10th September 2012, a.k.a today, I was busy going to school, having tutorial classes after school, studying for my chemistry test. 10th September – a day I know what exactly a year ago happened, but seemed too “busy” to remind myself of it.
Or – was I just too reluctant to do so?
I made myself, and in fact so intentionally, so busy and occupied so that I wouldn’t think about it a bit. Until one of my friends unexpectedly “reminded” me of it – “exactly one year ago you flew to Germany, didn’t you?”
Yes… of course. Exactly one year ago, 10th September 2011. And in fact more accurately at that moment 12:30pm we departed. I sent my last messages to my beloved friends, telling them we would see each other 10 months later, wishing them good luck in their hkdse, and, together with the other hk exchanges students, crossing our fingers wishing us ourselves a great start and a wonderful year. We were so excited to see Germany, to see Europe, to see the world.
I couldn’t speak for all but I would say, not only did I see Germany, Europe, but also, undoubtedly, the world. I met so many exchange students and people from all over the world - so many that you can’t imagine, so many that I couldn’t imagine either.
I have told you about all the experiences in this blog, so I won’t name them one by one again. I have to say, I miss Germany every single moment. This is one thing non-exchange students can never imagine. Germany, where I learnt better about myself or even about my homeland. Where my laughters, as well as sorrows, gathered in those 10 months. Where, I have gained a second home to which I am welcomed at ANY time.
one would have goose bumps when hearing sth like this but still this is the best and only way to describe my exchange year: My exchange year in Germany was so far the best year in my life. It was not only a year in a life; it was a life in a year.
In the coming months, I know I will be drowning in books struggling for my dse. It is indeed very hard to get used to the insanely busy life of a HK student after this exchange year, as everyone would say. However, every time when I think of you, my besties, every time when I think that I will be visiting all of you after I have finished my hkdse successfully, I have all the motivation to hold on again. I am so glad to have met you and you and you in my exchange year; I am so glad to have you as my lifelong friends my dears! :)
Tomorrow? I am still going to school, having tutorial classes after school, preparing for my tests. But…
- now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. :)
eure Ada. :)