"I simply can't believe that I have been in the United States for three months already. The weather here has become warmer now, which has made me much more energetic than the winter months, and I am finally getting to enjoy more outdoor activities. As there is a beach right next to our college, sometimes I go there with my friends to relax after classes. On-campus, the international education department organised an event called Global Village in which all international students like me were asked to introduce some local dishes from our hometowns. Since it was hard to find Chinese ingredients and we were given little time for preparation, I finally decided to make Hong Kong style French toast that we eat in Hong Kong Cha Chan Tens (even though I was worried that it might not suit their taste). But luckily, most guests seemed to find it delicious and devoured it within minutes. During the event, I also had the chance to learn a lot by visiting other booths and listening to students present information about their own countries and cultures. Overall, we really had a fabulous time and felt glad that we had the opportunity to represent our hometowns and countries."