Sunday, October 15, 2006


Sunday was the recruitment fair in Hong Kong at the Conrad Hotel. There were 95 schools represented, about 70 universities and 25 community colleges. The universities were pretty busy and the rest of us were not. Still, we learned quite a bit about how best to tackle a fair like this, what materials to bring, and what info is most important to the prospective students.

The Hong Kong fair was quite large and well attended, but yesterday at Macau was much better as far as the number of students who really found out about LSC.

After the fair we had a free evening, after all, it was Sunday night and it seemed like an appropriate time to relax a little bit and work a little less. So, we did what any normal person would do … we went shopping!

We went to a crazy marketplace in Kowloon across the harbor from Hong Kong city. Rita had already spent several hours there while the rest of us were working the fair, but she needed to go back and we needed her to be our tour guide. Several blocks of outdoor street mall where vendors set up every day right in front of the other business along the street. Maybe they're owned by the same people, we don't know. These shops were open until 11 PM on Sunday night, so they clearly approach the market experience a bit different than we do. It takes a certain type of person to put up with the crowds and the merchants, and all of that … but we definitely had a couple of people who fit that description in our group.

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