Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

who let the dogs out?!

Here are some very sad dogs some owners seem to like to abuse (no, that word is not too strong, at that point it IS!)!! I like cartoons and Disney but certainly not like that!!

??? Mystery ???

Can you solve this mystery? 

A man is looking at a clock that displays the correct time, but he doesn’t know what time it is. Why not?

  • The man can see and tell time perfectly well.
  • The clock is normal and in plain sight.
  • More than one clock is in the room.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013


OK so we tried some 1st grade questions
and they were super hard. 
Let's try a 2nd grade question and see if it's a little easier.
Don't worry. 
I'll be ready to play no matter how I feel. 
I don't want to (     ) the team by missing the game.
1. shut off
  2. take over
3. let down
 4. break into

Friday, June 14, 2013

remember ring!

Here is a good idea for the husbands who tend to forget their wedding anniversary date!! This ring gets hotter and hotter 24 hours before your anniversary day so you can hurry up, buy beautiful flowers and call her favorite restaurant and reserve a table for two! Yeah, miiiight sound a little sexist but it doesn`t come for women, hehehe! You men have a reputation, can`t help it! (guess you can easily tell which teacher wrote this faaaabulous article!)

☆Riddle of the Day★

In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink! 

What color were the stairs?


Thursday, June 13, 2013


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Many Flavors of KitKat

I'm sure all of you have heard about, seen, or have even eaten KitKats.  The package looks like this and it looks like this:

But did you know that they have many different flavors?  I have tried a few, but I have never seen some of these flavors.  Have you?

I think I have only tried the maccha flavor which can be found in Kyoto.  I want to try the espresso coffee flavor!  How about you?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Phil's Mysteries of the Universe

The old man pocket vest
At some point everybody stops caring about fashion. 
Once you get old enough the only things that 
matter are comfort and convenience. 
One of my favorite examples is the old man pocket vest (OMPV). 
Now while this is not a phenomenon exclusive to Japan 
I have noticed it a lot more here than I did back home. 
So what's the mystery? 
Well why on earth would anyone need that many pockets? 
Is it just that after you have survived 80 years on this planet
you accumulate such a large number of keys, guitar
picks and lighters that you can't fit them in your trousers? 
To quote Gollum "What has it got in its pocketses?" 
And don't tell me they are going fishing, because I've lost count 
of the number of times I've spotted the OMPV and not
once have I seen them carrying a rod and reel or a tackle box.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Hot sweet hot!

So far I am really enjoying this year`s rainy season, hehehe! Many students think it`s too hot already but the lemur in me is lovin` it!

You say tomato, I say...

Click the picture above for a link to an interesting article 
about the different dialects in the United States. 
Turns out there is often a minority 
who say things the same way we do in Australia, 
must be our British roots.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Careful now...

 Careful with your pronouns.

 Careful with your spelling.

Careful with your wording.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Recently technology and dieting have teamed up, and many companies have been introducing fitness-tracking technology.  If you thought fitness was boring, you may want to try some of these fitness apps and gadgets. 

The first gadget and app combination is the Fitbit.  It tracks the number of steps you take in 7 days and then let's you compare that with your friends.  A good way to see who can keep the number one stop on the leaderboard while taunting and cheering each other. 

  This app is called Runkeeper.  It lets you find running friends based on your location and it also lets you know who is on the same fitness level as you.  A good way to find that perfect running buddy who is not too fast nor too slow.

This app is called Endomondo.  This app is like a Facebook fitness app.  It lets you connect with many users and offers many challenges for a variety of sports.  It has a leaderboard so you can see where you stand among the people who participated in that activity. 

The next gadget and app combination is the Strava.  It connects with any GPS enabled device such as the iPhone, Android phones, and Garmin trackers.  You can compare your results on a certain track or road with other athletes who did the same spot.  Again, you can compare with your friends and see who's at the top.

The next app is called iSmoothRun.  It connects with other gadgets like the Strava, and creates really nice graphs and statistics charts that you can post on Facebook and Twitter. 

The next gadget and app combination is the Nike+ Fuel Band.  It is another device that can be worn on your wrist and syncs with your mobile device, which then monitors your fitness progress.  Again, you can compare progress with your friends on a leaderboard.

 This last app I will introduce is my personal favorite, called Zombies, Run!  It is an app that takes a normal running workout and turns it into a zombie apocalypse situation.  You have to do missions while following a story.  If only, they added videos of zombies chasing you, this app would have been awesome. 

Now there you have it.  Apps and gadgets that will hopefully give you more motivation to exercise.  Everyone says exercise is boring, but hopefully now you will have a little more incentive to get up off that couch and get moving!

Saturday, June 1, 2013