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I am gradually getting back to blogging, though not fully engaged.  I started reviewing some of my old articles and added some more comments and more information on why I wrote them.  Maybe I can regain the fun of blogging again and do more.  

Oh, it happens to be New Year's Day.  I will write something for the occasion.

 

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裝聾做啞 假裝耳聾口啞。形容故意不理睬;裝做不知或不懂;或故意置身事外。

Pretend to be deaf and dumb; pretend to be deaf and mute; play ignorant; play dumb; remain aloof; turn a deaf ear

 

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填鴨式教育

Spoon-feeding education

I was just talking to a friend about the difference between Eastern and Western education.  Eastern education system tends to provide a more passive way of learning where students are hand

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2 1/2 years have passed since my last entry on this blog.  I am sorry to keep you waiting.  It has been hard without much motivation to write.  Anyway, since I like to whine, I will talk about whining.

發牢騷 -  Whine

Is it good to whine?  Sometimes, it is good to whine to get things off your chest, so you can be done with it and not get bogged down.  However, constant whining gets you nowhere and is unconstructive.  Instead of fixing issues, you are wasting your time whining. 

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過河拆橋 - 每日一辭(英)

Better print out this news. Just in case you have the need in the future.

I don't know why "Dismantle the bridge after crossing it" (過河拆橋) came to my mind.  Maybe because I don't trust that Ministry of Foreign Affair would really honor this for civilians. 

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於股掌之中- 每日一辭(英)

於股掌之中

Twist around one's finger / Turn around one’s finger / Wind around one’s finger / Wrap around one’s finger

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Don’t patronize me! 别把我當傻瓜 - 每日一辭(

 

 

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鑽牛角尖 - 每日一辭(英)  

 

鑽牛角尖

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敷衍, 草率, 馬虎 , 掛在嘴上說說 - 每日一辭(英)  

 

敷衍了事,草率做事

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愚民政策

Chinese Communist, KMT government and Ma are all masters in the art of obscurantism to achieve such ultimate control of their people.

What is “Obscurantism”? It is an art to deliberately restrict knowledge (withhold knowledge from the public) and deliberate vagueness in an attempt to obscure the facts.

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同謀, 幫兇

An abettor

An accomplice in crime

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裝模做樣, 做作   - 每日一辭()  

 

put on an act = to pretend, especially to deceive or to show off.

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Achilles' heel

Achilles heel

致命要害 (阿基里斯的脚踵)

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Pierian Spring

靈感

 

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A fly in the ointment

 

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貓哭耗子假慈悲

To cry crocodile tears

To shed crocodile tears

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巧婦難為無米之炊

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. 

 

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As I was watching the snowy scene (yes, we broke our mega snow record and we are still having snow in May), I thought this seemed a good time to think of something gloomy, something that I didn't like.  Yuck!  Rats!  I just hope that we don't skip spring and head right into summer.      

 

一粒老鼠屎,壞了一鍋

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庸人自擾 - 每日一辭()

Much Ado About Nothing

The phrase 'much ado about nothing' comes from Shakespeare's play “Much Ado About Nothing”. The word “ado” means busy activity, bustle or fuss.

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 Break a leg is usually said to people who peform in plays before they go on the stage. It is to wish them good luck, tell them to get on the stage and do a great job in the play.

 

For example:

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