Category Archive: Hong Kong

Why do Asians study ‘Asian Subjects’? (2: Parents)

In the previous post, I have discussed a little bit about the career-mindedness and the importance to a big salary as reasons to why people from East Asia, or of Asian heritage tend… Continue reading

Why do Asians Study ‘Asian Subjects’? (1- Career)

‘What subject do you study?’ This is about the commonest question at the start of terms at universities throughout the country. However, when I reply ‘Politics’ I often get a slightly surprised look…… Continue reading

Hong Kong Protests: Why is it a Big Deal

In the last few days, the pro-democracy protest, the “Umbrella Revolution”, at Hong Kong has dominated international headlines. To complain against the Beijing decision on electoral reforms, people of Hong Kong have taken… Continue reading

去外國讀書:有咩好話題?

早前寫了一篇文章,說留學最麻煩的,係又埋番香港人堆。有機會到外國讀書,但卻樂於活在自己的小小世界之中,個人覺得太浪費了。在英國差不多十年,我認識了來自五湖四海的朋友們,大大的充實了我的日常生活,可說是百利而無一害。 然而這個論點有一個問題: 「係我都想識下本地人,識下其他國家既人,但係咁點識到佢地先得㗎?」 I’m glad you asked.

留學..最怕太群香港人

繼續寫到英國留學要留意的一二事。 依個人經驗,準留學生們的問題不多,喜歡問問題的是父母們。他們的問題通常不出兩類,一是「有咩要帶」這種較實際的,而另一種則可籠統的概括為: 「去外國…會唔會怕唔適應呀?」 之後再加上什麼「人生路不熟」、「又凍又成日落雨」、「又冇野好食」之類的句子,讓去英國聽起來就像去南極探險一樣。 但我可以告訴你,去外國留學,其實不用怕不適應:需要怕的反而是適應得太容易。

Why Study Abroad?

Why Study Aboard? At first glance, many potential answers pop up: because you want a new experience. Or because you want a handsome-looking degree from a foreign university on your CV. Or because… Continue reading

預備去英國讀書:有咩唔使帶

今日是英國A-level公佈成績的日子。若你報考了英國的大學,那麼今天就是「審判日」了。先在此希望各位的成績理想,能進入心儀的大學吧。 當確認了大學的學位後,接下來的幾個星期多數相當忙亂,好像有很多事要做一樣。而其中最讓人煩心的一件事,大概是收拾行李:到底要帶什麼? To bring or not to bring? That is the question. 但經驗告訴我,這個問題的答案,在多數的情況下都是「Not to bring」。絕大部份日常生活需要用到的東西(包括亞洲文化的物件),你都可以在英國,以相差不遠甚至更便宜的價格買得(英國所有東西都比香港貴的想法是個迷思)。 更常見的問題反而是東西帶得太多,搬運辛苦之餘,還需要另覓地方安置。

尋找千尋的故事

本週初的驚人新聞,定是舉世聞名的吉卜力工作室解散的清息。可幸的是,因為翻譯的出錯,現在吉卜力看來只是休 息重整。但即使如此,昨年推出的《風起了》,大概已是出自 宮崎駿先生筆下竹最後一部長篇電影吧。 雖然這很可惜,但有留意吉卜力電影的人,對此也不會過於驚訝。宮崎駿亦以年屆七十高齡,總會有退下來的時候吧。(更重要的是,我都已經開始寫這篇文章了…)

Studio Ghibli Tribute: Looking for Chihiro -Spirited Away (2001)-

Earlier this week, it is reported that the much-revered Studio Ghibli will halt the production of its feature animation films. While conflicting reports of translations has suggested that this could be temporary, it… Continue reading

Culinary Exploits of Second Year: Asian Stuff

FOOD POSTS 1! I think I will like writing about this 🙂 As a boarding house kid, I am very used to the British diet. Afterall, Chinese takeaways can only save you a… Continue reading