Yesterday I suddenly I realized it is near the end of the year when discussing the study plan of 2016 with my supervisor. Having been to Hong Kong for more than four months, a deeper understanding of Hong Kong comes into being in my mind. Hong Kong, as a special city, will break all the residents' illusion about the consistency who live in an empire that is disguised as a nation-state. Naturally, many of such people will not accept the behavior of the city, which is the reason of so-called "Hong Kong–Mainland conflict" . It is true that I am coming for academic, not concerning about politics. I have a strong interest in the unique political ecology here, because Hong Kong is always giving me a new and different feeling.
昨日導師找我討論2016年的研究計畫，方才意識到已至年末。來港4月有余，對香港的理解與感悟更深了一些。香港這座城市，會打破居住在一個被偽裝成民族國家的帝國的居民所有關於一致性的幻想，自然很多這樣的人會接受不了，這也是所謂 “港中矛盾” 的緣由。誠然，我是來做學術的，並不關心政治，但對這裡特有的政治生態有著濃厚的興趣，香港總是能給我帶來全新的與眾不同的感受。
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OK, Chumin, tell me what you have done last week.
Uh...I did blah blah...
What is the meaning of XX?
That means blah blah, 但是吧啦吧啦...
我覺得你這個做法可以這麼改進, 吧啦吧啦...All right. Benny, it is your turn.
Last week I did blah blah...嗰个...等阵, 我睇下呢个公式. 喇喇喇...Well, both of you have done good work. For Chumin, The next step is to figure out... and for Benny ... any questions? Well, See you next week.
See you...Bye Bye...
It is really the most happy day since enrollment, one and only. I passed the PhD qualifying exam, taking of the "candidate" hat, and became a real PhD student. Efforts will eventually pay off. New stage! New start!
A few days ago, a my undergraduate university fellow with good relationship who has been working visited Shenzhen. I failed to see her because of the coming PhD qualify exam. We have a nice discussion on Wechat and I tell a lot of truth of mind, finding resonance. Actually, I had known that the "Beijing" is becoming a quite a distance for me when the graduation time approached. I won't go back there within a fairly long period of time, which means I won't see the teachers and students being together morning and night for four years. I felt so sad as long as I thought of it few days after graduation.
However, I am getting used to a new environment at a faster rate. I will consider it "just so so" when sometimes I remind it. It is a fantastic feeling that someone fades in the past social network meanwhile assimilating into a new one. Those Beijing guys are gradually becoming further away. They may have forgotten me, and I am sure I won't like them at Wechat moments in return. I will not be hypocritical, not regret it, but I'm afraid of it.
I am afraid that all the people can pretend to be very familiar after a few years of reunion. I don't know how you change, seeming as waiting for one hundred years. I suddenly understand even if we meet again, the mature performance will ruin the original beauty. Better to miss than to meet.
That is the merciless temporal, I guess.
Baidu Fanyi is really a artifact that Cantonese can be translated into Mandarin. Understanding "CUHK Secret" on Facebook is not a dream anyone!
I will update my blog every now and then for people who care about me.
Recently, I suddenly found a research associate professor in my department died of cancer in the fall last year when browsed the results of a large project in China. Sad is the professor is only 40 years old, a golden age of achievements. What a loss to science!
Additionally, I paid attention to the professor once upon a time with his papers and blog. And I attended the summer camp of department of Physics in CUHK, so maybe even I have met him before. I was scared to be rendered speechless when I heard the terrible news.
The body is the capital of revolution, especially for our scientific research workers
(scientists). Share with you.
Today I made changes to the site layout for a better appearance. Welcome all my new friend in CUHK!
Unwittingly, I have been in HK for half a month, becoming used to the new environment gradually. Everyone who from other parts of China should learn Cantonese here, especially for TA, which is a big challenge for me. However, I love this city and I love CUHK as I love my alma mater. I just love the feeling of full of chances and the fast-paced life.
CU presents me a largest and beautiful campus in HK, a perfect library system, a high academic atmosphere and so many like-minded friends. Associating with outstanding people is alway mental pleasuring.
I am ready for future!