The Student Residence is your home where memories stay for life. Your roommate is by your side at all time so never do harm to him/her. No matter where he/her comes from, treat them with the greatest Hong Kong hospitality! Last time, we talked about what to do with your roommate. Now, I would like to show you the not-to-do list:
- Abandon the room. It’s your very own room and a home between you two. It would be a shame if you are always absent from your roommate’s hall life.
- Be a slob. No one likes sweeping or vacuuming. However, by respecting each other and sharing common responsibilities with a roommate, it makes life easier. You can establish a schedule for chore shifts. Regular cleanup with your roommate polishes your living space and also your relationship!
- Produce unnecessary disturbance. When your roommate is studying, sleeping or trying to sleep, making noises is inconsiderate. You may keep the noise and light levels down. Don’t blast your music or have a loud conversation on your phone. You don’t want to be the reason for his/her failed English test the next morning.
- Leave the air conditioner on when you leave. Even though the fee is cheap, the hours add up and the cost will be a huge amount. Just press the button!
- Never bring your key along when you go out. When you go home, you may have someone to open the door for you (your parents or siblings). Now you are in the residence, your roommate is not going to be your doorman. Keep your key on you!
- Leave your toilet un-flushed. I’m not going to lecture you on personal hygiene. Just wish you luck when greeting flies, mosquitoes and other unimaginable creatures you wish not to see.
- Keep a pet. We know animal are our friends. However, keeping animals in hall does not only cause hygiene issues, it is also a violation to hall rules and may receive a penalty as heavy as a hall suspension. Volunteering for animal welfare organisation is a great alternative!
Writer: YEUNG Nga Yi, Yemmi
Photographer: Hydie CHEUNG (SRO)
攝: 張凱貽 (學生宿舍處)