How We Should Move Forward from the Ferguson Case Decision

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Here’s my two cents about all the coverage on the Ferguson case decision that was announced today.

Today, the Ferguson case decision was made public to people all over the country via the news and social media. Imagine, people all over the country are aware of the injustice that occurred in Missouri.

That is so powerful…so awe-inspiring. Read More.

Senior Year: Fall Quarter: The Beginning

After a difficult junior year and three months abroad, I am finally back in a rhythm. Kind of. Like at the end of junior year this past June, I’ve still going through a lot of change. And I’m only about half way through fall quarter of my senior year.

But I’m a planner. So even with it being so early on in the year, I’m already working on setting goals and finding opportunities in preparation for the end of this year. Note, I’m one of those crazy seniors who does a lot. I pray you all don’t get overwhelmed with the list I’m about to share with you:

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New Series: Senior Secrets

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A few nights ago, it hit me: I’m living my senior year of college and things are different. Doors are opening, others are closing. I’m asked big life questions on the daily.  The reality that it’s my senior year is hitting my friends and me harder everyday. So I’ve decided to write about it.  Read More.

The Language Complex of Tagalog

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Baybayin Script: Tagalog in its ancient form.

Lately, there has been one thing that never seems to fail to get me excited: meeting people here in the States that speak Tagalog.

Since I returned, I’ve been encouraging my parents to speak to me in only Tagalog. And I push myself to speak as much Tagalog as I can when I’m home with them. It’s my way of returning to the Philippines while I continue my life here in Seattle.

But Tagalog is a confusing language to learn. Read More.

Back in Seattle: Culture Shocked?

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I’ve been back on American soil for a little over a week now. It was really difficult for me to leave the Philippines because it meant saying farewell to my family in the Philippines, for who knows how long. I spent the last two weeks of my stay bonding with my cousins and shopping for gifts to bring home to friends and clothes. I even managed to snag a pair of good quality jeans for $5. That rarely exists in the States. Read More.


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