Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jack London

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Henry Kissinger

"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small."

Judith Martin

"Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation."

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Good day to you all, chào mọi người Smile
Hôm nay chúng ta xem màn trình diễn múa đặc sắc của các nghệ sỹ múa  Rockette và học các từ liên quan đến nghệ thuật nhé.




Flexed - to bend (a body part).

Audition - a short performance to show the talents of someone (such as an actor or a musician) who is being considered for a role in a play, a position in an orchestra, etc.
Vying - to compete with others in an attempt to get or win something.
Coveted - to want (something that you do not have) very much.
Prospective - likely to be or become something specified in the future.
Tap - a kind of dance in which you wear special shoes with metal plates on the heels and toes and make tapping sounds with your feet.
Preliminary - coming before the main part of something.


Hundreds of dancers flexed their muscles.. and put their best foot forward, for a chance to dance with the famed Rockettes of the Radio City Music Hall in New York. For most of them, the open audition is a step closer to a life-long dream. Danni Hevern traveled all the way from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
- It would mean that everything I’ve worked for since I was a little girl would be worth it, you know to happen.
Hevern is among 500 dancers vying for the few coveted spots to perform in this year’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular – one of New York’s most beloved holiday attractions since 1935. Linda Haberman, the Director and Choreographer of the show explained what she was looking for in a prospective Rockette.
- It’s an extremely demanding job. They have to be proficient in tap, jazz, ballet. There is a height requirement. But what I’m looking for right now basic technique. If you can’t get through the combination I just did, there’s no way you are going to be able to do the show. So that was sort of a very preliminary combination.
Just a few of these dancers will be invited back to kick their dance routines into a higher gear as the audition process will continue through the rest of the week.


Bài dự thi múa

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A. J. Liebling

"Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one."

Carl Sandburg

"I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thomas H. Huxley

"Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club."

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oscar Wilde

"Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing."

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

John Cage

"If you think something is boring, try doing it for two minutes. If you still think it's boring, try it for four. If you still think it's boring, try it for eight, then sixteen, then thirty-two, and so on and so forth. Soon enough you'll find that it's really not boring at all."

Sir Edward Appleton

"I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand."

Friday, March 8, 2013

Straight from the horse's mouth

Straight from the horse's mouth có nghĩa là thông tin nghe được từ một nguồn hay người rất đáng tin tưởng.

Listen :


Finn: Hello, I'm Finn and we're presenting today's The English We Speak on horseback. I'm joined by…

(Horse whinny)

Finn: Sorry about that – by Feifei…

Feifei: Hello. Yes, we're taking a horse-riding holiday in the beautiful mountains of Wales.

Finn: Isn't it glorious?

Feifei: Beautiful. A million miles away from London.

(Horse whinny)

Finn: Eh, talking about London – you know our friend Mark, did you hear his news?

Feifei: No, what happened?

Finn: Great news for him. He sold his ice-cream delivery company.

Feifei: Wow!

Finn: And he made £500,000.

Feifei: Really? That's great news. Where did you hear that?

Finn: Straight from the horse's mouth.

(Horse whinny)

Feifei: Eh – from our horse? Our horse told you about Mark?

Finn: No, straight from the horse's mouth means...

Feifei: I know what it means, just kidding! Straight from the horse's mouth means directly from the source of the news or information – so in this case our friend Mark told Finn himself about the ice-cream business. Right, Finn?

Finn: Absolutely. Listen to these examples:
  • A: Our university is going to start teaching courses in oceanography.
    B: Really? How do you know that?
    A: Straight from the horse's mouth – the head of the university told me.
  • A: Are you sure Michael is coming tomorrow? I haven't seen him for ages.
    B: Yes, straight from the horse's mouth. He phoned me yesterday to tell me!
Feifei: Anyway, what's Mark going to do next?

Finn: Apparently he's starting a new ice-cream business – with lots of crazy flavours.

Feifei: Like what?

Finn: Grass-flavoured ice-cream.

Feifei: Really?

Finn: Sure - straight from the…

Feifei: Horse's mouth!

(Horse whinny)

Feifei: Well, I think our horse friend might enjoy grass-flavoured ice-cream, but I'm not so sure myself. Anyway do check out for more phrases.

Finn: Bye. Giddy up.

Sydney Smith

"You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious, nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave."

Ji-Hae Park: The violin, and my dark night of the soul | Ted

Xin chào !

Hôm nay chúng ta xem nghệ sĩ Violon Ji Hae Park của Hàn Quốc biểu diễn và thuyết trình ở Ted.


Ji-Hae ParkJi-Hae Park spreads the joy of classical to music to those who might not otherwise hear it -- and in the process shows that you can rock out on the violin.





Ji-Hae Park was on the fast track to violin stardom when she ... paused. Why was it simply her goal to be the best violin player in the world? Was there more to music than that? And thus she began to think differently about how to "play" her life. Now -- along with playing prestigious concert halls, winning prizes and making a new album for Decca called Baroque in Rock -- she makes time to play in hospitals, churches, prisons, anywhere she feels she can reach people with music. Her friendly, entertaining rearrangements of classical music invite new listeners in.

She was named The Respected Korean 2010 for her leadership and influence on the national development. She is playing on the Petrus Guarnerius 1735, Venedig on loan from the German Foundation (Deutsche-Stiftung- Musikleben) since 2003.

"Watching the radiant violin prodigy, one would never guess that at one time she had battled depression and found solace in her music. "

Các bạn có thể thăm web chính thức của JI


Albert Einstein

"To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself."

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

TEWS: Freak: 27 May 13

Are you obsessed by a hobby or sport? Feifei is but Jen's not impressed!

Listen :

Rebecca West

"Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology."

Monday, March 4, 2013

Dorothy Parker

"I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more."

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