目前是有屬意 Alison. 但我還在考慮..陸寶尼叫我改叫Albee，跟我的中文有搭。
所謂的經濟成長率，是國內生產毛額（Gross Domestic Product，ＧＤＰ）按固定期價格計算之年增率。
From The Economist print edition
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
THIS month Omar Bongo—the longest-serving ruler in Africa—celebrated 40 years in power in Gabon. In Libreville pictures of him hang everywhere. But outside the country, Gabon achieved a far more impressive landmark, when it raised $1 billion on the international markets—becoming only the third country in continental sub-Saharan Africa in two decades to issue sovereign bonds abroad.
Published on Dec 19th, 2007
AS VOTING ended in South Korea’s presidential election, exit polls indicated what most in the country had anyway expected: the opposition Grand National Party’s Lee Myung-bak was to be the country’s president. Mr Lee won a thumping endorsement, securing close to 50% of the vote in a 12-man presidential field. Mr Lee’s victory brightens the conservative GNP's prospects of also winning control of the legislature in elections next April.
By Sun Pei-yu
Published on Oct 11, 2006
HTC's smartphones have heaped profits not just on itself, but on dozens of big Western corporations too. What qualified HTC, small and obscure just a decade ago, to join the "symbiotic" systems of these major international players?
You are working against the clock when you are trying to finish your work within a limited amount of time.
e.g. "We worked against the clock all day to get that report done by five." 我們拼命趕在五點以前完成報告。
You often compare the time on the clock against how much work you have left to do when you are working against the clock.
e.g. "We have to finish this report by 8 o'clock tonight, so we're really working against the clock."時間緊迫，我們得在今晚八點以前完成報告。
The passing of time ("the clock") works against you when you are working against the clock.
e.g. "David, will you have time to help me with my proposal today?" Reply: "Sorry, I won't. I'll be working against the clock to finish my presentation. 大衛，你有空幫我弄計劃案嗎？對不起，我趕時間做我的簡報呢！