Street food stories

This YouTube channel may not give you much language input, but it’s a good example of the demonstration task and you could try adding English explanations to one of these videos, or try making your own.

I sometimes visit family in Portland, Oregon, where street food is very popular. My favorite is Nong’s Khao Man Gai.

And this is a favorite memory, from a trip to Enoshima (and the cat waiting for leftovers)

What’s your favorite street food story?

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Smart, not smart

This makes me think of so many things … motivation, curiosity, perseverance, and of course my (and everyone’s?) wariness of crows.

I discovered this video via a project aiming at getting these smart crows to pick up cigarette butts. Fascinating.

Smart = crows

Not smart = people who throw their cigarette butts in the street. To the people who do this in my neighborhood (or anywhere), I want to say, “These streets are not your ashtray!”

Meadows in the sky

Should we try to make more green roofs in Tokyo? Here are some problems they can solve:

Can you think of disadvantages or hurdles and what we can do to overcome them?

One suprising fact from the video: some rooftops can get as hot as 170 degrees (F). That’s 76.6℃. Hyperbole of course, but it feels almost that hot in Tokyo in the summer, with the humidity. Maybe more green roofs can help us cool off a little.