Tag: Family

Fierce Pierce/Jones Take Hong Kong: Part 2

My family and friends were really excited for me to come to Hong Kong and experience the education system and culture here. My mom knew that since I was here for 4 months, my sister and her had to come to visit Hong Kong. My mom, Aunt Nique (Monique), my sister, Janelle, and my cousin, ...

Fierce Pierce Take Hong Kong: Part 1

After being in Hong Kong for 3 months, I have been away from my family for longer than I’ve ever been. It has had its ups and downs not being able to talk to them during the day because of the time difference. I thought that I would have to be spending Thanksgiving in Hong ...

Andiamo a Italia Pt. II

While we were in Sicily, Maria had her birthday and we had a party for her. That night we listened to Italian music and watched as Maria and Arturo danced the night away. I have never witnessed such hospitality from a family that I had never met before. Even though there was a language barrier, ...

Ciao Roma

Day Two: Our day started bright and early because we wanted to make sure we got everything done that we wanted to see. We started by looking at all of the ruins on our way to the Colosseum. Since I’d already been to Rome, it was actually quite nice to explain a couple of things ...

Viva la Roma!

Unlike Florence, Rome is a lot bigger and dates even further back in history. This city has the perfect mix of metropolitan buzz and a feeling of a city with a twinge of historical cites that take your breathe away. When I arrived to Rome,I was on my own. I explored the Spanish steps and ...

Italy – Part I

Ciao a tutti, I have been having an amazing time here in Italy! It has really been an unforgettable experience. I have family in the Umbria region around the center of Italy. I have two aunts and two cousins that live here. One of my aunts has been living here for 6 years and her ...