New Year's Eve is on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year's Day.
New Year's Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Year's Day. In modern Western practice, New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings spanning the transition of the year at midnight.
Many cultures use fireworks and other forms of noise making in part of the celebration. Some of the cities most well-known for their celebrations include Sydney, Toronto, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, and New York City.
New Year's Eve is a public non-working Holiday in the following countries, among others: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Greece and Venezuela.
In Venezuela, many of the traditions are very similar to the ones from Spain, with an over-emphasis in traditions who supposedly will bring good luck in the year forthcoming. Those who want to find love in the New Year are supposed to wear yellow underwear on New Year's Eve; those who want money must have a bill of high value when toast, those who want to travel must go out home while carrying some luggage, and so on.
Usually, people listen to radio specials, which give a countdown and announce the New Year according to the legal hour in Venezuela, and, in Caracas, following the twelve bells from the Cathedral of Caracas. During these special programs is a tradition to broadcast songs about the sadness on the end of the year, being popular favorites "Viejo año" ("Old year") by Gaita group Maracaibo 15 and "Cinco pa' las 12" ("Five minutes before twelve") who was versioned by several popular singers like Nestor Zavarce, Nancy Ramos and José Luis Rodríguez El puma. The unofficial hymn for the first minutes of the New Year is "Año Nuevo, Vida Nueva" ("New Year, New Life"), by the band Billo's Caracas Boys.Halloween, Hallowe'en, or Holloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October, 31 Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting "haunted houses", and carving Jack-o'-lanterns. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century. Halloween is celebrated in several countries of the Western World, most commonly in Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and occasionally in parts of Australia.
iPod is a popular brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc and launched on October 23, 2001. As of 2008, the current product line-up includes the hard drive-based iPod Classic, the touchscreen iPod Touch, the video-capable iPod Nano, the screenless iPod Shuffle and the iPhone. Former products include the compact iPod Mini and the spin-off iPod Photo (since re-integrated into the main iPod Classic line). iPod Classic models store media on an internal hard drive , while all other models use flash memory to enable their smaller size (the discontinued mini used a Microdrive miniature hard drive). As with many other digital music players, iPods, excluding the iPod Touch, can also serve as external data storage devices. Storage capacity varies by model.
iPod came from Apple's "digital hub" category,when the company began creating software for the growing market of personal digital devices. Digital cameras, camcorders and organizers had well-established mainstream markets, but the company found existing digital music players "big and clunky or small and useless" with user interfaces that were "unbelievably awful," so Apple decided to develop its own. As ordered by CEO Steve Jobs, Apple's hardware engineering chief Jon Rubinstein assembled a team of engineers to design the iPod line, including hardware engineers Tony Fadell and Michael Dhuey, and design engineer Jonathan Ive. The product was developed in less than one year and unveiled on October 23, 2001. Jobs announced it as a Mac-compatible product with a 5 GB hard drive that put "1,000 songs in your pocket."
The name iPod was proposed by Vinnie Chieco, a freelance copywriter, who (with others) was called by Apple to figure out how to introduce the new player to the public. After Chieco saw a prototype, he thought of the movie 2001: A space Odyssey and the phrase "Open the pod bay door, Hal!", which refers to the white EVA Pods of the Discovery One spaceship. Apple researched the trademark and found that it was already in use. Joseph N. Grasso of New Jersey had originally listed an "iPod" trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in July 2000 for Internet Kiosks. The first iPod kiosks had been demonstrated to the public in New Jersey in March 1998, and commercial use began in January 2000, but had apparently been discontinued by 2001. The trademark was registered by the USPTO in November 2003, and Grasso assigned it to Apple Computer, Inc. in 2005.
- Wacth too much TV
- Don't study enough
- Have strange friends
- Don't listen to my advice
- Don't help around the house
- Don't respect my privacy
- Don't listen to my opinions
- Pick up your things
- Clean up your mess in the kitchen
- Always tell me what to do
- Clean up your bedroom
If I want to go there, I have to get a passport but I’m not sure if I must get a VISA but I don´t think so.
Barbados has spectaculars beaches, where you can go and have fun. The island's top event is the Crop-Over Festival, which originated in colonial times as a celebration of the sugar cane harvest. Festivities stretch over a three-week period beginning in mid-July. There are spirited calypso competitions and fairs around the island. The festival culminates with a Carnival-like costume parade on Kadooment Day (the first Monday in August). I already made my list, about some stuff that I should bring, carry and pack:
· First I must pack too many clothes, because I´m going to stay a week there.
· I should make a hotel reservation. I want to stay in a five stars Hotel.
· I must check the weather. Because I want to spend most of the time on the beach.
· I have to buy new bathing suits, because the ones that I have are old.
· I need to take a lot of money, credit cards and my identification. I don´t want to have problems there.
On the internet I found some information, that is important to know, for example a souvenir – t shirt cost around 20B$(Barbados Dollar), bus ticket 1.50B$, average room prices in a deluxe hotel U.S$300 and average meal prices in a deluxe restaurant is U.S$50.
The best and cheapest transport option on Barbados is the bus. There are three kinds of buses: government-operated public buses, which have the most extensive routes; a privately operated minibus system; and route taxis.
Renting a car is another good way of getting around. None of the island's many car rental agencies is affiliated with a major international rental chain, so just call to book a car and someone will swing by your hotel to pick you up. Temporary driving permits are required; they can be obtained for a small fee through your rental agency. In Barbados, you drive on the left.
Taxis are also available and fares are fixed by the government. However, vehicles are unmetered so establish a fare in advance, especially if you hire a taxi for a sightseeing tour. Rent bicycles in Hastings and Maxwell. Because of Barbados' easterly position and challenging sailing conditions, it's well off the main track for most sailors and there's no local yacht charter industry.
A travel Agency told me that I better go to Barbados during the cooler, drier months of late winter and early spring (December through May). Mid-December to Mid-April is also the peak tourist season when prices are higher and hotels most crowded. So with so much information I’m ready to go to Barbados but I need just one more thing, the tickets in first class.
Here I have some Barbados pictures that I found on the web…
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, it's easy to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie every time.
You Will Need:
150 g sugar
160 g brown sugar, , packed
220 g butter
2 eggs, , large
2 tsp vanilla extract
280 g all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 cups (500ml) semi-sweet chocolate chips
120 g pecans., , chopped
mixer or whisk
Step 1: Pre-Heat
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees (190 C, Gas Mark 5)
Step 2: Mix
Mix butter, sugars, and eggs in a large bowl, then stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Add chocolate chips and pecans. That's it. That's your dough.
Step 3: Drop
Drop globs of dough, by rounded tablespoons, onto an parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Leave about 2 inches between cookies - they'll spread out when they bake.
Step 4: Bake
Bake your cookies about 8-10 minutes, until they're golden brown, but still soft in the centers. Let them cool on the pan for a minute, and then move them to a cooling rack. This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies.
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How Do I Make Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Championships, Wimbledon (commonly referred to as Wimbledon) began in 1877 and is the oldest tennis championship in the world (four years older than the US Open). Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. It is widely regarded amongst players, fans and pundits to be the most prestigious tennis tournament in the World.
The tournament is held in the London suburb of Wimbledon, England, at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (commonly referred to as the All England Club). It is held annually from late June to early July. The tournament is calendared so that it ends on a Sunday early in July after beginning on the Monday 13 days earlier.
It is the third Grand Slam tournament played each year and is the only one to be played on grass. It is preceded by the Australian Open, which is played on hard courts, and the French Open (Roland Garros), which is played on clay courts. It is followed by the U.S. Open, which is played on hard courts.
In the 2008 tournament, five major events will be contested, as well as four junior events and four invitation events.
Ana: Hi..! Tedy! how are you?
Tedy: I'm very good! I'm ready to practice rollerblade and you?
Ana: yes! it's very easy and cool
Tedy: Did you use to have a hobby?
Ana: yes, I use to invite to my friend to my house! What games did you use to play?
Tedy: I used play volleyball and I used to sing with my friends
Ana: ok! Do you going to go the movies this weekend?
Tedy: yes, I do! Ilike to go the movies and I like mexican food because is my favorite food. Do you like mexican food??
Ana: really , I don't like mexican food, I like japanese food very much!
Tedy: jejeje! good! let's go to my house!