Friday, January 8, 2010

HKU Orientation

Had orientation for all the exchange students yesterday (Friday).  There were about 300 of us packed in a small theatre where they had speakers and even a lion dance for us.  It also included the lion spitting out gold chocolate coins and the helpers passing out lai see (red pockets) and new years snacks as an intro to the Chinese culture.  Unfortunately nothing too new for me but I think others enjoyed it.  We also had an icebreaker where we split off into different countries and filled up boards with stuff about our country/continent.  On the Americas board people had "fat", "debt" and "loud" (US) lol.

Met a couple of people yesterday too, even a girl from my program but one year younger... haha!  And I'm sooo glad that my roomate is in the same (HKU) program as me so we got to settle our courses together and probably take a couple of courses together too! Yay :)  Looking forward to school starting on Monday.  I don't think my courses are too difficult this term, and It's only pass/fail after all.  The only annoying thing is that they have an add/drop period for courses during the first 2 weeks of school, so your schedule isn't really finalized until the end of the 2 weeks.  Hopefully I can get all my courses within the first few days though.  We'll see how it goes!


Wendy said...

Sounds fun, and good luck!

What did you write about Canada though? Maple Syrup?

Janice said...

yeah. Maple syrup and hockey.....:P