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18 May

Domo is proud of Fabio!

Domo is proud of Fabio!

Domo and I had the enormous pleasure this past weekend of traveling home to Kansas City to witness the graduations of two of my best friends, Room 312 alums Fabio and Andy! I was  a super-senior the year they entered as freshman, so I’ve really had the chance to watch them develop over their college years. Andy has managed to keep his big, colorful personality intact while growing into a stronger, more assertive person. Fabio has adapted to this new country and culture so well that many times I’ve almost forgotten the enormous obstacles and challenges he’s had to overcome to get to this point, so far from home. As you can tell, I’m very proud of both of them, and I’ve never believed in anything so strongly as I do their futures.

Of course, it was mother’s day as well, and there aren’t enough words to describe what my mom has done for me in life. I was only in town for a few days, but I manged to squeeze in a couple gatherings of old friends, a trip to the aquarium, my first experience with Mahjong, the Avengers and some of the best Peruvian food you can imagine. Yes, Peruvian food! Fabio’s mother was visiting for the occasion, and her cooking should be famous.

That’s just the cliff notes version of a wonderful trip. May the pictures add a few thousand words.