Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blog Action Day!!! We said URBE is here!

2,710 bloggers from 109 countries, registered to take part in Blog Action Day 2011.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Chinita's fair is almost here!!!

Let's celebrate our Zulianity by writing in our blogs about our dear Patroness "Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá". She is also the patron saint of Colombia, and the town of Caraz in Peru.

In Maracaibo we celebrate the Chinita's fair in November with an all-night party. The Chinita’s fair officially begins on October 27th when the Virgin is taken down from the altar in which she rests. She tours all over the Zulia State and returns to the Basilica to start all the religious festivities. Other cultural activities are held during the fair. Expo-Zulia is a temporary marketplace where the zulians show a great deal products that characterize our region. Many merchants, stores, companies and artisans offer their products at reasonably low prices.  Many “gaiteros” gather in front of the basilica to sing their best gaitas to please the patron virgin.  
This year we are celebrating the XLVI.  Take some time to think what this celebration means to us people from Zulia. Write a post in your blog about her festivities. You can make a poster, include pictures of the chinita and the different fun things we do to celebrate. Tell the world about our traditions. Use the following graph to help you write about the festivity.

Here you have some links where you can find info on this year celebration:

Alcaldia de Maracaibo
Blog de la Feria
Facebook de la feria

Also include a Gaita... what's your favorite? Who sings it? who composed it? why do you like it?

This gaita is about the first homenaje we do for our Chinita: La Bajada de la Virgen

These are the lyrics to this beautiful gaita.

La Bajada de la Virgen - Los Compadres del Exito

Cuando bajan a la virgen el cielo viene con ella.

Terminaron los pasquines
Apagaron los faroles
Y lo negrita Indalecia
Va vendiendo sus turrones (Bis)

Cuando bajan a la virgen
El cielo viene con ella
Mi Maracaibo se llena de musical alegría
Y toda la tierra mía del saladillo de siempre
A todo el Zulia lo enciende
Mi gaita que es armonía. (Bis)

Ya el rosario termino
La orquesta del alto sano
Tocan una gaita hermano
De esas del tiempo de u don. (Bis)


Ya van a prender los  fuegos
La placita está repleta
Truenos en las 15 letras
Y también cucaracheros. (Bis)


Y no sé porque razón
Hoy Rubén el campanero
Quien siempre enciende los fuegos
Está ausente en el fiestón. (Bis)

Well, the most important thing is that you have fun working on your task... and practice your English.

Keep on shining Love and Peace!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Urbe Students join the Artifitial Inteligence Course of Standford University

This is what Marcos Gonzalez from level 5 C511 got on his first week in the course.

Way to go Marcos!!! Congratulations. Keep on shining Love and Peace! Doris3m

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy 22nd Anniversary URBE!

Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday ..... dear URBE..
Happy Birthday... tooooooooo.... yooooouuuuu!!!

Best wishes to all the personel, professors and students of our University!!!

Keep on shining Love and Peace!

Blog Action Day: October 16

It’s that time of the year again – get ready to blog for good, all at once, around the world, on a single day in October. Urbe Bloggers will join this adventure for the third time. So first le's look at what Blog Action Day is:


Since 2007, Blog Action Day has focused bloggers around the world to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included water, climate change and poverty.

This year, Blog Action Day will be held on October 16, which coincides with World Food Day, so naturally our 2011 theme is FOOD

Find out more about Blog Action Day

Food is something that we all share in common, but is distinct to each of our cultures. The way we produce, distribute and consume food is crucial to our shared future, and the unhealthy imbalance of food scarcity in developing world and food over-abundance in the developed world is unsustainable for us all.

Blog Action Day 2011 will be an opportunity to open the conversation about how food impacts all of us – individually and globally. Register your blog for Blog Action Day 2011 by clicking the link below:


To take part in Blog Action Day all you need to do is register your blog and then on October 16, 2011 post your blog about food with the #BAD11 tag. 

Some topics suggestions for your Blog Action Day post.

1. My favorite food
2. The famine in East Africa
3. To be organic or not to be, that is the question.
4. Hunger and poverty.
5. Best and worst food memory
6. Slow Food, Fast Food: What does it actually mean
7. Malnutrition
8. Conflict over Food: Will new wars be about arable land?
9. Is your hamburger hurting the environment?
10. It takes 24 liters of water to produce one hamburger. That means it would take over 19.9 billion liters of water to make just one hamburger for every person in Europe.
11. Vegan, Vegetarian, Meat eater – Which one are you and why?
12. Trading in the future of food. What is the impact of food speculation?
13. Will we be able to feed 9 billion people in 2050?
14. How does Fair Trade food help farmers and communities get out of poverty?
15. Freeganism  – eating the things others throw away.
16. The scandal of  food waste.
17. What is the best way to farm food?
18. Growing your own – the joys and heartache of growing what you eat?
19. Too much or too little taking food to extremes.
20. Strangest thing you have ever eaten.
21. What food means to your culture.

Here you can find some good readings on food: A world of Food

Well, hope you have fun writing in your blogs about this important topic. 
Keep on shining Love and Peace!