Last

..but not the least. (I’m funny, i know.)

Summit days are quickly — too quickly — coming to an end. It’s cheesy to say but the days I spent here just seemed to get faster and faster. Day 1 was extremely tiring; its seemed to go by so slow with all the activities prepared for us. However, looking back, it’s as if the days had gone by faster than the speed of light. It feels as if I had just met the people around me now. It’s sad to think that in under three days time, we’re all going to have to go back to reality.

I’m surely going to miss being with the delegates. Yesterday, during the outdoor activities, I realized how close we all had gotten. At the same time, I also realized how much more we have yet to know about each other. We learned quite a lot of things about each other such as who was surprisingly good at paintball. Unfortunately, we don’t have all the time in the world. So what I want to do now is make the most of the time I have left. Yesterday too was a day of many firsts. It was the first time I had gone Dragon Boating and played paintball. One thing I noticed in yesterdays activities was that both involved a lot of teamwork. These activities had brought us closer together proved to be something we will not forget.

Cultural Night is both something I am looking forward to and at the same time dreading. Cultural Night is a night when we get to celebrate each other’s cultures and celebrate a successful summit. However, it too marks the end of our experience here at APYLS Hwa Chong. Practices for our Cultural Night performance are the best. We literally just go crazy when we’re in our practice room. Not only do I get to bond further with my co-delegates from the Philippines but I get to bond with the best facilitators as well.

To Phyllis and Grady (if you’re reading this) thank you so much for making us all feel so welcome at Hwa Chong. Thank you too for guiding us throughout the summit (especially when we get lost) and thank you for being so supportive. You guys are awesome.

My stay here at Hwa Chong made me feel so “legit.” They treated us very well and made us all feel so special (the cool shirts and all). Hwa Chong (the teachers and facilitators) has given us so much. I very much appreciate all the effort the school has put in to organize something like this for it was difficult. I want nothing more than to somehow “pay back” what Hwa Chong has given to us and invested in us delegates. I don’t quite exactly know how to do that yet but I promise to do so when the opportunity comes.

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