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MARY's Blog (149)

Another way to ask how is the weather in your city/town

John's Weather Forecasting Stone:

Now, tell me how would be the condition of John's Stone in your place today :P

Added by MARY on April 1, 2019 at 16:30 — 14 Comments

Hard Decisions

You have to choose one, but which?

Have you ever regretted a haircut? :P

Added by MARY on April 1, 2019 at 16:23 — 6 Comments

PIC OF THE WEEK

Her arrival was foretold in the ancient murals...

Guess who's back.

Meow to you all.

:P

Added by MARY on February 28, 2019 at 18:01 — 13 Comments

WEEKEND READING CLUB - Fahrenheit 451

“See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.” ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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“-Why aren't you in school? I see you every day wandering…

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Added by MARY on September 7, 2018 at 21:00 — 8 Comments

3000 DISCUSSIONS

Have you notice that we are about to reach the figure of 3000 random questions (aka 'General Discussions') asked in the MyEC's Discussion Forum?



Life is full of questions, right? :P

Ok, I've more questions: Do you like this section? Are you active there? Have you ever posted any discussion? Do you prefer to ask or to answer? and…

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Added by MARY on August 24, 2018 at 21:30 — 11 Comments

WEEKEND READING CLUB - Kafka and the traveling doll.

The story says that Franz Kafka encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate.

Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot. Unable to find the doll, he composed a letter from the doll and read it to her when they met.

“Please do not mourn me, I have gone on a trip to see the world. I will write you of my adventures.” This was the beginning…

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Added by MARY on August 18, 2018 at 14:30 — 9 Comments

WEEKEND READING CLUB - Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

- "I wish I could manage to be glad!" the Queen said. "Only I never can remember the rule. You must be very happy, living in this wood, and being glad whenever you like!"

- "Only it is so very lonely here!" Alice said in a melancholy voice; and, at the thought of her loneliness, two large tears came rolling down her cheeks. 

- "Oh, don't go on like that!" cried…

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Added by MARY on August 4, 2018 at 1:30 — 11 Comments

WEEKEND READING CLUB

“Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!’…

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Added by MARY on July 28, 2018 at 13:00 — 17 Comments

Uh-oh, erm... Expand your Vocab!

I've found this graphic about how to replace the (very often used) word "very" with other words and I thought it could be nice to share it here.

I'm such a philanthropist... …

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Added by MARY on July 11, 2018 at 15:30 — 9 Comments

HAPPY MIDSUMMER

At this time of the season (end of June) the very ancient pagan cultures used to celebrate the Summer Solstice; also called: Midsummer or Litha. In my country it's called St. John's Day because catholic people basically took all the pagan celebrations and turn them into catholic ones for…

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Added by MARY on June 21, 2018 at 13:30 — 8 Comments

Wordless (and Moooo-less) Wednesday

Aloha EC birds!

Since our cool EC Member chose my caption for her picture, here I come with a new image for the game. 

I took this picture two days ago, when I was driving back home from work. I couldn't help but to pull over and take a pic of these…

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Added by MARY on May 23, 2018 at 2:00 — 25 Comments

Days of the Week: Honoring Pagan Gods.

SUNDAY. Day of the Sun, the first day of the week. Its English and German name are derived from Latin: "Sun's day", the name of a pagan Roman holiday. (The Sun has been always a very important deity for pagan cultures)

MONDAY. Day of the Moon, derived from…

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Added by MARY on May 19, 2018 at 17:30 — 22 Comments

The story of when I left another Learning English site

I think i've told this story sometime here in the chat; or I've written about it in a comment before. I can't really remember. But now I feel like sharing it here in this blog.

Before coming here, I was member of another English learning site (Italki, but don't even bother looking for it, it sucks now) It was just like MyEC but more active and it was cool till a biggest company bought it and changed everything to make it all commercial: They removed the chat room…

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Added by MARY on April 26, 2018 at 21:30 — 11 Comments

Bed Time.

Did you know today was the World Sleep Day??!!!!  ...I didn't and I wasted all this long day being awake!! Shame on me! :((((

To 'celebrate' this day, here I've put together some random pointless facts about sleep that I know you can't wait to learn:

1- "Dynasia" is the state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning.  Yup. I suffer from it :P…

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Added by MARY on March 16, 2018 at 22:00 — 4 Comments

IMMORTAL

The work and genius of Stephen Hawking will last forever. That's the real and only afterlife. That's how a human being becomes immortal.

Thanks professor Hawking.…



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Added by MARY on March 16, 2018 at 1:00 — 2 Comments

HAPPY STORIES


And now, a happy or funny story in 3 words :)

Added by MARY on January 27, 2018 at 16:30 — 25 Comments

SAD STORIES

So, that is. Write a sad or shocking story in 3 words.

Added by MARY on January 27, 2018 at 16:30 — 22 Comments

Woman is the Nigger of the World.

Can anyone please tell me what is the difference between discriminate someone because of the color of the skin and to discriminate someone because of the gender??  Because... call me crazy but I think the difference is: NONE at all. To be racist is as bad as to be sexist. Let's see if we can finally fix this in our society's minds.

Most of you probably have heard about the controversial image of the clothing store…

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Added by MARY on January 16, 2018 at 1:00 — 8 Comments

Word of the Year

Aloha there.

Here I come with my last blog... The last of this year, at least.

As every year, I'm always curious about which words are considered the most popular ones, taking in mind some events of the year. So, there it goes:

Oxford Word of the Year (2017)

Youthquake.

"A significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people".

A…

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Added by MARY on December 25, 2017 at 22:30 — 9 Comments

Choose 5 blogs you wrote in EC that you like best

Look down at your belly: What do you see? Yes, it's your navel. Let's contemplate it!

This is a blog to review our own activity and to find out all the cool stuff we've written in the form of an EC blog!

Think about some of these new (and kind of lost) EC members who are coming here for first time and don't know anything about you or your activity in EC, but you would like them to get to know it: Which 5 blogs would you suggest them to read from your list…

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Added by MARY on December 6, 2017 at 16:30 — 20 Comments

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