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jueves, 11 de diciembre de 2014

Creating happiness

Robin Williams as Patch Adams, commonly known as 'Dr. Laugh'

All the times I have gone to the hospital, my body trembles a bit to see so many people stuck in a cold, sterile room, no people around them with whom to share their time, whether happy or sad. It makes me wonder:  how would I feel in that situation? Obviously lonely, bored, specially distressed and saddened. In today's society, both elderly and patients are treated with contempt because they are considered a burden or inconvenience, but we do not consider that if we showed interest in helping these people, they would benefit us too. I mean, being volunteer in hospital and visiting older people makes you feel fulfilled, and it is something we should do all.

Let see the good we can offer and we can receive. First of all, your presence helps them improving their health. It is commonly known that loneliness and sadness by the last one have detrimental effects on the health of a person, so that interaction with other people is always nice. In case of visiting people with hard illnesses, relationships are always good and healthy for them. Moreover, speaking about the elderly, it is a fact that they get better while doing activities and talking with other people, especially younger ones, since his youth and vitality helps them want to continue enjoying life. To continue, another reason why it is a great time visiting the sick and elderly is lack of workers. Sometimes, there are not enough people who can stay with the insanes, especially in Spain, so it is also good for the institution and for the patients, of course; otherwise, if we speak about old people, nowadays they are considered as an obstacle for the society and nobody wants to stay with them. You probably know the news about people who have attacked the elderly residences, either by economic interest or sheer madness: we can not let our seniors at the mercy of these dangers. Finally, helping selflessly is a benefit for yourself too because it makes you feel better. It has been demostrated that helping people for free makes you feel fulfilled and happier, and in addition, people who have been helped by you may contribute in your life somehow, with their experiences and advices.

The present is ours and we can improve it for the next generations. Helping needed people is an awesome way to do that, and it does not make only the world better for other, but also for ourself, making us feel fulfilled and better people.

Here is the trailer of 'Patch Adams', a film that tells the story of Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams, a man who broke the rules of his time and revolutionized the world of medicine and therapy with patients:

lunes, 24 de noviembre de 2014

Lonely and dependent beings

This morning on the bus, while making a stop before reaching Murcia, I had a reflection about the human being after seeing a dog through the window. His owner had entered the station cafe, and the dog sat facing the door, looking through the glass how the owner took a coffee. If the dog did not have affection and dependence on his owner, might well have escaped instead of remaining outside sitting; however, the dog was there, staring at his master and waiting patiently until he was over breakfast. At first glance, it may not seem like something that is interesting, there are dogs with their owner everywhere, but what I find fascinating is the look with which the dog was waiting for his owner, as if his life depended on being with him. After spending several minutes sitting looking out the window, the dog lay beside the door until the man come out, stroked him and left together.

Since we are born until we die, people interact with others every one of our days. Sometimes we do it because we have no choice (money, work, ...), but most of the time we do it because we need others and avoid loneliness: we like to share our opinions and experiences with people around us and have fun with them, all that makes us feel alive. Therefore, the human being is dependent on others and cannot live without communicating with his kind, like the dog that I mentioned earlier depended on his owner, not only for food but also for coexistence and love that they give each other. 

Otherwise, not all people admit that social need in the same way. There are people who prefer not to relate to other people, who prefer solitude and individuality. Wanting to be alone is normal, either by certain circunstances or because of the character; however, nature is wise and warns about the offensiveness of this way of being. It is shown that loneliness produces harmful effects on health: have comorbidities such as depression, stress, anxiety and lack of self-esteem. In 2006, research conducted with 2,800 women with breast cancer suggested that those patients who saw little family and friends were up to five times more likely to die than those with a more active social life. Our own body asks us to be with and depend on others, so if you're a loner, turn off the computer and go with your family or go outside to enjoy the people!

jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2014

Techno-lovers

Being a 18 years old student connected to the internet almost 24 hours a day, obviously I am not against these key breakthroughs. Moreover, I do not understand people defending their elimination. However, I will not deny that, like everything in life, these advances have their advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, in relation to leisure is a real advantage: broadband connections let you make online shopping, listen ring tones for free, watch latest fresh films, launch anything and earn money... All these facilities just pressing a button. Also people fond of photography, for example, can unleash their creativity with the available cameras or digital camera phones, with which they can make awesome and light photos. In addition, in the academic, technological advances provide an immense support: personally speaking, I do not know what I would do in the university without my laptop. Globalization is part of our generation and we cannot stop evolution.

On the other hand, let's see the disadvantages of new generation breakthroughs. Young people do not know what we do with perspective, and we do not realize that we are increasingly becoming dependent on technology. If you go to the street, 60% of young people speak for Whatsapp completely absorbed with their mobiles in hand as they walk without looking where they are going. While it is great that the internet allows us to communicate with anyone around the world in real time, it also poses a serious danger: we expose ourselves to the world, we lose our privacy and any depraved can benefit. Part of the responsibility lies with young people, of course, but the main culprits are parents for not help stop this dependency by education. You can enjoy the benefits of new technologies but in the full knowledge of the consequences. We must learn to master the technology if we do not want it to dominate us.


miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

Manga 2014

The last weekend I went to Manga held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, where all the geeks of Murcia and exterior, including me, attended. A Manga or Anime Convention is an event or gathering with a primary focus on anime, manga and Japanese culture. Commonly, anime conventions are multi-day events hosted at convention centers, hotels or college campuses. They feature a wide variety of activities and panels, with a larger number of attendees participating in cosplay than most other types of fan conventions. Anime conventions are also used as a vehicle for industry, in which studios, distributors, and publishers represent their anime related releases. 
Anime conventions have long and varied worldwide history. The original Comiket, mostly based on fan published manga called dōjinshi, started in 1975 with around 700 people in Tokyo. The Comiket of today see several hundred thousand people, showing the lasting popularity of the medium in its home country. Other Japanese anime conventions are arms of or heavily sponsored by certain studios or publishing companies and are used as platforms for new releases, such as Jump Festa. The main reason I love going every year is because I meet many people who share my interests in Japanese culture, anime and manga, and also the amount of activities you can do: cosplay competitions, karaoke, dancing, drawing, workshops of any kind, video game competitions, lectures on Japanese history, culture, and others. Unfortunately, in my hometown there're no conventions or specialty stores in these matters, so every year I'm hoping November to go to this event and enjoy there with all my friends.
Few friends and I attending karaoke contest
Here I post a video about Manga in Murcia this year, hope you like it (^_^)

domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2014

Gun ownership

The society is divided into people who think that violence is the solution to any problem, and people who use their reason and realize that it is not. I belong to the second group. Just take a look back at the history of the world and see how the man-made weapons have only brought misery to people, although in countries like America, a gun is considered a measure of protection and self defense. Many feel the best way to protect themselves is through gun ownership: having a gun can be the first line of defense against burglars and other criminals. While there is indeed a security benefit that comes with having a gun, I assure that the safety risks outweigh the benefits.

First of all, having a gun can put you at an increased risk for accidents at home. If you have children at home, there is a possibility that they will get a hold of the gun even if it is locked up. Among gun-owning parents who reported that their children had never handled their firearms at home, 22% of the children said that they had. Children often don't understand the risks associated with guns, and they might accidentally hurt themselves, a friend, or a sibling, while thinking that that they are just playing. If you have a gun in the home, there is also a possibility that you will harm a friend, neighbour, or family member by accident. In fact, studies indicate that guns kept at home are involved in the death of a family member 18 times more often than in the death of an intruder. Additionally, guns kept in the home are often used in suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that 83% of gun-related deaths in the home are the result of suicide, often by someone other than the gun owner. Risks such as these should be taken into consideration when thinking about keeping a gun at home.

Owning a gun is a personal decision that every person needs to make for themselves. Carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of gun ownership and make the decision based on what is best for you and your situation. It's important to be informed, weigh your options, and let your opinion be known. As always and foremost, the most important thing is to value and preserve human life, both ours and those of our loved ones, so if you are for gun ownership, maybe you should meditate twice. 

jueves, 6 de noviembre de 2014

Homemade chocolate cake

I am a great lover of food, especially chocolate. This week it is almost all my family members' birthday, so every year my mother decides to make a chocolate cake with cookies whose recipe has been passed down from generation to generation, and I thought it is good idea to share it with you. I hope you get to like it as much as me. Let's see if you are brave enough to get your hands dirty with chocolate and pudding !

INGREDIENTS

-Cookies (if you want to make a round cake as the photo, use round cookies; if you prefer a square cake, use square cookies, obviously)
-2 liters of milk
-Royal pudding (custard powder) for 8 servings
-18 tablespoons of cocoa powder
-2 tablespoons of instant chocolate milk (or nesquik, do not mind)
-A dash of anise
-Strawberry jam (optional)
-Chocolate chips (this is for decorating, but you can put smarties, whipped cream, strawberries, what you like)

LET'S START !

1. First, take a casserole pot and dissolve 18 tablespoons of cocoa powder in a liter of milk, over high heat. Stir it slowly, gently, do not stop stiring it. It will take you some time, but do not stop stiring until it becomes a mass of thick chocolate. When you see it has become thick enough, get it away from the heat and let it get cool.

2. Now, take another pot and dissolve the custard powder in 750 grams of milk, over high heat too. As you did above with the chocolate, stir it slowly and wait it to boil. When it does, get it away from the heat and let it get cool.

3. Be patient, chocolate and custard take time to get cold enough. If you do not wait them to have curdled, then your cake will collapse. When you see both the chocolate and the pudding are ready, we can proceed to make the cake.

4. Have prepared the container in which you want to make the cake. Take a bowl and squirt milk, a bit of anise, and 2 tablespoons of instant chocolate milk on it. 

7. Now, take cookies and go one by one dunking them in the bowl and then placing them next to each other, forming the base of the cake. Next, cover the base with the cool chocolate you let getting cool before. Apply the chocolate carefully, making a cake is like painting a picture: must be meticulous.

8. After covering the base with the chocolate, cover it with another layer of dipped cookies. Then, take the cold custard and spread it over cookies. Again, put another layer of cookies over the custard. If you want to add strawberry jam to the cake, now it is the moment to take it and spread it over cookies. To sum up, you must have this: cookies - chocolate - cookies - custard - cookies - strawberry jam - cookies - chocolate - ...

9. Continue the step 8 until the cake remains large as you want. When finish, cover the entire cake with thick chocolate and put it in the fridge for at least 5 hours before serving. Finally, decorate the cake with chocolate chips, whipped cream, or whatever you prefer. LET'S EAT ! ~('▽^人)


miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2014

Gore genre

People are usually afraid of corpses, skeletons, blood, bodies being cut in parts, because these are uncomfortable scenes. However, personally speaking all these things are really interesting. Every weekend, a friend and I love to meet and decide where we would like to watch horror and creepy films, her house or mine. Of course, I know that common teens should go out with other friends or go shopping, which I do; even so, my friend and I really like gore, so we do not mind people's opinion. While most young people go to the cinema, meet each other to drink a lot or waste money on clothes, few friends and I look forward to choosing what is the best horror film produced until now, and watch it. It is funny when I tell my mother about bloody films, because she stares at me with a concerned face and says "are you crazy?", but that is the point of the attractive of the world: a lot of people, a lot of tastes and preferences. If there were not people who liked this kind of films, gore would not exist as a genre. Blood, corpses ad fear are part of us, of our life, so we must get used to them unless we want to be frightened the rest of our life.

If you have curiosity about gore, here I posted few trailers of gore films (most are a bit old, but the point is to see blood):

The Wizard of Gore

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Hills Have Eyes

Dead Alive

lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2014

How to prevent animal cruelty


Cruelty to animals is an unpleasant but real problem that is currently in effect. Many dogs are plagued with illnesses like kidney or heart disease as a result of the conditions they’re kept in. Each year, thousands of young and healthy greyhounds are killed because they lack racing potential or have been injured while racing and are no longer competitive. Due to genetic manipulation, 90% of broiler chickens (chicken bred specifically for meat production) have trouble walking. More than 50% the fur in the United States comes from China, where there are no penalties for abusing animals, which are raised in unbearably cramped and run-down cages on fur farms. All these are examples that occur today, and could continue to telling more, but my intention is to tell potential solutions to this problem.

Since the largest number of major abuses is produced by large companies or illegal markets, the first option at hand is to report these cases. If justice function as it should, the abuse would stop after complaints; however, many organizations in animal welfare have tried without getting results, thus reporting is not as effective as we would like. Even hearing this, the cause is not lost ! As a common citizen, you can still work to protect animals in your own enviroment doing things that are within your reach. For example, you could save dozens of animals lives by donating to shelter money, your home and/ or wild life sanctuary. It does not even have to be for local shelter, you can donate to the animal shelters all over. Make sure that you only support clean, honest shelters. Another way to prevent animal cruelty is to avoid using products unless they specifically say that they were not tested on animals. Over 100 million animals are killed each year for chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing. Without animals, the balance of the world would be harmed harming humans, mostly, so it is time to move !

If you are interested in this topic, here are some pages about organizations in defense of animals, they can tell you how you can help further.


sábado, 1 de noviembre de 2014

E-Book or book ?


After last advances in smartphones, tablets and the emergence of e-books, it has created a kind of dispute between the advocates of paper and screen. Let's reflect on characteristics of each and choose which one we prefer. On the one hand, on trips eBooks allow you to bring a whole library with you wherever you go, you can switch between titles with ease and the weight is lighter than a standard paperback. Speaking of space, using an e-Book will save you a lot of storage space and also means you have a backup online if something happens to your books. Furthermore, e-Books are often cheaper in the long run because there are no printing fees associated with them, and when you buy one your reward is instantaneous, you do not have to wait for your reading after ordering. Last, if you read in bed, an eBook may be a good option as they are easy to use and won’t get in the way like the lights attached to actual books do.

On the other hand, if your e-Book breaks, you will have nothing to read until you receive a new one; however, if a book does get damaged to where you can't read it, you can just go to the bookstore and buy another copy, rather than worrying if it is still covered by the warranty. In addition, while most readers have a good battery life, there will still be times when you forget to charge it and then can’t read at all. You’ll never have this problem with a standard book, and also you don’t need to worry about hurting your eyes with a physical book. Finally, let’s face it:  you’re never going to get that comforting smell of paper or the weight of a good book in your hands when you read an eBook. Personally speaking, I really love to smell all my books and the touch of their pages, it is so comfortable. Whether paper or screen, the most important thing is to read ! ( ^_^ )



My father

Although he may looks like a Spanish civil guard, my father is the most reliable person I know. At first glance, his appearance may scare you a bit, since he is tall like a closet, has broad shoulders, and the first thing that stands out when you see him is his thick, black mustache. Most people think he is strict and always angry, but I can assure you that is not true at all. One of the things I admire most about him is his calm and patience, especially when my mother gets angry with him (it's fun, really). My father is very persistent: he likes to water his plants and flowers every morning, cook different meals, and if you interrupt while doing these things he doesn't get angry with you. I'm sure that if ever I have a problem, I can certainly ask him for help, and he will help me indeed. I really love my father, and I do not know what I would do without him.

By the way, today it's his birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DADDY!


domingo, 26 de octubre de 2014

Horror vs romance

Scares... or kisses? Demons... or prince charming? The genres of horror and romance are both eternal antagonistic as equally as interesting. When we see a movie or read a horror book, what we want is to feel fear. Mysterious murders, paranormal, spirits, demons, and all that which is unknown and that terrifies us. Moreover, watching romantic films or books we seek love stories, unrequited relationships, passion, drama. Both of them have negative and positive effects on people who watch them. On the one hand, horror films produce insomnia, anxiety, post-traumatic stress that can last into adulthood (phobias); however, they also help to desensitive a person to violence, so can cope with difficult situations in real life. Furthermore, the anxiety you feel has a slimming effect. On the other hand, romantic movies greatly affect the relationships and perceptions of marriage. The characters that appear in them generate high expectations on viewers and what they expect from their partners becomes unreal sometimes. Nevertheless, couples who watch and talk about these films are less likely to divorce, keeps them closer together and it serves as therapy. Indeed both genders kill boredom, depending on your preferences you choose between terror and romance, both are irresistible !

For me, the best is the horror genre, but sometimes I like to watch dramas. These are films of each genre that I like: 
The Bridges of Madison County

The Conjuring

sábado, 18 de octubre de 2014

Gaunt bodies

I am deeply concerned. I am a person who likes a lot of hugging, and few days ago I met with an old friend and when I hugged her, my arms could take two or even three turns around her waist! ヽ(゚〇゚)ノ

It was a joke, but seriously, what is happening? My generation is heavily influenced by the media and the image of themselves they can give to others. If clothing designers advertise their designs using skeletal bodies, they manage to convince young people that the clothes suit better when you do not have meat to fill it. Then, those adolescents who exceed the "ideal weight" feel insecure with themselves and subjected to harsh diets to lose weight. Personally speaking, that behavior is the stupidest thing I have ever seen in my whole life. Torturing your own body to meet other's expectations... Gaunt bodies are not pretty at all, and above all, they are unhealthy. Main victims of anorexia and bulimia are young women (90%-95%), between 12 and 17 years old, and 6% of them die. The only way to prevent this to happen is the education. Do not let them convince you that you are not thin enough, learn to love you and your body the way they are. In addition, anyway, chubby bodies are such more beautiful, do not you think? As in Rubens' paintings (^v^)

viernes, 17 de octubre de 2014

Education and creativity

Ken Robinson is becoming a legend in education reform. He led the British government's  1998 committee advising on creative education. His findings were so powerful that he was knighted in 2003. Robinson says American education system does the opposite of what Gillian Lynne was so fortunate to find. Instead of organizing around individual flourishing, we have standardized testing. That structure alienates students, so that many drop out before graduating. He uses Gillian Lynne's story at the close of his popular TED Talk, "Why Schools Kill Creativity." And here, I put his interesting talk about education and human creativity. Hope you enjoy it and reflect on too :)


martes, 14 de octubre de 2014

Pride and Prejudice

I try to read books about different topics, so as not to fall into the routine of always read the same genre. Still, I have favourite authors and works which I am fond of, and have dedicated a hole in my library staff. One of these is 'Pride and Prejudice', by Jane Austen.

'Pride and Prejudice' is a romantic novel, first published in 1813. The novel tells us the heart-warming story of getting the man of your dreams, and all the troubles that are connected with it. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five unmarried daughters live in the estate of Longbourn in Hertfordshire, a rural district about thirty miles from London. The family is not rich, and their property is ‘entailed’ to pass to the nearest male heir in the family, in this case to Mr. Collins. The main concern of Mrs. Bennet’s life is to see that all her daughters are married, preferably to men with large fortunes. She sees an opportunity for her eldest daughter Jane when Mr. Charles Bingley, a wealthy gentlemen from the city, occupies the nearby estate of Netherfield Park. He brings her closest friend, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, who unlike Bingley, is proud, rude and disagreeable. The constant friction between the Bennett family and these two characters offers humor, confusion, but mostly romance and passion. If you have not read it yet, run to the nearest bookstore ! You won't regret it ^^

If you're not so fond of reading as I, but you want to know the history, take a look at the 1995 English miniserie in Youtube:


You can also watch the wonderful 2005 film adaptation, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. Personally, it's one of the movies that I like: 

sábado, 11 de octubre de 2014

Malala Yousafzai

I do not think that war is a subject that I like to talk, and less put it on my blog, but I think that in this case, I must publish it.


This girl is Malala Yousafzai, and surely you have heard about her. She is a 17 Pakistani student who has become a female education activist, and also the youngest ever Nobel Prize recipient. Malala is known mainly for human rights defense for education and for women in northwest Pakistan. One year ago, she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen. According to him, her 'crime' was to have spoken up for the right of girls to be educated. After weeks in intensive care, Malala survived. When Malala was asked for their activism, although she knew the danger, she replied: "I didn't want my future to be imprisoned in my four walls and just cooking and giving birth".


The situation of girls in Pakistan is of concern for everybody because of  Malala, and it is especially alarming in rural areas due to social and cultural obstacles. Before firing, Malala wrote an anonymous diary about life under Taliban rule in north-west Pakistan, and she documented the anxiety she and her friends felt as they saw students dropping away from class for fear of being targeted by militants, and as the girls began to attend school in plain clothes not uniform, so as not to draw attention on themselves. Militants destroyed scores of girls chools in the time the Taliban wielded power over the valley, and this became Malala's primary concern.

Here there is a Malala Yousafzai's speech at the ONU, which I saw today on the TV, and I think everybody must watch it and reflect on:


jueves, 9 de octubre de 2014

Happy birthday, John Lennon !


Today is October 9th, and 74 years ago was born in Liverpool the best music composer who has never been able to exist. Of course, I am talking about John Winston Lennon. He is known as the main founder of the world famous pop group: The Beatles. At the beginning, he was a member of a beginner and novice group of skiffle and rock n roll called The Quarrymen, which was formed in 1956. Later, after meeting Paul McCartney and George Harrison, and after losing his mother, eventually John Lennon formed The Beatles in 1960. 


The Beatles, formed by John Lennon, Paul Mccartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, are the best-selling music artits in the United States, with 177 million certified units, and also in UK. Their style and innovations in the way of making music influenced many later bands, specially rock and heavy bands. His fame lasted until its dissolution in 1970, when each artist took separate paths.


John Lennon, who was married to a Japanese conceptual artist named Yoko Ono, claimed peace and the rights of the poorest, and became an icon of the hippie movement. Finally in 1980, with John 40, while he was signing autographs in the streets of New York, one of them named Mark Chapman shot him four times in the back, and John died.

Here you have a video of a song composed by John Lennon in his solo career to his mother, which I love very much:



My favourite place


One reason that I like to learn languages is the fact of being able to travel to many different places and meet a myriad of cultures. I have never been at other countries, so I'm looking forward to putting my feet on another floor that is not of my apartment. The good thing about I like English is that wherever I go, I would get by with my level... I think (# ̄ω ̄)


If I was given to choose, the first place I'd want to visit is Ireland. Despite the fact that I've never been there, it is such a wonderful place. The whole country is covered by the green, as if it hadn't been trodden by man. Although there are industrialized cities like in any other country, in Ireland the nature has been kept with all its beauty. There's so much things to see on this amazing country: in Dublin, you can participate on the Gaelic Games, which introduce visiting groups to Ireland’s greatest cultural secret and most popular sports; you can also visit famous Westport houses and gardens, with a guide. The irish people is straightforward, modest, outgoing, similar to the people of my country, so in my case it would be very fun to make friends there. I can not die without have been to Ireland.

If you are interested in Ireland too, and want to pack up and move to one of the nicest and most welcoming countries in Europe, here I put a video to know everything you can do there:


domingo, 5 de octubre de 2014

Femmes damnées / Damned women


Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) was a French poet, essayist, art critic and translator of Edgar Allan Poe. So, of course, he is one of my favourite writers. He's the author of 'Les Fleurs du mal' (The Flowers of Evil), and I would like to share with you the poem I love the most. 


FEMMES DAMNÉES / DAMNED WOMEN

Lying on the sand like ruminating cattle, 
They turn their eyes toward the horizon of the sea, 
And their clasped hands and their feet which seek the other's 
Know both sweet languor and shudders of pain.

Some, whose hearts grew amorous from long confessions, 
In the depth of the woods, among the babbling brooks, 
Spell out the love of their timid adolescence 
By carving the green wood of young saplings;

Others, like sisters, walk gravely and with slow steps 
Among the high rocks peopled with apparitions, 
Where Saint Anthony saw the naked, purple breasts 
Of his temptations rise up like lava;

There are some who by the light of crumbling resin 
In the silent void of the old pagan caverns 
Call out for help from their screaming fevers to you 
O Bacchus, who lull to sleep the ancient remorse!

And others, whose breasts love the feel of scapulars, 
Who, concealing a whip under their long habits, 
Mingle, in the dark woods and solitary nights, 
The froth of pleasure with tears of torment.

O virgins, O demons, O monsters, O martyrs,
Great spirits, contemptuous of reality,
Seekers of the infinite, pious and satyric,
Sometimes full of cries, sometimes full of tears,

You whom my spirit has followed into your hell,
Poor sisters, I love you as much as I pity you,
For your gloomy sorrows, your unsatisfied thirsts,
And the urns of love with which your great hearts are filled!
LES FEMMES DAMNÉES - Marco de Gastyne

Festivities in my town



I am from a small town named Bullas, northwest of Murcia. It is specially known for the production of high quality wine, and as in all parts of the world, people are deeply rooted in their traditions. One of these traditions are festivities, which are held every year on the first weekend of October in honor of the patron saint of the town.


There is folk music, a fairground, and also a whole street full of stalls with food, clothes, toys, accessories... In addition, one of the most famous traditions is the 'Diana', which consists of eggs and flour thrown at each other while walking around the town. It's very funny !


In Bullas, the Friday night all families gather together to eat crumbs. Crumbs is a very typical dish here, the ingredients are: flour, salt, water, olive oil, and pork or fish. They taste so good, although your stomach fills up fast. I ate crumbs with all my friends and had so much fun !





martes, 30 de septiembre de 2014

Recent drawings


Last summer and also this year, I made some drawings. Some of them are gifts to friends, almost all taken from anime or mangas, which are what we like the most. Hope you like it ^^








Brainstorming !


If I want to write in English properly, first I must know what to write about. In my Writing Practice lessons, I have learned to make diagrams and 'brainstorming', so here there is my own scheme. I chose the cinema today as the main theme.

lunes, 29 de septiembre de 2014

Dinner at a Japanese



Last Thursday, two friends and I went to a Japanese restaurant. We love both Japanese culture and food so we were very excited and ordered a lot of food. First, we ate three delights rice, noodles, sweet-sour chicken and veal. Eating all that food with the chopsticks was so great !   


We couldn't leave that place without tasting the famous sushi and sashimi, so here they are. Sushi was accompanied by a kind of very hot sauce (that green thing), but it was quite delicious. All three of us ended with our stomach ready to explode (>-<) 

I hope someday I can go to a Japanese ramen shop, such as in animes and movies ^^