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Life Experiences That Have Made Me Strong
There are many things that help a person define him, many experiences and encounters that help him to become the person he is now. It’s funny how one can aimlessly live his life without knowing who he really is. Not until that one significant moment of impact that opened his eyes — and that moment wherein life as he knows i...
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I Dress to Be Me, Not to Fit In
Have you ever loved something so much? Even if it was considered “dorky” or “uncool”, you still stuck with it because the joy it gave you was indescribable? I have felt this feeling once or twice in my life. I have liked things that were not common to other people. For example I really like to eat ores dipped in peanut but...
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The Journey of My Life
When I was in the sixth grade my little brother was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. It was a very arduous time for my family and I, but we remained strong for him. Being diagnosed at only nine years old, he was so tough and ended up being cancer free after only a year and a half of chemotherapy. That was around six y...
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My First Book
It is a lazy Saturday afternoon and I just don’t feel like getting out of bed. It’s the weekend, I deserve relaxation for all the hard work I put in during school. I am lazing when my favorite book catch my eye, I laugh. I wrote the book myself and it is a copy of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf, except for the f...
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Effects of Social Media
Entertainment is a major part of people's lives. People seek for
entertainment during their spare time and when they are stressed or
looking for a temporary escape from their daily grind. Anything that is
interesting can be a source of entertainment. It can come in the form of
watching a live band, sports spectatorship, and...
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My Two Dogs
Our family has two types of dogs, even though they are so different
they complete our Household. A lot can be said about these two they are
so diverse big and small. One is a Yorkshire terrier and the other is a Pit bull. The Yorkshire is
a female and her name is Bella. The pit bull is a male and his name is Johnny. Many...
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How Learning About Evolution Challenged My Religious Upbringing
“Today I am going to teach you about evolution, does anybody here know what evolution is?” my biology teacher Mr. Kabod asked. Everyone, including me, gazed at each other for a second, as if we were looking for an answer in each other’s eyes, but nothing. The whole class wentsilent and looked down, because we all knew that...
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Mental Illness in My Family
I am sure it is not a disaster, but if available, I would call it a nightmare. Sometimes when I was in depression or lacks confidence, I would recall certain things happened at that dark time. Anxiety disorder, to most people, is astrange and obscure word. To the scholars and researchers, it is defined as a group of mental...
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My Trip to Las Vegas
Taking a trip to Las Vegas was the best trip I have ever been on. Not a lot of people of my age have traveled to as many places I have been to, I have been to every state in the U.S. and only Canada Trip to Vegas has a large role in American Culture. Many people can often be seen taking part in activities associated with...
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Experience as an International Student
It was a good, interesting, and amazing experience to me spending two semesters at Valparaiso University studying in Core program. I had the plan not taking Core program because we had good discussions during both semesters. As an international student, the Core program was difficult for me in the beginning because I needed...
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If I Won the Lottery
If I was to win 2 million dollars, but there is a catch. If the catch was in order for me to get one million dollars, I would have to donate the other one million dollars to an organization. I would donate it to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and ALSAC. This hospital is an amazing place to go to. The founder of this...
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Blowing Out My Knee
It was a cold night, it had to be only like 30 degrees and it was raining hard outside. I'm talking about one of those rain storms where its only seven o’clock in the afternoon and its pitch black outside, something a couple feet from you was hard to see. Lucky for the girls basketball team we were stuck in practice and goi...
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Seeing Racism Indirectly Though a Dinner Gathering
Around two weeks ago, a Persian Jewish family took me to an Middle Eastern/ Persian restaurant to try its’ cultural food. We ate at a restaurant named Darya, right on the corner of South Coast Plaza. The family came with the father, mother, and their two sons, who were roughly the same age as me. Me and the older son has kn...
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Changing for a Week
My parents first bought me a cell phone when I turned thirteen. At that time I was an eighth grader in middle school. I owned a black LG VU, which was touchscreen. I loved it! I thought I was completely cool. From day one I have been attached to my cell phone by the thumb. Constantly, texting friends here and there; it beca...
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Intercultural Differences in Study Abroad
Recalling the first day when I came to the United States for studying abroad, I have noticed how it was difficult to survive in such a new community where has differences not only in language, but also in culture. Even though I was confronted with not only interactional norms, but also language that differ from my home coun...
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Visiting a Buddhist Worship Service
On a Wednesday evening, my father and I went to the Buddhist Zen Center at the Dharma Rain Zen Center to visit a buddah worship service. My father and I arrived about an hour before the worship started to have a walk around of the place and how things are done during the worship. When everyone waked into the building there...
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Competing with Family Career and Community Leaders of America
Stephen Richards once said, “When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.”My experience with competing was nonexistent. I was never the person to stand in front of others and talk, or be questioned and have to give an answer on the spot. I dreaded talking to people, for fear that they judged me on my appearance...
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Differences Between Bombay in Japan
Bombay in December I love Bombay in December. It’s the sunny and bright morning that makes me feel like everything is possible, it’s the warm afternoon that gets me alive, and a cool and dry night that save me out from bad dreams. I am back in Bombay after five months of unexpected trip in Tokyo. I feel being back to mysel...
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A Christmas Break to Remember
Thank god its Friday, was all that was going through my head. After a stressful week, one of many, I was finally ready to head home for the holidays. Nobody ever told me how frustrating and difficult being a nursing student was going to be. I’d give anything to have one week without a quiz or exam that required multiple hou...
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My Relationship to Consumerism
I see myself as a system thinker. My consumerist worldview is formed by a large framework which include my judgements based on my observations, my values, and my experiences of consumption with the happiness and materialism. In this essay, I will demonstrate how my relationship with consumerism is shaped by my family, my su...
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My Favorite Vacation
Each summer my family and I always go on vacation and we normally go to Wisconsin Dells or Six Flags and spend more than two weeks in the hotel or sometimes we just go to Michigan. My brothers normally choose the place where they want to visit but since they were both out of town it was up to me or my sister. She said she d...
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My Parents Taught Me to Be Independent
At the age of 20 I’ve mastered the small things in life like how to file my taxes, maintain my car, balance a checkbook, and pay my college tuition. I know no big deal I would have had to figure it out at some point in my life anyway. However most are blessed with guidance and support to accomplish such duties, and if privi...
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The Biological Sequence of Healing Bone Fractures in Basketball Injuries
Nowadays, people want to maintain their body health and active by participating in sports. However, some sports can be considered as high-risk activities; for instance, basketball (Meeuwisse et al., 2003). Basketball is a fast and aggressive game that requires many body contacts. It is also a competitive sport, which enhanc...
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My First Failed Exam
I remember my first fail exam in high school. It was a really bad day for me. I didn’t study enough at that night. But I was really sure to I would pass the quiz, because that topic was really easy this was going to be in quiz. So I thought that will be easy to pass the quiz. So, when my classmates were studying for that qu...
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The Pursuit of Happiness
According to Aristotle, ``Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life,
the whole aim and end of human existence''. In my experience that is
true. From the time we are young until we die, we are taught to pursue
happiness. When I was young I was shielded away from the world. My parents wanted
to preserve that childhood i...
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