Today was the first day of class at HKU. To me, it was pretty peaceful and extremely anticlimactic. Perhaps it was due to the fact that I didn’t actually attend any classes…
I woke up at 9 30 to prepare for online registration, which opened at 10am. I spent an hour trying to work out the perfect time table and dealing with the system/time conflicts/pre-reqs. It wasn’t as nightmarish as I have heard from other people, but lets knock on wood, since the add/drop period is 2 weeks long and people say they have gotten randomly dropped multiple times.
Here is my schedule!
Note the four day weekend, and chill classes like Sex & Intimacy and Management. I had to drop Leadership since it was on Monday AND Friday. The annoying thing was that since I’m in the Faculty of Business & Economics, I have to take 50% of my classes from there. It was pretty hard picking out easy ones from all the Game Theory & Finance & Derivatives 😦
At about noon, K & I headed on campus to turn in paperwork. We ate a decent meal at the canteen, but were dismayed to realize that all the faculties have lunch break from 1-2, not 12-1 like in the States. After running our errands, we went to Run Run Shaw building to pick up our HKU Student ID Cards!! I received a call from Muran, an old friend I met 2 years ago in Hangzhou, China. I’ll never forget our GCC Hangzhou delegation, as well as our subsequent trip to Shanghai that summer.
I met up with Muran & Sue at Starbucks, and had a great time catching up and chatting. K found his HKU buddy Thomas, and afterwards we headed to the Student Union to purchase some HKU memorabilia. It was…pretty ghetto and really hard to find. I did pick up some spiffy HKU folders/notebook as well as an HKU sweatshirt!
We took the 970 to Jordan as K conversed with Thomas in fluent Cantonese. I could make out words/meanings here and there, but it will definitely take a while before I am truly conversational. We went to two different AMAZING dessert places for “deng nai”. I was in dessert heaven.
We walked around Jordan, which turned into Tsim Sha Jui. We headed to MTR and handed in our Student Octopus Forms (50% off all MTR rides woot!). I got home around 8 30, probably the earliest time ever!
I am about to head out for a late dindin. My roommate just arrived, and she seems super sweet. I’m excited!