Edgar analisava alguns papéis de pedidos para alugar sua balada na sala principal onde costumava ficar quando o tiroteio começou. Decidiu ignorar o barulho e voltar àqueles muitos papéis torcendo para que Chanel aparecesse em sua sala pedindo exclusividade. Foi então que alguém surgiu na porta e lhe informou sobre o que acontecia. O homem simplesmente apertou um botão do controle que tinha sobre a mesa, bufou, e levantou-se da cadeira rumo à porta de entrada do prédio. Odiava aqueles momentos em que tinha que proteger as pessoas daquilo que muitas vezes era ele quem provocava. Quando chegou ao Hall de entrada, pôde ver o desespero das pessoas e o DJ pedindo a calma, assim como também pôde confirmar o sistema de proteção instalado que protege as janelas e portas com uma metálica blindada. Apontou para a saída de emergência indicando aos seguranças que ocupassem todas e abrigassem as pessoas e seguiu tranquilamente em direção à porta principal, chamando as pessoas para entrar do jeito mais gentil que Ed poderia. - Se quer morrer, saia do caminho porque tem gente querendo se proteger. - Disse à alguém baleado.

Ways to say yes in French :)

words like “yah”

oui - yes (obviously you know this one)
ouais - yeah
ouaip - yep
eh oui - guess so
mais oui - sure
si! - yes, on the contrary

words of acceptance

d'accord - alright, ok
je ne dis pas non - I don’t say no

words like “yes, certainly”

certainement - certainly 8D
tout à fait - absolutely
bien sûr que oui - of course


volontiers - with pleasure

5% Of China adheres to a vegetarian diet

13% Of Taiwan adheres to a vegetarian diet

It is accepted that some Greek philosophers brought their beliefs of vegetarianism from Egypt.

There are sources that say ancient Egyptians ateplant based diets and have been recorded as abstaining from animal flesh and skins since 3200BCE.


Upwards of 42% of India adheres to a vegetarian diet

But because some white people in western cultures also adhere to plant based diets it is now a “white people thing.”

Veganism and vegetarianism spreading is now “imperialistic.”

This kind of erasure is perpetuated to discredit veganism and vegetarianism by the common meat eater, to make veganism and vegetarianism seem childish, pointless, privileged, trendy, and unnecessary. It makes veganism and vegetarianism seem like new concepts without histories deeply rooted in many cultures. Veganism and vegetarianism is NOT a white people club, it never was. It is simply something that has existed in most cultures around the world and continues til this day to be practiced by all colors.

Filler words and Idioms

The following words are not translations even though they do translate the same sometimes. 

Um = hm 
Like  = genre 
You know = tu sais, vous savez 
Listen = Ecoute, écoutez
Really? = Vraiment ?, Ah bon ? 
No way! = Mais non ! 
Unbelievable = Incroyable, putain**
You’re kidding = Tu déconnes, Vous déconnez (slang), putain**
Right? (As in, “She’s 18, right?”) = Non ?, C'est ça ?
Whatever (As in “I don’t care, whatever!”) = Peu importe, je m'en fous (slang), je m'en fiche (slang)
Well… = Eh bien, ben (slang), Enfin, ‘fin (slang)
You see = Tu vois, vous voyez 
Of course = Bien sûr, Mais bien sûr (ironic)
Actually* = En fait
Bullshit! = N'importe quoi ! 
Wow! = Non ! Waouh ! Putain !** 
You know what I mean = Tu vois ce que je veux dire, vous voyez ce que je veux dire 
By the way = D'ailleurs 
Believe me = Tu peux me croire, vous pouvez me croire, la vérité (slang) 
Not at all = Pas du tout 
Definitely = C'est sûr, certainement, complètement (slang)
So what? = Et alors ?
Obviously = Evidemment
I can’t believe it! (Ironic) = Je rêve ! On croit rêver ! Putain !**
WTF! = Quoi ? Arrête ! Mais non ! Putain !** 
Oh my gosh = Oh la la ! Oh mon dieu ! Oh putain ! Putain !**

_Side notes____________

*The word “Actuellement” exists in French, but it means “Currently”. As in : J'étudie actuellement la chirurgie plastique > I’m currently studying plastic surgery. Do not translate it as “Actually”. 

** Yes, “putain” means all of this. It’s only a matter of voice tone. It’s kinda like “omg”, ten times worse. 

Ways to slow down a conversation in French

Short words (basic equivalents of “what?”)

hein? - huh?
comment? - what was that/ what?
pardon? - excuse me, what?
qu'est-ce que vous avez dit? - what (did you say)?
t'as dit quoi? - what did ya say? (very, very informal)

Expressing you didn’t understand

je ne suis pas sûr d'avoir compris - I’m not sure I understood
Je n'ai pas compris - I didn’t understand
Je ne l'ai pas entendue - I didn’t hear it

Asking for repetition and/or slower pace

plus lentement s'il vous plaît - slower please
pourriez-vous répéter s'il vous plaît? - could you please repeat?

Japanese lesson: Valentine's day ♡

デート (deeto) - date
彼氏 (kareshi) - boyfriend
彼女 (kanojo) - girlfriend
イチャイチャ (ichaicha) - flirt
口説く (kudoku) - to hit on
萌える (moeru) - to have a crush
愛 (ai) - love
恋する (koi suru) - to love
告白する (kokuhaku suru) - to confess
抱く (daku) - to hug
恋い乱る (koimidaru) - to be lovesick
キッス (kissu) - kiss
大好き (daisuki) - I like you a lot.

付き合ってくれる? (tsukiatte kureru?) - Will you go out with me?

Scientists develop ‘electronic nose’ for rapid detection of C. diff infection

A fast-sensitive “electronic-nose” for sniffing the highly infectious bacteria C. diff, that causes diarrhoea, temperature and stomach cramps, has been developed by a team at the University of Leicester.

The team have measured the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) given out by different of strains of Clostridium difficile and have shown that many of them have a unique “smell”. In particular, different strains show different chemical fingerprints which are detected by a mass spectrometer. 

Identifying the unique 'smell’ of C. diff which would lead to rapid diagnosis of the condition.

The research is published on-line in the journal Metabolomics.

Caption: This is an image of Clostridium difficile or C-diff. Credit: University of Leicester

Breathe Better By Gardening Indoors

Through a process called phytoremediation, houseplants can give your indoor living space a breath of fresh air.

My article, on Hobby Farms

We spend much more time indoors compared to previous generations, and while enjoying the comforts of a climate-controlled, plugged-in life has some perks, there can also be a number of health hazards lurking in indoor environments.

Paints can release various volatile organic compounds (VOCs); ceiling tiles, wood and adhesives can eke formaldehyde over time; and carpets release particulate matter into the air. Fungi and bacteria that are pathogenic to humans also abound in climate and humidity-controlled spaces, and can be circulated in the air as bioaerosols.

In buildings where the indoor air quality is particularly bad, occupants experiencing adverse effects can be given a blanket diagnosis of sick building syndrome (SBS). While not a catch-all solution or a replacement for building with non-toxic materials, plants can provide an immense improvement in indoor air quality. Broadly, this process is called “phytoremediation.”

NASA famously published a clean air study in 1989, the intent of which was to assess plants for use on space stations; nonetheless the study yields data about seemingly ordinary tropical houseplants that can also clean the air in a dwelling or office.

Read more of Hobby Farms

Less learning more emerging

I’m just gonna keep it short and charming. Too much dependency on text books and class, not enough putting things to practice. Too much learning new things, not enough revising and practicing what you know. Too much insecurity about what you don’t know, not enough awareness on what you actually can. 

I cannot STRESS THIS enough. You have the tools. YOU GOT THIS. The text books have taught you well. You know how to language, now get out there and have fun! Here, have some ideas on what you could do to passively improve your language skills (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Listening/speaking: listen to songs and sing along. Look up the words you dont know and give yourself a cookie for every sentence you comprehended just by listening. (Guys, this is LITERALLY how I learned Mandarin).

Listening: Watch vloggers on youtube, watch movies without subtitles. Seriously, don’t be naughty and put subtitles in target language. You can do without. You can improve your reading comprehension somewhere else. This is for listening. Again listen to more songs. 

Speaking: Get yourself a language parent. Find a friend (online) who will help you practice. Don’t let them correct you, like every mistake, but ask them to actually talk to you like you’re a baby and they are the parent. Be serious about it. Both of you. This helps heaps (I practiced with my baby cousins Mandarin nanny and it really helped). Start with easy topics: tell them about your day, your hobbies, then gradually upgrade.

Speaking/reading: This is funny. This is for nerds only. Pick a topic any topic. Do some research on it, but only in target language. You are only allowed to use target language resources. Or you can use other resrouces do what you like, lol. And present your findings in your target language to yourself. Or your dog. Or your (language) parents. Its just for fun. But it helps so much. because you need more words for the same thing. So youre gonna learn synonims, yeaaa buuddy

Reading: Just read anyting. Start with easy blogs and magazines. Gradually update to the real deal like literary prose, news papers and articles.

hmmm, for the rest idk anymore tips.. If you have any let me knoww! What is your learning style? Do you have any ideas? LETMEKNOW

BTW, I am not a benny lewis. There is no right or wrong way to learn a language. There is only your way. That sounded pretty spiritual huh?