Journey in Life: 04/01/19

Monday, April 1, 2019

Xu hướng thời trang 2019 dành cho chị em phái nữ

ở tq, sẽ là áo vét và váy (suit), tỷ lệ mua trên taotao vượt 317% trong quý 1, có lẽ theo trend phim "all is well" của nữ diễn viên yao chen,
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...The rate of women buying suits on Taobao has soared by 317 percent in the first quarter of this year, suggesting a rising fad (mốt nhất thời). The phenomenon (hiện tượng, sự việc kỳ lạ) mirrors (hình ảnh trung thực, phản chiếu, phản ánh) a global trend (xu hướng toàn cầu) in which menswear-inspired baggy suits have been adopted by fashion icons like Lady Gaga and Gigi Hadid.

The report indicates (cho biết, ra dấu; ngụ ý, biểu lộ) that gender norms are exerting less influence on individuals’ fashion choices in China, with women making “bolder” style statements and men displaying “more feminine” looks.

...The popularity of women’s suits may be partly attributable to actress Yao Chen, who can be spotted in a suit in almost every episode of the hit television drama “All Is Well.” Searches combining “wide-shouldered suits” and “Yao Chen” are among the most common on Taobao, according to the report.

Gia thục: ủng hộ hay không?

bộ giáo dục tq thúc giục các địa phương ngăn chặn loại hình này hoạt động và đe dọa các bậc phụ huynh phải chịu trách nhiệm trước luật pháp,
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China’s Ministry of Education has urged local authorities nationwide to deter nontraditional educational institutions from operating and threatened to punish parents who send their children to such facilities.

Taking children out of school for home schooling or to admit them to facilities such as sishu — which focus on teaching China’s literary classics — is illegal under current law, the ministry emphasized in a set of guidelines published Monday. Parents or guardians who violate this rule will be held legally responsible.

Đặt tên hay cho bé

Beau Jessup khởi nghiệp năm 2015 khi mới 15 tuổi. Chỉ 6 tháng sau, cô bé đã kiếm hơn 60.000 USD nhờ đặt tên cho khoảng 200.000 em bé Trung Quốc; từ đó đến nay, trang web của Beau Jessup đã giúp các bậc phụ huynh Trung Quốc đặt 677.900 tên tiếng Anh với doanh thu hơn 400.000 USD.
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A British teenager has amassed (tích lũy) a small fortune (tài sản, gia sản) with a weird (kỳ quặc, kỳ lạ) and wonderful idea (ý tưởng tuyệt hay) that came to her during a holiday to China.

When Beau Jessup came up with an idea to help Chinese families name their babies, even she thought it was a bit far-fetched (khó tin, khó trở thành hiện thực, khó có khả năng xảy ra).

The then 16-year-old was still in high school when a trip to China with her father sparked her now multimillion-dollar business venture, Special Name, which helps Chinese families choose a culturally appropriate name for their child.

Within the first six months of launching back in 2015, Beau made more than $A84,000 helping name more than 200,000 Chinese babies.

...The 19-year-old, who has now named more than 677,000 babies, said the common traits people wanted their kids to have were empathy (đồng cảm), honesty (lương thiện, trung thực, chân thật), kindness (tử tế, ân cần, lòng tốt) and beauty for a girl and sporty, strong and smart for a boy.

Bài trước: Ông ngoại dễ tính

"Cut ties with" nghĩa là gì?

Dứt áo ra đi. Photo by Romain V on Unsplash.
'Cut tie with (someone)' nghĩa là chấm dứt một mối quan hệ (tình cảm) hay dừng hợp tác với ai đó hay nhóm nào đó.

Ví dụ
John McDonnell urged (bị thúc ép) by Jewish leaders to cut ties with left-wing (cánh tả) group.

On Wednesday, Sunoco announced (thông báo) it was cutting ties with a gas station (trạm bán khí gas) in Pennsylvania after the owner repeatedly (liên tục) displayed (chiếu) racist (phân biệt chủng tộc) billboards (biển quảng cáo).

Love Island's Gabby Allen reveals (tiết lộ) she has cut ties with former CBB housemate Dan Osborne and says his wife Jacqueline Jossa 'deserves better' if rumours (tin đồn) he kissed Alexandra Cane are true.

The fund, called the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), invests (đầu tư) revenue from Norway’s reserve of North Sea Oil, accumulating about $1tn of wealth, according to its website. The GPFG plans to cut ties with companies whose focus is oil and gas exploration (thăm dò) and production, but not because of climate change (biến đổi khí hậu) concerns itself.

Bích Nhàn

"Take up a collection" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Kat Yukawa on Unsplash.
'Take up a collection' nghĩa là tổ chức và kêu gọi cho một buổi quyên góp (thường là quyên tiền) từ mọi người (cho mục đích nào đó).

Ví dụ
It also would require more taxpayer (người nộp thuế) money. On many blocks, neighbors currently take up a collection and contract (làm/ kí hợp đồng) private plows (máy dọn tuyết) to keep their alleys (đường đi) clear. Residents (cư dân) would likely still have to do that if they want smooth travels throughout the season.

“We decided we ought to do something worthwhile (xứng đáng/đáng giá), so we began when Sarah Carter established her scholarship (học bổng) out at Humboldt Area Foundation,” Van Doorn said. “Every month, we take up a collection for Sarah’s scholarship fund.”

Senior Center Manager Torres learned of the residents’ misfortune (điều không may) from the television news. Once she realized they were center members and volunteers, as well as participants (người tham gia) in the center’s lunch program, she acted. She emailed the center’s 250 members within two days of the incident (sự cố). “I have decided to take up a collection to help them until they have some answers,” she wrote. “I spoke with them today [March 14], and they are overwhelmed (dạt dào cảm xúc, choáng ngợp) and beyond frustrated (thất vọng/chán nản).”

Bích Nhàn