Life Abroad

Small Appliance and Big Benefits

Wanted: compact freezer for small kitchen. Don’t worry, these are not rare at all, but you may not find them on prominent display at your local appliance store. The truth of the matter is that big units command big space which commands big attention…in theory.

However, not all of us are looking for a freezer that is better suited to a family the size of the Brady Bunch. If you live in an apartment, big appliances are not at all practical. Also, for those simply looking for a second unit to handle the overflow, a small refrigerator makes much better sense. Why pay an arm and a leg for two full-sized units, when you really only need one big and one small?

Small appliances are easy to transport and more likely to fit in those nooks and corners where you want them. They also use less electricity, allowing you to save money. Small appliances require no more upkeep than their full-sized counterparts, and that work will also take up less of your time.

Appliances this size are also far more portable. Live on the fourth floor of a walk-up? You won’t need four people and suffer significant back strain carting a mini-fridge up to your kitchen. Similarly, when you move or decide to put the unit in another room, it is an easy operation.

Whether you want a second unit for your garage, basement, family room, or game room, check out Danby for apartment size appliances that will suit your needs and design preferences. There are several different colours and styles to choose from, plus all of the information and specifications you need about the number of shelves, product width, depth, and height, and the loading capacity. Units of the size also don’t skimp on features, including auto defrost, tall bottle storage, and more!


New Forms of Writing!


I thought I would start today’s blog post with a little story from the other day. While waiting for the bus with my classmate, I expressed how much writing every day has helped with my English. She then turned to me and said that she too likes to write daily. I was surprised to know that writing is not only used to improve your language skills, but also for expressing your interests and feelings.

My friend, let’s call her Ellen, told me that she’s a “foodie.” I looked at her a little weird because I wasn’t sure what she meant.  A foodie, she explained, is when a person is interested in the culture around food, and more specifically, gourmet food. (By the way, I also had to ask her what she meant by gourmet food.) Ellen has a diary for foodies like her.

When I got off the bus later, I could not stop thinking about the different types of writing styles there could be. Ellen said she uses an online platform called Penzu. She said it is a site primarily for writing on it like a diary, but she uses it for her own personal blog that no one else can read. In a sense, it really is the best online food diary for someone who wants to keep his or her opinions private.

I have been thinking about how cool it would be to have my own online diary. That way, I could make entries on my phone from anywhere and it will always be secure. Ellen told me another reason why she likes having online Penzu food diaries is because paper diaries can be stolen, lost or destroyed. I think I will like using this online diary website. That way, I can keep my blog for the things I want to share with others and a Penzu diary for when I want to keep them private. I also found a video online that gives you tips on writing a diary.

Life Abroad

Studying Abroad


Hi, my name is Elaine, and I’m studying abroad from my hometown of Tokyo, Japan.  I’ve always wanted to see what America is like so I finally am doing a course abroad for my final semester of university.  To improve my English skills, I’ve been trying to write everyday.  Whether it’s just a journal entry or even homework, I’m constantly trying to improve my language skills.

I started this blog so I could have a platform to write on.  I will talk about my journey to and life here in America.  It is amazing so far as I have met wonderful people who have helped encourage me to start this blog.  My goal is to be able to write perfectly in English by the time I go back home.  Perhaps, I will even stay and become a writer.  Who knows!  I hope you will join me on my adventure to travel and improve my English skills.