Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve is a time to look back and reflect on the happenings of the year. In 2014 there were wars, shootings, natural disasters, financial crisis, there was an Ebola outbreak, unemployment, famine, etc. And most of them will keep on persisting, unfortunately. The media focus on the bad news almost all the time because it is what prevails. Maybe the summaries of 2014 make us hope for a better, more peaceful 2015? Anyway, good things happened in 2014 though. Babies were born everyday, students graduated high school and college, somebody was the jackpot winner, we spent time with our loved ones, people who were sick got better; in Poland, for instance, a paralyzed man re-grew nerve connections that let him walk again. But thinking about ourselves, what good and bad things happened to us? Personally speaking, it has been a year of decisions, important changes, but as all in life, everything goes for better. I have passed for very good moments this year, also bad moments but I prefer to forget them and learn from mistakes and remember the good ones. Today is a day for wondering things in order to enhance ourselves next year, we do promises that probably we will break so let us think day by day, so do not believe all the things you tell yourself late at night. As it is said, ''a goal without a plan is just a wish''. Time passes, people appear and others disappear, because in the end, we chose, and everyone chooses their lives, although we think not. The nicest people have their limits and everything falls apart, even the people who never frown eventually break down. But today is a special day to reflect and celebrate the beginning of a new year, 2015. Sometimes we are tired of everything but we just need a break to figure everything out, so dream it, believe it, achieve it. Life is a gorgeous, broken gift. Six billion pieces waiting to be fixed, so do not waste it and let us live to the fullest. As soon as the ball drops, it’s a clean slate, a new beginning, a new year. We made it through a tough day and had a better day the next.



Thursday, December 25, 2014

Práctica 4 (Fourth Práctica Evaluable)

TWITTER
Someone said: ''The Internet is written in pen not pencil''. Most of the people is in favour of social networks such as Twitter or Facebook, but I wonder, are social networks a way of expressing our feelings with freedom or debauchery? Some people use these tools in a harmful way, without knowing the repercussion and danger that a simple message can have.
Twitter, for example, can be an useful tool, but only if we know how to use it. Many people right there have suffered bullying because someone has not respected or share his /her opinion. Moreover, thousand of ''tweets'' are sent each second against things these haters do not like, I mean, there are people that take advantage of being anonymous to mess with other, for example famous people, providing they might not read their tweets, they start to send unrespectful messages. Thus, this is a manner to spread hate and damage the people to whom those tweets are sent. I reckon that if you do not like something, you do not have to mess with the people who does. I do not mean that somebody can not receive a comment against something, but it should led to a debate, not to a fight, and as far as I'm concerned, almost all the time the second one is prevalent to the first one.
What's more, people must know that if they do not have a private account, their tweets can be seen by everybody and it is not the first time I've seen on the news that someone has killed himself/herself because their pictures were being spread in the social network.
To conclude, people should take care of what they publish and the danger it entails. Twitter is not bad but the people in there, not all, fortunately. I do not mean that people should not have an account, of course they should, but, they have to be counscious that no everybody is tolerant. I would recommend Twitter if each one of us would be respectful and, if we start to act in an adequate way, for example, delete an account if we have seen ourselves in a mess, and not keeping fighting with the person(s) who are messing with us. Until that moment, I wouldn't recommend it.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Práctica 3 (Third Práctica Evaluable)

RACISM
Racism is part of the human history, unfortunately. Since the world's creation, many people has had to suffer the consequences of xenophobia, by people who consider themselves better than others, people who do not understand that we are entirely equal and that it does not exist a culture or a race superior to other one. Racism is a problem that reduces the possibility of development and it also increases feelings such as hate and refuse. Xenophobic people must understand that we all deserve the same rights and opportunities and that nobody choose the country the are born, that nobody belongs to a country but to a piece of land.
One solution to avoid racism would be to start thinking that our ideas or our opinions are hipothesis not truths. We have different thinkings and we have to respect each one although we do not agree. In the past, fights were delivered when there were disagreements but we are in the XXI century, so we are supposed to have advanced. For economies to flourish, we need open-minded people, so these people have to change their mind. However, this is not the first step to avoid racism because perhaps there's another one more important. The other solution would be to bring up our kids with values such as equality, tolerance and respect. Nobody is born hating, nobody is born xenophobic, people learn to be xenophobic because their environment is completely full of pollution. Thereby, parents must teach their kids that we are all people, human beings who have feelings and that everybody has to be treated with the same respect. If we teach our kids these values, we will live in a world where the same rights are established, where we have the same opportunities in education, business and in life basically. Personally, I have heard people who did not consider theirselves racists but that have recognised to have teated in a different way people depending on the country the came from. This is racism too, some kind of asleep racism, so we have to avoid that as well. If we follow these steps, there will not be racism anymore.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2014

We are almost on Christmas and with it, we are closing 2014 to give way to 2015. This year has been one of the most important years of my life, for not saying the most important. We have finished an era to start a new one, completely different. And I feel so blessed for being writing this post right now, because that means that I have fulfilled the requirements we were demanded to study the degree we wanted to, and in my case, English Studies, so my dream came true, as I said in my first post. Second Bachillerato has been a hard course but in the end, now it is part of my memories. All in all, 2014 has been a year of great emotions; stress, pressure, tears, excitement, achievement... Now, we are in December and we have to study a lot for the final exams of this semester, but we must stay strong and positive because time flies, and without we realize, we will see ourselves ending what we started just three months ago.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Charles Chaplin

Today has been an important day because my mates and I, Susi, Carmen, Lidia and Carmen María have had to do a presentation about Charles Chaplin for Culture Contemporary project. I have been very nervous the whole day but in the end everything has been alright. For the display, we have worn a black trousers and jacket, a white t-shirt, a bowler hat and a moustache, both made of cardboard, very typical in Charlot. We have had half an hour to explain Charles Chaplin's biography, films, curiosities etc. And additionally, we have shown a silent clip that we had done for this day and it is about a critique to the government which is trying to leave us the students without resources and many other kind of things (...). Sincerely, I have had a very good time with the preparing of this project, because my friends and I have laughed a lot and, undoubtedly, today has been a day to remember.


Práctica 2 (Second Práctica Evaluable)

Gun Ownership


I. If we visit some houses in the United States, we will probably find weapons, and if we ask why they have one, they might answer just for defence oneself. But they do not have idea of the gravity and the social repercussion that this fact has. If we continue on that way, there won't be a humanity progress.


II. Legalization of guns in US
   A. Legalization of weapons in the United States is increasing the number of gunfires in that country. In 2011 died more people due to different types of deaths because of the weapons posession than deaths due to the worldwide torrorism. And also a lot of incidents and pranks.
    B. If the sell of weapons were forbbiden, the number of deaths crearly would dicrease and although you could buy them by illegal trade, people would not want to receive a penalization for it.

III. Childhood
   A. It is not the first time that we hear on the news that a kid has died because he/she was playing with a gun. Parents are the guilty ones of this situation because they do not know about the gravity of a gun.
   B. Kids should not grow up with weapons around because this leads to violence and as a result, the kid starts losing his/her goodness so we won't have a social progress.

IV. Humanity progress
   A. If we keep on buying weapons, we are creating without we realize a society of fear, panic, a dangerous society. Because if we teach our kids to believe in people (if we all do that), inmediately we could see the huge change.
   B. Defencing ourselves is not the answer of having a gun, or a reason, this is not a good value for the world we want for our children. That is an answer of not confidence in our world and I know there are a lot of reasons for not to believe but we have the moral responsability of starting to change.

V. In a nutshell, we must be conscious of the gravity of having a weapon in house and not only this, but the society we are making without we realize of it. If we take measures to avoid this, I'm sure we will live in a safe world.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Unity and Coherence Paragraph: Sexism in Children's Toys

The toy you are going to buy is a sexist toy, a toy that perpetuates stereotypical gender roles and discrimination they entail. The toy industry creates different products for girls (those related to the world of home care and fashion) and boys (those that refer to public space: sport, construction, war, etc.), showing it as a natural thing, being a cultural construction: the separation of male and female world. Moreover, this is nothing more than a marketing strategy of large companies to secure their benefits. 
Toys convey a conservative, an obsolete ideology. It is not "natural" that girls play with dolls in order to prepare to be loving or attractive women mothers. Nor is natural in boys compete with others, struggling to impose their rules or playing to conquer lands and kill its habitants. The sexist imagery that promote most toys is consolidated through a variety of materials; colors, shapes and sizes, and symbolic, for example the language used to advertise feminine toys is sweet and tend to be loving and use diminutives expressions. Even those toys that seem to be not directed to a specific genre, such as puzzles, often have their female version. Besides the division of roles, children learn the different assessment that society makes them: everything related to "feminine", in this case toys for girls, is devalued and relegated to a second level, behind of the "masculine".
How can we create an egalitarian society by educating new generations discriminatorily and by buying sexist toys? How do we pretend of avoid eating disorders in adolescents if a few years ago were playing with barbies skeletal and unreal? How to complain about youth violence if parents give children toy guns? The worst barrier that children face is marked bounded by the cultural stereotypes of their parents. Today's games are the behaviours of tomorrow. I leave here the link of an interesting video about this: Toy Ads and Learning Gender

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Caribbean Mystery, Agatha Christie

"Take all this business about Kenya," said Major Palgrave. "Lots of chaps gabbing away who know nothing about the place! Now I spent fourteen years of my life there. Some of the best years of my life, too." (...) An elderly man who needed a listener so that he could, in memory, relive days in which he had been happy. Days when his back had been straight, his eyesight keen, his hearing acute.
This is the introduction of my favorite book: A Caribbean Mystery of Agatha Christie, my favorite writer as well. It costs me a lot to find what I consider a good book, it has to be very special. It has to be mysterious, intriguing and romantic at the same time. Books that leave some kind of emptiness in your soul after read them. Perhaps I'm asking too much but I have found this type of genre on Agatha Christie's novels. When reading her books, I feel like I would like to be some of the characters or I would want to live in the time where the course of the novel is being carried out. When I was 10 or 11, I started writing tales, a lot of tales, and I wanted to become in a writer. I used to write mysterious and scary stories and I won some contests at school. When my mom saw that I showed interest in this type of genre, she recommended me Agatha Christie and since then she is my favorite writer. I will post some of my stories, I have all of them in a trunk, still don't know why I stopped writing, maybe the lack of time or maybe I realized that a writer's life is not easy... Anyway, I'll keep on writing because it is one of my passions, of my asleep passions.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Introductions and Conclusions: Twitter

Introduction
Someone said: '' The Internet is written in pen not pencil''. Twitter is a social network really useful. It allows us being informed about the latest news we are interested in, we have the freedom of sharing tweets with the people we want to, and we can participate on the worldwide current topics. However, is this freedom or debauchery? Some people take advantage of the anonymity to publish stuff without thinking and without knowing the repercussion and hurt of this can cause.
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Twitter is a great tool. Twitter allows you to communicate directly with a large groups of people. There, you can post whatever you want to, nevertheless, some people do not think about the possible consequences. It is becoming in a disrespectful tool for these people. You can not express yourself because it is possible that you receive a non constructive critique. This wouldn't happen if we respect other people's thoughts. What's more, there's a kind of bullying right there. Some people use their anonymity to send tweets (especially to famous people) to persons whom don't like and say ugly things to them taking advantage of they may not read it, so all in all, this is a cowardice act. This people should take care and think twice what are they going to publish, because this is not the first time a person has been following by the police and has been arrested due to their comments on the social network. These persons have to learn to respect. I don't mean someone can't receive a comment on their tweet, but a constructive comment, and a disagreement should not lead to a fight but a debate. Moreover, it is convenient to know that if we don't have a private account, everybody can see our tweets, so that's another reason to be cautious.
Conclusion
To sum up, Twitter is a free tool, apparently, but we should take more care than we think. We must respect each tweet, and if we see a tweet which seems to us hurtful, instead of  making a tweet fight, there's a bottom called ''report tweet'', we only have to click it and the owners will check it and take measures. Thus, there will be real freedom and we will avoid debauchery, that makes the social network dangerous and unreliable. But until we all don't be aware of this, we'll keep on that way.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Outline An Essay: Tolerance

I. Today, more than ever, kids interact with people of different ethnicities, religions, and cultures. Parents should help their kids prepare to live, learn, and work in communities that will become even more diverse. We have to accept someone for who they are and not try to change them to fit your idea of "perfect". Teaching tolerance is important because the person who learns to be open to differences will have more opportunities in education, business, and many other aspects of life.

II. Your life expands.
     A. You start to "travel" to unknown spaces, and experiment with unexplored territories. You can like those places so you will be out of ignorance because you will know that exist more beautiful countries apart of yours, and as a result, you will be more open-minded.
     B. Intolerance limit yourself. You are limited to one belief, one way, one trail of thoughts, one reference, one aspect, one approach, one understanding, etc. But, when you are tolerant, you have many more viewpoints of all.

III. It increases the capacity of your intelligence and culture.
     A. As you are no longer restricted in extent or scope, or confined within any kind of narrow space anymore, illumination comes into your mind, visions and many inner doors start to open.
     B. The world is full of diversity, and that is the beauty of our universe. If there had not been any diversity, the world would appear boring and unattractive, and without any competition. So if you know more about the world, your brain learns something new and as consequence, you will get bigger capacity and culture.

IV. Tolerance avoid fights and misunderstandings.
     A. Lack of tolerance leads to fighting, violence, and finally it destroys the peace and security of society. When people fail in their arguments they become intolerant, and then they use force and aggression to support their point of view.
    B. We have seen considerable incidents in recent history where, because of lack of tolerance, people have attacked people of other faiths, their places of worship, their communities. How nice it would be if everyone tries to express himself in a decent and respectful way with tolerance.

V. In short, success depends on it. Success in today's world, and tomorrow's, depends on being able to understand, appreciate, and work with others. Tolerance is needed in all spheres of life, and on every level and on every stage, because it plays a vital role to establish peace and love, from the smallest unit up to the highest unit of society. The right of every human being that his sensibilities and sentiments shall not be violated and offended must be recognised. And every human person has the right to have an opinion and to express it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Linkin Park

I love music, it is my great passion. I am almost all the time listening to music, rock mostly, but I am a very open-minded person and I like to find new music (I also listen to M83, a French electronic music band from Antibes, France, or White Lies). I do not criticize anything without knowing about it. Anyway, I feel like talking about my favorite band, Linkin Park. Formed in 1996 for Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Rob Bourdon, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn and Mark Wakefield (the last one renounced due to the few success at first and Chester Bennington [the main vocalist] will incorporate to the band a little bit later). Linkin Park is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California. They achieved international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory in 2000. They have a great and emotive story behind what they are nowadays, each band member is unique, singular. In special Chester Bennington, who has suffered hard stages during his life but he kept on running. But I admire them a lot because they are an example of fellowship, effort and friendship. Also, they are super kind with their fans, and through different ways they give us opportunities to see them live and get merchandise and many more things. What to say about them, if there's no words to describe the huge love I feel for them... I think everyone who loves a band as much as I do understand my feelings. I discovered them some years ago, and I knew that it would be my favorite band forever. They have an original style, meaningful lyrics that take me to places in my mind I just never want to leave. I love each album, they innovate and create something new, they do not stay stagnant at a particular thing or genre, and I love it. Two of my happiest days of my life were when Mike favorited my tweet and when Chester (with Stone Temple Pilots) answered me a question through a video haha. I hope to see them live soon...


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thesis Statement: Gun Ownership

If we visit some houses, we will probably find a weapon. However, most of this people do not know about the danger of having a gun, and if you ask them why they have it, they will answer just for defend oneself. Perhaps, it could be a reason but behind this argument, hides a huge problem that should be eradicated.
Many Americans in the United States have a big trouble with this big controversial topic, for example. They have weapons in their houses and have happened a lot of accidents and scares. There have been cases of kids who have been playing with guns and have died. What is more, kids should not being growing up with weapons in their environment, and parents are the guilty of this situation. Moreover, a lot of gunfire have been produced since the legalization of weapons in this country. It is said that if they were not allowed, some people would buy them through illegal trade, but anyway, the number of deaths would clearly decrease. In 2011 died in that country more than double the number of people victims of terrorist attacks worldwide and they were the main cause of death in US.
It might be understandable that someone would like to have a gun in his/her house for defend oneself, but it creates a society of fears, of distrust, of panic. In addition, kids learn what we teach them, if he/she see his/her parents in that way, kids will do the same and as a result, there will not be a social progress. If we all would teach our kids with love and showing the goodness of people, there will not be any problem, but maybe this is a little bit far of the practice. In any case, all these values must be reached since the childhood by thinking in the kindness of people, although it can leads to disappointments, but there is not other option.
In brief, we have to give a vote of confidence in the society, and ban weapons because it only leads to violence. We have the moral obligation of doing a better world, and having guns in house is not the solution. And as Nelson Mandela said, education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Práctica 1 (First Práctica Evaluable)

I love travelling to unkown places and countries but many people refuse this idea. People usually travel to the same cities which always are crowded and hotels are fully booked. That is good, but I prefer travelling to other zones like Thailand, Nepal, Cambodia or India. I reckon that people don't know about these places or they are afraid due to the lack of information. All these countries offer tradition and modernity so we can visit them and learn how other people live and enjoy with the latest modern tendencies. Added to this, from my viewpoint, we can change of scenery and hear the chants from the mosques that make the streets have an air of mistery, or walking for the crowded markets or forests of Pagodas... These activities are very different from the ones that we usually do, and the landscapes. I don't mean that people shouldn't visit places such as New York, Paris or London, of course they should, but as far as I'm concerned, this type of places offer the same that our city, different monuments, history, museums but all are things that we are over informed. However, countries like Vietnam or Indonesia maybe don't offer material things but spiritual things that we could stood open-mouthed. To sum up, I would invite people to visit these countries and that they stay open-minded and having no fear to the unknown because they can lose wonderful places and the goodness and hospitality from other countries.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Problem / Solution Paragraph: Racism

Racism is everywhere and is part of human history, unfortunately. We all are inherently equal but some people don't understand this. Many men have wanted to search for equality in other races of the world, but they have failed in their attempt due to the words we issue towards a person, and these words are known as 'judgments'. But what if we removed these judgments that make us different? We would have the same qualities and, as a result, there would be no defects. No one can be considered superior in rights.
One solution would be to know ourselves and respect the neighbor, and we can achieve this by thinking in not wanting to be right: our beliefs are hypotheses, not truths. We have to be humble, learn and not reaffirm prejudices and preconceptions. However, perhaps this is not the first step because we have to learn all this when we are kids, never is too late, but some of the people who is reading this have already form a way of living. Considering all, the other solution would be to teach kids these values, because nobody born taught, nobody born hating, nobody born bad. We all belong to the human race which is our only race. So this would be the solution to fight against racism. If we contribute in this cause, we will live in a better world, I'm sure of it.

                                  

To conclude, we all are equal, we don't belong to a country but just a piece of land with a name. We are not better than anyone, we are not worst than anyone, we just are humans beings.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Advantages and Disadvantages of Living Alone / Loneliness



Man is a social creature and he cannot live alone, I mean isolated from the rest of the world, nevertheless, the truth is that all of us are lonely inside. A part of us remains alone. Living alone has a number of advantages. For example, one enjoys a lot of freedom, does not have to stick to a routine of getting home at a particular time and can invite friends without having anyone disturb him / her and his / her guests. You can do anything you like without being interrupted by others. Moreover, you learn to be an independent person. Loneliness can be a gift; the quiet moments can become in a spur to reflect and meditate on things and induce creativity. Some disadvantages are that you can lose the capacity of communicating with others, the ability of sharing things or senses with another persons and the confidence in people, basically. In a nutshell, you can live alone but at least don't isolate yourself to the world because life is wonderful and full of surprises that we all should live with our loved ones. We have to find a middle path, as in all aspects of life.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

HALLOWEEN!











It's almost Halloween! I love Halloween because it's a day out of the year to show your imagination off and to be someone else for a day. Also, it's fun to get all the candy with your friends travelling from house to house with the phrase ''Trick or treat''! Added to this, Halloween is an opportunity to make new friends because costumes and the craziness always lead to conversation. And let's not forget all the awesome scary movies that come out on TV and the ghost stories that you can tell with your friends around campfires, or you also can going to haunted houses and of course, spend pranks and jokes. There are a lot of things to do in Halloween. It's a holiday that is actually super fun for kids and adults, at the same time! I would love to spend a Halloween in the United States because there, Halloween is lived as a big celebration and all is more exciting because people are more conscious of this, someway, and they get ready to October 31st with many days of advance, so this is one of my dreams. And well, HAPPY HALLOWEEN YOU ALL!
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Comparison / Contrast Paragraph: Faith and Reason (Block Organisation)

Some people have the idea that faith and reason are in conflict. They seem very different each other, nevertheless, faith and reason complement together. Reasoning is an intellectual process with methods such as logic, deduction and perception. Reason is a logical approach to things. However, faith has the ability to turn hope into reality, faith is a function of the human spirit. Reason is more intellectual and faith more emotional or intuitive. Faith is something you have without having to reason it out, while reason requires investigation. But both, reason and belief, are functions of the human mind. Thus faith and reason are not exclude, but complementary. As St. Augustine of Hippo said, neither believing is an irrational knowledge, nor rational knowledge (of God) destroys faith. On the one hand, faith is the guide and pattern of reason, on the other hand, rational inquiry leads man towards faith, so the last one, removes any doubt consolidating a rational knowledge. Thereby, both are sources of knowledge, but reason has a limit beyond starting from faith, so, that faith provides knowledges that reason cannot reach, so it coming to perfect.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Freaks and Geeks

You will thank me after you watch this, if you haven’t seen it already, seriously. Nah, just kidding but I strongly recommend you this series. Freaks and Geeks is an american teen comedy-drama serie about a brother and sister and their high school lives, in the ‘80s. The sister, Lindsay Weir, has always been a goody-goody, Straight A student. A mathlete. Lindsay is super smart but she's been bored with that life so she starts talking with the ''Freaks'', they are like the hooligans of school. And then there is her little brother who is the most fantastic person, Sam Weir. He hangs out with the so-called ''Geeks''. He has a super tight group of friends and they’re pretty great. So we’re following these two, their friends and their adventures and it is probably my most favorite mini serie. EVER. It only has 18 chapters and it was removed of USA televisions due to the lack of viewers, it started with a big amount of  spectators but the serie changed in more than one occasion of channel, a mismanagement.
Anyway, I think it is an underrated series and it should be more valued. I leave you here some pictures and a clip with the song of Freaks and Geeks and with it, the main actors of the series, who some of them have a big popularity nowadays, James Franco, Jason Segel or Seth Rogen, among them. 


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Do Schools Kill Creativity?

I found very interesting the talk that Sir Ken Robinson gave about the educational system. A funny and profound reflection about creativity and how it is treated in our formal education system. The educational system marginalizes and undermines the innate creativity of children, promoting the fear of failure, producing less creative and unoriginal adults. He gave several examples among which are: the 6 year old boy who walked with hands, encouraged his natural aptitude of his son by enrolling in a gym. 'I could have cut that attitude do not leaving'. Now, that child is Bart Conner, the most decorated athlete in the history of men's gymnastics in the USA. Education plays a key role. For economies to flourish we need children to think creatively and understand the cultural values. We need teachers that not only be able to teach but also that they leave children spaces to grow their talent. It is necessary to enhance diversity in order to self-realize ourselves and the only way to find out talents is thinking in a different way.
In a nutshell, I totally agree with Ken Robinson and I reckon also that the human imagination is a gift and the importance of education, which should provide different types of intelligence. If you want to see the complete talk, I leave the link here: Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An Opinion Paragraph

Today, we have been differentiating an opinion of a fact. And we also have received some advices to write well an opinion paragraph, so here is my paragraph:
I reckon that reading books is better than watching films. Reading is a habit that is being lost, among the youth especially, and it is a shame. When reading, we force our brain to think, we start to imagine how the things are while reading, and it is astonishing how far we can come when imagining, because we have no limits. There are a lot of extraordinary films, but there is nothing like our own imagination and above all, these films adapted to the books, it is very funny when comparing the way that you had imagined it. Moreover, if we read a book, we will be like the director of the film, so you can imagine the characters, their features, their voices, the sceneries and so on, while watching films, we will already have all designed. In a nutshell, people should read more and, as André Maurois said, reading a good book is a constant dialogue where the book talks and soul answers.  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cinema and More

I would like to write a post about my favorite films and actors, about cinema basically, which is one of my main hobbies, so here it is! Well, first and foremost, I love scary films, action films and dramatic films. My favorite actors are Leonardo DiCaprio and Clint Eastwood, as actor and director the second one. What I love about Leonardo DiCaprio, well gosh there is so much to name! First of all would be his talent and the roles he plays. He can be a romantic character and then go into a really dark character, and you don’t see that too often. The first film I saw of him was The Basketball Diaries, my favorite film as well. I have seen almost all of his films, Titanic and Romeo + Juliet, of course, The Departed, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, The Beach and so on. I had always desired a film where Leonardo and Clint were together, and my dream came true in 2011 with J. Edgar, an extraordinary film. I have to say the same about Clint Eastwood, he is a very talented person. I have only cried one time when watching films, and it was with Hereafter, it is such a touching film. I also love The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Bridges of Madison County, Mystic River, A Perfect World, Invictus, Million Dollar Baby, etc.
There are so many other things that I love about them, but one thing that is really great is that with how famous they are have not let fame get to his head, as well as they just seem like a down to earth persons who would be easy to get along with.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

My Favorite Place

My favorite place in the world is wherever I'm with my family. It's true that my favorite thing in the world is travelling, explore new places, new countries, new cultures and in fact, I wouldn't be able to choose one, because each place has its charm. However, there's no place like being with the people who love you and no matter if you're in the best or in the worst place, because you will be with the most important persons to you. We will never walk alone. We all are in a constant race and we keep on running, sometimes we have to suffer, but being alone or accompanied we do things for us, for something or for someone, perhaps for love or to survive but there's always something behind our purposes in order to be in the place we want to. To sum up, there's no place like home and being with our loved ones.
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This is one of my favorite songs, Farewell To The Fairground from White Lies, one of my favorite bands as well. It says, ''keep on running, there's no place like home''...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Description of Someone

We've been analyzing the structure of a paragraph of different texts. The topic sentence, the supporting sentences and the concluding sentence, and in class we all have done a paragraph with these ideas about the description of someone we wanted to, so I chose Agatha Christie and here is my paragraph:
Agatha Christie was one of the strongest women in the world. I really admire her because since Agatha was a child, she had to pass a lot of life obstacles. She was a brave person because although her father died when she was 11 years old, (Agatha said that her childhood finished in that point of her life), was grown in a strict system and had to fight for the equality of women in that time, she considered her infancy as 'very happy'. In addition, she had to intern her unique daughter, Rosalind, in a boarding school due to the amnesia crisis that she suffered because of the divorce with her husband. In spite of all these things, she achieved to find a balance in her life, having an optimistic point of view and writing with love her books and plays. It's for that, that I admire her strength, courage and way of seeing the life. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

It's My Birthday!

ALREADY I'M 18 YEARS OLD! Still can't believe it, time flies! Eighteen is an age that we all wait anxiously, but it also brings certain responsibilities and decisions that we must assume, just by ourselves, with the purpose of having a balance in life. So from today, I'm walking for the adulthood path, for better and for worse. Anyway, today is a special day! I spent my day with my family, I received some presents and I ate a big cake of chocolate, yummy! It's also my twin brother's birthday, so we have had double celebration haha! I hope to spend so many years more like this, alongside my family and friends! And well, I'M IN THE ADULT WORLD!
Me and my brother with eight months!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Bluebird, Charles Bukowski

There's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going
to let anybody see
you.
There's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he's
in there.
There's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
You want to screw up the
works?
You want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
There's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
sad.
Then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do
you?

-Charles Bukowski
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Little Bit About Me

I've been talking about my first days at the university, about fears, but I haven't introduced myself. So it's about time! Well, my name is Sara Ousalah Meseguer, I'm half Moroccan and half Spanish. I was born in Murcia and I'm 17 years old, but this Sunday (October 5th) is my birthday, YAY! I went to José Martínez Tornel school and I studied the Secondary and Bachillerato at IES Ingeniero de la Cierva, both in Patiño, (Murcia). So last year I was studying 2º Bachillerato, it was really hard and when I was very tired at the end of the course, I had to do a last effort in order to pass the PAU (where I got very good results) but it was worth because now I'm studying the degree that I've always loved. There's no victory without effort.

This is a picture of our graduation, I'm on the left of the picture, the two girls that are next to me are my friends with whom I spent all these years and the guy on the right is my brother, and friend.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fear Of...

Fear of mirrors of life.
Fear of forgetting who I am.
Fear of changes.
Fear of time.
Fear of not being afraid,
Fear of not having any feeling.
Fear of two faced people.
Fear of turn down an advice,
Fear of decisions.
Fear of playing with fire and get burn.
Fear of pain,
Fear of diseases.
Fear of being disappointed,
Fear of giving up,
Fear of let myself down.
Fear of dancing.
Fear of laughing,
Fear of crying.
Fear of my shadow.
Fear of wasting my time,
Fear of not living enough,
Fear of living too long,
Fear of fear,
Fear of death...

Friday, September 26, 2014

In Process

Already a week in the university! I've already met my teachers, they seem very nice! And I've also met new friends, fortunately, because I didn't know anybody in the university! It has been a big challenge, because I've never been alone and if wherever I were, I didn't know anybody, I had there my twin brother! Now he is studying Derecho. It's for that that I was a little bit worried, because since I was born I've been alongside my brother. But the important thing is that I'm very good and I'm enjoying the experience. I titled this post ''In process'' because I'm in process of adapting with the new change, that is going pretty good, but still in process. Anyway, I'm so thankful of being writing this post right now, it's going to be amazing reading these posts in the future.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

First Post!

Hi there!
It's the first time I have a blog and I like it! I'm already learning how to use it but I know I'll get used to this soon! I think it's similar to Twitter somehow!
Well, some days ago I arrived at the university, everything is going really quickly, but it has being a great experience because it was my dream arriving here and studying this degree! Since I was a kid, I'm in love with English so I'm living a dream! I hope to enjoy this stage of my life and above all, enjoy this wonderful degree! In the future, I would like to be a teacher of English and teach English to people.
So here is my first post!