izlington: (Kengur)
Отличная лекция с наглядными примерами про то, как язык влияет на восприятие. Очень понравился спикер - точно посмотрю еще ее лекции.  In English.

The Look

May. 24th, 2014 11:20 am
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Stephon kissed me in the spring,
Robin in the fall,
But Colin only looked at me
And never kissed at all.

Stephon's kiss was lost in jest,
Robin's lost in play,
But the kiss in Colin's eyes
Haunts me night and day.

Sara Teasdale

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Оригинал взят у [livejournal.com profile] omskvich в Политические старости.
Фразу Ельцина "вы провалились" переводчик перевел как "you had a disaster" В английском языке есть устойчивое выражение "to have a disaster", что означает "обделаться, обосраться"
Судя по тому, как Клинтон изначально улыбается, переводчик там жёг не по-детски.

Вот такие трудности перевода.

ЗЫ от себя: не знала такого "устойчивого выражения"
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Никогда бы не подумала, но сегодня я наткнулась на текст этого романса в сборнике поэм Киплинга! Т.е. изначально это никакой не цыганский романс.

Вот, посмотрите! )

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Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there,  I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there,  I did not die!

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there,  I do not sleep.

I am the song that will never end.
I am the love of family and friend.
I am the child who has come to rest
In the arms of the Father
who knows him best.

When you see the sunset fair,
I am the scented evening air.
I am the joy of a task well done.
I am the glow of the setting sun.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
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Pick-up lines of modern international politics in the Middle East:

  • (загадочно) I have some oil for you.
  • (страстно) Let’s enrich Uranium together
  • (с придыханием) Wanna touch my power plants?...

Неполиткорректное )
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Специфические ошибки русских. Довольно познавательно-развлекательно )

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All best adventures happen by a chance/ surprise. You don’t predict or plan them. So was this time.

We climbed several picks in Rila national park, with the highest point we reached at 2600m above the sea level – not that bad for lamers like we are. The photos do not show even a fifth of the true beauty of the place. Spectacular mountain lakes of deep azure color worth to be on a cover of National Geographic. I’ve seen somewhat the most beautiful sceneries in my life. And of course – I did not have a camera with me. Previously planning to go only to the sea-side, carrying the camera all the way to Moscow did no make too much sense. It always happens so with the very best moments of our lives – they are not meant to be documented, but only imprinted in blur memories and be transformed into pure emotion over time, as memory erases the details.

It is indescribable feeling to walk on a ridge of a mountain along the path of about half of a meter wide with more than 2,5 kilometers to the bottom on the each side of you and being able to see to hundreds kilometers away in all 360 degrees around you. Not being too humble, I should note that I am truly afraid only of 2 things: travelling by plane and height (those seem to be somewhat connected). I am afraid of those to trembling of my limbs, to feeling sick. Nevertheless, walking there on the top did not cause any discomfort, but only a divine feeling of happiness. I am saying divine, because that was a very special sort of happiness: filling up your soul, not the mind, calm and bright as stars in the mountains. The other astonishing thing was, that the longer we walked the more energy I got. Somewhere at about 2/3 of the way the energy level reached its peak and I was about to take off into the sky.

Our guide- Strakhil – worth special attention. First of all I would like to thank him for this unforgettable experience. Without him we would not have seen even a half of what we did. Having a good guide in the mountains is everything. There are those special people who are naturally balanced, calm and happy at the same time. Strachil is one of them. He is almost 60 years old and his physical condition is way better than of the most people nowadays. He used to run marathons “when he was young” as he says. He is still young. From the very first glance at this man I felt truly comfortable and secure, although I’ve seen him through the car window from about 30 meters. He makes you smile by the very presence. He smiles a lot and talks little, but if you are able to listen, you can hear a lot.

He has spent all his life guiding groups in the mountains and he does not feel any affiliation to the “modern” way of life. He talks a lot about unity with the nature, energies and listening to your-self. Once he showed us is favorite peak, called Kabul. I would say that it a reflection of Strakhil’s  personality – the mountain is big, broad, of a right shape, more typical for a hill, rather than for a mountain, with spacious fields in the top. It looks very soft, kind and welcoming – you rarely would expect something like this from a mountain.

We communicated in a mixture of Russian, Bulgarian and English and it worked quite well. We two could understand each other very well, while all others were lost trying to make sense out of our conversation. On a way I sincerely noticed that it was the best day of the whole year. Next morning, while we were still asleep, recovering after a previous days full of physical exercise and emotions, Strakhil had brought to Tereza’s parents, in whose house we were staying booklets about Rila in Bulgarians, Russian and English for Tereza, Folke and me. For each of us he left a personal message on the first page of each booklet. In one meant for me he wrote in Russian with some minor mistakes “in a memory of the best day of the year, with a wish to repeat it next year”.

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Dear Finland,

I should confess I’m in love with you.

I’m still in love with you regardless the distance and the time that has passed since we met last time.

Sometimes you were really cold with me, but you paid generously for my patience with days full of light and warmth. You know how to work hard and you have taught me this.

The beautiful language you speak, the poetry you write – you are amazing.


Dear Netherlands,

I should confess I’m in love with you.

Your strict face is just a cover, just a protection for your beautiful and delicate soul which is fragile as a flower of Chinese rose: the flowers look big and solid, but touch them – and they are falling apart.


Dear Lugano,

I should confess I’m in love with you.

Although that was a very short romance, you are forever in my heart.

I felt in love with you from the first sight. You made me suffer, you caused me pain, I still see our fights in the nightmares. Even though our romance was not easy, your Italian temperament lit fire in my heart and your Swiss prudence bribed my logic.

I desperately hope to see you again someday.


Forever yours,



izlington: (Kengur)
Выездковый мир лихорадит вторую неделю новостью о продаже Тотиласа в конюшни Шокемюле. Идут бурные обсуждения стоимости сделки, того кто будет новым всадником и не уйдет ли Тотилас со сцены.
А мне по человечески интересно что тем временем творится в голове у Эдварда, ведь Олимпиада 2012 была совсем рядом, да и просто, по человечески - сложно все это, каким бы профессионалом ты не был. Все его интервью на эту тему в исключительно сдержанной деловой манере, как и полагается голландцам.
А вот тут можно посмотреть небольшое и очень позитивное интервью Гала о об их с Тотиласом взаимоотношениях.

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From a diary of kamikaze Azanawa Toshio, lieutenant, student soldier from Chuo University, to his beloved one Sonoda Chieko:

“Find happiness, Chieko. Being able to love another person is the utmost happiness. My future will be fulfilled by my wish for your happiness which is the most honourable of all my feelings”.

Не за императора они умирали.

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Оригинал статьи "120 ways to boost your brain power" с полным списком и всеми ссылками можно найти здесь.  Мне пришлось ужаться в размерах (поста то есть), а то ЖЖ ругается. Вообще, просто полазить по сайту будет любопытно тем кто интересуется работой и устроиством мозга. Много информации в ненавязчивой форме с огромным количеством ссылок на оригинальные научные статьи, журналы, игры, парадоксы.
И так, как заставить голову работать?

Read more... )




Apr. 11th, 2010 11:10 pm
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Выдержка из статьи о Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

"...we have our undesirable situations whether we are
    upset about them or not.  If we are upset about our problems, we have two
    problems -- the problem, and our upset about it."

Just a brilliant approach, isnt' it.
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На YouTube выложено огромное количество видео с очень неплохого семинара by Steffen Peters and Janet Brown.
Здесь первое видео; вставить в пост, к сожалению не могу.
Семинар проходит в традиционном формате семинаров этого типа: судья и тренер работают вместе представляя информацию с двух принципиально значимых углов зрения. На этих видео представлены участники от начальных ступеней подготовки лошади до Среднего 1. Очень приятно посмотреть; как всегда, говорят очень много "прописных истин" которые никогда не станут банальностью, а должны постоянно напоминаться и всадникам, и тренерам, и судьям.
P.S. Под буквой - уровень (по нарастающей S, A - E), номер - соответственно номер видео в этом уровне.


Feb. 21st, 2010 02:00 am
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Вот такой подарок друзья преподнесли мне на день варенья
Such a wonderful present friends have gifted me for the B-day.

+2 )
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Motivating and pressing hand-made posters with slogans like “work!” and “every single day” in my room were substituted by a clear and a simple idea – “enjoy it!”.


Nov. 30th, 2009 01:55 am
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"Indeed, in this age in which everything is held to be permissible so long as it is freely done, in which our give nhuman nature no longer commands respect, in which our bodies are regarded as mere instruments of our autonomous rational wills, repurnance may be the only voice left that speaks up to defend the central core of our humanity."

Leon Kass
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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream-and not make dreams your master;
If you can think-and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And-which is more-you'll be a Man, my son!
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Make your enemy your aid.


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