Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Round Trip

Hi class mates, hi Richard. I'd like to be there, and I know that I didn't said good bye to everyone. But I'll be back (I promise it) I'll be there in a month. I'm shure that I'm going to miss all you, and my class of course.

But I'll be writtin on the blog. Just something incredible happened me today.
I'm in Phoenix, Arizona. I'm writing from the Sheraton Hotel. why I'm here??? this is what happened.

I just flu from Oakland to Phoenix, Arizona to transfer the plane. I'm going to my country (Mexico). But when I was here (Phoenix), traying to get into the airplane, the people from the airline saids:

"We need a volunteer to state tonight here in Arizona, because the airplane is full, So, we are going to give him accomodations, a seat in first class to fly tomorrow at the same destination, and free miles to travel in our airline"

So, when a listened that she said free miles, I run to her and I said her "I want to do it".

I wasn't shure about how many miles she was talking about, but the offert was very tempting.
That's what I'm sitting here, in the Sheraton Hotel, with a beatifull room, and with a round trip to travel to any part of the American Continent, any day of the year. Free!!!!!!!


Monday, January 28, 2008

My Secret is Out!

Hi! teacher, classmates. I'M BACK.

I got a driver's license a few year ago but I didn't drive. Do you know why? Because I was scared of driving, so I quit.

After a year , I decided to drive again for many reasons. But you know, I just drove around in Oakland, and I never drove on the freeway not even one time.

A couple of months ago, I took all my courage that I had in me. I started to drive on the freeway. I thought, if other people can do it, why can't I.

Two of my friends asked me to drive them to the Great Mall in Milpitas where they never been before. Then I agreed.

I drove them on the 880 Freeway. For the first few minutes, I was a little nervous. My hands got wet. I had to change lanes very slowly. Then I only took two right lanes to Milpitas where we needed to go.

"Are we almost there yet?" my friend asked.

" Not yet, maybe it will take about 15 more minutes," I answered.

At that time, my driving was better, so I drove faster, then I passed the exit to Great Mall.

"What can we do? " my friends said.

"That's OK! Don't worry. I will find the exit to come back," I said.

I said that, but I felt the same way they did because I had already driven a little far from there. Then I took the exit into a strange city, and I saw an old man who was sweeping in front of a building.

I asked him the way to the freeway north to Oakland. He said that it was far away, about 7 miles. He told me to turn left then keep going that way.

So I took this road for about 10 minutes, but I saw that the street ended. I didn't know what street I had to take next, and around there it was very quiet.

Fortunately, I saw a car driving close to my car. I lowered my car window, then I told the man who was driving this car that I was lost and I was trying to find the way to Oakland." Are you Vietnamese? " he asked. He said that because he heard my friends talk in Vietnamese.

"Yes," I said.

He spoke in Vietnamese to me. He explained that the city didn't have an exit to the freeway North 880. I needed to transfer to the other freeway that was called 287, and I needed to get in the right lane when I saw the exit for South 101.

So I drove back on the freeway, and I kept in the right lane, but this time I paid attention when I saw the exit north to Oakland and I took it.

I thanked him and I remembered what he said. And thank God!, I found the Great Mall!. We spent 2 hours there. Then I found the way back to Oakland. You know, sometimes you get messed up and then you have more experiences.

Exercise is a good habit

Exercise is a Good Habit

By Mei Mei

Exercise is a good habit for everyone’s health. We will preserve our body if we exercise twice or more every week. When we exercise we need to sweat heavily.

Don’t forget that doctors always advise us, “Don’t eat too much and don’t be too lazy. You need to take more exercise.” If you don’t follow this advice, you will become fat soon. Too much fat will bring sickness, so paying attention to your weight and keeping in shape is very important.

Now almost people like to drive or take the bus when they go out. But taking a walk is better for you. Exercise is especially good for older people. You can do it anywhere and anytime.

Usually, I wake up early, about six o’clock in the morning. Then I take a walk in the park or the area around my house. On the weekend, I often make a date with my friends to walk together in a park. There is a park near my house. It is just a five minute drive. There, the air is fresh and the trees are green. There is a circle at the center of the park. We like to walk and talk. We go around the circle several times.

Last Sunday, we heard some bad news from other people that often walk in the park. They said a few day ago, there was a woman who lived near here. She was going out her house to drive to work. Someone suddenly ran to her and grabbed her handbag. She was robbed! The neighbors heard her shouts. They went out quickly to help her and they called the police.

Everyone was scared by this crime. A lot of older people live near the park. It is very easy to be robbed there. So now we are very careful when walking.

It can be dangerous outside. One day, I was chatting with my older sister in the kitchen of our house. We were sitting by the window near the front door when suddenly we heard someone shout outside. We quickly opened the curtain and saw that my mother had fallen down on the ground by our front of door. A young guy who looked like he was about eighteen to twenty years old had knocked my mother down and taken her handbag from her arm. My mother was hurt. When he ran away, he also turned his head to look at us. At that moment, a black woman drove passed us. She tried to follow the robber by car and called the police. Neighbors helped us by translating our answers to the policeman’s questions because we don’t speak English fluently. Until now, we don’t know whether the guy has been caught

Most Chinese or Asia people don’t like to call the police when they have been robbed. The reason is “Don’t understand English”. But now the police say that they will find a translator for you no matter what language you speak. You can help the police to catch the robbers.

My mother has been robbed seven times. Let’s work together and put the bad guys into prison!

Tsunami Hit Thailand 2004

Last week, one classmate told her story when she was in Thailand. When the Tsunami attacked Phuket Island. That it made me depressing. My memory start to remember “where was I? what was I doing? When Tsunami came to hit Phuket Island. That Time I had been in San Francisco for 3 months. While I was preparing to go to New York City for celebrated new year .MY friend called me to true on T.V. I wasn’t believe what I sew on the T.V.I tried to call to my Family first, but line was very busy all the time. My family called me after one day . They are fine, and They wanted me to came back for awhile, so after I went to New York City. I catch the plane to Bangkok right away. My mind thought of my family and my friends. I got many call many messages form classmates, friends and teachers. They were worried about my family. When I arrived In Bangkok .I heard many story about Tsunami hit Thailand .I felt good when I know my family and my friends were ok, but I felt sorry and sad when I heard form my friend about one girl whom I know her got lost, I don’t remember her name. I know she like to set in that table in bar I usually went to hug out with friends. She often came with her Drawing board and few friends. She likes to draw land scope and tree. I think about that girl when some one ask me about the Tsunami hit Thailand in 2004. May be I feel bad because of she likes to draw thing like me. I tried to think she might be not got hurt. May be she went some where else. When I came back Bangkok I had a meeting in that bar I always look at the table and think of how beautiful on the beach killed many people that time.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

My Special Two Sons:

I have two sons, the older one is eight years old and a baby is seven months old. Each one was born in different countries and under different circumstances. When I had my first son, Sebastian, I was very excited. It was my first time giving birth and a very difficult moment in my life. I was not working at the time nor was the father of my child. It was also difficult because of the expenses for a baby even in Venezuela. I wanted my Son to have everything he needed for him to have a good life. All of my family and friends gave him some gifts. A very close friend of the family was very supportive, their support allowed me to get through difficult times and to buy the things I needed for Sebastian until I found a job.
My focus with Sebastian had always been to teach him good things, I was trying to prepare him for this life that is very difficult and dangerous. I wanted him to learn to defend himself in this world. I wanted him to be able to make good decisions in his life. I know I am doing a good job with Sebastian, because he is very good boy, adorable, sweet, smart and he learns quickly. When other people meet him they tell me that he is a very special boy. Since Sebastian was born he has been very lucky in his life. Though Sebastian’s biological father is in Venezuela, he has found a very special father and friend here in the USA in my husband Bill. They love each other very much and they have a good father and son relationship. Sebastian does not like to be without Bill, when Bill is gone without Sebastian, he worries for his father until he returns.
My little baby William is special too; he is the fruit of the beautiful love between my husband and me. He is so cute, adorable and spoiled. When I had William at the hospital in Oakland I compared the different conditions the two babies were born in. With Sebastian’s birth I had very little material things to offer him, but with William born in the USA, I got more than enough.

We didn’t have to buy anything for him because everything was given as presents from my husband’s friends and family at a baby shower. We received many gifts at the baby shower; clothing of different sizes and months, from one month to twenty-four months, bed covers, towels, bathrobe, socks, baby’s winter clothes, walker, playard, stroller, baby’s car seats, highchair, baby stroller, baby’s swing, baby monitor, baby toys, and more. He is very blessed because he is born into a family who will give him so much love.

Sebastian is a very good big brother he plays and talks with his little brother daily. We are good parents and we will protect them from any harm and prepare them for the difficult world ahead in their lives.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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Teacher's Birthday-2008

Surprise Party

By Mei Mei

Last Friday, I heard laughing voices coming from our room 101 before I entered the classroom. In the classroom, our teacher was holding a big birthday cake with Ha To. The other students were standing around them. What was happening? I didn’t have any idea because I hadn’t gone to school yesterday. Oh! Now it was a celebration for Teacher’s birthday.

The whiteboard showed a birthday card with a sing song that was sent by email from Seema. She is an officer of our school. Yolanda gave an oil painting as a present to Teacher. All of the students signed their name on the back of painting and wished him a long life. We hope he will continue to teach us.

Everyone enjoyed taking pictures with Teacher and classmates. Everyone was very happy at the party. Yesterday Teacher showed these pictures to us on the computer. He said Kai Yan is a professional photographer. We all agreed about that.

Those pictures showed all of us with a “camera face”. Teacher used his humorous tone to explain about our cake eating pictures. We enjoyed seeing those funny pictures that our classmates made.

We hope Teacher will celebrate his birthday for many years.

Teacher's Birthday

Last Friday, I heard laughing voice around our 101 classroom from outside before I entered the classroom. In classroom Teacher was holding a big birthday cake with Ho To. The other students were standing around them. What’s the matter? I didn’t have any idea because I didn’t go to school yesterday. Oh! Now it was a celebrating for Teacher’s birthday.

The whiteboard showed a birthday card with a sing song that was sent by email from Seema. She is a officer of our school. Yalanda gave an oil painting as a present to Teacher. All of the students signed their name on the back of painting and wished him have a long life and continue to teach us.

Everyone enjoyed taking pictures with Teacher and classmates. Everyone was very happy at the party. Yesterday Teacher showed these pictures to us from the computer. He said Kai Yan is a professional photographer, we all agreed about that. Those pictures were showing all of us have a camera face. Teacher used his humorous tone to explain about our eating cake pictures. We enjoyed to seeing those funning pictures that our classmates made.

We know Teacher is sick now, but we also wish he could get well soon and could celebrate his birthday every year.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My Wonderful Honeymoon in my life

I had a wonderful honeymoon with my husband in December, 2005 before we got married. We enjoyed it in Venezuela, specificly in Canaima and on Margarita Island.

Canaima is a beautiful and natural place. Canaima is the name of a little town and also the name of a big river that is there. Also, Canaima has the highest and one of the most beautiful falls in all the world, "Angel Falls". When we went to visit it, we felt that we were in a nature paradise. When my husband and I went to Angel Falls, we paddled in dugout canoes with an out board motor. The river current was very rough. It was a difficult boat ride upstream. At times it seemed we would roll over, the current was that difficult. It was also a beautiful ride and a life time experience.

We also went to Margarita Island, one of the better islands in Venezuela. It is very famous for it's beaches and wonderful weather. It has been visited by a lot of tourists for many years. Many American and European people go to Margarita Island to practice different sports like wind surfing and kite surfing.

We'll never forget all these experiences, and we will remember this trip forever as our only honeymoon.

Thank you for a Wonderful Birthday Party

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Monday, January 21, 2008

The City of The Angels

The City of The Angels

This weekend, I talked to someone who wanted to know about my city (Bangkok City). Bangkok City is the capital city of Thailand. It has another longer name that means “many angels always protect this city.” The long name is Krung Thep

Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit (Thai: กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยามหาดิลกภพ นพรัตน์ราชธานี บุรีรมย์อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยะวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์, Listen ).

I recommended the first things a traveler should do in my city. If you visit Bangkok you should go to see temples. My city has a lot of temples, but the first one you should visit is named “Wat Phrasaivatana Sassadaram ” because there are mural paintings on the walls of the gallery surrounding the temple of the Emerald Buddha that depict the various avatars of Phra Navai as well as the complete story of the Ramakian.

This temple is used by the king to pray to Buddha and the Angels, so no monks live inside this temple. Also you can see the royal palace near this temple.

Fixing My Computer

My laptop computer had a big problem. It didn’t show icons on the screen. Then, I called a store which can fix my apple computer on Sunday. An employee of the store responded that I need to make an appointment with my computer and he asked me if possible at 1:00 o’ clock in the afternoon. It was right time for me.
So I went to the store with my computer. When I got there I saw many people inside. I thought it deeded more time to wait. The clerk said to me they need more time to check what problems the computer had. He suggest me left the computer in the store and let they check it. They will give me a result after five days.
I thought it was reasonable. Then I left my computer and went home.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

This is very amazing...

You read is incredible and you do that it says in the end!
It is chance…
1. New York City has 11 letters.
2. Afghanistan has 11 letters.
3. Ramsin Yuseb. He is terrorist that to threaten with to destroy the Twin Tower in 1993. His name has 11 letters.
4. George W Bush. His name has letters.

This is maybe once coincidence, but now it is more interesting.
1. The New York is the states number 11.
2. First airplane that it was crash against the Twin Tower it was the number flight 11.
3. The number flight 11 it brought 92 passengers. It is added. 9 + 2 = 11
4. The number flight 77. Also it was crash against in the Twin Tower and it brought 65 passengers. It is added. 6 + 5 = 11
5. The tragedy was happen on September 11. It is better to say 911. It is added 9+ 1 + 1 = 11
6. The day is equal ate emergency number of the police of the United States. It is 911 if it is added. 9 + 1 + 1 = 11 is it only coincidence?
You are following to read and you already tell me.
1. The number total victim in the airplane was 154. If you are added it. 2 + 5 + 4 = 11
2. On September 11 is 254 the calendar. Other again and you are added it. 2 + 5 + 4 = 11
3. The explosions of the Madrid was happen on September 3, 2004 (11/3/2004) if you added it 1 + 1 + 3 + 2 + 4 = 11
4. The tragedy of the Madrid was happen 911 days after of the incident of the Twin Tower. 9 + 1 + 1 = 11
Good! Now! Thing is it. It is becoming more mysterious.
One of the symbols more important of the United States after the stars and bars is the eagle.
The following verse is from the Quran, (the Islamic Bible) IS THIS A COINCIDENCE OR SOMETHING ELSE?
Quran (9:11) For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and there was peace.
This strophe is number 911 of the Quran.
If! You are not convinced then you is following next step and you tell me. That is it. I was my hair to put and position end.
Next step is open of the Microsoft Word and you do following it.
1. You are writing in the capital letters Q33 NY this is the number flight was crash against the Twin Tower.
2. You select this letters Q33 NY
3. You change this to the size Number 48.
4. You change this to the letters WINGDINGS 1 and now what do you think about this situation?
This is amazing or you do not know it but I am recommendation is enter Microsoft Word. Another recommendation is it and you’re sending your friends in 11 minutes, it is very important.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to Richard blum

Happy Birthday Richard

I couldn’t come to school to day. I have to work, but I’m going to read the trumpet of the swan chapter 8-9 and write some story on the blog.
By the way “Happy Birthday, Wish you are health and happiness.”

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

In honor of the truth commenting the past that had have to leave been contribute positive to the progress in Peru.

The arrived of the Chinese immigration that came since 149 years ago. People, calm, peaceful, of tranquil nature that their best virtues are the effort and the tenacity, that permitted through the time in honorable and worthy of respect.

Why, the immigration Chinese in Peru?

In the period of the president Ramon Castilla, by 1854 years ago, he emitted a decree very important in the history of Peru, that offered the liberty or to set free to people color slaves, they was from to Africa specify brought by spaniards to the New Continent.

Then, Peru opened to gain entrance to Asia, they arrived the first Chinese that in majority they were of Canton to worked in the cultivations of the cane of zugar, lof the railoard line. In the first time they worked in the departament of Cañete and Ica, call little north of Peru. The trip time for 120 days, they arrived the ships to the port of call Callao; with thousand persons Chinese colonist since 1849 to 1925 more less, they were more people of Canton and they stayed in the city Lima capital of Peru 75% also stayed in other place with Trujillo,Ica, Cañete...,

They liked with preference to Lima,in the Chinatown, in the high neigborhoods "Barrios Altos" next to the Area historic center of Lima.

In the fifty years ago, born new street "Capon", that is very famous to the present time by their "Chifas" that prepared typical foods. The Chinese immigrants originated chiefly of the province of Guangdong (Canton), Sichuan and Pekin.

"Chifa" is word mix between spanish and Chine."Chifa born,when called for eat, Chine said: "Chi fan", that mean "eat rice". So, the peruvians our to stay with this sentence "Chifa".

Then, Capon, there are many "Chifas" a lot of quality and prestige with the Ton Qui Sen, San Joy Lao, Men Yu, Koung y Tong Po, " Chinatown also has activites social with to Celebrete The New Year Chino.that it is in the month January o February or the part of the moon, that prepared grateful by the harvest".

There is an arch very big, that mean " under sky all the people are similar or egual"

Hello, friends.

Hi, everyone.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Christmas' Pictures

A few days ago, I asked my English teacher- Richard Blum how to put pictures into the blog. Then he showed the whole class how to do that.

First, open the computer and go to our 101 morning blog on the internet. And click on the “Add image” icon. Before you needed to have saved your pictures on the computer and you need to remember where they are saved

The second step is to select the pictures that you want and click on the “Browse” button one by one by clicking in the “URL” box.

Next, click on the “upload” bottom.

Finally, click “Done".

The teacher demonstrated by uploading Do Do's picture that he saved before.

After school, when I practiced it by myself in the classroom, Alberto, who was my classmate before. came in. We practiced together and put two pictures into the blog.

Those pictures were taken during the Christmas Day Party in our classroom last month. One is of the teacher holding New New (my dog). New New is wearing a red hat and looks like a toy.

The other photo is of the teacher, New New and all our classmates gathered together. We look very happy. Now I can write articles with pictures together on the blog.

Baker Beach and Palace of Fine Arts

Baker Beach and Palace of Fine Arts

Last Saturday, my friend showed me pictures which she took with her older brother’s friend from Hawaii. They went to Baker Beach and the Palace of Fine Arts. I told her I had never been there before, so my friend took me there.

Baker Beach is a national public beach on the Pacific Ocean coast on the San Francisco peninsula. It is roughly a half mile long beginning just south of Golden Gate Point.

My friend likes go there very often with her dog. She told me that at the end of this beach near peninsula rock you can see nudists on the beach in the summer time.

Then we went to the Palace of Fine Arts. The Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915. It was designed by Bernard Maybeck, who took his inspiration from Roman and Greek architecture.

I saw many couples walk past and that reminded me of a funny thing I have never told anybody about my first date with my husband. I asked him to take me to the Palace of Fine Arts, but he looked like he was a little bit confused. “Just a minute,” he said. He thought awhile and then he took me to the College of Fine Arts. The College of Fine Arts is interesting, but it not the place I meant. That is why I had never been the Palace of Fine Arts until now.

Monday, January 14, 2008


My husband and I are going to China to visit our family next month. My son is making dinner reservations at a restaurant in Guang Zhou for the Chinese New Year’s, Eve.

We’ll travel to Huangshan ,Anhui.
This city is my son-in-law’s hometown.

We’ll buy some green tea Huangshan. The tea there is very famous.

I wrote these sentences. I hope my classmates will fix them.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Snowy Holiday

During the holiday break my family and I took a vacation. We went to Truckee, a city just north of Lake Tahoe in California.

First we looked at the weather because we didn’t want to get stuck on the road. It seemed to be good so we decided to go after Christmas.

We prepared a snack to hold us over during the two and half hours of traveling. When were approaching our final destination, we started to see snow on the side of the road. My nieces and nephew were very excited and surprised. They were visiting the snow for the first time.

Along the way, we also saw snowmen in front of some houses and cars covered with snow.It was incredible, so much snow, I thought!

That day it was predicted to start snowing at 3 pm, and it happened. And the snow started falling down, and we played in the snow. Something that was incredible for me was that when snow falls it really is a snowflake.

We went to a ski area, but since I don’t know how to ski I did tubing. If you want to do tubing, you have to pay 18 dollars, but it is worth the great experience. Going down a hill on a tube makes you feel like you are a child.

I also enjoyed the snow falling on the way back home. The snow was falling really hard and the trees were changing color from green to snow-white. Seeing all the trees covered with the snow is magical.

I had never seen that before, and now I understand why Christmas is about snow, because in my country we are in summer during this holiday.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Lan Wan is eighteen years old. She is a South Medical University student in Guang Zhou, China. She is a first year medical student.

She was one among the winners of the tenth annual Chinese Law Prize in 2007.

When she was eight years old, she began helping her mother. They helped drug addicts to give up their drugs.

Now she helps young people give up drugs. Over the last ten years, Lan Wan has succeeded in helping seventeen young people. They gave up their illegal drugs. She used the telephone network to connect thirty nine young drug users. They and she established a close relationship.

That was wonderful! A man who had given up drugs with Lan Wan help awarded the Law prize to Lan Wan.

She is a good volunteer! She is an Angel!


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

My Lovely......

Do you still remember that I told you I like dogs very much? I have a dog in China. His name is HuaHua. He is 11 years old. I heard that he should be 70 or 80 years old in dog years. But he has a young attractive face, so he will always be a little boy for me.

I got him when he was 2 months old. He was much smaller than right now. You can see that he has short, white hair from the picture on top. I have always thought if he were a person, he would be a brave, handsome guy.

He was a playboy when he was young. He maybe had 3 or more girl friends, but he treated all of them very well, and didn't let them know each other. For example, when he wanted to take a walk, he selected one of them. Then, he picked her up from her house, and escorted her back home after that. In addition, he was a brave and fair pack leader because he didn't allow fighting among the dogs in his area. Plus, he loved to protect smaller dogs.

As he grew older, he began to enjoy the time by himself. It seems that he is not interested in girl-dogs that much. We wondered if he just wanted to enjoy his years in late life quietly and peacefully.

I am very happy to join this class and know our blog. I will post more as often as I can.

My new year party

I went to a New Year party with my friends and my boss at a Thai restaurant named Chilli Cha Cha in San Francisco.

There were not so many people but we had a fun and happy time. My friend sent these pictures to me the day before yesterday.

Mangos Teen Fruit is a Queen of Fruit

Mangosteen Fruit is the Queen of Fruit!

Hello, everyone. Today, I ate 3 pomegranates. They tasted very good. My friend asked me “Do you like pomegranates?”

I said “Yes, I do like them a lot, but it’s not the best fruit I like. My favorite fruit is mangosteen. It tastes like a pomegranate, but it is sweeter and creamy.”

If I tell you how mach I love to eat mangosteens you will not believe me if you have never tried one.

I read a story in Wikipedia about mangosteens. There is a story, possibly apocryphal, about Queen Victoria offerring a cash reward to anyone who could deliver to her the fabled fruit called mangosteens. Today, they are readily available canned or frozen in western countries.

We believe that the original mangosteens came from Malaysia. Mangosteens are about 2 to 3 inches long. You can’t eat the skin, but you should eat the white inside. The skin of mangosteen changes color and becomes soft as it ripens. The color transitions from green to red and to dark purple. The purple color tells you that the fruit is ready to be eaten and the seeds are finished developing.

By the way if you are going to tropical county you should get some mangosteens because the mangosteen tree can’t survive in cold climates.

Rain Drops

In the morning of December 30th, last year, I opened the door to my backyard. I saw that the sky was very blue. It was extraordinary clear and the air was fresh. I walked into my back yard. Oh! The ground was still wet. It was a beautiful morning after the rain.

Some sparkling things among the pear tree branches attracted me. I found the sparkling things were raindrops. It looked like many crystals were hung under the branches. They were very lovely.

I knew that they would disappear very soon. I didn’t let the rare time go by. I took several pictures from them.

Chrismas' Pictures

A few day before, I asked my English teacher-Blum Richard how to put the pictures into the blog. Then he showed us how to do that. First open the computer and into our 101 morning blog on the internet. And clink on the “Add image” icon. Before you needed to save your pictures on the computer and remembered where they are. Second step is to select the pictures that you want and click on the “Browse” button, one by one by clicking in the “URL” box. Next step click on the “upload” bottom. Finally click “Done”. Teacher demonstrated a Do Do’s picture that he saved before.
After school, when I practiced it by myself at the classroom. Alberto who is my classmate before came in. We practiced together and putted two pictures into the blog. Those pictures took during the Christmas Day at our classroom last month. One is teacher hold New New that is my dog wore a red hat look like a toy. The other is teacher, New New and I took together. We looked very happy. Now I can write a article with pictures together into the blog.

Hi, Classmates!

I am going to write a story tonight.

Trust me.


January 1st ,2008 was my husband and my fiftieth wedding anniversary. It was my husband’s birthday, too.

My sisters, brother in-law, sister in-law, their daughter, son, grandchild, my husband and I celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary. We had a party to celebrate. We ate out at a Chinese restaurant. We took a lot of pictures. This was wonderful. We felt very happy.

I remembered that fifty years ago, in Qing-Dao, when we were married, we only bought some candy for our friends. That was different!


How to Put a Picture on the Blog

First, start a new post.

Second, write your story.

Third, click on the "add image" icon.

Fourth, click on the "Browse" button and select a picture from your computer. (You could also select a picture that was already on the internet by clicking in the "URL" box.

Fifth, click on the "Upload" button.

Finally, click "Done".

Publish your post and your friends will soon be looking at your picture.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Alberto's Resolutions

Alberto Ortega Servin

I hope to start this year for you to enjoy all of the new things and all of the resolutions, but it is important for you. You don’t forget of resolution because it is beginning of New Year, but everyone forgets it. I hope that you are very happy this New Year. Already it is end, and it is start of a new life cycle in our lifetime.

This feeling is a little late but how we have said in Mexico. Never is late because it is best late that never. This year I think so all people are starting in your resolution. Now No it is not late.
My resolution for this Year;
I am going to look for of the job because I am going to need a lot money.
I am going to study more English in the Clinton Park School and Mill College.
I am going to eat more fruit and Vegetables.
I am going to eat more cereal.
I am going to read more histories in English.
I am going to do my homework.
I am going to study more grammar.
I am going to clean my table every day in My English class.
I am going to speak more English with my Classmate.I am going to pay more attention to my teacher.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Watching New Yearr's Bowl Games

Check out these football fans.

Do you recognize anyone you know?

To See The Snow.

My friend Tsu and his family had never seen the snow, since his they moved to the United States.

Before Christmas, he asked me where they could go to see snow. They live in San Francisco. I know that people who live in the Bay Area can easily see snow in winter. If people drive on Highway 80 heading east, near the Boreal Ski Area, they will see it. People have to drive about two and half hours to reach there. They can park their cars in the parking lot. It is free. Then they can enter the skiing area and enjoy the snowscape.

I told my friend Tsu that he had to check the forecast to make sure the weather on the day they planned to start their trip was good with no snow falling and no rain. I also reminded him if they met rain on the way, they should turn back.

They took their trip on December 24th, this Monday. It was a beautiful sunshiny day in the Bay Area. But I worried a little bit about them. After all. it was the first time they had gone to Boreal. So I called my friend Tsu that day around noontime. A pleased laughing came from the phone. I knew that they were enjoying their trip.

That night, I received several images from Tsu. I am posting one of them on our blog. I hope my classmates like it.

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