3.12.09

Sex, Sighs, and Conversation: Why Men and Women Can't Communicate - by: Deborah Tannen

A man and a woman were seated in a car that had been circling the same area for a half hour. The woman was saying, "Why don't we just ask someone?" The man was saying, not for the first time, "I'm sure it's around here somewhere. I'll just try this street."

Why are so many men reluctant to ask directions? Why aren't women? And why can't women understand why men don't want to ask? The explanation, for this and for countless minor and major frustrations that women and men encounter when they talk to eachother, lies in the different ways that they use language-- differences that begin with how girls and boys use language as children, growing up in different worlds.

Anthropologists, sociologists ans psychologists have found that little girls play in small groups or in pairs; they have a best friend, with whom they spend a lot of time talking. It's the telling of secrets that makes them best friends. they learn to use language to negotiate intimacy--to make connections and feel close to each other.

Boys, on the other hand, tend to play competitive games in larger groups, which are hierarchical. High-status boys give orders, and low-status boys are pushed around. So boys learn to use language to preserve independence and negotiate their status, trying to hold center stage, challenge and resist challenges, display knowledge and verbal skill.

These divergent assumptions about the purpose of language persist into adulthood, where they lie in wait behind cross-gender conversations, ready to leap out and cause puzzlement or grief. In the case of asking for directions, the same interchange is experienced differently by women and men. From a woman's perspective, you ask for help, you get it, and you get to where you're going. A fleeting connection is made with a stranger, which is fundamentally pleasant. But a man is aware that by admitting ignorance and asking for information, he positions himself one-down to someone else. Far from pleasant, this is humiliating. So it makes sense for him to preserve his independence and self-esteem at the cost of a little extra travel time.

The Crazy English Language - by: Alex Jun

English is the most widely used language in the history of mankind. In almost every country there is someone who can speak English. Some of the noblest works of literature, such as the ones by William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and George Orwell are in English.

Nevertheless English is a crazy language. For example, there is no egg in eggplant or pine in pineapple, and no ham in hamburguer. French fries weren't invented in France or English muffins in England.

We take English for granted. But when we look into its unique flaws, we find that quicksand works slowly, boxing rings are square, and guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor a pig. Also, why is it that a writer writes but fingers don't fing and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose two geese, so why no one moose two meese?

If the teacher taught, why hasn't the preacher prought? If horsehair mat is made from the hair of horses and a camel's hair coat made from the hair of camels, from what is a mohair coat made? Furthermore if a vegetarian eats vegetables what does a humanitarian eat?

I sometimes think that all English speakers should be treated in an institute for the verbally insane. In what other language do people drive in a parkway and park in a driveway? Have noses that run and feet that smell? Recite at a play and play at a recital? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, when a wise guy and a wise man are opposites?

You must wonder at the unique craziness of English in which your house can burn up as it burns down and how your alarm clock goes off by going on.

English was created by people not computers. That's why some vocabulary and phrases may sound peculiar and not make sense to some foreigners. But this reflects the creativity of the human race (which is not a race at all). That's why when stars are out they are visible, but when the lights are out it is invisible. And when I wind up my watch I start it but when I wind up this essay... I end it.

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Unknown date... taken from a Language II reading pack.

AMAZING! I love it! =D

8.11.09

Pet Wishlist =D

No me puedo contener, hoy vi demasiada hermosura en Youtube... así que para llamar a que s de pongo la wishlist de todos los bichitos que amaría tener alguna vez... sólo algunos para no aturdir... bueno ¬¬
A ver... comencemos... obviamente... por los felinos ^_^


Un Scottish Fold!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LX9LlPms98


Un Russian Blue!

Un Siames Seal Lynx Point! (A.K.A. TONKS)

20.10.09

Oh Doctor - Vinegar Tom [by: Caryl Churchill] --excerpt--

Oh Doctor

Oh, doctor, tell
me, make me well.
What's wrong with me
the way I am?
I know I'm sad.
I may be sick.
I may be bad.
Please cure me quick,
oh doctor.

[We are reading this play for an essay on Postmodernism, and I really enjoyed the songs... so I wanted to share a bit... ENJOY]

15.10.09

Blog Action Day 09

Lamentablemente a mí me agarra en un día fatídico en cuanto a estudio, me entré tarde, pero no está de más hacer un poco de publi gratis así el resto se entera.
Una buena manera de Comenzar a Solucionar algo es llegando a un consenso. La apertura al diálogo es una herramienta que hay que aprovechar.
¡Únanse y expresen su opinión!
Entren a--> Blog Action Day o9

6.7.09

The Eight I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts

The sacred commandments that were given to Mosey the Pirate by the Flying Spaghetti Monster Himself. This is the story that has been handed down for hundreds of years by generations of the Pastafarian faithful:
While brooding atop Mount Salsa because he cannot find a Pirate ship, Mosey the Pirate captain receives some advice from the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the form of ten stone tablets. These were called the I'd Really Rather You Didn'ts by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the "Commandments" by Mosey, and the "Condiments" by his Pirate gang. While there were originally ten I'd Really Rather You didn'ts, two were dropped on the way back down the mountain, with eight remaining. This event "partly accounts for Pastafarians' flimsy moral standards." The Flying Spaghetti Monsters commandments address worship of Him, the treatment of people of other faiths, sexual conduct, and nutrition.

THE EIGHT I'D REALLY RATHER YOU DIDN'TS

1.
I'd Really Rather You Didn't Act Like A Sanctimonious Holier-Than-Thou Ass When Describing My Noodly Goodness. If Some People Don't Believe In Me, That's Okay. Really, I'm Not That Vain. Besides, This Isn't About Them So Don't Change The Subject.

2.
I'd Really Rather You Didn't Use My Existence As A Means To Oppress, Subjugate, Punish, Eviscerate, And/Or, You Know, Be Mean To Others. I Don't Require Sacrifices, And Purity Is For Drinking Water, Not People.

4.7.09

Entregate al Placer - Cadbury

Apenas abro un chocolate, el aroma invade mis sentidos. luego su textura y color me sumergen en un intenso placer. Entro en un mundo donde me conecto con mis emociones. se deshace suave y cremosamente en mi boca y es mi momento. Cada bocado, más placer. Podría hasta decir que soy otra. Me siento una reina envuelta en el placer intenso y único que me da el chocolate en ese instante de gloria que es sólo mío.
Entregate al placer.


















Y yo pensé que era fanática del chocolate XD


21.6.09

Generaciones

60's "Generación TV"
70's "Generación Vídeo"
80's "Generación Nintendo"
90's "Generación Internet" --------> (¿yo estaría aquí?)
Hoy: "Generación Multimedia" (R. Morduchowicz)


"Cultura Mésenyer" Federico Kukso. Crítica de laArgentina. Martes 22-04-2008

Para leer el número (pág. 26-27) haz click AQUÍ

Wilde, I'm learning to love you... :)

"I can resist almost everything except temptation"

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”

“Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.”

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”

“I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.”

“The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”

Oscar Wilde
Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel.

14.6.09

Human Society - E. Lipson

Interesting quote I got from my Culture Notes:

Human Society is never completely static. Every social system contains within itself the seeds of its own decay. It is always dissolving and reforming in an infinite sequence.
E. Lipson. "The Growth of English Society" 2nd Ed. 1951

25.3.09

El Quijote Antidepresión!!

Wow... la verdad me sorprendió ver la NewsFlash en la tele sobre esto. Decidí leer un poco más sobre el asunto, pero por ahora sólo me encuentro con este artículo.

Sí me parece que el Quijote es una gran obra (a pesar de lo que pensaba en mis años mozos de estudiante de secundaria XD) y cada capítulo que leo me asombra un poco más. Enriquece el vocabulario y entretiene a más no poder.

Se lo recomiendo a quien esté buscando una nueva obra para recrearse :)

Con sinrazón... me despido. =D

15.3.09

Dream a Little Dream of Me - Louis Armstrong

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper "I love you"
Birds singin' in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me

Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
While I'm alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I'm longin' to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

(instrumental break)

Stars shining up above you
Night breezes seem to whisper "i love you"
Birds singin' in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

Yes, dream a little dream of me

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No es que esté super romanticona sino que este tema lo volví a escuchar después de muuuchos años y encima en un cover de una de mis bandas favoritas BLIND GUARDIAN =3
La verdad es que me encantó su versión así que aquí les dejo el link para que la ecuchen ^___^

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME - Cover by Blind Guardian

Enjoy!

13.3.09

It's a Hard Life - Queen

I don't want my freedom
No quiero mi libertad
There's no reason for living with a broken heart
No hay razón para vivir con un corazón roto

This is a tricky situation
Ésta es una situación complicada
I've only got myself to blame
Sólo yo soy culpable
It's just a simple fact of life
Es un simple hecho de la vida
It can happen to anyone
Puede pasarle a cualquiera
You win - you lose
Ganas - Pierdes
It's a chance you have to take with love
Es una oportunidad que debes aceptar con amor
Oh yeah - I fell in love
Oh Sí - Me enamoré
And now you say it's over and I'm falling apart
Y ahora me dices que se terminó y me estoy desmoronando

It's a hard life
Es una vida dura
To be true lovers together
Ser amantes verdaderos
To love and live forever in each others hearts
Amar y vivir para siempre en el corazón del otro
It's a long hard fight
Es una larga y dura lucha

5.3.09

The Cloud

[...]
I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die.
For after the rain when with never a stain
The pavilion of Heaven is bare,
And the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams
Build up the blue dome of air,
I silently laugh at my own cenotaph,
And out of the caverns of rain,
Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb,
I arise and unbuild it again.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

Complete Poem HERE

16.2.09

Pasantías (Importante Informar)

UNIVERSIDAD › EL CONGRESO MODIFICO EL MARCO PARA LAS EXPERIENCIAS LABORALES DE LOS ALUMNOS

Otro régimen para pasantes

La nueva ley reduce la duración de las pasantías, fija una asignación proporcional al salario mínimo y prevé sanciones a empresas.
Por Julián Bruschtein
Las pasantías que realizan los estudiantes universitarios y terciarios tendrán un nuevo régimen. El Senado convirtió en ley anteayer un proyecto que estaba en tratamiento parlamentario desde hace un año. La flamante norma establece un plazo de doce meses para las experiencias laborales con fines formativos y fija la posibilidad de renovarlas por seis meses más. Entre otros cambios, incorpora que el estímulo a cobrar por los estudiantes debe ser igual al salario mínimo del sector, en forma proporcional a la carga horaria cumplida por el pasante, que no puede superar las 20 horas semanales.
“La nueva ley de pasantías refuerza la relación entre el sistema educativo y el mundo del trabajo”, dice la senadora Blanca Osuna (FpV), autora del proyecto junto con el diputado Héctor Recalde. La norma que reemplazará la ley 25.165 busca “proteger el carácter formativo de los pasantes estudiantes de educación superior” y contempla “el marco económico social y el compromiso con el trabajo registrado”, según explicó Osuna a Página/12.

4.2.09

The Mean Kitty Song [Español]

¡Gente! Volví... y como proyecto de 2009 me dedico al fansubeo de cosas que me encantan...
Les dejo aquí el ejemplo :)



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