domingo, 6 de diciembre de 2015

LIES

I love how this video is suppose to help you detect lies others tell you. But I guess I'm the only one that while watching this video is taking notes so I can tell better lies. I'm not a frequent liar but I must confess sometimes I have to lie so I don't hurt others feelings or so I don't make a fool of myself. One word I didn't understand was physiology. It means the organic functions in an organism. They used this word while saying that maybe telling lies can produce physiological changes. 



Clueless

I think one teen movie classic is Clueless. It's funny and you can watch it at any time and you will instantly cheer up. I love seeing the fashion on this movie, it gives me so much inspiration for my outfits. I was watching this movie for the 15h time and while i was watching itI realize theres a word I didn't understand. It was swoon. And it means to ve overwhelmed with joy.  Looking it further I found the exact quote of the movie where they mention it. So enjoy:

Cher Horowitz: So okay, I don't want to be a traitor to my generation and all but I don't get how guys dress today. I mean, come on, it looks like they just fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair - ew - and cover it up with a backwards cap and like, we're expected to swoon? I don't think so.

The representation project

I think this video covers a very important point that at this point is really relevant. I don't know why only at this time of history this has been brought up, but gender stereotypes are a real problem. And we need to change that. And that's why I really appreciate celebrities that support this campaign to help bring awareness. And as a new generation we, the young people, need to help to make a difference in the world and make a change. A word I didn't understand was pledge. It means a binding promise.






lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2015

Species that are Close to Extinction

It's always sad to hear about new animals that are close to extinction. But I think this articles are necessary to bring awareness to the problem. One of the animals they mention is the black-footed cat. This is a cat that lives on the wild life, but it's in danger. The word I didn't understand was cunning. It means adeptness in performance. And they use this word when they are saying what things are not leading this cat to extinction.



Mental floss:mentalfloss.com/article/71615/11-species-surprisingly-close-extinction

Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/cunning

Forever young?

This article talks about the new idea of transferring your consciousness to an artificial body so you could live forever. I think that years ago I would be fascinated with the idea. But now I'm not thrilled. This is because, on a Netflix series called Hemlock Grove Dr. Johaan Pryce does exactly this. And at the end the results were not good. And you can say that was totally fiction, but really who knows what would happen.  I guess we could find out on the future. 

The word I didn't understand is cryogenically. It means that it's suitable to cryogenic storage that relates to low temperature. They use this word to describe how they would storage your brain. 






Serena Williams and Amy Schumer's stunning portraits shot by Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz is an amazing photographer that is mainly know for her portraits. This time she shot naked portraits of Serena Williams and Amy Schumer. And I think this portraits really reveal that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. And I find it immensely courageous that this women can pose nude  in front of millions of people. I also love how Amy can make fun of herself and still be confident with her body. And I think every girl's role model should be someone that inspires them to be themselves and be confident. 

The phrase I didn't understand was scantily clad. It means undressed. And they used this phrase to describe the models  that Annie Leibovitz shot. 





domingo, 29 de noviembre de 2015

J.K. Rowling Just Explained Why Harry Potter Named His Son After Professor Snape

I love this kind of articles because it makes me feel like even though the story has ended, in a way it's  still alive. J.K Rowling is explaining why Harry need his son after Snape through some tweets. And I love how fans demand this explanation because they are so interested on the story. Also I have a love/hate relationship with Snape, so it's always good to know more about him. The word I didn't understand was dichotomy. It means contradictory qualities. And she used this word to describe Snape. 



domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2015

Lilly Rose Depp

Lately I've been obsessed over Lilly Rose style so it's great to see articles about her. Here they talk about the great relationship she has with her father. A word I didn't understand was gush. It means to make an excessive display of sentiment or enthusiasm.



Live Young Die Free

Teen Vogue premiered Fletcher's new song Live Young Die Free.


'Live Young Die Free' is about living life with no regrets whatsoever because I wouldn't want to have it any other way." Fletcher said.

 I think songs with this type of meanings are great because they inspire you to be the best you can be and to live the best life you could possibly live.  One word I didn't understand was spitfire. It means someone that it's wild and free. An I think that word totally embodies Fletcher. 








Little Mix for Teen Vogue

On the Teen Vogue's interview with Little Mix the girls talk about their upcoming album, girl power, friendship, being weird, and breakups. Apart from having a great style, this girls really transmit girl power through their music, and that's one thing I love about them. And also that they are not afraid of  having fun and being themselves. A word I didn't understand was crock. It means nonsense. Perry use this word when describing the pressure of being "perfect". 









How much sleep do we need?

This video teaches us to listen to our body, so we can get the sleep hours that we deserve. In average a human should sleep 7-8 hrs. But it really depends inch one of us and and our genetics. Sometimes we don't even bother to sleep but we need to, so we can be healthy and function properly. A word I didn't understand was groggy. It means daze and weakened, as from lack of sleep. And they used this word to describe how you feel when you don't get enough sleep. 



Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/groggy

Inside the Minds of Animals

On this video they talk about the fact that we will never know what's inside animas minds. They talk about different theories and how they changed over a period of time. A word I didn't understand was nuance. It means a subtle distinction or variation. They used this word when they were talking about how a horse could tap the answers to a math problem, but only focusing on the different subtle signs the trainer gave him. 



How False News Can Spread

On this video they explain how, since before social media, fake news would spread and cause confusion on our society. And how now that social media is huge, this process is easier and a fake news or report can spread quicker than ever before.
A word I didn't understand was satirical. It is a work that is intended to ridicule the shortcomings and antics of a person or a group. They use this word when talking about "joke news".





lunes, 16 de noviembre de 2015

Dark Oceans: Surveying Saturn's Moons

This documentary was made by The New York Times. And it's so cool to see how we are closer and closer to finding life outside of earth. One word I didn't understand was genesis. It means an origin, creation, or beginning. They used this word when talking about how maybe life has originated in a different way than it has on earth.


Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/genesis?s=t

Dislexia

I really was into finding out what's dislexia about. Because I remember that when I was little some adults would tell me dislexia didn't really existed and it was all invented. Now I think they were just ignorant. And watching this video could really help, so they could understand dislexia a little bit better. A word I didn't understand was phonological. It means the study of the distribution and patterning of speech sounds in a language and the tactic rules governing pronunciation. They used this word when they started to describe what dislexia is. They said dislexia is caused because of a problem with the phonological process on the brain.





Dictionary: www.thefreedictionary.com/phonological

Synesthesia

While I was watching a video of what is synesthesia one example came up and I didn't understand it. On a card it appeared the word  phoneme. It is the smallest phonetic unit in a language that is capable of conveying a distinction in meaning.  
I love watching this kind of videos, I find them very interesting. I wish I had synesthesia because it sound like the coolest thing ever. Even though I'm pretty sure that if I went with my parents and said "I think I have synesthesia" they wouldn't believe me. 








sábado, 14 de noviembre de 2015

Photosynthesis by Frank Turner

The lyrics of this song are amazing. I'm not a big fan of the song perhaps, but what it says resonates so much with my thoughts lately about life and whats ahead of me. Now that I'm closer to make the decision of what university I'm applying and more important which career I'm choosing. But ultimately I think the most important thing is to remember to do something that makes you happy, whatever it is. 
A word I didn't understand was solemnly. It means grave , sober or mirthless. He used this word to describe how your family is going to tell you to grow up and have a life.







Let's be game changers: www.letsbegamechangers.com

Disclaimer:  I don't fully agree with Essena Oneil's (the creator of the website) thoughts or actions. But I appreciate and feel passionate about most of the topics she is trying to bring awareness on. 



10 Reasons Why Katniss Should Have Chosen Gale Over Peeta In the Hunger Games

I think you can barley notice my excitement  for the last Hunger Games movie. I can't wait to see it. I found an article on Teen Vogue where they said why Katniss should've chosen Gale instead of Peeta. I find it so funny and so true. The article is hilarious and it makes you question everything. Practically with this article you fall in love with Gale all over again. 
A word I didn't understand was banter. It means activities or chat that are playful, intelligent and original. And they use it t describe the hunter chats Katniss and Gales have. 







The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

On this article they talk about the upcoming movie Mockingjay Part 2. They speak about how dividing the last movie in two parts was not because of money or publicity, it was truly because it would have be extremely long and it would be a lot to take in. They talk about casting Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and choosing the right studio to produce the movie. They cover the success of the first movie and what are the topics the novel and the movie try to communicate. Such as “You can change the world if you stand up to authority, but at a great cost.”Ms. Jacobson 

The word I didn't understand was taciturn. It means reserved in speech. They used this word to describe Katniss. 







domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2015

Orthorexia

This article talks about an eating disorder called orthorexia. It is an unhealthy obsession with healthy food. It's great to find out about new disorders so we can learn to prevent them and deal with them. The word I didn't understand was delve. It means investigate or to carry on through research.







Phrases you need to retire from your vocabulary

On this article they cover phrases such as:

"You're so ghetto"
"Retarded"
"She's such a slut"
"That's so gay"
"I was so bad today"

They show you how important it is to eliminate those phrases from our vocabulary because they are offensive and disrespectful. In some way we all know this, but sometimes we choose to ignore it. So it's great to read it somewhere so we can create more of a conscience when it comes to this issues. 
The word I didn't understand was preachy. It means tediously or pretentiously didactic. 


Teen Vogue: www.teenvogue.com/story/most-overused-offensive-phrases

Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/preachy

Just ask

This is an amazing talk. I think everyone can take a different thing from her. With this talk she brings up things I've never thought about. One word I didn't understood was the word used they used to describe her in a meme. The word is caveat. Caveat is a warning or caution.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/caveat

I'm 17

I think Kate Simonds is absolutely right. And I really believe that everyone I know (teenagers) could identify with what she is saying. Most of the times we find adults telling us we are not old enough or mature enough to do something or to talk about an specific topic. And we need to change that because what we have to say is as important as anything any adult say. And lately I've been seeing some changes, but we need to keep things going. A word I didn't understood was adequacy. Adequacy is the state of sufficiency.






Vocabulary:www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/adequacy

Lady Gaga on being herself

On this video Lady Gaga talks about the industry and how it changed her and made her unhappy. And how she now realizes that to be happy she needs to be true to herself and do what she loves and care about. A word I didn't understand was shallow. Shallow are things that aren't very deep or not profound. And she says she's sick of being shallow, because she has a lot more to offer. 

Vocabulary: www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/shallow

Elephants

Elephants are one of the most amazing animals in the world. It's upsetting to realize they are one of many species that are in danger of extinction. To be honest that makes me extremely sad. To anyone interested on this topic I recommend the WWF app where you can learn more about  animals and you can contribute to the cause. They give you different facts about each animal. And while I was reading about elephants, they mention what farmers do to protect their crops and protect the animals in the region. The word I didn't understand was smearing. It means o spread or daub on or over something.  I'm glad that farmers are aware of this problem and make their best to keep the elephants safe.




domingo, 11 de octubre de 2015

Love, Rosie

Another great movie is Love, Rosie. When Greg invited Rosie to the dance Alex referred to him as a bimbo. Bimbo means a foolish, stupid or inept person. I think that describes him perfectly.

Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/bimbo

About Time

About time is one of my favorite movies of all time. I just love how it's not the normal love story we are all used to. one word I didn't understand was relish. It means pleasurable appreciation of anything. They use this word on one of my favorite quotes:

Tim: We're all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.

I really recommend this movie for any time. It's amazing.




University!

I find this type of videos very entertaining. I don't know why, because i'm clearly not from the US or the UK. But it's always interesting to hear about other cultures and schools in other countries. The word I looked up was enlightened. It means freed from ignorance. 



Dictionary: www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enlightened

sábado, 10 de octubre de 2015

Say YES to saying NO

On this post they talk about the importance of taking care of ourselves. They say that we need to make sure we are ok before helping others out. They encourage people to use no as a hole sentence at lest once this month. An here are some guidelines:

  • Say no to burning yourself out (at school, work, et cetera) to get someone else’s approval.
  • Say no to other people’s judgments about who you are.
  • Say no to negative self-talk.
  • Say no to your inner voice if it criticizes you for negative self-talk and forgive yourself.
  • Say no to a habit that is no longer serving you.
  • Say no to fear, and literally tell your fear who’s boss and who is in control (you).
  • Say no to something that feels like an obligation (unless it’s homework or a promise you’ve already made) and choose inspiration instead.
  • Say no to _______. (Choose your own no!)
One word I didn't understand was vapid. That means dull or tedious. They use this word when they are talking about media and how it might be stifling the fact that they talk so much about balance and the pressure to have it all, be it all and do it all. I think this message is really important. Specially for young people.




Rookie mag: www.rookiemag.com/2015/10/club-thrive-2/

Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/vapid

Adrian Tomine on "Killing and Dying"

On this interview Tavi Gevinson is talking to the writer Adrian Tomine. They are talking about his new book, and it differentiates with his last one. He tried to do this one completely fictional, but at the end little things of his life reflects on the story. And he admits that was completely unintentional. He says he decided to do different stories inside te book because in his last book doing one story and the same characters again and again was tiering. The word I did´t understand was bland. It means when something tastes or is  flavorless or dull. 





Ways to Embrace Autumn’s Arrival

I think my favorite season of the year is Autumn. I think it may be because you get to wear sweaters and comfy clothes but it's not that cold. On this post they tell you 4 ways to embrace autumn. That are: give yourself some to rest, explore things that are in season, be intentional and cleanse. I think thats a great way to start the season. The word I did't understand was linger. It means to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected, as if from reluctance to leave. They used this word to describe the sun during this time of the year.


Free People blog: blog.freepeople.com/2015/09/how-to-celebrate-fall/

Dictionary:dictionary.reference.com/browse/linger


domingo, 4 de octubre de 2015

Gossip Girl

On this scene Eric was saying he hoped that no one was trying to stop a wedding, run a Ponzi scheme , give anybody fake cancer or turn into a justifiably vengeful townie. I looked up what townie meant. It means a person that lives in a town. I think this series is great. Because you can always come back an watch it all over again and you will never get bored. Also, that fashion is on point.



Dictionary: www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/townie

Teens React to Caitlyn Jenner

On this video they show teenagers Caitlyn's interview with Diane Sawyer. Where she says she is transgender and she identifies as a woman. You can see the different points of view and opinions they have. But at the end everyone seems to support transgender people and encourage them to come out and live their life how they want to. A word they used to describe the way people usually see transgender is bizarre. It means markedly unusual, strange or odd. I'm glad the Fine Bros did this video, because it helps to create awareness about this issue.

Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/bizarre

Dance Academy

Dance academy is an amaizing ballet series. When Tara is talking about her decision of leaving her hometown to persuit a profesaional ballet carrer she uses the phrase point blank. That means without hesitation.







Dictionary: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/point-blank

Pitch Perfect 2

Last weekend I saw Pitch Perfect 2. It was very hyped and I'm not sure it lived up to it's expectations, but after all it was funny. It's one of those movies you see on a Sunday afternoon just to have a laugh. The phrase they used I didn't understand was crack a book. It means open a book to study.





Dictionary: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/crack+a+book





Skins: Cassie and Anwar

On this scene Anwar is trying to pray. But Cassie interrupts him. And Anwar confess he hopes God isn't hearing his prayers because he nicked some pills the night before. I didn't knew what nicked mean so I looked it up. It means to steal. So I feel that's really funny. 




Dictionary: www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=nicked

Skins: Cassie and Sid

Cassie is one of my favorite characters in the whole series. In one of my favorite seasons of Skins Cassie has a crush on Sid.  And after Sid asks her she decides to show him how she does to trick her parents into thinking she's eating. A phrase she uses was gotta dash. I looked it up and it means to leave.


Things You Never Knew About Harry Potter

J.K Rowling just reveled new things about Harry's past and new information about the wizard world. I find it so cool that even though the saga has ended, years after we can still figure things out about our favorite characters. The word I looked up n the dictionary was illustrious. It means highly distinguished or famous. They use this word when they were describing the Potter family. 











Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid is a fashion model. And recently she's been receiving al lot of criticism because of her body type. But a lot of models have show  mayor support to Gigi. The article carries on telling us facts about her life before she was a model and what she likes to do. The word I didn't understand was whirlwind. They used this word to describe his model career.  It means anything resembling a whirlwind, as in speed and force. 








Caroline de Maigret

On this interview they talk to Caroline de Maigret. She's an awesome producer, model, mother, street style star and muse. It's so cool that she gets to do all the things she feel passionate about. And to live in such amazing cities, like New York and Paris. Also she's the writer of How to Be a Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits. I'm dying to read that book. She's also working on a documentary of education for women in India which sounds great. A word that used I didn't understand was epitome. It means a person or a thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class. They use this word to say she's the epitome of Parisian cool. And I'm sure she is. 





Free People blog: blog.freepeople.com/2015/10/caroline-de-maigret/

Dictionary:dictionary.reference.com/browse/epitome

domingo, 27 de septiembre de 2015

Super Thin Models May Be Banned From Catwalks

On this article they talk about a model called Rosie Nelson. She was asked from an agency to loose weight, when she skinny already. She made a petition so models can be protected from getting dangerously skinny. Right now, at least 50, 000  people have signed the petition. And the British government is working on a law where super skinny models can be banned from walking on the runway. The word I didn't understand on this article was diverted. It means to turn aside from a course or a direction. They used it at the beginning, referring to changing on their normal focus, from the clothes to the models. 




 TIBI Spring 2016






The Free Dictionary: www.thefreedictionary.com/diverted

Balmain for H&M

It seems like Teen Vogue is as exited as I am for the collaboration of Balmain with H&M. I can't wait for November, when the collection will finally hit stores. The word I didn't knew before reading this article was devise. It means to plan or elaborate. They use this word when they say they need to devise a serious plan of attack.





Teen vogue: www.teenvogue.com/story/balmain-hm-campaign-kendall-jenner-gigi-hadid

Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/devise?s=t

Ecology and Economics

My biology teacher left me and my classmates this assignment. You needed to go on this biology website and choose an article. I chose Ecology and Economics because it looked interesting and different from the other topics you could choose from.The article mainly talks about giving a monetary value to ecosystems. The word I didn't understood was underlie. It means to form the foundation of. It was used to say that the mechanics that underlie both economy and ecology are similar. 







sábado, 19 de septiembre de 2015

What If

I was watching Netflix, again and I found this amazing movie. To be honest I thought I wouldn't like it. But I actually loved it. It's funny and just different from other "romantic" movies I've seen. One word I had to looked up to verify the meaning was cynical. It means distrusting or disparaging the motives of others. This word is used in one of the quotes of the movie:

Wallace: "It's very easy to be cynical about love until you've had that instant connection. If you're lucky, it happens once in a lifetime."




Exploring New York

On this post they talk briefly about New York, adventures and friendship. It also has a lot of cool pictures. I absolutely love New York City. It's one of my favorite places I've ever been to. One word I didn't understand was exude. It means to project or display. They use this word when talking about the energy you can find in the city. And I totally agree.





Free People Blog: blog.freepeople.com/2015/09/fpbffs-big-city/

Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/exude

Zella Day

On this video we can know more about one of my favorite artists of the moment Zella Day. She is amazing and her music is incredible. I really like how this video was shot and the vibe it has. The word I looked for was envision. It means to picture mentally. I think this word its like one of those words you think you know the meaning of, but not really. So it was a great idea to look it up. She used this word when she was describing how she view herself.










Cody Simpson's new album

It's so cool to hear about the upcoming projects of new artists. I can't wait to hear Cody's new album. I find it so interesting to hear about how it's like to be inside the music industry and to deal with record labels. I remember seeing Thirty Seconds To Mars' documentary and realizing all of the things artists have to deal with. A word i didn't knew was mellow. It means to chill out, relax or settle down. He used this word to describe his new music.




Teen Vogue: www.teenvogue.com/story/cody-simpson-free-new-music-interview

Urban dictionary:www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mellow




An interview with Elle Fanning

Elle is one of my favorite actresses of all times. Maybe it's because I can relate more, since we are almost the same age. I love her style and her work. On this interview she talks about her upcoming projects. Specially about the upcoming movie All About Ray, where she plays a transgender teen. I can't wait to see it. A word I didn't knew was memoir. It means an account of one's personal life and experiences; autobiography. Elle tells the interviewer she keeps Sally Mann's memoir on her bedside table.







Teen Vogue: www.teenvogue.com/story/elle-fanning-about-ray-interview-october-2015

Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/memoir
  

Nick and Norah's infinite playlist

This was an amazing movie. Lately I've been watching movies I never knew existed but I'm loving them. This is why Netflix is one of my favorite things ever. While I was watching the movie they said a word I heard before but I didn't knew the meaning. It was barf. According to the dictionary it means the premature expulsion of consumed materials through the mouth and nose. So, it's basically to throw up. I figured that out on the movie but it's always good to verify. Now, I wished I hadn't looked for it. The word was used in this quote:



Thom: Would someone mind telling me where we're going? 
Norah: You know how some people like to eat at the same places? 
Nick: Yeah. 
Norah: Well Caroline likes to barf in the same places. 










domingo, 13 de septiembre de 2015

Scream queens

I can't wait to see this. I was so exited when I first saw the trailer. Wile I was watching I didn't understand a word. The word is vicious. That means disposed to evil. That word was used by the father of a girl that was looking forward to join one of the sororities. 

Carrie

My sister told me she saw this movie with her friends. I was surprised because she normally wouldn't watch a horror movie. She said it wasn't scary, and I wanted to see it for a while so I looked it up on Netflix. I was afraid it would be too scary but it wasn't. I really enjoyed it. One of the things that it's obviously part of the storyline is that Carrie can move things with her mind. That's called telekinesis, when I was watching it I kind of knew what it meant but I wasn't 100% sure. So I decided to look it up and it officially means the movement of a body caused by thought or willpower without the application of physical force.








The free dictionary: www.thefreedictionary.com/telekinesis

New things

This is just what I needed. Something new, funny and that in a way takes you to the past. It's always fun to discover new things, specially new websites. Because after a while reading the same things over and over can be dull. The word I looked in the dictionary, because I wasn't sure what it meant, was unsavory. It means socially or morally objectionable or offensive. And those are the best things to read about if you want to have another perspective and a little fun.







Rookie: www.rookiemag.com/2015/09/the-deep-web/

Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/unsavory

My horoscope for the week

I love reading my horoscope. I'm not sure if I totally believe what it says it will happen to me but it's always fun. It can guide you into trying new things and being more open. To be honest I only read what it has to says about Gemini, because that is my sign. But while I was reading I found a word I didn't comprehend. It was rekindle. That means to revive or renew. It was used when it said that maybe rekindling an old flame isn't the best idea. Maybe we should just wait and see what happens.




Horoscope: blog.freepeople.com/2015/09/free-people-horoscope-tracy-allen-week-september-1420/

The Free Dictionary: www.thefreedictionary.com/rekindling



Lucky Blue Smith

I think I just watched this video 100 times. I just love this type of content and the editing was on point. It's always a good thing when you can know more about a model or a celebrity. Most people think famous people are either crazy attention seekers or just boring. But this type of videos prove them wrong. The word I found was lanky. That means to be tall and skinny. Which most of the models are.




Urban dictionary: www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lanky

It's time to do Paris

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world according to many enthusiastic travelers. Many people think it's overestimated, but I think you need to go there and create your own opinion. To be honest Paris has been on my  bucket list for a while. I love this post refers to all the things I think I want to do while I visit Paris: shop, explore and eat. I can't believe I haven't been there. I'm really looking forward to going and having a blast. The new word I discovered while I was reading was brisk it means sharp and stimulating. They were talking about the sales workers at a store and their attitude.







12 hrs in Paris: www.12hrs.net/guides/12-hrs-in-paris#paris-part3

Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/brisk


sábado, 5 de septiembre de 2015

It's On Us

I think this kind of campaigns are so important. Recently sexual assault has been on the news more than usual, but it has always been there. It's so important to create awareness for this issue. And even more important to remember all this people that sex without consent is rape. And so many people refuse to speak about this topic, but it's something we need to open up so we can stop this and prevent it if we can. Supporting this organizations we can be part of the solution and make a change.

At first I saw the video and just when it was ending I saw a word I wasn't 100% sure of the meaning. The word was pledge. I looked it up and it means a formal or solemn promise or agreement. When I searched for itsonus.org it was so much clearer. On this page you can take a pledge. This pledge is a "personal commitment to help keep women or men safe from sexual assault". Its a pledge to be part of the solution.










Its on us: itsonus.org

Take the pledge: itsonus.org/#pledge_open

The free dictionary: www.thefreedictionary.com/pledge

Acne Studios new eye opening campaign

It's refreshing to see something outside of the normal. The first thing I noticed were the fantastic  photographs for this campaign featured by Frasse Johannson. I think they are clever and unique. It's great that they have not put this collection in a box. Where only certain people can wear it, but instead they've embraced something that many people may think it's unusual or alternative.  And that's what makes this campaign exceptional.

Reading the article I discovered a word i didn't knew the meaning of. The word is donning. That means to put on or dress in. I guess that is a common word on the fashion industry. This word was used when they described 11 year-old Frasse Johannson wearing the new fall/winter 2015 campaign for women.


Acne studios:www.acnestudios.com

Teen Vogue: www.teenvogue.com/story/acne-studios-fall-2015-campaign-boy-model

Dictionary: dictionary.reference.com/browse/donning


Lord of the flies



I really think I was the only one to be exited by the fact that they are making us read this book for school. I think it's a classic that everyone should read, even if they don't want to. However I just started reading it a couple days ago and so far so good. However there are some words i needed to look up on the dictionary because I had no idea of what they mean. One of the words is on the first paragraph. There are describing where Jack's at. The word is festoon. It means a string or chain of flowers, foliage, ribbon, suspended in a curve between two points. 






Ginger & Rosa

I saw this film yesterday. It takes you to another world. Maybe its just me. But I feel like it leaves you with this  taste in your mouth that is not sour or sweet, it's just there. When I chose this movie I wasn't expecting what it turned out to be. To be honest, it surprised me. I really like this type of films. They are just consuming and fascinating at same time.  It's nice to get away from the norm sometimes.

The new word I discovered is supplicant. A supplicant can be a fervently religious person who prays to God for help with a problem, and it can also be someone who begs earnestly for something she or he wants. Roland says he's happy that his daughter turned out to be an activist and not a supplicant. He said that when Ginger told him about the time she went to church with Rosa.


One of my favorite quotes of the film:

Ginger: I’ve loved you, Rosa, but we are very different. You dream of everlasting love, not me. Despite the horror and the sorrow, I love our world. I want us all to live. What really matters is to live and if we live, there will be nothing to forgive.

                                                                                     Trailer







Dear me

This video resonated so much with me. I feel like sometimes , while we are in front of our computers, we forget there is a whole world outside waiting to be explored. And that if we want to achieve our goals or make our dreams come true we need to get up and do something.


The word I discovered was complacent. That means "very pleased", its when someone is unconcerned by something that should concern them, and they may neglect their duties. I think this fits into everyones life just a little bit. And maybe we just don't want to realize it.

Answers for all your questions

Every time I watch a video form the Mandeville sisters i can't stop laughing. This sisters make me laugh so much. They remind me of me and my sister. This kind of content is what we need more of. Just people having fun and spreading happiness and laughter into the world. 

The word they used that I didn't understood was baffle. That means, to confuse. Certainly if I was them I would definitely be baffled after filming this video.





Vocabulary:www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/baffle

The best of L.A

I really love reading about people exploring new places. It gives me a sense of exploring I didn't knew I had. L.A is a place that lots of people find overestimated. When I think about traveling for some reason I always think of anywhere else (mostly New York). But posts like this give me a view
of the city in an eye-opening way. Now I would really like to go to L.A and explore the  amazing restaurants and the lovely beaches. But mainly, reading this makes me want to go out side and have incredible adventures.

The new word i found out about is juxtaposition. It is a technique in which two or more ideas are placed side by side for the purpose of developing comparisons and contrasts. Ella uses this word when she is talking about how she saw ad felt L.A through her journey.








Ella's Blog: www.weneedtolivemore.com/uncategorized/discovering-l-a/
Literary devices: literarydevices.net/juxtaposition/

sábado, 29 de agosto de 2015

A little bit of London

I find very interesting and exiting to see what people are doing on the other side of the world. This kind of posts make me want go out into the world and explore. It's great when you see an amazing city through the eyes of someone else. You can see beyond all the touristy sites and focus on the heart of the city. And that's what Poppy is talking about. She is talking about her favorite places to go, and giving us recommendations of where to eat or places to visit if we ever go to London.

This is the kind of things you just want to read and enjoy on a Sunday afternoon with some coffee and cookies.






Reading this I could't have been more entertained, but I also found a word I didn't quite understand. It was the word she used to describe summer "ooze". And according to the free dictionary I found out it means "To flow or leak out slowly". And honestly I also feel that way about summer.


The Free Dictionary: www.thefreedictionary.com/ooze