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恭贺所有好朋友2019年新猪快乐

不知不觉又是一年

我们在加拿大这片土地

成长,生活,学习,恋爱,也可能是养儿育女

这365天里

加拿大的冰雪和蓝天也一样抚育着我们

让我们在辞旧迎新的一天里

把过往的欢乐和喜悦分享给亲朋好友

也把对家人、故土和新乡的感恩

对彼此表达

这一年我想要

感谢27号小屋为我们遮风挡雨

我们对你的修缮是我们最诚挚的供奉

感谢后院的4只松鼠每天早上的演出

你们在树梢间欢快的跳跃让我们开始美好的一天

感恩4位老人对我们小家的支持

不远千山万水来帮我们

更感念妻儿这一年对我的包容和支持

希望我逐渐接近你们心目中的丈夫和父亲

当然我也对所有的好朋友

不论你们生活在地球的哪一片神州

谢谢大家这一年的相伴

寻常日子里成长出来的友谊

更是让人欢喜与珍贵

最后祝愿大家

在未来一年

学习进步

家庭和睦

工作事业

一帆风顺

此外

我还要单独祝福所有

和我一样

想要开枝在散叶的朋友们

勤勤恳恳耕田地

春夏秋去小猪来

谢谢

懒惰了大半年的远山,在多伦多祝福大家!

2019年2月4日

Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
If your theme supports it, you’ll see the “wide” button on the image toolbar. Give it a try.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavor to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important — don’t forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.


Thanks for testing Gutenberg!

👋

ESLpod | 2 Getting Up

Complete Transcript

Welcome to English as a Second Language Podcast number 2: Getting Up

This is English as a Second Language Podcast episode number two. I’m your host, Dr. Jeff McQuillan, coming to you from the Center for Educational Development in beautiful Los Angeles, California.

This episode begins a special 10-part series covering basic vocabulary for everyday actions, from getting up in the morning to going to bed at night and everything in between. We’ll start with getting up.

Let’s get started!

[Start of story]

The worst part of the day for me is definitely when I have to get up. Waking up, that I can handle. But getting up? That, I hate. The covers I have on my bed are heavy, mostly because I have a comforter as well as a light blanket. I sleep with two pillows, which for some reason have different color pillowcases. Well, at least the sheets match.

I sometimes wake up before the alarm goes off. I like to keep the alarm at a low volume, with some classical music, nothing too jarring. My old roommate used to like the terrible buzzer that you find on most alarm clocks nowadays, which always used to drive me nuts. As I was saying, I sometimes wake up before the alarm, usually because of some noise outside the house—a car door slamming, an alarm going off, gunfire—well, okay, not gunfire, but man, is my neighborhood noisy! Of course, when I’m staying in a hotel, it’s usually easier to just get a wake up call from the hotel than set the alarm.

I’m not really an early riser, so I don’t jump out of bed ready to take on the world. I get up very slowly, usually one foot on the floor at a time. Every once in awhile I’ll oversleep, but not too often. I really love the weekends, when I can sleep in.

[End of story]

Our story begins by me describing how much I do not like getting up. To get up means to get out of your bed, to stand up after you have been lying down on a bed. I say that, “The worst part of my day is when I have to get up. Waking up, that I can handle.” To wake up “wake up” (two words) means that you are sleeping and you stop sleeping and now you are awake. The verb is to wake up. So, you can wake up while you are in bed, and then, you get up—you stand up after lying down.

I said that “waking up” is something “I can handle.” To handle (handle) here means to be able to control—something that I can manage—something that I can accept; it’s not a problem. Another expression would be something I can deal with. To deal “deal” with something is the same, in this case, as to be able to handle something.

I say that “getting up” is something that “I hate.” The covers I have on my bed are heavy.” The covers (covers) are the things that you put over you to keep you warm. Usually, the covers include a blanket, sometimes a comforter and usually, what we would call the top sheet or flat sheet. A comforter “comforter” is a very thick blanket, a very heavy blanket. A blanket (blanket) is something that you put over you when you are sleeping to keep you warm.

Blanket is a general term; a comforter is a kind of blanket, a heavy blanket. The opposite of a comforter would be a light blanket. A light (light) blanket would be the opposite, and that is a blanket that will keep you warm, but if it gets very cold, it might not keep you warm, it might not be sufficient.

So, we have a comforter and we have a light blanket. Usually, there is a top sheet (sheet) that you put over you in between your body and the blankets, and this top sheet is sometimes called a flat sheet. The sheet that goes on the bed itself, that goes onto the corners of the bed, that’s called a fitted sheet, a fitted (fitted) sheet. So, we have a fitted sheet on the bed that you sleep on top of, then we have a top sheet and then a blanket, sometimes, if it’s very cold, a comforter as well.

I say in the story that “I sleep with two pillows.” A pillow (pillow) is what you put your head on when you sleep. Now, “for some reason,” I say I “have different colored pillowcases.” This is true, actually; I have a black pillowcase and a blue pillowcase for my two pillows. I think the reason is I am too lazy to go and buy a new pillowcase.

Well, the pillowcase “pillowcase” (one word) is the thing that you put over the pillow so the pillow doesn’t get dirty; we call that the pillowcase. I say, “Well, at least the sheets match.” We already know what a sheet is. When we say the sheets match (match), we mean that they are the same color or two colors that look good together. We use that verb, to match, when we are talking about clothing as well, or anything where you have two colors.

“I sometimes wake up before the alarm goes off.” When we say the alarm “goes off,” we mean that the alarm starts to make a sound. Your alarm (alarm) is a machine that makes noise at a certain time; usually it has a clock. Well, I sometimes wake up before my alarm makes noise, my alarm goes off. “I like to keep the alarm at a low volume,” meaning not very loud – at a low volume – “with some classical music, nothing too jarring.” When we say a sound is jarring (jarring), we mean that it is loud and it causes you to jump or to be surprised. It’s something that is not very nice, not very pleasant. A jarring noise would be one that bothers you, perhaps because it is very loud or it is not a very nice sound. So, I don’t want my alarm to have a jarring noise; instead, I play classical music.

Now, “My old roommate”—the person I used to share an apartment with— “used to like the terrible buzzer you find on most alarm clocks.” This, again, is true. I had a roommate that had a very loud and bad sounding buzzer; it was a terrible buzzer. The buzzer (buzzer) is when the alarm clock doesn’t play music, but it just plays a sound. Sometimes it is like a bell ringing; that’s the buzzer. Well, this buzzer always used to drive me nuts. “To drive someone nuts” (nuts) means to drive them crazy, to make them crazy, to make them go crazy.

I continue the story by saying, “As I was saying.” We use that expression, “as I was saying,” when we are talking about one thing then we start talking about a second thing, and now we want to go back and talk about the first thing again. So, when you interrupt yourself when you are talking, and then you change the topic, change what you are talking about, and then want to go back to your original topic, you say, “As I was saying.”

“As I was saying, I sometimes wake up before the alarm, usually because of some noise outside the house.” When we say there is some noise, some sound, outside the house or outside of the house – you can say either one – we mean that someone is making a noise that is very loud. Some of those noises are “a car door slamming.” The verb “to slam” (slam) means that you close the door usually very quickly and you make a loud noise. Someone closes their car door very fast, it will make a noise. We call that “slamming the door.”

My mother always used to tell me when I was young, “Don’t slam the doors,” meaning when I come in and close the door, I should close it slowly and quietly. Of course, I was not a good boy so I would sometimes slam the door.

As I was saying, an alarm goes off, that’s another noise that can wake you up outside and this would be a car alarm. Here in Los Angeles, everyone has a car alarm, and sometimes those alarms go off at night. Another noise is gunfire; “gun (gun) fire (fire).” Gunfire is when someone shoots a gun and it makes a noise. This is, again, Los Angeles, so we sometimes have gunfire – but of course, I’m joking. I say, “Well, okay, not gunfire,” meaning I’m just kidding, that isn’t actually true, although, it is true sometimes.

I then say, “Man, is my neighborhood noisy!” That expression, “man,” is just a way of expressing your emotion when you are saying something that you really mean or really want to emphasize. “Man, is my neighborhood noisy!” – that means my neighborhood is very noisy.

“Of course, when I’m staying at a hotel, it’s usually easier to just get a wake up call from the hotel.” A “wake up call” (call) is when the hotel calls you on the phone to wake you up so you don’t have to set your own alarm. “To set” (set) an alarm means to turn it on and to put a certain time that you want to get up. Well, sometimes people have problems with their alarm clocks and so, if they are in a hotel, they can ask the hotel to wake them up with a wake up call.

At the end of the story I say, “I’m not really an early riser.” An “early (early) riser (riser)” means someone who wakes up and gets up very early in the morning. You could be an early riser; you could be a late riser. The word “riser” comes from the verb “to rise (rise)” which, in this case, means to get up. Well, “I’m not really an early riser,” I say, “so I don’t jump out of bed.” “To jump out of bed” means to get out of bed very quickly. “I don’t jump out of bed ready to take on the world.” “To take on the world,” means I’m ready for the day. It’s an expression we use to say that I am ready to go out into the world and do my best. “I’m not an early riser, I don’t jump out of bed ready to take on the world.” Instead, “I get up very slowly, usually one foot on the floor at a time.” So first, I get up and I put one foot on the floor, and then another foot on the floor, and then I stand up.

“Every once in awhile,” I say, “I’ll oversleep.” “To oversleep” (oversleep) – one word – means that you sleep later than you should. For example, you are wanting to get up at seven o’clock in the morning and you sleep until 7:30. You don’t realize that you are sleeping too late; we call that “oversleeping.” To oversleep means you sleep longer than you wanted to.

At the end of the story I say, “I really love the weekends” – Fridays and Saturdays – “when I can sleep in.” “To sleep in” means that you don’t get up at your normal time; you sleep longer than you normally do. So, if you normally get up at seven, on Saturday or Sunday if you don’t work, you may sleep in until nine a.m.

Now let’s listen to the story, this time at a native rate of speech.

[Start of story]

The worst part of the day for me is definitely when I have to get up. Waking up, that I can handle. But getting up? That, I hate. The covers I have on my bed are heavy, mostly because I have a comforter as well as a light blanket. I sleep with two pillows, which for some reason have different color pillowcases. Well, at least the sheets match.

I sometimes wake up before the alarm goes off. I like to keep the alarm at a low volume, with some classical music, nothing too jarring. My old roommate used to like the terrible buzzer that you find on most alarm clocks nowadays, which always used to drive me nuts. As I was saying, I sometimes wake up before the alarm, usually because of some noise outside the house—a car door slamming, an alarm going off, gunfire—well, okay, not gunfire, but man, is my neighborhood noisy! Of course, when I’m staying in a hotel, it’s usually easier to just get a wake up call from the hotel than to set the alarm.

I’m not really an early riser, so I don’t jump out of bed ready to take on the world. I get up very slowly, usually one foot on the floor at a time. Every once in awhile I’ll oversleep, but not too often. I really love the weekends, when I can sleep in.

[End of story]

Her scripts are never jarring, but always as wonderful as classical music. I speak, of course, of our scriptwriter, Dr. Lucy Tse. Thank you, Lucy!

From Los Angeles, California, I’m Jeff McQuillan, thank you for listening. Come back and listen to us again right here on ESL Podcast.

Glossary

to get up – to get out of bed; to leave one’s bed

* This morning I got up very quickly because the baby was crying.

to wake up – to awaken; to stop sleeping

* She always leaves her curtains open so that she can wake up with the sunlight.

to handle – to manage; to deal with; to control

* Are you sure that you can handle taking six classes this semester?

covers – the layers of fabric that cover a bed; the cloth material that covers a bed and that keep one warm

* When my husband sleeps, he always steals the covers and then I get so cold at night!

comforter – the top-most, thickest cover for a bed, usually made of feathers or other warm material

* In the winter, they sleep under a very thick comforter, but in the summer they don’t use it.

light blanket – a thin cover for a bed, made of wool, cotton, or other material

* When Marcos saw Maria sleeping on the sofa, he covered her with a light blanket so she wouldn’t be too cold.

pillow – a soft cushion for one’s head in bed, usually filled with feathers, cotton, or other material

* Why do people decorate their beds with so many pillows? I only need one to sleep on.

pillowcase – the fabric covering a pillow; the material that covers a pillow to keep it clean

* They bought new pillowcases to match the color of their bedroom walls.

sheets – two pieces of large, thin fabric placed on a bed – one to lie on and one to lie under

* How often do you change the sheets on your bed?

to match – to have the same color or colors that look good together; to make a good combination; to look good together

* Do you think that this sweater matches these pants?

to go off – to make a loud noise very suddenly

* When my alarm went off at 6:00 a.m., I was in the middle of a very good dream.

jarring – irritating, unpleasant, or annoying to one’s ears

* The children were fighting during the car trip and their arguments became very jarring to their parents.

buzzer – an electronic device that makes a long, continuous buzzing sound, similar to that of a flying insect like a fly

* Many TV game shows use a buzzer when participants answer a question incorrectly.

to drive (someone) nuts – to make someone angry, irritated, or crazy

* Please stop singing that song over and over again. You’re driving me nuts!

wake-up call – a hotel service that calls guests at a time the guest wants to wake them up in the morning

* He missed his flight because the hotel forgot to give him a wake-up call.

early riser – a person who enjoys waking up early in the morning

* Because Samuel is an early riser, he usually makes breakfast for his wife so that she can sleep a little later.

to oversleep – to sleep too late; to sleep past the time that one is supposed to

* Sasha overslept and missed her biology exam. Do you think her professor will let her take it another day?

to sleep in – to sleep later than usual

* Teenagers love to sleep in on weekends. Sometimes they don’t wake up until noon!

Culture Note

Librarians

Librarians help people find information from many sources. Most librarians, such as those in public and “academic” (school or college) libraries, maintain library “collections” (materials) and do other work as needed to keep the library running.

In small libraries, librarians are often responsible for many or all aspects of library “operations” (the daily activities and service provided). They may manage a “staff” (group of workers) of library assistants. In larger libraries, librarians usually focus on a specific area, such as helping users or “overseeing” (supervising) technology, while others focus on specific areas of knowledge, such as science or literature.

Librarians often help “patrons” (users of services) find the information they need. They listen to what patrons are looking for and help them research the subject using both “electronic” (computer-based) and “print” (paper-based) resources. Librarians also teach patrons how to use library resources to find information on their own. This may include familiarizing patrons with “catalogs” (listings or files organized for easy finding) of print materials, helping them access and search “digital” (electronic) libraries, or educating them on “Internet search techniques” (how to find information on the Internet).

Most librarians need a “master’s degree” (two-year degree after completing one’s bachelor’s degree) in library science. A bachelor’s degree is needed to enter a graduate program in library science, but any undergraduate “major” (focus of study) is accepted.

Colleges and universities have different names for their library science programs. They are often called Master’s in Library Science (MLS) programs but sometimes have other names, such as Master of Information Studies or Master of Library and Information Studies. Many colleges offer library science programs, but, as of 2011, only 56 programs in the United States were “accredited” (given official recognition or permission) by the American Library Association. A degree from an accredited program may lead to better job opportunities.

在孩子10岁前,父母必须学会的10件事!

 

1.要尊重孩子的想法

孩子就是孩子,不需要盲从父母的命令。

父母总是会很自我的认为:孩子应该这样,那样!

但父母有没有想过,你们这样做,其实就是想要控制你们的孩子。那你们想过一旦孩子丧失了自主性行,也就伤害他们的自尊。

 

 

2.不要让孩子成为父母的应声虫

孩子和父母、朋友意见不一致,这不仅不是坏事,相反是大大的好事!

父母就应该鼓励孩子有自己独立见解,并且能勇敢、自由的表达出来。

对孩子来说是很重要。

如果孩子在父母面前都不敢说出自己的想法,那怎么能指望他们在外人面向自由表达呢?

关键词:#自由  #独立

3.要鼓励孩子、培养孩子的兴趣,并且绝不过多干涉
孩子小时候喜欢什么,其实会在某种程度上决定每个人长大以后的发展方向,以及成就。

但如果小时候的喜好没有继续下去,长大了,除了工作,还有什么乐趣呢?

所以就算男孩爱玩娃娃,女孩爱玩汽车,又有什么关系呢?

父母一定不要去纠正。更应该鼓励孩子去喜欢,去为自己的兴趣感到自豪!

关键词:#自由  #兴趣

 

 

4.要多夸自己的孩子

常常被父母夸奖聪明、漂亮的孩子,一定是幸福的,也一定是自信的。

这样的孩子,即使在外面被人欺负,或遇到其他不好的事情,也一定会自己治愈这些伤痛,并重新站立起来,因为他们有自信,有强大的自我。

关键词:#自信

 

5.要让孩子多读书,这很关键

从小学会看书的习惯,对孩子成长是很有好处的。

难过的时候,看看书;高兴的时候,看看书。

让孩子体会到书里的主人公,就像是另外一个自己,读书不仅可以获多许许多多现实生活中不可能获得的经验,也可以学到很多有趣的知识。

关键词:#阅读

 

6.要让孩子去外面玩

现在很多小孩常窝在家里打电动,这对身心健康非常有害。为了孩子的健康,要让每个孩子都应该在户外使劲玩,大汗淋漓也没关系。

关键词:#户外  #玩  #健康

 

7.要让孩子知道:不需要为父母的幸福责任

有时候,自私并不是坏事,一定要让孩子勇敢的去追求自己的幸福。

也要让孩子理解每个人的幸福都是要靠自己力量去争取的,不是别人能给予的。

所以我们每个人都应该首先努力让自己变得幸福。

父母、兄弟姐妹的幸福,也都是要靠自己努力的,不需要,也不应该要孩子去承担这样的责任。

关键词:#自私

 

 

8.要让孩子知道,:如果有人伤害了你,那是对方自己出了问题!

不论在学校,还是长大以后的职场,每个人都会遇到各种欺负、或者其他不公平的事情,这是没办法避免的。

所以如果孩子在外面遇到了这样的事情,父母一定要开导孩子:“这不是你的错,错在伤害你的人。是他们的内心出现了某些故障,才会去伤害别人”。

关键词:#保护

 

9.要让孩子知道:谁都不能成为你的全部

不管再怎么相爱,再怎么喜欢,只要是人就不能突破一个“极限”:就不可能成为“谁的全部”。

孤独的时候,受伤的时候要学会接受这样的自己,并用自己的力量站起来。

 

10.要让孩子知道:爸爸妈妈已经尽最大的努力了
父母也有失败的时候,也有打骂孩子的时候。但即使父母有的时候做的很失败,也要让孩子感受到:为了他、为了家,父母都在做最大努力。

秋天是不是快走了

秋天是不是快走了

满地的黄叶

与夏天的离别

残冷凋零的美

谁还忍心去赞叹

秋天已经走了

又一年最美的时光离开了

可我

到底做过什么?

只是看着秋天在黄页里回到大地泥土里去吗?

 

让我对人生许个愿

年轻的时候,看了许多的漫画,美剧,日剧。

不仅让我喜欢了足球,篮球,也让我知道了爱,知道了大陆以外的世界。

可年轻的时候奔来跑去,结了婚,生了孩子。

不知道为什么却从没有想过要去那两个国家看看,走走。

不知不觉,人生已经过去一半了。才猛然醒悟,我竟然没有去亲眼看过这些影响了我一辈子,珍爱了一辈子的文化。

所以,就让我对自己的人生许下这个心愿。

努力学习语言,在35岁之前出发,去北美,去日本生活。

去看看大空翼的静冈,逛逛樱木花道的湘湖,去看看伪装者的故乡,去落基山,去北美的西部。

就这么定了,先把英语学起来。

然后是日语

团队里来的新人3做3不做

身在职场的我们,总会需要融入众多的团队。这时我们该怎么办?是不是只要埋头苦干,多看少说就可以了呢?

似乎仅仅这样还是不够的!那到底我们该怎么做才能快速融入呢?

需要我们去做的事:

1. 认识每个人,知道每一个人的名字或花名、电话、QQ、邮箱,最好在第二天就能叫上每个人的名字。最好还能粗略知道每个人的性格。知道该怎么和他们相处。

2. 了解每个人,知道每个人具体在做什么,每一项工作谁在负责,各个工作时间是否存在依存关系等等。每个团队的工作就像是蛛网一样,牵连很多,往往很难

3. 学习每个人,知道每个人的能力水平,技能特点等等,这样能够让我们在工作时,快速找到可以帮助我们的人。

 

不能做的事情
1.
 评论,作为一个新人,除非特殊情况,千万不要评论任何团队的事情或团队里的人。因为我们还只是新人,不了解其中的各种历史,很难做出客观的评价。

2. 比较,不要将现在的团队和过去参加过的团队做比较。不论比较的结果怎么样,都会对我们目前的工作产品不良的结果。

3. 鲁莽,在参与团队工作的时候,因为我们对于团队历史了解并不多,所以千万要仔细,不要做一些鲁莽的傻事。比如不小心删除的了代码等等