Wednesday, December 30, 2009

perishable & docket

----- Experience -----
I got a receipt from the grocery of The Advanced Store, here is the guarantee for customer:
Please retain receipt for EXCHANGE or CREDIT on faulty goods within 7 days of docket issue. Not available for perishables, rice & cigarette. Please come again soon.

I was tired today for the bad sleep last night. I got up early in the morning --about 5am  and slept late last night, maybe until 1am to fall asleep. Spending time efficiently, I wish to bed before 9:30pm tonight.

----- Explanation -----
perishable: specially of food  likely to decay or go bad quickly

docket: A docket is a certificate or ticket which shows the contents of something such as a parcel or cargo, and proves who the goods belong to.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

ABN & GST

----- Experience -----
I bought some foods at Coles Supermarkets this afternoon and I got a receipt (here called invoice) as usual. There are some abbrivation words on this note. They are included in the contents that showed below:
Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd,
Tax Invoice ABN: 45 004 189 708;
Thank you for shopping at Coles(coles.com.au)
....
Total for 4 items      $9.90  
GST INCLUDED IN TOTAL  $0.23

Pty Ltd, ABN, GST etc., all of them are abbrivation words, and I got the meanings of ABN and GST from this government website: http://www.abr.gov.au/ABR_BC/. If you seek a job in Australia, the employer will ask you to provide the ABN or TFN. Therefore, if you want get a job in Australia, you must get either ABN or TFN as soon as it is possible.

I paid for the goods I bought through a machine system called Self Checkout. It's convenient but some people will lost their jobs.


----- Explanation -----
Pty: abbrivation for proprietary, of goods made and sold by a particular company and protected by a registered trademark .
Ltd: is a written abbreviation for limited when it is used after the name of a company.
Plc: In Britain, means a company whose shares can be bought by the public and is usually used after the name of a company. plc is an abbreviation for `public limited company'.

ABN: Australian Business Number;
TFN:  business Tax File Number;
GST: Goods and Services Tax

Monday, December 28, 2009

tackle & conserve

----- Experience -----
I saw this Shell's advertising when I looked through news on the Reuters website: Watch our short animations to see how Shell is ready to help tackle the energy future.

The new energy future will need diverse energy sources to meet rising demand. Managing emissions and better energy use will help safeguard the environment and conserve resources. New energy sources and getting more from existing resources will secure energy for decades to come.

----- Explanation -----
tackle: to make a determined effort to deal with a difficult problem or situation.

conserve: 1. to use as little of something as possible so that it lasts a long time; 2.to protect something and prevent it from being changed or destroyed.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Eve & Boxing day

----- Experience -----
Public holiday that includes Christmas Eve, Christmas day and Boxing day in Sydney is from 25 December to 29 December.  I think the public holidays will be moved to the following Monday and Tuesday if 25 December is a Saturday.

Maybe it is a custom that the boss gives his staff a free lunch on 24 December. We got a free lunch on 24 December that included beers, soft drink, and foods and I saw people in other companies were having lunch together like us.


----- Explanation -----
Christmas Eve: December 24, is the day before[1] Christmas Day, a widely celebrated holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. It is a culturally significant celebration for most of the Western world and is widely observed as a full or partial holiday in anticipation of Christmas. Christmas Eve is also seen as the night when Santa Claus (or some variant thereof) makes his rounds delivering gifts to good children.

Christmas: 25 December, the day when Christians celebrate the birth of Christ

Boxing day: the first day after Christmas Day that is not a Sunday.Boxing Day is an official holiday in Britain.

eve: the day or evening before an event, especially a religious festival or holiday;
boxing: 1.a sport in which two people fight each other with their hands, while wearing very large thick gloves (called boxing gloves); 2. the enclosure of something in a package or box.