Journey in Life: 10/31/18

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

"Outside the box" nghĩa là gì?

Young Dancer Statue, Broad Street, Covent Gardens, London. Photo courtesy Martin Pettitt.

'Outside the box' = 'ngoài chiếc hộp' -> nghĩa là tư duy/suy nghĩ ngoài những cách truyền thống, thông thường (outside of or beyond what is considered usual, traditional, or conventional).

Ví dụ
Tetra Pak thinking outside the box as sustainable packaging demand grows.

Ports need to think outside the box to make their terminals more cost-effective.

Dandenong Rangers are desperate to defend home court when they host Perth Lynx on Sunday, but they may have to think outside the box to do it.

For Imo State to be salvaged from further ruin orchestrated by previous government, there is need to think outside the box and bring the basic infrastructure to make the state viable again.

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"Popcorn flick" nghĩa là gì?

Pink Panther, MoMA. Photo courtesy Regan Vercruysse.

'Popcorn flick' nghĩa là phim hài nhưng ít giá trị cảm xúc hay tinh thần (a film that is entertaining to watch but is generally not of a very high quality or rich in emotional or intellectual depth; a movie that is mindless fun and has one thing (special effects, action, etc) and nothing else).

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Every single person working on the movie knows they're on a popcorn flick set, and each scene shows how much fun they're having.

If you have any interest in Venom as a character, the movie is worth your time, but don't come expecting anything more than a popcorn flick.

Like a good popcorn flick, it kept me entertained through the rest of its duration, even if I was a little numb to what was going on after a point.

As an actor, Stephen Dorff possesses an elusive, languorous quality that can make even a run-of-the-mill popcorn flick light up with mystery.

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