I have been in California now for almost 8 months… The questions you will be asked most when you are away from your home-country must be 1.”Where are you from”, 2.”How do you like it so far”… Hmmm and probably “Did you find everything ok?” would also make it to the Top-3. But I’ll leave that one out for now:)
Eventually the wanderer’s awakening began. Last summer, I decided to continue my journey with a fresh start; somewhere far … like a different continent:) So now I’m here… My hopes and plans include to refresh my perception of life/the world and learn to listen to my inner-self. Besides these mental aspirations, I try to do some good for my profession by updating my developer skills such as learning Silverlight/Microsoft Expression and working as a freelancer on occasion. In addition, I even had a chance for volunteer IT-work such as the Microsoft Digigirlz program; about which I may post some info. soon.
Instead of giving a “Ohhh, I find it so niiice” answer to question#2, I plan to write about all the new-exciting-weird stuff I have learned and come across since I am here – in detail if possible. There are already some impressions jumping in my mind such as: The enormous size of food, the extremely friendly-positive attitude of Socal people, that there’s no escape from “Made in China”, AC’s working like deepfreezers, barbecue lovers, XXL Coffee-addiction etc… All this trivia from everyday life that I recognize as something new, while you might not even notice.
Before the images of my adventure fade in my mind, I’ll make sure that new journey data is entered soon… in case of inner-memory crash:))