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What is Easter? Wise words from Taiwanese 9 year olds.

10 Apr


Easter is a holiday. You can find many eggs! They celebrate about eggs. Because those egg is yummy and you can find bunnys too. and they are all yummy. And one day the God go to the beach and see a lot of colorful eggs and bunnys, so the God eat them and say “this is so yummy.” and when he saw a die bunny eat the egg the bunny be alive!             – Bruce

People have Easter because this man is very good and his name is “Jases”. Jases is very believe his God is is father, Jases is very good, he always go to the church but someone is don’t like he, someone feel he say things is not ture, but is too much an an lady don’t like Jases, so he is die on the cross, but else country knows the Jases much man like the Jases, so Easter is Jases day.           -Johnny

Color eggs, go to the church the American think Jesus can back to life. I think that is inpossable, people die can’t back to life. If you can, any one was not sad when people die. so i think that is very strange.            – Cindy

Draw eggs, hide eggs. They put Jesus on a big cross. The rabbits and bunny make some candys, gave to kids, children, students even babys. The well hide eggs they put candys, toys, and somethings inside the eggs and put them everywere.         – Amy

Easter is America holiday. Maybe they thank for Jeses. Juses do a lot of thing for they, maybe! But I don’t know Juses do what for me. Everybody say Juses die, he die for us. But we don’t do something. Why he need to die. Jeses is God, son. Some people think he is smarter them they. So that people want to die. I think people need thank for everything!           – Annie

What is Easter? The people die and sometime the people come back the life.         – Big John

The Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife are Some Jive Ass Slippers

9 Apr

If you ever find yourself in the South Korean city of Busan, I highly recommend checking out the Jagalchi Fish Market. It’s a gigantic fish market where one could easily get lost exploring the stands of bazar seafood. We found ourselves down a little side street lined with women cleaning and selling various kinds of fish and squid. After pulling up a stool and grabbing a beer we sat back and marveled at these Korean “Agimas”.  Unlike most women in Korea they don’t mind hawking loogies and smoking cigarettes.  They are there to sell fish and not to mess around with pleasantries.  They curse, pick their noses and spend their long days haggling over “sea penis” and urchins.  After spending nearly a year in Korea they are still the most interesting people I came across.

Behind the Scenes: Eyes and Ears on English

19 Mar

This weekend we headed down to Tainan to meet up with our hilarious friends from Eyes and Ears on English .  Besides being the most humid day in the history of the world, it also happened to be not stop laughs.  Here are some images from the shoot and be sure to watch the pilot episode  of this American slang comedy show.

Asian Kids on Rock: Bob Dylan

14 Mar

“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”

When I see this song word. I think when you don’t have weatherman, we don’t know when the Taiwen rainy, windy, show, sunny, when a day I go to school, have rainy. I didn’t bring umbellam, and you need on foot to home, and you don’t know how to do, we dont have weather man, live in the river people how to do, so the weather man is importion to people.

                    – Fenny

It means: You don’t need a person to tell you the way of your life. Just do the things you want to do (of course it must to be good things). The life story will happened by itself. That’s what I understand.

                 – Meg

I think is you can not know the weather is today, just be happy and being this day, Because if you know the weather today, you will think I can’t go anywhere to doing myself, you will nerves about the weather and if you everyday care about the weather you will not happy at everyday.

                 -Kate

I think not know is ok, because it doesn’t matter. Is same. wind is wind. it doesn’t matter weather way did wind blow. but when you’re work is fishing, is important. Are you want to go fishing? that will make the waves big or small. When is big maby will make you die.

                  – Bruce

You don’t need somebody to tell you what you should do, just do it through your mind. You must not let someone to control you, you need to be your own.

            – Vic

ps.” you don’t credit card to ride this train.”

The Secret-ish Spot : Taiwan Beach Camping

5 Mar

Taking advantage of a long weekend, we packed up the dogs and headed down to the south of Taiwan for some beaching camping and sunshine. The weather was perfect, the beer was cold and believe it or not we had the whole beach to ourselves!

Asian Kids on Rock: Judas Priest

21 Feb

Today we we are taking it down to Metal Town! We posed the question to “E” class, what does the lyric “you don’t have to be old to be wise”, as sung by Rob Halford of Judas Priest, mean to you? Let it be noted that this “E” class is made up of a handful of ten year olds who are in the “awkward stage” of learning English.  Here are some of our favorite answers.

You old and you don’t need to be very wise. you just be “so so” wise.
-Sally

One is, I don’t know that mean? But I think that word just said you doesn’t be old can be wise. You can at you wise. You need to catch the time. Don’t work everyday. Need to go out.
– Bruce

I think is the young people can be wise, and the young people many you can do things. The old people maybe they are not wise, or they may never read a book.
– Sharon

you don’t have to be old to be wise?
1. you are wise, is not old.
2. you aren’t old, is the wise.
3. you are wise.
4. you aren’t old.
5. you want be wise, don’t be old.

– Sam

Asian Kids on Rock: The Grateful Dead

20 Feb

For a new project with our students we decided to start introducing them to lyrics from  various genres of music and have them write down their interpretation of what the artist is trying to express.  In theory this exercise is for the students to practice their writing and critical thinking, but mainly we do it for the laugh.  The result of the first class has been hilarious and insightful.  Here is “P” class on the classic Scarlet Begonias by The Grateful Dead.

“Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right “

You seldom see a light in your life, mabey you have no idea what it is or why it here. Just think positive. Anything can be a grace.     -Anita

It’s mean, in a while you have a good idea in a strangest place but you think that’s right, because you’re pay attention on that thing, you won’t care about it is a good place or wrong place.     -Betty

I think it means once apon a time you get a good idea but it was strange. Other people didn’t like it. But you think it is right.     – Ryan

I think this sentance has magic. You don’t what things is there. maybe there is beautiful. Maybe there is scary. But if you want to see that. You need to go inside. If you want to do. Just do it!     – Linda

I think it our chistans spite, I think in the badly world, you need light.                            Or if you in the restroom you need the light.     – David

We are going to keep the kids ROCKIN ON so leave your song request or dedication on your comment and we’ll have the kids write a personal shout out for you.

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