With Cherry (Blossoms) on Top
by Gellie Fandiño
Last April 2014, I had to chance to be one of the four delegates to represent the Philippines in the Asian International Medical Students Exchange Program (AIMSEP) in Kanazawa University. We came just in time to witness the famous sakura trees in full bloom and to experience the busy city preparing for the spring festival. Amidst the below ten-degree weather and four-layered clothing, our Japanese hosts made us feel so at home with their warm welcome and kind hearts. In a span of seven days, I can proudly say that they’ve become our family, making Kanazawa our home away from home.