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Meeting Jose de San Martin

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Jose de San Martin was the captain (the main person) who organize an army to liberate Argentina, Chile y Peru.

Hello, again my friends I am Repsag, I am taking again Melissa’s blog to write another story from one of my grand grand grand aunt. Her name was Teresa and she came to Peru around 1810 when Peru was a “colony” of Spain and the were talks about the Ejercito de los Andes which was going to start fighting to get independence from Spain. Peruvians were tired of paying high taxes and that they did not have the right to do as they please as Peruvian. They hated the idea of following governors that came from Spain and did not know about the reality of their life. Teresa just to be a bread maker for a small town in Lima, her days started early and they finished late because she had to leave everything ready for the following day. She was also the seller in the morning and one of those morning an unfamiliar costumer came. He looked different, she guessed it was either from another country or a Spaniard, he was not alone and they were talking. She tried to hear their talk and she did not like what they were talking. They were talking about independence, liberty and fighting. Those words are prohibited, if some Spaniard soldier or governor hear them you could end in prison or even dead because of treason. Teresa did not like the idea of selling bread to them, she did not like the idea of having them there.  She did wish that they could delivered freedom, but just the though of it make her have goosebumps. His name was Jose, and he was so polite to her; which is weird coming from a person that look like a Spaniard; he asked for a bunch of bread, and she delivered it because he looked like the guy who had money. He said: Thank you, and he left. Teresa came from the behind the counter to see the direction he was taking and found him giving away his bread to children and old people who were sitting in the street.  She did not think much about him, and some time pass, like a couple of years and he talk about a guy named Jose de San Martin, who was building an army came to her ears. She remember the weird guy that gave away his bread and for a brief moment she though it was him but she discard it. Little she need that he was the same Jose that will liberate Argentina, Chile and Peru.

 

This is one assignment that I have created and is call Meeting your favorite Historical character which is worth 3 starts. I decided to leave Repasg to account for one of her family memoir (it is actually her memoir). I decided to do Jose de San Martin because is one historical character that is important in the history of South America, he was one of the main people who started to fight for the independence of Peru, Argentina and Chile.

Visiting Nijo Castle Kyoto, Japan

Above is the Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Japan which was built after Tokugawa Ieyasu the founder of Tokugawa Shogunate orders the feudal lords in Western Japan to contribute to the building of the castle in 1601.

Hello again; I am Repsag my friend Melissa allowed me a tiny space in her blog so I can narrate one of my stories…(Ghh) I mean one of my grand grand grand mother stories. It result that a very distant grandmother used to be  a servant at the Nijo Castle; and please do not ask me why I was there….I mean why she was there, because I do not know. However; I can tell you that traveling around runs in my family….. I was known as Mei back there….Sorry  I keep writing this in first person but it was actually a distant relative story….. I remember it was 1614 and the castle was the host of the war council . There were a lot of soldier and a lot of maids were required to attempt all the commotion in that place. However, I was assigned as a maid to the doctor of the palace; is where I learned some medicine which will let me travel around Japan to learn more about medicinal herbs.  The life inside the castle in war-time was chaos because; there were injured person everywhere and the lack of food could be seen in the town. As a nurse inside the palace, food and stability was not a problem. However, my conscience did not let me sleep at night after the times I went outside in my free times because  I could see how peasant were living no food, no men left to do the hard work, children without parents; it was a mess. One of the reason I decided to left the castle was to help people who need me; so I started to travel around helping in farming and as a doctor; until a hit a small town in Japan where there were a lot of orphan children and I settle there for a couple of years. …… D… I did  it again, I keep switching to first person; I think it is because I take as personal others people experiences.

I decided to do a writing assignment of When and Where Would you live which is worth 3 starts. One of the focus this week is to use our host characters and do stories about them . For this reason; I decided that my host character will write a small memoir about part of her life in Kyoto Japan.  Why do I choose Kyoto Japan? because I like Japan culture and I wish to go and visit all this cool places and to take a lot of photos.

True Love

Summer of 1938, Caroline (aka Repasg) is currently a nurse in North Carolina. She arrive two years before to a small town in NC where she meet her 10th love Noah. She fell in love with him at first size. He was sitting behind him in mass, but she could feel the stares in the back of her head. She turned and found this good-looking guy, nice proportions staring at her with a big smile. She turn back to continue to pay attention to the mass. At the end of it, Noah approached her and they start dating.

December 1941, after the attack to Pearl Harbor, Noah enlisted in the army. He left Caroline in North Carolina waiting for him.

Some time passes, the news were not good, a lot of death bodies kept arriving, and some did not even appeared . She used to receive letters from Noah, but all the suddenly they stopped coming. However, she did not stop caring.

After several months, maybe 1 or 2 years had passed, she was sitting in her porch reading a book when she see a shadow approaching her. She could not believe it….Noah after all this months in her home, in front of her.

She runs as fast as she could, and the only thing she could do was to kiss him.

Noah: I am back!!!

Caroline: I can see that…

Noah: Please tell me, that I am not late…

Caroline:  for you-she pokes him in his nose -I do not care about time.

Noah: confused- I am on time?!

Caroline: yes silly, but I am not planning on waiting more for you anymore.

Noah: Will you marry me?

Caroline: She kiss him, and he hold her tight and lift her. Yes , I will.

At that moment someone snapped  a picture of the romantic moment Caroline lived, and it was handed down to her as a wedding gift.

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For this assignment, we had to find a picture of a lovely couple in an lovely moment. We had to create a back story and a dialogue.

This  old picture it looks like the picture of the soldier when they came back home to meet their families. This photo is black and white (a little yellowish too) which give the impression of an old photo and because it fit my host character personality and history; I decided to used it. Also, the picture is simple, there is not a lot going in the background which gives the main focus to the emotion of the couple. As, I had said before the love story of soldier and a lady is the most common story that you can find, but it can also be the more complicated and with a lot of emotion. Service man can be one day with you and next day they can be deployed and depending on the situation (war or not) you may see them soon or no see them at all.

Data of the Dead…

I hope that you will not read this my dear Anna. I wish to be the first one to leave because I would not be able to see you go. If by any chance your Uncle discover our marriage; he will kill me. I will die for our love, if this happen please tried to put flowers in my grave. If by any change he does not let you,  light a candle for my soul. I will be doomed for marrying a child, but you are my love.  Keep living, they will be someone else for you. I do not poses anything, I do not have cars, properties, or banks account. However, you took the only thing that I was not able to let go … my heart.

Please dear Anna do not cry for me for long cause it will not let me rest in peace.

xoxo

Tony

This is a writing assignment of Data of the Dead, where a fictional character leave a will. Because of this week assignment, I had to link it to one of the reading, for this reason I choose Tony of Last Respect to leave his will. This writing assignment is worth 3 stars.

10 Second of Thanks

This assignment is 10 Seconds of Thanks, and it is worth 2 1/2 stars.
I set up my timer to write in 10 second the things that I am thankful about. It is not enough time to describe how grateful I am for everything in my life.

family
husband
friends
dog-Parker
life
health

For the bonus I have to draw myself in 10 second, at least manage to have some hair. I am really bad at drawing but it was good.

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Favorite holiday.

 

My favorite holiday will be Christmas. Christmas beside that we celebrate the born of Jesus, is the time of the year that all my family gets together. It does not matter if they are across the continent, they gather together and we celebrate it. I started the tradition to take my little cousin (Allison) to buy a Christmas tree from the farms and put it together. We start celebrating Christmas on December 24 around 9 pm. My mothers and unties get together to get the cooking done. We are around 30 to 35 people on Christmas. So the cooking is big, we got pork, turkey, some tamales (maize cake fill out with meat or pork), rice, mashed potatoes, a cake, wine, homemade hot chocolate, paneton (sweet bread), and more. They start cooking early, while my little cousins and I start to put our ginger houses together (I started the tradition). Around 9 pm on December 24 we get together to have dinner, and we spend hours talking, playing games or watching movies. Around 11:45 pm my mother start filling champagne glass with champagne for the adults, and for the child ginger soda. Around 12 pm celebrate Christmas with a toast, and some words of the homeowner. The Christmas tree is barely visible because of the pile of present, everybody get a present from everyone.  We start to open our gifts, here is where the fun start. We love to play tricks when opening the present , the way we do it is either by wrapping the present really bad (a lot of layer) or we hide the gift in another present, and let them open the decoy. This process can take up around two hours or so. By now it will be around 2 am, we start listening to loud music (lol) and drinking at least the adults. My little cousins start playing with their games or they fall sleep. If the house where we are is big enough, we will spend the night in there and have breakfast in the morning. Or we will leave and come back for lunch the next day.

This assignment name Holifaves and it worth 2 1/2 star.

JulNi Bane

I have decided that I will create my fan fiction character. I will use some of the characters of The Mortal Instrument series and combine it with my character. The only fictional character is JulNi Bane, the rest are character from The Mortal Instrument series and their creation is property of Cassandra Clare.

Name: JulNi Bane

Age: She stopped counting after her 400th birthday

Race: witch

Appearance: Long silver hair, silver eyes that can make you loss conception of time. Body that will take your breath away. Her dress style is sensual, she knows that she had a great body and she shows it with fitting clothes and low neck line blouses or dresses. Always in heel, does not matter if she is at a party, shopping, or on battle with the shadowhunters.

Height: It varies, depending who she is dating but normally 5’5”

Likes: Her favorite thing in this world is her half-brother Magnus Bane. Music (depending of her mood), revealing clothing, shopping, Greek cuisine, parties, play tricks to humans and shadowhunters, witchcraft books, swords, bows, cooking….

Dislikes: Camille Belcourt (brother’s ex)

Place in the World: Everywhere and no-where

Obligatory Backstory World: JulNi’s good memory is what make her life difficult and decide to hide her difficult childhood being a super outgoing person. As a child, she was dislike by everyone including her mother because of her appearance. As a child, she already had silver hair and eyes, which make her difficult to interact with another kids. Her father was unknown for at least the first years of her life. She did not know that she had a half-brother until she almost kill him one night. She learned what she was when by mistake she started to read a weird book at an antique shop, and almost burn the whole store down. The most significance event in her life was meeting his brother Magnus Bane in London on 1857.

She was attending one of the Clave meetings, but she did not agree in the way the Clave treated Downworlders. After the meeting some of not questionable shadowhunters were having a party with some downwolders. During the party she focus her attention on Edmund Herondale who was talking and drinking with a guy who taste in clothing was eccentric. When the eccentric guy walked away to get some drinks, she approaches her prey. She was wearing a sexy red dress that by the time (epoch)  was something scandalous for a girl to wear. She reached her prey a laid a kiss in his mouth without previous warning. He, Edmund, was taken back with the sudden action of the girl but he did not dislike it at all. They were flirting for a few minutes when she saw or felt the murderous intent of a pair of cat-like eyes; Magnus was walking back to his prey with drinks in his hand.

The world that she lived is small and she knows every warlock and their reputations. The reputation of Magnus was dreadful and she knew that if she wanted to keep her prey; she will have to play dirty. A slow movement of her finger, and Magnus almost disappeared into a portal. However, Magnus is an experienced warlock and that was child plays. He counterattack and in a couple of minutes they were outside trying to rip each other apart obviously using magic. She cornered Magnus with a weird and unusual spell that took Magnus by surprise. She approached him and ask him if he will admit defeat and walk away of her prey. But Magnus, was more worried about her last trick, it was something that only your parent (demon part) can teach you and it is unique to that demon.

Magnus said, Do you know who is your demon parent ?

She said, none of your business Bane.

Magnus: is by any chance Asmodeus?

She was shock that he could pronounce his name without any fear. But the shock was greater when he said. Siblings shouldn’t be fighting for a shadowhunter.

He picks himself up and walked away in the cool winter of London

JulNi was in shock because of the discovery of his half-brother. For witches and warlock having a half-brother or half-sister was not uncommon. It was uncommon to get to know who they were. Now she is not alone in a world that constantly change but she doesn’t.

 

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