Bituin was just accepted to do her PhD at the Mexico City University and she could start next term. Wow, she couldn’t believe her luck. Among the hundreds of applicants, she got one of the fifteen posts. She always dreamed of studying abroad. She better start planning – packing, sorting her papers, visa, telling her parents, saying goodbye to her boyfriend Raul. Will they be able to be apart for three years, at least? Or would it be better to part now, give each other a clean break. Ouch! Just the thought of it makes her downhearted.
And there’s also a part that seemed a bit scary. Mexico City –the third largest city in the world with increasing population, coupled with the accelerating socially-derived problems, such as potable water supplies, waste water removal, and garbage disposal, mean that there are going to be severe challenges to the community in the near future. Not to mention, pollution, crimes, poverty and other problems. Is Bituin prepared to live in this city? Bituin comes from one of the islands in the Philippines, which probably has similar problems befitting a third world country. But still, there are differences. Such a dilemma.
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Love: Where Fries Overcome Fear
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