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11 years, 11 months, 11 days ago

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September 3, 2008 - December 20, 2009
Today, I will embark on a journey of reflecting more on my past using five key points. This will be unique in a way because I will go back to a certain period in my life. In this blogpost, I will start from September 3, 2008, exactly 11 years, 11 months and 11 days from now to about over a year later.

What was happening in the world?

During this time, Barack Obama was elected as the 44th president of the United States of America. Meanwhile, the world was severely affected by the mortgage crisis, which resulted in the bankruptcy of big real estate and investment companies. Several governments and stock markets showed signs of impending economic recession.  Later on,  swine and bird flu pandemics affected many countries, including neighboring China and my home country the Philippines, while HIV/AIDS and cholera claimed a lot of lives in Africa. In Asia, there was the melamine scare in milk products, while piracy has been a problem in the waters of the …