Scholarship Awarding

So officially, I'm one month away to a new journey in life that is Taiwan.

Everyone seems excited to have an escape from the humdrum of Manila life. I think even the Ambassador is pretty excited for us, as he kept on encouraging us to meet new people, well not just "new people" but boyfriends and girlfriends at that. The room was filled with laughter during the entire ceremony. We were all treated to a buffet of dimsum. Taiwan scholarship grantees from earlier batches came to orient us and share their experiences in a different city bursting with a diversity of culture and language.

After the awarding, I'm happy to say that I was able to meet new friends! We went to the Department of Tourism to get our travel tax certificates, and had the interview for the visa at around four in the afternoon. The interviewer was pretty cool, she was quite surprised I can speak Mandarin. She even asked where I graduated from high school (CKSC alumni here).

Here's the loot we received during the awarding. The scholarship certificate was placed on a classy wooden frame. We were also given a map, which will be the most important thing in my next 600-something days, the guidebook, and the DVD which is aptly titled as "Dream" or in Mandarin, 夢 想 .



Golden said...

Congratulations sis.

Jacqueline Uy said...

Thank you po :)

siaowanzi said...

Hi Jacqueline! I stumbled into your blog while looking for Taiwan scholarships. I'm planning to apply to either China or Taiwan to study Mandarin next year. I wonder if you can tell me what your experiences were and what process you went through in applying for the scholarship and applying in NCCU?
I would really appreciate it. My email address is:

Oh! I also went to Chiang Kai Shek. But I transferred schools after elementary. We probably never met though since I'm two years older than you (huhuhu.... I feel so old)

Thanks again!