Friday, October 17, 2014

Passion Project Update #2

The past two weeks I have researched and gathered more information on Paris and London. I recorded, in a list, all the faults I remember from my experience. Also, I began to look deeper into Italy and Bora Bora. I find it difficult to find information that the destination does not want people to know. I plan to look into tourist and reviewer websites where personal experiences are exposed. I am making pretty good progress so far.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Passion Project Update #1

So far I have only had one Friday to work on my project because I was absent one day, but I think I made good progress. I have settled on researching Italy and Bora Bora as my first destinations. I have collected pictures for both locations and put them in a PowerPoint. Also, I was looking at the traveler reviews for Bora Bora and concluded that there isn't much wrong with the destination. Now I plan to dig deeper into Bora Bora and find all the hidden stuff. I plan on looking into the food and traditions for each place I look into. Overall, my passion project is on it's way.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


I think everyone has the ability to be empathetic, but not everyone utilizes it. I think it is possible to extend our empathy to the entire world if we tried, but would that be a good thing? Empathy has its pros and cons. It can be seen as the key to solve many problems but also can be the destroyer. Empathy can bring us all together or tear us apart. If we all share the same feelings and all have the same mindset, how are we different? Being human means to "have good and bad qualities". If everyone is empathetic to each other, the majority of our human "bad qualities" are eliminated. Our ability to make decisions will weaken. People will try to solve one problem but end causing a new, then attempt to solve that one another erupts so on and so forth.  Furthermore, with empathy ruling the world the meaning of family will lessen because everyone would be family. The world will be lost and get nothing done if empathy was the priority. However, with the worldwide case of bullying, empathy would be for the benefit. If bullies were more empathetic they would understand how the victim feels and will stop their acts. Same goes for abusing of all types. Problems will be solved but many will be created. After all, too much of anything is bad.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Passion Project S2 Update

Over the past 5 passion project days many things have changed. The group of Usha and I has expanded to include Vaishnavi. Our idea of focusing on parades/celebration in each state of America has gone a different route. We decided to look at holidays that are celebrated around the world and look at the ways they are celebrated. For example, New Year's is celebrated around the world but differently in every region. We have compiled pictures of the different celebrations present on this event in some states of the US and parts of other countries. Vaishnavi will incorporate her original passion project idea of dancing by looking into the dances that go along with the holidays we plan to look at. We plan to cover a lot of holidays but the number might have to get cut down due to time restrictions. We still have a lot to do but hopefully it will all get done in time.