> Well, a year ago It was taking ages to write in English. Now I do it faster thanks to goldenskate, but I make more mistakes. quoted1
Make them and don't worry. They will go away all by themselves — with practice. Don't think too much, just express yourself. I have got Russian friends here — most don't speak as well as me cause they just haven't lived here for as long as me or even if they have — not amongst the English. I went to the Secondary school here (last couple of years), then spent all my time with the English. One can't expect those who stick to the Russians here to speak the same lingo (slang for «language») as me. But I didn't do anything, no effort whatsoever — it all came by itself with practice. Just relax, you are doing super.
>> Katie Hopckins tweets I've realised Russians and Brits have a lot in common quoted2
> > Katie Hopkins is a right wing nutter. She is a weird character, but on LBC — she is good. So is Farage. They just spice up the politics here. quoted1
I know who she is. It's about comments. Some people sound like British «vatniks» there) Most funny comment I remember was about musicians on the streets. Someone claimed it was staged by Kremlin (or smth like that)
> Oh, both teams have no chances than. Sad news. > Btw, I was really surprised to hear that Russia destroyed Saudi Arabia today (5:0). I was expecting draw. quoted1
Why? Saudis are shit at football. It was an easy win for the Russians. Russian team is not that bad these days, cause instead of chasing the money all the time — they actually take care of the national football. That's what people here say. Anyway, really got to go.
> Oh, both teams have no chances than. Sad news. quoted1
Well you know. At least there is some good national football out there. Like I said to you before — here it is all about the money and the Premier League. But it is good to see how popular football is, England is the motherland of football you know — this is the place where it was invented (like most sports actually), everyone is crazy about it here.
> It is interesting and funny at the same time because the author is kinda mocking Russia (slighlty). quoted1
This is just the English way. They mock everything — but elegantly, slightly. But they mock themselves and laugh at themselves more than at anyone else, abroad the English come across as arrogant sometimes to others, but others just don't see or understand that the English have tons of humility and the ability to laugh at themselves. We laugh all the time at work at each other. If no one laughs at you or mocks you — you might as well be dead. That's how people think here.
> She is amazing, very beautiful and artistic. One can see just in your pics — there's something special about that girl, she is a different class. Very artistic, just beautiful personality. And yeah — fantastic figure and gorgeous dresses. > quoted1
Her skating is so light and effortless people forget that ice is slippery)
I was sad she lost olympic gold medal to Alina (because Alina's jumping technique is better). But on the other hand I'm glad Evgenia will have strong motivation to stay for another 4 years (till next Olympics).
> By the way — I am a bit sad today cause my daughter sprained her foot at the ballet lesson and the nanny said that the GP told her it is going to take time to heal — up to a few weeks. I am so sad for her. But at least there are no exams coming up, Standard III Exam is miles away — at least a year. But still — she will get a bit behind others in the class and she is not used to that, that'll hurt her ego a bit I think. quoted1
Oh, I have just noticed it. I feel sorry for your daughter. I wish her success and speedy recovery.
I was going to ask you about how often ballet dancers injure themselves. In figure skating it happens very often. Every season some top skaters are getting injured for various reasons. But now I think you have already answered that question.
>> By the way — I am a bit sad today cause my daughter sprained her foot at the ballet lesson and the nanny said that the GP told her it is going to take time to heal — up to a few weeks. I am so sad for her. But at least there are no exams coming up, Standard III Exam is miles away — at least a year. But still — she will get a bit behind others in the class and she is not used to that, that'll hurt her ego a bit I think. quoted2
>Oh, I have just noticed it. I feel sorry for your daughter. I wish her success and speedy recovery.
> > I was going to ask you about how often ballet dancers injure themselves. In figure skating it happens very often. Every season some top skaters are getting injured for various reasons. > But now I think you have already answered that question. quoted1
See — and you were accusing myself of «not reading others' posts attentively» — and now it turns out you don't read mine at all
I am just kidding obviously. Thank you for caring. Re ballet injuries — with my little one it is the first time, but in general — stress fractures, ankle sprains are very common, there's a lot of pressure on the feet you see. Everyone at work is cheering for Russia today cause they scored a few cracking goals. There will be 3 games today — 1 o'clock pm Egypt v Uruguay, 4 o'clock — Morocco v Iran and 7 o'clock Spain v Portugal (this is the main one of the day) Got to go now — I am at work, my workmates don't want to work today, everyone wants to go to the pub to watch football.
> Well, I had a thread about Ukrainian economy. I even tried to stay postive. Nobody was interested in it) quoted1
I don't remember any such attempts on your behalf, but then again — I don't get to read the whole forum, don't have the time. If you posted it in the Ukraine sub-forum on the Russian forum I definitely would have missed it as don't go there — it is too trashy for me. Cause of «patriots», their disgusting language and general hatred towards Ukrainians. My Dad is from Ukraine so I can't read the crap they write there, it is horrific.
Not because of how they appear in your twitter, but you are one of those «patriots» yourself. Just a more refined one I guess. But you definitely don't think «out of the box» that is for sure. It is understandable, cause you are subjected to the Kremlin propaganda and you ended up to be one of those highly susceptible to it. Cause as you say — you used to rebel against that shit before (putinism, corruption, totalitarian set up, etc.) and now you accepted it. It happened to a lot of people in Russia. Including my uncle — when the Crimea events happened — he became very «Krymnash» and even I did for a short while to be honest (and I don't even live there, but watched lots of RT at the time and kept writing complaint after complaint to the BBC News Complaints department that they were biased and not covering the events properly), etc. Now I don't talk politics to him at all as we just start arguing, the other day he was telling me that the Skripals' case was staged by May, etc. etc. I just cut the conversation short and said «Let's just talk about family business only and leave politics aside, it ain't worth it, as we are never gonna agree».
> I know who she is. It's about comments. Some people sound like British «vatniks» there) quoted1
We have our «vatniks» here as well, but they are few, not even the minority — more like — fringes. In your country they comprise 80% of the population. And that is the difference. This is a much healthier society as more developed — whichever way you look at it. Ratings of 70% of approval are impossible here for any politician, even Thatcher didn't have such ratings and that was decades ago. To a westerner — what is happening in Russia is a regime.