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English has many expressions. We should know the meaning when natives us them.
I will use expressions with 'tongue' while telling a short story.
Here you go:
Sam is sitting on the bench next to the house door when Helen, his wife, comes home.
Helen: "Hello Sam, what are you doing here, outside…Continue
Friendship is a word that people often use, and often even they use it thoughtlessly. Especially in the virtual media.
We get friendship requests from people, we hardly ever know.
The word friendship got a new meaning during the last years.
I always struggle to call it friendship when I just met…Continue
I got this idea from Ramnords post FUN WITH WORDS.
Please note that the words below are the same only in writing but not in pronunciation. Still interesting and fun to know it, though.…
Watch out! There is someone who sends the same message to hundreds of MyEC members. According to experience, people who ask so many other people to contact them via email, don't have good intention.
please, look at this:
I am in my old hometown, caring for my mom for a few weeks.
Yesterday, in the early morning, I watched the sunrise through the window of my mom's house.
Watching how the day wakes up is always stunning and has its own magic.
Please have a look.…Continue
I am alone here in my bed.
There is a lonely night ahead.
My biggest fears, I try to cope.
And I don't know if there is…
A letter, written by a man to his friend:
Next time you're in my neck of the woods, just call me.
We had not gone for a pint...for donkey's years.
I hope you still like a good drop of beer.
By the way...do you still smoke? Last year, I quit smoking. I quit smoking cold turkey. You know? It was not that piece of cake but my doctor told me if I don't want to kick…
This time I write about love idioms.
It's a dialog between two lovers. Please don't take it too seriously. I know lovers will not have this kind of dialog in their real life.
He: You always catch my eye.
This blog is my participating in Mishaikh's challenge about using idioms. I chose writing about food-idioms.
I'm going to spill the beans about how much I had to use my noodle to create some sentences by using food idioms. It was not a piece of cake because my sentences should not appear too cheesy.…
An expression has been catching my interest while I was reading and commenting on Tam's post "What decides which country you belong to?".
We all often use this expression. "What does mean the globalized world in my understanding?", thought I.…Continue
When I left my house this morning, I was again delighted by the beauty of the fall colors.
Actually, the temperatures are more like summer than fall. We have still about 25 degrees, more or less. That is unusual for October here in our region.
When the sun shines on the leaves of the trees, it seems as if nature has been painting everything in blood-red and…
Who owns the love?
Often, we speak and write about love, We sing songs about love, we write poems and novels. Love is the most popular subject of songwriters and poets.
But we don't ask who the owner of love is.
I have my own theory about it.…Continue
My secret garden
My secret garden is a perfect world.
I created this secret garden myself.
There is water if I am thirsty.
I pick the fruits from the trees whenever I want to eat.…
This is the continuation of my first part of my travel report.
Here is the link to the first part
I can't describe my whole trip, it would be an endless story.
So I am going to shorten it.
After a domestic flight from Hanoi to Da Nang in…Continue
I went to Vietnam for almost three weeks in July 2018. I had never before been there. My husband, another couple, and I, we planned a guided trip from the north to the south of Vietnam. After our arrival in Hanoi, after a…Continue
Sitting on the shore of the sea while watching the sundown, am I alone, but I don't feel any loneliness.
I feel only peace and the certainty of your love.
Although you are far away, you are always close to my heart.
I see your face by closed eyes.…
I am sorry but I am leaving for an unknown time. I have some problems in my real life. I'll come back when I have solved them.
Thanks to All readers of my blog and my friends for the good time here on MyEc. I will miss it.
I wish you all a happy time.
Take good care youself, please.
Last week, I read a nice joke that I want to share with you. I translated it from German to English.
Here you go.
A wise Englishman was once asked what the difference between English, Irish and Scottish was.
He replied with the following example:
"If in England you ask for more sugar for tea at an…
Words can be as sharp as the blade of a razor.
They can hurt us, and some of them cut durable wounds in our soul. Words can hurt the same as physical violence.
It hurts that more if someone hurts us we trusted.
The fading or even healing of that kind of wounds takes a lot of time.…
When I was new here on MyEC (I became a member in 2016), I wrote a blog "The book of life".
Maybe is someone interested in reading it.