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Welcome to GRAD 5014 Fall ’17!

Welcome to the Fall semester, and to GRAD 5014!

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Thoughts, musings, reflections

Today marks the first week since I arrived in Europe for the first time. I can’t believe how fast time flew by. It seems only yesterday I was typing my application to GPP, and here we are about to wrap … Continue reading

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I left my heart on the train to Lugano

When my mom first visited the United States in 1989, I remember her saying that she finally understood why Tony Bennett sang that he “left his heart in San Francisco.” When she left to come home, she said she left … Continue reading

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On collaboration, communication, and the common good

While exploring the area around Hotel St. Josef, I became really curious about two things. There was a trolley at the end of the block to the left of the hotel that was going up and down the hill, and … Continue reading

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Look at where you are… Look at where you started…

Rabih and I started Sunday with brunch in a quaint café tucked away in an alley near Hotel St. Josef. Hands down, best cappuccino I’ve had so far… I’m wondering whether I will get to have one when we reach … Continue reading

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First day high!

First day high! Nasasabik sa unang araw ng eskuwela (Looking forward to the first day of school) Taas kamay, with confidence… (Hands held high, with confidence) Kamikazee The excitement of finally making it to Zurich reminded me of this pop-rock … Continue reading

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A new adventure awaits!

It’s one minute to midnight, and I am still not quite done with all the things that I said I would finish before May 19. But I’m powering through… There is a box that I could definitely check off though; … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed…

Since I started at VT during the fall 2015 semester, there is one statement that I repeated on the first meeting of practically every class I took: “I am here because I teach engineers, but I am trained only as … Continue reading

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Connections, interactions, and everything in between

I have seen quite an evolution in the way I study, work, consume information and interact over the years. I belonged to that generation that used typewriters to write term papers, then slowly progressed to WordStar and WordPerfect. I had … Continue reading

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Road to GPP: Leaping forward by looking back

February 27, 2017 – it was not a usual Monday morning for me. Instead of sitting at my desk reading or hammering away at the keyboard, I was in a side street near Dupont Circle in Washington D.C., waiting for … Continue reading

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