Last week you met Der Irische Berliner, one of this year’s Young Germany World Cup Bloggers. This week we’ve got someone else to introduce to you: Fazal Adnan.
Fazal is a 27-year-old biotechnology student from Peshawar, Pakistan. This past March he received a DAAD scholarship to complete his Ph.D. in Germany at the Graduate School of Life Sciences in Giessen starting in June. As he settles into German student life, he’ll be blogging about his impressions of life in Germany and the 2010 World Cup on Young Germany.
I asked Fazal to tell me a little about himself and what drew him to Germany: “As a student of biology, it was one of my ambitions to go to Germany for the exposure to the rich research culture, well equipped labs, and highly experienced German biologists. I am very lucky for this great opportunity to work and stay among the experts who I have heard about and studied in Pakistan.
“Beyond my field of study, Germany also has a tremendous history with a rich cultural and social lifestyle. It will be an amazing experience to live among such a lively people. I also hope to share my own culture (that of Pakhtuns) with my new German neighbors.”
In Pakistan, Fazal often works as a writer and has had his short stories and articles published in several national newspapers.
“I am really thankful to Young Germany for selecting me one as of the eleven bloggers for this year soccer world cup in South Africa. It will be my pleasure to see comments from your side regarding my blogs.”
Fazal’s first post, about the soccer-ball sewers of Sialkot, will be appearing tomorrow morning. Don’t forget to stop in and welcome Fazal to the Young Germany community.
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