What Do Superhero Franchise Have Left to Sell? –A Film Review on Aquaman

December 31, 2018 / by

When flamboyant visual effects and identity politics did not prove to sell well, the superhero genre comes back flirting in one-liners with the re-definition of heroism—but will it really...

Central Park

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...

Ai Weihua, 2015

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...

Photo 1: Kimberley Watt

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...

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


You May Have The Universe If I May Have Italy

July 31, 2014 / by

I am not going to lie - I have a very bad habit, which is that I tend to imagine the nastiness and negative sides of a new place I am about to visit. Or perhaps I am just addicted to the excitement...