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Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Essay: "Islands"

Imagine that you are writing this as the essay demanded by the admissions office of the US university you are applying to. You have to come up with a written exposé of what this topic is all about: islands as places of escape, islands as places of hell, geographical islands, metaphoric islands, stereotypes of island nations - how these might be affected by climate, etc.

Make sure you refer to at least two of the three 'official' texts related to the topic before drawing on others you have read. In addition, you are expected to use material you have collected as part of your dossier. MAKE IT GOOD! MAKE IT WORTHWHILE! You could actually use this as an admissions essay, with some creative adaptation.
I made some research on Australia, somewhere I want to apply for universities. I recommend you to check the universities there because they are quite cheap compared to the US and UK. Australia, as you know, is a BIG island. It's divided into Western Australia (on the west!!!), Northern Territory (in the north!!!), South Australia (in the South!!!), Queensland in the North East, New South Wales in the East and Victoria in the South East.
Most people believe that the capital of Australia is Sydney, because it's the best known city there. However, the real capital is Canberra which is to the south of Sydney.
Gonna be checking for information about Australia....
Kokomo Lyrics by Beach Boys
Artist: Beach Boys Lyrics:

Aruba Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
Bermuda Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo Montego baby why don't we go Jamaica

Off the Florida Keys
There's a place called Kokomo
That's where you wanna go to get away from it all
Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love
To the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo

Aruba Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

To Martinique, that Monserrat mystique

We'll put out to sea
And we'll perfect our chemistry
By and by we'll defy a little bit of gravity
Afternoon delight
Cocktails and moonlit nights
That dreamy look in your eye
Give me a tropical contact high
Way down in Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

Port Au Prince I wanna catch a glimpse

Everybody knows
A little place like Kokomo
Now if you wanna go
And get away from it all
Go down to Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go
Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama Key Largo,
Montego baby why don't we go
Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo
The archives seem to be messed up, the first 3 weeks of posts are there, but the most recent are gone, it looks like our blogger has some little hacker, come on Yori, save us time and say you did it.
Indeed, Yori did it !!!! Confiesa Yori !!
Mr. Wilkinson has deleted them
* Administrators can edit all posts (not just their own), add and remove team members (and grant admin access), and modify blog properties.
He's the only one who could've deleted all
yes! it was yori!
it was yori! hahaha

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Who's the wally????????

Somebody's deleted the entire archive of this class website (except the first posting)! This has happened sometime within the last 72 hours.

Monday, April 28, 2003

Good day to you all, during the last weekend a particular book has captured my attention and what I found interesting, is that it is actually written by a white reggae singer called Jimmy Buffet, the book is called "Tales from Margaritaville" and the plot centers in Buffets imagination in an unreal island called Margaritaville, where everything is perfect and there aren’t any problems, everything happens to be "irie". It is an easy interesting book and if anyone wishes to borrow it they can let me know.
Renato M. S.

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Hello, this weekend couldn't be more TOXIC!!! than it already is, however, i just remembered i had a couple of things i would like to comment about with respect to the film 'Mutiny on the Bounty', I made some research concerning the accuracy in historical terms of the film and found out that the ending is not true to the actual developments that took place. Fletcher Christian, performed by Marlon Brando, did die in Pitcairn Island as shown in the film, but the cause of death presented in the film is far more noble than the true one. In reality it turns out, Christian and all but one of his subbordinates were murdered by natives within a few months after settling in the island. In the film we see Christian in a desperate attempt to save The Bounty from being reduced to ashes, he however is badly burned and beyond any chance of survival. His body is dragged to the shore where he dies. In the film, Christian did not welcome the burning of The Bounty and he was betrayed by his comrades who set fire to the ship with the hope of never being found. In reality, it appears that this initiative, to sink The Bounty by setting fire to it, was orchestrated by Christian himself. Rodrigo N.

Friday, April 25, 2003

You've got to watch "South Pacific"! What a classic Rogers & Hammerstein musical! And connected to the 'Islands' topic too!

Here are two of the big songs (one about the paradise island of Bali Ha'i, the other is an intercultural love song). I'll put the sound files in Public/Chicama.

Bali Ha'i

Most people live on a lonely island,
Lost in the middle of a foggy sea.
Most people long for another island,
One where they know they will like to be.

Bali Ha'i may call you,
Any night, any day,
In your heart, you'll hear it call you:
"Come away...Come away."

Bali Ha'i will whisper
In the wind of the sea:
"Here am I, your special island!
Come to me, come to me!"

Your own special hopes,
Your own special dreams,
Bloom on the hillside
And shine in the streams.
If you try, you'll find me
Where the sky meets the sea.
"Here am I your special island
Come to me, Come to me."

Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i!

Someday you'll see me floatin' in the sunshine,
My head stickin' out from a loaf nighin' cloud,
You'll hear me call you,
Singin' through the sunshine,
Sweet and clear as can be:
"Come to me, here am I, come to me."
If you try, you'll find me
Where the sky meets the sea.
"Here am I your special island
Come to me, Come to me."

Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i,
Bali Ha'i!

Happy Talk

Happy talk, keep talkin' happy talk,
Talk about things you'd like to do.
You got to have a dream,
If you don't have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?

Talk about the moon floatin' in the sky
Lookin' at a lily on the lake;
Talk about a bird learnin' how to fly.
Makin' all the music he can make.

Happy talk, keep talkin' happy talk,
Talk about things you'd like to do.
You got to have a dream,
If you don't have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?

Talk about the sparrow lookin' like a toy
Pickin' through the broaches of a tree;
Talk about the girl, talk about the boy
Countin' all the ripples on the sea.

Happy talk, keep talkin' happy talk,
Talk about things you'd like to do.
You got to have a dream,
If you don't have a dream
How you gonna have a dream come true?

Talk about the boy sayin' to the girl:
"Golly, baby, I'm a lucky cause."
Talk about the girl sayin' to the boy:
"You an' me is lucky to be us!"

Happy talk, keep talkin' happy talk,
Talk about things you'd like to do.
You got to have a dream,
If you don't have a dream
How you gonna have a dream come true?

If you don't talk happy,
And you never have dream,
Then you'll never have a dream come true!

[Spoken]
It's good idea, you like?