Deciding to jump on a plane and spend a semester in Cusco, Peru my junior year of college exposed me to experiences that I had only dreamed of. This was a time of many firsts including first time out of North America, first time flying alone, first time communicating in a second language, and first time going to
I have longed to visit the spectacular islands of Hawaii and if I had a ticket in my hand, I would be so enthused by the idea of going at a place I have always talked about going to. This would be a special occasion in my life and I would go there for the adventure of a lifetime. With the ticket in my hand, I would start planning ahead on what I would be doing and the places in Hawaii where I should visit. The planning would also include booking a fancy hotel that has a beautiful sight of the ocean from the balcony. This would be important in ensuring that this vacation trip will turn out to be an experience to remember. After arriving in Hawaii, I would first check in my hotel and have a rest in anticipation of my adventurous stay in this
One of the many reasons this trip changed my life is because it showed me how blessed I truly am. I was able to hear the stories of some hurting children. Each child had a terrible life, but had so much joy within them. Watching them smile in the midst of their trials encouraged me beyond words. One specific moment that has stuck with me since was the night in the boys cabin. During the time in the cabin we took some prayer requests. Most of of the requests broke my heart tremendously!
After a grueling first quarter, I was completely miserable, with terrible grades, low self-esteem, and no end in sight. I was hanging on to the hope that there would be some epiphany moment, a moment where suddenly my writing soared, along with my grades. That change did happen, but not all at once‒ it began during the third quarter, when my teacher, Ms. Boynton, asked me to stay after class, along with five other students. She asked if we would each be interested in participating in The Atlantic and College Board Essay Contest, in which we would each submit an analysis of a famous American speech. I was truly stunned that she had chosen me over so many other students in the class, since I had felt so lost for so many weeks, but it was exactly what I needed as motivation to keep on improving my writing. As I worked closely with her on my contest submission and other class work, I came to realize how much she cared about me and wanted to help me succeed. With that being said, she never made it easy; she continually pushed me, knowing that I could always do better if I set my mind to it. Last September, I began her demanding course with the intention of purely surviving, not necessarily thriving, but that
What I would do to give back to Hawaii is to do any type of Volunteer work that is needed to make the community a better place, whether it’s to help feeding those who are homeless, Adopting a highway cleaning up all the big trash debris that are left on the side of the road or throw out the car window, helping at a hospital that has children patients who have cancer or also elderly, helping with the animal shelter for example maybe helping on the days where they allow people to see the dogs if they want to adopt them etc. I enjoy doing things that will benefit not only me but others around me, things that will make others smile and allow them to see that a lot of people are willing to give a helping hand.
When people plan to attend Hawaii they think of beautiful beaches, great exotic food, and the smell of wonderful flowers never before smelt. That is exactly what they get, from turquoise blue water to skyscraping palm trees Hawaii has so many exotic things to see. Also all the great smells of Hawaii from the wild fruit to the roasted pig on the beach Hawaii definitely brings to mind one thing happiness. In Hawaii there are many things that bring happiness to mind such as the extravagant smells, not to mention the beautiful sights, and most of all the spectacular taste in the exquisite food they have in Hawaii.
American tourism to Hawaii has increased by 14.2 percent in just two years. This dramatic increase in tourism seems to be a beneficial boost for Hawaii's economy; however, the increasing rate of tourism is harming the native people of Hawaii. While the Hawaiian economy is experiencing one of its most fruitful years, the native Hawaiian people are suffering from job loss, poverty, depression, and an overall "cultural destruction" (Trask 260). Haunani-Kay Trask uses rhetoric to discuss these harmful effects in her essay "Tourist, Stay Home" in order to persuade her readers into believing that tourism can actually be a bad thing for an economy. On the other hand, in his article "Surf's Up for the Economy in Hawaii," Jim
After my trip to the Bahamas I knew that I was lucky to have to opportunity to be able to go on this trip with my family. Even though i had a couple of arguments while I was on this trip I very much enjoyed it. One day I hope to go on another trip like this,maybe even on the same
and about 60 Japanese, (although it is tough to figure out how many Japanese), people
When I was 14 my brother convinced me to sign up for the Mcconnel foundation Yosemite trip. I had to do a lot of community service which consisted of picking up trash on the side of the road and teaching the kids at my local elementary school about the environment and global warming. I got accepted and it was definitely one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I’m outdoorsy and love hiking but, this was a whole different level of hiking. The first couple days were really hard for me because of the extent of the hikes and hiking dozens of switchbacks a day. The yosemite made me realize how beautiful life is and I became a lot more outdoorsy. It helped me figure out who I am. I soon started spending most of my time outdoors fishing and hunting. The yosemite is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to and I’m extremely thankful that I had that experience.
Going to the Riverquarium was exciting and informative. Seeing the various fish and reptiles made me feel like I was in the wild swimming right with them. The trip has made me feel like I could work with animals someday as well. Not only that, but it also gave me the idea that I have to do all I can to protect nature in any way I can.
The most critical environmental issue in Hawaii in my opinion is its dependence on others to import petroleum and coal to the islands. The Natural Resources Defense Council said, “More than 85 percent of the Hawaiian Electric companies’ electricity sales now involve burning diesel and other petroleum products. That is very bad news for both environmental quality and energy security. In 2010, Hawaii had the highest electricity rates in the nation.
Robert sneered, “We’re here to work, not to pray.” Only two weeks passed since I joined Kupu to volunteer for seven-weeks. My team started our first day working in the forest. Although I joined this program to save Hawaii's environment, I found myself lodged between cultures when at 4 a.m. Kama woke us to chant.
My mother and I shared a double tube and we set of down the canal. As we floated down, there were trees and plants on either side of us whose branches formed a cover around us. As we approached the end of the shade, I saw the huge cliffs on either side of us approaching and remembered the cliff jump. My heart picked up its pace automatically and I turned around to ask my mother if this was the part with the cliff jump. The answer was of course a yes. As we approached the terrifying cliff, I decided that I would do it. It was a rare opportunity if y six year old sister jumped from a forty foot cliff and I didn’t. As I waited in line, I thought of the worst possibilities that could happen in result of my jumping. I was fourth in line. What if I belly flop? Third in line. What if I hit the wall? Second in line. I am definitely going to break at least one bone on the ocean floor. My turn. The lifeguard counted me down and I jumped. I flew off the cliff and screamed. I absolutely loved it and went two more times and an additional three times on the next cliff down the canal. I was so proud of me and my family! Everyone in our group tried the jump, except for my grandmother who claimed she was too
Aloha, welcome to the paradise to the pacific. All though these volcanic islands mostly have very green and tropical vegetation. There is a total of eight islands with the island of Hawaii being the biggest and Oahu island being the main one.