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Banned from the library!


In a personal first for me, today I was informed that I am banned from a library—the Lingnan University one. My crime? I foolishly completed some of the clearance paperwork for exchange students, including a certification that I have neither loans nor fines outstanding from the Lingnan library. According to the wisdom of Lingnan bureaucracy, […]

Classes in review


Here’s an early look at my (so far) better classes this semester. Remember that I’ve had at most three, and sometimes just two, hours of each class. Things have a good chance of changing. HST 193, China through the eyes of the west: this is a topic that really interests me, as it gets at […]

What’s not wrong with Lingnan


Don’t worry, plenty is still wrong with Lingnan: however, so far, it seems I’ve done a better job picking classes this semester (made possible by the correction of the one of Lingnan’s less endearing faults last semester, the inability to schedule tutorial-mode classes online). I’ve been pleasantly surprised at least once already, and I’m taking […]

Classes starting, and what’s wrong with Lingnan?


The past week has been fairly uneventful. I’ve met some of the new exchangers, who seem nice enough but also seem a few collective decades younger than last semester’s. Most of this term break’s exchange travelers are back and in one piece. After much schedule-juggling, I’ll be going in to this week with the following […]

Made it back, again


Our room in KL (not a budget dive) was scary dark and quiet. I had no idea what the time was, with the lights off. Made it back without too much excitement, and I’m faced by the twin demons of piles of laundry and an Octopus gone negative. Ah, down and out in Hong Kong. […]

“Shenzhen embraces the world !”


There is little detail because I have to spend my time on a childish “course journal” for a final-year politics course. Grumble, grumble. As I suspected, I ended up gawking around Shenzhen on Wednesday instead of taking a bus to Yangshuo. The border fortifications between the HKSAR and the Mainland are just as imposing as […]



No Guangzhou this weekend. Couldn’t get hold of any single accommodations—hotels are targeting business, not lonesome backpackers (who tend to stay in more scenic places). Too bad. The visa is a sunk cost anyway. I had red curry this evening to make it all better. Also watched Munich. Not sure what I think about it. […]

About Lingnan’s architecture


While the architecture of the campus at Fu Tei is modelled on the original in Guangzhou, it has also incorporated novelties with black, white and grey schemes forming its unique colour spectrum. The grandeur and solemnity of the campus building never fail to impress people with the qualities of perseverance and determination. [] I also […]

Breakfast with the President


I have forgotten to mention Breakfast with the President, a much-hyped tradition at Lingnan where students sign up to be invited to eat breakfast with the President of the university. He picked up the idea from a school where a president would slum it and sit down weekly for breakfast in the cafeteria, expecting students […]