Jina in China

Jina, a senior management major in Cox School of Business, is spending summer 2010 in Hong Kong with the SMU-in-China program.

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Saving money

After spending so much money on food, a couple of us decided to go grocery shopping. In the early afternoon, we took the shuttle bus down to the market and bought some comfort food and detergent. J1.png

When I was in Xi’an, China in 2006, I was surprised to find there was no milk. Now, I was surprised to find so many different kinds of milk so I decided to be adventurous and try some. A PB&J and a cup of milk (box of milk rather) sounded so good!

Many of us were exhausted by the time we got back to I-house, so we decided to rest. Thanks to the exhaustion, some of us were able to be productive and got some assignment reading done. After a few hours of good rest in an air-conditioned room, we all decided to go out. We dressed up and went out without specific destination. We got off at the East Tsim Sha Shui MTR station near the harbor and decided to go have a nice dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel.

J2.pngThe Intercontinental Hotel’s restaurant was overlooking Hong Kong Island, and the view from the restaurant was breathtaking! Even the people in our group who never want to take pictures were willing to take a picture with the amazing view in the background. We sat near the window and had a great meal admiring the view of Hong Kong Island. I feel like it was a great time to get to know each other better and just be touristy and take pictures with the view.

After the dinner, we all walked toward the harbor to get a closer look and the night view of Avenue of Stars, which was totally different compared to the view during the day. After walking around the harbor, we called it a night and returned back to the I-House.

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