I see postcards #6

I see postcards #6


“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

— Plato






If it feels good here, then I know it’s right

If it feels good here, then I know it’s right


Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A crazy reason
  • Eyeglass frames
  • Strange looking
  • Being a flea market freak
  • I like the big ones
  • The bigger to see you
  • I’d chat them up
  • They either strike me or they don’t
  • First impressions to me are exceedingly important
  • I fall in love with things
  • If it feels good here, then I know it’s right
  • The secret to a happy marriage
  • A sense of humor
  • My Russian heritage
  • It takes a little work
  • It really really pays off

Iris Apfel might be 95, but don’t think for a minute that the legendary interior designer and fashion icon has resigned herself to a quiet life. In fact, Apfel shows no sign of slowing down any time soon, thanks to the popular demand for her brand of unapologetically colorful and outrageous style. Read more HERE



Age is just a number

Age is just a number

[The Great Big Story]
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video
  • A retirement community
  • Part of the artist in residence program
  • They live rent free in exchange for performing recitals and concerts
  • I get a lot of mixed reactions
  • A wonderful idea
  • I had not been a part of this community
  • I walked over and introduced myself
  • Tiffany and I became friends
  • Fashionable shoes
  • Age difference
  • A college dorm
  • From different places, from different backgrounds
What do you think the world needs more of ?

What do you think the world needs more of ?

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Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

The world needs…

  • More passion
  • Understanding one another
  • Better teachers
  • An interest in people and ideas as opposed to things
  • Women that  are comfortable with their bodies
  • Understanding different cultures
  • Connection, human connection
  • What we need is more of less
  • More smiles
Average or Beautiful || How do you perceive yourself?

Average or Beautiful || How do you perceive yourself?

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Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • It was my choice
  • We had an option of two pathways to walk, and they led to two doorways
  • Be self-conscious of how you perceive yourself
  • If it lines up with how the rest of the world perceives you
  • I didn’t even hesitate
  • It was different from what I live
  • What’s constantly bombarded at me, What I’m being told that I should  accept
  • I had rated myself average, and nobody else
  • My mum just pulled me over to the beautiful door
  • It was quite a triumphant feeling; it was like telling the world I think I’m beautiful
  • I just wished more young women realized it
  • Next time I look in the mirror I will see somebody beautiful looking back at me
  • Beautiful is a great word, so why not see what’s on the other side of that
What is your recipe for LOVE?

What is your recipe for LOVE?

Watch the following video :

Recipe for love

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Oh my goodness!
  • We have menus?
  • I met you after 12 hours of long labor
  • We met at that party and ever since we clicked
  • We met in St. Louise at a pawn shop
  • I’m glad I know you because you’re such an amazing little spirit
  • I love you because you always make me smile
  • I love you because you have such a good heart
  • You’re a heck a lot of fun
  • Love is ….having a picnic with your best friends on your birthday
  • Love is…. always seeing you picking me up from school
  • Love is… always choosing the other person’s good over your own
  • Cheers !

“Time spent with cats is never wasted” – Sigmund Freud

“Time spent with cats is never wasted” – Sigmund Freud


[pet cute]




The Theory of Everything – The Oscars 2015

The Theory of Everything – The Oscars 2015

Eddie Redmayne wins the 2015 Oscar for Best Actor at the 87th Academy Awards for his performance in The Theory of Everything.

Watch the following video:

The Theory of Everything

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

In a place of minds

A PhD in Physics

In a place of great minds

I’m a Cosmologist

I study the marriage of space and time

The perfect couple

One never knows when the next great leap forward is going to come or from whom

What if I reversed time, to see what happened at the beginning of time itself

Wind back the clock

Keep going

Life expectancy is two years

I want us to be together for as long as we’ve got

You don’t realize what lies ahead

This is going to be a very heavy defeat

But I love him and he loves me, we’re going to fight this illness together

Brilliant !  Brilliant !  Well done!

Life is everything

It has been a great joy to watch this man defy every expectation, both scientific and personal

Love is everything

There should be no boundaries

However bad life may seem, while there is life there is hope

WATCH :  Eddie Redmayne’s emotional speech after winning best actor :

Eddie Redmayne

What is Greatness?

What is Greatness?

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Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

We have come to believe that greatness is a gift reserved for a chosen few, for prodigies for superstars

Greatness is not some rare DNA strand

Greatness is no more unique to us than breathing

We are all capable of it – all of us

Some people are told they were born with greatness – some people tell themselves

If greatness doesn’t come knocking at your door, maybe you should go knock on its door

Sometimes it’s just fun

Greatness isn’t always measured in tenths of a point, it’s a bit bigger than that

Sometimes greatness is something you plan, but most of the times it’s just something you try

Greatness is a scary thing… until it isn’t

Is it speed or endurance?

Is it finishing strong or barely finishing?

Is greatness worth fighting for?

If we face our fears it means we are pointed in the right direction, even if that direction is upside down

You don’t need an official court and an official net or official uniforms, to be officially great

Greatness speaks for itself, once it learns to talk

Greatness needs a lot of things, but it doesn’t need an audience

Some measure greatness in precious metals, like iron

Greatness is not born, it’s made

If you’d like to tell the guy with the sword he’s not great because he’s not famous, be my guest

There are no grand celebrations here, no speeches, no bright lights, but there are great athletes

The truth is greatness is for all of us

Greatness is not in one special place and it’s not in one special person

Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it.

What is LOVE ?

What is LOVE ?

Watch the following video :

What is Love

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

I don’t know how to answer that question

Love actually feels kind of nice

It feels like a spark

Love is about… happiness…friendship.. sharing… caring…and  playing with each other

Love feels like you’re brave and mighty

When two people meet and they are heart to heart

If you take someone to Hawaii they would fall in love with you

My mom loves me because….

She gives me love, kisses, hugs

She makes lots of food so I can get strong

My dad loves me a lot he loves me since I was zero !!

Love came from the beginning of the world…. When the world started

Love is everywhere