Goodbyes are always painful and difficult. But as they say, with every end comes a new beginning.
When we heard that Beryl was going to temporarily leave medical school to go with her family outside the country, all of us were just very saddened, surprised yet very happy for her; I know that they have been waiting for this for quite some time . You see, Beryl was not just another member of the group, she was our little girl. She would brighten any room with just her smile. We weren’t the only ones who noticed that. Even the people of New Barili loved her for her charming personality, her friendliness, her innocence, and most of all, her spirituality. It was hard for us to say goodbye, but we all were very happy for her and she is still and always will be part of our team.
It wasn’t long before we found out that we were going to have a new classmate. Of course, everybody in the batchwere very eager to meet her, especially us. We knew that she would probably be added to our team. And YES, we were right. Cess was the newest member of Team New Barili. We were a little worried at first, because we weren’t sure if she would also like the things that we enjoy doing.But on our first community exposure together, she proved us wrong. We shared a lot of fun and new experiences together. She taught us how to do yoga, and choreograph a kickass Dubsmash video. She has a brilliant-quick-accurate interviewing skill, knowledgeable of the Visayan dialect, and may I add that it was because of her that some of us can still fit in our jeans (best diet coach ever). On the other hand, Cess had plenty of first times with us too— she did her own laundry and she cooked a five-star crispy thin beef loaf just to mention some.
We look forward to having more fun experiences with Cess on our coming community exposures. And to Beryl, you will always be part of the team. Though we miss you, we know that you are shining brighter wherever you are and we hope to see you soon!
And again, welcome to TEAM NEW BARILI, NO BOUNDARIES, CESSJ
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