Yufei Huo - “End of semester”


Yufei Huo

I come from china and I live on campus at Maynooth, study accounting for my master degree. I enjoy reading, swimming, socializing with friends and touring etc. I am an honest easy-going guy and I like to make friends - the more the better!

After the final exams, this semester finally comes to an end. The campus also becomes quieter. Many friends are leaving Maynooth for their individual home countries, some of them, I may rarely have the chance to see them again, though it sounds quite sad, it is a fact. So for me, I really cherish and enjoy these last few days on campus, perhaps is also the last chance to party with friends as happily as we did before, just with a very heavy heart.

Here I really want to thank Maynooth University for giving me such a chance to experience different lives. I have made lots of friends and established good friendships, which can last forever and this happy period will also become one of the best memories in my whole life.

When looking back over the past academic year, I actually have gained a lot from Maynooth University, not just about knowledge, but also about friends, unforgettable experience, insights into a different culture. I believe that all my future lives will benefit from this period.

I remember clearly the first day when I came here, I was full of excitement and curiosity, many things were so different from my home country, I was so eager to explore this new culture and looking forward to starting a new life here. But for now, I actually got it all, and it actually turned out to a very enriching experience in my life. I’d really like to share some of my stories here in Maynooth.

This was the first time for me to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with friends. We got up early in the morning to take the train to Dublin. By the time we arrived in Dublin, every street was full of the hilarious atmosphere. People wore green hats, or dyed their hair green, and even painted Irish flag on their face, so did I, with small Irish flag on my cheek, it was quite funny, everyone wore smiles on their faces.

Yufei-1-St Partick

We arrived early before the Parade had started so that we would have a good position to watch the parade, but for the other guys, they even arrived much more earlier. Everywhere was overcrowded with people. When the parade started, our views still got blocked by the many people in front of us. But the parade was so fantastic, performance was so great, it lasted about 25 minutes appropriately, many fictional characters were so lifelike and vivid on the parade, it was so fabulous, I was actually impressed by it.