Art Review

June 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm (Uncategorized)

“The story of a sign” by Francisco J. Álvarez Suárez

Aimed at representing us what being blind feels like, we situate ourselves back to the values of assistance. Seeking a different approach to these circumstances, the executive performs an unexpected role.

An excellent film will take us out of the globe to make us comprehend the message it has. I felt like home with the scenario but I thought I needed less noise in the film in order to listen to the background music properly.

The film develops on a typical Mexican street. It is filmed with a sepia style which I find accurate in order to draw up our attention. At some level, the film is kind of silent movie; that characteristic makes it fascinating. I’ve always liked better silent movies because of the moral they transmit. Beyond words, an action will always have more impact.

I’d have to give two thumbs up to the story because at the end I was reduced to tears and it also made me experience mixed feelings such: anger, sadness and joy at the end. I felt empathy with the director because it made me understand blind people different.

The plot could have been better though. I didn’t like that the purpose of helping the old guy was receiving more money. That pictured the old way like a senseless person whose happiness bases on how much money he receives.

I invite the readers to see this film because it has a fine storyline. It will be more appropriate if they communicate how they felt when they saw it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyGEEamz7ZM

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Journalistic Writing

June 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm (Uncategorized)

TRACKLESS MURDER

May 27th, 2011

Mary Maloney’s husband was found last night in his house located at Mozart 25 near Camelina Avenue, lying lifeless on the floor of the living room . There was neither evidence nor suspects to support the research.
According to Mary, who had gone to the grocery store to buy some supplies, when she came back she found the inert body of her husband. She said she phoned the police right away because she felt really nervous. Two policemen came to interrogate her. Two other men came in and took the corpse away on a stretcher.

Patrick Maloney was known for being a hardworking policeman, who’d always look into crime issues within the neighborhood, as well as any kind of help he could provide. He was admired not only by his community but by other policemen in the police department.
It all ended with an amicable lamb supper, but still, the inquiry remains open.

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Morelia Nowadays

May 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm (Uncategorized)

Tourism in Morelia has fallen from an 80% to 60% nowadays. Hence every single tourist planning his or her vacation shouldn’t be frightened of Morelia; instead, they shouldn’t miss the chance to visit. Socially, economically, and politically, people considered Morelia a safe place to live 5 years ago. However, crime groups have recently threatened the illusion of safety in Morelia, making people think twice before traveling downtown in the city. In fact, 20 individuals disappeared when they were going Michoacán from Acapulco. In addition to corruption, businesses are now subject to mafia demands as well as unfair governmental practices. Previously, tourism had raised lots of capital for Morelia but nowadays tourism has fallen due to the feeling of a lack of security.

First of all, the alleged drug war has come to create one of the most worrying problems in Morelia: social insecurity. Before the beginning of this so called war, we lived in an apparent peacefulness, we didn’t have big problems to bemoan of; people could walk along the streets or visit different places every day without worrying. For instance, the bomb disaster which occurred 3 years ago, where many innocent individuals were harmed has stopped many people from attending large social gatherings, including soccer games, concerts and rodeos. This is reason why Morelians started to think twice before heading to a crowded place.

Furthermore, several social aspects originated as a consequence of insecurity, such as psychological problems, crime, emigration dialectics, traditions affectation, familiar insecurity, extortion, authority, abuses, and a decrease of tourism. Nevertheless, in spite of the problems, we can describe Morelia as one of Mexico’s most endearing cities, restful and clean; with wide boulevards, lovely squares, and shady parks. This wonderful city is also the educational, cultural and political center of the state.

Economically, people in Morelia work mainly either by providing services, providing entertainment for visitors, or in small businesses such as PyMEs. Unfortunately, sundry stores in Morelia are subject to mafia practices like the fee asked to renowned businesses, leading even to the end of the smaller businesses if they can’t afford paying for this kind of special “protection.” On the other hand, tourists can visit a variety of sites in Morelia, such as museums, temples, and the zoo, which is one of the biggest and best taken care of in Latin America. In support of this, the foremost reason to visit Morelia is to admire the world heritage baroque style of the buildings; as old as if we had lived in the original Valladolid, the name of Morelia before being called by its more modern term. As a matter of fact, in spite of the decrease of tourism in Morelia, many students are eager to visit Morelia since numerous universities are set in Morelia. In addition, every year the international film festival and various music festivals take place, enticing people from all over the world to take a dip into the splendor of Morelia such as traditional craftwork, opulent churches and cathedrals and enjoying the shade and comfort of shady plazas while sipping Mexican coffees at the many local coffee bars.

Many things have occurred. As a consequence, the government has set a lot of security measures such as metal detectors, surveillance, and in some cases the presence of the army. A few years ago, the president’s government arrested some government officials because they were linked with a number of drug dealers. Being a problem in the whole country, corruption is the main cause of this situation.

All in all, Morelia has undergone deplorable moments, in like manner, the abuse of mafia is increasing on a daily basis; however not everything is dark. Even though violence has increased in the streets in Morelia, the buildings in the world heritage baroque style have not been damaged; maintaining the interest of tourists to visit Morelia still. In like manner, as opposed to the fee asked to many renowned businesses in Morelia, lately, the government has launched many social programmes in order that people can start running their own business. Finally, corruption is a controversial topic present in Morelia as well as bureaucracy, caused by the violence originated with the permission given by the government to these criminal groups to harm common peace. Nevertheless, Morelians have raised their voice looking forward to ending with these hamstrung situations, Thus we recommend tourists not to heed false rumors; on the contrary, decide to travel to Morelia.

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Morelia’s Essay

May 21, 2011 at 3:55 am (Uncategorized)

Many tourists have a wrong impression of our beautiful city called Morelia. Only those who dare to visit it realize that there’s nothing but lovely people, amazing buildings and so many places to visit.

Trough this essay, many aspects of Morelia of the last years will be explained. Writing this essay was a though task yo do, but with the support of our mentor we were sure we were writing in order to communicate exactly what we wanted.

I think the toughest part was thinking about an appropriate hook in order to make this essay interesting, but at the end we did it. We needed to make the introduction strong enough to support the skeleton of our essay, fortunately, so we did.

The easiest part on the other hand was the topic and the examples we had to give because is a topic we perfectly know. We are talking about a city the three of us live in or at least a city we all work at; hence, news about Morelia were really fresh on our minds.

Team work is always a challenge, but still, it was an easy job to complete. All of the members in the team were really supportive, sharing their feelings and thoughts in order to complete this test.

Finally we had to come up with a conclusion strong enough to sum up our job, the contrasting ideas, and a possible solution if there was one. It was an excellent test to prove ourselves and our knowledge so far.

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Wonderful room

March 30, 2011 at 3:48 am (Uncategorized)

Like a time machine, time stops when I’m here. Arriving to this room is awesome, at first, because I seem to be in a fridge. A soft and quiet breeze blows through a window on my face.

If you want to take a little nap, the mattress as well as the sheets is plain such as the bear commercial spot. In the minute you lay on the mattress, you’ll immediately fall asleep. At night, if I pay attention carefully, I’ll be able to hear a lulling music just as the one my mom used to sing to me when I was a child. It is really relaxing because I don’t hear the noise of the cars in the street.

Limits are not present in this room, not even physical ones. There is a huge window that connects this room with reality. Therefore, your imagination can freely fly as long as you are staring through this window. I’ve liked this room since I was a child because I can remember what I liked to do here and how the size of it has changed with the passing time.

I had to go to sleep even though I heard some noises that scared me, understanding that nothing could happen to me if I was there. This room is really important because it is the place where I have taken many decisions. This room is also the place where I have overcome tough situations and I have transformed many interests and styles.

Juan

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Writing multiple drafts

March 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm (Uncategorized)

Writing is a whole process that involves planning, pre writing, revising, editing. Therefore, there are some activities to support each one of these stages. Making a draft for example helps with the pre writing activity.

Once you have thought and organized your ideas you may start writing them as a first trial. I feel like I have a new challenge each time I have to make a new draft. If I had mistakes as a first step I have to correct them.

Afterwards comes the hardest part because you have to see if the draft is accurate enough to transmit the idea you wanted to transmit. I totally recommend using this technique because we develop the skill of revising ourselves in order to make fewer mistakes in further writing tasks.

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Rules for blogging

February 26, 2011 at 6:03 pm (Uncategorized)

I think that the main rule is not being rude with our comments, I mean, try not to hurt someone else’s ideas.

Second, look at our misspellings and punctuations.

And third but not last is not to ramble. Add extra ideas or opinions but not being redundant.

I hope this rules are useful for you with your writing course tasks.

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Hello world!

February 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm (Uncategorized)

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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