When I opened my phone, I saw two messages from Fulbright: one stating the last e-mail was due to a technical error and another asking me to match universities. Of course, it caused me muh again. Depressed, I instantly put off all other activities for the day and just simply looked at instagram photos of MaRIHE participants to redirect my focus to what is yet to come. While scrolling down the posts of Crystal, I found new hope in life and promised myself to stand up no matter what. So, in the afternoon, I read the book below while Tita Lilian is doing my pedis.