Monday, 26 November 2012

See you later ^_^

Finally, the last post of the course…again. But this is the real one, because this is the last of fourth levels courses! I was happy about doing the level three on my first semester of my first year, because I mustn't do the level one and two, but great part of my classmates were in the first or second level so I was a bit lonely, and I am still feeling a bit lonely now being the only first year student, but however I had enjoyed talking with older students and this semester English in general.
I like very much the English, it`s the most important idiom in the world at the moment, many movies, series and comics are in English and that explains my enjoyment with English. Even in the university we not always talk about very interesting topics, I liked a lot the course; I learned plenty of things, and not only English. Doing the blogs sometimes was very boring and tiring, but somehow I think it was funny after all, also it worked like a distractions for the other stressful subjects and for discover new things. Before I did the course I thought I could go to USA or to UK and not having problems with the dialect, but now I know that I have to improve a lot my talking and my listening. I read manga in English so maybe in that aspect I am not in the danger of stop reading in English. But in the other aspects I need to plan how I can keep practising English. Maybe watching American series without subtitles could help me in the listening part, and I could keep writing stuff in English, but in the speaking part I don’t know how I could do it…I will think on some way.      

Monday, 19 November 2012


Bullying seems to one of the most important topics when we are talking about education. Not only the parents are worried about bullying, the teachers, the principals and even the governors take the responsibility in this problem. We are recently knowing how big is this problem, bulling doesn't only affect to those children with special needs or disabilities but also it affects to the children with talents and because of being afraid of being victim of bullying again they stop doing the activities they often do. Some schools have had problems dealing with bullying; these schools don’t even recognise they have bullying issues, and this is an important matter for resolve the problem. Some strategies to face bulling are for example; create a vertical tutor groups system when the students are able to make bonds with older and younger mates which help the students’ to create a family atmosphere. Other strategy in elementary school is the “playground buddies” system, in which an older child, help a child who might be lonely or scared at playtime by playing with he, so is less probable to him to be bullied. Something similar is developed in secondary for the sake of make the students empathize each other. There is also a strategy which aims to teach about the issues of using violent, sexual or homophobic vocabulary; we have to remember that bulling is not only physic violence. Now in the modern ages the bullying has also expanded the internet, but some teachers say that it’s not so difficult if we teach what is right and what is wrong in the internet interactions. Some teachers give a text number and an email address that pupils can use so they can felt secure. This is very related to educational psychology; there are plenty of strategies for affront bulling, I think we just have to put it on practice.

Monday, 12 November 2012


OK, I’ll be talking about the movie which is the title.  It’s a Japanese animation movie called Tekkon Kinkreet, the title comes from a mispronunciation of “Tekkin Konkurito” which means steel reinforced concrete. In fact the movie is an adaptation of a manga (Japanese comic) by Taiyou Matsumoto. I saw it like two weeks ago in my home; more specifically in the sofa with my notebook. I get interested in see this movie because my favorite band did the credits song of the movie. The story follows two brothers Shiro (white) and Kuro (black) and how they live as orphan in a wild city. I enjoy this movie because it`s very complete film: a psychological drama with a lot of action and a really emotive message. I downloaded this movie like three times because at the first time it was dubbed in Latin Spanish, and it was a god dub, but I wanted to see it with the original voices in Japanese, with English or Spanish subs of course.
The Japanese’s voice actors are very professional; they really catch the character personality. Kazunari Ninomiya, the voice for Kuro, the older brother knew how to be the serious brother and the craziest at the same time, and Yu Aoi, the voice for Shiro was able to make me feel the innocence and the wisdom of the character.  If you like Japanese animation movies this is a must see, and if you’re not too much into it it’s the chance to try something new…you will not regret it! 

Monday, 5 November 2012

About the recent elections

So, it’s finally time for talking on politics. But don’t get me wrong; I am not so interested in this topic, it’s just I expected to talk on this sometime in the semester.  In fact, I didn't go to vote because I didn't know for which candidate vote; well, there was some of laziness of my part too. But I think that if I had has the conviction to vote for one or another, I would go to vote. I didn't know because the mayor in El Bosque, Sadi Melo had been in power since 1992 and I don’t know if it’s because he had done a great job as a Mayor or because he is very popular in the municipality. About the vote being voluntary, I agreed with that because that way the votes reflect the true voice of each municipality, for example, the people who really want to make a change or really wants to preserve its mayor will go to vote for its convictions; and the people who don’t mind if there is a change or if all remains as always or even the people who are not sure of what they want, have not the obligation of going to vote. I think that way the votes reflect the true intentions of the people in a municipality. So it’s not so relevant the fact that so many people did not vote because if those people really wants a change or not, they have the opportunity of vote. To finish I will say that I think that what I’m saying is very well reflected in the recent elections because there were many changes and the people looked very happy about ones of them, Providencia for example.