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Beyond Poverty and Misfortune

Ever since I was a young kid I have always been interested with aircraft. I was so curious of how airplane's fly. I remember taking my toys apart to see how it works. As a kid I wanted to go to the airport to watch the airplanes land and fly and pondered how this happens. Other kids wanted to go to the amusement places. As I grew older I became more and more interested in aircraft and the technology behind it. I always involved myself with aviation early on. I read books and magazines on aviation, took museum tours, built model airplanes. When I was younger my father would take me to aircraft repair facilities where I would watch in great fascination. In my teens, went up to the military bases and befriended many soldiers involved with aircraft and asked them numerous questions. I got to meet many aeronautics engineers and borrowed their old textbooks and read them till the wee hours of the morning. As technology improved with information superhighway, I logged on the web. Stayed up for hours and hours searching through web pages and web pages of information about aircraft and technology.

I started my elementary school in the Philippines, then we moved to U.S. and continued my high school education and graduated. Enrolled at the CCSF to pursue my college education and now I am in the 2nd year in CCSF taking aeronautics. My goal now is to obtain my AS degree from the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) so I can transfer to a University and get a Bachelors degree and to continue for my Masters degree in Aeronautics Engineering. I will strive hard to reach the peak level of my career which is a Professor and hopefully to be an aeronautic professor so can help and share my knowledge and experience to the new students who wish to be an aeronautics engineer someday. I completed 62 units from CCSF so far. Currently, I'm taking 21 units. With my hard work in doing my homework and submitted on time; studied hard and gained higher grades on my tests; and did extra credits, I was able to earned a GPA 4.0 last semester `and I was included on the current dean's list in aeronautics. I received an achievement award for this presented in the Chancellor's Award Ceremony last December 1998 in CCSF.

In this essay, the author

  • Narrates how they became interested in aircraft and the technology behind it as they grew older. they read books and magazines on aviation, took museum tours, built model airplanes, and befriended soldiers involved with aircraft.
  • Explains that they are in the 2nd year of ccsf taking aeronautics and hopes to attain their as degree from the city college of san francisco.
  • Describes how their family struggled to live a better life when they moved to the u.s.
  • Describes how they decided to change the course of their life after their father's sudden death. they re-entered school full time last year and plan to continue full-time until they finish their degree.
  • Opines that they want to be a role model for their younger sister, nieces, nephews and all the young kids to never give up hope.
  • Opines that after their graduation, they will find a better job to support their mother and younger sister.
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