Random Thoughts of a Peace Corps Volunteer

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The Final BER Month.

Maayong buntag from the Philippines! I’ve been absent for a couple weeks because I was at a training in Manila. The training was great and I learned some technical skills and got classes in my local dialect but I must... Continue Reading →

Dear Mom and Dad

I know last time I said I was going to write about my time here in December but … I’ve been reflecting a lot on life, in large part due to the recent political climate we find ourselves in. One... Continue Reading →

Perspective is Everything

Maayong gabi-i from the Philippines! The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of trips and vacations, and now I’m at site finally, but only for two weeks before I depart yet again, this time to Manila for a two-week... Continue Reading →

Maayong gabi-i! I’ve disappeared from the blog for the past two weeks as I was on vacation and 1. I didn’t have a computer handy and 2. I was with friends so I was spending all my time with them... Continue Reading →

Positive Disposition

Maayong hapon from the Philippines! I skipped a blog last week (oops) which I could have written because I had more than enough time on my hands as I was in a hotel in Manila binge watching Gilmore Girls while... Continue Reading →

From Trainee to Volunteer

Maayong hapon from the other side of the world! So if you’ve stuck with me this far I have told you about my first 2+ months here. This final post about my life as a “Peace Corps Trainee” highlights my... Continue Reading →

Community Based Training

Maayong gabi-i This post comes late in the week as I had a busy one with language classes, pre-Christmas celebrations and birthdays. So as promised, I’m still playing catch up and I will now attempt to concisely tell you what... Continue Reading →

Initial Orientation (First two weeks)

Maayong hapon from the Philippines! So as I mentioned before I’m going to do a little backtracking to get you caught up to where I am now. I left Florida, after only being there a month which I know now is... Continue Reading →


Maayong Buntag from the Philippines! So here I am writing a blog which I didn’t think I’d do. I’ve tried it in the past but haven’t been good at keeping up with it. Here’s my second attempt. I’m almost five months... Continue Reading →

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