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Oh What a Beautiful Morning, inspiración para empezar la semana

Este miércoles discutimos música en el club de conversación, de las 6 hasta las 8 en Authors Bookstore, calle 70, no 5 23.  Infórmate aquí. Vamos a escuchar una canción esta mañana para inspirarnos.

Attitude is Everything

The image says everything.

Se dice que la actitud es todo. Attitude is everything. Hoy es el inicio de la semana y debemos aprovecharlo. Sacamos el jugo de el dia de hoy.

Si piensas el dia es bueno, pues el dia es bueno.  Vamos a hacer un experimentado. Escucha esta canción con letra y piensa “it is a beautiful day, everything is going my way”  …la explicación está a continuación.

FYI : La canción viene de las obras musicales de Rodgers and Hammerstein.  Son muy interesantes a ver y escuchar. Youtube tiene bastante otras obras de ellos.

There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow

There’s a bright golden haze on  the meadow

The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye

And it looks like its climbing clear up to the sky

Oh, what a beautiful morning

Oh, what a beautiful day

I got a beautiful feeling

That everything’s going my way

Oh, the sounds of the earth are like music

Oh, the sounds of the earth are like music

The breeze is so busy it doesn’t miss a tree

And the weeping willow is laughing at me

Oh what a beautiful morning

Oh what a beautiful day

I got a beautiful feeling

That everything’s going my way.

Oh what a beautiful day.

Haze – a reduced visibility in the air as a result of condensed water vapor, dust, etc, sometimes shimmers due to reflecting light from particles [bruma, calima]

Everything is going my way – Life is going well for me, my life is lucky/blessed [me pasa bien, he tenido suerte en alguna esfuerza, he sido bendecido]

Weeping willow – a willow tree whose branches droop or bend toward the ground [un árbol como sauce llorón]

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Motivacion de día: Apple piensa diferente

Motivation of the Day: Apple’s Think Different

Beautiful video from Apple about thinking different.

Hermoso video de Apple sobre pensar diferente..

Read the text while listening to Richard Dreyfuss.

Lea escuchando el texto…

Here’s to the crazy ones

The misfits

The rebels

The trouble-makers

The round pegs in the square holes

The ones who see things differently

They’re not fond of rules

And they have no respect for the status quo

You can quote them

Disagree with them

Glorify

or villify them

About the only thing you can’t do

is ignore them

Because they change things

They push the human race

forward

And while see them

as the crazy ones

We see genius

Because the people who are crazy enough

to think they can change the world

Are the ones who do

Vocabulary

Misfits – weird people (los raros)

This is Thinking Different

Round Peg in a Square Hole

Round pegs in the square holes – people that act unexpectedly, maybe better. (los raros)

To be fond of – to like (caerse bien con algo o alguien)

Glorify – to say good things about something (glorificar)

Vilify – to say bad things about something (infamar)

Push forward – move something forward with force (adelantar bien)

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4 Motivos por qué la risa es saludable

…Laughter is healthy!

John Cleese of Monty Python fame finds out why 15-20 minutes of laughter is the best medicine.  Quick reasons here:

  • Unwinds or reduces the negative effects of stress
  • Boosts or increases the strength of your immune system
  • Makes you feel fresher and increases the oxygen in your blood
  • Plus it is just plain fun!

Dr. Madan Kataria, laughter expert, has a great pull quote: “Fake it, fake it until you make it!” which means pretend to laugh and soon you will laugh for real!

Questions with the video? Leave your comments!

version española

La risa es saludable!

John Cleese de el grupo famoso Monty Python trata por qué la risa es la mejor medicina.  Motivos breves acá:

  • Reducir los efectos negativos de estrés
  • Fortaleza el sistema imuno
  • Te hace sentir más vivo y incrementar la cantidad de oxigeno en el sangre
  • Construir conexiones sociales
  • Y es verdaderamente divertida!

Dr. Madan Kataria que es un experta de reir, tiene una frase que se debe mencionar: “Fake it, fake it until you make it!” o Fingelo, fingelo hasta realizalo! cual significa haz las risas mentiras y de pronto vas a reir veraderamente!

¿Preguntas con el video? ¡Deja tu comentario!

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What a Wonderful World

It’s Friday.  What a Wonderful World! Some great music to enjoy your Friday with vocabulary explanations.

Original Louis Armstrong version / version original de Louis Armstrong

BBC Version, spoken word style. / version de BBC, estilo recitado

Lyrics

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They’re really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.


Wonderful, adjective, excellent, great  or marvelous. [maravilloso]

Its a Wonderful Life Movie Poster  The play was wonderful.

  Your Christmas decorations are really wonderful.

It’s a Wonderful Life is a great movie about Christmas.

We are enjoying some wonderful weather.

Bloom, verb,  to create blossoms (flowers). Not related to Orlando Bloom[florecer, no tiene relación a Orlando Bloom]

The sunflowers bloomed in the spring.A Wet Rose Blooming

The trees bloom in March.      

Blessed, adjective, consecrated or worthy of worship, or very fortunate. [bendito o bendecido]

The holy water is blessed.

We are blessed to have great friends and family.

Sacred, adjective,  holy or consecrated, or regarded with awe or revereance. [sagrado]

The cross is a sacred symbol.

Cali’s salsa festival is sacred to salsa lovers.

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Seize the MonDay: Music to bring on the day

Tomorrow is Monday and we got to rise up to the challenge.  Bring on the day!

Mañana es lunes y debemos enfrentar nuestros retos.  ¡Oye lunes, dale!

Hay dos videos buenas para empezar el día o para enfrentar el incio de nuestra semana.  Imaginate que tienes una banda personal; aprovecha tu día.

Eye of the Go-getter by Survivor

Glen! Glen! Glen! Glen! … (and more) Glen!

Glen’s the man
going to work.
Got his tie
Got a vision
Middle management is right in his grasp
Its a dream he will never let die
Glen’s the man of the hour
He’s the king of his cube
Status quo reports have finally met their rival
Burning the candle at both ends
on his way to the top
He knows that one day he just could become
Supervisor

Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

Risin’ up, back on the street
took my time, took my chances
went the distance
now i’m back on my feet
just a man and his will to survive
So many times, it happened too fast
you trade your passion for glory
don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
you must fight just to keep them alive
1-it’s the eye of the tiger
it’s the thrill of the fight
risin’ up to the challenge
of our rival
and the last known survivor
stalks his prey in the night
and his fortune must always be
eye of the tiger
Face to face, out in the heat
hangin’ tough, stayin’ hungry
they stack the odds
still we take to the street
for the kill with the skill to survive
(repeat 1)
Risin’ up straight to the top
had the guts, got the glory
went the distance
now i’m not gonna stop
just a man and his will to survive
(repeat 1)
The eye of the tiger

Explicamos unas partes de la cancion en nuestra proxima entrada.  Pero en breve:

Some has the eye of the tiger = eye of a killer or someone who doesn’t stop until they have achieved their goal.  (It could be a bad thing!)

A go-getter = a person who overcomes obstacles and gets things done; they deliver results.

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