Friday, 18 May 2012 22:09

Want to Learn English...But How?

What is the best way to learn English, you ask?  This not an easy question to answer, and perhaps my view on the subject is a bit biased since English is my mother language.  However, I may be able to provide some insight as I am currently learning a fourth language: German.  There are three basic principles that I believe are important when learning a language: Immersion, motivation, and practice. Immersion can encompass a variety…

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Published in Tips
Sunday, 11 September 2011 05:16

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

I serious thought I was going to miss my flight this morning.  There were an incredible amount of people just trying to check in.  Only a handful of the self service kiosks were working so that didn't help matters and when I tried to use one, it said that I had to see a clerk.  I figured I had to anyways because I had a backpack to check.  Long story short, it was just one line up after the next: long waits for the check in, even longer wait for security, then having to go to overflow security (on the…

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Published in Airports
Sunday, 04 September 2011 12:36

San Francisco International Airport

After seeing some friends and attending a birthday party it is time to leave San Francisco.  I have just checked in at San Francisco International Airport and this terminal is larger and busier than Vancouver.  There are three domestic terminals plus the international terminal with a tram connecting them in a circular loop.  It seems like the airports that I've visited so far have all been modern in design utilizing metal and glass.  While SFO may not be the busiest airport in America, I don't know if I want to be going through security here during the day.  The wait…

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My friend got hit up to to do an engagement photo shoot for a friend of his and was recruited to help him out and give some advice as well as be his "assistant".  The site that the couple chose was a beautiful area known as Lands End.  However, the weather here in San Francisco is very unpredictable.  Something that is almost certain is fog.  Lets just say, today the fog rolled in HEAVY.  Not…

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Published in Day Trips
Visited with mentors, took cable cars, and went to see the Palace of Fine Arts.  Take a look at some of the sites that I took in today!

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Published in Daily Snaps
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 09:26

Palm Trees and California Sun

I've been staying with a friend in Almaden Valley for the last couple days, and will be for the rest of my time here in the Bay Area.  I lazed around the pool today without a plan and just reminisced about the time when I used to live in the Bay area. The palm trees, the pool, and the sun, it all makes me feel so...Californian.  But at heart, I am a Vancourverite and being…

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Published in The Bay Area