Soccer had taught me many things in life. It showed me the significance of family in all forms, to be responsible and appreciative of my peers and elders. I will never forget that day, no matter how old I am, because I had learned an essential lesson, to never give
Our Town is a rather unorthodox production. Most playwrights want to go for realism and detail, with huge scene sets or intricate scene changes. Not this one. In Our Town the author (Thornton Wilder) strives to create a play which does not need to rely on scenery and detail, but visualization and the investment of the audience. In this way there is nothing to distract from the core message or plot of the play. What this play does take to it’s advantage are sound effect; with the lack of props or scenery the sound effects give us the perfect amount of imagery to go on. Now within this script there are several directors in which have taken the play and made it their own. Out of three of the plays being: NBC's 1977 representation, PBS’s 1989 representation, and PBS’s 2003 representation. From these three representations one of theme most suitably gets a grasp of what Wilder was going for; simplicity, relatability, and imagery. PBS’s 2003 representation best defines what wilder's vision of his great play was.
Every year in the summer I go to Dominican Republic. Each time that I visit it brings forth a new experience, a new feeling and it opens my eyes more in relation to my lifestyle. To really see how everything is in the world, the good and the bad that exist. Dominican Republic is an island that’s located in the Caribbean. It is known as a popular tourist destination. It has beautiful beaches with clear water, it has tropical weather, and lots of forestation. I go there every year because it is home to me, it’s where I was born and raised. It’s what I know and what I live by daily. I always love going there, something about it brings me peace and happiness. Every time I leave my home, I would immediately get homesick because of this strong connection I have with my country. It’s very important to me because that place really opens my eyes to see the world, and has made me realized that I don’t need materialistic things to be happy and to be grateful of all
I attended Athens West Theatre Company’s performance of, Our Town by Thornton Wilder on October 8th, 2017. The production was directed by Larry Snipes and it was located in the Black Box Theatre in the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center in Lexington, Kentucky. This show premiered in 1938 and it remains a classic play, and it is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Our Town is a show highlighting universal truths about birth, death, life, longing, love and marriage, looking back at America in the early 1900s.
Wherever I am, I find it hard to resist the tempting call of my hometown. My hometown is a small village located in Shandong province. There are about two thousand people in the village. Small as it is, it’s a very beautiful place and has its own folk culture. The weather is warm in winter and cool in summer. It’s a good place for tourism.
My hometown. A small, southern speck on a map with population: not enough. If you came to my hometown you may say: You people sound different, I'm just not use to the way you speak. Yet, if I came to your hometown I may say: Y'all sound funny, I ain't use to all this. Yes, I grew up talking a little bit, or should I say tad bit different than most but hey, I am the one giving the speech here. So, you are going to have to listen to my country accent talk for a while. Even though, I do not feel less educated in any way. So my small town in Alabama is just any small town. There is not much to it really, not enough to talk about for a good 10 minutes but if I don't talk about it for 10 minutes I don't pass my class so, who is ready to hear me ramble for a while? I know I am. In my small town the most classiest restaurant is a McDonald's and the store that keeps up with the latest fashion is Walmart. Now you may have an idea of what kind of environment I grew up in. To be honest, my hometown has only a few stoplights, we have a lot of dirt roads, and a lot of wildlife. You can't go anywhere without seeing a tree. Just to let you have a mindset of what the town I grew up in is like, I have a little story to tell you.
In life I have visited many places. Some I liked and some I didn’t. The place I grew up was never really a home, however, more of just a house. Some of my memories from the past, I am very fond of, they are the memories that I will remember and cherish for the rest of my life, however, the most recent past and the present have not been considered happy times. There are many memories I would like to forget. I’m glad that through everything I have finally found home.
Since the government has sent us the notice that they are going to take my grandma’s studio back and rent it to someone else, I am here to collect and pack up the stuffs. It has been a year since the last time I came to my grandmother’s studio. It is a tiny, tiny studio, probably no larger than 250 sq fts. I inserted my key to the old, rusty lock, it made a noise like it has been a century since the last time it was opened. When I opened the door, the first thing I saw was a big, old, black and white photo of my late grandfather hanging on the wall. Right next to the photo, there is a wooden bunk beds which covered up a quarter of the studio, which is always ready for me to stay. A white desk stands against the wall between the bed and TV cabinet, which served as both her dining table and my homework corner. Even though it has been a year since the last person stepped into this place, everything are still well organised and clean -- nothing are dusty. My grandmother spent the last few years of her life in this tiny studio, with a lot of joyful memory for our family. It is always my favourite place.
My name is Xie Qingxin, I come from a beautiful city named Hulun Buir. I am the only children of my family and live together with my parents and grandpa. I am glad that I have just been given an exciting position as the head of a tourism department, so what I want to do is describe my city and hope you can come to visit my city during your vacation time.
Dalian is located in the south of Liaoning Province, if you view it on a map, you can see that it’s surrounded by ocean on three sides, in a consequence, our fishing industry and seafaring prosper our city in a long way. Talking about Dalian, Xinghai Square seems like a symbol of the city, it is the largest city square in the world with a size of 1,760,000 m^2. We hold Beer Festival every year between July and August. It attracts millions of people to come enjoying the beer and bands. it’s always the greatest time to chat with friend s with the show, and people are not willing to leave until midnight. On the middle of the square, there’s a column called totem pillar, it’s made of white marble and a dragon is sculptured along with the column, it is meaningful in Chinese culture because it shows a wish of blessing and avoiding misfortune.Facing the beach, a cross-sea bridge connects Laohutan and Xiaoping Island, as Tsing Ma Bridge connects Tsing Yi Island and Ma Wan, Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco and Marin Headlands, and Øresund Bridge connects Copenhagen and Malmo, though our bridge is shorter and less influential than any other ones.
Energetic, boisterous New York City is not the first place someone would think of when they are trying to define themselves. From the beautiful cathedrals, buildings, and cultures that lie throughout the city, New York is the melting pot of all different aspects of life. Tourists from all over the world flock to this city to begin or extend their version of the “American dream.” Jamaica Kincaid writes of her beautiful country in A Small Place. When she writes, the audience also sees the ugliness tourism leaves in her country taking away from its beauty. Kincaid’s idea that a place is not just relative to the present or even relevant in the same way for all people helps to explain why, in my own life, New York has given me a sense of wonder of what not only is but was and a love for history. This sense of wonder and love of history has greatly defined who I am.
Down the street and around the crescent, by the dented stop sign, the third house on the left, the one with the loose brick by the chimney. The one with the black doors and the black roof and the dark bricks and the windows with a white trim- it looks like a distorted face staring at the empty space ahead. That’s my house. The one with the misshapen, nearly dead tree, that taps and scratches at the window when the wind blows, like a spirit warning me to escape while I still can. That’s my house. The house that gives people the chills when they walk by, the one people cross the street to avoid, and the one little children run by and tell stories about. The feeling we get can only be compared to the feeling we have when we drive by a graveyard. Sadness. Eeriness. Yes, that’s my house.
As a child, people will always remember certain destinations that stick with them that made a good impression. I have a place that not only made a good impression, it changed me. It made me think off all the things in life people take for granted; places, people, activates. This place brought all though special things in life to one place where I can enjoy them all at the same time. The Oregon coast. Traveling there, as a kid was always special. Waking up early in the morning and driving the long trip there, going through forests, valleys, and cities.
Linyi is my hometown, and I am deeply in love with my hometown. Linyi is a beautiful place. There are flowers, grass, mountain, water, fresh air. The people here are sincere, hardworking, simple and kind. Always working for the city and work hard. Linyi is a prefecture-level city in Shandong Province, which is the largest and most populous city in Shandong Province. It is located in the southeast of Shandong Province, near the Yellow Sea, east of sunshine, west Zaozhuang, Jining, Tai 'an, north Zibo, Weifang, south of Jiangsu. Prefecture-level Linyi City jurisdiction Lanshan, Luo Zhuang, Hedong 3 District and Tancheng, Lanling, Junan, Yishui, Yinan, Pingyi, Fei County, Mengyin, Linshu 9 counties. My family in Yishui county.
What don't people know? People don’t know or understand many things. People first make a judgment about someone or something. They then decide whether they like or not like someone or something. People judge, people stare, people are rude, people are mean. You wish that everyone in the world was nice and that the world was a safe place with no “bad guys”. Soon you will wake up and realize the truth, the truth about the world and the people.