Sunday, 31 May 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Talk times is a really good space for that practice. A group of people meet in a cooffe shop every week to speak and talk in a foreign language about different topics. It is a really good place to practice speaking and gain confidence and fluency in English. You can also learn new vocabulary and phrases from your partners or improve your listening just paining attention at what is is being said.
A friend suggested going to Talk Time. I went. And it brought to me such a good memory. It reminds me of “Coffee Talks with Hanna”, one of student leader of YUELI. What a great activity! We spent a really nice time there!
Monday, 18 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
They mind it.
However, sometimes we just have a hunch....
Do we take into consideration it? When we are rationally involved, may be not.... but after a while we will realize that our heart was right...
Next time you have “that feeling”, take note of it...
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Who is in the other side of the world? How he/she thinks? How they live? What do we how in common? How we feel about...? Let´s see. There are 8 billions other out there. 8 Billions Others. We are not alone.
The world has become global. What you do in Manhattan could affect Buenos Aires, Tokio or New Delhi. Business has being done globaly too. What is designed in France, it is made in Indonesia, China or Taiwan but it is finally sold everywhere worldwide. Pollution does not impact to a local community anymore. On the contrary, pollution of US, Europe or Latinamerica contributes to increase global warming, a real dangerous enviromental issue. Wars are still held in many places disabling human life development and organization and terrorism has become the new invisible enemy.
We are globalizated. No doubt about that. Internet and the communicational technologies has changed the size of the world. The world itself has become smaller but everybody´s own world and opportunities have increased. Now, we can go from one point of the globe to the other in a few hours, we can see what is going on in Siberia at real time and we can be in touch instanstaneously with all our contacts all around the world. We are extremely well communicated but do we really communicate to each other? What do we really know about the people that lives in the world, crossing our own boundaries?
We talked about business, enviroment, wars and techological advance. However, behind all these issues there are people. Why do not we talk about them? Where is the human face of globalization?
Here it is. 6 Billions Others.
6 Billions Others is a wonderful proyect made by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a wellknown french photographer, who wanted to see the world through the testimony of their inhabitants.
He travelled around the world asking people questions about life, love, chilhood, lessons, memories, etc.
He puts the humanity into the scene... and when you watch and see the different testimonies of people you do not know and live far away from your home, you realized that you are not actually so far, they think and feel just like you.
6 Billions Others makes us see that we cry or laugh at the same things and that we can learn a lot from each other. Experiences of life, wothy testimonies, a message to the world. Finally, someone showed the human face of globalization
Monday, 11 May 2009
“What a bad expience”, I used to say. How I didn´t realize on time! I blamed myself. Why I didn´t make that decision earlier!
“Regreting about the past is useless”, a little voice that came from my deep inside, said. “You do not gain anything doing that. You cannot change the past. The only thing you can do is look forward”, the voice continued.
Moreover – my mind kept talking - “there is no such “bad” experience”. Experience is not good or bad. Experience is experience. You learn from it. You grow because of it.
There is not good or bad experiences, on the contrary, we can say that there is something good and something bad in all of them. The important thing is the final message, what you learnt from them.
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
This is the way it just happens to be.
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Nice to see, nice to hear...
I wondered what would be the worth of my words in the world
if i write them and then recite them are they worth being heard
just because i like them does that mean i should mic them
and see what might unfurl
i think of the significance of my opinions here
is it significant to be giving them does anybody care
just because i'm into this does that mean i should live like it
and really do i dare
art, art i want you
art you make it pretty hard not too
and my heart is trying hard here to follow you
but i can't always tell if i ought to
so i pondered the point of my art in this life
if i make it will someone take it and think it's genuine
will they be glad that i did 'cause they got something good out of it
will they leave me and be any more inspired
i question the outcome of the outpouring of myself
if i tell everyone my stories will this keep me healthy and well
will it give me purpose, to this world some sort of service
is it worth it, how can i tell
By Tanya Davis
Friday, 8 May 2009
Look at the Computer machine!. LOL Really funny. Computersdid not exist in 1920 but if they would have existed, this could be an excellent representation! LOL, really funny
Facebook = Electric Friendship Generator.
Facebook Ethic Rules:
- Don´t change your relationship status without consulting the other person.
- Don´t post embarrasing photos of other people.
- Be discreet when posting messages in another person´s wall.
- Don´t steal other people´s friends.
- Don´t start “Hate Groups”.
Be careful using Facebook
It is better to Face a Book instead! :)
This is a great video. Very inspirational.
I could not find it in English but I translate the text. Here it is. Hope you enjoy it.
When someones evolves, everything that is surrounded him evolves too.
When we try to be better than we actually are, everything that surrounds us gets better too.
You are free to choose,
To make decisions,
Despite of being the only one to understand them.
Make your decisions with courage,
Desprendimiento and, sometimes,
With a bit dosis of madness
We will only understand life and the universe
When we do not look for explanations.
And then, everything will be clear.
Learning something means getting in contact with an unknown world,
Where the simplest things are the most wonderful.
Dare to the change,
Don´t be afraid of challenges,
Insist once and again and again
Remember that withouth faith,
You can loose a battle that it was seemed to be won,
Don´t give up.
Remember to know always whta you want.
And start again.
The secret is not to be afraid of making mistakes.
And to know that it is need to be humble to learn.
Be patience to find the right moment.
And congratulate yourself for your achievements.
And if this is not enough,
Analyse the causes
And try it again but stronger.
The world is on the hands of those who are capable of dream and to take the risk of living their dreams