Kaleidoscope Series: Paris, France | Old Stomping Grounds

Hello everyone! Here is the first video out of many for the Kaleidoscope Series. On this edition, I take you with me to Paris, the City of Lights, where I explore my old stomping grounds I resided in while studying abroad there. I lived pretty close to a bunch of landmarks which made the stay all the more worth while. Back when I was still in my junior year in architecture school, I was offered a position to take part in the study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain. Then, reality hit me. My family couldn’t afford my trip let alone a deposit to secure my position. I remember feeling devastated about the whole ordeal and I broke a special promise with one of my closest friends. I also remember that that issue caused a riff in our friendship. A year went by and another opportunity came knocking around the corner without my expectation. A trip abroad to study in Paris. Not only did it happen right before I graduated but the program was more affordable than other trips as well. Through the help and guidance I’ve received from family, friends, and my dear teachers and mentors, I was able to jet set off to the City of Lights.

It goes to show that if one door closes, another one opens. Just have faith.

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

-Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


Stay Golden.


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