“ErrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRR……” The plane engines blasted, I started chewing the minted gum in my mouth furiously, hoping that my ears wouldn’t pop. The tiny green dot was getting clearer by the second, I could start to see the fields, then the roads… “We will be landing in about 5 minutes; please do not unbuckle your seatbelt until then. Thank you so much for riding with Korean Air. Hope to see you again soon!” Following the big rush of the crowd, we boarded the bright yellow wikiwiki shuttle, went through Immigration, and arrived at the escalator. “ALOHA!” The bright-colored banner read.
“Mom, are we there yet?” I looked up and asked impatiently. “Yeah, come on, let’s get to hotel.” She replied and took my hand. I was only 7 when I came to Hawaii for vacation. Even as a tourist, I knew Hawaii was famous for its dazzling oceans and soft sand. It was known for its paradise.
“Does anyone know what made up the Hawaiian Island Chain?” My 5th Grade Science teacher asked. “Volcanoes!” One of my classmates answered.
“Yes, many people think that the beaches are the only important natural geographic feature in Hawaii, but no, we’re also known for our volcanoes.” This was 3 years ago, when I had just emigrated with my family from China to Hawaii. I knew then that Hawaii was not just known for its beautiful beaches, but also the active volcanoes too.
There were fallen leaves & branches every where, “Ugh, we just had to hike today.” I grumbled as I looked down at my brand new shoes, now dirty with mud. Deep inside the rainforest, I began to hear a soft rumbling sound. “Finally!” I said with excitement and picked up my pace. “Wow.” I exclaimed in amazement.
“Whoosh-whoosh-whoosh!” The water tumbled down, like a big piece of white cloth blowing furiously in the wind. I looked down; the white water sprayed up and fell back into the dark blue lagoon, leaving a tiny trace of ripples...