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Concentration

Dear brothers and sisters,

Concentration is a skill that can be acquired from practicing. Some people are born with it, but most people obtain it by practicing. And it is fairly easy to practice.

Before talking about practice, you may want to take note that your success in life depends heavily on your ability to concentrate your mind. If you mind is scattered all over the places, you know very well that you cannot achieve anything of substance. If you use all your day to daydream in classes, run around coffee shops, make calls to 12 friends to chat, go to the swimming pool for 20 minutes, read your homework assignments for a half hour while chatting at the same time, eat dinner, watch TV, and then go to bed. What have you accomplished in the day other than throwing a chunk of your precious time out of the window? Đọc tiếp Concentration

Second Trump-Kim summit to take place in Vietnam: report – HÀ NỘI ĐƯỢC CHỐT LÀ NƠI TRUMP VÀ KIM GẶP NHAU LẦN 2

Second Trump-Kim summit to take place in Vietnam: report

Second Trump-Kim summit to take place in Vietnam: report
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President Trump‘s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is slated to take place in Vietnam next month, Bloomberg reported Sunday.The news outlet reported that the meeting is expected to be held in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, but Danang and Ho Chi Minh City are also being discussed.

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The Biggest Mistakes In Songs We Love To Sing

TĐH: Some well known songs for you to see some grammatical mistakes. These mistakes are usually intentional, either to make the song stand out or to use popular incorrect English by most people. But sometimes the mistake is from the author’s ignorance.

Source: Dictionary.com

Songwriters provide the soundtracks to our lives and often have a knack for saying exactly what we were feeling but, of course, we didn’t know how to express ourselves.

But even their superior rhyming skills and penchant for translating the human condition into beautiful lyrics doesn’t mean they always say everything perfectly. Your favorite playlist is probably as full of simple spelling mistakes and hilarious grammatical errors as it is beloved hit songs. Đọc tiếp The Biggest Mistakes In Songs We Love To Sing

The rhythm of the mind

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

“Rhythm of work” means when we are settled into daily work routines we are in a daily repetition of very much the same tasks in the same ways at the same hours. Likewise, the rhythm of the mind means the same ways we think every day about the same things, a daily repetition of what we call thinking. Nonetheless, it is not thinking. It really means sleeping, a mere repetition of formulas about things and activities that have been programmed into our nervous system to work like robots, no more no less. Đọc tiếp The rhythm of the mind

From Tibet to the ‘Nine Dragons’, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is losing sand

REUTERS asahi.com  January 14, 2019 at 11:00 JST

Photo/IllutrationThe Mekong River (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

MO CAY, Vietnam– In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh’s house collapsed. Perched on the sandy banks of the Mekong River, it took just a few minutes for one half of everything she owned to plunge into its murky depths.

“Our kitchen, our laundry room, our two bedrooms, all gone,” said Kim Anh, speaking amongst the twisted metal and rubble of her house, from which she still sells eggs, soap and instant noodles to villagers in Ben Tre, a province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region.

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Narcos: the hidden drug highways linking Asia and Latin America

NOVEMBER 24, 2018 SCMP

 
RAQUEL CARVALHO

 
MARCELO DUHALDE

As Chinese gangs, Latin American cartels and Nigerian brokers widen their international networks, a rising number of vulnerable women and children are being tangled in their web.

It was one of those hot summer days in early August when the skin has no rest from the burning sun, drier than usual. Daniela, from Venezuela, was landing for the first time in Hong Kong, wearing a black jacket, white shirt, bell-bottomed jeans, and high heels.

She was pregnant, but that wasn’t all she was carrying. Strapped to each of her legs were four packs of cocaine.

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By the Numbers: The Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of “Fast Fashion”

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Elizabeth Reichart  and  –       

Garment factory in Dhaka, BangladeshGarment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo by Tareq Salahuddin/Wikimedia Commons

Think about how many sweaters, scarves and other clothes were given as gifts this holiday season. How many times will people wear them before throwing them out?

Probably far fewer than you think. One garbage truck of clothes is burned or sent to landfills every second! The average consumer bought 60 percent more clothes in 2014 than in 2000, but kept each garment for half as long.

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You, Your English, and the Country

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

If you ask me what is the most important thing for our Viet Nam’s development? I will say immediately, “The most important thing is our ethics, and the second most important thing is our English.” I talk everyday about ethics. Let me talk about English today. Đọc tiếp You, Your English, and the Country

It’s decision time for Southeast Asia as power demand soars

Still stuck on coal, the region is missing out on massive price cuts in renewables, writes Courtney Weatherby.

Coal-fired power plant in Henan, China
A coal-fired power plant in Henan, China. While China is shifting from heavy coal reliance to renewable sources, it continues to invest in coal-fired power plant projects overseas. Image: V.T. Polywoda, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

By Courtney Weatherby  

Southeast Asia’s energy demand is expected to grow by two-thirds by 2040, requiring massive investment in new energy generation and transmission. Installed capacity will double from 240 gigawatts to 565 gigawatts, which amounts to adding a bit more than Japan’s total electricity capacity.

To meet their growing needs, countries have to make pivotal choices. They will either lock the region into a carbon-intensive energy future or open up a more sustainable, flexible path based on renewables and energy trading. Outside investors – in particular China – will play a key role in the outcome.

Some of the region’s poorest developing countries face the greatest pressures. Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos can expect their energy demand to grow every year by double digits. Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam project 6-10 per cent annual growth rates.

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