Boys and Girls Ultimate: State Championships
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We all know soap operas to be incredibly cheesy and funny to watch. But what most people don't know is that Argentina made soap operas popular, one could say they created the genre. America tends to focus on family problems or business problems, mainly because American soap operas are censored, so curse words are not allowed and sex scenes are prohibited.
Soap operas in Spanish-speaking countries refer to SO's as Telenovelas. One main difference between Telenovelas and SO's is that they come to an end and new stories are created, almost like a series (as apposed to chapters). Also, there are not as many constraints, so scenes can be more explicit and/or dramatic. Plots tend to go along the lines of teen drama and twisted romance (such as Chiquititas or Belíssima. Though places like Brazil, who create more realistic and historical dramas, Chile and Colombia focus on comedy, everything usually depends on the countys' culture.
In America, SO's have become less and less popular, but with that, Telenovela has become increasingly popular, especially in Mexico. Most shows revolve around romance and the conflicts between two sides, so there's always a villain. One of the most popular is Los Ricos Tambien Lloran, which actually become popular is other counties, like Russia. Mexican SO's have made a comeback since the 70's, mainly because they can also reflect reality, but in a more entertaining way.
First Week: Marley Utzig
Partners Name: Multiple
City y Country: Many
Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner
I did not message any of the people they messaged me and I was able to squeeze my practice in with them but not for a straight five minutes which is why I have multiple people for the same topic.
What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
The nice thing about talking to so many different people is that I am learning more about the Spanish culture as a whole, I noticed that a lot of people really like the Red Hot Chili Peppers which I found as interesting not because they are not a good band but because there is a large amount of people who like it.
How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?
I am just trying to hold a conversation and learn more and I really like music so this is helpful in me being interested but also in keeping the conversation flowing.
What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on?
I think I am doing well in the conversations and just speaking in Spanish, I need to think of new ways to leave the conversation.
Many of the general stereotypes that are applied to specific group of people are far from being the truth. Others may have some ties to the past which may lead to the ideas being perpetuated. I decided to pick a spanish speaking country in which many stereotypes are displayed in movies. Americans are generally displayed as a people who are lazy and incompetent. The people of Spain are also displayed as being lazy and love to party. While it can be said that many spanish love to party and part take in the consumption of alcohol, there economic status disproves the "lazy" portion of the stereotype. Also, they are sometimes grouped into the category of being rich and snooty. While some may have the money to flaunt and poor attitudes as well, this cannot be said for an entire country as a whole. It is true that Spain has become one of the more expensive countries to visit , and that they ship quality products, which has helped them become one of the highest rated gross domestic products.
The bull fighting that was once at the heart of Spanish culture, is losing its importance among the people of Spain. Its easy to take something an exaggerate , for films and other media , which leads to more misrepresentation. Many of the people of Spain believe that the bull fights are bad, and that they really shouldn't be continued. In some areas, bull fighting is actually prohibited.