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The happy ending

Dearest Friends, Looking back at my semester abroad, wow, what a beautiful chapter in my life. I still remember how a bit over a year ago, when I was applying for exchange universities, I placed my top three universities all in Hong Kong. Pretty sure some people thought I was crazy (maybe I am haha), but no regrets. The reason I wanted to exchange in Hong Kong was because the city is known for its perfect West-East mix. As someone born in the Southern part of China but grown up in the West, it was a good opportunity for me to bond with my culture of origin and improve my Cantonese skills. So, when I found out that I was going to...

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CUHK: Guide to my Favourite Canteens

Hi foodies! Before you start reading, make sure your belly is filled or don’t blame me for making you hungry ?. One of the things I miss the most from my exchange at CUHK is the affordable canteen food. With 30+ canteens and endless choices, I took for granted how good my life was now that I have to make my very own food everyday. Anyways, this post is dedicated to my favourite canteens and the ones I visited most frequently during my time at CUHK.   Since I lived at Shaw College, the canteen I visited the most is obviously SeeYou@Shaw. The funny thing is that local students seem to be scared of Shaw canteen due to horrifying experiences in the past....

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The good and the bad of CUHK – a compilation

As my exchange period at CUHK came to an end ?? , I thought it was a good idea to look back at the best and the could-have-been-better moments. For this post, I have compiled a few of my friends’ opinions and added my own comments to offer you more insights. Four months at CUHK, here comes the best and the worst:   A.N. from Japan: “The University Library makes a good spot to hang out with friends, living in the mountain is great because of the beautiful view and there is good wifi everywhere. The bad things, if I must say, the never-coming-bus, the Cantonese world in the canteens and the steep streets (which do make your legs strong tough haha).” As crazy as it...

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong – a short introduction

Hi lovelies,   It’s been a while again, so how are you all doing? As for me, I have been good – my time has been spent on getting lost, exploring Asia, catching colds and meeting deadlines haha. Since today marks exactly three months (I still can’t believe it) that I have been in Hong Kong, I decided it is time I sit down and write something about the university I have spent the last three months at. It is kind of super late but hey - better late than never right? ? I still remember very clearly the first thing that went through my mind when I arrived at CUHK: this university is huge! I will surely get lost haha. And you know what?...

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A rollercoaster beginning

About two months ago, I packed my luggage and was ready to start my journey to the East. But who would have thought the beginning of this trip would turn out to be a tricky one? So, an overbooked flight led me to depart a few hours later than planned, and instead of flying directly to Hong Kong, my original plan, I had to lay-over in Shanghai ?. The oh-so-happy-and-excited me at the beginning slowly transformed into an exhausted panda, especially because there was a delay in Shanghai too. Wanna know what’s funnier? At the airport they told me that my checked-in luggage could not be located??. I thought my bad luck with transportation was only relevant in the Netherlands, but it turns...

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Poké? Yes Please!

If you are here because you thought this would be a Pokémon story, I am sorry ?. But, hey, don’t be too disappointed yet, because we are talking about healthy, delicious and affordable food this time!! It’s been a while since we discussed food matters on the channel, but the last few weeks have been pretty hectic… Hint: posts about Barcelona, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and more are coming up very very soon ?? ?? Last month, Poké Bowl has opened its store in Rotterdam at the Hoogstraat and since then I have visited three times. Ever heard of Poké? Yup look at that picture down here, that is a poké bowl. It was not until recently that I heard about this concept. My opinion? Whoever invented...

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Japanese desserts in London

If you have read our previous post about London you would know that we were in Chinatown in Soho. We have tried out quite some Chinese restaurants in the area since travelling with Chinese parents means that at least one meal a day had to be Asian food (only rice can make the stomach happy haha).  The funny story is how we came across this Japanese café. To reach Chinatown, we have to cross this wide street with no pedestrian crossing nearby, which was in our opinion one of the scariest things we did in London (no kidding, our heartbeats would fasten every time we cross over). To recover from the shock, we would take a little break from walking to...

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First time Caribbean food in Rotterdam

You know what amazed us a lot? When we coincidentally stumbled across a Caribbean restaurant one night while we were on our way home. We literally stopped and stared at the name board that has an Aruban flag painted along the “Taberna Dushi”. Without hesitation, we told each other that we should definitely visit this place one day and taste the nostalgic Caribbean food, which we haven’t had for a long time! We wanted to lunch there but found out they were only open from 17:00 till 22:00 when we arrived at the place. It was such a failure because we were longing for some Caribbean food, but we returned for dinner when it was exactly 5 o’clock to satisfy our...

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