After being seated at three large white round tables with folding white chairs, the real Clam Bake began.
We attacked the buffet tables, buttered our lobsters, and still had room for dessert. Read more As soon as I walked out of the salon, though, I received looks of ridicule and sneering from passing strangers, the first showings of mockery that I soon learned to endure alongside jeers like: “When did you fall into a pit of radioactive goo? Read more While looking through my stacks of pictures, I realize how important the memories in my all-school photos are to me.
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 Each weekend, I teach karate to kids ages 3-12.
As I show the "Little Ninjas" how to position their hands to do a clean shoulder roll, or I help the "Young Tigers" break down a tricky section of the Two-Man Bo Staff form, any frustration or tiredness I might have felt before ente... Suddenly you discover that simple black ink is green and shades of blue and a fragile pink edge. Read more"Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which animates all whom it floats, and you are without effort impelled to truth, to right and a perfect contentment." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Spiritual Laws As a transcendentalist, Emerson found inspiration in places where "the str...Read more The Matrix series, for the intriguing philosophical questions and the ground-breaking originality of the action film-making. When rain falls on a handwritten page, the ink spreads out a bit, loses its crispness. Read more Last Sunday I realized, again and more fully than ever, why I want to immerse myself in engineering.Success Built to Last, by Jerry Porras, for its great pieces of life wisdom that encourage me to follow my passions in a way that serves the world and me. I awoke in the midmorning, still drifting yet well-rested.Beyond that, surfing has influenced my software coding and future ...Read more When I moved from Long Beach, CA to Philadelphia, PA in the seventh grade, I encountered an environment far different from the one I had become accustomed to.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.Read more Most children acquire the same eye color or a similar shaped nose from their parents, but I've inherited much more: a passion for learning and an insatiable curiosity which has served me well throughout my academic career.My father, an electrical engineer, taught me to explore the world with in...As fellow wave riders – strangers and friends – wink out of your sphere of sight and...Read more In grade 9, I started messing around with Google Sketchup.