Monday, October 31, 2011


Halloween is a annual holiday observed
on October 31 and
it created 2500 years ago,
which commonly includes activities such
as trick-or-treating,antending costume parties
,carving jack-o'-lanterns,bonfires,apple
bobbing,visiting haunted attractions,
playing pranks,
telling scary stories
and watching horror fims.
It's a famous celebration at U.S.A
(United States of America) ,
UK (United Kingdom) ,
Australia and Japan.

More than a thousand years ago the Christian church named November 1 All Saints Day (also called All Hallows.) This was a special holy day to honor the saints and other people who died for their religion. The night before All Hallows was called Hallows Eve. Later the name was changed to Halloween.
Like the Celts, the Europeans of that time also believed that the spirits of the dead would visit the earth on Halloween. They worried that evil spirits would cause problems or hurt them. So on that night people wore costumes that looked like ghosts or other evil creatures. They thought if they dressed like that, the spirits would think they were also dead and not harm them.
The tradition of Halloween was carried to America by the immigrating Europeans. Some of the traditions changed a little, though. For example, on Halloween in Europe some people would carry lanterns made from turnips. In America, pumpkins were more common. So people began putting candles inside them and using them as lanterns. That is why you see Jack 'o lanterns today.
These days Halloween is not usually considered a religious holiday. It is primarily a fun day for children. Children dress up in costumes like people did a thousand years ago. But instead of worrying about evil spirits, they go from house to house. They knock on doors and say "trick or treat." The owner of each house gives candy or something special to each trick or treater.


Halloween (or Hallowe'en), a contraction of All-Hallows-Eve (as in the day before "All Hallows" or "All Souls" Day), is an annual festival observed on October 31. In recent years the American inspired (and US media driven) commercialisation of this date (previously marked in the UK by children carving lanterns in turnips or swedes and little else - pumpkins being scarce) has resulted in the importing of US traditions such as "trick or treating", costume parties, and carving to the lanterns from real pumpkins which are cultivated specially for this purpose.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A place I'd love to visit


A place I'd love to visit is London. I've heard that it's a really beautiful city with a lot of greenery, big shops and attractive sights. One of these sights I want to see is Big Ben because it looks really phenomenal in the photos. I want to stay in the Hilton London Canary Wharf hotel because I've heard it's very comfortable and modern. While I'm in London, I'll go to;
  • the London Eye
  • the natural history museum
  • the science museum
  • many shopping centers
  • a football match of Manchester United or Liverpool

One important reason I want to visit London is that I will be able to practice my english skills, especially my pronunciation skills. I think this journey is the most suitable for me because I will practice my English skills in a fun way. I hope I go there soon...

A place where I want to go.

                                                      My favorite destination

  The place where I would really like to go is New York.I think that
it is a city with beautifull sites for you to visit and it can also offer you great accomodation.
   A very popular sight that you can visit is the statue of liberty,another very popular sight to visit is the museum of modern art where you can learn a lot about art and artists.Furthermore you can go to the brooklin botanical garden where you can see many different types of plants.In
   The public transport in New York is very exciting as you can go to places with many different ways.In my opinion the best way to see the town is by taking the double decker bus tour which will go through the center of the town.Another very good thing about New york is that you will receive great accomodation.You can find very luxurius hotels but on the other hand you can also find cheaper hotels if you do not want to waste a lot of money on your accomodation.In the city there are also some very good restaurants where you can find every type of food you want.You can find Chinese food and recipes from many other countries.
   I have never been to New York but I am sure that one day I will go because in my opinion it is one of the most exciting attractions in the world.


Horrible bosses!

The last film I saw in the cinema was called ''Horrible bosses''. I know it sounds boring ,but it's a comedy that you shouldn't miss.In this comedy there are three friends that their bosses are really annoying and rude to them .So they decided to kill them ,but sometimes many things just not go well .Of course I'm not going to tell you the end . I saw this film and I couldn't stop laughing .It's a fantastic film and I can confirm that!

Monday, October 3, 2011

A film review

Last Saturday I went to Talos Plaza with my friends to see Johny English:Rebron .I saw the trailer in Youtube and it was very funny.Johny English is a retired special agent because he has made a mistake during a speech of the President of Africa.He had to protect the president because there were assassins at the speech who killed him.Now English is in Thibet and he learns karate from a xiaolin master.English returns to London for his next mission.His mission is to find the cause of the assassination of the African President .In my oppinion the movie was very unexeptable and funny.I enjoyed the film.Starring: Rowan Atkinson

Film review

One week ago I went to the cinema with my friends Aliki,Tony and Xrisanthi. We saw the movie "FINAL DESTINATION 5". This movie is a horror film. It was amazing!

The director of the film is Steven Quale. The writers of the film are Eric Heisserer and Jeffrey Reddick. The main actors of the film are Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell and Arlen Escarpeta. In this film a man in a bus has a dream about a bridge which is destroyed and all his friends die. After a few minutes the dream is real. All the things he has seen in his dream become real. So he tells his friend before the bridge is destroyed to get out of the bus and go away from the bridge. They listen to him, so they are safe now. After that event, they don't feel so good. Suddenly, one by one start to die!