Alicia's Food For Thought

Faces of Rural China
June 8, 2010, 2:44 AM
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rural china

man in rural china

children in rural china

boy in rural china

old man in rural china

amelia in the mountains of china


Alicia is Alive!

Hello readers and the world!

I haven’t had much access to the internet for the past 3 weeks, so I haven’t been able to blog about my abroad adventures until now. I actually really enjoyed not having access to the internet, it felt like a good cleansing of my mind since I do spend so much time on the computer. I really got the chance to reflect on my own thoughts without any distractions. But now that I do have the internet, I want to shift in just reflecting on my thoughts to actually writing/video blogging them down so that I can go back to them during the school year.

So in Hong Kong and China I was taking a class at New York University called Global Social Entrepreneurship. Originally the class was supposed to take place in Thailand at the Mae Fah Luang Foundation (where I currently am interning), but due to the violence and turmoil happening the class was cancelled and Richard (one of our classmates) decided to come up with a replacement program in Hong Kong and his hometown in China. We all had a great time on our crazy adventures and even though I am not sure how much I’ve learned about social entrepreneurship, I definitely learned a lot about myself (all of which I will share in later posts).

Since we were in Hong Kong, we ate a TON of dim sum. I actually need to confess and let you know that I actually put my vegetarianism on hiatus for the two weeks we were in Hong Kong and China. I wanted to get the full experience of eating authentic Chinese/Cantonese food. Also, I did not have any control over the food that we ordered. Most of the time we had Richard order the food for the table and we ate whatever was ont he table. One thing I made sure of is that the meat was locally produced before I ate it.

Here are some samples (and pictures of food of course) from the trip to give you a taste of Hong Kong/China:

hong kong market

world peace cafe

hong kong dim sum

hkust dim sum

alicia in hong kong

macau food

chinese food

lazy susan


chinese rice field


Alicia Kim
Food for Thought Resident

Where in the world is Alicia Kim?

Hi readers,

I am sorry that I have been MIA the past couple of months. Things have been prtty hectic with school, work, extracurriculars and whatnot- but no more! I finished school last week, moved out of my room yesterday and am staying with Sam for a couple of days.

So this year I have been traveling quite a bit: Turkey in January, Italy & Spain in March… so where where in the world am I going to next?


I will be leaving to Hong Kong on Sunday and going around China until the 29th and then going to Thailand for an internship for about 9 weeks. I won’t be back in the states until August. I can’t believe I am going to be gone for so long. I will be interning for the Mae Fah Luang Foundation in Doi Tung, Thailand and looking at their agriculture, food systems. As part of my internship, I am supposed to document and record my (and the other interns) day to day activities so I invested in a Flip Cam so my video blogs will be in HD.

So this post is really not food related… but I know I have not updated in a while and wanted to let you know what I am up to this summer. Trust me, my posts in Thailand will definitely be about food, the food instury and food products.

Wish me luck and pray I don’t die from mosquito bites!

Alicia Kim
Food for Thought Resident Assistant