昨天不小心又太累了，對，潔西就是那種常常不小心太累的人。看到手機的 app，走了一萬兩千步，也太誇張了，去哪裡走的？開始回想，啊，早上上健身房，下午為了要買明治的 Melty Kiss 的巧克力，明明平常就很多，想吃在家裡附近超商全聯家樂福通通都找不到，跑到遙遠的全聯還是沒有，最後在遙遠的小七找到兩盒，然後晚上走路去上課。所以昨天回到家吃完宵夜就昏迷了。
新聞也是昨天做的，當兵四個月變成一年，可以搶先去當四個月的嗎？應該不行吧？然後中國要開放，全世界都很緊張，股票都跌了，日本馬上先說從中國來的要驗PCR，台灣也接著說，今天新聞美國也跟進。美國暴風雪也很可怕，紐約水牛城今天志工要去每家每戶敲門確認大家的安危。有一些人居然是在鏟雪時心臟病發，好可怕，天氣冷，大家要注意保暖喔！Have a nice day!
Taiwan will extend its compulsory military service from four months to a year starting in 2024, President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday, as the self-ruled island faces China’s military, diplomatic and trade pressure. — NPR
The massive winter storm that has affected much of the country has claimed at least 49 lives so far – more than half of them in western New York.
Bodies have been discovered in cars, homes and snowbanks. Of the 31 dead in Erie County, 17 were found outside, seven died from lack of heat, three died from cardiac issues from shoveling, three were found in a vehicle and another died due to a delay from emergency medical services, according to the health department. — NPR
明天要上課，話說哪一天不用上課的，有，下個月很多天都不用上課，其實昨天也只才上一個小時而已啦。總之就是早點睡覺明天不用喝太多咖啡，最近胃潰瘍好蠻多的樣子，比較少不舒服，但是呢喝咖啡大概中杯半杯可以，超過半杯就不舒服了，但是上課沒精神又不行，所以呢就是那天教學生的單字：地雷馬 dilemma。I’m in a dilemma. 或者更口語我們會偷 To be or not to be, that is the question. 的莎翁名言：To dirnk or not to drink, that is the question. 喝還是不喝呢？不能喝啦，快十二點了，睡覺去，晚安晚安！
It was one of the finest World Cup finals in the history of the tournament. Argentina is the champion after a thrilling match that went into extra time and then a penalty kick shootout against France. — NPR
About 57.5% votes were for “Yes", while 42.5% were against the idea of Musk stepping down as the head of Twitter, according to the poll the billionaire launched on Sunday evening. Over 17.5 million people voted.
Amid intense backlash and accusations of violating press freedom, Twitter has reinstated the accounts of several journalists who were suspended earlier this week, though at least one remains suspended.
First things first: the two-year-old boy who was attacked by a hippopotamus in Uganda was saved and had a full recovery, police say. But they also say the hippo had the boy in its jaws — with the child’s head and upper body in the animal’s mouth — before a brave bystander rescued the boy. — NPR
潔西住中和，離中和好市多走小路 Google 說21分鐘，潔西大概走25分鐘的距離，今天是去買牙膏。潔西只用舒酸定，敏感性牙齒，試了幾款，覺得他家最適合，而且還要是100g，英國製的，比較大條泰國製的效果就有差，而且潔西最怕牙膏是薄荷口味的，超恐怖。他家沒有什麼怪味，很適合潔西，但是最近他家100g有些也換成泰國製了，所以想說去好市多買美國製的看看，上星期有特價，但是就是忙，怎麼樣都抽不出時間，所以今天去買。
A freestanding cylindrical aquarium housing about 1,500 exotic fish has burst in Berlin, causing a wave of devastation in and around the tourist attraction, police have said. — Guardian
1 freestanding 形，獨立式的，不靠牆的
2 cylindrical 型，圓柱型的
3 aquarium 名，水族箱，水族館
4 house 動，提供空間，收容
5 exotic 形，異國風情的
6 burst 動，爆炸
7 devastation 名，極大的破壞
8 tourist attraction 名，觀光景點
Press freedom advocates on Thursday criticized Twitter owner Elon Musk, who has suspended the accounts of several high-profile journalists who cover the billionaire and his chaotic leadership of the social media site. — NPR
先前也是上課前，學生遲到時潔西就在回訊息，傳訊息，然後全部的人一起就焦慮了，後來潔西把手機跟電腦的 Line 的訊息通知通通關掉，沒關係嗎？試了幾週都沒事，因為上課有時候會看到有訊息，就會忍不住打開，然後會受影響，不好的消息心情會變差，然後有急事，就會忍不住要回，潔西是急性子，但是其實都沒有那麼急，下課再處理多半是來得及的，所以潔西基本上沒有很好找，也沒有很難找。偶爾訊息會一直拖著不回，真是不好意思，會想有空一點再好好回，不像有些人都搞失蹤，不讀不回。
France is heading back to the World Cup Final and aiming to do something that hasn’t been done in 60 years – repeat as World Cup champions. France is making a return trip after defeating Morocco 2-0 in the semifinal. — NPR
Jin, the oldest member of K-pop supergroup BTS, began his 18 months of mandatory military service at a frontline South Korean boot camp Tuesday, as fans gathered near the base to say goodbye to their star. — AP
Public health officials are revisiting the topic of indoor masking, as three highly contagious respiratory viruses take hold during the holiday season.
Over the past few weeks, a surge in cases of COVID, the flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been sickening millions of Americans, overwhelming emergency rooms and even causing a cold medicine shortage. The triple threat has been called a “tripledemic" by some health experts. — NPR
A six-year-old on a quest to keep a unicorn in her backyard figured she’d get the hard part out of the way first — getting permission from animal control. — NPR
1 quest 名，探索
2 keep 動，飼養
3 unicorn 名，獨角獸
4 figure 動，認為
5 permission 名，許可
Hot water bottles are selling out around the UK amid the cold snap and efforts to save on soaring energy bills.
John Lewis said sales were up sixfold on last year with several popular models currently out of stock online including the department store’s own-label version with a fake fur protective cover. — Guardian
John Lewis 百貨公司說銷售量是去年的六倍，許多熱門的型號目前都在網路上缺貨，包括了百貨公司有仿毛皮的保護套的自我品牌款式。
It’s mindlessly binge-watching television without worrying about the time. It’s eating snacks in bed without a care about leftover crumbs. And it’s wearing the same pair of pajamas all week while working from home. Welcome to “goblin mode.”
A black British charity leader who was asked where she “really came from” by the late queen’s senior-lady-in-waiting at a Buckingham Palace royal reception has said she has suffered “horrific abuse” on social media. — Guardian