Journey in Life: 02/13/19

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tình em trao anh

hoàn toàn sụp đổ,

triệu phú kiện vợ cũ vì lừa ông trong 21 năm, tưởng 3 đứa con trai là con ruột, trong khi thực tế ông bị... vô sinh bẩm sinh
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...Richard divorced (ly dị) his first wife Kate in 2008 after having three sons, a now 23-year-old and a pair of 19-year-old twins. But his entire life came crashing down (sụp đổ) in 2016 when the UK businessman was trying to expand his family with his second wife, Emma, and having no luck.

During that time, Richard went to the doctor for what he thought was chest pain due to pleurisy (viêm màng phổi) he'd been suffering (chịu đựng, gánh chịu) from for a year. Richard's sister died from cystic fibrosis (xơ nang) in 1989, but he when he was tested for the disease in the '80s, he was given the all-clear. During this appointment, however, he received a different diagnosis that both altered (thay đổi) his quality of life and drastically  (một cách đầy kịch tính) changed his family.

"The consultant sat us down in his office and broke it to me as Emma sat by my side," Richard explained. “He said, 'I’m really sorry to tell you, Richard, that you’ve got cystic fibrosis.'" But the couple was also trying to have a baby, which the doctor knew, and his next bit of news was just as devastating. "He told me that 98 percent of male CF patients were infertile (vô sinh), and I realized he was telling me that it was highly unlikely I could have fathered any children," Richard remembered.

...Refusing to name the man she had been sleeping with, Kate finally admitted that she had been seeing him on-and-off during their 20-year marriage. She argued, however, that they had only slept together six to 12 times (ngủ với nhau (tình nhân, ngoại tình) 6-12 lần) and that each time they used a condom, so Richard still had to be the boys' biological dad.

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"Improve the shining hour" nghĩa là gì?

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'Improve the shining hour' nghĩa là tối đa hóa năng suất; tận dụng tốt nhất thời gian của mình/ai đó.

Ví dụ
One of the world’s greatest playwrights (người viết kịch, nhà soạn kịch), Tom Stoppard, said, “He is a giver. He’s good at comfort and joy. He’s good at improving the shining hour and brightening the dark one, and, of course, he’s superlative fun…To me he is the best of America.”

Speaking ahead of MS* Awareness Week (April 23-29), she said: “A dear old cousin used to say you had to make the most of the shining hour and that’s what I have always intended to do. It all began when I was in my 20s and I started getting tingly (cảm giác ngứa ran) hands. I had no idea what it was but I found out when I went to the hospital and they had circled ‘MS’. It was a shock but I didn’t want to let it get me down. It has been a slow deterioration (hư hỏng, giảm giá trị; trở nên xấu xa, sa đọa, trụy lạc) over the years and it progressed to me dragging my foot and struggling to walk.”

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* multiple sclerosis = đa xơ cứng