Marco’s Hobbies

Marco’s Hobbies

At ASDY-Tech, the jobs related program initiated by the HDS Foundation, it isn’t always about work. Sometimes it’s fun and games. During the month of March, the HDS Foundation would like to share with you the hobbies of our ASDY-Tech employees. In today’s blog post we will be sharing what Marco wrote about his favorite hobbies:

While I am not working at HDS, my hobbies are listening to music, going to the gym, going swimming and playing video games. 

I like to listen to music, my favorite genre is hip-hop, R&B, and pop music. Music is the life of everything, it’s in my soul. I enjoyed listening to the radio station while I was a kid. There were no mp3s players and no iPhones at that time; therefore, I would watch music videos on TV. I like to dance, I often dance while I listen to music. I dance at home and sometimes in the clubhouse near my house. Music really makes me feel happy. 

I like to walk around the neighborhood with my headphones on. When I have my headphones, I also love to watch music videos on YouTube. I enjoy watching and listening to different types of YouTube videos.  

Another hobby that I enjoy is working out. I go to the gym every week. I use all the machines such as the treadmill, dumbbells, and dead weights. I try to work out a regular basis and be active. I remember when I went to the YMCA in Charlotte, it was so big and beautiful. At times I do miss the YMCA in Charlotte.  I remember when I went to the YMCA in Charlotte, I walked around the indoor track and would talk to my old friends from high school. I would go to the basketball court at the Y and watch my friends play basketball. When I moved to Florida, I went to a private gym inside the clubhouse where I live.  It is small, but I have a mission to accomplish, and so I continued to work out.  

I also take joy in swimming, I like to go during the summer time when it’s hot. I enjoy getting in the water and relaxing. In the past, during the Spring and Summertime, I usually go to the pool in the afternoons. I like to freestyle and backstroke when I swim. When I don’t swim, I rest in the recliner to dry myself off and get some sun. I usually stay by the pool for at least 2 hours. Swimming is fun, because the water is warm, and I get to relax.  I also use the tube for relaxing in the pool.  

The last hobby that I like to do is play video games.  Playing video games is my favorite hobby to do. I enjoyed playing lots of games when I was a kid. I played a collection of Super Mario games. Sometimes I even played computer games. It was hard work to download games on my computer, but once I did, I enjoyed them very much. Currently, I mostly play video games on the weekend due to my work schedule.  

All four of my hobbies I enjoy very much, but I will continue to try new things and learn new hobbies. 

Mario’s Hobbies

Mario’s Hobbies

At ASDY-Tech, the jobs related program initiated by the HDS Foundation, it isn’t always about work. Sometimes it’s fun and games. During the month of March, the HDS Foundation would like to share with you the hobbies of our ASDY-Tech employees. In today’s blog post we will be sharing what Mario wrote about his favorite hobbies:

After work, my favorite things are doing jigsaw puzzles, walking, and memorizing. 

White Mountain Puzzles is my favorite puzzle company. They`re located in Jackson, NH. Their pieces are a bit bigger than other puzzle companiesSome of their titles are The Things I Ate AA Aid, That’s Amore, and Best Places In America. They have puzzles from 24-1000pcs, from beginner to advanced levels.  I do 1000 pcs usually, soon I’ll do 2000pcs. It usually takes me 2-3-days, my record is one day which was candy wrappers. I`ve done 10 different puzzles by myself and 2 puzzles with others. My favorite memory is we all did the 1990s puzzle and whenever we watch something, we put it together on the board. I’ve been thinking about doing wacky packages like FedUp instead of FedEx and Toad instead of Tide. 

I go for a walk each day with the goal of 12000 stepsI walk around the mall and back on weekdays and 3 laps around the neighborhood. The most steps I did is 50,567 steps on 7/6/2018 which was bombastic the most steps in a month 335,670 (estimated). 

I have a strong memory, I can tell you the world series champions from 1985-2018 or all 123 professional sports teams. I’ve realized I have a strong memory in Sep.2013. Back in high school the principal forgot the protocol for tardinessI happened to be in the correct timeframe. I like to study things I usually do it on the weekends. Right now, I’m learning acronyms like Government Employee’s Insurance Company (GEICO), National Astronautic Space Association (NASA), high definition media interface (HDMI), wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi), and others. 

Those are the main things I do during the day, there are other things I did, however we don’t have enough time to get into it. 


Miguel’s Hobbies

Miguel’s Hobbies

At ASDY-Tech, the jobs related program initiated by the HDS Foundation, it isn’t always about work. Sometimes it’s fun and games. During the month of March, the HDS Foundation would like to share with you the hobbies of our ASDY-Tech employees. In today’s blog post we will be sharing what Miguel wrote about his favorite hobbies:

During my free time outside of HDS, I like to walk around the neighborhood, play on my iPad, go out with my family and friends, and watch movies. I have other hobbies, but these are my main ones.

My first hobby that I want to talk about is walking around the neighborhood. I like to do that because it lets me get some exercise, fresh air, and it is fun. I also walk in the park because it is right next to it. 

Second, I like to play on my iPad. I play on it because it keeps me entertained by usually playing Roblox, going on social media, and I watch videos on YouTube. When the battery on my iPad is low, I go on my iPhone. 

Third, I also go out with my family and friends. The reasons why I do so is because I enjoy it very much by going to places such as the park, the movies, and out to dinner. Sometimes we go out on road trips. 

Finally, my last main hobby is watching movies. Usually I watch them in my room, going out to the movie theaters with my family and friends, and I enjoy them so much. And these are all of my main hobbies.  

My Speaking Experience At The Cypress Bay BRIDGES Program

My Speaking Experience At The Cypress Bay BRIDGES Program

Today, I went to visit the Cypress Bay BRIDGES Program to talk about what my experience is like in college at UNF and FIU. I first initiated the speech by telling everyone my name, how old I was, and that I was an alumnus of Cypress Bay High School. I announced to the students about my experience of being a student at Cypress Bay High School. I started off by telling them that I was in the same class as them and that I went through the same experiences that they are going through right now. I expressed to them that when I was in the class, I loved the field trips that we went on, and that I especially loved the dress up week. I then informed the students that I was in Drama Buddies, which is where the Best Buddies Students get paired up with one of the Drama students and they participate in a sort of talent show at the end. Finally, I talked about my experience being in the Cypress Bay Chorus and being able to perform at the Epcot Candlelight Processional, where we go to sing at a show that they do during the holiday season at Disney, and doing the Valentine’s Day Grams, where we get to go around the school singing one love song.

I then mentioned to the students about my experience getting ready for College. I notified them that I had taken the ACT and that I had lots of tutors to help me prepare for the ACT. I then reported that after the ACT, I had gotten accepted to UNF. I proceeded to speak about my summer after I graduated, I first went to New York to sing with the Cypress Bay Chorus at Carnegie Hall, but then after that I attended UNF and did summer classes, as well as being associated with the THRIVE Program. I communicated to them that THRIVE is a program run out of the Disability Resource Center and is centered towards college students with learning disabilities, such as ADD, ADHD, and Autism. I conveyed to the students the resources that UNF has to offer and told them that I lived on campus.

Finally, I mentioned to the students that in 2017, I had a health problem that I had to have surgery for, so I decided to come back down to South Florida, and take some classes at FIU, just in case I had gotten sick again, that way I am closer to family if they needed to pick me up. I verbalized to them about my experience at Panther Camp, that by the time my mom came to pick me up, all of the students

were saying good-bye to me. I informed them that at Panther Camp, you do activities that kind of associate and give you background about FIU, like some activities share information about clubs and what you can do to get out and socialize and one activity shared information about the resources that FIU has to offer. I explained to the students what my dorm looked like and showed them pictures of my dorm. I then spoke to the students about the resources that they have to offer at FIU and the resources that I use outside of FIU, like tutoring and Peer Group.

I ended my conversation by leaving them with these words, “My advice to those seniors going to college is, Be Your Own Advocate. Go out and join a club or go to a sporting event.” I explained to them that at first, I was hesitant about going to the events, but as soon as I went out, I had so much fun. After I finished speaking to them, they asked some very good questions. I showed them my One Card and told them the many things you can do with it, like buying food if you are on the meal plan, getting into the library, getting into events such as football or baseball games, and getting into your room. Overall, it was the most fun experience that I ever experienced. Hopefully, when these seniors and juniors go to college, they will remember that I told them that when they get to college, to go out to events, join clubs, and to meet new people.