miércoles, 30 de julio de 2008

It´s a bargain!

valeria: Can I help You?
jac: Yes, I´m looking for a leather jacket
valeria: I have a brown leather jacket. It´s from Italy
jac:oh, It´s beatiful! How much is it?
valeria: $300
jac: $300? That´s very expensive
valeria: Okey, for you, $250
jac: $200
jac: Okey, I´ll take it!

my house

i live with my family in an apartment. We live on the fitfth floor. There are two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom.

martes, 1 de julio de 2008

My favorite month and day of the week!!

My name is Valeria. My favorite month of the years is December. I love to celebrate the christmas in December. My favorite day of the week is Friday because go to the disco. My birthday is on April 26th. I was born in 1990. I´m 18 years old.



Tanya: What´s her name?

Valeria: Her name is Veronica

Tanya: When is her birthday?

Valeria: Her is on March twenty-ninth

Tanya: When were her born?

Valeria: Her was born on March 29th, 1989



¿What´s your name?
My name is Christian

¿When is your birthday?
My birthday is on December twenty-eighth

¿How old are you?
I am sixteen years old

¿When were you born?
I was born on December 28 1991

Holidays and Celebrations

Holiday Traditions of Venezuela "Feliz Navidad"

In Venezuela, Christmas is celebrated with a number of religious and traditional customs. As a predominantly Catholic country, Christmas festivities celebrate the birth of the child Jesus. The religious celebrations begin on the 16th of December with masses said every morning until December 24th, when the religious service is held at midnight (Misa de Gallo).

The main celebration takes place on Christmas Eve, "Noche Buena" as it is called in Spanish. Families get together to enjoy the traditional holiday meal: "hallacas," "pan de jamón," "dulce de lechoza." The pan de "jamón" is a long bread filled with cooked ham and raisins. The "dulce de lechoza" is a dessert made of green papaya and brown sugar, slowly cooked for hours and served cold.

Many homes put up a Christmas tree but the most authentic Venezuelan custom is to display a nacimiento (Nativity scene). A more sophisticated nacimiento is the pesebre. This represents an entire region with mountains, hills, plains and valleys. The central point is a replica of the manger at Bethlehem. The structure is a framework covered with canvas and painted accordingly. Often, the pesebre becomes a real work of art.

On December 25 children awake to find their gifts around the Nacimiento or the Christmas tree. Tradition has it that it is the Child Jesus who brings gifts to the Venezuelan children instead of Santa Claus.

The Christmas festivities come to an official closing on January 6, the Day of the Reyes Magos (the three wise kings who came to visit Mary and the infant Jesus), when children again receive toys and candies. Christmas is, above all, the main holiday during which Venezuelan families get together and rejoice.

Music plays an important role in the celebrations. The traditional songs of this period are called aguinaldos. In the old days the aguinalderos (singers of aguinaldos) would go from home to home singing their songs and playing traditional instruments such as the cuatro (a small, four strings guitar), the maracas (rattle) and the furruco (a small, elongated drum with a wooden stick in the middle. The movement of the stick slightly indented on the drums leather is what produces the sound).

jueves, 12 de junio de 2008

who is she?

hello..! Her name is Valeria. She is my best friend. She is from Venezuela but she lives in Atlanta. She likes to listen music and hang out with her friends. She is a good friend and very beautiful