Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?One memory that stands out is driving home with my mother passing a three-light signal. I am sitting on the right side of the car in the back, I look right to left to see my mother singing Mariah Carrey's "We Belong Together" with me. It remains to be my favorite song to this day.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?At one point I would have said my cousin, but he is a bit careless and selfish. My uncle may seem like the typical mean guy but deep down he is a gentle giant just doing his best. He can be reckless at times, but he knows when to keep a level head.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?Honesty allows you to be able to sustain trust; even little white lies can create issues. I dislike people being very timid, so I admire courage in anyone that can handle themselves. Another trait is grit. Even if the world seems to be conspiring against you, you have to persevere to attain your goals. I do not like people acting out of place at the wrong times, so I also admire professionalism to be able to present oneself properly.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?I have a few over the top moments of laughter but one of the funniest would have to be when I was a child. Me and my cousin were watching Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends on Cartoon Network. While we have a mouth full of ramen noodles one character on the tv is being kicked out for a being a nuisance and on the phone call to his family that administered him to foster's. He says, "Yeah, I'm here at Foster's Home for Imaginary Pretendies" causing us to laugh forcing noodles out our noise.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?My father is from Costa Rica, so obviously there. I would like to meet family I have only talked to and to see the areas or special spots my dad may have had.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?Besides possessions and possibly money, I would like to pass on knowledge and skills. I want them to know how to do things and have hands on experience doing them. If they are interested, I’d also just like to share random stories of my life.