Journey in Life: 04/16/18

Monday, April 16, 2018

Điều xa xỉ dành cho giới nhà giàu Nhật Bản

có thể yêu cầu mưa sao băng nhân tạo để ngắm :)
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In the latest scheme of the booming (bùng nổ, phồn thịnh) private space industry (công nghiệp không gian), a Japanese company proposes to light up the night with made-to-order shooting stars (sao băng)…

The fireworks (pháo hoa) will come courtesy of a satellite (vệ tinh) some 220 miles high, owned by the world’s first “aerospace entertainment” firm, Astro Live Experiences, or ALE.

The brainchild of University of Tokyo astronomer Lena Okajima, the spacecraft (tàu vũ trụ) will circle the globe and kick out 15 to 20 small metallic pebbles (đá cuội, thạch anh) on command.

Bán kem tươi có lời không?

Trả lời: Siêu lợi nhuận, hơn cả bán sữa,
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But there has never been a culture more dependent on milk than the desert nomads known as the Bedouins.

And originally, ice cream was only for aristocrats (quý tộc).

Others [in 18th century France] called ice cream fromage.

Jefferson liked to serve ice cream on sponge cake with a lightly baked meringue on top.

The United States became the ice cream country.

Fidel Castro took a personal interest in developing Cuban ice cream, and he was determined that Cuba would make better ice cream than the United States.

Ice cream is in general more profitable than milk, but ice cream cones are one of the more profitable ways to sell ice cream.

Lưu ý quan trọng cần ghi nhớ khi biểu diễn

nhạc công phải đeo tai nghe suốt buổi để... không bị điếc :)
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What or how much are we willing to sacrifice to continue to promote some of mankind’s greatest creative achievements, namely classical music?:


In the first case of its kind, viola player Christopher Goldscheider claimed he suffered hearing loss while playing at the Royal Opera House in 2012.

A High Court judge ruled on Wednesday that the company had been in breach of regulations regarding noise at work.

The verdict has “profound implications” for the future of live music, said the umbrella body for British orchestras.

“It effectively says an orchestral workspace is no different from a factory,” said Mark Pemberton, director of the Association of British Orchestras.

“What it says is that musicians will need to be wearing their hearing protection at all times.

Chính sách dược phẩm mới của Trung Quốc

công ty tân dược được phân loại là doanh nghiệp công nghệ cao sẽ được hưởng thuế thu nhập doanh nghiệp ở mức thấp = 15%
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China’s State Council announced a new policy promoting generic drugs on Tuesday that aims to lift the standard of the country’s pharmaceutical manufacturing and make affordable medication available to more people.

The Chinese pharmaceutical industry was valued at $108 billion in 2015, and 95 percent of drugs approved by the China Food and Drug Administration are generics.

...The policy sets higher standards for materials and techniques used to manufacture generic drugs. For the first time, regulation directs public insurance providers to cover generic drugs under the same standards as branded drugs. The policy also offers tax breaks to encourage pharmaceutical research and production of high-quality generic drugs.

For a generic pharmaceutical company that has been identified as a high-tech enterprise, the enterprise income tax shall be levied at a reduced rate of 15%.

Strengthen the monitoring and early warning of drug prices, and severely crack down on illegal activities such as price monopoly of raw material drugs.

Làm sao để giới thiệu người yêu với cha mẹ?

không nên đột ngột, bố mẹ có thể vui mừng trong giờ đầu tiên gặp mặt rồi mất mấy tuần để hết sốc,

nên có lời báo sớm, bố mẹ có thời gian chuẩn bị và thích thú mong chờ ngày gặp mặt...
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Dear Dan,

I live abroad. My girlfriend has never been to my hometown, and my parents are always asking me to bring her when I go to visit them. In October I plan to do that, though my family doesn’t know. What would make them happier: to surprise them when she shows up with me or to tell them in advance and let them enjoy the anticipation?

—Miquel

Surprise and anticipation can each lead to happiness. In your case, surprising your parents might make the first hour of your visit more exciting for them—but after that, it might take a few weeks for them to get over the shock. In this case, I would advise you to give them plenty of time to look forward to your joint visit.

Bí quyết giúp bạn duy trì động lực tập gym

dán hóa đơn phòng tập vào cửa tủ lạnh -> vừa nhắc phải chăm tập cho đỡ tiếc tiền, vừa chú ý ăn uống lành mạnh :)
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Dear Dan,

I know that you’ve often written about money as a motivator. This semester, I would like to join a yoga class that requires a substantial one-time registration fee. Will paying this amount in advance motivate me to attend regularly to make up for the money I’ve spent?

—Jeff

Yes, we’re much more likely to do things when we commit to them in advance and have sunk costs. One challenge with this approach is that, over time, you might forget that you have paid that large initial fee. I would recommend that you print the receipt from your one-time registration fee, laminate it and attach it to the door of your refrigerator. This would not only be a constant reminder to attend your yoga class but also might be useful encouragement to eat more healthily.

áp dụng ngay :)


"No matter how generous you are, you don't give your wife away" nghĩa là gì?

'No matter how generous you are, you don't give your wife away'
~ ngạn ngữ Tshi

= dù hào phóng đến đâu thì bạn cũng không cho ai vợ mình

cho làm sao được... Photo courtesy pixabay.

Bài trước: "A good wife is the crown of the house" nghĩa là gì?

Ban phục vụ tang lễ

ở bắc mỹ, ngày càng giống tổ chức sự kiện: có bia rượu, karaoke, bánh pizza, bắn tro lên trời cùng pháo hoa...

ngày càng cạnh tranh, mua quan tài xịn đắt tiền (chẳng ai lại đi mặc cả) sẽ có khuyến mại phục vụ tang lễ trọn gói, một thế hệ khách hàng mới sẽ không giao việc này cho cty tang lễ gần nhất, mà tìm kiếm nơi khác, như chuỗi khách sạn có dịch vụ này, hay tìm tới Amazon và Walmart luôn, khi mua quan tài...
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In North America the modern undertaker’s job is increasingly one of event-planning, says Sherri Tovell, an undertaker in Windsor, Canada. Among the requirements at her recent funerals have been a tiki hut, margaritas, karaoke and pizza delivery. Some people want to hire an officiant to lead a “life celebration”, others to shoot ashes into the skies with fireworks. Old-fashioned undertakers are hard put to find their place in such antics. Another trend—known as “direct cremation”—has no role for them at all.

Besides having to offer more diverse services, the trade also faces increased competition in its products. Its roots are in carpentry. “You’d buy an expensive casket and the funeral would be included in the price,” remembers Dan Isard, a funeral consultant in Phoenix, Arizona. The unwritten agreement was that the dead would be treated with dignity and that families would not ask if there was an alternative to the $1,000 or $2,000 coffin, or whether embalming was really needed. The business has something in common with prostitution, reflects Dominic Akyel of the University of Cologne. It is legal (as prostitution is in some places) but taboo, “and certainly not to be discussed or haggled over”.

The undertaker used to be able to rely on a steady stream of customers who asked few questions and of whom he (and it was usually a he) would ask few in return. Protestant or Catholic? Open coffin or closed? And, in some parts of the world, burial or cremation? A new generation of customers, though, no longer unthinkingly hands over its dead to the nearest funeral director. They are looking elsewhere, be it to a new breed of undertaker, to hotel chains that “do” funerals, or—for their coffin or urn—to Amazon or Walmart.

Bức bích họa khổng lồ

cái CU rất TO, ở chung cư thụy điển, ảnh đây,
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The days are numbered for a huge blue penis which set tongues wagging (chuyện ngồi lê đôi mách, tin đồn) in Sweden this week.

The penis, complete with bulging (phồng lên) veins (sơn già vân), appeared on the side of a Stockholm apartment block on Wednesday to the shock of residents.

Artist Carolina Falkholt painted the blue penis after being commissioned (đặt làm, đặt mua) by Kollektivet Livet and Atrium Ljungberg. Her first penis mural only lasted days in New York.

Camilla Klint, Atrium Ljungberg’s marketing head, said: ‘Of course we care about artistic freedom (tự do nghệ thuật), but at the same time we must respect (tôn trọng) the opinion (ý kiến) of our closest neighbours (cư dân, hàng xóm). ‘By letting it remain for a short period, we are offering anyone who’s interested a chance to experience the work.’

Bài trước: Cũng là cái lỗ