Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Baby's Not Dying 658.4

My health assignment was based on this article....I found it very interesting. I agreed with the comment posted by "Bob". http://charactercounts.org/michael/2010/02/the_babys_not_dying_6584.html#comments My stand is against Jack's decision. Read and comment.

Hence the fact that I believe that Jack should’ve been seen more as a very generous person, instead of naïve, I strongly agree with Bob’s comment. Perhaps jack was being a bit naïve, since he didn’t question the women with the baby and assumed right away that she was in need. His family does come first before anything,. Who knows, he probably needed that money, but felt sorrow for the woman. He obviously is a poor decision maker. Even though we are not given any other information about the woman, one can assume she is practically unfit for caring for a child.

Jack’s wife, on the other hand, is a good hearted person. In the end she says, “I’m so proud to be married to a man with such a generous heart”. I feel that she should have been given the money. After all, family comes first. On the contrary, it is obvious that his son was being ignorant and very disrespectful to his own father.

The only thing that the woman deserved, was time in prison. The baby probably deserved the money, but being under the care of an unfit mother is not always the case. He or she, she be taken away from the woman and placed with a family whom will provide it with care.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Back in the Day

Just a reminder of the things we loved doing growing up n the 90's. Laugh and Enjoy::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

If you're under the age of 11 or 12...you shouldn't even read this,
and if you do, you should not repost this.
Just because you were born in '97 doesn't mean you're a 90's kid.
It's not like you could remember the original Simpsons.
I am sorry but three conscious years of the 90's just wont cut it.
You're a 90's kid if:

You remember watching:
-Ren & Stimpy
-Pinky and the Brain
-AAAAAAAH Real Monsters!
-Rockos modern Life.
You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"
You just cant resist finishing this . . . "Iiin west Philadelphia born and raised . . ."

You remember:
-Step by Step
-Family Matters
-Boy Meets World
-Full House
-Saved by the bell
You remember when it was actually worth getting up early
on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
You remember reading "Goosebumps"
You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence . . . not

When everything was settled by:
-rock paper scissors or
-bubble gum bubble gum in a dish or
-ms. mary mack

when kick ball was a daily activity.

when we used to obey our parents
You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time on a tape.
You remember when Super Nintendos and Sega Genisis became popular.
You remember The Original Game Boy.
You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos . . . but never taped anything funny.

You remember watching:
-The Magic School Bus
-Reading Rainbow
-and Ghostwriter on PBS
You remember when Yo-Yos were cool.
You remember those Where's Waldo books.
You remember eating Warheads and Splashers Gum.
You remember watching:
-the 1st Batman
-Ninja Turtles
-ghost busters
You remember Ring Pops.
If you remember when every thing was "da BOMB!"
You remember boom boxes .vs. cd players.
Making cootie catchers, and then predicting your life with them.
You played and/or collected "Pogs" :)
You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet, or Nano and brought it everywhere.
one word. . . . . . . .trolls.
Windows 95 was the best.
You watched the original cartoons of
-Wild Thornberry's
-Power Rangers
-Rocket Power.

All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.

You collected those Beanie Babies.
Lambchop's song never ended.
Silver dollars, which were cool to have.
Everyone watched the WB.
If you even know what an original walkman is.
You know the Macarena by heart.
"Talk to the hand" . . . enough said
You went to McDonald's to play in the playplace.
You remember playing on merry go rounds at the playground.

Before the MySpace frenzy . . .
Before the Internet & text messaging . . .
Before Sidekicks & iPods . . .
Before PlayStation3 or X-BOX 360 . . .
Before Spongebob . . .
Before Tupac was shot.
When light up sneakers were cool.
When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

When gas was $0.95 a gallon.
When we recorded stuff on VCRs.
You had slap bracelets!
You Actually played outside until it was dark!
Way back.
Before we realized all this would eventually disappear

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mi Querida Oaxaca

While I was growing up, I knew that my ethnic background was obviously Mexican. Both of my parents were born in Mexico. But, deep in southern Mexico lies a beautiful place, a land of dramatic beauty, proud heritage, and food. This is the state of Oaxaca where my mother was born. My mum raised me with her culture, traditions, foods, and customs. As I a kid, I never really took pride in my culture...not until I got older. That's when I realized that my culture was like no other. Soon enough, I was amazed by it and what amazed me most, was my mothers Indigenous ways.

I would like to share with all of you, the uniqueness and beauty of my culture. The Oaxacan culture First, I will talk about the people, then the languages, the tradition, the variety of foods and lastly, traditional dances.

                  Here in Oaxaca, you do not just find Mexicans, but also Indians.

I have discovered on the website called “oaxacaninsider.com”, that Oaxaca reflects the indigenous portion of Mexico with the largest population of indigenous people of any Mexican state. More people here speak indigenous languages than elsewhere.
In the article, “The Indigenous People of Oaxaca“, the two main groups of Indians that live here are the Zapotecs (347,000 people) and Mixtecs (241,000 people).

Oaxaca has been divided into 7 regions: the coast, the valley, mixtecs, sierra, isthmus, papaloapan, and la canada. These small communities, have their own language, clothing and dances.