Our trip to Cancun started off so promisingly, but there was no way it could all be smooth sailing and copious amounts of alcohol right? Check out how right I was, when we decided to daringly swim with sharks! Continue reading
May 28, 2013
Are you ready for a sweet treat that’s super easy to make? My mom passed this recipe along to me years ago (she cut it out of our local newspaper long before that), and now it’s one of my go-to, easy dessert recipes. It’s especially popular with my boyfriend who’s got a sweet tooth for fruity desserts, and I love being able to make it for him so easily. Continue reading
You may have thought my travels were limited solely to Asia, well it’s time to think again. Join me on my next series of blogs through Cancun, Mexico. Although we were only there for a few days, we got into plenty of trouble! With that much tequila around, how could you not? Continue reading
Finally, I’ve reached the end of my epic travels through Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. Yes, my very last day in Hong Kong warranted an entire blog post all its own. Please enjoy my parting memories and know how much I’ve enjoyed sharing my travels and my new-found love of Asia with you. Continue reading
The final days saga continues. No matter how many years go by since my study abroad, whenever I look back over these posts, it seems as vivid to me as if it happened yesterday. Don’t miss it – there’s a very fancy, schmancy date to be had! Continue reading
These were some of the hardest posts I had to write during my time in Hong Kong. The last few days, the final countdown, the end of a life-changing semester. Let’s start the clock. Continue reading
May 16, 2014
My boyfriend recently got a new townhouse and in his beautiful new home is a beautiful new stove just begging for us to use it. I’ve been happily obliging, but when I discovered the oven is not only conventional but also a convection oven. I’ve never done convection baking or roasting, but after a quick Google search of how to adjust it, I decided to give it a try. My first experiment: convection roasting an espresso rubbed pork tenderloin.
With all my finals almost done and a few short days of absolute freedom before I had to go back to the US, I took full advantage of my free status and ventured to the farthest reaches of Hong Kong and beyond on my own.
Even in my final days in Hong Kong, there was still so much to do. Between tests, birthdays and sight-seeing, I packed in almost as much during one week as I had during the whole rest of the semester in Hong Kong. Don’t miss it!
No matter where in the world you may be, finals season is one of the most stressful, sleep-deprived times of a college student’s life. And it wasn’t very different at HKUST (jokingly referred to as “Hong Kong University of Stress and Tension.” But in order to survive the stress, we came up with some great diversions. So join me as finals and shenanigans ensued.