I proudly reached certain goals that defined the student I wanted to be: made it into the science institute: check, varsity soccer: check, a natio...Read more Dreams are shaped by ideals and families shape the beliefs we grasp so strongly.
Read more The Matrix series, for the intriguing philosophical questions and the ground-breaking originality of the action film-making. When rain falls on a handwritten page, the ink spreads out a bit, loses its crispness. Read more Last Sunday I realized, again and more fully than ever, why I want to immerse myself in engineering.
Success Built to Last, by Jerry Porras, for its great pieces of life wisdom that encourage me to follow my passions in a way that serves the world and me. I awoke in the midmorning, still drifting yet well-rested.
One particular picture, from ninth grade, is especially significant not because I like to look at what my classmates or teachers l...
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Read more Each weekend, I teach karate to kids ages 3-12.
As I show the "Little Ninjas" how to position their hands to do a clean shoulder roll, or I help the "Young Tigers" break down a tricky section of the Two-Man Bo Staff form, any frustration or tiredness I might have felt before ente... Suddenly you discover that simple black ink is green and shades of blue and a fragile pink edge. Read more"Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which animates all whom it floats, and you are without effort impelled to truth, to right and a perfect contentment." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Spiritual Laws As a transcendentalist, Emerson found inspiration in places where "the str...She never hides her anger, her glee, or her fierce, well-deserved ...Read more “—ington, party of thirty, your tables are ready,” announced the hostess.Read more Looking back at freshman year, my life was like a cityscape, busy and vibrant.I was just another young soul eager to meet life’s challenges.Someday I want to save and change lives through a medical career.Because my family has taught me that change can be positive and radical in altering lives, I hope to hold that ability someday. Read more Violent staccatos of the jackhammer coupled with rhythmic pounding of nails and muffled obscenities comprise the symphony of the construction site that has been my father’s accompaniment more than half of his life.Read more Most children acquire the same eye color or a similar shaped nose from their parents, but I've inherited much more: a passion for learning and an insatiable curiosity which has served me well throughout my academic career.My father, an electrical engineer, taught me to explore the world with in...While initially a position as a laborer seemed appealing to a junior in high sc... Since age 12, I have coded and designed websites -- for my school, the local community, and as a personal hobby and pastime.In fact, I started my own Internet business in 2004 and was hired as a webmaster by Intel Corporation this past summer. Read more Mirrors exist to show our outer appearance but nothing beyond that.