Orientation week here in City University of Hong Kong is way different than orientation day in San Francisco State University. Why and how different? Orientation week means having a lot of diverse activities organized by the Exchange Programme Club, which is run by students. Some of these activities are Campus tour, Ikea tour, Orientation day, Academic advice, Victoria Peak night tour, ICC rooftop + LKF night, and finally Lantau Island One Day Trip. These are some activities created for exchange students and some of them are paid.
Love seeing my Venezuelan flag so far from home
As orientation week, classes at CityU are also in a different format. Most classes meet only one day for three hours while others meet for two lecture hours a day plus one tutorial hour on a different day. In comparison to classes in San Francisco StateU, which meet two or three times per week for one hour (more like fifty minutes). Even though I feel that I have a lot of free time on my hands, this is not the case because each class requires at least one big group project presentation in the end of the semester.
Big Wave Bay Beach.
Aside from all the orientation week and the beginning of classes in my new university, I reserved some time to visit new places and one of them was Big Wave Bay Beach. This beach is located to the south of Hong Kong Island. Although there weren’t big wave as its name, I got to enjoy some quality time with Mona and her friends, which have become my new friends in this adventure.
Big Wave Bay Beach
Hong Kong Trail
Mona and Richard
Lantau Island was one of the activities organized and offered by the Exchange Programme Club during the orientation week and in which I joined without doubting. The first time I came to Hong Kong I didn’t have the opportunity or know about this amazing touristic place. During this trip, we visited the Tian Tan Buddha, a.k.a The Big Buddha, Ngong Ping Village, and another small fishing village. This Big Buddha is one of the biggest seated statues in Asia and was the biggest seated statues prior to 2007. All in all, it was a really exciting trip in which I got to try a lot of different street foods.
Lantau Country Parks
Where Should We Head to?
Go To Big Buddha
Tian Tan Buddha
Love is All You Need
Richard, Felix, and Jan [ Big Buddha Behind ]
Incense from Bai Sun
Jiànzi or Shuttlecock or Feather ball
Ngong Ping Village
Practicing Some Punches
Fish Balls – Street Food
Honey Crackers – Street Food
Fried Squid – Street Food
Frozen Pineapple Slice – Street Food
Pork Meat – Street Food
Fixing Electrical Cables
Egg Puff – Street Food
Avenue of Stars.
View of Hong Kong Island + Pollution
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
XXXL Award Statue
Old School Film
This is something I should’ve done during my first Hong Kong post. Here I go anyways. A well deserved and huge thanks to some of my closest friends in San Francisco. THANKS Alexis, Kien, David, and Micho for going to the airport with me as well as Fen and Alan for taking up their precious time and joining us for dinner before departing to Hong Kong. I really appreciate the gesture and your friendship.
Thanks for Coming and Spending Quality Time
SFO to HKG = Thanks Bros!
Tip for Future Students Abroad in Hong Kong.
Bring an outlet from your country so you only need to buy one socket adaptor.