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Sunghoon

I remember my 7th birthday well. I spent most of the day in the air, flying across the endless, blue Pacific. My head was spinning, as it usually does while on long flights, but this time it was for a unique reason: we were moving from the Philippines to the United States. At the time, … Continue reading Sunghoon

Sampling the Bridge Year — GCY India Capstone

For my Global Citizen Year capstone project, I chose to cut up a video containing small one-second clips from several days of my bridge year. Although each clip is seemingly insignificant, as I strung them together, the collective experiences blossomed into something that symbolized my entire year; bits and pieces of memories woven into each … Continue reading Sampling the Bridge Year — GCY India Capstone

Days of Frustration (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Country)

Near the beginning of my fellowship, my TFI mentor taught his class a lesson on self-control and choices. A simple but engaging half-hour followed. He went over the factors that we as individuals are able to control on a daily basis. Despite being several years older than the target audience of sixth graders, I was … Continue reading Days of Frustration (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Country)