3 jun. 2012

Time´s up and C1 is coming to an end.....


But before reaching the end of this line, I´ll confess you a secret I´ve held for some time,

Never have I thought you could teach me how to try,  think out of the box in this charming and lovely English style.

You caused the flow to happen, made my wings spread to fly,

Forever gratefull , goodbye for now, you wise guy.

27 may. 2012

My favourite song is a classical one.




How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Bob Dylan still a rolling stone

Robert Zimmerman, probably the name doesn’t say anything to you, but if I say Bob Dylan.

Since an early teenager he soon started composing his own songs and performing in local coffee houses under the artistic name that would lead him to the fame.

Once he moved to Greenvillage he soon started to produce famous songs that would put him among the first, gaining reputation with ¨Blowing in the wind¨ and ¨The times are changing, metamorphosing into the voice of the current generation, defending civil rights and anti-war movements.

It was not until 1965, however, when he reinvented himself replacing accustic music for
electric music, not being afraid of the consequences this act could provoke on his audience.

In 1980 his due to commercial disappointments, his popularity started to decay, but no sooner he teamed with George H., Tom Petty, J. Hendrix and Roy Orbison and as a result he hit it again,  reaching huge impacts on the American popular music. In 2006, Dylan released ¨Modern Time¨ entering the U.S charts at number one.

Bob Dylan, a remarkable, unstoppable and unbeatable person. Constantly innovating and reinventing him. Following his love instinct for music
Don’t you agree if I say that he is still a rolling stone?

Congratulation, Bob.

1 may. 2012

Ken Robinson : Education and Creativity

INTRODUCTION:

Sir Ken starts his speech pointing out three important themes:

-The extraordinary evidence of human creativity.
-Future is unpredictable for our children.
-The extraordinary capacity that children have through creativity.

BODY:

- We get people out of creativity:
We are tought that with creativity we won´t achieve a job.The national education systems stigmatize mistakes, but  if we are not prepared to be wrong, we´ll never come up with anything original. Consequence: we are educating people out their creative capacity.

- Academic inflation:
Every education system on earth has the same hierachy of subjects, in which all came into being the needs of industrialism and in which  math and language are more important than  literacy and arts . In the next 30 years more people worlwide will be graduating through this education system conducting to a degradation of the titles.

-The importance of inteligence:
 Inteligence is  diverse , dinamic and distinct.

CONCLUSION:

It is necessary to create a new conception of human ecology and to rethink the fundamental principles on which we´re educating our children.

29 feb. 2012

Fine-tuning our writing 2

Embellishing and finishing a story

The first blush in the morning had just risen up, a little bit early for the retired Martin. After an entire lifetime waking up every morning at the break of the day to get to the printer´s, he would now choose and take a breather, staying pleasently in bed until the sun had breakthrough the window of his spacious but companionless room. But this particular day he was overcome with a rather weird and particular feeling. Such a singular perception that he suddenly felt the necessity to get out of  bed and  so quick as a flash he dressed up, took the book written by her beloved daughter, who recently died because of a long illness, trying to figure out in this book the last message she wanted to confide him but didn´t reach to do it.
The mockingbirds were singing so sweetly outside in the courtyard, mainly all over the centurial circus tree that Martin´s great grandfather had planted according to the family record. Suddenly there was utter stillness, such an absolute silence that Martin was  totally affected. He stood up and peered throug the window with wide open eyes and with atonishment he perceived a little boy sitting under the circus tree, he was not older than ten, wearing old clothing and he was reading a book. The perception was so out of context that Martin had to  rubbed his eyes to convice himself that he was not dreaming. For a long time he stared at this little fellow who was immersed and profoundly concentrated in his book, as if that place was his acustomed place of reading, a corner of his own garden. Then Martin crept downstairs, very carefully without making a single noise, opened the glass door onto the garden and again creaping carefully in order not to interrupt the boy, he approached the circus tree. Nearing the ground, he asked the boy: "It seems a wonderfull book, doesn´t it?" For the first time, the boy looked away from the pages , gave Martin a steady look and broke into a rather timid smile but in a enthusiastic way he said:"It is the book of my life".
When Martin saw the cover of the book, to his surprise he realized that it was the same book he had picked up this morning, the favorite book of his daughter. The  hunch created inside of him that both, this little boy and his recently buried daughter had something in common was inevitable and a growing eagerness to discover started to emerge at a tremendous speed, so without hesitating  he asked the boy: "Tell me sweet boy, who has given you this book and why is it the book of your life?" And  the boy answered; " It was a present from my mum who wrote it especially for me with an essential message, that I wouldn´t be alone, and that under a circus tree a good old man would  find me and would take care of me and will call me grandson"

19 feb. 2012

English comedy series loses a lot when they are dubbed into spanish

In the Netherlands all types of comedy series and films are broadcasted in their original version with dutch subtitles. During my lifetime in Holland,one of my favourite comedy  was "Alf" ( I didn´t miss a single chapter) but when my family and I returned back to Spain I felt very very dissapointed after seeing Alf on the spanish television.
 Don´t you agree that  by dubbing english comedy into spanish they loose all their fun? Make your own opionion:
Original version



Which voice do you prefer?


12 feb. 2012

Whitney Housten


Another musical legend gone to soon. Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and now Whitney Housten. People who have been very succesful  in their live but  somewhere in some road  got lost.
I want to thank her for gracing us with her amazingly voice and the beautiful songs she has left us.

"I wanna dance with somebody" my favourite song when I was 12  years old:


Another great song, hope you enjoy it:"The greatest love of all":