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My Lucky 8 Blogs (So Far)

Hello, my fellow bloggers! Time flies quite quickly, isn’t it? It’s almost 2018 and what a nice way to have some sort of a recap about the blogs that I published all these years! This idea is actually from our very own fun, fearless catwoman… Mary. In case you haven’t read her blog already, you may…


Added by Robbie on December 12, 2017 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

The Drag Queen’s Mask

He’s the epitome of a responsible son, making ends meet doing multiple jobs like a hard-working bull in order to provide food on the table. Every single night, his last duty is to impress the audience with his funny antics and creative acting skills.

Yes, every single night he carries a huge bag full of colorful costumes, props and make-ups.…


Added by Robbie on December 1, 2017 at 13:30 — 12 Comments

Fakers 2.0 - Frenemy

If there’s a modern word that relates to a traitor, it would be the ‘frenemy’. Since the English language continues to evolve, more and more words are being introduced and included in the dictionary all the time. Some words are combined together to form new terms and ‘frenemy’ is one of them.…


Added by Robbie on November 24, 2017 at 16:20 — 12 Comments

I Am a Phoenix

One fine morning, something appeared out of nowhere.

Zombies… It sounds…


Added by Robbie on November 10, 2017 at 11:53 — 14 Comments

Fake as a Troll

Fake… Yes, that’s what you are.

You pretend you’re the most interesting person in the world.

You speak as if everybody is interested in your stories.

But in reality, you’re a pain in the neck.


You mock weak people because you think…


Added by Robbie on November 7, 2017 at 17:00 — 26 Comments

You're so... Ish!

Ish? What the :P is that? If you’re not familiar with this term yet, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Don’t be fooled by it either because you may know ‘-ish’ as a suffix (a group of letters found at end of a word and used to change or modify its meaning), but this word is actually a form of a very short reply.

Ish is an adverb used in informal conversational English which means ‘slightly’ and regarded as a reply to a…


Added by Robbie on November 1, 2017 at 15:13 — 35 Comments

English Expression: #10: As Dead as a Doornail

Trick or treat! Halloween is coming and what an appropriate time to share with you an English expression that something related to the dead.

The expression ‘as dead as a doornail’ simply means something is very dead or totally dead. It’s obvious that it’s not moving. According to BBC Learning English, this expression was commonly used during Shakespeare’s days. Other notable writers such as Charles Dickens included…


Added by Robbie on October 29, 2017 at 16:25 — 11 Comments

Las Vegas

The United States is dealing again a horrible shooting incident that occurred yesterday in a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. You’ve probably heard this terrible news already. It’s been all over the news worldwide. As I write this short blog, the latest death…


Added by Robbie on October 3, 2017 at 9:30 — 21 Comments

English Expression #9: The University of Life

What have you been learning from the university of life? Oh, sorry to confuse you with my question. If you haven’t encountered this expression yet, allow me to explain it in simple ways.

The phrase the ‘university of life’ does not exist at all. You cannot find it anywhere because it's not an academic institution or school. If people say this phrase, they are referring to their ‘life…


Added by Robbie on September 22, 2017 at 8:30 — 17 Comments

We Stand Together, Barcelona

My thoughts and prayers to the victims and families of the terror attacks in Barcelona, Spain. I hope my Spanish friends and their loved ones are safe!

I haven't been there yet, but Barcelona is…


Added by Robbie on August 19, 2017 at 15:50 — 12 Comments

Keep Fluttering

A garden wouldn’t be complete without any visitors. Those flying insects and creepy crawlies, some are indeed scary while others are too cute to touch. Sometimes, it would accidentally end up dead on your palms because you’re quite excited to keep them. You might have asked, “What…


Added by Robbie on August 8, 2017 at 12:00 — 19 Comments

A Bundle of Thanks, Anxa!

Good day, my friend!

Why I couldn't find your profile page? Maybe you've decided to leave MyEC temporarily or for good? Whatever your reason is, I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks for all your…


Added by Robbie on August 1, 2017 at 17:30 — 7 Comments

English Expression #8: A Thing of Beauty

She's blooming! What a thing of beauty!

Have you noticed something wonderful today? Perhaps you experienced something beautiful in your surroundings? Whatever it is, here’s a simple expression that native English…


Added by Robbie on July 18, 2017 at 15:02 — 18 Comments

English Expression #7: I Smell a Rat

Have you smelled a rat? I hope you haven’t because it’s disgusting to do it literally. Today’s expression is not actually about rats or rodents at all but something that misleads people such as scams.

In the English language, people say this expression when we mean we’re suspicious of someone. There’s something wrong in a situation. (BBC Learning English)

You’ve probably…


Added by Robbie on June 7, 2017 at 15:51 — 23 Comments

English Expression #6: Feeling Chuffed

How are you feeling today? Are you happy and excited about something? I hope you’re feeling chuffed!

Here’s a British English expression that means you’re pleased, glad or delighted over something especially in life. It could be about your work, studies, hobbies and things that would make you cheerful. It could also mean something you’ve successfully accomplished.…


Added by Robbie on May 17, 2017 at 15:00 — 6 Comments

Are You a Murderer?

Before you react sarcastically, let me remind you that we are dealing with plants here. So have you killed your plants unintentionally but you felt guilty towards them? If your answer is yes, then you’re not alone.

Most gardeners especially the new ones have committed this crime plenty of times. Even expert horticulturists have admitted themselves feeling abashed by this dilemma. But the good news is that there…


Added by Robbie on April 14, 2017 at 17:30 — 10 Comments

Pray for Egypt

Last Sunday, two Coptic churches in Egypt were attacked by terrorists killing more than 40 people who were attending the mass. Most of the victims were Christians participating for the Palm Sunday - the beginning of Lent. It’s an important…


Added by Robbie on April 11, 2017 at 12:28 — 7 Comments

English Expression #5: Funnily Enough

What comes to your mind when you hear this phrase? I initially thought of it as something hilarious or comical, or when someone is joking. I keep hearing this term often in podcasts and it wouldn’t a waste of time sharing this on MyEC.

Mcmillan Dictionary defines it here. So, we should remember to use this phrase if we…


Added by Robbie on March 24, 2017 at 14:01 — 8 Comments

Writing Challenge: Lexical Set – The Continents of the World

Our world has seven continents. Each continent is unique and distinct on its own. Do you know which continent you belong to?  Well… I, Robbie, of legal age, belong to the Asian continent. Mabuhay! I’m from the Philippines and my country is located in South-East Asia. Risty is a Filipina and works in the United Arab Emirates. I’m glad I have Asian friends. Onee is one of them and she’s from Indonesia. Kal is a thoughtful…


Added by Robbie on February 9, 2017 at 12:30 — 4 Comments

Writing Challenge: Lexical Sets

Hello, MyEC members! How’s your 2017 so far? I hope everything is fantastic and you’re still fond of Englishclub.  For this month, I would like to introduce to all of you our new writing challenge about ‘lexical sets’. Are you familiar with this vocabulary term? If not, let’s learn this topic together shall we?

A lexical set is a group of words which are all about the same topic and which all belong to the same…


Added by Robbie on February 8, 2017 at 4:30 — 6 Comments

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