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Figure skating, ballet, music etc 2

  Redhead
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01:06 08.11.2018
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What kind of an apology is that? That's a lame apology, Medvedeva is pretty and this one is as ugly as Hitler. I am kidding of course — she is a talented skater obviously, I am just being silly — English sense of humour.
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01:11 08.11.2018
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I am not into this video game, but the genre of the tracks you posted is that of folk ballad genre. One of my work colleagues plays The World of Tanks now and again (he admitted it is one of his «guilty pleasures», helps him unwind) and he actually likes Russian folk ballad songs they play there in some of the games — I don't know what he was on about, I have never played that game myself, but there you go.

I actually didn't like the first cover, I actually liked the Russian one with the flute — sounds more Celtic. The original is lovely as well. Nice).
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01:19 08.11.2018
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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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Of course I heard Jean Michel Jarre's stuff , who didn't? And I am a great fan of electronic music myself and yeah, circuitry based music technology (the use of all these electro and digital devices) allows for more variations, it is undoubtedly a step up from just guitar and drums. Just like the electric guitar was a step up from the acoustic in its time. I have to go now, it is a very long subject, that we will pick up on at some point later. By the way, you don't have to hide the tracks you like under spoiler — I can see what you are posting anyway, even though it is addressed just to Grin only. I hope I didn't scare you off with my earlier criticisms. I didn't mean to. Sorry if I did.
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00:37 09.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> By the way, you don't have to hide the tracks you like under spoiler — I can see what you are posting anyway, even though it is addressed just to Grin only. I hope I didn't scare you off with my earlier criticisms. I didn't mean to. Sorry if I did.
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There's nothing bad, Redhead. The only thing that made me a bit discouraged is your expression about cum in head. Everything other is alright. About spoilers — I just don't want to make very long posts. I was very annoyed when I read some topics on this forum and have seen nothing but enormous grey citation fields. And it's more simple to navigate in my opinion.

Also could you tell me. Am I right, that if I talked to some Englishman (suppose that my pronunciation is perfect) he would understand that English is not my native language? Like Grin, I just wanted to ask you if you have noticed some unnatural and awkward expressions, words etc in my messages. I am learning English as I could and want to know that in future when I will meet serious men from abroad and lecture foreign students (I am sure I will) people won't make fun of my language and point at me 'Look at that Russian!'.

I would be very grateful hearing your opinion about this.

Also try to listen to this stuff. It is soundtrack from the great Japanese animated movie 'Akira' made by Geinoh Yamashirogumi (try to listen Kaneda, Requiem, Tetsuo and Exodus tracks because other are not so interesting apart from picture).
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01:58 09.11.2018
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> There's nothing bad, Redhead. The only thing that made me a bit discouraged is your expression about cum in head. Everything other is alright.
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It doesn't mean anything like that. Actually, it is not a very negative expression, just a bit Cockney, means «a young spirited person with a lot of energy but not enough finesse in their judgement due to lack of experience», which is what young people are usually like, can't be helped. All I meant was you were a bit maximalisitc in your judgement, which is characteristic of your age, that's all. I will try not to use London Cockney expressions going forward, as they obviously sound quite harsh to those who are not familiar with them and therefore can take them too directly. For example, people at work can tell me sometimes «Don't be a mug» (meaning «Don't believe it, don't be naive or gullible») — we said it to one another so many times that it doesn't have a sting in it at all. Whereas if someone told me «Don't be stupid» — I would take it as an offence. (It is hard to explain really — all these nuances). I guess my trouble is I work in a male environment where a lot of strong expressions are used, which don't mean anything bad really.


Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> Also could you tell me. Am I right, that if I talked to some Englishman (suppose that my pronunciation is perfect) he would understand that English is not my native language? Like Grin, I just wanted to ask you if you have noticed some unnatural and awkward expressions, words etc in my messages. I am learning English as I could and want to know that in future when I will meet serious men from abroad and lecture foreign students (I am sure I will) people won't make fun of my language and point at me 'Look at that Russian!'.
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First of all, no one in England would ever make fun of your use of language and would never come up with such a racist comment. To be honest, everyone who happened to learn the language in their home country, after coming to England has that «shyness» barrier when it comes to speaking it here — at first. But people here value the fact that other people can learn to speak English so well and they are very encouraging and are in fact impressed with foreigners' ability to master their language, as they themselves are not really all that great at mastering other languages. For example, my husband studied French at school for years but all he can say now is «Je m'apelle John» and «Comment ca va» '. Sometimes those who learn English abroad can speak quite a sophisticated version of English- «bookish» so to speak, although a bit unnatural. But that is understandable, as they didn't have much practice speaking English with English people themselves. But the English ( when the article is used it means people , not language ) are very encouraging. When I went to school here, people around me- teachers and even schoolmates encouraged me and said things like «You speak English better than an Englishman», and I knew I didn't and I struggled to understand all the accents even on telly (I already mentioned this before). Once that «shyness» barrier is gone, then there is nothing stopping you. But it does take practice for it to go.

At first the English will understand that it is not your native language of course. With time — all that goes. But they like other people speaking with foreign accents just like you would find it exotic and nice if an Englishman was to try and speak Russian.

Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> I just wanted to ask you if you have noticed some unnatural and awkward expressions, words etc in my messages. I am learning English as I could and want to know that in future when I will meet serious men from abroad and lecture foreign students
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Both yours and Grin's language is great, I guess — as great as it can be if you don't live in the country of origin. Most mistakes both of you make are the ones with using tenses.

For example, in this sentence of yours above, what stands out as not natural is this:

Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> I am learning English as I could
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You should have said — «I am trying my best to learn to speak English as well as I possibly can» or something like that
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> in future when I will meet serious men from abroad and lecture foreign students
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After "when, if "you shouldn't be using «will». You should have said «When I meet serious men, will they make fun of me. », etc. No "will" — in the first part of the sentence. The same with «if». For example — «If one day all hell breaks lose, the first thing I will remember will be to pray».

But all these mistakes will be negligible really for any English person when it comes to communication. They won't even point out your mistakes to you, as they are far too polite. And all these mistakes go quickly — with practice.

Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> Also try to listen to this stuff. It is soundtrack from the great Japanese animated movie 'Akira' made by Geinoh Yamashirogumi (try to listen Kaneda, Requiem, Tetsuo and Exodus tracks because other are not so interesting apart from picture).
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It is an impressive soundtrack — sort of a mixture of trance and ambient, great beat and drums and pleasant background vocals. And on the topic of electronic music — that is a huge topic really, because there are so many genres that came out with the invention of theremin, synthesizer and digital computer stuff: electronic dance, techno, house, electro, drum n bass, dubstep, ambient, progressive house, acid house, garage, industrial, synth pop — the list goes on and on and on.
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17:55 09.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I actually didn't like the first cover, I actually liked the Russian one with the flute — sounds more Celtic. The original is lovely as well. Nice).
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Hi, I like Russian cover more too. I was ready to defend it from your «English sounds better» stance
but it seems this time we have the same opinion on the subject ^^

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I am not into this video game, but the genre of the tracks you posted is that of folk ballad genre. One of my work colleagues plays The World of Tanks now and again
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I played wow 10 years ago or so. Now I just follow the story, I like some music pieces they wrote for this game. Here is another example


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18:03 09.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
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>> 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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>What kind of an apology is that? That's a lame apology, Medvedeva is pretty and this one is as ugly as Hitler. I am kidding of course — she is a talented skater obviously, I am just being silly — English sense of humour.
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That is why she is always 3rd after Zagitova and Medvedeva. I'm kidding too, of course
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19:51 10.11.2018
Alena was flawless today. Other Eteri girls did well too. I hope she'll skate like that at worlds (or even better)
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20:44 10.11.2018
Another very talented skater — Anastasia Gubanova. She is always awfully low balled (thanks God not today)

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22:13 10.11.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Hi, I like Russian cover more too. I was ready to defend it from your «English sounds better» stance
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I meant — in general — pop, rock, etc. — sound better in English, come on…
I am not imposing my opinions on anyone anyway, but rock was invented in England — all the genres of it really and pop — well, the whole world listens to it in English. Ebolasha said to me at one point he couldn't stand Russian rock at all, even though he tried to promote it himself at one point, took part in Russian rock festivals, etc. But that is not to say that all Russian music is bad. I never said that at all. There are great musicians in every country.

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> That is why she is always 3rd after Zagitova and Medvedeva. I'm kidding too, of course
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I can't even joke at the moment — all my body is aching cause we had a massive run today — I can hardly even move my fingers. And it was bucketing down with rain all day today, I have a waterproof running kit of course (you have to have one in England), but my trainers were soaked. And I won't really be having a proper relaxing day off tomorrow either, we are going to what they call a «private school fair» — an event, where lots of private schools in the borough will be doing a presentation to the parents and where we'll find out what the fees are, the entry requirements, etc. This is for the secondary school for our youngest two. Not even for the secondary school, but my husband wants them out of the state school system as soon as possible. Even though the littlest is happy at his school, has lots of mates and with Vicky — I would rather she stayed where she is now until secondary school time, at which point I would much sooner she tried for Brits or Sylvia Young (they are both performing arts schools, very hard to get into, but the advantage is — the school curriculum is taught around performing arts). But he is determined and I think the decision is already made, no point arguing. In any case, whichever school she ends up at — she will carry on with her drama school and ballet school (it would have been easier for her to be just in one performing arts school, but there you go) — this is where I will stand my ground. Decisions, decisions…

P.S. Secondary school starts here when a kid turns 12 (during the academic / school year), but you can switch to a private school system at any age, my oldest has been in a private school for a while now and he is happy and his results are great. But the pressure there to achieve is enormous, so for my daughter - who is loaded with out of school stuff - ballet, drama, choir - that's not the best option.

Anyway, I digressed. I just can't switch off and think about anything else at the moment, I do apologize.
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22:53 10.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I can't even joke at the moment — all my body is aching cause we had a massive run today — I can hardly even move my fingers. And it was bucketing down with rain all day today, I have a waterproof running kit of course (you have to have one in England), but my trainers were soaked. And I won't really having a proper relaxing day off tomorrow either, we are going to what they call a «private school fair» — an event, where lots of private schools in the borough will be doing a presentation to the parents and where we'll find out what the fees are, the entry requirements, etc.
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You need a rest after that kind of holiday. A typical situation for a person who likes active way of life. By the way, I'm joining your club this week. I deleted my tooth recently. Today I went to the dentist and she implanted a tooth implant. She said I should stay away from the swimming pool for 10 days. So I'm going to run on my treadmill instead. For now I use ice and some painkillers, but my jaw still bothers me atm
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22:58 10.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Anyway, I digressed. I just can't switch off and think about anything else at the moment, I do apologize.
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There is no need to apologize. Every carring and loving mother thinks about her childern first. It's okay.
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23:07 10.11.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> You need a rest after that kind of holiday. A typical situation for a person who likes active way of life.
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Thank you for your compassion, but in London — it's all rush, rush, rush — it is very active and there's not a lot one can do about it. Running is a habit, like a drug for me, when I don't do it for a while — I don't feel myself. Charity runs are great, cause they are marathons / half marathons — but the money raised is for charity, I have lots of running mates who I know — like — years back — we train for a run together, you can't let people down, so you go and do it and feel great afterwards — physically and morally too.
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You got your tooth taken out (extracted), that's what you meant to say obviously («I deleted my tooth» ) — you are going to have an implant? I have been quite lucky with my teeth so far (all are mine, no implants, but I have four veneers, that was cosmetic — my choice, and I have a porcelain covered platinum bridge — that cost me £2,700 quid a few years ago, other than that — my teeth haven't really caused me much bother — touch wood). Do you smoke if you don't mind me asking?
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23:09 10.11.2018
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> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> Anyway, I digressed. I just can't switch off and think about anything else at the moment, I do apologize.
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>There is no need to apologize. Every carring and loving mother thinks about her childern first. It's okay.
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Thank you. All we can do is try our best and hope for the best really.
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23:18 10.11.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> You got your tooth taken out (extracted), that's what you meant to say obviously («I deleted my tooth») — you are going to have an implant? I have been quite lucky with my teeth so far (all are mine, no implants, but I have four veneers, that was cosmetic — my choice, and I have a porcelain covered platinum bridge — that cost me £2,700 quid a few years ago, other than that — my teeth haven't really caused me much bother — touch wood). Do you smoke if you don't mind me asking?
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Yes. It was my fault, I didn't complete previous treatment. I was so busy I just forgot to do it. In the end I got my tooth extracted because of it.
Now I'm going to have an Implant.
No, I don't smoke. My other teeth are healthy and dentists usually make me compliments about them
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