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Resources: Internet acronyms, text or chat messages and abbreviations

I’ve found myself more than once absolutely lost at expressions such as ALOL, ALAP, FE or FITB. There are others I’ve been gradually becoming familiar with, such as ASAP, FAQ, LOL or FYI. Things are each time I come across a new Internet or SMS acronym I go nuts googling till I bump into a good list where I finally find out that the acronym I’m looking for hasn’t been listed yet. A comforting feeling, if ever there was one ;D

That’s why today I was needing again one of those acronym dictionaries and I found three good sites compiling lots of these so I’ll post them here as a good resource to avoid unsuccessful googling next time:

And, if you wonder, I didn’t find what I was looking for -OMGNA!

A warm welcome back from your classroom at Pont de la Cadena

Your classroom is waiting for you. Ready?

For you all High School Musical 2 fans at Pont de la Cadena!

Come on!

Guides to Poptropica II – Shark Tooth island

Now this guide is going to be way shorter than the first one -pretty much a tutorial than a guide, according to its length. Well, let’s go down to Shark Tooth island secrets. In order to succeed, you are supposed to bring three things to the medicine man on the palm tree:

  • a bottle of coconut milk
  • a bone
  • a so called ‘key ingredient’

The medicine man will make a potion that you want to use to have the shark go fast asleep. Then you can swim to the island where a boy and an old man are trapped and lead them back to the mainland. When you complete this last challenge you get a gold medallion.

Remember, Poptropica is a quest game, so on your way to rescue the boy and the old man you still want to collect more objects that will help you get the three ingredients for the medicine man.

Video tutorials from xomonkeylovexoxo at youtube:

Guides to Poptropica I – Early Poptropica

Poptropica is a virtual world where kids can play, talk and solve puzzles while visiting an imaginary island. It is a quest game. To do so and complete the adventure on the chosen island children must gather information by talking to each and every character they meet on their trip to one of the three islands -Early Poptropica, Shark Tooth Island and Time Tangled Island. They must also be aware of any hints and tips those characters give them during their conversation. For example, “You’d look really cool with one of these skirts” literally means that the boy or girl should put on that skirt inmediately, otherwise he -or she- won’t be able to complete the adventure. On their way to solve the puzzle they pick up useful objects and learn about real life facts.

Previous to their trip they must create an alter ego by choosing gender -boy or girl- and age. Then they get a virtual name and they must then define their looks -hair, eyes, clothing. Next they get on a hot air balloon and begin their trip to the chosen island. During their adventure children have a map and a briefcase where collected items are saved.

Children are allowed to save their game. At any time they can register -no emails or personal information is required from them at any time. They just have to provide an username and a password and from then on their game is automatically saved.

Now for island #1:

In Early Poptropica children must find

  • a pink pig
  • a flag
  • a bucket

Bring these three things to the islanders and you rock!

Enjoy!

*Poptropica is a game by Pearson Education.

Back to the not-so-good old days

Monday. New Year. Back to work. I assume I am not part of those few gifted ones who don’t have to keep a job to earn their living. In fact I’m not sure at all that there is a person enjoying that nowadays. The matter is I feel like a slave or like a thinking machine -and maybe here, the thinking issue-is where the problem lies. I’m absolutely selfish about that and despite I know I should be socially ashamed for what I’m going to state, I positively hate having to go to work. Ever. Even for a single second in my life. I don’t like depending upon other’s wishes, humour, fancies; I don’t like renting part of my days to another’s just for the sake of a full dish on my table. Yet that’s how things are and I’ve got to put up with it.

Well, I had to say it.