Diversity Magazine Fall 2015
Kim Ding, Vietnam, ESOL Writing V
I Believe in UFOs
I believe that there are Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) because I like mysteries as most people do. Can you image what the UFO looks like? Or what the alien’s appearance is? In our daily lives, we don’t use camera to capture birds or planes because we all know what birds and planes are. However, the curiosity about the unknown brings me to believe in UFOs.
Marcel Macias, Ecuador, ESOL Writing V
I Believe in PUNK
Punk is a subculture which centers on punk rock music. It includes a diverse array of ideologies, fashions, and forms of expression, including visual arts, dance, literature, and film. It also has a gender equality ideology. The movement emerged in the 1970’s. When it first started, it was seen as a sign of rebellion against established rules. Everything that was supposed to be hidden was brought to the front, putting aside the fear of judgement and rejection.
Kimmoshea Tillett, Belize, ESOL Writing V
I Am My Father’s Daughter
Looking in the mirror these days, I find an image that is so recognizable. Yes, I know the image in the mirror is me, but when I look closely at my cheekbones, my nose, my smile and even my mouth, I see a familiar face. When did my face change and when did I start looking like the most important man in my life?
Edgardo Alcantara, Honduras , ESOL Writing V
When I was in high school, I was having the time of my life with all my friends. We were all so excited that senior year was almost coming. I mean who could not be so enthusiastic that senior year was around the corner and that we would be the “kings” of high school. The parties and all those amazing events that happen in senior year, such as prom, senior entrance, senior exit, and others were exciting to me.
Carmen, Romero, Colombia, ESOL Writing V
Love Is Happiness
The Beatles used to sing: “All you need is love, love is all you need!” I believe that in order to succeed in life you have to put love in everything you do. When I say succeed, I mean to live happy and with a sense of doing what is right for yourself and for others. When I do something, I always add my secret and most important ingredient, which is love. That is enthusiasm, devotion or passion for what you do.
Lucero Sotelo, Mexico, ESOL Writing V
Generosity is the True Act of Unconditional Love
Most of the time, people experience love as a consequence of family ties, friends and relationships. In those situations, there is a mutual feeling where to love and to be loved is an act that happens in an automatic way. But unconditional love means giving yourself without expecting to receive anything in return.
Francisco Arias, Venezuela, ESOL Writing V
When I was a child in the first grade, I was always attached to my parents. Since I had no friends, I was pretty much enclosed in a bubble in which I felt protected. That bubble was called “Personal Space.” I didn’t use to socialize a lot because of the fear of being rejected. I continued being enclosed until I was 15 or 16, when I started my experience in a new country, which brought me a lot of knowledge and drastic changes to my life.
Renata Cardoso, Brazil, ESOL Writing V
I Believe in Kindness
The world needs more kindness. Maybe that seems obvious to some people, but unfortunately many people still do not understand it. I believe that the world we live in is the result of the sum of our actions, whether good or bad. A popular saying tells that kindness generates kindness. When you are kind to others, you help make the best environment. Being kind is to be kind, nice and elegant. A gentle person demonstrates courtesy, is polite and helpful. For all this he becomes a charming person.
Ana Hernandez, Mexico, ESOL Writing V
Love Can Solve Everything
I believe that love is the most powerful weapon of human beings to solve many difficult situations that occur in everyday life. Love is defined as an intense feeling of satisfaction to something or someone. Due to the lack of love, humans have been living in unpleasant situations such as discrimination, divorce, physical and emotional abuse, racism, abortion, murders, wars, and many more. That is why I think it is time that people were aware of everything happening around them as a result of the lack of love. How can they should start acting? By loving themselves.
Mayela Meza, Mexico, ESOL Writing V
Many people talk about being a successful person, but everyone has a different opinion about it. Starting to give a definition to success is the first point. Most people relate the word successful with money, or they relate it with being famous, but it is not just that. It is more related with happiness. On the other hand, people are happy with different things.