Category Journals

Temple Hopping: Man Mo Temple

I may have been born and raised Catholic but Buddhism has always been a captivating philosophy to me ever since I was exposed to it in 6th grade world history. Today was Sunday, but rather than attend Catholic mass (which I’ve only done once while in Hong Kong) I visited two Buddhist temples. Yeah, I […]

Piece of Peace World Heritage LEGO Exhibit

This weekend is was my last in Hong Kong and even with everything on my To-Do list done, I couldn’t spend the weekend inside the hotel, even if it threatened to rain (and it did). Discoverhongkong.com has been a great resource for me when I had moments like this. I just browse the website a little and […]

An (Asian) American in Asia

I can’t believe it’s been almost a week since my last post. I’ve been slacking lately, but work has been draining and I honestly haven’t really been going out and doing much because I’ve been in need of some recovering from non-stop exploring for 6 weeks straight. I have 2 weeks left in Hong Kong […]

Shek O, Mui Wo Beaches + Thoughts

This post is a week overdue and I haven’t posted in a while but here it is! Last Sunday, some girls in the fashion program and I (for whatever reason I end to hang out with the fashion students rather than the business ones lol) went to Shek O beach for our long weekend for […]

Solo Adventures in New Territories: Part II, DIY/Craft Heaven!

As I mentioned in Part I, I made plans to visit a few yarn shops on my way from the heritage trail. I planned on visiting three, found two, stupidly walked by one believing it didn’t exist, and found another one completely on accident. I also randomly found the “Bead Markets” where there were a […]

Solo Adventures in New Territories, HK: Part I, Ping Shan Heritage Trail

Saturday was the most fulfilling day I’ve spent in Hong Kong. There is just something about setting out on an adventure in a new part of a foreign city all on your own and successfully doing everything you planned to do. With a long weekend in store, I was not about to spend any minute […]

Internship Update

I can hardly believe that I’ve been in Hong Kong for 4 weeks now. My trip is more than half over. This has come up in conversation too many times this week. As cliche as it sounds, time flies by when you’re having fun. Even when what you consider fun is sitting in front of a […]

Dragon’s Back

It was so nice to get away from the city on Saturday. Despite threats of a typhoon heading towards China and Southeast Asia, Hong Kong was left undamaged and the sun was actually shining. Me and a couple guys on the trip took a spontaneous hike on the Dragon Back Hiking Trail. The entire trail […]

Working in an MNC

There is just something eye opening about sitting in on a phone conference taking place between people from all around the world. Last week I was able to observe business and globalization in action. The phone conference took place at 2pm, Hong Kong time. Time differences! They sure make doing business in a multinational corporation difficult. […]

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and the Avenue of Stars

After spending a few hours at Stanley on our day off for the Dragon Boat Festival my roommate and I decided to do a little more exploring and headed over to Tsim Sha Tsui to observe the iconic Hong Kong skyline, take a walk down the Avenue of Stars, and watch the Symphony of Lights light […]