In 2014, I was working for Vonage, a telecommunication company as a sales representative. When someone works as a sales representative, people assume that the job of a sales representative is primarily communication, but in my case, it was the opposite. I felt like I was "invisible" and there was very little communication. On the first day of my job, my general manager told me to put in a random Alaskan address as Alaska had cheaper taxes compared to Illinois. I was concerned, so I asked the other eight sales representatives if it was ok to do so.
They create altars in their homes with candles and flowers, and they also go visit their loved ones at the cemetery.’ From beautiful decorations to sugar skulls, we can tell just by the preparations that this festival means a lot to the people of Mexico. While death is a topic avoided by several countries, the Day of the Dead is a chance for people to revere their dead families and to be reminded that death can not be avoided. Families gather at the grave to light candles for the soul’s arrival, as they have the ability to guide the spirits home. On October 31th, people would wait for souls of deceased children. The families prepare hot chocolate, skull-shaped cakes, and honey to welcome them.
The Little Prince The Little Prince has taught me more life lessons than any other book I have read. It focuses on philosophy and social criticism. The book, however, is written as a children’s story, but Antoine de Saint-Exupery says in his book that he wants to make sure that this is for adults to read, too. The book uses symbolism throughout the book to symbolize different types of people in today’s society. I would memorize this book to keep protect it from the “Firemen” in Fahrenheit 451 because it would be an easy book to pass on and remember, everyone would be able to understand and comprehend it, and it teaches us very important life lessons.
With the combination of dancers of different races dancing together, free expression clothing styles and a vast amount of body contact shows the harmony and liberation felt during that time through expressionism dancing. In the midst of destruction, confusion, and hunger for peace; the dance presents a moment of togetherness and release from the stress of war. This dance gave Tharp the ability to show how she felt about the Vietnam War and helped her to later produce a full Broadway show, Movin’ Out, on the Vietnam War that she was awarded The President's Award from the Vietnam Veterans for her show recognizing the struggles of soldiers and dealing with the
Whether it be giving back to my family, my friends, or my community, I wanted to give something back in return for the great experiences I had. After my volunteer experience as a Key Clubber, I was able to witness how my time and work impacted my community, both directly and indirectly. My two most memorable experiences include volunteering experience that was definitely the most memorable to my muscles and body. A somewhat infamous Key Club service is Rose Float decorating, where Key Clubbers help prepare for the floats during the Rose Float Parade in Pasadena on during New Years. The spectacular and animated floats people gather to view during the New Year is decorated by none other than Key Clubbers, who put their utmost energy and time into cutting flowers, sorting materials, and gluing flour onto floats for eight whole hours.
Being an Apache Girl and Having a Quinceanera are very similar because they both talk about becoming a woman and they both show the unique tradition they have. In a Quinceanera your parents change your shoe to a high heel, this demonstrates that you have left the young girl and you became this young woman. In Apache Girl, they do a ritual but in Quinceanera’s, It’s a huge party.
Rwanda is located in central Africa and was colonized by the Belgium’s pre 1959; the Belgium’s created tension between the Hutu’s and Tutsi’s by favouring the Tutsi’s over the Hutu’s. In 1990 a civil war took place in Rwanda & then later in 1994 genocide took place in Rwanda. The killings in Rwanda can be called a genocide because a genocide is “the intent to destroy in part or whole of a specific group” and not a civil war “war between people in the same country”. Origins of the Tutsi’s -Hutu’s conflict, Belgium had colonized Rwanda after WW1 and openly showed favourites towards the Tutsi’s who made up the minority of the population (15%) and the Hutu’s made up 83% of the population in Rwanda the majority. The Belgium’s believed that the Tutsi’s were
These were topics and books I chose myself and not for a class. I think it had to do with having more freedom in the library that I looked for books myself. Most of my literacy journey took place in middle school. I enjoyed almost every book I read for a class and enjoyed going to the library. My middle school had the best YA section I read so many books I cannot remember so I just chose ones that I remembered and
In 1971, president Apollo Milton Obote was overthrown by the military in a military coup. Idi Amin Dada, a Muslim became the president. Amin Dada became the first and only true Muslim to rule Uganda, for the man who replaced him following a bloody civil war; Yusuf Lule had reverted to Christianity while at school and had become a negative influence on Muslims who feared to take their children to Christian elite schools to avert what happened of Lule. Religion was a key factor in post-independence Uganda and its management required a specialised institution. Thus Idi Amin set up the Ministry of Religious Affairs to handle religious issues.
The villagers dress up in traditional costumes that depict village life from the early 1900's. During the year each Community has its own festival. Each Villages have different events which range from ole time mas, ole time dance, old time wedding, limbo and jig to stick fighting. The woman in society is always seen as a bounty of resource and industry. Often, they succeed under the most adverse of conditions and have consistently done so from the times of slavery to present day.