Los invitamos a conocer a todos los ganadores en todas las modalidades y categorías a través de este link
Y a los ganadores de la categoría III modalidad B en la que participamos:
Conoce la opinión de los jurados https://www.dropbox.com/s/5z0ejz4qucm1rl3/Acta_del_Jurado.pdf
Conoce nuestro proyecto http://tearidiz.blogspot.com/
Agradecemos a todas las personas de nuestra institución que de una u otra forma contribuyeron al desarrollo del proyecto, al profesor Francisco Montañez, estudiantes de los grados 7,8 y 11 por su esmero y dedicación en el desarrollo de las diferentes actividades realizadas tanto dentro como fuera del aula. Uds. también son ganadores.
Atte., Licenciada Teresa de Jesús Ariza Díaz
Docente de Ingles.
LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP DAY
In Colombia, people don't celebrate Valentine's day on February 14th, but instead, celebrate the whole month of September with the peak during the third weekend. On these days not only romantic couples give each other presents, but friends also get together for drinks or to eat, and one of the most frequent ways to celebrate the month is through gift exchanges, quite common in workplaces and classrooms.
It is the month when people, friends, couples and lovers get together to spend a month of happiness, joy, harmony and life. In some parts, people play secret friend, the game consists that in the beginning there is a monitor in charge of the game who gives a bag with names and each person has to pull out a paper, in this paper is written the name of the person who will be your secret friend, you can't tell any of your friends who you got because the fun in the game is not revealing who your friend is, because it wouldn't be secret any more. Then each day you need to give your secret friend something, for example in one day you have to give something salty, the next something sweet, the next something sour, the next a joke and so on until the last day of the game arrives when there is a special present. In Colombia it is one of the most expected months and the most special one in the year.
Still today I'm tormented by nightmares from my times at school, having to buy a gift for a “secret friend”, that no matter how much effort I put into it, was always going to be underappreciated. All this just so that at the end of the matter, the jerk who was supposed to give me a present, would gift me any piece of crap bought in a hurry.
the Zarco (meaning someone with blue eyes), explains why he doesn't play secret friend anymore. The character of el Zarco represents many of the youth that live in marginal areas of the city of Medellin, and speaks with a specific slang called parlache. In the video, he explains his reasons for not playing secret friend.
The reasons El Zarco gives are the following:
- it is a comercial invention and as such, it requires money, which he doesn't have
- he gets picked by the laziest one who doesn't make an effort.
- effort is not rewarded, and gifts given are not similar in value
- picking out names from a bag and getting someone he dislikes is annoying
- getting IOUs instead of candy from lazy secret friends.
- not getting candy but having to give, and seeing everyone else get theirs.
- day of unveiling secret friends is annoying, people holler cat call and expect kissing and hugging.
- he is always single and depressed during love and friendship month but…
- if he is not single, he has to split himself between friends, girlfriends and lovers.
At the end the Zarco proposes making this month a time to spend with friends and loved ones, taking the time to make peace with anyone with whom we don't get along very well, but not a time for these meaningless games… however, he admits that he will be playing this year again.
The game has taken an online tint as well. Secret Follower (or #FollowerSecreto) is the new method by which Colombian twitters are participating with their friends from the popular micro-blogging platform. The methodology is explained in this page and through this tool, people can send their secret follower messages, and anyone can also check out their own present. Click on the menu button and select a twitter user to see the types of gifts they have received: phrases of friendship, images of cute animals or candy, videos, poems and more.