Coming from the Philippines to Canada was a big move for me, especially after living in the Philippines for my entire life and never being anywhere but my country.
And when I came to Canada I brought this graduation ring with me to remind me of the people back home and my education which I took great pride in. I was the top of my classes every year and the teachers liked me.
School was a good time for me and this ring reminds me of it.
I can’t part with it because of all the things it means to me, it's a keepsake and even though I don’t see it everyday, I know it's there when I want a reminder of my youth and my career.