During my time here in Philadelphia, I’ve had many friends and family visit me in the city. Most of them were friends I made back at NISC and Cambodia (Perks of being an international student) Last month, I had a visit from a really close friend of mine and it easily became my favorite reunion! I mean, when you have six former NISC students all in the same city, you’re bound to have some fun!
Sambo and Nin traveled 7 hours from Smithfield, Virginia, and InSung flew across the coast from Vancouver, Canada. I was ecstatic to see everyone again, but even more excited to show them around the city that I have fallen in love with.
Looking through all the photos, I can’t believe we are where we are today. I met HyeMin twelve years ago when we were in grade school and now we’re both living together in Philadelphia. Nin was my “freshmen” when I was a senior in High School, and now she’s about to head to college! SungPil, I only met my last year at NISC. Not only are we in the same college now, we also worked for the same student organization on campus. With InSung, we bonded over Mandarin class, and were both in Student Council together.
And then there’s Sambo, who I have known for 11 years. We were only together for two years before he traveled the world. But no matter the distance between us, we always managed to keep in touch and be there for each other. Now we’re constantly in communications, thanks to the various social media outlets. Anyways, my point is I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made during my time at NISC, especially for the friendships that carried over after High School.