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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I've been doing a lot of thinking and reflecting over the past few weeks about how far I've come in a year.  In case you're newer to reading about the up's and down's of life in the PI, here's a summary of where I was a year ago:

  Last year at this time, I was absolutely sick of Filipino culture, customs, food, and routines (or lack thereof).  I would've DIED to get on a plane and leave the country, but I know now there's a sporting chance I wouldn't have wanted to come back.  Instead of being excited for Christmas Break, I was actually wishing for only a day off and then back to school.  The idea of being out of my routine was not appealing at all.  I was so jealous of some of my friends who were going home for Christmas that I was actually angry at them.  I wasn't even thinking about the reason for Christmas because when it was still 85* and sunny, it didn't even seem like December.  It just seemed like a long pause with a few nice holiday…