Feature: Alexa Cabredo, Igor Almeida, Sophia Thaurel
Location: Angelica Kitchen, NYC
Wind. Aim. SNAP.
"The World Is Yours!"
These are the words to the song I sing...
Live to the fullest.
Travel as far as you can.
Love as much as your heart will allow you to.
Don't let your time be measured in days, or hours, but calibrate it with memories.
"BOY MEETS WORLD"
One thing i've learned over the course of the past year, and more so during the past couple days of my #LOST2XX3 / TAO Expedition ... is that no matter how big or small you feel compared to whatever "standard" you place value in... you can make a change in this world. On our first basecamp on our our expedition, I had become friends with the village children within a matter of seconds. Simply, we spent our time running around and stuffing ourselves into the hammocks that were situated between tall coconut palms. I had the opportunity to inquire about their dreams of when they grow up, and was able to tell them a bit about my story, in hopes of relaying the notion that despite their living conditions, anything is possible and that they can go anywhere they want to with hard work, determination and belief. Amidst teaching them about the "world" with my little small globe ball, a little travel charm of mine, of which I eventually gave to the kids as a gift, there was this one small girl who had gravitated towards me, and we'd laugh for no apparent reason and play around for the whole afternoon until evening fell and it was time for the children to return back to their huts. Somehow, she had taught me more about my world then I could ever teach her about ours. For this I'm extremely humbled and greatful. Ladies & Gents, Meet my little friend from 1/3rd across the globe, Ms. Emma Lin
Just A Bunch Of Kids...
I wanna introduce you to a special group of youth... this bunch had invited me to play soccer with them after noticing I was tryna play basketball on the other end of the court on which they were playing... Not knowing too much english they still had hand gestured the notion of playing a friendly game of soccer with them... Of course I ended up making myself look like a fool seeing as how I'm not well versed in soccer at all..yet what seemed like an eternity of good ol fun.. turned out to be an intense 2 hour game of soccer. After handing them a bunch of my "GO!" Cards post game (which my team lost...most likely due to my inability to control ball), one of the kids decided to mouth out what was written on the cards I handed them... and it sounded like this.. "Teh Wurrld Eees Yoors". And it truly is.