After the recent mid-terms, many PCC students are looking for routes to get away, falling into deep thought, fantasizing about their own slice of paradise.


Imagine a life where you can replace your notes and books for a plane ticket to wherever your heart pleases. Imagine a life free of worries; a life where you can get away for as long as you wish.

After the recent mid-terms, many PCC students are looking for routes to get away, falling into deep thought, fantasizing about their own slice of paradise.

Fittingly enough, the age-old question bears to be asked: If money was not an issue, what would many be doing with their lives?

“I would be adventurous. I would travel throughout California,” said Tracy Jung, 20, business. “I would get a tour bus and travel everywhere with all of my closest friends.”

Many students share the same desire in traveling and experiencing what the world has to offer, however, plans differ, depending on who is asked.

“Honestly, I would love to travel to Australia and surf, watch the girls, drink beer, and —move on to the next country just to do it again,” said Paul Rivas, 21, mechanical engineering.

In contrast, many students prefer to stay put and enjoy the simpler things in life.

“I would be sitting at home and getting fat. I would just watch TV all day,” said Donald Grayson, 20, political science.

Of course, with the jubilant and downright lazy-at-heart also come the industrious and ambitious.

Francisco Peralta, 20, telecommunications, proudly shares his fantasy without hesitation. “I would be harvesting food and trading my goods. I would spend all of my days fishing and hunting.” Peralta said he would also make his own clothing, and “when the time is right,” have children. “I need to have lots of little ‘Franciscos’ roaming this earth,” Peralta says.

Even the kind-at-heart have fantasies they wish to fulfill. “I would be working with animals. I would probably be a veterinarian. If not that, I would want to work with kids,” said Brandy Flowers, 21, English.

Whether it is fantasizing about watching a football game from the breathtaking view of a blimp, going on tour with the band, skydiving, writing an autobiography, or simply just shopping all day, students shared the same reaction-bright smiles followed by sighs which indicate that one has crashed back to reality.

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