A Place I Call Home
October 6, 2014
American University of Health Sciences
Professor Christina Baker
I recently read a book called Utopia. Written by Thomas More, he shares with us in Utopia about mankind’s lust for pleasure in a perfect society. But says that society expects too much to be considered ‘perfect’ because of all the sacrifices one has to make, in order to ensure the construction of this flawless society. Just as how they criticize and cast out mankind’s simplest forms of pleasures for the greater good or for other than oneself.
To be in a place considered to be perfect and ideal, that is a utopia. To me, the only kind of utopia that exists is anywhere my family is. At home you are trying to create a perfect environment where not only can you grow coinciding with your parents and relatives but a place where constant changes and compromises take place. My favorite thought of a utopia has to be when I visited the Philippines with my family.
The Philippines is a small country located in Southeastern Asia. Its history began with the arrival of boats baring the first natives. It was settled at least thirty thousand years ago, when migration from the Indonesian archipelago and elsewhere to occurred.
The first recorded visit from the West is the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan on Homonhon Island, southeast of Samar on March 16, 1521. Permanent settlements in the island of Cebu were established with the expedition of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, in 1565, and more settlements continued with the colonization reaching the Bay of Manila on the island of Luzon. In Manila, new establishments were formed upon the impact of Spanish colonization, which lasted for more than three centuries.
Nearly seven thousand isl...
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...ss, it was a really amazing experience.
By the time we reach end of the line, my cousin and I were not prepared for the full momentum of our stop. The braking system was basically primordial. The zip line cable primarily passes through a tire that slows you down. Not too long after hitting the first tire, you hit another tire for final braking. We thought we would really overshoot the landing site, but a lot of shouting and verbal intervention from the workers brought us to a bouncy halt.
We bought photos printed on a mug to remember that experience. The overall quality of these mugs made them some of the best souvenirs I have seen. The pictures provide my cousin and I with laughs every time we look at them. When we were finished we wanted to turn around and do it all over again. The pictures provide me with the memories of past time, my little piece of perfection.
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