Journey in Life: 05/17/15

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Quán ăn Hàn Quốc Bibimbab

991, Siam Paragon Shopping Center Floor, G
Rama 1 Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Bài trước: Dinner with Mr. Oda

Du lịch bangkok - Thành phố Thiên thần

tại sân bay
phòng khách sạn, 310, S15 Sukhumvit Hotel
du thuyền trên sông
hoàng cung về đêm
lebua Sky Bar at State Tower, 63rd floor, rooftop, làm một ly tropical bliss, 625 bath :)

Bài trước: Bảo tàng thiên nhiên Việt Nam - 18, Hoàng Quốc Việt

"Seize up" nghĩa là gì?

Dừng con bò* này lại. Photo courtesy Sam valadi.

'Seize up' nghĩa là đột ngột dừng lại (to grind suddenly to a stop, come to a halt), không tiếp tục làm điều gì.

Ví dụ
U.S. East Coast refineries seize up as deep freeze strikes.

They're so desperate they're asking us to cut our road travel by 20% during the games, lest the whole city seize up.

Over the previous two weeks, the government had seized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two giant housing entities. Lehman Brothers had filed the largest bankruptcy (vụ phá sản lớn nhất) in American history. Merrill Lynch had been sold under duress (buộc phải bán). The Fed had granted an $85 billion loan to save AIG. Now Wachovia and Washington Mutual were teetering on (mấp mé) the brink of collapse (bờ vực sụp đổ). With so much turbulence (hỗn loạn) in financial institutions, credit markets had seized up. Consumers couldn’t get loans for homes or cars. Small businesses couldn’t borrow to finance their operations. The stock market had taken its steepest plunge (lao/đâm đầu xuống nước) since the first day of trading after 9/11.

Phạm Hạnh

* Charging Bull, which is sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull or the Bowling Green Bull, is a bronze sculpture, originally guerilla art, by Arturo Di Modica that stands in Bowling Green Park in the Financial District in Manhattan, New York City.

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Some creatures are just naturally happy! Photo courtesy minniemouseaunt.

If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody.
~ Agatha Christie

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Chelsea vs Juventus. Champions League 2008-09. Photo courtesy Crystian Cruz.

You stop being average the day you decide to become a Champion, because the average person won't make that decision.
~ Tom Hopkins

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