Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tips on how to pack for Germany...

since i m super-duper lazy to post sth significant bout myself, might as well i post sth useful for others...

it happens like this - i was soooooo bored in class today because i can't understand a thing... *will tel u bout tat in my other posts, if there's any... therefore, together wif my housemate aka classmate, Miss L, we decided to list down a few things which we, personally found it important and decided to share wif ppl out there who somehow read this accidentally or purposefully...

1. More food stuff than clothes... trust me, ur fashion sense will change during the first few months in Germany and soon enough, u will be asking urself, y do u brought them here in the first place - in other words, more reason to SHOP!!!)

2. Stationeries (in other words, everything u needed for studies, juz to name a few, eg calculator, pens, the 3 diff size of mechanical pencils from GMI etc etc...)

3. Rice cooker - this thing works magic...

4. Medicine for flu and sorethroat - needless to say, the first winter experience for most of us is not exactly the best one...

5. For the religious ppl (like me and miss L) do bring your holy book along because it is not easy to find one in the language u REALLY understand... for muslims, it is also advisable to bring along ur sejadah... n those who manage to settle in Offenburg will of course be provided wif one because i do happen to hav one by accident... haha

6. Accesories - if you do wear them... miss L mentioned tat it is damn expensive here (obviously i don really wear them)

7. I personally don recommend bringing any books because you only hav 25 kg to spare for food and clothes only...

8. If i could turn back the time now, all i will put in my luggage is local spices n seasonings, all sorts of maggi perencah i can find in Giant, bak kut teh, laksa sauce, kompia, kampua, ikan bilis, dried scallops, dried prawns... *my mouth juz watered thinking bout them...

Achtung! edited : (new things added)
9. Bring a LAN cable... ur first 3 weeks of internet connection lies in this thing...

10. Bring extra biometric photos... u might juz need it for emergency purposes...

anyone has anything to add? u r most welcome to!

6 comments:

girlintheoppositeroom said...

haha..i like number 5

amir said...

i had one of the lightest luggage coming to germany. i remember ambak even took a few kgs off my luggage. hahaha. no need to bring so much stuff i guess. just dont waste the cash that jpa give at the beginning on useless shit. i'd actually recommend people to use that cash to buy all the necessary items like, errmm.. coffee machine, rice cookers, winter clothings.

i think it's all a matter of taste i guess. some people like to travel light, some people like to travel with all their needs being with them.

Pat said...

amir, i think u can't beat miss L for the lightest luggage... she only had 13kg on her when she flew n she survived... yea u r right, travel light doesn't mean u don hav all the necessities... this post serves to be a counter bored post, nur für unterhaltung... haha

syam said...

dont bring german-english dictionary book, or else you will regret it for 5 semesters.

Anonymous said...

pat,
thanx a lot for sharing this!
i have totally no idea how to prepare my luggage... T.T

syam,
may i noe the reason?
do we need to bring along our deutsche-deutsche Wörterbuch?
it's kind of HUGE...


junior,
Wei Pern.

Pat said...

wei pern, there's this thing called electronic dictionary... and even if u do bring it, i don think u will bring it around to class... and the first 3 months in Germany u hav to move around a lot so it's best not to bring...

only a suggestion...