Lately I have been watching certain movies in Spanish that were originally released in English; notably a couple of them are two well known animated Disney movies, one being Beauty and the Beast and the other is the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Since Spanish is my second language, I decided to watch them in that particular language. I was first able to find a video of the former movie in Castillian Spanish (from Spain). After watching that one through, I then found and watched the alternative Spanish dub from Mexico. After watching and comparing them, the Latino American version was much more accurate than the Castillian version….in which they rewrote too much that too much meaning as far as some of the songs went.
With the Hunchback of Notre Dame, it was more of a mixed bag; in some cases one was more accurate than the other one. So that particular case neither was much better than the other. The song “The Bells of Notre Dame” is an example of which the Castillian version got more accurate. But the song “Hellfire” was an example that the Latin American version got more right on the money.
There are several examples of these examples for different movies and television shows.
Ever since the so-called “discovery” of America in 1492 by Christopher Columbus, the Indigenous peoples of the western hemosphere have had to find a way to survive the European intrusion into their homelands. Though at first, the peoples that Columbus mistakenly called “Indians” welcomed the newcomers, it was not too long until the European colonists started to abuse the welcome that they received. Starting in the Caribbean with the Tainos, and then with the Tipple Aliance (i.e., the Aztec Empire), then with the Wampanoag Indians, the colonists ended up abusing their welcomes and then committed acts of genocide against them.
These examples, of course, are from some centuries in the past, true, so I guess it would be natural for many to assume that what is in the past will remain in the past. Genocide in the Americas has just not happened in the twentieth and twenty first centuries, has it? We would like to think not, though anyone who would most likely does not know about the so-called “Termination era” which lasted from 1947 to 1967. It was a time in which policy makers attempted to “terminate” Indian nations and completely absorb them into white society. It was originally called “liquidation,” but it conjured up images of “liquidation” of Nazi Germany, so the term was changed to “termination.” Native American historians, however, retain calling it the “Liquidation era.”
Lately in Canada, the present day genocide of the Indian peoples has come to light when Kevin Annett blew the wistle on how the First Church of Canada and also the local Roman Catholic Church have been involved in the murder, torture, and genocide of Canadian Indians as late as the late twentieth century, and even now in the early twenty first century many of the Indigenous peoples of that area have been subjet to such treatment. The YouTube video is the first part of a documentery that documents this:
The second most spoken language in the United States is Spanish. This partucular language has seen an increase in speakers mostly because of the immigration waves that we have seen in the last couple of decades leading to a sizeable increase in hispanics. It is true that not all Latin Americans speak spanish; there are some that still speak their ancient indigenous languages. But the majority of immigrants certainly do speak it. It is also true that in the American Southwest, there is a rather large concentration of Spanish speakers, and especially in California which has an actual Spanish speaking majority. This is not to say that these people do not mostly speak and understand English, but many of them are bilingual.
A really good reason to learn Spanish as a second language is so that you can widen your horizon of who you can converse with. That said, more people speak Spanish than English. Spanish grammar is also much more absolute than English. In English we have plenty of exceptions to the grammar, however in Spanish these exceptions are at a small minimum. It may be a bit hard to grasp as first, but once you reach an understanding of the basics of the grammar and verbs, you will be able to speak the language really well.
Ir de compras es un placer, un regalo a uno o una mismo(a). Es un placer, especialmente si se tiene el dinero para comprar lo que uno desea o necesita, o lo que uno simplemete quiere. Ya sea que lo compre para si mismo o para regalarselo a otra persona.
En si el regalo de irse de compras o de regalarse algo comienza al tomar la jornada que culmino en la compra del objeto deseado. Digamos que ya tiene el objeto en sus manos, hay que pensar como es que llego a este punto o este lugar tan importante, el gozo de comprar algo. Para lograr simplemente ir de compras y finalmente comprar algo hay que primeramente trabajar. Cuando se tiene trabajo, la posibilidad de ganar dinero es real; ya que ha trabajado a pesar de las dificultades que se presenten, quizas hay que lidiar con personas que por regla general no se llevan bien con la gente y usted no es la excepcion. Otra cosa que ha tenido que hacer es recibir su pago en efectivo, en cheque, o por deposito directo a su banco. Si no tiene deposito directo, pues ha tenido que ir a su lugar de empleo para cobrar su debido pago. Se ahorra mucho tiempo y algo de dinero si no tiene que ir en persona a cobrar su pago, en este caso deposito directo en su banco es muy conveniente y agradable.
Disfrute al salir de compras, especialmente si ha encontrado lo que busca y quiere comprar. Es un deleite incomparable.
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Sometimes we can react rudely to someone, thus separating ourselves from others. In other words we separate our heart’s emotion connection, creating a lacuna between us and others. We can justify our rude behavior all we want, however if it compromises our emotional management it is not working for us, it is not giving us good results in our everyday relationships. We must exercise grace.
I am not saying that having good principles is deleterious or pernicious. Having good principles is exceedingly important,it provides us with guidelines to make good decisions. We must not hide behind “principles’ to be rude to people. Sometimes we use our principles to justify our toxic emotions.
How many families have been hurt by this false “righteous indignation”? I know of some. Perhaps you also know of someone. I know of a woman who is constantly stirring unhappiness for herself and others due to her false righteous indignation. She does not make life enjoyable for anyone, not even for herself.
An easy example of her rudeness is noted, when she saw her neighbor’s dog leaving excrement on her front yard, she quickly proceeded to pick it up and placed it on the neighbor’s property, right outside his neighbor’s car door. Not a nice thing to do. We must hot hide behind “principle” to be rude.
It is a fact of life that if we do not bond with other people we often get depressed. Depressed individuals are usually not interested, and do not “feel like” being with other people, thus isolating themselves. A cascade of events follow, isolated individual, less bonding takes place, less activity less people interaction, depression increases and it perpetuates a vicious circle. You must get out of the vicious circle. Isolation is not the solution to anything, unless you have TB (tuberculosis) and need to be in isolation to prevent from spreading infection to your community.
If your isolation is causing you to be depressed, reach out, seek help from a recognized therapist, perhaps you might need medication. If you are averse to taking medication, check with your physician see if strenuous exercise will be another option for you to get out of your depressed state.
If you notice that you frequently are tired, sleep deprived, attacked by negative thinking, and that you have lost your motivation, and out of nowhere you came up with suicidal thoughts, have lost interest in sex; these elements are going to take you to depression avenue. Help is out there and you must seek it. A research shows that depression is the number eight leading cause of death in the United States of America. It is OK to call for help, you are not alone.
No question about it we can enhance positive thought pattern and create deep strong connections. We can start when our children are little, by leaving fingerprints of a good positive bible text such as the one that talks about whatever is true, pure, honorable, right, lovely, whatever of good repute, we should notice its excellence, anything worthy of praise without a doubt, let your mind dwell on these positive and good things.
Our brain’s limbic system is responsible for the process of our sense of smell, it is as a magnificent computer, able to store highly charged emotional memories that have to do with our appetite cycles, sexuality, moods and bonding experiences.
We must protect our children’s brains. Every though we have in our brain sends an electrical signal throughout the brain. Our thoughts have what is called physical properties. These affect every cell in our body. You can attest to this just observe when you have a bad thought, your body reacts to it, I do not have to tell you that you become angry, tense, your heart rate goes up, your palms start to sweat. The opposite is true for happy thoughts, your body reacts to your good thoughts as well. You must help your children train their thoughts to be good thoughts. Help them see bad thoughts as ants at a picnic. You want to get rid of those ants.
After you revitalize yourself, you are in better shape to do what you need to do to be your best this very minute. Get in touch with the things that make your life meaningful, do not be afraid, there are endless possibilities.
You are a person who is concerned with the plight of other people and that, can give you a starting point. God gives you the strength and the concern necessary to meet your goals; you are now carrying on a plan for transforming and giving hope to others. You are able to see and are faced with lives that are real, the lives of others who are less fortunate . Expand your horizons by reading something new to you, it will make you a more interesting person, instead of watching 2 hours of TV, decrease that to one or even less hours of viewing. Spend more time with people, smile more, exercise more,go shopping saving money, get thrifty. When you get your paycheck, pay yourself first, start a budget if you have not already done so. Traveling is a great way to learn and be exposed to a plethora of ideas, culture learning, information, inspiration. Your brain learns better when you stimulate it from all angles, visual, audio, kinesis. Make use of your time wisely. Aim to be a better person every morning.
Eat, eat, eat breakfast, it is the best meal of the day! You will find that your energy increases also you will avoid early afternoon hunger. You might develop a routine and a very personal favorite breakfast meal. Choose nutritious foods for your breakfast, such as 1/4 cup of oat bran and 1/4 cup of quick-cooking oatmeal cooked in the microwave with some water for 3 minutes, top it with splenda or equal. Or if you prefer you may choose 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats, raisins and apple juice.
Slice the banana, add one cup of oats sprinkle raisins and add apple juice to cover , microwave for 90 seconds.
Another idea for breakfast is buckwheat pancakes, have them with fruit, strawberries or peaches, light or sugar free syrup or with maple syrup, or just eat them plain.
If you like mexican food, have some Chilaquiles, cut 1 corn tortilla in squares or triangles or whatever shape you like, fry them with Pam, add some onion to your taste, add 1/4 cup of egg beaters, then top it with a slice of Swiss Cheese, or the cheese of your preference , mild Picante sauce on the side, 1/4 cup of beans on the side as well.
Start your day with some nutritious vegetarian breakfast, have a little adventure with tofu!
Start a new habit of eating breakfast, even if you have never done it before. It is good for you!