I was in Freiburg the other weekend to present the Pinoy Scholars network I started as part of the MEG Student Organised Event cum alumni homecoming. The Pinoy Scholars network has nothing to do with environmental governance, other than me being the administrator of the blog and a former student of environmental governance. What I highlighted in my presentation are concepts in starting a blog. Here you can see the presentation. I think they generally like my presentation, although people asked me more about the presentation tool I used rather than Pinoy Scholars itself. That’s a compliment in itself and I’ll take that as a sign of being an ‘early adopter’.
Nostalgia hit me as I took the tram that brought me to the house of my German-Filipino tandem partner in Littenweiler. It’s the same tram that I took during my first three months in Freiburg (and Germany) back in 2007. I look forward to taking that tram line again, for whatever reason the next time I travel again back to Freiburg.
About half our class made it to the Freiburg. It was great to see some of my classmates again and catch up with what’s been going on with after-MEG life. Some have found jobs, some are still looking, some are doing internships, while one is fresh from a two-month holiday in Spain. My four-day visit to Freiburg is the closest to a holiday that I can get, save for Christmas in Brussels, after my Master’s and jumping right away into an internship at the World Future Council and now a PhD in Hamburg. FreiBURG, HamBURG, what’s my next ‘burg’ city?