viernes, 13 de noviembre de 2009
The Headless Horseman is a fictional character who appears in Washington Irving's story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
In the story, the man who became the Headless Horseman is a German mercenary hired by the British Navy in 1776 to support British troops in the revolution. Of the 548 German mercenaries who were killed during the revolution, he is chased by enemy soldiers near Sleepy Hollow (New York) and decapitated with his own sword. According to local legend, the Headless Horseman appears in spirit form to take the head of the living. The central character in the story, Ichabod Crane, ignored warnings about the danger and is an uncertain fate at the hands of the rider. Although Crane's rival in the story, Brom Bones, who disguises himself could be the rider is not explicit in the story if Crane is with the rider or Brom Bones.
Since the Headless Horseman was introduced into popular culture, this has become an icon of terror, has appeared in many films, television programs, cartoons and video games. In the film, Tim Burton, Sleepy Hollow (1999), the rider is played by Christopher Walken and Ray Park. In the film finds its rider end at the hands of American armed forces, who kill their horse and decapitate him with his own sword.
In October 2007, the Sci Fi channel aired a film called The Headless Horseman starring Richard Moll and directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, which states that the story of Washington Irving is a smoothed version of what happened in reality and true facts shown in this film.
martes, 10 de noviembre de 2009
The Virgin of Chiquinquira is one of many dedications to the venerated figure of the Virgin Mary in Catholicism. It is also regarded by the faithful as the patron saint of the Republic of Colombia, in Venezuela's Zulia state and city Caraz in the department of Ancash, Peru.
In Colombia the image rests in the Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Chiquinquira, where thousands of pilgrims come not only on the day of its patron saint on July 9 but every Sunday where they celebrate the Mass and processions, additionally 3 July 1986 the then Pope John Paul II visited the shrine and prayed at the feet of the Virgin Mary for peace in Colombia. On 9 July 1999, the canvas last visited the city of Bogota to the presidency of Prayer for Peace. He is known by the name of the city of Chiquinquira, where took place the first of his miraculous manifestations, and where lies the original canvas.
An old copy of the image rests in the Basilica de Maracaibo in Venezuela. In that city each year, on 18 November, we celebrate the traditional "Feria de La Chinita" and are made Masses and processions in honor of the Virgin.
THE LEGEND OF "THE Silbon"
After murdering his father, the man was punished with a neck foreman of (typical of the plain), while trying to escape was bitten by a dog Turek, to conclude the punishment his grandfather showered on her wounds lot of hot pepper. The memory and mention of what happened frees people from being attacked by the wandering spirit known as the Eurasian.
The Eurasian is presented in a somber drunks. Other llaneros give way to tall and skinny. wear a hat and attacks men and drunken revelers, to which the navel sucks pull their liquor.
Tradition says that when it came to a house Warbler in the night hours, unloading the bag and has bones one by one, if no one can hear a family member dies at dawn.
Another version says it was a son who killed his father to eat their "offal". The boy was raised Tonec (spoiled), did not respect anyone. One day she told her father she wanted to eat offal from deer. His father went out hunting to please but was slow to return. Thereupon the boy went to look and seeing that brought nothing, could not hunt deer, kill him, I take the viscera and brought them to his mother to the cook. Since there is no softening, the mother suspected that were the "innards" of her husband, asking him, and he confessed the truth.
I immediately cursed him for life. His brother John followed him with a "foreman," I heard a gourd and chili dog nudged him "tureco" until the end of the world pursues and bites her heels
miércoles, 9 de septiembre de 2009
Hi, there! My name’s Miguel Boustanie but you can call me miguee. I’m from Maracaibo, originally. I live in Maracaibo, in Amparo. I’m 18 years old and I study engineering at URBE . My favorite subjects are mathematics and English.
I love music , dancing, playing soccer, driving my car (I have a red sport car), surfing the net , studying English, talking on the phone with my friends, pizza , chocolate, my family , my country.
I hate onions, smoking, listening to hip hop, getting up early on the weekend, violence, war, injustice, and washing the dishes.My dream is to travel around the world, visit USA in Orlando and miami. and The Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Of course, I want to graduate from Engineering School and be a good engineer. I also want to learn to speak French. I’d love to work in an important company and buy a house, get married and start a family.About English, I love to learn new languages.
I think English is very important. I listen to music and watch TV in English. It’s a good exercise. I also chat on the internet and have friends in many countries.
I can write well, but I need to practice more. The most difficult for me is speaking. I need to practice more. I hope I can make a lot of friends and practice speaking in this class