Journey in Life: 11/12/18

Monday, November 12, 2018

Tìm đường sang Mỹ

để làm gì?

ví dụ dưới đây, thanh niên mỹ, mắc món nợ tiền học đại học 20.000 usd, bỏ sang... ấn độ sống, ở nhà 50usd/tháng, trồng dừa và nuôi gà (có khác gì nông dân việt nam đâu ;), thề ko muốn bước vào walmart một lần nào nữa :D
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Chad Haag considered living in a cave to escape his student debt. He had a friend doing it. But after some plotting, he settled on what he considered a less risky plan. This year, he relocated to a jungle (rừng rậm) in India. "I've put America behind me," Haag, 29, said.

He now lives in a concrete house in the village (ngôi làng) of Uchakkada for $50 a month. His backyard is filled with coconut trees (cây dừa) and chickens (gà). "I saw four elephants (voi) just yesterday," he said, adding that he hopes to never set foot in a Walmart again.

His debt is currently on its way to default. But more than 9,000 miles away from Colorado, Haag said, his student loans don't feel real anymore.

"It's kind of like, if a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, does it really exist?" he said.

The philosophy major concedes that his student loan balance of around $20,000 isn't as large as the burden shouldered by many other borrowers, but he said his difficultly finding a college-level job in the U.S. has made that debt oppressive (đè nặng, nặng trĩu) nonetheless. "If you're not making a living wage," Haag said, "$20,000 in debt is devastating (tàn phá, phá hủy, phá phách)."

Còn khuya

nhật bản vẫn chưa thể là đất nước của robots
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Japanese hotels and banks are, by global standards, heavily overstaffed despite the country's demographic crunch. Most supermarkets have not embraced (đón nhận) the automated (tự động) checkouts (tính tiền ra khỏi siêu thị) common elsewhere, nor airlines self-service check-ins (tự làm thủ tục máy bay). The offices of Japan's small and medium-sized enterprises are among the most inefficient (không hiệu quả) in the developed world, chides McKinsey, a management consultancy.

Japan has an elaborate (phức tạp, tinh vi) service culture, which machines struggle to replicate (bắt chước). Japanese customers, especially the elderly, strongly prefer people to machines, says Yoko Takeda of Mitsubishi Research Institute, a think-tank. Employment practices make it difficult to replace workers. And while gimmicky (phô trương, cường điệu) robots abound, Japan struggles to develop the software and artificial intelligence needed to enable them to perform useful tasks, says a report by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the cockpit (buồng lái) of Japan's post-war miracle. So while the reception at the robot hotel is automated, seven human employees lurk (ẩn nấp, núp, trốn) out of sight to watch over customers and avoid glitches (sự cố nhỏ kỹ thuật). Robots still cannot make beds, cook breakfast or deal with a drunken guest who will not pay his bill.

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