Nugroho Kristianto - “Saying goodbye to Adelaide”

Nugroho Kristianto

Indonesian student of Business Nugruho Kristianto describes his path from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia to Flinders University in Australia.

Hi, guys!

It’s November now! I have good news and bad news.

The good news is I have finished all my assignments for all of my subjects and because I have no exams for my subjects, it means holiday! Yay! I’m very happy. I can’t believe I've done all the assignments. But hey, I did!

The bad news is my time here has only one week left. Four days from when I make this post to be exact. Yup, I will leave Australia right when the exam week begins. I really wish I could stay longer and explore more. But, I have my thesis waiting for me way back home. I have to do it as soon as possible so I can graduate.

Saying goodbye is never easy. Moreover, I never felt like this before. I am very happy, but very sad at the same time. I am very happy to go back and meet my family and friends. Yeah, I miss them all so bad.

On the other hand, I am very sad to leave Adelaide. In this short time, I already made some good friends. It becomes even sadder when I realise the fact that maybe I will never meet them again, but you never know, hopefully I will cross paths with many of them again.

Putting all this aside, I am very grateful to be here - to be selected to go as an exchange student to Flinders University - and to be able to experience how to study and live abroad in Adelaide. The time has really flown.

However, I’m doing my best to cram as much into the last few days I have left and enjoy my remaining time here in Adelaide. I have visited the various interesting and beautiful places of Adelaide. Like Brighton Beach, for instance. It is a truly beautiful beach. I go there with my friends and we have a BBQ in a park nearby.

I also visited Windy Point - a scenic outlook in the hills. It’s like a hill that's high enough to see almost the whole of Adelaide and the sea. It was an amazing sight. And there was also a koala hanging out there too!

And just yesterday, I played bowling with my friends. Four of us played two games of bowling. It’s not like I never play bowling before. But, playing it with my new friends is just what makes it so great.

So, this is may be my last post guys! Please pray for my flight to be smooth. Thanks for reading!

Sometimes it's not the bad memories that make us sad, but happy memories that we know may not happen again.