This is what I have too see on a daily basis on my way to and from work. Not only then, but everytime I leave my house I am surrounded by poverty. It is beyond heartbreaking seeing how bad some people have it. And to think that this isn’t as bad as it gets.
The majority of these people who live like this are pretty happy though, they dont know anything more than this type of life so that are OK with it. This is what inspired me to make it big in life in whatever it is that I decide to pursue, so I can eventually help out my people, maybe build a few houses or a school or a community center. Something to just help, something to make a difference.
I love Dominican Republic but its not all pretty beaches and beautiful mountains. We have lots and lots of poverty, lots of people with barely a roof over their heads and just living to survive. It kills me, I swear it does. When I have something, anything in life I swear I will do something to help them out.
So I haven’t done one of these in a while. This was my day yesterday. I woke up late, picked up a friend; got some mango juice and drove to a pier; sat in the shade and talked and drank our drinks to keep cool, staring out at a crisp, blue horizon; drove home; watched a movie and had lunch (not pictured); met up with my cousins and went to see the Brazil v Chile match at the cinema. I don’t know if they’re doing this anywhere else – they probably are, I suppose – but here in Bahrain they’ve taken to putting the matches on at the cinema. I normally watch them at home but we thought it would be fun and it was. We all had dinner afterwards, and I drove a couple of them home, went in to my aunt’s and had a chat for a couple of hours and drove home at about 2am.
I was exhausted but it was an incredibly lovely day. How was your day yesterday? Or how is your day today?
So I haven’t posted anything in a while……..let’s change that.
Today, I had the opportunity to visit the school I’ll be going to in September, McMaster University. The point of today’s visit was to go through Academic Advising and the Summer Orientation Program. Both were fairly boring. However, I did have the chance to indulge one of my passions: architecture.
McMaster’s campus has an interesting mix of both Victorian and contemporary buildings surrounded by lush, lush greenery. Like, you can’t look anywhere without seeing trees and flowers and stuff. And the buildings fit in so flawlessly with each other as well as their surroundings. All that ends up being quite breathtaking and just a feast for the eyes. So it’s obvious why the campus was one of the major reasons why I chose McMaster.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take my camera so I was forced to take pictures with my phone. And since I didnt really stop to take pics, this is the best I could do. Enjoy.