30Days Listening 20150722 words and article

zjr_hx (明赫子) 中级粉丝
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发表于:2015-07-23 15:38 [只看楼主] [划词开启]


The heart emoji, an electronic picture meaning love, has been identified as the top world used in 2014, according to the Global Language Monitor. The symbol for love or heart was used over 1 billion times a day in 2014. This is the first time in history that a symbol has appeared as a top English word on this annual list. The GLM uses the Internet and print sources to identify the most used words and phrases. Other words that placed in the top 15, included hash tag, vape, Ebola and photo bomb.


Many people compare Kathmandu to places in India or places in Tibet. But , in reality, this city is truly a unique place in our world. There are few places where multiculturalism, spiritualism, and religion are so intertwined with urban life. Temples stand side by side with shops, clubs, and restaurants. Monks could be praying on one side of the street while kids rock out to heavy metal on the other side.

The pace is saturated with color, both metaphorically and physically speaking.

About a month ago, I passed through Kathmandu to film an episode of 36 Hours for the ravel section. Most of our time was spent in and around the city's ancient sites and temples. And the one thing that makes this city so unique is that these places are public places, where people gather and socialize and do business. However, most of these sites are made up of fired bricks, mud and mortar, and aging timber. These places are often over 500 years old.

Many of the bulidings you are seeing  were razed to the ground in this latest earthquake. Thousands have been kiled. Both the human and cultural loss is immeasurable.

While the people of Kathmandu mourn and begin to recover from this horrible event, I ...I hope this footage can act as a record of history, as to what life was like in the tempes, at least before they came down. 

Pray for Nepal.

最后编辑于:2015-07-23 15:59
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