Thursday, April 28, 2005

My first day in Carbondale

Miki Matsumoto

My first day in Carbondale was very exciting. First, I arrived at my new house in the afternoon. I relaxed on my new bed. Indeed, I felt comfortable. Second, I met a few Japanese people who study at SIU. My roommate introduced me to them. They were very kind to me. They told me how to survive in Carbondale. That was very interesting. Third, I went to WalMart. I was surprised that it was very large. I was lost in WalMart and I was confused. I could barely get out. Fourth, I ate pizza with my roommate in Quatro's. It was very delicious. In addition, the pizza was very big. I was full. Finally, I was satisfied with my first day. In conclusion, my first day in Carbondale was very happy and pleasant.

ROSE-My first day in Carbondale

When I was in St. Louis, the airline lost my baggage. I was tired and sleepy. I had to wait a long time for a ride to Carbondale. In addition, it was Christmas Day. There had been a big storm, and everything was white and gray. When I arrived, all I wanted to do was take a hot shower and sleep. However, I went to see where I was going to live. I didn’t like it. It was small and ugly. I was scared by the cold weather. After all this, I finally got to take a shower and sleep. In conclusion, my first day in Carbondale was very long.

My last day in my home country, Mario

My last day in Costa Rica was very difficult. At 7:00 a.m., I woke up, took a shower, and ate my breakfast. Also, I played with my niece for 15 minutes. At 8:30 a.m., I went to my job, I had to work so much, because I needed to finish my job. At midday, I ate my lunch and went to the supermarket. I needed to buy something for the trip. A 5:00 p.m., I had a meeting for work very far from my home and my job. I drove for one hour, before and after the meeting. Afterwards, 9:30 p.m., I saw my friends in a small party. At 11:00 p.m., when I got home, I checked my suitcase and papers for the last time. Finally, I went to bed. I was tired, but I could not sleep, because I was thinking about the next day. In conclusion, my last day in my home country was long, difficult, and very busy. Now, I hope, I will not have another day like this one.

Interview my classmate

Miki Matsumoto                                            
I interviewed my classmate Choi about his life. He is from South Korea. He is 19 years old. He came to Carbondale three weeks ago. First, Choi likes to listen to music. Also, he likes to eat Korean food, especially kimchi stew.† He thinks kimchi stew is the best out of all Korean food. However, he does not like to cook. Second, ChoiÉÜs favorite colors are blue and green. His favorite sport is soccer and Choi likes converse shoes. Third, Choi usually watches TV when he has a free time. Since coming to the USA, he likes American people. Sometimes he misses his parents and friends in South Korea. Finally, Choi is a good guy.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Jodi's Carbondale

Jodi Ludwig
First Draft
Carbondale is a great place that has a lot of fun activities.  Many people like
Carbondale because it is small, has many local shops, and interesting
activities.  First, Carbondale is special because it is small, but it does not
feel small.  You can walk to any place in Carbondale under ten minutes.  Next,
Carbondale has many local shops.  One shop, Longbranch is a coffee place where
you can spend time with friends.  Finally, there are many interesting activities
that happen in Carbondale.  One activity is the International Festival that the
university holds each year.  In conclusion, I like Carbondale because it has
many different local places, fun activities and it does not feel too big.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

People in Korea are different.

Cyriaque Laurice Gnonlonfoun

Korea is divided in to two parts: South Korea and North Korea. South Korea is democratic and has four general climates. The language is the same but a little different. People in South Korea speak very hard and drive fast. Many young people like American clothing. Many young people live in big cities and the old people on farms in the country. In the cities, they are very busy but in the country old people are quiet. Young People’s minds are very free, yet old persons are conservative.

GE-051 Blogs coming soon

Hello. This is Colin Robinson, CESL teacher for the GE/AE1 novel/film class. Soon we expect to have more writing samples from our 3 GE students, who are Cyriaque, Sugar (Charlie), and Eleonora. We are over half way through our novel and film titled "Sarah, Plain and Tall." We look forward to reading their work!

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Hello everyone,

Please Please join the CESL outing this weekend!!

We are going to visit my home city...and it is a lot of fun !!

So please sign up and join the fun!!


Monday, February 07, 2005

Maine and Kansas

Kansas and Maine.

There are many differences between Kansas and Maine. In Maine there is the sea. There are many fishemen in the ports early in the morning. The climate is very cold between December and March. In Kansas there are many farms

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

051 begins!

This is your place to write about your movie, Sarah Plain and Tall, or whatever you want!
Have a good term!

Shalaigh has left us for somewhere we don't know....I hope you contact us and tell us where you are! You know the password!


Monday, January 24, 2005