All posts by Christine Tang

Hello and welcome! My name is Christine and I'm a university student in the United States, more specifically Philadelphia. I'm here to share my experiences. Hope you'll all enjoy!

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21. Cat Cafe!

November 13, 2015 Something that I’m looking forward to in 2016 is the opening of a cat cafe in Philadelphia (if you’re interested, look up Kawaii Kitty Cafe). I feel like cat cafes were first made popular in Japan, which is where things cool and weird and unique come from. (In addition to cat cafes, ...

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20. A Peek into Another Time

November 12, 2015 Last part of my Korea adventure. We woke up really early on November 1st and were on the subway by 7:15. We were up so early because we had signed up to go on a tour of the DMZ, or Demilitarized Zone. The DMZ is a strip of land that runs between ...

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19. Eating Snow

November 7, 2015 Continuing my Korea adventure. We set out relatively late the next day; we slept in since we were so tired. The three of us went to a galbi restaurant, another type of Korean BBQ, but more focused on beef instead of pork. It was amazing, of course, but the most notable thing ...

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18. Not Enough Street Food

November 6, 2015 In the early morning on October 30th, my friend Alix and I hopped on the plane to South Korea! We arrived at around 4:30 AM, got on a limousine bus into the city, and met her friend Winnie at the Lotte Hotel near Lotte World. The limousine bus was very convenient and ...

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17. A Taste of Food from Kyoto

October 29, 2015 Last (!) Japan blog post. We stayed over Kana’s house that night, which was in Kyoto, and headed out around 9:15 AM Sunday. Her family was very hospitable and very kind, traits that I’ve observed in every person I met in Japan. Her father dropped us off at Arashiyama, a place on ...

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16. Feeding Deer

October 28, 2015 Part 3 of 4 of my Japan adventure. Honestly, this is the only thing I can talk about right now because the two-ish weeks that have passed since my Japan trip have just been me in Hong Kong being super anxious about being 10 weeks behind my study schedule and angry that ...

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15. Capsule Hotel!

October 24, 2015 So continuing my Japan adventure! After leaving Akihabara, we went to Harajuku, known as the center of Japanese youth culture and fashion. We were really behind schedule (trying to fit everything in a day did not work), so we skipped Shinjuku (the busiest station in Tokyo) and Meiji Jingu, a shrine located ...

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14. First Impressions

October 22, 2015 I went to Japan this past weekend. My friend Alix and I left around midnight on October 16th, Thursday, and got there around 5 AM Friday. We landed in Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Never before had I fallen in love with a city so quickly before… The moment when I turned to Alix ...

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13. A Guide for Groceries

October 15, 2015 Today’s topic is food, again. This time, it’s more focused on day-to-day meals rather than novelty foods from restaurants. You’ll find that eating out in Hong Kong adds up after a while. The canteens have food at a reasonable price and the restaurants off campus slightly more. If you’re trying to save ...

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12. Hong Kong is on Point.

October 13, 2015 Sometimes there are things that other countries just do much, much better than the US. One thing I can think of off the top of my head is the subway systems in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Another thing that I’ll discuss in detail is the Octopus Card, a feature of Hong Kong. ...