From Our Writing Skills Elective…

  Yesterday, I had 3 countries represented in my writing elective: Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Japan. From each of these countries, I learned interesting sayings and phrases, some of which were funny and others that got me thinking. I’ve listed one from each country; try to guess which one is from which country! (Then scroll down to see the answers.) 🙂   “Everything is ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.” “If you lie down after a meal, you will become a cow.” “A bird in your hand is better than ten in a tree.”                                                 “Everything is ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.” Turkey “If you lie down after a meal, you will become a cow.” Saudi Arabia “A bird in your hand is better than ten in a tree.” Japan

Student Blog: Restaurant Reviews!

Today, the Advanced class wrote reviews for restaurants they have visited. Great job, Andrea and Silke! Kentucky Fried Chicken by: Andrea Everyone who watches Southpark loves KFC or at least they think they will. So did I even I hadn`t tried it ever before. I was superexcited when I found out there was a KFC right next to my motel. On my first evening I forced my roommate to go there. She was trying to convince me not to go because she didn`t like it at all…I should have listened. After we arrived I asked the guy at the counter what he would recommend (shouldn`t have done that but at least he was friendly). I can`t remember exactly what I was eating but I guess it doesn`t really matter because everything was the same except they looked different. I love chicken, I relly do, but after I took the first bite this changed immediately. Ican`t describe the taste but it was just DISGUSTING. Greasy, not cripy at all, dry…just everything you don`t want your food to be. After, half the plate we left and went back home and now the best part of the story. Back at home I still had this smell all over me. Sleeping was not possible that night. My stomach was going crazyand I had to throw up all night long. That has happened only once before because of an McRaclette but at least that one was good when I ate it.     Panera Bread, Santa Monica By: Silke If you like to eat healthy but also fast food go to Panera Bread. Try their fresh salads, if you prefer with some meat as a toppin, their soups or choose one of their tasty sandwiches. Order one of Banera Breads Iced Green Tea as a … Read more

Salsa Salsa Salsa!!

Salsa Mondays at Zanzibar are great! For only $5, people can get up to two 1-hour dance lessons from three-time world champion salsa dancer, Christian Oviedo. On the first Monday of every month, admission is $10, but that includes music from a live salsa band. Students can practise their listening comprehension and meet locals at this trendy nightclub in the middle of downtown Santa Monica.