Sunday, January 31, 2010

violet & ultraviolet

----- Experience -----
I accompanied Nicole to Church today, then we went to a Vietnamese restaurant for having lunch in Burwood. We were talking about the ultraviolet light in Australia. Like Lhasa, it has strong ultraviolet light too in Sydney. Yesterday, we saw the paragliding and hang gliding in Stanwell park. We both got sunburn because we had spent too much time in hot sunshine. Most area of Nicole's face is red and my right forearm got blacker. Therefore, to protect against ultraviolet rays today, Nicole not only spreaded suncream (sunscreen) much, but wore a long 'tongue' cap as well.


----- Explanation -----
violet:
1. A violet is a small plant that has purple or white flowers in the spring.
2. Something that is violet is a bluish-purple colour.

ultraviolet: Ultraviolet light or radiation or ray is what causes your skin to become darker in colour after you have been in sunlight. In large amounts ultraviolet light is harmful.

ultra: Ultra- is added to adjectives to form other adjectives that emphasize that something or someone has a quality to an extreme degree.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

glide & glider

----- Experience -----
I like driving across the Royal National Park, after enjoying the
forest fresh air  then beautiful sea view will be in sight at the end
of the Otford Rd, it is a cliff as a part of Stanwell Park. Today,
many gliders at there flying. To our surprise, one  of them was
controlled by a guy who is disabled. She had been flying in the sky
for nearly 3 hours with her wheelchair. She was still enjoying the
freedom like a bird in the sky when we left there.

There are two ways to glide, one is paragliding, the other one is hang
gliding. So many gliders flew in the sky, it's a wonderful scenery.


----- Explanation -----
glide: If you glide somewhere, you move silently and in a smooth and
effortless way.

glider: a light aircraft that flies without an engine.

gliding: the sport of flying in a glider

paragliding:a sport in which you wear a special structure like a
parachute, jump from a plane or a high place and are carried along by
the wind before coming down to earth.

hang gliding: is the activity of flying in a hang-glider.
hand-glider: A hang-glider is a type of glider, made from large piece
of cloth fixed to a frame. It is used to fly from high places, with
the pilot hanging underneath.

Friday, January 29, 2010

shield & jackpot

----- Experience -----
 'Jackpot this thursday' I saw this sign at station last week, maybe it's an advertisement for lotteries.

'skin shield' I saw this phrase on side of the carton containing gloves which we take for working.

After lunch, I went around the factory to breath fresh air . I heard suddenly sharp noise and then found a long white car crashed another new car which was parked near me. Though the driver must have seen me, he made a U turn and drove away. Calling police and reporting it is my responsibility, but I didn't do it. I hope I can do it next time. If I was that drive, I should put a note on the crashed car with my phone.


----- Explanation -----
shield: a person or thing used to protect somebody/something, especially by forming a barrier;
If you shield your eyes, you put your hand above your eyes to protect them from direct sunlight.

jackpot: a large amount of money that is the most valuable prize in a game of chance

Thursday, January 28, 2010

decease & column

----- Experience -----
I answered a phone when I was driving on a busy road in Hurstville. I should turn left smoothly at the moment, but my car clumsily went forward the kerb side as it was under control with my one-hand. The driver followed me lost his patience at last and overtook me in a rude way to express his complaint. I understood suddenly and I hung up the phone and drove carefully. I remember that the official in the RTA asked me to switch off my mobile phone before he would test me.

That's a real lesson for to drive carefully. I read this sentence later on the form of Application for general skilled migration to Australia 1276: If not living, write 'deceased' in 'country of current residence' column. Then, I thought I really don't want someone write my name and then describe me as a "deceased'. Therefore, I have to obey the rule of driving and drive in high responsibility.


----- Explanation -----
decease: the death of a person;

deceased: dead;a person who has died, especially recently;
The deceased is used to refer to a particular person or to particular people who have recently died.

column:
1.a series of numbers or words arranged one under the other down a page
2.
A column is a tall, often decorated cylinder of stone which is built to honour someone or forms part of a building.
a part of a newspaper or magazine which appears regularly and deals with a particular subject or is written by a particular writer.
...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

widowed & de facto

----- Experience -----
I've just finished a form 1276 of application for general skilled
migration to Australia. One of items is relationship status, 7 kinds
can be filled: married, engaged, De facto, separated, divorced,
widowed, never married or been in a de facto relation ship.


----- Explanation -----
widowed: If someone is widowed, their husband or wife dies;
widow: a woman whose husband has died and who has not married again
widower: a man whose wife has died and who has not married again.

de facto: existing as a fact although it may not be legally accepted
as existing.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

cease & cemetery

----- Experience -----
Today, we drove to the Lane Cove National Park. We had a short
excursion along the Lane Cove River. There were many lizards on the
trees, in the brushwood when we went along the track. I really didn't
like them for they scared me. I fear innately snakes and dogs.

There is a cemetery on the left of the road Plassey Rd which is a road
of the entrance to the park. I parked our car at the end of Plassey
Rd, then we saw the gate of the Lane Cove National Park. It's very
interesting that so many caravans near the gate, approximate 200
caravans. To remind people to not make noise at night, a sign shows:
all noise to cease after 10pm.


----- Explanation -----
cease: (formal) cease-fire.
If something ceases, it stops happening or existing.
If you cease to do something, you stop doing it.

cessation: the stopping of something; a pause in something

cemetery: A cemetery is a place where dead people's bodies or their
ashes are buried.

Monday, January 25, 2010

curl & curly

----- Experience -----
A coworker asked me how to describe someone's hair is curved or spiral
in shape, I just knew 'curve' and straight hair.


----- Explanation -----
curl:
noun.
1.If you have curls, your hair is in the form of tight curves and spirals.
verb.
2.to form or make something form into a curl or curls

curly:
having a lot of curls or a curved shape. e.g. A dog with a curly tail.
Curly is sometimes used to describe things that are curved or spiral in shape.

curler: Curlers are small plastic or metal tubes that women roll their
hair round in order to make it curly

Sunday, January 24, 2010

prime & primer

----- Experience -----
Today I drove to and returned from the place of work for I will drive to workplace on coming Wednesday after my weekly ticket is expired. To our disappointment, we both forgot calculating the time go to there. I think the distance took us approximately twenty minutes, but I will prepare thirty minutes for the first journey to the workplace. Anyway, I know how to get there. I'm familiar well now with the route to drive there and drive back from there.

After arriving the workplace, I powered off the car and stopped aside the kerb near to the workplace. I saw a sign for a petrol station which is on the opposite side of the road. It is prime. I have just learnt premium, premier, and now as to prime and primer. The Prime is a brand of Prime gas station in Australia.


----- Explanation -----
prime:
adjective.
1.main; most important; basic
2.of the best quality; excellent
3. a prime example of something is one that is typical of it
noun.
the time in your life when you are strongest or most successful

primer:
1. A primer is a book containing basic facts about a subject, which is used by someone who is beginning to study that subject.
2. Primer is a type of paint that is put onto wood in order to prepare it for the main layer of paint.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

acupunture & calligraphy

----- Experience -----
This afternoon, we went to shopping center called Westfield in
Sutherland, near to Hurstville. The Westfield in Sutherland is much
bigger than in Hurstville.

We strolled around and I found a girl lying on a bed for getting a
massage. I wondered if she felt really relax and comfortable as so
many people walked around here. This place's services include massage
and acupuncture -- Chinese Traditional Medical.

Another word for Chinese Traditional things is calligraphy. I remember
that I had practised calligraphy when I was a boy, but I hadn't done
it well and to cause that my handwriting is terrible now.

----- Explanation -----
acupuncture: a Chinese method of treating pain and illness using
special thin needles which are pushed into the skin in particular
parts of the body

calligraphy: Calligraphy is the art of producing beautiful handwriting
using a brush or a special pen.

Friday, January 22, 2010

detour & Palfinger

----- Experience -----
When I was on the way to factory, two words impressed me strongly: one
is on a trailer car, the other one is on a truck. The trailer one is
detour. Some men had just finished the work on the road with problem.
After having taken away crash barrier on which 'detour' is written,
they drove away from just before the gate of Sydneham station. The
truck one was caught a glimpse when a very long truck drove by me at a
crazy speed. However, I had tried my best to recognize the word
'PALFINGER' on its rear before it disappeared quickly at the end of
the road.


----- Explanation -----
detour: a longer route that you take in order to avoid a problem or to
visit a plac; A detour is a special route for traffic to follow when
the normal route is blocked, for example because it is being repaired.

Palfinger: The company Palfinger AG is an international manufacturer
of cranes, hydraulic lifting, loading and handling systems.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

sanitiser & rub

----- Experience -----
There is a little box containing some coloured liquid which is stuck on the wall near the tap. When I took a cleaning tool, I saw it in the cleaning room, the following words attached on it: skin sanitiser. rub in for at least thirty seconds.

This morning, I took two bags of yogurt (5kg/bag) into fridge and wanted to take it away after finish work. The reason to take them because one of my colleagues asked me to do it and we can share these two bags, but I hadn't asked if we could take it before I did it. I knew the action was severe fault -- even it could be called 'steal' until another colleague reminded me that we should have our taskmaster word. Then I took them back. Thanks for the reminder so that I avoided making a big mistake.



----- Explanation -----
sanitiser(sanitizer): Cleaning an article of some or all of the pathogenic organisms which may cause infection; disinfection;
sanitise(sanitize): to clean something thoroughly using chemicals to remove bacteria

rub: If you rub an object or a surface, you move a cloth backward and forward over it in order to clean or dry it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

manoeuvre & intervention

----- Experience -----
I have passed the test for driving licence for the second time and have got the red driving licence (Provisional Licence).  Below items are quoted from assessments for the test:

Fail and Immediate Fail items:
1. Disobeying traffic signs, signals or road markings.
2. Failing to give way when necessary.
3. Colliding with a vehicle, pedestrian or object. (This was the item I disobeyed last time, I drove over the gutter and collided against the kerb.)
4. Performing an illegal act or manoeuvre.
5. Exceeding the speed limit.
6. Action requiring testing officer intervention.
7. Causing a dangerous situations.
8. Failing to maintain proper control of the vehicle.
9. Failing to exercise due care to avoid an accident.
10. Failing to give way to an emergency vehicle.
11. Disobeying directions from a person controlling traffic.
12. Frequently not signalling intention.
...
19. Frequently not making required observation checks.

The first time, the score of assessments is 110 and this time is 106.


----- Explanation -----
manoeuvre:
1. If you manoeuvre something into or out of an awkward position, you skilfully move it there.
2. If you manoeuvre a situation, you change it in a clever and skillful way so that you can benefit from it.
3. Military manoeuvres are training exercises which involve the movement of soldiers and equipment over a large area.

intervention: the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

premium & premier

----- Experience -----
After completing the main work a day, we need to wash all lids of bucket which are used to fill the milk. I noticed that the bucket's brand is 'premier'. I confused it with 'premium'. I knew the word premium because I saw it in the concourse of Sydney airport, e.g. premium class, premium service point, premium limousine. I came back from Griffith by train holding a first class ticket. I think first class ticket is the 'premium class ticket' for train.


----- Explanation -----
premium:
1. A premium is a sum of money that you pay regularly to an insurance company for an insurance policy.
2. A premium is a sum of money that you have to pay for something in addition to the normal cost.
3. Premium goods are of a higher than usual quality and are often expensive.
--premium class: Premium Economy is a travel class offered on some airlines, taking one of two forms;Premium Economy tickets also normally earn more mileage in an airline's frequent flyer program, attracting a bonus between Economy and Business.
--first class: using the best and most expensive seats or accommodation in a train, ship, etc.

premier:
1. Premier is used to describe something that is considered to be the best or most important thing of a particular type.
2. The leader of the government of a country is sometimes referred to as the country's premier. used especially in newspapers, etc. to mean 'prime minister'

Monday, January 18, 2010

lens & disposable

----- Experience -----
My wife bought thirty pairs of disposable (one-off) contact lenses in Hong Kong. I had given up wearing contact lenses just I graduated as it took me a lot of time to take on and take off and maintain it everyday.  Anyway, I hope she will enjoy the disposable contact lenses.  One better thing now is the disposable contact lenses don't need to maintain everyday. She can throw it away after she wears it.


----- Explanation -----
lens: a curved piece of glass or plastic that makes things look larger, smaller or clearer when you look through it;
contact lenses: are small plastic lenses that you put on the surface of your eyes to help you see better, instead of wearing glasses.

disposable: A disposable product is designed to be thrown away after it has been used.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

obstruct & limousine

----- Experience -----
I saw two signs when I walked around the exit of arrival at Sydney international airport:
premium limousine service
emergency use only do not obstruct way out

A young man drawing a huge suitcase went hurriedly towards the door with the signs: emergency use only do not obstruct way out, but the door did not open automatically and the man stopped urgently and then turned to another door embarrassedly.

My wife and I both didn't know there are two exits of international arrival,(maybe added recently) one is A and B, the other one is C and D. I  waited at the exit of A and B, but my wife went out from the other exit. She called me and told me that I must wait at the domestic arrival. After asking a personnel on duty near to me, I understood immediately and at that moment I saw my wife coming towards me.

----- Explanation -----
obstruct: If something obstructs a road or path, it blocks it, stopping people or vehicles getting past.

limousine: A limousine is a large and very comfortable car. Limousines are usually driven by a chauffeur and are used by very rich or important people.

headphone & ringtone

----- Experience -----
I read a news today about commuters in Japan hate the noise of ringtone or coming from headphone.

Last Tuesday I lost a chance of driving test on Thursday as I didn't hear the ringtone and then I missed 7 calls and message from my driving instructor. I didn't reply him in time, so he cancel the booking. Anyway, he booked another time on coming Wednesday. God bless me!

The word headphone let me think of another word earplug which are small pieces of a soft material which can be put into ears to keep out noise, water, or cold air.


----- Explanation -----
headphone:  A pair of speakers worn over or in the ears so only the wearer can hear the sound (Also known as earphones, earbuds, stereophones, headsets, or by the slang term cans) are a pair of transducers that receive an electrical signal from a media player or receiver and use speakers placed in close proximity to the ears (hence the name earphone) to convert the signal into audible
 
ringtone: a ringtone or ring tone is the sound made by a telephone to indicate an incoming call or text message

Friday, January 15, 2010

escalator & elevator

----- Experience -----
There is a reminding on the side of wall near the escalator to the station: Please keep to the left on escalator. Everyday I see it, but I always forget how to spell it and confuse it with elevator.  Contrary to China, people are here staying, walking and driving on the left.


----- Explanation -----
escalator: An escalator is a moving staircase on which people can go from one level of a building to another.

elevator: An elevator is a device that carries people up and down inside buildings. Synonym: lift

Thursday, January 14, 2010

concourse & deck

----- Experience -----
At many stations, I saw a lift with a sign: lift to concourse. It is said that the lift is for people who act inconveniently or is disabled. Up to now, I have never use it to concourse.

Observation deck, I saw this sign on the Sydney Airport. It occurred to me suddenly.

Last week, I wrote many Blogs on QQ blog. Writing blogs took me a great deal of time, so much that I couldn't get enough sleeping last week. Almost a week, I slept less than 5 hours that made me tired.  From Monday to today, I didn't write a single blog. To contrast with studying English, I prefer the studying. Of course, I will write something when I desire to if the studying is finished and the time of sleeping is still enough.

----- Explanation -----
concourse: a large, open part of a public building, especially an airport or a train station;

deck:
the top outside floor of a ship or boat;

observation deck:
An area of a tall building, often open to the sky, from which the public may look at the surrounding panorama;

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

booster & sprinkler

----- Experience -----
I have known many words about fire equipment, e.g. fire hose reel, hydrant, fire extinguisher. Here are two other words: booster and sprinkler. These two words are written on a fire hose in wall of WeiYang restaurant, -- a famous sea food restaurant, on the way to station from home.

The place I live has several fire sprinklers, but the sprinkler system didn't spray water twice when the 'fire alarm' alarmed loudly because of the heavy smoke came from cooking. 


----- Explanation -----
booster: a device that gives extra power to a piece of electrical equipment

sprinkler: A sprinkler is a device used to spray water. Sprinklers are used to water plants or grass, or to put out fires in buildings.


boost:
1. If one thing boosts another, it causes it to increase, improve, or be more successful.
2. If something boosts your confidence or morale, it improves it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

rusty & lusty

----- Experience -----
There are usually seven persons who work together for the yogurt manufacturing line, but one guy whose duty is washing bucket had a day off today. However, we finished the work as usual but less one person. So, I was tired today and I don't want to do anything. I just want to sleep early, better right now. But I have to do the things that I ask myself to do everyday, e.g. write diary here!

I asked Craig what they did afternoon in the number 1 and number 2 fridge room. He told me that they were putting wallpaper on the wall at that time -- the metal wallpaper. Then I asked why need to change the wallpaper, it is for keeping the room cold or something like this? . He said: the old ones are rusty. I asked him to repeat several times and in the end I still didn't understand. I heard wrongly 'rusty' as 'lusty'.


----- Explanation -----
rusty: covered with rust; A rusty metal object such as a car or a machine is covered with rust, which is a brown substance that forms on iron or steel when it comes into contact with water.

lusty: If you say that something is lusty, you mean that it is healthy and full of strength and energy

lust:
1. lust is a feeling of strong sexual desire for someone.
2.A lust for something is a very strong and eager desire to have it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

bald & alopecia

----- Experience -----
Zhang had a hair cut and now no hair on his head. To our surprise, another guy who maybe is from Greek have a same hair style. Graig made a joke about them. He said you guys are bald brothers. It's amusing that they had a same style haircut after a weekend.

If someone has pattern hair on his head, the situation like this called male pattern baldness. Alopecia or hair loss is the medical description of the loss of hair from the head or body, sometimes to the extent of baldness.


----- Explanation -----
bald:
1. Someone who is bald has little or no hair on the top of their head.
2. If a tyre is bald, its surface has worn down and it is no longer safe to use.
3. A bald statement is in plain language and contains no extra explanation or information.

baldness: (noun)Baldness involves the state of lacking hair where it often grows, especially on the head. The most common form of baldness is a progressive hair thinning condition called androgenic alopecia or "male pattern baldness" that occurs in adult male humans and other species.

alopecia: Alopecia or hair loss is the medical description of the loss of hair from the head or body, sometimes to the extent of baldness.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Vulnerable & skim

----- Experience -----
The milk I have bought last week finished off today, so I have to buy a bottle when I come back from the place of work tomorrow. I wonder how much I should drink milk a day? After checking on the web, I got these information:

Vulnerable groups
Babies, infants, children, teenagers, young adults, and pregnant and breast-feeding women, are the most vulnerable groups when it comes to calcium intake. On the one hand, youngsters and pregnant and breast-feeding women have a high calcium requirement, and on the other hand these are often the individuals who do not drink sufficient milk or eat adequate amounts of yogurt, maas or cheese because they believe that these foods will make them fat.

How much do we need?
In general, people need to drink about three glasses of skim milk a day and one or more portions of low-fat yogurt or low-fat cottage cheese.

Skim milk is milk from which the cream has been skimmed. There is a kind of milk called Skinny Yogurt manufactured in the factory I worked. Skinny Yogurt is made from Skinny milk with less refined sugar.


----- Explanation -----
vulnerable: Someone who is vulnerable is weak and without protection, with the result that they are easily hurt physically or emotionally.

skim:
to remove fat, cream, etc. from the surface of a liquid
If something skims a surface, it moves quickly along just above it.
If you skim a piece of writing, you read through it quickly.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

commute & commuter

----- Experience -----
At present, I usually work five days a week, sometimes six days. The fee of train ticket between Hurstville and Sydenham where I live and work is 3.6 for a single ticket. I have to pay $7.2 for a day return and $36 for a week. After checking and calculating on the web: http://www.cityrail.info/tickets/commuter/, I decide to purchase a 7 days Railpass which is one of commuter tickets. The 7 days Railpass just costs $29 from Hustville to Sydenham. If I purchase weekly ticket instead of day tickets, I'll save $7 a week at least, because I commute from Hurstville to Sydenham at least 5 days and sometimes it's 6 days. If it's 6 days, I'll save $14.2. It's amazing. And If I buy a ticket after 3.00pm which can give me a free travel that afternoon, I'll save another $3.6, so I can save $10.6 a week at least.

Below is the information about weekly ticket of commuter ticket:
7 Day RailPass tickets allow you to travel by train for seven consecutive days from the day you purchase the ticket. If you purchase it after 3.00pm, you can travel by train that afternoon plus a further seven consecutive days. Available any day of the week from station ticket offices or ticket vending machines.


----- Explanation -----
commute: to travel regularly by bus, train, car, etc. between your place of work and your home;

commuter:
a person who travels into a city to work each day, usually from quite far away.

Friday, January 8, 2010

ambassdor & embassy

----- Experience -----

There is a huge word,  'Ambassador', on a wall of the building near the Sydenham station. I am very sure that building is not for ambassador. It's not necessary to write this word on the wall, even that building is an embassy. Once, I looked into the room when one of its window was open and I noticed some workers were sewing clothing there. So, I guess that it is a factory for making clothing and Ambassador is its brand.

Yes, I am right. when I entered some key words: ambassador, clothing and Sydenham on Google, I got this information: Ambassador Clothing Co Pty (proprietary) Ltd is a General Menswear business and is located in 1 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville NSW.

----- Explanation -----
ambassador: An ambassador is an important official who lives in a foreign country as the senior representative there of his or her own country.

embassy: An embassy is a group of government officials, headed by an ambassador, who represent their government in a foreign country. The building in which they work is also called an embassy.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

nonage & gourmet

----- Experience -----
One of my colleagues asked me a word that express a girl whose age prior to the legal. I thought for a few minutes but I could not thought of any words except teenage. Teenage children, however, are aged between thirteen and nineteen years old. Then I borrowed Zhang's mobile phone to consult the word, then I got that word is nonage. At this moment, after check all about words mean any age prior to the legal age, I think pupillage is better to express what he wanted to. He said he talked with Craig and he told Craig that his girl friend must be pupillage, she's too young.

The word gourmet I see it everyday when I go to work, because it is written on the first convenience shop on the Sydenham Road.



----- Explanation -----
nonage: any age prior to the legal age , synonyms: minority, pupillage, infancy

gourmet: A gourmet is someone who enjoys good food, and who knows a lot about food and wine.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

collide & gutter

----- Experience -----
I am annoyed even at this moment as I failed my driving test this
morning. The reason written on the Assessments which was given to me
after the test is: Colliding with a vehicle, pedestrian or object. I
was so nervous when I did the three point return that I moved the car
against the kerb suddenly. In fact, I should stop before the gutter.
However, the car went freely and joyfully without control of mine, "he
went with wind and I went with myself, so lonely".
It is said that test is passed easier in the afternoon than in the
morning. It's a funny experience.

----- Explanation -----
collide:
1.If two or more moving people or objects collide, they crash into one
another. If a moving person or object collides with a person or object
that is not moving, they crash into them.
2.If the aims, opinions, or interests of one person or group collide
with those of another person or group, they are very different from
each other and are therefore opposed.
gutter: a channel at the edge of a road where water collects and is
carried away to drains.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

blind & awning

----- Experience -----

Two words on a sign beside the way to work: awning canvas, external blind.

Early in the morning, I will have a testing for the Red Provisional
Licence. Therefore, I have to sleep on time. Now, it is the time.

----- Explanation -----

awning: An awning is a piece of material attached to a caravan or
building which provides shelter from the rain or sun.
a sheet of fabric that stretches out from above a door or window to
keep off the sun or rain;

blind: a covering for a window, especially one made of a roll of
fabric that is fixed at the top of the window and can be pulled up and
down;
venetian blind; external blind, ourdoor blind;

Monday, January 4, 2010

competently & odometer

----- Experience -----
Tonight I had a look the Learner Driver Log Book which has been filled the track of my driving experience.  Some information such as date, number of hours driven, locations where I drove, the number showed on Odometer from start to end, etc. It's a hard work to fill so many information on this log book.

The day after tomorrow, I will be tested to see if I drive a car competently and safely. As well as being able to control the car, I have to be able to observe, make decisions and predict what others will do during the period of testing. To pass the test successfully at first time is said to be very difficult. Anyway, just do my best.


----- Explanation -----
competent: having enough skill or knowledge to do something well or to the necessary standard;If you are competent to do something, you have the skills, abilities, or experience necessary to do it well.
competently: adverb of competent.

odometer: An odometer is a device in a vehicle which shows how far the vehicle has travelled.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

dice & rindless

----- Experience -----
After borrowing a book called The Optimistic Child written by Martin E.P. Seligman from Hurstvile Library, I went shopping foods for the coming weeks. One of much expensive foods is the bacon and 750 grams of that is worth 9 dollars. When I stood before many sorts of bacon, I had no idea which one I should take. A few minutes later, I focused on two sorts of them, one was Diced Bacon, the other one was Primo Rindless Bacon. At last, I picked the Rindless one after comparing them carefully.



----- Explanation -----

dice:
1. to cut meat, vegetables, etc. into small square pieces; cut into cubes,

2. a small cube of wood, plastic, etc., with a different number of spots on each of its sides, used in games of chance

rind: the thick outer skin of some types of fruit; the thick outer skin of some foods such as bacon and some types of cheese;
rindless: foods such as bacon and some types of cheese with no outer skin.

bacon: is salted or smoked meat which comes from the back or sides of a pig.
primo: the best of its kind

Saturday, January 2, 2010

fireworks & lyric

----- Experience -----
After learning to drive this afternoon, I went back and then I watched these two videos on Youtube:
This one is about Sydney's New Year's Fireworks which lit to celebrate New Year in Sydney. It is beautiful and attactive.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhN6v7E5Yhk&feature=player_embedded#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcU-vAYxLYw
There is a song in the Firework video sounds good,  then I searched from Youtube, and then I know the song is: I got a feeling. The band saying this song called Black Eyed Peas and below is part lyrics of the song (simple and happy, I like it):

I got a feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night
that tonight's gonna be a good night
that tonight's gonna be a good good night woo oho (x4)
Tonight's the night night
Let's live it up
I got my money
Let's spend it up
go out and smash it
like oh my god
Jump off that sofa
Let's get get up


----- Explanation -----
fireworks: fireworks are small objects that are lit to entertain people on special occasions. They contain chemicals and burn brightly or attractively, often with a loud noise, when you light them.

lyric: the words of a song;

Friday, January 1, 2010

authentic & quesionnaire

----- Experience -----
I am interested in psychology which can help people to live in a better way.

Can I make people around me feel happy and I do as well at the same time? This is my wish or what I want to do at first in my life. If I can do that, I will fulfil myself for my whole life in this world.

I prefer to say: Can I make me happy when others have the same feeling.

Can I make people have a thought: let me help you (anyone who lives around us) to feel happy ... this is another more difficult things I want to do.

I knew this website (http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx) and his executive, Dr. Seligman for a long time, but I didn't study it until today. First of all, I have to read the books written by Dr. Seligman just for beginning of my wish. So, I have checked some books on the web of the Hurstville library. I am going to borrow one of his books tomorrow because today is a holiday and tomorrow it will return to normal hours.  Apart from borrowing book, ebooks and audio books etc. are wanted  if they are available on the Internet.

I registered to access questionnaires on the web, but I didn't fill any answer. I have a lot of trouble reading because my poor English. I will do it slowly. This website called authentic happiness which has a same with one of his books for researching positive psychology. The Positive Psychology is cared really I want.


----- Explanation -----
authentic:
1. An authentic person, object, or emotion is genuine.
2. If you describe something as authentic, you mean that it is such a good imitation that it is almost the same as or as good as the original.
3. An authentic piece of information or account of something is reliable and accurate.

questionnaire: A questionnaire is a written list of questions which are answered by a lot of people in order to provide information for a report or a survey.

ACRYLIC & IMPASTO

----- Experience -----
On the way to work, I saw a sign on the wall which is painted with a lot of colors and it showed: Fine art acrylic impasto;

Today is the first New year in Sydney, Happy New Year to myself.

----- Explanation -----
acrylic: made of a substance or fabric produced by chemical processes from a type of acid, a type of paint used by artists.

impasto: a painting technique in which the paint is put on so thickly that it stands out from the surface