Hellloooo,

I'm back !!! It's been a while but I'm back & I'm better.

I was on easter break for 2 weeks, where I visited my friend sara in Beijing (hence why I didn't post anything), then I came back to Hong Kong just in time for the all so famous rugby 7's. First off I'm gonna start with my trip to Beijing. The past couple of times I went I only stayed for the weekend which always made my trip really stressfull. This time is stayed for 5 days, which meanr I had a lot more time to relax and not think about all the things I had to do or people I had to see before leaving. I stayed with my best friend sara and basically all we did was hang out with friends, eat, go out, sleep and repeat. Not very interesting, but I had a great time and I can't wait to go back soon!

When I flew back to Hong kong it was the weekend of the Rugby 7s and if you don't know what that is, consider yourself lucky haha. I'm kidding. It's not that bad. It's basically a rugby tournament and people from all over the world come to watch. If you're an international student from HK though. It means drinking lots of beer and hanging out with your friends. My friends and I went to the west stand which is high up on the bleachers and most people our age just chilled there. Some people did manage to get into south stand, and this is where the real fun begins (or not). Getting puked or peed on is on the regular and don't be surprised if you get a cup of unidentifiable liquid chucked on you.. Not my cup of tea (literally). Anyways, it was my first 7s and I had really high expectations and even though it was quite fun I had expected more. We'll see maybe next year will be better. Fun fact I actually ran into Neels Viser at 7s so yeah theres a photo down below. Now I have got about 4 more days of holiday which I am unfortunately gonna have to spend studying (IB life).

Heres some photos from Beijing and 7s :)

ALSO THAT INCREDIBLY CUTE AND ADORABLE LOOKING DOG BELONGS TO MY FRIEND MARIE :P


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A couple of weeks ago there was a festival here in Hong Kong called Dragon Land. It was a two day festival and artists such as, Iggy Azelea, Black Eyed Peas, Steve Aoki and Zed came. I went both days and fortunately the weather was pretty nice (no rain) which made the experience a lot more fun.


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Last week was Chinese new year. We had a 1 week break which I spent with my friend Clare, whom came to visit me from Beijing. We did lots of shopping and exploring HK, we also went to an amusement park called "Ocean Park", that is really close to my house. The rides were super fun, and since it was a really nice day we really got to enjoy the view and the weather. We also went out for my friends birthday on Wednesday, which was also incredibly fun. We tried to get some work done as well, so we went to Starbucks a few times, got some coffee and did our work. Luckily we take the same classes, and so we were able to help each other with assignments. We also went to Monkok, which is on the Kowloon side of Hong kong (I live on HK island), which is about a 1 hour travel way, so we spent the whole day there. We went to this place called "Ladies market" which sells loads of fake clothing, bags, sunglasses etc. Everyone that visits HK for the first time goes crazy there because the prices are insanely low (If you know how to bargain ;)). For me it wasn't anything special or new since in Beijing they have a bunch of these markets, and I used to go there all the time when I still lived in Beijing, but it was really fun to see all the tourists getting ripped off haha.

Here are some photos of my Chinese new year holiday!



Bunny for the Night 

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This week was quite a busy week for me. I usually try to keep a good balance between my school and my social life, but being a junior in high school doesn't make it that easy. I try to work out about 3 times a week, this includes me taking dance classes at a fitness studio, and a spinning class. Every now and then I will go to the gym at my building as well. The spinning place I go to is quite popular here in HK. They offer free rides for teens every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Since they are free, it is always quite difficult to get a slot. I love spinning because it is a tough work out combined with good music and fun exercises. (https://www.youarexyz.com/)


I also went to a themed birthday party for my friend Ellie this week. Everyone dressed up as one of her past clothing phases, which was really fun.

I also went to my friends, Mathis, Dad's Birthday dinner. We went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and it was really fun.

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Winterbreak.

Best time of the year.

This year I spent my winterbreak in quite a lot of different places. I started off with going to see my boyfriend in Amsterdam. This was my second time going, and I got to say, I had a blast, Being back in Europe for winter was great. Last time I spent winterbreak in Europe was before me moving away. Even though it was freezing and I almost died every time I left the house, the markets, christmas decorations and such made up for it. My favorite thing was definitely the pancake houses. One thing you can never go wrong with in Amsterdam, is pancakes. We went to a different one every day, and my favorite one was definitely "Mook Pancakes" (http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/visiting/what-to-do/eating-and-drinking/dining-out-amsterdam/overview-pancake-restaurants/mook-pancakes). A great mix of healthy food, and aesthetic setting . Another activity I'd recommend doing in Amsterdam in the winter time, is going ice skating. They have a couple places, the ice rank I went to is called "Museumplein Amsterdam", which is located in the Museum quarter of Amsterdam. This place assuringly provides nice scenery, ambient and lots of hot wine.

I was in amsterdam for around 10 days, before I flew back to hong kong. I had a lay over in Munich where I met up with my sister, which later on joined me on the flight to Hong Kong. We went to a restaurant by the airport, where one of my best friends met up with us. I was so excited to see her, and it was great catching up.

The day after my sister and I arrived, we already flew to Vietnam, with my entire family. In total I have 3 sisters, two of them which are adopted. My youngest sister, Yetti is 13 and is originally from Ethiopia. She lives in Hong kong, and is currently in year 9 at the same school I am. My older sister Paulina, 20, currently studies at a UNI in Munich. She is my blood related sister. And my other adopted sister, Zulaa, is 30 and already has a son and a husband (making me a proud aunt hehe). For out trip it was only Paulina and Yetti though, which still meant a full house. We first flew to Ho chi men, where we had a lay over and then continued our travels to Nha Trang, where we stayed for 5 days. We stayed at a beautiful villa in a resort right by the beach. The photos attached don't even do the house justice, it was seriously breathtaking. After 5 days of relaxing and tanning all day, we made our way to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Unfortunately I was only able to stay 1 night, because I had my flight booked to Beijing the next day, but from what I saw Hanoi was great, and I am definitely keen to go back soon.

So as mentioned before I went to Beijing the day after. This was going to be my first time back since I last been there before the summer. I was really excited to see my friends again, and just be back in my city. The day I arrived I was welcomed by my friends, and surprisingly clean air. My first day back I immediately went for lunch at my favorite restaurant. Hatsune. Best sushi in Beijing, hands down. I will do a whole other blog post on tips and recommendations for Beijing restaurants and sightseeing another time.


I stayed in Beijing for another 5 days, and basically just spent the time hanging out with my friends, going shopping and eating. 中国 food is the best food in the entire world.




Currently I am back in Hong kong, and am back with school stress, but winter break was very relaxing and can't wait for Chinese new year (end of which is end of January)

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Fashion, Lifestyle , Traveling

Let me introduce myself. My name is Greta Helgerth, I am 16 years old and I live in Hong Kong. I have lived here for about 5 months now, and am currently a junior in an International school. I am originally from Germany, Munich and lived there almost all my life, until I moved to Beijing, China in 2013. I lived there for 3 years until my Dad got transferred to a new job in Hong kong. The most asked question I get is probably why I moved to Hong Kong, and the answer is quite simple. My dads job. I'm not going into detail here, but it was clear that when the opportunity came up my dad was going to take it. At first I obviously was very upset about moving (to Beijing), but I actually ended up loving it and the 3 years there turned out to be the best of my life. I will dedicate a whole blog post to Beijing itself, but just to give you some sort of Idea of what it looks like, I will be adding pictures below.



This blog is dedicated to my life in Hong Kong, school, friends, traveling and other interesting stuff. I will also include fashion since that is quite a big topic here in Hong Kong. For a matter of fact, almost all the international schools here have their own fashion show, where students can design and present their own clothes, or students can model. It's surprising and crazy how much work and effort everyone here puts in their projects. I myself have modeled for a music video and a clothing line of a friend, and it is quite the experience. It is a lot of fun but it definitely requires a lot of dedication and discipline. I will also make a whole blog post on that. But just to give you an Idea of Hong Kong, here are some pictures.

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