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erica
06-19-2008, 10:23 AM
There's been so many new people and to tell the truth, I can't really keep up with everyone :help: So, introduce yourself here with a few words - even if you're a regular and have been writing here for ages.

I was also thinking of making a census with all gulbistards, so include your age/location/name/whatever. :p

wideeyedmuse
06-19-2008, 11:09 AM
hey erica, great idea! XD

i'm aliah. just joined the forum recently after lurking for awhile. hah. i'm from singapore and i'm 23.

random facts about me:
first time digging someone who's younger than my age. i don't naturally go for younger boys so ernests is the first!
i just graduated from uni. currently semi-bumming and looking for a job.
favourite show: the office
have a psychotic liking for cotton candy.

ok, i'm done.

cath85
06-19-2008, 11:18 AM
good idea! it's hard to remember the real names of everyone, I'm always afraid I'll mix them up!

I am cath or catherine from Luxembourg I am 22 (almost 23 but let's pretend that's not true :angel: ). I have one year to go at university to finish my masters degree. I study French literature and have also done some linguistics in the past, because I want to be a French teacher later on. I'm at uni in France, in Strasbourg, which is a beautiful city and I'll be so sad to leave next year :sad:

I've been a great tennis fan since 2001 or something, back then Ferrero was my favourite player! I was watching less tennis last year, because it kinda lacked that special player to me, since ferrero wasn't in his best shape anymore. I had been supporting him through his tough times and all, but him not being at his top level made tennis kind of uninteresting. and I got bored by the nadal/federer rivalry although I like both of them. anyway I'm back in the whole business I'd say. I've been playing some tennis myself, but I suck so badly that it gets frustrating sometimes :lol: I'm a little better at badminton, play it in competitions, but I'm still rather... not good :p

apart from that I like going to concerts and I love travelling and I looove languages :p

one word about what I don't like: meat! I've been a vegetarian fo soooo long and can't even imagine that will change in the future.


I hope that was what you expected erica ;)

cath85
06-19-2008, 11:22 AM
hey erica, great idea! XD

i'm aliah. just joined the forum recently after lurking for awhile. hah. i'm from singapore and i'm 23.

random facts about me:
first time digging someone who's younger than my age. i don't naturally go for younger boys so ernests is the first!
i just graduated from uni. currently semi-bumming and looking for a job.
favourite show: the office
have a psychotic liking for cotton candy.

ok, i'm done.

it says you're 22 under your avatar :p
I'm kinda used to fancy younger guys, although the 3 years difference with erno is more than I'm used to :lol:

wideeyedmuse
06-19-2008, 11:36 AM
it says you're 22 under your avatar :p
I'm kinda used to fancy younger guys, although the 3 years difference with erno is more than I'm used to :lol:

sharp eyes, erica! i'm turning 23 in october. so yeah. i'm not really anal about age. :p weird for a girl huh. i blame having a young face. people say i look way younger than my age. ugh.

cath85
06-19-2008, 11:52 AM
sharp eyes, erica! i'm turning 23 in october. so yeah. i'm not really anal about age. :p weird for a girl huh. i blame having a young face. people say i look way younger than my age. ugh.

I'm not erica :lol:

I'm turning 23 in July and I don't even wanna think about it, I feel so old :o I feel like there are so many things I haven't done, that most people have done at my age... but people tend to think that I look younger than I am too, so I kinda like that :lol:

wideeyedmuse
06-19-2008, 11:59 AM
I'm not erica :lol:

I'm turning 23 in July and I don't even wanna think about it, I feel so old :o I feel like there are so many things I haven't done, that most people have done at my age... but people tend to think that I look younger than I am too, so I kinda like that :lol:

OOPS! sorry cath. i mixed up the names. :X

hmm.. don't worry about not having done much, there's still time. you can always start now. ;)

belgium_kangoo
06-19-2008, 12:02 PM
;)
I'm nicolas
I'm from belgium ,brabant wallon about 30 minutes drive from brussels !
I love SWIMMINg !!!! I'm a tennis fan since belgium started ruling women tennis ;) lol then I sort of always supported nadal nd djoke and now I'm a big fan or ernests ;)
I love travelling , my goal is to be a "soil and water resource management engineer" , have a good job after uni ( in 3 years time ) have fun , move to australia ;) :D , go to the beach for the holidays (which starts in 4 days !!!);)
So I love sport , having fun , meeting new people,....

I hope that's enough lool

jitterbug
06-19-2008, 12:14 PM
Zahirah :D

littlevictories
06-19-2008, 12:18 PM
:wavey: hello everyone!

im rachel, one of the younger members of the board (im 17!) i've been on mtf since july last year lurking around the nole and erno boards.

im from birmingham in england and im still in college. next year im going to uni to study international politics. i love travelling, languages and lazy things like tv and cinema! :D

lenemie
06-19-2008, 12:31 PM
All right! I'm Leen, I'm from Belgium, Dendermonde about 30 minutes driving from Ghent.

Like almost everyone here, I'm 22 almost 23 (in september) :p which makes me feel old as well :o , I study veterinairy medicine and hope to graduate in 2 years from now and to emigrate and treat cows in the south of France :p.

I started watching tennis in 2001 when Kim Clijsters lost that amazing final against Capriati at RG and I spotted Ernests when he won the Mons Challenger last year. :lol:

I've never played tennis myself and I don't really intend to learn it but I love swimming, unfortunately I had to quit that because of medical reasons :sad: I volunteer as a head-animator in some kind of youth movement that organizes summer-camps (Kazou aka J&G for the Belgians around here ;) ) , in which I'm also a member of a task-groupe (or whatever you call it) that tries to integrate solidarity and durability in the organization's policy.

I guess that's it :wavey:

cath85
06-19-2008, 12:36 PM
All right! I'm Leen, I'm from Belgium, Dendermonde about 30 minutes driving from Ghent.

Like almost everyone here, I'm 22 almost 23 (in september) :p which makes me feel old as well :o , I study veterinairy medicine and hope to graduate in 2 years from now and to emigrate and treat cows in the south of France :p.

I started watching tennis in 2001 when Kim Clijsters lost that amazing final against Capriati at RG and I spotted Ernests when he won the Mons Challenger last year. :lol:

I've never played tennis myself and I don't really intend to learn it but I love swimming, unfortunately I had to quit that because of medical reasons :sad: I volunteer as a head-animator in some kind of youth movement that organizes summer-camps (Kazou aka J&G for the Belgians around here ;) ) , in which I'm also a member of a task-groupe (or whatever you call it) that tries to integrate solidarity and durability in the organization's policy.

I guess that's it :wavey:

what's with all the Belgians wanting to emigrate? :lol:

asma jaouadi
06-19-2008, 12:47 PM
Zahirah :D

Asma:p

jitterbug
06-19-2008, 12:51 PM
Asma:p

:D :hug:

asma jaouadi
06-19-2008, 12:57 PM
:D :hug:

:secret:ok?
:yeah:

amdany
06-19-2008, 01:04 PM
:wavey:I'm Hamdanie and I'm 22.
My favourite players are Safin, Djokovic, Ancic, Tursunov, Monfils, Tsonga, Gulbis, Safina, Golovin...

asma jaouadi
06-19-2008, 01:09 PM
:wavey:I'm Hamdanie and I'm 22.
My favourite players are Safin, Djokovic, Ancic, Tursunov, Monfils, Tsonga, Gulbis, Safina, Golovin...

c sure ke tu es d'origine arabe non ?
paske ton nom me parait arabe n'est pas!!?:confused:

amdany
06-19-2008, 01:14 PM
c sure ke tu es d'origine arabe non ?
paske ton nom me parait arabe n'est pas!!?:confused:

mon nom oui;) mais je suis d'origine comorienne

-Evita-
06-19-2008, 01:23 PM
My name is Evita, I'm 26, I'm from Riga, Latvia. I studied computer science and now I work in application support area. Love languages :)

asma jaouadi
06-19-2008, 01:27 PM
mon nom oui;) mais je suis d'origine comorienne

enchantée:D

amdany
06-19-2008, 01:31 PM
de même:D, but I think we should talk in english;)

asma jaouadi
06-19-2008, 01:35 PM
de même:D, but I think we should talk in english;)

ABSOLUTELY
à vos ordres!!;)

Ales_Alessandra
06-19-2008, 01:41 PM
Olá! :wavey:
I'm Alessandra, I'm 30 and I'm from Florianópolis/Brazil. Being a tennis fan since 97 cause Guga introduced the sport to most of brazilian crazy for football and Senna until that year. My faves therefore, are the old league, Moya, Safin, Guga (just retired) and now I'm moving to the newbies in the game, Nole, Rafa and recently Ernie! So then I can still enjoy the game! :)

girlscout
06-19-2008, 01:59 PM
hey im angela. im Chinese but i spent most of my time in London studying Economics.
Andy Roddick is the guy that brought me into tennis!He, novak and ernests are my favourite three!
im also a film enthusiast. want to dedicate my whole life to the tennis world or the film industry but unfortunately most likely to become a coporate slave when i graduate next year!

Jolien
06-19-2008, 03:56 PM
Hi all :wavey:

My name is Jolien,
I'm 20 ('88 is a good year:rocker2:) and I'm from Belgium
To be honest, I'm a bit of a forumilliterate so if I do anything wrong don't be too mad at me:unsure::angel:
(see I've finally learnt how to use emoticons on this board:D)
I know I don't post much, but that's because of the exams and I'm a bit unsure about my english

I don't play tennis, but I like watching it (and its players ofcourse:p)
The first match I remember seeing on tv, was Henman-Ivanisevic at Wimbledon, I probably remember it because of the many rain delays
I just like to watch almost any sport if it's on tv (except football)
I play volleybal, for more then 10 years already (now I feel old)


what's with all the Belgians wanting to emigrate? :lol:

maybe it's the weather:shrug:
but I don't want to emigrate (yet)

Alex.
06-19-2008, 05:23 PM
I'm Alex. :wavey: I'm 17, and will be starting my last year of high school next year. :cool:

gorgeous_george
06-19-2008, 05:25 PM
hi! :wavey: I'm anna! i'm 17 and in my last year of school (eek!). I'm from ireland where tennis has such a low profile its not even funny !!:sad:! i'd never heard of Ernests until he beat Tim at RG last year! but then i became a fan!:D my other fav players are Roger, Janko Tipsarevic and Jamie Murray!!! :D

NeverSayDie
06-19-2008, 07:14 PM
:wavey: My name is Rachael and I'm 17... just like 'littlevictories' except our names are spelt a bit differently :lol: :p

littlevictories
06-19-2008, 07:34 PM
hi rachael (nice name!:cool:) where about are you from? :wavey:

NeverSayDie
06-19-2008, 07:47 PM
:lol: :wavey: I'm from North London, where are you from?

underyourbridge
06-20-2008, 05:04 PM
Čau:wavey: my name is Māra! and i`m from Latvia:dance: i am 18,in august will be 19:aparty: i`m studying chemistry:angel::rocker2:
i guess i am a great patriot:rocker: and that`s why i`m here:banana::woohoo:

Kath
06-20-2008, 05:45 PM
Hi!!! I'm new here. My name is Katharina ans I'm 18. I'm from France . I study languages. I like Ernests since the French Open.

cath85
06-20-2008, 05:52 PM
Hi!!! I'm new here. My name is Katharina ans I'm 18. I'm from France . I study languages. I like Ernests since the French Open.

nice name :p how come you write it with a K?
welcome btw :wavey:

amdany
06-20-2008, 07:45 PM
welcome newbies:wavey:

Kath
06-21-2008, 05:31 PM
to Cath85: thank you. it's because of my muam that my name is written with a k. She just likes the letter "k" lol!

Nadie
06-21-2008, 07:02 PM
:yeah: great idea Erica :banana:


My name is Nadia, I'm from Moscow, Russia.
I work as a manager by international transport and logistics company :) I love to travel, learn languages, take pictures and watch tennis :p (atp and not wta :devil: :fiery:

I'm too lazy to copy names of some of my fave players, you can find them in my signature ;)

but-it's-ok
06-24-2008, 08:33 PM
Hello I'm Di:wavey:

I lurked in the old thread for a while, then started posting in there before we got a Forum for Ernests. Discovering him, made me want to find out lots about Latvia;) Its been a nice journey of discovery so far;)

I am doing law, I have always been interested in the laws of the land:lol: I just want always to see justice being done, but recognise the law is an ass sometimes:) I want to work in a lawcourt as an usher,or as a personal injury adviser when I've finished my course.

I am quite shy because I have a learning disability, but I think coming in here was the best thing I ever did.:)

Besides studying law, I am trying to learn French and German and I enjoy trying to learn Latvian too;)

I also help kids aged 8-14 to enjoy sports, I am helping to organise a summer sports club for them, starting next month.

I love football too and motorcycling. I love sports in general really.

Besides that, I like all kinds of music. I want to travel more soon too. I have a special affection for Norfolk, a County in England:inlove: I am from Derbyshire though, 3 hours away:lol:

Its been really nice being in here, and I am so glad there are so many of us Gulbistards now.:):) May we grow and grow;)

snjeguljica
07-03-2008, 06:12 PM
hi everyone

i'm another ex-lurker who finally decided to join. my name is bozica [which literally means goddess :)], i come from croatia and i'm a law student.
i speak english, [haven't use it for ages, this will get me in shape :)] german & somewhat italian.

lately i don't have that much time to be up to date with all the new young tennis players, so i noticed ernests for the first time when he was playing in zagreb this year. at first i was really impressed by his game...the fact that he's also very good looking came to me afterwards, especially seeing him in RG. he really looks great in red :D

don't know how much will i be active here, i was feeling stupid just stalking you guys :D and you never know, maybe ernests is reading this so i want him to know he's got fans all over the world

:wavey:

jitterbug
07-03-2008, 06:18 PM
We're a bunch of stalkers ourselves so it's a bit flattering to know somebody else is stalking us too :p :lol:

Welcome Bozica and Kath!

RAMINDAS
07-04-2008, 01:13 AM
Hello you lot! :wavey: I would have posted on this thread before if I'd known about it, but I just found it now, lol :lol:

About me... ermmm... Well, first thing is I'm a dancer. I started dancing properly (taking classes) when I was three and just never looked back! I do ballet mostly, but I love all forms of dance: tap, modern, jazz, contemporary, street, hip hop, salsa, a bit of everything really! I would recommend it to everyone, as exercise - the health benefits are enormous (unless you're like me and do too much lol I'm laid up with a pulled muscle at the moment!) - or just for fun, it's great! The endorphines are good too ;) I couldn't live without it! :)

Anyway enough about me, I'm really pleased to meet all of you, everyone's stories are amazing and you all have really lovely names! :)

ClubFed
07-04-2008, 02:26 AM
:wavey: to everyone!!!

Well, since everyone's posting here, maybe I should, too. What else can you do at 11 at night when you're a temporary insomniac :lol:? I mean, I've already cleaned the house. But anyway.

I'm Leanne, I'm 17....despite the fact that I still fill weird about drooling over Ernests :shrug: Um...I love cooking, and I've catered a lot of parties (well, half-catered) without pay :o and am tying to get people to pay for my cooking skills. Also, I'm still trying to get my driver's license, but it's being a slow process for some reason.

:lol: I really don't have anything impressive to say, so I'm gonna stop. :lol:

NeverSayDie
07-04-2008, 08:54 AM
:wavey: Welcome newbies :kiss:

BbyxGulbis
07-05-2008, 07:56 PM
Hi i'm stephanie i'm 13 years 12 July i'm 14 xD i live in belgium ( ghent) i'm fan of gulbis since roland garros xD i I like to play tennis with my sister and draw and do things on the pc it's now big vacantion for me and learn some new languages i love it xD now i gonna learn latvian xD
i don't now what to tell anymore xD Heheh

amdany
07-06-2008, 08:32 AM
:wavey:Stephanie, I'm Hamdanie, welcome:)

jitterbug
07-06-2008, 08:47 AM
Hello you lot! :wavey: I would have posted on this thread before if I'd known about it, but I just found it now, lol :lol:

About me... ermmm... Well, first thing is I'm a dancer. I started dancing properly (taking classes) when I was three and just never looked back! I do ballet mostly, but I love all forms of dance: tap, modern, jazz, contemporary, street, hip hop, salsa, a bit of everything really! I would recommend it to everyone, as exercise - the health benefits are enormous (unless you're like me and do too much lol I'm laid up with a pulled muscle at the moment!) - or just for fun, it's great! The endorphines are good too ;) I couldn't live without it! :)

Anyway enough about me, I'm really pleased to meet all of you, everyone's stories are amazing and you all have really lovely names! :)

You're a dancer :hearts: I really admire dancers - I grew up wanting to become an Olympic gymnast or a ballerina :tape: but it didn't take me long to discover that I have neither the coordination nor the grace necessary.

but-it's-ok
07-06-2008, 09:24 AM
Hi i'm stephanie i'm 13 years 12 July i'm 14 xD i live in belgium ( ghent) i'm fan of gulbis since roland garros xD i I like to play tennis with my sister and draw and do things on the pc it's now big vacantion for me and learn some new languages i love it xD now i gonna learn latvian xD
i don't now what to tell anymore xD Heheh

Hi Stephanie:wavey: I'm Di. Welcome here:hug: You've been having fun here already;) Oooh you draw well,thats great:) Everyone loves languages here;)

BbyxGulbis
07-06-2008, 11:59 AM
:wavey:Stephanie, I'm Hamdanie, welcome:)

Hi :D Thanks :wavey:

BbyxGulbis
07-06-2008, 12:03 PM
Hi Stephanie:wavey: I'm Di. Welcome here:hug: You've been having fun here already;) Oooh you draw well,thats great:) Everyone loves languages here;)


Hi :D beautiful Name has You xD, Yes it's Really Fun Here :D,, I must be learn so much about drawing xD It's not so perfect but i do my very best :p. New languages Are Cool :cool:

Il Primo Uomo
07-10-2008, 03:31 PM
Hey people!

I'm Franck, 19 y.o -soon to be 20- french student, living near Paris. I won't be original, at all: I jumped into the parisian bandwagon last mounth :o :tape:
I barely post in MTF but my mind is with Ernest, he sure has a brightylicious future ahead of him.

Looking forward to getting to know you further you guys.

See you :wavey:

but-it's-ok
07-10-2008, 03:41 PM
Hey people!

I'm Franck, 19 y.o -soon to be 20- french student, living near Paris. I won't be original, at all: I jumped into the parisian bandwagon last mounth :o :tape:
I barely post in MTF but my mind is with Ernest, he sure has a brightylicious future ahead of him.

Looking forward to getting to know you further you guys.

See you :wavey:

Welcome Franck, I'm Di:wavey:. Nice to see you are on the bandwagon with us;) And,we're looking forward to getting to know you further too;)

Hope to see you here again very soon:)

cath85
07-10-2008, 04:07 PM
welcome!! :wavey:

Il Primo Uomo
07-11-2008, 12:03 AM
Thanks mates. My presence will depends on my favs's result. I was so sick of the Ego King's domination, I had no business in here. But now that Fido is the PAST :devil: :drool: *ok, a bit delusional*, I find a reason to come more often.

I also cheer for FatDave, Kolya, Tomas.. Rafa's growing in me BIG TIME. I really want him to get that top spot, he deserves it much more than some flaky former leaders like Roddick, Rios, Moya...

Alex.
07-12-2008, 05:58 AM
Thanks mates. My presence will depends on my favs's result. I was so sick of the Ego King's domination, I had no business in here. But now that Fido is the PAST :devil: :drool: *ok, a bit delusional*, I find a reason to come more often.

I also cheer for FatDave, Kolya, Tomas.. Rafa's growing in me BIG TIME. I really want him to get that top spot, he deserves it much more than some flaky former leaders like Roddick, Rios, Moya...

Hello :smoke: Someone I know. :banana:

BbyxGulbis
07-12-2008, 09:00 AM
Late reaction but : Welcome xD

amdany
07-12-2008, 11:43 AM
:wavey:Franck

JV1965
07-17-2008, 10:22 PM
Hi!

My name is Juris, I am from Riga and probably I am the oldest person in this forum (the numbers in my nick will help You guess how old I am).

I am not going to be a very active member of the forum, but if somebody here has any questions about Latvia or Latvian sometimes I'll help to find answers.

jitterbug
07-17-2008, 10:42 PM
Hello Juris! :)

mashamaniac
07-17-2008, 10:58 PM
Hi guys!
i'm andrew though not new to this message board as i write very rarely nowadays but just wanted to introduce myself as no one may know me! i'm 18 y.o. and been a fan of ernie since 2006 moscow where he reached the semis!
of course i'm so happy to find a place related to ernie's fans!

cath85
07-17-2008, 11:33 PM
welcome you 2! :wavey:

but-it's-ok
07-18-2008, 07:09 AM
Welcome Juris and Andrew:wavey:

NeverSayDie
07-18-2008, 09:40 AM
Welcome! :wavey:

Nikkie
08-01-2008, 04:48 AM
Hi I'm new here. Alex made me post to introduce myself :sobbing: So hi. :wavey:

Alex.
08-01-2008, 04:50 AM
Hiii Nikkie. :angel: Everyone be nice to her and she might make you nice little avatars. :awww:

Nikkie
08-01-2008, 04:52 AM
Hiii Nikkie. :angel: Everyone be nice to her and she might make you nice little avatars. :awww:

Hi Alex :hug:

And yes of course. :D

jitterbug
08-01-2008, 05:32 AM
Hi I'm new here. Alex made me post to introduce myself :sobbing: So hi. :wavey:

Hey :dance:

but-it's-ok
08-01-2008, 05:49 AM
Welcome here Nikkie:wavey::hug:

ClubFed
08-01-2008, 06:15 AM
Hey, Nikkie!!! :wavey: Welcome! Hope you have fun here! :)

amdany
08-01-2008, 06:27 AM
:wavey:Nikkie welcome, great avatar;)

lenemie
08-01-2008, 07:26 AM
welcome, Nikkie :wavey:

NeverSayDie
08-01-2008, 07:29 AM
:wavey: Hello Nikkie :drive:

cath85
08-01-2008, 11:17 AM
welcome!! :wavey:

Tutu
08-01-2008, 01:04 PM
Nikkiri. :hearts: :inlove:

ChocGeek
08-01-2008, 01:40 PM
Hola Nikkie :wavey::D

erica
08-01-2008, 02:58 PM
Welcome Nikkie! And I agree with the "great avatar"-comment.. :hearts:

Alex.
08-01-2008, 02:59 PM
See, Nikkie? They love you already! They don't even comment on my avatars and I've been here for like half a year. :bigcry:

erica
08-01-2008, 03:04 PM
See, Nikkie? They love you already! They don't even comment on my avatars and I've been here for like half a year. :bigcry:

Well yours is pretty awesome too :p

NeverSayDie
08-01-2008, 06:57 PM
Alex, your avatar is awesome! :hearts:

oranges
08-01-2008, 10:12 PM
Hey guys. :wavey: to anyone supporting the young Latvian.

Nikkie
08-02-2008, 02:00 AM
See, Nikkie? They love you already! They don't even comment on my avatars and I've been here for like half a year. :bigcry:

:hug:

Thanks everyone :inlove:

ChocGeek
08-02-2008, 02:03 AM
Hey guys. :wavey: to anyone supporting the young Latvian.

:wavey: Hellooooo! :D Nice to meet ya.

Alex.
08-02-2008, 02:05 PM
Awww, thanks for all the avatar-loving. :awww:

jitterbug
08-02-2008, 02:09 PM
Hey guys. :wavey: to anyone supporting the young Latvian.

Hey there :)

Pepi.
08-02-2008, 02:45 PM
Nikkie :)

you're a gulbistard! :inlove:

Pepi.
08-02-2008, 04:09 PM
Hi I'm new here. Alex made me post to introduce myself :sobbing: So hi. :wavey:

Nikkie :hug:

welcome! :D

Pepi.
08-02-2008, 04:18 PM
See, Nikkie? They love you already! They don't even comment on my avatars and I've been here for like half a year. :bigcry:

:lol:

Alex :hug:

snjeguljica
08-03-2008, 05:57 PM
Hey guys. :wavey: to anyone supporting the young Latvian.

hey you! someone from my country :wavey:
and big welcome to all the new ones too of course

Nikkie
08-04-2008, 09:16 AM
Nikkie :)

you're a gulbistard! :inlove:

:wavey:

Alex converted me :p

Nikkie
08-04-2008, 09:17 AM
Awww, thanks for all the avatar-loving. :awww:

I love your current avie :p :inlove:

Alex.
08-04-2008, 09:34 AM
OMG! Kolya's in your banner! :banana:

jitterbug
08-04-2008, 09:39 AM
I love your current avie :p :inlove:

MaKiri is love - anywhere :inlove:

Nikkie
08-04-2008, 09:48 AM
OMG! Kolya's in your banner! :banana:

:haha: yes the back of his balding head :)

MaKiri is love - anywhere :inlove:

:worship: :inlove:

Alex.
08-04-2008, 09:49 AM
:haha: yes the back of his balding head :)

He is not balding! :ras: :crying2:

Nikkie
08-04-2008, 09:50 AM
He is not balding! :ras: :crying2:

Maybe Igor can lend him some hair. :)

Alex.
08-04-2008, 09:54 AM
Maybe Igor can lend him some hair. :)

No! His hair isn't even natural-looking! :scared:

Nikkie
08-04-2008, 09:55 AM
No! His hair isn't even natural-looking! :scared:

It's better then no hair. :dance:

Pepi.
08-04-2008, 11:53 AM
It's better then no hair. :dance:

:lol:


Nikkie-Alex :boxing:

ekkikossar
08-05-2008, 01:00 PM
hey im camilla! im italian... i've been into tennis since i was 2 (old times when i went to see my parents playing tennis, and remained off court trying to paint the ball red with clay = ). But the boy who brought me to follow professional tennis was Lleyton Hewitt, back in 2001, when he became n.1 (I think i was kinda in love with him... ahahah, you know i was 15). My favourite tennis players are Ernests and Rafael Nadal.
I've started to watch every Ernests match I can since he played against Novak in Paris, in May, because in that moment I was really struck by his tennis.
...What else? I live near Venice and study Law, even if I'd rather devote my life to literature, arts and philosophy = ). im also very fond of music and old movies!

NeverSayDie
08-05-2008, 05:31 PM
:wavey: Welcome Camilla!

amdany
08-05-2008, 05:44 PM
:wavey:Camilla

littlevictories
08-05-2008, 05:49 PM
i havn't posted in here for a while so hello to everyone, new and old! :wavey:

potres
08-05-2008, 06:45 PM
hey im camilla! im italian... i've been into tennis since i was 2 (old times when i went to see my parents playing tennis, and remained off court trying to paint the ball red with clay = ). But the boy who brought me to follow professional tennis was Lleyton Hewitt, back in 2001, when he became n.1 (I think i was kinda in love with him... ahahah, you know i was 15). My favourite tennis players are Ernests and Rafael Nadal.
I've started to watch every Ernests match I can since he played against Novak in Paris, in May, because in that moment I was really struck by his tennis.
...What else? I live near Venice and study Law, even if I'd rather devote my life to literature, arts and philosophy = ). im also very fond of music and old movies!

hi camilla :) im new to the forum too. ernests is a great player and does play great tennis ;) p.s i also study law too

:wavey: to everyone else also

erica
08-05-2008, 08:35 PM
Welcome Camilla and Potres, too. :wavey:

What's your name, Potres? It's nice to have a real name to people, even if I might not remember it at all times :lol:

cath85
08-05-2008, 08:36 PM
hey im camilla! im italian... i've been into tennis since i was 2 (old times when i went to see my parents playing tennis, and remained off court trying to paint the ball red with clay = ). But the boy who brought me to follow professional tennis was Lleyton Hewitt, back in 2001, when he became n.1 (I think i was kinda in love with him... ahahah, you know i was 15). My favourite tennis players are Ernests and Rafael Nadal.
I've started to watch every Ernests match I can since he played against Novak in Paris, in May, because in that moment I was really struck by his tennis.
...What else? I live near Venice and study Law, even if I'd rather devote my life to literature, arts and philosophy = ). im also very fond of music and old movies!

welcome!! :wavey: 2001 was when I started to watch tennis too! :)

potres
08-05-2008, 08:46 PM
Welcome Camilla and Potres, too. :wavey:

What's your name, Potres? It's nice to have a real name to people, even if I might not remember it at all times :lol:

my real name is tom :wavey: i presume that erica is your real name :p i have a friend named erica - is a nice name :angel:

wideeyedmuse
08-06-2008, 03:32 PM
hey im camilla! im italian... i've been into tennis since i was 2 (old times when i went to see my parents playing tennis, and remained off court trying to paint the ball red with clay = ). But the boy who brought me to follow professional tennis was Lleyton Hewitt, back in 2001, when he became n.1 (I think i was kinda in love with him... ahahah, you know i was 15). My favourite tennis players are Ernests and Rafael Nadal.
I've started to watch every Ernests match I can since he played against Novak in Paris, in May, because in that moment I was really struck by his tennis.
...What else? I live near Venice and study Law, even if I'd rather devote my life to literature, arts and philosophy = ). im also very fond of music and old movies!

ciao tutti camilla! i'm aliah. is my italian okay? i took up italian a couple of years ago cause i was obsessed with the serie a. taught myself simple italian words through phrasebooks. :D i plan to go italy in a couple of years. spend about a month in various cities.

wideeyedmuse
08-06-2008, 03:33 PM
hi tom! welcome to the forum. :)

ekkikossar
08-06-2008, 04:52 PM
ciao tutti camilla! i'm aliah. is my italian okay? i took up italian a couple of years ago cause i was obsessed with the serie a. taught myself simple italian words through phrasebooks. :D i plan to go italy in a couple of years. spend about a month in various cities.Obsessed with the serie A? yeah, I thought only italian boys would get obsessed with it!;) I dont like watching football, unless it's something like European Cup or World Cup...but in Italy almost everyone is obsessed with football:rolleyes:
your italian is quite good, congratulations!:D To be perfect, you should say "ciao a tutti", but it's ok!
If you come to italy, you'll be spoilt for choice, about places to visit! Even I still have many italian cities to visit in my "list of places" in which I'd like to go:p

Hi Tom! Can I ask where you study Law?

potres
08-06-2008, 05:11 PM
Obsessed with the serie A? yeah, I thought only italian boys would get obsessed with it!;) I dont like watching football, unless it's something like European Cup or World Cup...but in Italy almost everyone is obsessed with football:rolleyes:
your italian is quite good, congratulations!:D To be perfect, you should say "ciao a tutti", but it's ok!
If you come to italy, you'll be spoilt for choice, about places to visit! Even I still have many italian cities to visit in my "list of places" in which I'd like to go:p

Hi Tom! Can I ask where you study Law?

sure ;) i study from my home with a uni called the open univeristy as i have a full-time job also :)

but-it's-ok
08-07-2008, 03:49 PM
sure ;) i study from my home with a uni called the open univeristy as i have a full-time job also :)

I study Law at home too;) I am volunteering with Citizens Advice Bureau and I learn about Law there too:) Welcome here Tom:) Hope you enjoy your stay with us here:hug:

snjeguljica
08-07-2008, 05:21 PM
wow so many wannabe lawyers here :D
welcome everyone :wavey:

ellen_
08-31-2008, 06:44 PM
Let's introduce myself because I'm pretty new here.
I'm Ellen from Lokeren, in Belgium. I turned 20 at the 19th of July.
I studied IT but now I'm going into a completely different direction because sitting at a desk all day long drived me crazy. Now I am in my last year of childcare (don't know if its the right name but my plan is to start a daycare, preferably in a warm and sunny country because I hate Belgium).

I love sports...especially tennis, soccer, cycling, f1, swimming and athletics. I'm a tennisfan since I saw the Wimbledon final of 2001. I'm playing badminton because I had a lot of knee-problems when I played tennis.

Eventually I was a Roddick fan, but not anymore!! I just love to watch a good tennismatch but there are some players I like a bit more. Like Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Del Potro, Ancic, Safin and in first place there's Ernests ;)

I love travelling (by plane, I'll never go on a boat because I'm terrified of open water)
My dream is to learn how to fly but then I'll have to save money first because I love shopping too much!
Ehh, what else? :D Oh I saw there was a vegetarian in the house, I'm one too Cath ;)

I think that's enough :wavey:

NeverSayDie
08-31-2008, 06:49 PM
:wavey: Welcome Ellen

ChocGeek
08-31-2008, 06:51 PM
:wavey: Hi Ellen:)

Precise introduction:D

but-it's-ok
08-31-2008, 06:57 PM
:wavey: Ellen. Welcome:hug:

I'm crazy about sports too;). I adore shopping:hearts:

amdany
08-31-2008, 07:03 PM
:wavey:Ellen

BbyxGulbis
08-31-2008, 07:16 PM
Hi Ellen =] You're Also From Belgium NICE! :D

i only play tennis for hobby with my sister xD when i was 5-6 years old i wanna be a tennisstar but yeah my dream never comes true =] And i like swimming Too xD And shopping is 1 of my favorites Too xD

cath85
08-31-2008, 07:17 PM
Let's introduce myself because I'm pretty new here.
I'm Ellen from Lokeren, in Belgium. I turned 20 at the 19th of July.
I studied IT but now I'm going into a completely different direction because sitting at a desk all day long drived me crazy. Now I am in my last year of childcare (don't know if its the right name but my plan is to start a daycare, preferably in a warm and sunny country because I hate Belgium).

I love sports...especially tennis, soccer, cycling, f1, swimming and athletics. I'm a tennisfan since I saw the Wimbledon final of 2001. I'm playing badminton because I had a lot of knee-problems when I played tennis.

Eventually I was a Roddick fan, but not anymore!! I just love to watch a good tennismatch but there are some players I like a bit more. Like Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Del Potro, Ancic, Safin and in first place there's Ernests ;)

I love travelling (by plane, I'll never go on a boat because I'm terrified of open water)
My dream is to learn how to fly but then I'll have to save money first because I love shopping too much!
Ehh, what else? :D Oh I saw there was a vegetarian in the house, I'm one too Cath ;)

I think that's enough :wavey:

yay for us! :rocker2:
I play badminton too and I love shopping too :D
welcome on board, I'm sure you'll love it here!!

ClubFed
08-31-2008, 07:22 PM
Hey ellen :wavey: You failed to mention that you're awesome at helping the technologically impaired :p :lol:

ChocGeek
08-31-2008, 07:22 PM
yay for us! :rocker2:
I play badminton too and I love shopping too :D
welcome on board, I'm sure you'll love it here!!

The joys of badminton and shopping:cool:

ds_hockeygrl1536
08-31-2008, 07:49 PM
Hi all! I'm Courtney from Texas. I get a real laugh out of reading all of the posts about Ernests. It seems really fun around here.

I don't play tennis (which I regret now, I should have listened to my dad and started to play when I was younger), I just watch it. I've been around it my whole life because my dad builds tennis courts. I am 22 years old, I will graduate from university in December, and I am studying history and Spanish.

Go Ernests! :)

cath85
08-31-2008, 07:58 PM
Hi all! I'm Courtney from Texas. I get a real laugh out of reading all of the posts about Ernests. It seems really fun around here.

I don't play tennis (which I regret now, I should have listened to my dad and started to play when I was younger), I just watch it. I've been around it my whole life because my dad builds tennis courts. I am 22 years old, I will graduate from university in December, and I am studying history and Spanish.

Go Ernests! :)

welcome!! :wavey:

you know you can still start playing, it's never too late. you'll never be a professional player, but it's still fun. I started when I was 17 (I am 23 now) and I still suck big time lol but I LOVE to play!
what are you gonna do after graduating?

BbyxGulbis
08-31-2008, 08:19 PM
Welcome Courtney :D
i love your Name :D
And indeed it's Fun Here :D I Love being Here :D

ds_hockeygrl1536
08-31-2008, 08:21 PM
welcome!! :wavey:

you know you can still start playing, it's never too late. you'll never be a professional player, but it's still fun. I started when I was 17 (I am 23 now) and I still suck big time lol but I LOVE to play!
what are you gonna do after graduating?
I'm going to graduate school. My ultimate goal is to be a Mexican/Latin American history professor, so I have many more years ahead of me.

erica
08-31-2008, 09:11 PM
Hey, I'm a vegetarian too! Go us! :banana:

I realised I started this thread, but I never introduced myself? :scratch: I have a bad memory indeed.

So: My name is Erica and I'm a proud Gulbistard :p I'm from Finland, but currently living in Montenegro, voluntary working for a year, desperately trying to learn Serbian and simply conquering the Balkans. I just finished high school this spring, so when I go back home I'm going to study teaching.

Tennis has been a huge part of my life forever - I've been playing since I was a little girl, even tho I mostly concentrate on watching these days. Other than Ernests I love Marat Safin [:hearts: we have a long, rocky history.. as every other marat-fan, I'm sure!] and the rest of the Russians and also Novak. To be honest, there aren't too many players I strongly dislike [or maybe there is, but I'll try and keep the hatred away :p]

Welcome all to Ellen and Courtney! Hopefully you'll enjoy it here in Gulbisland. :wavey:

ClubFed
08-31-2008, 09:42 PM
Well nice to meet you, erica :hatoff: :lol:

ds_hockeygrl1536
08-31-2008, 10:06 PM
Everyone is so nice here :wavey:

What will the next tournament be that Ernests plays in?

cath85
09-01-2008, 12:02 AM
I'm going to graduate school. My ultimate goal is to be a Mexican/Latin American history professor, so I have many more years ahead of me.

I want to be a teacher too! in theory I only have one more year to study. I hope it all works out well :p

oh and his next tournament will be Bucharest, which starts september 8th

jitterbug
09-01-2008, 12:22 AM
Courtney, hey :wavey: are you the same Courtney who sent me a message on Facebook?

Ellen - smart move :) there's a shortage in quality daycare services now, if you want to pop down to Australia for a bit ;)

snjeguljica
09-01-2008, 06:17 AM
welcome everyone :wavey:

amdany
09-01-2008, 10:55 AM
welcome Courtney:wavey:

ellen_
09-01-2008, 11:26 AM
Ellen - smart move :) there's a shortage in quality daycare services now, if you want to pop down to Australia for a bit ;)

There is a shortage of them in Belgium too, but I definitly don't want to stay here so I've been thinking about my future a lot lately :) I've got one more year to think.

BbyxGulbis
09-01-2008, 05:50 PM
Everyone is so nice here :wavey:

What will the next tournament be that Ernests plays in?


I Think the australian Open xD But i'm not Shure :S




Hi Erica! :D:wavey:

but-it's-ok
09-01-2008, 06:12 PM
Erica,you made it in here:D. Yay:banana: :woohoo: Nice of you to drop in and introduce yourself,I feel like I know you now:D:hug:

Courtney - welcome here:hug:

ds_hockeygrl1536
09-01-2008, 07:08 PM
Courtney, hey :wavey: are you the same Courtney who sent me a message on Facebook?

Ellen - smart move :) there's a shortage in quality daycare services now, if you want to pop down to Australia for a bit ;)



Yeah, I am! Ha.

jitterbug
09-01-2008, 07:09 PM
Yeah, I am! Ha.

Great, nice talking to you! :D

estrela
09-02-2008, 07:10 AM
Oh I forgot to introduce myself :o

:wavey: Hi I'm Lucy! I live in Holland, where I'm studying right now and hopefully after this schoolyear I'll go to the Uni for 2 more years. I love football and tennis, but I don't play it. I'm really not so good in sports, but i'm great in watching 'em :p . I'm also a big Rafael Nadal fan.
I realised that I could have writen something in the meeting Ernests thread if he didn't pull out form the Rotterdam tournament, but maybe I wouldn't even have noticed him because I didn't know him back then. :( Ah well that's about it i guess.

ellen_
09-02-2008, 07:23 AM
Hallo Lucy :wavey: Which footballteam do you follow? A team from the Eredivisie?

estrela
09-02-2008, 07:31 AM
Hallo Lucy :wavey: Which footballteam do you follow? A team from the Eredivisie?

:wavey:
Yes, I'm a proud PSV supporter :p and also FC Barcelona.

ellen_
09-02-2008, 07:42 AM
:wavey:
Yes, I'm a proud PSV supporter :p and also FC Barcelona.

PSV started off great, don't you think? :D I love Afellay ;)
I'm more a Real Madrid supporter so we're enemies already :p

estrela
09-02-2008, 07:48 AM
PSV started off great, don't you think? :D I love Afellay ;)
I'm more a Real Madrid supporter so we're enemies already :p

Haha my sister calls him my boyfriend. I don't know why, but I won't object :p Yea 1-5 is a great result, but we'll see how the competetion turns out. Too bad the sold Gomes.
Haha I really don't like Real, but that's what you get if your a Barça fan :p I'll just act like you didn't write that :angel:

krfreak
09-02-2008, 12:35 PM
hey! I'm Vinee,and I'm frm Malaysia:D:wavey:,which is a pretty lame place to be if ur a tennis fan,since we don't really organize any tournaments :sad::sad: I love football, tennis and F1...i play a lil bit of tennis but i totally reek at it. I knew Ernests only this year, pretty late,yeah...at Roland Garros, but now i support him and Rafa Nadal. Pleased to meet u guys!:)

ellen_
09-02-2008, 01:22 PM
hey! I'm Vinee,and I'm frm Malaysia:D:wavey:,which is a pretty lame place to be if ur a tennis fan,since we don't really organize any tournaments :sad::sad: I love football, tennis and F1...i play a lil bit of tennis but i totally reek at it. I knew Ernests only this year, pretty late,yeah...at Roland Garros, but now i support him and Rafa Nadal. Pleased to meet u guys!:)

Nice to meet you :wavey:
A Kimi-fan eh? I'm actually an Alonso-fan but since he isn't able to win with his Renault-car I'm supporting Kimi ;) They're coming to Belgium this weekend, normally I would go to Spa Francorchamps but I only have one ticket so I'm not going when I have to go alone :sad:

LaraFeddyGulbis
09-02-2008, 03:16 PM
Hi. I am Lara, new here:) I play the cello, I play tennis.. I love tennis, and I am training but I' m not some pro or something. I am still young so I' m not getting upset:) I love punk music, bascily System of a Down, Metallica, Rise Against..
I know Ernests for a while, I also loooove Roger Federer, I acctually have a RF t- shirt:) I am not a fan of Nadal, acctually I kinda hate him.. :)
So anyways, I saw this, that in Mayasia aren' t any big tournaments and that is bad to be a tennis fan there..:
Originally Posted by krfreak View Post
"hey! I'm Vinee,and I'm frm Malaysia,which is a pretty lame place to be if ur a tennis fan,since we don't really organize any tournaments"
Really, if there' s counrty who is lame about tennis is ours. I mean there are tennis clubs and all, but we don' t have successful players! And the biggest tournament is in acctually in junior competion.. :)
Well. That' s all. :)

cath85
09-02-2008, 03:34 PM
welcome!! :wavey:

LaraFeddyGulbis
09-02-2008, 03:50 PM
WEll thanks:) You' re here for 2 years wow thats impressive:)

cath85
09-02-2008, 04:02 PM
WEll thanks:) You' re here for 2 years wow thats impressive:)

3 years actually :lol: but I didn't post too much at the beginning. I came back when I found out about Ernests and then I had to reactivate my account lol

LaraFeddyGulbis
09-02-2008, 04:06 PM
WOW! I don' t think that something besides the cello so far had me for so long:)

ClubFed
09-02-2008, 05:12 PM
Welcome Lara :wavey: Hope you have a great time here :yeah:

but-it's-ok
09-02-2008, 06:07 PM
Welcome Lucy,Vinee,Lara:wavey::hug: Oooh two more football fans:rocker2: I love football:hearts: I'm a Norwich City fan which makes me a freak cos Norwich don't play in the Premiership in England:lol:. They're in the League below - The Championship. I like watching La Liga on TV in England too:)

lenemie
09-02-2008, 06:23 PM
hello and welcome to all Newbies :wavey:

jitterbug
09-02-2008, 06:53 PM
Malaysia does have a massive Challenger in November, but it attracted a joke of a field last year. I read that the conditions were murderously hot and humid - the stadium was open-air but shaded, but still... :o I wouldn't walk outside for 10 minutes in my country let alone play competitive tennis for an extended period of time during the hottest part of the day.

NeverSayDie
09-02-2008, 06:57 PM
:wavey: Welcome

krfreak
09-03-2008, 07:35 AM
thanks for the welcome!!:)

@ellen: yay, nice to meet a fellow Kimi-fan...why are ya givin up that ticket juz cos u have to go alone??? I would sooooo go if it was me!;)

@laura:good to know that there are ppl out there like me..i don't think there are even many "big" junior tournaments in tennis,is there Zara?:confused: Our overall performance in sports is pretty dismal, except for squash.:p:sad:

yeah, there is a tournament in Nov, wit Federer, McEnroe and either Nadal or Blake, depending on who fares better in the Davis Cup. I'm in a dilemma, cos if Rafa comes, he must lose in the Davis Cup.:sad::sad:Siiicck. But,i don't really think Malaysians are that into tennis, i mean the crowd wasn't really...large. They are more to football and F1..since we have a circuit, which is good,cos i get to attend the races and see Kimi!!;):)

@patchett: do u follow the EPL?

but-it's-ok
09-03-2008, 08:04 AM
Vinee:wavey: You can call me Di;)

Yes I follow the English Premier League,I most like Arsenal and Liverpool but my only true football team is Norwich City:rocker2: And they were last in the Premier League in 2004-2005 season:dance:

Theres the Olympic Thread if you want to chat about football in there any time;)

jitterbug
09-03-2008, 10:00 AM
yeah, there is a tournament in Nov, wit Federer, McEnroe and either Nadal or Blake, depending on who fares better in the Davis Cup. I'm in a dilemma, cos if Rafa comes, he must lose in the Davis Cup.:sad::sad:Siiicck. But,i don't really think Malaysians are that into tennis, i mean the crowd wasn't really...large.

I wouldn't even call it a tournament, it's just an exhibition :p And Blake, euw. I wouldn't pay hundreds to see him.

Last year there was a proper Challenger tournament after the exho. That's the one that matters. I hope they'd get a better field this year - it was the richest Challenger in the world last year.

ellen_
09-03-2008, 10:24 AM
@ellen: yay, nice to meet a fellow Kimi-fan...why are ya givin up that ticket juz cos u have to go alone??? I would sooooo go if it was me!;)

Because I don't have my driving license yet! I'm just too scared that I would ran over people :D And it's about 200km from where I live so it would take ages to get there by public transport :rolleyes:

Proxima2
09-03-2008, 12:47 PM
Hey everyone, I'm new here. I'm Stella from Corsica. I read this forum for a long time, now I would like to take part. But I'm not sure of my English, so excuse me in advance…

I'm a fan of Ernests since RG 08. I was really impressed by his pure talent, his playing style, his serve…(and I daily visit the site of Zahirah and Erica about Ernests!)
What else… I'm a football supporter and I live in an island where the rain is long-expected (it's really sunny and windy here!)
I love music, cinema, treking in corsican mountains, go to the beach (numerous here), windsurf, photograhy.
Oh, and I plan to go to RG next year (it's only an hour and a half by plane).

That's all, haha

snjeguljica
09-03-2008, 12:50 PM
welcome stella, you have a really nice name :wavey:

ekkikossar
09-03-2008, 01:02 PM
Yeah, that's right: very nice name. When I was 6 i hated my name (Camilla), and I wanted to be named Stella instead! = ) You are from Corsica, wow, I love your island. I went there on vacation 2 years ago, and I enjoyed it a lot! Where do you live exactly?
I'd like to go to RG next year, but I just hate the way they have to allocate tickets... = (

BTW, Welcome!! = )

Proxima2
09-03-2008, 01:43 PM
Thank you Bozica and Camilla!!
I live in Bastia (north of Corsica), a little town where I can see 4 others islands (italians) : Capraia, Elba, Pianosa and Montecristo (and sometimes the seacoast of Italy!)
For RG tickets, I know, it's a problem. If you go to RG next year, maybe we can meet each other over there…

jitterbug
09-03-2008, 01:59 PM
Hey Stella :wavey: don't worry - your English is fine :)

Proxima2
09-03-2008, 02:38 PM
Thank you Zahirah ;)

cath85
09-03-2008, 02:39 PM
bienvenue Stella!! :wavey: were you live sounds like a beautiful place :hearts:

Proxima2
09-03-2008, 02:58 PM
Oh yes, it's a beautiful place, with a great variety of landscapes! (and yes I'm :inlove: with my island! ;))
And thank you for the "bienvenue" Cath :)

ekkikossar
09-03-2008, 03:14 PM
Bastia, wow! I kinda had the feeling you are from a place I visited, I just dont know...when I was in Corsica I went to Bastia, too. I disembarked in Bastia's harbour (and I remember I had some great food nearby: maybe it didnt hurt that I was starving = ) Then I visited all the northern coast of Corsica, and stopped mostly in Calvi. Great places!
If I manage to go to the French Open, I'd love to meet you there. you and anyone else...

but-it's-ok
09-03-2008, 03:30 PM
Bienvenue Stella:wavey: Welcome here:hug: I'm Di. Another football fan:inlove: Which team do you support?

Proxima2
09-03-2008, 04:15 PM
Hey Di, thank you. "bienvenue" :yeah:
I support my hometown team SC Bastia of course! We are now in Ligue 2 but we have a not-bad football history. Here's the link, in English for you ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SC_Bastia

And we have also a terrible moment in 1992 (may, 5) when a grandstand had collapsed making 18 dead and 2800 wounded. I was here (I was not wounded but very very shell-shocked)… So, we support our team twice over, with tenacity.
I was thinking… I was In England (Brighton and London) a week before the catastrophe. I love these places. Good souvenirs nevertheless :)

but-it's-ok
09-03-2008, 04:24 PM
Hey Di, thank you. "bienvenue" :yeah:
I support my hometown team SC Bastia of course! We are now in Ligue 2 but we have a not-bad football history. Here's the link, in English for you ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SC_Bastia

And we have also a terrible moment in 1992 (may, 5) when a grandstand had collapsed making 18 dead and 2800 wounded. I was here (I was not wounded but very very shell-shocked)… So, we support our team twice over, with tenacity.I was thinking… I was In England (Brighton and London) a week before the catastrophe. I love these places. Good souvenirs nevertheless :)

:hug::hug: Oh that must have been a truly terrible experience, things like that do make people support their teams even more strongly. Stella, if you want to chat about football, theres the Olympic Chat-Thread that me and Ellen have opened up again,so football lovers can chat there. You are welcome to join Ellen and me in there OK:hug::secret: Its so that we don't bore people in the other Chat-Thread that don't like football:)

And you are right SC Bastia have a good football history:yeah:

estrela
09-03-2008, 04:44 PM
Welcome Stella :wavey:

Proxima2
09-03-2008, 04:47 PM
Thank you Lucy :wavey:

Tutu
09-03-2008, 05:57 PM
:wavey: New Gulbistard here after USO. :wavey: Call me Tutu. :)

cath85
09-03-2008, 05:58 PM
:wavey: New Gulbistard here after USO. :wavey: Call me Tutu. :)

welcome tutu! :wavey:

Proxima2
09-03-2008, 06:01 PM
Welcome Tutu :wavey: I'm new here too!

estrela
09-03-2008, 06:06 PM
Welcome Tutu :wavey:

ClubFed
09-03-2008, 06:08 PM
Welcome newbies :wavey:

ellen_
09-03-2008, 06:09 PM
Hello Tutu :wavey: and to all the other new ones!
Welcome!

but-it's-ok
09-03-2008, 06:09 PM
Welcome Tutu:wavey:

NeverSayDie
09-03-2008, 07:02 PM
:wavey: Hello Stella and Tutu

Proxima2
09-03-2008, 07:16 PM
Thank you Rachael :)

BbyxGulbis
09-03-2008, 07:54 PM
Welcome Everyone I'm Stephanie :D :wavey:

Frankie
09-03-2008, 08:51 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm Frankie and I'm from England. I'm new here! I first saw Ernie at RG 07, but don't really remember much, other than him looking very young and beating Tim Henman! Then, I stumbled across his match at RG 08 against Blake on the TV almost by accident, and I couldn't believe the transformation! I fell in love immediately with his wonderful hair, and a few minutes later with his exciting tennis!! Of course, I have found being an Ernie fan almost as nerve-wracking as being a Marat fan at times (I wish he would try not to send his forehands to the moon, and watching the Acasuso match at Toronto almost got me pulling my hair out!) but that's why we love him! And as for his smile and his lovely interviews! :) I was lucky enough to watch him play against Isner at Wimbledon this year and get his autograph. I was about 3 feet from his chair during changeovers and it was so hard not to reach out and fluff his hair!

Anyway, that's it really. This is so exciting to find lots of other Gulbis fans! :)

Proxima2
09-03-2008, 09:08 PM
Hey Frankie :wavey: Welcome

cath85
09-03-2008, 09:17 PM
welcome frankie! :wavey:

ekkikossar
09-03-2008, 10:29 PM
it was so hard not to reach out and fluff his hair!:)I can imagine the scene... you behind his chair trying desperately to keep your hands in your pockets!;)
Welcome, Frankie!!!

lauramegan
09-03-2008, 10:46 PM
haha hi frankie :) dunno if i would have been able to contain myself :P hehe. well done on your will power! haha

jitterbug
09-03-2008, 11:02 PM
:wavey: New Gulbistard here after USO. :wavey: Call me Tutu. :)

Hello stranger! :p

Frankie
09-03-2008, 11:10 PM
Hehe - will power certainly! I think it was only because I was totally awe-struck and frozen to the spot, because I couldn't quite believe that he was actually real AND even more gorgeous in real life AND only a few feet away from me AND winning the match! More to the point, I looked stupid wearing a silly hat as it was about the only day of summer in the UK, so I didn't really want to attract attention to myself!!) :)

Thanks for all the welcomes! :wavey:

NeverSayDie
09-04-2008, 09:03 AM
Welcome Frankie :wavey: I :worship: your self-control :lol:

estrela
09-04-2008, 12:46 PM
Welcome Frankie :wavey:

BbyxGulbis
09-04-2008, 05:13 PM
Hi Frankie :D :wavey:

but-it's-ok
09-04-2008, 05:30 PM
Welcome Frankie:wavey:

ellen_
09-04-2008, 05:39 PM
Hi Frankie! Welcome :wavey:

So many people here who have seen Ernests in real person :sad: I wanna see him too! He'd better come to Mons again, but I doubt it actually :(

ekkikossar
09-04-2008, 07:41 PM
So many people here who have seen Ernests in real person :sad: I wanna see him too!Me too... but fortunately our man is quite a globetrotter, so we will make it too!!:)

but-it's-ok
09-04-2008, 08:21 PM
Me too... but fortunately our man is quite a globetrotter, so we will make it too!!:)

Thats the spirit;) :banana:

Tutu
09-06-2008, 01:10 PM
Hello stranger! :p

:lol: :wavey:

I think it's about time you put Gilles in your sig. :p

caress_mari
09-06-2008, 05:27 PM
I'm Caress, I'm not really new here because I usually just read posts instead of actually posting, but I guess you can call me a "newbie" in the posting area. I first saw Ernie play in Roland Garros (tv) against Blake and he impressed me. Finally, one of my lifetime goals is to run my fingers through Ernests hair !

Frankie
09-06-2008, 05:56 PM
Hello Caress! :wavey: I think most of us share your love of Ernests's hair! :inlove: (though whether it should be long or short will be debated for a while, I'm sure!) ;)

amdany
09-06-2008, 07:27 PM
:wavey:to you all

lauramegan
09-06-2008, 07:28 PM
hey everyone, i'm Laura. im the same, posted a few things but pretty much new to here! the first time i saw ernests was in his first wimbledon match this year and just thought he was amazing, then saw him take a set off nadal and thought he was even more amazing :P have been following his matches since then and am pretty much obsessed lol..

alsooo....i love how ernests has his hair atm. kinda inbetween longer and shorter :)

p.s his smile just makes me melt haha

NeverSayDie
09-06-2008, 08:06 PM
:wavey: Hello Caress and Laura

cath85
09-06-2008, 09:03 PM
hello to both of you! :wavey:

ellen_
09-06-2008, 09:08 PM
Welcome Caress and Laura :wavey:

Frankie
09-06-2008, 09:10 PM
Hi Laura (again!) :wavey: BTW, I absolutely adore your avatar! :inlove:

lauramegan
09-06-2008, 09:52 PM
thanks frankie hehe and thanks for the welcomes :D
btw i posted my avatar pic in the pic thread :)
print screened it off the roddick match, soo adorable!

ClubFed
09-06-2008, 10:04 PM
Welcome, newbies :wavey:

ChocGeek
09-07-2008, 06:50 AM
Ola Caress and Laura.

Lol, his fans have a thing for his hair. Those inevitable curls!

estrela
09-07-2008, 08:24 AM
Welcome Caress and Laura :wavey:

Frankie
09-07-2008, 11:48 AM
btw i posted my avatar pic in the pic thread :)
print screened it off the roddick match, soo adorable!

I agree! I don't know how anyone brings themself to laugh so much at 5-all in a 4th set! It's good for us that he did though! :D

but-it's-ok
09-07-2008, 01:10 PM
Welcome Caress and Laura:hug::hug:

Proxima2
09-07-2008, 01:39 PM
Welcome Caress and Laura :D :wavey:

alicelulutz
09-10-2008, 01:00 PM
Hi.My name is Alice and i'm from Roumania.I've been a fan of Ernie's since SP'06.I visit the forum daily but i never post because basically I'm...lazy.:DAnd since yesterday I consider myself the Official Gulbis Jinx.:sad:

Proxima2
09-10-2008, 01:08 PM
Welcome Alice :wavey:

Frankie
09-10-2008, 01:14 PM
Hi Alice :wavey: I'm sorry for you that Ernests didn't do well in your country, but we're all guilty of jinxing him by saying he could get far in the tournament! :tape: So don't feel bad! :hug:

alicelulutz
09-10-2008, 01:32 PM
Thanks for the nice welcome:hug:I feel a bit better now. I'm still upset that I won't get to see him play more than one match but oh well there's always next year ..I hope;):p

Frankie
09-10-2008, 01:46 PM
Oh, I didn't realise you were actually at the match! :eek: That must have been so frustrating to watch! :mad: I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that he plays again next year! :angel:

ellen_
09-10-2008, 02:08 PM
Welcome Alice :wavey:

estrela
09-10-2008, 02:23 PM
Welcome Alice :wavey: He didn't lose just cause you were there, so don't feel bad about it :)

alicelulutz
09-10-2008, 02:47 PM
Hi Ellen & Estrela.It's nice to meet you all.
Yes Frankie I was there.It all went from exciting to just painful to watch,then i was hopeful in the second set,sure he would win in the 3rd until it was 5-4 for Gaba and then out of nowhere Ernie was 40-0 down and he lost.After the match i felt empty and kept pouting(people must have thought i was crazy :o).I didn't even get to talk to him or something cause he dissapeared for the rest of the day.I started to question my sanity at some point cause every player I saw started to look like him :D:p I'm just not a lucky person:awww:(although i got a pic of shirt change from the front that i will post later):angel:

ellen_
09-10-2008, 02:55 PM
Hi Ellen & Estrela.It's nice to meet you all.
Yes Frankie I was there.It all went from exciting to just painful to watch,then i was hopeful in the second set,sure he would win in the 3rd until it was 5-4 for Gaba and then out of nowhere Ernie was 40-0 down and he lost.After the match i felt empty and kept pouting(people must have thought i was crazy :o).I didn't even get to talk to him or something cause he dissapeared for the rest of the day.I started to question my sanity at some point cause every player I saw started to look like him :D:p I'm just not a lucky person:awww:(although i got a pic of shirt change from the front that i will post later):angel:

Halelujah :banana: hurry with that shirt-change-pic!
I even felt empty after the match, I can image what it must have been for you.
I think you're lucky ;) You got to see him...I haven't seen him yet :sad:

NeverSayDie
09-10-2008, 03:16 PM
Welcome Alice :wavey: Can't wait for this shirt-change pic :inlove: :devil:

alicelulutz
09-10-2008, 03:19 PM
Well it's not the best pic in the world because the guy changes with the speed of light.I blinked and i almost missed it.:lol: I just closed the camera and my friend was putting it in her bag when I saw him touching his shirt and I started to yell at her "Camera..shirt..change..NOW" and she managed to take the photo:p

jitterbug
09-10-2008, 03:22 PM
Hi Alice :) thanks for translating the article from the Bucharest newsletter.

NeverSayDie
09-10-2008, 03:26 PM
Well it's not the best pic in the world because the guy changes with the speed of light.I blinked and i almost missed it.:lol: I just closed the camera and my friend was putting it in her bag when I saw him touching his shirt and I started to yell at her "Camera..shirt..change..NOW" and she managed to take the photo:p

:haha: :haha: I'm excited nonetheless :p I have so much work to do, I need something to cheer me up :lol:

but-it's-ok
09-10-2008, 03:52 PM
Hi Alice,welcome here:hug: I'm Di. Thanks for translating the Newsletter,looking forward to that pic;)

alicelulutz
09-10-2008, 03:54 PM
No problem.I thought you guys might like to read that.
I will post the pics as soon as my friend gives them to me,which I hope will happen soon cause if it doesn't i will have to kill her.:devil::p

alicelulutz
09-10-2008, 04:05 PM
Hi Di.Thanks for the warm welcome :hug:I read what happend and i hope that you and Craig are going to be OK.I think the way you're being there for him is wonderful and I wish you both the best.Condoleances to Craig.

cath85
09-10-2008, 04:19 PM
Hi.My name is Alice and i'm from Roumania.I've been a fan of Ernie's since SP'06.I visit the forum daily but i never post because basically I'm...lazy.:DAnd since yesterday I consider myself the Official Gulbis Jinx.:sad:

Hi and welcome alice! :wavey: lucky you who got to see ernie! can't wait to see your pic :D
I'm hoping to see him in Metz at the end of the month!

ellen_
09-10-2008, 04:34 PM
I'm hoping to see him in Metz at the end of the month!

I'm trying to convince some friends to go too! But I think it's about 4 or 5 hours by train from Lokeren...and when I say that to my friends they probably all say no :sad: And they don't want to go to Paris either because that's too far too...phuh lazy asses ;)

but-it's-ok
09-10-2008, 04:37 PM
And they don't want to go to Paris either because that's too far too...phuh lazy asses ;)

:lol: :awww: :hug:

estrela
09-10-2008, 04:39 PM
Well it's not the best pic in the world because the guy changes with the speed of light.I blinked and i almost missed it.:lol: I just closed the camera and my friend was putting it in her bag when I saw him touching his shirt and I started to yell at her "Camera..shirt..change..NOW" and she managed to take the photo:p

:lol: :lol: yeah he does change his shirt fast.
You can call me Lucy btw

alicelulutz
09-10-2008, 04:42 PM
Hi Cath:hug:I hope you'll get to see him too.
Ellen tell your friends every day that you want to go and they will eventually give in.That's what I do with my friends and it works :p

alicelulutz
09-10-2008, 04:46 PM
:lol: :lol: yeah he does change his shirt fast.
You can call me Lucy btw

aah OK..I'll remember that:)

cath85
09-10-2008, 05:35 PM
I'm trying to convince some friends to go too! But I think it's about 4 or 5 hours by train from Lokeren...and when I say that to my friends they probably all say no :sad: And they don't want to go to Paris either because that's too far too...phuh lazy asses ;)

argh you should come with me. I'm afraid I will have to go all by myself too. none of my friends is interested in tennis... I know it's less fun alone, but I really wanna go

ellen_
09-10-2008, 05:42 PM
;)Hi Cath:hug:I hope you'll get to see him too.
Ellen tell your friends every day that you want to go and they will eventually give in.That's what I do with my friends and it works :p

I followed your advice ;) I asked a friend if he wants to go to Paris next month and he's thinking about it! But I don't hope too much :(
And if he says no, it will be no... :rolleyes:

argh you should come with me. I'm afraid I will have to go all by myself too. none of my friends is interested in tennis... I know it's less fun alone, but I really wanna go

Hehe maybe I should. If I had a car (and a license) I would do that, but by train it's really hard to get there. It's not possible to be there before 11.30... I figured it all out ;)
Maybe in Paris? ;)

cath85
09-10-2008, 06:08 PM
;)

I followed your advice ;) I asked a friend if he wants to go to Paris next month and he's thinking about it! But I don't hope too much :(
And if he says no, it will be no... :rolleyes:



Hehe maybe I should. If I had a car (and a license) I would do that, but by train it's really hard to get there. It's not possible to be there before 11.30... I figured it all out ;)
Maybe in Paris? ;)

yeah I know, it's a 45 minutes ride for me and I'm thinking about taking the car rather than the train too, because it's just easier. it's a good thing I have my license and a car then :p do you have to pass through Luxembourg? if I knew for sure what day I'll go I would offer you to come a day earlier and to stay at my place, so that we could go together to Metz the enext day, but I'm not sure about anything yet.

I'll be in Paris on Monday and Tuesday, already have my tix. would be cool if we could meet there ;)

ellen_
09-10-2008, 06:23 PM
yeah I know, it's a 45 minutes ride for me and I'm thinking about taking the car rather than the train too, because it's just easier. it's a good thing I have my license and a car then :p do you have to pass through Luxembourg? if I knew for sure what day I'll go I would offer you to come a day earlier and to stay at my place, so that we could go together to Metz the enext day, but I'm not sure about anything yet.

I'll be in Paris on Monday and Tuesday, already have my tix. would be cool if we could meet there ;)

See pm ;) It's a bit offtopic here :D

lenemie
09-11-2008, 07:38 AM
I'm trying to convince some friends to go too! But I think it's about 4 or 5 hours by train from Lokeren...and when I say that to my friends they probably all say no :sad: And they don't want to go to Paris either because that's too far too...phuh lazy asses ;)

when is the Metz tournament? I would say I'd go with you, Dendermonde is very close to Lokeren, but I think I won't have time with school. If I'm rostered to work in the animal hospital at school that week, I really have to go or they fail me even before the exams have started :(

Jolien
09-11-2008, 08:31 AM
I was planning to go to Metz, I even convinced one of my friends to come with me.
But we're both not good at organisation and planning of things, we would have taken the train cause my friend's parents wouldn't let her drive so far and i still haven't got my drivers license yet.
And even if we were good at planning, my foot is in a plaster for four weeks since this week.

cath85
09-11-2008, 11:31 AM
when is the Metz tournament? I would say I'd go with you, Dendermonde is very close to Lokeren, but I think I won't have time with school. If I'm rostered to work in the animal hospital at school that week, I really have to go or they fail me even before the exams have started :(

it's from the 27th September to 5th October.

I was planning to go to Metz, I even convinced one of my friends to come with me.
But we're both not good at organisation and planning of things, we would have taken the train cause my friend's parents wouldn't let her drive so far and i still haven't got my drivers license yet.
And even if we were good at planning, my foot is in a plaster for four weeks since this week.

it would be so cool if one of you could come :D
it's a shame about your foot though, those things always happen at the wrong moment!

lenemie
09-11-2008, 12:10 PM
it's from the 27th September to 5th October.



it would be so cool if one of you could come :D
it's a shame about your foot though, those things always happen at the wrong moment!

the schedule isn't out yet for that week :( and it won't be until the week before, so you'll have to go without me girls :sad:

tengteng88
09-20-2008, 12:00 AM
Hi guys!

i'm Jess from California. sorry for the late introduction but hey better late then never yea? i became a gulbistard after the USopen match against roddick this year (sigh...wish i knew about him earlier :) )

just wanted to say 'HI' :)

cath85
09-20-2008, 01:53 AM
welcome :wavey: although you've been here for a while, it's never too late to welcome you!

ellen_
09-20-2008, 06:21 AM
Hi Jess :wavey: Welcome

Proxima2
09-20-2008, 06:57 AM
Welcome Jess! :wavey:

NeverSayDie
09-20-2008, 08:41 AM
:wavey: Welcome Jess :cool:

amdany
09-20-2008, 11:33 AM
WELCOME JESS:wavey:

alicelulutz
09-20-2008, 12:15 PM
Hi Jess:wavey: Welcome!!:)

estrela
09-20-2008, 01:09 PM
Welcome Jess :wavey:

tengteng88
09-21-2008, 09:57 PM
aww thanks for the warm welcome everyone :wavey:

but-it's-ok
09-22-2008, 10:53 AM
Welcome Jess:wavey::hug: