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Idiosyncrasies of Academic Writing

November 29, 2016 / by

Sometimes I wonder why it’s so challenging to preserve a structure, a narrative, to the flow of ideas in our academic papers. Why do we resist ourselves so much from drifting away into experimental...

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Taking A Language Course in HKU: Chinese for All

November 28, 2016 / by

First thing I encountered after coming to HK was obviously the language barrier. Why do people start phone conversations with "why" (turns out "hello" in Cantonese is "wei")? What are people...

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10 Signs Semester Break is Near

November 28, 2016 / by

1. You realize that you will have a month of freedom with either no plans or exciting travel plans (there is no inbetween). 2. But then, you realize you have endless term essays, group...

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3 important facts you need to know about the HKU Student Ambassador Scheme

November 24, 2016 / by

3 important facts you need to know about the HKU Student Ambassador Scheme #about Quoting from the official website: “The HKU Student Ambassador (SA) scheme was initiated in 2005. Student...

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Minorities at HKU #4 – Thrimendra the Sri Lankan

June 04, 2015 / by

Arriving in Hong Kong when he was 11 years old, Trimmy at first found it difficult to get to know Hong Kongers.  After he became one of three foreigners in an otherwise Chinese class, he had to work...

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The Big Apple

May 24, 2015 / by

"Living in New York City is like dating a comedian: fun while it lasts, but when it's over, man, is it over." I came across this quote the other day and it took me a split second to realize that...

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