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“Work for a cause, not for applause and live life to express, not to impress.”

“Work for a cause, not for applause and live life to express, not to impress.” Again, we spent a month long community exposure at the quiet municipality of Sergio Osmena.

We, Team MediSinai, brought with us the perseverance to accomplish something that we know may help the community. We tightly crossed our fingers and asked guidance from the Almighty to give us the strength in combating pressure. And again, we tried to do our best.

The endless trek, rough path, excruciating heat, and the hard, loud, pumping of our hearts trying to be keen from venomous snakes and wild monkeys, made the exposure more challenging than expected. But more than these challenges, lies behind our individual emotional challenge. Being able to see the reality hits so hard, that each of us had a moment of reflection about how grateful we must be for whatever situation we are in.

These people served as an eye-opener of how life is in the other corners of the world. They may not be as rich as other people or extravagantly living their lives, But they have the purest smile. They smile with their hearts full of contentment. I admire them, for being able to see positivity regardless of how hard life’s stability is. This, inspires us more to help them in our own humble ways.

Marie Dorothy Kimberly O. Lim

Batch 2020

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The Sinai Experience

A month of community exposure gained us memorable experiences. These experiences we can endlessly share with others. We learned a lot from household chores to never ending conversations. Life seems to be simple. Life seems to be easy back there. For the eight of us, the greatest thing we have learned is teamwork. Being away from our comfort zone can make it more difficult if we do not get along. But proudly, we disagreed agreeably. We manage to share our opinions and respect it. We plan and decide as a team.

Regardless of our differences, we took time to know each other better. We listen attentively to each life stories and with that we understand more. Then the differences faded away and a family was formed. Now, community exposure is not a mere requirement. It is our own second home to make a difference. And I quote what ValaAfshar said, “we are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust and care for each other”.

Marie Dorothy Kimberly O. Lim

Batch 2020

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