Friday, December 28, 2012

Guest Post from Shinn - Hello Snow!

I was kindly asked to do a guest post by my dear friend Jolene for her blog NEWINDECEMBER which just turned 2 years old! She wanted me to share about my experiences in Lausanne and probably a bit about Christmas. Well, there would be a lot of posts to mention about all these thus I decided to narrow it down to the topic: Snow for this post!

I’ve been in Lausanne, Switzerland for one and a half years already, time really flew past too quickly. I’m now experiencing my second winter of my life, as a Singaporean who experiences the four seasons of hot, very hot, humid and rain. My first experience with snow was just a year ago when I first entered Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland as a direct entry student but at that time, I did not manage to play with snow that much as I expected myself to since I was busy studying! But now that I am getting used to the curriculum, winter time means snow is play and play is snow!

Right now in December, the entire Switzerland becomes fluffy white because… snow is here! I was asked a question by my French professor last week “So.. as a Singaporean, how are you liking snow?” Initially I thought it was a rather weird and abrupt question to ask though relevant since I do not experience winter in Singapore. But again I gave it a second thought, indeed.. I asked myself if I liked snow…

AND THE ANSWER IS YES!!!!!!!! I LOVE SNOW!!!!

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Do you feel the happiness in me as I attempt to do my snow angel? ;)

Snow can be troublesome.. imagine all that slush and wetness by the roadsides. Snow can bring about danger to cars on the roads which is really a worrying issue especially when the school is on a higher altitude than Lausanne.

But snow has brought so so so much magic and happiness in my life.

  • I love playing snow ball fights!

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Although I’m always the one aimed at and my snowballs pretty much fail to hit my friends as I plan for them to.

  • I feel so happy for children and their families who enjoy their sledging rides on snowy slopes!

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  • I still enjoy taking the beautiful scenery of Switzerland even though snow is just white.

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And most importantly, when there’s snow.. it also means Christmas is here and Christmas markets are definitely happening! Time for some Christmas shopping~

One of the nearest Christmas Markets we have from Lausanne is Montreux’s Noel which is a stretch of stalls along Geneva Lake. You have snowglobes, bookmarks, candies

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and definitely not missing out on food: Crepes, Churros, Raclette, Saucisse de Veau… the list goes on anyway. I basically settle my dinners at the Christmas markets :)

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And with that.. I hope the readers of NEWINDECEMBER and MADEOFBALLOONS will get the chance to see snow one day (if you have not) and continue to appreciate snow in some way or another!

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Christmas in 15 days’ time and here’s an early greeting to all:

MERRY CHRISTMAS, LOVELIES! ♥

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2 comments:

  1. i enjoyed the beautiful photos! makes me want to visit there some day. happy holidays :)

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    1. Sorry I didn't see this in time, but thank you! I really hope you'll have the chance to visit Switzerland and play with snow one day! It's definitely worth a visit if you'd like to relax and enjoy its beautiful nature.

      Thank you Jo for giving me this honour to write at Newindecember :)

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