This Earth Day, I propose a different task. Rather than going out and picking up some trash or recycling your water bottle, I challenge you to find several environmental challenges you can research about and pick one that interests you. There’s not one problem bigger than the other. Our entire environment is connected and not all of the issues get the same coverage. Maybe you could find something that really interests you and you could be the next head person of a group that advocates for a problem that’s disregarded or ignored all together. I challenge you to sit down for an hour or two and understand what the environment is, how it affects you, and what climate change really means. I don’t want to give you my opinion or force you to see my perspective. This year, it’s all about Environmental and Climate literacy. You have to start somewhere, and education is the first step. Peace.
For one, we live in one of the most historical areas of the city and some of the most up and coming neighborhoods. We will be moving to Pasadena soon, and the name itself springs of cool things to look out for. The San Gabriel valley has several neighborhoods that offer more cultural diversity and changing demographics than other parts of the city. There are good music and food scenes out here, and you may find that you’re paying less in rent as well.
Next, our school has some of the most experienced, talented, and knowledgeable teachers. All our schools do, but many of our teachers have roots in the surrounding area and bring a wealth of information to our students. The size of our school gives you quick and direct access to teachers, services, and the program coordinator. The size of our school provides a great teacher to student ratio; more attention per student. The PC does counseling for students thinking of college prep programs and has good knowledge of the community service system and how to transfer to major universities. Don’t forget, we’re getting a brand new campus with quads for socializing, lounge rooms, and accessible services in the area. Most importantly, most of our students always come back and say they always felt like we were a small community that made them feel more at home.
Lastly, if you took the brave step of living this far away from home, why not live in a place you may not know much about where you could find way more things than you even imagined? Disneyland, Universal Studios, the beach, and all that other good stuff is always a drive away anyway. Trust me, I live on the west side and I’m not always in Santa Monica, Venice, UCLA, Beverly Hills, and all that stuff. I probably go as often as someone living on the other side of town. So why not NELA? Why not give us a shot? You may be surprised to find out that you’ll love it here.
In CityRace Urban Adventure Hunts, teams of 2 to 4 players solve fun & challenging clues leading them on a 3-hour hunt through one of L.A.’s many diverse neighborhoods. Teams will crack codes, solve challenging puzzles, uncover little-known facts and more… all while racing against other teams to be first to the finish with the most correct answers!
Explore secluded walkways, charming plazas and bustling shopping areas as you solve tricky clues leading you through the heart of Pasadena’s beautifully preserved original downtown. The rustic brick façades and quaint alleyways of this renowned landmark historic district are the perfect setting for this exciting CityRace hunt. Discover the hidden secrets and historic treasures of one of the region’s most famous neighborhoods!
Recreation in Pasadena
Come have an EGG-CELLENT time at our spring festival and egg hunt inside the Rose Bowl Stadium! Enjoy fun for the whole family with games and activities such as face painting, live entertainment, balloon animals, food, pictures with the Bunny, and much more! This will be Pasadena’s largest egg hunt! Children will hip-hop their way onto the Rose Bowl field through more than 60,000 eggs in search of the ever so lucky GOLDEN EGG!
Meet Paul Won.
Q: How long have you worked for Language Systems?
A: Four and a half months.
Q: What do you like about working at NELA?
A: I can talk to students and try to help them.
Q: What is the most fun thing you’ve done at NELA?
A: Hanging out with students. I used to be a student at NELA, so It’s nice that I can still spend time with some of my old classmates. The most fun thing I’ve done here is going kayaking with other students.
Q: How many languages can you speak? Which ones? Do you want to learn any other languages? Which ones?
A: I speak English and Mandarin. I would like to learn Indonesian.
Q: What is your dream and what do you want to learn working at Language Systems?
A: My dream is to get a good career where I can have the option of working hard when I want to and taking time off when I want to.
Q: Who is the craziest person at NELA?
A: Carlos the PC because he’s always training. He trains early in the mornings, during his time off, during his vacation; he’s always training.
The US is a large country. We’re made of fifty states represented by stars on our flag. However, when it comes to choosing a state to live in, why should California be considered as a good place? We’ll let a Californian explain to you why. California has more than enough reasons for you to want to live here. Let’s go over some of the most important ones.
We’re the riches state in the country. If we were to separate as an independent “Bear” republic, we would be the 5th or 6th largest economy alone. That means there’s a lot of stuff going on and we’re rich on resources and people skills. For example, California has the Silicon Valley, Hollywood, The largest (and most productive) agricultural force, production of some of the best wine in the world, it’s one of the most biodiverse states, it has the biggest, tallest, and oldest trees in the world, it has a wealth of microclimates, and the list goes on and on.
Here’s the most important thing. California draws some of the most talented people from all over the world, which means that all the bright and talented minds come together in one place. Along with our cultural diversity, some of the most tolerant and open minded people, and the amount of entrepreneurship that happens here, why wouldn’t you want to move to California. I’ve only covered the surface though. It’s important to remember that California gives you the opportunity to learn more about yourself because you’ll be going through the same thing with people from all over the world. Empathy, tolerance, and friendship; that’s why you choose California.