Til we meet again
Your final post is really impressive. Your pictures of Indonesia show it off in its full glory – from the beautifully serene monuments of Borobudur, to the bustling, glittering Jakarta skyline. Glad to see my favourite Ubud too up there in your top three Indonesian spots. BTY, we say 'as one of the Seven Wonders of the World' rather than 'as Seven Wonders of the World'.
I've really enjoyed my first month as the teacher blogger and that's in no small way because of you, Shirley. You've posted often, raised lots of interesting questions, pointed us in the direction of some great ads and shared some really lovely photos with us.
Before I sign off, let me tell you about melting pot. It means a place where people of different nationalities and races come together and live peacefully. I think the idea is that all the people go into the pot (a county, city or place) and are stirred together like a big pot of soup and become perfectly blended together (like a harmonious society).
I found a few references to its origin online. Apparently, the Jewish playwright, Israel Zangwill, made the phrase popular with his 1908 play 'The Melting Pot'.
So it's 'Sampai jumpa' from me too Shirley, and a big thanks to all of you who've left comments.
See you next month, when we'll meet our new blogger for October.
All the very best,
show it off – boast about something or show something you're proud of
in its full glory – highlighting all the good aspects of something
serene - peaceful
bustling – very busy
glittering – filled with shining or sparkling lights
skyline – the shape or pattern made against the sky, especially by very tall buildings
BTY- Short for by the way
in no small way – mainly, in large part
sign off – finish a letter or email (or blogg) by signing your name
harmonious – friendly and peaceful
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