A new day, a new thing

My goal to learn something new every day

Day 72: Words from Welsh (possibly)

I grew up in mid Wales, learning Welsh as a second language. I haven’t spoken it for about 15 years, but I might still be able to get by with … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Day 71: Incoming call notifications (Note 3)

One of the biggest annoyances I’ve had over the last few years is the incoming call on my Galaxy Notes, starting with the Note 1, and now on the Note … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Day 70: Cousins (part 2)

Yesterday’s post was all about cousins. Second cousins, third cousins, fourth cousins, removed cousins, you name it. If you want to know how to describe your cousins, head over to … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Day 69: Cousins

Earlier today, during a chat with one of my students, she mentioned that she had around ‘ten nephews’. Given her age, around 21, and the fact that people born in the … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Day 68: #HeForShe

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. Admittedly, I knew it was coming up, but probably couldn’t have told you when last week. I remember it from last year, but perhaps didn’t … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Day 67: Daylight saving time

Twice a year the clocks change in various countries around the world. This is known as daylight saving time (DST) and is done so that there is more sunlight in the … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Day 66: Headphones

During one of my classes yesterday, we were discussing the recent story in the news about the World Health Organization suggesting that people should listen to music for a maximum … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Day 64: 2285

We had a training session at work today. It was just a typical session, focussing mainly on teaching techniques. The standard kind that most teachers will be familiar with: elicitation, … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Day 63: Its National Grammar Day!

Today I learned that its National Grammar Day today, at least in the US. Well, seeing as I work in Korea, where American English prevails, I feel like I can … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Day 62: Fox Rain, Tiger’s marrying foxes & sunshowers

It’s been a bit of a miserable day today, weather wise. When I woke up, it was raining and trying to snow, although the rain seemed to be winning. I … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Day 61: OK

Earlier today, I was watching Mignon Fogarty’s (aka Grammar Girl) TEDx talk Who votes for new words? You do!. It’s a good talk, and she speaks about how English changes over time, … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Day 60: Independence Declaration Day

I woke up this morning and looked out of the window to see a sea of Korean flags hanging outside each of the windows on the apartment opposite. Koreans do … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment


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