Thursday, July 31, 2008

Genki English CD8

Hey Everyone! Richard has just released Genki English CD8. Here are the topics you will find on the CD:

Education Video

Richard of Genki English turned me on to this. It is a short film used in India to show how public schools are not helping their students. It is worth a watch.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

English Land Pics Sent in by Gordon

Hey everyone! Gordon has graciously sent in some pics of English Land July 2008, "Bugs!"
Click on the following sight to view! Thanks Gordon!

Monday, July 28, 2008

English Land July 2008

We did it again and English Land keeps getting bigger and bigger! There were about 90 or so kids that showed up to learn about bugs! The target was "What's that? It's a ~." There were eight stations for the kids to practice the new target and words. Everyone had a blast! Thank you to all the volunteers and as always the kids for coming out!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


I strongly believe in the power of volunteering. I was brought up in a rural area of Texas and I remember my parents working in the fields as early as the age of 5. I remember times like that with my family growing up. Those were some of the happy times for my family and I.

The work ethic was instilled in me this early in my life but I was also taught to give back to my community as well. I remember it started doing little things like donating my used clothes and giving small offerings to the church every Sunday.

These days I find myself doing many things to give back to my community. I volunteer teaching English in Okinawa Japan, I am active at my community center, I often donate clothing and books to needing children and so on. My life is much more satisfying when I give of myself.

In the future, I may call upon you, my friends, to give of yourselves as we try to make Okinawa more beautiful by fostering friendships and more importantly gaining an understanding of each others cultures.

Buena Suerte!