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Note: This blog entry is not quite a goodbye post. My life as a nomadic student starts next week and I’ll be away from my beloved country for almost two years to pursue a master’s degree in Europe.

Photo by antibiotyx

This is by far the biggest challenge of my life and I’m anxious yet excited about it. I’ve never been away from home for a very long time and never lived independently in a different continent from the other side of the planet. I know my life is about to make 360-degree turn and major changes in my attitude/outlook have to be made while I live in unfamiliar, culturally different, cosmopolitan territories – first in Amsterdam, then in England, and a short period of time in Belgrade, Serbia.

Since I’ll be travelling a lot and will rely on scholarship allowance, I’m not really sure if I’ll be able to shoot films and upload lots of photos as much as I want to. I know for a fact that the costs of film processing in Europe are way too expensive as compared to a third world country like the Philippines. They don’t have Digiprint there, which can process and scan 5 rolls of film for only 275 pesos (equivalent to 7 dollars or 5 euros). But I’ll try my very best to save money and keep on shooting! In fact, I have already allotted a big space in my luggage for my cameras and film stocks.

It is likely that I won’t be as active as I did in the past two years in the online community, but I’m excited about meeting European lomographers in the flesh and joining lomowalks during my days of being nomadic. I can’t wait!

Goodbye, Philippines! Hello, Europe! Please be good to me. I just hope things will go according to plan. Wish me luck!

written by antibiotyx


  1. hervinsyah


    Congrats & success for your study abroad. "process and scan 5 rolls of film for only 275 pesos (equivalent to 7 dollars)"!!!! Wow, envy. In Bandung, Indonesia, process & scan 1 rolls are cost Rp 20,000 ($ 2)

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  2. ripsta


    @antibiotyx - good luck on your study and hope to see you again someday sherwin...send my hai and hello to others lomographer that you meet, dont forget to take your medicine and good luck! lomo on!

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  3. zoe191


    good luck! have fun :)

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  4. antibiotyx


    @hervinsyah @ripsta @zoe191 thanks. terima kasih. salamat! :)

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  5. ascorbic


    All the best to you in your studies and your future endeavours. sounds fun. your adventure starts soon! dont stop lomographing. take care ;)

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  6. asharnanae


    I hope you have a fantastic time, Amsterdam is a very cool city, best of luck in your studies :)

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  7. bloomchen


    good luck and all the best for you. hope everything will be good for you so it´ll be a great experience.

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  8. antibiotyx


    @ascorbic @asharnanae @bloomchen thank you! i have arrived in amsterdam and i'm familiarizing myself with the new environment. it's supposed to be summer, but it's raining and bitterly cold outside. so odd!

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  9. asharnanae


    Ahhhh the European summer! You should wait for england..... it can snow even in july :D

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  10. icuresick


    Kitakits d'yan!

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  11. eva_eva


    Good Luck and all the best! :)

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