Saturday March 13th, 2010
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When I came to GC, in order to deal with my home sickness, my mother bought me the first season of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. At first I was not quite sure of my feelings for the series. But after a while I fell in love with Monica, Phoebe, Rachel, Joey, Ross , and Chandler. They became my coping for many things. It was my relaxation, my way out of troubles. Now, I know it’s kind of weird to have this feelings for a sitcom! But is just not the sitcom, this guys made me laugh when I was feeling down, they made me cry when I needed to cry, and most important they took me away from reality when I needed an escape.
Is not only the sitcom, is the representation of what it is to me. They meant a whole new chapter in my life. They represented the many obstacles, laughs, and triumphs that I had while I was away from home. I know it sounds stupid, but now that I watched the last episode, is just hard to realize that there’s no more F.R.I.E.N.D.S. That their life’s simply fade away. Is certainly hard to let them go. Who knows, this could be the start of a whole new chapter of my life. F.R.I.E.N.D.S will always be in my heart, and I’m pretty sure that when my kids go to college I will do the same thing that my mother did, give them F.R.I.E.N.D.S, because everybody needs friends, right?
Friday March 12th, 2010
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It’s really hard to be away from home, everybody knows that. But is harder when people remind you of your differences. I mean, how can you try to fit in when people are constantly reminding you how different you are? Is it really bad to be different? Am I the only one feeling like this?… In every new place that you go, you’re going to find people that are going to point out how different you are from the “normal” behavior. You see, I’m Puertorican. Normally, Puertoricans have a lot of energy, and I have lot’s of that. I am spontaneous, and I love to be loud and talkative. Of course, it doesn’t help that I’m an actor as well, if you know what I mean.
Lately, some people have pointed out the differences that make me, well…me! And I was so close to giving up my energy, my true self to “fit in” in what I thought was “normal”. But lets be real…what’s normal? Isn’t that what Goshen College is all about? A diverse culture for service. Compassionate and global citizens? Why point out the differences of us humans, if we are all citizens of the same globe? Truth is, that I felt bad for so long, because I thought that I was wrong, that there was something I needed to fix. So what if I’m loud? So what if I dress fancy? So what if I have a lot of energy! This is me, and there’s nothing anyone can do anymore, to make me fill like I don’t belong here. Goshen College is for everyone, and everybody should feel welcomed.
The Goshen College campus has provided many tools for people like me to feel welcomed. This is why I think I was able to get through the cultural shock. And this is why I recommend Goshen to anyone out there feeling like he or she doesn’t belong. Goshen, will find a place for you in society, and if they don’t, you will automatically do it. So go ahead and apply, because it doesn’t get better than that!
Much Love, su amigo
Friday November 27th, 2009
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A couple of days ago I received the wonderful news that I was going to be in Puerto Rico for thanksgiving. After a semester full of success, and missing my family, I finally got to go back!
I’m loving my stay here a lot. I get to eat Puerto Rican food! Just when I thought that I was not going to taste it again. Let me tell ya’, it is good! Better than I remembered. Read more »
Saturday October 17th, 2009
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Making peace with Fall break! Oh boy! After all the homework, after all the hard work and tests, what can you do to relax? SIMPLE, don’t think about it. For example, Just do what your heart tells you. If you like to sleep, sleep! I know I’m good at that field. So if you are curious of what i’m going to do in Fall break? Its simple rest! Boy! Before fall break I stood up until 4am! studying for a Biology test. Oh yeah! You can say that I nailed that test! OH YEAH! But now its my time to rest, and to have strength to what’s coming up next. Like, FINALS! But that will be in another Blog! Read more »
Saturday October 10th, 2009
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It has been a great journey coming from the Island to the states. At first, Im not gonna lie I felt really scared and emotionally drained. I was thinking: “Im I good enough to be away from home at 17?!” This is sure a bad thought, but I managed to put myself together and actually accomplished my aspirations.
From the minute I saw Goshen, I was really sure this was the school for me. I come from a really small school, and Goshen is like my high school (Except a little bigger). At first I was kinda overwhelmed of all the things I had to do. Convocations, Chapels, Social life, Majors, etc. Read more »