Monday, 31 March 2008
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Move your body and your heart will follow. This message was written in the mirrow of a fitness clothes store at Promenade Mall.
Emotion is motion. My brother Leandro taught me that phrase long time ago.
Have a healthy day. This message was written at the end of the bill at the Women Fitness Center, the gym that I joined.
Have a wonderful day. I heard this message in Mary’s answer machine. Mary is Guillermo’s ant. Guillermo is my brother’s friend. He was also “my boss” in MERCADO FITNESS. He is my friend, too. He is also a kind of big brother to me. But Leo, please, do not be jealous, you are still my first brother in my brother’s list :)
Blind leading blind. This is a phrase that Zev said to me when he was explaining me what he thinks about the process of teaching and learning to play golf. If you are not sure about something, you can not teach it. Otherwise, it would be a “blind leading blind” matter. It sounded funny to me.
If you want to learn to play golf, you will need PRACTICE and PATIENCE. Zev told me that in our conversation about Golf. Now, I am thinking in practicing this sport. It sounds very interesting. Zev transmits passion when he talks about it.
It is all about PRACTICE!. What would you need to do to improve in life? JUST PRACTICE! This is the favourite phrase of Kristina Laperle, my teacher in level 5a. Now, it is one of my favourite phrases too.
No matter how SMART you are, you can still do STUPID things. This was a Zev’s phrase in one of our conversations. Zev is a very good conversation partner and I am a good listener. :)
Books do not give you Wisdom. Another Zev’s phrases.
Nothing works when there are so many Chiefs and none Indians. Zev’s phrase. I believe that Argentinean people have to think about that.
It is like put the car before the horse. We can use this phrase to mean that you do not have to hurry and you must live step by step.
You can bring the horse the water but you can’t make him to drink. Kristina told us this phrase in our library information session. She wanted to say: “now you should look for the books and read them!”
Monday, 24 March 2008
Espero que lo hayas pasado de diez y hayas disfrutado un monton.
FELIZ CUMPLE PRIMO QUERIDO y todos los exitos para este nuevo anio!!
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Your life story. In six words
What would you write in your memoir? Can you sum up your life in six words or less? The Star challenged you to find out.
Everyone has a story to tell. Six words is all they need.
That's what editor Larry Smith discovered when he posted a six-word memoir challenge on his website, smithmag.net, in November, 2006, asking readers to write their life story in precisely six words.
Within the first two months, the site received 15,000 replies. The best have been reproduced in a book that has become a New York Times bestseller, aptly named: Not Quite What I Was Planning.
The idea grew out of an Ernest Hemingway legend. Challenged to write a novel in six words, the master of minimalism purportedly came up with: "For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn."
"After Harvard, had baby with crackhead," wrote one reader in response to the memoir challenge. "I still make coffee for two," wrote another.
Smith also solicited memoirs from the famous. "Yes, you can edit this biography," wrote Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, wrote: "Me see world. Me write stories."
Smith seems to have struck a chord in the current zeitgeist, unleashing a torrent of self-expression not unlike the one launched by Frank Warren when he began inviting people to write their secrets on the back of postcards. Four books later, the concept is still going strong, at PostSecret.blogspot.com.
Here are some of our favourite submissions from readers and a few others.
For sale: Master's degree, never used.
Chris Anderson, Thunder Bay
Mom's schizophrenia changed our family forever.
Lisa Korec, Toronto
Found my soulmate — despite frizzy hair.
Kady Shear, Toronto
Went to France single returned married.
Hellen Mantha, Sarnia
Teleported into adulthood by dad's death.
Adam Preston, Simcoe
Much love to give; no recipient.
Thomas Wong, Richmond Hill
Childhood, motherhood, work, work, work, work.
Yvonne Parti, Toronto
Started out strong, what went wrong?
Robert Smith, Boston
Battled injustice wherever I saw it.
Michel Ladouceur, Kingston
I have exceeded my shelf life.
Raymond Fadel, Toronto
I didn't come here to surrender.
Lloyd Therien, Kingston
Six siblings makes girl grow tough!
Jeanna Chan, Ottawa
Married wrong girl but we're happy.
Simon Leigh, Toronto
I found God in a tipi.
Ian Ross, Penokean Hills
I met my wife on AOL.
Steve Meggeson, Scarborough
I have studied my life away.
David Walia, Brampton
Four kids make life wonderfully chaotic.
Jane Cotnam, Mississauga
Seriously I am who I am.
Michael Cassidy, Vancouver
I have not accomplished much...yet.
Daniel Rudmin, Vancouver
Happily raised two strong successful sons.
Krista von Engelbrechten, Pickering
Overeducated janitor; My ambition lacks ignition.
Chelsea Maloney, Dunnville
Financially good; everything else a bust.
Emanuel Samuel, North York
"Somebody put me on the Internet..."
Russell Peters, Comedian, Los Angeles
Challenging, isn't it? Would you like to try?
This is my attempt: Girl always wondering what, when & why :)
What is yours?
Miren esta publicidad. Es un comercial de cerveza que exalta la cultura canadiense y la separa y diferencia de la estadounidense. Dicen que este comercial marco tendencia.
These are the lines of the commercial:
I'm not a lumberjack,
or a fur trader...
and I don't live in an igloo
or eat blubber, or own a dogsled...
and I don't know Jimmy, Sally or Suzy from Canada,
although I'm certain they're really, really nice.
I have a Prime Minister,
not a President.
I speak English and French,
and I pronouce it ABOUT,
NOT “A BOOT”.
I can proudly sew my country's flag on my backpack.
I believe in peace keeping, NOT policing.
DIVERSITY, NOT assimilation,
AND THAT THE BEAVER IS A TRULY PROUD AND NOBLE ANIMAL.
A TOQUE IS A HAT,
A CHESTERFIELD IS A COUCH,
AND IT IS PRONOUCED 'ZED' NOT 'ZEE', 'ZED'!
CANADA IS THE SECOND LARGEST LANDMASS!
THE FIRST NATION OF HOCKEY!
AND THE BEST PART OF NORTH AMERICA!
MY NAME IS JOE!AND I AM CANADIAN
I am Canadian was the slogan of the Molson Breweries from 2000 until 2005. It was also the subject of an extremely popular ad campaign centred around Canadian nationalism, the most famous examples of which are "The Rant" and "The Anthem". The ads aired in both Canada and the United States. In 2005, shortly after Molson's merger with American brewer Coors, Molson announced that it was retiring the "I am Canadian" slogan.
Monday, 17 March 2008
I made two mistakes in one saturdays' morning. Awasome!!Amazing!!!
Last Saturday (15 th March 2008) I wanted to go to the gym because I wanted to take my second canadian step class but I couldn't. I arrived late because of two silly mistakes.
That Saturday I got up very early. At 7:30. I made my bed. I got dress. I prepared my bag with all the stuff that I would need and I went upstairs to have breakfast. I ate a peach and I drunk I cup of tea. A very light breakfast for a very early fitness class.
I went to the bus stop. I waited 5 minutes there. I took the bus N 3 " Thornhill/Don Mills" and I arrived to the Promenade in 5 minutes. The Promenode is a shoopping mall where the gym is situated.
When I got off the bus and I crossed the road I realized that I had forgotten my sneackers!!! UPS!!! First Mistake!!!
When I left home I had put "my boots" and my coat on but I had forgotten to pick my sneackers up. So, I needed to return for them. " May be I could be on time for my step class if I hurried" I thought.
I saw the bus and I rushed to take it. I was so concentrated in my sneackers that I did not realize that I had taken the wrong bus!! OUCH!!! That hurted!! Second Mistake!
What a foolish girl! jajaja
As a result, I missed my second canandian step class. However, I had, instead of it, a long a nice bus trip. jajaja.
Two silly mistakes in one morning. Next time I will remember to geto out from my bed with the right leg. ;o)
Thursday, 13 March 2008
Ademas del 'homework' empezaron las actividades paralelas: grupos de conversacion, excursiones y otras actividades. Ayer, por ejemplo fui al Bisquit Ceramic Studio, un lugar donde uno puede pintar sus porpias piezas de porcelana y llevarselas a su casa. Estuvo muy entretenido, sobre todo porque uno comparte la mesa con estudiantes de otros cursos y diferentes nacionalidades. Conoci a un chico de Turquia que sabia hablar un poquito espaniol por las novelas de Natalia Oreiro. Pueden creerlo? Y sii...no solo nos conocen por el Futbol y Maradona. Nuestro 'Argentina For Export' se ha diversificado.
Maniana tengo planeado asistir a los 'Coffe Talks' que es un grupo que se arma para visitar algunos de los cafes mas conocidos de Toronto y sentarse alli a conversar y pasar un buen momento. El sabado quiero volver a mi clase de step del Canadian Women Fitness Club solo para enseniarle algunos de nuestros pasos a la profe canadiense. Y el domingo ya me anote ara el Canadian Maple Syrup Festival.
Con tantas actividades el tiempo pasa volando.... y como aqui los dias siguen siendo cortos, espero con ansias la llegada de la primavera.
Saludos a todos. Y Gracias por visitar el Blog.!
Monday, 10 March 2008
Hagan este ejercicio: cierren sus ojos y pongan la mente en blanco. No piensen en nada. Solo blanco. Bueno.... asi son los paisajes de mis fotos! jajaja.
Llegue justo para el invierno que pretende marcar un record en la historia! Que privilegio, no?
Hoy veo la nieve y me pregunto: Que pasara cuando se derrita? Espero que despues del snow no nos tape el agua! :o) jajaja.
Por lo pronto, mis botas portenias ya se me mojaron y tuve que comprarme otras. WaterProof. Las pobrecitas estaban preparadas para un invierno bonaerense, no del tipo artico! Y bue.... I needed new ones!
Les copio la noticia del diario> The STAR.com:
The last great winter
Helen Wetherall's photo album has reminders of the snowy day in 1967 when a live wire came down outside her East York house.
'My dad never went to work and everything came to a standstill. It was a different world altogether'
Murray McCulloch was 6 when he suddenly found himself in what felt like another world.
"I remember all the schools being closed and there was absolutely nothing moving at all," said McCulloch, 75, while having lunch at a Mississauga Legion hall on Lakeshore Rd. E. "My dad never went to work and everything came to a standstill. It was like a different world altogether."
It was the winter of 1938 and '39 – the snowiest winter on record for Toronto – when 207.4 centimetres fell at the airport throughout the season.
Weather experts think that with 178.6 centimetres collected already, this winter might be on its way to breaking that record.
"We have a lot of March left to go that is going to be a little chillier than normal, so even a few more lighter snowfalls could be enough to take us over the record," said Geoff Coulson, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada
Can you believe it? Me, ' la euge', stepping in the snow! jajaja.
More details about the class can be found in stepvivo.blogspot.com. But wait until I can actualize it!
The name of the teacher is Lisa and she wanted me to show her how the step classes look like in Argentina.
I am the new member of the 'Women Fitness Club of Canada'. It s a 5 star gym and I only paid USDCAN 19 per month!
Incredible but Real!
Look at this web site: http://www.womensfitnessclubs.com/
Every elliptical and every treadmill in this gym have a TV Screen!!!!!! I can work out, practice my listening skills and have fun at the same time!!!
It is amazing, isn't it???!!!
1 Promenade Cir. (at Centre St.), Promenade Mall; plus two other GTA locations. •
How much: initiation fee varies, monthly fee $15–$20.
Friday, 7 March 2008
I would like to write the salad recipe because it was very nice. I am going to make it when i return tu Argentina. The salad has: cucumber, tomato, green pepper, karamata olives and cheesee (like ricotta)
Greek salad, or horiatiki, is a rough country salad of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumber, sliced red onion, green pepper, crumbly feta cheese and plump kalamata olives. Serve this delightful combination as a side dish or as a light meal with some crusty bread. (WIKIPEDIA)
After that I tasted French Toast and Cheesse Sth (a kind of pancake, I' ve forgotten the name.)
French toast (often known as eggy bread in most of the UK - the exception being Scotland, pain perdu in French, pain doré in French-speaking parts of Canada) is a popular breakfast food in North America and Europe.
French toast is made with bread and eggs; some common additions are milk, water, or orange juice to thin the eggs, sugar, and spices such as allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Vanilla may also be added to the egg mixture. In restaurants throughout Canada and the United States, the bread is usually thick white bread made especially for use in French toast; when made at home, regular sliced bread is often used. Although often served as a sweetly spiced dish in the United States, others prefer a savory version, seasoned with salt and pepper instead, or even topped with a melted slice of cheese. (WIKIPEDIA)
Thursday, 6 March 2008
I just want tell you that I have learnt new vocabulary. The first new word I learnt (at the plane) was SWEETENER (edulcorante) :o) jajaja. After that, SKIM MILK or LOW FAT MILK :o) (Leche descremada) Luckily I am living with a very healthy family. They eat a lot of vegetables and fruits and they works out every day. However, it is so cold here that the body claims for calories.
I miss going to the gym but the days are going very fast here that I dont have time to think about it. May be next week I can try a Fitness Class at the University Fitness Center.
That is a good topic for a future edition of Mercado Fitness Magazine> Universities 's Wellness Center.
That' s all for now.
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Well, I am going to the library now to get some books and then I am coming back home. It is very cold outside to be in the street. I hope Spring comes soon!
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
En este sentido, el primo de Dady Brieva tenia razon. Te resulta lindo ver todo blanco y nevado la primera vez, pero solo esa primera y unica vez. Cuando tienes que convivir con ella el asunto se vuelve muy distinto.
Las veredas estan siempre resbaladizas. Aqui uno convive con el riesgo de patinarse y caerse en cualquier momento. Caminas por las calles como sifueras un pinguino. Si no pisas escarcha, metes la pata en un charco de agua y en cualquier caso, siempre esta frio!!!
Todo el mundo se moviliza en auto. Mi familia canadiense tiene 3, uno para cada uno. Es raro encontrar peatones en la calles despues de las 5 o 6 de la tarde sobre todo en laszonas residenciales o barriales. Si te pierdes o necesitas orientacion, a quien preguntarle? Solo hay nieve a tu alrededor! En ese caso mejor rezar, y que Dios te ayude!!! jajaja. Ya me paso y Dios me ayudo!! jajaja
Todo bien, la nieve es fria pero divertida. Solo es cuestion de aprender a convivir con ella.
Somos 13 personas en el curso. La mayoria de mis companieros son de origen asiatico: chinos, japoneses, coreanos. Tambien hay personas de Arabia Saudita y de Iran. Todos tienen muy buena onda, pero los diferentes acentos dificultan un poco la comunicacion y comprension. Es hasta que el oido se adapte. La Profesora se llama Kristina y habla muy claramente.
Despues de clase, ya quedamos libres para almorzar, utilizar los laboratorios, hacer la tarea o volver a casa. Tengo que averiguar si puedo hacer uso de las instalaciones del gimnasio aqui. Tienen un centro deportivo y me gustaria al menos pegarle una miradita. Saben que? Hay clases de STEP!!!! Jajaja. Espero pueda probar una para escribir mi experiencia en el otro blog. De todos modos, creo que aqui el STEP no es una actividad en extincion.
La Universidad es enorme. Es una ciudad en si misma. Tiene todo lo que se puedan imaginar. Desde Farmacia, Centro de Salud, Bancos, Patios de Comida, Fast Food y Vegetarian Food, Libreria, Souvenir Shops, Fotocopiadora, Supermercado, Kioscos, etc etc etc. Ayer me reia porque vi a un alumno que salia del super con una docena de huevos para llevarselos a su casa. Pueden creer??? Comprar huevos en la universidad?? Increible!! Buenisimo!!
El domingo pasado estuve en el DOWN TOWN (Centro de la Ciudad). Conoci el EATON CENTRE, un enorme centro comercial. Como veran aqui todo es enorme! Sii!!! Todo es grande, extenso, inmenso. Camine por la avenida principal que aqui se llama Jonge Av. y por la calle Dundas hasta Spadina para llegar al China Town.
El Centro me queda relativamente lejos de donde vivo. Yo estoy en YORK que vendria a ser un distrito diferente pero pegado a Toronto. Para llegar al Down Town tengo que tomar un cole que me acerque a la estacion de subte y luego este hasta donde quiera ir. El sistema de transporte es facil de usar siempre y cuando mas o menos te aprendas las calles principales para orientarte. De todos modos, lo choferes tienen muy buena onda y tratan de ayudarte. Yo ando con mi planito de la ciudad.
Recien es mi cuarto dia en la ciudad y creo que aprendi un monton para tan solo 96 horas!
Saludos a todos y tratare de mantenerlos al tanto de mis aventuras.