Journey in Life: 12/25/19

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

"Sit at my feet" nghĩa là gì?

Nhìn vầy biết ai chủ ai tớ chết liền! Photo by Joshua Rawson-Harris on Unsplash

"Sit at someone's feet" hay "be at someone's feet" (ngồi rạp dưới chân ai đó) có nghĩa là bị ai đó quyến rũ hoặc làm cho say mê, mê hoặc.

Ví dụ
My workplace, a comedy club, is unlike any other. A group of strangers is brought to me. They sit at my feet and listen as I talk. All the things I say were made up (bịa ra), by me.

Ideally, you become one of the industry experts in your chosen area. You write articles and books and speak about the subject matter with confidence and passion. You know your stuff. And people flock (tụ tập/quây quần) to you to sit at your feet.

“A lot of times people think mentorship (hoạt động cố vấn) is, We’ll hang out, I’ll tell you all these words of wisdom, you’ll sit at my feet and we’ll make s’mores together,” the Emmy-winning screenwriter (nhà biên kịch), producer and actress says with a laugh. “That’s not what mentorship is.


Hậu Giang

Bài trước: "Slow on the draw" nghĩa là gì?

"Trust your gut" nghĩa là gì?

yêu đại đi, phân vân chi... Photo by Joanna Nix on Unsplash.

'Trust your gut' = trust you inner voice, trust your intuition đó các bạn; nghĩa là 'tin vào trực giác'.

Ví dụ
Before deciding on whether to trust your gut feel, it’s important to do two things. First, recognize the type of problem at hand. What kind of decision are you being faced with? What is the level of “unknowability”? Second, clearly identify and be aware of the context in which you are making the decision.

Because trust matters more than experience. So, trust your gut and consider how you are connected to your next employer. Look in the direction of trust: consider who knows you, and how. Leverage your connections, because relationships matter (especially as you move up within an organization). Make sure your LinkedIn profile shows that you are someone that hiring managers can trust, and reach out to your network to make sure that you are more than just qualified — you are connected to the people you need in your job search.

“When it comes to love, August and Uranus turning retrograde can bring someone back into your life for a second try. If you approach this relationship differently you have the opportunity to make it work this time," Stellhorn says. "For those looking for love, this can bring a new person into your life but ask yourself how this new person is similar to your ex. Check to see if you're repeating a pattern,” Maybe your goals are more aligned the second time around or you're both in a more stable place, or maybe you're going back to something familiar that has not changed significantly enough to work. Trust your gut to know the difference.

Phạm Hạnh

"Nghĩ bằng chân" nghĩa là gì?

"chanh xả" thì gọi là 'tư duy trên đôi chân' :)

có thể gọi là (kỹ năng) ra quyết định nhanh chóng,

hôm nọ đi ăn nhà hàng, chứng kiến một đôi bàn với nhau sẽ ăn món gì, rồi qua 20 phút vẫn chưa xong, có khi còn sắp sửa cãi nhau, vì điều gì cơ chứ, là sẽ gọi bún huế hay là mì bò?

trong nhiều khía cạnh của cuộc sống, quyết định thật nhanh/mau lẹ là vô giá, kẻ thù lớn nhất là tự nghi hoặc, phân vân/do dự,

tầm này rồi, 40 hơn rồi, phải hiểu rõ mình thích gì, muốn gì, muốn đi tới đâu,

hãy tin vào trực giác, lắng nghe chính mình, đừng có à ừ...,

điều này không có nghĩa là quyết định vội vã (khinh suất), mà là ra quyết định đúng một cách nhanh chóng, và đầy tự tin.
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You could also call it decision making, but that doesn't put the emphasis on time. I was in a restaurant a few weeks ago, and I heard a couple trying to figure out what they were going to eat. After 20 minutes, they still hadn't decided. It was starting to become a heated argument, and for what? The difference between ordering lasagna or spaghetti? In many aspects of life, quick thinking is invaluable. And the biggest enemy of it is self-doubt, or second-guessing. By the time you hit 40, you should know what you like, what you want, and where you're going. Trust your gut, listen to yourself, and stop umming and aaahing. This doesn't mean making hasty decisions, but it does mean getting to the right decision quickly, and confidently.

7 skills khác cần master là:
- Overcoming Procrastination
- Meditation
- Yoga
- Patience
- Arguing
learning how to argue is going to save you a lot of time, energy, and even money. In our youth, arguments can be childish and uncivilized. There can be name-calling and hurtful statements. The arguments can start out being about something small, and end up becoming monstrous. Knowing how to argue well, or fairly, can really be of great service to yourself, and those around you. Try to see things from the other person's point of view. Always think before speaking, and make sure that whatever you are saying has a positive intention. You want to reach an agreement, not hail yourself as a victor and puff up your chest. If you're in your 40s, you should be beyond such trivial wins anyway. You want the best for both parties, and you get that by listening, having empathy, and working as a team trying to solve a problem. (40 tuổi rồi, đừng cãi nhau vặt vãnh, đừng tự đắc mình là người chiến thắng, cố gắng hiểu quan điểm người khác, suy nghĩ trước khi nói, bất kỳ điều gì định nói phải có hàm ý tích cực, mong muốn điều tốt đẹp cho cả 2 bên, bằng cách lắng nghe, đồng cảm, làm việc như một đội nhóm để giải quyết vấn đề)

- Forgiveness
- Letting Go

"Born and raised" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: César Abner Martínez Aguilar on Unsplash

"Born and raised" -> nghĩa là được sinh ra và lớn lên tại chính quê hương.

Ví dụ
Pennella's father, who was born and raised in Greenwich, lost his battle with prostate (tuyến tiền liệt) cancer (ung thư) in June.

Officer Talbot was born and raised and Layton, Utah. Officer Talbot says he has always wanted to work in law enforcement and is excited to learn and grow with IFPD.

Now at a temporary (tạm thời) location in the Bronx Terminal Market, The Universal Hip Hop Museum is the brain child of New Yorkers who have been on the hip-hop scene since the very beginning. One of these New Yorkers is executive director Rocky Bucano. Born and raised in the Bronx, Bucano was a DJ as a teenager in the early 1970’s.

Ngọc Lân

"Zero hour" nghĩa là gì?

Còn 30 giây nữa nha! Photo courtesy: ldsheppard

"Zero hour" = không giờ -> thời gian quan trọng mà một hoạt động được lên kết hoạch sẽ bắt đầu, thường là hoạt động quân đội.

Ví dụ
Right before the dawn, the British military had been waiting for zero hour to start the operation (hành quân) against terrorist in Afghanistan.

The zero hour between death and life, dark and light, despair (tuyệt vọng) and hope, surrender and persistence (kiên trì), has always cried out for commemoration (tưởng nhớ). The terror (kinh hoàng) of the sun’s vanishing (tan biến) against the relief of the light’s return. This contrast is wired into (in sâu) our earliest brains.

Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien on Thursday gave a zero hour notice (thông báo) in the Rajya Sabha to discuss an advisory (cố vấn) by the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry to private TV channels, ANI reported. The advisory, issued on Wednesday, had asked the channels to desist (ngừng) from broadcasting (phát sóng) content that could incite (kích động) violence or cause law and order problems.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Hotfoot" nghĩa là gì?

"How do you like them apples" nghĩa là gì?

Táo hơi xanh thì phải! Photo courtesy: Kate

"How do you like them apples" = thấy táo sao nè -> câu này dùng để mỉa mai hay chế giễu ai đó sau khi thắng được họ hoặc thể hiện sự ngạc nhiên về một thông tin nào đó.

Ví dụ
You've just proven yourself to the doubters (người không tin) and in your moment of triumph you turn and ask just one question: "How do you like them apples?" This phrase has been used for decades and has been made popular by films like Good Will Hunting and Rio Bravo, but where does it come from?

Shoppers were out in full force on Friday … you just may not have seen them in line at TCBY because a literal f*ck ton of them were doing it from the comfort of their homes. $7.4B was spent online, which set a record for the most purchased online on the "holiday." Consumers averaged $168 per purchase, which is up nearly 6% from last year. How do you like them apples, Single’s Day?

Boy, the idea that I am too old just frosts (chết cứng vì lạnh) my cupcake! How old are you, Tubby? Wanna have a race to the cookies over there, huh? You’re a daisy if you do! Wanna do some yoga? Let’s see you do the Salute to the Sun or Downward Facing Dog. Were YOU #1 in your high school class? I am not too old, bub, and I plan to speak to that guy Allen, Adam, Aaron, some A-word Schiff who is gonna find your phone records – or somebody’s phone records – and put them in a report. How do you like them apples?

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Get off on a wrong foot" nghĩa là gì?

Kết bạn tuổi trung niên


3 yếu tố thuận lợi để dễ kết bạn:
- proximity (you should be near another), gần gũi, ở cạnh nhau
- unplanned reaction (you run into each other even when you don't schedule it), tình cờ gặp nhau
- privacy (you in situations where you can confide in one another), trong những tình huống thân mật

1. get out of the office (ra khỏi văn phòng)
2. become a regular at your favorite spots (là khách thường xuyên ở những nơi ưa thích)
3. go out and do activities you like (ra ngoài và làm những việc mình thích)
4. make people feel like they better (friends like to feel acknowledged and valued. if you never ask your friends for favor, they don't get the satisfaction of feeling needed by you) (nhờ bạn giúp đỡ (việc gì), họ cảm thấy được coi là quan trọng/có kinh nghiệm v.v...)

5. go out and eat with your colleagues (đi ăn ngoài với đồng nghiệp)
6. exchange confidences (nói chuyện thân mật)
7. have ridiculous shared experience (có những trải nghiệm lý thú cùng nhau)
8. get in touch with people you used to know (nối lại quan hệ với những người từng biết/quen)

Sinh nhật Phó TGĐ Kim Dong Hyu


Bài trước: Chương trình đào tạo chuyên gia nguồn về Bộ Quy tắc ứng xử (CoC)

20 kỹ năng cần học ở tuổi 30 để thành công ở tuổi 40


1. Negotiating (kỹ năng đàm phán)
If you're negotiating your salary, the best strategy both for getting what you want and still coming off as friendly is to ask for a range including and above your target number. For example, if you're aiming for a $100,000 salary, you'd suggest a $100,000 to $120,000 salary. Another trick is to frame your proposal in terms of what you're giving the other person as opposed to what they're losing. So instead of saying, "I want $10,000 for my car," you'd say, "I'll give you my car for $10,000."

2. Establishing a regular sleep schedule (ngủ đúng giờ)
3. Making small talk at parties (bắt chuyện)
4. Finding and sticking to an exercise routine you enjoy (tập gym)
5. Finding your career 'sweet spot' (điểm ngọt sự nghiệp)
6. Saving for retirement (tiết kiệm cho về hưu)
by the time you're 40, you should have saved about three times your annual salary.

7. Investing in relationships (đầu tư vào các mối quan hệ: bố mẹ, vợ con...)
8. Saying 'no' to people (biết từ chối)
"Don't mess around with those things. It's fine for people to ask — most likely, in their mind, they're trying to help introduce you to a great person or opportunity or meaningful cause. And it's just as fine for you to say 'no.'" In some cases, you can even say "no" to your boss — sort of.

9. Keeping a clutter-free home (nhà cửa gọn gàng)
10. Practicing hobbies (thú vui riêng)
11. Making new friends (làm quen bạn mới)
12. Failing — and getting back up again (thất bại sớm, thất bại nhanh)
13. Managing stress (quản lý stress, cảm xúc)
14. Lifelong learning (học tập suốt đời)
15. Time management (quản lý thời gian)
16. Cooking (nấu ăn)
17. Knowing your personal values (hiểu rõ giá trị bản thân)
craft a personal mission statement. It's similar to a company mission statement, except it's just for you. It focuses on what you want to be (character) and to do (contributions and achievements) and on the values or principles upon which being and doing are based.

18. Selling yourself (biết "bán thân")
when people inquire about what you do, answer with your "what," "who," and "how." Don't be afraid to mention what you're passionate about, the types of people you help, and what you do for them specifically, she says.

19. Being happy with what you have (hài lòng với những gì đang có)
20. Forgiving yourself for your mistakes (tha thứ cho lỗi lầm của bản thân)

Tấm bưu thiếp Giáng sinh vui vẻ

vui vẻ sao được, do tù nhân nước ngoài bị ép buộc làm ở tq, tesco đã rút và hủy toàn bộ hàng...
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Tesco says it has suspended production (dừng sản xuất) at a factory in China alleged (bị cáo buộc) to have forced (ép buộc) foreign prisoners (tù nhân người nước ngoài) to help make charity Christmas cards and also withdrawn them from sale.

The allegations came to light after the Sunday Times reported that Florence Widdicombe, aged six, from Tooting, south London, opened a box of charity Christmas cards from the supermarket and discovered (phát hiện) a plea (lời khẩn cầu, đơn kêu cứu) for help inside one of them.

The message read: “We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qinqpu prison China. Forced to work against our will. Please help us and notify (thông báo, báo cho biết) human rights organization (tổ chức nhân quyền).”

It also urged (thúc giục) the reader of the message to contact Peter Humphrey, a former journalist (cựu nhà báo) who spent 23 months imprisoned (bị bỏ tù) at the same Qingpu prison.

"Cock a snoot" nghĩa là gì?

Anh nói vậy là anh không tôn trọng tôi rồi!! Photo by: Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

"Cock a snoot" -> nghĩa là đánh giá/nhắc tới ai, cái gì với thái độ thiếu tôn trọng.

Ví dụ
Esports’ (thể thao điện tử) most devoted (tận tâm) fans may cock a snoot at the notion (quan điểm) of casual games entering their fold. You don’t have to stray far from a Google search to find vocal claims that casual games ‘aren’t real games’.

He also went slightly off-script (ngoài kịch bản) to endorse (xác nhận) comments made by review panel chair David Thodey in The Mandarin — its terms of reference are deliberately broad (rộng) so it can “go where the evidence leads it” — and to cheekily cock a snoot at some of Canberra’s eminent ex-APS commentators, who have questioned the idea, the terms of reference and the independence of the review secretariat (văn phòng).

200 years ago, a plan was announced to erect (dựng lên) a giant pyramid in the centre of London, for no purpose other than to cock a snoot at the French.

Ngọc Lân