Journey in Life: November 2014

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 :)
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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

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