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Moving to a foreign country as an adult is probably one of the most daunting, and exciting experiences you can ever have. It is unbelievably life-changing, in every way. Ask any immigrant and they will probably tell you the same thing.

As a Filipino who moved to the United States half a decade ago, my life went on a complete overhaul the minute I left my home country. I talked…