Journey in Life: 10/26/18

Friday, October 26, 2018

Giải pháp giao thông đô thị của Singapore

taxi bay, sẽ được thử nghiệm nửa đầu năm 2019,
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Millions of commuters in the region’s cities have to contend with chronic (kinh niên, mạn tính; ăn sâu, bám chặt, thâm căn cố đế) gridlock (tình trạng ùn tắc giao thông/kẹt xe) every day, sparking a race to develop new ways to avoid the snarl-ups (tình trạng ùn tắc giao thông/kẹt xe).

While the developed city state of Singapore does not suffer major congestion (đông nghịt, tắc nghẽn (đường sá...); sung huyết; nghẽn mạng), it is seen as a perfect test-bed for new technologies due to its compact size and openness to innovation.

German firm Volocopter said on Tuesday it will conduct the test flights in Singapore in the second half of next year with the support of the government.

Resembling a helicopter (giống máy bay trực thăng), Volocopter’s electric air taxis take off and land vertically (cất/hạ cánh lên xuống theo chiều thẳng đứng). They are based on drone (thiết bị bay không người lái) technology and can fly two people for around 30km...


"Make my mouth water" nghĩa là gì?

gà khỏa thân. Photo courtesy Olaf Gradin.

'Make one's mouth water' nghĩa là làm thèm chảy nước dãi (to cause one to salivate or feel hungry; by extension, to cause one to feel happy or excited, usually with anticipation).

Ví dụ
A fan of the page, Kelly Samynadin, says that browsing through the posts makes her mouth water.

When Holly Arnold Kinney, the daughter of original owner Samuel P. Arnold, was a little girl, the aroma of roasting buffalo and caramelizing onion made her mouth water.

I've been a fan of chicken scarpariello for years. Apparently there are several versions of it, but the one that makes my mouth water stars chicken thighs, sausages, hot pickled cherry peppers and vinegar.

Kim Kardashian recently said she wants her “son to look like” her boyfriend Kris Humphries – but what is it about the NBA athlete that makes her mouth water? “Probably the sexiest thing about him is his personality,” she said. “And also, his deep voice.”

Phạm Hạnh

"Party spirit" nghĩa là gì?

Fire Breather - 'Jack in the Green' May Day Celebrations, Hastings, May 2014. Photo courtesy Vicki Burton.

'Party spirit' nghĩa là lòng ham thích mạnh mẽ (các buổi liên hoan, tiệc tùng; in the mood to enjoy a party or to have fun, a celebratory mood); và lòng trung thành (đối với một chính đảng).

Ví dụ
Bleary-eyed and full of the party spirit, these soap stars had a blast at last night's Inside Soap Awards after party.

Party spirit was very much in evidence at Iglesias’s first UK show in four years, during which time his reign as King of Latin Pop — seemingly a hereditary title, given his dad is Julio Iglesias — has come under threat as reggaeton (nhạc nhịp mạnh, điệu nhảy với nhịp mạnh phổ biến của người Tây Ấn) and its variants have entered the anglophone mainstream.

Such persons discarded party spirit and abandoned any pretence to party loyalty once they were elected. Some others saw the APC as the cover for giving their businesses unfair access to public coffers. Many have since returned to the platform that best projects that pure pursuit of self-interest.

Phạm Hạnh