lunes, 29 de octubre de 2012

¿The greatest chilean of all time?

Well, it’s hard to think about one Chilean who could be the greatest of all time. I prefer to think there are no heros, but there are groups of people that had made great things for our country. I like history and I’ve read some books written by Gabriel Salazar. In their books he tell us the history of our “pueblo”. Not the history of “heros” who “defined” our destiny. He writes about women “de bajo pueblo”, about organizations of Young people, about country people and so on. He writes the history of the majority of the Chilean people, not the history of a few one, like school used to teach us. Well, I was really surprised when I read about Chilean women. They have always been strong and brave. There were times when they had to take care of their children without a man by their side and they had to work hard to support their families; so, most of the time, they became the principal member of the family. They established community ties… they fight for the people who disappeared during the dictatorship: for their husbands, children, brothers… And so on. I think we have to be proud of our past as women… and we have to keep the strength that has always been characteristic of them and fight for things we think are unfair. Well, I think everyone has to do that, but I believe it’s important to recognize that we’re part of a group that has an amazing history that has been hidden; maybe because they –those who write the “formal history”- are scared of what they -we- can do =).

lunes, 8 de octubre de 2012

An unexpected gift =)

Hi! Today I’m going to talk you about a present I received. First of all, I have to say that I’ve played guitar since I was a little child…I really enjoy that. When I was about thirteen years old I started listening to rock music more frequently and started dreaming about having an electric guitar. I told that to my older brother and I showed him which was the guitar that I wanted to have, it was a black and white Yamaha, really cool. One day I got back from school and I walked into my room and ….. THE GUITAR WAS THERE on my bed!!! Also, there was an amplifier, a strap guitar and the cover. I was really shocked! My dad and my brother came and my dad said that that it was a gift for me. My brother had spoken with him before and told him that I wanted one. I didn’t remember what I did after my shocking expression haha, but then I felt really excited about my guitar and started taking lessons. After a few months I stopped with the classes, but I continued playing guitar by myself. I think I played it about two years, and then I cameback to play my classical guitar. And that’s it… maybe it sounds like I was a little spoiled haha, and well.. my father used to spoiled me, but I didn’t like that much. I wasn’t used to receive expensive gifts! Anyway, I gave it a good use while my passion lasted haha… now my guitar is in my house, but I didn’t use it because the ampli is broken… and as I said, I play more my other guitar.

lunes, 1 de octubre de 2012

First day

Well, the truth is that I have a horrible memory, so I don’t remember many details of my first day at University, but I’m going to try. I remember I was coming to the fourth floor and it was full of people…I don’t know if I was nervous, maybe I felt a little lost because I didn’t know exactly where to go. I kept on walking and suddenly I saw Katy. Katy was from Arica and we had met in the summer of 2008, because we both came to the summer school (yes, we were crazy for studying at the summer haha). Well, I saw Katy and I spoke to her. Next to her was Carla, a girl from San Vicente de Tagua Tagua, and the three of us started a talk. We got along really well and we were friends during the first semester, but then we started making new friends and we distanced from each other. After founding Katy, I don’t remember anything precisely, I just remember I had a lot of classmates and they used to ask many things to the teachers. Also, I remember the teachers took us to the auditorium and gave us a welcoming speech. Oh! Now I’m not sure if that was in the auditorium or just in the classroom. As I said, I have a terrible memory. That’s it! I’m sorry for not giving more details! =(