Five Years After
Next weekend, July 20, I’ll be off to Singapore to fulfill a pact with 56 friends from all over Southeast Asia.
Five years ago, in Singapore, I attended a Student Fellowship program that brought together 2 Bruneians, 5 Cambodians, 9 Indonesians, 2 Laos, 5 Malaysians, 2 Myanmese, 12 Singaporeans, 5 Thais, 6 Vietnamese and 9 Pinoys. We spent five months in the Lion City, supposedly studying, but that was really just an excuse to be put on a regular stipend and have fun. Thanks to the generosity of the Singapore International Foundation (SIF).
One of the best-est friends I picked up from that Fellowship is Duong, a Vietnamese. He recently posted in his blog the speech I wrote and delivered during the ASEAN Nite, which is also the closing program. He even posted some of the pictures from the Fellowship (check out Duong’s blog here).
I can’t believe it’s been five years! I can’t wait to see all of these crazy guys again 🙂