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For my second blog post, I talked to Estafan again.  This time we talked about parties and going out on the weekends.  I asked him some questions like, what he likes to do on the weekends, who he likes to hang out with, where he likes to go, and what’s his favorite thing to do.  He told me he loves going out to parties, and playing soccer.  He told me where his mom was from and whose his favorite player in soccer is and who his favorite team is.
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Hohenstein Art Negative Space

A. Negative space is the space around an object. So if there was a shadow it would be everything but the shadow.

B. I found the negative space by outlining the object in my stool drawing. This allowed me to see where the stool was and where the negative space was. For my cutout I found the negative space by creating a mirror image.

C. It helps an artist to see what is there and what isn't there. To look beyond just what you see with your eye.

D. No, because if you see in only negative space you can't see the details of the object itself.
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Blog #3

  • Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner

    - I can't remember his name and I didn't take a screen shot of his name but it was something very weird.

  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    - From talking with this person I learned that a conversation can go either way wether its in a good way or bad way. He did help me how to tell someone that I don't want to talk to them and be just fine with that
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?

    -In general my personal goals are to improve my spanish and I believe the more people I talk to the better my spanish does seem to get. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)


    - As usual just being able to keep the conversation going is one of my strong spots.
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Msanders blog post 4

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

    I spoke with girl name Araceil from Peru. I chose her because she was nice and understanding that I'm not a native speaker.

    My goal was asking what activities she does.

  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    What I learned are some interesting things to do like how guys flirt en espanol. She mostly said that they say Tu hermonse. She also said she doesn't want to get into it. So I also ask what she does for fun in Peru. She plays volley ball and watches la television. I lear

  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    It helped me learn what people in Peru do to have fun. It was great. Now I can talk about volleyball to Peru people. She also helped me with conjugation and spanish slang like q = que.
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I did well maintaining my conversation goals. I also did well on my mental goal and limiting my word reference/ Spanish Dict. Until she started using slang. Then I was lost. But making questions before really helps with the understanding until you ask the wring question.

  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)

    I still need to work on not using WordRefrence as much. I need to conjugate better. Finally I need to learn some spanish slang so I don't get lost again. 
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Turning Off the Translator Part 3

  1. Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner:

    1. - SharedTalk; Alberto

  2. What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

      - I learned that Alberto is 17 and is in high school. He's good at math and wants to study computers. His mother tried to get him to draw and do architecture but he didn't like it because he wasn't very good at it. I also learned that he's been studying english for two years and wants to continue learning. 
  3. /How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?

      I think this was helpful to me because I got to practice my conversation skills more. I used the translator only three times and two were just to make sure I was understanding completely what he was saying. This helps me in my goal to stop using the translator because it proves my idea that if i keep practicing talking to people, phrases and words will stick to memory and then I won't have to look them up as often. 
  4. What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on?

    - I think specifically i made sure I only used the translator as a last resort and I didn't try to say things that were too hard for my vocabulary. From this though I realized that I need to further expand my vocabulary. Because of this I plan to continue using sharedtalk and learn from experience. 
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LA COMIDA OH LA LA ~

  • Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner

    I spoke to Martin and I forgot where he's from. I think he's from Texas, well near Texas. I didn't actually choose him. He just asked me to chat with him. I'm also kind of practicing to be open and not get stuck of being scared to talk to guys. It went well and he's not creepy at all! So that was a nice experience :) 

  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    I learned that he's from somewhere near Texas. He likes chinese food and he loves sea food. He barely eat crabs because it's really expensive and rare in their place. 

  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?

    It's not really in my list but I finally have the guts to speak to guys online. My shyness and thinking they're creepy is out of the line. So hooray! Oh and I finally had the chance to speak okay-ish. 

  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)


    I think I did well this time. We have a flowing conversation but I noticed that he mostly speak and ask questions. I need to ask more questions and speak more. That's my new goal. Speak more! 
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Maggie's 3rd blog post

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    I spoke with pete. I chose him because he was a native spanish speaker.
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    He was good with spanish and loved the power rangers. I learned how to fix some grammatical errors. 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    It helped me have a flowing conversation without translating. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I focused on trying to relate to him. I asked simple questions in the beginning and then I opened up to hi mand let him ask questions. 
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)


    I need to improve on my spanglish. I add english into my spanish and i need to speak more spanish
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    Spanish Blog

    For my blog post, I talked to Estafan, he’s a fluent spanish speaking freshman, we talked a lot about what each of us enjoyed and what we did over the weekends.  The conversation started off a little rocky, It was some what awkward because I didn’t really know how to start the conversation or to really say anything that interesting.  Once we got started things went much smoother though.  I was a little self-conscious when we were talking because I realized how well he could speak spanish and that I wasn’t even close to being as good as him.  He kind of chuckled when I’d say something wrong but he would correct me and tell me what I said wrong, and how to say it right.  We had a few things in common, we both enjoy frisbee, and we both love sports.  We talked a little about soccer since I didn’t really know a lot about soccer he informed me.  The conversation wasn’t for that long but overall it went pretty well.


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    La Rutina Diaria en España (Tercer Objetivo)

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    Conversation Question: What is the daily life a person living in Spain like?


    Pre-Conversation:


    •  What will be your topic of conversation be?

    I will try to find out what a typical day in the life of a person living in Spain is like. I will inquire about what time people usually go to work, eat lunch and dinner. I also want to know what people do on their weekends. I have been hearing on the news lately that Spain is facing a huge economic crisis. I also want to find out about how this is affecting people in Spain.


    •  What are 5 questions related to your conversation goal that you can think of ahead of time to ask your partner?

    1. What time you wake up and you go to bed?

    2. What time do you eat lunch?

    3. When do you have work?

    4. Do you go to church on Sundays?

    5. What do you do for fun on the weekends?

    6. How are the current economic problems affecting people you know?


    •  What are you looking forward to about this conversation?

    I am looking forward to having a long, sustained conversation because I have so many questions to get answered. I am also looking to share things about the United States, especially Philadelphia, with the person I talk to.


    •  What are you nervous about?

    I have gotten so used to sharedtalk that I am not nervous about anything. I am only feeling excited to get the conversation started because I have an interesting conversation question that I can't wait to get answered.


    Post-Conversation:

    Reflection:

    • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

    I spoke to Luna Riverio and I chose her because she was the same age as me (17 years old). I wanted to get the views of a young, relatable person. Luna also lived in Madrid, which is a city similar in size to Philadelphia and I wanted compare my daily routine with her's.

    • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    I learned that Luna is a 17 year old living in Madrid. On the weekends, Luna likes to go to the movies or the theater, visit the park, sing and play the guitar. Sundays are spent with the family. Luna is a ballerina and she practices for 3 hours everyday after school. Luna said that her family does not have financial problems but life is bad for other people. Because of the poor economic situation people do not go on vacations, to the movies or go out to eat. I learned that people in Spain often go to work at 8 in the morning and eat lunch at 2 or 3 in the afternoon. One thing that I thought was interesting is that people in Spain typically eat dinner at 9-10 PM and a meal often consists of tapas. This is a huge contrast to the United States because most families usually eat dinner at 6-7 PM. The most common form of transit in Spain is the metro/subway.

    • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    My personal goal is to learn about the life, politics and culture of foreign countries while at the same time learning new Spanish vocabulary and using my current vocabulary to effectively communicate. I this conversation, I was able to fulfill all of the above goals since I learned a lot of new vocabulary words and I got to use my existing vocabulary to talk to Luna. I also got a glimpse into the daily life of people in Spain.

    • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I was able to get all of my questions answered and even after this, I still kept the conversation going. I also responded to Luna's questions about my life in the United States. I did not just keep on asking questions after questions. I not only gain valuable knowledge about Spain but I also got the opportunity to tell Luna about my daily routine and what I do on the weekends and after school.

    • What specifically do you need to improve on?

    For this conversation, I had to use word reference a few times in order for me to ask Luna some of my questions. I decided to use word reference because I really wanted to get my questions answered because I worked so hard preparing them. I have not used any translation help for my two previous blogs so I felt a little bad using it now. However, this will push me harder to try to use my current Spanish vocabulary to get my point across without using word reference.

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    Travel Guide to Madrid: http://www.madrid-tourist-guide.com/
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    American Dream - Present and Future CP

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    Right now, the American Dream revolves around becoming famous and getting that 15 minutes of fame and it all leads into money. A hundred years from now the dream will be to make everything even MORE convenient and the future will become a world revolving around electronics. It won't be " What you can do for your country." but instead "What can robots do for you?"
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    Positive & Negative Space

    1. Negative Space is the area around the image and inside the image in spaces. It is not taken up by the image and can be described as the background.


    2. For the cut out I took notice of the green color. I knew that this would be my positive space, forcing the black part of the artwork to become negative space. For the stool I drew the outline of all the objects. Afterwards I added in the details of negative space within the shape.


    3. I think it helps the artist see the background. The background is a very important part in any form of art. Seeing the negative space and not only the positive space helps create a balance between the two.

    4. In my opinion it does enhance drawings. If you had only positive space you could be left with an irregular shape that has hundred of possibilities. By having negative space within the drawing you can figure out what the shape is because you get a better view and detail precision.
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    Negative & Positive Space

    1. Negative Space is the area around the image and inside the image in spaces. It is not taken up by the image and can be described as the background.


    2. For the cut out I took notice of the green color. I knew that this would be my positive space, forcing the black part of the artwork to become negative space. For the stool I drew the outline of all the objects. Afterwards I added in the details of negative space within the shape.


    3. I think it helps the artist see the background. The background is a very important part in any form of art. Seeing the negative space and not only the positive space helps create a balance between the two.

    4. In my opinion it does enhance drawings. If you had only positive space you could be left with an irregular shape that has hundred of possibilities. By having negative space within the drawing you can figure out what the shape is because you get a better view and detail precision.
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    My art work

    Negative space: The space around an object in an image. It is also the unoccupied by the shape formed by any object. The object is usually white and the negative space would be black. In my negative space drawing I found negative space by drawing all the shapes and erasing the lines in which the intersect, which didn't really turn out that well. In the cut out I found the different layers of the tree and cut of all the pieces of the tree and then glued them on opposite sides. Negative space helps an artist start of their drawing more easily and see things more clearly. Yes, because you are seeing one drawing from two different point of view. 
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