Easter in Hong Kong
Happy Easter guys! At university, the Easter holiday usually lasts for a month and I usually split it, spending half of my time travelling with friends and the second half visiting friends and family back in Hong Kong. This year, I spent five days travelling with my friends in Prague, Czech and then spent the rest of my time in Hong Kong with my family and friends.
To start off this year’s Easter holiday, I went for a trip with my friends to Prague. Prague is a beautiful city in central Europe where everywhere looks picturesque with good food and beer. Old town and the Charles Bridge are the best attractions in town. Every place in Prague is easily reachable and we had a relaxing six days there walking, chilling and partying.
After five well-spent days in Prague, I took a 13-hour flight from Prague to Hong Kong to enjoy the rest of the holiday. Going home after nearly five months in the UK means a lot to me. Not only is it a good time for me to catch up with my family and friends, but it’s also a great opportunity to have a good look at myself, to see how I have performed so far in Loughborough and look at what I can improve.
To make the most of my time, I always give myself three main objectives that I should accomplish when I am in Hong Kong (apart from spending time with my family), and every year, I put getting a summer job as one of my highest priorities. My reasons for this include:
- Most summer job applications start from middle of March until late April, so being organised is important.
- Easter is the perfect time to plan my summer to ensure it is a fruitful one. I can plan lots of activities that gradually bring me closer to achieving my goal of winning the Career Employability Award.
- As an international student, I have a geographical advantage; I can apply for jobs in both my home country and the United Kingdom.
- It is very easy to spend all of my time at home chilling and relaxing, so having a plan means I make the most of my time during the Summer holiday.
As a family person, I always love spending time with my family and friends to see how they have been. After leaving home around four years ago I realised that it is always important to treasure time spent with family. Aging is perfectly normal in nature, so I always put them first before anything else.
To wrap up, the Easter holidays are always one of those times that you can get away from the Loughborough bubble. I always like to review my Loughborough experiences, I evaluate what things have gone well or look at what I could’ve done better to make sure I get the complete Loughborough experience – with a fine balance between study and social – as time in Loughborough is limited and not retrievable.
Bye for now, I am going to catch up with the final bits of dissertation and I hope to share my dissertation experience in the next blog.