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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11. Actually Studying Tho

October 10, 2015 I realized I haven’t started talking about classes yet. I’m taking five classes this term, three of which are psychology, the remaining two biology. However, I only have 3 different professors right now since some of them teach two classes that I’m taking. The first week, some classes were cancelled, so I ...

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10. Another Excuse to Not Study

October 7, 2015 I like to call this day “the day I tried to study but accidentally went to an anime convention instead” — I was heading from the dorm to the library to study when I spotted a cosplayer.   Let me back up a bit. Anime is Japanese animation (think Sailor Moon or ...

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9. Street Food

October 2, 2015 Just last week I had the opportunity to try a famous type of street food in Hong Kong called gai daan jai, or in English, egg waffle. Gai daan jai literally translates to “chicken egg small,” which makes total sense because the waffles look like lots of chicken eggs stuck together. Gai ...

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8. Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations

September 30, 2015 On Thursday September 24, the CityU dorms had a Mid-Autumn Festival celebration. I went not expecting so much, but it was so amazing! What I love about the Hong Kong university life is that everyone is so passionate and very involved with activities. I hope you guys can get a sample of ...

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7. The Mid-Autumn Festival

September 25, 2015 Sunday is the Mid-Autumn Festival (AKA Moon Festival), a huge celebration held between early September to early October. The Moon Festival celebrates thanksgiving, harvests, and the company of family and friends. The Moon Festival is actually on a different day each year because it is based on the lunar calendar, not the ...

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6. Making Friends

September 23, 2015 I’m going to be honest. 1) I was halfway done writing this blog post when my laptop suddenly shut off, and it didn’t save, so if I seem to be a bit annoyed, it’s because I am. 2) The first few days in Hong Kong were the worst. In addition to being ...

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5. The Language Barrier

September 18, 2015 One of the greatest challenges I’ve faced since coming here is the language barrier. The CIA World Factbook states that Hong Kong’s official languages are Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, and English, so I assumed that everyone would be fluent in all 3, but I was wrong. Way wrong. Everyone is fluent in Cantonese. ...

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4. Fancy Dining

September 16, 2015 In addition to the Wong Tai Sin Temple, we also went to two other places that day: Victoria Peak and Sky 100. Victoria Peak is a mountain on Hong Kong Island (the tallest, actually). There is actually no fee to get onto the viewing platform, but it costs money to get there, ...

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3. A Life Lesson

September 12, 2015 One of the tips that Drexel’s study abroad office gave us at the pre-departure orientation was to go on excursions hosted by the university since they would usually be cheaper than going to all of the attractions separately. I actually went on a CityU-hosted trip that cost $175 Hong Kong Dollars, or ...

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2. McDonald’s Isn’t All That Bad

September 4, 2015 My life is centered around food. I just love eating so, so much. What I probably like most about going somewhere new is trying all the local food. Luckily, there is a lot of food in Hong Kong. The second day here I had street food and I think it was the ...