Friday, April 30, 2010

brochure & innovation

----- Experience -----
To find a nearer petrol station which has regular Shell Unleaded, I check online at www.shell.com.au. In this site, I found many useful information. I should take some time to recognize the different types of petrol, V-power, E10, Unleaded, Premium, etc. There are 4 main parts in the default web, environment & society, innovation, products & services,  about shell. I downloaded a brochure about E10 in the part of Products& services. It provides a lot of useful informations:
1. Before using E10 ethanol blended petrol in your motor vehicle, please check the list below. If you are unsure, you should consult your handbook or manufacture to check if the  petrol is suitable.
2. Shell unleaded formulated with 10% ethanol;
3. Looking for regular shell unleaded.
and so on ....


----- Explanation -----
brochure: A brochure is a magazine or thin book with pictures that gives you information about a product or service. Synonyms: pamphlet, booklet, leaflet, tract, prospectus

innovate: to introduce new things, ideas, or ways of doing something.
innovation: 
1. An innovation is a new thing or a new method of doing something.
2. Innovation is the introduction of new ideas, methods, or things.



----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;


unleaded & ethanol

----- Experience -----
After doing a major service($140), I went to Shell to fuel up my car. Extraordinary, I couldn't find the regular unleaded fuel as usual, instead a petrol called E10 unleaded. E10 means Shell unleaded formulated with 10% ethanol. I will go back there to make sure if there is regular unleaded petrol there. If not, I have to find another petrol station to fill up my car each week.


----- Explanation -----
unleaded:Unleaded fuel contains a smaller amount of lead than most fuels so that it produces fewer harmful substances when it is burned.
lead: 
1.a chemical element.Lead is a heavy soft grey metal, used especially in the past for water pipes or to cover roofs. 
2. the thin black part of a pencil that marks paper

ethanol:
1. the type of alcohol in alcoholic drinks, also used as a fuel or solvent
2. Ethanol is another name for alcohol

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

evacuate & evacuation

----- Experience -----

Received a letter from a friend titled: Emergency Evacuation Drills. Recent the earthquake happened frequently, every one is necessary to take a drill like this seriously. The content of the letter is below:

Dear all

 

As most of you will be aware, the University usually holds an Evacuation Drill twice a year.

 

Please note that it is required by law for staff to take part in such drills.

 

So whenever it happens, and if you are in the building, please treat the drill seriously and evacuate as required.

 

You can see the ESCAPE FROM UTS video at: http://www.fmu.uts.edu.au/security/emergencies/escape.html .

Please take 3 minutes out of your day to watch it.

 

Regards



----- Explanation -----
evacuate:
1. to move people from a place of danger to a safer place
2. to move out of a place because of danger, and leave the place empty
3. to empty your bowels

evacuation:
1. To evacuate someone means to send them to a place of safety, away from a dangerous building, town, or area.
2. If people evacuate a place, they move out of it for a period of time, especially because it is dangerous.
3. 


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

aquarium & aquarius

----- Experience -----
When we walked around after dinner one night, I saw a new shop was come to start a business in the new building near the library of Hustville. Its name is Aquarium something. Beautiful glass containers with lovely fishes and plants were caught in sight and they had many different colour under different lamplights.

By the way, another word aquarius is found when I check the word aquarium.


----- Explanation -----
aquarium: 
1. An aquarium is a building, often in a zoo, where fish and underwater animals are kept.
2. An aquarium is a glass tank filled with water, in which people keep fish.

aquarius:
1. the 11th sign of the zodiac, the Water Carrier.
2. Aquarius is one of the twelve signs of the zodiac. Its symbol is a person pouring water. People who are born approximately between 20th January and 18th February come under this sign.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Monday, April 26, 2010

line & redemption

----- Experience -----
Some lines from the film ' The Shawshank Redemption' which is my most favorite movie.
These walls are kind of funny like that. First you hate them, then you get used to them. Enough time passed, get so you depend on them. That's institutionalizing.
"Some birds aren't meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are just too bright..."
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
Get busy living, Or get busy dying.
It takes a strong man to save himself, and a great man to save another. 
fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free.

----- Explanation -----
line:
...
the words spoken by an actor in a play or film/movie
...
 
redemption:
1. the act of saving or state of being saved from the power of evil; the act of redeeming
2. the act of exchanging shares for money (= of redeeming them)


----- Managing time (Starting from April 26, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;
4. Five lessons of New Concept English III a week;
5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Sunday, April 25, 2010

dominant & recessive

----- Experience -----
 When I heard the word dominant gene today, I thought it was dominate gene. Its antonym is recessive.
 
----- Explanation -----
dominant:
1. A dominant gene is one that produces a particular characteristic, whether a person has only one of these genes from one parent, or two genes, one from each parent. Compare recessive.
2. Someone or something that is dominant is more powerful, successful, influential, or noticeable than other people or things.
 
recessive:
1. recessive physical characteristic only appears in a child if it has two genes for this characteristic, one from each parent. It does not appear if a dominant characteristic is also present.
2. A recessive gene produces a particular characteristic only if a person has two of these genes, one from each parent. Compare dominant
 
 
----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;
 
4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;
 
5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;
 

grate & trim

----- Experience -----
A letter sent from RTA To The Householder informed:
Dear resident/business operator,
...
The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) will be carrying out road maintenance on Queens Road between Patrick Street and Forest Road, Hurstville.
...
This essential work involves heavy patching, resurfacing the road in selected areas, kerb and gutter repairs, tree trimming, line marking and installation of bicycle safe grates to provide a smoother, more durable road surface, improving road safety.
....


----- Explanation -----
grate:
1. A grate is a framework of metal bars in a fireplace, which holds the coal or wood.
2. If you grate food such as cheese or carrots, you rub it over a metal tool called a grater so that the food is cut into very small pieces.
3. When something grates, it rubs against something else making a harsh, unpleasant sound.
grater: A grater is a kitchen tool which has a rough surface that you use for cutting food into very small pieces.

trim:
1. to make something neater, smaller, better, etc., by cutting parts from it 
2. Something that is trim is neat, tidy, and attractive.
3. If you describe someone's figure as trim, you mean that it is attractive because there is no extra fat on their body.
4. If you trim something, for example someone's hair, you cut off small amounts of it in order to make it look neater and tidier.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Friday, April 23, 2010

sander & sandpaper

----- Experience -----
One of my co-workers told about his work experience. As he was a boy, he had worked for a job called sanding that he was paid just at 10 dollars a hour and now he got 15 dollars per hour. Though it is a little less than usual wages which is about 18 per hour, he satisfies what he's doing now for he's able to play chess game during the time of work. The reason is same with me, I still stay here for I can study English nearly 4 hours a day. 

I didn't understand the word sanding, then he explained what is the work of sanding for and told me about working in sandpaper or sander, etc.  


----- Explanation -----
sand:
1. If you sand a wood or metal surface, you rub sandpaper over it in order to make it smooth or clean.
2. Sands are a large area of sand, for example a beach.
3. Sand is a substance that looks like powder, and consists of extremely small pieces of stone. Some deserts and many beaches are made up of sand. 

sander:
an electric tool with a rough surface used for making wood smooth.

sandpaper:
strong paper with a rough surface covered with sand or a similar substance, used for rubbing surfaces in order to make them smooth.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Thursday, April 22, 2010

prank & absurd

----- Experience -----
I've just watched some drunk prank images on the internet which recall some funny and absurd things I had done after drunk in Lhasa. It's a long time not to be drunk. 


----- Explanation -----
prank: a trick that is played on somebody as a joke.

absurd:
1. completely ridiculous; not logical and sensible
2. things that are or that seem to be absurd
3. If you say that something is absurd, you are criticizing it because you think that it is ridiculous or that it does not make sense.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

lifelong & resilience

----- Experience -----
The book I am reading now is the 'Optimistic Child' and its title is 'a proven program to safeguard children against depression and build lifelong resilience.' lifelong has a same meaning of word -- perpetual.


----- Explanation -----
perpetual:
1. lifelong; of a job or position lasting for the whole of somebody's life.
2. A perpetual feeling, state, or quality is one that never ends or changes.
3. A perpetual act, situation, or state is one that happens again and again and so seems never to end.
lifelong: means existing or happening for the whole of a person's life.

resilience/resilient:
1. Something that is resilient is strong and not easily damaged by being hit, stretched, or squeezed.
2. People and things that are resilient are able to recover easily and quickly from unpleasant or damaging events.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

discriminate & criminate

----- Experience -----
I met the word discriminate today and I really don't like this word with hoping of never using it in the future.
I think people are often confused to tell which actions are discriminate or not. It's hard to define the word discriminate. We can criminate a person who have done something wrong but we cannot accurately criticize somebody for discriminating. So, I hope that I will never use it in formal situations.

----- Explanation -----
discriminate:
1. To discriminate against a group of people or in favour of a group of people means to unfairly treat them worse or better than other groups.
2. If you can discriminate between two things, you can recognize that they are different.

crime:A crime is an illegal action or activity for which a person can be punished by law.
criminal: 
1. Criminal means connected with crime.
2. If you describe an action as criminal, you think it is very wrong or a serious mistake.
3. A criminal is a person who regularly commits crimes.
criminate: accuse: bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse" 


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Monday, April 19, 2010

RTA & ministerial

----- Experience -----
http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/, this is the website of RTA. The car is very important tool to live in Australia. That's why I want to spend some time to know the knowledge of car, driving, licence, car insurance, driving rules or regulations. And at present, I hold a red P licence (Provisional P1 licence). I wonder when I can hold the Green P licence (Provisional P2) and how, and when can I get the full licence.

I found word ministerial (Ministerial Media Releases) in the default web which I am not familiar, so it is the first word I learn from the the website of RTA.

----- Explanation -----
RTA: Roads and Traffic Authority, NSW.

minister:
1. In Britain and some other countries, a minister is a person who is in charge of a particular government department.
2. A minister is a person who officially represents their government in a foreign country and has a lower rank than an ambassador.
3. A minister is a member of the clergy, especially in Protestant churches.
ministerial: You use ministerial to refer to people, events, or jobs that are connected with government ministers. 


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

carousel & affordable

----- Experience -----
A big-white microwave oven in our kitchen, at left top of its main side has two black words: Sharp Carousel. The Sharp is the brand and the Carousel means the model, I think. Anyway, I got some informations about this microwave oven:

1. Experience the affordable convenience of a Sharp microwave oven.
2. Oven features sixteen automatic settings for popular food choices
3. Microwave has one touch programming for simple, perfect cooking
4. Features 1100-watts of cooking power
5. Features a built-in night light for midnight snacking
6. Dimensions are 21 inches long x 12 inches high x 17.5 inches deep


----- Explanation -----
carousel:
1. At an airport, a carousel is a moving surface from which passengers can collect their luggage.
2. A carousel is a large circular machine with seats, often in the shape of animals or cars. People can sit on it and go round and round for fun.

afford:
1. If you cannot afford something, you do not have enough money to pay for it.
2. If you say that you cannot afford to do something or allow it to happen, you mean that you must not do it or must prevent it from happening because it would be harmful or embarrassing to you.
3. If someone or something affords you an opportunity or protection, they give it to you.
affordable:If something is affordable, most people have enough money to buy it.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

carousel & affordable

----- Experience -----
A big-white microwave oven in our kitchen, at left top of its main side has two black words: Sharp Carousel. The Sharp is the brand and the Carousel means the model, I think. Anyway, I got some informations about this microwave oven:

1. Experience the affordable convenience of a Sharp microwave oven.
2. Oven features sixteen automatic settings for popular food choices
3. Microwave has one touch programming for simple, perfect cooking
4. Features 1100-watts of cooking power
5. Features a built-in night light for midnight snacking
6. Dimensions are 21 inches long x 12 inches high x 17.5 inches deep


----- Explanation -----
carousel:
1. At an airport, a carousel is a moving surface from which passengers can collect their luggage.
2. A carousel is a large circular machine with seats, often in the shape of animals or cars. People can sit on it and go round and round for fun.

afford:
1. If you cannot afford something, you do not have enough money to pay for it.
2. If you say that you cannot afford to do something or allow it to happen, you mean that you must not do it or must prevent it from happening because it would be harmful or embarrassing to you.
3. If someone or something affords you an opportunity or protection, they give it to you.
affordable:If something is affordable, most people have enough money to buy it.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Sunday, April 18, 2010

speculate & share

----- Experience -----
Two words from an advertisement in the magazine of NRMA:
Invest, don't speculate: Many investors believe they are investing when they buy a share, hoping it will go up. But betting on 'up' and 'down' is no different to betting on 'red' or 'black' in roulette, and yet many who wouldn't dream of gambling do so on the stock market every day.


----- Explanation -----
speculate: 
1. If someone speculates financially, they buy property, stocks, or shares, in the hope of being able to sell them again at a higher price and make a profit.
2. If you speculate about something, you make guesses about its nature or identity, or about what might happen.

share:
1.1. A company's shares are the many equal parts into which its ownership is divided. Shares can be bought by people as an investment. 
1.2. Any of the units of equal value into which a company is divided and sold to raise money. People who own shares receive part of the company's profits.
...


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Friday, April 16, 2010

remuneration & recompense

----- Experience -----
I know the money given to me for my effort in doing something called pay, salary, and wage, here are the other two words, remuneration and recompense. 

----- Explanation -----
remuneration: an amount of money that is paid to somebody for the work they have done;
remunerate: to pay somebody for work that they have done.
remunerative: remunerative work is work that you are paid for.paying a lot of money.

recompense: 
1. If you are given something, usually money, in recompense, you are given it as a reward or because you have suffered.
2. If you recompense someone for their efforts or their loss, you give them something, usually money, as a payment or reward.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Thursday, April 15, 2010

staple & slip

----- Experience -----
'Please do not staple or pin the payment slip' , this sentence on the notice of Roadside Assistance Renewal which sent us yesterday is written for reminding us not to staple or pin the payment slip. The word slip is easy, but the most difficult words are like slip, for it has a lot of interpretations and I often confuse them.

----- Explanation -----
staple: 
1. to attach one thing to another using a staple or staples.
2. a small piece of metal in the shape of a U that is hit into wooden surfaces using a hammer, used especially for holding electrical wires in place.
3. staple food, product, or activity is one that is basic and important in people's everyday lives.
4. something that is produced by a country and is important for its economy .

slip: 
a small piece of paper, especially one for writing on or with something printed on it
...

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

flowchart & collaborate

----- Experience -----
A new feature of Google Document is recommended as I open Google Documents to check something:
New! Create and share drawings, flowcharts and more. Collaborate on drawings with friends and coworkers. 
So, apart from Document, Presentation, Spreadsheet, Form, we can drawing in Google Document Drawing. Anyway, I've almost given up using Microsoft Office. The functions of Google Documents are much enough for me to complete my document's works. The reason I prefer Google Document to Microsoft Office is the prior can be used in any computer. The only demand is I can sign in my Gmail Account.

----- Explanation -----
flowchart: a diagram of the sequence of operations in a computer program or an accounting system.

collaborate: 
1. to work together with somebody in order to produce or achieve something 
2. to help the enemy who has taken control of your country during a war.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

volatile & vapour

----- Experience -----
FILL UP WITH A CLEANER CONSCIENCE
Filling up your car will soon be a lot kinder to the environment, with the NSW Government bringing in new regulations regarding the recovery of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which basically take the form of petrol vapour.


----- Explanation -----
volatile:
1. A volatile liquid or substance is one that will quickly change into a gas.
2. If someone is volatile, their mood often changes quickly.
3. A situation that is volatile is likely to change suddenly and unexpectedly.

vapour: consists of tiny drops of water or other liquids in the air, which appear as mist.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Monday, April 12, 2010

chrome & clad

----- Experience -----
Today, four popular browsers are provided for people to choose, Google Chrome, Mozilla firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer.

And I've just seen an advertisement including the word 'chrome': We try to refrain from saying things like "Chromed out," but times like this warrant it. The 2007 Cadillac Escalade (starting at $57,300) is clad in chrome from top to bottom — every little piece that could be chrome, is. The new Escalade boasts a 403-horsepower 6.2L Vortec V8 engine, a ton of cargo space, available 22-inch wheels, Bose stereo, and an interior made up of leather, brushed aluminum and burled trim. Man, do we love shiny new toys.


----- Explanation -----
chrome:
1. a hard shiny metal used especially as a protective covering for other metals;chromium or an alloy of chromium and other metals
2. Chrome, a internet browser from Google.

clad: 
1. covered in a particular thing;
2. wearing in a particular type of clothing.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Sunday, April 11, 2010

abden & elegant

----- Experience -----
I had a strange dream this afternoon (I wonder why I'm always dreaming something of strange when I take a long nap in the afternoon). In the dream, someone whom I cannot remember told me a word 'a-b-d-e-n' that means twist off or unscrew. It's weird that the word was taught so clearly that I could think of it accurately.

When I told this dream and the word to my wife, she hear this word as elegant. Then I convinced that the word is 'abden'. It might remind me something, but, unfortunately, it means nothing. Perhaps, I should create this word -- abden for meaning twist off, unscrew or style of mine or sign of mine. Anyway, it's a mystery for me to understand.

----- Explanation -----
unscrew: twist off, 
1. If you unscrew something such as a lid, or if it unscrews, you keep turning it until you can remove it.
2. If you unscrew something such as a sign or mirror which is fastened to something by screws, you remove it by taking out the screws.

elegant:
1. If you describe a person or thing as elegant, you mean that they are pleasing and graceful in appearance or style.
2. If you describe a piece of writing, an idea, or a plan as elegant, you mean that it is simple, clear, and clever.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

confess & confessional

----- Experience -----
We have to confess our own sins at times for our fault or guiltiness throughout our life. Our brain will become the confessional of ourselves to contact with our heart deeply.

----- Explanation -----
confess: 
1. If someone confesses to doing something wrong, they admit that they did it.
2. If someone confesses or confesses their sins, they tell God or a priest about their sins so that they can be forgiven. 
3. You use expressions like `I confess', `I must confess', or `I have to confess' to apologize slightly for admitting something you are ashamed of or that you think might offend or annoy someone. 

confessional: 
1. A confessional is the small room in a church where Christians, especially Roman Catholics, go to confess their sins.
2. A confessional is a statement or meeting in which people confess things.
3. A confessional speech or writing contains confessions. 

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Friday, April 9, 2010

supplement & zinc

----- Experience -----
A bottle of Centrum Multivitamin & Mineral supplement have been put on the table for a long time, which come to be taken sometimes for keeping the vitamin in the body to balance. It states on the bottle that it has a balance formula and complete from A to Zinc of vitamin.


----- Explanation -----
supplement: 
1. If you supplement something, you add something to it in order to improve it.
2. A supplement is a pill that you take or a special food that you eat in order to improve your health.
3. ....

zinc: is bluish-white metal which is used to make other metals such as brass, or to cover other metals such as iron to stop a brown substance called rust from forming.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Thursday, April 8, 2010

mature & vinegar

----- Experience -----
I am trying to cook a dish called pork ribs with sweet and sour. It obviously taste a little sour and sweet.
To make the ribs sweet and sour, two sorts of seasoning have to be added into this dish -- crystal sugar and mature vinegar. 

----- Explanation -----
mature: 
1. developed over a period of time to produce a strong, rich flavour
2. When a child or young animal matures, it becomes an adult.
3. When something matures, it reaches a state of complete development.
4. If someone matures, they become more fully developed in their personality and emotional behaviour.

vinegar:a liquid with a bitter taste made from malt(= a type of grain) or wine, used to add flavour to food or to preserve it. 

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

snapshot & bust

----- Experience -----
I have just received a advertisement from an email end as @email.snapshot.fairfax.com.au. The title of this email is A chance to be on TV, relax in Phuket, or bust the dust with a new handheld Dyson vacuum cleaners.

----- Explanation -----
snapshot: 
1. snapshot is a photograph that is taken quickly and casually.
2. a short description or a small amount of information that gives you an idea of what something is like
3. If something provides you with a snapshot of a place or situation, it gives you a brief idea of what that place or situation is like.

bust: 
1. If you bust something, you break it or damage it so badly that it cannot be used.
2. If someone is busted, the police arrest them.
3. If police bust a place, they go to it in order to arrest people who are doing something illegal.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

referendum & commence

----- Experience -----
Quotes From: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/Lawlink/cru/ll_cru.nsf/pages/cru_daylightsaving

History of Daylight Saving in New South Wales

Daylight saving operated nationally during World War I from 1 January 1917 to 25 March 1917 and during World War II for three summers, beginning on 1 January 1942. 

Daylight saving was introduced again in this State on 31 October 1971 after the
 Standard Time Act 1971 was passed by the New South Wales Parliament. 

A referendum held on 1 May 1976 submitted a proposal that daylight saving be adopted on a permanent basis. The ballot paper stated:


      At present there is a period commonly called "daylight saving" by which time is advanced by one hour for the period commencing on the last Sunday in October in each year and ending on the first Sunday in March in the following year.

Electors were then asked to answer YES or NO to the question: 


Are you in favour of daylight saving?


1,882,770 electors were in favour; 868,900 were against and 35,507 votes were informal. This is a ratio of 13:6 in favour.


----- Explanation -----
referendum: an occasion when all the people of a country can vote on an important issue 

commence: When something commences or you commence it, it begins.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Monday, April 5, 2010

legislate & regulation

----- Experience -----
Today, I set my mobile phone's time back one hour for ending the Daylight Saving Time (Summer time in Sydney). Here are two words from:http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/Lawlink/cru/ll_cru.nsf/pages/cru_daylightsaving, which about Daylight Saving Time in NSW.

Daylight saving will end in New South Wales on Sunday 4 April 2010 at 3:00 am, when clocks will be put back one hour.
Daylight saving will start again in New South Wales on Sunday 3 October 2010 at 2:00 am, when clocks will be put forward one hour.

Daylight Saving Legislation
The regulation of time is a State Government responsibility and in New South Wales the Standard Time Act 1987 governs standard time and daylight saving. Changes to the period of daylight saving may be made by regulation.
Legislation to harmonise daylight saving in NSW with the south-eastern states and the ACT was passed by the NSW Parliament on 23 October 2007. 


----- Explanation -----
legislate: When a government or state legislates, it passes a new law.
legislation: 
1. a law or a set of laws passed by a parliament
2. the process of making and passing laws 

regulation: 
1. an official rule made by a government or some other authority
2. controlling something by means of rules

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Sunday, April 4, 2010

puncture & hull

----- Experience -----
Two words about Greycliffe Disaster from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greycliffe
The Greycliffe disaster occurred in Sydney Harbour (Australia) on 3 November 1927 when the harbour ferry Greycliffe and the Union Steamship Company mail steamer Tahiti collided. The smaller ferry was cut in two and sank with the loss of 40 lives, the deadliest incident on Sydney Harbour.
In August 1930, the Tahiti punctured her hull with her propeller shaft, between Wellington and Rarotonga. She wallowed for three days before sinking without loss of life.

----- Explanation -----
puncture:
1. puncture is a small hole in a car tyre or bicycle tyre that has been made by a sharp object.
2. A puncture is a small hole in someone's skin that has been made by or with a sharp object.
3. If a sharp object punctures something, it makes a hole in it.

hull: 
1. The hull of a boat or tank is the main body of it.
2. The hull of a soft fruit such as a strawberry is the stalk and ring of leaves at the base.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Anglican & remembrance

----- Experience -----
We went to South Head and travelled near the Gap Park after had been parking our car. Then we found a stele erected at the entrance of a church, St Peter's Anglican church which has a Garden of Remembrance 
Greycliffe Memorial Gates erected to the memory of those who lost their lives in the Greycliffe Disaster Sydney Harbour 3rd Nov. 1927.


----- Explanation -----
Anglican:
1. Anglican means belonging or relating to the Church of England, or to the churches related to it.
2. An Anglican is a Christian who is a member of the Church of England, or of one of the churches related to it.

remembrance:
1. If you do something in remembrance of a dead person, you do it as a way of showing that you want to remember them and that you respect them.
2. remembrance is a memory that you have of someone or something.

----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

hippo & rhino

----- Experience -----
Words from two advertisements about travelling in Africa:
Spotting a hippo in the wild is anything but a yawn.
If you're 'game', go on an adventure safari and see white rhinos like these.

----- Explanation -----
hippo: hippo is a hippopotamus.a large heavy African animal with thick dark skin and short legs, that lives in rivers and lakes

rhino: rhino is the same as a rhinoceros.rhinoceros,a large heavy animal with very thick skin and either one or two horns on its nose, that lives in Africa and S Asia.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;

Thursday, April 1, 2010

debris & insertion

----- Experience -----
Words from the OPTI-FREE RepleniSH for contact lens, debris and insertion:
If any debris remains on contact lenses, rinse with OPTI-FREE RepleniSH MPDS prior to insertion. You may leave your lenses in the closed lens case contaning OPTI-FREE RepleniSH for up to 30 days. After this time, your lenses must be cleaned and disinfected with OPTI-FREE RepleniSH every 30 days and prior to wear.

----- Explanation -----
Debris:  is pieces from something that has been destroyed or pieces of rubbish or unwanted material that are spread around.

insertion: the act of insert.
insert:
1. If you insert an object into something, you put the object inside it.
2. If you insert a comment into a piece of writing or a speech, you include it.
3. An insert is something that is inserted somewhere, especially an advertisement on a piece of paper that is placed between the pages of a book or magazine.


----- Managing time (Starting from February 8, 2010) -----
1. Two pages reading of psychology book everyday. ('the optimistic child' is the present book);
2. Two new words studying a day in English;
3. Diary in Chinese every day;

4. Five lessons of New Concept English II a week;

5. Updating at least one blog-post on my QQBLOG in two weeks;