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Month: November 2015

Finally Embracing Hip Hop

by Victor Lui   Hello my Awesome Readers, With the addition of this blog post, it took me awhile to decide what to write about. Surely, there are no shortages to what my fingers can type up. I could talk about the culinary experiences I have enjoyed, the difference in academics of university here in

The Halfway Point

Dear readers, This blog post, I wanted to focus the topic of discussion towards self-reflection. At this point in my exchange period, the term is approximately halfway through. It is a good time for me to access myself, asking myself whether I have met my goals, been challenged through adversity since my time here, my


Hello dear readers, I am back with a new post, a new update! Believe me when I say that traveling is a luxury. It’s definitely something I did not think I would be capable of doing until after graduation, and only after working a couple of years at my job. As Hong Kong is centrally located in

The Beginning of the Journey of a Lifetime

Dear readers, People say that traveling opens your mind, changes your perspective, and changes you. As I first stepped foot off my plane and onto the territory of Hong Kong International Airport, I immediately began to notice a subtle difference. Aside from the nervous excitement of being in new foreign territory, everywhere I looked, I

Même pas peur

by Annalie Jiang   Of course this is still a fairly sensitive topic but as many of you know, it has been two weeks since the tragedies that took place the night of the 13th. Yesterday I happened to be in the area of République, not far from the sites of the attacks, and stumbled

A Response to the Recent Attacks in Paris

By now, I’m sure that all of you have heard about the terrorist attacks that have hit our city. I’ve spent the last week mulling over everything that’s happened, trying to come to terms with the fact that for the first time in my entire life, I was less than two miles away from a

Foreign Rhythms

I wanted to try something new, so I signed up for an extracurricular Salsa class at the university. I figured it would be a great way to meet people. Plus, I had been interested in learning to dance Salsa for a while, but I could never gather the courage to sign up before. Something about

The end is nearing?!

This here marks the halfway point. In less than two months, I’ll be back in the States and frankly, it’s a thought I’ve tried to avoid putting into words. On the train ride back from Brescia tonight (a completely spontaneous trip decided this very morning), I reflected on the two shorts months I spent here. Trust me:


Already October and already feeling like a lot has changed. For one my cooking has improved markedly, though that’s my diligent budgeting so I can afford a weekly meal at the sceney juice bar du jour near Sciences Po and an occasional trip to Chercheminippes, my favorite consignment shop on rue du Cherche-Midi. I now

Natural Disaster Abroad

A couple of nights ago there a magnitude 6.6 earthquake, and the Chilean’s referred to it as a minor aftershock. It is one of thousands of minor aftershocks that have woken me up at night, or rattled the windows, or occurred unobserved by me since the major earthquake that happened in September. I have decided