When I say all I mean that some families could be deported, so my parents got their citizenship in order not to be afraid of being forced out of your own home. For example I always as a kid wanted to go to sleep over, but my parents said no because they didn’t know the parents. Another time my sister wanted to hang out with her friends, but my parents said no once again then my sister said you can meet my friends my mom said let me think about it, so she did and my oldest sister went to meet up with her friends. In the end my sister was allowed to go, but it took some time for my sister to get permission from my mom to get to go out with different people other than family. Their reason makes sense, but my sister hates that they do this.
Kids would come up with all types of games. “We played follow the leader, climbing over logs and jumping down” (Jones 104). “Kids in the summer, they’d play ball” (Way 82). For kids the depression may not had been as hard as it was for adults but the still found ways to enjoy life even without
Additionally, in the movie Pitch Perfect, Beca goes to college and her dad really wants her to join a club or sport, so she decides to join the Barden Bellas. The Bellas may have some ups and downs, but they manage to stay together and win the acapella championship. Throughout the movie, the group of girls show many instances where they disagree on something, but through all the arguing they still keep the group together because they realize how much each one means to them. Another movie that has funny and loyal characters is The Fast and The Furious. In this movie, a group of family-friends try to commit crimes and race cars without getting caught or killed, but in the middle of all of it they let an outsider into the group without knowing he is a cop.
I remember the relentless hum of the crickets constantly playing, the wind whipping against my skin, and the scorching heat of spring. Sweat constantly rolling down my face, and always trying to get my parents to let me stay outside longer. There were days where I was the only one who wanted to come outside. I always tried to convince my parents for just one last “event” before dinner, but when I came inside and smelled the sweet aroma of my mom's cooking I forgot all about the games.
As I grew up my friends all got their own trampoline so no one really came over anymore. One day as the sun was about to go down, I was all alone playing on my trampoline when my older brother and his friends came over to my house and got on the trampoline. They all started jumping on and I was on it as well. I thought I was tough since they couldn’t make me fall but, one wrong step and that was end to the fun. I had sprained my ankle.
It was a normal summer day in Lutz Florida, I was 6 years old at the time and my sister was 4. We were playing inside to get away from the stifling heat from the Florida sun and having a lot of fun doing so. We attempted to entertain ourselves by moving a tennis ball along the floor and eventually, we got bored of that and she wanted a piggy back ride from me. I didn’t think my Dad would appreciate this, but he didn’t seem to mind because he was busy doing something for his work. Reluctantly, I agreed to do it and we did that for a few minutes.
One time I ended up kicking a ball in Big Base and fell down because my knee had popped. Another time I walked down our stairs, and it slipped. Six months after the first time falling, I needed surgery. Normally on a Friday morning, I would have ridden the bus to school and hung around until class started. Instead, I hopped into my mom’s suburban, and we rode to St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.
Four years ago I never would’ve contemplated I’d be here writing this essay. Four years ago I never would’ve thought I’d be where I am today. In my first year of high school I started hanging around the wrong people, I was defying my parents and I was even put on probation for truancy from where I had been ditching a lot of school. Probation was one of my most substantial failures. I let my school and parents.
Even though she came from the Philippines where there are very limited opportunities and she came from a very unstable way of life, she never let that get the best of her. No matter how old she was, she would always manage to find a way to earn money and support her family without resulting to immoral methods or hurting her own moral compass. Since she was able to survive there, she truly believes in certain superstitions. Every New Year, we have to down at least 12 grapes as soon as possible to ensure good luck for upcoming year. After that, my sister and I used to bang on pots and pans to push out the bad spirits of the year before.
Most of the time my uncle and his family would join us for these weekend events, which just made it more fun. And when it was time for holidays, everyone would gather at our place even though we were the ones with the least amount of space. The only reason I can think of is we did have a big yard and we would normally stay outside playing some sort of ball game. I can still remember the game of volleyball where we played us kids against our parents and them falling trying to hit the ball. Our family had a special bond that you only saw in the movies.