domingo, 27 de julio de 2008
-I really like my university, I think is very pretty and secure
2. How many subject are you taking this semester?
3. What is your major?
4. Are there some professors that you can learn from more easily than others?
-I think that some teachers have many ways of explaining the classes, but others only give the lessons mas do not explain them.
5. How did you decide which college to attend?
-I just decide to Urbe..
6. What are three big differences between your college life so far and your high school days?
-Teachers, subjects and homeworks
7. Are you more independent from your parents now than you were in high school?
-Yes, before my parents help me in everything now i do all my homeworks, study etc.
8. What is the most difficult class you have taken so far?
9. Are you a member of any student groups?
-No I don't...
10. What are the top three changes you would like to see happen at your university?
-I think just the registration process
11. What are the top three things you hope to get out of (get as a result of) your university days?
Fin a good job, buy a house, and travel to the world
I prefer the university because I have more freedom to choose my matters, schedules etc.
domingo, 20 de julio de 2008
Japanese anime and American cartoons differ in many ways. The most noticeable one would be how they differ visually. Japanese anime style has more of a realistic look in characters, where as typically in American cartoons, many physical features are exaggerated. This is not true for all anime and cartoons. Many sci-fi anime's have a lot of creative exaggerations in the characters.
Another good difference is that anime spends a lot of time with plot and character development. A typical American cartoon will have a story in one episode, whereas a anime will develop sometime complex character emotions (such as love triangles, drama, ect) over a period of 24 episodes .
I prefer american cartoon beacuse they are more fun and is not a long history, in each chapter is something new.. but i like some anime too..
My favorite cartoon is THE SIMPSON
I think The Simpsons are the most famous cartoon in the world
miércoles, 2 de julio de 2008
> Make it a habit to turn off the lights when you're leaving any room for 15 minutes or more and utilize natural light when you can.
> Make it a policy to buy Energy Star-rated light bulbs and fixtures, which use at least two-thirds less energy than regular lighting, and install timers or motion sensors that automatically shut off lights when they're not needed.
2. Maximize computer efficiencyComputers in the business sector unnecessarily waste $1 billion worth of electricity a year.
> Make it a habit to turn off your computer—and the power strip it's plugged into—when you leave for the day. Otherwise, you're still burning energy even if you're not burning the midnight oil. (Check with your IT department to make sure the computer doesn't need to be on to run backups or other maintenance.) During the day, setting your computer to go to sleep automatically during short breaks can cut energy use by 70 percent. Remember, screen savers don't save energy.
> Make it a policy to invest in energy-saving computers, monitors, and printers and make sure that old equipment is properly recycled. Look for a recycler that has pledged not to export hazardous e-waste and to follow other safety guidelines. Old computers that still work, and are less than five years old, can be donated to organizations that will refurbish them and find them new homes. (You may even get a tax deduction.)
3. Print smarterThe average U.S. office worker goes through 10,000 sheets of copy paper a year.
> Make it a habit to print on both sides or use the back side of old documents for faxes, scrap paper, or drafts. Avoid color printing and print in draft mode whenever feasible.
> Make it a policy to buy chlorine-free paper with a higher percentage of post-consumer recycled content. Also consider switching to a lighter stock of paper or alternatives made from bamboo, hemp, organic cotton, or kenaf. Recycle toner and ink cartridges and buy remanufactured ones. According to Office Depot, each remanufactured toner cartridge "keeps approximately 2.5 pounds of metal and plastic out of landfills...and conserves about a half gallon of oil."
4. Go paperless when possible
> Make it a habit to think before you print: could this be read or stored online instead? When you receive unwanted catalogs, newsletters, magazines, or junk mail, request to be removed from the mailing list before you recycle the item.
> Make it a policy to post employee manuals and similar materials online, rather than distribute print copies. They're easier to update that way too.
5. Ramp up your recycling
> Make it a habit to recycle everything your company collects. Just about any kind of paper you would encounter in an office, including fax paper, envelopes, and junk mail, can be recycled. So can your old cell phone, PDA, or pager.
> Make it a policy to place recycling bins in accessible, high-traffic areas and provide clear information about what can and can not be recycled.
6. Close the loop
> Make it a policy to purchase office supplies and furniture made from recycled materials.
7. Watch what (and how) you eat
> Make it a habit to bring your own mug and dishware for those meals you eat at the office.
> Make it a policy to provide reusable dishes, silverware, and glasses. Switch to Fair Trade and organic coffee and tea, and buy as much organic and local food as possible for parties and other events. Provide filtered drinking water to reduce bottled-water waste.
8. Rethink your travel
> Make it a habit to take the train, bus, or subway when feasible instead of a rental car when traveling on business. If you have to rent a car, some rental agencies now offer hybrids and other high-mileage vehicles.
> Make it a policy to invest in videoconferencing and other technological solutions that can reduce the amount of employee travel.
9. Reconsider your commute
> Make it a habit to carpool, bike, or take transit to work, and/or telecommute when possible. If you need to drive occasionally, consider joining a car-sharing service like Zipcar and Flexcar instead of owning your own wheels.
> Make it a policy to encourage telecommuting (a nice perk that's also good for the planet!) and make it easy for employees to take alternative modes of transportation by subsidizing commuter checks, offering bike parking, or organizing a carpool board.
10. Create a healthy office environment
> Make it a habit to use nontoxic cleaning products. Brighten up your cubicle with plants, which absorb indoor pollution.
> Make it a policy to buy furniture, carpeting, and paint that are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and won't off-gas toxic chemicals.
lunes, 23 de junio de 2008
ESL Podcast 242 – The Comedy Club
On Friday night, I went with a group of friends from work to a comedy club. I don’t really like sketch comedy, but I do like stand- up, and the comedian who was going to perform there was one of my favorites.There were six of us and we were a pretty rowdy group. We stood in line outside, and when we got to the box office window, we paid the cover charge.
The hostess showed us to a table right next to the stage and told us that there was a two-drink minimum.She took our drink orders and we waited for the opening act. The first comic told a lot of political jokes and most of them fell flat. In fact, some of the people seated in the back started to boo him and he got off the stage pretty quickly.
The MC came out and tried to get the hecklers to calm down by telling a few jokes of his own, and that did the trick. The headliner finally came out and the crowd went crazy, clapping and cheering.He did some very funny improv and had us rolling in the aisles. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard!
domingo, 15 de junio de 2008
Do you think movie stars should be paid millions of dollar?
Tom Hanks and Will Smith paid $ 25 million per film, Ben Stiller and Brad Pitt, 20 million; Johnny Depp, $ 17 million (; Reese Witherspoon and Jodie Foster, 15 million dollars (12 million); Scarlett Johansson, $ 9 million (7.2 million); Jake Gyllenhaal, $ 7 million; Clive Owen, $ 5 million. If such figures have plunged into the deepest depressions in front of their payrolls, are not lost to Tom Cruise, fajador of the great successes of the past two decades, which states that claimed $ 100 million for War of the Worlds, Steven Spielberg. Are the stars deserve to win what they charge? In other words, how that money is reflected at the box office? And to question it offered a list of recent failures in the USA. As Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction to: Sharon Stone claimed $ 12.5 million, the film gave $ 6 million; Embrujo: Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell claimed between the two $ 37 million, the film gave $ 63 million , Or The Secret of the Brothers Grimm: Matt Damon claimed $ 10 million, the film collected less than 40 million
In my opinion they can earn a sallary millionary... only if the film succeeds