viernes, 16 de noviembre de 2012

English language challenges

English is a useful subject because is the most important language of this side of the world, so most of our culture is strongly influenced for this language. In social science is important for the development of some theories and methodologies, but we can live without know this language for traductions and other theories. However, traductions came later and science moves quickly, so is best learn and use english. 

This subject in university is fun, but the timetable is awful. My blogging experience was really useful. At the beginning was very awkward because I didn’t used to write about me knowing that other people can read it, but it worth it: blogging improved my grammar and let me know about my partners. 

Create a blog is a good system to learn because we can read and write about different things, every week. However, my blogging experience is incomplete: I didn’t write all the post but soon this reality will change. 

Anyway, I learn how utter daily situations and likes, besides syntax and grammar. Did I enjoy it? Well, some days I just want finish the post, and other days I want to write all the things I want to tell us. Blogging was awkward, yes, but also necessary to learn.

What aspects of my English need to be improved and how do I plan to do this? Well, I think I have to work in my grammar and pronunciation. I don’t plan improve my english of some particular way, because I think that I can learn whatching series online or listening music, besides takes all the opotunities to practices my english face to face.

One disadvantage of blogging in the English class could be some topics. Write about my favorite photograph or my favorite piece of technology can be really fun for some people, but also really boring to others. It’s complicated choose a topic that entertain everyone, but we can work on that.

viernes, 9 de noviembre de 2012

My future job

Hello everyone!

This post is about my future job. This topic is specially complicated to me because I'm finished the graduated curses of sociology and very soon I have to start looking for a real job!

If you ask me what kind of job would I like to have? Well, I prefer a job where I can help people to improve his conditions of life, like public policy. Sometimes it's very boring for method and times, but I prefer that because the result of that kind of job is better than others, like market research.

Public policy is the best option, in my opinion, for the results and the payment, but also we have to included ONG's jobs. Maybe have less impact, but it's also important to help to solve the problems of the people, specially those have more difficulties.

Like you can assume, the aspects I consider when I choosing a job is, first, I have to enjoy what I'm doing, wich implies a job with challenges and a good working environment. Second, a good salary than let me live without huge financial problems. And third, I like work with people concerned to all the workers learn about his job.

If someone ask me in a job interview about my strengths and weaknesses, I will say that I can work in groups, so I can leader process of knowledge construction that help the company and people studied.  About my weaknesses, I'll say I'm a little messy because I do so many things that time don't let me do everything of the best way I could do.

Anyway, my curriculum is strong in academic aspects, so I'm afraid that I can't finding a job that let me develop not consider aspects until this moment. I hope that my youthfulness can help me to find the best job in my short experience in the field of sociology.

jueves, 8 de noviembre de 2012

The hand agreement

I have to write a free – themed post, so I’d like to tell you about my favorite picture: 

This photo is called the hands agreement because represents the union between Concertación and Alianza por Chile politicians. This union was in 2006 after social mobilization for education, when they pass General Law of Education.

The mobilization for education was an important event in Chile because changed the way students organized his strikes plus a massiveness never seen after of Dictatorial government of Pinochet until that moment. After some marches who ended in repression, students decided to take their schools in sign of protest. The interesting thing was the important support received for the parents and the highest level of approval for their demands in a very long time, who demonstrated the importance of education for all the society.

In that time, the president Michelle Bachelet was call to students and Chilean Parliament to create a new Law who change the Pinochet’s law education, after a huge mobilization. Students wanted to change the entire educational system because this it was unequal with awful consequences to everyone who can’t pay a lot of money for education.   However, the new law was a fraud for students: the General Law of Education not included any point of students claim.

I don’t know who take the picture but it’s a great photo, which represent the way how Chilean students was cheat it for his pretended authority. With this General Law and photo, Chilean movement “learn” how works the Concertación and Alianza por Chile. I like this photo for these reasons.

In the center appear the president Michelle Bachelet and her education minister Yasna Provoste holding hands, with Alianza and Concertación around them.

viernes, 19 de octubre de 2012

My favorite music: Vetusta Morla


I have to talk about art, so I want to talk about my favorite band: Vetusta Morla. They are a Spanish band who started about ten years ago in Tres Cantos, Madrid. They recorded their first album "Un día en el mundo" in 2008, and they released their second and last album, Mapas, in 2011.

With interesting lyrics and amazing concerts, Vetusta plays Indie rock music. Hitherto, they have won so many awards for their songs, videos and album.

My favorite songs are Baldosas Amarillas and Lo que te hace grande, from album Mapas. The sound and the lyric of these songs are amazing; beam me up to great memories. Actually, I think I like Vetusta Morla because I associate with good times. Is like a soundtrack for life.

Last May 31th, they played a concert to support to the Conservatorio Narciso Yepes from Lorca, for the earthquake that destroyed the Conservatory’s building. They mixed their music with classic style of Orquesta Sinfónica of Murcia, and now fans can buy in internet their songs to help the Conservatory. In the page, the say: “The objetive of the project is help to seal cracks of the Lorca conservatory, plus attract the attention about reconstruction in Lorca, away from government priorities for the time and economic crisis.”

So, my favorite band make excelent music and help to they people (:

I leave the video Lo que te hace grande, to know them:

viernes, 5 de octubre de 2012

Human Animals

Today I’m going to talk about pets and one thing I don’t understand: people who treat animals like humans. I think pets are adorable and a good company in moments of loneliness or when we are childrens and animals are like a friend or a toy, but I just don’t understand the people who dress a dog or a cat, make them fancy haircuts or believe that animals have better feelings than humans. They are just different, we can’t compare.
I really like pets and animals in general, and I think they can be very important in a family or for a person, but when some people try to change social relations for his relation with animals, I believe that he or she have some problems, because we can love animals but we need to other persons to live in society and, if we prefer a life with a lot of pets but we can’t have a healthy relation with people like me or you, his life can’t be good.
The last time I had a pet, it was a cat named Bianca. She was very important to me and I love her, because she was a great cat. Sadly, she died for anemia. Anyway, when I think in my cat, I didn’t think in it like a human, and that is my point.

jueves, 4 de octubre de 2012

My best holiday

I don't know if the last summer was my best holiday like the title say, but I wanna write about this moment, so that's what I'll do.

The last summer, in January I went to the south from Chile. I travelled with my family, and the first place we visited was Valdivia. We stay in there about five days in a tiny shack, but every day we went to different places like museums, nearby lakes or beaches. One of this beaches was called Niebla, and when we get there we really found out why it was called that way... it was like a clouds factory.

Also we went for a seal ride, visiting an island with a big colonial fortress. My brother's girlfriend came with us, and in the return journey we left them in Pitrufquen, 'cause she has family there. Then, we arrived at Villarica's lake to stay for one night. The most part of the time the weather was temperate, we only saw rain one night (that's unusual, 'cause everybody says that in that zone rains all year)... and finally, in February I went a few days to Chillan with my best friends, just because it's our tradition.

jueves, 27 de septiembre de 2012

Brazil !


Today I have to write about a country where we'd like live or visit, and I'm going to tell you about Recife.

For a Congress of Sociology I had the luck to know Recife, a small city in Brazil, located north-east of Latin America. I spent a week there, in Congress for the mornings and to visiting beautiful places for the afternoons, and was long enough to fall in love with this paradise.

Its beautiful beaches, its simple people, perfect weather, meals, etc., left me feeling that time moves slower there, because people can work at day and play football on the beach at night, for example.

I must confess, though, that this paradise also has problems like any city in Latin America: poverty, homelessness, crime... but nothing to make me doubt the possibility of returning to his landscapes and reconnect with those people.

I don't know if I would move to a place, perhaps if fate let me, but I have clear that I kept wanting more and Brazil has a lot to learn.