I have been part of the Long Beach Police Explorers since November, 2016. I heard about this program through a friend. I was automatically interested in becoming a Police Explorer when I heard about it because since I was little I have had an interest in law enforcement. I remember my first Wednesday meeting after interviews, I was really nervous the whole week before because I didn’t know what to expect. It was really hard for mea t first because it was something knew to me but I started getting the hang of it and I started having fun learning about what they do in this program and how they contribute to their community.
At first glance, at the picture, Sonal looked like she was having the time of her life, but due to the closeness we have, I was not fooled. There were a million different things happening at this point which she had no control over; the engagement planner that Vivek’s family had hired had no clue what she was doing, despite the countless events she had conducted previously. Despite their high standing, the catering service only brought half the food that was requested. Sonal’s college best friend was stuck in New York as the fifth had been drastically delayed. The band had to cancel the day before due to a family emergence.
Our dinner Wednesday night with the folks at EdMap was wonderful. We are anxious to meet with Andrew next week for a virtual demo. I talked with Jeremy as well as Maureen about piloting EdMap with a couple of our Gen Ed courses to be developed. We met Dr. Ron Hannaford and Dr. James Tedford from Biola University. God was so good to seat us across
He wanted him and his best friend to go on a road trip for both of them to relax and clear their minds. Also, on page 71 it states “Seriously, lay off about me going to school.” This was what Hassan told Colin after Colin bugged him one too many times about not continuing his education. Before the road trip, Hassan was never bothered by anyone bugging him to go to school. Infact, he would take it humorously. But after this self reflecting road trip, the thought of school made him frustrated, as though he started thinking more seriously of the matter.
Like every other Saturday my cousins and I had plans to go to a club but that day was different I meet a person a girl, we talked, dance and we had a lot of fun, then I found out the she was only visiting her brother for the weekend because guess what she was from Wisconsin. So we exchanges number and promised to keep in touch we each other, we keep on talking thru the phone for a month and then she invite me to visit her home town Milwaukee, and liked the previews time we had a lot of fun.
It was a perfectly good night for a cruise down the old highway, the air was pleasant and the breeze was delicate. It was a Sunday afternoon last spring and my grandparents came over for our weekly Sunday supper. Earlier that day my dad got our Beetle Bug running and ready for us to learn how to drive manual. Baylee and I had been practicing all day trying to master the art of driving stick. I guess you could say that we knew the basics but we had not perfected them yet.
Country Concert or Drunk Fest It was the summer of 2012 and I was going to go see Jason Aldean, featuring Thompson Square and Chris Youngs, at the state fair with Brooke, my best friend at the time. The concert was fantastic, although it did have its dreadful moments, such as the intoxicated people who were standing around us that weren’t paying attention to their surroundings. The concert wasn’t exactly how I expected it. I didn’t ever imagine being surrounded by drunk people for a few hours or having to watch were I walk so I didn’t step into vomit. Due to that, I learned that at some concerts have a lot of drinking going on; therefore, choose where you are going to stand wisely.
I had no other option than to interact with people, so for the next hour I went shop to shop trying to find someone who could guide me home; I explained that I spoke basic Arabic and needed to get to Webda. After an hour, I was able to find my way and walked in as my host mom was just about to call my resident director to report the incident. My host father immediately let out a laugh of relief and was surprised that I found my way home. They teased me for being able to get home and called me “muktashef’, which means explorer. My host family was relieved to see me, but also proud that I somehow was able to find my way
It started out as I night that was going to be one of the best days we have ever had, but oh how we did not know how wrong we were. Cole Spoon suggested that we head to the Grand Canyon and then finish the night off with a few drinks at a club. He began the preparations to get everything in order that needed to be done. He came to me in a few hours and said alright bro I have everything ready for our night of debauchery. He always comes up with ideas of new places to go and things to do.
I have run on my birthday and on major holidays; I ran the morning before I graduated high school and in three different states during a summer road trip with my best friend. My family celebrates Father's Day by going on a long run together, and I cope with difficult moments in life by lacing up my shoes and hitting the roads. I have ditched