Singers Chyi Yu and Michelle Pan will hold a joint concert at the Taipei Arena tomorrow in memory of their good friend, the late Taiwanese author Chen Ping, better known by her pseudonym Sanmao. By reinterpreting their songs from albums such as “Echo,” with lyrics written by the legendary writer, they hope to have her classics such as “Dreamland,” “Olive Tree” and “Don’t Say Goodbye” performed once again.
Sanmao published dozens of books before committing suicide in 1991, including her 1976 best-seller “Stories of the Sahara,” which portrays her experiences living in the Sahara with her Spanish husband Jose Maria Quero. The Ministry of Culture has uploaded the English translation of some of her works on its platform “Books from Taiwan” at www.booksfromtaiwan.tw/.
Sanmao and Jose lived in Spain’s Canary Islands in the 1970s. The local tourism authorities announced this year that they have mapped out a tour route in memory of the writer, hoping to attract millions of fans to travel there.
(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
三毛於一九九一年自殺身亡，生前著作豐富，包括一九七六年的暢銷書《撒哈拉的故事》等，該書描述和西班牙夫婿荷西在撒哈拉沙漠獨特的生活經驗。文化部已將部分作品的英語翻譯上傳至其平台「Books from Taiwan」: www.booksfromtaiwan.tw/。
City of London workers looking to save money may want to embrace the office over winter as the cost of working from home soars alongside energy bills. Those prepared to go into the office every day could save about €50 (US$60) per week in January 2023 if they can walk, run or cycle into their workplace. That’s thanks to the money they’ve saved by not heating a home for the whole day, according to estimates by price comparison site Uswitch. Those working from home in January could expect to pay around €175 a week in energy costs and other incidentals included in
加拿大糖果公司「Candy Funhouse」日前在求職網站Linkedin，公開徵求全球獨一無二的職缺「糖果執行長」（CCO），只要年滿五歲、熱愛糖果、有創意愛玩耍，就可以應徵這份年薪高達兩百三十萬的工作。本次就讓我們從這則徵人廣告學多益測驗的職場英語吧！ 什麼是CCO？ Candy Funhouse is the largest online candy store that specializes in all things confectionery with over 3,500 products to choose from. . . We are looking for the world’s first and only “Chief Candy Officer” (CCO). （Candy Funhouse是最大的線上糖果店，專營所有糖果甜食製品，並有超過三千五百種產品可供選擇…我們正在尋找世界上第一位「糖果長」。） specialize (v) 代表「專攻、專門於…」，後面會加上介系詞in，名詞是specialty (n)「專業」。 YRZ company specializes in retrieving lost data. （YRZ公司專門救回遺失的資料。） 招募網站上，通常會用responsibilities或requirements兩個英文字說明職務內容，而糖果長其中一項職責，就是要召開公司董事會會議，並使用專屬的核准印章來批准（approve）新的糖果庫存需求。 As of Oct. 1, Ms Hilfiger will take over Mr Hansen’s responsibilities. （自十月一日起，希爾費格小姐將接手韓森先生的職務。） approve (v)解釋為「批准、核准」，名詞是approval (n)。 We will notify you via E-mail when your application is approved. （當您的申請獲得批准，我們會以電子郵件通知您。） require、requirement require (v)代表「要求」，片語經常會用be required to + V。 You’re required to host two training workshops a year. （你一年需要主辦兩場訓練工作坊。） We regret to inform you that your skills and experiences do not meet our job requirements. （很遺憾通知您，您的專長和經驗並不符合我們的工作要求。） 糖果長職缺的截止日期為八月三十一日，截至目前為止，已有超過六千五百人主動應徵。截止日期的英文是deadline
先生，您要吃什麼？ Sir, what would you like to eat? 對話 Dialogues 服務生：先生，您要吃什麼？ 客人：你們什麼菜好吃？ 服務生：我們的糖醋里肌、麻婆豆腐都好吃。 客人：麻婆豆腐辣不辣？如果太辣，我就不要。 服務生：我們的麻婆豆腐不太辣。 客人：那，請給我一個糖醋里肌、一個麻婆豆腐。 服務生：好，請等一下，馬上來。 Waiter: Sir, what would you like to eat? Guest: What dishes do you recommend? Waiter: Our sweet and sour pork tender loin and mapo tofu are delicious. Guest: Is Mapo Tofu spicy? If it’s too spicy, I don’t want it. Waiter: Our Mapo Tofu is not too spicy. Guest: Then, please give me a sweet and sour pork tender loin and a mapo tofu. Waiter: Okay, please wait a minute, it will come right away. 生詞表 Vocabulary 服務生 (fúwù shēng) waiter(s) 好吃 (hǎo chī) to be delicious 糖醋里肌 (táng cù lǐ jī) sweet sour pork 辣 (là) to be spicy 馬上 (mǎshàng) immediately, right away,
Sunscreen: Your first line of defense against the sun 防晒乳：抗晒的第一道防線 Sunny days may seem like the perfect weather to have fun outside. Many people enjoy cycling in the park, hiking in the mountains, and swimming at the beach. However, there is something one should always do before heading outdoors to enjoy these activities — put on sunscreen. Sunscreen is composed of particles that physically bounce radiation off the skin and react with ultraviolet (UV) rays, absorbing the rays and giving off the energy as heat. While there are no sunscreens that can give you 100 percent protection from the sun, they can greatly reduce the effects of sun damage. Labeled on every