viernes, 17 de julio de 2015


Be very careful with PICKPOCKETS.  They can fuck up your day.
El verbo “pick” significa coger, escoger y recoger..…y “pocket” significa bolsillo.
Pickpockets are in every country in the world. They usually work in big and well known cities, especially where there are a lot of tourists or people walking in the city center.
Cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia people are very vulnerable to pickpockets…..because many of them are professionals and can steal whatever they want. 
So you must be very careful and be fully aware, and it doesn´t matter if you are a tourist or not.
Therefore you must take some precautions:
Use your eyes and be aware of the people around you and especially watch people if they get too close to you.
-Avoid crowded places. Where there are crowded places, there are a lot of pickpockets.
-Don´t fall asleep on the train, plane or on the underground.
-Never leave your luggage unattended at the airport.
-If you wear a backpack, put the packpack in the front, not on your back. Put the valuable items in the bottom of the packpack and non-important things on top.
-If you are a woman wearing a handbagmake sure it´s in the front and cross it over your chest.
-Don´t put anything in your backpockets, such as wallets or cell phones. Put these things in your front pockets.
-And of course, never put your cellphone on the table if you´re having a drink or lunch.
-Don´t carry so much money on you.
-Leave important credit cards and passports at the hotel. Only take one credit card with you.
So remember, use your eyes well.

Very careful = mucho cuidado
Pickpockets = carteristas
Fuck up = fastidiar / joder
Well known = muy conocido
Such as = tal como
Whatever = lo que
Must = debes
Be fully aware = estar totalmente al loro
It doesn´t matter = no importa
Therefore = por tanto
Watch = vigilar (mirar)
Get too close = se acercan demasiado
Crowded = abarrotado
Fall asleep = dormirse
Leave = dejar
Luggage = equipaje
Wear = llevar
Backpack = mochila
In the front = en la parte de delante
Back = espalda
Handbag = bolso de mano
Make sure = asegurarse
Backpockets = bolsillos de atrás
Wallets = billeteras
So much = tanto
Carry = llevar

Listen to this song "Pocketful of dreams"  = Bolsillo lleno de sueños 

Listen to the song = Pocketful of dreams = Un bolsillo lleno de sueños

martes, 14 de julio de 2015



I was reading the news in The Levante newspaper that the Valencian local government is going to take measures to solve the big problem of exceeding the speed limits in many streets and avenues and causing terrible accidents.
Imagen - Jesus Signes

They are going to install radars in some problematic avenues, as well as cameras when drivers jump red lights.
A lot of people drive "way too fast" and therefore, there are more accidents, especially on avenues such as Blasco Ibañez,  Los Naranjos and the Puerto Avenues.
The speed limit is 50, but drivers often drive much faster than that.
The other main problem are the motorcycle drivers. 
There are motorcycles which easily reach 80 kilometers per hour or a lot more on many avenues.
At this speed it´s very easy to run over pedestrians who are crossing the crosswalk, or even crash into another car because it´s impossible to stop at that speed.
The main cause of accidents in Valencia is because people drive way too fast.
This was the case when a crazy motorcycle driver was going at 103 kilometers per hours in Benicalap.
The driver lost control and crashed into a terrace killing an older woman and injuring 16 people.
People from other parts of Spain and tourists say that Valencian drivers are too agressive when they drive.
They constantly change lanes to go as fast as possible.
Drivers always seem to be in a big hurry to go somewhere and don´t respect the speed limit.

La palabra “Way” tiene muchos significados:
En el articúlo donde pone “way too fast”, way se usa para dar mas enfasis al adjetivo usando too.
It´s way too hot = Hace un calor de mil demonios / Hace un calor infernal
I´m sorry. It´s way too expensive = Es demasiado caro (muy caro)
It´s way too far = Está demasiado lejos (muy muy lejos)
I´m way too tired to drive  = Estoy demasiado cansado para conducir

Otos usos de la palabra “WAY”
That way = por alli
It´s a long way = es un largo camino
On my way to work = de camino al trabajo
I´m on my way = Estoy de camino
Don´t go out of your way = no te tomes muchas molestias
Am I in your way? = ¿Te estorbo?
It´s that way = es en esa direccion
There is no way of knowing = no hay modo de saber
There are many ways = hay muchas maneras 
One way or another  = de alguna forma o otra

Finally = por fin
News = noticias
Exceeding = sobrepasando
As well as  = ademas de
Jump = se saltan
A lot of = muchos
Way too fast = demasiado rapido
Therefore = por tanto
Main = principal
Easily = facilmente
Run over pedestrians = atropellan peatones
Crosswalk =  paso de peatones
Crazy = loco
Crash = chocan
Main = principal
Crashed = chocó
Lanes = carriles
In a big hurry = tienen mucha prisa
Somewhere = algun sitio