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The ocean is truth. It doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not, and it doesn’t lie to you. It tells you when it’s mad, and when it’s content. As I climbed over rocks that could have passed for mountains, and slid down the sides of boulders, this truth was unmistakable. The tide...Tags:
Encounters in Oz It is true, that when most people hear of the land of Oz, they think of only one that exists solely in fiction. But, what they do not know, is that there is a real Oz, and it is greater than any story or fairytale. The immense country of Australia is very similar to the United...Tags:
In 2009 I went to El Peten, Guatemala with my father. We spent ten days there helping families in the villages rebuild their houses. I was also able to play soccer and love the kids, help build the mission building, and was a part of helping teach Sunday school. One day while I was there I...Tags:
Raymond Lam... Many have not heard of this man, especially in the United States. However for many Chinese viewers in New York, California, Illinois, and more, he may be a superstar. It is very hard to reflect and look back on the fun experiences I had in Hong Kong. July 13, 2008 was the day of...Tags:
I walk through the dirt covered path, my head down, as the scent of burning trash fills my nose. I hear the faint screams of a child nearby, and look up to see a group of boys playing a makeshift game of soccer, using a ball made of old newspaper and rope. As I continue walking, I’m struck by a...Tags:
“Have you ever been to Rick’s CafÃ©?” I asked hopefully. “No,” She answered. Then adding quietly, almost to herself, “I’ve never been anywhere.” I looked down at the ground and tried to ignore the discomfort filling the air. Half mindedly, I kicked the soccer ball...Tags:
“Please put your seats back and your tray tables in their full upright position. We’re approaching our final descent into San Diego,” droned a monotonous voice from above. The landing gear slowly stretched itself out into the beautiful Southern California sky. With my eyes glued to the window, my...Tags:
August 30th2007: It’s early, 5 a.m. early but it’s okay because we’re heading to the wonderful World of Disney. We drive straight to General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee and board the plane. I hate flying but it only takes two hours so I survive. We drive straight to the luxurious Sheraton Villa...Tags:
Bonjourno! Ciao! Hello! Yee sas! Hola! Hallo! The global world we live in is fascinating. The different religions, lifestyle choices, & ethnic languages all contribute to this globally diversified concept. Look how people in your school dress, the foods people eat in your town, even the way...Tags:
Allissa led me through the maze of Caye Caulker’s unpaved streets. We passed colorful houses and the occasional nervous iguana on our way to the marina. Palm trees, with trunks that curved beneath the weight of their massive green leaves, swayed from side to side even though I didn’t feel any...Tags: