Global Get Together 2016 / 今夜天涯共此時

(按此看中文版)

“Having the Student Residence bring us all together is amazing. Even though we are from different parts of the world, everyone is still so friendly. We all share the same understanding and tolerance to other people and their cultures.”

On the 12 September, the Student Residence of CityU hosted their annual Global Get Together. The event is aimed to provide CityU residents with an opportunity to gather and meet their international neighbours.

A sharing about the use of Thanakha in Myanmar by Aye Yu THWE (PhD student, Asian & International Studies, Jockey Club House) gave some insight over Myanmar’s customs. There was also a presentation about Hong Kong students by Residence Tutor Judy NG (Year 4, Marketing Information Management, Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall) allowing residents to learn a bit more about the local culture. This mix of local and non-local, celebrated the cultural diversity we have within the Student Residence. The evening was kept interactive by having audience members play group games. This was a great opportunity for people to make new friends and get involved in teamwork. The audience was also given the chance to learn some basic Cantonese phrases.

“Did you know that Nigeria owns the second largest film industry in the world after Bollywood?” Dr. Justin ROBERTSON, Residence Master of Hall 10, kicked off the night by offering a fun quiz on world trivia. / 「你知道尼日利亞是僅次於印度寶萊塢的世界第二大電影產地嗎?」舍堂十舍監Justin Robertson 博士以有趣的問答題,考驗同學們對世界軼事的知識。
Burmese student Aye Yu Thwe shared about the application of Thanakha as a traditional skin product as well as a cultural symbol. / 緬甸學生Aye Yu Thwe 與觀眾分享塔納卡作為傳統護膚品和文化象徵的意義。
Students were glad to meet new friends and old at Global Get-together. / 同學們從Global Get-together 活動中與新知舊友快樂共聚。
Students were glad to meet new friends and old at Global Get-together. / 同學們從Global Get-together 活動中與新知舊友快樂共聚。

To really capture the essence of what made the Global Get Together such a success, a few residents were able to describe their experiences:

Do you feel like you are learning a lot about other people’s cultures?

“Yes I have learnt a lot about other cultures tonight by meeting new people.”
Daniel ARNOT, Jockey Club Harmony Hall, Year 1 Management, South Africa

“Yes definitely. The more people I meet, the more cultures I get to learn about.”
Tabitha WILSON, Jockey Club Academy Hall, Year 2 Linguistics, New Zealand

What is something you have learnt from tonight that you didn’t know about a country’s culture before? 

“I learnt that Myanmar uses this paste called Thanakha on their faces to protect them from the wind and sun.”
Martyn STRYDOM, Jockey Club Harmony Hall, Year 2 Economics, South Africa

“I found the use of Thanakha as the traditional makeup in Myanmar so fascinating because it is so different to the tradition of make up that is present today in other parts of the world.”
– Monisha SHCHERBAKOVA, HSBC Prosperity Hall, Year 2 Computer and Data Engineering, India

“I knew about Thanakha in Myanmar but I didn’t know that in primary schools, children put it on because it reflects how caring the parents are.”
Natalie CHAN, Hall 11, Year 3 Law, Canada

“I learnt a bit more Cantonese slang that I can use within the Student Residence.”
Tabitha WILSON, Jockey Club Academy Hall, Year 2 Linguistics, New Zealand

What has left an impression on you from this event? 

“I was actually shocked to see how many country representatives are here in CityU.”
David TAY, Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall, Year 1 English Studies, Indonesia

“Some of the Cantonese slang like, Sik Tea”
Liam COLLINS, Jockey Club Harmony Hall, Year 1 Accounting, South Africa

“This is a great chance to meet the different people living on the Student Residence and to network with people you’re going to be living with for the next few years. Having the Student Residence bring us all together is amazing. Even though we are from different parts of the world, everyone is still so friendly. We all share the same understanding and tolerance to other people and their cultures.”
Monisha SHCHERBAKOVA, HSBC Prosperity Hall, Year 2 Computer and Data Engineering, India

Writer:   Hanna LIM (Alumni Civility Hall)
Photographers:   Ellen DING (Alumni Civility Hall), Kelvin NG, Hanna LIM (Alumni Civility Hall)

Daniel Arnot, Martyn Strydom, and Liam Collins from South Africa / 來自南非的Daniel Arnot、Martyn Strydom 及Liam Collins
Natalie Chan from Canada and Tabitha Wilson from New Zealand / 來自加拿大的Natalie Chan 及紐西蘭的Tabitha Wilson
Happy Global Get-together 2016!
Happy Global Get-together 2016!

~~~

“相遇是件神奇的事情,儘管我們來自不同的地方,但大家都很友善,我們互相理解和包容對方的文化。”

9月12 日,學生宿舍處舉辦了一年一度的Global Get-together。本次活動旨在為宿生們提供一個機會去認識不同國度的朋友。

來自緬甸及馬會樓的亞洲及國際研究研究生Aye Yu THWE 分享了塔納卡的用法,讓參與者深入了解了緬甸的風俗。來自胡應湘爵士伉儷堂的宿舍導師吳穎茹也介紹了本地文化。大家雖然來自不同的地方,但共聚一堂慶祝多樣的文化。觀眾們也積極參與互動,大家組隊玩起了遊戲,這是交朋友並參與團隊合作的好機會。觀眾們也可以趁機學習基本的廣東話。

Residence Tutor Judy Ng from Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall shared interesting characteristics and trends from the local culture to prepare her international peers for their new lives in Hong Kong. / 胡應湘爵士伉儷堂導師吳穎茹為國際生介紹本地文化和潮流,期望為他們在香港的新生活帶來幫助。
Residence Tutor Judy Ng from Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall shared interesting characteristics and trends from the local culture to prepare her international peers for their new lives in Hong Kong. / 胡應湘爵士伉儷堂導師吳穎茹為國際生介紹本地文化和潮流,期望為他們在香港的新生活帶來幫助。
A student handled simple Cantonese phrases like “Gei chin ah?” (How much?) with ease under the instruction of Ms. Esther Lee from SRO. / 一位宿生在學生宿舍處李德芬小姐的指導下,輕鬆唸出廣東話「幾錢呀?(多少錢?)」的正確讀音。
Fun interactive games among the residents. / 宿生們進行了好玩的互動小遊戲。
Fun interactive games among the residents. / 宿生們進行了好玩的互動小遊戲。

是什麼使本次Global Get-together 如此成功?一些宿生描述了他們的感受:

你覺得學到許多其他不同的文化嗎?

「是的,今晚我認識了許多新朋友,了解了很多他們的文化。」

── Daniel ARNOT(賽馬會群萃堂,管理系一年級,來自南非)

「當然,遇到越多人就了解越多不同的文化。」

── Tabitha WILSON (賽馬會群智堂,語言系二年級,來自紐西蘭)

 今晚你學到了什麼以前不知道的東西?

「我了解到原來緬甸會用一種叫塔納卡的膏體敷在臉上,來保護臉部免受風吹日曬的傷害。」

── Martyn STRYDOM (賽馬會群萃堂,經濟系二年級,來自南非)

「我發現緬甸的傳統護膚品塔納卡太神奇了,跟世界其他地方的傳統配方都不一樣。」

── Monisha SHCHERBAKOVA (滙豐業昕堂,電腦及數據工程系二年級,來自印度)

「我知道塔納卡,但以前我不知道在小學裡,孩子們用它來表示父母對他們的關愛和照顧。」

── Natalie CHAN (舍堂十一, 法律系三年級,來自加拿大)

「我學到了一些廣東話俚語,以後可以在宿舍使用了。」

── Tabitha WILSON (賽馬會群智堂,語言系二年級,來自紐西蘭)

本次活動中你對什麼印象最深?

「我很驚訝城大竟然有這麼多國家的學生!」

── David TAY (胡應湘爵士伉儷堂, 英語系一年級,來自印度尼西亞)

「一些廣東話俚語吧,例如『食Tea』。」

── Liam COLLINS (賽馬會群萃堂,會計系一年級,來自南非)

「這是個非常好的機會,能夠在學生宿舍裡結識未來幾年將要一起生活的人。相遇是件神奇的事情,儘管我們來自不同的地方,但大家都很友善,我們互相理解和包容對方的文化。」

── Monisha SHCHERBAKOVA (滙豐業昕堂,電腦及數據工程系二年級,來自印度)

South African pals Liam Collins and Daniel Arnot enjoyed a delicious dinner with Monisha Shcherbakova from India / 南非好友Liam Collins 及Daniel Arnot 與來自印度的Monisha Shcherbakova 喜相逢

文: Hanna LIM(校友樂禮堂)
譯: 王琪(舍堂十)
攝: 丁琳笠(校友樂禮堂)、吳啟楓、Hanna LIM(校友樂禮堂)

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