Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
I do in fact read movie reviews before watching (or downloading) any movies. I usually visit sites such as rottentomatoes.com and imdb.com. Sometimes I even read the reviews in the newspaper or magazines.
For the large part, I do agree with the reviewers' opinions, although there have been a few cases where I've been against their opinion, and really liked to movie when it got bad reviews, or vice versa.
I've discovered some great movies just by reading reviews. Since a lot of movies don't reach latin america, or just aren't known very well here, when I'm bored I go look for the movies with the highest rating, then download them. This is especially good with older movies who only your grandmother knows about :).
Sunday, June 1, 2008
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We were also asked to give an opinion on the following questions:
Who was the most beautiful person in history?
In my opinion, there isn't a most beautiful person in history. Beauty is something that can be percieved in many different ways, and so it would be impossible to judge every single person. You can maybe have the most physically attractive girl in the world, but maybe she's a shallow and self centered person, so that would disqualify her from being the "most" beautiful. To me, no one is perfect.
Do you think people should have cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks?
There isn't a problem with that, as long as it isn't excessive and the person doing it is mentally aware of the result. If someone doesn't feel comfortable with their body, and seeks to improve it, go ahead.
Do you think people with many piercings can be beautiful?
While I'm not such a big piercing fan, I can agree that in some people they do actually look good. In most, however, they look horrible and to me, really kill their self image. Of course, that's just physical beauty, so it doesn't mean they aren't beautiful. I mean, in some, piercings make them more sure of themselves, and that's a beautiful quality to have. To conclude, as long as you are happy with who you are and are sure of yourself, you're probably more beautiful than the hollow superficial person number 459356.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Later, we talked in general about technology, discussing several questions on the topic, such as cloning, the Internet, cell phones and videogames. In my opinion, it was an interesting discussion and I learned a few things I hadn't heard of before, or wasn't sure about.
Next, we talked about gadgets. We first established what is a gadget, then named all the different gadgets we knew about. Laptops, cell phones, pen drives, calculators, watches; in our modern times, there are countless ammounts of gadgets.
We also posted on our blog a few questions then anwsered them with personal information. A meme made by another student.
Finally, we made a sort of mental map in Powerpoint, which would help us make our oral presentation next week.
What is a Meme? Here there are some definitions: A meme is:
An idea that, like a gene, can replicate and evolve.
A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation.
A meme (pronounced /mēːm/) consists of any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.
So, continuing with the meme, I'll anwser the questions on Bertha's blog.
What were you doing 10 years ago?
10 years ago, it was 1998. I was living in Singapore, was 8 years old, and was studying 2nd grade. I also remember the football World Cup where France won.
5 things you have to do today: I have to:
1. Study for my electronics exam I have tomorrow.
2. Buy a new book for class
3. Catch up on my English blogs and buy a mic.
4. Meet up with a friend in the afternoon.
5. Practice a few songs on guitar.
Snacks I enjoy:
Whenever I am hungry, I'll most often make myself some ham and cheese sandwiches. Or, if there isn't any bread, I'll have whatever sweets I can find. Oreos, cakes, etc.
Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
If I were a billionaire, I'd buy myself a mansion, a good car, and then invest the money in something important that would generate funds, so that I'd maintain myself without any problems.
Three of my bad habits:
1. I am sometimes very moody.
2. I can be very lazy.
3. I am too honest and can be very blunt.
5 places I have lived:
3, 4, 5. Maybe once I'm older, since right now I've only lived in 2 different places.
5 jobs I have had:
This is sad, but I've never worked.
3 people I want to know more about: