Journey in Life

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Suy nghĩ trong anh

dù là tưởng tượng thôi nhưng anh cũng thấy vui rồi :)

gần 200 người theo chủ nghĩa tự nhiên tụ tập ở công viên giải trí để lập kỷ lục nhiều người khỏa thân nhất thế giới chơi đường trượt xoáy
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A group of 195 British naturalists stripped down and headed to Blackpool Pleasure Beach amusement park in Blackpool on Saturday night as part of an annual naturists weekend in the city,

The cheeky event, which took participants for a ride on the park’s famous Grand National roller coaster, was organized by national U.K. organization British Naturism.

But the ride was not only open to society members — the public was also allowed to sign up for the unique trip if they were interested.

Chăm lo cho con

tạm gác công việc khi con còn nhỏ,

tuổi thơ của các con chỉ có một lần,
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...If you have skills, commitment (tận tụy, tận tâm) and passion (đam mê), careers tend to take care of themselves. Over the long haul (về lâu về dài), it really doesn’t matter if you have a few years when your career is in canter (chạy nước kiệu) mode while you prioritise  (ưu tiên) young children. This should apply to men and women. I was watching some video of my kids when they were little last week and I realised, again, that the little people in that video don’t exist in that form anymore. They have grown into pride-worthy adults but the tiny people with wonder in their eyes were just passing through. If you miss that time meeting deadlines and finishing reports, you never get it back. Childhood is fleeting. When it is in its formative stages, you get one chance.

You can also miss the chance to learn. Children teach you a lot more than you teach them. They give you a second chance to see the world for the first time through their eyes. And you will be astounded what you miss in the clutter (lộn xộn, hỗn loạn) of life (bộn bề cuộc sống). Hold onto those times while you can. As the nun sang in The Sound of Music, you can’t keep a wave upon the sand. And you look kinda ridiculous trying.

Bài trước: Nơi em thuộc về

Nơi em thuộc về

dành thời gian, tự tìm hiểu và cố gắng trở thành một phần của tổ chức - nơi mình làm việc, các bạn nhé,

tổng thống kenedy đến thăm nasa và hỏi lao công quét dọn rằng công việc của anh là gì, trả lời: 'tôi phóng tên lửa lên mặt trăng'...
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...I love the story of President J F Kennedy’s visit to NASA during which he asked a cleaner what his job was. The cleaner replied that he sent rockets to the moon. All of us should feel part of what our organisations actually do. We should take the time to be part of the big picture and always feel connected with the true objectives of our workplace. Don’t wait for someone to tell you or lament (kêu ca, than van) that internal communication (truyền thông nội bộ) is crap (như c**). Find out for yourself.

Bài trước: Mãi mãi tuổi 35

Mãi mãi tuổi 35

ở nơi làm việc, luôn hành xử như mình đang 35 tuổi, các bạn nhé

nếu còn trẻ, cố bù đắp kinh nghiệm, đừng như mới học việc,
nếu đã già, hãy giữ lửa nhiệt tình, sức trẻ,
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...A recruiter gave me this advice some years ago. It is quite inspired. What she meant was, when you are young in the workplace, don’t act as a novice (người tập việc, người mới vào nghề, người chưa có kinh nghiệm). If you are smart and competent, step up and do whatever you are capable of doing in a mature way (một cách trưởng thành). Similarly, when you are an older worker, don’t act like it. Approach your day with youthful energy (năng lượng tuổi trẻ). To quote a famous Frank Sinatra song: “You’re 35 and it’s a very good year”.

Monday, March 11, 2019

"Fall flat on your face" nghĩa là gì?

trượt chân cái thì ... Photo by Rye Jessen on Unsplash.
'Fall flat on your face' nghĩa đen là ngã sấp mặt, và nghĩa bóng là thất bại thảm hại/ê chề (một cách đầy xấu hổ).

Ví dụ
As music has brought him steadily growing success, McDermott knows the importance of diversifying (đa dạng hóa), adapting (thích nghi) and taking a new opportunity (nắm bắt cơ hội mới) and running with it. "As a musician, if you chase fame (sự nổi tiếng) or wealth (sự giàu có) you usually seem to fall flat on your face or dissatisfied (bất mãn). If you chase the opportunity, life opens up doors you could never imagine. This is another opportunity," he said.

To all you aspiring Mrs. Maisels out there, I’ve got bad news: Don’t try to be funny. Certainly not in the workplace (nơi làm việc). Because if you tell jokes or deploy (thể hiện) humor (khiếu hài hước) in a business setting, you will lose credibility (sự tín nhiệm), jeopardize (đe dọa, làm/gây nguy hiểm tới) your career and fall flat on your face. That sums up the study (nghiên cứu) from researchers (nhà nghiên cứu) at the University of Arizona and the University of Colorado Boulder who analyzed reactions to the use of humor by male and female leaders. More than 200 participants (người tham gia) watched videos of a manager making a sales pitch (rao hàng) in which a male or female manager either used humor or played it straight. The upshot (kết quả cuối cùng): Funny men got a boost (được ủng hộ mạnh mẽ), while funny women got shafted (đối xử bất công).

Comer continued: “What I learnt from Phoebe was to dare (dám làm) to do whatever you want. Don’t be scared (sợ hãi) to fall flat on your face. You don’t realise how much you are constantly thinking about what someone else is going to perceive (hiểu được) you as. When you meet people who don’t care, it is so refreshing (khoan khoái).” 

Bích Nhàn

"A face like thunder" nghĩa là gì?

đừng đùa với anh... Photo by Callum Wale on Unsplash.
'A face like thunder' nghĩa là trông cực kỳ tức giận, hoặc chống đối (ra mặt).

Ví dụ
In taking Britt off (đưa ra) it seemed Pulis had retreated (rút lui) from that brief expansive experiment and reverted (trở lại) to type, his defensive (phòng ngự) default. The switch (thay đổi) wasn’t popular with the striker (tiền đạo) either. He had a face like thunder as he came off.

Only one team ever looked like winning this and it was not the side knocking on the door of the top eight. Manuel Pellegrini had a face like thunder on the touchline (đường biên) throughout.

The Gabon striker cut a frustrated (nản chí) figure as he made his way to the bench and had a face like thunder when he took his seat to watch on for the final few minutes as Emery's side looked to stem the bleeding at merely a 2-1 deficit.

Bích Nhàn

Sunday, March 10, 2019

"With egg on your face" nghĩa là gì?

vỡ rồi ...Photo by KS KYUNG on Unsplash.
'With egg on your face' mang ý nghĩa 'rất xấu hổ', hoặc làm/nói gì đó xong mà bạn cảm thấy mình ngốc nghếch, ngớ ngẩn.

Ví dụ
"Philip did a good job with her and we've had her about five months now. She's a nervous type (kiểu người lo lắng) so this should suit her well, but you can end up with egg on your face in these match races."

He said: "I am relieved (thở phào nhẹ nhõm) really, because when he ran on his final start last year he won a Group Three - so running in a handicap at Wolverhampton, there is a chance you could end up with egg on your face."

Now you can aspire (khao khát) to increased sensitivity (nhạy cảm), finesse (khéo léo) and honesty (trung thực), and still end up with egg on your face. It’s not a matter of intentions (ý định) but of end results. We’re only human, but sometimes we make fools of ourselves. 

Vì mục đích nghiên cứu khoa học

báo cho nhà chức trách bảo vệ động vật hoang dã biết nếu bạn... thấy cua làm tình (ở biển) :D
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State wildlife officials are trying to find out more information about the declining crab population so they’re asking people to gather evidence by reporting sightings via the FWC mobile app.

So how exactly can you tell if crabs are having sex?

Look for a smaller male on top of a larger female crab. Pro Tip: You’ll want to catch the crabs in the act during high tide, which is within three days of a new or full moon. And lucky for you, there’s a full moon coming up on Sunday, Mar. 12.