Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Even more PUN!

Can anyone explain this one ?...


oh... and if you are wondering why it's a raccoon,
his name is "LAME PUN COON" and he loves bad puns.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

So much PUN!


A "PUN" much like a 駄洒落 or 親父ギャグ
is a joke that uses a play on words.
They often contain two words that are
homonyms, homographs or sound very similar.

In the above example the word "RACKET"
can mean both a tool for playing ball games
and a loud noise.
:PHIL

Friday, August 26, 2011

TOEIC TIME












Match each question with the two best responses.

1. Would you like some help with those?
2. Do you need any help with setting up the room?
3. Can I get you anything?

a. Actually, it's already done.
b. No, I've already eaten.
c. Yeah, could you take this box.
d. A cup of tea would be lovely
e. No, that's alright. They aren't as heavy as they look.
f. That would be great. Let's start with the tables.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Let's eat!


I try to cook Japanese food for my girlfriend sometimes.
I'm not very good but it's fun to try.
If you would like to practice your English and cooking
at the same time here are some nice websites that I use.
BENTO.COM
JAPAN FOOD ADDICT
But when I feel lazy or a little homesick I use this site instead.
BBC GOOD FOOD GUIDE
:PHIL

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Why curry ?

This is not a popular idiom at all,
(in fact I've probably only heard it a hand full of times).
I was reading the other day when I came across it
and I thought it was rather unusual.

CURRY FAVOR
v. To flatter someone to get their help/friendship.
Joe tried to curry favor with the new girl in class
by telling her she was the prettiest.
(He tried to make her like him.)
But I wondered why we use the word "CURRY"
so I looked it up but could not find a good answer.
Hmmm... just one of those mysteries I guess.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What I did on the weekend.

I watched the movie "SUCKER PUNCH".
It's called エンジェル ウォース in Japanese.
I thought is was really cool.
Giant samurai with Gatling guns.
Clockwork Nazi zombies.
Dragons, robots and pretty ladies!!!
Not sure my girlfriend liked it so much.
(She said she enjoyed it though.)
It' s on DVD now at Tsutaya.
If you're a bit of a nerd (like me) then check it out.
Internet Movie Database
Wikipedia
Wikipedia in Japanese
Official website

:PHIL

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Easy as ABBC...

Here is an interesting video from the BBC
about how the English Alphabet developed.
Click this link to watch the video.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What I did for my obon vacation

I went to the Tenkawa & Dorogawa
area of Mt Omine in
Nara.

The river runs through the middle of town
and has rainbow trout (a vary tasty fish) in it.

The main street, almost only inns.

The place we stayed.

A beautiful deep pool we found to swim in,
but it was very cold in the water.

A big waterfall.

:Phil

Friday, August 5, 2011

SUMMER!


Have a great
Obon vacation everyone.
See you all again
after the break.
Take care :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Awesome Summer Party!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO THE SUMMER PARTY!

It was an awesome party and thanks to everyone that came, that made the party that much more awesome. Here are some pictures from the party and from the karaoke.



Now please join us for next party: HALLOWEEN, which will be at the end of October.

Summer party!!

Last Saturday was lots of fun! It was my first time celebrating with you guys and I had a great time! The game Yoshio had prepared with all the questions was funny and it was nice to know more about the students ^^ Some secrets were pretty unexpected!!!
The karaoke was great too (I loooove karaoke). We spent two hours there (2 hours, right??!!) and everybody seemed to enjoy.
Thanks to everybody for coming!