Unfortunately my exchange term has come to an end and I have not been able to write anything about the months spend in Norway. I had all the words formed up in my mind i just could not type them out:-( But now almost a month after coming back,albit I am sad that I could not spend more time there, I can happily say that Norway was one of the most beautiful part of my life. I miss the cold, I miss the clean streets, I miss the bus no 37 , I miss the river behind my house,I miss my supercool college building,I miss the strangers I met everyday,I miss getting yogurt from ICA/Kiwi and coffee at amigo,I miss being alone, I miss the stupid conversations I had with people I barely knew...I miss Oslo !!
I donno what to say when people ask whether going to Norway was the right decision...or did I learn something out of it..I am never good at yes/no questions!!
I could not make the most out of the four months...there were many things I wished to see or do but could not...but there were others that i managed to do:
I survived(yeah thats the biggest one !!)
I bought snow boots(a big deal for me)
I saw Opera ( in the most exquisite Opera house)
I learned to ski(although could not master it)
I went to Rome and Venice(another dream come true)
I learned to cook(the hard way!)
I made some wonderful friends(and many acquintences)
I collected postcards(yay!)
I spend some quality time with my parents(huh..over skype)
I watched FRIENDS all over again(and missed my own much more!!)
I felt respect and pride for my country even more(and mutual understanding for fellow Asians)
I came closer to identifying myself :)
some more and I am glad I went to Norway and hope to go there sometime again for my unfulfilled dreams!! amen !!