Journey in Life: 03/13/21

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Thật đúng là 'nhàn cư vi bất thiện'

đốt khách sạn cổ vì... buồn :D
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Johnsonburg police say Andrew Higdon is facing numerous felonies (trọng tội) including arson (phóng hỏa), reckless burning, risking catastrophe, burglary and criminal trespassing.

...After arriving on scene, a Johnsonburg police officer says he saw smoke billowing (bốc cuồn cuộn) out of the top floor of the building, but none on the lower floors.

“Lạc trôi” nghề kinh doanh băng, đĩa

ko trôi đâu,

nhân dịp phong tỏa vì covid-19, mở lại cửa hàng phim người lớn ở tầng hầm...
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He owns it all, yet he still calls it a rental joint.

Following the closure of his local movie rental store during the coronavirus pandemic (đại dịch), one man spent his extra time in lockdown (phong tỏa) building an homage to it in his own basement.

...The man was inspired to build out his basement into a replica of a ’90s-energy Blockbuster when his local rental spot closed during the pandemic and gave away its shelves. The store apparently went the way of most movie rental brick and mortars — save for one plucky Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, now a tourist hot spot.

...In the second video on the account, a man dressed in rainbow suspenders and a tucked-in graphic T-shirt — perhaps the basement rental joint’s creator and proprietor — shows where the adult section is.

“It’s up here, behind the counter, so you’ll have to blush when you ask for titles like ‘The Night Crawler,’” the man says, holding up a VHS tape bearing the image of a man in bondage.

Bài trước: Phóng mạnh lên

Đạo đức người làm báo trong thời kỳ mới

vứt quách đi, "đạo đức" có mài ra mà ăn được ko?

tập đoàn Torstar - chủ sở hữu của báo Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator - mở sòng bạc online để có tiền nuôi phóng viên... :D
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"We are excited at the prospect of participating in a regulated online Ontario gaming market with a made-in-Ontario product," said Corey Goodman, Torstar's chief corporate development officer, in a news release.

After decades of being controlled by a trust owned by the families who founded the Toronto Star in 1892, Torstar was recently bought by an investment company called Nordstar, which promised to maintain the company's focus on producing "world-class journalism befitting the Star's storied history."

The Toronto Star has, since its founding, espoused the so-called Atkinson principles, which are named after one of the founding families and broadly focus on advancing progressive causes such as worker protections, civil liberties, and other social justice issues.

Torstar's new owners say they are branching into online gambling to help pay for those continuing efforts.

Cảm ơn nhé, để đưa kế toán xử lý

quán Good Fortune Burger ở Toronto, Canada đặt tên các món ăn là đồ dùng văn phòng để thực khách có thể tính phí về công ty... :D
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Good Fortune Burger of Toronto has named its menu items after office supplies so that customers can include them on expense reports:

Fortune Burger: Basic Steel Stapler
Diamond Chicken Burger: Mini Dry Erase Whiteboard
Double Your Fortune Burger: Ergonomic Aluminum Laptop Stand
Emerald Veggie Burger: Wired Earphones With Mic
Parmesan Fries: CPU Wireless Mouse
Ginger Beer: Yellow Lined Sticky Notes
San Pellegrino: Ball Point Black Ink Gel Pens
Build Your Fortune Burger: Silicone Keyboard Cover

“There’s no malice intended in it,” Director of Operations Jon Purdy told blogTO. “It’s all just fun and games.”

"Blokes and sheilas" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Clay Banks

"Blokes and sheilas" -> nghĩa là các chàng trai và cô gái trẻ. Khi Julia Gillard được bầu là nữ thủ tướng Úc, không lâu sau người dân gọi chồng thủ tướng là "the first bloke" (kiểu 'đệ nhất phu quân').

Ví dụ
Jessica Woods December 14, 2020. Crikey! A few blokes and Sheilas were on a deep-sea dive in Australia when their cage was rammed by a great white shark.

It's that amazing time of year again where all the true blue blokes and sheilas across the nation gather together to celebrate the iconic Australian hairstyle that's business up the front and party at the back.

"We now have a huge need for tools for Kangaroo Island and the south east, as well as the Hills," she said. "With K.I. being our close neighbours, we are putting a lot of energy into getting tools sent over there for the blokes, and sheilas who need them most. "To be able to provide hope and support is a wonderful thing, and the community has so far been so generous in supporting the cause."

Ka Tina

"Oi for drongos and galahs" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Mark Stoop

"Oi for drongos and galahs" = chèo bẻo và vẹt mào ơi -> nghĩa là không đồng ý với việc làm của ai, thể hiện sự tức giận hoặc gây sự chú ý.

Ví dụ
"Oi for drongos and galahs", what are you doing with my laptop?

Oi for drongos and galahs! This Student Failed Her Assignment Because Her Professor Said "Australia Isn't A Country"

A lot beautiful girls over there, Thomas, Look! "Oi for drongos and galahs...Oi for drongos and galahs...Oi for drongos and galahs!

Ka Tina

"Bushman's handkerchief" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Bailey Torres

"Bushman's handkerchief" = khăn tay của thổ dân Nam Phi -> nghĩa là dùng tay hỉ mũi (không có khăn tay nào cả).

Ví dụ
They're very poor. So, it's very common for them to use Bushman's handkerchief.

It's not healthy to take a Bushman's handkerchief for draining in this pandemic.

Doesn't even compare and neither does the stakes on offer which is totally to be sneezed at with a covid fuellled bushman's handkerchief.

Ka Tina

"Crikey, blimey" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Diana Polekhina

"Crikey, blimey" -> nghĩa là oh, ngạc nhiên quá!

Ví dụ
Crikey, blimey, strewth, how can all these scientists think they're right when I'm the only one with the answer. Ok, you too.

I’ll tell you what, it was a shock you ringing me, I thought “Crikey, blimey, what’s going on?” It’s been a while. Mind you, last time it was the other bloke who interviewed me; what’s his name [Al Needham] who does the quiz at the Fleece. I must get up there actually, because I know the gentleman who runs it. He moved from the Angel up there. I never lose a pub, not really.

On one occasion a neighbour sent over a big piece of gooey (dính nhớp nháp), bright blue and orange layer cake — not exactly to our taste, so out it went to the feeder and I could put my well-mastered crow-call to good use. Within minutes all four of them had sunk their whole beaks into the cake, gobbled it up and then, to our horror, taken off straight in the direction of our neighbour's garden — where she might or might not have been puttering around — and landed on her lawn. Crikey! Blimey and my oh my!

Ka Tina

"Not pissing on them when they're on fire" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Joshua Earle

"Not pissing on someone when they're on fire" = có bị cháy cũng chẳng đái để cứu đâu -> nghĩa là không thèm quan tâm.

Ví dụ
Americans understand that many of our leaders really don't piss on them when they're on fire. They don't care human beings in general.

It is not our or the nation’s. The truth (not alternative) is we are not pissing on her when she's on fire and we’re happy that she’s in jail and stays there.

"There’s some discussion about freedom of choice. My choice is to care about everybody. So if I care about everybody then I have to wear a mask. And if you don’t wear a mask, then it probably means you are not pissing on me when I'm on fire,” he said.

Ka Tina

"Six of one, half a dozen of the other" nghĩa là gì?


"Six of one, half a dozen of the other" = 6 cái này, nửa tá cái kia -> nghĩa là ngang nhau, giống nhau; "kẻ tám lạng, người nửa cân".

Ví dụ
"I always look at the Oaklawn schedule because Mr. Fletcher lives there," Mott said. "If it's six of one, half a dozen of the other and it looks like that there might be a race that suits us over there, I'm sure he would enjoy seeing them run at Oaklawn. That's the reason we're there."

Wilcox noted the Bears have held spring ball before and after spring break in the past. He sounded like he’d be comfortable with either arrangement. “It’s six of one, half a dozen of the other,” he said. “I don’t think there’s a cookie-cutter way to do it.

On the eve (thời gian liền trước) of the Oprah interview with the couple, which aired on CBS on Monday at 1am GMT, it was indeed fair to expect that the impartial viewer would come away thinking: “Six of one, half a dozen of the other.” For those who were already Team Windsor, there were aspects that would grate enough to confirm their views: Oprah’s faux toughness, the mad opulence of the garden backdrop, the very carefully choreographed (sáng tác và dàn dựng điệu múa balê) frankness.

Ka Tina

"Do the Harry" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Gio Almonte

"Do the Harry" có Harry là tên thủ tướng Harold Holt - người bị mất tích ở ngoài khơi năm 1967, cho đến nay vẫn chưa tìm thấy xác và chưa tìm ra lý do cho sự mất tích của ông -> cụm từ này nghĩa (lóng) là cút đi, biến khỏi đây mau.

Ví dụ
"Do the Harry," he said. James said that the woman didn't leave and only moved in closer. “All of a sudden she grabbed my hand,” he said.

He said it again, 'Do the Harry, now.'” The woman then ran toward her house to call 911. “On the way, I kept thinking, 'Is he going to shoot me.

Do the Harry! If you pull my left leg it has bells that ring! I mean seriously, they even tried to tell us they didn’t get paid.

Ka Tina


"Throw a shrimp on the barbie" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Amna Akram

"Throw a shrimp on the barbie" = rải tôm lên vỉ nướng -> nghĩa là mời ai qua nhà ăn trưa.

Ví dụ
There are the hats, the love of the outdoors, ranching and our Bowie knives and their “That’s not a knife” bit. We may throw ribs in the barbecue pit and they may throw a shrimp on the “barbie,” but it’s the same idea.

It's Tourism Australia's biggest investment in the U.S. market since Paul Hogan promised to throw a shrimp on the barbie for ya.

Our story begins in 1984, when America first met Paul Hogan. A middle-aged Australian man who had the lean physique and laid-back nature of an aging surfer, Hogan starred in the first major Australia tourism marketing campaign aimed specifically at Americans. He made the country sound like one big beach party, and served up a parting promise that would be repeated ad nauseam for a generation. Everyone wanted that shrimp on the barbie.

Ka Tina


"Toads, banana benders, cockies, sandgropers, crow eaters" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Frances Gunn

"Toads, banana benders, cockies, sandgropers, crow eaters" = con cóc, người uống bia chuối, gà chọi, côn trùng ăn cát, người ăn quạ -> nghĩa là cách nói yêu thích của người Úc chê giễu những người sống ở nơi khác.

Ví dụ
Please watch your word! Don't say "Toads, banana benders, cockies, sandgropers, crow eaters" here.

Hard but true! Some Australian slangs are difficult to remember. Such as "Toads, banana benders, cockies, sandgropers, crow eaters".

You may get confused if you hear someone saying "Toads, banana benders, cockies, sandgropers, crow eaters" by chance when you go to Australia.

Ka Tina

Em đồng ý

lại chả không,

chỉ riêng việc tổ chức cầu hôn ở hòn đảo riêng tư với bạn bè & người thân đến bằng máy bay riêng đã tới 100.000 usd rồi,

ý tưởng khởi nghiệp mới,

tổ chức sự kiện 'cầu hôn' cho khách hàng,

công ty 'The Yes Girls' ở San Clemente, California thành lập năm 2008 đã tổ chức cho trên 3.000 khách...

-> những màn "tỏ tình lãng mạn" sân trường, sẽ ko cần tự làm nữa, có tiền thuê là xong :D
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...As more of a boutique, luxury focused service, we don't necessarily plan 20 events each month because we're really focused on creating a higher-end quality event that can speak to each couple's love story well — and we want to make sure we're giving them the time and personalized service they deserve.

...The proposal (cầu hôn) was in Napa Valley, California, at the stunning Domaine Carneros Winery. We made it a surprise under the ruse of doing a private tasting and tour. When the couple walked out onto the balcony, there was a sweet setup there with a private bistro table and chairs, a floral arrangement in her favorite flowers, photos of the couple, a pair of wine tasting glasses, and a personalized rose bush to keep and plant in their garden to signify their next big milestone — their engagement (đính hôn).

This was all set up on a private balcony at the winery overlooking the stunning backdrop of the valley and vineyards. It was so much fun and turned out amazing.

...We've planned some really high-end proposals — some that we haven't been able to share online due to privacy requests — but our most expensive was over $100,000.

It was on a private island off of Charleston, South Carolina where the gentleman flew in over 30 members of his closest family and friends on a private jet. We did a full-blown engagement party afterward, so it was a "proposal meets engagement party" all-in-one experience. She was really surprised, and it was gorgeous (rực rỡ, lộng lẫy, đẹp đẽ, tráng lệ, huy hoàng, tuyệt đẹp, kỳ diệu) — like something out of a Nicholas Sparks movie, complete with a private villa and a boardwalk right up to the beach.

Cần sự thay đổi căn bản đối với giáo dục Việt Nam

shared from fb tien long do,
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(chương 19 trong cuốn 21 bài học thế kỷ 21 của Harari)

...Hầu như bố mẹ và thầy cô không ai có thể tưởng tưởng ra thế giới năm

2050 hay 2090 sẽ như thế nào, nhưng thi nhau nhồi nhét kiến thức và dạy dỗ những điều mình coi là đúng. Một thế giới tương lai của đứa trẻ hôm nay, theo Harari là nếu bảo sẽ giống với chuyện khoa học viễn tưởng, thì có thể sai. Nhưng nếu bảo không giống với chuyện khoa học viễn tưởng, thì chắc chắn sai. Trong thế giới mà hằng số chắc chắn nhất là sự thay đổi thì việc thiếu khả năng thích ứng với những thay đổi nhanh chóng, sẽ biến con người thành những hóa thạch lượn lờ trong thế giới.

Có thể thấy, thế giới cho đến những năm 1990 vẫn là một tiến trình tịnh tiến, có biến đổi nhưng có thể dự đoán được. Nhưng từ đó đến nay thì nó thay đổi với tốc độ chóng mặt đến không ngờ, và thật khó để biết điều gì và sẽ như thế nào, trong những thập niên tới.

Những kinh nghiệm của kỷ nguyên công nghiệp hóa làm chúng ta muốn giáo dục đồng bộ hóa con người theo các chuẩn mực. Người ta thấy sẽ dễ dàng hơn khi nhồi nhét các bài toán, bài lý, các bài lịch sử thường dạy lâu nay vào đầu trẻ.

Trong khi đó cái cần nhất với chúng là làm sao giữ được tâm lý thích ứng trước những sự thay đổi, làm sao có thể học hỏi nhanh, mà có khi cái cần nhất là 4 chữ C (Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creative thinking) thì lại ít được dạy, không muốn dạy, hay quên dạy.

Liên tưởng của Harari về cuộc đời của một đứa trẻ sinh năm 2015, trưởng thành khoảng 2050, và có thể sống đến 2100, nhưng được dạy dỗ bởi thầy cô hay bố mẹ sinh năm 1980, với các kiến thức và tư duy cũ, và ráo riết nhồi nhét những điều họ cho là đúng, cho dù có thể cũng chỉ là đúng với thế giới quan thế hệ của họ và trước họ.

Câu chuyện về một nền giáo dục như thế cũng góp phần tạo ra những đứa trẻ bị kiệt quệ vì không được là nó trong thế giới của chúng nó, như bất lực trước thế giới của nó, mà có khi buông xuôi hay phản kháng chỉ là biểu hiện của thực trạng đó...

Bài trước: Danh nghĩa nhân dân

"Ocker, yobbo" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by René Ranisch

"Ocker, yobbo" -> nghĩa (lóng) là tên côn đồ, kẻ gây rối.

Ví dụ
I am Australian and I LOVE Wolf Creek but the second one was garbage and an embarrassment! That scene with the questions and whistling Waltzing Matilda... He put too much of that Aussie ocker yobbo bullshit in it and it annoys the fuck out of me!

Then he wrote, "Today, I am embarrassed to say I played cricket. Now when I look for synonyms for cricketer it says thug, loud mouth, bogan, ocker, yobbo, spoilt brat and the one that crushes my spirit more than any other - ugly Australian.

Ka Tina

"Dog's eye" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Chinh Le Duc

"Dog's eye" = mắt chó -> nghĩa là bánh nhân thịt (thịt bò, kangaroo...); khi bạn đưa chiếc bánh lên định ăn, bạn nhìn nó, cũng như nó nhìn lại bạn vậy, dog's eye vần với meat pie (bánh nhân thịt).

Ví dụ
Everyone's curious what we use in a dog's eye to make the best dog's eye.

But seeing as this is a dog's eye , suet or dripping feel the most apt; I love the flavour of dripping, but the flakiness of suet (mỡ thận) edges it for all of us.

A takeout operation that offers a dog's eye that involves lightly smoked, slow cooked beef in gravy with extra gravy on the side.

Ka Tina

Phóng mạnh lên

nasa sẽ đưa... 6,7 triệu mẫu tinh trùng lên mặt trăng... :))
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In what they’re calling a “modern global insurance policy (chính sách bảo hiểm hiện đại toàn cầu),” mechanical engineers have proposed that humans establish a repository (kho, chỗ chứa) of reproductive cells (tế bào sinh sản) — sperm and ova (trứng) — from 6.7 million of Earth’s species, including humans.

And the proposed bank, or “ark,” (thuyền lớn) would be beneath the moon’s surface.

As our planet (hành tinh) faces natural disasters (thảm họa thiên nhiên), drought (hạn hán), asteroids (thiên thạch) and the potential for nuclear war (chiến tranh hạt nhân) — to name a few troubles — scientists say that humans must set their sights on space travel (du hành không gian) to preserve life (duy trì sự sống) as we know it.

"Captive audience" nghĩa là gì?

Bao giờ được về đây?? Photo by Product School on Unsplash

"Captive audience" = khán giả bị giam -> nghĩa là chăm chú lắng nghe/xem đến mức không thể rời đi, làm việc khác.

Ví dụ
With the Enhanced Virtual Waiting Room, we're not only helping our providers by serving highly engaging educational content to their patients, but we're allowing relevant advertisers (quảng cáo) to tap into a completely captive audience when patients are most engaged.

There are now 51.2 million homes relying (dựa vào) on Roku to be their streaming hub, and there's a lot of money to be made when you have a captive audience averaging (trung bình) 3.6 hours a day on your operating system. 

Video game playing has exploded amid (giữa) the pandemic and with it, an increase in brands interested in connecting with an audience that is more inclined to test new products — and has more discretionary (tùy ý) income than the general public. Stuck at home and gaming more than ever, they’re presumably a captive audience ripe for the taking.

Earlier this month, U.S. Senators  Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson), Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) and Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) accused (buộc tội) Gannett of holding anti-union (chống công đoàn) captive audience meetings with their employees.

Ngọc Lân

"Word for word" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by BP Miller on Unsplash

"Word for word" -> nghĩa là giống từng chữ từng từ, nguyên văn. 

Ví dụ
Empathising (cảm thông) with my hesitation to address the court, Justice Malhotra, in her assuring comportment (cách ứng xử), asked me to proceed with my case. Like an amateur (kẻ nghiệp dư), I read out the impugned (nghi vấn) order, page by page and word for word.

While many approach (tiếp cận) it as an exact science, she enjoys the freedom of home baking. "Who wants to follow a recipe word-for-word, you know?" she says. "If it fails, then no one’s gonna know."

Democrats echoed Newsom verbatim in condemning (chỉ trích) the recall, telegraphing the party’s messaging as the counter-campaign accelerates. Assemblymember David Chiu rejected what he called “a partisan political power grab” — word for word what Newsom said on Tuesday night, although the governor maintained his taboo on speaking the R-word aloud.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is one of those things that almost every Indian person knows about and has probably memorised word for word, because I know I have.

Ngọc Lân

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