In the final year of my Master's studies, I coincidentally planned to spend my holidays at home to complete all the thesis preparations in my home country, Indonesia. I expected that everything would be under control after the winter break. However, after one month at home, cases were continuously increasing in my country, and the virus reached the state of a pandemic. For the sake of safety, most governments temporarily suspended all the international flights for foreigners in response to the difficult situation, including China.
Checking the Covid-19 news became an everyday routine, while the situation worsened in the world. Going back to China became uncertain for all of us. As students in their final year, we hoped to feel the graduation vibe in our universities, to have a pleasant memory of our last year in the city, and to celebrate a memorable farewell with our teachers, local friends, and international friends. Nevertheless, our destiny sent us on a different path, and for all of us, a very unordinary story began.