The Eight Parts of Speech

There are eight parts of speech in the English language: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection.

Understanding the Mad Queen | Daenerys Targaryen

The Season Finale My thoughts Many people have already had their say on the final episode of Season 8. The majority of people hate it. I hate it, for biased reasons that I will probably mention at the end of this post.

First Art of 2019

Hello fellow humans! I’m a very bad artist. Why, you ask? Well, I just paint or sketch whenever I feel like it.

To my son – January 2019

Hello, my son! I just recently watched The Princess Diaries. There’s this scene where Princess Mia’s father left her a diary with a letter he wrote for her. The letter would be given to her on her 16th birthday so, as a millennial, I thought it would be cool to give you a similar letter….

Midnight Cafe

I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my window, and I go, ’Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.’

The Four Horsemen of the Marital Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling Being able to identify the Four Horsemen in your conflict discussions is a necessary first step to eliminating them and replacing them with healthy, productive communication patterns. 1. Criticism The first horseman is criticism. Criticizing your partner is different than offering a critique or voicing a complaint. The…

Bullying doesn’t exist in Korea, According to my student | Teacher’s Diary

The Korean entertainment industry has been riddled with a series of bullying allegations against celebrities since mid-February and while it might not be the first time such allegations have arisen, it is certainly the biggest bullying scandal to date. – Korea JoongAng Daily If you’re an ESL teacher, chances are, you’ve heard about the biggest…

Mushihime ‘Insect Princess’ | Manga Review

Japanese Title: Mushi-hime 蟲姫 Genre: Horror Length: 24 chapters (3 volumes) Positives: Breathtaking art Mysterious Premise An interesting first chapter Legends from Japanese Folktales Negatives: Poor character development Poor implementation of science facts I came across Mushihime on Reddit, someone had posted a single panel, and the art was so breathtakingly beautiful that I had…

Daylight Saving Time | Vocabulary

What is DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME? Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time during the summer months, and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight. However, DST has many detractors—and rightfully so. WHEN IS DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME…

Rise, Arise vs. Raise | Vocabulary

What’s the Difference? Rise Rise is an irregular, intransitive verb: rise – rose – risen. Things can rise, but you cannot rise something. She breathed out fog, watching it rise to the dark grey skies. Lisa started to rise from her chair Raise Raise is a regular, transitive verb: raise – raised – raised. People raise things. As well…

The Island of Statues | Dream Diary

This is a recurring dream that I had again today. The first time I had this dream was a couple of years ago and there are small differences between the first and the second time I had the dream. Before we talk about the differences, I’ll you the main story. The Ship and the Island…

Either vs. Neither | Grammar Rules

What’s the difference between Either and Neither? Either and neither can be used in a few different ways, and to mean a few different things. In most cases, neither means “not either.” There are different ways to use them.  Here are a few of those ways: