After crazy five exams I finally got freedom. But wait…there are only 3 days left for me in Durham.
It is sort of an early departure compared with others, but I have to go for my summer project. Saying goodbye to friends here is not hard literally if you don’t bother yourself thinking when you could meet them again. We met in the dining hall, chatting and laughing as usual, and we told others when we will leave. Departure seems to be a date which is cold and irrelevant, but after that you won’t be able to show up in the dining hall again. It is painful indeed, as painful as any of separations we suffered in graduation and moving, and the worst part is, it is “international”–If I am not going to study or work in UK again, which is probably the case at least in near future because I need to finish my undergraduate degree in China, I may never see them in person forever. Even though many of my friends are from my home country, we study different courses and from different parts, so it is still hard to meet again if we are no longer belong to the same college.
I don’t want to make this blog a lengthy and boring “Thanks to everybody” passage, but I really appreciate Durham to give me such a wonderful opportunity to know such wonderful persons. I also appreciate my friends in Durham especially for the birthday party you prepared. You make my days shining. Everything will become memory in the end and my days in Durham will definitely be the most precious one.
Despite of “goodbyes”, leaving UK is not an absolute bad news–I will see my parents and my sweetest sister soon after 9 month abroad and new life as a summer student in USA is waiting. Also, I miss Chinese food so much–Personally I think I am quite cultural adaptive and could live and work everywhere, but unfortunately my stomach is always Chinese. I will post more photos (I typed it as “photons” first, god knows what exams did to me!) if possible when I am in China!
P.S. I hear someone singing happy birthday outside the college, wish him/her a happy day