Everything was still so beautiful and I still got the chills just looking at the school. Once we got out of the car, a guide met us and began giving us the rundown on how this orientation day was going to happen. She gave me my room key and told me that my roommate’s name was Emily and she was a music major. The guide also gave us directions to get to the dorm. Me and my mom paid the best attention we could, but neither of us had a very good sense of direction, so it took us awhile to find the dorm room.
One example of how social comparisons have shaped me is when in the 6th grade, I started to realize that all my friends had Nike shoes and I had a generic brand. This eventually lead me to begging my parents for some new shoes and me finally getting some Nike shoes for the start of 7th grade year. This has had an effect on me since then, and to this day I still love Nike shoes. Another example of when I was affected by social comparisons was when one of my friends brought a laptop to school. This was when I first realized that I loved computers and that I needed to have one.
My strengths are that I am not only reliable, but I am creative and have a passion for building community. I can use this to implement fun programs like Bob Ross paint night, make a decorative, intricate hallway, and plan floor outings. I love any excuse to create a DIY project and finding cool events near campus like the Old Webster cookie walk in December. As a member of the scholars learning community, I would encourage my peers to do group activities like go ice skating at steinberg together, attend pumpkin carving night, and go to school wide learning community events. I’d use these qualities to create programs and find events for all of my residents to participate in together along with myself, creating a sense of community and creativity
I would say that for Amanda the “gentlemen callers” that she mentioned in scene 1, was her prized possession in her life (681). To her it was her whole reputation and her definition of becoming successful in life as a woman. This persuades Laura that Jim, her former high school friend, could be the next gentlemen caller, so that she doesn’t have to go through with her business career. Another piece of symbolism is that the glass unicorn that Laura had in her collection. This glass collection represented Laura’s value in life of success that she could cherish.
It seems that they love and feel proud of the traditions. It was really great to have an opportunity to participate in the traditions with local people. Through the experiences, I think I could get to learn more about Austrian culture. The third reason was that people in Austria, they know how to enjoy the life and savor the moment. On the other hand, Koreans including me seem always busy.
I had always heard stories about how my great grandfather, her father, was brilliant at the piano. He would sit at the piano for hours on end playing different well known songs as making up his own little tunes. He had taught my grandma how to play and I felt it was about time that I learnt. So when I was staying with my grandma and grandpa during the summer, I asked her to teach me. She was delighted to and now it’s something nice that we can both do together and bond over.
She was the one that will stay and watch us dances before she goes home. We start to dance for our school like we will make dance show; talent shows and my parents will come to the show and support us. My mom and dad were always supporting me. I love school at that time but some stuff I will feel sad. Why because in elementary it was not all about having fun.
Attending a small high school has aided in my development as an individual in a variety of ways. To begin, as someone who dislikes voluminous classrooms, my high school has allowed me to fully commit myself to my academics and relationships without feeling overwhelmed by an abundant group of peers. Based on this, I challenged myself by taking two college courses both my junior and senior year and, due to the class sizes, I felt comfortable being myself without the added pressure. Likewise, I have obtained a small group of supportive, constructive, and dedicated friends who encourage me everyday to step out of my comfort zone and be myself. Therefore, my unpretentious high school has taught me to engage in conversations with people I know little about, urged me to build a reputation that was representative of my authentic self, and to treat my relationships with value because I understand how rare genuine friendships can be.
Forty two years ago we met at a mutual friend’s house where she looked beyond my serious countenance, took a chance and got to know me, and am I glad she did! What an opportunity, what a privilege, and what a life-time of joy I would have missed. When I first saw her, I was instantly impressed by her strikingly attractive features and after meeting her several other times at the same venue, she invited me to speak at a Career’s Day function at the high school where she worked as a guidance Counsellor. I gladly accepted the invitation because l like to engage with young people with the hope of influencing them positively. After that encounter we kept in touch until she became the part-time Spanish teacher in the Training Section at the Bank of Jamaica where I worked and that experience confirmed her capabilities in Human Resource Development.
You really have to stick with the quote “ anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it.”This can apply to dance and this is what draws me towards this art. When i get older i want to be able to scream im the greatest. My loved ones and family members have always complimented the children and young adults in my family on their awards because, they know that we can make it one day. I want to be like my mom and get my doctorials degree in the thing i love so i won 't have to work a day in my life. She pushes me and my twin sister( jade ) to go to college so you can provide for yourself and be somebody.