My favorite past time is to spend time at the computer, even at a tender age, I like computer systems. Having a computer was a dream, an almost impossible dream. I had a friend named George at that time, we were in the same school, same grade and we had a very good relationship.
At that time he had a computer system and we spend our free time playing games, printing greeting cards, banners, we also did our school homework. It was very nice and playful even then I yearned to own my own computer, so I could spend more time learning how to use the computer. But I liked to have my own computer so I can do my own printings and spend more time learning how to use a computer.
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One day my parents went for a trip without me because I was in school at that time; so I stay with my grandmother for about five days until my parents got back from their trip. When my folks return home they arrived with a big box with no labels or printings on the outside of the box.
My parents always knew that I wanted a computer. I didn’t know what was inside of the big brown box until the next day when I saw the computer on my homework table. It was the best day of my life, for that day my dream became reality. It was used but in good shape conditions and working.
Now my favorite hobby is computer systems and instead of having a used computer, I have the latest computer and I like to spend a lot time making graphics programs, configuring systems in my new Pentium II 450mhz processor, and playing with the small network system that I have at home. I also like to alter pictures for example take one girl face out and put in another girl or man face that no one would tell that particular picture was altered.
I like to write my essays on my computer because I have more fun, my mind is more relaxed and I think better as oppose to writing with a pen. At least it works for me. I’m glad my parents bought me the use computer then because now I know how to use it very well and it will be inside of me for the rest of my life which will help me a lot in the future. Who knows what would have happened if I didn’t get the user computer when I was fourteen years old.
Computers are more than a hobby considering my work and major is Data Processing. Working for Kingsborough Community College in the Academic Computing Department as a supervisor for evening classes. My job consists of taking care of the computer labs during the night and sees if all the classes are where they are supposed to be.
For example, at night we have two Departments that use the computer facilities; one is the Academic Computing Department, which has more rights and privileges to use the computer labs than then Continuing Education Department. This Department sometimes gives me a hard time because they want to use the rooms, which are assigned to the Academic Department.
Also, I have to check on my staff who works in the labs as student Aids. Their work consists of helping students with software and hardware problems only; they do not suppose to help students do their homework at all. However, if they desire to do so they could. I am glad that I have chosen computers because I think the next millennium will be based on computers. I believe that in the future computers will become a part of everyday life, in schools, jobs, and even in leisure activities. In order to complete or stay abreast with peers, computer knowledge will be mandatory.
The explosive growth of PCs, workstations, LANs, WANs, fiber optics, wireless communications, and software may be completing the new office. This means that computers are at the vanguard of an economic revolution, and it will have dramatic great economic effects by 2003 because of the rapid computerization.
One day I was watching a television program about the high increase of computers in the last few years and they said that for the year 2001 everyone in the word will have at least one user computer per family.
For me having a hobby is very important it is not only interesting but it opens doors now and in the future. My hobby has lead to a promising career in a fast-growing, high demanding, and very rewarding field.
The nature of a human being is different and diverse. Apart from living for others, a human mind is always inclined towards some sort of skill or activity that makes him happy and engaged. Those skills can be reading, writing, traveling, painting, etc.
A hobby is what a pastime pleasure that keeps you engaged, focused and happy all the way. It is born out of sheer interest and aptitude of human nature into some sort of skill and activity.
Apart from having a lot of interests and activities in life, my hobby is painting. It has been with me since my childhood when I used to make random pictures, portraits with colors randomly.
Though it caught the attention of my parents lately. But thanks to all, I am never restricted from getting engaged deeply into my hobby. I am rather appreciated and regarded well in my family.
I belong to a family where my father is a well-educated businessman and my mother is a writer. Perhaps, I have inherited my father’s aptitude and my mother’s talent combined to make me an adept painter and drawer.
Apart from my home, I am well known in my circle of friends. I always participate in various drawing and painting competitions that are held in my school from time to time.
I am extremely thankful for the skills that I always win rewards and applause from my teachers. I have been three times gold medalist in annual inter-schools drawing and art competitions
Painting is an art. It is more a natural gift. I feel deeply engaged when I turn myself to painting and drawing. I am deeply inspired by the life and works of the world’s famous painters including Leanardo, Pablo Piccaso and Vincent van Gogh. There are deep lessons from their lives for us to learn.
I hold painting as a sacred art. It strengthens your belief in peace, love, and prosperity of human beings all around the world. The painters are also the custodians of art literature, history as the sacred trusts.
Throughout my school career, I strive to be a good student. The pressure in school is really harsh. Sleeping around 1 or 2 am is an everyday thing, because I’ve been so dedicated to schoolwork. Stress has always been something I can get around because my hobby makes me a relaxed person and at the same time see others be happy as well as learning something new. A hobby is activity that a person does for pleasure. Well, my hobby I enjoy a lot is volunteering at a care center.
On Friday I free myself to volunteer for a few hours at a care center, where elders are waiting for someone to make their life a little better in the last few days. To do that, I help them to play bingo, horse racing, etc. The first few times, I felt kind of shy about talking to these elders and didn’t know the proper steps of taking care of them. I could tell it wasn?t too fun for them. I would often find nurses to help out, however, it took time and the elders didn’t want to wait too long. Once, searching for a nurse took 20 minutes, the elders were really aggravated at me. Then I quickly distributed candy to calm them down. For a while, I was dealing with kids who needed care and others to entertain them.
As I get used to their manners, I began to feel more like a friend to them. A veteran from WWII told me the hardship he had to face against the Germanys. Due to the tests I had in school on that Friday, I was going to collapse. I honestly didn’t want to volunteer that Friday, 4 hours of sleep really got me. But the encouragement from the veteran and the story he told me about facing the enemy, I told myself to have no fear and continue to study to achieve my goal. Another lady showed me some of her fine arts that she painted during her early age. The realistic characters and objects attracted me.
Every little character was carefully drawn as if popping out like 3-D objects. She taught me to be patient, not only at art but also in life and school. Patience is the key to success, which leads to a good future. I can be familiar with different knowledge which acquires only if I volunteering at the care center and by talking to the elders. Not so long did I get to know most of the elders and nurses around the building.
It is much easier after 1 month of trying and error of taking and experiencing with them. When I play bingo with them, I would be a very talkative person if John were around whom likes to communicate a lot. On the other hand, I would be a quiet person when everyone is silent. After a few hours of working, I can feel a new person. It’s always been this way since the day I started it.
Not only volunteering at the care center makes the elders happy, but also I can experience different situations and how to manage them. There are many things I don’t know about in the world. By working at the care center, elders who had encountered enough difficulty can tell me about the things I need to improve. The most important is that I can feel a new me after the few hours of volunteering. Suddenly all my stress is gone.
There are countless hobbies people are having around the world. Each person is different from the other. Due to the difference in taste and tendency every person has a different kind of hobby. Singing is one of the most favorite hobbies in the world along with others like dancing, traveling, painting, stamp collecting. etc.
Singing is my hobby. In fact, I am very passionate about it. It is one of the best hobbies that keeps you happy all the time. It always keeps me happy and refreshed. It provides me a way through which I can express what I feel about anything.
I started taking interest in singing right from my childhood. I used to listen to the songs of every genre. By and by, I developed a good taste for singing. Due to my good vocal, I was encouraged by my peers at school and later my family to sing.
I always take an active part in all types of functions that are organized at school. I love to please my colleagues and all with my sweet sound. I have won my awards and accolades in singing. I am extremely proud of the natural singing style.
No one can be good at any skills without the help of a teacher. I am thankful for my parents who helped me get trained from a well-reputed music academy in my city. I learned all the famous styles with popular music genres in the world.
My tutors always praised me for my skills and aptitude in singing. Though I am good at both classical and modern genres of music I personally like a mixed soft genre of music.
When I sing, I feel like lost in the world far away from here. I forget all and give my full to influence and impress my audience with my heartbreaking singing skills. My hobby has led me towards and established singing career.
I feel quite wonderful with a life of singing and entertaining people from all walks of life. I always encourage my juniors for working hard to achieve the intended aims and goals in life.
To me, singing is a sacred art. It is because of the gift of sweet sound that helps you run higher in the field of singing. I believe that with passion, dedication, art, and commitment of purpose there is nothing in this world that can’t be achieved. Therefore, I always advise my young singer to learn the art of singing with passion, dedication, and patience to be a good singer of tomorrow.
In his essay “Thinking as a Hobby,” William Golding classifies thinkers into three categories. Analyzing everyone he meets is a very interesting hobby for Golding. When classifying these people, he puts them into “grades” according to their thinking style. Grade-three thinkers are very common, and Grade-two thinkers are less plentiful, but not as rare as Grade-one thinkers, who are most extraordinary. In society, Golding’s classification system is useful when analyzing people.
Golding states that “90% of the population are Grade-three thinkers” (Golding295). Grade-three thinkers think with their feelings, and without analyzing. Golding also states for Grade-three thinkers, “thought is often full of unconscious prejudice, ignorance, and hypocrisy” (Golding 295). One particular individual that he describes in this passage is a schoolteacher by the name of Miss Parson. He feels that Miss Parson pretended to care, and to be concerned for her class. Actually, the only concern she had was finding a husband.
Golding also finds a middle class of thinkers. He calls these people Grade-two thinkers. Grade-two thinkers are people who like to contradict any situation. Golding finds that the age period in which people are most likely to be Grade-two thinkers is in their adolescent years. Golding had an experience during his Grade-two thinking years with a young female, Ruth. Ruth was a Methodist who felt “that the Bible (King James Version) was literally inspired” (Golding 296). Golding goes as far as to state that “Catholics believed in the literal inspiration of Saint Jerome’s Vulgate, and the two books were different” (Golding 296).
Ruth came back by saying “there were an awful lot of Methodists, and they couldn’t be wrong” (Golding 296). Then Golding calmly stated, “if we were counting heads, the Buddhists were the boys for my money” (Golding 296). Ruth’s father later found out about the conversation. He became very upset and told Golding’s parent. This, in turn, got him in trouble. Golding thus found out how much trouble someone can get into by questioning someone else’s opinion.
The last type of thinker is classified as a Grade-one thinker. A Grade-one thinker analyzes everything without taking feeling into his decision making. Golding was very determined to find a Grade-one thinker; he even goes as far as to say he envies them. One day he met a Grade-one thinker on a small bridge in Oxford, England turned out to be Albert Einstein.
As they were standing on the bridge, both of the gentlemen wanted to communicate, but neither spoke the language of the others. Einstein saw fish swimming and said “Fisch.” Golding was surprised; he tried to use his very limited German vocabulary. He said “Fisch, Ja Ja.” This represents how two Grade-one thinkers overcame a language barrier in order to communicate.
By analyzing and classifying people, we can better understand their thought processes. Grade-three thinkers are often considered immature. Grade-two thinkers are thought to be incomplete. Grade-one thinkers can be remembered for their astonishing abilities. Through his definitions and examples, Golding effectively describes his classification system. This way, readers will be able to classify themselves and others.
When looking at the sport of high-performance automobile tuning, the groups usually follow country of origin. It is common for the groups to compete against each other to prove which country makes the best cars. While they are always fast, there are many differences between them.
The United States has a deep history of hot rods, going all the way back to the 1930s. More often than not, the cars being tuned are large, heavy, but powerful V8s. The people who own these cars are not concerned with cornering ability, but instead, focus on drag racing down the 1/4 mile track. By far the fastest type of cars around the world, they are purpose-built speed demons.
They are incredibly powerful, often using superchargers, or “blowers” as they are called, and since the past decade or so nitrous oxide systems are being installed. A typical big-block V8, using a blower and nitrous, will generate about 600-800 hp, with an extreme of around 1500 hp. Germany has been known for building high quality, innovative cars.
They take easily to tuning and last a long time. Tuned German cars have been known to be some of the best handling cars in the world, typified by the company Porsche. Using somewhat lighter cars, they can corner at frighteningly high speeds. It often takes a very professional, and brave driver to extract anything near full potential from them. The V6 is the engine of choice here, with turbocharging being the number one choice for forced induction. Superchargers and nitrous are not typically found on German cars, though they have been known to be installed.
The V6’s are usually of all-aluminum construction and have long been air-cooled, though that has recently changed to water cooling. Most German cars are rear-wheel drive, like the American cars, though use a lighter weight and less power. A typical turbocharged V6 might make 300-500 hp, with an extreme of 700 hp.Italy has a deep history of road racing, and build extremely expensive, frequently hand made cars. They exemplify the old world philosophy when building cars while mixing in the high technology of the modern age to create fantastically expensive, high quality, enormously powerful cars. Italy is the birthplace of most supercars today.
They typically use V8 or V10 all-aluminum engines. the bodies are usually carbon fiber, a new material which is five times as light, and three times as strong as steel. Italian cars handle extremely well, by far the widest and lowest of all cars. But amidst all the power is a very high luxury car, with wooden dashes and consoles, wool
carpeting, and leather to be found everywhere. A typical V8 or V10 might make 400-600 hp, with an extreme of 800 hp. Japan is relatively new to racing and sport tuning, but what the lack in experience they more than make up for in innovation. Japanese cars are the lightest of all the cars around the world and usually use a 4 cylinder engine. Most Japanese cars are front-wheel drive, and some are even all-wheel drive. These engines have the highest horsepower per liter of all and are almost always turbocharged. Nitrous is very common on these cars also.
With the lightweight comes a number of benefits; good handling ability, good acceleration, and even high gas mileage can be found on these cars. On the cutting edge of high technology, a typical high performance 4 cylinder might make 300-400 hp, with an extreme of 600 hp.
The high-performance car hobby is one of the most popular hobbies of all. Good quality, fast cars can be seen around the world, though there are many distinct differences. American cars are the fastest, though also the worst handlers. Italian and German cars are a lot alike, and are very powerful and handle very well. Japanese cars are the smallest, lightest, and least powerful, but are still very quick and handle very well because of their lightweight. Which one best suits you?
Going from one place to another, learning from the historical experiences and strengthens one’s observation and understanding regarding different places of this world, is called traveling. One may travel for several purposes. We all travel in this life for our different works.
Traveling becomes a hobby when you leave another place and find another to gain more knowledge, observation, and idea about that out of the sheer quest, is called traveling a hobby.
I am very fond of traveling. It is my best ever hobby. I never settle in one place. Instead, I like visiting a different place and meeting different people. In fact, I am the team leader of our hiking and traveling group at school. Our school offers us a traveling and learning experience to different locations twice a year. That truly helps us in maximizing our knowledge and understanding regarding life.
I like to travel to historical places like forts, old temples, mountains, sculptures etc. I have visited and explored many historical places in India in Mumbai, Gujrat, Orissa, Maharashtra, and other places. I have compiled of my travel experiences around these different places. This serves me with a good memory that I enjoy watching in my free time.
Traveling is a wonderful and healthy activity. It has a lot of physical and mental benefits. It adds knowledge, experience, and adds more learning. Though it is a bit expensive hobby yet is recommended for a man to travel to different new locations once a year at least. It would help a man to stay focused and satisfied in one’s life.
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