams

The town has been a bit a lot quieter this month — it seems everyone, myself included, is busy with exams, presentations, paper deadlines and more exams, which aren’t really fun when everything happens within the same month (or week). I’ve only done some German exams and presentations so far, but there are four more…

Merry Christmas!

So I couldn’t finish my Weihnachtsmarkt reviews before they ended, but hey, it’s Christmas day! In Hong Kong people tend to go out, party or at least see a movie; here in Italy (I mentioned that, right?) everyone stays home with their family and eat. No matter where in the world you are right now,…

Celebrating Christmas the Finnish Way

Nope, unfortunately (or fortunately – not too fond of the cold!) I’m not in Finland at the moment, but my Finnish classmate, Krista, showed me what a Finnish Christmas would be like the evening before I left Heidelberg. I (almost) wish I could go there for Christmas this year but I figured it’d be freezing cold and…

Ready for Christmas!

I just left Heidelberg today for Christmas so this is going to be a short post as I’m exhausted from all the traveling. In Hong Kong I rarely decorated my room because I had to share with two other roommates, but in Heidelberg I’ve been changing the decors constantly (yes constantly). They started selling Christmas stuff…