As 2017 is coming to an end, I reflected on my year and honestly, I am glad to be moving on. I realized nothing will ever beat my 2016 when I lived abroad. It taught me everything that I know I will never learn if I never took that leap. If circumstances allow it and I was given the chance to move abroad again, I wouldn’t hesitate to go. Continue reading “A Personal Defining Moments”
Alright, there seem to be a misconception that moving abroad is as easy at it looks or that I spent most of my time traveling around without hard-work involved. WRONG! Continue reading “My Overseas University Interview Preparations.”
I often get this question from my friends and family about what it’s like to live in Milan. I suppose it’s a natural conversation topic since, living abroad in Milan is not the first place that comes to mind when people want to move abroad. So, what is it like to live in Milan? Continue reading “What It’s Like to Live In Milan. The truth.”
A year gone and I still can’t believe it. I still remembered when I was talking to my friend about moving to Europe and then, it happened. I moved. Here I am now reflecting on my experiences. Hands-down, it’s been one of the best years of my life. Continue reading “A one of a kind year, my 2016.”
This last year and 3 months abroad has been a very satisfying and life fulfilment time for me. Leaving Europe is very difficult especially when you are leaving friends behind and they ask “When do you come back?” Continue reading “And That’s How the Cookie Crumbles.”
You lock yourself in a room and get everything done over a weekend so, you can have more time to have fun 🙂 Continue reading “What Happens When Final Exams Hit?”
Alas! We are here at the end of the year. My, how the year has passed by so quickly (at least for me it did). I remembered last year when moving to Milan was just an idea then, it turned to a reality. Now, I am sitting here reflecting and blown away of how this experience has really shaped me in so many ways. For now, I’m not ready to say good-bye just yet to 2016 because I still have a lot of things to do while I am here. As of today, I want to consider what lies ahead for 2017. Some of these wishes may or may not happen for 2017 but, these are a few things that I want to happen.
Continue reading “Wishes for 2017”
I’m so glad this month is over. As you know I moved in to a new apartment at the beginning of this month and it turned out to be a complete nightmare. Even if I tried to make things better, unfortunately, this experience didn’t. Imagine managing between working full-time, accommodating visitors who have planned to see you for months and at the same time looking for a new place to live (on top of lacking in sleep) then, moving out, well, as you can see everything got rather complicated. Continue reading “Falling October”
For the local foreigners. See if you relate to some of these. Continue reading “You Know You’re in Milan When….”
I’m moving again. Yes, believe it. Saying I have the worst of luck with accommodation in Milan is an understatement. In contrary, there are upsides to the apartment I’m currently staying in. For one it is better than the previous one in terms of the building condition, it has a balcony with a view, it’s in a fairly good location and it contains everything I need (stove, bathroom, room & utilities included with the rent).
The issue at hand is the fact that my new roommate is an early riser and I mean he wakes up at 3am to go to work. Why he mentioned this the day before I moved in is beyond me. I assumed I could get through it because I thought, hey, I only have a few months left here. I could save money and it’s still within walking distance to my work. I was dead wrong! Continue reading “Milan Apartments – Part 3”
As I wind down to the last few months I have left in Europe, I realised how much I’ve seen over the year I’ve been living here in Milan. I’m glad I’ve had the chance to share it on this blog because reflecting back to these memories have made me realise how much I’ve seen, done and I can’t believe it’s already been a year. Time sure moves fast! Continue reading “My Favorite Spots in Milan”
Last weekend my parents came to visit me and I was stressed. Generally, I know what my visitors like or don’t like. My parents, on the other hand, require a certain type of attention. One of those things is finding the right place to eat as both have very particular tastes in food and environment. Before their arrival, I spent some time looking on the internet for ideas but, I didn’t find anything up to par with their taste. Anyway, I took a chance and I made suggestions base on instincts. Luckily, for the most part it worked. Continue reading “Restaurants worth to try in Milan for Guests.”