My favourite season has finally made its grand entrance. Cherry blossoms at The Meadows finally bloomed, cherishing the sometimes-gloomy Scotland weather. Unlike previous months where the days were colder, I spent most of my weekend outside this time.
The second semester of my post-graduate degree passed by faster than I expected. My program’s inexhaustible events, seminars, assignments and classes kept me on my toes as the days grew longer and the promise of a sunny warm summer drew ever closer.
One of the most unexpected benefits of studying at the University of Edinburgh is the large amount of speakers that present in the university’s lecture theatres every week. One only has to keep an eye open to the emails inviting students to attend to conferences, seminars or debates.
Even after the visits to several towns and cities, the wonderful wandering at Christmas market, the non-stop Hogmanay party on New Year’s Eve and the various interesting events in museums, if you ask me about the most impressive thing here, the answer would still be: CASTLES (and Edinburgh ‘windy
A day after the Engineering School Postgraduate Research Conference, I was informed of His Royal Highness Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir’s visit to Edinburgh on April 22, 2016. Tuanku Muhriz is the ruler of Negeri Sembilan, one of the thirteen states in Malaysia.
The bus stop is less than fifty meters from my doorstep. Sometimes I happily walk towards it, other times I desperately run, and there have also been times when I run towards the opposite direction trying to catch the bus at the next stop.