Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Here is how a guy found his room after a few days away. Lovely room mates!

Friday, February 22, 2013

8 Ways Your Cellphone May Change

So what's the newest cell phone going to look like?  Well, here are  8 possibilities of some of the next generation cell phones.   Who knows?  You might see come of these as soon as this year....

This cell phone is for the visually impaired.  It uses braille for its keypad and raised mechanical dots on its display.  Now pretty much everyone can use a cell phone.

 This next phone is a "script" phone.  You can "roll out" the  extendable, flexible flat screen and watch videos or type out a long email on it.  This "roll out" screen stiffens with a small electrical current.

Do you remember those slap on your wrist bands?  Well here is the cell phone version of that.  This cell phone wraps around your wrist.

 This next phone can be clipped to your ear and be used like an earpiece.  It has a camouflage function that changes color to imitate your skin when you use it as an earpiece. 

This next phone is your lego block version of a cell phone.  You can combine many blocks together to make a bigger screen for your phone.  Or, you can just keep one if you want a compact phone.

  This is your futuristic watch type cell phone.  It has a retractable screen, and curls perfectly to fit your wrist and fingers.  And then can be used as a normal cell phone. 

This next phone is a projector type phone.  It can project its screen onto any flat surface.  Kind of cool, since my phone can do it as well, but it needs a special attachment which costs extra...

This last phone is a very simple transparent circular phone.  It can easily slip into your shirt pocket or any pocket.  Cool?  Yes!  Fashionable?   Not really...  --->

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

super realistic T-shirts

Tongue Twister

Amidst the mists and coldest frosts,
With stoutest wrists and loudest boasts,
He thrusts his fist against the posts
And still insists he sees the ghosts.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Special Valentine week at RLE


I'm afraid we do not have ............... 
option but to complain to the union.

A ) any
B ) each
C ) some
D ) a lot

Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Need a Valentine's Day Gift?

Did you forget that today was Valentine's Day?  Are you in need of a gift and have no idea what to get for that special somebody?  Well, here's a perfect gift!  Introducing...... Bacon Chocolate!!!

Perfect for the meat lover and sweets lover.  Love Royce Chocolate Potato Chips?  Love Chocolate covered arare?  If you love that combination of saltiness and sweetness, then this might be another snack for you.  You can always give a home-made bacon chocolate filled with your love and thought or you can purchase one. 

la dodo le la!

Here is the local beer in Reunion. Don`t ask me how it tastes, I have never tried since I am not a beer can see a dodo (the bird/turkey-looking animal) on it. Dodos don`t exist anymore but they remain a symbol/mascot of Reunion`s beer. Lots of people know about dodos because of the movie "Madagascar". Personally I used to read books about Reunion when I was a kid that talked about dodos and seeing them everywhere on the beers...that is why I was surprised when I realized quite many people did not know about that animal! What`s normal for you isn`t always for the others!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Moonrise Kingdom

Last Sunday I went to see a film by one of my favorite directors, 
Wes Anderson. His movies are always funny, cute and a little 
strange and this one was no exception.
"Moonrise Kingdom" is an unusual romantic comedy 
about two children who decide to run away together. 
It was really good fun and looked wonderful. 
I recommend you give it a look if you are looking for 
something to do during these cold winter days. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Have you heard of Burger King?  I haven't seen any in the Osaka area, but I have seen a few in the Tokyo area.  Well, in America it is a fairly popular fast food restaurant.  Their most famous burger is called the "Whopper."  Their burgers are all charcoal-grilled so they taste pretty good.  Well, in Japan, this chain closed in 2001 and they reopened again in 2007.  To celebrate their reopening, they had a special promotion for unlimited burgers and fries.  But, you cannot just get this very simply. 

First, you have to order a "black burger" meal, finish it all, and present the receipt and wrapper to the counter.  Very interesting huh? 

Then, you can start your buffet of burgers and fries.  But you have to be quick because you only have 30 minutes to chow down all the burgers and fries you can eat. 

Unfortunately, this promotion is no longer available, but hopefully it makes a come-back some time soon. 

Friday, February 8, 2013


Here is another one Reunion people love to eat as an appetizer: "Bouchon"! I looooove it! It is chinese and looks like japanese shumai but it is much more delicious (of course!). I find shumais much bigger pretty greasy. In Reunion they are made of pork too but they are smaller and have less fat. You have other flavors such as chicken or shrimp. You eat them with soy sauce and some chinese super hot red sauce. I like to have a sandwich with bouchons with soy  sauce and melting cheese on top and eat it on the beach...that`s just heaven!

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Give this little quiz a try.
Click the pic for a link

No no no ... You're welcome!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013



Reunion people love samoussas! It is inspired from indian food and we usually have samoussas as an appetizer. There are lots of different flavors: cheese, chicken, fish, crab, pork, shark!!!,...mixed with spices of course! They are delicious! They are fried so I usually don`t eat too many or I feel sick but they are such a treat!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hit it off

hit it off
v. phr., informal 
To enjoy one another's company; 
be happy and comfortable in each others presence. 

"Tom and Fred hit it off well with each other. "
(Tom and Fred get along well together.) 

"Mary and Jane hit it off from the first."
(Mary and Jane liked each other when they first met.)