Journey in Life: November 2014

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sân bay quốc tế Siem Reap

bầu trời là thức ăn mỗi ngày cho đôi mắt :)
arrived :)
trên đường ra sân bay, em ngủ ngon lành :)
ai bảo chỉ có mỗi chơi iPad :D
lần thứ hai em đi máy bay :)
rất nghiêm :)
thắt dây an toàn đàng hoàng :)

Bài trước: Chùa Hōryū-ji ở Nara

Một thoáng Cambodia
Công chúa Ngọc Vạn

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Using our gift to bring joy to the world

Photo courtesy Dave Heuts.

Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli, Bá tước thứ nhất của Beaconsfield, Hiệp sĩ dòng
Garter, Ủy viên Hội đồng Cơ mật Hoàng gia Anh, thành viên Hội Hoàng gia Luân Đôn, (21/12/1804 - 19/4/1881) từng giữ các chức Thủ tướng Anh, nghị sĩ quốc hội và cũng là thành viên chủ chốt Đảng Bảo thủ. Ông đã đóng vai trò then chốt trong việc hình thành nên Đảng Bảo thủ Anh hiện đại sau sự kiện thay đổi luật nhập khẩu ngô năm 1846. Mặc dù ông là một nhân vật chính trong phe bảo hộ mậu dịch của Đảng Bảo thủ sau năm 1844 nhưng các mối quan hệ của ông với những nhân vật chính khác trong đảng, đặc biệt là với Edward Smith-Stanley, thủ lĩnh đảng, thường khá là căng thẳng...

Previous post: Shedding the excess

Tất cả 253 bàn thắng của Lionel Messi ở La Liga

On 22 November 2014 Lionel Messi netted a hat-trick against Sevilla for his 251st, 252nd and 253rd goals, surpassing Telmo Zarra as the all-time leading scorer in La Liga. Zarra had held the previous record (251 goals) for nearly 60 years.

It took Messi just 289 games to reach the record, his first goal coming on 1 May 2005 against Albacete. Breaking down Messi's goals, 210 were scored from open play, 11 were free kicks and 32 were penalties – of those 210 open play goals 39 were with his right foot while 9 were headers (đánh đầu).

Friday, November 28, 2014

Shedding the excess

Photo courtesy Chiara Cremaschi.

Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
~ C.S. Lewis

Previous post: Strength within uncaged

Becoming a team

Photo courtesy InSapphoWeTrust.

We may have all come in different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Previous post: Feeling grateful

Strength within uncaged

Photo courtesy Valentin Ottone.

True happiness means forging a strong spirit that is undefeated, no matter how trying our circumstances.
~ Daisaku Ikeda

Previous post: Kill your anger

Statements for Thought
10 điều cơ bản của Mahatma Gandhi để thay đổi thế giới

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Kill your anger

Heavenly Faces. Photo courtesy Chi King.

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."
~ Buddha

Previous post: Enjoy the interval

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Biggest frog in the puddle" nghĩa là gì?

Waiting for a fly to croak :). Photo courtesy Karunakar Rayker.

'Biggest frog in the puddle (vũng nước)' = 'biggest toad (con cóc) in the puddle' = 'big frog in a small pond' nghĩa là người quan trọng trong một nhóm nhỏ những người không quan trọng.

Ví dụ
The trouble with Tom is that he's a big frog in a small pond. He needs more competition.
The people in my office don't care about doing their work; mostly they compete over who will be the biggest toad in the puddle.

With the success of Oregon football this season, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and fail to notice some of the life lessons that abounded this past week in college football. The vaunted SEC West, for example, once again proved the value of being a big frog in a small pond.

There are other well-known industries that continue to thrive. Among them is Hutchinson Industries, a maker of vehicle parts for more than 150 years. Besides other products, the company manufactures what it calls a runflat, a wheel component for military vehicles that enables the vehicle to keep moving when the tires have been shot out... “It’s always nice to be a big frog in a small pond,” Mele said.

Phạm Hạnh

"A frog in one's throat" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Susan E Adams.

'A frog in one's throat' có từ frog là con ếch, và throat là cuống họng. Cụm từ này chỉ cảm giác khản giọng hoặc cảm thấy cổ họng như nghẹn tắc lại (thường nhắc đến như dấu hiệu sợ hãi)

Ví dụ
I feel like I'm getting a frog in my throat when I have to speak in public.
She says she gets a frog in her throat when she is nervous.

Mother almost gets a frog in her throat... after finding creature in a bag of Tesco salad: Sara Eason was looking forward to a healthy lunch – until it croaked (kêu ộp ộp). The TV worker was surprised to find a live frog in her bag of Tesco Mixed Seasonal Baby Leaf Salad. Mrs Eason, 37, said she had been putting the contents of the bag on to her plate when her fingers touched something slippery (trơn, trượt)...

Her voice is a bit annoying (khó chịu). She is judging (đánh giá) people on the voice that can hit higher notes, and sing way better. She can't sing… her voice reminds me of a annoying aunt that has a frog in her throat.

Poor old Marian Finucane had a frog in her throat during her radio show on Saturday. The veteran RTÉ presenter was overcome by coughing just as she was joined on the line from London by singer Daniel O'Donnell, who's taking a break from music following his wife Majella's battle with cancer...

Phạm Hạnh

Enjoy the interval

Young girl runs and jumps into the pool. Photo courtesy N@ncy N@nce.

There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval.
~ George Santayana

Assignment: Today, as often as you remember: enjoy the interval.

Previous post: Create our own “normal”

Feeling grateful

Photo courtesy Simply CVR.

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
~ Albert Schweitzer

Previous post: No magic

Create our own “normal”

Frittilary. Photo courtesy Lida.

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
~ Maya Angelou

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sập nhà vì nổ bể phốt

nổ bể phốt làm sập tòa nhà, 15 người bị thương, lý do một người đàn ông đốt rác gần đó, nên bùng nổ khí methane...

Cụ ông 72 tuổi gây bão làng thời trang nữ

Trong khi những cụ tuổi 70 khác ngày ngày rèn luyện Thái Cực Quyền và chơi mạt chược, thì ông Liu Qianping lại được cả thế giới biết đến nhờ làm người mẫu diện những bộ quần áo rực rỡ dành cho các thiếu nữ đôi mươi.

nhiều thiếu nữ còn thèm muốn có đôi chân của ông lão :)

Liu Xianping, has been posing for his granddaughter's (cháu gái) female fashion store on Tmall and has become an Internet sensation (náo động, giật gân). Though most of the clothes Liu has been modeling for are more of the tiny (nhỏ xíu), sweet and cute teen girl style with rosy shades (kính râm), laces (đăng ten) and ribbons, the 72-year-old totally pulled things off (làm trọn). His signature (chính, đặc sắc) piece so far seems to be color tights and thigh (đùi) stockings (tất dài). Liu's confidence in front of the camera and his long pair of skinny (xương xẩu) legs are the envy (thèm muốn, ghen tị) of many girls. Netizen Satsuki sighed: "He has such a good figure, especially those legs!"

Lướt sóng điêu luyện

Chris Bryan shot this incredible footage using The Phantom Flex, Phantom Miro M-320S and the new Phantom 4K Flex with Arri Ultra prime lenses. The cameras were used inside Chris’s custom underwater housings.

The audio track is Hans Zimmer’s wildly popular song, Time; which is frequently used for anything epic. The opening sequence is killer!

1.200 công nhân đổi đường ray từ trên mặt đất xuống đường hầm chỉ trong 1 đêm

Last year on March 15 the platforms (sân ga) for the Toyoko Line at Shibuya Station moved from the second floor to the fifth floor basement, ending the 85-year history of above-ground operations. The event drew large crowds of train aficionados (chuyên gia) and their cameras who gathered in hordes (đám đông) to bid farewell to the very last train.

Over at neighboring Daikanyama station change was also afoot. When the last train rolls into the station it's usually quiet with the exception of a few drunk salarymen stumbling home. But on this particular night the station was buzzing with activity.

The train tracks had to be shifted several feet down to accommodate the new underground line. And 1.200 workers were standing by waiting, in a massive coordinated effort, to relocate the entire span of train tracks before the 1st train would roll in at 5:00 AM. They had just 4 hours.

The video above is astonishing for its magnificent (cừ, chiến) feat (kỳ công) of engineering but also collective chaoticness (hỗn độn).

Thiết bị bay cứu thương không người lái

This drone equipped with a defibrillator (máy khử rung tim) could save lives in the future

Sách lật tí hon độc đáo ở hội chợ sách Nhật Bản

Give me all of these cool flipbooks asap

Nữ tay trống cự phách

Senri Kawaguchi is only 16 years old and she's killing it on the drums

Các bức ảnh từ phi thuyền Rosetta and Philae

On 12 November 2014, the ESA's Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe  (thăm dò) on a comet (sao chổi), the first time in history that such a feat (chiến công) has been achieved. Rosetta was launched on 2 March 2004 and travelled 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System (Hệ Mặt trời) before arriving at the comet on 6 August 2014.

The landing site, named Agilkia and located on the head of the bizarre (kì lạ) double-lobed object, was chosen just six weeks after arrival based on images and data collected at distances of 30–100 km from the comet. Those first images soon revealed (làm lộ ra) the comet as a world littered  (rải rác) with boulders (đá tảng), towering cliffs (vách đá) and daunting precipices (vách đứng) and pits, with jets of gas and dust streaming from the surface.

Over the next 2.5 days, the lander will conduct its primary science mission, assuming that its main battery remains in good health. An extended science phase using the rechargeable secondary battery may be possible, assuming Sun illumination conditions allow and dust settling on the solar panels does not prevent it. This extended phase could last until March 2015, after which conditions inside the lander are expected to be too hot for it to continue operating.

Below you will find a gallery of some of the most amazing images already taken to date by both Rosetta and its lander, Philae; including the first ever image taken from the surface of a comet.

All photograph by ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

More is here.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gaiatsu nghĩa là gì?

= foreign pressure, the concept of outside opinion influencing Japanese decision-making, có nghĩa là áp lực bên ngoài, mượn ý kiến chuyên gia nước ngoài tác động lên quyết sách của Nhật Bản, có lịch sử từ khi hạm đội của đô đốc Matthew Perry ở Vịnh Tokyo năm 1853, dẫn đến chính sách mở cửa thương mại của nước này.

trong bài này nhắc tới việc Etsuro Honda, người quen biết Mr. Abe hơn 30 năm qua và là cố vấn kinh tế của Thủ tướng Nhật Bản (phản đối chính sách tăng thuế tiêu thụ của Mr. Abe) đã thiết kế cuộc gặp giữa giáo sư Nobel kinh tế Paul Krugman với Mr. Abe trong 40 phút nhân dịp giáo sư Krugman nói chuyện tại Tokyo, Mr. Abe nghe Mr. Krugman trình bày quan điểm rất chăm chú, và ngày 18/11 đã quyết định hoãn kế hoạch tăng thuế tiêu thụ năm 2015 thêm 18 tháng, khi lạm phát từ 2% trở lên rồi mới tính...

Bài trước: Bosozoku nghĩa là gì?
and has historical precedent since at least the arrival of U.S. Commodore (thiếu tướng hải quân) Matthew Perry’s squadron (đội tàu) in 1853 in Tokyo Bay, which led to an opening in the nation’s trade policies. Gaiatsu also has been used as cover by Japanese officials when they’ve pushed through controversial measures.

...“He said we should be cautious this time in raising the sales tax and if we weren’t it would break the back of the economy,” Abe said. “He said if that happened, we wouldn’t escape deflation, it would be uncertain whether we could revive the economy and repair the nation’s finances. I think that’s the case.”

As for the current plan to boost the sales tax in 2017, Krugman says: “I understand that at some point they are going to need more revenue. I would prefer a conditional delay -- ’we will raise it after inflation is at 2 percent or something.’ I understand that’s not likely.”

Gửi xe ôtô miễn phí ở sân bay

khách di lịch hay công tác giờ không phải lo chiếc xe thân yêu của mình để ở đâu nữa,

miễn phí gửi xe ôtô ở sân bay, cộng với rửa xe và tiền lời thuê xe theo dặm, nếu cho phép công ty cho thuê lại xe đó cho người khác...

Increasing the “velocity” of automobiles:

A San Francisco-based company is putting yet another spin on the Washington area's sharing economy, giving travelers flying out of Dulles International Airport free parking and a car wash in exchange for permission to rent their cars to other drivers.

FlightCar launches Wednesday at Dulles and two other U.S. airports. Participating travelers can drop off their cars at a designated lot near Dulles. In exchange for letting FlightCar offer a vehicle for rent, the travelers receive free parking, a Town Car ride to the airport, a car wash and per-mile payment if the vehicle is rented — to a pre-screened driver — while they're away.

There is more here.

Feel at peace with yourself

Photo courtesy shankar s..

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world.
~ Marcus Aurelius

Previous post: Today I am wise

Trò chơi bước ra từ truyện Doraemon mê hoặc giới trẻ Việt Nam

The Kendama is Like "Ball in the Cup: Hard Mode." Watch these two make it look easy.

Hệ thống xử lý phân ở New York

This Vice documentary on sewage in New York is actually quite interesting, ở Hà Nội thì như nào nhỉ?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Today I am wise

Photo courtesy Will Temple.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
~ Rumi

Saturday, November 22, 2014

We are more than what we do for work

You are my sunshine. Photo courtesy senthil prabu.

I've learned that making a living is not the same things as making a life.
~ Maya Angelou

Previous post: Want to be happier?

Bay vòng quanh Trái Đất

This timelapse video was made from images taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst orbiting (bay vòng quanh) Earth on the International Space Station. The montage (dựng phim) is made from a long sequence of still photographs taken at a resolution of 4256 x 2832 pixels at a rate of one every second. The high resolution allowed the ESA production team to create a 3840 x 2160 pixel movie, also known as Ultra HD or 4K.

Playing these sequences at 25 frames per second, the film runs 25 times faster than it looks for the astronauts in space. The artistic effects of the light trails from stars and cities at night are created by superimposing (thêm vào) the individual images and fading them out slowly. Alexander Gerst is a member of the International Space Station Expedition 40 crew. He is spending five and a half months living and working on the ISS for his Blue Dot mission.

Want to be happier? Stop compare ourselves to others on social media

Reading is like a party. Photo courtesy Pierre Vignau.

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.
~ Steve Furtick

Previous post: Somehow you will

Friday, November 21, 2014

Somehow you will

Walking a thin line. Photo courtesy The World According To M.

If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities. If you believe it won't, you will see obstacles. 
~ Wayne Dyer

Previous post: Life is a Gift

Vì sao xung đột vũ trang tại Colombia lâu như vậy?

COLOMBIANS like to say that the FARC marks time in decades and not years. And with recent peace talks frozen for now, the conflict continues without an end in sight...

Chim bắt chước tiếng cưa máy, báo động ôtô, và cửa sập máy ảnh

David Attenborough travels to south Australia to listen to the incredible sounds of the Lyrebird. The birds are most notable for their superb ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment. Listen as this lyrebird not only mimics the sounds of surrounding birds but chainsaws, car alarms and camera shutters.

The clip is from the BBC series Life of Birds. Although it may appear the bird was spotted in the wild and was imitating sounds from the surrounding area, Hollis Taylor for The Conversation explains:

"He fails to mention that two of his three lyrebirds were captives, one from Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and the other from Adelaide Zoo. This latter individual, Chook, was famed for his hammers, drills, and saws, sounds he reputedly acquired when the Zoo's panda enclosure was built. Hand-raised from a chick, he was also known to do a car alarm, as well as a human voice intoning 'hello, Chook!' He died in 2011, aged 32."

The fact remains that the actual mimicry in this video is authentic and an amazing skill to witness. The Sifter salutes the talented lyrebird.

Người dùng - nhà quảng cáo và thị trường nhiều bên

Vì sao chúng ta cảm thấy có ma?

Have you ever felt a presence in the room that you just couldn't explain?
You're not alone.
It happens to endurance (nhẫn nại) athletes,
polar (cực Trái Đất) explorers (nhà thám hiểm)...
even the sleep-deprived (thiếu ngủ).
But what causes it?
Scientists think that it arises in the brain rather than the spirit realm – it is common especially among patients with neurological (thần kinh học) conditions such as schizophrenia (tâm thần phân liệt).
But where in the brain?
Researchers from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, in Switzerland, may have an answer.
They examined patients who reported frequently feeling a presence.
Brain scans showed that they had unusual activity at points that link different lobes of the brain.
The team guessed that perhaps a ghostly presence comes about from a glitch (trục trặc) in the brain's ability to integrate signals from those different lobes.
To test the theory, they built a two-part robotic arm.
One part was moved by a healthy volunteer.
The second part traced that same movement on the volunteer's back.
The setup activates the parts of the brain dedicated to movement, the sense of touch, and the volunteers' perceptions (nhận thức) of where they are in space.
By introducing a short delay between the volunteers' movement and its replication, the team was able to induce (gây ra) the feeling of a spooky (có ma) presence in them - one even reported feeling the presence of four ghosts.
That begins to reveal a mechanism for the ineffable (không tả được) feeling of a presence.
Why it should happen to people in extreme conditions remains a mystery.
But it is a starting point that could help explain, and maybe even to treat, those who are troubled more frequently by the phantoms (bóng ma).

Liệu châu Á có thật sự chi phối kinh tế thế giới?

Asia is regaining the economic dominance it enjoyed a millennium ago - but it still has some way to go...

Bức tranh quyền lực ở Thái Bình Dương

A seaborne traffic jam forms outside the bustling (nhộn nhịp, náo nhiệt) ports of Singapore. These ships mostly come from around the Pacific. In the last few decades the Pacific has become the engine room of global trade, far eclipsing (làm lu mờ) the Atlantic (Đại tây dương). East Asia has turned into a giant factory, sending cheap goods to the United States. Asia will soon become the biggest trading partner of Latin America, and is about to get its first shipments of natural gas from North America.

It is not the first time in history that the global economy has revolved around the Pacific.

Travel 150 miles up the road from Singapore to Malacca in next-door Malaysia and you can see how pivotal the ocean used to be.

For centuries Malacca’s strategic (chiến lược) location at the narrowest point of the Malacca Straits made it a barometer (phong vũ biểu) of Pacific power.

Shortly after the city was founded in 1400, Zheng He (Trịnh Hòa), a Chinese admiral (đô đốc), built a warehose for China’s giant fleet of treasure ships on their way to trade silk and spices as far away as East Africa.

But in 1433 China abruptly stopped trading missions to the outside world and a far uglier form of trade emerged: The European version.

In 1511 the Portuguese seized Malacca and turned it into a base to create a spice monopoly in the western Pacific, forcing the Spaniards to find new trading routes via Cape Horn (Mũi Hảo Vọng) on the other side of the Pacific. This prompted the birth of the spectacular Spanish galleon (thuyền buồm lớn) trade between Asia and the Americas.

The Dutch and the British also created trading empires in the Pacific, using Malacca as a staging post. You can see the legacy (di sản) in the ruins of St Paul’s Church on a hill overlooking the Strait of Malacca. After the Dutch drove out the Portuguese in 1641, they turned it from Catholic to Protestant. The British claimed Malacca from the Dutch in 1819, turning the church into an ammunition (đạn dược) dump (kho đạn tạm thời).

Little is left of Malacca’s turbulent (náo động) past save some well-preserved ruins. Today it is much more peaceful. But peer through the Northeast-monsoon haze (sương mù) and you can still see cargo ships looming (lờ mờ đằng xa) on the straits of Malacca.

Bosozoku nghĩa là gì?

Bosozoku là dạng tiểu văn hóa ở Nhật, nơi các thành viên coi luật giao thông là con số không. Nữ giới cũng xăm mình và có đồng phục riêng. Gắn liền với từ Bosozoku là những thứ đầy tính bạo lực, phá phách. Có người nói, một khi đã tham gia Bosozoku, có nghĩa quay lưng lại xã hội và từ bỏ mọi thứ của một "cuộc sống bình thường". Đó là những băng đảng chạy xe môtô độ, thành viên thường rất cá tính, thích tiếng động ầm ĩ và tốc độ...

As the sun goes down, Tokyo transforms to a wild and exotic playground for those who like to pour on the speed. As a method of expression, the custom vehicle scene thrives in Japan. You'll meet some truly unique characters and get to ride along in some of the most exotic vehicles you've ever seen. Lamborghinis, Hayabusas, RWB Porsches, and some Kaido Racers make up a feast for the eyes on the streets of Tokyo at night.

Vì sao các dòng sông chảy quanh co?

Have you ever wondered why rivers curve instead of flow in a straight line? Learn why in this informative 2.5 minute video.

Pha cứu thua đẳng cấp của thủ thành Stirling

Lịch sử bóng đá thế giới chưa gặp ca nào nhọ cho thủ môn thế này... Cười lộn hết ruột :)))

Bạn bè cũng trở thành món hàng ở Nhật Bản

giả làm bạn cô dâu, chú rể trong đám cưới giả :), giá mỗi người 4,3 triệu đồng, phát biểu tại hôn lễ sẽ mất thêm 2,2 triệu, còn hát là 1,1 triệu, có những người thất nghiệp còn thuê đồng nghiệp giả, sếp giả... có người thuê, vì đây là đám cưới lần 2 nên không muốn những bạn bè cũ đến...


Friends have become a commodity in Japan. 
Photo: Channel 4.
Office Agents, a Tokyo-based company, rents out friends, work colleagues and even relatives to pad out the guest list. For £127, one of the company's agents will attend the wedding as a guest, while a heart-tugging speech will cost an extra £64 and a song or dance will set clients back a mere £32.

With unemployment rising and a growing number of Japanese in part time jobs, people rent fake bosses or colleagues.

Kiểm tra sớm để tránh ung thư tinh hoàn

Get checked for your health, men!

Nhảy xuống vực sâu

You have to be a special kind of Nuts to try out this rope swing...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Life is a Gift

Bud. Photo courtesy seyed mostafa zamani.

If we could see that everything, even tragedy, is a gift in disguise, we would then find the best way to nourish the soul.
~ Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Previous post: Reminder: smile today

Mốt trải nghiệm cái chết của người Nhật

Thử quan tài, chụp ảnh thờ, tham dự nghi thức rắc tro là những việc mà nhiều người già Nhật Bản đang thực hiện để chuẩn bị cho tang lễ của chính họ...

A woman (centre) has her hair styled before sitting for a photograph that will be used for her deceased portrait (ảnh thờ), at the annual "Shukatsu Festa 2014" funeral business fair in Tokyo on Aug 24, 2014. Photo: AFP.

"I want to think about my own death while I'm still in good health," and "I don't want to cause problems for my children."

A woman lies in a coffin (quan tài) at the annual "Shukatsu Festa 2014" funeral business fair in Tokyo.

The company also provides a cruise on which participants can experience scattering "ashes" into Tokyo Bay. They throw bags filled with salt, used to resemble remains, into the sea from the ship.

Another tour offers an opportunity to visit buildings where ashes are deposited, and to visit graveyards. The day trip is priced at about 8,000 yen (S$90) to 10,000 yen.

Bài trước: Thiên đường cho người đi bộ ở Ginza, Tokyo

Thursday, November 13, 2014

"The love of your life" nghĩa là gì?

Still of Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill (1999). Photo credit: IMDb.

'The love of your life' có nghĩa là người bạn yêu nhất trên đời.

Ví dụ
And there I was, watching the love of my life board a plane to go to the other side of the world.

On a blind date, Doug met the love of his life, Muriel Martin from nearby Swinton Park. They married in 1953 and by 1955 had bought a farm in Melancthon where they raised five sons: Darrell, Dwight, Blaine, Terry and Kevin.

In the regional outpost of Morwell – one of the NSL’s more zany (khờ dại) experiments and described eloquently (hùng hồn) by Archie as “not a world centre of football excellence” – he drank a lot of booze, put a litre of peroxide through his hair, met the love of his life and transformed into the fearsome striker we know today.

Obese man loses 9st and gains a fiancee (vợ chưa cưới) after meeting the love of his life at slimming club: Rob joined Weight Watchers after GP told him he could die due to his size. At 22st 12lb, he was borderline diabetic and on verge (gần) of serious liver disease. Met Kerry at the group and they bonded over dieting tips. Pair supported each other on their diets and began to grow close. Rob dropped to 13st 11lb and Kerry dropped from 15st to 11st 10lb. Last month Rob proposed and the pair are now set to be wed next year.

Phạm Hạnh

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Love will find a way" nghĩa là gì?

Still of Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman (1990). Photo credit: IMDb.

'Love will find a way' (tình yêu sẽ tìm ra cách) có nghĩa là những người yêu nhau sẽ tìm cách vượt qua bất kỳ trở ngại nào để được ở bên nhau.

Ví dụ
Jill: I feel so sorry for Lily and Craig. They just got engaged, and now his job is transferring him across the country.
Jane: Love will find a way, I'm sure.

Alan: Fred's feeling discouraged because he didn't get the loan he needed to buy the sports car he wants.
Bill: I'm sure he'll get that car eventually. Love will find a way.

In the age of social networking, it can be said that fairy tales have now found its way on the internet as a budding Twitter friendship has now bloomed into a royal wedding set to take place tomorrow between Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim of Johor and Cik Khaleeda Bustaman... The exchange, based on what was available for public view, appeared to be not as frequent, however, as the old saying goes, love will find a way.

If you love each other, you can overcome any obstacles or differences. See Pretty Woman: she’s a down-on-her-luck prostitute and he’s a successful businessman, but love will find a way. See also Notting Hill, in which the world’s most famous film star falls for a bumbling (hậu đậu) bookshop owner. The fact that their worlds are poles (and continents) apart doesn’t stop them from finding true love.

Phạm Hạnh

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