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I’ve being going to HKU now since September 2009 on a 2 year part time gig for my Post Graduate Diploma of Education. I finish up the whole shebang in May. Forever. God knows if the PGDE will have any┬ámonumental┬ástanding outside of Honkers.

The overwhelming high point of my time at HKU has without doubt been…..the cheapest Starbucks in Hong Kong!!


Yes for $35 HKD all this could be yours too. I seriously looked forward to this every week. They don’t card you either so yes you can just be a normal skinflint and get some cheap Starbucks too!

For your information in the first year of the PGDE at HKU you gotta go on a Tuesday and Thursday night from 6-8. Now in my second year I only have to go once a week. It’s been…an experience. There was a dead cockroach on the staircase leading up to my class for quite some time. A few weeks ago it disappeared…I miss it.

If you ever go to HKU prepare for stairs and elevators; it’s all levels Jerry. Levels. It’s a very easy university to get to though with numerous buses running right past the gate so that’s been good.

I’m getting my Masters somewhere else.

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It sure is everywhere in Hong Kong, almost to the level of America. But not quite. I’m in one now!
I’m drinking way too much Starbucks now since I got here.

The quietest Starbucks in Hong Kong is in the quietest building in Hong Kong… Cyberport! Which is near our school. This mammoth building complex was supposed to be next big thing for companies to come and set up their offices and for shops to set up branches in their Plaza. Nah, didn’t work out. You see more cleaning staff and security than office people or customers.
Which is great when you need a Starbucks! There are two little alcoves of Starbucks to enjoy and wallow in inner thinking and caffeine.In fairness Cyberport try to entice people to come with regular exhibtions. One recent one was The Art of Gravestone(sic). Yeah it was as bad as it sounded. Next up it’s Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2008. Should be a massive crowd puller I’m thinking.

Although Starbucks is an example of an American franchise that works over here, not so for Krispy Creme who just shut down their shops over here due to lack of people wanting to eat their donuts. Other chains you might recognise are 7-11 (one very five feet), Circle-K, Ben & Jerry’s, H&M, Espirit and probably more that I can’t remember right now.

Weekend ahead. I want rest and relaxation. And some football playing. Hamsap are up against Keenlex (I’m thinking they went for Kleenex but failed miserably). They are above in the table so will be a tough one. Good luck us.

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