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“Go Faster Cadet!” I felt my heart busting through my chest bone. Sweat stained my shirt and underarms. Invisible needles penetrated my ribs. A stinging twinge exploded through my calves. I felt unimaginable pain but I, a lazy, computer nerd, just kept running. Stopping would only...Tags:
“May I take your order?” said the waitress politely “I’ll have General Tso’s chicken with fried rice” Is something my brother and I said almost every evening when we were in Washington D.C. It’s one of our favorite dishes. My brother, my dad, and I stayed in Washington D.C. for...Tags:
Family: ”a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for.” With that said, I have many families. One that has made the most difference in my life, besides the family that is my true blood, would have to be my People to People family. We met in the summer...Tags:
The summer of 2008 was an eventful time. I journeyed to my grandma’s home country, Vietnam. My grandma met my grandpa during the Vietnam War; he married her and brought her to the United States. Grandma had always told me stories of her time there, but actually going myself made my ethnicity more...Tags:
For years, I wanted to travel to Europe and play my French horn. So last year, when my band director invited me to travel with the Arizona Ambassadors of Music to seven countries over sixteen days, I was ecstatic. After pleading with my parents, they decided to let me go. The trip started with...Tags:
Ten miles. The annual summer hike that I do from the Maroon Bells of Aspen to the town of Crested Butte is ten miles and reaches an altitude of 12,500 feet. That’s all. Yet through the suffering of the altitude and the distance, I have gained memories I will never forget. The hike over...Tags:
Dreams are strange: people say they do not come true but when they do, it’s miraculous. Ever since I was little toddler, I have been dying to go to Disney World and experience the wonderful magic. This dream came to my during my tenth grade year. I am a part of this business organization...Tags:
Texas is full of Podunk towns. On the hundred-mile plus stretches between more bustling cities, little towns dot the rural landscape, many equipped with not more than a questionable three pump gas station and a Dairy Queen. But one little town had much more to offer.My visit to Alpine, Texas, and...Tags:
It was March fifth of 2010, four in the morning and I was feeling excited about my trip to San Francisco. We had been planning this trip since the beginning of the year, to make a video for students with questions about university. We had researched about different questions high school...Tags:
There is a special place in my heart for the origin of my heritage. That place is called Puerto Rico. It was the most dazzling, gorgeous, and love-filled place I’ve ever had the opportunity to visit. Not only has it given me an extremely tranquil presence in my soul; but it also has given the most...Tags: