origin: German definition: a longing for exploring far-off places away from home; “farsickness”. antonym: Heimweh (“homesickness”). closest English equivalent: Wanderlust How time flies – around the same time two years ago, I was enthusiastically packing my bags. Soon after I was enjoying spring time in Vienna!! Unglaublich!! I first drafted most of this post shortly after returning to… Read More Fernweh
bye Vienna, hello Semenyih when i first arrived back in malaysia it felt so surreal everything seems at once so foreign yet so familiar: the buildings, the streets, the heat, the humidity, the plants in my mind’s eye i still see vienna. i see the street where i lived at and the way to the university.… Read More Coming back
Having been in Vienna for one and a half months (already?!?), here are some things that have struck me more than others: Student ID and stickers. I’ve previously uploaded a picture of my old-school student ID in a previous post, but have not mentioned how else it is different. In the local Malaysian universities that I have been… Read More differences
The first week, though hectic, was interesting. New sights, new experiences, new environment…!! Here are some of the things that caught my attention immediately: 1. Austrian office hours are tricky to decipher, to say the least. From what I’ve noticed so far, some are open from 8am-12pm; some 9am-12pm on certain days and 10am-12pm on other days………… Read More First impressions
Three weeks have passed since I’ve arrived, and these weeks have been really busy. Apart from the tons of research-related work, I was running around the streets of Vienna trying to settle bureaucratic paperwork within the first few days of arrival. Looking back, I wonder how I managed to get these things done in such a… Read More Madness in the first week
As many of you may already know, I will be leaving the jungle very soon for Vienna, Austria!! (Correction: I have already landed in Vienna for a week but have been too busy to complete the post 😦 … ) I will be here for three months to collect data for my research, and will… Read More I’m going to Vienna!