Monday, September 18, 2006

Thin models

I think the Spanish Government's action to ban fashion models that are too thin is very good. I believe that's an excellent idea that should have started before, and we wouldn't be suffering and crying over many dead young girls.I consider that is a good beginning to send the right message to young girls, all advice can help them.I think that the problem grows day by day, the problem isn't only with young girls, now it is also happening to boys and kids in general. They can't eat because they don't want to be fat.We should help them.

1-.What triggered the ban?
The ban was caused by the death of a modl died during a show in South America last month, her name was Luise Ramos died of heart failure after stepping off a runway during Fashion Week in Montevideo. She had reportedly consumed nothing but leaves and diet soda for three weeks to improve her.
2-.What's BMI?
Height to weight ratio
3-.What BMI should a mode have to be allowed to participate in fashion parades in Spain?
It should be over 18
4-.What's the average height, weight and BMI of a runway model?
The average runway model is estimated to be 5 feet 9 inches tall and to weigh in at 110 lbs.
5-.What are the arguments for and against?
Many think the ban is very good and should have happened ages ago, long overdue.
Others are concerned some fashion experts fel that banning skinny models is notthe answer
6-.Check the meanings of gaunt, emaciated and wan.
Gaunt = excessively thin
Emaciated = very thin, sickly thin.
wan =suggestive of poor health
7-.How can you calculate someone's BMI?
In metric, it is obtained by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by their height in metres squared. In the English system, it is calculated by dividing weight in pounds by height in inches squared, and multiplying that total by 703.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


In Chile we have danced the ‘Cueca” since 1824 aprox. It’s origen it’s unknown although three theories exist as follows:

The black African origin.
The Indian origin
The European origin (Spanish)

The ‘cueca’ is a dance in which the guests play a great responsibility as they cheer while the singers, accompanied with harp, guitars and tambourines sings.

The man approaches the woman and offers his arm inviting her to dance the ‘cueca’, she accepts and they do a short stroll along the saloon. When the stroll finishes they take position facing each other 2/3 meters apart. Both with a handkerchief in hand commence the dance animated by the people.

The first steps are very quiet. The handky is elevated gently followed by a suggested turn. Then the man chases the lady who dances away and he brings her to his side. She gets close to him with elegance and flirt, raising slightly her skirt with her left hand while with her right hand she keeps moving her handky with elegance and grace.

Then the man start tapping it seems like a competition of skills with himself until the last round come and he embraces her and puts his knee on the floor.

The choreography (movements) of the ‘cueca’ is formed by movements in circles, movements in semicircles of a return round, changes of the position of the dancers and turnaround in their positions, over the right hand side.
At the beginning the song, they start the movement in the dance floor which can be
of three forms, returning the dancers to their starting places.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Meaning of Carpe Diem

"Carpe Diem" is originally a Latin expression, "seize the day" is English. The meaning is you should you enjoy your life day by day and you should learn more about something interesting that you like and to try and improve yourself and the world around you

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

My Town home

My town home is Santiago. Santiago is the capital of Chile and largest city in Chile. The population is about 7 million. Santiago is located in the centre of Chile. The mountain range of the Andes forms a natural border between Chile and Argentina.

The climate in Santiago is hot in summer and very cold winter. It only rains in autumn and winter.

Santiago is the major city. There are private and state universities and institutes there.

Some tourist pales are the Hill St. Cristobal, Hill St. Lucia, Cousiño park, Subway is beautiful, clean and safe means of transport. Other characteristics are many churches and museums and many monuments in the principal street of Santiago.

Santiago is very well located because it is near beaches for swimming and mountains for practicing winter sport. You can go in the morning to the mountains and in the afternon to the coast. It is just a short drive (approximately 3 hours).

If you visit to Santiago of Chile, You'll enjoy a lot.


The pancakes you can serve in the breakfast with jam, after the lunch with ice cream, and the afternnon tea with, jam and cream.
The Pancakes is very easy and quickly to cook.

3 cups plain flor
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 eggs lightly beat
2 cup of milk
2 tablespoon spread
Spray oil


  1. Sift together flor, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  2. Make a well in the center and add lightly beateb eggs
  3. Stir in milk gradually and melted reduced fat spread to form a thick batter
  4. Spray a hot pan with cooking oil
  5. Drop tablespoons of the mixture into a hot pan
  6. Cook for 4 minutes or until bubbles appeat on surface
  7. Turn and cook the other side for 2 minutes
  8. Spread with jam
  9. Serve. and Enjoy it.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Podcast "Ana Maria"

1. How did she become involved in flamenco?
She started to dance Flamenco, because her mother was a dancer and decide to her to start the folklore dance group.
2. When did her mother migrate to Australia?
In 1960
3. How does Ana Maria describe flamenco?
It's fire, passionate, fan
4. Why do people do it?
The people do it for enjoy and fitness
5. What nationalities are the students?
All range such as; Japanese, American, Greek, Indonesia, Italian and Ana from Spain
6. What’s the history of flamenco?
From different treat India and Gipsy
7.Why has she settled in Australia?
Her mother decided to immigrate to Australia
8.What’s her identity?
Her identity in both, Australian and Spain
9. What else does Ana Maria do?
She is teacher, teacher of Flamenco and dancing as well, and photographer
10.What does versatile mean?
Versatile is when somebody do anything and different thing.
11. How does Ana describe herself?
She said “I don't know, Busy, ran I don't know"
12. How many children does Ana Maria have?
13.What did her husband do in order to be able to see her when they were courting?
He started to dance Flamenco.
14. Where is he from? Does it make a difference?
He from North of Spain that it makes the difference, because the folklore music is different.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Elvis Presley was born in Mississippi in the Southern United States in 1935 and He died on 18 August of 1977 of an overdose the drugs.
Elvis was one of the most important singers in the history of popular music. He revolutionized popular music in the 1950s, creating a very personal sound and s style. He was strongly criticised that century by some people for what he sang and the way he moved.
Elvis became even more famous after the obligatory military service between 1958 and 1960, and when he returned he expanded his career into cinema, acting in various films during the early and middle 60s.
In my opinion I like his music, movies and the way he moved. I grew up to listen to the Elvis’s music and saw his films, because my sister loved him and my parent taught me to dance “Rock and roll”. When I married I knew that my husband liked him too. He had all the Elvis songs; sometimes we danced “Rock and roll” and we are teaching our daughter.

Do you know that Elvis never travel overseas for to promote his music?


I want to share with you a beautiful experience. Last Thursday I went on an excursion to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout, with my classmates and Marion, who is other teacher from TAFE, and her students.
Do you remember the picture of the Harbour Bridge that I sent you last time? I hope you remember it, because The Pylon Lookout belongs to the Harbour Bridge.
When we were going to the Pylon Lookout, we were a little bit lost, because we didn’t find its entry, after that we were walking for approximately 45 minutes, finally we found the Pylon Lookout entry.
In this place there are 200 steps and narrow upstairs up to the first floor, where there is a cashier, a movie room, information and two beautiful glass windows, their this name is “stained glass’, you know how vitreous. The Second floor is the shop area and on the third floor there is the wonderful view.
From There that great I could see the Opera House, Sydney Tower, The Harbour Bridge, many suburbs, and the sea. The only bad thing is that it’s so windy on the top.
I hope that in the future you’ll come to Australia and then I’ll show you a lot of beautiful places in particular The Pylon Lookout.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Recipe " Empanadas"

Dough ingredients;
1 Kilo flour
60 gms baking powder
1 Teaspoon salt
125 gms lard
250 ml white wine

Filling Ingredients:
4 Onions chopped
125 ml oil
2 teaspoon of paprika
3/4 mince meat
3 bolied eggs
1/2 Kilo olives
1/2 kilo raisins

Dough preparation
  1. Sift flour, baking power and salt together.
  2. Add melted lard and warm wine mixing well, but not kneading.
  3. Leave for 20 minutes.
  4. Cut circles approx 20 cm diameter.
  5. Put one table spoon of stuffing, one olive, and one slice of bolied egg into each circle.
  6. Moisten the edges and fold shaping them into triangles.
  7. Bake a aking for 40 minutes.

Filling preparation:

  1. Fry onions, salt and paprika until cooked.
  2. Add mince meat and raisins.
  3. Cooked and add the rest of the spices for 10 minutes.

Note: When cold use to stuff the empanadas