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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Minorities at HKU #3 – Ai Weihua the Tujia

May 21, 2015 / by

Part of an ethnic minority in Hubei, China, Weihua has been aware of her ethnic identity but has only ever reacted to other people’s interest in her background – she’s never been that...

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Minorities at HKU #2 – Kimberley Watt the Jamaican

May 14, 2015 / by

Kimberley is just one of a cocktail of ethnic groups in Jamaica.  After her arrival in Hong Kong, the conservative Asian culture was a challenge to adapt to when compared with the forthright culture...

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Photo 1: Jin Peng near the Student’s Union, HKU MTR entrance is in the back left.

Minorities at HKU #1 – Jin Peng the Manchu

April 30, 2015 / by

Descending from the now-defeated Mainland Chinese minority that used to rule China in the Qing Dynasty, Jin Peng’s mother was eager to have her background quietly forgotten as she chose to follow...

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5 Money Saving Tips for incoming HKU students

August 20, 2014 / by

Studying abroad can be pretty daunting. If you’re coming to Hong Kong University this summer for the first time, this guide will help you to get settled down, the fastest, cheapest, and the most...

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Trusting the Kindness of Strangers: Solo Travels Down Jerusalem

August 01, 2014 / by

People have asked me about what I have done when I was in Israel/Palestine. The truth is, I didn’t do much. It was a three-week trip and I have stayed in Jerusalem most of the time except for one...

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Step Foot Into The Void – Paris

August 01, 2014 / by

Before you make up your mind over your next vacation destination, it is logical for you to set an expectation and select your destination in accordance. Do you want the beaches and the sea? The...

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Sri Lanka: Making Every Day Count

August 01, 2014 / by

A place most renowned for the cultivation of quality tealeaves, with its exports served across the world as a symbol of lifestyle and splendor, Sri Lanka possesses a humble natural beauty that is...

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The Perks and Downsides of Travelling Solo

July 31, 2014 / by

Wandering alone in a foreign country may seem like a dream - after travelling to Vancouver without company, I’ve brought back a basket of thoughts towards travelling solo. So here are the joys and...

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