Benben 的小宇宙



After work notes


This a note to recording my English journey from After Work English Club .

Thank Ivan, who is a customer service, usually notifies new English event such as Social Coffee, Create Yourself and something like that.
Thank Sharon, who is a professional English learning planner, always cares about my currently learning plan.
Thank Henry, Enny, Bruno and more ,who are all excellent English teacher and from foreign country, teach me not only a lot English knowledge but also their cultures and perspectives. Particularly thank Henry, if I have time I definitely take his class, he is very enthusiastic teacher who always borden my horizons.


@ stripy

  1. a piece of clothing is full of the pattern of strips.

@ bulky

  1. one thing is bigger than other things in the same kind, so it’s hard to store or carry.


Class: Tycoon (a successful business man, originally form Japan)

@ dog-eat-dog

    1. a fierce competition, people are even willing harm others in order to be successful.
  • ex: Nowadays, running your own business is not easy, it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there.

@ knock yourself out

    1. you work very hard in order to achieve something
  • ex: Since I don’t have any background of engineering, I have to knock myself out tp pick up some knowledge about it if I intend to work as an engineer.

@ outline

    1. (v.) you describe a main idea of something without detail
  • ex: Since we are running out of time. please just outline our proposal to me.

@ run sp ragged doing something

    1. make them tired by giving them a lot of work to do
  • ex: After I was admitted by the university which is distant(far) from my hometown , the first thing I had to deal with was running myself ragged doing a house hunting.

@ errands

    1. some short journeys you have to make frequently

=> determine / decide

something determines ...
someone decide /determine

- ex: The grade of the test will determine which university I will enter.

someone determines = "officially" decide something

are you really present physically and mentally

@ block out

    1. stop yourself from thinking about or remembering something
  • ex: Even after I grew up, I still tried to block out the childhood shadow.

=> so / so that / so … that

@ so
- the result of something
- ex: It's raining , so I stay at home

@ so that
- the reason why you do something
- ex: I'm doing three part-time jobs so that I can pay off the bills.

@ so ... that ...
- very
- ex: I'm so tired that I have to hit the bed early

try to do something & try doing something

try to do something = difficulty
try doing something = test (test all the ways)

@ broaden

  • increase your knowledge, experience, or the range of an activity
  • ex: broaden your horizons

@ eternal

    1. originally god, never die
    1. something continues for a long time
    1. something “seem” existing forever usually because it’s troublesome or annoying

@ socialize with some one

    1. spend time with someone

My pleasure to make your acquaintance (Nice to meet you)

Are you settle in your new job?


  • How do you define “success”?

Success doesn’t main making a lot of money.
I think success means owning a contented life and work.
And be stratify with your life and not isolated.
I think success is neither making a lot of money nor having a warm family, but offering some contribution toward the society.

  • Are you satisfied with your occupation? Why or why not? How to improve it?

Yes, I satisfied what I am doing.
But not my currently job, because it took a lot of my energetic to co-work with him.
Still I believe my promising future.

  • What are you particularly good at? What makes you think so?

I think I’m good at Mathematic, because I was my major in my college life.
pay a attention to …
repeat you already know
preserve culture

  • Which tip about you agree with the most? Why?

Be focused.
I think if a man who be focused, then he can do impossible thing.

  • Which one is better, doing a ojb in one’s life, doing different jogs in one’s life? Why?

You can learn different skill in various fields, which enables you to be a leader in the future.

Take my boss for example that he has pick up different skills of programing, thus, new his doing designing apps.

=> study / learn

learn = turn something into your ability
study = do some things in order to develop an ability