Time flies in this place. That’s what all my friends here are saying too. Since I arrived a lot of things happened and I met wonderful people who enrich my life every day.
I don’t even know where to start but my buddy Wendy and her friends took me out for dinner the first night and showed me the area. It’s so lovely that they drive me everywhere and we talked about a lot of different topics that night. I’m really happy with the buddy assigned to me and she has wonderful friends.
The next day Kelvin (Wendy’s boyfriend, awesome couple btw) took me buy some new underwear because by accident I bleached mine ^^ before that we had breakfast together at WoodWood and ate this delicious omelette (super fluffy) and the coffee was perfect too. The decoration was mostly made out of wood (hence the name) and the interior felt warm and modern at the same time.
Time passed and in the evening I went to the club together with some friends and Berber, who I met online a few month ago because she asked a question about NCKU on Facebook. Berber and I stayed in contact over the past few month and really nice to finally meet her in person. The club Muse is a bit further away so we had to take a taxi (200 NTD). The entry for women was free that day, only men had to pay an entry fee of 600 NTD. At least the drinks were free all night for everyone. The atmosphere and music weren’t that bad and we left the club around 5 in the morning after a very good first night out in Tainan.
On Friday evening our buddies invited Fernand and myself to join their barbecue at Kelvin’s grandparents place in Tainan country side. It’s an amazing place with a lot of fish harvesting facilities around the house. After a night of lots of food and laughter Ericsson brought me back to the city. The ride back was quite long, about 30 minutes, but we used the time and talked about women, relationships and the future and I’m really fond of the opinion of Taiwanese people.
Saturday started quite early considering the fact that almost every night of the week was quite long and without much sleep. We met with Will for the introduction day of the university. He showed us around the campus and explained a few things about the clubs and school traditions (like throwing people into the pond on their birthday, right Fernana?). Around the school a lot of clubs were using their free time to pursue their activities, like sword fighting or hip hop dance. The introduction day was incredibly long and boring so we skipped the afternoon program to buy a wireless router for Fernand and some decent food for our empty stomaches.
The last day before university life started was blessed with good weather. Luckily Maggie spend the day with us and she organized two cabs for us to take us to Anping beach. We just threw our clothes into the sand and ran off into the ocean. Finally water around me! I’ve been missing this ever since I moved to Darmstadt and the last time I was at the Baltic Sea in June is already a few month ago and it was too cold to take a dip. We were able to stand and pretty much walk into the water for about 200 m. Then we wanted to swim a little off shore but the lifeguards made us come back. Even though it was nice to be in the water again I was a bit disappointed that we weren’t allowed to swim.
After the time at the beach that resulted in this beautiful picture taken by Maggie, we went to Carrefour. There we mainly bought a lot of food and a few things for daily life that weren’t that easy to find in the city center. We ended our weekend at TGIF and shared our dishes, quite excited for the next week to come in which lectures and the club expo were waiting for us.
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