26 Jan, 2012 in Studies
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In the spirit of the lovely trend of "Shit girls say…" or "Shit people say…" and seeing that my "Sh*t Hong Kong People Say to White Guys" was able to get a few positive responses, I sat down to quickly write down some of the sh*t people usually say to me about my PhD studies. […]

11 Nov, 2011 in Seoul
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Kid flying around with their Taekwondo, street hiphop improvisations, bands playing on stage, DJs throwing mass street parties, and motivation-speakers keeping young crowds tuned. At the Dongdaemun gu, near Hankuk University, I got a really pleasant surprise of running into all that and much more while heading for something completely different. Walking around that main […]

19 Jun, 2011 in HKUST
Studying in HK: University Apartments & Flatmates

It’s been over two years for me at HKUST so I figure it about time to tell something a bit more about the time spent here. Academics aside, being an international post-graduate student at HKUST is definitely not an easy experience, and there are many reasons for that. One of those has to do with […]

31 Oct, 2009 in Hong Kong
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2010/11

Hong Kong’s getting serious about globalization and attracting global academic talent this year with a new scheme for PhD fellowship that is quite generous. The Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) announced last year that the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme will be offered to student applying for the 2010/11 academic year. Since I’m a […]

30 Sep, 2009 in HKUST
HKUST campus : Study in Hong Kong

This is a follow-up post to a previous post “The International Student Experience in Hong Kong (& HKUST)” after I received a few questions and queries by email. I’ll try to address those each topic at the time. Disclaimer – Please note that my perspective is limited …

25 May, 2009 in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Global Education

South China Morning Post recently came out with a series of fascinating articles on the state of education in Hong Kong. As Hong Kong struggles to become an international education hub, HK media is reporting on the overwhelmingly increasing number of non-local students dominating the research positions in Hong Kong’s top universities. What does …

4 Mar, 2009 in HKUST
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For the past few weeks the HKUST student associations have been going strong at the HKUST "Hong Kong Jockey Club Atrium" main entrance hall. A little similar to what I saw in Taiwan, only much louder, you’ll see student clubs around about all sorts …

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