The 58th “10 Outstanding Young Persons Awards” ceremony took place in Kaohsiung late last month. Several celebrities were among this year’s winners — including Golden Melody Award-winning singer Crowd Lu, Taiwanese-American TV host Janet Hsieh, top male gymnast Lee Chih-kai and world-class violist Benny Tseng.
The award is organized by the Junior Chamber International Taiwan in honor of outstanding Taiwanese nationals aged 20 to 40 for their achievements. Although the name of the award implies 10 winners, a total of 12 winners were picked this year. Other young talent on the list included David Chou, Cheng Ho, Hsu Te-hua, Huang Chen-lun, Huang Wei-hsiang, Vivi Lin, Lin Yu-chun and Albert Liu.
Lee, who won a silver medal for men’s pommel horse at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, is the first gymnast to win the award. He described the award as “unbelievable” and thanked his long-term coach Lin Yu-hsin at a news conference recently, saying that the award will serve as a motivation for him to keep fighting for his goal.
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Since its premiere on Oct. 2, US comedy series Emily in Paris has caused a sensation across the world. The Web TV series, starring actress Lily Collins, tells the story of Emily, a young woman who moves from Chicago to Paris for a job, as she struggles both at work and in love while experiencing culture shock. The show has topped streaming giant Netflix’s global chart and is the most-watched show in Taiwan. But the American perspective of the lead character has offended some French critics, who say that the “City of Lights” is not just about berets, croissants and cafes,
A: We can rest here. This is a good place to catch our breath, drink some water and enjoy the waterfall. B: It’s not the highest waterfall I’ve ever seen, but I like the way the water is cascading down those fallen boulders. A: Can you see that rock halfway up the waterfall? Is that two people sitting on it? B: I think you’re right. It’s a great vantage point to see the top of the waterfall. I wonder how they got up there. A: 我們可以在這裡休息一下。這地方很適合喘口氣、喝點水，還有欣賞瀑布。 B: 雖然不是我見過最高的瀑布，但是我喜歡瀑布落在這些倒下的大石塊的樣子。 A: 你看到瀑布往上中間的石頭嗎？那是兩個人坐在上面嗎？ B: 說的對，那是看瀑布頂端的絕佳位置。不知道他們是怎麼爬上去的？ （Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯） English 英文:
A: How are your legs? Not too tired? This is the final stretch. We’re almost at the top. B: So do we need to walk up that path? I think I’ll be fine: it looks like a gentle ascent, and there are steps all the way. A: Appearances can be deceptive. The path gets quite steep further on, and the steps become broken and irregular. We’re not out of the woods yet. B: What does that signpost say? If we take the right fork we will get to a temple in 25 minutes. A: Nice try. We’re going