Mer

Canada

"There's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait..."

Published Work

The Most Unlikely Place in the World, a Memoir


    A smile, a wave, a cheerful hello...and the most unlikely place in the world. This was seen in abundance by the group of 20 grade 11 and 12 students that travelled to the Philippines last spring break. As a group, we participated in a lot of different activities, each imprinted in our hearts in its own special way.
    We interacted with people of all ages, from young children to the elderly. Every activity we engaged in only ensured everyone made more friends and forged connections that will never fade, from playing with children, singing and dancing with high school students, and talking to the elderly. The best part of the whole trip for me was meeting people and getting the chance to interact with them. The only regret I have is not having more time to spend with them. Beyond all that, however, was the amazement that came with seeing the sense of happiness and companionship that surrounds the Filipino...