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A study break for the tummy and mind

By: Fabian Friberg

Last Tuesday (22/10) East Asia Student Association in Lund (EASA) and Eos Cares banded together to organize a well-needed study break filled with vegan spring rolls to eat. I, being a fan of both organizations as well as Asian food, happily decided to go. What I knew before going in was that I’d be eating vegan Vietnamese spring rolls, but what I didn’t know was that the chef for my rolls would be none other than myself.


Upon arrival, an EASA member from Vietnam gave us bowls filled with ingredients and demonstrated how to make the rolls to us. Unexpectedly, one of the bowls contained only water and nothing else. She then told us to soak a sheet of “paper” in the water to make it soft, after which we were to wrap it around our vegetables and fried tofu. Thankfully this paper was made of rice and not micronized wood, so it was actually edible. After making our wraps (with me adding way too many ingredients to mine making it more like a bag than a wrap) we dipped them in hoisin sauce and savor them. Turns out ugly wraps can be delicious too!

The spring rolls were good, and so was the company. I had the opportunity to speak to many people from different countries, all interested in languages, basketball, or both. We all were comparing our own masterpieces to see whose were the prettiest (it wasn’t mine) and heartily ate all of them.


To “wrap up” the evening, EASA had prepared a well thought-through quiz. Having become well acquainted with my table mates, we were ready to take it on head first.


I was surprised to find out that the format of the quiz would be based on the Swedish TV show “på spåret”. Having such a popular Swedish family show make its way into an Asia-themed quiz night was not what I expected, but it ended up making the quiz more interesting than the typical 10-20 questions type of quiz we’ve all participated in so many times before.

The introductory challenge had us pairing short snippets of Asian songs with their countries of origin. The countries we could choose from were Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Mongolia and Cambodia. This was my time to shine, as I have a great interest in both Asian music and Asian languages. Our team ended up winning the first round with 10/12 songs matched correctly with their country.

It all went downhill from here though.

The next section followed in typical “på spåret” fashion, having us digitally visit 3 different Asian countries and answer questions about them. Our teams gave it our all, but it turns out we have much to learn when it comes to Asian politics and history. I guess I’ll have to drop the k-pop videos and start watching some documentaries instead.


We ended up coming dead last, despite our initial lead and had to experience the bitter taste of defeat. I must say though, that the quiz was very fun and well put together, with interesting questions highlighting some parts of Asian culture and history I didn’t know of before.

It was a great evening, made possible thanks to Eos cares and  EASA, and I sincerely hope they will cook together something similar in the future for tired hungry people like me to enjoy. I hope someone tells them.

Having set the tone for large-scale integration, Eos Cares is the social programme of the basketball club IK devoted to facilitating efforts to community building. Since its establishment in 2015, Eos Cares has come to organize a wide range of social activities for all kinds of people to join. These include language cafés, cook-along, and learning seminars.



The examination period is around the corner. Why not take a break from your study and come hang out with EASA (East Asia Student Association Lund) and EOS Cares?

We start the night with an introduction on EASA and Eos Cares. Then it’s time for the much awaited workshop on how to make VEGAN Vietnamese summer rolls. Tea, coffee and small snacks will also be available!
At 19:00 we will have a quiz about places, music and anything in between really!

This event serves only students. Further, there’s a small fee for the cost of ingredients. Non-EASA members pay 20 SEK or join the association with an annual membership fee of 50 SEK.

You need to sign-up for this event:


Announing our new collaboration partner

EASA Lund is excited to tell you that we have started a collaboration with Lund’s best and most authentic Chinese restaurant: Mui Gong. The restaurant was recently featured in newspaper Sydsvenskan, who called it ‘a pearl among all bad interpretations of Chinese food’ and gave it outstanding praise. We at EASA Lund love Mui Gong as well!

As a member of EASA Lund, you will from now on receive a 10 % discount at Mui Gong upon showing your membership card when paying. This deal excludes lunch buffet, noodle menu, and beverages. Enjoy our favourite Chinese restaurant in Lund!

To read the full article by Sydsvenskan, simply follow this link: 




EASA Annual Meeting 2018

Dear members,

You are hereby officially summoned to the Annual Meeting of the East Asian Student Association (EASA) Lund.

What is an annual meeting?
The annual meeting is the highest decision-making body within EASA Lund, where decisions are made concerning the whole association. All members are welcome and everyone who became a member before 24 September has the right to vote during the meeting.

What are we going to do?
We are going to confirm the agenda for the coming year of operations by voting on an operational plan and a budget.
We are also going to vote on the position of EASA Lund’s auditor for this operational year. We will also vote on potential motions or propositions sent in by members or board members.

What shall I do?
Bring your membership card and your ideas to Folkuniversitetet at 18.00 to be a part of the annual meeting.

If you would like to submit a motion, please send it to no later than 2 October.

All meeting documents can be found following this link:


Cultural Exchange

Welcome to EASA Lund’s first cultural exchange!

Have you always dreamed of studying, working or living abroad but don’t know all the cultural and necessary details about the country you’d like to visit? Are you in desperate need of travel tips that bring you closer to the culture than any tourist website ever could? Would you like to exchange experiences with others who’ve traveled to the same places in Asia you’ve been to? Or do you just want to talk about all the things you miss here in Sweden?
Then this is your chance to meet in a more relaxed setting, talk about culture and join in on games and other activities. Coffee and tea will be provided.

You do not need to be a student to attend this event.

When? – 3 October at 16:00
Where? – Kalmar Nation
How much? – 30 SEK for non-members, free for members.

Read more and attend our Facebook event. 


Sign Up for Our Mid-Autumn Celebration

Moon cake season is upon us, and we won’t miss the opportunity to celebrate! On 20 September, we are hosting a mid-autumn celebration with moon cake, karaoke and a quiz with excellent prizes. There will be no selling of food or drinks (the moon cakes will be given out on a first-come first-served basis) but if you want to bring your own, it is okay to do so.

When? Thursday 20 September at 19:00
Where? Café Athen, Af Borgen (Sandgatan 2)
How much? Free for all members, 30 SEK for non-members.

There will be an opportunity to sign up as a member before the event.

Sign up for the event and bring your singing skills!