Monday, November 22, 2010

Big Ben

I really do not know much about England, I know nothing about its history or its people. I think one or two times in an English class when I was in school, the teacher talked about England, my only knowledge about this country appeared in that class.

A place I would like is London. Especially the historic Big Ben. Big Ben is the name known to the Great Bell of Westminster, the largest of the bells found in the Clock Tower as part of the Great Clock of Westminster Palace of Westminster. The clock is famous for always giving the correct time, even during the bombing suffered by the city of London during World War II by the German Aviation (Luftwaffe), the clock kept running and giving the time with perfect punctuality. I think it would be entertaining to hear the sound of the clock and go to the palace.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A fun game

A good memory of when I was a child are the games with my cousins. I always traveled to Puerto Montt in the summer holidays. The days that is spent I played with my cousins, different games and we enjoyed making new games.Sometimes we played in the backyard (which is near the sea), but on rainy days, we had to stay indoors.When we stayed inside the house, we had to think of something to entertain.

I remember a fun game and very good that came from "a day of closure.", it game called “ EL Festival de Viña” , we prepared the living of the my grandmother´s house for the special occasion. We had a stage with red carpet where we sang. Each cousin imitated to a different singer, but one had that to be presenter. In our festival participed national and international artist,Chayanne and Luis Miguel always were invited , also Shakira and Lucerito. With my cousin Javiera and my sister always sang the song of Entel commercial for which we had a choreography. We passed the afternoon playing, singing and dancing, it was very funny. Sometimes my uncles participed of the festival and also singing , but they did not dance, because they were ashamed.

We played that game every summer since that I have memory until when the majority had 14 years aproximately. Memories are nice, a very pretty old, I would like to return to those days.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Stone hand"

Like ever , I haven´t idea about that to write. I don´t know very much about important personages or historical figures of Chile. I´m an ignorant in chilean history, for this reason, I prefer to talk about a sport personage , very famous and talented. Maybe he isn´t the greatest Chilean of all time, but he is a great sportsman.

Fernando Gonzalez is a great tennis player , he born 29 July 1980 in Santiago of Chile. He started your career like proffesional tennis player in 1999, but he played tennis since that he was child. He is an internationally known tennis player, has participated in major global tournaments such as Grand Slam and ATP Masters Series. An important victory, widely recognized by the Chileans, it was the gold medal at the Olympic Games of 2008 in doubles with Nicolas Massu. Also is important to mention his outstanding participation in Davis Cup, he made his debut in the Davis Cup team in Chile in April 1998 with only 18 years old. He has participated in every Davis Cup series since then, being a fundamental pillar for Chile.

If I could to make a interview of Fernando Gonzalez , I would like to know more about his beginning like tennis player, and about his life like tennis player. I think that a good questions would be: How difficult is life for a professional sportsman in a country where sport is not a priority?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A good job

I would like talking about a job that haven´t relation with Geography. Only, because talking about a job like geographer is a topic difficult for me in this time.

Always I think that a good job for me have that to be relational with the sea. Since that I was a child I liked the sea, always I liked swim during hours without stop in the beach and go past all time possible in it. Since that I was a child I liked the sea, always I liked swim during hours without stop in the beach and go past all time possible in it. I believe that my adiction and madness for the sea come of my earliest relation with this element.

For all this, I think that an ideal job for me can to be like fisherwoman. I would like have a fleet of launches, for to leave solid land and go out to sail for all coasts of the south of country. Also I would like to stay in the swell for several hours, and to fish differents species of the fish and mollusk. Part of my fleet would stay in rent, for other workers.

I meet person that working like fishermans , I have a uncle and cousin that are fishermans, but they never wanted to take with them when they go fishing, for a things of tradition.

Playing with time

I'm no fan of any character or famous, and less historical! at school I hated history. But as the teacher wants to write about it, I started thinking and I concluded that I would meet three people.

The first is Charles Darwin. I think it would be a very interesting, because we would talk about entertaining topics for both. Topics on the evolution of species and natural selection, I would love to explain his theories, and I tell you all about your trip on the Beagle.

The second historical figure, I'd like to know is Charles Chaplin (Charles is a very special name). I would like to talk with him on the seventh art; I would like to know what is the reason why he dedicated his life to silent films. I also felt he would ask him when his movies were censored, and felt to be exiled. I also felt he would ask him when his movies were censored, and felt to be exiled. I would like to talk about my opinion of his movies, especially my opinion on "The Great Dictator", and after a while talking, ask him if he thinks I would be good for one of his movies.

Finally, I'd like to meet Paulo Coelho. This meeting is possible for me; I have only to wait for him to come to Chile. If I find him, I would like to talk about the different themes of his books, for example about dreams, destiny, symbols, magic and religion. I'd love to talk about life, and tell that I agree, some things with your thinking. I also ask for advice to be a good writer

I want a time machine and teleportation machine!

Fiestas Patrias

I do not know if it's my bad memory or because in my childhood there was not a fiestas patrias with a particular element to remember.
When I was a child, all the fiestas patrias were equal. For September 18 in my house, we cooked “empanadas”, all family members involved. It was great fun filling the “empanadas” with black olives and hard boiled eggs. Sometimes we cooked the “empanadas” in the house of my grandmother (my dad's mom). In this house we gathered all the family by my dad, the “navarros”. We shared with my cousins (Felipe and Diego), uncles and grandparents. In total we were twelve we cooked many pies to reach for everyone! In the table, many stories were told, that eventually were repeated. I remember what I liked sitting next to my grandfather, always at the right of he.
For the September 19, the Navarro family gathered to watch the military parade, as my grandfather was an airman, we had to see it. See the military parade was for me, more than a tradition, it was almost an obligation. I liked seeing the planes on TV, because I always saw them practice, because we live near the flight school. My mom always hoped to see the sailors, he loved! I think it was because they had nice clothes and good physique. Those family gatherings were nice, especially when my grandfather was alive.

The way I feel now the fiestas patrias is different. I think I now understand the real sense that the parties have. At least now I know that is celebrated xD.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Santiago not always is Santiasco

In this great city, the national capital, the most populous of the country, there are many things to do and many places to visit! In Santiago you can do various activities such as the city's largest tourist services are broad and diverse. As a tourist you can visit museums and palaces, parks and plazas, churches and historic buildings. Visit restaurants where you will find typical food and foreign, many pubs and discos with music of different styles.

Although I do not know many places in this giant city, and I'm not a good tourist guide, these are the places that I would recommend to a tourist:

- Plaza Concha y Toro: This is a beautiful place with lots of magic where you can enjoy a good time with your partner. It's a very romantic square.

-Cerro San Cristobal: typical place that every tourist must visit. Viewpoints, palaces, parks, ecology, history and religion in one place.

-Barrio Lastarria: A bohemian place to enjoy with friends a good coffee, good books and good conversation.

-Plaza de Armas de Santiago: A place full of history, architecture, culture and art. Its surroundings are part of the tradition and development of this country.

-Barrio Bellavista: Neighborhood where you can find places for fun, drinking and dancing.

I'm not a fan of Santiago and sometimes I dislike this city, but I must admit it has many beautiful places, and above all an impressive variety of things to do. It is almost impossible to get bored in this city.