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Learning how to be a chef!

I’ve never once cooked at home before, unless you count the times when I helped my mom stir-fry the food while she was out washing the dishes or preparing other food for cooking. I’ve also never handled a knife before. Going on an overseas exchange has a lot of firsts for me, and cooking is […]

Cycling in Maastricht

Cycling in Maastricht has made me realise just how unfit I am! It was a breeze cycling to school, but the same cannot be said for cycling back to the hostel. The hostel is located on a higher elevation than the rest of Maastricht. Ok, it’s really just a gentle slope and you can’t feel […]

Settling in

Getting a local Dutch SIM card I bought a Vodafone SIM card instead of simply activating the free Labara SIM card (by local telco KPN) that they were giving out at the lobby of the Guesthouse. This was because KPN and T-Mobile doesn’t offer any option for overseas data roaming. This means that when you […]

Orientation and City Tour (by the SBE)

On 29 and 30 August, we had to undergo a compulsory induction programme by the School of Business and Economics (SBE). We arrived at the SBE early on the morning of 29 Aug and registered at the counter to collect our UM card, certificate of enrolment and our assigned group number (as we have to […]

Arrival at Maastricht

We touched down at Amsterdam Schiphol at 8am on 27 August after a 13-hour flight, broken by a 1.5 hour stopover at Helsinki (since we were flying with Finnair). After collecting our luggages, we then attempted to buy train tickets to Maastricht from the station at the airport. Unfortunately, we were still very unfamiliar with […]