Aug 20, 2017

ánh nắng chiều vàng

"Nhạc VN có không ít những bài mô tả cảnh đẹp quê hương rất hay. Như bài Nắng Chiều của Lê Trọng Nguyễn là 1 thí dụ. Cái hay của bản nhạc là khi người ta nghe qua thì cảm nhận ra ngay đó là ánh nắng chiều vàng của riêng VN, rất Việt.

Và ở đời có cái nghịch lý, khi trở lại chính mình thì người khác sẽ... hiểu. Vì giai điệu rất Việt nên người nước khác lại dễ cảm... nhận. Thật ra cũng không có gì nghịch lý. Cũng như người Việt thích hamburger Mỹ hay rượu vang Pháp. Hoặc người Việt cũng cảm nhận tranh Picasso hay nhạc của Beatles vậy thôi."

Source: danlambao

Aug 15, 2017

aug 21th nhật thực

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For a brief moment, day will turn to night. Animals big and small will go into their nighttime routines. Stars and planets will be visible, and streetlights will turn on in the middle of the day.
Here are some of the things you should know about the total solar eclipse happening August 21.

Don't miss it! This is rare, says NASA

"The hair on the back of your neck is going to stand up, and you are going to feel different things as the eclipse reaches totality. It's been described as peaceful, spiritual, exhilarating, shocking," said Brian Carlstrom, deputy associate director of the National Park Service Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate.
According to NASA, experiencing a total solar eclipse where you live happens about once in 375 years. So, unless modern medicine advances considerably in the next few years, you might not make it to the next one.
The last time anyone in the United States witnessed a total solar eclipse was almost 40 years ago, on February 26, 1979. It's been even longer -- 99 years -- since a total solar eclipse crossed the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The total eclipse on June 8, 1918, passed from Washington to Florida.


Aug 14, 2017

Aug 10, 2017

đeo càng cộng quá nặng cân

Đeo càng Cộng quá nặng cân
Không cứu thì tội mang lên thì phiền
Kẻ dữ đi tìm bạn hiền ?
Muốn chơi với nó túi tiền mình... hao !

Someone asks for rescue but still cary thing so heavy
You can't go away cause pity but it ' ll be a trouble if pick
When the bad guy is looking for help
You should be careful with your pocket !!!

Ngồi chờ tàu Mỹ đi qua
Cờ sao phấp phới của ta tự  hào
Chờ khi tàu Mỹ đi vào
Thì ta lại được nếm mùi bơ  ... gơ !

Translate the Vietnamese poem:

Sitting and waiting the US ship will come sometime
Our red yellow star flag is waving mood so proud of itseft
We prepare be welcome ready for the ship when it come
Finally the hamburger sandwich pot luck will be served of course

Nguồn:   danlambao

Aug 7, 2017

cái gì là điều khả kiến đối với tôi

My Shoes

by Charles Simic, 1938

Shoes, secret face of my inner life:
Two gaping toothless mouths,
Two partly decomposed animal skins
Smelling of mice-nests.

Đôi Giày

Đôi giày, khuôn mặt bí ẩn của nội tâm tôi:
Hai cái mỏm há hốc không răng trống trơn,
Cặp da thú từng phần mùi hôi nhớp nhúa
Mùi hang hốc ố chuột.

My brother and sister who died at birth
Continuing their existence in you,
Guiding my life
Toward their incomprehensible innocence.

Anh chị em tôi chết ngay lúc vừa chào đời
Tiếp tục cuộc tồn sinh hiện hữu nơi  bạn
Dẫn dắt đời tôi
Về hướng sự tinh tuyền ngây thơ bất khả tri.

What use are books to me
When in you it is possible to read
The Gospel of my life on earth
And still beyond, of things to come?

Cái gì là điều khả kiến đối với tôi
Khi mà đối với bạn nó có thể đọc được
Sách Thánh của đời tôi trên thế gian này
Và xa xa bên kia, những điều sẽ đến?

I want to proclaim the religion
I have devised for your perfect humility
And the strange church I am building
With you as the altar.

Tôi muốn tuyên bố một điều thuộc tôn giáo
Mà tôi đã truyền cho sự nhún nhường của bạn
Và ngôi thánh đường lạ lùng tôi đang xây cất
Với bạn như là một hương án để phụng thờ.

Ascetic and maternal, you endure:
Kin to oxen, to Saints, to condemned men,
With your mute patience, forming
The only true likeness of myself.

Khổ hạnh và mẫu tính, bạn đang hành trì:
Loài thú sừng hiền, các Thánh, những người bị kết án,
Với sự kiên nhẫn chịu đựng lặng lẽ, đang thành hình
Là chân diện mục duy nhất của chính tôi.

Northwest Summer 2017
Black Raccoon phiên dịch sang Việt Văn

Aug 2, 2017

cảnh đẹp nhìn từ trên phi cơ

(CNN) — Globetrotting for business might sound exciting, but the reality is a lot of time spent staring out of plane windows.It's a sentiment that business travelers across the world relate to -- including Adobe employee Julieanne Kost."When you travel a lot for business everyone thinks it's very glamorous, because you get to go to all these places," Kost tells CNN Travel. "But most of the time you're in a hotel or a taxi or a conference center."But for California-based Kost, the airplane window seat became her biggest inspiration. The traveling executive began photographing the sights she saw out from the window. The photos formed the basis for an ongoing project: "Window Seat," documenting Kost's aerial views of the Earth below.

Jul 22, 2017

water joys

new aircraft carrier

​Hàng không mẫu hạm USS Gerald R. Ford

President Donald Trump is delivering remarks in Norfolk, Virginia at the commissioning ceremony of the USS Gerald R. Ford. The U.S. Navy’s new aircraft carrier is billed as “the most advanced in the world” and boasts the ability to carry more aircraft and weapons than any ship before.

According to  Fox News report “The USS Gerald R. Ford is $13 billion futuristic ship complete with a gigantic flight deck and a new electromagnetic system to launch aircraft. The state-of-the-art tech and operational systems mean aircraft will be able to take off faster to get to the fight quicker.”


Jul 20, 2017

active laser weapon

(CNN)In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy's first -- in fact, the world's first -- active laser weapon.
The LaWS, an acronym for Laser Weapons System, is not science fiction. It is not experimental. It is deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship, ready to be fired at targets today and every day by Capt. Christopher Wells and his crew.
CNN was granted exclusive access to a live-fire test of the laser.

In an instant, the drone's wing lit up, heated to a temperature of thousands of degrees, lethally damaging the aircraft and sending it hurtling down to the sea.
The strike comes silently and invisibly. "It operates in an invisible part of the electromagnetic spectrum so you don't see the beam, it doesn't make any sound, it's completely silent and it's incredibly effective at what it does," said Hughes.

However, the Navy is developing more powerful, second-generation systems which would bring more significant targets into its crosshairs: missiles.
Those missions remain classified. However, the commander and crew are very much aware of the potential capabilities. When we asked Wells if the current LaWS could shoot down a missile, he said simply "maybe" and smiled.


Jul 14, 2017

harry potter turns 20

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Believe it or not, the world almost missed out onharry potter turns 20 Harry Potter.
Author J.K. Rowling has told the story of how she received "loads" of rejections before "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") was finally published on June 26, 1997.
Rowling once told fans that she couldn't even get books published under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, which she used for some thrillers she wrote.

.  meg @babymegs_
@jk_rowling how many no's did you get before you finally got published?

 J.K. Rowling ✔ @jk_rowling
.@babymegs_ Loads! First publisher to turn down Harry also sent @RGalbraith his rudest rejection. They don't even want me in a beard.

But, as wizards everywhere now know, Rowling and her imagination eventually broke through in a major way.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary the first Potter adventure, let's take a look at how Rowling's magical writing changed the world.

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tôi đã đến red town

Red Town

Con đường đi trong rừng mùa nắng ven suối nhỏ róc rách
Thấy thế nhưng không dễ vì nó là Coal Creek Park trail
Ở chổ ngả rẽ đi Primrose Trail hay về Red Town
Tôi đi vào Red Town

Về Red Town leo lên ngọn đồi lá xanh nắng vàng tuyệt sắc
Và đổ dốc len lỏi suối nhỏ quanh co vắt trong nằm đá cuội
Những sóc chuyền và chim hoang ví von nhạc mấy trường canh
Chỉ có thế thì Tiên Cảnh lạc bước Đào Nguyên là gì
Nhưng không dễ vì Coal Creek Park trail đường nhỏ leo rừng

Mùa Hạ

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Nắng chói ngàn hương lên qua những ngày sương mưa lạnh
Cô gái và con chó nhỏ lặng lẽ vượt qua mùa oi nồng mệt nhoài
Những người ta lầm lũi  mong đến Red Town Thành Phố Đỏ
Red Town
Tôi đã đến Red Town
Hóa ra đó chỉ là một nhành hoa Bách Điểm Hồng đỏ hoang

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Coal Creek Park trail
Northwest 7/2017

summer beaches

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