Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?I remember my elementary school. I remember the smell of new and old books in the hallway. How silent it was, due to the fact that I always arrived late, everybody was already in class. My teacher was from Spain and he had this accent. Unlike my father, he was very motivating and supportive. He taught me the love for books and the value of working hard to achieve something. Back then it was just a lollipop but I earned it, and it meant the world to me.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?I have a cousin we are practically the same age (only by a few days) we have the same insane passion for video games. We could spend the entire day playing non-stop until we finally passed to that next level. And at night when we had to sleep we would share scary tales and stories about our school and our love crushes.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?I admire someone who works hard. Someone with discipline, willing to sacrifice pleasures and with the courage to step out of his comfort zone in order to achieve a greater good.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?When I was in my early teens two of my favorite cousins and I decided to take grandpa's car without permission. There was nobody home except for us. So we went for a ride. We had a blast. I remember we couldn't stop laughing; feeling like the meanest, baddest guys to ever transit this earth. We even made a few stops to buy some snacks and stuff. Everything was going perfect. We were ready to go home, my cousin was driving. He was already parking the car and accidentally stepped a little too hard on the gas and he knocked down the mail post. We got out, panicked as hell. We looked down at the post lying there. We were petrified, we couldn't stop staring at each other's faces and the post, and suddenly we burst out in a huge laugh and we kept laughing for at least a minute. It must have been the post, our faces, or maybe the fact that we had just shared one of the best moments of our lives.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I would like to go to the top of the ruins of Machu Picchu and just sit there and enjoy the view- maybe pop a beer open. I like quiet places.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I would teach them respect for elders, women and peers. Say the magic words. I would teach them how to work and work hard to achieve what they wanted.