Category: City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

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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. ...

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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 ...