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Old 11-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #22111
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:38 AM   #22112
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #22113
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Now THERE is a sentiment and a song I can appreciate! I've finally had to give up my bike, but it was a hard fought battle that settled with a compromise - my bike went, but was replaced with my Honda S2000 -- easily the best sports car Japan ever produced. (OK, I know, there are faster ones, and more iconic ones, but IMNSHO no better ones. The S2000 combines technological excellence, soft top, rear wheel drive, and sheer FUN to drive with that very un-sports car like trait of utter reliability. )

Meanwhile, the chickens are out, enjoying the little bit of sun we're having today, and I'm enjoying a bit of Peet's Anniversary Breakfast Blend.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:12 PM   #22114
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:52 PM   #22115
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I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company

I'd like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace throughout the land

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZjoYxBc8RI )

Good morning, all! Another delightful morning (hey! I woke up once again. What could be better?) I have a cup of Taylors of Harrogate's "Yorkshire Tea" and a bowl of miso soup beside a small slice of meatloaf, for a nice 'fusion' breakfast to start the day.

This afternoon I have to meet my Senior Citizen English Conversation class for their second lesson. My wife suggested that I teach them a song, which I know would go over well, but I feel more inclined to teach them how to give and take directions for travel. During our first meeting, most of the folks said they wanted to learn English to make traveling easier, so I think some 'where is the bus station?' and 'how do I get to the hotel?' will be better. The Mickey Mouse song can wait for the third lesson.

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Old 11-15-2012, 01:59 AM   #22116
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This afternoon I have to meet my Senior Citizen English Conversation class for their second lesson. My wife suggested that I teach them a song, which I know would go over well, but I feel more inclined to teach them how to give and take directions for travel. During our first meeting, most of the folks said they wanted to learn English to make traveling easier, so I think some 'where is the bus station?' and 'how do I get to the hotel?' will be better. The Mickey Mouse song can wait for the third lesson.

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After years of travelling; this time I won't take any language guide with me...waste of space....I'll take my "Point-it" booklet with pictures of all I might need to point at, if necessary. I'll learn some Arabic sentences though: " thank you /please/ where is the bathroom/good morning/ help...fire/where is the bank and such essentials.
I'll write the phonetics down on a little card and that's it.

In my cup: hot coffee
In my hand: newspaper and a cracker humus
Off to work on my bike
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:12 AM   #22117
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Back from class and enjoying a hot cup of Keemun tea. Nice afternoon!

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I'll learn some Arabic sentences though: " thank you /please/ where is the bathroom/good morning/ help...fire/where is the bank and such essentials.
That's about all anyone needs... although I've also learned to say;
"Where can I buy Imodium?" in 7 languages.

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:40 AM   #22118
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Back from class and enjoying a hot cup of Keemun tea. Nice afternoon!



That's about all anyone needs... although I've also learned to say;
"Where can I buy Imodium?" in 7 languages.

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:58 AM   #22119
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That's about all anyone needs... although I've also learned to say;
"Where can I buy Imodium?" in 7 languages.
I'd like to see the "Point-it" picture for that one...or maybe not.

Black coffee in my cup. Fast day today, so lots of drinks, but no so much food.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:08 AM   #22120
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:23 AM   #22121
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:43 AM   #22122
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:29 AM   #22123
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Hmm was gonna answer this topic with what was in my cup... but I just emptied it. Ah well off to find more liquid refreshment!
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Grasshopper, you need to learn the Japanese secrete to drinking tea from an empty cup...


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