Saffle Says --- Lessons for English Learners

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Holiday Weekend!

It's Friday and I'm about to go home for a three day weekend. Like a lot of businesses around the country, on a three day weekend most people leave early the day before and an office like mine becomes a ghost town at 5PM! I think that there are only 10-20 people in my 100+ office. In a city like D.C. it can be difficult getting out of town in a hurry with all the traffic. I think that if I were going anywhere out of town I would have left by now also. Alas, I am staying in the city and hanging out. Maybe I'll go to the Japanese bar near my house and sing karaoke! What songs should I sing? In Japan I would go to karaoke every week. Most of the time people would request songs for me to sing. A popular song I would sing was Paul Anka's "Diana." Do you know this song? Well, I hope you all had a good Golden Week in Japan. Let me know what you did!


Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day from Columbia, Maryland. I am at my parent's house in a suburb of Baltimore/Washington D.C. I'm in the house where I grew up and it was strange to sleep here after all the years I have not lived here. In Japan it is normal for people to live with their parents until they get married. Here in America it is not normal and if you do live with your parents after you graduate from college people might look down on you. I moved out of my parent's house when I was 18 years old when I left for college. Other than summer vacation I have not moved back. What do you think about this? Does it seem strange? What are the benefits of living with your parents? Please share!


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Happy Wednesday!

I hope everyone is having a great day. I'm off to softball practice and will not be getting home until late. How is the weather in Japan these days? Please reply and let me know. Don't forget to tell me where in Japan you live. As for Washington D.C. it is very nice. It is 75 degrees right now and not humid at all. Joy!


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Boy am I beat!

This has been a long week and it is only Tuesday! I finished moving my stuff from Baltimore to Washington D.C. this past Sunday. If I did not have 4 good friends I would never have done it! Now I am living in Washington D.C. near the National Zoo. If you have not been to the National Zoo we have a panda family now! Check out the panda's webcam! I will start podcasting soon. It is a little uncomfortable without a computer desk to sit at. Now I am surfing the net on the floor! In a week I should have most of the room set up. The best feeling was walking home from work yesterday and not having to ride a train! Yatta!