Category Archive: Lifestyle



Another Term, Another Year

December 16th, 2014. It’s December already? Time does fly. It has become almost customary for me to write something after a term has ended, to recap, to refocus, to allow myself to think… Continue reading

Boarding House Kids Know: School Food

(Durham) Freshers: it’s been a month with college food. What’s that been? There’s a good chance that your answer can be reconstructed by these words: ‘not too bad’; ‘bland’; ‘repetitive’ and most of… Continue reading

20 Signs that You Have Been Away from Hong Kong for Far Too Long

Buzzfeed style! For my banana friends. p.s. While I’ve put ‘Hong Kong’ here, you can pretty much replace that with your Asian country of origin 🙂 1. When you still managed to mess… Continue reading

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

Recap on Frepping

Freshers week is now largely behind us, as university students (struggle to) stop partying indefinitely and attempt to return to the library. If you are a fresher, especially one at Durham, I hope… Continue reading


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.


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