Word of the weekend: Vicarious

Word of the weekend: Vicarious

I’ve been living vicariously through others’ photos and stories during these past few weeks as the summer is ending, and it can be an excellent way to experience adventure!IMG_0561.PNG


















Courtesy of: Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary

Words 1 & 2 of the Weekend: Independence Day & patriotism

Oh yeah, words of the weekend have come early! Happy 4th of July!

Why are these words useful?

It’s an important holiday here in the States. So whether you’re living here, are interested in American culture, or are just interested in English, it could be helpful for you to know what today is celebrating. Patriotism is something that everyone and anyone can feel, and I want to feel your patriotism!

What is something interesting from your country that you can share?



Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary

Words 1 & 2 of the Weekend: narrow-minded & bigotry

Why are they useful?

These words will be featured in an upcoming blog post for you to practice reading, reflection and writing. They are both ugly words, that can cause harm and reflect hatred…which is something none of us should have in our hearts. Finding ways to open your mind can eliminate any bigoted ideas. Learning to accept other’s differences can make the world much more peaceful. I could go on with peace and love… but I think you get it. ๐Ÿ™‚

How do you open your mind?



Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary

Word 2 of the Weekend: yada yada

Why is it useful? The interjection is quite common and you’ll hear it informally often, especially when talking about routines or day-to-day actions.


Courtesy of: Merriam-Webster Learners Dictionary

Word 1 of the Weekend: mesmerize

Why is it useful? Be mesmerized by the beauty around you. Find things to give your full attention and be in the moment.

What was the last thing that mesmerized you?



Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learners Dictionary

Word 2 of the weekend: pop-up store

Why is it useful? It’s a trend you’ll see around the States, Canada, the UK, and Australia so it’s helpful to know what you’re seeing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you been to a pop-up store recently? Tell me about it.



Courtesy: Google & Wikipedia

Word 1 of the weekend: acronym

Why is it useful? They’re used in slang, academic text for names or titles, and other common contexts. They make language shorter, which is sometimes necessary.

What are your favorite acronyms?


Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary

Word 2 of the weekend: imperfection

Why is it useful? It’s our imperfections that can make us unique. It’ll also be featured in a song for this week’s suggestion.

What imperfection makes you beautifully unique?


Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s

Word 1 of the Weekend: karma

Why is it useful? I’m a firm believer in karma, and that people should treat each other kindly, especially how they would want to be treated.

Another expression: what goes around, comes around….

ย Are you a believer in karma? Do you have any first-hand experiences?


Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary

Word 2 of the Weekend: nauseous

Why is it useful? It’s a very common symptom of many illnesses, both serious and not.


Courtesy: Merriam-Webster Learner’s