How to introduce yourself in English

It's summer. Someone's gonna find an intern.

I have had 3 interviews so far, two of which require English self-introduction. First time, I didn't prepare earlier, so I said directly what I could think of. It's kinda disaster. No structure, halt, looking out of the window.

The second time, I conclude my previous experience and prepare the introduction earlier. The pragraghs below is my self-introduction.

---general information
Hello, my name is ****. My English name is Tomo. You can call me Tomo. I come from Huzhou, Zhejiang, a very beautiful place. This is my second year in Zhejiang University of Technology. I will graduate and get my master's degree next year. So I am eager for an intern. My major is Control Science and Control Engineering. We do research on control algorith,like EMPC on the platform of a 3-DOF helicopter, that is imported from Canada. Matlab and C language is my basic skill. I have published a paper on CCDC, Chinese Control and Decision Conference.

---interest and skill
Except for what is needed for study, I also developed my own interests and skills. I love English very much,I just got my Advanced English Interpretation Certificate. I also like movies, series and sports. So I watch movies and series in English. I'm a big fan of Tom Hanks. As for sports, I play badminton, not quite well, but made a lot of friends. I also acquired some front-ended skills and built a blog for myself, sharing thoughts and reviews about the movies and series I watched.

---experience

---self-evaluation
During my study in university, I laid emphasis on the development of my ability and psychology. Modesty, recognition of things, responsibility, handling of relationships, communication skills and life attitude all composed my harvests in these years. For me, both the spirit of teamwork and thinking from other perspectives mean two important qualities in my work and life.

Chat on Skype

I always want to find someone to talk on Skype. But always fail.

I once have someone, but only talked once. I thought we had a good time. However,she never sends any message to me since then. Is she think that I'm a freak? Am I mad? No, definitely no.

Then, I begin the long way to find a talker. Americans or Canadians are my primary choices. Thanks to the time difference, I never succeed.

So, this time I mainly focus on the English-speaking countries with small time difference. I hunt down two countries, Singapore and Australia.

Singapore is 2 hours later than China, that means if it's 8 o'clock here, it's 6 o'clock in Singapore. Australia is 2 hours earlier than China, that means if it's 8 o'clock here, it's 10 o'clock in Australia. You can choose the talker according to your own conditions. For me, I would like to choose Australia, because I'm quite free during 6 ~ 8 o'clock. Low uncertainty.

I hope this time I can make it.

fear

Everyone has fears.

I once read a story about a woman and how she overcame her fear about caterpillar, which must pass through the cocoon stage to become a butterfly. She is scared of caterpillar, since she was young. Without exaggeration, she might faint onto floor. But many years later, to her friends' surprise, she isn't fear of it anymore, thanks to her daughter. Children are curious about everything. Her little daughter pointed to the little caterpillar on her mum's shoulder, when she was in mum's arms. The woman should have fainted. But when the idea occurred to her that when she fainted her daughter would be another "she", afraid of caterpillar to death. Then reason took over the highland of her mind. She successfully overcame the fear.

Fear is white. It makes your mind blank.

Fear is black. It casts shadow over your little heart.

So guys, if you want to overcome it, you should first face it.

Hair

Hair,I regard it as an ornament,which is used for decoration. One of my friend said she would dye hair frequently if she is in blue or angry. And I saw my uncle and aunt's hair turn white when their daughter's College Entrance examination was approaching. Sometimes I wonder why white hair can't turn to black again like man can't usually make up for their mistakes. So I searched my question with Baidu. Science says it will. You just need more nutrition and head massage. Then I understand why my old granny's hair is still so perfect. She massages her head every morning for about 20 times.

So friends, do you want a black hair even when you're as old as 80, like my grandma? Just care about your hair, give yourself enough nutrition.

Guidelines for Using Color

In interactive software systems that rely on color to convey information, follow these five guidelines to assure that the users of the software receive the information.

  1. Distinguish color by saturation and brightness as well as hue. Avoid subtle color differences. Make sure the contrast between colors is high.One way help, view them in grayscale.
  2. Use distinctive colors.Six most distinctive colors, red, green, yellow, blue, black and white. Each color causes a strong signal on only one color-opponent channel.
  3. Avoid color pairs that color-blind people cannot distinguish. Such as dark red---black; dark red-- dark green; blue---purple; light green---white. Don't use dark reds, blues, or violets against any dark colors. But it is good to use dark reds, blues, and violets against light yellows and greens. You can use Vischeck.com to check colors with various color vision deficencies would see them.
  4. Use color redundantly with other cues.Don't rely on color alone. Apple's iPhoto uses both color and a symbol to distinguish "smart" photo albums from regular albums.
  5. Separate strong opponent colors. Placing opponent colors right next to or on the top of each other causes a disturbing shimmering sensation, and so should be avoided.

If we have a key to get time back

This morning my cellphone fooled me. It showed me that the moment I waked up was 20:30 on January 1st,2010. In fact,it was 7 o'clock in the morning. I told Ray and asked him what was the time. Then he pretended to tell me that it was 20:30, it was January 1st,2010. We two idiots then pretended together. It was a lot of fun.

Then I recalled the signature one of my friends changed yesterday. He said computer has a key to setting everything back to origin. What if we have such a key, too?

For me, although I think I have wasted a lot of my time in college, I don't want the time back. If so,I would probably read the same book, do the same homework, attend the same exams. That's not cool! However, most people would like to get time back, for the mistakes they did, for the people they turned back on. It's a pity that science hasn't made it possible yet. But don't be upset. What we can and should do is to live the rest of our time to its worth. Let bygones be bygones. At then, you will find a brave new world. When you lie in bed and breathe your last, you will not be so regret about your life.

限制性定语从句和非限制性定于从句

  • 定语从句
    在句中起定语作用,修饰某一名词或代词,或修饰整个主句的从句,叫做定语从句(The Attributive Clause)。 被定语从句所修饰的词叫做先行词(Antecedent).定语从句通常跟在先行词后面,由关系词(Relatives)系引出。因此,定语从句又可成为关系分句。

  • 在句中的作用
    限制性定语从句对先行词有解释限定作用,缺省时会对语意产生影响,会使语意不明确;非限制性定语从句对先行词起补充说明的作用,缺省时不会影响语意,主句的语意还是完整的。

  • 形式
    限制性定语从句与先行词关系密切,所以不能用逗号将其与主句隔开(有时候也会有逗号隔开,即定语从句与先行词之间有插入语时);而非限制性定语从句与先行词的关系不是非常密切,所以可以用逗号将其与主句隔开。

(限制性定语从句)

- 例1:Do you remember the day when we first met?
你还记得我们第一次遇见是在哪一天吗?

- 例2:   Clock is a kind of instrument which can tell people time.
钟是一种能够告诉人们时间的仪器。

- 例3:This is the place where he used to live.
这就是他过去居住的地方

(非限制性定语从句)

- 例1:Mr. Zhang, who came to see me yesterday, is an old friend of mine.

张先生昨天来看我,他是我的一位朋友。

- 例2:We walked down the village street, where they were having market day. 
我们沿着村里的大街向前走去,村民们正在那里赶集。
  • 先行词不同
    大多数的限制性和非限制性定语从句的先行词为一个名词或名词短语,但是特殊情况下,非限制性定语从句的先行词可能是整个主句,用which引导。

    • 例: A five-year-old boy can speak two foreign languages, which surprises all the people present. 一个五岁男孩会讲两门外语,这令所有在场的人感到惊讶。
  • 关系词的使用情况有所不同

    • that不可以引导非限制性定语从句:关系词氛围关系代词和关系副词,所有的关系代词和关系副词都可以引导限制性定语从句,而并不是所有的关系代词和关系副词都可以引导非限制性定于从句,这个例外就是that,它不可以引导非限制性定语从句。

      - 例:He gave his mother a color TV set for her birthday, which pleased her a lot.
      使用非限制性定语从句,如果先行词指人就用who/whom(先行词在定语从句中做宾语),whose;如果指物,用which;如果指时间地点且在定语从句中做状语,就用when, where引导。
      
    • 限制性定语从句的特殊替换:在限制性定语从句中,如果先行词指人,且在定语从句中,先行词作为宾语,这时候whom就可以用who代替,但是在非限制性定语从句中不可以。此外,在限制性定语从句中先行词指人时可用that代替(who/whom),同样非限制性定语从句同样不可以。

      - 例:This is the girl whom I met in the street. = This is the girl who I met in the street.
      
    • 限制性定语从句关系代词的省略
      关系代词在限制性定语从句中做宾语时,可以省略。

A sound name desired

A sound name makes sense through one's life.

Sound here means easy to be kept in mind or the name is consist of words of simple structure.Besides,a name with the same words or same prononciation of a famous person is also sound.

If you have a sound name,you'll have a higher chance to be remembered.Teachers will ask you questions more frequently than others.Thus,you have a happier mood.You'll be much probably positive in your life and much closer to success.

As for me,my name is so complicated. Teachers must consider me as complicated as my name. Besides, a complicated name often goes with words seldom seen. If a teacher asks you questions,she is taking the risk of misread.

It is no exaggeration that the total times I was questioned can be counted with my fingers and toes,which sometimes makes me frustrated.So I hope my own baby will get a sound name. That's a deal!

What kind of girl will you be ten years later?

You girls who are in your twenties,have you ever think about what kind of girls you'll be ten years later?

While chatting with my sister,I find that her signature has changed.It goes,'Time is the knife of a butcher.'

I ask her why.She doesn't answer but sends me a picture.It is a woman with a baby in her arms.The woman is fat with casually short hair and obviously double chin.Her jeans go tightly with her fleshly legs and bulging belly.Her light beige coat is a common one,but her smile,which would appear on the face of any mother,tells her happiness.

'Do you still remember Tingting?'my sister asks.I'm shocked.Unrecognizable!Tingting is my sister's schoolmate in high school.In my memory,she was thin and tall with dark skin and short hair ,too.But she looked cool and shiny then.Now she is twice or more fatter than she was.

Sister sends me another picture.This time,it is a woman with plain curl hair,a little fat body,sitting on the bed with a plush toy in arms and smiling.You can't say that she is not beautiful.However,it is true that she is the kind of woman who has lost her bloom and would not catch any attention in crowd.'She is Seagull.'my sister surprises me again.My sister is four years older than me.I was in middle school when she was in high school.But i was quite familiar with her classmates.At that time,I think Seagull was the most beautiful one of my sister's friends.She kept long hair and sometimes bound it up into two.She was thin and looked prettily like Sailor Moon when she was in dress.

Years passed away.I didn't see my sister's classmates any more.But beyond my expectation,they've changed so much even when they're younger than 30 years old.

'Now you can understand the meaning of my signature.'said my sister.Yes!I smiled to accept the shortness of women'youth.Now I understand why nowadays more and more women would like to say to The Third Woman that we all had youth and charm before.
---------翻译自《阅读时间》

Walking Dead

S04E16

In such a world, you can survive only if you turn yourself into a monster.

It turns out that Rick was the one that killed Luke, a member of Daryl's new group. I was wondering since that group can hardly be called a group, why do they revenge Luke(为Luke报仇). You know that they don't have feelings for each other, they don't have to be brothers. They kill their member without regret. They found Rick. And push them nearest to the threshold of death. Then, the monster Rick came out. He deeply bit the arteria of his enemy and killed him. That shocks me. Incredible! He stagged another man's throat with a knife again and again. He totally lost himself. His son seemed afraid of him. But he quikly sucked up and tried to be a momster to survive.

Finally they all arrived at the Terminus. The peaceful phenomenon is so weried comparing to the chaose outside. Yes, there is trick. Terminus is a trick. The fellows arrived before, there is no sign of them. Instead, their belongings appeared on the original residents of Terminus. And they claimed to find them on dead body. Realising they have no need to hide, the residents torn up their fake mask and turned against them. They drove Rick and his companions to a carriage, where those friends finally reunioned.

This is the end of season 4. We see bloody bones in the backyard and I guess the residents of Terminus are actually luring people in the name of survive and shelter to Terminus in order to feed on them. Rick seemed confident to fight back and obviously he had back ups. Watch your head, you vicous residents. You have rovoked people you should't have revoked.

S04E15

In this episode, we still have no idea where Beth is. So does Dyrel. But, don't worry. The outdoor cat seems to gradually fit into the group. I don't know if the group members are indoor cats. They don't have to be brothers. They just need you to follow the rules. If any rule was broken, you'd better watch yourself. They will beat you into death, turn you then kill you again, carelessly without any feelings.

Glen, Tara, together with the "save the world" team find the clue left by Maggie and her fellow and finally catch up with them. The script writer is a bad guy. Eugene know exactly what caused the breakout. But he has never given away a word so far. All we can see is, yeah, he is a smart and kind guy. In the tunnel, there is a moment, Glen and Tara were surrounded by walkers and would be pouced on. I think they they're ready to die but still hope there could be miracle. Lucky them, there is miracle.

They are the first group to arrive the Terminus. The others will arrive in the next episode. And what exactly is Terminus? Can it save all the people or it is just another trap? We'll see it in the next episode.