F2F Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

soulmate (n):someone, usually your romantic or sexual partner, who you have a special relationship with, and who you know and love very much
知音,知己;心心相印的伴侣
E.g.: Later that year she met Adam and she knew instantly that they were soulmates.
那一年末,她遇到了亚当,立刻感到他们就是知音。

sole (adj):being one only; single
唯一的,单一的
E.g.: My sole objective is to make the information more widely available.
我唯一的目的就是让更多的人能了解到这些信息。
E.g.: The sole survivor of the accident was found in the water after six hours.
事故唯一的幸存者于6小时后在水中被发现。

people are busy WITH their work

he’s a creature of habit-他是个有习惯的人

annoying (adj)making you feel annoyed
讨厌的;恼人的
E.g. : It’s really annoying when a train is late and there’s no explanation.
火车误点而又不作任何解释,这很令人恼火。
E.g. : He’s got a really annoying laugh.
他的笑声真让人烦。

annoyed (adj):angry
生气的;烦恼的
E.g. : I was so annoyed with him for turning up late.
他姗姗来迟,我很生气。
E.g. : He was annoyed at the way she tried to take over the whole meeting.
她试图操控整个会议,这使他很恼火。

annoy (v):to make someone angry
烦扰;打搅;使烦恼
E.g. : Tina really annoyed me in the meeting this morning.
在今天上午的会上,蒂娜真是把我气坏了。
E.g. : I’m sorry – is my cough annoying you?
对不起,我咳嗽打扰你了吧?

recipe for success-成功的秘诀/成功的诀窍等
E.g. :Eric’s recipe for success is a balanced mix of confidence and diligence.
阿力成功的秘诀是信心与勤奋两者缺一不可。

Writing

To Nemo,
Last week I watched Marry and Max as you introduced to me.
it’s a movie about friendship. It’s a sad but warm. Lonely Marry meets lonely Max. They are unfortunate, but fortunately they meet each other. Fate is a wonderful thing. Two people at opposite ends of the earth become soul friends because of the fate.
They communicate through letters. Then Marry publishes a book about Max as a research subject. Max are really angry about that because he felt Marry betrays him. His point of angry is that she see him as a patient, like everyone else, rather than as a friend of a normal person. Eventually, of course, Max forgives her. In his last letter he said: The reason i forgive you is because you are not perfect. You are imperfect, and so am i. we all have our faults. Maybe we should not expect anything from anyone, we can’t change anyone. All we can do is accept and respect others.
One of the interesting thing about Max’s letters is that it’s in passing for big life experiences, like getting sick, manslaughter, jackpot. But it takes a lot of space to describe everyday things, like what he eats and who he meets on the road. Which is really interesting. It shows that he is a very love of life, a person who only cares about the real feelings. He is a really warm person.

To Nemo,
Last week I watched Marry and Max as you suggested me to.
It’s a movie about friendship. It’s a sad but warm movie. Lonely Marry meets lonely Max. They are unfortunate, but fortunately they meet each other. Fate is a wonderful thing. Two people at the opposite ends of the earth become soulmates because of the fate/because it was meant to happen
They communicate through letters. Then Marry publishes a book about Max in which he is a sole research subject. Max is really angry about that because he felt that Marry betrayed him. The main reason of his anger/why he’s angry is that it seems to him that she’s seeing him only as a patient, an experiment specimen, like everyone else, rather than as a friend or a normal person. Eventually, of course, Max forgives her. In his last letter he said: “The reason I forgive you is because you are not perfect. You are imperfect, and so am I.” We all have our faults. Maybe we should not expect anything from anyone, we can’t change anyone. All we can do is to accept and respect others.
One of the interesting things about Max’s letters is that he writes little about his personal big/important/life-changing (life) experiences, like getting sick, a case of manslaughter, winning a jackpot. But it takes a lot of space to describe everyday things, like what he eats and who he meets on the road. Which is really interesting. It shows that he is a life loving person, a person who only cares about the real feelings. He is a really warm person.