All posts by Nicholas Lau

Spoiled for Dining Options on Campus, BUT…

by Nicholas Lau - Posts (6). Posted Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I have no complaints, only compliments, for the food served in my college’s dining hall and food court (which we call the PDen, rhyming with my college’s mascot the Paladin). Don’t get me wrong, the food isn’t exceptional or extraordinary, but they try hard to listen to our feedback and meet our needs. Plus, since […]

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What America’s Political Divisions Say About Its People

by Nicholas Lau - Posts (6). Posted Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

A college campus is the best place to follow an election. There are voter registration drives, presidential debate watches, mock debates, and forums to encourage students to discuss what it means to be an informed voter, and how to make the best decision for the next four years. Meanwhile, the College Democrats and College Republicans, […]

How to Use Your Accent to Your Advantage

by Nicholas Lau - Posts (6). Posted Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 9:58 am

When I first arrived in the United States, I was uncomfortable with having an accent. It takes time for people to understand someone with an accent, particularly when they come across an accent they have not heard before. This was my case – I have a Malaysian accent. It is different when you have a […]

My Ang Pows Wait at Home While I Celebrate a Different Chinese New Year in the US

by Nicholas Lau - Posts (6). Posted Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 11:04 am

For those that are unfamiliar with the Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival, or Lunar New Year in the U.S.), it is one of the most important celebrations among Chinese populations around the world. On Chinese New Year’s eve, the entire extended family will gather for a reunion dinner, which is a […]

My First Thanksgiving

by Nicholas Lau - Posts (6). Posted Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

It has been around three months since I arrived in the United States, and I’m still always excited to experience new things, especially those exclusive to America, adding to my long list of firsts. Last week, my new first was celebrating Thanksgiving in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. On the beautiful Thanksgiving morning, […]

Looking at the Beauty of America Beyond LA and New York

by Nicholas Lau - Posts (6). Posted Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 9:09 am

Back and energized from an amazing fall break! With a busy college term and constant assignments all leading up to midterms, it was great to finally get a break. Although the vacation was short, it was a much-needed time to rest and get away from the routine of books and college activities. I was fortunate […]

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