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2013-2014: A New Chapter

July 13th, 2013 pvfont13

Mabuhay, greetings from the Philippines.  This is my second time in Manila, my first was as an intern with the U.S. Embassy in Manila, now I return to the Philippines as a Fulbrighter.  So far, the experience, (Long travel process with lots of tasks) has been the same.  The only difference is a substantial one: I am a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross rather than a current student.  This has been a weird feeling for me to stomach and I assume for all of my classmates in the Class of 2013 but nevertheless it is part of life. But being here in the Philippines a second time brings me to the conclusion that we go through repeated cycles of living and working in the same place, sharing new experiences with the distinct memory of old experiences.  To quote one of my favorite scifi tv shows, Battlestar Galactica: “All of this has happened before and all will happen again.”  In time, these repeated actions become the diverse portrait of a life in progress.

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