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Journey Towards Appreciation: My Trip to the Philippines

By Clarissa Bernardo
Clarissa BernardoThis summer, for the first time in my life, I traveled to my family's homeland in the Philippines. I left shortly after finals week and the end of the semester, right as I was transitioning to summer mode. Twenty-four hours after we started our journey, which included several connecting flights, my father and I finally arrived. I was so happy to see my mother for the first time in a few months. My mother is in charge of my family's Pancit-Canton (noodle) factory in Quezon City, Philippines, so she travels back and forth between there and the U.S. for several months throughout the year.  More...