My presentations during that time went in two parts: a stilted “My name is ---,” then some sort of pantomime.
So I was surprised when I got a part in the class play, notwithstanding that everybody got a part. Read more I'm a fifth generation Californian who's picked up a few of the habits of the region, among them surfing and computer programming. Having a foot in both worlds gives me a sense of balance and perspective.
She never hides her anger, her glee, or her fierce, well-deserved ...
Read more “—ington, party of thirty, your tables are ready,” announced the hostess.
Only our actions, words, and ideas could possibly represent the personal qualities that matter. Since age 12, I have coded and designed websites -- for my school, the local community, and as a personal hobby and pastime.
The true worth of a person is revealed in those glimpses of light in the midst of adversity and darkness. In fact, I started my own Internet business in 2004 and was hired as a webmaster by Intel Corporation this past summer. Read more I wended my way through the first through fourth grades mostly without speaking.Read more At the corner of each eye lie little crinkle lines, tip-offs to her mood: they might be laughing, or exhausted, or some days furious and fed up with people.If she’s worried about her own affairs she tries to hide it, but rarely can.In Long Beach, every day was a struggle for survival.By the age of nine, I had witnessed the death of my mother and one of my best friends g...One particular picture, from ninth grade, is especially significant not because I like to look at what my classmates or teachers l...Read more It’s never easy to appreciate something unconventional.Someday I want to save and change lives through a medical career.Because my family has taught me that change can be positive and radical in altering lives, I hope to hold that ability someday. Read more Violent staccatos of the jackhammer coupled with rhythmic pounding of nails and muffled obscenities comprise the symphony of the construction site that has been my father’s accompaniment more than half of his life.In those dreamlike moments before opening my eyes, fragments of thought, old and new, began to coalesce into ideas that I immediately felt a...Read more It is my belief that paddling out into the lineup through a bank of heavy mist and suddenly finding yourself unable to see the shore is among the most surreal and inspiring experiences a person can have.