martes, 18 de noviembre de 2008

...acerca del blog...

Hola! como ya saben esta por finalizar el semestre, ya sólo falta esta semana y nada más vamos a la escuela a dar la vuelta y a entregar trabajos. Para empezar me dió gusto que la materia de Inglés V la impartiera el maestro Cabrales, que de verdad es alguien que esta capacitado para darla, y pues al igual que el semestre pasado nos pidió que continuaramos con el blog, lo cual me pareció, para ser sincera un poco tedioso ji pues porque no sabía de que hablar...sé que hay muuuchooos temas para hacerlo pero como no se me da eso de hablar pues menos escribir jiji pero continuar con esto si me ayudó bastante puesto que me obliga a pensar ya que tengo que dar opiniones acerca de tema del que haya escrito. Sinceramente espero que en los próximos semestres nos imparta otras materias...aunque no hable en su clases jaja.

atte: quiet girl..... :) (the girl above it´s me jiji)


Christmas is coming, families on the entire world is waiting for it. For me is the time that I like most because you are with your family but this time is the first christmas without my grandma it´ll be difficult, every year she was with us, but life is like that and the show must go on...

Christmas is a time for Families, Fun, and Festivities! A time of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time for Santa, stars, and singing carolers. A time for ornaments, gifts, and twinkling lights. Of sleigh rides, hot cocoa, and gingerbread cookies. A beautifully decorated evergreen tree, with colored lights ablaze inspires in many warm memories of Christmases long past. The Christmas tree has become one of the most beloved and well know holiday symbols.


I´m going to inform about an american tradition: thanksgiving. we have to know about american traditons because we´re studying English so we have to be in contact with its culture.

Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, of family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons.
In 1621, after a hard and devastating first year in the New World the Pilgrim's fall harvest was very successful and plentiful. There was corn, fruits, vegetables, along with fish which was packed in salt, and meat that was smoke cured over fires. They found they had enough food to put away for the winter.
The Pilgrims had beaten the odds. They built homes in the wilderness, they raised enough crops to keep them alive during the long coming winter, and they were at peace with their Indian neighbors. Their Governor, William Bradford, proclaimed a day of thanksgiving that was to be shared by all the colonists and the neighboring Native American Indians.
The custom of an annually celebrated thanksgiving, held after the harvest, continued through the years. During the American Revolution (late 1770's) a day of national thanksgiving was suggested by the Continental Congress.
In 1817 New York State adopted Thanksgiving Day as an annual custom. By the middle of the 19th century many other states also celebrated a Thanksgiving Day. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln appointed a national day of thanksgiving. Since then each president has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation, usually designating the fourth Thursday of each November as the holiday.

History of toys: BARBIES!!

Well, as you know Christmas is coming, and many children wait for this time because they know Santa Claus come from north pole for leaving them toys that they asked to him, especially girls because they long for barbies like I used to do it, so let me inform to you the history about Barbies:

Barbie was first introduced at the American International Toy Fair in New York in February 1959. She was created by Elliot Handler, the founder of Mattel, Inc., and his wife, Ruth. After noticing her own daughter's interest in paper dolls of adult women, Ruth Handler came up with the idea for an adult doll, which she named after that daughter, Barbara. The doll's womanly figure and painted face got mixed reviews at firstfew would have guessed that more than 35 years later Barbie would still be one of the most successful and enduring toys on the market. Barbie's appearance was modeled on a German doll, Lilli, who was herself based on a popular comic book character and originally marketed as a racy gag gift to adult men in tobacco shops. After Mattel began advertising their new toy on television, Barbie's sales skyrocketed, prompting the Handlers to add a boyfriend, Ken (named after their son) in 1961; a best friend, Midge, in 1963, and a little sister, Skipper, in 1964. A flood of Barbie-related merchandise followed, including a car and a Dream House.

To keep up with Barbie's ever-glamorous image, Mattel's in-house designers provide the doll with about a hundred new outfits each year. Clothing has also been created for Barbie by world-famous designers Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Valentino, Perry Ellis, Oscar de la Renta, and Bob Mackie. Since 1959, over 105 million yards of fabric have been used to create Barbie's clothes, making Mattel a huge consumer of cloth, as well as America's fourth-largest maker of women's clothes.
Love her or hate her, Barbie is a bona-fide global icon--one that has helped make Mattel into America's top-selling toy company. More than half a billion Barbies--or more than one billion if sales of sidekick dolls like Ken and Skipper are included--have been sold in more than 140 countries. Each week, Mattel sells more than 1.5 million dolls, or two dolls per second. Ninety percent of all American girls in the last 40 years have owned at least one Barbie, and if every Barbie doll ever manufactured were laid end to end, they would circle the earth three-and-a-half times.

in my opinion, Barbies are never going to stop being the trend.

Hi!!! here I am again!!! but 6th semester (corregido)

Hey in my first entry i´ll talk about my vacations...a great experience!!. These last vacations I traveled alone I was nervous when I was in the border to get the permit to go to Austin, Texas. There, my cousin´s mom lives in little town near Austin called Buda, Texas. I was there for 3 months. I say that was a great experience because I worked first, as a babysitter, like 1 month and 1/2 (I had never worked as was) I took care of a little boy: his name is Aiden Guerrero. He was 1 month and a half old, I had to change his diapers and feed him while his parents were at work. I thought to do that it was easy, but it wasn´t. Sometimes, He cried and I wondered why. His parents were nice people to me. During the time I worked with them I stayed with Aiden´s grandparents, they were nice people too. Sometimes, we went to the outlets where Mrs. Guerrero took me photos in a beautiful fountain that was in there and I bought some things. After that, I worked as housekeeper (cleaning houses). There were BIG houses, maybe with 5 or 7 bathrooms each one with a tub, 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, dinner room... WOW!! they were really beautiful. Inside of them there were stuffed animals like deers. It was exhausting working as housekeeper but won´t complian I earned, per house, like 60 or 80 dollars but on the other hand it was a good opportunity for me because I could practice the language I´m studying: English. Well I think that´s all for today. Next entry I´m going to talk about......

domingo, 2 de noviembre de 2008

Today...Day of the dead!

I´m going to post something tha I found about one of mexican traditions...
Her face is unforgettable and she goes by many names: La Catrina, la Flaca, la Huesuda, la Pelona--Fancy Lady, Skinny, Bony, Baldy. A fixture in Mexican society, she's not some trendy fashion model, but La Muerte--Death.

November 1, All Saints Day, and November 2, All Souls Day are marked throughout Mexico by a plethora of intriguing customs that vary widely according to the ethnic roots of each region. Common to all, however, are colorful adornments and lively reunions at family burial plots, the preparation of special foods, offerings laid out for the departed on commemorative altars and religious rites that are likely to include noisy fireworks.
In most localities November 1 is set aside for remembrance of deceased infants and children, often referred to as angelitos (little angels). Those who have died as adults are honored November 2.

One of the things that the families do at home is to elaborate an altar in honor of deceased relatives, decorating it with papel picado, candles, flowers, photographs of the departed, candy skulls inscribed with the name of the deceased, and a selection of his or her favorite foods and beverages. I think is one of the most important traditions in México that we have to preserve because is part of our culture.

Weekend...movies, movies & movies je

Hi!... I´m going to talk about my weekend.

Friday... we only have 2 hours of classes then I came back to my house then the rest of the day I watched T.V. The movies that I watched were Chucky, The ring and Corpse bride. The last one was that I enjoy the most because it was funny, it made me laugh...I´m gonna write what it was about...
When a shy young Victor Van Dort (voiced by Johnny Depp) fails to recite his vows properly at his wedding rehersal to a complete stranger Victoria Everglott (voiced by Emily Watson) he flees and practises his vows in the woods. However when he eventually gets it spot on he accidently places the ring on the finger of a corpse known as the corpse bride (voiced by Helena Bonham Carter). He ends up in the afterlife known as the land of the dead (which proves to be much more colourful and fun than the land of the living). He desperatly tries to get home especially when he finds out that his beloved wife to be will be marrying someone else to save her family from the poor house. The man she is being forced to marry is the devious Lord Barkiss, who is only after Victoria for her money (not knowing that she and her family are now completely broke) When he (and the rest of the dead) finally get to the land of the living a shocking discovery is made which reveals how Emily (the corpse bride) died and who did it as Victor and Victoria are finally able to be together.

Saturday...I went to Glz with my mom, I visited my mother´s family, when we arrived to the house everybody was watching horror movies so I did the same like Friday...Sunday we went to the cemetery, we left some flowers to my grandmother because of the day of the dead. That was my Weekend! it was a horror