Archive for September, 2010

September 21, 2010

Change of plans

In case you were wondering, IIII chaaanged my miiiind (lalala)

1ST SEMESTER
Academic English for Social Sciences (3 units, compulsory)
Statistics for journalists (6 units, compulsory)
Ways of reading: film, literature and culture (6 units, prerequisite course for second major)
Hong Kong cinema through a global lens (6 units, common core course)
Putonghua for foreign learners II (3 units, compulsory language course)
Total: 24 units, which means my schedule is sweeeeeet. Even more so, I’m brilliant enough to have made my days on campus 3 and my days of “self-study” four. Thursday to Sunday, bring on the looong weekend!

2ND SEMESTER
Professional writing for the media (3 units, compulsory)
Economics for journalists (6 units, compulsory)
News reporting and writing (6 units, compulsory)
Principles of journalism and the news media (6 units, compulsory)
Moral controversies in a modern world (6 units, common core course)
Introduction to Chinese and Western Philosophy (6 units, elective course)
Total: 33 units. Do know that I might kick myself for the lazy ass 1st semester and want to take more courses, but ah well. This ought to be fun! And I still have Mondays off. Woop!

And yes, I do know I’ve been awfully crap at updating. It’s just my way of pretending that I’m too busy. But who am I kidding? I’ve got a four day weekend! Which I have yet to use productively. Ended up doing my first assignment à la high school (meaning at the very last minute) but at least now I’m 1.5h ahead of deadline in stead of past it. I feel like I should be off to a good start. Kind of. Hopefully. Yeah. Sure.

Anyways pennyways, I’ll be sure to toss up some works of Nikki in the next few days. Perhaps I’ll throw in a couple of songs I’ve got stuck in my head thanks to certain people with boppin heads. Perhaps. Let’s hope not. Now time to have a shower and perhaps come out of it with blueblack hair. Taaa!


Just to be utterly cliché – Sky’s the limit in HK.

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September 3, 2010

coughs

So Nikki would like to share what little she has experienced from life around here.

1. Went on the Star Ferry for the very first time last wednesday with a cool companion 2. Freshness Burger have hairs in their salads, give you the wrong drinks and forget to give you a $10 Student discount. Was a one time thing though, so we still go there. 3. If you’re ever in the hood. Get on the 23, go up the stairs to the second floor and sit at the very front. That’ll be a nice rollercoaster ride all the way to Admiralty/Wan Chai/Causeway bay.

From Hong Kong with love

September 3, 2010

dust

I feel like a bad mother.

My Nikon D60 has been resting in one of the closet drawers for over a week now. And she still doesn’t have a lens-cap. I even got some dust residue on my fingers when I picked her up just recently. I guess if this blog could hang out in a drawer it would be pretty dusty too.

In short, student life in Hong Kong rocks.  An a la carte menu of courses in different disciplines, cheapest Starbucks in town, meeting new awesome people everyday, LKF, Wan Chai, shopping in Causeway Bay or Mong Kok (the former I might see less and less of as my ka-ching runs out), having oats for breakfast (I settle, I do) and basically just chilling. True, I’ve only had two days of lectures so I haven’t really savoured the dark side of university life, but I’ve had a scare or two already.

Having been out of school for the past 2 years kind of makes this a terrifying experience in a way, but all the more exciting. I never thought I’d use the words “fun” and “class” in the same sentence to describe my first lectures, but indeed they were. Getting through course selection (aka the choosing of meals of the à la carte menu) was a bit of an itch, and still pretty much is. But hey, if we wouldn’t be complaining about choices, we would be complaining about the lack of them.

I finally decided that I most probably will do Comparative Literature as my second major and to kick some psychology in my spare time (as I still need to brush up on my mind-reading). The decision is made, there is no turning back. Je ne regrette rien.

Oh, and in case you’re curious, here are my  ponderings for the next two semesters (as it seems now).

1ST SEMESTER

Academic English for Social Sciences (3 units, compulsory)
Principles of journalism and the news media (6 units, compulsory)
Statistics for journalists (6 units, compulsory)
Ways of reading: film, literature and culture (6 units, prerequisite course for second major)
Hong Kong cinema through a global lens (6 units, common core course)
Body, beauty and fashion (6 units, common core course)

2ND SEMESTER
Practical Chinese language course for social sciences students (3 units, compulsory)
Professional writing for the media (6 units, compulsory)
Economics for journalists (6 units, compulsory)
News reporting and writing (6 units, compulsory)
Ways of thinking about society and culture (6 units, pre-requisite course for second major)

Woop!