Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday and the objective is to give thanks to God for blessings received during the year.
In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of  October and in the USA it is on the fourth Thursday of November. The Native Americans also celebrated the end of the harvest season.
It became an annual tradition in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving which is celebrated on Thursday, November 26. Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays of the year.
The "First Thanksgiving" was celebrated to give thanks to God for giving the settlers safety in the New World. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Too young for this, too old for that!

Too young for this, too old for that!

Have you ever thought about (or heard) something like that?! That we can’t do some childish things and we can’t do some adults’ things?! It’s the truth. The (sometimes) ugly truth.
Situation one-you’re in the shopping mall, opposite a store of childish things. You ask your mother, if you could, please, have the CPLT (Cute, Pretty, Little Thing) in the  store . Then, your mother says that you’re too old for that, you’re a teenager! That it's childish!
Situation two- there’s your favourite clothes shop in the shopping mall too. There’s the most beautiful and fancy dress you ever seen . You beg your mom to buy it, to use it at Christmas or New Year. She says that the dress is too short and you’re too young to wear the dress. She also adds that she’ll never buy something like that in her whole life.

Looking and reflecting on these situations, we come to this conclusion: this phase of life is something between being a  child and being a grown-up, this phase is called adolescence. And, in some situations you’re too young or too old for that.

Weekly Scoops

Claude Monet was a famous impressionist French painter who was born on November 14th, 1840 in Paris. He lived until he was 86 .
Astrid Lindgren is a Swedish writer, born on November 14th, 1907. Shewho wrote the Pippi Longstocking books. Her writing enchanted children all over the world and there’s a writing award with in her honoure. She died in 2002, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Friday, November 11, 2011


The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Year: 2010
Starring: Nicolas Cage (Balthazar Blake)
Alfred Molina (Maxim Horvath)
 Jay Baruchel (Dave Stutter)
Country: USA
Plot: Balthazar Blake is one of Merlin’s apprentices. His best friend, Maxim Horvath, and his girl friend, Veronica Gorloisen, are Merlin’s apprentices too. Horvath made an alliance with Morgana when he was rejected by Veronica. When Merlin dies, they need to find someone who can defeat the sorcerer’s biggest enemy: Morgana Le Fay. In one battle with Morgana, the one when Merlin dies, Veronica imprisons her in her body. Balthazar keeps them in a receptacle.
Thousands of years later, in 2010, Balthazar finds the person who can defeat Morgana: a New Yorker called Dave Stutter. After weeks learning spells, Balthazar and Dave fight with Morgana, killing her and releasing Veronica.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Pride & Prejudice
Year: 2005
Based on: Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Starring: Keira Knightley (Elizabeth)
Mathew McFayden (Mr. Darcy)
Rosamund Pike (Jane)
Donald Sutherland (Mr. Bennet)
Music by: Dario Marianelli
Country: United Kingdom and France
Plot: This film tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a lady who lives in Longbourn. She has one older sister, Jane, and three younger sisters, Mary, Catherine and Lydia.
The five girls go to a ball, where they meet Mr. Charles Bingley, his sister, Caroline, and his best friend Mr. Darcy.
Mr. Bingley falls in love with Jane and Mr. Darcy, with Elizabeth. Unfortunately, Mr. Collins, Elizabeth’s cousin, falls in love with her too. She turns down Mr. Collins’ and Mr. Darcy’s proposals.
Elizabeth travels to the Peak District and receives bad news: her sister Lydia has disappeared and nobody knows where she is.
In Longbourn, the Bennet Family discovers that Lydia married a general called George Wickham.
Mr. Bingley proposes to Jane and Mr. Darcy proposes to Elizabeth. Both sisters accept the proposals and get married.