martes, 5 de octubre de 2010

My Favourite Holiday!! THE CARNIVAL!!

Carnival is a festive season which occurs immediately before Lent; the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party. People often dress up ormasquerade during the celebrations, which mark an overturning of daily life
Carnival is a festival traditionally held in Roman Catholic and, to a lesser extent, Eastern Orthodox societies. Protestant areas usually do not have carnival celebrations or have modified traditions, such as the Danish Carnival or other Shrove Tuesday events. The Brazilian Carnaval is one of the best-known celebrations today, but many cities and regions worldwide celebrate with large, popular, and days-long events.

The origin of the name "carnival" is disputed. Variants in Italian dialects suggest that the name comes from the Italian carne levare or similar, meaning "to remove meat", since meat is prohibited during Lent.

A different explanation states that the word comes from the Late Latin expression carne vale, which means "farewell to meat", signifying that those were the last days when one could eat meat before the fasting of Lent. Yet another translation depicts carne vale as "a farewell to the flesh", a phrase embraced by certain carnival celebrations that encourage letting go of your former (or everyday) self and embracing the carefree nature of the festival. However, explanations proceeding from carne vale seem to be folk etymologies and are not supported by philological evidence.
Another possible explanation comes from the term "Carrus Navalis" (ship cart), the name of the roman festival of Isis, where her image was carried to the sea-shore to bless the start of the sailing season. The festival consisted in a parade of masks following an adorned wooden boat, that would reflect the floats of modern carnivals.

Carnival in Venezuela (2 days of festivals, 40 days before Easter) is a time when youth in many rural towns have water fights. Anybody and everybody that is out in the streets during the week of Carnival is subject to being soaked. Coastal town and provinces celebrate carnival much more fervently these days than any place in the country. Venezuela regard carnival about the same way they regard Christmas and Semana Santa (Holy Week; the week before Easter Sunday) when they take the opportunity to visit their families and enjoy this festive time with them.

Myself??? i just got in a party those 2 days!! i always play with water balloons and with water guns! i love those kind of games! and i always look at the custom cars and ask them for candies!!

Well here i am going to tell you a little about my Schedule...and my hard days
Well, you'll see, on monday i get up so early!
At 4:30 i wake up to go to the university, it's called URBE it is one of the nicest unviersities in Venezuela and all the world!
I have classes at 9:00 o' click,it's my Recreational Activities class...after that i see classes at 3:40 ! in the afternoon! I get out of the university at 5:00 o' clock... and i reach to my house at 7:00 o' clock to play The Lord Of The Rings Online until 9:00' clock... it's when i do my homework, then i sleep at a half past ten... (10:30)
On Tuesday, i get up at 8:00 o' clock because i don't have classes in the morning... i reach the university to see classes at 1:00 PM and 3:40 PM...
But on wednesday i just have classes in the morning
just one class,to be exactly,the English class... at 9:00 am, this day,i reach earlier to my house... i get at noon, and i can play Online for longer time! and i can study much more as well,at 6:00 o' clock in the afternoon i walk a lot to do some exercise
when i get to dinner at 8:00 i just eat and go to bed
un Thursdays is EXACTLY the same as Tuesdays.... but with a difference that i have classes at 2:20 in afternoon and at 3:40 in afternoon...
Fridays...oh Holy fridays!! hahaha,it's indeed the day i waste myself...because i have classes ALL THE DAY!!
at 7:00 , at 1:00 in the afternoon,2:20 and 3:40 ! it's a hard duty...but i have to take it
but when i get home i use to drink a lot of beer and eat a lot of Cheeseburguers
on saturdays and sundays... i just watch the football al day, i can't think in anything else..!!

miércoles, 8 de septiembre de 2010

This Is My Story!

Welcome to my Blog!

In this blog I`m going to post my school work. I`m in the second level of the English program at URBE 

Hi, there! My name’s Juan Jose Gonzalez but you can call me Juanche!. I’m from Maracaibo originally. I live in Maracaibo, in San Francisco. I’m 18 years old and I study Public Accounting at  URBE

I love music, studying English and Accounting, talking on the phone with my friends, pizza , chocolate, my family , my country,my kitty called Abaddon,my new puppies called Toby and Temis and the football, especially that team called Football Club Barcelona

I hate smoking, getting up early on the weekend, violence, war, injustice,washing the dishes,lies, and racism

My dream is to travel around the world,to live in Finland,specially in Helsinki! . Of course, I want to graduate and be a good accountan. I also want to learn to speak English, and Finnish. I’d love to work in an important company and buy a house, get married and start a family.

About English, I love to learn new languages. I think English is very important. I listen to music and watch TV in English. It’s a good exercise. I also chat on the internet and have many friends in many countries. I can write so so, but I need to practice more. It is really simple for me, because i know how to speak it very well!. I hope I can make a lot of friends and practice speaking in this class.

Well, that's a little bit about me... Hope you like it.. leave a comment!

Remember That Nothing's True And Everything Is Permitted!!
Rock It On!!