Monday, 19 October 2009

Dinosaur English

I set my students the task, "What are the dinosaurs saying? Write their words." This was an awesome version that came out - respect to student A.!

(Teacher smugness: we had recently been learning comparisons!)

With kind permission of Ryan North at Dinosaur Comics.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Red juice at the Green Bazaar

On leaving the people-warren of the Green Bazaar for our weekly shop, my housemate and I refreshed ourselves with acrid-sweet freshly squeezed pomegranate juice.

Almaty architecture

I have yet to get my head around Almaty architecture, but the city is full of fascinating blends of Soviet and oriental styles. I am appreciating more and more Le Corbusier's idea that a city is a machine for living...

Strange fish

A Chinese restaurant which has become a favourite haunt for my colleagues and me because of its steaming turines of spicy Szechuan beef and fresh spinach has menus in Russian and English. The English translations are sometimes somewhat perplexing...

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Camel-camel feedback

...and we tried to create an ontological feedback loop by bringing the thing face-to-face with its ideal form.


... shish kebabs cooked on a wood-burning bbq...


Staff party for Teachers' Day - eastwest music in nylon yurts...