Almost one week into Milan, still feeling unreal.
The majestically architected landmarks must have long been used to foreign admiration - rain or sunshine, nothing stops them from exerting a peculiar aesthetic edge to the urban landscape.
If you would like to be welcomed by locals, the mere utterance of simple Italian greetings might make a difference. Keep in mind that no attempt towards a new language can escape repeated trial and errors, but even my least successful endeavour was passionately taken as a friendly gesture (might not apply to the cashier lady at that busy Gelateria near the Duomo).
And of course, school is the most important part of this journey (though I’d want to deny it). The introductory lecture on fashion and design was very engaging as it enlightened our conception around how creativity and functionality intertwine to modernise life in the contemporary world.
It’s way too difficult to express how much I like this city + the hot summer in the southern hemisphere. Surely more is to come.