Journey in Life

Thursday, March 21, 2019

"Blow up her phone" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash.

'Blow up one's phone' = thổi bay điện thoại, nổ tung điện thoại -> nghĩa là gọi và/hoặc nhắn tin ai liên tục.

Ví dụ
The only thing he's done is blow up her phone to no avail (vô vọng) and show up uninvited to a boat day with friends.

Brenneke recalled how Clay would blow up her phone the whole weekend threatening her and manipulating her.

Following the attack, Kvitova's fellow WTA players -- who voted her winner of the circuit's sportsmanship award for grace on and off the court six out of the past seven years -- fill Twitter with paeans and blow up her phone with supportive messages.

Tiwa Savage went on to reveal that the organizers (ban tổ chức) switched off their phones now that the event was done. According to Tiwa Savage these same organizers used to blow up her phone begging her to show up and now they disappeared (biến mất tăm/mất dạng) leaving her with a hotel bill (hóa đơn khách sạn) to Carter for.

Phạm Hạnh

Cách để trò chuyện vui vẻ, thú vị qua tin nhắn

cứ 'chat sex' là dễ không à :)

ca sĩ, diễn viên, sao hàn Seungri nằm trong đường dây buôn bán ma túy, môi giới mại dâm xuyên quốc gia, quay lén và phát tán clip sex của các cô gái.
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Lee Seung-hyun, popularly known as Seungri, was generally thought to be a nice guy. A member of Big Bang, one of K-pop’s most successful groups, Lee appeared on multiple entertainment shows, showing off his sense of humor (khiếu hài hước), work ethic (đạo đức nghề nghiệp) and business ventures (hoạt động đầu tư/kinh doanh). Many called him “Seungtsby,” after the successful and lavish “Great Gatsby.”

Now, police are investigating (điều tra) Lee for violating South Korea’s prostitution law (luật phòng chống mại dâm), among other charges. Police confirmed that Lee and several other stars, including singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young and rock band F.T. Island’s Choi Jong-hoon, were reportedly part of an online group chat that illegally shared “spycam” videos, sexually explicit videos of women shot without their knowledge or consent (không được sự đồng ý (của họ)).

In one chat, first reported by broadcaster SBS, Jung allegedly wrote to his friends, “Let’s all get together online, hit the strip bar and rape them in the car.” Another member of the chat replied, “Our lives are like a movie (cuộc đời chúng ta như trong phim). We have done so many things that could put us in jail (làm nhiều việc mà lẽ ra bị ngồi tù lâu rồi). We just haven’t killed anyone (chẳng qua chưa giết ai mà thôi)."

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Gậy ông đập lưng ông

chính trị gia kiêm nhân vật cốt cán phong trào phản đối vắc-xin nhập viện vì bị thủy đậu...
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An Italian populist (dân túy) politician (chính trị gia) who campaigned (vận động) against compulsory vaccinations (tiêm chủng bắt buộc) for children was taken to hospital suffering from chickenpox (bệnh thủy đậu).

Massimiliano Fedriga, governor (thống đốc) of the northern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and a senior official in the anti-migrant Northern League party, was mocked (chế giễu) on social media (mạng xã hội) after he admitted catching the disease.

Populist politicians in Europe and the US have jumped on the anti-vaccination bandwagon. A fall in immunisation rates (tỷ lệ tiêm chủng/tiêm phòng) has led to steep rises (tăng mạnh) in measles (bệnh sởi) in France, Italy and elsewhere.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"Like a dog with a bone" nghĩa là gì?

đừng hòng tôi nhả... Photo courtesy: Daniel M. Hendricks on Flickr.
'Like a dog with a bone' nghĩa là chú tâm, ám ảnh hay nói mãi về một chủ đề nào đó (giống như một chú cún mải mê với khúc xương của mình!).

Ví dụ
NSW Labor Leader, Michael Daley, was like a dog with a bone today. All he wanted to talk about was Allianz Stadium, as parts of the roof (phần mái) finally started to be demolished (dỡ bỏ). But he also struggled to fully explain his new tax on luxury cars.

A Kelowna man vows (thề) to keep fighting (chiến đấu) what he believes to be the artificially (nhân tạo) low property valuation for the new Tourism Kelowna information centre. Jim McMullan took his complaint to a review panel this week, but the matter has been forwarded to future appeal board proceedings. “I’m like a dog with a bone and I just won’t give up on this,” McMullan said Thursday. The crux (vấn đề nan giải) of McMullan’s complaint is the City of Kelowna struck an overly generous arrangement with Tourism Kelowna when it provided the municipally (thuộc sở hữu của thị trấn hoăc thành phố) owned waterfront land, at the end of Queensway, for the new info centre.

Now, she is planning her party and she knows exactly what she wants, and when she gets involved in a project like this, she can be very demanding. She’s not blessed with patience and tends to be like a dog with a bone.

Bích Nhàn

"Breakfast of champions" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Wil Stewart on Unsplash.

'Breakfast of champions' = bữa sáng của nhà vô địch -> "lời khen" châm biếm/hài hước đối với những đồ ăn/món ăn có hại (không có lợi) cho sức khỏe (bia, pizza...) -> chắc chỉ 'nhà vô địch'/siêu nhân mới ăn/uống được như thế :)

Ví dụ
The egg shakshuka with feta and naan bread followed by the Oreo pancakes is without doubt a breakfast of champions.

The country-fried pork chop breakfast at Blueberry Hill Pancake House (multiple locations) with hash browns and eggs is the true breakfast of champions.

After ten years of serving kids the most important meal of the day, the Kickstart Breakfast (of champions) programme has reached a new milestone of 30 million meals.

The Templeton has a jukebox, free-range egg omelettes, bacon, and even a little box of Kellogg’s cereal if you’re into something simple. This is the perfect place to cozy in for a breakfast of champions (the kind your mom used to make). Open at 8:30 am daily.

Phạm Hạnh


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Cách đối phó với đồng nghiệp tồi

đùn việc à, cho mấy xiên luôn
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Luis Arias, 43, who works for a cleaning company (công ty vệ sinh) for the Palm Beach Outlets mall (siêu thị, trung tâm mua sắm), was upset  (bực bội) with a colleague (đồng nghiệp) who did not complete his duties (không làm phần việc của mình, leaving them for Arias.

Investigators (điều tra viên) said Arias retrieved a machete (dao rựa, dao phát) from his locker and stabbed the other employee several times with it around 7:45 p.m.

The victim was treated and released Sunday morning from a hospital.

Arias was arrested and charged with aggravated battery (hành hung, bạo hành, đánh đập) with a deadly weapon (vũ khí chết người), according to jail records. He is being held on $50,000 bond.

Mèo ú "bất hủ" ở Istanbul

được tạc tượng...
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It seems only right that on a day like October 4th—World Animal Day—the people of Istanbul unveil a new bronze statue (tượng đồng) of their beloved (được yêu quý) local cat celebrity who has become a global star (ngôi sao toàn cầu). His name was Tombili and he became an Internet sensation quickly after photos of him looking effortlessly (một cách dễ dàng, không tốn sức lực) laid-back were shared on the viral site 9GAG. Only missing a top hat, Tombili was the kind of dapper street cat that epitomizes (là hình ảnh thu nhỏ của, là mẫu điển hình của) being cool.

Although Tombili didn’t seem to have a dedicated (chuyên dụng, được thiết kế cho một ý đồ riêng biệt duy nhất) home, his portly (bệ vệ, béo tốt, đẫy đà) build suggests that his neighborhood took good care of him. He practically became their town mascot (vật lấy phước), reminding passersby (người qua đường) to take it easy and find time to relax. Unfortunately, the fluffy (mịn như lông tơ, phủ lông tơ) feline (thành viên họ nhà mèo) fell ill recently and passed away on August 1 of this year. Heartbroken, his local fans knew they had to do something to keep his memory alive...

"Blow the coop" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by sohel yousuf on Unsplash.

'Blow the coop' có từ coop là chuồng gà, cái lớ, nghĩa lóng là nhà tù, trại giam -> cụm từ này nghĩa là rời bỏ, trốn thoát.

Ví dụ
Here, we meet Charlie Mills (Nick Robinson) as he celebrates his 18th birthday in a suffocatingly religious Utah drying-out facility, only to blow the coop that night, smashing a stained-glass window and stealing Oxycontin from a friendly truck driver in the process.

With the sound of Rohlfing's voice, a few quiet quacks coalesced into a low chorus, then rose quickly to a cacophony of duck calls that soon threatened to blow the coop apart. When Rohlfing finally unlatched the door, flung it open and shouted, "Come on girls," ducks burst out of the coop like a fire hose spewing feathers.

El Chapo recently blew the coop at his max security prison facility and escaped through a mile long elaborately dug tunnel which would have taken years of prison infiltration, was fully ventilated, well-lit, and contained a motorcycle track (because walking out is for peasants).

Phạm Hạnh