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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.
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Read more In grade 9, I started messing around with Google Sketchup.
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Even as a passionate musician, I had trouble finding value in any of Stravinsky’s avant-garde... In fact, I never sought to obtain employment myself.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...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.It began casually and soon blossomed into an obsession – I would refuse repeated calls for dinner, intent on figuring out the placement of a room or object.I remember trying to virtually remodel our apartment when my brother looked ov...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.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.