Monday 31 January 2011

Song: You Belong With Me -- Taylor Swift

Didn't realise that I have become a fan of Taylor Swift. Why do I say that? Because I have already recommended 2 songs from her, and here comes the third!

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You Belong With Me is found once again in the album Fearless (So Fearless sounds like a really good album to get since it also comes with Love Story and Jump Then Fall). Wikipedia states that,

"Swift was inspired to write "You Belong with Me" after overhearing a male friend of hers arguing with his girlfriend through a phone call; she continued to develop a story line afterward. The song contains many pop music elements and its lyrics have Swift desiring an out-of-reach love interest."

"Out-of-reach love" is a nice description of this song's main theme, but not good enough to appreciate the plot of story.

The song talks about an unspectacular girl (Taylor Swift) being in love with a boy she is closed to, but he has already got a trendy cheerleader girlfriend. Taylor often makes comparisons with his cheerleader girlfriend, admitting that she is not as attractive but she understands the boy much better than his girlfriend does. Taylor repeatedly expresses her wish that the boy will one day realise she is his Miss Right.

What is really interesting is that the boy's cheerleader girlfriend and the nerdy girl are both acted by Taylor Swift herself!

Hope you like this song!

You're on the phone with your girlfriend, She's upset
She's going off about something that you said
She doesn't get your humour like I do

I'm in the room, its a typical Tuesday night
I'm listening to the kind of music she doesnt like
And she'll never know your story like I do

But she wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts
She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers
Dreaming about the day when you wake up and find
That what you're looking for has been here the whole time

If you could see that I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see?
You belong with me
You belong with me

Walkin the streets with you in your worn out jeans
I can't help thinking this is how it ought to be
Laughing on the park bench thinking to myself
Hey isnt this easy?

And you've got a smile that could light up this whole town
I haven't seen it in awhile, since she brought you down
You say you find I know you better than that
Hey, Whatcha doing with a girl like that?

She wears high heels, I wear sneakers
She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers
Dreaming about the day when you wake up and find
That what you're looking for has been here the whole time

If you could see that I'm the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can't you see? 
You belong with me

Standin by waiting at your back door
All this time how could you not know that?
You belong with me
You belong with me

Oh I remember you driving to my house in the middle of the night
I'm the one who makes you laugh when you know you're about to cry
I know your favorite songs and you tell me about your dreams
I think I know where you belong. I think I know it's with me.

Can't you see that I'm the one who understands you?
Been here all along so why can't you see?
You belong with me

Standing by waiting at your back door
All this time how could you not know baby
You belong with me
You belong with me

Have you ever thought just maybe
You belong with me
You belong with me

go off -- phrasal verb If a bomb goes off, it explodes. Metaphorical use in this context.
bleachers -- (plural noun) a sloping area of seats at a sports ground which are not covered and are therefore not expensive to sit in
wear out -- phrasal verb [M]
to use something so much that it is damaged and cannot be used any more, or to become damaged in this way
bring sb down -- US phrasal verb [M] 
to cause someone to lose power
sneakers -- (n) [C] US
a type of light comfortable shoe that is suitable for playing sports

You Belong with Me @ Wikipedia

Song: Jump Then Fall -- Taylor Swift @ Locky's English Playground

Song: Love Story -- Taylor Swift @ Locky's English Playground

Lyrics @ Lyricsmania*10+0&dict=A

Thursday 27 January 2011

Drinks: The New Starbucks Logo -- Siren Out of the Ring

Well, not exactly a today's news but may not be one that people in Hong Kong will have easily noticed. Starbucks is changing logo once more after nearly 20 years with the previous one.  What interests me is the change in the design of the logo over the Starbucks lifespan -- and that is, there isn't really much change! To me, it has only been the siren that is moving closer and closer, or getting bigger and bigger. What will it be like in the future?
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Honestly, I'm a fan of the Starbucks Coffee, so no matter how the logo changes, I will still go there for drinks, but with one single colour in the new logo, I do feel that it is a little too plain. 

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Beside from changing the logo, there is something more of course. Starbucks is launching a new 'Trenta' size. In Italian, 'Trenta' means 30 and 'Venti' means 20, but they are really just names, because the former is in fact 31 ounce, so, it should have been 'Trentuno', while the latter is in fact 24-ounce so it should have been 'Ventiquattro'. This might be a big news for the coffee lovers, who have always been wanting more, but do not be happy too soon, Starbucks has no near-term plan of launching this size in Hong Kong yet. However, when they do launch it in Hong Kong, I think it will attract more people, or specifically couples, because this cup is double of the 'Tall' size, will make it just enough for either one.

Two people sharing one cup? Sounds financially beneficial! But definitely too much for just one person.

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Fun Fact: -- Siren
The Siren, by John William
Waterhouse (circa 1900),
depicted as a fish-chimera.
Image from Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, the Sirens were three dangerous bird-women, portrayed as seductresses who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.

lifespan -- (n) [C]
the length of time for which a person, animal or thing exists
near-term -- (adj) Of, for, or involving a short period of time in the near future
seductress -- (n) [C]
a female seducer who persuades someone to have sex with you, often someone younger than you, who has little experience of sex
lure -- (vb)  [T]
to persuade someone to do something or go somewhere by offering them something exciting
enchanting -- (adj) very pleasant
shipwreck -- (n)  [C or U] (also wreck)
an accident in which a ship is destroyed or sunk at sea, especially by hitting rocks, or a ship which has been destroyed or sunk in such an accident

Drinks: Coffee Mania @ Locky's English Playground

Starbucks logo change: No name. More mermaid. Will it sell more coffee?

Move over 'Venti,' Starbucks now has 'Trenta' size

Why Starbucks' Move to Brand Minimalism Is Part of Bigger Trend

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Song: Imagine -- John Lennon

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You may not know John Lennon well, but you must have heard of his solo song, Imagine, one of my all-time favourite songs.
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His Imagine album earns the 76th place from the Rolling Stone magazine's greatest album in history in 2003[1]. The song Imagine itself is placed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Rolling Stone ranked "Imagine" the third greatest song of all time in their editorial The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[2]

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In this song, you won't get to learn difficult words, but you can feel how deep the meaning of this song runs. It has the melody that never dies, never fades with time, never gets obsolete. It is a simple song, with simple lyrics, melody, but simple is beautiful. It is a belief, a hope, that one day there will be no conflict, just equality, joy and love, that the world will become "one" some day. It is a symbol of "peace".

Strawberry Fields in NY City's Central Park
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I used this song in the previous entry Documentary: The Cove, hoping that these tuna, shark, sea turtle, dolphin and whale fishermen will hear this song some day, and be reminded that every animal has the right to live in peace on this planet. Human being's killing and consuming them, will eventually lead to the death of human beings. (Why? Cos these sea animals absorb the heavy metal Mercury we pollute the sea with, and we put these heavy metal back into our body by eating them. Can human beings be any more stupid than this?)


Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

dreamer -- (n) [C]
a person who spends a lot of time thinking about or planning enjoyable events that are not likely to happen
possession -- (n) [U] when you have or own something
greed -- (n)  [U]
a very strong wish to continuously get more of something, especially food or money
brotherhood -- (n)  [C + singular or plural verb]
(the members of) a particular organization or (more generally) 
obsolete -- (adj) not in use any more, having been replaced by something newer and better or more fashionable

[1] Imagine (album) @ Wikipedia

[2] Imagine (song) @ Wikipedia

Documentary: The Cove @ Locky's English Playground

Strawberry Fields @ Wikipedia

Imagine by John Lennon @ YouTube

Imagine: John Lennon @ Wikipedia

Monday 24 January 2011

Documentary: The Cove

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When I wrote Movie: Documentary -- The Cove, I haven't yet watched this movie, The Cove, and I thought dolphin therapy is a nice thing to do because dolphins can cure human beings, and if more people like dolphins, then no one would want to hurt them. In fact, I was wrong, and so was Richard O'Barry, the world's top dolphin trainer who captured and trained the world-famous dolphin Kathy, who acted in the TV series called Flipper.
Richard (Ric) O'Barry
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At the beginning of the 1960s, Richard O'Barry captured 5 dolphins himself and trained them such that the dolphins could perform for the TV series Flipper. At the beginning, it all seemed very happy as he would show the TV series Flipper to one of the dolphins named Kathy, said O'Barry,

"and she could tell the difference between herself and Suzy, who was another Flipper dolphin that was used. I knew then they were self-aware, and when you become conscious of this nonhuman intelligence, you realize after a while they don't really belong in captivity. But I didn't do anything about it. 
One day, it all ended."[1]

According to O'Barry, Kathy committed suicide in his arms.

"That's a very strong word, suicide. But you have to understand dolphins and other whales are not automatic air breathers, like we are. Every breath they take is a conscious effort. And so they can end their life whenever life becomes too unbearable by not taking the next breath.

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And it's in that context I use the word suicide. She did that. She swam into my arms and looked me right in the eye and... took a breath... and didn't take another one. I just let her go, and she sank straight down on her belly to the bottom of the tank. 

The next day, I was in the Bimini jail for trying to free a dolphin at the Lerner Marine Laboratory. That's how I reacted to it. I was going to free every captive dolphin I could.
I spent ten years building that industry up. And I spent the last 35 years trying to tear it down.
When I started out, there were only three dolphinariums. Today it's become a multi-billion-dollar industry. In all of these captures, we helped create the largest slaughter of dolphins on the planet."[1]

And this is what this movie is all about. Trying to free captivated dolphins and stop the world's killing of dolphins.
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I would love to tell more details of this movie, but you are highly recommended to watch this documentary and judge the killing of dolphins by yourself, even though it is a very bloody one. I strongly believe that despite the horror you will see, it is crucial for the world to know what happen and how it happen, such that everyone in this world can understand the danger and stress faced by this highly intelligent "smiling" animal of the sea and join hands to protect them. I love dolphins and I don't hurt them, but I am too small and weak to make a difference in this matter. What I can do is educate the people around me and hopefully you can educate the people around you. Say if the entire Facebook population supports the protection of dolphins, whales, sharks and tunas, then the world will too smile!

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I have included the entire The Cove movie here and in the English Playground's YouTube channel, and I have also added extra video clips to add onto the learning and conservation under Save the Dolphin NOW!!! playlist. However, please buy the DVD if you like the movie. 

And there are many more things you can do the help save the dolphins:
You can:

  1. volunteer to help in educating friends and families.
  2. join The Cove on Twitter and Facebook
  3. learn more from The Cove Blog
  4. donate to Save Japan Dolphins -- Save Japan Dolphins/Earth Island Institute is a top rated 4-star charity with Charity Navigator Rating service. 
  5. donate to Oceanic Preservation Society 
  6. join Twitter and follow Richard O'Barry to show support by messaging him words of encouragement.
  7. take the pledge not to buy a ticket to a dolphin show
  8. tell zoos and aquariums to stop aiding the dolphin killing
  9. sign the petition and letter to world leaders to end the slaughter (Facebook signature)
  10. tell a friend about this pledge campaign 
Lastly, a song for you all to listen to, the best song of the century. I hope some day, human can coexist with all sea animals. 

イルカを殺さないでください!Please STOP killing Dolphins!

unbearable -- (adj) too painful or unpleasant for you to continue to experience
slaughter -- (n) [S or U] the killing of many people cruelly and unfairly, especially in a war, [U] the killing of animals for meat

Movie: Documentary -- The Cove @ Locky's English Playground

The Cove @ Wikipedia

The Cove @ IMDb

Friday 21 January 2011

Academic Research: The Use of Comic Strip in Writing in Hong Kong Adult ESL Learners



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The Use of Comic Strip in Writing in Hong Kong Adult ESL Learners
Law, Locky

Adult Education, Adult Learning, Comics, Comic Strips, Learning Theories, Writing, Learning Experience



Abstract:Comics and comic strips have long been used as media of teaching, but in the context of ESL, studies have focused on speaking and reading and not writing. Researches on the use of comic strips in adult ESL writing lessons are scarce, if not non‐existed. This paper presents the findings of a case study on the use of comic strips in two adult ESL writing lessons in Hong Kong. Data analysis shows that the use of comic strips in such context is feasible and would receive popularity if certain criteria are met. Learners showed appreciation for the mnemonic property of comic strips in assisting them learn new words.

Key findings revealed
  1. a direct relation between the level of enjoyment and the level of inspiration of a comic,
  2. learners' ability to use personification is directly related to their view of suitability of using comic in writing,
  3. lower level English learners do not find peer writing or group discussion useful,
  4. lower level English learners have difficulties relating the acquired knowledge in the activity back to their daily life,
  5. lower level English learners are less adventurous in experimenting new ideas or/and new sentence structures,
  6. grammar‐translation method still has big impact on HK adult ESL learners,
  7. grammar acts as an opposing force to creativity for lower level English learners

For those of you who would like to read academic papers written by me. Hope this will be useful for those of you researching in related areas as well.

The Use of Comic Strip in Writing in Hong Kong Adult ESL Learners @ Locky's English Playground

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Technology: Shopping on Alibaba

What happened bad turns out to be a new learning experience for me.

Olympus PEN E-PL1
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It all began when I bought my Olympus PEN E-PL1. I have a new camera, so I can offer my Canon IXUS 860 IS to my sister as a gift, which although is an old model, is in a perfect shape, and so she was more than happy to receive it. Then a few days ago, when I borrowed it to take a few pictures of the gifts from my students, the LCD showed a huge dark spot! I asked my sister if she had broken it but she insisted not. Well, I can't possibly give her a camera that will self-destruct in a month or two! So, I thought, I can either sell it or fix it. If I sell it, I have to pay extra to buy her a new one, but the resell value will be super low since the LCD is broken. If I fix it, I will need to pay a lot of money for sending it back to Canon and my sister will have to wait for years to get it back.

Could there be another way?

Well, an idea came out of nowhere, I logged on to and did my search, and I found this JQ Electronics company hanging at the very top. I said 4th year Golden Supplier, and minimum order is 1 piece!!! So I went inside and emailed the lady in the contact. She got back to me quickly and offered me a great price,
JQ Electronics @
"the lcd for  Canon ixus 860 price is in USD$40.5/pcs,the shipping cost is USD$4.6 by ShunFeng. Is it ok?"

Sounds like a bargain! Although later I found out that the ShunFeng Express (SF Express) should actually be free, but I suppose the packing also requires a few dollars, anyway, it isn't a lot, so I went for it. The lady offered me an HSBC bank account to deposit the money, but I wasn't very comfortable with it, so I ordered through the ESCROW system, which is something like Paypal, so that if I am not happy with the product, I don't need to pay the money. This is because I will need to confirm on the web again if I am satisfied with the product before the company can get their cash from me. So, it is a safe move!

She also promised me that the LCD will arrive in 4 days! That's quick! And she kept her promise, the deliver man came twice because the first time I wasn't home, and so he came again the next day morning.

It was well packed! And I was like a happy little boy in Christmas morning, opening wrappers layers after layers.

Now, the last step is, how do I know what to do to change the LCD by myself? Well, if you need an interactive answer, ask YouTube! And I found this supposedly German author video:

DIY, Do It Yourself! Helped me save a lot of money! Now, I have a brand new Canon once again! Cheap and make my sister happy! So if you have any electronic devices problems and you have a man at home, I highly recommend you to visit Alibaba or this JQ Electronics website for the parts you need! They are really trustworthy and efficient!
JQ Electronics Website
So does that mean online shopping is completely safe? Well, not really, you will have to be careful with Phising websites. What are Phising websites and why do you need to be careful? Then you will need to read this news if you want to know! 

Technology: My First Micro Four Third Camera -- Olympus PEN E-PL1 @ Locky's English Playground Search Results

JQ Electronics Co. @

So baut man ein neues Display für IXUS 860 IS ein

Phishing websites rake in $3 billion

Monday 17 January 2011

Technology: Maglev Trains (Updated on 2011-01-20)

JR Yamanote line's train
Image from Piano & Forte

Trains~~~! Trains, Trains, Trains~! Who likes trains here? Hands up! Well, I'm not a big fan of trains, but I always welcome high-tech trains like the ones in Japan. Remember that I wrote Travelling and Living: Locky's Trip to Tokyo (Part 3 -- Trains) ? That definitely gave me some great impressions. The LCD displays of stations,
LCD Display of stations
Image from Locky's English Playground
of weather,
LCD Display of stations
Image from Locky's English Playground
pole-less compartments,
Tokyo Metro
Image from Wikimedia Commons
phone-free quietness even when there is a lot of people,
and the deluxe trains,
 Tokyo, Shinagawa, Ginza -- Inside JR
Image from Samantha Chiang
... are all the things better than the MTR in Hong Kong.

How about Chinese trains? Here's a video to practise your listening skills and learn something about the trains in China.

The high speed train you saw from the video, called CRH380A, "is the first high-speed train developed using Chinese homegrown technologies"[1] and "is designed to operate at a cruise speed of 350 km/h and a maximum of 380 km/h in commercial service. The original 8-car trainset has recorded a top speed of 416.6 km/h during trial run  and the longer 16-car trainset has recorded a top speed of 486.1 km/h".[1]

JR-Maglev EDS suspension is due to the magnetic fields induced either side of the vehicle by the passage of the vehicles superconducting magnets.
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But it is NOT a Maglev train, short form for magnetic levitation, which means that the train is actually floated by electromagnets. (The picture about roughly explains how suspension / floating can be achieved.)

Maglev trains are even faster and can travel up to over 500km/h!!! [2] If you want to try riding on it, the best place to go is Shanghai, where the Shanghai Maglev Train runs from Longyang Road station in Pudong to Pudong International Airport.[3]

Next time if I happen to visit Japan again, or China if chances come, I would want to try out these awesome trains!I guess the Shinkansen sounds more likely for me in the short run. (Reminds me of the TopGear Nissan GT-R vs Bullet Train challenge!)

Updates: And the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is planning to build a high-speed railway from Nanning to Singapore!!!!!  Amazing!

Travelling and Living: Locky's Trip to Tokyo (Part 3 -- Trains)  @ Locky's English Playground

China Goes Green @ ABC News Video

High Speed Rail @ Wikipedia

Thursday 13 January 2011

News: McDonald’s ‘Texas 2 Burger’: The Spice of the Lone Star State

Look after the customers and the business will take care of itself. - Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's Corporation

I learn this quote from the introduction of the movie, Supersize Me, and I think this is perhaps the biggest irony on this planet and the most sarcastic remark ever in the history of this planet. Well, it wasn't a sarcasm at first, it was sincere and well-meant, then McDonald's got sidetracked from the founder's words......

1954 was the year Ray Kroc changed the world with McDonald's, then which year McDonald's changed its menu? I have no idea, but in Tokyo, there is always something new!

JANUARY 12, 2011, 12:19 PM JST

McDonald’s ‘Texas 2 Burger’: The Spice of the Lone Star State

Clocking in at a sound 645 calories, the Texas 2 Burger is like jumping off the nutritional cliff. But that didn’t prevent slim Japanese men and women of all ages to dive into the chili melt when it hit McDonald’s menus last Friday.

Meet the Texas 2 Burger, the first of four burgers from McDonald’s to be sold in Japan as a part of its “Big America 2″ campaign.
“I really loved the Texas Burger last year so I couldn’t wait to try the new one,” said Satoshi Tanaka, a 38-year-old engineer standing outside a McDonald’s outlet in the haute Ginza neighborhood in Tokyo on Jan. 7, the big launch day. Mr. Tanaka was among the many hungry patrons crowded into the pristine long counters during lunch rush hour , with a large silver box stamped with “Texas 2” open before him. One customer had dozed off, having likely surrendered to an inevitable food coma.
McDonald’s Japan launched the Texas 2 Burger as part of its “Big America 2” campaign, an encore to its successful crusade that named beef patties after U.S. locales last year. And among the four-burger series, the Texas Burger was the only one to get a younger brother. The other burgers – the California, Hawaii, and New York — were replaced with equally extravagant creations named Idaho, Miami and Manhattan this year.
If, as they say, everything is indeed bigger in Texas, then this creation inspired by the Lone Star state is no different. The Texas 2 Burger is a towering stack with chili, cheese, bacon, onion and a mustard relish sauce packed between the three buns. Taking a bite of the sandwich is akin to having the entire school lunch buffet on sloppy joe day explode in your mouth. It was a rioting mouthful. But the chili was undoubtedly the lead topping. It was almost too overpowering: the taste of the chili lingered even after two sticks of gum.
Yoree Koh/The Wall Street Journal
An advertisement of the Texas 2 Burger in the window of a Mcdonald’s outlet located in Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood on Jan. 7.
The chili is what makes this year’s Texas burger different from the original. And it seems the Texas burger part deux has fallen victim to the curse of the sequel. Its attempt to shake things up with the whole bean chili left some excited customers craving the barbecue flavored mustard sauce swirled on top of the original Texas.
“I wouldn’t say I didn’t like it, but it didn’t meet my expectations,” said Mr. Tanaka, adding the chili overpowered the rest of the burger. It was a review echoed by 74-year-old Yasutsuru Mori. “The sauce is what made it great last time,” said the self-described burger lover after he scarfed it down over the weekend.
Perhaps Japan wasn’t yet ready for the spice of Texas.


irony -- (n)  [U]
a means of expression which suggests a different, usually humorous or angry, meaning for the words used
sarcastic -- (adj)  (UK informalsarky)
using sarcasm
sarcasm -- (n) [U]
the use of remarks which clearly mean the opposite of what they say, and which are made in order to hurt someone's feelings or to criticize something in a humorous way
well-meant -- (adj) said or done in order to be helpful, but not always achieving this
sidetrack -- (vb) [T usually passive]
to direct a person's attention away from an activity or subject towards another one which is less important
chili melt -- (n) chili and molten cheese
pristine -- (adj) formalapproving
new or almost new, and in very good condition
doze off -- 

phrasal verb 


If you doze off, you start to sleep, especially during the day
surrender --  (vb) [I] If you surrender to an experience or emotion, you stop trying to prevent or control it
inevitable -- (adj)  certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented
coma -- (n) [C]
a state of unconsciousness from which a person cannot be woken, which is caused by damage to the brain after an accident or illness
crusade -- (n) [C] a long and determined attempt to achieve something which you believe in strongly
locale -- (n)  [C] formal
an area or place, especially one where something special happens, such as the action in a book or a film
patty -- (n)  [C]
a piece of food made into a disc shape which is then cooked
extravagant -- (adj) spending too much money, or using too much of something
towering -- (adj) very great
stack -- (n)  [C]
a pile of things arranged one on top of another
relish -- (n) [C or U] a type of sauce which is eaten with food to add flavour to it
akin (to) -- (adj)  [after verb]
similar; having some of the same qualities
sloppy joe -- (n) [C] an American dish of ground beefonionssweetened tomato sauce or ketchup and other seasonings, served on ahamburger bun
riot -- (vb) [I]
to take part in a riot -- used as a metaphor in this case
linger -- (vb)  [I]
to take a long time to leave or disappear
part deux -- (n) Deux" is "two" in French.
fall victim to sth -- to be hurt, damaged or killed because of something or someone
curse -- (n) [C] magic words which are intended to bring bad luck to someone
sequel -- (n) [C]
a book, film or play which continues the story of a previous book, etc.
shake sth up -- 

phrasal verb 


to cause large changes in something such as an organization, usually in order to make improvements
crave -- (vb)  [T]
to have a strong or uncontrollable want for something
scarf -- (vb)  [T]
US for scoff (EAT) -- [T] (US also scarfinformal to eat something quickly and eagerly
death row -- (n) mainly US
on death row
in prison and waiting to be killed as a punishment for a crime

Okay, who wants to try? I would, trying is fine, but I guess I will only try one new burger a month. It is just too fatty and I wouldn't want to risk my health for the taste of it. What's more, I'm quite sure that fresh steaks taste much better than those hamburgers. Why settle for less? I used to be a Burger King lover, now for health, I hardly ever go for a burger -- heartburn is never easy on me.

As you can see, I'm a logical person with good control, but some aren't. Another news from Guyism reports that a Missouri man armed with a shotgun entered a McDonald’s after closing and demanded burgers!
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Guess the man has trouble figuring out which way is faster to death row.

Ray Kroc Quotes | Star Quotes

Movie: Supersize Me @ Locky's English Playground

Health and Fitness: Supersize Me Add-ons @ Locky's English Playground

Health and Fitness: Manage Your Weight @ Locky's English Playground

Ray Kroc @ Wikipedia

McDonald’s ‘Texas 2 Burger’: The Spice of the Lone Star State @ The Wall Street Journal

Medical: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease @ Locky's English Playground

Man storms into McDonald’s with shotgun, demands burgers @ Guyism