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1. Do not pursue a job that does not give you complete authority.

2. Do not pursue a job that does not provide intellectual stimulation.

3. Do not pursue a job that does not provide fair compensation.

4. Do not pursue a job that does not allow you to be a strong foundation on the family front.

Credit: Le Duy Loan – The first woman and Asian elected to the rank of Texas Instruments Senior Fellow

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It’s weekend again. Some’ve been into parties and some are enjoying their quiet time.

I wonder to myself: Party might be so tiring for an introvert. Isn’t it enjoyable to have a good sleep then have a light breakfast with a glass of coffee (less coffee more milk pls!) in district 1 that having the vibe of Sydney. Especially, with someone who also enjoys that low key moment with you and opens up about everything with some laughters. “Let’s talk about life”

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“Respect” in work relationships

It’s been 2 years I started working in big companies (Government, Global and local companies). And something I want to write down (like so let it go) is about Respect in Work relationship.

Somehow people/coworker/partner (we can call “all peers”) in our work network really affect how we feel about our working environment, how easy or difficult our work is. I know everyone is different, the way we network with everyone is different. But I do think the attitude really play an important role here.

I really really hate some mindset like: I’m your boss, so I have the right to be cocky, jump into the middle of your conversation or “I’m more experienced, I’m always right and you’re wrong, listen to me!” Or I also hate : “I’m your senior, you better shut up and listen to me, follow my idea”.

From my experience and what I have been embracing, while you’re working, if you respect everyone, no matter what position they are, they can be your manager or they can be your subordinate, they’re older or younger than you, everything will be easier a lot, people feel more comfortable to talk with you, share with you and also respect you in return.

No one like a jerk, a showoff, a cocky one and everyone want to be respected, to be treated nicely. So … Smile and Respect everyone.

Fear is a thief

You cannot let fear become a thief. It will steal so many precious things and rob you of so many incredible moments.

From: Quiet Power by Susan Cain

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#simple #quiet #inpeace

 

Tình yêu trăng non

Conflicts will come and it’s about how we stay and get over.

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YSEALI @ UNO 2015

  1. What is YSEALI?

YSEALI: Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative, is a special program sponsored by the US Government, the idea of Barack Omaba to bring young leaders in South East Asia to the U.S several weeks to be exposed to the culture, environment, to see how the US citizen shape their history, build a strong community and sustainable environment.

2. What is your theme?

Civic engagement, “Công dân tích cực”, this theme is to let me have a general understanding about the history, the truly american culture, to learn how the local government connect with everyone no matter what where you come from what religious you are by encouraging and solving each by each problem effectively.

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3. Tell us a bit your experience?

I had a wonderful 5 weeks in the states. We were exposed from the midwest, Omaha, where is hometown of Warren Buffet, a truly american land, to the West, Portland, a weird city and to Washington DC, which you all know is the capital of the USA.

My host university is University of Nebraska Omaha. Thanks to them, everyday is a new life-changing experience. We met some NGO, local government, even Hillary Clinton in person, we joined in some special meeting, conference, talked to local and international student, we visit some church and mosque we spent good time and learn from each other.

4. What is the most memorable thing in the trip?

So difficult to choose one because everything is memorable for me. Its my first time to stay with 20 talented young leaders from South East Asia, each one has very special thing I can learn from. Oh, funny thing that I didn’t expect to see the house of Warren Buffet, to have a selfie with Hillary Clinton and a handshake with her and even Barack Obama later.

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5. What did you get out of this trip?

  • America is a great, diverse country. No matter where you come from, you can integrate easily into the society
  • How the leader reach out to the citizen and enthusiastically solve the problem.
  • A great understand about the culture, the history, the good and bad thing
  • Learn from US people and also 20 delegates from 9 countries
  • No perfect society, even America, Japan
  • We should be proud of being Vietnamese, we have weakness but also the strength. We should thicken the strength and improve the society.
  • I feel like I understand a lot about the communities around the world and even myself. I feel peace better in everything I do, in the society, I accept the good and bad things in everything.

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6. Why were you chosen ?

Tall like American. Just kidding. My english is just okay, but maybe I’m interested in how to improve the society, what young people should focus on to improve their life and make everything better. I have some experience in social activities, in leading voluntary groups. And one thing I can say: I’m positive and enthusiastic.

7.  What do you want to do after this experience?

Now, I need to focus on my career first since I just started life after university. I keep trying to encourage young people to believe in themselves, work hard, keep their mind positive. Work-life is busy, I try to do something for community, big or small. And I’m conducting a project to improve the health of Vietnamese.

8. What if I want to have more information about YSEALI?

Keep in tune and apply for it.

The official website: https://youngsoutheastasianleaders.state.gov/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/youngsoutheastasianleaders/

YSEALI website in Vietnam: http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/yseali.html

日本語:03/02: #4 How to remember words…

10 Ways to Remember Japanese Words

⓵ なるべくネイティブと話をする
Nói chuyện với người bản xứ càng nhiều càng tốt
⓶ 何回も読んだり書いたり話したりを繰り返しする
Lặp lại việc đọc, viết, nói chuyện nhiều lần
⓷ 子供向けのテレビやユーチューブをよく見る
Xem các chương trình TV hoặc Youtubr giành cho trẻ em
⓸ 日常生活の中でいつも使うようにする
Cố gắng sử dụng trong hội thoại hàng ngày
⓹ 日本語で考えようとすると頭の中も自然に日本語になる
Tập suy nghĩ bằng tiếng Nhật để tiến trình suy nghĩ trong đầu trở nên tự nhiên. Tránh việc suy nghĩ bằng tiếng mẹ đẻ rồi chuyển sang tiếng Nhật.
⓺ 家族や犬に向かって理解されなくても話続ける
Tìm 1 đối tượng để nói chuyện ( gia đình hoặc thú cưng (chó) ), tiếp tục nói dù đối tượng đó ko hiểu
⓻ 新聞をできるだけ読むと、言葉を覚えるのに役立つ
Đọc báo nhiều nhất có thể, nó có ích trong việc nhớ từ.
⓼ 簡単な文章の中に、新しい言葉を使ってみると、単体の言葉だけじゃなく、文章全体を勉強できる
Sử dụng từ mới trong 1 câu đơn giản; sẽ học được cả câu chứ ko chỉ từ mới đó
⓽ 音楽を聴いて、歌詞を暗記する
Nghe nhạc và học thuộc lời
⓾ 実際に自分に聞こえるように、言葉を声に出す
Nói to từ ra để bản thân có thể nghe được

日本語:03/01: #3 NUMBER 2

Telephone number in Japanese

The telephone number in Japanese language is given with individual digits,

 

My phone number in Vietnam is: ぜろ いち に はち きゅ の はち さん はち の さん よん ご 01289ー838ー34*

Time in Japanese

To express in Japanese language that we mean the time, we add the”-じ” ending to the number of the relevant hour :

x + じ = hour x o’clock

Pay attention to some exceptions from the general rule, marked with bold fonts:

 1.00 いち じ

ichi ji

 2.00 に じ

ni ji

 3.00 さん じ

san ji

4.00

yo ji

 5.00 ご じ

go ji

 6.00 ろく じ

roku ji

 7.00 しち

shichi ji

 8.00 はち じ

hachi ji

9.00

ku ji

 10.00 じゅう じ

jyuu ji

 11.00 じゅういち じ

jyuuichi ji

 12.00 じゅうに じ

jyuuni ji

 

Similarly, to express minutes, it is enough to add to a specific number “-ふん” ending (if it ends with 2, 4, 5, 7 or 9) or “-ぷん” (if it ends with 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, or 10). You can say both, よんふん and よんぷん in case of four.

y + ふん (ぷん) = y minutes

30 minutes: はん.

Examples

 2.30 に じ はん lub に じ さんじゅっぷん

ni ji han lub ni ji sanjyuppun

 11.10 じゅういち じ じゅっぷん

jyuuichi ji jyuppun

 4.55 しち じ ごじゅう ご ふん

shichi ji gojyuu go fun

 3.36 さん じ さんじゅう ろっぷん

san ji sanjyuu roppun

 8.16 はち じ じゅうろっぷん

hachi ji jyuuroppun

日本語:02/29: #2 Number

Basic things: Number for today’

0 zero 〇

1 ichi 一 いち

2 ni 二 に

3 san 三 さん

4 yon 四 よん

5 go 五 ご

6 roku 六 ろく

7 nana 七 なな

8 hachi 八 はち

9 九 きゅ

10 juu 十 じゅう

11 juu ichi 十一 じゅういち

12 juu ni 十二

20 ni juu 二十

21 ni juu ichi 二十

22 san juu 二十二

40 yonjuu 四十

100 hyaku   百

 

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