Thursday, July 29, 2010

What I did on the weekend...

Well this is a bit late but last Monday I went to see the new
Chris Nolan / Leonardo DiCaprio movie...

All the reviews said it was great but I thought it was stupid, the story was predictable and unoriginal. And the acting... well I normally wouldn't go see a DiCaprio movie (I really don't like him) but I really like Chris Nolan's movies (Memento & The Dark Night) and everyone said I had to see this one, but... He is almost unwatchable, I can't understand why he is such a famous actor... so if you want to see a good movie about dreams watch "The Cell" "Paprika" or even the "Wizard of Oz" and give "Inception" a miss.

Photo of the week!

Thank you Hiroshi for this amazing photo taken at the RLE Summer Party last weekend. I think it really captured the moment. What do you think?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Riddle of the week!

Another riddle to get your brain working. This week we are talking about family in playschool so I thought I would post a family related riddle.

1. My father's son is my _____?
2. My mother's mother is my _____?
3. My father's brother's children are my _____?
4. My sister is my mother's sister's ______?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Party party and after party

Thank you to all of our wonderful students who came to our summer party!! It was a really fun night. Here are some of the best photos of the evening. After the dinner party we went to karaoke. It was a great great night that ended with ME walking Yoshio home hahaha

If you have some photos from the good times at this party or any other RLE party please send them to I'm talking to you Hiroshi....

Saturday, July 24, 2010


There are three houses - a blue house, a red house, and a white house.
The red house is to the right of the house in the middle; the blue house is to the left of the house in the middle.
Now where is the white house?

Tongue Twister of the Week!

Here's a summer~ish tongue twister for you. Good luck!

Swan swam over the sea;
Swim, Swan, swim!
Swan swam back again;
Well swum, Swan!

Friday, July 23, 2010

FRUIT!! I love fruit!

This week in playschool we are talking about fruit!
Here is an awesome fruit rap by Bert from Sesame Street!


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It's ¥1500 with 1 drink.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

On the weekend I ....

...went to....
Hummm, can anyone guess where I went?
There was a lot of nature and mountains.
It was very green.

There was a lot of water.
And I went on a boat.

There were a lot of people.
And I went swimming.

Pidgin English 101

Ho cuz, mahalos yeah fo checking out anothah lesson of pidgin english. Shoots den, brah! We go get stahted!

Welcome to another lesson in pidgin english. I hope you all had fun with the previous lesson. What previous lesson??? Well, for you first-timers out there, please check out the previous pidgin english lesson. Well, let's get started!

Here is another example of pidgin English and "normal" English:

Pidgin: He all bolo head already.

His head is very bald.

K, so we pau with today's lesson. Come back next time fo anothah lesson. Shoots den cuz! Take it easy!


Fishman VS Manfish
Well everyone voted for fishman on last weeks poll which would look something like this
No one voted for manfish which would perhaps look like this

I'm not really sure which would be better........

Friday, July 16, 2010

Well Japan has a new prime minister AGAIN!
How long will Mr Kan last?

( I reckon about 2 more weeks... HA! )

Can anyone tell me ...
Who is the new prime minister of Australia?

( And how are they different from all previous Australian PMs? )

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Total eclipse of the....


On July 11th there was a total solar eclipse over the
Pacific Ocean.
It was the first total solar eclipse seen on Easter Island in
1,400 years!
That's pretty exciting news for the heads of the island.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What I did on the weekend...

I went to see TOY STORY 3 last weekend.
It was pretty good.
Nothing amazing, kind of like the first 2,
but I liked the first 2 so I enjoyed this one as well.
It was very nostalgic
(the first movie was 15 years ago)
and some of the new characters are very cute.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Party, Party!

In two weeks, on July 24th, we are having our Summer Party!!! If you are planning on coming please don't forget to pay us at the office as soon as possible. When you pay we will ask for an interesting fact about you! Then at the party we are going to play an exciting guessing game !! Hope you all can come!!

And the winner is...

If you have been living under a rock and don't already know
Spain won the world cup!
So the 66% of people who voted for the Netherlands Ha!
Congratulations Spain.
See you in Brazil in 2014 for the next one.

Tongue twister of the week!

Once a fellow met a fellow In a field of beans.
Said a fellow to a fellow,
"If a fellow asks a fellow,
Can a fellow tell a fellow What a fellow means?"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pidgin English 101

Ho cuz, mahalos yeah fo checking out dis place. Go click on da link to da right fo go to da page. Shoots den!

Did any of you understand the sentence above? Well, if you grew up in Hawaii, you probably understand what it said. That is pidgin English. A lot of people in Hawaii speak like this, so if you have trouble understanding what people are saying, don't worry! Your English is not bad! They are speaking pidgin to you so you cannot understand.
Here is an example of pidgin English and "normal" English.

Pidgin: What you wen do last night during da game? I hope you wen suck um up good brah!

English: So what did you end up doing last night during the game? I really hope that you were able to drink a few beers my friend.

Stay tuned next time for another lesson in pidgin English. Shoots den cuz! Take it easy!

Friday, July 9, 2010


This month in our Free Style class we will be playing games.
Above you can see an example of "Pictionary"
which is just one of the games you might get to play.
This is what Rachel drew for the word "Wife".
Cute isn't it!

So bad it's good...!

Can anyone tell me the answers to these really bad jokes?

#1 What kind of zoo has only one dog and no other animals?

#2 What is the best time to go to the dentist?

#3 How do you make a Venetian blind?

(These are kind of stupid riddles so try to think outside the box.)

Good luck

Thursday, July 8, 2010

And then there were two....

Well after Germany's loss to Spain
we now know that the world cup final
on Sunday will be between...
Spain and the Netherlands.
In the mean time
the game that everyone hates to play (3rd place)
will be between Uruguay and Germany on Saturday.
(Does anyone care?)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Last weekend I....

...walked and biked to ...? Can you tell me where I was?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cup of tea Governor?

(Take that stupid aliens)

Tomorrow is the 4th of July
which is the United States Independence Day.
We all know that Independence Day is when Will Smith saved
America and the rest of the world from aliens right..?
Ha just kidding!
It is to celebrate the independence or "freedom"
of the US from control by the British.

(The "Boston tea party" is believed to be one of the many
events that sparked the war of independence.)

Here is a trivia question for you.
In English we sometimes use the idiom
"John Hancock" for signature.
So if someone asks for your John Hancock
they want you to sign your name.
But who was John Hancock?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gotta get me some o'dat!

Do wish you were Canadian?
Wish you could celebrate Canada day like a true Canuck?
Well now you can!!!
With this awesome breathspray!!!

Canadian trivia!

A. B. C.

Since it is Canada Day today I thought it would be fun to post some Canadian trivia for you!!
What are the names of these common Canadian animals???

D. E. F.

Happy Birthday Canada!!

On this day Canada united as one nation.
Can anyone guess (or research) how old is Canada today?
Can anyone tell us which province is Rachel from?
(Hint: you can use the map below to guess.)

Have a safe trip!

Today we say good-bye to Yoshio for a week.
He will travel back home to Hawaii to visit his family!
Have fun and safe travels.