|[原创] 跑步日记 （1）写作练习
|Last night I indulged myself with 3cans of beer， half a roasted duck，three bowls of rice and 2 pieces of chocalate cake to celebrate that I had successfully jogged about 10 miles on the treadmill for 4 hours during the day time . I got the day off rom work yesterday， therefore I had my workout done at seperate times-- 2 hours in the morning and another 2 hours in the afternoon.|
昨夜为了庆祝我白天成功地在跑步机上跑了4小时，大概是16公里，我喝了3瓶啤酒, 吃了半支烤鸭, 三碗米饭和两块巧克力蛋糕。昨天我休息并且在不同时段做了运动--早上2两小时，下午两小时。
This time I really determine to lose 30 pounds in 6 monthes. 这次我真的下定了决心在半年内减掉30磅。
I purchased my YMCA membership the other day, and I was told by the staff that I can stop by to work out anytime I want during their operation hours. 那天我买了YMCA的会员资格。工作人员说我可以在他们开放的时间内的任何时候都可以来做运动。
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下午去上课。 Review准备一个考试。老师提到帮助病人的运动有游泳，散步等的时候提到她曾经是游泳教练。Had been a swimming instructor for years and years. 等她讲完我就问，你曾是游泳教练？她说是的，教了１５年。我说，但你看着那么年轻啊！她笑说you made my day你的说话让我很开心，同学们大家都笑起来.
我趁机问我是否会因此获得一些Bonus Points. 她说给我100分。 哈哈！
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下次我会问M的家庭状况，结婚没有，哈哈， 孩子？ 家里养宠物吗？ 曾经上那个学校？如果有孩子，孩子上Daycare? 小学？。。。最重要：你们这里还有没有其他什么优惠？。。。那天我拿着羽毛球拍子进去，我问他喜欢玩羽毛球吗？他说不玩，他玩别的什么，我没记住。
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What exactly does it mean to "burn calories" while exercising?
If I am exercising on an elliptical machine and the machine says I have burned 300 calories, does that cancel out the 300 calorie snack I had before I exercised? I feel like it doesn't but want to know what it means.
Imagine your body like a water balloon, but instead of water, it's filled with gasoline.
The gasoline is the calories you eat. Food is just energy to help your body keep running. When you eat food, you add a little water to the balloon. When you exercise, you use the water like a car uses gas in the tank. The balloon gets smaller.
Fat people have a tremendous amount of energy stored in their bodies. Skinny or athletic people have much less.
SO, burning calories means you're using more fuel then normal to exercise. When you burn off 300 calories, that means you cancelled out that snack of yours.
今天中午 Lunch Break 在院子里吃饭，我看到几条笔直的白色烟雾画在蔚蓝的天空上。那是隔壁Moncton市的航空学院中国人学员在练习飞行。
数年前我去城里一家中国店（连餐馆）买东西。 那是一个雪天的傍晚。正当我在店里选东西的时候，进来了几个留学生，手上拎着杂货。他们对收银员说他们刚刚买的东西过期了， 要求退货拿回钱。 |
他们聊了一会，收银员正进退两难的时候，只见在后厨炒菜的老板娘握住铲子冲了出来。她蓬松的头发好像两天都没梳了。眼睛发红，可能被锅气熏的，也可能刚刚和老公吵架了。 一出来她就很凶地嚷叫：“我们不退货的，只能换! 没过期，没过期！”
学生正要辩论，看着她要吃人的样子也害怕了只好拿别的等价的东西。 这个女人是个博士后，因为找不到工作所以开了杂货店，委屈不得意可以理解。 无论如何，卖过期食品给同胞是不对。那家店现在已经不存在了。
下一篇：我去另一中国店买东西，错过了一场打劫， 我帮店主打电话报警。 那家店主，人家去买东西他就跟住你后边，怕你偷东西。 我听同学说在中国很多大超市都这样，怕人偷东西。|
如果你住加拿大农村小地方，你有很多机会住在一间有一个Barn的房子里，里面放杂物如剪草机，工具杂物等，当然还有剪草机的汽油。 如果你不锁Barn的门，你的汽油很有可能被偷。 |
偷油的贼，也不能说真的是贼， 是摩托车队。 他们特讨厌， 特意把消声器拆了，经过你家附近，半里外还听见震天响，而且他们有时会偷你家的汽油。 半夜他们开着摩托车经过，没油了就停下来去你Barn 找找看看是否有油可偷。
如果你的Barn不上锁， 把油藏起来，他们是找不着。 一般那些看着不像好人，满身刺青，带鼻环的摩托车骑士找不到油也不会搞破坏，也不会偷你的剪草机，这家伙笨重，骑摩托怎样拉？ 如果要偷就让他偷好了。
今天personal training私人教练教我做各种器材，哑铃等。build up二头肌，腹肌，背肌。。。
Gym里的人不算多， 大概十几二十个。这是一个与时俱进的Gym，设备应有尽有：跑步机，自行车，举重设备，楼梯机，哑铃，哑壶，等等各种各样。 可惜不让拍照。
周二我去上课时候又看到那个聋哑人Jack。我迟到了10分钟， 因为火车挡路的缘故。在路上快到公司的时候我手机响了， 我接起来，可是信号不清楚，估计是我老师等我急了，怕我不出现去做Test。 等我到了停车场扒好车，电话又响了，果然是她，我说我刚刚到停车场。
我进入公司的Buiding，远远就看到Jack，他向我挥手， 指指大门，并发出声音，我说是的。 他就去开门，我说谢谢你Jack. 他就做一个不用谢的表情。
Have you ever been in the situation when you really didn't believe what someone was saying? Did you have a sense that something didn't ring true or a gut feeling that all was not right? Perhaps they were saying "Yes" yet their heads were shaking "No"?
The difference between the words people speak and our understanding of what they are saying comes from non-verbal communication, otherwise known as "body language." By developing your awareness of the signs and signals of body language, you can more easily understand other people, and more effectively communicate with them.
There are sometimes subtle – and sometimes not so subtle – movements, gestures, facial expressions and even shifts in our whole bodies that indicate something is going on. The way we talk, walk, sit and stand all say something about us, and whatever is happening on the inside can be reflected on the outside.
By becoming more aware of this body language and understanding what it might mean, you can learn to read people more easily. This puts you in a better position to communicate effectively with them. What's more, by increasing your understanding of others, you can also become more aware of the messages that you convey to them.
There are times when we send mixed messages – we say one thing yet our body language reveals something different. This non-verbal language will affect how we act and react to others, and how they react to us.
This article will explain many of the ways in which we communicate non-verbally, so that you can use these signs and signals to communicate more effectively.
First Impressions and Confidence
Recall a time when you met someone new at work. Or think about the last time you watched a speaker deliver a presentation.
What were your first impressions ? Did you sense confidence or a lack of confidence in them? Did you want to associate with them or not? Were you convinced by them?
Did they stride into the room, engage you and maintain eye contact or were they tentative, shuffling towards you with eyes averted, before sliding into a chair? What about their handshake – firm and strong or weak and limp?
Moving along in the conversation, did they maintain solid eye contact or were they frequently looking away? Did their face appear relaxed or was it tight and tense? What about their hand and arm movements? Were their gestures wide, flowing and open or were they tight, jerky and closed?
As you observe others, you can identify some common signs and signals that give away whether they are feeling confident or not. Typical things to look for in confident people include:
•Posture – standing tall with shoulders back.
•Eye contact – solid with a "smiling" face.
•Gestures with hands and arms – purposeful and deliberate.
•Speech – slow and clear.
•Tone of voice – moderate to low.
As well as deciphering other people's body language, you can use this knowledge to convey feelings that you're not actually experiencing.
For example, if you are about to enter into a situation where you are not as confident as you'd like to be, such as giving a big presentation or attending an important meeting, you can adopt these "confidence" signs and signals to project confidence.
Let's now look at another scenario.
Difficult Meetings and Defensiveness
Think of a time when you were in a difficult meeting – perhaps a performance appraisal or one where you are negotiating deadlines, responsibilities or a contract. In an ideal world, both you and the other person would be open and receptive to hearing what each other has to say, in order to conclude the meeting successfully.
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However, often, the other person is defensive and doesn't really listen. If this happens during an appraisal meeting, and it's important for you to convey to your colleague that he or she needs to change certain behaviors, you really want them open and receptive to you so they take on board what you are saying.
So how can you tell whether your message is falling on "deaf ears"?
Some of the common signs that the person you are speaking with may be feeling defensive include:
•Hand/arm gestures are small and close to his or her body.
•Facial expressions are minimal.
•Body is physically turned away from you.
•Arms are crossed in front of body.
•Eyes maintain little contact, or are downcast.
By picking up these signs, you can change what you say or how you say it to help the other person become more at ease, and more receptive to what you are saying.
Equally, if you are feeling somewhat defensive going into a negotiating situation , you can monitor your own body language to ensure that the messages you are conveying are ones that say that you are open and receptive to what is being discussed.
Working With Groups and Disengagement
Have you ever delivered a presentation, and had a sense that people weren't really buying into what you had to say? What about working with a group to facilitate a consensus on responsibilities and deadlines? Was everyone on board with the ideas, or did some appear disengaged?
Ideally, when you stand up to deliver a presentation or work with group, you want 100 percent engagement with all concerned. This often doesn't happen on its own, though. But you can actively engage the audience when you need to if you're alert to some of the typical signs and signals of people not being engaged. Some of these signs and signals include:
•Heads are down.
•Eyes are glazed, or gazing at something else.
•Hands may be picking at clothes, or fiddling with pens.
•People may be writing or doodling.
•They may be sitting slumped in their chairs.
When you pick up that someone appears not to be engaged in what is going on, you can do something to re-engage him or her and bring their focus back to what you are saying, such as asking them a direct question.
And while this is going on, make sure that your own body language is saying what you want it to.
Of all the non-verbal body language that we may observe, being able to tell whether a person is lying or not will stand you in good stead.
Some of the typical signs and signals that a person is lying include:
•Eyes maintain little or no eye contact, or there may be rapid eye movements, with pupils constricted.
•Hand or fingers are in front of his or her mouth when speaking.
•His or her body is physically turned away from you, or there are unusual/un-natural body gestures.
•His or her breathing rate increases.
•Complexion changes such as in color; red in face or neck area.
•Voice changes such as change in pitch, stammering, throat clearing.
As with all non-verbal language, it's important to remember here that everyone's personal body language is slightly different. If you notice some of the typical non-verbal signs of lying, you shouldn't necessarily jump to conclusions, as many of these signals can be confused with the appearance of nervousness. What you should do, however, is use these signals as a prompt to probe further, ask more questions and explore the area in more detail to determine whether they are being truthful or not.
Further clarification is always worthwhile when checking out your understanding of someone's body language, and this is particularly true during job interviews and in negotiating situations.
Interviews and Negotiations, and Reflection
What do you do when you are asked a really good question? Do you ponder for a few moments before answering?
You might simply blurt something out without taking time to think about the answer, or you could take a moment to reflect before answering. By taking some time to reflect on your response, you are indicating to the questioner that they've asked you a good question and it is important enough for you to take some time to consider your answer.
Be that in an interview situation or when negotiating something with someone, showing that you are indeed thinking over your answer is a positive thing. Some typical signs and signals that a person is reflecting on their answer include:
•Eyes look away and return to engage contact only when answering.
•Finger stroking on chin.
•Hand to cheek.
•Head tilted with eyes looking up.
So, whether you are on the receiving end of someone pondering, or you are doing the pondering, there are certain gestures that give it away.
One Size Does NOT Fit All
We mentioned earlier that each person is unique, and that their signs and signals might have a different underlying cause from the ones you suspect. This is often the case when people have different past experiences, and particularly where cultural differences are large. This is why it's important to check that your interpretation of someone else's body language is correct. You might do this through the use of further questions, or simply by getting to know the person better.
To help practice and further develop your skill in picking up body language, engage in people-watching. Observe people – be that on a bus/train or on television without the sound – and just notice how they act and react to each other. When you watch others, try to guess what they are saying or get a sense of what is going on between them.
Even if you do not get the chance to check whether you are correct in your assessment, you will be developing your observational skills. This in turn can help you to pick up signals when you are interacting with others.
As well as learning to read body language, people often consciously use it to project messages and reinforce what they're saying – we can all call to mind the body language used by a "slippery" used-car salesman.
Whether or not this is acceptable depends on the situation. It's fine to put on a "brave face" when you're about to meet someone or do a presentation. However, it's not acceptable if you're trying to persuade someone to do something that's against their interests – what's more, the gestures you can't control may give you away, leading to a serious loss of trust and credibility.
Body language impacts a great deal of how we communicate, and can reflect quite accurately what's going on inside us.
It includes body movements and gestures (legs, arms, hands, head and torso), posture, muscle tension, eye contact, skin coloring (flushed red), even people's breathing rate and perspiration. Additionally, the tone of voice, the rate of speech and the pitch of the voice all add to the words that are being used.
It is important to recognize that body language may vary between individuals, and between different cultures and nationalities. It is therefore essential to verify and confirm the signals that you are reading, by questioning the individual and getting to know the person.
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