All posts by Meghan Pierce

Relaxation and Monkeys

Since I really wanted to go to another peaceful place, we planned another weekend outing. The next places that we visited were the Nan Lian Garden and the Chi Lin Nunnery in Diamond Hill. The garden and the nunnery weren’t very different from the Big Buddha that we visited a couple of days before, but ...

Peace. Tranquility. Happiness.

In Hong Kong, there are a lot of different place to visit to escape the busy Hong Kong life, while still in Hong Kong. Just a few steps or MTR stops away, you can find very quiet tranquil places that tourists go to to experience religious culture and serenity. I always wanted to visit a ...

Reflection of My Halfway Mark

I have been in Hong Kong for two months now and it has been a very and uplifting experience so far. The experience on its own is very unique and what I have learned about myself, the students at UST, the people around Hong Kong, and myself, has changed my own perspective on life. Through ...

Fierce Pierce Take Hong Kong: Part 1

After being in Hong Kong for 3 months, I have been away from my family for longer than I’ve ever been. It has had its ups and downs not being able to talk to them during the day because of the time difference. I thought that I would have to be spending Thanksgiving in Hong ...

A Sense of Natural Beauty

When people think of Hong Kong, they think of an island with a lot of high-rise buildings. Yes there are many tall residential and corporate buildings everywhere, but there are some parts that aren’t as built up as the rest. Since being here, I have noticed that Hong Kong is very environmentally conscious. There are ...

The Plague of Midterms!

This past week, it was Midterm Week at UST and everything was pretty crazy around campus. With everyone scrambling to do last minute studying and presentation wrap up, the campus was very active, especially the library and student center. Out of the four classes that I am taking I only had two major exams to ...

HKUST Study Abroad Fair

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller HKUST does a lot for the exchange students here to make us feel comfortable in our classes, dorms, and our whole UST experience for the term or the whole year. They have put on so many programs for us ...

The Start of New Adventures

Being able to study abroad is one blessing that I have been able to experience. The other is being able to travel to Asian countries that I have always wanted to visit since I was younger. My dream has always been to be able to travel to as many countries as I can, and my ...

House One Boat Party!

Living in the halls on campus, help local and exchange students to get to know each other and enjoy the HKUST housing experience. In my hall, the floors are separated by girls and guys and it is the closest dorm to the academic buildings, which is a plus for me! The rooms aren’t as big ...

My Experience During Chinese Holidays

One month down, three more to go! It has been a great learning experience and adventure for the past month. I have done so much and have learned so much from the people around me and from Hong Kong. But, the adventure is not done yet! There is so much more to learn and conquer ...