Hi guys, did you have a crazy Easter break and the holidays when you didn’t have to resit for any courses? I hope you did cos it was exactly my case there 😀
After travelling to Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg and Belgium with my friends in March, my travelling plan came to a pause because of the exam. (sigh)
I stayed in Maastricht and studied for three whole days, and I knew I couldn’t complain that much since it was not that much, and I was so lucky that I had the exam on the first day of the exam period.
The exam format of Consumer Behavior was changed this period. There was no MC question and all the questions are essays. The questions were highly relevant to the literature, and to my surprise they asked a lot of the details of the experiments in the articles that we read. I could not remember all the tiny bits of details for I tried my best to recall everything. I finished my paper in 2 hours and could not bother to stay longer, since I would not be able to do much to boost my grades, I bet. :p
The results were out yesterday! The exam grade was not that impressive, but overall it was a pretty good grade. The most important thing was that, I passed!! That was all I needed.
So after the exam, I went to Marrakech in Morocco for 5 days. I met so many interesting people in the hostel and in the local tour. There were a bunch of Italians and German people there in Marrakech. I was probably the only Asian in the city since I did not see any other Asian at all during my stay. Everyone thought I was Japanese and greeted my with ‘Konnichiwa’, which I actually would not mind at all. 😀
The Sahara Desert was beautiful, and the camels were cute. The only thing was that I got a little bit ribbed off for the lunches during the tour, which was kind of expected, but still felt a little sad when I had to confront with it 😦
I had to travel there alone since all my friends were still having exams during that time. But solo travelling is definitely another interesting experience, especially when I was going to North Africa, a continent that I have never even thought I would go! XD
After Morocco I went to Munich, before I headed to Garmisch-Partenkirchen for a youth conference there. The Dachau concentration camp was amazing, the guided tour was only 3 euros and it was super, super informative, definitely worth a visit 😉
Garmisch was a very cosy and lovely town, where it offered some relaxing ambience for your stay. The conference was not as intensive as I thought, and I had a great time taking a break before I headed back to Maastricht for the reality — period 5.
The sad thing was I felt extremely sick when I was in Munich, blamed to be the greasy pork shoulder and the sausage in the food market ;(
After everything, I came here in Maastricht and prepared for my study. I am taking Strategic Management of Innovation and Technology, and Service Marketing this period. The workload would be a double of period 4 (in which I only took one course :p), but I hope I could cope with that!
My mom came visit me this week and I was soooo sooooo excited. We went to Rotterdam, Utrecht, Kinderijk, Brussels and Aachen. It was so much fun, and I skipped one tutorial to spend more time with my mom, which I thought was more than sensible to do so 😀 Family is always more important than anything, isn’t it? 😉
I just did the first facilitation for my Service Marketing last Friday, which went very well since my groupmates were so great and efficient!