I missed Haiti so much, where things were so easy and now I am in this new place struggling. Sometimes I begged my mom to send me back because I didn't understand how thing operates in the U.S. Now, after 9 nine years living in the U.S I didn't regret my decision. In the U.S I have a lot of opportunities than I would have in Haiti. I am a first-generation college student in my family, and I can honestly say that coming to the U.S was the best decision I could have made for myself and my
It has been six years since I left Haiti at the age of four. For me it’s been a lifetime at this point. So long that I don’t remember any of the basic rituals of my family. Jet lag knocked me out so badly the night before, I don’t remember what I did after getting off the plane. Bleary eyed and confused
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud, and how does it relate to the person you are? "When I graduate, I 'm going to be a Breakdancer. " Looking back at what I said during my high school exit interview I sincerely appreciate my teachers for not discouraging my dreams, however unrealistic they may have seemed.
We got up on a Tuesday morning at 4:30 am, our flight left at 6:00 am for the Dominican Republic but I wasn’t tired. As we walked into the O’hare airport in Illinois I was so excited. We waited in lines that looked a mile long until we finally were at our gate. We sat down in faded,cushy,blue seats and waited to leave.
Just a week ago I was in the main office along with a group of friends waiting for the arrival of Mr. Medina, who we were told was currently in a meeting by the snobby blonde lady in the main office. As we waited for our assistant principal to arrive, a Domino’s pizza deliver guy came through the doors with stacks of pizza piled high ,the strong greasy smell grabbed the attention of our noses we all starred at the boxes at he placed it on the counter . As the pizza disappeared one by one time flew by at that point we realized lunch was almost over. We were all fed up and hungry. At this point we had the urge to leave realizing that there wasn’t any pizza left, but we knew that this matter was urgent.
During my two weeks in Haiti, I was involved in running a Vacation Bible School, teaching English and administering vaccinations. Embarking on this trip, forced me to look at myself and the way I lived my life. I evolved as a person and came to understand the privilege of having simple luxuries such as clean drinking water, a mattress, running water, and a flushing toilet. The “little things” became “big things”. Suddenly, my problems did not seem as significant any longer.
I did want to go to Central America however, David asked me to please come in January because Dec is a very busy month for him. ( budgets ) Therefore, I decided to wait I think it is very important that David travel the market with me and developing a plan together on the business moving forward. I am going to Peru, I am visiting the stores outside of lima , meeting with ops reviewing DM Approach 2.0 , the big bets and playbook as it is lives in the stores.. I have three trips Q1
Mission Trip Its summer 14 and I’m about to go to West Virginia on a mission trip called ASP. I’ve been waiting to go on this trip since I was 8 years old, and now I’m finally old enough. Everybody at my church who goes talks about the fin times fixing houses, how the hard work makes them feel like they’re on top of the world.
Recently, I’ve become a resident of Miami, Florida. Previously, I lived in Haiti, where I was born, then moved to the Bahamas as a child, now in Miami. Living in these different environment made me the mature human being of today. Miami, known for its beaches, is extremely attractive to numbers of individuals from across the world. Haiti is very different from Miami in numerous ways, especially when it comes to the type of food we eat, to the type of attitude we enriched our children with, also the system of education and work provided.
I believe dance is one of the best ways to showcase your self-expression and creative expression. It never ceases to amaze me how performing or watching a performance can make time and the outside world disappear. In my free time at USC, I would love to take ballroom classes as another outlet for creative expression. Dance intrigues me because it combines emotion, passion, connection, and music, allowing the performer to tell
My Trip to Haiti It was the beginning of my junior year in high school and there had been much talk about a school trip to Port Au Prince, Haiti, Only ten students could attend this trip, applications had opened up in November and for me a trip to Haiti sounded like just a dream, I thought I was not able to afford it. The idea for the possibility to travel to a new country and be exposed to a brand new culture excited me, I made the decision to apply anyway. In December, I received news that I had been chosen as one of the first ten students from my school to go on this new service trip. I was so excited that I was even qualified, but also worried because I knew that the price was still an issue.
As most children growing up in Cameroon, I always wanted to travel to a different country because nothing was exciting for me to do. I wanted to know how people in other countries lived, what kind of food they ate, how they dressed, spoke, and everything about their culture. I thought the world except for Cameroon was science fiction and I often wondered how could movies stars like Tom Cruise could die on one movie and reappear in another. Well, I was small and I watched too much mission impossible. Later as I grew older, I wanted to speak different languages, further my education and earn a better job and a career for myself.
It is important to understand others culture to live and make relationship with people. Travel is such kind of thing to visit new countries and explore others culture. From my own experience I can say that travel to other countries always let us know about others culture and language. Travel around the world and explore others culture is my dream, I have visited three counties (Australia, Dubai and Saudi Arabia). In each of these countries I have sought to understand their cultures by using my cultural self-awareness of my country
My grandfather asked me “Which one?” I respond “Let’s get this one”. Little did I know that guinea pig was my dinner. Guinea pigs or cuy are not pets but food in Ecuador. When I arrived at the airport it looked like any typical airport, but it felt as if I was in a different world.
I have learned how to lead with honor and become confident in front of a team. It is very odd because I have never been someone to want to speak in front of large crowds, but I could dance in front of millions of people and feel at home. My 15 years of experience has made me realize the love I have for dancing. It has grown into such a huge part of my life, so it is not shocking that I want to be a Kilgore Rangerette in college! Most people would not find this as a surprise, because I have