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Uni President plans unmanned retail stores

Uni President Chain Store Corp chairman Alex Lo has announced that, in order to keep pace with changes in the retail sector, the company is considering allowing the more than 5,000 retail stores it operates across Taiwan to take on a more unique feel andFULL STORY

Talented young musician with autism puts on concert
自閉兒堅持不放棄 上週辦音樂會

Lai Hsiang-wei was diagnosed with moderate autism when he was two years and nine months old. Lai threw all his energy into his love of music and this year has scooped the Presidential Education Award. Lai demonstrated the fruits of his labor by putting onFULL STORY


A: My dog’s getting old. She has cataracts. B: Have you taken her to the vet? A: Yes. The vet said I’d have to take her to a specialist veterinary eye clinic and have her operated on, but we don’t have one in my town. B: I haveFULL STORY

USING IDIOMS 活用成語2017-11-20

Chinese practice 集思廣益 (ji2 si1 guang3 yi4) collecting opinions is of wide benefit 諸葛亮(西元一八一~二三四年)是三國時期蜀國的軍師與丞相。《三國志.卷三九.蜀書》記載,諸葛亮向屬下官員提供了建議,他說:「當你參與政事時,把許多人的智慧結合起來是很重要的,吸收各種意見對你來說會很有幫助。」他繼續說,若因為怕得罪人而避免提出不同的意見,會讓人更難做事。 諸葛亮用「集眾思廣忠益也」來表示收集許多人的不同意見是有助益的。成語「集思廣益」便是由此而來,其字面意思是「收集意見是很有助益的」,或「由廣泛的建議中獲益」。 一個意義類似的英文諺語是「two heads are better than one」(兩個頭比一個頭好),其中「two」意指「多於一個」。我們已知這說法在十六世紀中期之前已在使用了,因為它被收錄在英格蘭作家約翰‧海伍德(約西元一四九七~一五八○年)的《英文諺語全集》中。海伍德寫道: Some heades haue taken two headis better then one: But ten heads without wit, I wene as good none. 海伍德此言說明集結眾人的點子雖是件好事,但如果這些人不是特別聰明(「without wit」),結合眾多人(例如此處所說的十人)的意見卻沒有好處。 英國小說家和學者C.S.路易斯(西元一八九八~一九六三年)為這一概念增添了歷史的面向。他寫道:「Two heads are better than one, notFULL STORY


A: A few days ago I uploaded the photos from my Korea trip, and only one person has left a comment. B: Oh, yes, I saw the photos you uploaded. A: Why didn’t you click “like”? B: You uploaded 600 photos in one go. I haven’t had timeFULL STORY

New parking system at Taoyuan Airport helps drivers find parking and cars2017-11-19

A new parking guidance and car search system recently installed at the P1 and P2 parking lots of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 1 can help drivers quickly find available parking spots and locate their parked cars simply by entering their license plate number. BothFULL STORY


A: You’re drinking coffee this late, aren’t you worried you won’t be able to sleep. B: I have to get this draft done tonight, I might be working all the way through to the morning. A: Huh. Are you having to catch up on a homework assignment? B:FULL STORY

White truffles fetch 75,000 euros at Italian auction
義大利拍賣會 白松露七萬五千歐元高價拍出

Alba, a small town in the northwestern region of Piemonte, is known as Italy’s white truffle capital. It has hosted Italy’s most famous white truffle market, during which the auction is held, for close to 90 years. Every year at this time it hosts theFULL STORY


A: The wind blew my umbrella inside out. B: That happened to me, too. The wind is so strong today. A: When the wind and rain is this bad you really have to wear a rain coat. B: Yeah, and wear shorts and Wellington boots, otherwise you’ll getFULL STORY

Album released to celebrate anniversary of original soundtrack from The Bodyguard

Sony Music, in cooperation with the estate of Whitney Houston, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album with the release of Whitney Houston — I Wish You Love: More from The Bodyguard today, in honor of the pop diva’s legacy. Houston isFULL STORY

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