Home decoration

Let’s talk about home decoration. In the first place, I would like to acknowledge the person who allowed me to post about this interior design.

Furnitures’ origins and designers.

Furnitures’ origins & designers.

Furnitures’ origins and designers:

Furnitures: 🇨🇳 🇬🇧 🇪🇸 🇭🇰

The two rectangular pieces hanging against the wall are coming from Guangzhou, China.

The big table is coming from United Kingdom. Unlikely, I am unaware of the exact location as it is very old.

The transparents chairs were made by a french designer called Philippe Starck. Globally, these chairs’ are known as clear ghost transparent dining chairs.

The carpet is from Ikea.

The gigantic painting made over a piece of clothing comes from somewhere in China. Additionally, the two white and blue ceramic stools positioned in front of the artwork.

The three shelves are made of wood and it comes from Barcelona. It’s placed near to the big masterpiece.

This is natural light coming from the window. It’s wonderful! Let’s enjoy this moment for a couple of minutes 🙂


Furnitures’ origins and designers:

  • The sofa is from Indigo living
  • The two golden metal marble tables come from somewhere in China. The design is quite similar to pieces made by other designers. Nevertheless, the legs of these two tables are cross and have a circle underneath. Personally, these are more original.
  • The velvet cushion covers are from a shopping mall in Shenzen, China. The shopping mall is known as Luohu Commercial city.

Quote: “I have this mental sickness called creativity.”__ Philippe Starck

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IB. Work experience: Evaluation of Perspectives

There are few similarities between inquiry based and traditional education, the main similarity is that both learning can be taught in the same country, and both have the goal to prepare students to success in the university. Inquiry is becoming more popular in schools but rote learning is still applied in today’s modern classrooms.

A student in a traditional teacher centered learning environment it is easier to lose attention as students are not as invested in what is being taught. They would be more interested if it was more engaging in active involvement so the students could express their ideas. Therefore, having more participation. Also, when there is an exam or assessment the students who are taught with a traditional education is more likely to forget what they have learnt. On the other hand, students who learn with inquiry based learning are able to keep the information of what they learnt because they have a depth understanding and they are able to retain information. In addition, students who learn through inquiry based have a differentiated learning depending on their needs otherwise traditional learning do not provide these types of necessity. An important element for today’s teaching is collaboration. As a result of developing communication, argumentative and problem-solving skills, this is more applied on inquiry based than rote learning. PYP uses Learner Profiles and Attitudes to support their transdisciplinary approach, including communication, research, social, self-management and thinking skills. There are twelve learner profiles which are being open-minded, principled, reflective, risk-taker, thinking, caring, communicator, inquirer, knowledgeable and well-balanced. The attitudes that are promote in IB curriculum are appreciation. enthusiasm , commitment, integrity, tolerance, cooperation, creativity, confidence, empathy, tolerance, independence and respect . The learning styles provides multiple choices for students to learn by incorporating inquiry and rote learning together. Using rote learning as foundation students are able to understand and apply some concepts such as learning the alphabet.

Quote: “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.” __ Benjamin Spock

Part II: To​ ​what​ ​extent​ ​is​ ​traditional​ ​methods​ ​of​ ​teaching​ ​relevant​ ​to​ ​the​ ​21st​ ​century​ ​in Hong​ ​Kong​ ​and​ ​Spain​ ​?

Perspective​ ​A

Oxford​ ​dictionary​ ​defines​ ​rote​ ​learning​ ​as​ ​“the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​learning​ ​something​ ​by repeating​ ​it​ ​until​ ​you​ ​remember​ ​it​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​by​ ​understanding​ ​the​ ​meaning​ ​of​ ​it”​ ​.​ ​In​ ​rote learning​ ​there​ ​are​ ​several​ ​advantages.The​ ​teaching​ ​style​ ​is​ ​teacher​ ​driven​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​being led​ ​by​ ​the​ ​students’​ ​questions.​ ​During​ ​the​ ​class​ ​students​ ​are​ ​more​ ​passive​ ​in​ ​learning​ ​due​ ​to the​ ​teaching​ ​style,​ ​the​ ​teacher​ ​feeds​ ​learners​ ​with​ ​information​ ​which​ ​requires​ ​to​ ​think​ ​and understand​ ​less.​ ​This​ ​type​ ​of​ ​learning​ ​gives​ ​quick​ ​results​ ​and​ ​it​ ​is​ ​tested​ ​by​ ​immediate assessments.​ ​According​ ​to​ ​the​ ​book​ ​called​ ​“Improve​ ​Exam​ ​Results:​ ​Tested​ ​Technique​ ​for Passing​ ​Exams​ ​or​ ​Tests​ ​By​ ​Dr.​ ​Subhash​ ​Thaker​ ​affirms​ ​that​ ​“​ ​rote​ ​learning​ ​can​ ​be​ ​observed in​ ​preparing​ ​quickly​ ​for​ ​exams,​ ​a​ ​technique​ ​which​ ​may​ ​be​ ​colloquially​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​as “​cramming​”.​ ​An​ ​example​ ​is​ ​when​ ​a​ ​someone​ ​is​ ​required​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​the​ ​script​ ​for​ ​a​ ​play​ ​when​ ​it must​ ​be​ ​performed,​ ​this​ ​type​ ​of​ ​learning​ ​is​ ​more​ ​likely​ ​that​ ​the​ ​brain​ ​does​ ​not​ ​keep​ ​the information​ ​for​ ​long​ ​term-memory​ ​because​ ​the​ ​topic​ ​which​ ​the​ ​student​ ​is​ ​learning​ ​is​ ​not connected​ ​with​ ​meaningful​ ​and​ ​real​ ​life​ ​situations.​ ​A​ ​second​ ​great​ ​example​ ​of​ ​this knowledge​ ​is​ ​when​ ​a​ ​student​ ​need​ ​to​ ​memorise​ ​the​ ​multiplication​ ​and​ ​periodic​ ​table​ ​in​ ​order to​ ​remember​ ​the​ ​sequences​ ​and​ ​the​ ​symbols.

Rote learning is based on a traditional style, and goes back to the original behaviourist theory which is learned through operant and classical conditions. For example, in primary education the teachers gives rewards to those students who behave correctly, this means respect between each other, raising the hands when someone wants to talk, being quiet in class, etc. Sometimes, teachers also use conditioning to punish their students through positive and negative reinforcements. A students environment plays a big role influencing on their learnt behaviour this is an example of traditional education in Spain.

Perspective​ ​B:

According​ ​to​ ​Dictionary.com​ ​inquiry​ ​learning​ ​is​ ​defined​ ​as​ ​“the​ ​act​ ​of​ ​inquiring​ ​or​ ​of seeking​ ​information​ ​by​ ​questioning;​ ​interrogation.”​ ​It​ ​helps​ ​the​ ​students​ ​to​ ​be​ ​part​ ​of​ ​their own​ ​learning.​ ​Also,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​helping​ ​the​ ​students​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​their​ ​critical​ ​thinking​ ​and​ ​increase their​ ​creativity.​ ​Inquiry​ ​allows​ ​the​ ​students​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​subjects​ ​or​ ​topics​ ​in​ ​depth​ ​on​ ​the environment​ ​where​ ​the​ ​learners​ ​can​ ​feel​ ​comfortable​ ​to​ ​share​ ​ideas.​ ​When​ ​the​ ​topics​ ​are related​ ​to​ ​real​ ​life​ ​situation​ ​this​ ​encourage​ ​and​ ​motivated​ ​students​ ​to​ ​be​ ​more​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​a topic​ ​which​ ​it​ ​makes​ ​the​ ​learning​ ​much​ ​more​ ​easier.​ ​In​ ​order​ ​to​ ​make​ ​the​ ​students​ ​think, teachers​ ​ask​ ​specific​ ​questions​ ​such​ ​as​ ​“What​ ​do​ ​you​ ​know​ ​about…?​ ​“What​ ​questions​ ​do​ ​you have​ ​about…”​ ​“What​ ​would​ ​you​ ​like​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​more​ ​about?​ ​Why?​ ​(Wilson​ ​&​ ​Win​ ​Jan,​ ​2009).

Students​ ​are​ ​more​ ​likely​ ​to​ ​retain​ ​information​ ​if​ ​it​ ​is​ ​learnt​ ​through​ ​taking​ ​ownership after​ ​their​ ​own​ ​learning,​ ​they​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​responsibility​ ​and​ ​curiosity​ ​based​ ​on research​ ​of​ ​a​ ​topic.​ ​Students​ ​learn​ ​best​ ​when​ ​the​ ​issue​ ​is​ ​meaningful,​ ​this​ ​means​ ​that​ ​it​ ​is related​ ​to​ ​their​ ​experiences​ ​and​ ​it​ ​is​ ​more​ ​fun​ ​to​ ​learn.​ ​Also,​ ​inquiry​ ​allows​ ​collaboration​ ​to the​ ​students​ ​which​ ​is​ ​teamwork.​ ​Collaboration​ ​is​ ​important​ ​on​ ​inquiry​ ​based​ ​learning​ ​because students​ ​can​ ​teach​ ​and​ ​learn​ ​from​ ​others​ ​through​ ​communication,​ ​and​ ​it​ ​“Helps​ ​develop deeper​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​subjects”​ ​(Youthlearn,​ ​2017). In​ ​the​ ​21st​ ​Century​ ​learners,​ ​teachers​ ​build​ ​toward​ ​student-driven​ ​inquiry​ ​by​ ​helping their​ ​students​ ​to​ ​solve​ ​problems​ ​by​ ​expanding​ ​their​ ​questions​ ​with​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​classes.Students expand​ ​four​ ​main​ ​generic​ ​skills​ ​like​ ​research,​ ​thinking,​ ​analysis,​ ​and​ ​social​ ​skills.​ ​This​ ​style of​ ​teaching​ ​empower​ ​students​ ​to​ ​ask​ ​questions,​ ​clarify​ ​different​ ​issues,​ ​values​ ​and​ ​attitudes through​ ​their​ ​understanding.Teachers​ ​are​ ​aware​ ​that​ ​each​ ​student​ ​has​ ​an​ ​individual​ ​learning styles​ ​depending​ ​on​ ​their​ ​needs,​ ​abilities,​ ​values.​ ​During​ ​the​ ​learning​ ​teachers​ ​try​ ​to​ ​keep students​ ​interested​ ​on​ ​the​ ​task​ ​so​ ​they​ ​are​ ​motivate​ ​to​ ​do​ ​work.​ ​Also,​ ​teachers​ ​are​ ​flexible​ ​of the​ ​students’​ ​interests​ ​(not​ ​everyone​ ​interest​ ​is​ ​the​ ​same).​ ​In​ ​addition,​ ​teachers​ ​challenge​ ​their students​ ​to​ ​get​ ​a​ ​better​ ​understanding​ ​by​ ​exploring​ ​a​ ​range​ ​of​ ​perspectives​ ​and​ ​the​ ​world​ ​such as​ ​culture,​ ​technology,​ ​music,​ ​etc.


Quote: “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” __ Ayn Rand

Part 1: To​ ​what​ ​extent​ ​is​ ​traditional​ ​methods​ ​of​ ​teaching​ ​relevant​ ​to​ ​the 21st​ ​century​ ​in Hong​ ​Kong​ ​and​ ​Spain​ ​?

According​ ​to​ ​Dictionary.​ ​com​ ​education​ ​is​ ​defined​ ​as​ ​“​ ​the​ ​act​ ​or​ ​process​ ​of​ ​imparting or​ ​acquiring​ ​general​ ​knowledge,​ ​developing​ ​the​ ​powers​ ​of​ ​reasoning​ ​and​ ​judgment,​ ​and generally​ ​of​ ​preparing​ ​oneself​ ​or​ ​others​ ​intellectually​ ​for​ ​mature​ ​life.”​ ​​​In​ ​order​ ​to​ ​develop students​ ​learning​ ​teachers​ ​drive​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​education​ ​through​ ​literacy,​ ​mathematics, science,​ ​history,​ ​and​ ​arts.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​investigation​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​two​ ​main​ ​pedagogies​ ​which one​ ​is​ ​a​ ​traditional​ ​method​ ​​​such​ ​as​ ​rote​ ​learning​ ​and​ ​the​ ​other​ ​is​ ​inquiry​ ​based.​ ​The​ ​aim​ ​of this​ ​investigation​ ​is​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​the​ ​two​ ​teaching​ ​methodologies​ ​by​ ​comparing​ ​and contrasting​ ​each​ ​perspective.​ ​This​ ​has​ ​been​ ​investigated​ ​through​ ​research​ ​and​ ​work experience​ ​through​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​educational​ ​setting.

Overall, this project was to recognise the importance of both teaching styles based in Spain and Hong Kong, and how they changed within the 21st century preparing students for the 21st century world. Traditional teaching is still relevant to our current time as a stepping stone to inquiry based learning. With basic knowledge taught, rote teaching provides students with background information to develop their critical thinking skill through inquiry.

Teaching methods

Ethical​ ​Issue

The​ ​introduction​ ​of​ ​technology​ ​in​ ​the​ ​21st​ ​century​ ​has​ ​advanced​ ​education​ ​in​ ​many ways​ ​such​ ​as​ ​communication,​ ​teaching​ ​and​ ​learning.​ ​Today’s​ ​society​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​creativity, problem​ ​solving,​ ​innovation,​ ​cultural​ ​awareness,​ ​exploration,​ ​leadership,​ ​etc.​ ​These​ ​are​ ​the necessary​ ​skills​ ​to​ ​prepare​ ​students​ ​in​ ​the​ ​future.​​ ​​According​ ​to​ ​the​ ​video​ ​by​ ​EF​ ​Education first​ ​(international​ ​education)​ ​46%​ ​of​ ​teachers​ ​say​ ​their​ ​homework​ ​requires​ ​technology,​ ​and 94%​ ​of​ ​students​ ​say​ ​they​ ​use​ ​technology​ ​to​ ​do​ ​homework”.

In​ ​order​ ​for​ ​students​ ​to​ ​success​ ​in​ ​future​ ​learnings,​ ​schools​ ​should​ ​provide​ ​academic studies​ ​at​ ​higher​ ​education​ ​using​ ​the​ ​21st​ ​century​ ​key​ ​subjects​ ​like​ ​government​ ​and​ ​civics, arts,​ ​economics,mathematics,​ ​international​ ​languages​ ​(​ ​eg.​ ​English​ ​),​ ​health​ ​and​ ​science.​ ​This way,​ ​it​ ​will​ ​prepare​ ​students​ ​for​ ​complex​ ​life​ ​and​ ​work​ ​environments​ ​nowadays​ ​and​ ​future lifestyles.​ ​In​ ​addition,​ ​students​ ​must​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​gain​ ​access​ ​to​ ​quick​ ​changes​ ​in​ ​technology​ ​by using​ ​literacy​ ​such​ ​as​ ​media,​ ​ICT,​ ​and​ ​information.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​essential​ ​for​ ​students​ ​to​ ​be​ ​focus​ ​on 4 creativity,​ ​and​ ​critical​ ​thinking,​ ​communication​ ​for​ ​future​ ​careers​ ​to​ ​be​ ​open​ ​and​ ​repons​ ​to new​ ​and​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​perspectives,​ ​and​ ​understand​ ​the​ ​limits​ ​of​ ​real​ ​globe​ ​by​ ​adopting​ ​new concepts.​ ​In​ ​2002​ ​there​ ​were​ ​several​ ​jobs​ ​that​ ​didn’t​ ​even​ ​exist​ ​yet,​ ​for​ ​example​ ​social​ ​media strategist,​ ​Elder​ ​care​ ​Coordinator,​ ​telework​ ​manager,​ ​app​ ​developers​ ​etc.

Preparing​ ​students​ ​for​ ​the​ ​21st​ ​century​ ​means​ ​to​ ​move​ ​forward​ ​along​ ​with​ ​the advantages​ ​of​ ​technology.​ ​Therefore,​ ​the​ ​world​ ​of​ ​education​ ​won’t​ ​fall​ ​behind.​ ​Teachers​ ​in the​ ​21st​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​plays​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​roles​ ​for​ ​instance​ ​they​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​mentor,​ ​motivators, and​ ​help​ ​the​ ​students​ ​to​ ​connect​ ​real​ ​life​ ​situation​ ​for​ ​problem​ ​solving.​ ​Technology​ ​in​ ​the 21st​ ​century​ ​is​ ​influencing​ ​education​ ​drastically.​ ​Both​ ​traditional​ ​school​ ​and​ ​inquiry​ ​based schools​ ​are​ ​developing​ ​their​ ​curriculum​ ​as​ ​the​ ​advancement​ ​of​ ​technology​ ​continues.​ ​As​ ​21st century​ ​learners​ ​students​ ​should​ ​be​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​creativity,​ ​think​ ​critically​ ​and know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​use​ ​technology​ ​efficiently​ ​as​ ​new​ ​jobs​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​come​ ​up​ ​in​ ​the​ ​future.

This​ ​issue​ ​has​ ​an​ ​ethical​ ​concern​ ​because​ ​not​ ​all​ ​students​ ​have​ ​the​ ​same​ ​opportunity. IB/​ ​Inquiry​ ​based​ ​curriculum​ ​are​ ​usually​ ​at​ ​private​ ​schools,​ ​which​ ​require​ ​a​ ​certain socioeconomic​ ​level​ ​of​ ​students.​ ​Therefore,​ ​not​ ​all​ ​students​ ​have​ ​the​ ​same​ ​opportunities.

Students​ ​benefit​ ​from​ ​having​ ​balance​ ​between​ ​inquiry​ ​and​ ​route​ ​learning. eliminating​ ​rote​ ​learning​ ​and​ ​only​ ​using​ ​inquiry​ ​based​ ​learning​ ​in​ ​the​ ​21st​ ​century​ ​in​ ​relation to​ ​the​ ​ethical​ ​dimensions​ ​of​ ​teaching​ ​methods,​ ​by​ ​not​ ​catering​ ​to​ ​all​ ​students​ ​learning​ ​needs. On​ ​the​ ​other​ ​hand,​ ​removing​ ​inquiry​ ​based​ ​learning​ ​deprives​ ​students​ ​from​ ​developing problem​ ​solving​ ​skills,​ ​thinking,​ ​and​ ​creativity.

Quote: ““Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” __ Aristotle

A random poetry written in Spanish by Beyondjuliaswords

“Quiereme tanto

Quiereme tanto como tu alma

No sabes lo que te pierdes.

Soy tu mayor beneficio pero tu eres tu mejor amigo.

Nada ni nadie te entiende o te entendera mas que a ti mismo.

Sigue queriendo(me)te

Y

yo te seguiré queriendo

Tanto como los millones de granitos de arena y los millones de estrellas en el infinito.”

No entender. Tu entiendes? Adivina y pon cada frase con su frase. Go angel! Keep experimenting life cuz it’s beautiful! YOLO

Quote: ““Because, if you could love someone, and keep loving them, without being loved back . . . then that love had to be real. It hurt too much to be anything else.” “It should be a privilege to be able to say “I love you” to someone. It shouldn’t be something people say just because they feel like it.” __Unknown author

Hours a day = Total hours per week

Hey angel,

I hope you are doing well too! 🙂 Have a few questions for you…

Have you ever wonder the numbers of hours you spend a day during a week in front of the screen? And the impact it might have on you?

Do you spend more time living your life in social media or do you like more to live the real life you have?

Pay attention. Take care of your eyes. Live the life you have! 🙂 because things happens once 😝

Quote: “ The best moment of my life don’t make it to social media.” __ Rosalynn Mejia

Self-reminders

It doesn’t matter the numbers of obstacles you will find in your road. There are two main facts you should take into consideration;

Fact 1: Do self-talk: You could say “I can do this because I am capable of achieving or overcoming any issue.”

OR

Fact 2: Retain your happiness with you. You are the one who should be able to draw a smile on your face because the person who will understand you and love you the most is you 🙂

Quote: “When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.”__ Unknown author

Påskønnelse. Appréciation. Appreciation

  • Having access to water is a luxury.
  • Sleep in a comfy and warm bed. It doesn´t matter the size but is still magic.
  • People who smile back! 🙂
  • Spending a little time to taste and enjoy the food.
  • Listening to your favorite song
  • Traveling is going to be always a treasure of oneself´s memories. Discovering the world and to have the opportunity to meet people is a privilege because people can learn from each other.

Quote: “Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.” __ Sanchita Pandey

Featured

Hey angel. What does beauty mean to you? 

Hey angel,

It’s me again, Julia. I hope you are doing great! If you are new… Welcome on board! It was a pleasure meeting you 🙂

You meant to be here. Please stay as long as you like! 🙂

B.E.A.U.T.Y

Your beauty should not be defined just for your physical appearance. “We are” like a book cover. Strangers only see the outside which is a tiny representation of us. They will never know the way we are unless they get to know the person.

There two different types of people. The ones that look beautiful physically but they can be arrogant. On the other hand, there are people who don’t pretty physically but they have an excellent heart. What I am trying to say throuhg this post is that your beauty should be more defined for your personality than your physical appearance.

If someone’ personality is outstanding. Then, they will win more hearts than who don’t. The main purpose of this post is not to compare and contrast two extreme identities. Basically, it is to make understand the society that beauty has to do more for the way you are as a person than just about your physical traits.

Have a wonderful rest of the day! I hope to see around and please stay as long as you like!

Hey! Don’t be shy, and leave a comment down below and thank you for reading Beyondjuliaswords.

Quote 1: “Anybody can love your looks, but it’s your heart and personality that makes someone stay with you.” __ Unknown author

Quote 2: “words are importantwords are important part of your personality because looks and speech can only gain attraction; but speech and good language can win hearts forever.”__ Unknown author



Gratitude

  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Education
  4. Food and drinks
  5. Home
  6. My happiness. Spreading love and positive energy.
  7. “’ I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn’t exist, like it doesn’t exist” __ Chandelier – Sia  

Quote: “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” __ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be” Productive

  • Try to get 8 hours of sleep because it is key to have a healthier lifestyle.
  • Set goals. Always try to start with small goals step by step in a very effective way. Then, you can try to accomplish the hardest challenges. Eh! Never forget to give credits to yourself once you have achieved something. It feels good to reward yourself.
  • Write a to-do list and assign a deadline to get your routine completed it in time.  If this stress you out, try something different that works best for you. Stress never helps to be aware of it. Try to take more breaks if you need it. If you work permits you, go out for a walk, meditate, drink something nice in a great environment. Do whatever makes you feel good!
  • Workout. It is great to have a balanced lifestyle. Do exercise have a lot of benefits in your body. It improves your health by decreasing the risk of some diseases, constipation, improve your muscles and your bones strengths, regulates your blood pressure…
  • Clean and tidy up your space.Particularly, your study/workroom. It feels greater when you have things organized and in the correct order. It is easier to find anything you want in time.
  • Check and response your emails. Then, categories them by themes or colors.
  • Listen to chill music of your choice without lyrics to avoid distractions. This may help you to be more focus. Sometimes, music helps some students to learn better.   
  • Eat healthy food to boost your immune system. While we are studying/working… we tend to waste more energy than you think so feed yourself. Some suggestions you could try are nuts, one boiled egg, and fruits, black chocolate. In addition, drink a lot of water, drinking water will hydrate your body and it will help to circulate better your blood. Remember, water is essential for any living creature.

Quote: “Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.”__Lee Iacocca

Handwriting.Y.O.U.R personality.

Hey angel,

What have you been up to?

According to scientific researchers have shown a lot of people’s personalities traits through their calligraphy. There are a variety of styles depending on the person. We are distinctive so it is normal that this occurs. 

Sometimes, people tend to say that someone’s handwriting does not matters. Actually, it does matters. Depending on your writing form… it tells briefly your type of personality. 

Quote:  “Character is revealed by what a person says and what a person does” __ from the novel The Magician Nephew

The little pleasures of life

Have ever thought about your little pleasures of life? 

Maybe, you have heard this quote… “sometimes the little things are the big things” Then, that is what this post is about. Try to discover, learn and appreciate those moments because not everyone have the ability to appreciate it. Those occasions could be drinking a cup of coffee once you wake up, smell marvellous aromas, play an instrument, take a walk with your dog, etc. Basically, multiples actions could be your pleasures. 

Quote: “Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.” __Anonymous 

Random poetry by Julia

Sunsets that distribute leaves

The wind walked them in the streets of Barcelona

So happy, so happy, so them.

Their colors shone and filled with joy.

Those autumn days, beautiful, unforgettable, and unexpected.

The days smile at the citizens

With so much happiness that they blushed

The pleasure of life

The pleasure of happiness

The Pleasure of Autumn Sunsets

With her friends with her, the leaves.

Quote: ” She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!” __ Lord Byron 


Twenty healthy habits everyone should follow

  • Exercise
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day
  • Take small breaks between your studies or work
  • Hang out with your friends

  • Eat five times a day if it is possible. Your body will appreciate that. Try to eat more healthy food. As healthier you eat as more beneficial will be for your body. It is okay if sometimes you eat junk food. It is okay while you are not abusing from it. Everything in a balanced way.  
  • Spend less time using your phone, watching tv and your computer. Take fresh air, read a book, write something or do something you enjoy doing outdoors. We all need fresh air.
  • Sleep at least eight hours per day.

  • Try to break down your breaks while you are studying.
  • Go to bed early and wake up early if you are working. Generally, when you wake up earlier you have the possibility to be more duties during the day. Basically, you will be more productive but this is not always working for everyone. This is dedicated to those to morning persons.
  • Try to find something which motivates you daily.
  • Try to reduce the amount of junk food you are eating.
  • Replace bad habits for the good ones.
  • Eat a diversity of nuts

  • Try to give credits to yourself once you have accomplished a goal. It always recommendable to start with small goals. Remember: step by step you will achieve everything you want.
  • Smile or laugh more often.
  • Try not to judge others. Everyone is different, the difference makes us more appealing to others.
  • You should try mindfulness in case you are stress, anxious or depressed. It helps you to focus and reduce your stress level.  
  • Try to drink less alcohol and try not to smoke as much as you used to do. It will help you to save more money. Your heart will be grateful for it.

  • If you can, donate money to those people in needs. If you cannot donate money. You can still help others. If your hair is very long, and you will cut it and throw it away. Instead of doing this. Donate your hair to someone with Cancer. Helping others is a great action to do.
  • Write per day/week a list of things you are most grateful for
  • Meet new people.
  • If you can afford it, travel somewhere you have never been. If you cannot afford… start saving money. Remember, nothing is impossible so make it possible.
  • Listen to music
  • Say I love you to your family and friends often. Let them know they are loved.

&

the most important fact… BE HAPPY!

Quote: “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” -Anonymous