sábado, 19 de abril de 2008
viernes, 18 de abril de 2008
Where were you born?
I was born in Paraguaipoa, Región Zuliana.
Did you grow up there?
Yes, I grew up there and I was very happy.
Where did you go to Elementary School?
I went to "Colegio Unitario", Km. 56, Vía Perijá.
Where did you go to High School?
I went to "Julio César Salas" High School, Km. 56, Vía Perijá.
Did you study any foreign languages?
Of course!...you'll see, I am goajira and I didn't speak and didn't understand the Spanish, but when I started to study I had to learn it...it was awful the process but here I am!
How old were you when you started the University?
I was 20 years old.
What sports or games did you use to play when you where younger?
My mom said that I was a tufboy because I played every single game that boys liked it.
Did you use to have a nickname?
Yes, people call me Edicta...I really don't know why?¡
Did you ever have a part-time job?
I always had a part-time job. I'm a hard-worker woman.
Who was your best friend when you were a child?
God was or is my best friend, when I was a child and he always will be!!
miércoles, 16 de abril de 2008
Eigly: Sorry mom…you’re right, but I have so much homework that I forget to help you. I’ll tell you what: I’m going to try to come earlier and give you a hand…ok?¡
Mom: See to believe!...ok, ok, but it’s a promise?
Eigly: Of course! It’s a promise.
You must transmit, although you don’t feel it, that you’re enjoying and happiness, because there’re persons anxious to see a good show. The dance definitively is my life.
jueves, 3 de abril de 2008
miércoles, 2 de abril de 2008
NAME OF THE FESTIVAL
The Chinita’s Fair (November)
INTRODUCTION: Name of festival/country; season and length
The 18 of November in Maracaibo the Chinita’s Fair is celebrated, with mechanics games, music, dances and drunk. The gaitas, especially maracuchas, are for the Venezuelans which the carols for Spanish. By all the sites are listened to the sounds of the navideños sets that they journey from a house to another one. The year finishes with the night of the 31 when the Venezuelans celebrate with happiness the arrival of the New Year.
MAIN CONTENTS (1) Historical/religious or other significance
Friday 18 of November of 1.709 was old the engrossed one in her tasks, reason why she did not pay attention to a series of blows that she listened to in the wall where it hung the image. The blows were listened to again, but she did not move. Nevertheless, to the third time, she went been strange to the place from where the blows came and surprised she saw how in the picture the image of the Virgin of the Chiquinquirá was appraised clearly and brought forth of her a shining light. The surprise of such phenomenon took her to the street where she began to scream: "Miracle, miracle"… and with this occurred beginning par excellence to the celebration of the zulianos: The Chinita’s Fair.
All the 18 of November, and for forty years, Maracaibo and the Zulia state in general, have been coming celebrating the Chinita’s Fair, date that has become from that then, in occasion of celebrations for the believing faithful of the zuliano town and their environs, without no ecclesiastical or civil law has decreed it. With the lighting system of the lights of the Bella Vista avenue, the gaita, fireworks that illuminate the marabino sky, with chimbangles that resounds their drums, accompany to the virgin in her route by the streets of the miracle.
MAIN CONTENTS (2) Preparations; customs; activities
On a par of the formal chronogram and religious of activities other popular events and of masses are developed that constitute the Fair. In her the in excess ones of bull are made famous, dances in sites public and deprived nights of the city, Gaiteros Dawns, games of baseball, the great finery of the beauty, (beauty aid which it allows to choose the sovereign who will be the queen of the fair by all the year, transmitted by Venevisión through his program Sensational Saturday), the parade of floats and comparsas, in addition many other activities that are going to flood to Maracaibo of a climate of enthusiasm, solidarity and collective reaffirmation of the Christian Faith to initiate the celebrations.
The 18 of November, central day of the celebration of the Fair, a pontifica mass is celebrated and the short procession. On a par the baseball game is developed wins Virgin of the Chinita, sport activity very frequented by the zuliana fanaticada one that meets (after one long night of parranda) to give them to spirit and support to the pelotero equipment of the Eagles of Zulia. To the following week the procession of the aurora is made and the image removes from the basilica to 3:00 of the dawn, so that next to her town she receives the day in the street. Finally, following Sunday raises the Virgin to the altar.
In this Maracaibo opportunity Fair of the Chinita gets dressed in full dress to receive to thousands of visitors in the occasion of the celebration of cuadragésima, exhibiting the historical and cultural values of the zuliano town.
When we talked about the Gaitero Dawn, it quickly comes to our mind the peculiar sound from furro, the cuatro, the maracas and the drum. Nevertheless, it is important to emphasize, that the Gaiteros Dawns of the last times, are not exclusive of the gaiteros, since many national and international, representing artists of diverse musical sorts, sing to the beautiful Chinita.
It's tradition, to this date, the marabinos go to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Chiquinquirá, to request a miracle by a dear being that suffers of some disease, to request by their parents, brothers, children and relatives or simply, to request the blessing to the Virgin.
It is for that reason that this popular event, manages to reunite history, the culture and the faith of a town that sings to her the Gaita Zuliana, with great admiration and respect, to the Brown Virgin "the Pattern of the Zulianos". November in Venezuela is the main holiday during which Venezuelan families get together and rejoice. In Venezuela, the Chinita’s Fair is celebrated with a number of religious and traditional customs. Families get together to enjoy the traditional meal: "hallacas," "pan de jamón," "dulce de lechoza." The pan de "jamón" is a long bread filled with cooked ham and raisins. The "dulce de lechoza" is a dessert made of green papaya and brown sugar, slowly cooked for hours and served cold. Music plays an important role in the celebrations. The traditional songs of this period are called gaitas. In the old days the gaiteros (singers of gaitas) sing their songs and play traditional instruments such as the cuatro (a small, four strings guitar), the maracas (rattle) and the furruco (a small, elongated drum with a wooden stick in the middle. The movement of the stick slightly indented on the drums leather is what produces the sound).
MAIN CONTENTS (3) Personal celebrations
Like good Zuliana family, we fulfilled this tradition and we love it! Not by the celebrations, it’s more by the feeling that wakes up in all the people of this beautiful state.
CONCLUSION: Commercial significance Personal views about festival
The celebrations in honor to the Chiquinquirá stopped being the modest supervisory celebrations of the past to acquire the international characteristics of party of great complexity where religious and popular events come together, all reunited under the name give to the International Chinita’s Fair.
It is a festival of joy and happiness. Gifts are one of the major attractions of these celebrations. People give beautiful gifts to their loved ones. But, commercialization has changed the entire meaning of gifts.
Instead of expensive gifts, you may also go for greeting cards. Decoration is also one of the significant components of these celebrations. Beautiful streets are decorated with stars, bells and lights.
Include a picture of the festival or festivity…
martes, 1 de abril de 2008
miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2008
THE GLOBAL HEATING
If all the news about soaring temperatures is starting to make a global warming believer out of you, join the club. Most scientists accept that the atmosphere is warming. Climate is also a complicated creature, reflecting interactions between air chemistry, physics, water in clouds, rain and the ocean, the sun, the Earth's reflected heat, plants and human activity. Gathering levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would trap heat, causing a rapid warming and damaging the atmosphere, the oceans and the economy.
One cause of worry is recent evidence that climate is less stable than once assumed.
The Planet Is Heating Up—and Fast: Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are drying, and wildlife is scrambling to keep pace. It's becoming clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives. Called greenhouse gases, their levels are higher now than in the past years.
We call the result global warming, but it is causing a set of changes to the Earth's climate, that varies from place to place. The rapid rise in greenhouse gases is a problem because it is changing the climate faster than some living things may be able to adapt. Also, a new and more unpredictable climate poses unique challenges to all life.
The difference between average global temperatures today and during those ice ages is only about 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit), and these swings happen slowly, over hundreds of thousands of years.
Now, with concentrations of greenhouse gases rising, Earth's remaining ice sheets (such as Greenland and Antarctica) are starting to melt too. As the mercury rises, the climate can change in unexpected ways. In addition to sea levels rising, weather can become more extreme. This means more intense major storms, more rain followed by longer and drier droughts (a challenge for growing crops), changes in the ranges in which plants and animals can live, and loss of water supplies that have come from glaciers.
Scientists are already seeing some of these changes occurring more quickly than they had expected. In recent years, global warming has been the subject of a great deal of political controversy. Signs that the earth is warming are recorded all over the globe.
The predicted effects of global warming on the environment and for human life are numerous and varied. It is generally difficult to attribute specific natural phenomena to long-term causes, but some effects of recent climate change may already be occurring. Rising sea levels, glacier retreat, Arctic shrinkage, and altered patterns of agriculture are cited as direct consequences, but predictions for secondary and regional effects include extreme weather events, an expansion of tropical diseases, changes in the timing of seasonal patterns in ecosystems, and drastic economic impact. Concerns have led to political activism advocating proposals to mitigate, eliminate, or adapt to it.
• Country: France
• Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
• Department: Var
• Arrondissement: Draguignan
• Canton: Saint-Tropez
• Mayor: Jean-Michel Couve (2001-2008)
• Elevation: 0 m–113 m (avg. 15 m)
• Land area¹: 15.18 km²
• Population²: (1999) 5,542
• Density: 496/km² (1999)
• INSEE/Postal code: 76803/ 83990
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
the harmony of tones are so peculiar that
the most insignificant of their facades becomes a fresh.
The walk there promising discoveries in the same town…
the port, the old quarter of Ponche, the famous bell ...
Through alleyways will reach the heights of the Citadel, and then the Santa Ana Chapel promises a magnificent view of the Gulf of St. Tropez.
THE PORT: Before 1914 Saint-Tropez was the main commercial port of France. In 1789, the port was visited by 80 ships.
The town was the site of various associated trades, including fishing, wine and wood.
ECONOMY: One of the main economic resources of Saint Tropez is the tourism.
Its main attractions are its history, its beaches of pleasant climate, the art and yachting.