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bingbang-s06e19

This week's BigBang is so sweet and offers a good idea for telling someone something when he is curious about the truth but can't face himself if he knows the truth. The "someone" is Howard. His father left him and his mother when he was young. So he hates him but on the other hand, he is curious about the reason why his father abandoned them. There came the letter. In fact, it was a letter years before when Howard was 18, that is to say in the year when Howard became an adult and deserved the truth. It had been hidden by Howard in the closet and was found by Sheldon when he helped arrange their closet and our responsible Sheldon read the letter. After Howard made his mind and set the letter on fire, the only one who knows the content of the letter was Sheldon and those guys made their own way to make Sheldon reveal the information about the letter and they succeseed. Howard freaked out and ran off when he knew that all of his friends knew the information. Finally, his friends came up with kind of a cool solution. That is everyone made his own copy of the information and told  Howard. What Howard needed to do was to guess which one is real.

Raj: It was a card for your 18th birthday. Inside it said,"Happy birthday,Howard. I love you. Dad" oh, and it was a Far side card(搞笑贺卡). The one where the frog has its tongue stuck to the underside of an airplay. Thinks it's a fly.

Sheldon: It was a map leading to the lost treasure of famous pirate One-Eyed Willy.(the plot for Goonies)

Amy: Your father was in the auditorium at your high shcool graduation. And he cried because he was so proud of you.(Sheldon immediately pointed out it was made up by Amy)

Penny: It was a letter explaining that your dad wasn't who he said he was. Eventually his other life caught up to him. The only way to keep you and your mom safe was to leave.

Leonard: Your dad wrote about how family is the most important thing and that you should never throw it away like he did.

Bernadette: (she paused and said)Inside the envelope was a picture of your dad holding you the day you were born. On the back he wrote,"Howard, my son, my greatest gift."

Here is my guess

What Raj said is obviously made up. It perfectly matches his simple mind and cold humor. Sheldon's is the plot of _Goonies _and Amy's is the most sweet one. We can see that inside Amy, there is a heart eager for romance. Unfortunately, Sheldon leaked  the truth immediately. Penny is different from these scientists. She is a social woman with a lot of experience and sees the same kind of plot of Howard's life often. So she gave the realistic one. It can also be fake. What Leonard said sounds like  some suggestion to Howard as a friend that he should value the family and should not abandon it in a stride. Finally, Bernadette,a picture. I can't tell which is the real one between Leonard's and Bernadette's. But Bernadette is Howard's wife. She is the very one who should tell the truth.That's my guess.

what I want to say is no matter who really expressed  what Howard's father wanted to say, all of this is the wish and blessing to Howard. I envy him for having so many good friends.

house of card

  • There are two kinds of pain.

    痛苦分两种。

  • The sort of pain that makes you strong

    一种让你变得跟强

  • or useless pain

    另一种毫无价值

  • The sort of pain that's only suffering.

    只是徒添折磨

  • It was a hit and run.

    肇事逃逸

  • I love that woman.I love her more than sharks love blood.

    我爱那个女人,甚于鲨鱼爱鲜血。

  • However we do this, we'll also need a buffer.

    不管我们打算怎么做,得找个中间人。

  • You mean an errand boy?

    找个傀儡吗?

  • Okay, i'll keep my ear to the ground.

    好,我会留意的。

  • A person's character isn't determined by how he or she enjoys victory, but rather how he or she endures defeat. Nothing can help us endure dark times better than our faith.

    一个人的品行不取决于这人如何享受胜利,而在于这人如何忍受失败。没什么比信仰更能支撑我们度过艰难时光了。

  • We're going to let some people go.

    我们要裁员。

  • That would be half of our staff?

    裁掉一半么?

  • We have to carve out some room. We are a charity, but not for our employee.

    我们必须腾出些位置。我们是慈善机构,但不服务于职员。

  • We've plateaued.

    发展遇到了瓶颈。

  • Driving under influence.

    酒后驾车。

  • cover to cover.

    从头到尾。

  • In a town where everyone's so carefully reinventing themselves, what I like about Freddy is that he doesn't even pretend to change.

    这个城市的每个人都在精心地改头换面,弗莱迪的可贵之处在于他甚至不装作要改变。

  • They talk while I sit quitely and imagine their lightly salted faces frying in a skillet.

    他们谈话而我安静地坐着,想象他们淡腌过的脸在煎锅中炸。

  • You are well aware that I do not drop the ball on things like this.

    你知道我不会在这种事上犯错。

  • He chose money over power. In this town, a mistake nearly everyone makes. Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after ten years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries.

    为了钱而放弃了权利。这个城市里,几乎人人都犯了这个错。金钱是萨拉索塔的巨无霸豪宅,保质期就只有十年。权力是古老的石砌建筑,能屹立数百年。

  • What a martyr craves more than anything is a sword to fall on, so you sharpen the blade, hold it at the right angle and then 3, 2, 1...

    烈士最渴求的就是壮烈牺牲,所以你磨好兵刃,调整好角度默数三二一。

  • Tomo and Jude was appetizers, Ray is the meal.

    Tomo和Jude不过是开胃菜,Ray才是主菜。

I dreamed a dream

《I dreamed a dream》第一次听到是在英国的达人秀里,它让susan大婶一举成名。随着《悲惨世界》的到来才知道它的出处,芳汀(Fantine)原本有一份工作,但是工头看上了她,让她在女工里面到处到排挤以致最后丢了工作。为了女儿她把能卖的都卖了,卖了长发,卖了两颗牙,最后只能卖身。这是她第一次卖身时唱的,她曾经也有梦,向往着那个抛弃了她的人有一天能回来与她厮守终身。可是…那个秋天之后,他就在也没有出现。《悲惨世界》虽然是歌剧,还是很值得一看的,台词写得很赞。

I dreamed a dream
  • There was a time when man were kind

    曾经 男人是和气的

  • When their voices were soft

    他们语气温柔

  • And their words inviting

    言语讨人喜欢

  • There was a time when love was blind

    曾经 爱情是盲目的

  • And the world was a song

    世界像一首歌

  • And the song was exciting

    旋律激动人心

  • There was a time

    曾经有个时候

  • Then it all went wrong

    然后一切 落入歧途

  • I dreamed a dream in time gone by

    我梦到了已经远逝的时光

  • When hope was high and life worth living

    那是梦想如帆 岁月如金

  • I dreamed that love would never die

    我梦到爱永不凋零

  • I dreamed that God would be forgiving

    我梦到上帝仁慈宽厚

  • Then I was young and unafraid

    那时我年轻无惧

  • And dreams were made and used and wasted

    梦想诞生 被利用了 被浪费了

  • There was no ransom to be paid

    那时不曾担心后果

  • No song unsung, no wine untasted

    无歌不唱 无酒不尝

  • But the tigers come at night

    然而猛虎趁夜前来

  • With their voices soft as thunder

    吼声低沉如雷

  • As they tear your hope apart

    撕碎你的希望

  • As they turn your dream to shame

    把你的梦变成耻辱

  • He slept a summer by my side

    整个夏天 他睡在我身旁

  • He filled my days with endless wonder

    他让我每天充满惊喜

  • He took my childhood in his stride

    他轻易拿走了我的童贞

  • But he was gone when autumn came

    可秋天来时他已经离开

  • And still I dream he'll come to me

    我仍梦想他会来找我

  • That we will live the years together

    跟我共度余生

  • But there are dreams that cannot be

    但有些梦永不会成真

  • And there are storms we cannot weather

    有些难关我们没法度过

  • I dreamed my life would be

    我曾经梦想我的人生

  • So different from this hell I'm living

    跟这地狱是多么不同

  • So different now from what it seemed

    跟它曾经的景象是多么不同

  • Now life has killed the dream i dreamed

    现在 生活扼杀了我做过的梦

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.

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》

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!

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。

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Still I'll Rise

Still I'll Rise

--- 玛娅·安吉罗
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
你可能会用苦涩扭曲的谎言将我写入历史

You may trod me in the very dirt
你可能会在污泥中将我践踏

But still, like dust, I'll rise.
但是,就像尘土,我仍会奋起

Does my sassiness upset you?
我无礼的话是否冒犯了你?

Why are you beset with gloom?
为什么你满面怒气?

'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
因为我像拥有油井一样走着,涌进卧室。

Just like moons and like suns,
就像太阳和月亮

With the certainty of tides,
伴随着潮汐的如期而至

Just like hopes springing high,
就像希望高高升起,

Still I'll rise.
我仍会奋起

Did you want to see me broken?
你希望看到我支离破碎?

Bowed head and lowered eyes?
耷拉着脑袋,低垂着眼?

Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
肩膀像眼泪一样瘫下来

Weakened by my soulful cries.
灵魂的哭泣教人心软

Does my haughtiness offend you?
我的傲慢是否冒犯了你?

Don't you take it awful hard?
你是不是很难接受?

'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
因为我像拥有金矿一样笑着

Diggin' in my own back yard.
在我的后院挖掘着。

You may shoot me with your words,
你可能会用言辞朝我射击

You may cut me with your eyes,
你可能会用眼神将我切削

You may kill me with your hatefulness,
你可能会用仇恨将我杀死

But still, like air, I'll rise.
但是,就像空气,我仍会奋起。

Does my sexiness upset you?
我的性感是否冒犯了你?

Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
看到我的双脚,
看到我像拥有钻石一样跳着舞,
是否令你意外?

Out of the huts of history's shame
走出历史的耻辱之屋

I rise
我奋起

Up from a past that's rooted in pain
从扎根于痛苦的过去

I rise
我奋起

I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
我是黑色的海洋,浪高水阔,

Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
汹涌澎湃,驾驭着潮汐

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
将恐怖的黑夜抛在身后

I rise
我奋起

Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
来到光辉灿烂的黎明

I rise
我奋起

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
带着祖先的馈赠

I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
我是奴隶的梦想和希望

I rise
我奋起

I rise
我奋起

I rise.
我奋起。

参考:http://yiburongqin.blog.163.com/blog/static/1014975620100259311819/


玛娅.安吉罗(Maya Angelou1928-)无疑是在美国文坛上最走红,或在社会中知名度最高的诗人。作为社会活动家、演员、剧作家、作家和诗人,她是在媒体上出现最频繁的美国黑人之一。1975年她获《女人之家》杂志该年度最佳女性奖。她先后出版了10部畅销书,并被多次提名普利策奖和国家图书奖。许多大学授予了她名誉博士学位。卡特总统曾任命她为国际妇女年全国执行委员会主席。福特总统也曾任命她主持美国百年国庆特别委员会。1993年,在克林顿总统的就职仪式上,玛娅.安吉罗作为桂冠诗人朗诵了她的颂诗。

经典英文诗歌Still I Rise《我仍将奋起》是玛娅.安吉罗的代表作,被制作成了公益广告,多年来不断在美国各大电视台上播放,为广大电视观众所耳濡目染。这首诗歌作品是继马丁。路德。金的著名讲演《我有一个梦想》之后,美国黑人争取民权运动的又一重要代表作。跟其他的电视广告词一样,它被人们背的滚瓜烂熟。

Twitter and Facebook Marketing

I recently worked as overseas sales intern in Miaxis Biometrics Co.,Ltd.

Besides releasing products on the Alibaba International, I also has to market on Twitter and facebook. How I market on these social networks is shown as follows.

As a small memeber in such big social networks, it is hard for search engine to hunt you down. So you should find some big trees to lean on. Seek keywords that is relevant to your business. Accounts with more followers has higher placing. Follow them, retweet their status and comment on their status. Grasp every opportunity to mention your product or your company.

Peers are good references. After you done releasing product, you'll find that you have nothing to release to keep your account active. Go find out what your peers do, what website they usually visit. Find the original link, don't just retweet it. If so, when your follower want to see more about your status, they click and go back to the original tweet. You are indirectly lead them away. Push them to others. On the other hand, share the original link of a passage will give others a feeling that you are constantly focusing on the line.

Carefully set your background. put up pictures of dominant products of your company.

Send festival greetings to improve your exsistance and strengthen the connection between you and your followers.

Connect facebook with twitter. Then twitter will automatically release news for you on facebook. Skip repeating and save your time.

When you are old

---by William Butler Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,

And nodding by the fire, take down this book,

And slowly read, and dream of the soft look,

Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,

And loved your beauty with love false or true,

But one man loved the pilgrim Soul in you,

And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,

Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled,

And paced upon the mountains overhead,

And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

当你老了冰心译)

当你老了,头发花白,睡意沉沉,

倦坐在炉边,取下这本书来,

慢慢读着,追梦当年的眼神

那柔美的神采与深幽的晕影。

多少人爱过你青春的片影,

爱过你的美貌,以虚伪或是真情,

惟独一人爱你那朝圣者的心,

爱你哀戚的脸上岁月的留痕。

在炉栅边,你弯下了腰,

低语着,带着浅浅的伤感,

爱情是怎样逝去,又怎样步上群山,

怎样在繁星之间藏住了脸。


威廉·巴特勒·叶芝(William Butler Yeats),是爱尔兰诗人、剧作家和散文家,著名的神秘主义者,也是“爱尔兰文艺复兴运动”的领袖,艾比剧院(Abbey Theatre)的创建者之一。叶芝的诗受浪漫主义、唯美主义、神秘主义、象征主义和玄学诗的影响,演变出其独特的风格。叶芝的艺术代表着英语诗从传统到现代过渡的缩影。

面试必须说谎的原因以及必须说的谎

All of the characteristics HR looks for in a job candidate are the polar opposite of what enlightened leaders seek in new talent. While HR is tediously focused on making certain that candidates "play well in the sandbox," strong managers want those who don't venture near the proverbial box. Which creates a conundrum and a paradox:to get to the latter you need to lie to the former. As well you should. Why be held hostage to a broken system?
HR看重的应聘者特质和有眼光的领导需要的特质有着天壤之别。HR一味得关注“良好的团队合作精神”,领导需要的却是不走寻常路。这就带来了一个难题和悖论:要想一面到底就必须对HR说谎。你也应该说谎,我们没必要跟败坏的系统作对。

Case in point: the HR person will likely ask you if you work well with others? Well, many of the smartest and most innovative people on the planet simply don't. Not that they are trouble makers or in any way venal but they simply prefer to work alone, creating marvels of software, mathematical formulas or extraordinary feats of creativity. But can they tell HR:
举个例子来说:HR很有可能会问你的团队合作情况。很多高智商和有想法的人往往不会和人合作得太愉快。并不是因为他们想惹麻烦或者独享劳动成果,他们只是喜欢独自工作,私人的空间激发他们创造超赞的软件,数学程式或者极具创意的成果。但是他们能对HR说:

"No. I don't really like working with others. I guess you can say I do my best work by myself. My professors at MIT used to call me a 'loner.'"
“不,我不喜欢和别人合作。我想我独自一人工作时表现最好。我在MIT时,我的导师叫我独行侠。”

HR's universal reaction to this honest response would be "Next." Einstein and Newton would have failed their test.
对这种诚实的回答,HR的普遍反应是“下一位。”如果爱因斯坦和牛顿去面试,应该会通不过。

For years, my firm worked with a hedge fund that invests capital based on quantitative strategies, developed by their team of math and physics brainiacs. None even pretend to enjoy the social aspects of the work environment. For them, it is all about hibernation, concentration and introspection. They never stepped into a a sandbox as kids and they aren't about to start now.
多年来,我的公司基于量化的工具管理用于投资的对冲基金。这些工具是由一支在数学和物理方面极具造诣的团队开发的。他们没有一人会假装自己喜欢工作环境中的任何社交。对他们来说,他们眼里只有蛰伏、专注和自省。他们从未融入团队,他们也不打算这样做。

Over the course of an intense year when we examined and adjusted many of the practices of the fund, management came to recognize that the caliber of the candidates coming to them for second-stage interviews was way down below the quality hierarchy. On closer examination, we discovered the HR filter was turning the best and the brightest away before they could be seen by senior fund managers -- all geeks and loners in their own right. The solution was simple: HR was limited to managing the fund's employee benefits and policies and completely removed from the hiring process.
经过紧张的一年,当我们检查和调整了公司的运作,但是管理层在第二阶段的面试时发现应聘者的才智远比要求的素质等级低。经过仔细的检查,我们发现在最好的人才在见到高级管理层之前早就被HR筛除了。所有的极客和独行侠都这么错失了机会。解决方法很简单:要知道HR的职能只局限于管理公司的员工福利和政策以及初步筛选。

Another HR question that demands a lie goes like this:
另一个HR会问而你必须说谎的问题是:

"So tell me why you want to work for our company."
“谈一谈为什么你想加入我们公司。”

In many cases, the honest answer would be:
很多情况下,诚实的回答是:

"I think this is the best place to make a fortune before I'm 35. I really want a chunk of those stock options."
”我觉得这是我35岁之前赚大钱最好的去处。我真的很想要股票和期权。”

But to the HR paint-by-numbers gang, that would lead to a fast dismissal out the fire exit. To get to the next-stage interview you have to lie, waxing poetic about the company's innovative culture or lionizing it's irreverent founder (who, by the way, is eager to have brilliant wealth-seeking hot shots on the team).
但对于墨守成规的HR,你很可能就被刷了。为了进入下一轮面试,你必须说谎,对公司的创新型文化润润色或者吹捧一下创始人(他如何在团队中脱颖而出,创造了巨大的财富)。

The old adage "Just be yourself," is a fool's game when it comes to the hiring process. Instead, at the outset, you need to be what HR wants you to be. And in most cases, you need to (and very well should) lie to win a pass to see the real players in the company. The ones with a 180 degree different (from HR) perspective on life/business/success and how to get what you want in your career.
招聘时,愚蠢的人才会照古话说的“展现真我”。相反,你需要成为HR喜欢的那种人。大多数情况下,如果你对生活/工作/成功的看法和HR南辕北辙,你需要(而且很有必要)通过说谎来进入下轮面试。

Look, I don't believe in making lying a way of life--in fact, I appreciate blunt and honest people and think of myself in this way. But when a system is stacked against the truth, dance around it.
我并不认同将说谎作为一种生活方式---事实上,我欣赏直率和诚实的人,我自己也朝着这方面发展。但是当一个体系有悖于事实得运转时,请配合它。

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怎样跟谁都能说上话

How to Start a Conversation with Absolutely Anyone

Did you know that public speaking is often rated the number one thing people are afraid of? But while getting up on a stage in front of an audience can definitely be nerve wracking, many people find striking up a conversation one-on-one just as intimidating.
你知道吗,人们最害怕的事往往是公众演讲?站在台上在众人之前演讲的确让人紧张万分,但有些人甚至害怕发起一对一的对话。

Maybe it’s the CEO of your company, a new colleague, the guy in the mail room, the girl from IT, or a stranger in the street. Whomever you want to talk to, there’s a way to strike up a conversation. And the best news is that it gets easier with practice.
他也许是你公司的CEO,一个新同事,收发室里的工作人员或者来自IT行业的女士。不管你想和谁交谈,总有一个方法能让你搭上讪。最好的意见是熟能生巧。

Try these conversation starters to talk to absolutely anybody:
试着用下面的话和任何人搭讪:

  • Skip the small talk.
    不要再用这些衰招了。
    “What’s up with this weather?” and “How ‘bout them [insert local sports team]?” are as bad as cheesy pick-up lines when it comes to starting a conversation. Avoid tired topics. Every situation is unique, so you should be able to find a unique conversation starter.
    搭讪时,“今天天气怎样?”以及“【当地球队】打得怎么样?”已经是陈芝麻烂豆了。避免乏味的话题。不同的情景需要不同的话来搭讪。

  • Ask for their opinion.
    征求意见。
    Everyone has one! For someone you don’t know well, start with light subjects like the food, the music, the atmosphere, etc. “Do you like your Margaritas with salt or without? Do you watch horror movies? Do you like this song?” It’s probably best to stay away from really sticky subjects like politics unless you already know the person very well.
    每个人都有自己的喜好。对于你不了解的人,你可以从一些轻松的话题切入,比如音乐,氛围等。“你的玛格丽特酒要加点盐吗?你看恐怖电影吗?你喜欢这首歌吗?”最好远离艰涩的话题如政治,除非你很了解你谈话的人。

  • Ask for their advice or recommendations.
    征求建议。
    This works very well when commenting on someone’s outfit or accessories, as in “What a great tie! Where did you get it?” or on the food, as in, “Everything looks good. What are you having?”
    当谈论某人的服装或配饰是这一招很受用,如“你的领结真好看!你在哪儿买的?”或者关于食物,“所有的看起来都很好吃,你要吃什么?”

  • Ask them a question — that’s easy to answer.
    提问题——问题要容易回答。
    This is great when you know or find out that a person has expertise in a particular field. If you’re talking to your company’s IT guy, for example, you could ask him whether he’s the guy who installs hardware or software. But avoid asking anyone to explain something super complex or involved; if that’s where the conversation leads, great, but asking a really complicated question up front can feel demanding.
    这一招很适合在你知道或发现某人在某个领域有专长的时候用。例如,如果你和公司的IT男/女交谈,你可以问他擅长软件还是硬件。但不要问特别复杂的问题,如果实在避免不了,那就这能这样了。但记住,问复杂的问题会让人觉得被命令回答一样。

  • Comment on the environment.
    评价一下环境。
    No matter where you are, there are things to comment on: the music, the food, the lights, the guests, and so on. Even if you are stuck in an elevator with someone, you can comment on the music, the speed, the crowdedness, etc.
    不管你在哪儿,总有东西能让你评价:音乐、食物、灯饰和宾客等。即使你和别人挤在一个电梯里,你也可以评价音乐,电梯的速度和电梯的拥挤等。

  • Ask for an update.
    询问进展。
    If you know someone a little or know them by reputation, ask for an update on something you know they’ve been doing, for example, “Oh, Mary mentioned you were taking swing dance classes. How’s that going?”
    如果你对某人略知一二或只是听说过他,问一下他正在做的事,有什么进展。比如,“Mary说你报了班学摇摆舞,学的怎么样了?”

  • Ask open-ended questions whenever possible.
    什么时候都要问发散式的问题。
    If your question can be answered with a simple yes or no, don’t be surprised if that’s what you get. Having follow-up questions ready can also help the conversation flow. If you are asking what kind of food they’re having, for example, you might follow up with, “That sounds good. Do you know what kind of wine would go well with that?” Almost everything can be followed up with, “Why?” (Just don’t ask it too many times and end up sounding like a three-year-old!)
    如果你的问题可以用简单的是或否来回答,得到这样的回答你也不要觉得奇怪了。想好接下来要问什么也能让对话持续下去。比如,你问人家在吃什么,可能会接着问,“好像很不错。你知道吃这个该搭配什么样的酒吗?”几乎所有的对话都可以用“为什么”来承接(只是不要问太多次,这样会让人觉得你是三岁毛孩)。

  • Ask a hypothetical question.
    问假设性的问题。
    These can be great conversation starters, but try to tie them into something happening at the event or in current events to avoid seeming too random. You might say something like, “I just saw this movie where all the laws were revoked for one day. What would you do if there were no laws for a day?”
    这可以作为很好的搭讪方式,尽量与当下发生的事联系起来,这样不会显得很随意。你可以这样说,“我刚看了一部电影,讲述的是有一天,所有的法律都不存在了。如果是你,这一天你会做什么?”

  • Ask about their kids, pets, or hobbies.
    询问孩子,宠物或爱好。
    People love to talk about the things that are important to them. If you know that your boss loves to sail, asking him about his latest trip is a surefire way to get him talking.
    人们喜欢谈论对他们重要的事物。如果你知道你的老板喜欢航行,问他最近的旅行他肯定会和你侃侃而谈的。

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