Day of the Dead VM#23

Day of the Dead is celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. We believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.

The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico developed from ancient traditions among its pre-Columbian cultures. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2,500–3,000 years. The festival that developed into the modern Day of the Dead fell in the ninth month of the Aztec calendar, about the beginning of August, and was celebrated for an entire month. The festivities were dedicated to the goddess known as the “Lady of the Dead”, corresponding to the modern La Calavera Catrina.

By the late 20th century in most regions of Mexico, the practices had developed to honor dead children and infants on November 1, and to honor deceased adults on November 2. November 1 is generally referred to as Día de todos los santos (All saint´s day); November 2 is referred to as Día de Muertos or Día de los fieles difuntos (“Day of the Dead”).

Ofendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. They are also called altares or altars, but they are not for worshiping.  Some people mistakenly think that Mexicans that set up altars for their defunct relatives are actually worshiping them.  Nothing further from the truth. The vast majority of Mexicans are Christian Catholics, so they only worship God. Ofrendas are set up to remember and honor the memory of their ancestors. Before setting an altar, they thoroughly clean their house. We must remember they are going to have very important “visitors”. The ofrenda is set on a table, covered with a fine tablecloth, preferably white. Then the papel picado, cut tissue paper, is set over the cloth. It includes: candles, pictures of the person you are remembering, flowers (cempazúchil), salt, incense, skulls (made of sugar or chocolate), bread (pan de muerto), favorite food and drink of the dead person, etc. There is a legend which says that the soul of the dead person arrives, and eats/drinks what you prepared for him/her, that´s why at the next day the food/drink doesn´t have flavor anymore.

Me cooperas para mi calaverita?

Uhhhhhh

Hi guys, uh. Eh. Sorry. I´m tired. I couldn´t sleep. Well, yeah, but. Ugh. Lemme explain.

So I was downloading songs at 10:40, while I was watching the first episode of “Supergirl”. After it ended, I had to go to sleep. My brother was doing something on his tablet (like talking or whatever), and he was mad with me. Why? I don´t know. Yeh. After that I lied down. And waited. And waited. And waited. Until 11:20 arrived. I can´t sleep. I decide to watch some videos. I watch this one of Rhett and Link with Smosh.

And after that I decided to watch “Molester Moon” from Smosh.

And some other videos until 11:55 arrived. At that hour I was like:

Then I decide to check facebook. Of course non of my friends are online. I read memes, check my profile, until 1:00 arrives. I can hear my family sleeping. I put on my earphones and play some music. I close my eyes, wishing I had music for relax.

It´s 2:25. If I don´t sleep I´m gonna turn crazy. Well, I am actually, but I will turn crazier. Maybe if I check Instagram…no. It doesn´t work. I download a game, and start playing it. The battery dies after 30 minutes. 3:00. I ask my brain to let me sleep and it is like:

But yeah, as usual, I can´t remember how I suddenly fell asleep, but yeah, I did it. And guess what, I woke up at 9:30. DARN IT BRAIN! I guess I most work on Viernes Mexicano now, yeah. Okay. Be right back.

Jokes TAT#9

Hey hey hey! OY30 here!!! Time for Talk About Thursday!!!!!!

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Today I´ll tell you some jokes! And here is a challenge. If you smirk or laugh or smile with at least one of them you must hit the like button. Okay? Let´s begin!

-Fernanda isn´t my girlfriend anymore

Finally! She was such an idiot

-She is my wife now

-But she was a nice person

-Hey what´s up

The sky

-Hey look at my new iPhone!

How much did you spend for it?

-$1000

Oh cool, download this app

-How much does it cost?

One dollar

-AND WHAT DO YOU THINK AM I, MILLIONAIRE???

-Why do people carry umbrellas?

Because they can´t walk

-Do you have Facebook?

No

-Twitter?

No

-Kik?

No

-Then what do you have?

A LIFE!!!!

-Great! I need it for Candy Crush!

-SON WHERE ARE YOU?!?!?!?!

I´m on my laptop

-AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING THERE?!?!?!?

Fixing dinner

-SON YOU BETTER PASS THAT EXAM OR ELSE FORGET ME AS YOUR FATHER

Five hours later

-How was your exam?

-Who the hell are you?

-iPhone

-iPad

-iPod

iPaid…

-What does idk mean?

I don´t know

MY GOSH NO ONE KNOWS!!!

-What do you call a snail without a shell?

It´s dead

So that´s all for today guys! I hope I made you smile, because if I did, you must like my post. LOL! Have a nice day!

Stay Gold

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The Outsiders, one of my favorite books. In the picture you can see the characters of it: Ponyboy, Sodapop, Darry, Johnny, Dally, Two-Bit and Steve.
Most of you might not know this movie because it’s from the XX century, but you can search the book. It’s really good 👌.

Beginners Guide to Blogging #1

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Hello! And welcome to my first post of ‘Beginners Guide to Blogging’! What is blogging?
Blogging, from the verb Blogger-
-no dummy, blogger isn’t a verb
Introducing you to Dracoola, my blogging pal!
Greetings
As I was saying, the word ‘blogging’ involves many things. Blogging, as you know, means a website containing, a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.  ‘To blog’ can be defined as ‘to post’ because that’s what bloggers make. Post stories, images, videos, random stuff, whatever you want. That’s the first objective of having a blog, because, what is the point to have a blog and to not post on it?
Blogging can be difficult, and sometimes, stressful. But when you love blogging, writing, sharing things with your readers…blogging starts being a hobby.
Are you ready for this challenge, young grasshopper?

Don’t know what BGTB is? Check this post.

Liebster Award

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Thanks to Amaya911 for the nomination! Awesome!

The Rules
Mention and thank the blogger that nominated you. Add a link to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions.
Create 11 questions your nominees to answer.

Answers:
How long have you been blogging?
Like 10 months?
What’s your favorite holiday?
Summer holiday
Tell us about your best friend?
Um, I haven’t seen him in a while since I moved two years ago…but, he likes soccer, football, likes the same soccer team I like, his cousin is the best friend of my little sister
What is your favorite dessert?
BROWNIE!!!!!!
If you cook, what is your specialty dish?
My tacos 😂😂
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Check wordpress/talk on kik/drawing
What do you like wearing the most?
So I have this red T-shirt that makes me feel strong…😂😂
Favorite color?
Blue
What was the best movie you saw this year?
Um, Avengers 2 for now, still waiting for The Force Awakens
What are some family traditions you have?
Since the old times, every old brother/sister has the big responsability to make an epic fight at the age of 11 with his/her siblings
Do you make new year resolutions?
No because every time I make them, when New Year arrives, I realize I didn’t make none of them. Like this:

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I nominate:
Smota882
DV
Myr (?)
Cap’n
Cammy

Just one question because it’s hard
What would you rather: kill a dog or a cat?
P.S. for braves only: kill a baby dog or a baby cat?

Sunshine Blogger Award

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I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thanks Ateenagediaryonline for the nomination!

The rules are:
Thank the person who nominated you
Answer the questions from your nominator
Nominate other bloggers and give them new questions to answer.

Answers:
Have you been watching the rugby world cup? Who are you supporting?
Nope, I haven’t been watching TV  recently.
What is your favorite thing about autumn?
The orange leaves
What is your favorite food?
Spaghetti
Have you heard 5 Seconds Of Summer’s new album?
Nope, darn you Radio Disney 😂😂
Mustard or ketchup or both?
I love smelling Mustard as my drug-I mean Ketchup!
Pizza or burgers?
Pizza
Apple or Windows?
For PC, Apple.
Did you know you can change your colour on your blogs writting?
Yep, but I can’t on (w) app.
New Zealand or South Africa?
New Zealand :’)
Are you dressing up for Halloween? What are you going as?
I want to be dressed as the Joker, wish me luck with the argument against my mom!
What are you going to get your best friend for christmas?
Nothing, I’m poor 😂😂

My nominees!
SFClomex 😂😂😂
Ella
Mom
Blackcat345
Aayusi

My questions for you are:
1: Have you seen HISHE’s youtube channel?
2: ☺ or ☺?
3: What do you prefer, staying for one night in a creepy room, or one minute watching the sun?
4: Do you hate Gangnam style?
5: How did you met my blog?
6: What’s your favorite singer/group?