So, the weekend of 26th November was the weekend of the Alumni homecoming and was it grand!
Its just super-amazing to have a party in the castle; a hanker-back to the good ol’ times. As I walked up the steps of the grand castle to the ‘Knights Hall’, I felt rather grand and the welcoming sounds reminded me of a Christmas Market; only this one was in formals. Honestly, I barely made it beyond the initial entrance of the foyer, since all my friends from class were clustered right there! It was really great to hear about all that we had been up to, the vacation, the job-search, the job, the new city, etc. ; although in today’s online world, most of us are regularly in touch but nothing can beat a hug and good ol’ face-to-face conversation now, can it? The evening was amazing; the champagne reception, the Welcome and Keynote speeches, the food, the music, the dancing, the people! Sigh! I really do wish I had had more time to talk with the alumni from other classes too, so here’s some lobbying for an Alumni weekend event 😀
Besides, for me, its also been a month of interviewing, attending career fairs, chasing those good leads and getting a clearer picture of the process of finding that dream job. Here’s looking forward to living the dream! Also, friends have been moving to new cities and countries; its all kinda bitter-sweet, coz although they are happy celebrations, they are also farewells and I am not the best when it comes to dealing with this. So yea, like a friend from class says, ‘I won’t say goodbye, just see you later!’.
Its also been amazing to meet several of the students from the Class of 2012; they are well-settled by now am sure, what with Term1 almost ending! Amazing how time flies; just feels like yesterday that our Term1 was ending! In other news, Mannheim has been ridiculously foggy/ windy/ rainy for a large portion of November and the same continues into December. Usually, I can see the Rhine flowing lazily most days and it does have an amazing effect in both good times and not-so-good times. The fog, however throws this blanket of mystery over everything and it makes me want to go by the river and get spooked. Now today its ridiculously windy and rainy and the wind is howling away like no one’s business! Last year, this time, it was already snowing and everything was sooo pretty. So here’s sending the weather-Gods a quick prayer to send the sun and/or snow and soon!