Tuesday, August 4, 2009

peoooople :]] how are you?

tell me the newss hahahaha :]]

i really miss you all!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Marriage Proposal

the most criative marriage proposal ever.
it's impossible to be more creative than this.
really cute.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

More Acappella Music

Inspired by Pedrinha, here are two more incredible videos of people singing acappella (no instruments):

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The King's,a famous group of singers from England.They sing without any instrument helping them.I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

hahahaha. i'm going to post these stupid videos every day. hhahah

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

really funny. hahahahaha

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A year ago, I was walking at "Iate Clube de Brasília" when I saw a sailing contest happening at "Lago Paranoá". At first, it didn't interest me a lot. However, I saw that gorgeous boy getting out of his boat, discussing with his friends about their entry into a Brazilian, and even more, a world championship that they might participate. Oh my goodness, that's all I thought when I heard that. I had a good chance of being a sailor winner. Besides, what the future would have in store for me was something nobody knew. So in this sense, I started having classes at my club.
Five months after a hard training, I was invited by the nautical commodore to enter into the first Brazilian championship that would happen in Brasília, the city where I have always lived. Not only I had accepted pleasurably, but I also told all my family what had just happened, and they gave me a lot of support.
It's also true that I won the first and the second races. I couldn't believe it! I was exactly where I was supposed to be! I kept ahead of my sparring-partnerseven when I lost the third race. It happened when it was raining a lot. My boat went about and I fell in the water. I didn't have the strenght to control my little ship with this difficulties. I freaked out at first, but when I saw my general results, I was so happy and proud of what I had just done. I was the winner of the fair trophy, and not just because I was lucky, but also because I was dedicated.
This fact, nowadays, affects my daily routine. This means that I learned I have no limits to do what I like. Besides, my life is open with all types of possibilities, I only have to believe and realize them.

The first bike ride

The first bike ride is commonly unforgetable for people,and in my case it isn't different.I remember how happy and grown up it made me feel.

I was five years old and I had just gotten a shiny pink bike on Christmas.So my dad took me to Parque da Cidade on a typical sunny day of summer vacation,and taught me how to ride it.He was very well-prepared,he had a first aid's bag in the car,in case of an emergency.

Whereas my bike had two extra and small wheels that helped on the balance,I have fell several times.But whit dad's patience I ended the day knowing how to ride a four-wheel bike.

First and foremost this a childhood memory which reminds me how free and excited I felt, but also reminds me that we can't achieve our aims without patience and love.

Isabela Pedrinha

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The First Broken Arm

I’ve been in love with dancing since my childhood. I’ve always danced wherever I wanted. I’ve already danced in the middle of the street, in my classroom, under the water and in the shopping mall. It’s never been bad for me, except one time when I tried to dance on a bus.

When I was in the sixth grade, we went to a farm hotel with the school. The hotel was a little bit far from where we were and, therefore, we had to do something to kill time: we chose dancing. However, dancing inside the bus was not a good idea. Even so, we didn’t mind and started to dance in the middle of the bus. We were having fun as if we were at a party, the music was great and the people were really excited.

Then, something that would destroy my happiness happened. Suddenly, the bus that was going a little fast stopped and everybody fell down. Nonetheless, I tried to hold the iron of the seat and everybody fell down above my arm. I screamed a lot but in vain, my arm was already broken. The worst part of this story is that we were just arriving and I really wanted to enjoy myself that day. Thus, I involved my arm with a band and went to have fun with my friends. When I came home, however, I had to go the hospital to plaster my arm.

Almost everybody that hears this story will probably think that I have regretted dancing inside the bus, but if someone asked me if I would do it again I would say yes because it showed me that I can do whatever I want if I know how to deal with the consequences. Even with my arm hurting I enjoyed the trip and it’s certainly true that I will never forget that day.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Swimming Competition

A long time ago, when I was twelve years old, I used to do swimming classes. Three times a week I used to do these classes, my teacher at the time told me that was going to be this competition within two weeks. I thought that I wasn’t prepared enough to go there and win, but I didn’t give up and went to the competition.

The competition was divided in many categories; I was in the one for people between ten and thirteen years old. I was very nervous, it was my first competition ever and I needed to compete with so many people that I had never seen. Finally, it was my turn. I went to the pool, my first swimming category was crawl and I was self-confident, so when the bell rang to begin the race. I couldn’t think of anything only in getting to the end. I finally made it to the end; the judges couldn’t tell who the winner was at the time, so they spent some time discussing and then gave the verdict. I had won.

I won the first place, in my first competition and for the first in my life I had won something. I was very satisfied with my medal and very happy too. After this competition, I tried again other two times but I never made it. So in this sense, I realized I wasn’t good enough to participate in swimming competitions and I gave up. Nonetheless, I learned to have some self-confidence because when I was competing, the confidence made me stay calm to do things the right way and now I use it for many things, like exams.

Lucas Aragão

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The first time that I traveled abroad was truly unforgettable. I went to United States, more specifically to Washington, D.C., in December 2006. I was supposed to travel in July that year, but my visa interview was scheduled to August, so I had to reschedule this vacation to the end of the year.
I was fifteen years old and I traveled alone, but my aunt was there waiting for me. On the travelling day, I was really anxious and nervous. I took the airplane in Brasília and I had one stop in São Paulo. Arriving in São Paulo, I stayed alone in the Guarulhos International Airport all the rest of the day. I was afraid because my parents were not there with me and it was my first trip alone. At 10:00 p.m., the plane left to the final place. The trip lasted ten hours.
The plane landed in the capital of the United States at 6:00 a.m., and it was very cold there. I took the immigration line, and there I discovered that I had lost the form I-94. I started getting desperate, and I couldn’t speak English anymore. The federal policewoman who was working in the immigration, luckily, was a Brazilian nationalized American, and she started to talk with me in Portuguese. She gave me another form and I filled. Afterwards, finally, I entered in the U.S. and could enjoy my vacation with my aunt, who lives there.
I stayed in that country for 45 days and I had a lot of adventures. Above this problem on the arrival, I had few troubles in the beginning to take buses alone, because my aunt had to work and she couldn't stay with me all the time however, it was great and I handled it well. This vacation made me more mature, because I had to return home on time, control my money, and cook. However, I had a lot of obligations, I loved this trip and it was the best “doing something for the first time” of my life.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Vision of Italian students today

Hey guys,

A class of students in Trentino, Italy, from teacher Seth Dickens, has created a video in response to the video A Vision of Students Today, from Professor Mike Wesch. Take a look it (at both, if possible) and write your reflections, reactions and follow-up questions in their website.

Friday, April 24, 2009

What makes Brazil a unique country?

I asked my students to think about the question "What makes Brazil a unique country?". Then they had to answer it using one word or phrase and two or three images. Here is the result:

Here is another one with some pictures from Brasília, our hometown, which I took in April, 2009:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Questions From Helena And Manuela

1. Do you lik the cimate in your country?
Yes. It's hot but not too hot and sometimes it rains.

2. What is the typical Brazilian food - meal?
The most typical Brazilian food is "Feijoada", that is a kind o soup of black beans and porc.

3. Which part of Brazil is the most popular tourist resort?
Rio de Janeiro, the city.

4. When isthe best time to join the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro?

Carnival normally happens at the end of February, during one week.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Questions from Nikol

How difficult is it to find a job in Brazil?

It really depends on the person’s qualification. Those with a better qualification usually have more opportunities of finding a job than the others with low qualification. This fact is mostly related the level of education that the person received.

What is the unemployment rate in Brazil?

There is a relatively high rate of unemployment in Brazil, about 10 %. The greatest responsable for that is the part of the population without a good education, which ends up out of the market.

Is secondary education free in Brazil?

Yes, but public secondary education still has a low level when compared to the private secondary school. On the other hand, public colleges are the best in terms of high level education.

Do you think the level of secondary education in Brazil is high enough to let students continue their studies abroad?

When you are talking about the private school, there is a better chance of students continuing their studies abroad. However, it is more difficult to happen in the case of public school students.

Question from Sunita

What is the best time to visit Brazil?

If you want to go to the beach or the amazon forest, you should come in the summer, but If you want to go to the south of Brazil you should come in the winter.

What kind of government is ruling Brazil?

A democratic Republic.

How many languages are spoken in Brazil?

Just Portuguese, but is a bit different from the portuguese of Portugal.

Which one is the Famous historical place in Brasil?

The are many historical places; but the most famous is "Cristo Redentor" that is placed in Rio.

When did Brazil become an Independent nation?

Brazil became an independent nation in 1822, but Portugal only recognized it in 1825.

Lucas and Nathalia

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Questions From Elena

If I go all around Brazil on my own wich part of the country would you recommend me to see first?

The northeast coast. Where are stunning places to see and the people there treat the foreigners very well.

How many climate zones are in Brazil?

There are 5 climate zones

What food is the most popular in Brazil?

A food called feijoada. It's a soup with black beans and pork.

Is same sex marriage recognized in Brazil?


Lucas and Nathalia

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Questions from Yamuna.

Is Brazil an independent country?
Yes.Our country has been independent since 1822.We used to be a Portugal's colony.

Who is the prime minister there?
In Brazil we don't have a prime minister,we have a president.His name is is Luís Inácio Lula da Silve.Commonly called Lula.

What kind of things does Brazil export?
Brazil exports soy beans,tropical fruits,coffee,airplanes,soccer players,models and oil exploration technology(Petrobrás).

What are the most important places in Brazil?
The most important places in Brazil are Brasília,the capital.Rio de Janeiro,with its beautiful beaches and São Paulo,the business city.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

This is a video about competitivity.It shows how people can be over competitive sometimes.

Friday, March 27, 2009

iphone is awesome.hahahahahahaha

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The teenager's gadget

There is no doubt that technology has been by far one of the most important causes of human development throughout the latest centuries. So in this sense, technology nowadays is being used for several purposes, most of them related to making our lives easier as we can see at the great variety of gadgets that exist. An example of those is the computer, which is definitely one of the most useful gadgets, especially for the XXI century teenager.

One of the reasons why the computer is the most useful gadget for a teenager from this century is the capability of storing a huge amount of digitalized information. This means that anyone with a computer can stock up as much information as he wishes, such as literature books, articles, music, photos, documents, etc. Therefore, it is possible for the teenager to have a very accessible virtual library, confirming the computer to be a really useful tool.

Likewise, the access to the internet also makes computers this useful to a teenager. It allows people to connect each other from any distance and to be updated with the latest news all around the world. By this means, the internet is a powerful weapon to spread knowledge and information as well as to share what you want with others. Besides that, the internet makes research a lot faster, facilitating many kinds of works.

In conclusion, the computer the most important and useful gadget for a teenager, especially because of the effective way it stores information and the almost unlimited communicating resources of the internet. After all, it is hard to imagine what this wonderful device has in store for the XXI century teenager, but then it is true that whatever it is, they will like it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Computers - by Rayssa Marinho

Most of times, when people think about their future or how communication will have been improved in a few years, technology is always mentioned. At least for teenagers, this one is the most interesting subject to discuss, especially computers, which have been the most useful gadget for a XXI century teenager.

Nowadays, it's difficult to find a teenager who doesn't have a telephone or even more, a PC. Internet is used for all types of things. Playing games and talking with someone who is living across the world are typical actions of this grown-up kid. Not only "home computers" but crucially laptops have become more modern and practical.

When you don't know what life has in store for some economic problem, you can just imagine what will happen by clicking your mouse and searching on "Google". This means that ANY information or news that you would like know is found in this technological gadget!

So in this sense, you can improve your brain with all types of points of view about a subject. The computer is a miscellany of all planet knowledge.This means that, again, this gadget is the most useful for a XXI century teenager.

Asics Comercial

Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection from MABONA ORIGAMI on Vimeo.

A very cool video that I saw yesterday.

Commissionde by the advertising agency Nordpol+ Hamburg I designed the origami models and consulted the stopmotion aswell as the computer animators of this world wide corperate movie that tells the story of the japanese sports brand ASICS. The movie won a Grand Prix at the Eurobest, gold at the New York festival, gold at the London International Awarts, silver at the Clio in Miami and two times bronze at ADC Germany.

Computers - by Cadu

The most useful device for a XXI century teenager

Every month, every day and every minute gadgets are invented. Scientists all around the world are working hard to make lives more comfortable, practical and easier. The computer, one of these gadgets, was created in the XIX century and, since then, is by far the most useful gadget ever. For a XXI century teenager, a personal computer, or pc, is not only wires and boards, but also an essential part of their lives.

The computer, to grow even more the popularity as the best invention, can have the Internet, a global network of interconnected computers. With the Internet, a computer can have access to information about everything in the world. This means that there is no limit to the amount of activities that are possible with a personal computer with Internet. It’s certainly true that the Internet can be very dangerous, after all, there are viruses. But then, with caution, it’s possible to download movies and watch them. There is the possibility of downloading songs to your computer and listening to them. Also, it’s possible to download and read books at your computer. Teenagers can play games at the computer. So in this sense, computers can be TVs, stereo systems, a personal library and they can be video games as well. Almost everything a teenager desires.

Teenagers are very social. Friends are very important to them and the computer also helps their social life, adding other advantage to this impressive machine. After school, where teenagers see their friends, or after waking up, they can use computers to continue a conversation or to arrange a meeting with their dates or friends. This is possible because of the Internet. Not only can teenagers talk to their friends, but also make new friends using the computer. New friends that can be from other parts of the world. That is the interesting part of it. This means that teenagers contribute to the globalization. With the computer, teenagers can participate of a process that is changing the entire world.

Scientists improve computers faster every year. Therefore, instead of having a TV, a stereo, books and video games, teenagers will have a computer at home. This very useful gadget is an important part of their lives. In this practical and fun device, teenagers have found a modern way to contribute to the world.

Microsoft's Surface Computing Device 2

Dead Computer? from Bill on Vimeo.

Computers - by Lucas

Nowadays our technology is a very important factor that makes our life easier, it helps to solve a lot of problems in your daily life. It’s certainly true that in a life of teenager gadgets are very common, it’s not usual seeing a teenager without a cell phone or one that has never used a computer. The computer is one of the most common gadgets that teenagers have to deal these days, possibly it is the one with more options of entertainment and communication. To a teenager the computer is the one that can be the best option to use in our life.

A computer nowadays ,along with the internet ,can be used to communicate to people all over the world and also real time information can be seen in the your screen, information that is happening now in China for example and you can access, interact and use this information. It’s true that this real time communication is something that is very new in our web and not always used for the benefit of the population. However the bad information do not mess with importance of the computer.

A computer is the ultimate gadget when you talk about entertainment. It can be used to listen to music, see videos, and play games as well. The new computers have a huge capacity to interact with you. The games are more realistic, the music has better quality and also the new torrent sites that have much media to download like all kinds of movies. This means that on a computer with internet you will never be bored at all.

After all, gadgets are very important to our life and you cannot live a normal life without it. Hence, the computer is probably the all-in-one gadget that you need, besides you’ll not be able to follow the new wave of information and entertainment that is needed in our daily life.

Lucas Aragão

Computer - by Júnior

The XX and XXI centuries are the centuries of the biggest inventions of the humanity history. The biggest one is the computer, which was invented in the XX century but is the most useful gadget for a XXI century teenager because it connects them with the world and it could be used to help teens with their studies.

The internet system was invented in the Cold War by the American army. Since the invention, it has developed and became accessible to civilians. Today you can talk to one person at the other side of the world in seconds. Adolescents need to have their relationships, which is fundamental for the healthy mental development and the computer system can help in this aspect.

Today it isn’t rare to find people, especially the youth, studying in front of the computer. You can find on the computers many tools that help when people want more information like virtual books, web sites, educational programs, encyclopedias, movies, documentaries and others. This advent can speed up our lives and with this saved time you can do many other activities, and even study more.

Observing these points of view, there are no doubts that computers came to help the life of a XXI century teenager and the life of all people. It can be used for many other purposes. So, isn’t the computer the most useful gadget invented by the beginning of the human race?

Cell Phones with 3G technology - by Matheus G.

The turn of the millenium was marked by an intense development at the computer science and technology in general. Nowadays, teenagers have easy access to almost any gadget. Therefore, teens need an efficient gadget that has multiple functions. So in this sense, a useful gadget for a teenager nowadays would be a cell phone with 3G technology.

A 21st century teenager needs not only to have access to communication but also have an easy, fast and economical access to this communication. Almost 80% of the teenagers that compose the middle class has cell phones, and it is widely recognized that mobile phones are really useful.

Besides communication, cells have a lot of other functions as well. Some are linked up to the internet, some are digital cameras and/or GPS, some execute mp3 files and/or movies, but crucially they provide teenagers an easy access to almost any kind of entertainment-related function.

This means that cell phones include a large amount of functions besides its most important one, communication. It would be hard for a teenager to carry on 10 different kinds of equipments. But then, fortunately, there’s a certain gadget that substitutes all these gadgets into 1, it’s a cell phone.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cell Phones - by Roberlei

Martin Cooper invented the first cell phone on April 3 of 1973; this equipment has changed our life since its invention. The cell phone is the most useful gadget for companies, businessmen and for socialization. It has become an epidemic around the world; everybody has one or wants to buy one.

The cell phone is the most useful gadget ever invented; you can call anybody wherever you are and at any time. This equipment has helped globalization process because it has reduced distance and time as well. Its invention has had a great impact on our society. Cell phones have made our lives more comfortable, faster and safer, which is very important nowadays.

As I have said, safety is an important and needed issue. Nowadays the world is really dangerous. Parents are investing in cell phones for children s security, they give it to them for calling anytime needed and when kids are in trouble they can call their parents. Knowing the problems, parents can provide a faster and more efficient solution.

Finally, the cell phone is one of the most important inventions of the 21 century. It has changed our concept of time and place, the impact of it is similar to the discovery of the wheel.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cell Phones - by Nathalia

A long time ago one thing that would be extremely important in the human life was invented, the telephone.But now, there is a new type of phone that became the most useful gadget for this century, it's a mobile phone that is called cell phone. And now, everybody needs one.

When the cell phone was invented, only rich people could have one, but then it began to be more popular and cheaper because it became a necessity for everybody.You can talk to everyone from everywhere you are with this gadget.It makes parents and kids feel more safer and more comfortable.

Nowadays, cell phone is not only to communicate, but it's also used to have fun.The majority of new cell phones has a lot of things to do.For example, you can play games, take photos, make movies, see the clock and also listen to music.So it always get more difficult not have a cell phone.

It's certainly true that the cell phone came to make the teenager's life more easier.This means that now the cell phone is essential for most teens. By far the most important gadget for them.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

here it go. Is related to law. very cool kinetic typography. =p

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hey, I found this video at youtube about the evolution of cellular phones,i loved it:)!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Dear 5B students from class 554,

Welcome to our blog! I created this space for us to connect, interact, share and network. And maybe we'll learn some English while doing this...

Hope you enjoy this space because it is yours!