Here it comes, my journey to Asia starts! ... soon ;]
After many not successful tries to get to Asia, here comes the successful one.
And guess what, when they say "you can get it, if you really want", they are totally right: you must try, try and try and try and...
First time I tried to get to Asia like 4 years ago?! I don't remember exactly, but it was Taiwan. There was some TW Gov scholarship to go and study there. And let's be honest: studying in Slovakia is not kind of fun you are looking for, except you keep drinking all time, or spent your time with international students.
Oh, Taiwan, how many times I tried? Well, I would say 4 times. And that-damned-4th-time I was so close!
It was calm night (not so calm after some beers and wine), close to KD International Dorms, Doswell, VA, USA - I guess like August, 20th - and I received call from some WTF-is-this-number-from? number.
"Is sounds-like-my-surname there?"
"This is that Miss from that school, that you applied for. Your application was successful, you are to be given scholarship. Will you join our University? Check your email! "
Yea, you guess my heartbeat raised - I was like -
fuck that shit, I am going to Asia <3 !
Or something close enough to that....
And yea again, You bet I did check my email. But my happiness was not longing very long. Damn, I hate realizations of something being fucked up. And I tell you I realized there are some troubles about it right away: I got like 2 weeks to be actually located in TW and I need visa and shit (tickets and so).
And what does one need for Visa? X-rays, HIV test and stuff.
And how expensive is that? USA - expensive, Slovakia - kinda cheap.
So I wrote to both TW embassies in Slovakia and USA, and I had to decide: go back home, or make stuff here?
I counted my money (after getting sober) and I found out I ain't got enough for neither option (visa stuff, tickets, and (the mostly important) like 3 years of fun in TW) - so I was like -
fuck that shit, I am not going to Asia </3 !
At the end, maybe I was not so-damned-close.
Anyway, the moral of this short story is : Money sucks.**
So how about other times? Money again (I am poor student, right?), they didn't pick me, or I somehow changed my mind (Erasmus first, baby!).
But anyway, look here: every-time I was closer and closer, so next time it's gonna work, right?
But I decided I wont try TW anymore. It's like: dude, you tried, it wasn't working, give up. On TW, not on Asia of course ;] Didn't matter what country anyway. It's just I had some experience with TW people and I really like them. You know, being with people with different culture is (the most of time) fun.
In the end, it's just like with any other life-related-crap: do not make plans, they ain't working. Well, I was not exactly making plans, but I wanted to go Asia for quite some time. And I did stuff to achieve it. But sometimes is better just let it go and let troubles solve by themselves. I don't know how to express myself, so I'll say: just not giving a fuck.
What I mean? The day*** I stopped trying to get to Asia, opportunity showed up by itself, I only needed to grab it!
** actually, I do suck: knowing that I can go TW 3 months earlier, I could save money, just by not drinking so much beer ;] but what else can one do at KD dorms?
*** yep, it was some weeks/months, but day sounds pretty dramatic ;] we love drama