Monday, July 26, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I think i didn't get the idea or i didn't have all the information about the last homework. Today i realized that for me, the homework was to talk about some place that i would like to visit, but in a friendly and improvising way.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Today in class I talked with Natalia and Trang about we talked about Food, and we answered the following questions:
The first question was What is your favorite food to cook and why?
Natalia likes to cook "Potatos to the french way", which has potatos, of course, mayoness, cheese and other ingredients. She cooks it because it is easy to cook and it is delicious.
Trang likes to cook soup with differents kind of vegetables and meats. She cooks soup because it is healthy, easy to cook and delicious.
The second question was What food reminds you of your home? Can you find it here in the U.S?
Natalia said that Herring, Pickles and Vodka make her to remind her country. Some of them there are in the US, but not always are the same like in Russia.
Trank told me that the food that reminds her to her home is Pho. It is a very typical vietnamiss food which has a kind of noodles, vegetables, meat and spice. It can be with or without soup or liquid. She said that there is a vietnamiss restaurant in Monterey which has a very good Pho.
The third question was How do you think food is tied to your culture? Do you think food represent the people and their environment?
Natalia said yes, because some food are typical from each country.
Trang said yes, but not always. Because in some countries the food is different in each region. And also because in asia, there some food very similar between differents countries.
The fourth was How can we become more conscious consumers of food? Do you think it is important to understand where your food is coming from?
Natalia told me that for being conscious is important to know where the food come and how it is made, but not always it is to get the real information about it.
Trang said that the origin and the way that the food are grown and made are very important, because with this background you can decide what you want to eat and what you want to be in the future.
*I don't know if i had to summarize my answer too! :)
Monday, July 12, 2010
According to the article ''Consequences of the Chilean Milacre'', in 2008 it happend a big issue with the Chilean Salmon. A lot of these species were sick with the ISA virus. However, all the money that the companies had lost because of this issue, the main point was that this situation revealed how the chilean salmon companies were working on.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Perhaps (adv): used to express uncertainty or possibility. Maybe, it's possible, it could be.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Looking the rates, the situation in Chile is little better than in United State. According to the INE, Chilean National Stadistic Institute, the unemployment rates between March and May is 8.8 percent. During May, the unemployment was increased around 0.2 percent with respect to the february-April trimester, but these numbers are not so big.
Specialists said that respect to 12 months ago, Chile is in better positions than before. One year ago, with the crisis in his pick, Chile was presented an unemployment rate around 11.5 percent. The international crisis have affected the constructions and the investments sectors. A lot of new construction projects had to stop and others can´t be sold. For around a year, in Santiago there were buildings which were uninhabited. The owners couldn´t sell them. And other projects were in the midle of the constructions, and because of the crisis, the owners couldn´t go on. So, a lot of people were laid off. Consequently, the unemployment rates were growing up.
The earthquacke was another big event. However all the bad things that was happened with this, like the structural problems, the people who have lost their homes and also theirs families; we can say, in economical therms, that Chile resisted very well an earthquacke with magnitude 8.8. The bad things is that the economical growing that Chile had been presented during the last part of the crisis had to stop. Because of the earthquacke problems, all the resources changed their purposes; After that, the government has been focusing in to resolve all the structural and social problems, so the investments or new projects that they would have thought before that, it has changed now or at least, It has to stop for a while.
*I think is important to show that in May of 2010, the population in Chile between 15 years and more are 13.234.540 people, the Labor force is 7.646.680 people, and the unemployments are 674.890 people.