miércoles, 14 de marzo de 2012

Crime Story

 Bank Robbery

It was 80 degrees in the shade. A man wearing a heavy army jacket, a pullover wool cap, and dark sunglasses walked into the First American Bank at the corner of Maple and Main streets in downtown Short Beach.
The man walked up to the teller and held up a hand grenade for all to see. He said, “Give me all your money, all the money in this bank, right now!”
Everyone in the lobby screamed and started running, even the security guard. Nervously, the young female teller handed the man three big bags loaded with cash. He walked out the door. A second later, one of the money bags exploded, covering him with red dye. He yelled in pain and surprise, and started pacing around in circles because he couldn't see where he was going.
He couldn’t see, but he could hear. He heard the police siren get closer. Then he heard the police tell him to get down on his stomach on the sidewalk and put his hands behind his back. They handcuffed him and placed him in the back of the police car.
Seeing the hand grenade on the sidewalk, the police told everyone to get back. They sealed off the whole block and called the bomb squad. The bomb squad came and examined the hand grenade. Then they laughed. They told the police it was a fake. The hand grenade was actually a harmless dummy, something a 12-year-old might play with.
The police chuckled. The bank employees returned to work. The bank customers returned to their lines. The bank robber, hopefully, would never return.

Coromoto Rincon.

Urban Legen from Stockholm


Silverpilen ("The Silver Arrow") is a Stockholm Metro train which features in several urban legends alleging sightings of the train's "ghost".

The silver train was only rarely seen by the average Stockholm dweller. Many people never saw it at all and did not believe that it existed.

The background for the ghost stories associated with Silverpilen may be related to the eerie look of Silverpilen if seen arriving late at night to an open-air underground station. People were used to green metro trains and were surprised at the arrival of a silver coloured train: particularly if they had lived in Stockholm all their life and were unaware of the existence of the un-painted unit.

If the traveller was tired or drunk at the time, their imagination might have run away with them. The stories that circulated most widely in the 1980s have been retold by the noted Swedish folklorist Bengt af Klintberg, and later featured in the December 10, 1997 installment of Det spökar, a television series dedicated to allegedly real ghost stories and haunted houses.

There are different versions of this urban legend. Some say that the ghost train has only been seen in abandoned tunnels by subway workers. Others say that anyone can see it passing the stations at high speed after midnight. Some even claim that Silverpilen sometimes stops to pick up passengers, who then disappear forever or later "get off" weeks, months or even years after they embarked. The inside of the train is described as being empty, or as containing one or several ghost passengers.

Some stories connect the ghost train with the abandoned Kymlinge metro station on Line 11, the blue line. Kymlinge also has a reputation of being a ghost station, with people saying that "Bara de döda stiger av i Kymlinge" ("Only the dead get off at Kymlinge"). The ghost stories of Silverpilen can be compared to those of the ghost ship Flying Dutchman.

Coromoto Rincon.

BBC News

This is a recent news of a tornado passed through the United States

Clear-up after tornadoes wreak havoc across US Midwest

US authorities in several Midwestern states are searching for survivors and clearing damage after a string of powerful storms and tornadoes left at least 37 people dead.

A school bus was propelled into a restaurant in one
of the worst affected towns, Henryville

The states of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia and Alabama were all hit by the intense winds which flattened homes, lifted rooftops and downed powerlines.

An unknown number of people are missing after communication lines were damaged.

A total of 90 tornadoes and 700 severe weather events were reported on Friday.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has declared a state of emergency, the Associated Press reports.

President Barack Obama has offered federal government help to the affected states.

Correspondents say it will be impossible to make an immediate assessment of the full extent of the damage.

Tornadoes occur all year round in the US, although the strength of this week's storms was unusual for the time of year - the peak period is March to May in the southern US and later further north.

* This happened because it is likely that people could not predict the tornadoes.
* I doubt that people could prevent damage to houses, schools.
* Is unlikely to know the exact causes of the tornado.


In pictures: US tornadoes


Coromoto Rincon

Urban Legend

La Sayona

 Here I leave a famous urban legend from Venezuela

The legend says that "La Sayona" was a young woman named Melissa. She lived in a small town in the plains of Venezuela and was the most beautiful girl there. She was married to a great man, caring and loving. Melissa and her husband had a baby boy. One day, Melissa was swimming naked in a near-by river, when a man from the village saw her. After that, the man would always follow her and watch her bathe in the river. One day Melissa saw him and told him to leave her alone; he ignored her, and instead told her that he was there to warn her: "Your husband is having an affair with none other than your mother," he said. Melissa ran home and found her husband asleep with the baby in his arms. Blind with anger, she burned the house with them inside. Villagers could hear their screams while Melissa ran to her mother's house. She found her on the patio and attacked her with a machete, striking her in the stomach. As the mother bled to death, she cursed Melissa by saying that from then on she would have to avenge all women by killing their unfaithful husbands. And from that day forward Melissa became "La Sayona".

In other versions of the tale, it appears to lone men working in the jungle when they are thinking of women they left behind in their hometown or simply when they talk to their work mates about wanting to be with a woman. Later on, a woman would appear to them in the likeness of an unknown, beautiful and desirable woman, or a loved one, and try to lure them into the forests so it could then reveal their animal-like features and devour them or just mangle them, leaving their wretched bodies for their companions to find.

In another version told in the peacock mountains, the woman would appear to men in the jungle who were lonely and willing to be unfaithful with their companion. Stories often claim that several men would take act in unveiling their selves to this ghost woman. She would let all the men finish their acts upon her until completion. She would then devour body parts of these men, though it is most often noted that she would tear each mans genitals off with her hand or mangle them beyond use ever again. This was to punish these men. Many men in the jungle are said to have encountered this woman, although most of them still have their genitals. It is said that she also has many strange diseases, and that she sometimes gives them to men, making their members swollen with blisters and boils. Their wives find these boils and can assume that their husbands have had an encounter with La Sayona, effectively informing her that her husband has been unfaithful.

Coromoto Rincon.

jueves, 16 de febrero de 2012


Fireworks are a class of explosive pyrotechnic devices used for aesthetic and entertainment purposes. The most common use of a firework is as part of a fireworks display. A fireworks event (also called a fireworks show or pyrotechnics) is a display of the effects produced by firework devices. Fireworks competitions are also regularly held at a number of places. Fireworks (devices) take many forms to produce the four primary effects: noise, light, smoke, and floating materials (confetti for example). They may be designed to burn with flames and sparks of many colors, typically red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and silver. Displays are common throughout the world and are the focal point of many cultural and religious celebrations.

This is an excellent video that has many lessons.

 It covers topics such as:
 * Self Esteem
 * Feel bad for to be gay
 * Street violence
 * Feel bad to the disease

Enjoy it..!

  *We must use every second of life, all those who are with us and especially be happy first.
 *Life presents many challenges and we must be strong, make the most of ourselves and improve day by day.
 *Everyone is different, but each of us is unique, we can give the world a spark of us.
 *You must be yourself, we can start over and make things much better.
 *Believe in yourself.

Phrases that I liked:
 * After a hurricane, comes a rainbow.
 * You're original, cannot be replaced.

Katy Perry Firework lyrics the third single of the album "Teenage Dream"

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag,
drifting through the wind
wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
like a house of cards,
one blow from caving in?

Do you ever feel already buried deep?
6 feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there's still a chance for you
'Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause baby you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe your reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it's time, you'll know

You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause baby you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through-ough-ough

'Cause baby you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

This video explains real life situations and I assure you encouraged and will teach you many things.
Coromoto Rincon.

Unit 2. Favorite Food

This is my favorite food. You can read the preparation, what are the ingredients and types of crepes.
Finally put my favorite recipe, take a look.

My favorite food are crepes.
A crêpe or crepe is a type of very thin pancake, usually made from wheat flour. The word is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning "curled". Crêpes are served with a variety of fillings, from the most simple with only sugar or elaborate savoury fillings.

Crêpes are made by pouring a thin liquid batter onto a hot frying pan or flat circular hot plate, often with a trace of butter on the pan's surface. The batter is spread evenly over the cooking surface of the pan or plate either by tilting the pan or by distributing the batter with an offset spatula. A cooked crêpe is a very thin pancake.
Common savoury fillings for crêpes served for lunch or dinner are cheese, ham, and eggs, and various meat products.
When sweet, they can be eaten as part of breakfast or as a dessert. They can be filled and topped with various sweet toppings, often including Nutella spread, preserves, sugar (granulated or powdered), whipped cream, fruit spreads, custard, and sliced soft fruits or confiture.

Types of Crepes and ingredients
Crêpes are especially popular throughout France. The common ingredients include flour, eggs, milk, butter, and a pinch of salt. Crêpes are usually of two types: sweet crêpes made with wheat flour and slightly sweetened; and savoury galettes made with buckwheat flour and unsweetened.

Here's my favorite recipe: http://www.recetasgratis.net/Receta-de-Crepes-pollo-receta-11252.html

This dish is very delicious, i hope you liked it and i hope you want to prepare it one day.
Coromoto Rincon.

miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2012

Unit 2. Foods we like

Unit 2. Taste is one of the traditional five senses. It refers to the ability to detect the flavor of substances such as food, certain minerals, poisons, etc.

Humans receive tastes through sensory organs called taste buds, concentrated on the top of the tongue. The sensation of taste can be categorized into five basic tastes: sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and umami. Some do argue that umami is a basic taste. “Umami” is originally the Japanese word for “meaty” or “savory”.

As taste senses both harmful and beneficial things, all basic tastes are classified as either aversive or appetitive, depending upon the effect the things they sense have on our bodies. Sweetness helps to identify energy-rich foods, while bitterness serves as a warning sign of poisons

The basic tastes contribute only partially to the sensation and flavour of food in the mouth.

  1. Cakes are Buttery
  2. Cheetos are Crunchy
  3. Gumdrops are Sweet
  4. Lettuce is Bland
  5. Fruits are Healthy
  6. Cheese is Salty
  7. Fried Chicken is Crispy
  8. Pizza is Oily
  9. Chili is Spicy
  10. Watermelon is Juicy
  11. Limon is Sour