On Saturday, I and Juby, my fellow friend from Philippines, travelled to Albany, Oregon, which is the farthest host placement city in this program. After taking almost 6 hours flight, we finally arrived at Portland international aitport. David, our host family, and his children picked up us with the warm welcome. He drove us to … Continue reading A weekend well spent in Albany 🌸
23rd April 2018, it is the first journey of my YSELLI fellows. Honestly, I wasn’t feel that much excited, just i have already added all friend’s contacts and chat with them, since the first mail Kara and Toni announced the fellows list in cc mail and already bought all Thai’s food and suviniour for all … Continue reading “Hello”-the magical word of our first meet<3
We've arrived in Dallas in this beautiful hotel at Downtown. Everything is nice and cozy. On Sunday, (after plenty of rest of full 4 hours), were ready for EarthX 🌍. Earth X is an international, nonprofit environmental forum whose purpose is to educate and inspire people to action towards a more sustainable future. They assemble … Continue reading Protect our Earth🌍Whatever it takes
QUICK! What's the first word that comes to mind when you hear "Texas"? For me it was "Cowboy". To be honest with you, I had a very little clue about Texas but was super excited to be going to Dallas. Anyway, I haven't seen any horses on the road or cowboys in this case, probably … Continue reading Welcome to the Cowboy Capital of the World!
The first thing that came to mind when I received an email from ICMA saying that I was chosen as one of the YSEALI Professional Fellows was “would I still be able to join this fellowship program now that I’m pregnant?” Long story short, I am so thankful to be blessed with a low-risk pregnancy … Continue reading Don’t Let that Bump Stop you!
While our world is losing its diversity, Omaha Permaculture Association is actively work with communities in the cities to ensure that abandoned properties being transformed to more productive. On a sunny day (29 April 2019) in Omaha, Gus von Roenn, Founder and Director of Omaha Permaculture Association, picked up us at the hotel with a … Continue reading Before cleaning the world, clean ourselves first
Not all story is a happy story, sometimes it sad one. Not all day is good day, sometimes we get bad day. But the happening is not really matter, our reaction is matter. After several day orientation in Washington DC, all of the fellow will be placed in specific states based on their capacity and … Continue reading My Flight was Canceled
The City of Albany is the county seat and the largest city in Linn County. It is known as Oregon's "Hub City" and "Rare Metals Capital of the World". Albany seems to be a very quiet and peaceful place. What's really interesting about the City of Albany is it has a strong park system with … Continue reading Hello there, Albany!
Through the professional fellowship program a program funded by U.S. Department State of Education and Cultural Affairs Bureau of Education, selected a fellowship from small town in Timor-Leste to the Newburyport, Massachusetts. He will have a four weeks to learn about how waste are being managed by Newburyport people. How they respect to the environment … Continue reading From a small town in Timor-Lorosa’e to Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Before The D-Day : 22nd April 2019 Yeah!. The day have arrived. The beginning of my journey. Mixed feeling for that day. But not only mixed feeling, but the night before my flight, i got fever, cough, and flu. i was worried because i will have a long journey next day. But yeah, i can … Continue reading The Longest 23rd April 2019