The Inside Word 2018

A (late) halloween story

Hey guys, So, it’s been a while since story time with Cecilia, but in the spirit of Halloween (apologies, this was written on Halloween, but I forgot to post 😅), I’ve got a slightly squeamish, slightly scary story in store for you. It’s got a happy ending, though...

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Look out for yourself

The following was submitted anonymously as it pertains to the writer's personal experience regarding mental health in the last two years.    “The excitement of dreams coming true is beyond the description of words.” – Lailah Gifty Akita I left school dying to...

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Far from home

Before starting my exchange, both UoA and HKU made a big presentation about culture shock, homesickness and adapting to the new environment. At the time I really didn’t think these things would affect me, and for the most part I guess didn’t, but it’s because I...

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Theory: People are much nicer if you speak to them in their native language. I’m not sure if there’s any scientific evidence behind this, but if my experience in Hong Kong counts as an experiment, I’d vouch for it 😉. Some background: the main languages spoken in...

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Baby Doctors

A long long long absence from The Inside Word, which means I’m back with a BIG update on everything that’s been going on. It’s been a busy busy busy second half of Semester Two - no doubt the busiest I’ve ever been in my entire uni life! It seems that every week a huge assignment is due, tests are looming, and we’re due back at our weekly hospital placements! So let me update you on by far the biggest change that’s happened this semester! We’ve started going into hospitals. Yay!
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Day trip to Shenzhen

Hey guys, So a few weeks ago some friends and I went to Shenzhen for a day trip as its quite close to Hong Kong (around 2 hours by MTR, costing approx 90 HKD return). I tried to do it vlog style. Lets just say I ended up with heaps of shaky and unusable footage...

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Things I miss about New Zealand

Apologies for the extreme lack of updates as I have been away having fun and not missing Auckland at all 🤪 Jokes (…🤫)! Seriously though, I’ve been having an absolute blast in Hong Kong, in some way it feels like school camp (just not in the woods and, I'm gone for...

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