With a year left, coming back to play Taekwondo one more time for my university is as important for me as to finishing my degree. Once Mapua Institute of Technology, now Mapua University; my life in MU (although MIT sounds great) is at its peak intensity. Throughout my stay in Mapua, I've been constantly asked … Continue reading Life in Mapua: Student-Athlete
TO: Create memories, share experiences, and inspire adventures. Whenever people ask why do I make time for these people that I don't even know, I always smile and say, "Because I can and I want to." A week after I held my first lecture, I was scheduled to hold another #TWIYC.tw lecture in another high … Continue reading #TWIYC.tw: Bei Da Senior High School
Last April 26, I received my list of matches for "The World in Your Classroom - Taiwan" project from the organization. Quickly after reading the matches, another email popped up in my inbox. Teacher Tracy (Hsuan Chen) greeted me with a warm message. One of the highlights of her message must be her introduction of … Continue reading #TWIYC.tw: Taipei Municipal Datong Senior High School
Life was meant for good friends and great adventures. Leaving the Philippines last February, the last two familiar faces I saw were Kike's and Blanca's. Meeting them last January was one of the highlights of my comeback in Mapua. I met Blanca first when AJ wasn't able to meet her as the student buddy. A week … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: Viaje rápido? Vámonos!
TWIYC.tw is a platform that connects foreign volunteers with high school students in Taiwan. In the project, volunteers living in or traveling to Taiwan are welcome to sign up to be our guest lecturers. We offer an opportunity for foreign volunteers to teach Taiwanese students about various aspects of their home countries such as culture, … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: The World in Your Classroom
Sampling food in local farmers' markets, visiting a temple, taking a walk to the mountain park, running after dogs everywhere, and living in a modern Taiwanese home - these all happened in a span of one day and a night! Before coming to Taiwan, I received a lovely message from Jenny on Couchsurfing. Quoting her, … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: Localizing in Hsinchu
From 25°C in Philippines, it was a cold welcome of 10 degrees less of where I came from (exactly 15°C) in Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport. "This isn't what I had in mind." I told myself who was wearing short shorts. (This calls for The Adventures of Traveling Shorts!) It was exactly midnight when we landed … Continue reading Traveling Dawn: Dawning in Taiwan