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  •         An eight hour plane ride and a 20 degree drop in temperature was what kicked off the beginning of my summer. After a frenzied week of packing, my parents and I left on June 17th on a 7:00 pm flight for London, England. We arrived at Gatwick Airport around 10am and immediately set off for...

    Tags: Europe
  • For 14 hours straight, I flew over an ocean with my family in tow. In June 2010, we visited my uncle in China. My Uncle Mike has been working and living in China since around 2000, spending most of his time in Shanghai. Before flying off, I was nervous about being bored on the flight there. But,...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • This July I took a trip to the Last Frontier: Alaska.  Now this trip was not a vacation or a trip of business.  Instead I went to Alaska to volunteer at a summer camp for children who are visually impaired or blind, Camp Abilities Alaska.  I had met the director of the camp at a similar program...

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    Tags: Europe
  • Who doesn’t love our nation’s capitol? A diverse mass of cultures, the highest government in the country, and overpriced restaurants all in one place?! Sounds like heaven to me.             This past February, I took a trip with my coalition, YSAP, to the always beautiful Washington D.C. for a...

  •   As I stood at the terminal awaiting the flight’s departure, a thought occurred to me: what have I gotten myself into? See, I’m a California girl who has never done anything remotely close to being associated with the outdoors, and here I was standing in the Oakland airport in anticipation of an...

  • I sat down on the cold stone bench of the train station and glanced up at Alejandra’s shifting eyes when she chimed “Well, this is scary…just kidding,” she laughed. The funny thing was, she wasn’t kidding but I reassured “It’s only a two hour trip to Old Pasadena, we can’t mess that up”, I was...

  • My family moved to the United States in 2007, indeed that was one of my exciting moments in my life. Before we moved to the United States, my family lived in a little valley on the countryside in Korea. We happened to move out from my house and immigrate to the United States. From that point my...

  • Ah, Summer. The August air was moist and school was approaching ever so rapidly. My main goal was trying to embrace the last month of freedom. Camp had just ended, and I had acquired many new friends and heart-warming memories that would forever leave their handprints on my heart. I wasn't aware...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I am what a person of Hawaiian origin would call a ‘hapa.’ Hapa, meaning a portion of, can describe a mixed descent. I am part Asian from my mother’s side, and part Caucasian from my father’s. I started going to Osaka, Japan every year since I was born to visit my grandparents. However, I was able...

    Tags: Asia

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