The Other Side of America

My initial experience of America is far from most people think it is. While most Filipinos who reach America for the first time are drowned in flash with the popular views of Lower Manhattan, the Golden Gate, and the huge memorial stone and numerous museums at Washington, DC, I was deployed in a far-flung sleeping […]

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Coming to America the Promdi Way

In spite of friends’ encouragements, I didn’t really feel so excited of going to the US for the first time. In August 2008, my batchmates and I boarded a JAL aircraft bound for Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan. The aircraft, instead of providing the usual wide plasma screen, was equipped with a ‘viewing panel’ […]

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Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, err.. happy holidays! Many people in the first world are accustomed to use the latter. They’re not synonymous. In the Philippines where a predominant component of the population is Christian, merry Christmas is a favorite byword during this season. For a multicultural environment where equal opportunity is provided to everyone regardless of color, […]

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The Promdi is Back!

The deep slumber is finally over. I’m back to the information superhighway. A few months ago, I told myself everything will be recorded in this blog. I failed to do that because of my adjustment to a new work environment. Life in the first world is really demanding. Although I recently moved to a small […]

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The Long Wait is Over!

Yesterday, I ended the long wait. I finally said goodbye to anxiety and apprehensions. As I walked through the high security arsenal-like US Embassy-Manila, I was in my sincerest prayers that the consul should be enlightened, and that he should grant me a visa. LOL! After more than thirty minutes of being on queue, my […]

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