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Melissa Judith Espejo's Blog – October 2010 Archive (5)

Border cities: A common mindset

Living in a border city has its own cultural implications. Now imagine living in both border cities. I am not talking about being a resident in both cities, but doing your daily activities in both of them. In my case, I am talking about Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and El Paso, Texas in the U.S. The contrast of these two cities are notorious, so are their similarities. The contrast is primarily the economic development from both countries, and their similarities are the cultural mindset people from… Continue

Added by Melissa Judith Espejo on October 25, 2010 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

Classifying Messages in Advertising

We live in a world where advertising plays an important role in our society. We are bombarded with lots and lots of messages about what should we have, what should we wear, what should we eat, where should we go, etc. etc. etc. Advertising is everywhere, it is practically your daily bread, so we have to deal with that. The issue here is, how are you dealing with ads. Do you let ads influence your life that much, or are you able to classify ads into what is convenient to you and what is not?…

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Added by Melissa Judith Espejo on October 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

1492: the year America changed

October 12, 1492... history was about to experience one of its biggest changes ever. Since that day, America was not going to remain calm anymore... Christopher Columbus discovered America, and after that, spanish arrived and started to conquer almost every territory in what we now know as Mexico and Central America. After this event, word of mouth was spread so rapidly among European people that other countries such as Great Britain and Portugal made some trips to the "New Continent" and…

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Added by Melissa Judith Espejo on October 11, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Study Abroad: A wonderful experience

Four words to describe it: a dream come true. Studying abroad was probably one of the most exciting experiences I've had. Since I was little I dreamed about traveling all around the world and France was one particular country I wanted to visit. When I was in college I took four courses of french and then I thought -it would be awesome if I just have the opportunity to study there- I didn't have the money to pay a semester abroad by myself, but then I realize that economical barriers were…

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Added by Melissa Judith Espejo on October 6, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Against animal cruelty

The title speaks for itself. I am AGAINST animal cruelty. This is a very important issue because eventhough I'm not a vegetarian, I'm against the use of fur, against mistreating animals for our entertainment, against hunting just for fun, against killing them to satisfy selfish commodities or luxuries. I have seen several documentaries in which an ugly truth is revealed, animal cruely. Those documentaries are one of the sadest things I've ever watched. Seriously, the manner in which those poor… Continue

Added by Melissa Judith Espejo on October 4, 2010 at 1:05pm — 1 Comment


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