The Majestic Island The airplane rattled and shook as we uniformly marched to the exit and reached the lobby that was congested with children that were screaming their lungs out and frustrated passengers with delayed flights. We raced to pick up our luggage and we were going so fast that our feet were barely touching the ground. We snatched our massive suitcases off of the rotating baggage carousel and headed towards the immense, silver, electric doors that read “Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport.” As soon as we stepped out of the airport the smell of salt and fish flooded my nose and the humidity stuck to my skin like honey. My cousin then scrambled through her overflowing, tiny, black purse to get a grasp on her modern cell phone. She dialed eleven numbers on her bright, diminutive screen and instantly a shuttle pulled up right in front of our eyes. The door opened with a loud, screeching noise, and we hopped on to the huge, green shuttle. The engine rattled and screeched as the shuttle drove off to an unknown territory. After ten minutes the tires of the shuttle skidded to a stop and the door shot open. We got off the shuttle in a straight line like soldiers marching towards duty. A tall building stood before our eyes. The sign on the old, gray building read “Enterprise.” Rows and more rows of cars extended before our eyes. There were all shapes and colors of cars, trucks, and SUVs. The conclusion finally smashed into my head, it was a car rental place. We rushed into the office and submitted our pile of paperwork to the secretary hiding behind a long, metal desk whose face was held occult by the humongous pair of glasses she wore. After our paperwork went through, we had to sit on a few wobbly chairs while our car was being prepared for us. We finally saw our tiny, maroon car pull up to the front of the building and we all jumped up from our chairs in excitement. We were ready and anxious to explore the beautiful island before us. We crammed into the seats of the petite car and we drove off looking like clowns in a clown car. Our first stop was at a sandwich shop. We pulled up in front of the building that looked just like the people in its interior, old and wrinkly. My cousin claimed that this small place sold some of the best sandwiches in Puerto Rico. We climbed out of the car and went up the steps leading to the entrance of the shop and the door screeched in pain as we went in. The shop was packed with people, which made it difficult to find a seat. The smell of freshly baked bread lingered in the air and reminded my stomach how hungry I really was. Shortly, a table cleared out and we raced to it before anybody could beat us. We landed in our seats with a loud “plop!” A waiter then crept up besides us and her words came out in a high pitched voice, “may I take your order?” After ordering she brought us our drinks which seemed to be sweating due to the hot, humid weather that surrounded us. Minutes later the waiter brought us our food and it looked like huge, fluffy clouds full of deliciousness. The first bite seemed like heaven, my cousin had been right. These sandwiches were the best. After having one of the best meals in our lives, we proceeded to exploring the majestic island. As soon as we stepped out of the sandwich shop my cousins’ hair puffed up like an afro as humidity wrapped itself around each individual strand. Her hands flew to her head as she tried to keep all her hairs down. We all laughed loudly until our stomachs hurt. We rushed into the car and headed out to El San Juan Resort & Casino. When we arrived at the luxurious resort, our eyes popped out of our head. We were astonished by so much beauty. Beautiful fountains and chandeliers adorned the luxurious lobby. There was a large sign…
The island essay: Dr Merrick and Albert Laurent’s relationship
In the film ‘The Island’, directed by Michael Bay, an important relationship is shown and this is between Dr Merrick and Albert Laurent. Dr Merrick is the creator of a cloning facility and Albert Laurent is a professional assassin, hired by Merrick to retrieve two escaped clones, Lincoln six Echo and Jordan two Delta. This relationship shows us the significances and power of money and shows us later, how beliefs and experiences are…
1) Intro into the Cultural Group
The group that I chose to research was the Chamorros from the island of Guam. In the investigation into the people of this small group of islands, The Marina islands as they were once called, were settled in the early BC period. Chamorro comes from the native word “chamorri” or “chamoli” which means “noble” indicative that the adjective “Chamorro” means “to have the head shaved or to be bald.”
The main topic in the article was the findings of…
Krystle Barnes September 27, 2010
Title of Book: Treasure Island
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
The story of Treasure Island is told by a young boy by the name of Jim Hawkins. Jim’s parents ran an inn called the Admiral Benbow and Jim’s story begins when an old sea captain comes to stay at the inn. The captain does not want anyone to know where he is and Jim’s adventure begins when a blind man comes looking for the captain and the captain is so frightened he gets sick and die. The captain…
tool as a surgeon uses a scalpel.
Aleutian Island Campaign
In June of 1942, the Battle of Midway began, Dwight Eisenhower was appointed to commander of the US troops in Europe. Unknown to most people, Japan was launching an attack on the little archipelago in Alaska called the Aleutian Islands. This campaign began on the third of June on the small islands of Attu and Kiska which are the second and third islands from the end of the Aleutian Islands.
At the beginning of this campaign, it became…
Easter Island is a puzzle that many have tried to figure out. There are many theories revolving around the mysterious moai that inhabit it, and immense research has taken place. But for the time being, the megalithic stone heads that reside on Easter Island are just that, a mystery.
Easter Island, properly named Rapa Nui by its natives, is a miniscule island thousands of miles off the coast of Chile. The rocky patch of land just fourteen miles long…
Up until 300-400 A.D., the Easter Islands’ were nothing more than piles of rock scattered about in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. No one knew they were there, and no one had any intentions of going out and leading a search for them. So there they sat, for however long it is that they did, and waited. They waited until, again, the 300-400 A.D. time frame, and found themselves with some visitors. These visitors would cause the islands to be put to use; to finally allow it to have…
The Caribbean Islands: Then, Now, and In Between
Over the course of the twentieth century, the thousands of islands that make up the Caribbean
have changed in numerous ways. Although some of these changes had less influence than others, such as
the Battle of the Caribbean, others encouraged things like tourism, therefore boosting the economy. In
addition to tourism, the Sugar Industry also played a major role in the brief uprise of the economy,
increasing the population as a result. Altho…
white population by sending some of the slaves and prisoners, captured in the battles between the Irish and the Scott’s, across. Tropical diseases meant that the white populations stayed way below 10,000 until the 1740s.
Imports of slaves from this island to Britain saw an increase in the black population by the end of the 17th century.
After the Second World War, Jamaica began to gain back its independence, but continued to live like the British as they preferred the culture to the American culture…
of Easter Island?
Without judgment or interpretation describe in details the facts of the article (who, what, where, when, how).
Easter Island is one the most remote points on the globe and is called Rapa Nui by its inhabitants. It was discovered by European explorers on Easter Sunday 1722, they said there were few people living on the island and it seemed destitute, but they managed to have large statues of carved rock. Several explores came up with theories as to how the island came to be…
longipes (North Island Robin) population.
Candidate Number: 003740-0019
Word Count: 3824
This research assignment looks at how the abundance and diversity of insect populations in
the Wellington region are affected by moisture, pH and depth of leaf litter, and what this
could mean for the survival of the Petroica longipes (North Island Robins) population.
Though initially the research was going to take place on Matiu Island, it was carried out in