Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Show 538 Tuesday 23 October

Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

This is our last week in Wolfville. On Saturday, we’re flying to Vancouver. And we’re actually stopping in Toronto on the way but only for a few hours unfortunately. We wanted to stay there longer, but we can’t so we’re just have to come back to Canada. There are so many places that I’d like to see. But you can’t see everything – especially when you’re in the second biggest country in the world.

So we’re flying back to Vancouver, then flying back to Japan on the 4th of November. So we have a week to fill in and during that time we’re going to Vancouver Island for a couple of days and after that I’m not sure yet. I’m supposed to be sorting that out but I haven’t quite got around to that.

Anyway, after we get back to Japan we’re going to take a bit of a holiday. The Daily English Show hasn’t had a holiday since last August, when we took a month off. So I think it really is time for a break. We’re going to take 10 days off. From Friday the 9th of November to Sunday the 18th of November. I think it’s a good time to have a break because we might not have internet access during that time – because it takes a bit of time to set up. We’re going back to Kutchan by the way – the same place we were in last winter. Back to the yellow couch.
And it’ll be nice to have a break when we get back to get over the jet lag, do a bit of cleaning. And I might even do a bit of work on The Daily English Show website. That really needs some work.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, YouTube New Zealand has been launched. The site is a localized version of YouTube featuring some videos on the front page that were made by New Zealanders.

YouTube is an online video sharing website owned by an American company called Google.
Since June this year localized versions of the site have been available
for countries such as Japan, Brazil and the United Kingdom.
Today, YouTube New Zealand was launched.
Newstalk ZB reported that members of the VIP online community were invited to the launch which was held in Auckland.
The New Zealand Herald reported the launch was a “kiwi content fizzer”.
But according to one of the leading sources of online news, YouTube editors showed their outstandingly good taste in deciding to feature a video by The Daily English Show.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 23rd of October.
Kia Ora.


What do you know about New Zealand?

Ah, I only know about cows in New Zealand.

Um, nothing.

I don’t really know anything about New Zealand.

Well, I know that it is located in the Pacific, close to Australia. That it has a lot of sheep. And that Lord of the Rings was filmed there.

I know that they, ah, filmed Lord of the Rings in New Zealand.

I know that New Zealand has good rugby. Our rugby coach is from New Zealand.

conversations with sarah

#333 What’s different about the NZ site?

Step 1: Repeat Mana’s lines.
Step 2: Read Mana’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Mana What’s different about the NZ site?

Sarah Not much ... the videos on the front page are different.

Mana Are they all made by Kiwis?

Sarah No, most of them are made by Australians.

Mana Oh, that’s weird.

Sarah Yeah ... but I don’t think there are that many videos made by Kiwis to choose from.

Mana Isn’t YouTube very popular in NZ?

Sarah I don’t know. But I think New Zealand has some problems with broadband – so most people don’t watch online video. And anyway, there aren’t many people in New Zealand.

Mana Is there a YouTube Canada?

Sarah No, there isn’t. I guess ... maybe there will be in the future, though.

Mana I wonder how they decide which country to do next.

Sarah Yeah, I don’t know.

today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

asking acadia start
artist: XL Ant
album: XL Ant
track: Levitation (Club Mix)
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm

artist: Carlos Rives
album: Improvisaciones
track: Noesis 4

from: Andratx, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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