Ramses from Mexico and his time in Wroclaw
Who are you? Briefly describe yourself (where do you come from, what do you study, etc.)
My name is Ramses, I'm recently 23 years old, audio engineer, producer and Dj. I'm from the lands of the Mexicas, the beautifully colored Mexico. I'm actually in a language course of Polish language to get in the Politechnika Wrocławska and continue my studies.
What has surprised you in Poland?
Primordially, the weather. I was expecting 365 days of gelid winter. (gelid winter that I love, by the way) But otherwise, I was amazingly fascinated with its gorgeous spring and summer. Also the architecture and the spirit in the people of the country. Have some warm and mysterious power.
How did you come up with the idea of studying in Poland?
Technically was my family's idea. And specially I have to thank them for this. Somehow I was quite curious for this side of the world, but just when my family offered me the opportunity to come, I said to myself, why not?
Do you remember the first days of studying in Poland? Describe the struggles you went through:
How to forget. One or two days before the semester started, I was terrified. Thinking that immediately I would start to study Mathematics, Physics, all in Polish. At that moment I just knew the colors, some numbers and how to say my name. But after I saw it wasn't that bad. Immediately I took the train of language and the struggles stayed in the last station.
Tell us about the differences between studies in Poland and studies in Mexico:
Untill now, I can't perceive a significant difference between my country's studies and Poland. I think both of them have what is needed to prepare the youngest to confront life and the difficulties that day by day appears an reappears in our process of constant evolution and improvement of our society, part of the earth's system. I think the main difference is more orientated in how the country impulse and sustain the youngest into the success of their projects, through, and after finished their studies.
What do you like about studying in Poland?
The cultural mixture. Is like a big, vast and absolutely delicious ice-cream with all the flavors you can imagine. One for each of us. Also the constant appearance of cultural events, concerts, etc. There is always something to do, somewhere to go. In fact, I'm pretty excited for the 2016.
Do you know any famous people from Poland?
Putting apart the most knew and almost obvious ones, it's Leopold Stokowski, Henrik Zygalski, Sylwester Porowski, Karol Myśliwiec, Jan Kaczmarek, Krzysztof Kieślowski, itk. Specially I'm Kieślowski fan.
Describe the places in Poland, that have a positive influence on you:
Wrocław. It took me less than a second to think it about. Wrocław is now like a second home for me. I like everything about it. I also was marveled with Kraków and its architecture, and notable places, but Wrocław feeds me like no other place. In addition, I have to say that I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau, and this place, for the full meaning and the incarnated history that lies beneath its walls, made me revaluate our meaning like human beings. Without doubt, despite the history which lies in there, the influence that had in me, was very positive.
Tell us about the country you've always wanted to visit, but still haven't:
Norway, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Scotland, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Russia, India, China, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai, Peru, Israel, Ibiza in Spain, etc. I don't know. There is so many, that one life will not be enough. Every country have its charming and fascination, ancient culture, landscapes, mysticism.
Are you a member of any student's club or organization? Tell us something about it:
I was, in Mexico. And I also was part of some music collectives and labels, like The Order of Chtuhluh, MP Records and Terror Inc.
Would you like to come back to Poland in the future? Why?
Come back in the future? But, why leave in the first place? Of course. As I mentioned before, this is now like my second home. I love the culture, the heat of the people, the weather, the landscapes, believe it or not, the language and the food. I'm not lying, I love the food.
If you run your own business or work anywhere, please tell us something about it (what is it, how many hours weekly do you work, etc.)
I'm actually in a recess, because the study absorbed almost all my time which I used to compose music or mixing and masterizing. But I'm in my way to find some good job opportunity to improve my relationship in the environment.