Reminiscence: the act or process of recollecting past experiences or events

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As the semester is coming to an end, I am writing to you from the coziness of the foyer.. I’m enjoying the buzz of people talking on the background and the twinkeling lights of the huge Christmas tree, meanwhile, Andy is restocking the teabags (flavour mint of course). Some programs still have exams or deadlines (*cough*finance*cough*) and giving it just one last push before they can burn their books as well and delete the endless amount of powerpoint presentations and papers on their laptops from this past semester.

Whilst slurping from my steaming cup of coffee, I’m pondering on how the last couple of months have flown by. It still feels like yesterday when I walked in the foyer for the very first time and look at us now: we’ve practically become family, a messed up peculiar global family… Okey, not everything went as smoothly as we may have expected sometimes and after one semester we already have to admit that cultural differences do exist 😉 Yes, some stereotips were confirmed but, we definitely had a blast: there was laughter, love, some fights due to stress, tears of sadness and tears of joy. It’s been a bumpy ride.

As I’m taking my last sip and finishing up my coffee, I’m scribbling the last words down. The international students are leaving, one by one, to all the corners of the world again to spend time with their friends and families after months of separation. I guess I will retreat as well to the warm suburbs of Bruges that I call ‘home’.

It’s certainly been a blast. Have a safe flight and see you in two weeks guys…
Oh and before I forget… Merry Christmas and a Happy New year 🙂

-Emma Himpe-

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