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Blog: Friends in Forum
For a year now I've been spending so many hours at Forum every day, just to see the crowd and meet my friends. Despite all the many other buildings to choose from, I feel most comf...
Blog: Meeting Edwin van der Sar
Yesterday I volunteered as a receptionist for a Sino-Dutch trade dinner in Beijing. Unexpectedly Mr. van der Sar also turned up. Such an encounter really made my Wednesday and put ...
Blog: ACT humiliation
Last period I completed the course Academic Consultancy Training – which provides students with valuable skills to use in the job arena. I had heard this training being praised and...
Blog: Celebrating long distance
Since moving to Wageningen, I have really started to appreciate the importance of festivals back home. The festival of lights called ‘Deepawali’, and has just begun in Nepal and In...
Blog: Dutchies and free samples
A Dutch friend of mine asked me for help: her boss needed a translator for his business trip to Hangzhour. I recommended my friend Yin.
Blog: The gluten-free fad
Many people (in and outside Wageningen) are forming their own opinion about what food is best/worst for them, and they go on what I call ‘voluntary special diets’. They brag about ...
Blog: Life without a bike
I had been travelling between the university and my home daily for the past year. Only on my bike. Now that I recently lost my bike, I plan to move around on foot. Just like I use...
Blog: Back in China
Na twee jaar studie, een jaar studentenraad en een zoekjaar in Nederland is Derek terug in China. Met zijn Wageningse diploma op zak vond hij een baan in Beijing, en blogt hij weer...
Blog: Getting medical treatment is a pain
Back home in Nepal I used to visit hospitals often as I fall sick very easily. Nothing cures me so soon as antibiotics. So I had brought lots of such medicines with me.
Blog: The times, they're changing?
Last Monday I attended my second ceremony for the Opening of the Academic Year since I study at WUR. Thinking back to last year’s ceremony, I sensed exciting changes on a few front...