A brief flash from the past is making me smile today.
A year ago, on September 4th I arrived in Magyar-land. Around early evening I was carrying my heavy luggage into the strange building located in the middle of nowhere: well, nice to meet you, my new home. It was raining and my super summer clothes and mood were not welcome at all. My feet hurt, because to choose right shoes for myself had never been of my strong skills. I had no idea where to exchange money, nor how to get some food and fresh beverage (do not forget, I was in the middle of your typical nowhere). Shall I also mention that the idea of a long settlement in my room, i.e. ordering everything I had managed to put into my huge suitcase was making me absolutely frustrated, while two or three random people in the corridor (instead of expected hundreds of excited students around the dormitory) totally discouraged me to spend even a day there leaving alone the entire academic year.
My frustration though was dragged out for even less than a day…
My studies at CEU along with a short life in the beautiful Budapest were a great school for me full of challenging lessons and amazing discoveries. I learnt a lot and had tons of fun!
Thank you, my first CEU friends, the two girls I arrived with, Ani and Toma, and Emily who we met at the airport and soon after became great neighbours with.
Thank you dear IRES-ers 2010/2011, all of my wonderful friends from other departments, party-addicted dormitory residents and just everyone who made CEU the best place to study at. Many thanks to the hospitable Hungarian people, every single person who made my stay in Magyarország (Hungary) an incredible experience.
They say, there are moments in the life which are worth to live for. CEU life was definitely full of those…
Now September 4th is over. And the brief flash prolonged for the whole day is still making me smile.
That’s what I love about unlimited human’s memory card.