Journey in Life: 03/16/16

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Jam tomorrow" nghĩa là gì?

Giấc mơ vô địch cho Arsenal còn mãi xa vời. Photo courtesy Ronnie Macdonald.

'Jam tomorrow' nghĩa là điều gì bạn được hứa hẹn nhưng điều đó không bao giờ đến (something that you want which you are told you will get soon but which never appears; some pleasant event in the future, which is never likely to materialize); giống giấc mơ hão huyền.

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Islands Minister Derek Mackay welcomed the feedback as “very positive”, but the Scottish Liberal Democrats said that after nine years in government, “islanders would like rather more than a promise of some jam tomorrow”.

That has been the cycle for the past few years now. Wenger is only ever one defeat away from snarling (càu nhàu, cằn nhằn), jeering (nhạo báng, giễu cợt) vilification (sự lăng mạ, vu khống) by his own supporters. They have had enough of promises of jam tomorrow. In Wenger, they no longer see a pioneer. They see the opposite. They see a man who they think is holding them back.

Lord Adonis, the former Labour minister who is chairman of Mr Osborne's National Infrastructure Commission, today said new infrastructure spending was not just 'jam tomorrow'. He told the BBC: 'The big improvements that are taking place at the moment should be seen as the first stage on the road to HS3, so the electrification of the Manchester to Leeds line will bring the journey time down to 40 minutes.

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Tự nhiên như trong công viên

các cặp đôi vô tư làm tình ở công viên,

-> chủ nhà đối diện quay camera đưa lên youtube luôn

p/s: lập kênh live, thu tiền quảng cáo và thuê bao quá ổn :D
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The constant stream of love-making sessions taking place in the park outside Camoit Mightyram's home has prompted an unorthodox (không chính thống) response from the resident.

Setting up a poll of surveillance (theo dõi) cameras, the YouTube user had initially hoped the sight would dissuade (can ngăn, can gián) frisky (ham vui, nghịch ngợm, hay nô đùa) couples from using the public space as a makeshift (tạm thời) bedroom (phòng ngủ).

But instead, they have been left with a library of jaw-dropping footage of public sex acts taking place almost on their front door.

Bộ trưởng y tế vui tính

"làm tình to tiếng còn hơn là không làm tình, điều đó tốt cho sức khỏe bản thân, và vì thế cũng tốt cho sức khỏe cộng đồng", do đó "hàng xóm có gì khó chịu thì bỏ qua đi" :)

bộ trưởng y tế Thụy Điển trả lời như vậy khi một người đàn ông chán ngấy (hay ghen tị? :) vì cặp đôi hàng xóm hay "tập thể dục đôi" ồn ào nên yêu cầu bộ trưởng ra lệnh cấm, như cấm đối với các hoạt động ồn ào khác: hút bụi, khoan tường v.v... sau 10h tối.
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Loud sex is better for human health than no sex, so if the neighbors are at it again, just grin (nhe răng cười toe toét) and bear (chịu đựng) it, Sweden's health minister said on Twitter.

One man, fed up with his neighbors' wild and noisy romps (nô đùa, người đàn bà thích nô đùa), sent a tweet directly to Health Minister Gabriel Wikstrom asking for help Wednesday.

"My neighbours are once again having noisy sex. You're my only hope: could you ban risqué (khiêu gợi) exercises after 10pm?" the man asked Wikstrom on Twitter.

The reply he received was likely not what he expected.

"Sounds nice for them, I think," Wikstrom tweeted back. "Good for their well being and thus, public health as well," The Local reported.

Most apartment blocks in Sweden don't allow tenants to conduct loud activities after 10 p.m., like vacuum cleaning or drilliing, but loud sex? It's okay, Wikstrom said.

Vì sao ngành báo chí ở Ấn Độ phát triển?

ở Ấn Độ có hơn 82.000 tờ báo lưu hành, chủ yếu là báo tiếng thổ ngữ, tờ Dainik Jagran lớn nhất với hơn 16,6 triệu bạn đọc,

năm ngoái, ngành này tăng trưởng 8%, báo giấy chiếm tới 43% tổng chi phí quảng cáo của các doanh nghiệp (ở Mỹ, dưới 15%), từ năm 2010-2014, doanh thu quảng cáo của báo giấy ở Ấn Độ tăng 40%, điều này giải thích vì sao giá báo hằng năm của 1 số tờ báo Ấn Độ chỉ là 5,80 usd, bằng giá 1 tờ NYTimes số chủ nhật,

nguyên nhân là do:
./ tỉ lệ biết chữ tăng, nội dung được địa phương hóa,
./ báo mạng không thu hút được 400 triệu người dùng Ấn Độ: đường link hỏng, giao diện kém, quảng cáo ngụy trang (masquerade) dưới hình thức tin tức khiến người đọc chán ngán
./ nhiều kênh TV 24/24 giờ cũng chỉ nhại lại (parody) các tin tức thiếu chiều sâu (fluffy) -> báo giấy cho người đọc sự thông tỏ, rõ ràng hơn
./ báo giấy cũng tìm cách cắt giảm chi phí, cùng 1 nhà máy in cả báo đối thủ, kết hợp với các doanh nghiệp để phát báo ở nông thôn, vùng sâu, vùng xa
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Last year India’s newspaper industry grew by 8%. Elsewhere, sales and advertising revenues are contracting. Enders Analysis, a research outfit, reckons that between 2014 and 2018 revenues from print advertising in Britain will fall more than a third from £993m ($1.4 billion) to £625m. In India, print publications account for a whopping 43% of all corporate advertising; the figure is less than 15% in America. Between 2010 to 2014 advertising revenues from newspapers in India rose by 40%. Many English dailies slip in supplements which are, in fact, advertorials. This partly explains why annual subscription of a few papers in India cost 399 rupees ($5.80), roughly the cost of a Sunday edition of the New York Times.

Most of this growth is driven by vernacular (tiếng địa phương, thổ ngữ) newspapers. According to the 2014 Indian Readership survey results, Dainik Jagran, a Hindi newspaper, tops the chart with over 16.6m readers. Times of India is the only English newspaper to feature in the top ten.


"Tomorrow never comes" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Nick Toumpelis.

'Tomorrow never comes' ý là khi ngày mà bạn gọi là "ngày mai" đến, bạn sẽ gọi ngày đó là "hôm nay" -> vì thế, nếu định làm gì thì quyết luôn, đừng để đến ngày mai, vì ngày mai không bao giờ đến.

Ví dụ
Tago says the biggest thing she's learned during her four-year prep career is that tomorrow never comes.

Nineties pop fireball Ronan Keating once sang ‘if tomorrow never comes’ as a starting point to consider telling loved ones of their worth in the wake of his impending doom.

The most important advice that I wish I could have given my younger self is to make sure to effectively balance your professional and personal lives. It is very easy when you work hard to lose sight of personal needs and put them off until tomorrow. Too often tomorrow never comes. Travel, explore new interests, enjoy time with friends, and take the necessary time off to become renewed and re-energized for the next task or project.

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"Tomorrow is another day" nghĩa là gì?

Gone with the Wind (1939), Vivien Leigh & Hattie McDaniel. Photo courtesy Rossano aka Bud Care.

'Tomorrow is another day' dùng để nói ý ngày mai mọi chuyện sẽ ổn, sẽ cải thiện, hay bạn sẽ nghĩ ra giải pháp cho vấn đề phiền lòng hôm nay (things may improve tomorrow; tomorrow you will have a chance to solve the problems that are upsetting you today); ngày mai là một ngày mới.

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Tomorrow is another day and another game, but tonight we can smile a little... but just a little.

But on the other hand, tomorrow is another day and I’m having coffee with three women who empathize, rationalize and listen with a woman’s perspective. And I really do need that, too.

I can only hope that this video will positively impact the service member, veteran, service family member, law enforcement agent, or civilian who is going through the storm, never give up as tomorrow is another day and the fight goes on.

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"Here today, (and) gone tomorrow" nghĩa là gì?

Here today, gone tomorrow. Photo courtesy Till Westermayer.

'Here today, (and) gone tomorrow' nghĩa là chẳng tồn tại lâu (available now, but soon to be gone).

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If you want this carpet, buy it now. This sale price is here today, gone tomorrow.

Democratic strategist (chiến lược gia) Jim Manley, a Clinton supporter, similarly noted that Clinton's comments (bình luận) came in the context of nearly constant campaign and media appearances. "I don't see any of these having a long-term impact at all," Manley said, describing the gaffes (câu nói hớ) as "here today, gone tomorrow."

What if there were ‘countries’ the size of the average suburban household? What if they had their own rules, laws, and currencies? What if one of them almost brought the entire Internet to its knees? They’re called data havens, and they are the Switzerlands of the Internet: bunkers, caves, and sea fortresses, offering cybercriminals and freedom fighters alike the privacy to conduct unregulated information exchanges, malware attacks, spam dumps, ransomware breaches, and more. Nearly every cybercriminal alive walks these halls, virtually or literally. Here today, gone tomorrow, disappearing and re-emerging, these independent micro-nations are the sole provider of true online privacy, offering 100% anonymity without any government restrictions. Welcome to The Most Dangerous Town on the Internet.

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"Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die" nghĩa là gì?

Dance party. Photo courtesy Ame Rainey.

'Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die' nghĩa là hãy cứ vui vẻ, hạnh phúc bất kì khi nào có thể, vì dù gì cái chết cũng đến thôi (enjoy yourself whenever you can, because you may die soon).

Ví dụ
Rather than referring to the medium, ukiyo-e has a particular cultural resonance (vang vọng) that can be likened to the Persian poetry of Omar Khayyam or the old English adage “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.” It invokes (gợi đến) the transitory (ngắn ngủi, phù du) nature of life, while emphasizing the need to gather our rosebuds (nụ hồng) while we may.

Oscar Wilde wrote that “work is the curse of the drinking classes”, but let’s not berate (nhiếc móc) people for their lifestyle choices once that “curse” has been lifted. “Moderation in all things” is another famous quote – but so is “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.”

Americans are behaving like people subconsciously (tiềm thức) obeying the dictum (lời nhận xét, lời bình), “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die,” but since the first two will kill you, we are pouring all of our inchoate fears into being merry. The civil-rights movement turned the white conscience into the eighth wonder of the world, a marble colossus that loomed over cocktail parties and transformed swizzle sticks into tridents of the heart.

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"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today" nghĩa là gì?

Shut up and start up. Photo courtesy Steven Zwerink.

'Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today' nghĩa là "việc hôm nay chớ để đến ngày mai".

Ví dụ
Unfortunately, procrastinators (người trì hoãn, người hay chần chừ) are often operating in somewhat of a hypocritical (đạo đức giả, giả nhân giả nghĩa) state; that is. They say one thing and really do something quite the opposite. Almost certainly that is because it is their way of putting off until tomorrow what they should really be doing today.

The phrase ‘you should never put off until tomorrow what you can do today’ is very appropriate in this case. You may lose the opportunity to reduce the tax bill faced by those who inherit (thừa kế) from you if there is no Will (bản di chúc) in place.

There is a reason why they say, ‘Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.’ Most often, you will see your best ideas executed in just awesome ways simply because you sat on it for far too long. The first step of starting a venture is to start one. If you want to start your business, shut up and start up.

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"Like there's no tomorrow" nghĩa là gì?

Khiêu vũ như không có ngày mai. Photo courtesy Karina Koot.

'Like there's no tomorrow' nghĩa là rất nhanh, rất hào hứng, không kiềm chế hay suy nghĩ, đắn đo (very rapidly and eagerly; without restraint or thought); như không có ngày mai.

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Stop eating like there's no tomorrow.

Cisco is spending money like there's no tomorrow.

Xiaomi is perhaps currently more known for its almost magical smartphones that sell like there's no tomorrow each and every time.

In a hilarious moment, Bailey gets sick and tired of all the stupid lingo and starts dropping SAT bombs like there's no tomorrow.

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