Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 15

It was a mask of an alien cat. I put it on and I said "Boo".
It wass a mask of an eilien cat. ai putit on and ai sed "Bu".(Approx. pronun.)
ɪt wəz ə mæsk əv æn eliən kæt. aj pʊt ɪt ɑn ænd aj sɛd " bu". (Phonetics)
Era una máscara de un gato alienígena. Me la puse y dije "Buu".

Monday, October 29, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 14

Then, my father threw something to me.
den, mai fader thriu samzing tu mi.(Approx. pronun.)
ðɛn, maj fɑðər θru səmθɪŋ tu mi. (Phonetics)
Entonces, mi padre me tiró algo.

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Alma Goes Hunting Day 13

I was on top of the tree thinking what to do next.
ai was on top of de tri zinking uat tu du next.(Approx. pronun.)
aj wəz ɑn tɑp əv ðə tri θɪŋkəŋ wət tu du nɛkst(Phonetics)
Yo estaba en la copa del árbol pensando qué hacer a continuación.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 12

The silly dog kept barking while...
de sili dog kept barking wail  (Approx. pronun.)
ðə sɪli dɒg kɛpt bɑrkɪŋ wajl...(Phonetics)
El perro tonto seguía ladrando mientras...

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 11

and I had to climb up a tree.
and ai had tu klaim ap a tri (Approx. pronun.)
ænd aj hæd tu klajm əp ə tri.(Phonetics)
y tuve que subirme a un árbol.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 10

I went out for a walk almost every day. But one day a silly dog started chasing me, and I had to run as fast as I could...
ai went aut for a wouk olmost evri dei. Bat uan dei a sili dog sstartit cheising mi and ai had tu ran as fast as ai kud...
aj wɛnt awt fɔr ə wɑk ɒlmost ɛvəri de. Bət wən de ə sɪli dɒg stɑrtəd tʃesɪŋ mi ænd aj hæd tu rən æz fæst æz aj kʊd...
Yo salía a pasear casi todos los días. Pero un día, un perro tonto me empezó a perseguir y tuve que correr tan rápido como me fue posible..

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 9

I was delighted because I could smell the grass, the flowers and chase some bugs.
ai wass delaitit bikos ai kud ssmel de gras, de flauers and cheis sam baagss.
aj wəz dəlajtəd bɪkɒz aj kʊd smɛl ðə græs, ðə flawərz ænd tʃes səm bəgz.
Yo estaba encantada porque podía oler la hierba, las flores y cazar bichos.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 8

One day, my father decided to take me out for a walk.
wuan dei, mai fader desaidid tu teik mi aut for a wouk.
wən de, maj fɑðər dəsajdəd tu tek mi awt fɔr ə wɑk.(Approx. pronun.)
 Un día, mi padre decidió sacarme de paseo. (Phonetics)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 7

But soon I started to like my new life..
bat sun ai sstartit tu laik mai niu laif (Approx. pronun.)
bət sun aj stɑrtəd tu lajk maj nu lajf (Phonetics)
 Pero, pronto me empezó a gustar mi nueva vida...

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 6

I was very scared at first.
ai wass veri sskerd at ferst (Approx. pronun.)
aj wəz vɛri skɛrd æt fərst (Phonetics)
Yo estaba muy asustada al principio.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 5

Then, they took me to my new home.
den, dei tuk mi tu mai niu hom (Approx. pronun.)
ðɛn, ðe tʊk mi tu maj nu hom. (Phonetics)
Después me llevaron a mi nuevo hogar.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 4

My human parents bought me at the pet shop in Madrid.
mai hiuman perents bot mi at de pet shop in madrid.(Approx. pronun.)
maj hjumən pɛrənts bɑt mi æt ðə pɛt ʃɑp ɪn mədrɪd(Phonetics)
Mis padres humanos me compraron en la tienda de mascotas en Madrid.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 3

The breeders took me to a pet shop in Madrid.
De briders tuk mi tu a pet shop in madrid (Approx. pronun.)
ðə bridərz tʊk mi tu ə pɛt ʃɑp ɪn mədrɪd. (Phonetics)
Los criadores me llevaron a una tienda de mascotas en Madrid.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 2

Murcia is to the Southeast of Spain.
Mursia iss tu de sauzist of sspein. (Aprox. pron)
Murcia ɪz tu ðə sɑwθist əv spen. (Phonetics)
Murcia está al sudeste de España.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Day 1

My name is Alma, and I was born in Murcia (Spain)
Mai neim iss alma, and ai was born in Mursia (SSpein) (approx. pronun.)
maj nem ɪz ælmə, ænd aj wəz bɔrn ɪn murcia ( Spen) (Phonetics)
Me llamo Alma y nací en Murcia (España).

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Alma Goes Hunting Coverpage

Alma Goes Hunting by Mónica Tapia Stocker

alma gous hanting (Approx. pronunciation)

ælmə goz həntɪŋ (Phonetics)
Alma va de caza.

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I decided to start writing a story for children who want to learn English as a second language. I'll try to post something every day. This is the coverpage.

Important: If you have trouble listening to the audio, please try Google Chrome. It's seems to be the best browser to listen to these audios. Si tienes problemas para escuchar el audio, por favor, prueba el navegador Google Chrome. Es el que mejores resultados da.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
The End

Monday, October 15, 2012


I saw an exhibition dedicated to Gauguin at the Thyseen Museum yesterday. Unfortunately, it wasn't allowed to make pictures of the paintings so I had to do with some posters. Anyhow, there are plenty of Gauguin's paintings on the internet. Check here. Just beautiful and inspiring.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Good Morning Sun

As always, spectacular right accross my street...Happy Sunday to everyone.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

What Are You Saying?

Sometimes Alma asks questions.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Green and Brown

I have always loved to pick up leaves from the ground and play with them in fall. They are so beautiful.


Yello, black, brown = honey, honeycome, a bee.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

On Black

Working hard...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I have been playing with my watercolor pencils.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lázaro Galdiano Museum

I visited the Museum Lázaro Galdiano yesterday. Unfortunately, it isn't allowed to make pictures inside the museum so I can't show here some of its fabulous pieces of art.  Anyhow, check  here to take a glance. Want to know who Lázaro Galdiano was? Check here.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Baby Alma

We bought Alma at a pet shop when she was 3 months old. She was all white and was so scared she didn't say one meow. I even thought she was mute. But no, now she is very talktive, she gives us all kinds of orders: open that door, let me in, lie down because I want to lie down with fresh.
Siamese kittens are the cuttest. Watch this one.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Mirador del Río

"El Mirador del Río" is a place designed by the artist César Manrique. From it you can see a small island called "La Graciosa", (a marine reserve area). Certainly breathtaking. You can check the map of the Canary Islands here.


How about putting some wishes into this jar? My first wish will be.....

Thursday, October 4, 2012


See the first step to this drawing here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Work in progress. Have a really nice day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I was missing the protagonist of this blog. Always beautiful.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Ice Cream

Whenever I think of Italy, I think of  ice creams. Of course, I relate Italy to many other things such as beauty, art, design, clothes, and food, but I never, ever, tasted any ice cream as good as the Italian ice cream.

Watercolor pencils. Found in my sketchbook.

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