Journey in Life: 08/14/19

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

"Youth must be served" nghĩa là gì?

Tuổi trẻ là phải chơi hết mình. Photo by: Vince Fleming on Unsplash

"Youth must be served" = tuổi trẻ phải được phục vụ -> nghĩa là người trẻ tuổi đều có quyền được vui chơi.

Ví dụ
Stallone also explained why he decided to vacate (bỏ trống) the director’s chair, handing over (nhượng lại) the reins to Steven Caple Jr.: “I was going to direct it, but I realized youth must be served. [Steven] has such great vision and energy. Making this kind of film is incredibly taxing because you’re doing [the directing] and the drama. You’re doing two things. It’s at least six months shooting, maybe a year of prep, so when it’s finished, Steven will have been on this movie for two years straight.”

The Mavericks had a 20-point lead after Q1 in Atlanta, yet lost by 7. An inability (bất lực) to retain (tiếp tục) a hefty lead is the hallmark of a young team. Yet the growing pains are essential (cần thiết). Youth must be served, even when it hurts. And the Mavs boast some excellent, inchoate talent.

It’s more than just the eye that says Holtz and Raymond are Sweden’s best attackers. The two right-shot wingers (cầu thủ cánh) are comfortably the team leaders with 5 points apiece, and are surely Tre Kronor’s most effective attackers in other measures such as shots and zone entries. Same goes for Canada’s Lafreniere, leading his team in scoring despite his 2020 draft status. Turns out that even at a U-18 tournament, youth must be served.

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"Practice what you preach" nghĩa là gì?

Nhóc này có tướng làm mục sư được nè. Photo by Samantha Sophia

"Practice what you preach" -> Bạn nên làm/thực hiện y như lời bạn đã giảng dạy, khuyên dạy và hướng dẫn cho người khác.

Ví dụ
Parents and adults should always remember that kids look up to (tôn kính, kính trọng) us, so it's important that we also practice what we preach. If kids see us reading and enjoying doing so, they're going to want to do the same.

“It starts with practice what you preach,” Gawlik said about dealing with safety. “I want to talk with the campus sideline person, I want to get educated on how the coaches and athletes have been educated here, I want to know what that process is. I want to make sure that coaches understand when things happen, I don’t want to be surprised. I want them to be the one to tell me, not the Dean of Students calling me.”

I wore these golden heels (giày cao gót vàng) to practice what I preach. Put color in motion and fearlessly devote myself to feeling good. Timing is everything. When I arrived at work, the office was quiet. I hear typing in the distance and just focused on my normal routine. I’m a corporate treasury management assistant for a bank and people assume there’s little to no room for self-expression. But my story changes that. I got to the cafeteria – a more public space mind you compared to my desk and received my first compliment (lời khen).

Bin Kuan

"Kill with kindness" nghĩa là gì?

Cần lắm một bờ vai để dựa. Photo by Krista Mangulsone

"Kill with kindness" = Giết chết bằng sự ngọt ngào -> Dùng sự ngọt ngào, âu yếm để tấn công đối thủ hoặc để đạt được mục đích nào đó.

Ví dụ
At around midnight, a neighbor told police he heard Stewart tell another person in the house he was going to “kill 'em with kindness.”.

UCF ran the table twice to no avail (không có kết quả, không hiệu quả bao nhiêu). Aresco’s short-term plan: If there’s a playoff expansion to six or eight teams, the AAC will lobby (vận động ở hành lang) hard for an automatic bid alongside the other five major conferences. But if the system stays in place as a four-team format, then Aresco wants to kill ’em with kindness. Seriously.

Kill ‘em with kindness: My great grandmother taught this lesson to my mom this phrase, and I’ve grown up learning it from her. It isn’t just a Selena Gomez song, they’re words to live by (Những triết lý, lý lẽ có giá trị và ý nghĩa cuộc sống). For those who are blatantly mean, one of the best ways to combat their aggression is with kindness, because it’s hard to continue to be rude to someone who is nothing but nice.

Bin Kuan

"Good omen" nghĩa là gì?

Hãy sống kiên cường như một cây bất khuất. Photo by Martin Sanchez


"Good omen" -> Điềm tốt, báo hiệu một điều tốt.

Ví dụ
It's a thought that would make most people's palms sweat, but when Tarell Alvin McCraney did just that, the moment doubled as a good omen.

It may be a good omen for Carryduff that they defeated another south Belfast side – St Brigid's of Antrim – in the semi-finals (trận bán kết) of that competition.

Warringah captain Hamish Angus has claimed his third Ken Catchpole Medal in what he will be hoping is a good omen before his side’s Shute Shield semi-final against Eastwood on Saturday at North Sydney Oval.

Khabib is preparing to take on Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 next month. Meanwhile, Myles may be making a return to a Bellator European card in the coming months. The undefeated Khabib famously does his talking inside the Octagon - so here's hoping his choice of attire (quần áo) is a good omen for Kilkenny's senior and minor teams this weekend.

Bin Kuan

"Drinks with the flies" nghĩa là gì?

Buồn vì một người không xứng đáng. Photo by Alexander Popov

"Drinks with the flies" = Uống rượu với ruồi -> Uống rượu một mình.

Ví dụ
Too much calcium causes an excessive amount in the urine (nước tiểu). Finding the right balance is important. Most adults require between 1,000 to 1,500 mg of calcium daily. This need is easily met by foods and drinks with the flies. Supplements are needed only if you aren’t able to get enough from the diet.

"It's really important that doctors screen for this and also educate about it. A lot of these people may be at home drinking with the flies. Nobody really knows what's going on. The problems may be attributed to, 'Oh, they're getting older, that's why they're confused and falling.' It can be a little silent unless we actually look for it."

I saved a TON of money. This may go without saying, but I'm here to remind you just how much moola we spend when, as Colin Jost puts it, we're "up all night drinking poison." If you're as lucky as I am to frequent the hipster (người mê nhạc ja) bars of the Bay Area, a craft cocktail will run you right around $20 a pop — with bankruptcy (sự phá sản) not far behind. Believe it or not, I saved around $900 during my dry July. And before you freak out — no, I don't usually spend that much on personal drinks with the flies. I do, however, end up buying more rounds for friends, taking more Ubers home from bars, buying more food out, indulging in more impulse shopping, and being all-around more loosey-goosey with my funds.

Bin Kuan

Khách sạn tốt nhất gần sân bay Haneda (HND), Tokyo

Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu các bạn nhé, giả lập buồng lái máy bay Boeing 737-800 :)
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Forget the TWA Hotel as an avgeek’s paradise, the Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu attached to terminal 2 at Tokyo Haneda airport has them beat, hands down.

The property has just introduced a “Superior Cockpit Room” which includes a full sized Boeing 737-800 flight simulator. And they offer one of the best deals anywhere for experiencing a sim.

Just want simulator time? You can book 90 minutes in the afternoon with an instructor for $277
You can spend the night in the room — without the instructor, because that would be weird — for a room rate of $233.

Photo credit: Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu.

You might even say this hotel room is perfect when you’re at the airport and just need a place to crash.

Bài trước: Thế giới này đã quá đủ rồi

"Do or die" nghĩa là gì?

Tiến thoái lưỡng nan. Photo by Cam Adams

"Do or die" = Làm hoặc chết, một sống một còn -> Làm hết sức có thể không là chết hoặc thất bại.

Ví dụ
Royals face do-or-die Game 4 at home Sunday. The Hamilton Cardinals will attempt the series sweep Sunday.

However, the Government can be criticised for matching Johnson's “do or die” Brexit rhetoric (lời khoa trương) when so much scope remains for compromise (sự thỏa hiệp).

Now, he’s pledged that the U.K. will leave the E.U. by Halloween “do or die, come what may,” regardless of whether Westminster and Brussels come to an agreement on the terms of Britain’s exit. A “no deal” Brexit is regarded by most sane people as a nightmare scenario (chuỗi sự kiện, viễn cảnh) to be avoided at all costs, given that there would be no trade deals in place or transition period for businesses; Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has warned that a no-deal Brexit “would mean job cuts, higher prices in the shops, and risk our NHS being sold off to U.S. corporations in a sweetheart deal with Donald Trump.” On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund published an update of its World Economic Outlook, noting that a no-deal Brexit would “sap confidence, weaken investment, dislocate local supply chains and severely slow global growth below the baseline.”

Bin Kuan

Hướng dẫn cách qua mặt máy chấm công vân tay khi hay đi làm muộn

cần gì phải thế, công ty nào làm vậy -> kiện luôn,

Jeremy Lee, đến từ tiểu bang Queensland, Australia, đã thắng kiện công ty cũ trong một vụ kiện mang tính bước ngoặt sau khi ông bị công ty Superior Wood Pty Ltd sa thải vì từ chối sử dụng máy quét dấu vân tay để chấm điểm giờ làm việc.
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Jeremy Lee from Queensland, Australia, was fired (sa thải) from his job at Superior Wood Pty Ltd, a lumber manufacturer, in February 2018 after he refused to use the company’s newly-introduced fingerprint scanners to sign in and out of work. According to case documents, Lee asserted that he had ownership over the biometric data (dữ liệu sinh trắc học) contained within his fingerprint (dấu vân tay), and that Superior Wood could not require that information from him under the country’s Privacy Act (đạo luật quyền riêng tư).

Lee filed a suit with Australia’s Fair Work Commission in March 2018, claiming he was unfairly (không công bằng) dismissed from the company. The commissioner (ủy viên hội đồng) reviewing the case in June ruled in favour of Superior Wood, concluding that the fingerprinting policy was reasonable and therefore employees were obliged to comply (buộc phải tuân thủ).

Dissatisfied (không hài lòng) with the outcome of his case, Lee decided to represent himself and appeal (kháng cáo) the commission’s decision in November 2018...

"Maybe some other time" nghĩa là gì?

Xin lỗi em, hôm nay để em bị leo cây mất rồi. Photo by Luke Chesser

"Maybe some other time" -> Cách lịch sự để từ chối một lời mời và hẹn lần khác.

Ví dụ
“Maybe the reporters traveling with me had seen me credit Kinnock over ... “If you don't do it now, I couldn't see you doing it some other time.”.

No. I understand she wanted to. I would have had a chance today because I was invited to where she's going to be but, unfortunately, I have some health issues that wouldn't allow me to do that. So I'm hoping maybe another time.

After all, we’re not like those people. And so we’ve created a conceptual model (mô hình ý tưởng) to cover up the ugliness. There are legal settlements (khu định cư) and there are illegal outposts (tiền đồn); if we only remove the outposts we’ll be righteous. There is Palestinian terror (khủng bố) – for no reason, with no context and without any justification (biện minh), and that’s why we can’t end the occupation (chiếm đóng) now. Maybe some other time. There is the right of return for Palestinian refugees (người tị nạn), which is anti-Semitism (chủ nghĩa bài Do thái), so that’s why there’s no partner for peace talks and there’s nothing to talk about.

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"A Jekyll and Hyde" nghĩa là gì?

Anh đúng là một kẻ hai mặt nhưng tim anh chỉ có một mình em. Photo by Claudia Ramírez

"A Jekyll and Hyde" -> Nói về sự hai mặt của con người, giữa tính tốt và xấu.

Ví dụ
“It’s kind of a Jekyll and Hyde,” manager Brad Ausmus said of Cole, who rebounded from two rough starts to throw 22/3 scoreless innings in Boston over the weekend. “Not sure I can put my finger on exactly what it is. It could just be off days.”

Although some might see that focus as a little short-sighted, it actually perfectly encapsulates (gói gọn, tóm lược) Maradona's perceived Jekyll and Hyde nature (the man himself even admits to having two personalities – Diego and Maradona). When he arrived in Naples in 1984 he was greeted in Italy's poorest city by 85,000 screaming fans. No-one mourned his departure when he finally parted ways with the club in 1992. And that's despite delivering the club a Uefa Cup and their first Serie A titles.

The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has become so ingrained (thấm nhuần) into our pop culture that one need not have read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to know the tale of these fictional characters. Well, perhaps not the whole tale isn’t known, but rather just the part about Dr. Jekyll’s inner conflict between good and evil that manifests (bày tỏ, chứng minh) itself, with the aid of chemistry, in the form of the wicked Mr. Hyde. Thanks to Robert Louis Stevenson‘s 1886 Gothic novella and its various on-screen adaptations, Jekyll and Hyde have grown beyond their literary origins to become a reference to any person who’s behavior goes from one extreme to another, typically a split personality where one side is nice and one is mean.

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"Chase around after" nghĩa là gì?

Đố em đuổi được chị. Photo by Nattu Adnan

"Chase around after (someone or something)" -> Tìm kiếm ai/điều gì ở khắp mọi nơi.

Ví dụ
"We're a state that's really chasing around after a greater population, and we want that population to be a skilled population," he said.

They seek her here, they seek her there, they chase around after her, but where is the new-look, caring, sharing, new leaf turned over Carrie Lam?

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would chase around after a change in her country's gun laws after at least one man opened fire during afternoon prayers Friday and killed at least 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch.

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"Clear my name" nghĩa là gì?

Cây ngay không sợ chết đứng. Photo by niu niu

"Clear (one's) name" = Xóa sạch tên ai -> Chứng minh mình vô tội, trong sạch và không gây án.

Ví dụ
If you want to clear your name, why would you postpone your swearing in? Why don't you use your position as a vehicle to help in that?

The lawyers said Gbajabiamila lacks the moral mettle (dũng khí, khí phách) and sincerity to be speaker of the House of Representatives, unless he clears his name.

“Deep down, I feel I shouldn’t have to defend my reputation as I know that I didn’t do this,” she said. “I get tested approximately every four to six weeks so why would I take anything banned and do this to myself? Especially leading up to competition where I could be tested daily. Why would I put myself through this anguish (nỗi thống khổ) and risk jeopardising (hủy hoại) my career and my character? I did not and would not cheat and will continue to fight to clear my name.”

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"Go like the wind" nghĩa là gì?

Nhớ về Đôn Kihote và những cối xay gió. Photo by Jongsun Lee

"Go like the wind" = Đi như gió -> Đi, chạy, di chuyển nhanh vô cùng.

Ví dụ
The £90,000 Arc Vector is High-Tech and Goes Like the Wind, But it Costs Silly Money.

I have also used no less than four different companies to travel from Yorkshire down to London. Therein lies the problem, a plethora (trạng thái quá thừa) of franchises (đại lý độc quyền), some far better than others for sure, but the whole network suffering from lack of integration (sự thống nhất) and companies that come and go like the wind.

Time flies like the wind so be early, and I don’t mean early for you. I mean early for you both. If your casting is at 2:30 p.m. and you’d normally allow a bonus 15–30 minutes, then allow 45 extra minutes for you and your baby and aim to arrive at 1:45 p.m. This is to account for delays, snack pit stops, tantrums (cơn thịnh nộ), and the like. Trust me, you always need it! If by some miracle traveling goes smashingly, and you do arrive early, it’ll give you a chance to check their nappy, get yourself a drink, and relax before the casting mayhem (tình trạng lộn xộn).

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"Run with scissors" nghĩa là gì?

Này nhằm nhò gì. Photo by: Leio McLaren on Unsplash

"Run with scissor" = vừa chạy vừa cầm kéo -> nghĩa là cố tình hành động một cách liều lĩnh, dại dột và nguy hiểm.

Ví dụ
There’s no need for him to be jumping over this tree. I know an axe (cái rìu) can be dangerous, but he’s surely old enough now not to lick (liếm) his knife, run with scissors, or wield an axe without care. Maybe he didn’t join the Scouts. If he had, he’d know how to clear this trail properly.

Using approaches (tiếp cận) ranging (lĩnh vực) from fashion to photography, these artists are punctuating the power of paper to shape and convey (truyền tải) ideas – and reminding us all that sometimes it’s good to run with scissors.

While Olive Republicans have not reported on their March caucus (cuộc họp kín), or answered calls and emails of late, Friedel’s assured candidacy (ứng cử) will be joined by Sorbellini, a longtime UPS employee who noted online, following last week’s Democratic caucus that, “the beauty of our Town was the central theme of the Democratic Caucus; however, it is decaying…our town board continues to run with scissors, no vision, no transparency (rõ ràng), no constructive leadership!” Republicans have not announced a candidate for supervisor.

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"Run out of steam" nghĩa là gì?

Thư giãn tí trước khi quay lại công việc Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

'Run out of steam' = hết hơi (à là hơi nước, hơi khi đun nóng nhé mấy bạn) -> giảm/mất động lực, năng lượng làm gì.

Ví dụ 
Hennebry has served four terms (nhiệm kì) as a councillor (hội viên hội đồng) in the Hamilton constituency and said that after 12 years, she had "run out of steam".

In the long game against usurpers (người tranh quyền) of the democratic mandate (chỉ thị, ủy trị), we (the public/civil society) lose heart and run out of steam – even while our elected leaders draw fresh breath for renewed bouts (lần lượt) with the constitution.

There is a danger (nguy hiểm) that Liverpool’s players will run out of steam at some point in this season as some of the players have not had a proper break this summer and while I am of the view that players should never get tired, modern footballers are very different and the sports scientists around them will tell them they are tired by looking at data on a computer screen.

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"Curiosity killed the cat" nghĩa là gì?

Eyyy, cho hóng tí nào!!! Photo by: Bing Han on Unsplash

"Curiosity killed the cat" = con mèo chết vì tò mò -> nghĩa là tò mò có thể khiến bạn vướng vào rắc rối, thường được dùng để cảnh báo ai đừng nên soi mói vào chuyện người khác.

Ví dụ
“It could even have been a case of ‘curiosity killed the cat,’ if I had taken the simple act of walking over to see what was going on while they were spreading (truyền tải). It’s a good thing I know better, but others may not.,” Pethke said in his complaint (lời phàn nàn) to the MECP.

The hospital, since then, went on to become the most sinister (nham hiểm) building in the area : abandoned (bỏ hoang) and left to rot (đổ nát), the place became a dreadful (ghê rợn) area. Many people attempted to get inside and debunk the accounts suggesting that it would be a ghosts’ sanctuary (địa bàn của ma), but curiosity killed the cat, eh ?

They say curiosity killed the cat but a British Shorthair is lucky to be alive after falling 18 storeys from a Melbourne apartment (căn hộ) building. Charlie fell from a Southbank complex last week and landed on a roof, according to a GoFundMe page. The cat’s owner Amy Thompson wrote he survived but is now sporting a broken jaw (hàm) and a fractured foot (gãy chân). Charlie is currently being fed through a feeding tube and has a cone around his neck.

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"Put the cat among the pigeons" nghĩa là gì?

Cha, con gái và bồ câu Photo by Sravan Chandran from Pexels

'Put the cat among the pigeons' = thả mèo vào giữa đàn bồ câu -> làm hay nói gì gây ra những rắc rối, tranh cãi, lo âu, bất ổn cho mọi người.

Ví dụ
The 2015 UCI junior world champion put the cat among the pigeons with victory and will be one to watch as the men's downhill begins.

Last week he put the cat among the pigeons when he said he had no input into the club's transfer (chuyển nhượng) policy and that his job title (chức danh) should be changed from manager (quản lý) to coach (huấn luyện viên).

A modest list of 19 developers have since registered (đăng kí) their interest for the new site tools, but it's Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds that has really put the cat among the pigeons by slapping a bill down on the proverbial table for $300,000, asking the company to honour its promise to reimburse (bồi thường) studios ten times what they had lost from games being sold on G2A.

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"Pot calling the kettle black" nghĩa là gì?

Xem thằng nào đen hơn hihi Photo by Clem Onojeghuo from Pexels

'Pot calling the kettle black' = cái nồi gọi cái ấm đen -> một người chỉ trích người khác về những lỗi mà họ cũng từng mắc phải, chúng ta có câu 'chó chê mèo lắm lông', 'lươn ngắn lại chê trạch dài'.

Ví dụ
Whether or not Martson cheated on Smith, it’s like the pot calling the kettle black. And it doesn’t exactly exonerate (miễn tội) Smith’s behavior in any way.

In what is most definitely a case of the pot calling the kettle black, MAFS mean (xấu tính) girl Jessika Power has spoken out about one girl's 'bad' behaviour on The Bachelor.

A new documentary (phim tài liệu) about the late journalist Mike Wallace opens with Wallace interviewing former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. When confronted (đối diện) about his pugnacious on-air style (phong cách thích gây gổ khi lên hình), O’Reilly points out that Wallace’s question is like the pot calling the kettle black. “If you don’t like me,” O’Reilly huffs, “you’re responsible.”

"I'm going to do what I can to make sure you go away," the message continued. "You're anti-white. You hate whites. And you accuse our president of being racist (phân biệt chủng tộc)? Boy, isn't that the pot calling the kettle black? We're going to get rid of you. You're not needed anymore. I'm going to do whatever I can to make sure nothing comes to you, funds or anything. You're a racist bunch of black, useless people."

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"A cat may look at a king" nghĩa là gì?

Tui cũng biết chơi máy tính đó nha!! Photo by: Sereja Ris on Unsplash

"A cat may look at a king" = con mèo có thể nhìn mặt vua -> nghĩa là ai cũng có quyền của mình, không kể vị trí/địa vị xã hội, nhất là làm những việc không ảnh hưởng/không có hại gì đến người khác.

Ví dụ
Your Excellency President of the Republic of Zimbabwe E.D. Mnangagwa. A cat may look at a King. Writing directly to you seeking (tìm kiếm) redress (khôi phục) on issues that could have been dealt with by line heads of departments shows utmost despair and desperation (tuyệt vọng).

Nial Ferguson is richer, more famous, cleverer and better looking than I am but I still think there's something that needs to be pointed out to him. On the basis that even a cat may look at a King and so on. It's about his slightly (một chút) hysterical (cuồng loạn) views on the rise of China as an economic power.

Let’s put to one side the post-modern irony of the author (tác giả) of the mighty (hùng mạnh) tome Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class ticking off the author of such whimsy as The Blind Watchmaker, The Selfish Gene and Climbing Mount Improbable. A cat may look at a king and, indeed, try to scratch his heels (gót chân).

Ngọc Lân

"Pedal to the metal" nghĩa là gì?

Cảnh sau thế nào không ai rõ Photo by Vova Krasilnikov from Pexels

'Pedal to the metal' cụm này có nguồn gốc từ những năm 1950 khi sàn xe làm bằng kim loại. Lái xe đặc biệt là những tay đua phải nhấn chân ga chạm tới sàn xe để xe chạy nhanh nhất có thể. -> lái xe nhanh nhất có thể (tăng hết tốc lực), nỗ lực hết sức vào việc gì đó.

Ví dụ
As a number of Chinese tech companies put the pedal to the metal in the race to dominate (thống trị) the autonomous vehicle industry, a major global information provider is proceeding (tiến hành) with caution with regard to predicting the industry’s near-term growth.

By mid-August, Sunfest 2019 will have come and gone but that doesn’t mean the action is over in Lake Cowichan. Organizers have the pedal to the metal these days, preparing for the Town of Lake Cowichan’s 75th Anniversary celebrations which run the weekend of Aug. 16 to 18.

We have known each other with Balàzs, SWG’s co-founder, for a long time. I knew he was working in the gaming business and pitched him my ideas. We have been working together ever since. After creating mobile games for a while, we decided to push the pedal to the metal and gathered a team for a more ambitious project – The Padre.

Bích Nhàn

"Pie in the sky" nghĩa là gì?

Góc nhìn mới rất táo bạo Photo by Azyan Syazwani Rozik from Pexels

'Pie in the sky' = miếng bánh ở trên trời -> một ý tưởng hay ý kiến viển vông, không thể thực hiện được.

Ví dụ
As part of their ‘pie in the sky’ wishes, Community Action is asking for funding to purchase two mini-vans that will travel to areas outside of Marietta to pick up county residents.

Purchased for $3.6 million in 2005, shortly after his divorce (li dị) from first wife Rebecca Romijn, the San Fernando Valley-view property is now priced at $5.8 million after it was first saddled with a pie-in-the-sky $6.75 million price tag.

TWO care home chefs have come up with a pie in the sky idea to raise money for a charity close to their hearts. Julian Davison and Andy Walton, who prepare the meals and 100th birthday cakes, at Grosvenor Manor Care Centre, Boughton, will be taking the plunge (quyết tâm) when they undertake a charity skydive on Saturday, September, in Lancaster.

Bích Nhàn

Cách tạo dấu ấn, tăng trải nghiệm

trải nghiệm tốt -> chia sẻ với bạn thân,

trải nghiệm xấu -> chịu một mình :)
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Hi, Dan.

Everyone talks about the importance of friendship, but does sharing an important experience with another person actually make it better?

—Alex

It depends on whether the experience in question is a good or bad one, and on whether the person you are sharing it with is close to you or not.

In a 2014 study in the journal Psychological Science, Eric Boothby and colleagues showed that eating chocolate along with another person made the experience more enjoyable, but eating very dark chocolate (sô cô la đắng) with another person made it taste even worse. The presence of others seems to make positive experiences more positive and negative experiences more negative.

Other studies have shown that experiencing pain—for instance, sticking your hand in an ice bath (tắm trong băng)—becomes more intense when it is shared with a friend than with a stranger. This suggests that, to enhance good experiences, we should invite friends to participate—but when it comes to unpleasant experiences, it is best to go it alone.

Chìa khóa để ra quyết định hiệu quả

ra hạn chót thời điểm nào phải có quyết định, đến lúc đó mà chưa quyết định được thì... tung đồng xu :), quyết luôn đi,

ko hối tiếc quyết định cũ, mà là suy ngẫm, rút ra bài học cho việc ra quyết định trong tương lai, sẽ làm gì khác đi...
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Dear Dan,

I take a lot (and I mean a lot) of time to reach a decision. I keep consulting, thinking, making comparison charts, googling, asking experts. But when the time finally comes to decide, I’m never fully convinced that I’m making the right choice. How can I stop second-guessing myself?

—Ramesh

When people agonize over making a decision, they usually aren’t thinking enough about the opportunity cost of their time. For instance, if you spend months thinking about whether to make a career change (thay đổi sự nghiệp), you will have lost time that you could have spent actually building your new career. That’s why it is useful to set a time limit for any decision you face. Tell yourself, “I’m going to decide by Friday,” and if you haven’t decided by then, simply toss a coin.

Another mistake people often make is mulling over decisions they have already made. Regret and reflection (suy nghĩ, ngẫm nghĩ) are useful only if they teach us lessons we can use in future decision-making, not when we use them as a form of self-punishment (tự trừng phạt). So try to focus not on the decision you have just made but on what you could do differently in the future.

"In low spirits" nghĩa là gì?

Đời có vui bao giờ :( Photo by: Tammy Gann on Unsplash

"In low spirits" -> nghĩa là cảm thấy buồn, chán nản hoặc không hạnh phúc, thường là do nản lòng.

Ví dụ
No wonder coach Doug Marrone was in low spirits after he oversaw (giám sát) an embarrassing (đáng xấu hổ) performance from his players in Thursday night’s 29-0 drubbing by the Baltimore Ravens in the preseason opener. He went in hoping to get a boost from his backups after holding out 20 starters and 31 players overall. He came away knowing depth is an issue again, just like last season.

They discussed a range of matters, including Mr Fischer being tired and in low spirits and about how they might make him happier on the ward. They went through a bag of gifts he’d received from friends, including cards, and after a while his mood (tâm trạng) improved.

Low-lying areas in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Jalan Damansara-Kuala Lumpur and Kampung Sungai Penchala were badly affected. The villagers were in low spirits when StarMetro visited the area yesterday morning. “This is the worst case (trường hợp tệ nhất) by far. Even the parts of the township on higher ground were affected,” said resident Norain Abbas. “This has been happening for many years with no solutions in sight,” lamented the 34-year-old.

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