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Marcela Aguirre's Blog – October 2010 Archive (9)

The New Trend in Movies: Making a Movie Based on a Book

There is a growing trend in the movie industry, which is to make a movie based on a book. Some recent movies that have followed this trend include Twilight; New Moon; Eclipse; Harry Potter; Eat, Pray Love; Dear John; The Chronicles of Narnia; The Last Song; among many others. These movies have had a great acceptance from the general public. However, they have not been widely acclaimed by most fans of the book. I can say that I enjoy watching the movies but I rather read the…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 29, 2010 at 11:24am — No Comments

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

October is considered breast cancer awareness month. Many rallies and fundraisers are held throughout the month to help put an end to breast cancer. During these events, people wear pink to show their support for this noble cause. A strong advocate for breast cancer awareness is the Susan G. Komen for the Cure movement.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure global movement was created by Susan's sister Nancy Brinker. Nancy started this…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 25, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

Happy Early Halloween!

Orange, black, witches, spiders, and candy are some things that come to my mind when I think of Halloween. Halloween as most of us know is a widely celebrated American tradition. It is celebrated on October 31st. I remember that when I was young I would always look forward to Halloween because I wanted to buy a new costume. My two favorite costumes were my pink Power Ranger costume and my Belle dress from Beauty and the Beast. As a child,… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 21, 2010 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

What is El Dia de los Muertos?

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that celebrates people who have passed away. It is usually celebrated the night of November 1st up to November 2nd. It is a holiday in which families gather to create altars remembering their loved ones. The altars usually have pictures of the departed person, skull candies, food that the person liked, "pan de muerto" or bread of the dead, flowers, among other things. Some people really take a lot of time decorating the altars.The altars…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 18, 2010 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Shakira: A Latina With A Mission

Shakira is one of the most well-known Latin singers around the world. She has an incredible voice that many adore. A lot of her songs have been on the top of the list of Billboard charts. Her concerts have been sold-out around the world. Dates have even been added for concerts such was the case here in El Paso. Her albums are almost always on the best-selling list. These are just some of the accomplishments that Shakira has acquired throughout her years as a singer. However,…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 15, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

Do what you love!

There are times when you might feel down because things aren't going the way you planned. Everything seems to be going wrong. People start to tell you that what you're doing is worthless or even worse they tell you that you're not doing it correctly that maybe you should just give up. I know that this has happened to me on various occasions but I knew better than to give up. You should do what you love regardless of what people think or say. It always feels good to accomplish… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 11, 2010 at 11:38am — No Comments

Facebook: Good or Bad?

Facebook is a social phenomena that is practically taking over the world. Pictures, News Feeds, Groups, Friends, and Farmville are just some of the things that you can find on this site. Almost everyone I know has a Facebook account. If it weren't for Facebook, I wouldn't be able to communicate with friends who live far away and I wouldn't be able to reconnect with people from the past such as old friends from elementary and middle school who I haven't seen in ages. Because of…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 7, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments

Be Green!

Whenever I hear the word "green," I immediately think of the environment. Images of trees, flowers, grass, and oceans pop into my mind. These images somehow give me peace and tranquility. However, I then start to think of the damage that we as humans are doing to our planet. Wars, nuclear waste, and smog are just some of the things that are contaminating this beautiful place we call "earth." Unfortunately, all this waste and pollution are causing global warming. High…


Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 4, 2010 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

The joy of meeting people from different cultural backgrounds

I have always found it exciting to meet people from different cultural backgrounds. I'm always very intrigued to learn about what people my age do in different parts of the world. There are times that they do pretty much the same type of things as I do and there are other times when they do much more exciting things than I do. The last 2 weeks I was in Germany for a short study abroad course for school. During this trip, I met people from Germany, Italy, Zimbabwe, Austria, and… Continue

Added by Marcela Aguirre on October 1, 2010 at 10:33am — No Comments




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