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  Redhead
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21:56 03.11.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Thank you so much for your kind words.
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You are welcome. To be honest — cheering people up and saying nice kind words is a second nature to me, to people here in general. People here are a bit different from the Russians. They always say nice things to each other and smile, etc — in general I mean. Some of it is of course superficial, just culture, but it is still nice. You know — the English don't ask me where I am from anymore, like they used to, when we arrived here, as I did have a strong accent then. Now, after having lived here for such a long time — my mannerisms, behaviour in general and the absence of accent (well, I have an accent, everyone does, but it is a South London accent really), — you know what I mean — don't prompt such questions But if I say «I am from Russia, that's where I was born», they sometimes say «Can't be. You have such a lovely smile and Russian people don't smile»., Not all of them — but some say that (I am talking about people who don't know me too well — acquaintances, customers at work, etc.- just random people. My friends and family know that I was born in Russia of course). I usually answer «It is just a different culture. They only smile when they truly mean it.» In which case — the English might get offended and say «Are you suggesting we here in England don't mean it when we smile?» and so on. It is like being between the rock and the hard place sometimes.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> And also thank you for different interesting pieces of music you post here.
>
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I started my music thread in 2015 on this forum, everything I posted here I posted there as well and much much more and can post still even more, To my surprise the thread is still going strong (Ebolasha predicted at the time the thread would be dead within a month unless I provided the translations of all the tracks in English into Russian, but he turned out to be wrong.). Britain is a very advanced country in terms of modern music, one gest exposed to a lot of it here.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> GREEN DAY — Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Cover by Jonathan Young & Caleb Hyles)
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Punk Rock is not my cup of tea, but it is not a bad track. I heard it before quite a few times, it is Green Day's signature track really and this is not a bad cover.
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  Grin
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18:46 04.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> The video is unavailable for me to watch, neither was the previous one to be honest. But I trust you she did very well and she looks beautiful on the cover of the video
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Try these
https://www.1tv.ru/sport/gran-pri-figure-skating...

https://www.1tv.ru/sport/gran-pri-figure-skating...
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  Redhead
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02:36 05.11.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
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> https://www.1tv.ru/sport/gran-pri-figure-skating...
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> https://www.1tv.ru/sport/gran-pri-figure-skating...
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Same result, this is what it says

Сожалеем, но просмотр этой видиозаписи не доступен для вашего региона.

Look https://www.1tv.ru/sport/gran-pri-figure-skating...

Why are you so bothered? You like her, I say she is great as well, regardless. So all is cool, nothing to worry about.:
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  Redhead
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21:43 05.11.2018
P. S. It is probably copyrighted or something.

Anyways, we are having Bonfire holidays here. Yesterday went to Richmond for fireworks. I posted the video of the fireworks in the Convention thread https://www.politforums.net/groups/1411326491_19... And we also burned Guy Fawkes on the bonfire.

Here I am gonna post a video that was shot by someone which shows a typical English Bonfire celebration

Bonfire Night 2016 in London | Fireworks show in Southwark Park
(South London)

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  Grin
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00:39 07.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Yesterday went to Richmond for fireworks
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Really nice. I like fireworks (who dosent? ^_^)

Btw, remember I've told you some skating federations tried to change the rules and raise the bar for turning senior from 15 to 18 years this summer?
I just learned Russian figure skating federation is going to move all three (Kostornaya, Sherbakova and Trusova) to seniors next season.

Things look grim to Medvedeva, Zagitova and other top senior ladies now. It seems like all of them will be out of the podiums next season.
I predict an epic battle between skating federations next summer. RuFed will fight hard to prevent the rules change. If they succeed many top senior ladies will retire because they look like cows when they skate next to Kostornaya (sorry, but it is true) and they have nothing in their arsenal to counter Trusova's and Sherbakova's quad jumps.
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  Redhead
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12:10 07.11.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Really nice. I like fireworks (who dosent? ^_^)
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I love fireworks, I admit. But it's a great holiday anyway. Because Guy Fawkes wanted to blow up the Houses of Parliament with tons of explosives which he stored in the basement. And he nearly succeeded in doing it. But all the explosives that he hid and stored were discovered just in time and then they were blown up - like one big massive firework. So he didn't manage to blow up the beautiful Houses of Parliament building, the symbol of democracy in the whole world, one of the main symbols of Britain and London. When anyone in the world thinks «London, Britain», this is the first picture that comes to their mind —





So thank God he did not succeed
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  Redhead
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12:20 07.11.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Btw, remember I've told
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You should have said «Remember I told you», Yeah I remember you mentioning that. I think raising the bar from 15 to 18 to turn senior is not such a bad idea after all. Of course youngsters will look better on the ice, fresher, lighter, cuter, more impressive, they can do more technically I would imagine, etc. But is this sport only for youngsters? You yourself admitted you enjoy watching Medvedeva on the ice a lot and wouldn't like her to be a «write off», which is what will happen when the other 3 talented Russian skaters will turn senior according to you, whilst being younger (and in this sport a couple of years age difference seems to mean quite a lot). So why not have a system where seniors are truly seniors (18 and above) and juniors are juniors? Don't see what is wrong with that and why the Russians should be worried about it at all? They have strong skaters in both age categories anyway and dominate in both, so what is exactly the issue (problem)?
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  Grin
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13:02 07.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> You should have said «Remember I told you»,
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Thanks.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> So why not have a system where seniors are truly seniors (18 and above) and juniors are juniors? Don't see what is wrong with that and why the Russians should be worried about it at all? They have strong skaters in both age categories anyway and dominate in both, so what is exactly the issue (problem)?
quoted1
The problem is skaters can make money only after they turn senior, and ladies career is very short (from 15 to 22). Making it even shorter isn't a good idea. If the age of turning senior is 18, their career will be only 4 years. New skaters won't be happy about that. Many girls will think twice before making a decision to become a figure skater. Instead of raising the bar ISU officials can make 2nd mark (presentation, music interpretation, skating skills etc.) more significant. Usually 15 yo girls can do more difficult stuff but they are sloppy and clumsy compared to 21 yo ladies. But this won't work because of Kostornaya. Eteri is a very clever coach. She has developed different type of skaters. She has technical skaters (Zagitova, Trusova), artistic skaters like Kostornaya and mixed skater (Sherbakova). So, whenever you go, her students will dominate. Of course no one (but Eteri) wants the sport to be dominated by Russian students of one particular coach. Eteri is already getting tons of hatred because of that. The only way to prevent it is to keep Kostornaya, Trusova and Sherbakova away from senior competitions.
I think in the end ISU officials will decide to raise the bar up to 16.

And these changes won't affect men, because boys are late bloomers and they usually turn senior at the age of 18 or 19.
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  Grin
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13:10 07.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Because Guy Fawkes wanted to blow up the Houses of Parliament with tons of explosives which he stored in the basement. And he nearly succeeded in doing it. But all the explosives that he hid and stored were discovered just in time and then they were blown up — like one big massive firework. So he didn't manage to blow up the beautiful Houses of Parliament building, the symbol of democracy in the whole world, one of the main symbols of Britain and London. When anyone in the world thinks «London, Britain», this is the first picture that comes to their mind
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I remeber this story from my school years. My English teacher paid a lot of attention to it.
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  Grin
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14:33 07.11.2018
Some other covers I like


Russian variant of this song


Original song
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  Redhead
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16:21 07.11.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Thanks.
>
quoted1
No worries. You make lots of mistakes to be honest, but you confusing «have done» and «did» stands out to me for some reason. I won't correct you if you find it irritating, it doesn't matter really. You speak well enough to be understood and express your thoughts on quite a deep level, the rest doesn't matter really.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
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> I think in the end ISU officials will decide to raise the bar up to 16.
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> And these changes won't affect men, because boys are late bloomers and they usually turn senior at the age of 18 or 19.
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Oh, I see. Well, if it's about the money then — yeah, it should not be changed then. That's unfair. It should stay the same then — skaters turning senior at 15. And yeah, the coach seems to be a genius. But you also have a lot more talent in Russia where figure skating is concerned. It is not like that in Britain for instance. It is not just because of any coaches, it is also to do with the popularity of the sport with public at large. Winter sports like skating, skiing, hockey are traditionally popular in those countries where proper winters actually exist — like Russia, Canada, where in every yard kids play hockey or ski in the forests, or skate. It used to be like this with football in Britain. It still is — lots of green spaces throughout the year where kids constantly play football, rugby, cricket, etc. It is just that the Premier League is about the money — rich clubs buy whoever they want from abroad, that is why the England National team is not as great as it used to be, the Premier League is full of talented foreign players from Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Belgium — you name it.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> I remeber this story from my school years. My English teacher paid a lot of attention to it.
quoted1

It seems your English teacher had a lot of respect for Britain, which is a sign of a very well educated and intelligent person.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Some other covers I like
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I will listen to the tracks later. I am on a two hour lunch now, going for a run in Hyde Park actually, it just stopped raining here. I am preparing for a charity Christmas run at the moment — well, trying to, as didn't do anything in the last couple of weeks gone — birthdays, Disney Paris, Bonfire fireworks, -endless distractions.
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17:06 07.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Why are you so bothered? You like her, I say she is great as well, regardless. So all is cool, nothing to worry about.
quoted1
I don't know, but I am. Sorry for that, I can't upload it on my youtube channel because of some copyright reasons.

As an apology, here is a lovely brand new exhibition program by Satoko Miyahara (she is № 1 figure skater in Japan)
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  Grin
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17:08 07.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> You make lots of mistakes to be honest
quoted1
I know, I gave up on reading again and correcting my posts in English because it took ages to do it.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I won't correct you if you find it irritating
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Please do. I want to improve my English.
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  Oleksa Єromіn
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22:43 07.11.2018
Grin (25771), ⍟ Redhead (Expat), Excuse me for not answering so long.
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> No, I am ashamed to admit I actually don't read Enot and Reptiloid's movie thread. I should have started from the very beginning, but I didn't and now I think there's no point, as I missed so much of it anyways.
quoted1
I do not think so. As you can see, I could enter your and Grin's topic without any problems. And Terra's thread also. Just try, it's interesting with us to discuss movies!
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Thank you too, some of the songs you posted earlier are also very interesting.
>
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I am very glad to hear this. Also I have found some fresh music:
> ********* (expand)

Also I liked much Alec Benjamin. Maybe you will think of me as an odd guy, but I like his voice very much.
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Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Hyde Park actually
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Redhead, have you listened to Tangerine Dream or Jean Michel Jarre?

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In my opinion electronic music is fascinating. Though I havne't listened to much of it (only Tangerine Dream, Geinoh Yamashirogumi and Jarre, some of Kitaro), I prefer it a lot to much of modern rock and pop-music. Because it is of the great broadness of sound instead of constant guitar and drums pair.
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  Redhead
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01:04 08.11.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> I know, I gave up on reading again and correcting my posts in English because it took ages to do it.
quoted1

To be honest, lots of English people don't spell correctly either and also make mistakes — well, colloquial language doesn't strictly adhere to all sorts of grammar rules, etc. It is just the English make different mistakes, they are kind of «natural» — they don't stand out, etc.
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Please do. I want to improve my English.
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You are doing very well anyway. I don't want to correct you all the time, just now and again is enough, otherwise you will lose your confidence.
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