All posts by Christine Tang

Hello and welcome! My name is Christine and I'm a university student in the United States, more specifically Philadelphia. I'm here to share my experiences. Hope you'll all enjoy!

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31. Bye, Hong Kong!

December 20, 2015   These four months have flown by so incredibly quickly — there are only 5 days until Christmas! Initially, as you guys may know, I really didn’t like Hong Kong when I arrived. Now, though, I really adore the city, and I regret not doing more when I was there. There is ...

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30. Final Exams

December 18, 2015 Finals weeks have come and gone at CityU, and they were surprisingly very different from finals at Drexel. The university gave students a revision week to help prepare for the exams, which were held over two weeks. This was a nice change, considering the fact that at Drexel we sometimes have class ...

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29. HK Cuisine: Dim Sum

December 11, 2015 Hold up. Until like a minute ago, I was struggling to come up with a blog post idea. These current few weeks are revision and final exam week here at CityU. A big plus about this university is that they give students a week of revision (a nice thing that is totally ...

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28. A Visit to a Fishing Village

December 10, 2015 Almost a month ago I went to Tai O with the CLASS (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences) Buddies. They’re a group of local students in CLASS who reach out and do activities with exchange and international students. I found out about this Tai O trip at orientation in August, and ...

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27. Christmas Spirit

December 6, 2015 I’ve never been much of a holidays person. I didn’t really care for ugly Christmas sweaters or eggnog by the fireplace or gift exchanges, and I never understood why people were so excited for the holidays. For some reason, I’ve never had the chance to really watch those popular Christmas movies, either. ...

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26. A Visit Back Home

December 3, 2015 No, I didn’t go back to Philly. Only 4 days after I got back from Singapore, I went off to Shanghai! I don’t actually have family in Shanghai, nor did I live there for several years, but the city feels like home to me. It was during this visit when I realized ...

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25. A Perfect Mix of City and Nature

November 27, 2015 One thing I mentioned in my last blog post is that I loved Singapore because it was a modern city yet also very proud and protective of nature. I mean, there are more than just a few trees and planted flowers and bushes around. Singapore is actually a little bit less than ...

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24. Crunch Time

November 26, 2015 The semester is winding down to an end, and everyone knows what that means — finals. I’ve been proudly saying to my friends that around the first week of November I was 10 weeks behind my study schedule (it was week 10 at that time). It’s a huge problem that none of ...

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23. CityU’s Lively Culture

November 20, 2015   One thing that I will miss so so so much at Drexel is the liveliness of the school life. When I still lived on campus, there were events every now and then, but they didn’t seem that interesting, or were the events often. Things are simply more lively here, more close-knit, ...

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22. The Real Meaning of Fast Food

November 19, 2015   Food post again. A big thing that I’ve heard that I HAD to experience in Hong Kong was the cha chaan teng. Cha chaan teng literally translates to “tea restaurant,” and it usually serves your regular Hong Kong food for a moderate price. People are not expected to receive 5-star service ...