Tag Archive: Asian



HONG KONG MONOPOLY… with Current prices

Perhaps in acknowledgement that nobody would ever be able to afford the properties anyway, Hong Kong editions love to include places where nobody lives: good luck if your lifelong dream is to relocate to Chek Lap Kok. Hong Kong monopoly, with current prices.

英國大學:How to Freshers Week (1)

對英國準大學生的新鮮人來說,其中一樣最期待,卻又暗暗害怕的是,當然就是Freshers Week了。Freshers Week大概類似O-Camp,是大學準備啟課前的一星期,兼有破冰和適應大學生活兩用途。全國各大學的節目大同小異,可是對不同的人卻有不同的意義。除非你像我一樣宿舍出身,它還是你離家獨自生活的第一星期呢。 對一些人來說,Freshers Week是「擺脫」以往十數年人生,重新開始的機會;對另一些人來說,它卻可以是在一個延續以往生活的契機。 又有說,你在Freshers Week遇上的人,在add了Facebook以後就不會再見。不過,你在大學三四年的好友室友,以至未來最好的朋友,大有可能就是這星期認識的。說Freshers Week是你人生之中最重要的星期之一實不為過。 所以,Freshers Week到底要如何應付?經過大學的三年,再加上做Frep(=Fresher’s Rep)的經驗,自問還可以給點意見:以下就是Freshers Week的幾點攻略!

Introduction to the Chinese ‘Dialects’ (2): Language or Not?

(Sorry, it’s been a while for this next update; finalist year is taking its toll.) Allow us to return to the topic of Chinese ‘Dialects’! In the previous article, we’ve discussed a little… Continue reading

Introduction to the Chinese “Dialects” (1) Cantonese v. Mandarin

‘Do you speak Chinese?’ ‘Do you speak Mandarin or Cantonese?’ In the years I have spent living in the UK, this is a question that I’ve often come across. And when you can… 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


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。