dissabte, 14 de febrer de 2009

beer my favourite drink!!

Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. It is produced by the brewing and fermentation of starches, mainly derived from cereal grains—the most common of which is malted barley, although wheat, maize/corn, and rice are also widely used. Most beer is flavoured with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavourings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included. Alcoholic beverages distilled after fermentation or fermented from non-starch sources such as grape juice (wine) or honey (mead) are not classified as beer.
Some of humanity's earliest known writings refer to the production and distribution of beer: the Code of Hammurabi included laws regulating beer and beer parlours, and "The Hymn to Ninkasi," a prayer to the Mesopotamian goddess of beer, served as both a prayer and as a method of remembering the recipe for beer in a culture with few literate people. Today, the brewing industry is a global business, consisting of several dominant multinational companies and many thousands of smaller producers ranging from brewpubs to regional breweries.
The basics of brewing beer are shared across national and cultural boundaries and are commonly categorized into two main types—the globally popular pale lagers and the regionally distinct ales which are further categorised into other varieties such as pale ale, stout and brown ale. The strength of beer is usually around 4% to 6% alcohol by volume though may range from less than 1% abv., to over 20% abv. in rare cases.
Beer forms part of the culture of various beer-drinking nations and has acquired various social traditions and associations, such as beer festivals and a rich pub culture involving activities such as pub crawling or pub games such as bar billiards.

Piercing and Tattoos!

Piercings and tattoos are instaured in the society but still now there are some people that not accept it. I like the piercings and tattos but i don't like a lot of them.

Body piercing is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn. Body piercing is a form of body modification. The word piercing can refer to the act or practice of body piercing, or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice. The cultural norms reflected in body piercing are various. They may include religion, spirituality, fashion, eroticism, conformism, or subcultural identification.

A tattoo is a permanent marking made by inserting ink into the layers of skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons. Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used for identification or branding.
Tattooing has been practiced worldwide. The Ainu, the indigenous people of Jap
an, traditionally wore facial tattoos. Today one can find Berbers of Tamazgha (North Africa) and Maori of New Zealand with facial tattoos. Tattooing was widespread among Polynesian peoples and among certain tribal groups in the Philippines, Borneo, Mentawai Islands, Africa, North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Europe, Japan, Cambodia, New Zealand and Micronesia. Despite some taboos surrounding tattooing, the art continues to be popular in many parts of the world.

There are some people who love so much these practices and I think that looks horrible.

A lot of celebrities and athlets are fans of tattoos.


The wedding of Anabel and Sergio

The next 25th of July it will be the wedding of my uncles Anabel and Sergio.

I'm very happy because it will be my first wedding in my life and furthermore they are very kindly close to me. I will wear a fabulous Vittorio Lucchino night dress. I will be the most elegant guest in the wedding.... jojo

I know that the wedding it will be very nice because my aunt working in an events agency and she prepares a weddings too. In summer the events are more confortable and funny.

Coulant my specialty

I have a secret receipt to do a very exceptional chocolate coulant...

We need:

100g chocolate 70%, 100g sugar, 90g butter, 50g flour, 4 eggs.

To do:
To melt chocolate and the butter, then when the chocolate and the butter are dissolved, We bate the eggs, the sugar and the flour until we have a cream. We mix this cream with chocolate very slowly.

Then we put the cream into the backing pan and introduce into the oven at 190º C during 8 minutes.

Valentine's day (stupid habit)

Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The day was originally a pagan festival that was renamed after two Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines". Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[1] The sending of Valentines was a fashion in nineteenth-century Great Britain, and, in 1847, Esther Howland developed a successful business in her Worcester, Massachusetts home with hand-made Valentine cards based on British models. The popularity of Valentine cards in 19th century America was a harbinger of the future commercialization of holidays in the United States.

In my opinion is a stupid habit because in Catalonia it celebrate Sant Jordi when the man gives a rose to his lover and the woman gives a book to him. I think that it is a tradition more deeply rooted than Valentine's day. Valentine's day is a comercial celebration.

Personal Shopper

Today my uncles come to my house to make a lunch with me, my fathers and my brother.

My aunt, Anabel, was explaining to me a new job very interesting: personal shopper! she loves this job! It is a new trend. This is: when you have an special event that you need an specific clothes, you can contact with an agency of personal shopper. They will help you to choose the best option with your new clothes always following with the protocol of the event. Furthermore, you can buy some clothes for the new season.