[My Second Home] 【我的第二個家】

04 My Second Home

[My Second Home]

By: GAO Luyan, Clair (Chan Sui Kau Hall)

Image: FONG Wan Ka, Kelvin (Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall)

Do you have such kind of experience—not able to finish a project within the deadline, cannot pay attention to what you are working on, or even lose your appetite. If you are troubled with any of the above symptoms, you may be experiencing homesickness. Homesickness is not for non-local students only but it is also applicable for local students. Being away from your home and family, it is common for students to find themselves homesick after moving into hall. Homesickness is not an actual illness. It is not necessary to hide this kind of feeling. Instead, you can share it with friends, especially those who are also trying to fight homesickness. All of you will be better in the end. The empathy among you can help to gain courage and motivation to face and overcome homesickness. In addition, you may take active part in activities around campus, which is definitely a smart way to distract yourself from the pain caused by the homesickness. When you begin to focus on other things, you will gradually forget about the previous unhappiness. Moreover, many people treat the Student Residence as their second home. Here, you can find not only people who offer you help and warmth, but you will also a variety of attractive places. Once you get your own rhythm in the hall, you will get used to the surroundings. Take the Student Residence as your second home maybe the best way to cure the homesickness.

【我的第二個家】

文: 高路延 (陳瑞球堂)

圖: 方雲嘉 (胡應湘爵士伉儷堂)

你是否有過以下的經歷——不能在限期前完成作業,不能在工作上集中注意力,甚至沒有食慾。若你有以上任何一種困擾,你或許正在經歷思鄉的痛苦。離家在外,獨自面對生活的種種,不論是本地還是外地的宿生,想家是十分常見的。

思鄉不是病症,所以這種情感不需要被隱藏。相反,如果你可以把自己的經歷和朋友分享,尤其是那些同樣為思鄉所困擾的同學,那麼最後你們都會逐漸消除這樣的感覺。你們之間的共鳴,會增加你們直接面對問題的勇氣和動力,也會讓你們找到一些克服此類問題的方法。

此外,多參加校內外的活動同樣有助分散注意力,緩解思鄉所帶來的傷痛。當你開始關注其他事物時,之前的不愉快便會慢慢被淡忘。

其實很多人都把宿舍當做自己的第二個家。在這裡,有一群願意給予你幫助和溫暖的人,也有多種多樣的迷人的地方。當你找到在宿舍生活的節奏,你就會慢慢適應周圍的種種。因此,把香港作為第二個家,並找到自己在這裡的歸屬感,或許正是治療思鄉的最佳方法。

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