7 Days: Hangzhou-Xitang-Shanghai

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Everyone in China always goes “Su-Hang, Su-Hang,” meaning Suzhou and Hangzhou and it’s become habit for people to visit these two Yangtze River or “Jiangnan” cities together. This time however, my sister and I opted to go from Hangzhou to … Read More

Peking: Restaurants and Cafes

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Okay, this post took longer than expected because I’ve started on GRE and had summer classes. Without further ado, here are some recommendations for food in Beijing to get you all settled in. It’s Anna approved if that means anything.

Peking: Maps and Dianping

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China is a huge country with tons of places to eat! Here is a short guide on how to use the Autonavi Maps and Dianping, the Google Maps and Yelp (kind of) of China.

The Peking Experience

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Here’s my Peking Spring program review post! The program details will cover my experience in Beijing and some tips about being in Beijing and China. Sorry if I don’t get everything because I’m writing this with what I though was … Read More

Week 17-18: Program End

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Hi everyone! This post on the last two weeks of the program took eons to finish because there were so many photos to go through and so many events to review. There was a huge delay because I’ve been trying … Read More

Week 15-16: It’s almost the end!

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(of the world too) Just kidding, there’s still hope in the world, and we WILL leave behind a healthy Earth for future generations. There are only two more weeks left in the program and one of those is finals week! … Read More

Peking University ZGXY Dorm Tour

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Hi there! I have a video for you guys so you can all get a look at the living situation here at the Peking University international student housing. It’s a super nice place and I definitely recommend living here!

Week 13-14: Eat your heart out when you go abroad

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As June and the end of the program marches closer, I’ve been making myself go around the city a lot more during the weekends (I take about three naps a day during the weekdays). Classes are also ending soon-some even … Read More

Week 11-12: Internship, sandstorm, and food

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I had a super busy past two weeks with events and adventures. In a blink of an eye, it’s already May and there’s only a month and a half left here in Beijing. Better start studying for those finals!

Week 9-10: Nanjing

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Hi, I’m back with my inconsistent ‘weekly’ postings. *My mom’s voice* “Where is week 9-10?” Sorry mom. A lot has happened over these past two weeks including a UCEAP organized trip to Nanjing. Honestly can’t believe there’s less than two … Read More

Week 6-8: Art District and Tokyo

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I decided to put the two weeks together because ‘I didn’t do anything’ during week 6 but I realized I did a lot that week too…oh well. Next thing you know, week 8 came and went. Here is week 6, … Read More

One Day in Tokyo

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If you only have a limited amount of time to explore the bustling capital city of Japan, there are still a lot of things you can do! Here is how I made the most of my Tokyo exploration in 24 … Read More

Week 5: The political tension though…and more spring pictures!

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Another week has passed here in grand Beijing! Classes are getting a tad easier to handle and the Saudi Arabian king came for a visit to PKU- I wasn’t there but my friend took some pictures from far, far away. … Read More

Week 3-4: Here come the classes, the stress, the internships…everything

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I wanted to try and post weekly but then class work was getting heavy and for some reason my account wasn’t working but it’s all good now! Now that I’m really starting on my classes and adapting to life here … Read More

Week 1-2: Signing up for classes and settling in

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Two weeks have passed since I checked in at Zhongguanxinyuan (中关新园) and I’ve officially started classes here as a student in PKU. The program is definitely turning out to be different than Yonsei and Cambridge and I’m looking forward to … Read More

What I’ve Been Doing: The Longest Winter Break Ever

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Since my Yonsei program ended in December and the Peking program starts in February, I had the longest winter break ever-practically two months. Of course, I didn’t let it go to waste..that much. I was able to explore a bit … Read More

Two Days in Singapore

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Here is a short guide to a two-day adventure in Singapore!

Pre-departure Tips: Peking University Spring

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This will probably be a very lame pre-departure tips post compared to the Cambridge and Yonsei programs because the conditions I applied into the program follow only UCEAP (yay UCEAP) guidelines and everything else like visas and cards were handled … Read More

Two Days in Kyoto

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Here is a two day trip guide to Kyoto, the historical capital of Japan. Famous for its shrines, palaces, and tradition, Kyoto is a beautiful city to stop by if you’re around the area (like in Osaka). However, you can … Read More

Cambridge and London Food Guide

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Cambridge is currently a fast-developing tech city and that means that more and more people with a greater diversity of tastes are moving in. As a result, Cambridge has quite a variety of cuisines and restaurants available. I included London … Read More

Adventures: Seoul

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Since I was in Seoul for five months, I had the opportunity to travel around to many parts of the city. Normal visitors to the city may not have that time available so I’ve made a list of possible places … Read More

The Yonsei Experience

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Similar to the one I posted for Cambridge, here is a post that gives an overview of my experiences studying abroad at Yonsei and what you may expect as well. I’ll be outlining my experience with the academics, structure (UCEAP … Read More

Two Days in Busan

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The title says two days in Busan, but really I meant two days and a half, but since the last half day is just leisure time and since two and a half is a long title, I just opted for … Read More

Two Days in Jeonju

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Jeonju is a really small city so it’s a nice, relaxing place to visit for a short weekend trip. Take your time enjoying all the sites in the culturally and historically rich ‘spiritual capital’ of Korea. There will be lots … Read More

Yonsei: accommodations

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Here is a short overview with oh my gosh…pictures of Yonsei international student accommodations. First thing to note is that this post does not include the newly built dorms which are now open for application for the upcoming semester. All … Read More

Yonsei: Cafes

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Cafes are a really big thing in Seoul. They can be for catching up, relaxing, eating, studying…or even sleeping. Here are some cafe recommendations around Seoul!

Week 16: Goodbye Yonsei

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This is a really late post because I’ve been traveling around. Having to use VPN doesn’t help either. However, this will be my last ‘summary’ post for the UCEAP Yonsei program. My stay at Yonsei ended on December 22nd and … Read More

Yonsei: Food Recommendations and Shopping

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Korea is food heaven: every city and every district has its specialties. While studying abroad, you’ll rarely eat at the same restaurant twice-not because it’s bad, but because there’s just so much to try. In this post, I will try … Read More

Seoul Transportation

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You’ve arrived in Korea, exhausted and excited. The next step is to head to the dorms! It can be scary navigating a new place, but no worries. I gotchu. Read on for directions on getting to the dorms and general … Read More

Week 15: Busan My Love

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Wow, I’m actually on track with posting this week which is pretty ironic since it is finals week right at Yonsei (and for all the universities in Korea). Since the semester and my time in Korea is now winding down, … Read More

Week 12-14: When you want to do everything all at once

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As the weeks count down to the end of the semester, my friends and I are frantically trying to fit everything into our schedule while also finishing up final projects and studying for tests. Week 12 to 14 were jam packed … Read More

How to Get Around Japan Like a Pro

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One of the best things about Japan is that it is very, very convenient to get around through the use of their very well-connected public transportation systems. In cases where public transportation is not so accessible, it is also easy to rent … Read More

Week 10-11: History Made

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Oh my gosh, sorry I’m not updating every week but there has been tons of work to do for classes here in Yonsei. Anyway! I’m back to talk about the last two weeks, which have been extremely exiting. History is … Read More

The Cambridge Experience

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This is a long overdue post on my experience and ending conclusions on the Pembroke-King’s Programme summer school with the University of Cambridge and UCEAP. Here, I’ll give an outline of my opinion of the structure, academics, and other experiences … Read More

Week 8-9: Birthday and Midterms

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I have successfully (I think) finished my midterms for this quarter! It was a stressful few weeks, but nothing like  learning about the world and crying with your friends at the cafe. My birthday also passed and now I’m officially … Read More

Week 7: When did it get so cold?

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Following our trend of not having any luck with meeting celebrities, we missed seeing Krystal this week right outside school because we had an even greater mission…shopping and eating. Just kidding, it was actually our split second decisions that made … Read More

Adventures: Osaka

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Osaka was so nice, we are seriously considering moving there. The flat we Airbnb’d in was #goals. First and foremost, the food there was simply amazing. It’s no wonder that Osaka is also known as the “nation’s kitchen” (天下の台所 tenka no daidokoro). … Read More

Week 6: Jeonju and lots of eating

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Week 6 has ended and so has our last holiday break. This week we skipped class (once again, don’t do this kids) for a crazy Music Bank recording (read more below) and went on a weekend trip to Jeonju.

Week 5: I finally went to a K-Pop concert

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Wow, time is passing by so fast and I haven’t even completed this week’s readings yet. I’m kidding, I finished all my homework on time woo~ Week 5 passed by quicker than Infinite’s van when they left the concert venue … Read More

Guide to Visiting Cambridge

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When you get to Cambridge (most likely from London, and mostly likely by train), there’s going to be tons of taxis waiting for you to hop on or even the giant double-decker bus ready to gather unknowing tourists into its … Read More

Week 3-4: Classes and Japan

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Oh my gosh, sorry that I’ve been so slow updating and posting. Things have been crazy (good) here at Yonsei and I’ve been either busy traveling around or doing the heaps of coursework I’m getting everyday. Weeks 3 and 4 … Read More

Week 1-2: So Busy, So Fun

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Classes have just started and I’m already flying in and out of the country. The past two weeks have been super busy with moving in, making new friends, and getting to know Korea.

Setting up a Debit Card and the ARC

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This is a post on setting up a bank account in Korea and also applying for the ARC which is a confusing and stressful process for most people…and does not need to be.

Week 8: Program End

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I just came back from our goodbye formal and let me tell you, everyone was crying. Tonight was the technical last day of the PKP program although we can stay until Saturday. This has been an amazing experience.

Two Days in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen is a relatively small and relaxing city and totally doable in just two days with plenty of time to spare. Here are some highlights and food recommendations for the trip!

Week 7: The Countdown Begins

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No not the New Year’s countdown but the countdown to the end of the program. I just came back from taking a hundred pictures of the sunset across the King’s College lawn after almost rolling down the stairs in Bodley’s … Read More

Week 6: The Most Exercising I’ve Done in my Entire Life in a Day

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There’s only two more weeks left in the program and it hit me as I was walking into the King’s College Gatehouse late at night. Looking up at the intricate gatehouse…I sorta teared up (wow so emotional). I’m going to … Read More

Week 5: New Classes and Exploring

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The second module has started and its the beginning of the last leg of the program. Time passed really quickly. Anyhow, here’s a catalogue of my thoughts on my new class and some trial and error things I’ve been exploring … Read More

Week 4: First Round of Finals and Freedom

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Half of the PKP program has now been completed and I will be starting my last class soon. It was a stressful few days but my friend (ELLIE <3) and bought last minute tickets to Barcelona and the trip made … Read More

QUICK GUIDE: Hungry in Barcelona

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You will never go hungry in Barcelona because there are restaurants and cafés around every corner and in every alleyway. However, everyone wants a good meal and it’s risky to go to a restaurant without knowing how the food is. Here is short … Read More

Two Days in Barcelona

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If you’re like me and only have time for a quick weekend trip, here is a guide to Barcelona which ensures that you will be able to visit all the best places in this magnificent city. I managed to see, … Read More

Week 2-3: Travels and everything else

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Wow, it’s already the middle of week 3 for the program and finals for Module 1 courses are already coming up. I just finished a long essay for one of my Module 1 courses and I really regret not following … Read More

Which accommodation should you pick?

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When I was picking my accommodation for the PKP program, there was little to no information on how each of the housing choices looked like and what they included so I will try my best here to provide pictures or … Read More

Arrival and Week 1

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My first week at the University of Cambridge has passed and it was busy busy busy. I’m definitely still trying to pace my work out and adjusting to the workload but so far so good! After an exciting and fast-paced week, … Read More

Adventures: Vancouver

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I had the opportunity to go on an amazing trip to Vancouver with one of my roommates right after our finals and we were both thoroughly happy and impressed about the city. Here are some of the places I would … Read More

QUICK GUIDE: A Taste of Everything in Vancouver

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Vancouver’s food scene has everything. The West, the East and everything in between meets here in this multicultural city, and the food definitely reflects it. Food here is fresh and you can definitely taste that people put a lot of … Read More

QUICK GUIDE: Austinlandia of FOOOOD

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Austin: capital of Texas, home to the University of Texas, the “Silicon Valley of Texas”, and currently one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Upon arrival, our Uber driver jokingly told us that he refers to Austin as “Austin, California” now because … Read More

Pre-departure Tips: Yonsei Fall

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Here are some pre-departure tips for Yonsei Fall! I participated with UCEAP which has a lot of connections and tie-ins with the program so some parts we did not need to turn in documents for and therefore…I probably lack some … Read More

Pre-departure Tips: Pembroke-King’s Programme

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I participated with UCEAP (UC system)  which takes care of a lot of things so my tips may be a little different from other schools and countries but here are some important information to take note of when applying for … Read More

The 101 Guide to Finding a Cheap Flight

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I still remember the first time I ever planned and booked a flight on my own. It happened right after I started my Freshman year in college. I was trying to find a flight home to Los Angeles for the … Read More

TIPS : Paris

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Paris is the city of love, the city of lights, the city of every romantic’s dreams, but it is also a very, very big and mixed city. 

QUICK GUIDE: All Around LA Part 1

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Here are some restaurants and cafes around Los Angeles to check out when you’re feeling hungry!

Adventures: Los Angeles

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This weekend, I FINALLY got to visit The Broad in Los Angeles and so since it was the only day I was going out this spring break (boring life, I know), my sister decided to be designated driver and we went … Read More

QUICK GUIDE: All Around Guangzhou

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Guangzhou, or as many people know it, Canton, is the capital of Cantonese cuisine or in general-eating. There’s never a time when the restaurants are empty or when the locals aren’t eating. When you’re living in as fast paced and as … Read More

QUICK GUIDE: Lost in Paris

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When you go to a foreign city, even armed with Google Maps or TripAdvisor, you’re going to get lost…and after a while, you’ll probably become hungry. That’s what happened to me. So here are some recommendations to restaurants in random … Read More

QUICK GUIDE: Street Food in Chengdu

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One of the best things about Chengdu as a city is organization and that means super organized, super clean night markets (well, in terms of night market standards). There’s a variety of local foods that you can enjoy while also … Read More

Angelina Paris

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With more than 110 years of history, the original Angelina tea house in Paris is a must visit place to have a meal or simply enjoy some desserts.

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Gallery Grid

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