Open F2F Class Notes_26th May (Harmony)

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This Monday I attended a training about Kohler Gift in my office. The trainer is Business Department’s Manager. He invited me attend this training because this training was for a new colleague and I just recommended the new colleague to his team. The new colleague and I used to colleagues before and we are all designer. I write this because the trainer told us a story in the training and I thought it was fun. He said one day he took an our company’s towel to home. He told his son when he finished shower he can use our company’s towel, when his son went out the bathroom, he found his son’s body full of fluff. And his son asked him ‘Dad, why your company’s towel loss’. He told us he couldn’t except the truth especially the word from his son’s mouth. So he bought another brand’s towels and let the factory workers check why they can solve the towel loss. Finally they found a balance between the towel’s thickness and towel loss.

Edited:

This Monday I attended training about Kohler Gifts in my office. The trainer is the Business Department’s Manager. He invited me to attend this training because this training was for a new colleague and I just recommended the new colleague to his team. The new colleague and I used to be colleagues before and we are both designers. I write this because the trainer told us a story in the training and I thought it was fun. He said one day he took an our company’s towel home. He told his son when he finished showering he could use our company’s towel, when his son came out the bathroom, he saw his son’s body was full of fluff. His son asked him ‘Dad, why is your company’s towel falling apart?’. He told us he didn’t like hearing it, especially from his son’s mouth. So he bought another brand’s towels and let the factory workers check how they can solve the problem. Finally they found a balance between the towel’s thickness and fluffiness.

towel (towul)

solved (saulvd)

why your company’s towel losewhy is your company’s towel falling apart?

accept vs. like

eg.  He couldn’t accept it from his sons mouth (chinglish) –  He didn’t like hearing it from his sons mouth.

eg.  I accept your advice.

eg.  I accepted the gift from him.

I’m from north of china I’m from northern China

I’m on business travel in north of china – I’m on a business trip in northern China

eg.  I will go on a business trip to the north part of china/ to northern china

north of china = people think of Russia (above china)

Northern

Southern (su – thurn)

Western (wes – tern)

Eastern (eas  -tern)

Central

eg.  I’m travelling for work/business.  I’m on a business trip.

tomorrow I will have a business tripI will take a business trip/ go on a business trip

toiletries bag: (toy – let – rees) a bag to hold your bathroom essentials when you’re on a trip.

capacity (kah – pa – city)

sauce: something to dip food into, like ketchup.

source:  the place where it came from originally.

eg.  We went to the rivers source and drank the clean water.

prior:  before

eg.  Prior to harmony coming to Smart English, everything was boring.

eg.  Prior to having children, life was easy.

consolidate:  to put all together, to connect things together, to compile. 

eg.  I consolidated all of the information into one excel spreadsheet. 

capacity:  the maximum amount sth can hold.

eg.  The capacity of the elevator is 6 humans. 

eg.  The capacity of my phone is 32G.