My Name is Pedro and I am very interested in the Culinary Arts, Bussiness, Investment, and film. I love to play basketball around my neighboorhood. and I enjoy going to the movies, parks, museums, and dining out occasionally. I desire to be in an influential position within 5-10 years so I could be able to help those who motivated me and helped me throughout my whole life. I hope to achieve that by accomplishing my dreams of owning my own chain of restaurants. So I work as a Culinary Educator for the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. I help teach nutritional lessons including demoing a recipe for participants to help get them to eat healthy using their local farmer’s markets. During the winter break, I may work as much as I can and also try to visit my friend on the west coast, San Fransico.
My weaknesses as a writer are organizing my ideas and writing and structuring my essays around those ideas. As a reader, I don’t like to read lengthy passages. Strengths for thinking are I do come up with ideas to write about and I thinking of different perspectives on each topic and I tend to overthink a lot about it after so a weakness. I enjoy critical thinking especially when a topic such as Scifi allows us as individuals to think beyond our comfort zones educationally, socially, culturally, etc. some of the professors in my department use open lab and I’ve had a lot of classes were I’ve had to use open lab to post assignments comments, access information, etc. Sci-fiction, Comedy, and Fiction are my favorite genres of literature. I believe science-fiction is very interesting because it allows for me to wonder what my ear future can possibly be or may become. Scienfiction is connected with my major. Places like Disneyworld and Universal Studios combine sci-fiction, animation and a variety of other subjects into one place. Bringing people from all over the world to enjoy sci-fi. Actually opening a sci-fi themed restaurant doesn’t sound bad and it’s not the first one.
I expect to encounter pieces of literature that I can enjoy reading which I barely do and also find some films that might catch my interest and make me more of fan to sci-fi.
Thanks Pedro for this introduction, and welcome to the course! I enjoyed learning more about your major and how it relates to your work as a Culinary Education, and also about the connections you made between Science Fiction and the hospitality industry.