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A Tribute to My Brother

December 11, 2016 / by

Dear hKUDOS readers, Regardless of whether you are a current HKU student; a prospective one; an alumnus, or a sideline supporter of HKU and hKUDOS, I hope that this post can serve as a reminder of...


Second Exchange! Coming Summer Semester at Cambridge!!

December 10, 2016 / by

Disclaimer: This post is produced right off the confirmation that the writer received regarding his summer abroad application. A great deal of excitement and exclamation marks, uncommon in the...


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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Photo 1: Trimmy on the 3rd floor of the main library at HKU, 2015

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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Mohith M Varma

Seemingly drifted away by the wayward wind, my stories find home.