Monthly Archives: January 2016

What a Semester in Asia has Taught Me

Hi everyone, Before I write a lengthy essay about my time abroad, I would like to caption a couple of photos which brings back memories to me every time I look at it.                                            … Read more »

Çay, the beautiful tea

Note to reader: Details in the story may or may not be exaggerated. Read at your own discretion In Turkey, I drink çay tea everyday. Usually like 3-4 glasses a day. A çay a day keeps the doctor away, right?! Anyways, the history of çay in Turkey dates back very long and has a sophisticated… Read more »

Back Home

When I was leaving HKUST, I was unsure how I would “go back to normal” as it were, and re-adjust to being in the US again. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it turned out to be easier than I thought. That is one of the things I think I gained from studying abroad and travelling around, I feel… Read more »

Grazie mille, Milano

Milano, Munich, Paris, Florence, Cinque Terre, Expo, Modena, Brescia, Parma, Torino, Siena, Bordeaux, Cremona, Budapest, Naples, Sorrento, Positano, Rome. Ever since my return to America (for a grand total of a week, if not less), I’ve been asked the same question, repeatedly: “How was your time abroad?” And amidst all the mumblings of, “Oh, it was good”… Read more »

Three and a Half Months Later…

by Ann Ku   I reminisced on all my good memories, sorrowfully said my goodbyes, packed my bags, and headed back to the US. Though I was happy to see my family, life back home has honestly consisted of a lot of ruminating…   One of the main reasons I studied abroad this semester is because… Read more »

Those Were The Days…

Those were the days my friend We thought they’d never end We’d sing and dance forever and a day We’d live the life we choose We’d fight and never lose Those were the days, oh yes those were the days La la la la… Those were the lyrics from my a capella performance during my… Read more »