It’s the final quartile of the year so I reckon some are approaching their graduation while others are getting a year closer to it. Kudos! And as is usual, a closure brings an opportunity for sincere reflection. This time, it may be a purely academic look-back for some, whereas some others may prefer a more wholesome contemplation. It’s at such times, though, that I resume wrestling with my mediocrity and wonder if it’s similar for everyone else.
Truth be told, the Dutch language doesn’t exactly rank among the most useful ones. Being spoken in a tiny corner of Europe and some remote specks of land elsewhere coupled with the natives’ fluent English are enough reasons to never learn it. But the real virtue of a language isn’t in how it has spread around the world; ask anyone from places like India, many of us speak multiple regional languages.
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What do you get if you merge a University of Arts, a University of Business and a University of Technology? This was the question on everyone's lips ten years ago in Helsinki. Under the motto ‘Just do it’, our cryptic northern neighbors went on to establish a veritable University of Multidisciplinary Science: Aalto University.
Sofia was a spontaneous, ultra-cheap one-day trip that my best friend and I planned during our exams. We saw the 15-euro deal (return included!), we booked the tickets, and forgot about it until two days prior to the retreat.