Category: Fall 2015

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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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Time Is Flying By!

Monday was Labour day so we didn’t have any classes, which was a great chance to get ahead on some work for the last four weeks of classes! I am a major assignment due each week for the last three weeks of class, so I will be very busy. Then, on Thursday of this week ...

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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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Kangaroo Island

Yesterday we flew from Melbourne to Adelaide, which is in South Australia. They call it the country town, and entering the city, it’s pretty easy to see why. The whole city is surrounded by beautiful parklands and the CBD itself has a large expanse of green space. The city was the first city to be ...

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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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Melbourne!

We flew into Melbourne on Monday and our friend that lives here picked us up from the airport and drove us to the Melbourne Central YHA. We were a bit tired from our early flight, but we didn’t let that stop us from exploring the city. We checked out the free tram that runs in ...

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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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Being a Tourist Again

Nick’s parents have come to visit for the week, here in Sydney. They were suppose to arrive on Monday, however there was a problem with their first plane, which led to missing their connection and they ended up arriving Tuesday morning. Nick and I went to pick them up at the airport around 7:30am and ...

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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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Weekend Trip- Bateman’s Bay

Our weekend trip to Bateman’s Bay was a really great experience. We were picked up at Campbelltown train station in a minibus that one of our professor’s drove. It took us about four hours to get to our final destination, but that drive was completely worth it. We stayed in cottages right on the beach ...