Spanish: The 10 Best Songs in Spanish

10. Por fin – Pablo Alborán

Imagen por Ayuntamiento Roquetas de Mar en Flickr, Juli0 31 2015

Pablo Alborán es un español músico, cantante, y compositor que lanzó 4 álbumes de estudio, 2 álbumes en vivo, y varias colaboraciones musicales. Su talento le permitió ser nominado para muchos Premios Grammy Latinos

Por fin es una balada rock suave sobre es afligido después de que una persona lo dejó. Esta canción es el single primero de su tercero álbumes de estudio. Me gusta esta canción porque es diferente de otras canciones españolas, es sentimental pero no es demasiado lenta.

¨Bella melodía, al son del Piano afloran los buenos sentimientos.¨ – Nilton Acochiri, YouTube


9. Chantaje – Shakira ft. Maluma

Imagen por AloudNProud en Flickr, Enero 13 2011

Shakira es una famosa cantante, compositora, y bailarina. Ella es la artista colombiana más vendida de todos los tiempos y es uno de los artistas más vendidos en el mundo de todos los tiempos. Recibió 39 premios Billboard de la música latina.

Es una canción de pop y reguetón sobre los pensamientos sexuales entre un hombre y una mujer. Me gusta la canción porque el ritmo es simple pero bueno, y la voz de Shakira es increíble.

¨Me gusta arto quiero ser como ella.¨ – Marifer Mora, YouTube


8. Duele el corazón – Enrique Iglesias ft. Wisin

Imagen por Alenjandro Balán en Flickr, Marzo 17 2012

¡Aquí está de nuevo, Enrique Iglesias! Es de hecho el rey del pop latino. Wisin es un puertorriqueño cantante y rapero, es el miembro de un pareja de reguetón se llama Wisin y Yandel.

Duele el Corazón es una canción de pop latino sobre se enamora una chica pero ellos tiene que separar. La canción es optimista, con el rap de Wisin, añade profundidad al ritmo. Además, la canción ganó la colaboración del año en Los Premios Lo Nuestro 2017.

¨Te amo Enrique Iglesias.¨ – Nachyra Smith, YouTube


7. Te voy a esperar – Juan Magán ft. Belinda

Imagen por Wikimedia Commons

Juan Magán es un español productor de música, cantante, y DJ que famoso por su música de eléctrico latino. Ha trabajado con muchas artistas como Pitbull, Paulina Rubio, y Nelly Furtado.

Te voy a esperar es la cortina musical de una película de dibujos animados se llama Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones. La canción es muy feliz y alegre, y la sintonización automática es muy especial. Me gusta la positividad de la canción.

¨Juan magán y belinda hacen una de las mejores canciones los adoro¨ – Berenice Zuñiga Terán, YouTube


6. El mismo sol – Álvaro Soler

Imagen por Wikimedia Commons

Álvaro Soler es un español-alemán cantante. Primero se hizo popular con esta canción ¨El mismo sol¨ en año 2015, y lanzó una versión bilingüe (español-inglés) con Jennifer Lopez.

Esta canción de pop latino sobre divertirse en la vida a través del amor, la amistad, y el viaje. El ritmo es divertido y alegre, y la letra es pegadiza también. La canción es buena, teniendo en cuenta que este es su debut single.

¨Tu música es increíble, me da gusto que tengas tantos comentarios en otros idiomas, eso puede significar lo grande que puedes ser.¨ – Erick Solis, YouTube


5. La Bicicleta – Carlos Vives, Shakira

Imagen por Ludmila Joaquina Valentina Buyo en Flickr, Noviembre 7 2016

Carlos Vives es un colombiano cantante, actor, y compositor. Muchas de sus canciones rematan muchas cartas de música como Billboard. ¡Shakira, otra vez! Otras canciones famosas de Shakira son ¨Waka waka¨, ¨Hips don’t lie¨ y ¨La tortura¨.

Esta canción es una mezcla de pop, vallenato, y cumbia. Me encanta la incorporación de instrumento como el acordeón que capta la atención del oyente. La canción sobre su paseo con una bicicleta en los lugares de su infancia.

¨Que linda canción y me encanta cuando Shakira baila¨ – Camila Marrufo, YouTube


4. Bailando – Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente de Zona

Imagen por Claudio Poblete en Flickr, Mayo 20 2014

Enrique Iglesias es un cantante, compositor, actor, y productor discográfico, y es ampliamente conocido como el rey del pop latino. Lanzó cerca de 10 álbumes de estudio y pasó cerca de 13 giras.

Bailando es una canción de pop latino sobre fantasea con una mujer. Me encanta la ritmo y los instrumentos en la canción, es una canción divertido para bailar. Esta canción ganó cerca de 24 premios en lugares como Premios Grammy Latinos 2014 y los premios Billboard de música.

¨Hermosa cancion, te amo Enrique.¨ – Angeles Sanchez Granados, YouTube


3. Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee

Imagen por Fannykyta en Flickr, Mayo 4 2018

Luis Fonsi es un puertorriqueño cantante y compositor que obtuvo atención con su canción ¨Despacito¨ con Daddy Yankee en año 2017. Otras canciones famosas de Luis Fonsi son ¨Echame la Culpa¨ con Demi Lovato y ¨Aquí estoy yo¨ que ganó la canción del año de Premio Grammy Latinos.

Despacito es una canción de reguetón que es muy popular en año 2017 sobre una relación sexual. Me gusta la canción porque es muy pegadizo, y creo que es una gran canción para el verano. Esta canción clasificó la quinta mejor canción latina de todos los tiempos.

¨Despacito tiene la magia que se necesita para llegar al mundo.¨ – Sebastian Wernke Schmiesing, YouTube


2. Sofia – Álvaro Soler

Imagen por Wikimedia Commons

Otra vez, aquí está Álvaro Soler con otra canción buena ¨Sofía¨ en año 2016. Después de su debut exitoso, incluso apareció en X Factor Italia como juez en la décima serie. Desde entonces, ha estado lanzando varias canciones nuevas como ¨Animal¨ y ¨Agosto¨.

Sofia es una canción de pop sobre pasa de una chica se llama Sofia. La percusión y la palmada en el fondo se adecua perfectamente con su voz. Además, la canción recibe certificación en muchos países como España, Italia, Alemania, y Suiza.

¨Me encanta la voz del vago¨ – Melina muñoz, YouTube


1. Hasta el Amanecer – Nicky Jam

Imagen por Eduardo Cardoza en Flickr, Mayo 11 2017

Nicky Jam es un cantautor que grabó su primer álbum cuando tenía catorce años. Tiene mucho trabajo con otros artistas como Daddy Yankee, DJ Playero, y Enrique Iglesias. Algunas de otras canciones famosas incluyen ¨El Perdón¨, ¨El Amante¨, y ¨Travesuras¨.

Esta es un canción de reggaetón sobre se enamora con una chica en una lavandería. Me gusta mucho la canción porque la percusión de fondo suena muy bien y el coro es tan pegadiza. El cambio de ritmo también es muy agradable.

¨Una sensual y sexy pista de reguetón, que cuenta con los ganchos melódicos pegadizos de Nicky Jam.¨ – Billboard

Spanish: Blog Entry

Mexico city

Hotel

Para este viaje en la Ciudad de México, me alojé en un hotel se llama ¨Hotel NH Ciudad de México Centro Histórico¨ por tres días. La cama era cómoda, el desayuno era delicioso, y el hotel ofreció wifi gratuito. En las noches, me quedé en mi habitación para trabajar en mi proyecto de español y investigar sobre la Ciudad de México. El gimnasio pareció agradable, pero no tuve mucho tiempo. Después, decidí alojarme en otro lugar por un precio más barato. Me alojo en ¨Capsule Hostel¨, es más pequeño que el hotel pero las instalaciones son excelentes. Es muy conveniente, está 700 metros de distancia de Zona Rosa y 800 metros de distancia de La Ciudadela. En el futuro, voy a alojar en una amiga’s casa porque quiero vivir con una familia mexicana.

Actividades

Primero, visité Acuario Inbursa, ví tiburones, hipocampos, y medusas. Mi favorito eran los pingüinos, ¡Eran tan lindos! Después, mis amigos y yo fuimos a Six Flags México y jugamos casi todo. Los más memorables eran Río Salvaje, Huracán, Tsunami, y Boomerang. ¡Batman The Ride parecío demasiado aterrador! Hoy visito el Museo Soumaya, es interesante ver las esculturas, las pinturas, y los artefactos. El exterior del museo es muy precioso. ¡Parece muy moderno y único! Mañana, voy a ir el Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, mis amigos dicen que es muy bonito. Estoy deseando ver las exposiciones y galerías.  

Comidas

Comí comida mexicana en Ho Chi Minh antes, pero este es mi primera vez comiendo en México. Ayer comí elote en la calle y era muy delicioso. Me gusté la combinación de lima, polvo de chile, y la crema agria. Esta mañana comí chilaquiles y enchiladas en mi hotel. Los chilaquiles son muy sabrosos, me gusté el huevo en la cima. El queso en las enchiladas era el mejor. Por este almuerzo con mis amigos, comemos tacos en la calle. Los tacos al pastor son mejor que tacos en Ho Chi Minh. Me encantan todas las comidas aquí y algún día voy a probar burritos, ceviche, y empanadas.

Bibliografia

https://www.sixflags.com.mx/es/mexico/attractions/ride-list

http://muac.unam.mx/

http://www.capsulehostel.com.mx/en-gb/

https://magazine.trytheworld.com/18-mouth-watering-foods-from-mexico-you-should-know/

https://www.acuarioinbursa.com.mx/en/species.php

Writing: Film/Comic Techniques In Graphic Novels

In writing class, we studied about the structures of graphic novels and the different film/comic techniques that can be incorporated into it. We learned many of the techniques including the angles, the transitions, the action lines, the point of view, and much more. For our final assignment this year we have to draft down our story and then transform it into a graphic novel using some of the techniques we’ve learned. I simply drew a short story about a girl that got mad at a boy because he was screeching his chair, then the boy made even more noises to annoy her. The girl snapped and blew up at him just at the time the teacher walks back into class. In the picture above, it indicates a series of panels in the character’s point of view. As you can see in the panels, the screeching starts on the second panel and gradually gets louder, the character’s write also worsens as the screeching noise got louder. These techniques were used to show the emotion of the character in a different perspective and show how clearly she feels from the start to end of the panels for effect.

Science: Ecodome Day 25

Observations

  • All amount of fruit, plant, and soil were kept the same
  • The live plants were still green and growing
  • Few bites were taken on the dead leaves but the amount left decreased, only one leaf was left and all of the leaves turned yellow and dry
  • Amount of water was undetermined because it was sprinkled throughout the surface, but they became drop forms on the lid of the container and covered most of the surface on the lid
  • Cricket died in the half that had more sunlight available
  • Container was not as warm as last observation

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Conclusion

    • Possible reason why the cricket died was due to humidity, there seems to be too much water compared to the size of the container
    • Although amount of heat was controlled to half of the original, it can still be possible that the sunlight was still too strong
    • Possible reason why the cricket died may also be due to the fact that not enough food was provided, the amount and condition of the food left was not as great as previous experimental trials
    • There wasn’t much entertainment or hills for the crickets to play on

Research

Social Studies: Radical Inventions Debate

Statement:

The telephone revolutionized the history of the world more significantly than the invention of the light bulb

PRO Team:

Vivian, Tracy, Lissa

CON Team:

Elin, Thy, Kelly

Roles Matrix

Assessments: Teacher, Self, Judge, Team

Self Debate Planning Document

Reflection

  1. From the research, preparation and the debates themselves, what did you learn about the art of persuasion? Please explain.

Debate itself is a type of performance that is more advanced compared to others due to the fact that it involves many research, thinking, and challenging oneself on their reflective ability. I learned many things, actually. Things that I learned includes one’s confidence, phrasing sentences to strengthen claims and counterclaims, not be afraid to ask questions to challenge the other side, have few researches prepared that will predict what the other side might use as a claim. Confidence is definitely one thing I lacked during my debate, but the opponent had that and just by the confidence it seemed that the debate’s win was leaning against their side. I noticed in other people’s debates that some certain people had better claims because of the way they phrase their sentences, they used powerful words and made it sound smart.

  1. How do you establish credibility as a debater? Explain fully.

You can establish credibility as a debater in many different ways. First of all is actually stating where you get your information from, like “according to…” or “as stated in…”, these words become a lot more believable and useful when one’s source is widely known to be a database or a trustworthy source. Second of all is phrasing, the “smarter” you sound with your sentences, the more likely your audience or judges will be able to acknowledge your statements even without direct credibility. What I mean by sounding “smarter” with sentences is to use specific word choices to strongly state opinions and trying to use numbers and percentages to let the judge believe that you conducted good research.

  1. What surprised you the most about your debate and/or the debate experience?

What surprised me the most about the debate experience overall was the amount of thinking each individual puts into consideration. During my personal debate, I noticed certain members from the opposite team that conducted equal amount of research for both sides and used that as a strong rebuttal. Another thing that surprised me during other people’s debate was how everyone was concentrated, they were listening to the opposite team’s speeches and taking notes to later develop on a point to ask question towards.

  1. What were you most proud of in your own debate?

What I was most proud of in my own debate was how far and how much effort I’ve put in. I never really liked debates, I know for a fact that they help in public speaking and that it’s a very efficient way to observe performances, but I hate that the language of debate can sometimes be a little salty and cause little conflicts. I was proud that although I didn’t like it, I spent a very long time preparing for it and that I was able to speak a lot louder publicly than I used to.

  1. What would be your next steps? Or in other words, what would you have done differently?

What I would have done differently was to conduct more research on both the benefits and the disadvantages of the other team’s invention. I spent most of my research on what benefited my team instead of what my invention had that the others might not have. The other team also focused more on the future form of the invention more on the technical one that our team thought they were going to argue for. If I were to do the actual debate over again, I would be a little braver to stand up and rebut against the opposing team for a better chance of winning the debate.

Footage

 

Science: Ecodome Day 15

Ecodome Design Components:

(As shown in the picture below)

  • Soil covers about a third of the container, a mixture of soil from the garden, soil provided, and some sand. It provides a base and nutrients for the plants
  • Soil contains many decomposed plants, wood, and a mixture of both dark and light colored soil
  • Five brand new plants in total from the garden, size is smaller than past trials
  • One cricket, because it takes up less sources
  • 25ml of water sprinkled throughout the soil and on the plants for photosynthesis and hydration
  • Four dead leaves at the side for food
  • Only half of the container is kept under sunlight to control from overheat

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*No new changes were made on design day

 

Science: Ecodome Day 13

Observations:

  • Amount of soil, plants and leaves were still the same
  • All plants survived
  • Amount of water was undetermined because it was sprinkled throughout the surface, but visually more than half of the water were in drops form on the lid and around the container
  • Few bites were taken on the leaves
  • Cricket died in a corner near the plants
  • Container was warmer than last observation

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Conclusion:

  • Possible reason why the cricket died was overheat, it stayed in the corner that was further from the sunlight
  • Possible reason why the cricket died was humidity, the were many drops of water on top of the lid and around the sides of the container

Research: 

Science: Ecodome Day 9

New Ecodome Design Components:

  • Soil that covered about a third of the container to provide surface and nutrients for plants
  • Three plants in total: one being cactus (survival rate is better even with little water), other two being picked from the school garden, just enough to provide oxygen but not take up too much space in the container
  • One cricket, uses less elements
  • About 30ml of water sprinkled over top of plants, soil, and along the side of the container for plant’s photosynthesis and cricket’s hydration
  • Three leaves for food, enough energy to keep cricket alive

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*No new changes were made on design day

Language Arts: Quarter Two Reflection

What was your biggest success?

My biggest success during this quarter was getting to know better of a topic that interests me. Most times when writing a long paper or essay, most teachers gave out a specific topic that we have to follow. While in this assignment, we got to choose a topic based on what interests us and what we love. I love art, and from that I extended my topic to colors. After that, an idea popped into my head about color blindness because I never knew much about it. Then that became my thinking question “How are colors displayed differently through the eyes of colorblind people?”. After the research is done, I felt accomplished and that I absorbed a lot of new knowledge, because the topic I decided to explore was brand new.

What was your biggest difficulty?

My biggest difficulty throughout this quarter, specifically the research paper, was finding sources for a useful and reliable information. During my research process, it was hard to find accurate information on “Dichromatism”. I first had some information from Encyclopedia Britannica, but when I started to research deeper on to that specific topic, I realized the facts given by Encyclopedia Britannica was either wrong or too confusing, because it was completely different from what many other websites had said. Then I decided to take off the information given from Encyclopedia Britannica, which after that I had to spend more time researching on Dichromatism.

What would you have done differently?

What I would have done differently on the research assignment was to not procrastinate. I didn’t write the research paper like in last minute, but I spent quite a time on other things like YouTube. What I did was I had both the research paper and a YouTube video open, and the YouTube video caught my attention the most so my productivity was 70% YouTube and 30% research paper. I would have finished my work of the day first before I even open the tab up for YouTube.

Research Paper