It's been 3 weeks since I've arrived in Hong Kong; I should probably update this thing.
I don't know why I've been procrastinating it so much, but I've been well aware of it, but I owe the people that read this an update.
After finishing backpacking Thailand, I headed for Hong Kong International Airport on a Monday morning, and arrived at about 10AM. I got settled in to City University residence, and went through my normal period of hating life in my first day of a new place.
That night, I decided to sign up for the IKEA trip, so I could get some pillow cases; and boy am I glad I did. It was on the trip that I started to meet all the other international students - and boy there were a lot of them. We started talking, and exploring Ikea together, which was really fun, and I went home feeling much better about Hong Kong.
The next day I was craving some western food, as I hadn't had any for a while because of Thailand - so I decided to rock up to none other than Maccas. It was there that I saw my now main group of friends chilling at the tables. I had gotten to know a few of them last night, but I cite this moment as when I got accepted into this new group of friends - which was pretty cool for me because we've been together ever since!
We spent the rest of the week getting settled in and checking out the city. Here are a few of the things that we did:
- Saw the symphony of lights from the Kowloon harbour
- Checked out Victoria Peak with an amazing view of the city
- Saw a race at the track
- Hated HSBC and every other bank in Hong Kong
- Returned to ikea many times to gather things that we forgot
- Checked out LKF, Wan Chai (Expat Party Zone), and lots of orientation sessions.
Little did I know that class would start soon, which is unfortunate. I think every international student regrets having to go to class after they experience their first week in a new city with friends. All of a sudden it's "oh... we're actually here to study... right". For some of us though, that still hasn't kicked in.