Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy Holidays from Tilburg!

This time of year the church bells ring
And carolers on corners, sing
Of gifts of love and peace and cheer
And a happy, prosperous New Year.

As Christmas Day ends, I wanted to send you my warmest wishes from Tilburg – I wish that the feeling of love, peace, and joy that envelops this season remain with you throughout the new year.

As for me, I spent the past two days visiting the Christmas Markets in Cologne, Germany, where I stuffed myself silly trying all the local dishes: wurst grilled over charcoal, reibekuchen (potato cakes) served with applesauce, dampfnudels topped with vanilla sauce and berries, mugs of glühwein (mulled red wine), and a lot of other dishes whose names I can’t even recall. I think I gained ten pounds in two days! 🙂 On Christmas Eve, I had a lovely dinner with friends in a little restaurant on the banks of the Rhine and capped it with a midnight mass at the Kölner Dom.

Now, I’m having myself a merry little white Christmas here in Tilburg, The Netherlands, where I’m doing the third semester of my masters programme.  (The picture above is one I took of Heuvelstraat, Tilburg’s main shopping street.)  It’s my first Christmas away from family, but I have discovered it is possible to be miles away from home and yet still feel the warmth of home.  I feel truly thankful that I am blessed and loved. 🙂

Thanks for being a part of my 2009, and all the best in 2010!

Sheila Santiago
International Masters in Management of IT (IMMIT), 2008-2010
Universite Aix-Marseille III, France; Turku School of Economics, Finland; Tilburg University, Netherlands

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Happy holidays!

It’s been quiet here on Pinoy Erasmus Mundus, but we hope you’re bundled up and spending your holidays with wonderful people. Before we know it, another group of students will be off to Europe for postgraduate study. Fingers crossed, everyone!

long exposure with zoom effect of Christmas lights at El Corte Inglés, Madrid

by Andrei Martin Diamante, International Master in Industrial Management (IMIM)

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