Journey in Life: 04/25/19

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mặt nạ hóa trang

sắp đến vũ hội hóa trang, vợ hỏi chồng:
- anh định hóa trang thành gì?
- quái vật - anh chồng đáp.

vợ gật gù:
- thế anh đã mua mặt nạ chưa?
- vẫn chưa - anh chồng cười đáp - thế em định hóa trang thành gì?
- người đẹp cho hợp với vai của anh.

người chồng nhún vai:
- thế em đã mua mặt nạ chưa?
- ??!

Bài trước: Dũng cảm bắt trộm

"Come to mention it" nghĩa là gì?

Hất tóc xưa rồi diễm. Photo by McKayla Crump on Unsplash.
'Come to mention it' = nhân tiện đang nói tới, dùng giống như tiếng Việt mình hay nói 'À nhân tiện cậu đang nói chuyện này/nhắc tới chuyện này'.

Ví dụ
JB: That’s great. So will these tracks you’re creating only be released (phát hành) to those who donate to The Payback event?
ER: Hmm. Now that you come to mention it, I think that’s a great idea. I like the brainstorming (suy nghĩ nhanh) we’re doing here (laughing)!

Yep, you’re correct – it doesn’t look much different from the last one. Which itself was quite clearly related to the one before it and, now you come to mention it, wasn’t dissimilar to the one before that.

Now, winter is on its way but the love of summer fun has not budged in the hearts of everyone in our home. We're barely over our love affair with spring, come to mention it. The five-year-old has learned to skip, and pretty much looks like a tail-less kangaroo jumping around the house.

Bích Nhàn

"Come down in the world" nghĩa là gì?

Em có tiền là em có quyền.Photo by Andrew Worley on Unsplash.
'Come down in the world' để nói về ai đó mất/suy giảm vị thế trong xã hội hay trong kinh tế.

Ví dụ
I found out later that when Iolas was a teenager (thiếu niên), he had met Cavafy, who was then in his 60s and living above a brothel (nhà thổ) in the center of Alexandria. His family had come down in the world, and he had been employed as a clerk (thư kí) in the Third Circle of Irrigation of the Ministry of Public Works.

They were successful Protestant (đạo Tin lành) landowners (chủ đất), merchants (thương gia) and bankers. But his branch had come down in the world, what money they had left squandered (hoang phí) by his father’s drinking (nhậu nhẹt) and business failures (thất bại kinh doanh).

The corporate-bond (trái phiếu doanh nghiệp) class system is still in place. Many types of mutual fund (quỹ tương hỗ) are barred from holding non-investment grade (mức không đầu tư) (ie, junk) bonds. But junk (trái phiếu lãi cao có nguy cơ không được thanh toán lại nhưng có thể tạo ra lợi nhuận lớn) is no longer a stunted and shameful offspring. The high-yield market in America is now worth $1.2trn. And investment-grade bonds have also come down in the world.

Bích Nhàn