Archive | August, 2013

A++ Saturday!

Hi! Welcome to A++ (Answer plus, plus) Saturday!

A++ is giving extra information in your responses to questions or comments. Here are three examples:

Question/Comment

Answer

+

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1) How are you?

Fine!

I went for a walk this morning.

I saw so many beautiful flowers!

2) That looks delicious.

It is!

I got it at the bakery near the station.

It was my first time to go to that bakery.

3) Can you play tennis?

No. I don’t really like sports.

I like reading!

A++ is giving the basic information and adding detail. Here are some ideas for how to think A++ for some of this week’s sentences:

Examples from this week are:

 

Bloom where you are planted.

Succeed wherever you are!

blossom, blossom, blossom!

Notice all of the (+), (+)!!!

 

A Thorny Situation: http://www.answers.com/topic/thorny

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A) Bloom where you are planted. (+) Bloom like a flower? (+) But, can you really bloom anywhere?

B) I think so. (+) Maybe different situations have different blooms. (+) You have to be alert as to how to bloom.

A) Hmm. (+) Right. (+) For example, I like beach life.

B) And, if you move to Alaska (+) You could find a way to enjoy wilderness life. (+) Succeed wherever you are!

A) How about you? (+) Are you blooming? (+) Wait, You like your work so you must be.

B) True. (+) I have a nasty co-worker though. (+) I say hello and she passes me in silence.

A) Yuk. (+) That sounds like a thorny situation. (+) I would hate that.

B) It’s not so bad. (+) I rarely see her. (+) There are so many other great people that we can all blossom, blossom, blossom!

 

 

Have a good one!

 

 

Sincerely,

Katie

@kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

 

 

Say a hearty “Woo Hoo” to life!

Wherever you are Blossom, Blossom, Blossom!!

Hi! We Started w/:

Bloom!

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

(忘れないでください―同じことを表現する言い回しには色々なバリエーションがあるということを。そこで、本日の表現はこちら)

Wherever you are Blossom, Blossom, Blossom!

Wherever you are Blossom, Blossom, Blossom!

Wherever you are Blossom, Blossom, Blossom!

cactus flowers

http://phoenix.about.com/od/arizonapicturesandphotos/ig/Cactus-Plants-and-Flowers/Cactus-Flowers-06.htm

But, Katie, I am in an office with a bad-tempered boss.

Wherever you are Blossom, Blossom, Blossom!

 

 

But, Katie, I am in a house with troublesome parents.

Wherever you are Blossom, Blossom, Blossom!

But, Katie, my desk is near a nasty co-worker.

Wherever you are Blossom, Blossom, Blossom!

But, Katie, my dog poops everywhere.

Wherever you are Blossom, Blossom, Blossom!

 

 

And yours:

 

But, Katie,…..

 

Wherever you are Blossom, Blossom, Blossom!

 

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Wherever you are Blossom, Blossom, Blossom!

Inspiration: Succeed Wherever You Are!

Hi! We Started w/:

Bloom!

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

Succeed Wherever You Are!

Succeed Wherever You Are!

Succeed Wherever You Are!

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A) I got stuck on the train for 45 minutes. There was a signal problem. It was hot!

B) That happened to me yesterday. I waited 30 minutes. It wasn’t so hot.

A) Well, I was able to get lots of work done. The time seemed to fly. I actually enjoyed myself.

B) That is great! Me too.Hey….

A + B) Succeed Wherever You Are!

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Signal Success!!!!

 

Inspiration: Succeed No Matter What Your Situation!

Hi! We Started w/:

Bloom!

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

 

Succeed No Matter Where You Are!

Succeed No Matter Where You Are!

Succeed No Matter Where You Are!

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A) What a surprise. I was changed to a new department today. I’m a bit worried about it.

B) Hmm. I understand. It can be scary!

A) Yes. I was doing really well. I enjoyed the people I work with too.

B) Two years ago you were moved, right? And, you just said you are doing well and like the people you work with. It shows that you succeed no matter where you are!

A) That’s true. I was nervous two years ago! And, I was nervous five years ago too. I can succeed no matter where I am!

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Enjoy your day!

Inspiration: Make The Best Of Every Situation!

Hi! We Started w/:

Bloom!

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

Make the best of your situation!

make the best

Lovely Quotes to Keep you inspired!

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Sing a song and dance!!!

 

Video Monday: Inspiration–Bloom Where You Are Planted!

Welcome to Video Monday!

Out loud; in your head; under your breath!

Practice makes progress!

Bloom Where You Are Planted!

This week we’re working with “bloom where you are planted” inspiration in my aunt and uncle and cousins’ beautiful garden in Denver, Colorado.

This little sunflower was brought here by a bird and it has bloomed beautifully. The seed was dropped and succeeded into becoming this beautiful, tall and stately sunflower!!!!

 

Inspiration for us: bloom where you are planted bloom where you are planted bloom where you are planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted!

Bloom Where You Are Planted!

Bloom Where You Are Planted!

Have a good one!

 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

 

Inspiration–Bloom Where You Are Planted!

 

 

 

English w/Katie Billboard Sunday!

notice

It is easy to sign up for a meet-up—and there are lots of

great people to meet and great things to do—below is a

teeny-tiny sample!

 

Cheers,

 

Katie

1) Waterfall training –滝行– and Beach sunset…

http://www.meetup.com/The-Tokyo-spontaneous-hangout/events/134861422/

Saturday, August 31, 2013
9:15 AM

 Simo-soga stationSogabessho, Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan ‎, Tokyo (edit map)

 

 

 

2) Scones, cakes, tea and fun

http://www.meetup.com/kansaiteaanddining/events/130723642/

Saturday, August 31, 2013
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Delight Tea Room 
6-16 Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe city 〒 657-0013, Kobe (map) 


Price: $35.00/per person

 

 

3) Beer Garden & Science talk

Sunday, September 1, 2013
6:00 PM

Seibu IkebukuroMinami Ikebukuro 1-28-1, Toshima-ku , Tokyo (map)

http://www.meetup.com/The-Tokyo-spontaneous-hangout/events/135913452/

 

4) The first MixPot salsa party for salsa dance beginner at shall we dance cafe.

http://www.meetup.com/MixPot-International-Salsa-Party-in-Osaka/events/131670912/

Sunday, September 8, 2013
1:00 PM

 

5) Nagoya! Saturday Brunch @ FLOW Lounge


Saturday, September 21, 2013
11:30 AM

 


FLOW Lounge 

中区栄3-20-27 , Nagoya (map) 


 

Our next Meetup will be brunch on Saturday. 
Eric, our member recommended a cool cafe for our gathering.

http://www.meetup.com/Nagoya-International-Mingle/events/136090612/


Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Lots to do!!!

A++ Saturday!

Hi! Welcome to A++ (Answer plus, plus) Saturday!

A++ is giving extra information in your responses to questions or comments. Here are three examples:

Question/Comment

Answer

+

+

1) How are you?

Fine!

I went for a walk this morning.

I saw so many beautiful flowers!

2) That looks delicious.

It is!

I got it at the bakery near the station.

It was my first time to go to that bakery.

3) Can you play tennis?

No. I don’t really like sports.

I like reading!

A++ is giving the basic information and adding detail. Here are some ideas for how to think A++ for some of this week’s sentences:

Examples from this week are:

Are you 100% sure?

Are they safe?

Isn’t it dangerous?

Notice all of the (+), (+)!!!

me and rosie
Picture from the Japan Times Article: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/08/23/our-lives/californian-eyes-making-english-studies-easier/#.Uhg2FhbtU0M

A) Would you like to hold Rosie?

B) Hold it (+) Uhm… (+) Isn’t it dangerous?

A) Not really. (+) Their bite is like a bee sting or wasp sting. (+) You need to know if you have an allergy.

B) But, are they aggressive? (+) Do they attack? (+) Are you 100% sure?

A) Of course you need to always be careful. (+) Humans are dangerous too! (+) Always do your homework.

B) So, I should read books. (+) Ask specialists. (+) And, find out all about tarantulas.

A) Yes. (+) Rosie is safe to hold. (+) She is gentle and does not want to bite you.

B) Oh, she feels wonderful. (+) She is so cute. (+) She seems really sweet.

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

@kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

Say a hearty “yes” to life!

Are You 100% Sure?

Hi! We Started w/:

Rosie

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

Are You 100% Sure?

Are You 100% Sure?

Are You 100% Sure?

larvae

Apperently these are very healthy and easy to farm. There are lots of ways to eat them!

choosing

Harvest, about 500g per week. This makes 2 meals.

http://www.kunger.at/161540/1591397/overview/farm-432-insect-breeding

Are You 100% Sure?

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Pay attention to your choices!

Are You Sure About That?

Hi! We Started w/:
Rosie

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

Are you sure about that?

Are you sure about that?

Are you sure about that?

foot oklahome

Visiting the United States—maybe you have heard that it is safe…I would double check…ask your travel agent…

A) Is it safe to visit the United States?

B) Where you’re going is safe.

A) Are you sure about that?

Please ask—are you sure about that?

 

 

Very disturbing.

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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