What a better way to start a new session than a fun music concert?!
Our ESL students had the opportunity to meet members of the Monterey and MIIS community and enjoy the delicious coffee, tea, and beer at East Village Coffee Lounge while listening to the awesome music of Casey Frazier and his band.
Everyone really enjoyed Casey Frazier’s music as he gave them all complimentary cd’s! What a great guy! What a great night!
What is a Halloween party without carving pumpkins?! We celebrated this holiday in style by eating large amount of “fun size” candies and carving pumpkins to our liking.
Check out some of the pictures below!
It was a beautiful day as we embarked on the ship in search of whales. We had intended to go the week before, but was cancelled because the seas were too rough. It was worth the wait, however, because the skies were as blue as the water. The breeze was light too, which provided a wonderful warmth when standing in the sun.
Although some of us got a bit sea sick, it didn’t ruin our fun!
We found whales! It was an exciting moment when we first caught a glimpse of the whales’ large backs and fins. We also were able to see schools of dolphins!
Well it’s October 2012 and the weather has been wonderful! Most days, the sun is shining bright, and there are minimal clouds in the sky. So, what better way to celebrate such nice weather but to go on a bike ride?!
On this wonderful Sunday, we rented bikes by Fisherman’s Wharf and embarked on our journey to Spanish Bay.
First, however, we stopped at Lover’s Point for some cupcakes and lemonade! Since it was Yun’s birthday, it seemed fitting to celebrate in style with cake!
After we finished eating, we continued on our ride to the beautiful Spanish Bay. The scenery was gorgeous and the company was fun to say the least!
Patrick the BBQ Master
The Devouring of Meat
The girls being silly while we wait for the “laser show” to start
Cuddled together to keep warm while we wait for the “laser show”
(This post is very late…as it is exactly 15 days after Independence Day…oops)
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than to have a BBQ Potluck Party?! With Patrick the BBQing Machine, and an abundance of meat and good company–we say that we celebrated our nations #1 holiday in style!
After four (yes FOUR) hours of EATING, we parted ways, slept off our food comas, and re-gathered to attend Monterey’s annual Laser Light Show and Concert (the Monterey Symphony played American tunes). Unfortunately, Monterey banned fireworks (we all cried), so the laser light show was the next best thing. It’s just too bad though that the Monterey Symphony didn’t have any musicians under the age of 65, and the “laser light show” was displayed against a single white sheet (yes, like the kind one puts on his bed) on a city league baseball field. Granted, it looked like a California King sized bed sheet, but still!
Fortunately, the company was still as good as it was during the BBQ–so despite the mediocrity of the event, we still shared laughs and had a great time!
Maybe next year we’ll seek fireworks and laser shows elsewhere…
Students admiring the ocean coast.
Last weekend, we went hiking at Point Lobos State Reserve! We encountered scurries of squirrels, romps of otters, and a slew of other adorable, woodland creatures. Our hiking expert, Hiker Heidi (in other words, she had the map), bravely led us through the forest and to the ocean coast, where we admired the beautiful, calming waves.
It was a perfect day for a hike, and everyone was in high spirits! Check out some of the photos from the day below:
The whole gang!
Recently, a group of our students went hiking at Point Lobos State Reserve. The weather could not have been better, and everyone had a great time! Check out the photos below.
We’re all a little too old for trick-or treating, so we had no choice but to celebrate Halloween this year with some good, old-fashioned pumpkin carving! It was many of the students’ first times to ever carve a pumpkin, but they all managed to create an orange masterpiece. Check them all out below!
Last Friday, Student Council TESOL/TFL representatives joined forces with the IESL program to offer a free BBQ for all ESL, TESOL, TFL students, professors, and staff. Most of last week was pretty rainy in Monterey, but Friday proved to be a miracle – rain free and lots of sun shine! We even celebrated two TESOL Colleagues’ birthdays, Sarah and Tony, hope it was fun for you! We look forward to more events bringing together our language teaching and learning worlds.