Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas


Have a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.
See you all again soon!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011









Kids christmas party!






This morning we had the kids` Christmas party and we had sooooo much fun! Thanks a lot for coming. We really had an amazing time!! Here are some pics!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Osaka Renaissance




Yesterday night as I left the office I rushed and got on the train to Osaka station. Then I went to Yodoyabashi station to have a glance at the illuminations around the city hall. I had only 20 minutes to enjoy the show (which was really short) but I really wanted to enjoy it even though I couldn`t see the whole thing (the lights are turned off by 10). I was pretty happy and it was not crowded like it can be on weekends so it was even mooore enjoyable! Next year I will try to go again and spend more time if possible!

Shhhhhhhh.....ushi

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Its vs It's

"Its going to be sunny tomorrow."

This is INCORRECT.

It’s is the contraction of It is:

* "It’s going to be sunny tomorrow."

This is CORRECT.

"What’s that? I can’t remember it’s name."

This is INCORRECT.

Its is a possessive pronoun that modifies a noun:

* "What’s that? I can’t remember its name."

This is CORRECT.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kobe & Luminarie


Last Saturday night I went to Kobe to see the Christmas illuminations. I expected a lot of people. There were lots of people. I expected to queue for hours. Idid wait but it was not as terrible as I had imagined! I really had the worst scenario in mind and it was not that bad at all. The hardest part was the wind. Oooohh! the wind!!! But as soon as the the illuminated arcade appeared in front of me, I just forgot about it. Plus, I didn`t know there were other illuminated spots. I thought it was the arcade was all there was to see! Therefore I was even more excited and overjoyed when I saw the arena kind of thing and the other lightnings. Had a fantastic time!!!
I will try to have a look at the Renaissance Christmas illuminations in Osaka before I leave. Not sure I can make it but I will try!!
Have been there already or are you planning to???

Friday, December 9, 2011

Found this on the BBC world news website.
I like birds.
:Phil

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pink Floyd could do with some grammar tips...

Double negative

"I'm not speaking to nobody in this class."

This is INCORRECT.

Since 'not' is a negative, you cannot use 'nobody' in this sentence:

* "I'm not speaking to anybody in this class."

This is CORRECT.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

pop corn lovaaaa


HI there! I finally went to the movie theater last Saturday night. In Japan it is pretty expensive so I hardly ever go to the movies. Remember when I used to live in France and it was 700 yen so I would every week or two weeks........ Wow! Stop complaining, Marine! You`re soooo French! Sorry!
Anyway, I went to Mycal and I had some fantasssssstic popcorn!! salt & vinegar flavor! Ohhh my!!! I am a huge fan of vinegar and it was the first time I had it... looooved it! Next time I will have a bigger box! Not a caramel popcorn lover but salt & vinegar.... out of words!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Facepalm


Have vs Of

"I never would of thought that he’d behave like that."

This is INCORRECT.

It should be would have:

* "I never would have/would’ve thought that he’d behave like that."

This is CORRECT.

It’s the same for should and could:

"He should of come with me."

This is INCORRECT.

* "He should have/should’ve come with me."

This is CORRECT.

"She could of had anything she wanted."

This is INCORRECT.

* "She could have had anything she wanted."

This is CORRECT.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

IMMORTALS...


Yesterday I went to see the film "IMMORTALS"
It was not good.

It was not boring, there was lots of action and special effects,
but the story was weak and the acting was pathetic.

It was made by Tarsem Singh, the same film maker
who brought us "THE FALL" & "THE CELL"
two films that I really enjoyed.

His costumes and scenery are amazing,
and his films are always beautiful, if nothing else.
But "IMMORTALS" didn't even look good.

Look at Mickey Rourke's hat!

That is not scary, that is ridiculous.
He was supposed to be the terrifying bad guy,
but the hat just made us laugh!

So don't go and see "IMMORTALS" but have
a look at "THE CELL" if you like scary,
or "THE FALL" if you like cute fantasy.
(Plus you will save money because you can rent them.)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Socially Awkward Penguin

Socially awkward penguin has a few small problems.
He is a nice guy but a little too shy sometimes,
and when he gets nervous he panics.






Follow this link for more Socially Awkward Penguin

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Present perfect

"He has took the train."

This is INCORRECT.

The correct form for the present perfect is:

would + have + past participle

* "He has taken the train."

This is CORRECT.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

PIE!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Words

Some interesting words.
LINK

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stay clam &...

Don't panic!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Double negative


Double negative

"I'm not speaking to nobody."

This is INCORRECT.

Since 'not' is a negative, you cannot use 'nobody' in this sentence:

* "I'm not speaking to anybody."

This is CORRECT.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween at RLE!!!







Here are some Halloween pics taken last Saturday. We had a great time with all you guys, thanks a lot!!