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Exposición de Física y Clausura Semana Cultural UNIVA

Concierto de Rock y Talent show Semana Cultural UNIVA

Ballet clásico Semana Cultural UNIVA

Exposición de arte en inglés, conferencia “Who you are” y campaña ecológica “Univa goes green”

Inauguración de la Semana Cultural UNIVA:
A mi me tocó participar en la inauguración de la semana cultural en un número musical y debo decir que es una verdadera corretiza pues te traen de aquí para allá, que un ensayo de tal hora a tal hora y otro a otra y bueno eso sólo fue cuando faltaban días para el evento.
El día del evento tuvimos que estar en el SUM a las 6:50 para ensayar y empezar a arreglarnos. Querían hacer dos ensayos y darnos tiempo para estar listad y lo terrible de todo esto es que hubieron 4 inauguraciones en total.
Estábamos todas las niñas de arriba para abajo y que una ayudara en esto y la otra en aquello y sin contar que éramos muchísimas. Terminamos exhaustas pero felices de haber realizado un trabajo tan arduo.
El evento estuvo bastante bien, comenzó con un número musical .muy movido y después hubo uno más bien lento e “inspirador” por así decirlo. Estuvo adornado con muchas telas fr colores vivos y al final un baile del equipo de selección de jazz bastante alegre. Además de que hubo un público muy animador en cada una de las inauguraciones, aun así nunca fue el mismo tipo de apoyo. Fue simplemente la inauguración adecuada para la semana cultural de este año.

Description of the event

This Concomic event was not so amazing as others but it was, as always, good. I have to recognize that the ticket was a little too expensive but somehow it is worth it. I just had the opportunity to see Susan Coffey because I had to go the second day, but she was nice and she even took a picture with me (but the one who took it hasn’t sent it to me). Also I saw some good deviantART and Tumblr artists which I didn’t knew and I got really impressed by their art. I saw lots of cute and cool stuff (that of course, I couldn’t afford *cries*) and I bought lots of food like stuffed breads, ramunes, japanese soda, pockys and fortune cookies. 

I could notice that there were plenty of people doing “Shingeki no Kyojin” and “Sword Art Online” cosplay, which is understood due to the fact that they are the most brand new animes. Also there were different types of cosplay like: Pyramid Head, Star Wars, Sims, Minecraft, Pokemon, Sakura Card Captor, Evangelion, Sexy Bunny, Lolita, Silent Hill Maids, Jesus, Cosmo (from Fairly Odd Parents), Disney, etc, etc. In most of the interviews I asked: “What do you think about people who cosplay?” and I could notice that everyone answered me that the well done ones were ok, but (I have to agree with them) there are ones that just SHOULDN’T be done. The people I met there was really nice and there wasn’t someone who didn’t wanted me to take them a picture, of course I first asked. Another wonderful thing was that I found friends there that I had long time without meeting and I loved it. A great experience as always, I could go over and over again to the Concomics. 

Some interviews I did: 


Differences between American, Japanese and European comic

American: The American comics artist is a pencil, which is another inker, a screenwriter, a colorful and a pen (which is responsible for onomatopoeia). Also, in the comic book USA must follow an editorial line (ex. Spiderman can not die nor kill), the characters are U.S. franchises that are run by publishers and artists have a due day to deliver drawn pages. American comics are read from left to right and using the left side as the first page, they are always in full color.

European: In the European comic usually the same artist who does the pencil and ink. European comic’s creative freedom. European comic are more flexible in delivery. European comics are read the same way as the American comics and they are also in full color, but their stories usually are developed during historic events.

Japanese: The japanese comic, or manga, is developed in an editorial, there is a screenwriter which works out the main story and then lends it to the cartoonist, but sometimes it is the same person who does this. Then, the editors are the ones who check the work and they usually do the text balloon - stuff which consists on sticking the text balloons on each frame that needs it. Then it is done again by the inker (which usually is the cartoonist too but not always) and then it is sent to the printer to make copies and then sell it. The workers from the editorial have strict delivery days. The manga is read form right to left and using the right side as the first page, they are always in black and white and SOMETIMES it has some pages in full color, also sometimes it contains stickers or a little gift, like in a magazine.


Japanese culture in Mexico:
The japanese culture started taking place in Mexico 400 years ago, when in 1614 Tsunenaga Hasekura arrived to the port of Acapulco with a mission to establish trade and diplomatic relations with New Spain (Mexico). The Hasekura Mission , also known as Embassy Keicho sought to gain knowledge on the technology for the production of silver and sending missionaries to evangelize parts of Japan , especially the territory of Sendai, whose ruler , Masamune Date, was the main driver of this Japanese mission to Mexico. Upon arrival at the port of Acapulco the Japanese mission was received by the representative of the Viceroy of New Spain , and in March 1614 reached Mexico city where their leader, Hasekura , met with the Viceroy and the Bishop of Mexico.
Seven years later, Hasekura and some of his companions returned to Japan, but due to political changes, such as the prohibition of Christianity and international isolation, prevented the original mission of the samurai they materialize. However, Shozo Ogino Japanese researcher stresses that the presence of that embassy in Mexico is important because, although in 1610 Mexico became the first group of Japanese, the Hasekura Mission was a more formal and diplomatic presence.

Japanese culture in USA:
On July 8, 1853, American Commodore Matthew Perry led his four ships into the harbor at Tokyo Bay, seeking to re-establish for the first time in over 200 years regular trade and discourse between Japan and the western world. There were several reasons why the United States became interested in revitalizing contact between Japan and the West in the mid-19th century like the combination of the opening of Chinese ports to regular trade and the annexation of California, creating an American port on the Pacific, they needed to secure coaling stations, where they could stop to take on provisions and fuel while making the long trip from the United States to China, and the American whaling industry had pushed into the North Pacific by the mid-18th century, and sought safe harbors, assistance in case of shipwrecks, and reliable supply stations.
Although Japan opened its ports to modern trade only reluctantly, once it did, it took advantage of the new access to modern technological developments. Japan’s opening to the West enabled it to modernize its military, and to rise quickly to the position of the most formidable Asian power in the Pacific. At the same time, the process by which the United States and the Western powers forced Japan into modern commercial intercourse, along with other internal factors, weakened the position of the Tokugawa Shogunate to the point that the shogun fell from power.

Current Japanese culture:
The modern status of the Japanese culture has grown thanks to the introduction of anime and manga to the western countries. Now what constitutes Japanese culture the most is the J-pop, which is the japanese pop (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is really famous right now), the cute products from anime series or tons and tons of manga books in every library around Mexico, USA, Canada, and some parts of Chile. Also the Japanese fashion has become really famous all around the world but there are tons of brand new J-fashion stores in America which are very adressed. The japanese fashion includes accessories, shoes and even the photo style in young girls nowadays.

(Japanese woman fashion)


(Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)


Manga: Is a graphic novel original from Japan. It has a different drawing style from other graphic novels and it is read from right to left, and starting from which in America would be the last page.

Anime: It is a Japanese animation serie usually adapted from a manga and is drawn by computer and some are hand-drawn.

Otaku: Its is a person who likes to play videogames and likes Japanese culture, which includes: watching anime, listening to j-pop, reading manga, celebrating their holidays, etc.

Gamer: A person who loves to play videogames, knows hacks and spends most of their time buying videogames and achieving skills while playing them.

Cosplay: It is the impersionation of an anime character but in real life, which means that someone dresses up as the character and acts like it. These people often use them for assisting to conventions or for artistic photoshoots.

Shoujo: The word shoujo becomes from a Chinese character that means young girl (usually referring to any girl who has not reached her 20 years). As internal genre in anime and manga, it means it is a work principally made for young girls and this is because the stories are always about love or any romantic theme.

Yaoi: It is the gay genre for japanese animation (anime) and manga. It is about relationships between boys and it enters in the shoujo genre.

Yuri: It is the lesbian genre for japanese animation (anime) and manga. It is about relationships between girls and it enters in the shoujo genre.

Hentai: The word becomes form the Japanese language meaning to “pervert”. It is the pornographic genre for japanese animation and manga. It includes many internal topics like: futanari, 3D, fx, yaoi, yuri, lemon, soft.

I hope everybody knows that there’s disabled people in this world. Why do I mentón this?.
See, the problem that has always existed with this people is not them but the society and the moral that we use to work with. Nowadays it is not that big ideal but there’s still people who make impossible their capability to move like us. In the past (but not so far in the past) they weren’t even paid attention, people would make like they didn’t noticed them or ignored the fact that they were disabled.
These kind of problems lead people to care about them less, there are still enterprises, schools, public paces and even restaurants that don’t think about them. The good thing is that there is also lots of places that already count with services for them in order to let them feel comfortable everywhere they go because just for being disabled it doesn’t mean they are not humans.
People should think more about the situation and start to change the issue of society with disabled people, we are almost there, and the discrimination they receive is awful, we and they are more han that.

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