Knowledge is sometimes passed on, learn by experience, or sometimes by curiosity observed. As a Mexican-American part of my knowledge of Mexicos- food, music, and exotic places has been passed on to me or by my travel experience. Different experiences thought me about my cultural background and in this essay we shall be discussing my knowledge of the foods eaten during the holidays to the beautiful state of Aguascalientes, Mexico.
People always told me that money can’t buy happiness, but I never truly experienced what that meant until I met the people of Honduras. The country and the people had an impact on me and on how I see the world. In my interactions with the people and culture of Honduras, among some very challenging living conditions, I was inspired by their love of family, welcoming attitude, and joy of life. For me, Honduras was like a mirror for me to look in and see my own life compared to the Hondurans’. If I brought back one thing with me, it was the desire to be like them in how I face life, love family and friends, and be filled with joy.
Many kids do not realize how life is out of the United States. I have experienced a completely new aspect of life outside of an American life into a third world country. Being able to stay there for half of the summer each year as taught me valuable characteristics. The culture experience I had in El Salvador has made me a humble individual, who has become more generous and a thankful person.
It was July 15, 2012 my heart was pounding as fast as a racing car,as I slowly walked the steps of the enormous plane,I slowly thought of how different my life was gonna be, in new place i’ve never been to.I felt exited to meet this place but at same time I felt scared……how different was Latin America gonna be?
Both of my parents are from Guatemala, and my Hispanic heritage is strong. This is why I participate in Hispanic Society. Our missions are to educate others on the Latino cultures; to represent fellow Hispanic students when issues come before school administrators; and to facilitate community service efforts.
Imagine being subjected to the solitude of the mountains, going a week without a proper toilet, clean water, or even cell service. Walking miles upon miles, in seemingly hellish temperature just to do something for someone else. Welcome to my journey last February. Roughly a year ago, I endured a week-long Mission Trip in Guatemala. First reading that thoughts probably came up along the lines of "oh that's neat, but what's so fun about that?" For one second, stop thinking about whatever you're thinking and picture this. A hot, quiet day with the sun beating down on your skin. You're sitting under a luscious green tree trying to find as much shade possible while you watch everything go on around you. Children, barely clothed and barefoot laughing
Although El Salvador may not be known for these qualities, they are what make the country unique and special to so many citizens. The community members of El Salvador may not realize that they are living in such a remarkable place, but the people who visit and learn about the country get to experience these features in a new light; they get to see what so many haven’t, the things that the citizens have already seen; the country itself and its distinctive features, including the art, music, culture, food, and tourist
The article “High-Jinks: Shoot-Out” by Guy Martin, researches the story of several New York High Schools, participating in an end of year activity that is involved with mediocre violence, made for kids to have some fun with their town, and their classmates. These role playing games are very beneficial for students to participate in, because they teach kids that team work, and extraordinary skills are needed to “survive”.
72 days in the Andes no food, nothing. I read the book Miracle in the Andes, written by , Nando Parrado. Nando Parrado plays for a rugby team and he and his team go on a trip to play a game. The pilot says there is bad weather, but Nando and his friends start calling the pilot names, so the pilot listens and flies them to their game. But, they did not make it to their game. In the book, Miracle in the Andes, Nando Parrado is a hero because he saves others lives, he survives 72 days in the Andes, and he has faith in God.
Our group has decided to volunteer with Feed My Starving Children(FMSC) which was founded in 1987. Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit organization that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. Its mission is to feed God’s starving children in different countries who are hungry in body and spirit. Their process is simple. Donations from people fund the meal ingredients and volunteers hand-pack the meals. Then, the meals are sent to FMSC food partners around the world to feed the kids and save their lives. Over seventy countries’ starving children benefit from FMSC. What’s more, FMSC consistently receives the highest awards for accountability and transparency, more than 90
Honduras is a tropical beach paradise that many people enjoy. It’s also the main producer of bananas. People enjoy Honduras for its beaches, parks, and scenery. The country of Honduras is located with the Caribbean Sea to the north and then the Pacific Ocean to the south. Honduras is a small Central American country who’s known for their large banana production. Honduras, a Central American country, which has amazing geography, great year-round climate, as well as a decent government, interesting culture, also lots of interesting facts.
“Bienvenidos a El Salvador,” the flight attendant announced over the intercom. I looked towards the windows and enjoyed the breathtaking scenery. I could see the long fields, the beautiful hills and valleys, and the volcanoes. The palm trees were bright green and the sky was filled with color.The land seemed to be filled with life. “Where were the empires, buildings, or roads?”, I pondered. The same flight attendant interrupted my thoughts once again. “ We have now arrived at the San Salvador Airport, please remember to get your belongings,” he said.
As a civilization in the jungle, the Maya are well known for their architecture, art, monumental sculptures, and calendars. The Mayan religious, ritualistic culture is developed and maintained in conjunction of the native people, as well as a communication and ties to the earth and sky. Understanding the Maya people and their religion is similar to understanding the geographical location of the people, and therefore their life source. There is great importance within the items that surrounded them geographically. Products or resources that sustained them as a community, or maintained their health and wellbeing, also created foundations for their religious belief system.