Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I'm just a medicine seller

I really loved this anime.
It's called MONONOKE,
and is about a medicine seller who hunts monsters.
The artwork is uniquely beautiful
and the stories are quite dark.

The TV series is a spin off from the last part
of a series called "Ayakashi: Classic Japanese Horror Tales."
(Which you should watch first, parts 9~11 BAKENEKO)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rain



It's the rainy season again,

so here are some "RAIN" idioms.

Can anyone tell me what they mean?

Right as rain

Come rain or shine

It never rains but it pours.

Raining cats and dogs

A rain check

rain on someone's parade

Good luck

*The picture is from an old movie

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How do you say ......?

The combination “ough” can be

pronounced in nine different ways;
the following sentence contains them all:


“A rough-coated, dough-faced,

thoughtful ploughman strode through

the streets of Scarborough;

after falling into a slough,

he coughed and hiccoughed.”


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chimera

What do you get when you cross a squirrel & a hawk?




A squark of course.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Not so super heroes...

Can you think of any other useless super powers?

How about ... turn yourself inside out ... for example.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Play it again sam

Song : RAZOR
Artist : BLUE HERON FIRE


video

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Birds of a feather...

I like birds, and last week I took some photos

of the birds I saw along Kamogawa in Kitayama.


It's called KAMOgawa because...



I don't know what kind of bird this is,
please tell me if you know.


This is a Turtle Dove



A Heron




Again I don't know this birds name,

any ideas?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What Phil did last weekend

I went to Aoi matsuri in Kyoto.









New Teacher!


Hi everyone! My name is Marine. I am French so I like food! I love Japanese food too, especially karaage, edamame and ebi sushi!!! I also like music and I am a huge fan of Exile and Hamasaki Ayumi. I come from a beautiful island so I love the sun and the beach. Summer is my favorite season ever!! Yoroshiku onegai shimasu!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Idiom of the day!



DISH OUT

v.

1.) To serve food from a large bowl or plate.

"Ann's mother asked her to dish out the beans."

(Mother asked Ann to take beans from the

serving bowl and put some on each plate.)
2.) informal; To give in large quantities.

"That teacher dished out so mush homework

that her students complained."

(The teacher gave the students a lot of homework.)

3.) slang; To scold or criticize.

"Jim likes to dish it out, but he hates to take it."

(Jim likes to scold or criticize other people,

but he does not like other people to scold him.)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Idiom of the day!

HEAD ABOVE WATER

n. phr

Out of difficulty; clear of trouble.

"How are your marks at school?

Are you keeping your head above water?"

(Are you getting passing grades?)

"Business at the factory is bad.

They can't keep their heads above water."

(The factory is not making any money.)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Idiom of the day!

CUT CORNERS

v. phr

1. To save cost or effort.

"When John was in college had to cut corners."

(John had little money in college and had to save all he could.)

2. To do less than a good job.

"He cut corners when he built his house, so it fell down."

(He was lazy and used poor materials, so his house collapsed)