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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
I hope you had a great Christmas day yesterday and Boxing Day today!
Thanks to everyone in Niseko who took part in my Christmas video. I’m not sure if they will all actually remember taking part.
And thanks to everyone who took part in my first YouTube collaboration. I hope they don’t mind.
Yes, it was super lazy style collaboration - I just filmed the computer screen : )
I tried to reply to some of the comments – but YouTube seems to be going through a disappearing comment phase. Maybe it’s something to do with the HOT BRAZILIAN GIRLS ... I don’t know.
Anyway I got a couple of Christmas presents and one of them was a donkey.
Wow. A few days ago I was a regular person and now I’m a donkey owner.
I’m pretty happy about this because ... it’s cute and I don’t actually have to take care of it or anything.
I don’t know where my donkey is but apparently it is helping a family living in poverty.
So I hope the donkey is happy and I hope the family is happy too.
Kia ora this is Stick News. James Brown died early yesterday morning. He was 73.
James Joseph Brown was born in South Carolina in 1933.
As a child he helped support his family by picking cotton and shining shoes.
When he was 16 he was convicted of armed robbery and sent to a juvenile detention center.
Brown stayed in prison for 3 years. Then he became a boxer, then a baseball pitcher, then a musician.
He was married 4 times and had another 2 year stint in prison from 1988 after various offences relating to violence, drugs and driving.
Brown had many hits.
Wikipedia says he was a prolific singer, songwriter, bandleader and record producer.
Brown was a seminal force in the evolution of gospel and rhythm and blues into soul and funk. He left his mark on numerous other musical genres, including rock, jazz, reggae, disco, dance and electronic music, afrobeat, and hip-hop.
Throughout his career, Brown had many nicknames including Soul Brother Number One, Mr. Dynamite, the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business, Minister of The New New Super Heavy Funk, Mr. Please Please Please, and The Boss.
But his most well-known title was the Godfather of Soul.
James Brown died of heart failure which was related to pneumonia. And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 26th of December.
the snow report
The conditions were really good on the mountain on Saturday. I took some photos from the top of the mountain at 10 to five. It gets dark really early.
conversations with sarah
#144 What happened to your eye?
Step 1: Repeat Nobu’s lines.
Step 2: Read Nobu’s lines and talk to Sarah.
Nobu What happened to your eye?
Nobu Yeah. Did someone punch you in the face?
Sarah No. I just fell over on the mountain.
Nobu When you were snowboarding?
Nobu That’s a strange place to injure yourself.
Sarah Yeah, you have to be a pretty talented snowboarder to fall over and smack your face into the mountain.