Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hypocritical people

I am hypocritical, and I am sure you are too. Everybody have a hipocritical moment, even when we try to hide this from ourselves.
Every year, we have a new scandal on politics; corruption and lies are very commom in the society. It's very easy to notice people losing time with useless things, while shit happens. That's when the most part of the people say:

"My country is a piece of shit! Society is to blame."
"We don't have any infrastructure for development, and the people don't do anything!"
"Lots of people are in complete misery, and the society is intrigued to discover the end of the soap opera!"
"These people on reality shows are very fake, jealous, I hate everybody!"
"Women should be treated as the men! Oh, military work? This kind of things are for men."
"I don't have prejudice against black people, it's ridiculous. *after some time* oh look at this man on Big Brother Brasil! He's a drag queen, it's ridiculous!"

Come on people!
First: the guilty one of these bad things is the society? Welcome to "the society". YOU are the society.
The people don't do anything the change the situation? By the way, have you called the governators of you city today?
People in reality shows are bad? Ok, I forgot that you act like Jesus in your everyday life...

... and it goes on and on...

One good example of hypocrisy, is a part of football suporters.
"I hate Brazil! I want to go to a place of first world!"
And then...
"World Cup is coming! UHUUL I LOVE BRAZIL!"
And the same person starts buying flags, t-shirts, a big LCD television to watch the games while he's drinking beer with his friends... to shout BRAZIIIIIIIIIIIILL, THE BEST when a brazilian player (that sometimes you have forgot his appearance, because he's playing in a europe team) do something professional with the ball (that he must have practiced in another country).
Ok, the first game goes on, and our country wins. "Of course, it's a very good team!"
After some time, the team loses. "I knew it would happen, because it's a team of shit! They don't know how to play! Useless people! I would do better!" Sit back and enjoy.

MTV Movie Awards 2010 was fair ?

Two days ago the MTV Movie Awards took place in Los Angeles. The people wins by popular vote on the site. They have to decide about the best actor, actress, film, comedian and drama actors, etc. In my opinion, it's a very good program.
This year New Moon won more awards than the others films. Well, I'm not sure if it was fair, because the other movies and actors deserved to win more than they. It's not a bad movie, but for me the actors are a little forced. The winner should have been Dear John, because the main actors convinced me of the story, it even made me cry.
Robert Pattinson is very beautiful, but I don't think he's the best actor nowadays. From the guys that were running, I think that Taylor Lautner was the best.
Let's talk about the singers. Even with the strange blue hair, I liked Katy Perry's performance, and hated Christina Aguillera's, for me she's trying to copy Lady Gaga's style with a little difference.
Well, generally it was a good program. I liked it. What about you ? Did you like the presentations ? Did you agree with the winners ?

Comments about the "rodízio" restaurants

A new habit has developed in Brazil, at least in my city, that is the "rodízio" restaurants. You call your friends to eat something there. Pizza and meat are the most chosen and, normally, each person pays her/his bill. However, this experience is getting worse and worse.

When you make a reservation in the restaurant, for your birthday for example, the obvius thought is that you will get there and find your table easily, with all the chairs that you need. WRONG!! Sometimes they don't organize it well and just put 4 chairs for 10 people.

In a pizza restaurant they start offering you salted, and then the sweet ones. Ok, it seems good BUT it's not. After this, they don't give you anything. And if you just had this problem, consider yourself a luck person, because sometimes they stop offering out of the blue. On the other hand, if you are enjoying the flavours, just wait for the french fries and steak pizza, the new shitty side order of these places.

Moreover, just to finish this nightmare, the waiters ask you for the 10% service charge. Come on!! 10% for what? Your bad service? Give me a break!

Well...talking about the same topic, what do you think about the 10%? Have you been in similar situation like that? Leave a comment and tell me.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Technology and Language Learning

Have you ever stopped to think about how technological resources (can)help students learn?

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