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  Redhead
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20:49 13.05.2019
Today I had to go to a very important appointment in South Ken (this is short for Kensington), West End, jumped in a black cab, but because of the roadworks the traffic was practically stationary — from the City to the West End, so I jumped out of the cab and used the Tube (which I don't normally do, I hate the Tube, I prefer over ground public transport) and at the South Ken station they had a board with «The thought of the day». I took a pic. They have this every day at every Tube station here. Do they do something like this in the Moscow Underground?




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  Grin
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20:35 14.05.2019
Hi. I had a really busy monday. I felt alseep before coming home))

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I took a pic. They have this every day at every Tube station here. Do they do something like this in the Moscow Underground?
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We have many advertisements in our Underground (including social advertisement). Also some steet music bands play for public from time to time.






You can offen see them at Kurskaya station
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20:41 14.05.2019
Anna Scherbakova has announced her next season short program music



Some people say it's not appropriate for 15 yo girl to portray a character from this movie.

As for me they can shove their opinion up their arses. This music is mysterious and delicate. It suits her perfectly!
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20:58 14.05.2019
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> I wanted to get a Bengal
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I like bengal cats too. You know, when I visited Crimea last time one of most postitve moments for me was playing with lion and tiger cubs in Taygan zoo. They were so cute and playful

I made some pics )









As for me it is 1000 times better than typical contact zoo (like we have in Moscow) with rabbits, little pigs etc.
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  Redhead
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21:01 14.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> ome people say it's not appropriate for 15 yo girl to portray a character from this movie.
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The music is quite dramatic, so was the movie — a bit on the dark side you know, did you watch the movie when it came out — it was quite a few years ago. But the red headed girl character — well, she wasn't dark or evil or anything, she was a victim, she was murdered, it was the perfume maker. He suffocated her — unintentionally and then set out on the quest to recreate her scent, he was obsessed. Well, some people think it glamorises murder — this film. I don't know really. As regards the figure skating — the music is quite cool I think.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> As for me they can shove their opinion up their arses
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Well, everyone is entitled to an opinion. Without different opinions — there would be no discussion, would there? There is no need to get all heat up about it.
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21:08 14.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Well, everyone is entitled to an opinion. Without different opinions — there would be no discussion, would there? There is no need to get all heat up about it.
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Of couse they are free to express thier opinion. I just expressed mine. Well, I was a bit too emotional, sorry.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> But the red headed girl character — well, she wasn't dark or evil or anything, she was a victim, she was murdered, it was the perfume maker. He suffocated her — unintentionally and then set out on the quest to recreate her scent, he was obsessed. Well, some people think it glamorises murder — this film. I don't know really. As regards the figure skating — the music is quite cool I think.
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Eteri has a loooooong record of giving her students dramatic music like Shindler list



or even 9/11 movie soundtrack


Well, her team is really good in making that kind of programs. First season in seniors is very important for any skater, so I think Eteri is brining her A game for her best students.
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21:12 14.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> I like bengal cats too. You know, when I visited Crimea last time one of most postitve moments for me was playing with lion and tiger cubs in Taygan zoo. They were so cute and playful I made some pics)
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You know — I used to love Zoos, now I hate them. Tigers and big animals shouldn't be kept in zoos, period. Here they moved lots of them out of the London Zoo — to the Colchester zoo in the beautiful Essex countryside, where there is more space for their comfort. And there are two Russian tigers there as well — they are called Annouska and Igor, they are Amur tigers. There is a lot of space there for them and they are very much loved, but it is not good for them. You can see they are nervous and suffering — pacing up and down. Tigers are not domestic animals and can't be domesticated really. Even if you come into their cage and feed them every day, they won't consider you a friend, they will attack you one day and it happened here before, a lot of the times big animals like tigers and lions in zoos are drugged.
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21:15 14.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Of couse they are free to express thier opinion. I just expressed mine. Well, I was a bit too emotional, sorry.
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Well, I am not the one too judge, I am an emotional person myself.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Eteri has a loooooong record of giving her students dramatic music like Shindler list or even 9/11 movie soundtrack. Well, her team is really good in making that kind of programs. First season in seniors is very important for any skater, so I think Eteri is brining her A game for her best students.
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Sounds great, good for her. I remember you saying that she has a kid with special needs. Maybe that is why she is so good at coaching — she is trying to compensate that by making others like super human beings — you know, those girls, bring out some super human abilities in them.
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21:18 14.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>> I like bengal cats too. You know, when I visited Crimea last time one of most postitve moments for me was playing with lion and tiger cubs in Taygan zoo. They were so cute and playful I made some pics)
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> You know — I used to love Zoos, now I hate them. Tigers and big animals shouldn't be kept in zoos, period. Here they moved lots of them out of the London Zoo — to the Colchester zoo in the beautiful Essex countryside, where there is more space for their comfort. And there are two Russian tigers there as well — they are called Annouska and Igor, they are Amur tigers. There is a lot of space there for them and they are very much loved, but it is not good for them. You can see they are nervous and suffering — pacing up and down. Tigers are not domestic animals and can't be domesticated really. Even if you come into their cage and feed them every day, they won't consider you a friend, they will attack you one day and it happened here before, a lot of the times big animals like tigers and lions in zoos are drugged.
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Taygan is not a typical zoo, they don't live in cages there. It's a safari park. They have a huge territory, dozents of lions live there. Animals are happy there, staff loves them



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21:23 14.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I remember you saying that she has a kid with special needs. Maybe that is why she is so good at coaching — she is trying to compensate that by making others like super human beings — you know, those girls, bring out some super human abilities in them.
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I agree. I can also add that she makes some programs about something that is very important for her or shook her to the core. That 9/11 program… Eteri survived a terrorist attack when she lived in the US.
Eteir's daughter is half deaf so Evgenia closed her ears in the beginning of her program and music is louder after she takes her hands away

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21:38 14.05.2019
It was a pleasure talking to you. I got to go now
Have a nice evening
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21:46 14.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Taygan is not a typical zoo, they don't live in cages there. It's a safari park. They have a huge territory, dozents of lions live there. Animals are happy there, staff loves them
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Colchester Zoo is also a safari park, but it is hardly the wild. There are so few tigers left in the wild — all cause of us human beings destroying our habitat at the rate of knots (it is a British idiom — comes from sailing talk). On top of that, the Chinese are hunting down tigers cause of medicine. It is so sad.

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Moscow Tube is so beautiful — compared to our Tube. It is majestic. Our tube is quite grim and Dickensian, it was the first Tube built in the world — during the Victorian times. Some stations are very old with narrow rails and small trains, etc. But at least it is clean — unlike the Tube in Paris, which is disgusting, it stinks there. I used it once there — never again. In Paris I only use cabs.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> It was a pleasure talking to you. I got to go now
> Have a nice evening
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The pleasure has been all mine. Have a nice evening, I got to go too. The forum is so slow, it is irritating. It takes ages to send a post — a second to type it and then this blue circle appears (you know, when the computer «hangs» — we call it jokingly «a circle of death» at work) — and it hangs for ages.
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Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Moscow Tube is so beautiful — compared to our Tube
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It is beautiful
http://fototelegraf.ru/175451-samye-krasivye-st...

St. Petersburg Tube is also great.

Alena is using her «twilight» exhibition music (and I assume some of the program itself) for her short program next season!

And for her her free skate program she’s using ‘No One Ever Called Me That' by Dario Marianelli

It's delicate and romantic. A lot will depend on the music cuts though. But I'm sure Alena will make something truly beautiful out of it

P.S. I haven’t seen the movie, but I’m waiting for people to scream about how inappropriate it is for a teenager
As if memoirs of a Geisha or Carmen that even kids do at times, is so fitting for their age
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20:43 15.05.2019
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I don't understand what all the fuss is about — a lot of music or art have a sexual context, not even erotic but proper sexual, including some classical music. If one was to eliminate anything remotely erotic or sexual in their choice of music for any type of dance performance (including on ice) — well, there wouldn't be a lot of options left. It is not like they are stripping naked on the ice, they are performing their programmes, their elements, jumps, whatever. So — don't see a major problem there.
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17:53 16.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Oh, so sad. Try to disctract her from ballet. Acting will do I suppose
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I just came from the meeting at our ballet school regarding all this stuff (took a half day off work for it). It is good news — well, as good as it can be in the circumstances. Obviously, she won't do the Standard 3 ballet exam, but the principal will get her an automatic Pass for Standard 3 with ISTD. It is allowed in our circumstances. That means that she will have passed the Standard 3 with a Pass (it won't be Distinction or Merit, as she is actually not doing the exam at all this coming June, she won't be able to). In the meantime she will continue attending all the ballet classes in her special trainers and doing what she can do. As the injury wears off, she will gradually change into ballet shoes and then on pointe shoes. So she will continue with the same programme as the group and will start learning the Standard 4 routine in the next term, she won't go backwards. This is the best that can be done for her in the circumstances. So it is all good.
What can I say. It is very important for parents to trust those who teach their kids such stuff as ballet, or dance or figure skating, to trust their judgement, techniques, etc — and I trust our Angelina. She is extremely kind and has been wonderful to us for so many years. So, you know, all that bitching that you encounter from so called «fans» re the cruel techniques of Eteri, etc — ultimately, it is all bullshit, it is none of their business. The main responsibility lies with the parents of those kids. If they decided to place their children in the care of a first class coach in a very physically demanding sport — they made the decision, so they have to take responsibility for that decision. I felt so bad when I found out my daughter had an internal bleeding in her foot that caused this last injury, but I don't blame Angelina for it or anything like that. I know things like this happen in ballet. After this happened — at one point I thought — maybe we should quit — but now after this meeting — I think we made the right decision not to quit. It would be very unfair to undo all the hard work my daughter has put into this over the years, she has been doing ballet since she was two and a half.
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