<p>Am I really telling the colleges anything if I am comparing myself when i was 11 yrs. old to a now 17 yr. old?</p>
<p>I went to visit vietnam once when i was 11 and another time when i was 17. I want to say that I have learned to appreciate and explore other things around me, and in a sense I became for independent. </p>
<p>But does this really tell the admissions anything about me, i mean people will obviously change within a 6 yr difference...right?</p>
<p>this is what i have so far...</p>
<pre><code> The moment I stepped off the airplane, I felt the fervor of the Vietnamese air. And I would soon learn that the use of air conditions was rarely used here. I mean it wouldnt have made any sense; the windows in Vietnam were to the best extent windows without screens, the air would have easily escaped. Instead they used fans to circulate the air. But that wasnt what I was thinking the last time I came to Vietnam 6 years ago, as an 11 year old.
As an 11 year old, I remember getting up early in the morning and quickly running over my neighbors house to play with her dogs. The thought of looking around, exploring and appreciating the culture surrounding me never occurred to me.
I'm am so stuck. HELP!!!</p>