Journey in Life: 01/27/19

Sunday, January 27, 2019

"Weak tea" nghĩa là gì?

chén trà ngày xuân. Photo by 五玄土 ORIENTO on Unsplash.

'Weak tea' = chè nhạt -> nghĩa là điều không/chẳng mấy ấn tượng.

Ví dụ
The EU might back down on its demand for unannounced, on-site inspections; the U.S. might be more accepting of the rights of European regulators to supervise their own patch. Something as simple as better communication may sound like weak tea in the current environment. But while champagne might be nicer, this would at least be a start.

In the not too distant past, saving energy was the basic idea, which basically meant remembering to turn off the lights when leaving the room. That’s pretty weak tea, but here in the US even the mention of energy efficiency is enough to set off a firestorm of protest among the usual suspects. Remember the light bulb wars? No? Well, to make a long story short, the anti-efficiency side of the US political spectrum eventually lost the light bulb battle. However, they are still carrying the anti-efficiency torch.

Harris fits the intersectional bill of the Left to a T: half-black, half-Indian, a woman, and as an added bonus, fairly young and attractive. She carries herself well and although her national record would be considered extremely weak tea in a normal election cycle, compared to failed Senate candidate and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and even President Trump, she's practically a political veteran (cựu chiến binh; người từng trải, người kỳ cựu). Harris passes the likeability test that killed Democrats in 2016, beating Hillary Clinton in that contest multiple times over.

Phạm Hạnh

Phép thử mùa cuối năm

bưu điện huyện gia lộc
góp sức dựng cờ cho tướng quân
the road ahead
không giảm tốc độ được, phải bền
một niềm tin tất thắng, trong trận này
(i think) i'm possible, 
đt 100% cũng hết pin, phải mua garmin thôi,

Bài trước: Sức ép từ Quang Hải

"Shisa kanko" nghĩa là gì?

là 'chỉ-và-kêu' (pointing-and-calling), một cách thức/hệ thống để giảm thiểu sai lầm ở nơi làm việc tới 85%,

ở nhật bản, khi đi tàu, bạn có thể thấy các trưởng tàu đeo găng tay trắng chỉ (dường như chẳng vào ai) và kêu, khi kiểm tra tốc độ, kiểm tra có vật/người bỏ quên/rơi nào trên đường ray hay ko...

...Known in Japanese as shisa kanko, pointing-and-calling works on the principle of associating one’s tasks with physical movements and vocalizations to prevent errors by “raising the consciousness levels of workers”—according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan. Rather than rely on a worker’s eyes or habit alone, each step in a given task is reinforced physically and audibly to ensure the step is both complete and accurate.

In the rail context, when train drivers wish to perform a required speed check, they do not simply glance at a display. Rather, the speedometer will be physically pointed at, with a call of “speed check, 80”—confirming the action taking place, and audibly confirming the correct speed. For station staff who ensure the platform-side tracks are free of debris or fallen passengers, a visual scan alone is not sufficient. Instead, the attendant will point down the track and sweep their arm along the length of the platform—eyes following the hand—before declaring all clear. The process repeats as the train departs, ensuring no bags—or passengers—are caught hanging from the train’s closed doors.

Tử tế thật thà thường thua thiệt

là đúng đấy, ít nhất về mặt tài chính,

không phải do ít thông minh hơn hay kiếm tiền ít hơn, mà do ít quan tâm đến tiền nên có lẽ không quản lý tiền bạc tốt,

Researchers have been very interested in personality (tính cách) traits (nét tiêu biểu, đặc điểm) in recent years—the "big five" include openness (sự cởi mở, thẳng thắn, chân thật), conscientiousness (sự tận tâm, ngay thẳng, làm theo lương tâm), extraversion (hướng ngoại), agreeableness (tính dễ chịu, dễ thương), and neuroticism*—and the types of outcomes they may predict. For instance, people higher in neuroticism appear to be less happy, but more creative (sáng tạo). People who are higher in conscientiousness are generally healthier and better at saving money.

Now, a new study from researchers at Columbia Business School and University College London finds that people higher in agreeableness—a trait that's exemplified by kindness (tử tế), "niceness" generosity, and warmth—also tend to have poorer financial outcomes than those lower in the trait.

...But it’s not that agreeable people are less smart or less able to make money, but they do seem to care less about it—so they may not handle money as well as less agreeable people. "We found that agreeableness was associated with indicators (chỉ số) of financial hardship (khó khăn về tài chính), including lower savings (tiết kiệm ít), higher debt (nợ nhiều) and higher default rates," said study author Joe Gladstone. "This relationship appears to be driven by the fact that agreeable people simply care less about money and therefore are at higher risk of money mismanagement."

* Individuals who score high on neuroticism (tâm lý bất ổn) are more likely than average to be moody and to experience such feelings as anxiety, worry, fear, anger, frustration, envy, jealousy, guilt, depressed mood, and loneliness.