Monthly Archives: February 2009

do u know iKnow?

Recently, I have heard a lot of people talking about iKnow, which is a social website that teaches English to Japanese (and other nationalities). I had a look at the website, and really is excellent with lots of different features. … Continue reading

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lunch inside an old barrel

Have you ever eaten lunch inside a huge old soya sauce barrel? Unless you have been to the special place called Sanrokuen, I doubt very much that you have! Up in the tree-covered hills, 7 or 8 km to the … Continue reading

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the windiest day

Another beautiful Monday morning, another trip to the sea. I have always felt drawn to the ocean since I was a little boy. My family emigrated to Australia when I was 5 years old, and I still have clear memories … Continue reading

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an afternoon walk 

Those of you who are long term readers of the honTony blog, or those of you who have talked to me about my life in, or outside of, class, will remember that I am a country boy at heart. You … Continue reading

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introducing the work of James B … artist and teacher

Last Sunday, the first day of February, I took the kids down to the Loop A gallery in America-Mura, under the fly-over near Yotsubashi, to see the work of James Baker (James B), who, of course, works with me at … Continue reading

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Say hello to ELLLO

I have heard about the ELLO site in the past, but not really explored it before. It looks like an excellent resource for practising your English outside of the classroom, though. This is what they say on their homepage … … Continue reading

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Wisdom of a child … (6) 

Kids have been away with their mother and grandparents for a few days leaving me to my own devices back in Osaka, so a good time for me to catch up with a few friends. Anyway, they went off to … Continue reading

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