Five months, five countries, four concerts, three trios, two colleges I can now say I attended, one unforgettable experience. Eight Filipino exchange students, forty-five minute commutes to school, four MRT lines I mastered, five times I went up and sang, seven days I agonized after the typhoon waiting to hear about my family, two times I cooked dinner for friends, twenty-one times I had bubble tea/boba, four different hawker centres, eight days traveling outside Singapore, three SMU shirts, four modules/classes, two families (real and Barkada), one universal faith. Countless new experiences, new food, new friends, meetings of family, singing songs, adventures, seeing of animals, all-nighters, hours spent at the library, productive times, unproductive times, feeling infinite, moments of missing people back home, hugs and hearing exclamations of “Please don’t leave”, awkward moments of being the loudest in the audience, singlish and taglish that I learned, friends’ sayings that I can now easily quote, allergy woes and medication, twitter conversations, nicknames learned, foreign currency acquired, sad moments (them feels), and happy moments that couldn’t possibly be encapsulated by numbers.
International Exchange Program was everything I hoped for and so much more. As Winnie the Pooh said, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Thanks for everything, you know who you guys are. =]
This medley encompasses all the emotions I felt during exchange in Singapore, with each song representing each month abroad. These pictures are simply some of the many memories made that I will never forget. So it’s not goodbye; I’ll see you later! I love you all so much, and I will miss everyone greatly.
Photo Credits (sorry if I forget anyone!):
Gio Tecson III