Month: February 2014

Danger Zone

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Tom Cruise is an awesome actor, am I right? I saw the movie Top Gun a little while back and the song Danger Zone by ….is so exhilarating by the way the drums push the song. Speaking of danger zones, the song reminded me of one of the themes of this book I’m reading right now called Heart of Darkness. It all starts when the protagonist, Charlie Marlow, tells a story of the time he embarked on a journey to the Congo to work for a trading Co. that wasn’t so humane as we would like to think. Charlie Marlow is on his way, as it seems from his detailed imagery, to the “Danger Zone”. When he “enlisted” to be part of a crew to sail to the Congo he felt, “not hesitant, but a startled pause”, wondering if he was part of some sort of secret scam that has been going on for a while. This song is a great one to listen to especially if you are an 80’s fan; like me.

Per Amore

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“By the moon I swear my love for thee Juliet”- Romeo and Juliet. Since Valentine’s Day is this Friday I’m thinking about doing something special for a girl that I like. They say that the language of love is Italian, or is it French? I forget, however I am currently learning how to speak Italian just because I’m fascinated by the language and compatibleness to Spanish. So far I have been able to understand some of the words that I have heard in conversations in YouTube videos. The phrase that I have memorized in Italian is this: Lo parlo inglese piú spangolo, which means I speak English and Spanish. Another one of the factors that motivated me to learn Italian was from hearing about this 18 year old who lives in NY that knows how to speak 20 languages! He is the only person his age who has that ability. I would like to learn a few other languages, after Italian, like Chinese (Mandarin) and French or Portuguese. It’s easy to say that you want to learn how to speak all those languages, but it isn’t until you start studying and practicing them that your word becomes reality; I have to keep that in mind. Now that I think about it last Friday Mr. Therialt used the whole class period to talk about his personal experiences with his wife and how they met. Along with that he gave us advice on what to do for that special someone that we are thinking about this Valentine’s week. I wanted to share this song with you guys because it’s a romantic Italian song by famous singer Andrea Bocelli.

Hecho en México

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Since culture is a big part of my identity and my everyday life, here is a video of a documentary that was made last year about México and all of its wonderful cultural aspects. In my eyes Guadalajara, Jalisco, the state in México where my is from, is like the California of the country because, like California, it has all the “areas” that everyone loves. It has a big main city, Guadalajara, a forest region, a beach, Puerto Vallarta, and a desert. I have gone many times in my childhood to Guadalajara and to Purepero, Michoacan, where my mom is from, to become closer to my heritage and culture. Recently my dad and I have been planning to visit my grandma again during spring break. I can’t wait to go and have the best foods that I remember having such as: lonches de puerco, coctel de camarón, liquado de chocolate, and more. My dad told me that we would also visit the University of Guadalajara! Besides all that you guys should check out this movie, especially if you are the kind of person that likes to travel.