martes, 1 de noviembre de 2011

Describing my family

      In the picture above I'm with my two sisters and my niece in Mar del tuyu the last summer. First, al the left of the picture, we can see my older sister, Daniela, she is 24 and is the middle one. Despite the fact that she is my sister, I have to agree on the popular belief that the middle child is the moody one, and that is correct. But, then again, I have to admit that, even though she's not the most polite person on earth, she is an excelent sister and she's always there to help me when I need it, she is also realy intelligent and she's studing at the Buenos Aires College to be a biochemical. Second, in the middle, after "Pepe", is my eldest sister, who is 29 and who is a primary school teacher. From the three of us, she's the one with a more cheerful nature and she's always busy, always looking for something to do, and that really annoyed me when we shared room a few years ago. In spite of that, I must say that she is great and, as happens with mi other sister, she is an excelent sister, always advising me when I ask and lending me all of her clothes, but most of all, she is always there when I need her, as I am when both of them need me. Third, in my sister's arms there's my niece, the most beautiful thing that happenned to me. She's called Camila and she's two years old, but when she talks sounds like she's ten. When she was only 5 months old I started taking care of her until now, because both my sister and my brother in law work by morning, so I'm practically her part time mother. As a resume, my sisters are the best ones I could ever ask, despite of the fights they know I love them and I know they love me, and I'm glad to have such a big family.
     In this picture we can see my mother, again my niece, and my father. First, at the left my mother Marga: she's perfect, of course she has flaws, but I don't care because she compensates them by being kind, loving and good hearted. I'm not going to state her age, otherwise she will be angry, but I'll state that she looks younger than she is. Second, there's my niece, but I had already talked about her, so I'm going to move on. Third, there's my father Jorge: we may fight quite a lot because of our very alike personalities, but he knows I love him. He is the most intelligent and inventive person I know, he always has the answer for every question, and he enjoys explaining every thing, he is always fixing whethever we had broken, both electronic and not. In a whole I can't think my life without them, they always guide me and, even though they may not let me do much, I know that is because they care about me and they are looking after my happyness. Once again I can say I'm glad to have them in my life and that I love them.

A letter from Josefa to Ana

jueves, 27 de octubre de 2011

A video connected to my great-grandmother's story

I chose a video about the Halley's Comet because this event was the one to change my great-grandmother's life forever. When the news of the Comet was being spread, she was preparing to travel to América, and because of all the complications she had with her departure she didn't pay attention to this. But she was later going to remember this all her life: when she was on the ship, Josefa and her sister heard some of the passengers discussed about the posibility that Halley's Comet was going to crash the Earth destroying it. Little by litte they started to feel scared but they would calm one another not letting the hysteria get to them. The day before the one that the event was supposed to happen, they were on deck, trying to forget what everyone was saying, when they saw a couple throw themselvs into the ocean. First, they thought they were just one crazy couple, but as minutes passed by, more passengers started to jump off deck, Josefa and Ana couldn't believe this and started to ask the others around them about what was happening. Only after they interrogated half of them a member of the crew told them that those people were commiting suicide in order to save themselvs from what was going to take place the day after that, but that they should not worry, because he didn't believe that they were all really going to die, and that they two should have got into their cabins. As a result of the happenings of that night only three quarters of the passengers arrived at América, the Halley Comet did not crash Earth and all those people that commited suicide were victim of panic and general hysteria. As a whole Josefa and her sister learned that what most of the people say wasn't always true, and that they should never let themselves be taken away by fears.

martes, 25 de octubre de 2011

If I were my ancestor..

It has been ten days since I last saw my mother and father. Iwas going to an unknown place that would change my life. Fist I have to state the reasons that got me into this: I was being sent to America in order to escape from the war that had destroyed every place I had known. Also, my mother had heard on the radio that the enemy troops were close to Spain, so she made us, me and my eldest sister, who was fifteen, get into a ship to América, the only safe place from war and death. As a whole, these days had been like hell to me because I realised that I was never going to see my mother and father again.
This has been the most horrible day and that is too much to say. What happened was that last night while we were on deck we saw a couple jump overboard, claiming that we were all going to die because of the Haley Comet, that would crash the Earth, and they would get saved if they died before that. We thought they were just a crazy couple but the same night almost a quarter of the ship jumped off the deck. I hope this is just a lie and that all those poor people will rest in peace. Now I'm looking forward to getting to firm ground and start again, away from all those people.

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