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Student Blogs | Crystal Um

Posted on October 10, 2008 at 12:00 pm

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Dear Mom and Dad,

It’s been exactly a month since I’ve seen you, but it hardly seems that long. Since I started working at Winning Hall front desk, it’s been busy trying to juggle work and school, and making sure that I spend quality time with my friends as well. Regardless of the challenges that student life brings, I’m soaking in my last year of college, realizing once again how blessed I am to be at PUC.

SA kicked off the new school year with a luau-themed welcome-back party, followed by a speed dating social the week after. Although I was hesitant at first, it was a great opportunity to meet new people in a casual setting. I can hardly wait until this week’s SA/KASA event — "PUC Idol."

Also, this past Sunday, I attended the “Piano Fantasia” concert, with honored guest Margrit Mondavi. For nearly three hours, I forgot about school and lost myself in the world of Brahms, Chopin and Bach. One of my friends, Elben Capule, performed for the occasion, and did a stellar job in showcasing PUC’s musical talents. I felt honored to be a part of this rare opportunity as PUC helped the community celebrate the art of music.

Although the warmth of summer has changed to the crisp air of fall, the beauty of the campus reminds me how blessed I am every day. With Iki Taimi as our fall revival speaker, I’m excited to be one of the many “Everyday People” who make the world a better place by sharing the love of God to those around us. Dedicating four days to worship and gathering as one student body helped me open my heart to God’s leading in my life.

I have to go to my Ultimate Frisbee class next, but I want to tell you how much I miss you. Hopefully, you’ll be able to visit me soon so you can also partake in the beauty of this peaceful hill. (Like maybe at Parents Weekend on October 17-19!)

Crystal Um
Junior PR/Journalism Major