Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “Fifth of May”). The date commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. In the U.S., the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the war of Mexican independence from Spain.
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple
Please don’t let this be your diet plan!
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
Getting Along with Others
Here is a tip, when you have a conversation with a friend.
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
It seems so many people are determined to be poor, so I thought I would pass on some information that will help these people achieve their goal.
Improve your life with credit cards
Buy a big house
Take the eight-year car loan
Implement a flawed savings strategy
Pay Uncle Sam too much
Take the Jones to the woodshed
Co-sign for someone … or anyone
Take a pass on insurance
If you would like to know more about any of the above ideas for making yourself broke, just click on the link below.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
This Year I Will
by M.J. Ryan
This is an easy to read inspirational book about change.
You can find quotes in it like Goethe’s “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.”
There is a lot of good advice on getting rid of clutter. Especially when it comes to clothing, just ask yourself “Does this look like it belongs to the person I want to be?”
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
I am now watching this series for the second time and it is every bit as interesting as the first time I watched it on PBS.
After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII’s court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger. (Source: IMDB)
Regardless of what the critics say below, I pronounce this film DOA
Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person’s sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
Come A Little Bit Closer
By Jay and the Americans
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Leftovers
How long do you keep leftovers until you eat or discard them?
50% – Less than a week
22% – Less than 5 days
17% – Less than two weeks
11% – Until I have created a new life form
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Mexico y Spanish
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
Detroit Industry Murals
The Detroit Industry Murals are a series of frescoes by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera, consisting of twenty-seven panels depicting industry at the Ford Motor Company. Together they surround the Rivera Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Painted between 1932 and 1933, they were considered by Rivera to be his most successful work. On April 23, 2014, the Detroit Industry Murals were given National Historic Landmark Status.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
Emiliano Zapata was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920), during which he formed and commanded the Liberation Army of the South, an important revolutionary brigade. Followers of Zapata were known as Zapatistas. (Source: Biography.com)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
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