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August 2010 Blog Posts (188)

The Tales for Adults and Children: "Princess Mononoke"

Recently I’ve seen the anime “Princess Mononoke” by Hayao Miyazaki. This film is the masterpiece among similar anime. The main characters are the Prince Ashitaka and Princess Mononoke (her name stands for «vengeful spirit»). Princess Mononoke was brought up by Moro, the Lord of Wolves, because people left her in the forest as sacrifice for wolves.

The plot of this anime is very… Continue

Added by Rosenmaiden on August 31, 2010 at 21:00 — 6 Comments

The unusual weddings in the unusual places

Hello everybody!

Some young people refuse to observe the old rituals

and have a wedding party cosidering it a terrible

nuisance and a waste of money.

What is your idea of celebrating a wedding?

Should the old customs and traditions be observed or should it be held

in an absolutely new manner?

What do you think about it ?

Best… Continue

Added by Irina on August 31, 2010 at 20:31 — 2 Comments

is it essential to learn a second language?

now, i'm confused about whether it good or not learning a foreign language, even if i'm a learner now. In my opinion if people are not going to immigrate in a foreign country, they can not master the language very well. so it is just time-wasting in some sense for learning a second language. but some others will say it is a communication tools for study and job, yes, i agree with it. however, if people use the second language in their own country as a working tool, maybe it is hard to make a… Continue

Added by amber on August 31, 2010 at 16:40 — 2 Comments


Free bird

I'm a free bird

He said to me

I won't be caught

And put in cage

I want to be free

If I am jailed

my heart and mind

Are lost with me

I have my dream

So nice to feel

I'll make it real

I'd like to stay

Kept in your arms

To share your love

And taste its goods

Your lovely mood

To be kissed and hold

But I love to fly

To… Continue

Added by Nebia on August 31, 2010 at 10:30 — 12 Comments


Hello .frends.I came to Canada now and feel happy.Because everything here is different and this place is where i want to live in for it's good envronment.So I am very glad my friend online gave those advises to me.And now i have my blue print and hope to be successful.Nice to know you.

Added by Micrust on August 31, 2010 at 2:00 — 2 Comments

Wordless Challenge

Hello friends!

I brought a challenge for you!

Here on MyEC as on other social networks we have to post tags, descriptions and titles for the pictures. And this is what you gotta do now! The most criative ones are gonna be posted on my blog next Tuesday, right?

Let's participate and enjoy it!

Best wishes!

Teacher Joyce.


- Title: Farm in the city

- Description: Nice… Continue

Added by Joyce Fettermann on August 31, 2010 at 0:19 — 2 Comments

A Word or two about Idioms

Hiya, everybody !

I recently contributed two websites with lots of information about Idioms, I hope you will find them useful.

I thought I would help you with a little information about Idioms.

First, a definition: a phrase or expression that is (usually) not taken literally. For example, "Don't let the cat out of the bag" means to not tell something one knows, to keep silent.

Second, a nice analogy: An idiom is a "word - package" with a… Continue

Added by Frank DiSalle on August 30, 2010 at 21:12 — 1 Comment

Boyfriend is a friend at first or Tribute to a close friend in his Birthday

I would like to tell you about my close friend. His name is Vitya. May be I should say that he is my boyfriend. And we are together with him for 3,5 years.

We became dating when we were schoolmates. Since that we try to save our relations and be happy. Every couple has problems. Our problem is my moral certainty that we’re not mismatch. Of course, he disagree on it. All the time he try to get rid me of this bad thought. And now I become to look… Continue

Added by Dasha Rybak on August 30, 2010 at 20:13 — No Comments

Because I'm a Sister of My Teenage Brother

Dealing with a teenage son or a daughter is probably the worst nightmare of every parent. Boys at that age are no less fragile than the girls are. And it’s the duty of the parents to make sure that they are not going astray while trying to disentangle the newly faced complications and emotions of life- ecstasy, envy, embarrassment, anger, love, sensation, agony, ambition and what not. Why these happen? I guess we all know but sometimes we wish… Continue

Added by Polomi on August 30, 2010 at 19:28 — 10 Comments

How well do you know English prepositions? Read the ten sentences below and fill in the correct preposition.

1. The reception will be _____on________ Sunday _______at_________three_____in_______ the afternoon.

2. She has been away ___on____business ___for_______two weeks.

3. We now live ___at________ 663 Main Street _in_____Westfield.

4. Please remember to be polite! When you are sitting _at_______the table for dinner,

don't put your elbows ___on_______the table.

5. The tax office is ____on_____________the fourth floor.

6. Some of the most… Continue

Added by LizAnn on August 30, 2010 at 19:16 — 5 Comments


I went upon the pool to see perhaps the picture of own loneliness in the water .no water on the pool ,the fishes were telling that the trees aren't guilty at all,that was the hot noon in the summer.the bright son of the sun sat on the lip,and the eagle of sun came and took him to the air .
if you see GOD in the throb of the garden ,tell him that the fishes' pool is without water.
the wind was going to sycamore, and i was going to GOD .

Added by Hani on August 30, 2010 at 15:13 — 1 Comment


Everything will become difficult if you have never embarked on it. This topic was given to me 20 days ago, but until now I have really began to write it, although during of that period several time I wrote the draft and no times I tried my best to finish. Lazy, subjective, moreover I always cling to the thought that I still have a lot of time, no need to rush. Maybe, that is called “diseases”.

The end of month is the deadline, how can I write and what I should talk about, my job? It’s… Continue

Added by quyet on August 30, 2010 at 14:55 — 1 Comment

Treat or Treatment

Hello my friends! It's really such a handy form of communication.
For them it's very useful. For example, "This is to be
my treat". Add Your Comment, please.

Added by Irina on August 29, 2010 at 20:00 — 2 Comments


This picture was taken in al khober city(my city).

It is hang in a bridge in the middle of the city.

This guy wants to expresses his feelings of forgiveness to his beloved.

when I saw it ,I smiled about the way he used and I envy his beloved.

It seem that he loves her so much.

The translation of what he wrote is:

maay(this is the name of the girl he loves)

forgive me. I Swear... I love… Continue

Added by sara nasser on August 29, 2010 at 20:00 — 10 Comments

Yet Another Valuable Website

Here's another great Website about Idioms ::



Added by Frank DiSalle on August 29, 2010 at 11:12 — No Comments

Another Valuable Website

Here's a site I found today that you might find useful for building your vocabulary, and for understanding English idioms.

It's called The Idiom Connection, and you'll find it here :


Added by Frank DiSalle on August 29, 2010 at 6:13 — 3 Comments


No aims, No plan. I don't know how to decide the future life.

It is raining today. I love it, I want to run in the rain.

I wish the rain could purify my heart, my soul and remove my sorrow.

Lack of interest, deeply in depression. I disgust the situation that I encounter.

Continue to persis on or give up? It is time for me to give a choice.

It is a sad life of no dreams, I must run out of it.

Added by Aaron Zhang on August 29, 2010 at 1:25 — 1 Comment

Used Pasta Machine

Well, I made a batch of gnocci today in my $7.00 pasta machine. The gnocci are drying right now. I could have cooked them up immediately but had other things to do.

The pasta machine mixes and kneads the dough and then extrudes it through a die. It came with 24 dies to makes all sorts of shapes of pasta.

I used unbleached flour which gives the gnocci a different color-but it should taste fine. I will try a recipe next time that adds cheese. I will also have to tweek the… Continue

Added by Caroline Horton on August 29, 2010 at 1:16 — No Comments

Unusual method of learning English

I want to tell you the story about a famous Russian programmer Kris Kaspersky (now he works in American company “McAfee” as a senior reverse engineer). I have read this story in a Russian journal “Hacker”, #139, 08.2010, p.082-087(

Kaspersky tried to learn writing in a good English, but nobody agreed to publish his articles, because of his bad English! :-))) But the talented… Continue

Added by Rosenmaiden on August 28, 2010 at 21:00 — 5 Comments

12 steps to achieve your aim by Brian Tracy

Ok, you want to start your own business or just have an idea to improve your life level. A lot of questions haunt you - "What thing is to begin with?", "What would I do if I fail?", etc.

Brian Tracy, famous Canadian business consultant, has worked out twelve most important steps to achieve your aim - they have helped thousands of people all over the world and will probably help you too.

Here they are:

Step 1. Make yourself… Continue

Added by Artem Prygin on August 28, 2010 at 10:30 — 3 Comments

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