Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The Headless Horseman.
Captain Jack Sparrow and a Hot Dog ;)
Last but not least, a Rock and Roll Star and a Pumpkin!!
Soooo cute!! What's your pet going to be for Halloween?
Today's awesome culture tidbit is about spontaneity, which means that you can act on impulse or without any notice. I've noticed in Japan that many people plan things way in advance. I've been invited out for dinner with friends over a month and a half before the day of the dinner. One time, a friend asked me to meet up for coffee three weeks in advance. It seems like everyone in Japan has a planner or agenda, filled with activities that they have planned days, weeks, or even months in advance. It's nearly impossible for people to just decide to meet up with a friend out of nowhere, because this day planner is usually all booked for days to come.
Back home in Canada, it's not uncommon for a friends to call me up just a few hours or less before they want to see me. And it's not uncommon for me to accept this invitation. See, in Canada, it seems more people are spontaneous and maybe this is because we have more free time than most Japanese people who have jobs. I'm not sure. Why do you think this is?
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
1. Left-overs. Wrap yourself up in aluminum foil and go as last night's dinner! Saran wrap works too.
2. Hobo. Hold a cardboard sign asking for money or simply wear a garbage bag and go as a homeless person. Maybe a bit politically incorrect, and inaccurate as far as Japanese homeless people go. So go as a North American Hobo:
3. Halloween! Collect as many random halloween things you can find and stick them to various areas on your body to go as 'Halloween'!!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
We played lots of fun Halloween games like what time is it old witch, Halloween bingo, Old witch ''trump'' game, and pin the wort on the witch's nose (being played in the photo).
Of course we also went trick-or-treating around the school for some candy!!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Several spooky slimy spiders spun sulking by the sea.
Creepy crawler critters crawl through creepy crawly craters.
If black bats could blow bubbles, how big of bubbles would big black bats blow?
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Many students ask me about new foods that I've tried in Japan, and whether I think some of the dishes here are strange.
What strange, exciting or exotic foods have you tried while abroad?
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31. It is associated with the colors orange and black and symbols such as ghosts, witches, black cats and of course jack-o'-lanterns! Activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes, and attending costume parties, ghost tours, and watching scarey movies.
Traditionally costumes have been monsters such as witches, skeletons, and devils. Characters from T.V. shows, movies, comic books and pop stars are also common costume choices. As you know our Halloween party is 10 days away!! I have my costume ready, do you??
Saturday, October 17, 2009
The best part of the day was finding the pirate treasure map and following the golden coins to the pirate treasure!!! Coins, rubies, and dimonds, ''Oh My''!! Below are photos of the pirates finding their treasure!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
In Canada, Thanksgiving is on the second Monday in October, which was last Monday, October 12!! It is traditionally a day to give thanks for the harvest (food crops) and express thankfulness in general. On this day families and friends gather together and have a big Thanksgiving dinner, most commonly of turkey. It is also a time for weekend getaways to observe the autumn leaves, spend one last weekend at the cottage, or participate in various outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and hunting.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
2. Why is a ghost such a messy eater?
3. Which building does Dracula visit in New York?
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Last weekend I went to see Corteo, Cirque Du Soleil's Japan tour in Osaka!!! It was such a great show!! There were amazing acrobatics, hilarious clowns, gorgeous costumes and beautiful music. The whole time I was thinking: ''How did they do that??'' I was completely blown away!!
Have you ever seen a Cirque Du Soleil show? What did you think?
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
This week's theme class is Conversation in a Bar or Club. The lesson will consist of discussions about different kinds of bars or clubs to go to as well as ordering and tipping. We will also discuss various vocabulary and common phrases used in a bar. In class the students will be introduced to some famous and hilariously funny pick up lines. After this there will be time to practice. Give us a call to reserve your spot today :)