I still can recall the first time I set forth into the wonderful land called the United States of America. Well, I mean the second time. My first time was in Hawaii for a layover, and it's hands-down gorgeous! I even remember how badly I wanted to stay there for a longer time, but I only had the chance to take a glimpse of the beautiful place for about an hour, and that is when I walked towards another building to talk to the US Customs. The weather was gorgeous, it was full of palm trees, the beaches were very calming, and there were a lot of tall buildings. And that was most of us, people from outside the country, think what every place in America was. So when I arrived in Arizona, I even hesitated walking out of the airplane. It was summer season when I arrived, so it was extremely hot. When I looked out the window whilst the plane was landing, what I saw was boom! desert.
In view of the fact that I only see the U.S. in televisions, I thought that what I see in movies, is what every place in the US was. Tall buildings, beautiful houses, beaches with white sand, tons and tons of city lights, luxury cars, the list can go on. However, as time passed by, America wasn't always as how I see it in movies. I also realized that Arizona isn't just boom! desert (as what my international friends and I like to call it), it is more than that. There's tons and tons of places to visit and explore here. You just have to explore and discover these places.
Similar to blogging, you only see what the bloggers choose to show you. You might think that you know them completely; however, there would always be some things and events that happened to them that they don't tell you. Sometimes they only show you the highlights. It might be because they don't want you to feel the same way, because even though we don't know them personally, we have the tendency to empathize. It might also be because it's just too personal for them. Don't be too quick to judge; you only see what they choose to show.
“Be curious, not judgmental.”
Be better than who you were yesterday.
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