One month of Life at Kid Castle Taipei / Kid Castle / August reveal of mw4 / Ghosts reveal Aug 14 / MW4 reveal 2013 / Summer reveal for Ghosts / August 14th Call of duty / Life after Sunshine American school / Budweiser Friday / Loving the tour of Norway / Cycling on Eurosport / 4 Blind MIce by James Patterson

Quick one. All is good at Kid Castle. Seems like a cool enough place to work. Despite being the only English teacher spread across two schools. It keeps me busy though. Overall , very different to Sunshine. It’s a lot less technical and the teaching method employed using more basic books is more akin to Shane. Given the kids level is a lot lower the way you teach them is a lot more gesture based. Flash cards are a necessity. At Sunshine you could literally explain your way into how something works be it grammar or creative work.

Kid Castle :



Kid Castle started with a single school back in 1986, and has steadily expanded through Taiwan and across China. We now have over 200 branches in Taiwan, over 200 in Mainland China, and many more branches are scheduled to open in the future.

Kid Castle also publishes textbooks, curricula, audio-visual media, and other teaching resources. We currently supply education materials to over 7000 schools, including elementary schools and privately owned schools in Taiwan and China.

We are proud of our reputation as one of the leading educational organizations in Asia.

Taken from the website.

Official Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal Event Happening August 14th

Infinity Ward and Activision recently released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts that is worth taking a quick look at. The trailer doesn’t  show any actual gameplay, but it appears to be a teaser for next weeks revealing of the new multiplayer mode of the game. The message at the end of the video says, “Tune in on August 14th at 10:30am PDT to watch the Call of Duty: Ghosts Global Multiplayer Reveal, presented by Xbox.”

COD Ghosts

COD fans will get a first glimpse at the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer features this month as Activision pulls back the curtain on its upcoming FPS.

Mark Rubin, the game’s executive producer, confirmed last month that the first multiplayer details would be arriving this month in a tweet.

“We are in our death march push to finish [Call of Duty: Ghosts]. Lots left to do. Looking forward to MP in August,” he said.

Now, a dedicated holding page as appeared on the official Call of Duty: Ghosts website listing the exact date for the reveal as August 14 in Los Angeles.

Presented by Microsoft, the Call of Duty: Ghosts global multiplayer reveal will start at 10.30am (6.30pm BST) on August 14.

Activision is well known for showing off their COD multiplayer in September, but it seems that the developer has made a decision to push the unveiling forward because of the Battlefield 4 multiplayer details offered at E3 and the BF4 Battlelog features released last week.

It has already been confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer will feature character customisation and a new dynamic experience.

The first Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-order bonus will be a multiplayer map called “Free Fall” which is set a partly demolished skyscraper. The map, along with the rest of multiplayer, will be dynamic and have ever-changing environmental elements that players navigate to keep ahead of the game.

“Dynamic map events change the way players approach the game, and Free Fall does a great job illustrating this new mechanic,” said Rubin. “As the match progresses, the geometry of the world continues to change and players need to adjust on the fly or else.”

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be available on November 5 for current generation Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. However, it will also be launch title for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Does anyone else find that free fall sounds a lot like Overwatch and Highrise?

Exciting times!

Currently reading 4 Blind Mice. Great thriller by James Patterson . Featuring Alex Cross ( along came a spider fame) :

Four Blind Mice (novel)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Four Blind Mice is the eighth novel featuring the Washington, D.C. homicide detective and forensic psychologist Alex Cross written by James Patterson.


The novel features Washington D.C. Metro Police homicide detectives Alex Cross and John Sampson as protagonists. While investigating the wrongful conviction and execution of US Army Sergeant Ellis Cooper, their investigation uncovers a series of Army personnel wrongfully convicted and executed for murdering countless civilians. In each instance, the murderer’s modus operandi involved painting the corpse.

In the course of the investigation, Cross and Sampson discover that three Army Rangers had committed similar crimes during the Vietnam war. The three Rangers, nicknamed “The Three Blind Mice,” had performed a series of unauthorized killings of unarmed villagers and subsequently painted the bodies red, white, and blue. Cross and Sampson track down the killers, but all three are killed in the resulting gunfight.

Cross determines that the mastermind behind the murders is General Mark Hutchinson, Commandant of West Point. Hutchinson had been ordering The Three Blind Mice to frame Army personnel who had committed atrocities while serving in Vietnam. Another victim, Colonel Handler, had discovered the plot and was killed so as to not jeopardize Hutchinson’s candidacy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hutchinson captures Cross, but before he can murder him, Hutchinson is killed by members of a Vietnamese street gang in retaliation for his sanctioning of and involvement in Vietnam War atrocities.

Friday night –

Drank Budweiser far too quick and watched the Tour of Norway :

The 2013 Glava Tour of Norway was the third edition of the Glava Tour of Norway road cycling race. It was held over a period of five days between 15 and 19 May 2013. The race was a part of the 2013 UCI Europe Tour with a race classification of 2.1.[1] Top Norwegian cyclists competing in the race included Edvald Boasson Hagen, Lars Petter Nordhaug, and Alexander Kristoff, with the notable exception of Thor Hushovd, who raced in the 2013 Tour of California instead.[2]

Really into it at the moment. Beautiful scenery and very relaxed commentary. Good stuff.


~ by richardpmurfin on August 10, 2013.

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