This morning, while I was working on our mugs of hot choco for breakfast, I subconsciously told Vincent, "Sana pala nag-uwi ako ng Swiss coffee mugs...bigla 'kong na-miss ang Geneva a!", to which he replied, "Well, it's been a year."
Yes, it's been a year. This time last year, I was just counting the days until I'm finally back home. But I still very well recall that, along with the excitement of coming home was the ripping feeling that I was leaving Geneva, and was not sure if I'll ever get to see Switzerland again. I remember telling Tet and LK (always had lunch with them at work) a few days after my internship was over, that I'm going to miss Geneva after all. It was a totally out of the blue remark, a half-banter in between, and I knew I blew them away with it. Si Teng ba 'yan?! They knew how much I desperately wanted to fast-forward everything just to get home, and then there I was, having my touching moment. I, too, was surprised at myself when I expressed that.
That was so a year ago. But the Swiss links are still very much on fire! We still have choco dragees in the fridge and enjoy the fruit tea every so often (Thanks, Peachie!). Above all, the amazing memories and friendships will never be taken away from me.