Friday, November 7, 2014


The story of the eagle                
                                         Rasoava Rija

The eagle has the longest life-span of its species  (1)
It can live up to 70 years.
But to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision.
In its 40s
Its long and flexible talons can no longer grab(2) prey which serves as food.
Its long and sharp beak becomes bent.
Its old-aged and heavy wings, due to their
thick feathers (3), become stuck to its chest and make it difficult to fly.
Then, the eagle is left with only two options (4) : die or go through a painful process of change which lasts 150 days.
The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on it’s nest .
There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out.
After plucking it out, the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back and that it will pluck out (5)  its talons (6).
When its new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its old-aged feathers.
And after five months, the eagle takes its
famous flight of rebirth and lives for 30 more years.
Why is change needed ?
Many times, in order to survive we have to start a change process.
We sometimes need to get rid of old memories, habits and other past traditions.
Only freed from past burdens, can we take advantage of the present.
In order to take on a new journey ahead, Let go your negative limiting beliefs; Open your fixed mindset;
And let yourself fly high again
Like an Eagle !

Daniel Doan* Paula Le*Kimmy Ng

1 species /ˈspiːʃiːz/ smallest group into which animals and plants are divided (nhóm)
2 grab   /ɡræb/ seize quickly with the hands ( chộp)
3 feather /ˈfeðə(r)/ one of the soft,light thngs covering a bird’s body ( lông vũ/lông chim)
4 option /ˈɒpʃ(ə)n/ right of choosing/ freedom to choose ( quyền lựa chọn/ sự tự do lựa chọn) 
5 pluck /plʌk/ pluck a flower(ngắt một ..bông hoa) pluck a chicken ...( vặt/ nhổ lông gà..)
6 talon   /ˈtælən/ long hooked claw of certain types of birds ( móng vuốt nhất là của chim mồi) ./.