Journey in Life: 06/24/20

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Giáo dục sẽ khác

sẽ (phần lớn) học online (qua mạng), trẻ em ở vùng sâu vùng xa cũng nhận được giáo dục tốt nhất,

trường học truyền thống sẽ như "nhà trẻ" -> chơi đùa thôi...
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Education and training will be core activities. Both adults and children will be trained and coached to take advantage of online resources. Someone in the most remote rural area or the most blighted urban ghetto (khu vực trong một thành phố, nơi sống của một sắc tộc thiểu số hoặc một nhóm xã hội, tồi tàn và chật chội; khu nhà ổ chuột) will have access, via the Internet, to the best training and education that the world has to offer.

Young people will get their learning on line. Some may stay at home. Others will gather in what amount to day-care centers. These day care centers will provide Internet connections, supervision, opportunities for play, and meals.

Beginning around age 15, many young people will pursue vocational training. Businesses will be involved with this process. Firms may hire and train workers directly for their specific needs, such as call center staff. Or they may indirectly stimulate training by articulating general needs, such as a need for plumbers or automobile mechanics.

Other young people will pursue education in arts, sciences, and humanities. This education will be largely self-directed, with guidance from mentors.

"Behind your time" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Chris Wade

"Behind (one's) time" -> nghĩa là muộn hơn so với mong đợi, kế hoạch hoặc thời gian quy định; lỗi thời, cổ lỗ sĩ (quan niệm, lối sống).

Ví dụ
751, i'm just behind your time. not the worlds. LOL you really think that just 50 years ago, we were so less that there was no traffic and crowds?

Keitany became the first woman to win three straight titles since Grete Waltz won five straight from 1982 to 1986. She pulled away around the 15th mile and finished with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 26 seconds — one second behind her time last year. Ghebreslassie finished his debut in New York with a time of 2:07:51.

I do feel we were ahead of our time, which is as much a guarantee of failure as being behind your time. "The readiness is all", as Shakespeare said, or maybe it was Phil Spector - two guys who really knew the tone of their own times. When the punk scene started gaining an audience, I was an enthusiastic fan – these were some terrific bands – which did not inhibit my being bitter and resentful (phẫn uất, bực bội) and jealous.

Ka Tina

"At one time or another" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by James Hose Jr

"At one time or another" -> nghĩa là vào lúc này hay lúc khác đều được cả, không cần thời gian cụ thể.

Ví dụ
At one time or another, we’ve all heard or said something about the circle of life. That’s what Ubuntu is telling us, too. We exist because of something else or someone else and we’re meant — because of our humanity — to pass this existence filled with kindness, compassion, generosity and gentleness onto others.

The Boeing 747 is an iconic aircraft that all major US airlines have flown at one time or another. It was not that long ago when United Airlines retired its last 747. The same is true for Delta. Now, none of the big three operate any of the types or have orders for them. Which then begs the question: what would those planes look like if US airlines still flew them?

Watching how outrage culture morphed to the point that it is today has been both terrifying and fascinating to watch. I’d be remiss if I didn’t state that I too have been caught up in it at one time or another and that is what makes it so terrifying. It takes so much work to see if something is a ruse (mưu mẹo, thủ đoạn) versus when it’s a real issue worth fighting about.

Ka Tina

"Arrive on the stroke of time" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Angus Gray

"Arrive (somewhere) on the stroke of time/(some time)" có stroke là tiếng chuông đồng hồ -> cụm từ này nghĩa là đến đúng giờ.

Ví dụ
But after the union informed the league that its members intended to arrive on the stroke of time for spring training — 103 days after the last one was halted — the two sides got to work on how to restart and play a season as safely and effectively as possible.

Adekunle ar rived once again from Lagos to Port Harcourt. Owerri situation, as noted, was already a disaster (thảm họa); and Adekunle sent for Akinrinade and I, to report at Port Harcourt at 7am. That was most difficult indeed, as I had to leave Uyo not later than midnight to arrive Port Harcourt on the stroke of 7.

There’s so much going on in the world right now, it can be easy to lose track of time. But one thing you’d better not forget is Father’s Day — which is coming up soon on June 21. There’s still time to send your Dad a great gift, but you’ll need to look for quick shipping if you want it to arrive on the stroke of time.

Ka Tina

"Any old time" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Frank Vessia

"Any old time" -> nghĩa là bất kỳ lúc nào cũng được.

Ví dụ
"We're free to do what we want, any old time," as the Rolling Stones' song goes, and for a brief moment, our Level 1 freedoms starting will feel a lot like we're free again.

Since it is limited edition, the new mudcake offering won't be around for long but luckily, we're all adults and we can just buy and eat a cake any old time, regardless of whether there's a celebration or not.

I am Zoey, a chocolate lab and I can’t dodge (né tránh) the fact that I am 15 and, ahem, a bit particular. But I figure I’ve earned it. Here are the ground rules: teens and adults only in the house; I don’t share toys or treats; forget about a cat companion (bạn, bầu bạn); when we go outside I might chase after any small animal; when i want something I’m not afraid to speak (OK, bark); and I get to sit on the couch any old time I please, so have some nice cushions. One more thing: like many seniors, I pee with some frequency, so be ready to go outside every few hours. So why should you bother? I really do like humans and I am just a dog’s dog, you might say.

Ka Tina

"All-time high" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jake Ingle

"All-time high/low" -> nghĩa là đỉnh điểm/thấp nhất mọi thời đại/lịch sử.

Ví dụ
These great deals take the Apple AirPods Pro price tag to an all-time low, so you'll need to be quick if you're interested. We've also found a great saving on the equally brilliant 2nd Gen Apple AirPods too, with a whopping (to lớn khác thường, khủng lồ) £40 off at Amazon – taking the price down to just £159.

“And all that was cool and it was awesome, but there’s nothing like the energy you have when you’re together,” Mayock said, via Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Then you combine that with the energy of the new building and everybody’s so excited. It’s really cool...Just state of the art everything. I think our energy excitement level is at an all time high.”

Fresh funds raised through the government's recent global bonds sale to support coronavirus programs pushed up the country's reserves to an all-time high in May, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported Tuesday. Gross international reserves stood at $93.29 billion last month, up by $2.35 billion from April's level of $90.94 billion and hitting a new record. The amount of buffer funds already surpassed the central bank's year-end forecast of $90 billion.
Ka Tina

"Time to jet off" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Nabil Farook

"Time to jet off" có jet off là đi máy bay -> cụm từ này nghĩa là tới lúc bay/đi máy bay tới địa điểm cần đến.

Ví dụ
Now may not be the right time to jet off on a far-flung adventure, with people still encouraged to stay home as much as possible amid the ongoing pandemic (giữa đại dịch đang diễn ra).

With awards season in full-swing and the 92nd Academy Awards set to take place this Sunday, there’s no better time to jet off and explore some of the most beautiful filming locations from across the globe (toàn cầu).

If the frantic festivities (ngày hội điên cuồng, rầm rộ) are too much for you, now is the perfect time to jet off for a relaxing break in the winter sun. As winter’s chill starts to settle in, the idea of sand, sea and sunshine becomes ever more alluring (làm say mê, xiêu lòng). And as beaches abound in the region, a luxury beach escape makes for a perfect short getaway during the festive season.

Ka Tina

"Time to cruise" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by ben o'bro

"(It's) time to cruise" có cruise là đi chơi biển -> cụm từ này nghĩa là tới lúc rời đi, lên đường.

Ví dụ
“There’s something about the people of Western New York that’s just incredibly warm and receptive and refreshing,” he said. “Whenever it’s time to cruise, that will be the toughest part to leave. People look you in the eye, they say hello to you, they have time for you.”

If you haven't quite figured it out yet, THOR generates its lift by spinning in place with its wings tilted at 180 degrees, just like a helicopter does. When it's time to cruise, similarly to an airplane, the wings are aligned into place, allowing for more horizontally (theo chiều ngang) focused autonomy (tự trị, tự quản).

“It’s a mess. It’s been a mess,” a disheartened Johnson said, trailing her husband’s comment. “I don’t know when it’s ever going to stop being a mess. It’s crazy.” For veteran and retired trucker 63-year-old Ronnie Mathis, the extension “is a good thing,” he said, though he did not see himself still depending on the group site a year and a half after the storm. “Still in this situation,” he said, slightly shaking his head in disappointment. Luckily, his son is making efforts to move him to Dade County under the Section 8 program. However, Mathis said he will do what he can to stay local and possibly move into Foxwood Apartments, adjacent from the group site, also, across the street from his long-time home that was destroyed by Hurricane Michael. “I was born here,” he said, emphatically. But, “if it’s time to cruise , I’ll go back down south.”

Ka Tina

"Goodbye until next time" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Amine Rock Hoovr

“(Goodbye) until next time” -> nghĩa là tạm biệt và hẹn gặp lại lần sau.

Ví dụ
The audience hugs each other goodbye. Until next time. See you soon. Time to head back out along the ole dusty trail that is the journey of life.

As the song comes to a close, the band smiles and passes out setlists and guitar picks. They wish good health to all of their fans and say goodbye until next time. As always, it is a beautiful, humbling end to a lively and inspirational performance.

"Dear citizens large and small, I regret to announce that the lease with the Living Mall is due to expire on Nov. 30, 2019. As the first children's career experience city, we are very grateful for your support and affirmation of Baby Boss over the past 12 years. Thank you again for your support. Once again, we thank you for your support. Goodbye until next time!"

Ka Tina

“Since the beginning of time” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Ryan Parker

“Since/from the beginning of time” -> cụm từ này tương tự với "from time immemorial" nghĩa là từ thuở ban đầu, từ thời thượng cổ, từ ngàn xưa.

Ví dụ
Since the beginning of time, humans have told stories for education, historical record, and entertainment. The timeless adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" (một bức tranh hơn ngàn lời nói) is one we have all heard, and probably repeated, but I want to focus on the things that words can't describe.

“Immigrants make this country great. They’ve made it great since the beginning of time. Immigrants built this country. Slaves were brought by force to build this country. And today, immigrants mow your lawns, they feed you, they’re packaging your food, they’re helping you in ways you don’t even know.”

It wasn’t the universe-starting Big Bang, but it might be the biggest explosion (vụ nổ) since. Astronomers (phi hành gia) say they’ve detected a black hole-triggered explosion so large that it could have obliterated our own Milky Way galaxy (thiên hà) with plenty of room to spare, making it the biggest blast ever recorded since the beginning of time.

Ka Tina

"Amen to that" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Conor Samuel on Unsplash

"Amen to that" -> nghĩa là hoàn toàn đồng ý, tán thành điều vừa nói.

Ví dụ
“I am proud of the person that I am today. I'm not ashamed (xấu hổ) anymore because I know that I am not that person.” Amen to that!

Amen to that. Someday we’ll look back on this dark year with a certain amount of dread (khiếp sợ). Here’s hoping we’ll also remember some of the bright spots, here and there, that shone (tỏa sáng) through the gloom.

He also adds that "protein has the highest thermic (nhiệt) effect of food which means your body burns more calories digesting (tiêu hóa) it. It is also the most satiating (no nê) which leaves you feeling fuller for longer, meaning you are less likely to want to snack." Amen to that!

Ngọc Lân

"Make up the leeway" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: RODOLFO BARRETO on Unsplash

"Make up the leeway" có từ leeway là chậm trễ -> cụm từ này nghĩa là cố gắng khắc phục tình trạng chậm trễ, thoát ra khỏi tình trạng xấu.

Ví dụ
The second point which follows from this is that, unless India is able to make up the leeway, costs will soon prove too uncompetitive (không có tính cạnh tranh) making it more and more difficult for our exporters to hold their markets abroad.

Warren Kennedy didn’t have a winner on Sunday but still maintained (duy trì) his lead at the top of the leaderboard with multiple places. Today Marcus has seven rides and is expected to make up the leeway.

A loss tonight will see Victory fall nine points behind the NSW club and, with just nine rounds left after this weekend, it would take a near miracle for them to make up the leeway.

Ngọc Lân

"Do your level best" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jordan Whitfield on Unsplash

"Do (one's) level best" nghĩa là cố gắng hết sức mình.

Ví dụ
Do your level best, then surrender (đầu hàng) to God's will and let destiny run where it will.

Do your level best to perform your duties well without any expectations of reward. Be good to all.

You trying to do your level best to get away. You might be screaming and hollering (la hét), but nobody hears you. But these things like that, they can do it. They can do these things.

You do your level best to assess everybody's actions in the clear light of day. In the same vein, you strive to tell the truth and not sugarcoat (tô vẽ) obstacles. And when you promise to do something or make a commitment, you work hard to carry through.

Thu Phương

"Find your own level" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by ThisIsEngineering from Pexels

"Find (one's) own level" nghĩa là tìm ra vị trí, địa vị xứng đáng.

Ví dụ
He needs an assistant. We feel we need a man with vision. We feel you should come under Weedin. But you should largely work on your own and find your own level, we feel.

So you find your own level in the big wide world, but whenever you're around the family they expect you to revert (trở lại) to being funny, or bossy, or pompous (vênh váo), or laid back.

In this you must learn to find your own level as early as you can , and then gradually to increase the amount of information (the number of books) your analytical skills can comfortably handle.

A person is either early, on time or late. Stay on time and be as water and always find your own level. A point to remember is that a moment of patience in a time of confusion (bối rối) will save you 100 days of sorrow.

Thu Phương

"Bring down to your level" nghĩa là gì?

Giải thích vậy chắc là hiểu rồi. Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels

"Bring (something) down to (one's) level" = hạ thấp mức độ -> nghĩa là đơn giản hóa khái niệm/kiến thức để người khác có thể hiểu được hoặc hạ thấp người khác.

Ví dụ
I have something to live for beyond how they want me to live. I know their purpose is to defeat me, bring me down to their level, stomp on the love and beauty I have guarded inside.

Right after he done the rudey (thô lỗ) he smiled over at me like he always does and Mammy said don't be trying to bring her down to your level, you're a pure solid show opposite the child, you're such a bad example.

Do not fall prey (nạn nhân) to their baited (trêu trọc) words! We have to realize that there are people who are intolerant (cố chấp) of those that differ from them and will always try to bring you down to their level.

Here Lauren described the work she did to connect with families as a DHS (Department of Human Services) intern in her hometown, which she described as a “lower class town.” She attempted to “bring it down to their level” through careful attention to her clothers and makeup.

Thu Phương

"Be level pegging" nghĩa là gì?

Hồi hộp đếm số phiếu. Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

"Be level pegging" nghĩa là ngang hàng, có sự tiến bộ đồng đều như nhau.

Ví dụ
The latest polling now shows both men are on level pegging at 33 per cent.

By hook or by crook (bằng đủ mọi cách), the Hurricanes found themselves level pegging as late as the 69th minute, before a mishap (rủi ro) from South African replacement winger (cầu thủ chạy cánh) Kobus van Wyk gifted the Crusaders a try.

If YouTube’s actual subscription/non-advertising performance across the whole of January-December in 2019 was somewhere closer to $2bn – a likely scenario – then it would have been level pegging with Bytedance in revenue (doanh thu) terms last year.

I remain a longterm sceptic (hoài nghi) about the predictive value of voting intention, particularly at the beginning of a parliament (quốc hội). In 2010, five months into the coalition (liên minh), the Liberal Democrats (Đảng Dân chủ Tự do) were still polling at around 15 per cent, and Labour (Đảng Lao động) were level pegging with the Conservatives (Đảng Bảo thủ).

Thu Phương

"Keep a level head" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Negative Space from Pexels

"Keep/have a level head" nghĩa là có thái độ bình tĩnh, điềm đạm.

Ví dụ
A lot of people struggle to maintain their focus throughout a match, but I think I’m good at staying level-headed and keeping my foot on the gas (giữ vững tinh thần).

If you’re having trouble paying your vendors (bên bán), the right team of accountants can help you come up with creative solutions. Keep a level head, and don’t burn any bridges. You need these relationships for your businesses to thrive long-term.

“I do have to say me and my team, me being the only girl, we always didn’t see eye to eye,” she said. “But up there (at state) we did cheer each other on and if we saw each other we tried to keep a level head and stay calm and just enjoy the time up there."

It’s impossible to ignore the last few months in a column like this and so I want to take a slightly different tack (chiến thuật) than usual by sharing some of the things I have encountered. For me, the biggest lesson for business from the COVID-19 crisis is: how important it is to keep a level head and make calm, calculated decisions.

Thu Phương