[Hall Life – A Lifetime Experience! A Glimpse into the Hall Life of CityU!] 【舍堂生活–一生的體驗 城大宿舍生活一瞥】

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[Hall Life – A Lifetime Experience! A Glimpse into the Hall Life of CityU!]

By: Revanth BANALA NITHYANANDAM (Hall 10)

Image: LI Cheuk Hin (Hall 10)

Not until I’d joined the Student Residence of CityU, had I realized that hall life is such an amazing experience. Before coming to Hong Kong, one of my biggest anxieties was my residential life, which on arriving here changed into an awesome lifetime experience. The intermixing of culture is really a positive aspect of the hall life giving you a rich cultural experience. Especially for international students, the hall life is everything because they are away from their homes.

Starting with the hospitable floor tutors with whom you can share any troubles, to that matter anything. Another notable factor of hospitability come from the staff at the security counters who greet you every time you enter or exit the hall, sometimes teaching you few basic expressions. The hall life wouldn’t be a good experience without a good roommate and floor mates. The concept of living together under one roof definitely applies to the hall life when there are inter-floor and intra-hall activities like the welcoming party, gardening, floor decoration competition, High table dinner, and Christmas and Halloween parties. Though there are 11 different halls, all the halls are knit together by some Joint-hall gatherings like PEK cup, Joint Hall Dinner, Movie nights, Mid-autumn festival celebrations, Diwali celebrations, Global Festival Night and many more. I also learnt many new things from the interactive hall life ranging from Cantonese classes, cooking international cuisines, fire management to physical wellness, tai chi and yoga. For fun-loving and leisure seeking people, the hall canteen, multifunction halls and the lawns are the best places to hang out. All these make your hall life a worth sharing experience.

【舍堂生活–一生的體驗 城大宿舍生活一瞥】

文: Revanth BANALA NITHYANANDAM (舍堂十)

譯: 段延麟 (賽馬會群智堂)

圖: 李卓軒 (舍堂十)

直到我成為了城大舍堂的一份子,我才知道宿舍生活有多麼的奇妙。來到香港前,最令我焦慮的就是是否能住得好,然而在舍堂的經歷已經完完全全打消我的疑慮。舍堂文化交融之豐富是我最喜歡的一點。尤其對於遠離家鄉的國際生來說,宿舍就是我們的家。

這裡有熱情好客的宿舍導師們能幫我們解決任何難題。這裡還有保安叔叔阿姨們在我們出入舍堂的時候帶給我們溫暖舒心的微笑,叫我們一些簡單的廣東話。當然了,好的室友和層友更是精彩宿舍生活的必需元素。正因為豐富多采的樓層間活動和舍堂間比賽–例如歡迎晚會、園藝、樓層佈置比賽、高桌晚宴以及聖誕節和萬聖節派對等,才讓在這裡真正有了一群人「住在同一屋簷下」的親密感。雖然我們在十一個不同的舍堂,我們卻因許許多多的比賽、活動和節日慶祝緊密連結。我也透過這些活動學到了廣東話,做全世界各地菜系的佳餚,滅火方法,太極拳和瑜珈。對於空閒時間想找樂子的夥伴們,一定不要錯過好味廚,多功能活動室和舍堂草坪啦。所有的所有都會讓你的舍堂生活難忘多彩。

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