August 2012
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Something Delicious: Steamed Milk Pudding

The Macanese Yee Shun Dairy Company make a very delicious milk pudding which you can’t miss if you are in Macau. This cool, refreshing dessert is a welcome finish to any meal.

Milk pudding decorated with berries.   Ingredients:

5 dl milk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons of gelatin powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla [...]

Destination: Macau

Macau has often been described as the Las Vegas of Asia and is one of the richest cities in the world. Macau was a Portuguese colony until 1999, and because of this Macau’s culture is an intriguing mix of Asian and south European.     Macau has an exciting night life and many glittering casinos [...]

Grammar Corner

Read / Read

Read can be pronounced in two ways: the first way is ‘reed’, which you use when it is something you can do or will do; and the second way is ‘red’, which you use when it’s something you have already done.

I read the newspaper every day. ‘Reed’ I read the [...]

Idiom of the Week: Think on Your Feet

When you think on your feet it means that you have to think about what to do when you have to do it, without any time to prepare yourself.   Sam: I encountered a bear in the forest last summer. Bill: You’re joking! Sam: It was scary. I had to think on my feet.  


Something Delicious: Paella

Paella is a rice dish with saffron, chicken, and seafood. For the true Spanish experience paella is essential, and in Barcelona good paella is never far away.



1 tablespoon sweet paprika 2 teaspoons dried oregano Salt and pepper 1 chicken, cut into pieces 1/2 dl extra-virgin olive oil 2 Spanish chorizo sausages, thickly [...]

Destination: Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a beautiful city on the eastern coast of Spain. It is a summer paradise with both inviting beaches and brilliant city life. It is a very important city for both fashion and history.     The architect Antoni Gaudí’s spectacular style can be seen throughout the city, and makes Barcelona an unforgettable place. [...]

Grammar Corner


An adjective is a word that describes something: it tells you what something looks like or how it is.

You can put the adjective in front of or after the thing you want to describe. If you put it after you need to add a form of the verb to be.

The train is [...]

Idiom of the Week: Kill Time

Waiting can be really boring sometimes. If you do something while you wait you can say that you’re killing time.   Cindy: I’ll just text my father while I’m killing time waiting for Patrick.   Mandy: The next boat tour is not for another hour. Lisa: Let’s take a walk to kill some time while [...]

Merry Interview: John

Next up for a Merry Interview is our teacher John from Oklahoma, who joined us here at Merry just this past June.

Name: John    Age: 24 Good at: Dancing and high-fiving.  

Q: How many pairs of shoes do you have? A: 14 pairs. 11 of them are Converse.   Q: What’s the [...]

Idiom of the Week: Early Bird

If you are a person who gets up very early in the morning you can be called an early bird.   Zoe: Wow, it’s 5 in the morning and you’re shaving already! Humphrey: I’m an early bird.   Mother: You’re eating breakfast? It’s already noon! Gail: I’m not an early bird like you, Mum.