Behind the scenes

Two videos from Great Big Story about what went on behind the scenes of two famous movie franchises:


Disi? Dalney?

Every year there are students in my classes who are extreme Disney fans. Not once have I come across a Dali fan. Maybe this will help?

Now we just need to have a collaboration with Miyazaki Hayao.

Japadog and pi-ba

This video explains a portmanteau food (like the cronut and the frappuccino, and the word brunch) from Vancouver called Japadog (the video is mostly in Japanese with English subtitles):

So next time you’re in Vancouver, stop by.

Or get inspired by his menu and try it at home this weekend: this is about half the menu (and ラムネ is on the drink menu!):

If you were to make a portmanteau of two your favorite foods, what would you create? For example, there’s a pizza maze-soba restaurant in my neighborhood that makes a dish that combines ramen-style soba with the flavors of pizza. Instead of “pizza soba” you could make a portmanteau called “pi-ba”.

Doodles, roots, and shoots

Yesterday was Earth Day, and the Google Doodle celebrated the life and work of Jane Goodall:

Learn about Roots & Shoots, Goodall’s program for young people to

foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment.” (from the About page)

You can watch other Google Doodles, and choose different countries/languages: