Thanks for all your comments and ideas. I’m definitely going to add a roll of Saran wrap to my emergency kit. Actually, that would be a really good idea for camping trips as well.
Some of you mentioned that you didn’t know the meaning of “hack” as in “life hacks.” To be honest, I’d never heard the word used in this way before either. I think the person who compiled this list just chose it because it sounds interesting.
Actually, I saw another cool list on Facebook the other day. These are ideas for making your “dream house.” Kattie, maybe you could build an aquarium bed in your new place?
As I think I mentioned before, I do a discussion class on Wednesday afternoons where we talk about whatever topic we are doing on the blog that week. I asked my students if they had any ideas, and they came up with several. The one I liked the most was putting newspaper inside smelly shoes to act as a deodorant. I didn’t know about that!
Another one was soaking a newspaper in water, ripping it up, and then cleaning the floor with the pieces. I know that newspaper is really good for cleaning windows, but I’d never heard of anyone using it on the floor.
This week, I noticed that there were quite a lot of useful sentences that I think English learners should study. If you don’t mind, I’ll start tweeting these on my “bitsofenglish” Twitter account.
Anyway, here is some feedback on your comments.
a handy tip I know is to put tin foil on the bottom of the paint tray so you don’t have to wash the tray afterwards
Thanks. I’ll use that one when I start painting the deck on my new house!
I misunderstood what you were trying to say.
This is a useful sentence for everyone to learn if you didn’t already know how to say it.
Same as Yu,
Actually, I use toothpaste to clean up faucets.
I didn’t know that, either. Thanks.
I’m not an DIY person, and neither does my husband
I’m not a DIY person, and neither is my husband.
When I read the article David showed us, I was not sure what the phrase “Life Hacks” meant.
I don’t read all 99 hacks yet but I found some of my favourites.
I haven’t read all 99 hacks yet, but I found some that I really like(d).
because I had never heard of the city in the first place
Do the name of the cities begin with the letter “S”(Kyon) and “Y”(David)?
Yes, they do! When I tell people where I’m going to live, they say “Why are you moving so far away?”
I had mistake.
I made a mistake.
Rosie (who was only 2) thought she was called ‘I’
In Japanese, “I” is actually a real name, although it’s spelt “Ai.” It means “love,” and it’s my favourite Japanese name. My satnav is called “Ai-chan.” When she gives me directions, I always say, “Thanks, Ai-chan.” People think I am strange.
To tell the truth, they are not much appeal to me, though.
To tell the truth, they didn’t appeal to me much, though.
>I just noticed that the above exchange is a conversation between “Me” and “You”! All we need now is for someone called “I” to join in!
–What do you mean in Japanese?
Your name sounds like “me” in English, and Yu’s name sounds like “you” in English, so it’s like a conversation between “me and you.” It’s just an オヤジギャグ。
Rosie is the name of Kattie’s daughter.
That’s all for now. Have a great weekend, and let me know if you have any questions.