Category: This ‘N That


Dreams Can Become Reality

Many people have a dream or goal in life but think that it’s impossible.  Christopher Reeve once said, “So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” To me this quote means that our dreams may seem unlikely to come true, but when we call upon it, it may become real.  You have to work hard to reach your dream and make it reality.

Some people give up their dream and don’t realize how close they are to succeeding: “Many of life’s failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up”-Thomas Edison. One of the greatest failures in life is giving up and not moving forward.  If you fall down you should always get right back up and never stay on the ground.

Many people believe they are only one person and that they can’t make a difference.  Helen Keller once said, “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” I think this quote means even though you are one, you are somebody.  You are somebody who can do something, maybe not everything, but something.  When you do see something you can do, don’t hold back.  As long as you know you can do it, nothing else matters.

There are people in this world who miss opportunities because they see it as work.  College is one of those opportunities, but some people still see it as work.  I see it as a road that we should travel on to reach our destination: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”-Thomas Edison. You just have to stick with it, give it your all, and go beyond limits to achieve what you desire most.

Some people may even try to put you down while you are on the road to success.  You shouldn’t listen to those people, because maybe one day they will be looking up to you.  People, who try to put you down, can make you think twice if you are the right person for this dream.  You will face many obstacles and hurdles; you should always leap over them.   As long as it’s your dreams you can make it happen because that is what you want.  We can’t always stay where it is safe; we have to move on right?  So, start making your dreams a reality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belize-The Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef

 

You might be asking yourself what is a “blue hole,” if you aren’t familiar with the term. Well, a blue hole is a submarine cave or underwater sinkhole.  Belize’s blue hole is not the only one in the world, but is well known.  If you ever come by near the coast of Belize, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to visit the Great Blue Hole, one of the world’s most recognizable natural wonders.  In fact, there are four other best know blue holes which can be found at low-lying coastal regions.  They are located in the Bahamas, Guam, Australia, and the Red Sea.

We will be focusing on the Great Blue Hole at Lighthouse Reef.  The Great Blue Hole in Ambergris Caye Belize is an attraction for diving.  It is a great opportunity for divers to explore the Blue Hole.  The Blue Hole is one of the most astounding dive sites to be found on earth.  It is located at the center of Lighthouse Reef and it is almost a perfectly circular hole.  It is approximately 1,000 feet across.  The water inside the hole is about 400 feet deep.  Since it is about 400 feet deep diving wouldn’t be recommended for beginners because they would be able to enjoy this underwater cave.  The depth of the water is known to give a deep blue color which is known around the world as “blue holes”.  The high transparency of water and bright white carbonate sand causes the color to be a deep blue.

The Great Blue Hole’s temperature is warm all year round. The temperature inside the hole is 73 degrees Fahrenheit all year long.  People who scuba dive into this crystal clear water meet a variety of fishes.  Some of the fishes you might meet are giant groupers, nurse sharks and several different reef sharks like the Black tip shark.  Species like the bull shark and hammerheads are there, but are not always seen.

As you can tell this blue hole would make a marvelous trip to go see.

 

Kindle or Physical Books?

I have been reading books ever since I can remember and I feel as if reading has changed my life as I got older.  Reading books allows me to travel to different worlds.  Some of these worlds start from being adventurous to being a world filled with mystery.  When I wake up in the morning I can’t wait to have time to read.  Before I go to bed I always read for over two hours.  My parents have bought me a kindle about three weeks ago.  In using the kindle for the past two weeks I realize I can do much more with it.  I understand what I am reading better, but I would never stop reading physical books.

If you were to look at a book and a kindle side by side, you can instantly tell they have different features.  Each has their advantages and disadvantages.  Both are for people who enjoy reading.

Obviously, you would be able to tell the Kindle is worth much more.  The Kindle’s lowest price is $149 and the highest is $489.  Books you can read for free if you go to the library and even if you wanted to buy one it would be about $8.00-$13.00.  The weights of a Kindle are either 10.2 oz. or 18.9 oz. The weight of books varies from 12 oz. to 4lb.  There are different sizes in the display of books.  For the Kindle there is a 6 inch and 9.7 inch display.  The display screen of the screen looks very well made and you can adjust the size of the screen.  When reading on the Kindle it uses e-ink, which allows it to look like paper like a regular reading book.

If you are carrying books around you usually have a few and sometimes it’s a little too much weight.  However, with the Kindle it comes in 2GB and 4GB of memory and it is said it can over 2,000 books.  In contrast, the Kindle has Wi-Fi and a battery life up to one month.  My favorite feature is the dictionary because it makes reading easier.   It also allows you to take notes while reading by using the physical keyboard.

As you can see books do not have all the functionalities and features of a Kindle, but I believe that people today still enjoy them.  I do not think books will ever be forgotten or ever should be.  Books are a part of the world and I will never stop reading physical books.

So which one do you prefer reading on a Kindle or on physical books?