Oh, so guess what guys. I’ve left my apartment in Ithaca to attend a Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND) Leadership Retreat and Conference Run-through. Because of FIND, I get to travel all over the Eastern seaboard and meet great people while working towards a stronger, united Filipino student community. I’m still in the process of the meeting, but hopefully I’ll be back in Ithaca sometime today (I have a bunch of meetings I have to attend to, so hopefully I can make it back if the weather permits).

I’d like to congratulate District VII on the approval of their Dialogue 2007 Bid. You all did an amazing job and you should all be proud of yourselves. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen a bid go through the FIND National Board without saying that it would be “Approved Pending Changes.” This one was so good that we just said, “Approved!” So good job guys. Don’t let us down!

Since I’m talking about FIND stuff, for my Filipino readers out there (and those who are just interested in Filipino issues), the next FIND Conference will be held at Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ. The details can be found here at www.findinc.org/conference2007. If you want to book a hotel and get the group rate, please do not do it online and call the hotel personally to reserve the rooms or else you will not get the group rate. Make sure you mention that you’re under FIND, Inc. and they’ll reserve your rooms for the lower price. This is FIND’s biggest event of the year, so please come out and meet other delegates like you! You’d be surprised how much you can learn from the workshop sessions, and how much fun you will be having too!

Today I also got to spend some time with my cousin Rommel, who hails from the Philippines. I hung out in NYC since I had a day break from FIND and decided to watch The Producers and visit some of my other cousins back in Queens for dinner. It was a nice time and it was nice to be away from Ithaca to enjoy what the city had to offer as well as some authentic, warm Filipino food.

I’m not sure when I’ll be leaving for Ithaca today–I’m still in the midst of packing and finishing up some FIND things, but hopefully I’ll be able to make it to my meetings in Ithaca later. I just hope the snow I see falling outside my window is not going to get in my way during my travels.

It’s so nice to travel… it gives me such a great feeling to be away from Cornell every once in awhile.

Anyway, just wanted to update you guys. Catch ya on the flip side!

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