Thursday, 26 April 2012

Techno D-Day

I love technology.

Seriously! When I was little I liked Barbies and then, when I probably should have started liking clothes, handbags and shoes, something happened and I started liking technology. I think it mostly has to do with the fact that I like music, films and the like, instead of looking pretty... or tidy... (I know it's silly, but I'm just trying to find a reason here, I'm no specialist, OK?)

As I was saying, I love technology. Whenever I bought something new my father told me to wear it when it's cold (as a way of saying I should have bought clothes instead). And I think he was right (unfortunately), because I haven't got any nice clothes to wear to work (I'm always waiting for my superiors to complain about the things I wear... though I think we should be allowed to wear trainers and our regular clothes to work instead of wearing customes which make us look even older - I know I'm almost 30, just so you know)...

Well, the last thing I bought was a hi-fi system last week. I had to do it, because the one I had bought with my PAE 12 years ago got ruined (don't tell the social worker at Filosofía I said this), but my favourite piece of technology has to be my iPod. It's so snob! But I always wanted to have one and now I have it and I can even play solitario on it. I hate solitario, but I love my iPod so I play it anyway because it's in it. And the iPod is so cool! It makes playlists with the songs I like most, which is like the coolest thing ever, because the mp3 player I used to have, said it did the same thing but in the end it played songs I didn't even know why I put in it in the first place...

This week you have to write about your favourite piece of technology. If you don't like technology you could tell us why (because you have to write something whether you want it or not).

You have to mention:

- What it is.
- When you got it.
- How you use it.
- How often you use it.
- Why you like it.
- What life would be like with out it.

>> 130 words minimum.
>> Include a picture.
>> Comment on at least 3 of your classmates’ blogs.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Atrocity Exhibition

I have been to a few concerts that have been really important for me (and I meant REALLY), for example the two by Radiohead and the four by Morrissey I've been to. However, one of the shows I have enjoyed most in my whole freaking life was Jarvis Cocker’s. That show was amazing, mostly because the guy is amazing. He’s funny, he interacted with people in the funniest way (making references to Chilean slang when introducing his songs), and he is just the best performer I have ever seen live. Seriously, he’s the best performer ever. He beats grumpy Morrissey, Thom Yorke, amazingly-cool P.J. Harvey and the oh-so-stylish Brett Anderson singing Suede’s first and second album’s marvellous songs.

Just so you have an idea of how powerful his performance is, let me tell you about my friend Felipe.
When we had just entered university, my friends and I had a study session at my friend Veronica’s house. I don’t know why, but I took a Pulp video (yes, a video!) to that study session, so at one point after all the studying (yeah, right) we decided to watch the video. I think that’s when Felipe saw the light, because after that he wanted to be just like Jarvis, straight like Jarvis and all (though that didn’t go very well), he downloaded Pulp’s albums and listened to them all the time, probably imagining Jarvis twitching on stage whilst he listened. I’m sure he agrees Jarvis’s show was the best ever, even when he didn’t sing any of Pulp’s songs (I love his solo work so that wasn’t a problem) that is a show I wish I had videotaped or engraved in my brain or something (I think I have it in mp3 somewhere).

So, I'm writing all of this because today we have two options for the task, but you only have to write about ONE, just like I did.

You can write about a singer/band you like or a concert/exhibition you've been to.

If you write about a band / singer, you have to include:
- name
- what do you know about them?
- what type of music do they play?
- why do you like this artist/band?
- what's your favorite song? why?
- publish a picture or video
- 120 words minimum
- make 3 comments on your classmates posts.

If you write about a concert/exhibition, you have to include:

- what was it?
- when did you go?
- where was it?
- why did you like it?
- mention more details about it
- publish a related picture or video
- 120 words minimum
- make 3 comments on your classmates posts.

Let me know if you have any questions!!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Sing Your Life

This thing looks like the toilet seat...
I was born 30 years ago [ :( ] in Santiago. I have 2 more sisters and I'm the one in the middle, the closest to the family's black sheep, the crazy one xD. When I was really little I hated school and studying, but I did it anyway because my mother wanted me to have good marks and all. We moved a lot when I was little. I've lived in La Florida, Independencia, Maipu, Lo Prado and Santiago centro. As a consequence, I went to many different schools where I met lots of people whose friendships I didn't really kept (with the exception of my friend Veronica, whom I met in my last school, CCP). After school I entered university. I studied English Language and Literature at Universidad de Chile. It took me ages to finish because, as I already told you, I've never really liked studying, so I didn't really go to university that much. However, when I realised it was the best thing to do, or I'd have to work as a telephone operator forever, I started attending, I passed all my courses and I finally finished. Then, I was a normal, not-studying person for a year until I decided it was time to study again. This time I got my Education degree (it means I am a real teacher 1313). I studied Education in the same university, same campus (the best campus of all :P). It was a good choice, because there I met my boyfriend :) although he hasn't been the best of boyfriends lately ¬¬. After that I did a diploma at PUC (or 'puke' xD… kidding!!), and now I'm doing a Master in Linguistics at Juan Gomez Millas (U. de Chile, again… and forever!!! <3). I don't really have hobbies, because I work a lot and I study a lot, so I don't have much free time… I could say my hobby is eating and sleeping, but that's a really depressing thing to say, so forget I said it. I love music. Music is the reason why I learnt English in the first place. I don't have children, I don't really think I'd like to have any... I've just never felt that need. However, you never know what will happen in the future, so I wouldn't say I'll never have a baby, although chances are that will be the case, which is fine by me anyway. Finally, I think it's important that I mention I have 4 dogs. Why? Because I love them to bits!
Triple X picture

Now you're probably wondering 'why is she telling us all of this we don't really care about?' well, the answer is easy, because this week you have to write YOUR auto biographies!! So I wrote mine as a way of introducing the topic 1313. Clever, huh? :P

So let's get to work!! I'm really looking forward to reading about you :D

In your biography you have to include:

- Birth info
- Studies info (elementary/high school/university)
- Family Info
- Hobbies
- Others...

> Number of words: 120 (minimum)
> Make comments on three of your classmates posts

Thursday, 5 April 2012


Hello dear students and welcome to our first blogging session. Today we'll get acquainted with how this thing (blogger) works, and you'll also have to write a little and comment on your classmates's blog entries :)

Just read on and don't forget to ask me whatever you want (related to blogging) ;)

Session 1 Create blog / Link classmates / Personalize blog / Write intro post min 70 words

A) Follow the instructions and create your blog

1. go to:
2. click: create your blog now
3. if you have a google account: sign in first if you don’t have a google account: create a google account (step 1)
4. (step 2) name your blog
5. (2) choose any template you like
6. start posting (dashboard)

Make sure you select English as your working language and activate the comments option (automatic by default)

B) Link your teacher’s blog and ALL your classmates’ blogs to yours. To do this you need to write your URL on the board.
C) Write a short introductory/welcome post. (70 words) Say who you are and what objectives you hope to achieve with your blog.
D) Leave comments on at least 3 of your classmates’ blogs.
E) Personalize your blog (e.g. add a picture, survey, change colour fonts, etc).