. The day of my Quinceanera started early. I had just turned 15 and it was the birthday I had always dreamed of. I was always a dama in other Quinceanera’s, but now it was time for my own celebration. In Mexican culture, a dama is just like a bridesmaid. I had 14 of my closest friends as my dama’s to be a part of my “court of honor”. All 14 girls wore beautiful hot pink dresses and had polished hairstyles. The girls looked like beautiful dolls. When my mother was a little girl she had two Quinceanera’s. One celebration took place in Mexico and the other here in California. Looking back at my
Tierra Livre is a trip taken place during every spring break, both students and teachers can participate. The organization started 20 years ago and Dowling Catholic has been involved for 13 years. Staff and students spend a whole week in Brazil working with an organization centered on helping those in need in the area especially young kids. Many students go on vacation with family and friends for spring break but others take this opportunity to do mission work. Tierra livre has a mission on furthering education but also doesn't sweat the small stuff,
Recognize Nieves? No? Okay, how about Zacatecas? Still not ringing a bell? Okay, okay, Mexico? Yeah, I knew you’d know that one. Nieves, Zacatecas is within the Mexico borders. A humble place where I was born. Several circumstances started evolving where I was raised. And just like any other parents, mine got concerned which later resulted of us relocating to a safer environment. A place where death would visit frequently wasn’t a good place for a 1 year old kid. A town where the word trust was unknown. Leading to my parents decision of following the american dream.
Growing up in a Hispanic household my family’s culture has had a significant impact in my life from avoiding a different variety of salsas and thinking twice about my immature decisions. Yet their love for the beautiful game known as Fútbol or soccer has always held on to me and is inspiring how it brings together an entire world or in this case my fanatic family. With soccer in my blood, as many relatives love to think, I’ve grown to love the sport, but my love was limited by restrictions. With an un-financially stable high school placing soccer in the bottom of the list of funds, my love for the game only stretched to amateur pickup games and watching ninety minute games on FOX Deportes. With limitations affecting my passion I began to follow
Each house-- painted a very vibrant, dazzling color, purple, orange, yellow, green, and pink. I had never seen houses like that in the United States the usual house colors are gray, white, tan, blue, very dull colors. The sight of these vivid houses was just a small glimpse of this beautiful country. As I nervously traveled without my family for the first time the lush terrain of Costa Rica dotted with colorful houses welcomed me.
On 10/24/2017 at approximately 1400 hours I along with MAGNET agents, Chavez, Moore, Rochester and Stolle met with MADNET Agents Forestiere, Pontecovo, Gordon, and Cortez at an undisclosed location. I was dressed in casual t-shirts, shorts and shoes. There were no weapons visible on my person and there were no police markings/insignia visible either on my person or my vehicle. I had pre arranged by text message to purchase one quarter ounce of cocaine (1/4th of an ounce) for three hundred and twenty dollar from the suspect Eric MENDOZA. MENDOZA had also agreed through text message to trade a full ounce of cocaine for a Glock 19 handgun, a Glock 23 handgun, two extended magazines (magazines holding more than 10 rounds), two regular magazines
The term Quinceañera is the ceremony that celebrates the coming of age of a girl in Latin American countries, and as a girl growing up seeing my mother’s pictures it was the only thing you could dream of. Some parents spend their whole lives saving the ceremony, instead of saving for a college fund. That is how important this ceremony is. You save up for: the locale, the dress, the shoes, the food, the gifts, the courts tuxes and dresses, the jewelry, the makeup, hair, and nails.
On my 15th birthday, I had become a young woman. I wasn’t seen as a little girl anymore. I was somebody different especially after realizing what I had learning during my party. This day is so important to me because I didn’t get the party my dreams of. The biggest day of a hispanic girl’s life is the day of your quinceanera. I couldn’t have the big moment of my life. I was so upset by the fact that I wouldn’t be walking to a big hall having the grand entrance seeing all my family clapping for me. I thought I couldn’t have that moment in my life, but I was wrong. I had gotten something special. I had gotten something that meant so much more to me then a big party. Something that affected my life in a good way. This experience taught me to be more grateful and be happy with what life brings me. I won’t ever
During the summer my family and me went on vacation to mexico to see my grandma at her house it took us 2 days to get to her town is mexico when we got there is was 11 at night my uncle opened the garage door to let us in when we got off the car my grandma opened the door to let us in her house she gave everyone a hug the her and my mom started to cook food for everyone. After everyone got their suitcases out of the car and took them to there room my mom and dad slept in one room, my sister and her daughter slept in another room and my nephew and me slept in the living room. The next day my dad showed me around the town he grew up in where his other family members who lived there, and his aunt who owns a store on the corner of the street. When
As we entered Conroe Regional, I couldn't help but to think that they finally finished that darn construction and that the water fountain looked much more appealing to visitors. As we entered the elevator I could already smell that “hospital smell”. As we entered the ICU , the only thing going through my mind was the smell, it smelt like death and sterilization,
I live in a nice house with all of my familia , i have lots of brothers and sisters my dad has 11 kids in all but im the youngest girl so i live with all guys but it's not that bad. I have 3 dogs which are a pitbull, black lab, and a belgium melewa . Also i love basketball and football me and my brothers always play these sports.Another thing is that i love to cook i can cook lots of stuff like green chili, chicken on white,spaghetti,pincedegio,and pasta salad ,etc. . I love mexican music and rap music.
It is finally the day for my Quinceanera and my dream is finally coming true! I am at Wrigley Field! There is no where else I would rather spend this time with my friends and family than at the place of my dreams. Wrigley Field is home to the Chicago Cubs and i have nothing less of an obsession! As i walk around the stadium, the decorations blow my mind. There are balloons everywhere. Happy 15th Birthday Lauren is written in the Ivy Wall with lights. The scoreboard has everyone in my court's name and shows their picture as they walk out of the dugout, around the bases, and then line up going down the baseline. They would each be escorted by a date. My court includes Caroline McDaniel, Kaitlin Gibson, Carleigh Cameron, Riley Harcrow, Dylan Fondren, and Sydney Kilpatrick. Then it is time for my grand entrance. My dress would be white with a blinged out red and blue 23 on the back. I would of course be wearing a
I am excited to be able to attend the Sankofa Sesa Wo Suban Journey through Service this summer. Sankofa Sesa Wo Suban is a West African phrase meaning to change or transform your character. We will travel from June 27th until July 27th in Ghana, Africa. I will be traveling by plane with my current boss, Kimberly Pettway, the director of Center for Academic Service Learning and Civic Engagement, and several other students.