Ask and you shall receive. For the past month or so that word has been slipping into my life. Whether it’s a twist of the radio, with Drake speaking of his manifest to my soul or Jim Carrey telling us to find our dreams, the movements is session.From left and right, we now are putting a large emphasis on manifesting. our real goals. Going back to Jim Carrey, while watching watchmojo, he said something that somehow resonated with me.They were these words.”So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it. I’m saying, I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it — please! (applause) And if it doesn’t happen for you right away, it’s only because the universe is so busy fulfilling my order, it’s party sized.” This quote proceed me to run to my laptop and write this post.There are moments we use the word can’t, ALOT. But usually from personal assessment, it’s because of the internal fears that drives us to believe that something is beyond our reach, so why try .I have found myself in that mindset quite a bit. Why me? In words of queen Mindy, “Why not me.” . That’s going to be my new matra. In the grand scope of things, I mope at the possibles that seem beyond my finger tips , but what if they’re not.
So, we are entering my favorite way to learn, by watching. I’ve been bored with my grammar and listening , so this way es mejor de todo.Where do you start? I got you.
These are your gateway Spanish shows. I recommend them to get your toes wet and then you get to pick and watch things you like.
Extra in spanish -This is where it began. Well, where my spanish began. This is great for beginners with words and pace.It’s about these three best friends, who have an american coming to live with them .Anna ,Lola, Pablo and Sam makes this show super enjoyable to watch.It’s 15 ish episode that are almost half an hour long.
Destinos-I have a love and hate relationship with this show. It’s about this lawyer name Raquel, who has a client whose supposedly dead wife is apparently alive, after he thought she died in the spanish war. He got a letter from the wife, after moving from Spain to Mexico years later. Raquel has to investigate the claim and travels to Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico to tract the right people and info. The number one reason I hate it is because it’s slow. It’s 50 or 60 episodes, lasting half an hour. I honestly rarely watch it. I’m on episode 31 and might finish this in a decade. But despite that, I would recommend it.
2.News and spanish netwoks
Telex, univision, telemundo, these will be your besties.
If you want to build vocab, the news is your friend.I would recommend getting a notepad and writing down 10 words from the program. This helps so much. I used to do this when learning english in the 4th grade (mom forced me) and this trick still works. Plus you are staying informed. ,In addition, these channels are rich in Spanish dramas. My favorites are el fan, Como dice el dicho, law and order (la ley y el orden) and what I’m currently watching, Amar es primavera. In addition, on the weekends you can find movies like the croods, and ice age in spanish
3.YOUTUBE, YOUTUBE, YOUTUBE
It’s free.This will be your #1 source.
I’ve only just stupidly realized I can watch Spanish YouTube videos, two months ago. Since then, my subscription box is flooded with Spanish subs and many tutoriales.
This where it started-I typed “Full peliculas en espanol.” Through this, I’ve watched Bridget jones’s baby, mi antes de ti and loco por los nueces. And of course Coraline. There’s so many movies to watch and I would recommend watching one a week, to get the hang of it
Si quiere sabe como hacer sus cejas 0 pestanas, why not youtube(if you wanna know how to do your eyebrows or eyebrows) .This is personal because it depends on what you like. There are so many things you could get into like sewing, hair, furniture making, etc. This great for learning vocab.
Mi favorita, food.This was how I got hooked.I was up watching laura vitale at 1am, then it hit me.Why not watch this in spanish.Many many many videos later, I can share some of my favs
Marisol pink- “Hola como estan”
Vicky receta facil
Jauja Cocina Mexicana
cartoons. My fav being cartoon network and the best, The Amazing World of Gumball. I think cartoons are great and fun. It doesn’t matter how old you are to enjoy them.So, if you’re into Sonic, do it.Steven Universe, yess.
For as long as I could remember, I recall the ages of 6-8 lasting a really long time. To a naïve little girl like me, this meant a year felt like a decade. These times were spent , riding bikes in the island, eating good food , contemplating when I would be a full on adult and get to do adult things like wear a bra and grow things called boobs. Every time I recall those thoughts, I’m tempted to step into my imaginary time machine and shake some sense into my 7 year old self because being an adult is not fun. At twenty, this comes with perfect timing because last year I began to grasp just how much time is flying by. Like all famous dead or currently living people have stated, “Time is money”. Maybe not physical money, but it’s a precious thing. When you runout, there is not store, which you go to refill it. You’re done. Yesterday, I was doing the usual Sunday scroll through postsecrets.com, when one of my post cards showed up. Long story short about almost a year ago ish, in march, I sent three postcards in and 2/3 have been featured (Go check out post secrets and see if you can find it.)But this new awakening in the speed of time, woke me up into really investing my time into things that will benefit me in the long run. This means not wasting time on law and order marathons for 4 hours on a Saturday, or just by doing nothing. Instead, I’m going to take this time I’ve been given to learn and just focus on pursuing things that make me feel content. In addition, I also want get uncomfortable and do a couple things that may scare me, but will promote personal growth. In the end, it’s just one life I’ve been given and I refuse to waste it and just give it my all