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January 2014 Blog Posts (186)

What Each Country Leads the World In

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Did you know your country…


Added by MARY on January 31, 2014 at 18:16 — 7 Comments

"The one guarding his mouth is keeping his soul. The one opening wide his lips- he will have ruin"

      Why   do  people  like  gossiping?

People  sometimes  like  to  talk  about  personal  or  private  affairs  of  others.  Perhaps  because  they  themselves  feel  insecure  or  unsatisfied  towards  a  particular  person  and  his  or  her  behaviour.

There's no  doubt  that  words  can  hurt. You  need  to  be  careful  to  what  you  say. If  you  haven't  heard it  from  a reliable  source ,  you  could  be  spreading  lies.

So when  it  comes  to  use  harmful…


Added by Anastasia on January 31, 2014 at 14:47 — No Comments

"Writing Challenge: Story by Numbers".

"Writing Challenge: Story by Numbers".

The number I chose is 21


Character: A man on the run (‘me’)

Place:        A hall of mirror

Situation:  Falling in love with an stranger

Object:      An empty fridge


 This is the story of ‘me’ (‘me’ can be everyone or anyone, ‘me’ just a…


Added by Mishaikh on January 31, 2014 at 14:30 — 13 Comments

sweet love story

A boy never does homework in class to get punishment of bending..on his knees,in front of her bench just to see her for whole period.

Get scolding from his parents bcoz her reaches last everyday,just to ensure that she has reached home safely or not..…


Added by vania on January 31, 2014 at 13:34 — 1 Comment

A blog reminded me of music .

The meaning of a hike .......

This hike was mostly for my enjoyment .

I become so full of life when I get to see such beauty . I was able to enjoy singing while on this hike,while I stay in shape.

I also go on such hikes because soon I will begin a new adventure in life . I will travel to China . And so I want to soak up the beauty of my homeland . Often I am inspired with poems ,or I sing a new song .

For me to sing a new song is a gift from God . A new song is a… Continue

Added by Robert on January 31, 2014 at 13:17 — No Comments

Story by Numbers: # 61

I chose # 61. I hope you’ll enjoy the story.

Character            :              a warrior

Place                  :              a ghost town

Situation             :              finding a secret passage

Object                :              a silver door

Title  …


Added by Mardil Gab on January 31, 2014 at 12:00 — 2 Comments


A ryhme came into my mind this morning on my way to work when I saw a crow eating something. I want to share it with you:



Crow      all   body     eat          peck     peck    eat           flash

                                                 (Bird’s eating)



Added by Mishaikh on January 31, 2014 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Story by Numbers: # 11

Here is my story for this month's Writing Challenge. Thank you to Marisa and for introducing us to the Great Storymaking Tool.…


Added by Mahgol on January 31, 2014 at 7:00 — 6 Comments

Language is a path

I discovered something interesting on the ability of language. I have to say that language is a path to a different world.

My parents can only speak Cantonese fluently, so they only live in Canton. In other words, they never migrate to another province. I can speak mandarin effortlessly. Therefore I move around China, from south to north and vice versa. Some of my friends who are from countryside migrate to other countries after they acquired the ability of using English fluently. For…


Added by Andy on January 31, 2014 at 5:33 — No Comments

Read your thoughts aloud

I managed to think in English while I prepared for IELTS examination. I believed it to be the best method to practise English twenty four hours. However, I encountered some issues. I noticed that even I organised my thought well in my mind, I could not speak well when I open my mouth. I suggested the reason behind this was the pronunciation. I could not make sure my motor skill served as perfectly as my thought. Just like swimming or other sports, you may imagine the precise action before…


Added by Andy on January 31, 2014 at 5:24 — 6 Comments

1-- A bothering man

Unfortunately, there are always rude men who enjoy bothering women, such a thing happened to my friend, " Negin " who is a dressmaker. A few days ago I went to her dressmaking to visit her. She told me about a very rude man that was bothering her. Negin said she was busy with sewing that noticed a young man came in.…


Added by saba on January 30, 2014 at 17:00 — 5 Comments

love story

A boy and a girl loved each other very much.unfortunately the boy died.girl was upset too much and she couldn't stop her tears.she kept on crying every day.many people gave sympathy but no argument could stop her tears.…


Added by vania on January 30, 2014 at 16:08 — 5 Comments

"Jumbled words" a game to play in the EC main room

In this game as a player you should arrange jumbled words to find the correct sentence . The winner is one who can find the correct sentence before the other players  .

Let's try it here :






Added by Darius on January 30, 2014 at 14:51 — 12 Comments

Story by Numbers: #38

Here is my story for this month's Writing Challenge. Thank you to Marisa for introducing us to the Great Storymaking Tool. This story uses words and phrases found with #38.  

The Last Laugh

Once upon a time…


Added by Tara Benwell on January 30, 2014 at 14:30 — 4 Comments

Seeking Flowers and Unicorns, Too

A few days ago I found an interesting article about "Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy". It discussed how while Baby Boomers had worked hard towards something, and extremely happy with lush green lawn, the Gen Y are told that they are 'special' since childhood. So in their career, they expect 'a shiny unicorn on top of the flowery lawn'.

Baby Boomers are the generations who were…


Added by noaslpls on January 30, 2014 at 12:30 — 18 Comments

TET Holiday period - visas to enter Vietnam from Cambodia

Two of the teachers who work at my school - the Australia-Vietnam School of English (AVSE) - are in Cambodia over the TET holiday period to relax a bit and also to renew their Vietnamese visas.

The teachers just contacted me to advise that the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh is closed until 6 February 2014, presumably due to the TET holiday. This means that they're stuck in Cambodia until the end of the first week of February. 

Any person who is contemplating doing a visa run…


Added by Peter Goudge on January 30, 2014 at 8:20 — No Comments

Story by numbers #22

I've recently joined to the EC, though I didn't write anything in my blog so far.

I saw this writing challenge…


Added by Bogi H. on January 29, 2014 at 19:58 — 2 Comments

Growing in any circumstances!!!

What is your idea friends? Can we say perseverance is in someone who grows and moves forward in any situation?

Added by Niloo on January 29, 2014 at 17:11 — 7 Comments

Yoga, aerobic exercise or strength training

I have practised yoga for four years, which ever made me consider it to be the only exercise I should keep on doing giving the fact that my routine was not interrupted by frequent business travels. After I moved to Jiamusi - a small city in north east China, however, my mind was changed since forty minutes yoga exercise every day was insufficient to keep me healthy. For instance, I had been suffering from knees pains - I guess it is a kind of arthritis - after I stayed there for seven months…


Added by Andy on January 29, 2014 at 14:46 — 2 Comments

Writing Challenge: Story by Numbers

That is the story about a pirate although you can't believe he exists in a virtual reality created by two young men in a university's room. These young are boys passionates by develop characters in virtual world.

The story was developed in a solitary island in the caribbean sea, there the pirate live in a small town when he is not at sea. In this town the people that live there has a very problem, is what they are gossip. They all the time speaking about the life of other persons,…


Added by Carlos Andres Rodriguez on January 29, 2014 at 14:35 — 3 Comments

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