I eagerly pummeled my aunt's audio cassette player with a stone, wanting to see what was within. It was a sweltering afternoon and I had just returned from school. I was gracelessly dressed in my house attire; I hadn't even taken my launch. The radio was but a day old, for my aunt had brought it from work the previous evening.
Earlier on at school, my mind had been filled with thoughts of what I would see after I took the cassette player apart. I was invariably jostled out of my reveries by a tap on the desk, a call from a friend, or a remark from my teacher. I was itching to go home, to dive into the reality of my fantasies....
After an hour or so of hard work, the cassette player broke. I put my fingers between the cracks and forced it open, tearing it apart with the little strength that I had. When it opened, when I saw its interior, I was awed, enthralled by such magnificent workmanship. I was fascinated, staring at the complex and intricate machinations of a complex and intricate machine. Of course, the cassette player was sophisticated for me at the time; how it worked, everything about it, because I was just seven years old. I touched the various components with trembling hands; I was deeply moved by the sight. I later made away with the motor and performed countless bizarre experiments on it. The abandoned cassette player lay in the heat at the backyard. Later that evening, I received a good spank from my aunt, congratulating me for a job well done!
Over the years, I have had lots of similar experiences with electronic and electrical appliances. When I open electronic apparatus, out of curiosity, I often connect different terminals with wires just to see what will happen. (I blew up our sound system once whilst doing this).With my knowledge from school, I know what resistors, capacitors, transistors and many other electronic and electrical devices look like, how they work, and where to expect to find them on circuit boards. So when I open an electrical apparatus, I go about my "work" like a research engineer seriously analyzing his product. I love electronics; I see beauty in the ICs, and in the mother boards. And with cutting-edge innovations such as Apple's iPhone and Intel's core i7 processor on the market, my appetite is whetted all the more to do what I love to do best.
I desire to do electrical engineering at Boston University in order to gratify this innate desire of mine. I want to develop my own electronic piece of equipment and not just meddle with what others have made. I believe that when I take the electrical engineering course at Boston University, I will be perfectly prepared to efficiently run my own electrical and electronics manufacturing firm.