Tuesday, February 25, 2014


A six month pregnant woman falls into a coma, three months later she wakes up in a hospital. She excitingly calls the doctor over and asks for her kids. The doctor says " You had twins, a girl and a boy, your brother came in to name them." The girl suddenly becomes frighten and her face turns pale and says, " No! My brother is an idiot! What did he name them?" The doctor says "well he named the girl Danise." The girl feels relieved and says, " And what about the boy?" The doctor laughs and says, " Danephew".    

Friday, February 14, 2014

Interviewing Janeth an expert on facial expressions

For this assignment I decided to interview my sister Janeth Cabrera. She is currently enrolling at College of the Redwoods.  Through this interview, we will be learning why Janeth is an expert at reading facial expressions.
Q: Why are you an expert in reading facial expressions?
A: I am an expert because I have studied the human body in college and that includes facial expressions.

Q: What courses did you take that made you an expert?
A: Well I took psychology, and sociology.

 Q:  Was it difficult to learn about reading faces?
A: Well I wouldn’t say difficult it was mostly interesting.

Q: How has this changed your life?
A: This changed my life because I can tell when people are lying to me.

Q: Do you think you know enough about reading facial expressions to teach others? Why or why not?
A: Well I think I could but I don’t think I would do it because I’m not good at teaching.   

Q: Thank you for your time.

As you just read, Janeth Cabrera is clearly an expert at reading facial expressions. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Guest Post from Bernice!

There are many kinds of masks around the world. Some masks are funny looking, horrible or scary masks. They are used in plays, at Halloween, at parties, and in rituals. Masks represent a monster, a famous person, a particular age, and also there is random ones. Masks are used to make people laugh, to scare them, and also to cover an identity. They are used by almost any kind of people from children to elderly people.

The masks around the world are used differently. In Africa they are used in shamanic rituals and as cultural props for initiation into puberty and an adult role in village society. In North America there is a mask that the Inuit of Alaska made masks to honor their dead, as well as ceremonial masks for shamans. In Latin America the masks express themselves with color and a wide variety of materials such as fur, papier mache, leather and molded metal. In Oceania aboriginal masks are present in initiation ceremonies.

Masks have been used for a long time now. They are used for many reasons as some of them were mentioned before. Every place has its own reason. Many people don't realize that masks are an important part of culture.

The types of masks that are common are the theater masks, masquerade masks, and half-face mask. The theater masks focus an audience's attention on the actor's movements and speech, and the design can amplify sound waves and reach more people during a performance. The masquerade masks also known as Venetian masks are standard in balls. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and formats for men and women. They add elements of mystery and glamour to parties. The half-face mask is the most common type which covers only the eye area. I would like to go to a party that uses a half-face masks, but I haven’t to one.
Berenice S