Lunch Boxes for Dinner?
Annie and Ethan discuss different terms in Chinese and English for our daily three meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also discuss a few other Chinese terms that sound the same but mean different things. There are several cultural references hidden in these terms.
vegetarian meal / fast food / Chinese fast food
TV dinner / microwavable meal/food
lunch box / take-out food
How accurate is our vivid memories? They are not as accurate as we would think they are. When the American space shuttle Challenger exploded on takeoff in 1986, researchers had students write down what happened. They were supposed to write down what they were wearing and what was on TV. Three years later the students were told to write down what they remembered. The researchers compared what they wrote.
2018/10/05 (星期五) 10:03
Frank and Jodie are working in a call center. Consumers call in to report defects in products that they have bought. It is their job to hear the people out and decide if they should get a refund. Sometimes, callers get really heated and lay into Frank and Jodie. That’s why Frank and Jodie have a Friday ritual of going out for drinks at a local bar. This really helps them relax for the weekend.
2018/06/18 (星期一) 10:16