I’m in Newcastle now. Finally. Actually, I arrived here on September 19th but there were so many things to be done, such as registration and attending some welcoming events in campus. And of course attending some parties. 🙂 So, I’ve just had a time now to greet you, readers! I’m sorry for abandoning this blog for so long.
How’s my first impression about this city? I’ve fallen in love with this city since the first day I arrived at the Central Station. The weather here is so freezing indeed, it’s more than cold. But, the people are so friendly and warm. I don’t know why, but this city gives me a peaceful atmosphere. And about the campus. Honestly, in some part, Newcastle University reminds me of ITB. I haven’t got the chance to take pictures of my campus. Tomorrow, if the weather is nice, I’m planning to do a photo-hunting at my campus. And I’ll post the pictures here in my blog and tell you the similarities.
My campus location is really strategic, anyway. It’s really close to the city centre. All you need to do is just crossing the street, and voila you’ll have reached the shopping arcade. Oh yeah, one other thing that I like the most is there are lots of discounts dedicated for students only. Just show your student card and you can get up to 20% discount for everything, foods; clothes;cosmetics; and many more. How lucky I am to be a student!!
And where do I live here? I’m so grateful that I can live in a university accommodation that is located so close from everywhere. I live in Leazes Terrace, next to St. James stadium. If you’re football lovers, you must have known that it’s the base camp of Newcastle United Football Club. I’m not into football, anyway. So I don’t care. :p Apart from that stadium, there’s a beautiful park near my accommodation. I haven’t had the picture of it, actually. Will make one, soon I promise!
Yeah, I’m still trying to adapt myself with this city, though. Thank God, I have found some really really nice friends from different countries (Malaysia, Chinese, India, Korea, Barbados, USA, Germany, Turkey, Sri Lanka, etc). And don’t forget, there are plenty of handsome guys here in my dorm. *wink* I won’t call all of these “coincidence”. I would call these “destiny”, instead. I have met some fellow Indonesian students, as well. So far, I enjoy my time here. Hopefully, everything will be alright until the time I finish my study, which will be next year. 🙂
One thing that I hate about Newcastle is the people’s accent. Weird and hard to understand. But, I’m sure I’ll get use to it immediately. 🙂
So, hello Newcastle! I hope we can be a good friend.