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9 lessons from 19 months in the Philippines

First of all, that’s right. I arrived here on June 29th, 2018. My life in the Philippines has breached a year and a half. Once reaching the one year mark I began to re-experience a lot of moments for the second time such as All Saints and All Souls Day, Inopacan Day, my birthday, and […]

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Goal-Oriented

Pretty ironic how last post I couldn’t believe my work progress and now here I am 4 months later feeling like I haven’t moved. BUT I’m being hypercritical, I know I am, and THAT’s the left-brained, science minded, number driven gal in me. So many things have happened outside the office that are honestly just […]

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Buhi Pa! Still Alive!

Pasensya na man! (I’m so sorry!) It’s been a smooth 3 months since my last post. PERO, I’d like to think I’ve lost track of posts because I’ve been putting in some ~serious~ work. Because there is a miraculous amount to catch up on, I’m challenging myself to sum it all up in yet another […]

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Makin Moves

In a sense, I have been making some MOVES lately. The biggest item on my CRM to do list is to get in the (DAMN) water. But really. Inopacan is home to 4 coral reef ecosystems just off the mainland. 2 are on the smaller scale ~20 ha and the other 2 are fairly large […]

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Trash Talking

During training, we were told that when we first got to site work would be SLOW, if even existent. Not just a couple days of twiddling your thumbs, mingling with officemates, organizing your desk.. but a couple months. I always knew this was going to be tough for me as I’m incredibly impatient, high energy, […]

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It’s Okay, Okey Lang, Okay, Sige

Since moving to the Philippines I’m trying to get myself into the habit of journaling. Some weeks I’m on top of it, some weeks I don’t even have the time to take a 2-minute bucket bath much much less write about my feelings. I recently looked back at some of these entries and while I’m […]

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Peace Corps Volunteer Ako

HELLO!!!! I had a much more fluid idea for this transition from ACE to Peace Corps but time flies when you’re hella stressed (learning a new language, absorbing a new culture, integrating into a foreign community). This post is finding me a couple days into arriving at my permanent site! By now, I have completed […]