miércoles, 17 de enero de 2018

LEGENDS OF THE PAST


It an open secret that through the history there have been a lot of rivalries between actors, footballers, singers… but there are some that have been so important and famous, for example: the rivalry between John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors, which is nowadays known by everybody.

It is possible that if you are not into tennis, you don’t know who they are, although they are legends of this sport. Jimmy Connors is considered an American tennis star, who ended his career with a men's open–era record 109 singles titles and 1,337 victories, along with eight Grand Slam singles titles.

However, John McEnroe is not far behind, he is one of most successful tennis players of all times, who is also known for his violent verbal abuse at ballboys, chair umpires, photographers and other people. In spite of this, he won 17 Grand Slam titles, 77 career singles titles and 77 doubles titles..

To conclude, I would like to say that in total they played nine times in Grand Slams and it would have been a pleasure to see these two legends in a duel, since they were the best players of their time and also due to their powerful personalities, which created a unique atmosphere.

 

domingo, 7 de enero de 2018

CHRISTMAS AMAZING STORY

Nowadays, we are used to hearing a large range of news, but most of them are about recession, corruption cases, people who have lost their house due to natural disasters, such as: earthquake, heavy rains...For this reason, I believe that this kind of news makes our day happier.

David Aguilar, who is only 18, is a handicapped one-armed young boy from Andorra who made himself a robot extension arm out of Lego blocks, which is so strong that he can use it to pick up and down objects as he showed in a video that he uploaded on Youtube.

It is an open secret that technology and science get better and better everyday, due to this the quality of prosthesis is not the same as before. However, not all that glitters is gold, since the price of these prosthesis is not affordable for a big number of families.

To conclude, I would like to say that I reckon that the way that this boy has faced his problems is a source of inspiration for everybody. There are a lof of incredible inventions created by teenagers, for example: Jack Andraka, who was 15, invented a machine that can detect cancer in five minutes.


sábado, 6 de enero de 2018

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

What is the genuine meaning of Christmas? I believe that Christmas, although it is celebrated in different ways depending on the culture and the country, has the same meaning for everybody, which for me is: being with family, sharing and making people happy.

It is known that people spend a huge amount of money in this holiday buying too many expensive gifts, I reckon that the reason for this is because they try to make an impression on their friends and relatives.

However, it is an open secret that not everybody can’t afford to purchase luxury gifts, due to this reason more and more people buy affordable things, although sometimes they can have a low-quality, or they try to make something by themselves, for example: cups decorated by themselves.

To conclude, I would like to say that, from my point of view, the true meaning of Christmas has been lost over the years, since nowadays children only think about presents and not about sharing and having quality time with family.

CREATING AN AVATAR OF YOURSELF



What is an avatar? There are a lot of ways to define it, but I reckon that the most correct definition is the one given by Cambridge Dictionary, which is: an image that represents you in online games, chat rooms, etc, and that you can move around the screen.

It is known that almost everybody has used an avatar on any social media as a profile picture, for example: on Instagram or even on WhatsApp. An avatar can be almost exactly as you, since you can choose between a large range of face shapes, eyes, noses, skin tone.... However, depending on the quality of the app it will be more alike or not.

Did you know that our online avatars can reveal a lot about us? or even how often we change our photo says a lot about our personality? A lot of studies have found that people who are very outgoing change their profile picture less often than more introverted people.

To conclude, I would like to say that from my point of view avatars are useful when you don’t want to share a photo of yourself on any social media as gmail or personal blogs. Personally, I think that there are great apps for creating avatars, such as: My Idol 3d Avatar Creator and Bitmoji. 




jueves, 4 de enero de 2018

CHRISTMAS EVE



Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, has many of its own customs and traditions depending on the culture and the country. Christmas Eve is celebrated because it commemorates the birth of Jesus, who is traditionally thought to have been born at midnight.

It is an open secret that traditions go and come, the most widely practised tradition that still exists today is going to the Midnight Mass Service. However, there are a lot of traditions that have disappeared over the years, for example: after the midnight service, it was usual for people to walk through the streets carrying torches, playing guitars and beating on tambourines and drums.

As I have said before, Christmas is celebrated in different ways, my parents and I go to my grandmother’s house, where I have dinner with all my family. After dinner we watch a film and at about twelve I hang out with my friends and go to party.

To conclude, I would like to say that from my point of view Christmas is not about presents, it is about being with family, loving each other, showing gratitude, sharing and making people happy.

sábado, 9 de diciembre de 2017

Are mobile phones really suitable for children?



The advances of technology affect people around the world, both positively and negatively. It is an open secret that mobile phones have been the ones that have had the greatest impact in our life since they have become an essential part of our everyday.

On the one hand, mobiles phones have a lot of advantages, for example: they allow us to stay in touch with our loved ones anywhere at any time, they are really useful in studies and business, and they are a source of entertainment.

However, not all that glitters is gold, as there are a big number of downsides. From my point of view, the main disadvantage is its addiction. Its principal example is students, who prefer wasting their time with them than studying. Apart from its addiction, it has been proved that mobile phones have a negative impact on health as well.

Taking all into consideration, I reckon that parents should not provide their children with mobiles phones during their childhood, as I believe this period of time is for enjoying with your friends and play.

Cities are no longer cars' territory and our biological clock



Nowdays there are many kinds of pollution, but air pollution is the one that has the greatest impact on us. With the big number of vehicles on the road we are heading towards smoggy skies and dirty air if we do nothing to stop it.

How does pollution affect us? There are a large variety of effects, for example: there is a higher risk of heart diseases, cancer, asthma and other respiratory diseases. Plants and water are being contaminated, which are eaten and drunk by animals. The pollution then ends up in our food chain and finally gets to us.

The list of cities with a low air quality has increased over the years, due to this reason, more and more city centres, such as Sevilla (Spain), Norwich (Britain) and Paris (France), are pedestrians’ territory.

To conclude, I reckon that we have to raise awareness and try to do something for changing these alarming problems, since it's our responsability and by the time we are old we will be able to say that we have looked after the planet.