Magandang Buhay

Magandang Buhay translates to “Beautiful Life” in Tagalog.   Last summer, I wrote a blog post during my internship at Plantersville Summer Academy entitled “You Can’t Have the Good Without the Bad,” where I reflected on the way that highs almost always come along with some lows. I had completely forgotten about my post from … More Magandang Buhay


The past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of working, learning, and making new friends. On Thursday, we wrapped up our time in Alcantara and headed north on Tablas Island, making our way to the municipality of Calatrava, where we will be working until mid-August. As I prepared to say farewell to Alcantara and all … More Bayanihan

A Little Blue Fish

Over the past week and a half, I’ve been finding it difficult to put my experiences here into words. Even sitting here staring at this blank screen, I have a million thoughts racing through my head and I can’t seem to find a way to articulate them. It’s as if my thoughts are the little … More A Little Blue Fish

4 Days in Review

I want to apologize in advance for the length of this blog post and the inevitable grammatical errors. Wifi doesn’t seem to support photos too well here, either. So those may come later. The past four days have been a whirlwind of touring, lectures, and preparation before I, along with four other students, head to … More 4 Days in Review