Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas and New Years in Estonia

This entry is written for an English class. I am going to talk about the way Estonians celebrate Christmas and New Years eve.

In Estonia the Christmas season starts on the first advent when the children put up Christmas stockings. Most kids also have advent calendars which start on the first advent and end on Christmas day. Families bring Christmas trees to their homes and decorate them.

In Estonia Christmas day is on the 24th December. Christmas is usually celebrated with families. In the evening there is a huge feast which includes traditional Christmas foods like: Gingerbread, black pudding, headcheese, mandarin oranges (I have no idea why), sauerkraut, mulled wine and a lot of non traditional foods. After eating people gather around the Christmas tree to open presents. In exchange for the gifts the receiver has to preform something (sing a song, recite a poem etc.).

Estonians celebrate New Years with watching and letting off fireworks at midnight, and drinking champagne. Often people also make new years resolutions. In my family it is a tradition to do a collage of our wishes for the next year.

These traditions are quite similar to the ones in other countries in northern Europe, but the Spanish traditions are very different.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My movie making experience

This year me and a group of my friends made a scary movie for halloween.

The story begins when 6 friends go out drinking in a graveyard. Then one of the friends laughs at a tombstone and becomes possessed.

In the next scene the friends go to see her at her house. They are greeted by her mom. When the friends get to her room Blanca (the possessed girl) is sitting on her bed staring into nothing. The friends go to say hello but Blanca grabs a knife and tries to kill them. One of the girls hides herself  in a closet. She  sees a note in there by Blanca's mother. The note explains that the mom is a demon and Blanca is adopted so she could posses her with her real daughter's soul. Maria (the girl in the closet) escapes the house and invites a priest to exorcise Blanca.
In the next scene Maria is being cornered by the mom and Blanca who are trying to kill her. The priest (me) arrives and throughs Maria a cross to protect herself. Maria stabs the mom with the cross and plans to do the same to Blanca. But the priest takes the cross from her hands and stabs it into Blanca's heart.
Blanca wakes up from her possession. The soul goes from Blanca to the priest. The priest becomes possessed  and jumps out the window to kill the spirit.
In the last scene the girls are in the funeral of their friends. They walk to the grave and see the priest. They freak out, and the priest says that he is immortal (yes, I was in the role of a man).
Click on this link to see the movie.

The movie was really fun to make. The only problem that we had was that we had to meet on three days. On  the first day camera's battery died. On the second day we brought 3 cameras and rechargers and batteries, still ran out of energy and light.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

It is thanksgiving and I would like to say thanks to my family, my health, my home and food.
First of all I would like to thank my family for always being there to support me. They have celebrated with me during good times and comforted me during the bad times. Especially I would like to thank my mom who has not only been a great parent, but also a good friend.

I am also very thankful for my health. There are a lot of people my age that have fatal diseases.When I was 8 the doctors found a irregular mole on my body. They thought it would develop into a tumor so it had to be removed by surgery. For me the danger of a tumor has passed, but the scars remind me to be thankful for every day of life that I get. I am very thankful to the basic but important things in life like food and a home.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

English music project

I recently did another project in an English class. the mission was to choose a song and find pictures that describe the song. The song we chose was "White Sparrows" by Billy Talent. So here are the pictures with descriptions.
In this picture you can see a man crying at a funeral. This picture describes the song perfectly because in the song the singers lover dies. The black and white colors emphasize the sadness of the picture. I think that this picture is very dramatic, moving, and powerful.
In this picture you can see that two persons are holding their hands in the rain. The relation with the song is that the singer says that he was holding the hand of his girl while they were trying to shelter from the rain. I think that the picture is really moving, powerful and romantic in his context.
Here we can see a white sparrow in the ground who want to fly. The relation with the song is that these sparrows fell from heaven and carried the girl away away. I like this photo because it is very spontaneous and it is very beautiful.
In this photo we can see an eclipse over the clouds, in the left part we can see a dark side and in the right we can see a colorful side. The relation with the song is that it express the sadness of the man.

Friday, June 1, 2012

London 2012

Here are the Spanish representers of Basketball, Boxing, Equestrian, Judo, Taekwondo and trampoline in this years olympic games: Basketball Spain's men basketball team qualified for the event by reaching the final of the EuroBasket 2011. Men's team event – 1 team of 12 players Boxing Spain has qualified boxers for the following events Men's light flyweight (–49 kg) – José Kelvin de la Nieve Men's light welterweight (–64 kg) – Jonathan Alonso Equestrian Dressage Spain has qualified one team and three individual quota places after finishing in fifth place at the 2011 European Dressage Championship. Team event – one team of three riders Individual – 3 quota places Judo Men's −66 kg – Sugoi Uriarte Men's −73 kg – Kiyoshi Uematsu Women's −48 kg – Oiana Blanco Women's −52 kg – Ana Carrascosa Women's −57 kg – Concepción Bellorín Women's −70 kg – Cecilia Blanco Taekwondo Men's –58 kg – Joel González Men's –80 kg – Nicolás García Women's –49 kg – Brigitte Yagüe

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I made an interview with Birgit Õigemeel who is a Estonian singer. She is 23 years old. She has been she made her first album 4 years ago. Since then she has made 2 albums more. Have you always wanted to become a singer? Yes, I have been singing in a choir since i was 5 years old. That's whan I knew that I wanted to become a singer. I have also tried dacing but I am not verygood at it. Does your skill for singing come naturaly or by practice? I have always been good at singing but i have practiced a lot also. I ave had many teachers and i have sang in many competitions. What makes you different from other singers? For me it is important to give positive emotions to my fans. Even more important is to express my emotions in my singing. But I can't say what makes me different. What kind of music do you listen to and who are your idols? I have never had any idols. I listen to music according to my mood. What are you planning to do in the future? I am planning to keep singing or even start writing my own songs. I am sure that I want to stay in Estonia. It was really interesting to find out this informaton about her. I hope the best for her singing career.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

High-Low Shower

third trick:High-Low Shower
High-Low Shower is a trick where you juggle a small shower underneath a higher shower. These can be done with any number of balls, but this one is the easiest.


While juggling the regular 3-ball Shower, make one of your throws extra high. While it's in the air, make a small exchange underneath it. Continue alternating the high throw and the low throw.


second trick : claw
Level : easy

Clawing is the act of catching a ball with your hand on top, by slapping down at the ball. Claws are used in many different tricks or can be used as a stand alone trick.


It's best to start out by clawing just one ball out of a 3-ball cascade. One ball is not hard, but it gets harder to do it on every throw. It's not the catch that makes it tough, it's the throw. To juggle the claw on every catch, you have to make all your throws from the claw position too, which takes some practice to get consistent.


1-st trick : Yo-Yo

This is a trick for people who can perform fake columns. Just lead one of the balls of your 2-in-one-hand with the held ball. Try to make your hand move in the exact manner and timing of the thrown ball. Make it look like you are pulling the thrown ball up with an invisible string.
Level: easy

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Our experiences about China

I am going to talk about a group work in an English lesson. We had to choose a country and find information. We chose China.

China is a huge country located in Asia. China has the population of 1.2 billion people. That is about 1/5 of the worlds population. Most of the Chinese work in farms to produce enough food for the huge population of China. Chinese traditions are very interesting. China also has fantastic landscapes and various animal species.

The recipe we chose was Oriental Fried Rice. (link to the video: ).The ingredients were: rice , peas,sweet corn, bell pepper, onion, carrot, two eggs and soy sauce.First we chop the vegetables and mix the eggs with soy sauce. Then we fry the egg mixture. When the egg mixture is fried we added the vegetables and rice and cooked for 2 minutes.

This was a really interesting experience because we found out a lot about China. The recipe was easy to make and tasted great.

Monday, January 23, 2012

1000 cranes for peace

Discriminating other peoples opinions

Everyone has their own opinion but mostly these opinions are not shared with others due to the fear of judgement. A lot of people don’t care about other people’s opinions, because they are sure that their opinion is the only one that is truthful. Mostly these people are dominant and make other people feel inferior. So some people feel free to express their thoughts and others don´t.

I think that people should be free to express their opinions without fear of judgement. To achieve that we have to start thinking about the other persons point of view,and try to understand it. When expressing your opinion also try to consider the other persons feelings.

1000 cranes for peace

1000 cranes for peace
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true.
Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. She was exposed to radiation and she soon developed leukemia. When she was hospitalized. Her best friend came for a visit and brought her a paper crane. She told the story about the 1000 paper cranes to Sadako. She was inspired by legend and she began making origami cranes with the goal of making one thousand. In a year she had folded 644 paper cranes before her death. Sadako died at the age of 12. in her honor, her friends completed her mission and folded the rest 356 cranes. Sadako Sasaki was buried with all of the 1000 cranes.

Now the cranes are created in honor of the people who were hurt or killed during the atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. According to the tradition folding paper cranes will happen every year until all nuclear weapons have been disabled.

The official slogan:
Let there be Peace on Earth.
Let it begin with me.