During my high school days, I can go to school without actually sleeping just to finish all of the projects that my teachers require or to finish that entry to a competition that I’m dying to join. Back then, an hour of sleep is good enough for me.

Now that I’m in college, it is now mandatory for me to go to sleep at least three hours no matter what. I can’t do project marathons anymore [where you start at 6 PM then end at 6 AM the following day] neither that I can force myself not to sleep.

Right now I’m trying to finish that PhilSoc paper so as to finish this semester finally. As much as possible I don’t want to go to sleep. I think I have to put my mind over matter.

Mom is right, the Month of March will be fast and I can’t believe that I’ll be leaving on Sunday. Currently I have mixed emotions since:

  1. It’s my first time to leave this country and as such first time to enter another country.
  2. It’s my first time to ride a long-haul flight and sit on a plane for almost 13 hours.
  3. It will be my first time to meet some of my cousins in person.
  4. First time to be jet lagged.
  5. First time to experience "extreme temperatures" (in my first destination the temperatures will be at least -1 Degrees Celsius with highs at 11-16 degrees)
  6. First time to be initially alone on a trip (if some of you are taking a flight this Sunday to Vancouver, please do let me know)

There are so many first times on this trip, and I think this is exciting. I think.

That’s all for now, have to finish this paper and see you when I see you!

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