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“The voyage of discovery lies not in discovering new lands but in seeing with new eyes.”

-Marcel Proust

The idea of leaving home can be daunting, especially if it’s the only home you’ve known. Uprooting oneself and trying to make it in a new place is a challenge. But in exchange, it does give you something far more important: brand new eyes and a different perspective.

This is what Emelie tells us in her Postcard all the way from Canada.

Like a lot of people we know, Ems worked as a nurse before moving abroad. Finding a home in a foreign land is never easy. So what is the best thing she’s learned since leaving the country?

“The best thing I acquired since I left the Philippines? A different perspective. I have seen how vast the world really is. I have heard different languages I never knew existed. I have tasted cuisines that made eating much much more than sustaining. I have smelled fresh scents that has tingled my being. And I have felt love that transcends time, distance, age, religion and race. And with this different point of view, I will come home not the same.”

Photo at the top is from the Sun Yat Sen Garden in Vancouver, Canada.


PS – Wanna share something about your new home? Send us a post card. Tell us a story. What makes it different from Cebu? What makes it the same? What’s your new favorite thing? We’d love to hear from you. 

Kristiana Rule

Your average not-so-teenage working class heroine. An island girl lost in the Queen City of the South. Make sure to visit her blog and say hi.



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