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ILR
11-21-2002, 05:13 PM
has everyone left?Its a rare visit from me!:p mind you I dont seem to have been cutting down much,seeing as I can always pop in when Im working on the comp

Chloe le Bopper
11-21-2002, 05:22 PM
I'm still here, but I'm going to go shower now :wavey:

Regarding DC though - I'm rooting for Russia all the way, even though I like more of the French Players.

Santoro and Grosjean already have a DC - now it's Kafel's turn! Oh yeah, and Marat and the rest of the team too I guess :p

ILR
11-21-2002, 05:25 PM
OK then,see you Becca :wavey:

ILR
11-21-2002, 05:29 PM
before you guys were talking about Latino music,does anyone like Enrique?I'll put it this way,lucky Anna!:p and Jlo is getting married again :rolleyes:

Nacho
11-21-2002, 05:47 PM
did anyone mention Enrique? :rolleyes:

I think 99% of spaniards can't stand him lol

Vera
11-21-2002, 05:48 PM
Hi Emma:wavey:

Vera
11-21-2002, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by Nacho
did anyone mention Enrique? :rolleyes:

I think 99% of spaniards can't stand him lol

Hi Nacho.:wavey:

I'm no spaniard, but I can't stand him either.

ILR
11-21-2002, 05:49 PM
lol :wavey: Nacho and Vera. :)

Vera
11-21-2002, 05:50 PM
I need to blow dry my hair before it turns into a bad hair day. I'll be right back.

ILR
11-21-2002, 05:52 PM
lol OK Vera,I'll let you off ;)

Vera
11-21-2002, 06:06 PM
I'm back. Anyone here?

ILR
11-21-2002, 06:08 PM
well Im just having my tea,back in 15 :)

Vera
11-21-2002, 06:15 PM
Okay, Emma, enjoy your "tea". I still don't get it, why a big supper at the evening is called tea? You brits are peculiar:D

RogiFan
11-21-2002, 06:27 PM
:) Tea is so quaint. I once went for tea" in London w a Brit actress and she said "cup of tea tea or meal tea?".

Then there's HIGH tea which I had w the veddy uppity mother of my Spanish prof!!! w her doggie Bobby! :p

Vera
11-21-2002, 06:28 PM
lol. So tea stands for everything:D

ILR
11-21-2002, 06:32 PM
peculiar?Thanks a lot!:p different you mean ;) Its the equivalent of your dinner.Afternoon meal.But we're a little late

ILR
11-21-2002, 06:47 PM
I havent talked to you in a while Vera,how are you doing?

Vera
11-21-2002, 06:51 PM
I'm fine, Emma. Thanks.

Well, I'm not sure how I'm doing, actually. Seems like I just can't get over my perpetual procrastinaion mode. I need some motivation, well a lot of motivation to get out the slump. Maybe Rogi can give me some tips.

ILR
11-21-2002, 06:53 PM
awwww please get out of your slump soon Vera *hugs* hmmm lol maybe he could give you some tips.Just be positive and keep smiling :)

Vera
11-21-2002, 06:58 PM
Thanks Emma. I'll try. *Hug back*

ILR
11-21-2002, 07:00 PM
awww ;) I got a tough couple of months ahead of me but Im going to try and keep positive although sometimes you just want to cry!:(

RogiFan
11-21-2002, 07:04 PM
:) Question for hitman:

you mentioned Almodovar and some song in his latest movie... what is the movie and what is the song???

the last Almodovar film I saw was TODO SOBRE MI MADRE... I have to see it again just to revisit Barcelona, which I had the pleasure to see a month ago. Great movie and great city!!

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
before you guys were talking about Latino music,does anyone like Enrique?I'll put it this way,lucky Anna!:p and Jlo is getting married again :rolleyes:

Enrique = ewwwww!! Lucky Anna, yeah right :rolleyes: I can't even stand to look at him.

As for J.Lo :rolleyes::rolleyes: She's not even completely divorced from hubby #2! I can't believe she & Ben Affleck are going to tie the knot. Geez!

Vera
11-21-2002, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
awww ;) I got a tough couple of months ahead of me but Im going to try and keep positive although sometimes you just want to cry!:(

Right, be positive. And cry or vent here if you feel like it. It's better than just keep the emotion inside. When I was a teenager like you, I'm always depressed. I think I just refused to let ppl know how I was feeling and it ended up hurt me so much.

Vera
11-21-2002, 07:20 PM
Hi Hackie:wavey:

ILR
11-21-2002, 07:20 PM
OK then Vera ;) I will type exactly how I feel,maybe you wont want to hear it,but....................

Jlo marrying again and wasnt she engaged twice before? :rolleyes: oh and btw I was reading through WTA and found out that Ben Affleck was voted sexiest man ever or something.Pffffffffffffft :rolleyes:

Vera
11-21-2002, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
OK then Vera ;) I will type exactly how I feel,maybe you wont want to hear it,but....................

Jlo marrying again and wasnt she engaged twice before? :rolleyes: oh and btw I was reading through WTA and found out that Ben Affleck was voted sexiest man ever or something.Pffffffffffffft :rolleyes:

Oh, don't worry. I'll always pay attention at what you have to say. Sometimes, I type up something and wonder if ppl cares of what I have to say too. But hey, I don't think it matters here. Besides, we are such a diverse group here, some of us are teens, 20s, 30s... all kinds of perspective, so I'm sure you will be able to get some good advices from someone here. Just don't be afraid to ask questions and say what's in your mind.

Now, back to gossips. Ben Affleck, sexiest man ever? *vomit*. I can't stand him. I really hate those guys who's like: "ohh, look at me, I'm so hot" kind. That's why I don't like Enrique or Ben or Brad Pitt....

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 07:31 PM
Hi, ILR :wavey:

Please feel free to vent, of course we care about what you have to say :) Maybe we've gone through it before and can give you pertinent advice, or maybe we can just cheer you up ;)

I posted some more things in the Shanghai thread, and the article mentions Rogi :)

J.Lo has been married twice before, so this will be marriage #3. And I completely agree with you, Vera, about Ben and the rest of the boys. You're not *that* smoldering, boys :rolleyes:

RogiFan
11-21-2002, 07:33 PM
:) I'm with you Vera re: Affleck and other guys who think they're God's gift to women -- blechhh! Guys who are natural [like Rogi and Juanqui and Pat for sure!] are much more attractive to women.

ILR
11-21-2002, 07:33 PM
take heart in that I always read what everyone has to say ;) that includes you :) Its great that we all get on despite age differences.I have already been given some great advice already off some of you guys :) thanks for it.You rock!;)

I dont like Ben Affleck.Josh Hartnett is better ;) In fact I can think of many much better..............

Vera
11-21-2002, 07:35 PM
Hehehe, see, let's :rolleyes: on them.

Right, if you can be so natural and down-to-earth and still be so charming, then that's what I call sexy.

ILR
11-21-2002, 07:36 PM
you guys cheer me up no end :D I knew she was engaged to a Mexican waitor I think he was a loooong time ago.I think she decided she was too good for him.Then Puff daddy,P.Diddy,Sean Coombs whatever you wanna call him...........and Chris Judd.He bought her a ring from his life savings and she does that to him!:eek: thats mean.

TennisHack
11-21-2002, 07:37 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Right, if you can be so natural and down-to-earth and still be so charming, then that's what I call sexy.

Exhibit A:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/gallery/images/pic-11-12-02-n03-g.jpg

See, it all comes full circle eventually ;)

Vera
11-21-2002, 07:39 PM
Thanks again, TH. I saw that in the shanghai thread. This guy is so lucky. Now, I want to play the Fantasy game.

Oh, Juanqui, so charming, that red is great on him.
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

ILR
11-21-2002, 07:54 PM
so guys,I need cheering up.............;)

Vera
11-21-2002, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
so guys,I need cheering up.............;)

Are you still upset about something? Or just worry about the future in general?

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:01 PM
well not anything in particular at the moment but sitting here looking at all these revision websites blah blah makes me feel a bit nervous and edgy.I want to do well :) I dont really think Im a worrier but...........lol I make it sound like going to school is such hard work!

Vera
11-21-2002, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
well not anything in particular at the moment but sitting here looking at all these revision websites blah blah makes me feel a bit nervous and edgy.I want to do well :) I dont really think Im a worrier but...........lol I make it sound like going to school is such hard work!

Of course going to school is hard work. I mean, when I was in school, it's very hard work. But I did enjoy it. But think about it, you are a student, so most of your life now is about studying, of course you would be nervous about it. And when you get older, then you experience more besides school, than school will just be part of your life and your perspective changes.

But all I'm saying is, right now, school is pretty much everything for you so it's natural that you find pressure because of that. But that's only because you really care about school. So it really is a good sign.

Layla
11-21-2002, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
before you guys were talking about Latino music,does anyone like Enrique?I'll put it this way,lucky Anna!:p and Jlo is getting married again :rolleyes:

Hi Emma! :wavey:

I can't stand Enrique either. That song about how he wants to see her cry makes me scream. I definitely wouldn't want a sadist for a boyfiend. ;)

JLo is getting married to Ben Affleck. I like Ben a lot, especially his movie called Chasing Amy, which was just fantastic. But I don't think this will last either. In fact, I don't even think they'll get married. Still, I wish them best of luck.

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:11 PM
yeah you are right Vera :) thanks.I do care because this year is going to carve the rest of my life probably.Everyone here knows a lot you are all so smart.Everyone is helping,being so positive.Thankyou.:) you know Im glad I found this board!:D

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:12 PM
Hi Layla :wavey:

Hmm many of her marraiges and relationships dont last very long do they?;)

Vera
11-21-2002, 08:13 PM
I want to tell you my experience.

I crashed and burnt at the last 2 years of my high school. I hated all those subjects that I have to deal with and all I can think of its why I have to study those stupid subjects whereas I know that I will never ever use them after school. I failed miserably.

But then, I moved on, to university, I picked what I love to learn and I excel in them. You know. Sometimes, it's not your fault if you don't do well at times. Never questions your ability (though I know it's hard). But your know yourself better than your teacher, you know what you are good at. Just hang on to your own belief and the rough time will past.

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:20 PM
reading that Vera,I can understand.Im like that with all 3 sciences,but less with biology because of the sports side of it,but I think why do I need to know about rocks or circuits? etc Bbut I know that Ive got to do it.Its great that you found what you are good at and like it :)

Vera
11-21-2002, 08:20 PM
Hi Layla:wavey:

Layla
11-21-2002, 08:23 PM
Emma, it's natural to worry about school. I was worried sick most of the time. But if you want to do well and care enough to make an effort, you certainly will. :)

In all fairness, Chris supposedly cheated on JLo. That's all gossip of course, but I would've dumped a cheater too, regardless of how expensive his ring was. Not that I'm defending JLo's behaviour, but just a thought. ;)

Layla
11-21-2002, 08:24 PM
Hi Vera! :wavey:

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:26 PM
:D I forgot to add supportive to that list ;) WHEN (positive;) ) I get my good grades I have a lot of people to thank,including everyone here:)

Hmm I never knew he cheated on her,thats interesting.I just thought that she was getting very close with Puffy,Diddy Seany whatever :p

Vera
11-21-2002, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
reading that Vera,I can understand.Im like that with all 3 sciences,but less with biology because of the sports side of it,but I think why do I need to know about rocks or circuits? etc Bbut I know that Ive got to do it.Its great that you found what you are good at and like it :)

Ya, it's true. I knew at about 14 then I want to study film. So I studied science and learnt those things like how a nucleur bomb works (and I'm not kidding, that's why I have to learn), wasn't of much help. So failing those is natural but I kept telling myself that I'm definitely smarter than my scores. So I proved it once I got a chance. I had a master degree now.

I also remembered in high school, I was at first doing very well. Then one day, I got caught playing in class (well, silly teenager I was), and my biology teacher yelled at me in front of the whole class. He said, kid likes me is never going do well for your own good, or sth like that. I was so mad, I literally stop studying biology. (which is kinda stupid, you know, to prove that my teacher was right at that time). But anyway, if I believe him, my life would truly be miserable.

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:31 PM
Vera I did that once,I was so stupid :o My biology teacher had moved me away from my friends because we were talking,but I was listening and I got moved.I was very angry at the time :mad: So I made such a noise banging on the floor,banging my stool, I suprised myself!:o Then our teacher told us that she had to have our undivided attention for the experiment she was about to do because it was VERY important.But because I was in such a bad mood,out of spite,I never listened.And I missed it all.How stupid of me.:rolleyes: I ended up copying a friend.

Vera
11-21-2002, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Vera I did that once,I was so stupid :o My biology teacher had moved me away from my friends because we were talking,but I was listening and I got moved.I was very angry at the time :mad: So I made such a noise banging on the floor,banging my stool, I suprised myself!:o Then our teacher told us that she had to have our undivided attention for the experiment she was about to do because it was VERY important.But because I was in such a bad mood,out of spite,I never listened.And I missed it all.How stupid of me.:rolleyes: I ended up copying a friend.

I think teachers should be required to study a lot of psychology at their training. I mean, appearing superior and suppressing students has never proved to be the most effective way of teaching, hasn't it? I don't blame you, I'm exactly like that too.:)

Vera
11-21-2002, 08:36 PM
But, really. Study for yourself, not study for your teacher. I stopped studying for my bio teacher, which is really stupid. Not that it matters anymore, but I felt manipulated by him.:o And I'm not happy that he got the last laugh at my biology result.

Okay, I'm not being clear here. I mean I stopped studying biology because I forgot that studying biology is for myself not for him. So it's not wise. But if I ignore him and keep my focus on learning the subject for my own good, then its the right attitude.

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:38 PM
heh heh coming to think of it now,it was quite funny :) I've never really liked her but shes groowing on me after she gave me a good report!:eek: I was quite shocked actually!But seriously,Im going to be good ;)

Vera
11-21-2002, 08:41 PM
Good then. I think you are cheer now. :D Oh, high school, it was so far away but still some fond memory.

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:43 PM
yeah I think I am.:) Im also thinking of my lovely warm and comfortable bed where I'll be heading soon!

Vera
11-21-2002, 08:44 PM
Emma, is it okay that I leave you alone here now? I think Layla's still around. I don't want to leave you if you are still down though.

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:45 PM
Of course I dont mind :) I'll only be here for about 10 more mins.Layla is here I think...............

Vera
11-21-2002, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
yeah I think I am.:) Im also thinking of my lovely warm and comfortable bed where I'll be heading soon!

Well then. I'm going.

You have a great nice sleep tonight. And tomorrow will be a brand new day (to quote Juanqui:)

:wavey:

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:47 PM
indeed :) :wavey: bye Vera

Layla
11-21-2002, 08:48 PM
Bye Vera! :wavey:

Mmmm, that warm and comfortable bed is all I can think about. :) Unfortunately, I still have to work. :( I'm so sleepy and hungry I could scream (I'm fasting). But I was so lazy today (and mostly involved with my skiing thread ;) ) that I hardly had any work done and now I'm paying the price. :p

Are you feeling better sweetie? Do I need to call Wes? ;)

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:50 PM
mmmm the more I think about my bed,the less comfortable this chair becomes ;) I think Im OK thanks darling :) but you can call Wes if you like ;)

Layla
11-21-2002, 08:55 PM
Ok I called Wes and he told me he will come to read you a bedside story. :) Do you have any preferences?

ILR
11-21-2002, 08:56 PM
Hmmm I dont mind what he reads me :hearts: he can read me anything he wants!:D

Layla
11-21-2002, 08:58 PM
Lol, even the phonebook? ;) Ok, he'll read you Sleeping Beauty then, because that's what you'll be when he tiptoes out of your room. :)

ILR
11-21-2002, 09:00 PM
definately the phone book!;) Thankyou,sleeping beauty it is :) goodnight :):wavey: thanks again,I'll make it up to you ;)

ILR
11-21-2002, 09:00 PM
awwwww :) I just read the last bit.I dont want him to tiptoe out ;)

Layla
11-21-2002, 09:04 PM
Yeah, I added that as an afterthought. ;) LOL, ok he'll stay by your side all night then, watching the sleeping beauty sleep. :)

You don't have to make it up to me. You've already been so helpful to me in many different ways. If anything, I owe you. :o

Good night then! :wavey: Sweet dreams! ;)

Lee
11-22-2002, 12:22 AM
:wavey: HI Emma! :wavey:

Hope you feel better when you read the thread. I can feel your anxiety from the post. The only thing I can suggest is forget about what grade you will get but concentrate on doing your best bcos lots of time, unexpected things happened.

If you need more advise on how to face and handle exams, feel free to ask bcos I believe I'm the most experienced one here. The reason is I grew up in Hong Kong and I'm the baby boomer generation. Competition is extremely high from primary to secondary then to tertiary school.

Lee
11-22-2002, 12:24 AM
Seems like I'm talking to myself and everyone on this side of Atlantic is busy tonight.

Even the whole ATPworld is quiet tonight.

OK! I'm leaving.

Dissident
11-22-2002, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) ola, hitman!

I don't know the political and social background in Brazil but it's interesting. Now I remember that Pais Tropical guy -- Jorge Ben!! Yes, Caetano Veloso, he did that song about the little lion. Right and there's M Nascimento too. G Gil... who else?

But I still like the carefree sounds of songs like Desafinado (g Costa). I also like Mas que nada, Agua de beber, Coracao vagabundo [I notice this word is used a lot, like sozinho], Chuvas de verao.

But is Portuguese ever tough, even for a Spanish-speaking person!! I pronounce Portuguese like a Spaniard!! I'm getting used to it though!

I don't know what kind of music people listen to in Brazil now -- I guess it's more influenced by American rock music??

You know what else I like? Samba de uma nota and Corcovado and So danco samba!!

So what kind of music does Guga like?? He did mention sth at the USO during one of the many rain delays but didn't quite name any groups or musicians...

Which word is used a lot? "Coração" (means Heart) or "Vagabundo" (means Tramp)?
Im sure you´re doing great with your pronunciation. Dont you worry. Our people is humble, and they take easy on foreings. ;) Our language is EXTREMELY complicated. Everyone THINKS they know how to speak. But more than 80% have no clue what they´re talking about. :o
If you´re interested in contemporary music, take a look at Paralamas do Sucesso. Try one of the following songs:
"Meu erro"
"Óculos"
"Vital e sua moto"
"Alagados"
"Capitão de Indústria"
"Trac Trac"
"Busca Vida" (lyrics will follow in another post. ;))

Guga is a lot more into reggae. I mean, doh, just look at his hair. :p lol

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 01:11 AM
No one's here :( but I will leave these words anyway: ILR, it hasn't been that long since I went through the whole debacle of ending secondary school, and like Vera, I really am better than my scores on standardized tests. I can get really anxious and nervous, especially on timed tests, and it can affect your performance. But at least here in the States, test scores are coupled with academic grades and extracurricular activites and whatnot, so it's not a totally lost cause :)

I won't get into my whole diatribe about standardized testing and buying one's way into college :rolleyes: But we're here to support :)

Hope you enjoyed your bedtime story ;)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 01:12 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Guga is a lot more into reggae. I mean, doh, just look at his hair. :p lol

LOL! Hi, hitman :wavey: I posted my school paper's review of Riot Act in nontennis for you.

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 01:19 AM
Mmm, look at what I found whilst persuing Jarkko's site!

:angel:

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 01:20 AM
The big lefty serve -- mesmerizing :hearts:

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 01:21 AM
Watch out, Michel, you might just lose me!! :eek: ;)

Dissident
11-22-2002, 01:21 AM
Busca Vida
by Herbert Vianna (Paralamas do sucesso)

Vou sair pra ver o céu
Vou me perder entre as estrelas
Ver daonde nasce o sol
Como se guiam os cometas pelo espaço
E os meus passos
Nunca mais serão iguais

Se for mais veloz que a luz
Então escapo da tristeza
Deixo toda a dor pra trás
Perdida num planeta abandonado
No espaço
E volto sem olhar pra trás

No escuro do céu
Mais longe que o sol
Perdido num planeta abandonado
No espaço

Ele ganhou dinheiro
Ele assinou contratos
E comprou um terno
Trocou o carro
E desaprendeu a caminhar no céu
E foi o princípio do fim



A lame attempt at a translation:

Search life
by Herbert Vianna (Paralamas do sucesso)

I´ll go out to see the sky
I´ll get lost between the stars
See from where the sun is born
How the comets move through the space
And my steps
Won´t ever more be the same

If I´m faster than light
Then I´ll run away from sadness
Leaving all the pain behind
Lost in a deserted planet
In space
And I come back with no look behind

In the dark of the sky
Farther than the sun
Lost in a deserted planet
In space

He got money
He signed contracts
Bought a suit
And a new car
And he forgot how to walk in the sky
And that was the beginning of the end

Damn, I HATE translating songs. It absolutely KILLS the artistry of the poets. I sorry, but I did my best. :(

Dissident
11-22-2002, 01:26 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well I'm not hitman but I thought I'd just mention that Italian is very close to Spanish, and both languages are close to French, so it probably wouldn't be difficult for you to pick up if you wanted to ;)

Bingo Hackie. ;)
I was born among italians, so its pretty easy for me to understand simple sentences, and even some articles. Its been ages since I did some "through-books" fast-lesson. :p
Id like to try translating something and see how it comes out. :o
The last thing I did was about an year ago, for someone who was trying to figure an article about a tennis player.

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 01:27 AM
:) Hi Hitman

Thanks for your reply. I forgot that Guga liked reggae, Bob Marley and all that mellow stuff! I'll check out those songs.

Boa noite!

Dissident
11-22-2002, 01:28 AM
Originally posted by Nacho
did anyone mention Enrique? :rolleyes:

I think 99% of spaniards can't stand him lol

Not only spaniards. His music is UGH!
No further words. As a friend says, in additon, it would be cool if he ever took that lame wool cap out. :p

Dissident
11-22-2002, 01:30 AM
Oh, btw, that last reply was talking about Mr MoleMan aka Enrique Iglesias. :p

Dissident
11-22-2002, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Question for hitman:

you mentioned Almodovar and some song in his latest movie... what is the movie and what is the song???

the last Almodovar film I saw was TODO SOBRE MI MADRE... I have to see it again just to revisit Barcelona, which I had the pleasure to see a month ago. Great movie and great city!!

HABLE CON ELLA is the name of the movie. I dont know the name of the song though. :( I tried to look for it on amazon.com, but it only says the titles of the songs, and not the artists.
I know it´s Caetano Veloso who sings, and he even shows up in the movie singing, and the leading row actor makes a comment on how emotional his singing is. Its a pretty good song.
And the movie is good as well, very emotional, pretty harsh, sad but real. Its worth a look. I liked it more than TODO SOBRE MI MADRE.

Dissident
11-22-2002, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


LOL! Hi, hitman :wavey: I posted my school paper's review of Riot Act in nontennis for you.

Hello Hackie! :wavey:
Thats awesome! :bounce: thanks
Ill be checking non-tennis right after Im finished with this. :D

Dissident
11-22-2002, 01:46 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hi Hitman

Thanks for your reply. I forgot that Guga liked reggae, Bob Marley and all that mellow stuff! I'll check out those songs.

Boa noite!

No problem. :)
Check those songs. You and anyone that has the oportunity to. You wont regret. They are very good.

Herbert, the leading vocals, had a plane accident, and almost died last year. :sad: I was so devastated. They are my fave brazilian band. The guy was diagnosed as he wouldnt ever survive. Then, they said he wouldt move anymore. Then, they said he wouldnt walk or talk. Now, he is still in a wheelchair, but playing his guitar and doing shows. Admirable. Such a GREAT mind!

Boa noite! :wavey:

Dissident
11-22-2002, 02:38 AM
Im going to bed now, after a wonderful day.
I got my biggest work of the semester back today, and the professor liked it a lot. :D Im so happy all that work payed back in some way. :bounce:
Also, I got to know I have a lot less to do these two weeks to come than I previously thought. Its still a lot of work, but much better! :)

Anyway, good night! :wavey:

Lee
11-22-2002, 02:40 AM
:wavey: Goodnight Hitman! :wavey:

:bounce: Congrat on your BIG work! :bounce:

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:41 AM
Originally posted by hitman
I got my biggest work of the semester back today, and the professor liked it a lot. :D Im so happy all that work payed back in some way. :bounce:
Also, I got to know I have a lot less to do these two weeks to come than I previously thought.

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

YAY!! That's so great, hitman :) It's the sweetest feeling when your hard work pays off in the end.

Sweet dreams, dahling :wavey:

Lee
11-22-2002, 02:42 AM
:wavey: Hi TH :wavey:

Vera
11-22-2002, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Mmm, look at what I found whilst persuing Jarkko's site!

:angel:

Nice piccie. I've never seen this side of him:D. Hey, you know what, I think he looks like Julian Sands.

btw, hey guys :wavey:

Vera
11-22-2002, 02:44 AM
and this:

Vera
11-22-2002, 02:46 AM
and if you don't know who Julian Sands is, here's a hint:

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:46 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Nice piccie. I've never seen this side of him:D. Hey, you know what, I think he looks like Julian Sands.

btw, hey guys :wavey:

Hey, Vera! :wavey:

Yeah, I can see the resemblence. :)

I've never seen him in a photo shoot either, so I was very pleased when I found these. The website must have just recently been updated, because for awhile all they had were 2001 Challenger results.

He's so dreamy :hearts: LOL, maybe that's just the late night talking :o

Vera
11-22-2002, 02:46 AM
Okay, I'm done. Sorry guys.

Vera
11-22-2002, 02:47 AM
:D TH, ya, it's a very nice photo, he looks really handsome. So you still remember who's Michel?

Lee
11-22-2002, 02:49 AM
:wavey: Hi Vera! :wavey:

Did Canuck win last night?

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:50 AM
Originally posted by Vera
:D TH, ya, it's a very nice photo, he looks really handsome. So you still remember who's Michel?

Michel might have to fight for my hand, now! ;)

Vera
11-22-2002, 02:52 AM
Originally posted by leecal
:wavey: Hi Vera! :wavey:

Did Canuck win last night?

:D :D :D yes :D :D :D they now had won 6 of last 7. But the most important is that they finally winning at home. Just one more, must beat the Red Wings tomorrow.

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:54 AM
Woohoo! :bounce: Yay for the Canucks :)

Sounds like they came out of their slump just in time ;)

Lee
11-22-2002, 02:55 AM
:bounce: Congrat to Canucks :bounce:

I just checked the standing and Canucks is now in 6 or 7 in division. And it seems Flames don't have a win since I last check more than a week ago :rolleyes: So my current home team, Coyote is at 3rd last and prev. one is at 2nd last. What a pair!!!:mad:

Lee
11-22-2002, 02:59 AM
Originally posted by Vera
and if you don't know who Julian Sands is, here's a hint:

So Julian Sands is a lot older than Jarkko! That film is a memorable one for me as this is the 1st film my hubby and I watched as a date. ;)

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:01 AM
Yeah, what a big turn around. They were unbeatable second half last season and they suck in October, everyone was worried that they returned back to their old self. You know, the cinderalla team. But they seems to be getting strong now so they are real.

The desert dogs aren't doing well. I feel sorry for Gretzki. :( The flames, well what is Iginla doing. My sister has him in her hockey pool and she's whining.

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:03 AM
Originally posted by leecal


So Julian Sands is a lot older than Jarkko! That film is a memorable one for me as this is the 1st film my hubby and I watched as a date. ;)

So I had to look for a young picture of him. But he still pretty good looking, except that he had became the B movie goto guy:rolleyes:.

How romantic. That's my all time favorite movie, I've watched it many many times and I never get tired of how beautiful it is.

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:05 AM
Originally posted by Vera
The flames, well what is Iginla doing. My sister has him in her hockey pool and she's whining.

If I know, I will warn your sister. Everytime a top flame earn a new contract, his performance will nose dive. Like Valerie Bure, Romak Tulek and now Iggy. I don't even need to look very far.

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:08 AM
Originally posted by Vera


How romantic. That's my all time favorite movie, I've watched it many many times and I never get tired of how beautiful it is.

:D :D Actually, my hubby is not a romantic guy. It's just the movie theatre is very close to the office we worked. The other movie we watched there was 'Gone with the Wind'.

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:10 AM
Ha, so it's a jinx. And it's just bad bcos both Iggy and Jose (Theodore) started their seasons so terribly after receiving a megabuck contract. I like Jose a lot so I hope he gets back into it soon, but I heard he is out again with a hip injury.

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by leecal
So Julian Sands is a lot older than Jarkko! That film is a memorable one for me as this is the 1st film my hubby and I watched as a date. ;)

I still don't know who he is :o He sounds familiar, but I just can't quite place him . . .

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by leecal


:D :D Actually, my hubby is not a romantic guy. It's just the movie theatre is very close to the office we worked. The other movie we watched there was 'Gone with the Wind'.

Well, romantic guys are rarity. ;)

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I still don't know who he is :o He sounds familiar, but I just can't quite place him . . .

The movie is "A room with a view". He is george in the movie, the main guy.

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:16 AM
I like Iggy a lot too! Also, his subpar performance is also bcos there is no support players. They even trade Marc Savard for a non-signed draft pick.

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 03:16 AM
Originally posted by Vera
The movie is "A room with a view". He is george in the movie, the main guy.

AHA! That really sounds familiar.

Thanks, Vera :)

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:18 AM
Originally posted by leecal
I like Iggy a lot too! Also, his subpar performance is also bcos there is no support players. They even trade Marc Savard for a non-signed draft pick.

Then the mgmt should do sth. The flames is doing pretty well in the boxoffice, they sold 13,000 season tickets. Always amazed me that the Calgarian teams can sell more tickets than other Canadian teams. I always just assumed that there's nothing else to do in Calgary besides going to hockey games:D.

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:21 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


AHA! That really sounds familiar.

Thanks, Vera :)

Welcomed. Strongly recommended.

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 03:22 AM
Well, I must take my leave. Big day tomorrow, very busy.

But I thought I'd leave you with an even better Jarkko-Julian comparison picture (well, relatively).

Goodnight, thread! :wavey:

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:23 AM
:D :D My son just draw me a BIG turkey as my birthday present! :D :D

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:24 AM
Night, Hackie:wavey:

I'm sure you will have a sweet dream tonight.

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by leecal
:D :D My son just draw me a BIG turkey as my birthday present! :D :D

How cute. I think he's trying to get you ready for the turkey fest.:D

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by Vera


Then the mgmt should do sth. The flames is doing pretty well in the boxoffice, they sold 13,000 season tickets. Always amazed me that the Calgarian teams can sell more tickets than other Canadian teams. I always just assumed that there's nothing else to do in Calgary besides going to hockey games:D.

According to mgmt, they are losing money and they sort of need over 14,000 season ticket holder to get some extra money from NHL, blah blah blah but what I think is the team is badly managed for the last 10 yrs.

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:26 AM
:wavey: Night TH :wavey:

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:27 AM
Originally posted by leecal


According to mgmt, they are losing money and they sort of need over 14,000 season ticket holder to get some extra money from NHL, blah blah blah but what I think is the team is badly managed for the last 10 yrs.

I think it's confirmed that they are getting the sub money from the league this year.

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:29 AM
So, do you like the Coyotes? I like Amonte so I think they have a pretty good team, just not performing so far.

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:34 AM
Well, the sub money may help but not much. Anyway, the Saddledome is famous for how quiet it is. The reason is lots of the season tickets are hold by corporates. I remembered once my hubby and I were in one of the games, the row in front of us, (the section we were in was quite expensive, about 10 rows from the ice just opposite players bench and of course the tickets were from my hubby's company) there were 8 ppl and we could see they knew nothing about hockey. This was a social event for them. They probably came for corporate meeting and the hockey night was just part of the entertainment package.

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:38 AM
Originally posted by Vera
So, do you like the Coyotes? I like Amonte so I think they have a pretty good team, just not performing so far.

Well, I don't exactly following the Coyotes but I think it's a better team than Flames. Also, the team still have a very big task in front of them in promoting ice-hockey. Did you read the post about it took the 3rd person from a radio phone-in contest to correctly answer "What is a hat-trick?"?

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:43 AM
Originally posted by leecal


Well, I don't exactly following the Coyotes but I think it's a better team than Flames. Also, the team still have a very big task in front of them in promoting ice-hockey. Did you read the post about it took the 3rd person from a radio phone-in contest to correctly answer "What is a hat-trick?"?

Yes, I read that. :D Well, by association, I like Coyotes bcos it's a Gretzki (did I spell his name right?) team. If they start winning, things might change. Players like it though, they felt a lot more pressure playing in Canadian teams. I mean, these days, the weather and the Canucks are all people can talk about. :D

Vera
11-22-2002, 03:44 AM
I gotta go now, Lee. We'll talk tomorrow.

Good night.:wavey:

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:47 AM
Goodnight Vera! :wavey:

It's new time here too so I've to go!

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:49 AM
It's Gretzky but according to the great one, the Canadian official got the name wrong when his grand or great-grand pa came but I can't remember exactly what it should be.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by Vera
and if you don't know who Julian Sands is, here's a hint:

I've seen this film, and i have it on video...

"Room with a View"

:)

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 10:49 AM
G'day, Guten Tag, Dubro Jutro, Bonjour, Magandang Araw!!!:wavey:


too early, but i'll drop by again later...i have more time tonight...

and Layla, i gotta fill up my 70's fave but i have too many in this category. Maybe i have to separate them...

Guga & reggae! Jah, mon! :) One more reason why i like him, going for the dreadlocks look one time...lol
I'm sure we could hang out together on the beach...get laidback, smoke a peace pipe, watch the sun set, drink a few beers or rum, and jam ( get down with those baaadd percussions!)...ahhh, the beach beckons...

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 12:28 PM
Good morning, thread! :wavey:

Oh, happy day--it's Friday!! :bounce: I only have one class today (my earliest one) so I'll be around again pretty soon :) But anyway, I woke up and it's snowing!!! Very exciting, the first snow of the season :) After it didn't snow until March last year :eek:

The only bad thing about the snow is the wind that comes with it :( I looked at the weather report this morning and the wind (with a wind chill of 23F, about 10 degrees below freezing) is gusting up to 24 mph :(:( I hate feeling like I'm being cut into ribbons as I fight my way to class.

Hehe, I'm contrasting Mrs. B's lovely island picture quite nicely. I love winter, and the snow! I didn't see enough of it as a child ;)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by leecal
:D :D My son just draw me a BIG turkey as my birthday present! :D :D

Aww, how cute!! I'm sure he's very proud, especially if you liked it so much :):):)

First a master photographer, and now he can draw, too? ;) Sounds like you have quite a son, Lee :)

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 12:51 PM
Hi, Hackie!

You already have snow!

They predicted rain but it's sunny here in Bern, that it almost looks like spring! (was it Layla that described it like that) Yeah, i didn't see snow till i moved here, i like it esp. when it's fresh, but still i'd chose the beach anytime. I can't stand the cold! We have a small flat up in the mountains bordering the French alps and we spend Christmas and New Year there when we are here during the winter season, my husband skis, i've tried it but it's not my sport (i'm too small and those boots and skis are too heavy for me),---better give me a mask and a snorkel! :)

:wavey:

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 01:25 PM
:) Hi guys! Oh... that beach looks so inviting, Mrs. B.! Soon you'll be there! I know Cebu is quite the resort acc. to my friend.

Hackie, I love the way you greet the thread every morning!!

I know who Julian Sands is -- I loved Room w a View too. He used to be in a ton of Brit films and TV dramatizations. I've forgotten them all now... but yes, he was quite dishy in his time [not that he's SO old now]... up there w Rupert Graves and Hugh Grant and a whole pile of young lovely English boys... Colin Firth [yum], etc. Did a lot of period pieces... these guys look so good in period costume!

I would still like to dress up the tennis guys in some kind of costume... hmm... what kind and what era...? :p

Layla
11-22-2002, 01:39 PM
Buenos Dias Mrs. B and TH! :wavey:

Mmmm, winter! :hearts: Thank you for the lovely pic of the beach Mrs. B :) but I don't ever think of summer these days. My thoughts are already geared towards winter.

First snow! :bounce: That's always one of the most special moments in a year for me. :) Gosh, I'm such a romantic. :o I can't wait for that day to arrive here, but at the moment it doesn't look like it. (it was me who mentioned spring Mrs. B ;) ) Here are some pics of winter landscapes to get me going.

http://www.buckhorncamps.com/Graphics/Winter%20woods.JPG

http://www.christinecenter.org/images/woodswinter.jpg

http://www.jaysteinke.com/images/winterx.jpg

http://www.hipaacode.com/images/Snow.jpg

Layla
11-22-2002, 01:45 PM
Hi RogiFan! :wavey:

Alright! Tennis players in costumes. :hearts: I'd love to see that. Preferably in tights. ;)

Julians Sands is a wonderful actor. :) And A Room With A Wiew is a must-see. It's one of the most romantic movies I know. The fact that it's set in Florence helps the cause a great deal of course. I've seen that movie at least 6 times and have it on tape (one of my oldest tapes).

Lee, even though you say your hubby is not a romantic, the fact that this was the first movie you saw together sounds pretty romantic to me. I wish my first date would be like that. :hearts:

Layla
11-22-2002, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by hitman


No problem. :)
Check those songs. You and anyone that has the oportunity to. You wont regret. They are very good.

Herbert, the leading vocals, had a plane accident, and almost died last year. :sad: I was so devastated. They are my fave brazilian band. The guy was diagnosed as he wouldnt ever survive. Then, they said he wouldt move anymore. Then, they said he wouldnt walk or talk. Now, he is still in a wheelchair, but playing his guitar and doing shows. Admirable. Such a GREAT mind!


Wow, he surely is a survivor. :) He must be a really strong person. I love the fact that he's still doing shows. Thank you for sharing this heartening story Hitman. :)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
You already have snow!


I'm back for the long haul (a few hours, at least ;)).

Well, it was more like flurries, and the big belt that was supposed to move across the state is breaking up :( Which is good, I guess, since there's going to be a mass exodus from campus for break today, but I really wanted to see more snow than this before I left. It's just a dusting as of yet.

But the wind is just as I suspected :( And when I was walking to class, the wind was blowing the tiny flakes in my eyes and I couldn't see. But it was funny nonetheless.

I also like winter because it makes me think of my guys that are from 'cold' countries. Needless to say, I've got Jarkko on the brain today ;)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Hackie, I love the way you greet the thread every morning!!

I know who Julian Sands is -- I loved Room w a View too. He used to be in a ton of Brit films and TV dramatizations. I've forgotten them all now... but yes, he was quite dishy in his time [not that he's SO old now]... up there w Rupert Graves and Hugh Grant and a whole pile of young lovely English boys... Colin Firth [yum], etc. Did a lot of period pieces... these guys look so good in period costume!

I would still like to dress up the tennis guys in some kind of costume... hmm... what kind and what era...? :p

Hi, RF :wavey: (and Layla, since I see you in here ;))

:hearts::hearts: Period pieces! :hearts::hearts: I love them. My favorite to date is Age of Innocence by Martin Scorcese. The cinematography is to die for :drool::drool:

And I love the British period actors, too!! My friends and I have a collective crush on Colin Firth :o I just love everything about period pieces . . . the clothes, the social conventions, the politics . . .

LOL, isn't there a picture of Guga all dolled up as a Muskateer floating around? Or maybe a Conquistador, since he's Spanish not French ;)

ferrerogrrl
11-22-2002, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) and a whole pile of young lovely English boys... Colin Firth [yum], etc.

My GOD! Can I tell you how much I LOVE Colin Firth??:bounce: Phwoar! I'm almost as obsessed:drool: with Colin as I am with JuanQui! It all started with a little miniseries called "Pride and Prejudice". . .

and is anyone else here a huge fan of Bridget Jones' Diary?:p

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 01:59 PM
:) Hi Layla!

Lovely winter scenes... in Slovenia? Lots of Slovenians, Serbians, Croatians here, you know.

Tights, eh? Who'd look good in those I wonder :p

What about britches and riding boots?

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by Layla
First snow! :bounce: That's always one of the most special moments in a year for me. :) Gosh, I'm such a romantic. :o I can't wait for that day to arrive here, but at the moment it doesn't look like it. (it was me who mentioned spring Mrs. B ;) ) Here are some pics of winter landscapes to get me going.

Well, it was a weak "first snow," I probably should have said "first dusting." ;) But I'm glad I'm not alone in my love of winter and snow. It's such a magical time of the year to me :)

The winterscapes are great!! Thanks for those :)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by ferrerogrrl
and is anyone else here a huge fan of Bridget Jones' Diary?:p

That's what kicked off our last Colin Firth marathon ;)

ferrerogrrl
11-22-2002, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


That's what kicked off our last Colin Firth marathon ;)

GOOD LORD!! You guys have Colin Firth marathons!??! I KNEW YOU GUYS HAD GREAT TASTE!!:eek: :D Oh dear, I will be spending hours on this board .. :wavey:

LOL!

I'm sorry for my excessive use of exclamation marks. :p I tend to get very excited on the certain subjects such as Colin and Juan Carlos.

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 02:04 PM
:) Hi Maly!

Bridget Jones is a great movie!! So funny! And all the actors are good although Colin is cast as a dull fellow indeed not the usual romantic lead... he's been in tons of stuff!

Guga as a musketeer? I'd love to see that!! He's Brazilian but his background?

I can see Rogi as a musketeer somehow and the Frenchies for sure, esp. Escude and Seb!!

Alex is mi toreador! OLE!! ANd Juanqui a prince from the Cervantes era... Moya?? Hmm... Marat??? We'll find sth for him...

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 02:07 PM
:) OK, picture this:

Rogi in 18C garb: ponytail w black ribbon, white shirt w cravate, neat-fitting waistcoat, slim longish jacket, well-fitting britches, riding boots, some kind of tricorn hat?? Riding on a horse somewhere...

ferrerogrrl
11-22-2002, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) ANd Juanqui a prince from the Cervantes era...

Right on!

Oh! I've always thought JuanQui had the kind of face that would look right in place in a conquistador outfit (even though they all seemed to be nasty fellows indeed) what with the metal breastplates and pointy conquistador helmets .. and tights! I'd love to see him in the Regency outfit, too, all decked out in ruffled dress shirts and tailored suits.

Hmm, I really like this new game of "Dress up tennis stars in historical costumes"!:D

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by ferrerogrrl
GOOD LORD!! You guys have Colin Firth marathons!??! I KNEW YOU GUYS HAD GREAT TASTE!!:eek: :D Oh dear, I will be spending hours on this board .. :wavey:

LOL, I meant my friends & I, not this board :o

Chloe le Bopper
11-22-2002, 02:17 PM
I missed an interesting convo :o lol

And a Colin Firth Marathon? He's not my cup of tea personally, but hey, he's a good actor, so I could deal ;)

As far as I now we only have Ferrero marathons in here, but are open to suggestions..

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:18 PM
All right, finally found that Guga pic :D

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 02:19 PM
:) Actually one of Colin's earlier roles was in Another Country, which I believe he started on the London stage, a great film w Rupert Everett.

He was also in The English Patient [the director Anthony Minghella, of Truly, Madly, Deeply fame, gave a talk at U of TO a few yrs ago -- very interesting].

That turn-of-the-century uppercrust Brit society evening wear is also a great look for the guys: Juanqui w look good in such attire -- he's tall, thin and well, he'd look good in most stuff -- top hat and gloves too!

And who w be our knight in shining armour then?

Chloe le Bopper
11-22-2002, 02:19 PM
LOL :D

HIs grin is far to clown like to suit that ;)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:20 PM
Safin is right at home with the old Russian aristocracy outfits, even though he looks more like a big peasant than a soft little Grand Duke :D

I don't know if I can accurately describe them, though . . .

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 02:20 PM
:D That is hilarious!! Where in the world did you get that? When was it taken?? I love it!! He suits the look!! En garde!!! :p

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
That turn-of-the-century uppercrust Brit society evening wear is also a great look for the guys: Juanqui w look good in such attire -- he's tall, thin and well, he'd look good in most stuff -- top hat and gloves too!

English attire is the best :o;) Everyone was so tall and slim and fit . . . and the girls wore dresses with empire waists (much more forgiving than today's standards).

A guy with long hair will have to be the knight--long hair + the glint of metal = :hearts:

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:D That is hilarious!! Where in the world did you get that? When was it taken?? I love it!! He suits the look!! En garde!!! :p

It was posted in the funny pictures thread here on the board, so I have no idea where it came from.

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 02:25 PM
:) I've always loved the English attire -- so civilised!

How about Rogi as a knight? Sir Roger!!! ;)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:26 PM
I could see Rogi as a knight . . . or maybe Tommy Haas as a Teutonic Knight :D

Tommy Haas would also look good in the Brit attire.

Lee
11-22-2002, 02:46 PM
:wavey: Good Morning! Anybody here? :wavey:

I check the post now.

Lee
11-22-2002, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Aww, how cute!! I'm sure he's very proud, especially if you liked it so much :):):)

First a master photographer, and now he can draw, too? ;) Sounds like you have quite a son, Lee :)

He's the best in the world but please don't let him know.

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 02:53 PM
:) Hi Lee!

We've been going off on a tangent here!!

A pic of Rupert Graves, James Wilby, Hugh Grant from MAURICE 1983

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 02:58 PM
:drool:

Lee
11-22-2002, 02:59 PM
:wavey: Hi RF! :wavey:

ferrerogrrl
11-22-2002, 03:01 PM
ooh, james wilby is quite dishy. I like the dark curls.

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:01 PM
:wavey: Hi TH :wavey:

Thanks for the pic of Guga! He is such a sunny and happy guy that dressing up like that will really make him look like a clown. I honestly don't think he suit in those eras.

Anyway I will keep any pic of Guga!

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:03 PM
:wavey: Good morning Maly! :wavey:

Too bad I was not here yesterday to greet you to this thread.

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Here are some pics of winter landscapes to get me going.



Thanks Layla for all the snow. It's sunny here in Scottsdale as usual.

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I also like winter because it makes me think of my guys that are from 'cold' countries. Needless to say, I've got Jarkko on the brain today ;)

Oh no TH! :( You know I'll be rooting for Michel if they end up fighting for your affections. ;) Go Michel! Take Hackie's breath away. :)

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack



But the wind is just as I suspected :( And when I was walking to class, the wind was blowing the tiny flakes in my eyes and I couldn't see. But it was funny nonetheless.



That's the fun part with snow although got them blow in your eyes is not that enjoyable. But I really like the feeling of snow drifted onto my face, my eye lashes, etc and melted.

My son's favorite game was to stick his tongue out to catch snow flakes.

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:09 PM
:wavey: Hi Layla :wavey:

May I consider the snow pics as my birthday gift?

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 03:10 PM
:) James Wilby is the blond one -- Rupert Everett is the guy w the curls! He was just in Forsyte Saga on PBS [remake].

Well, I love Marat in his Tashkent costume!!! :drool:

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by ferrerogrrl


My GOD! Can I tell you how much I LOVE Colin Firth??:bounce: Phwoar! I'm almost as obsessed:drool: with Colin as I am with JuanQui! It all started with a little miniseries called "Pride and Prejudice". . .

and is anyone else here a huge fan of Bridget Jones' Diary?:p

Hi Maly! :wavey:

Colin Firth! :hearts: I must have seen Pride and Prejudice at least 6 times lol. :o And I could watch it again and again and again. I have no idea why I never taped it. Must be because I was counting on yet another rerun, but I surely miss it now. :(

I'm a HUGE fan of Bridget Jones' Diary, both the book and the movie. :D

Actually TH, we did have a lenghty discussion about Colin Firth in this thread a while back and it did start with the Diary, so...

And lol at all the dress-up. :D I think the knight in shining armour should be Moya, but I wouldn't mind seeing Alex in that role either. ;)

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by leecal


That's the fun part with snow although got them blow in your eyes is not that enjoyable. But I really like the feeling of snow drifted onto my face, my eye lashes, etc and melted.

My son's favorite game was to stick his tongue out to catch snow flakes.

Hi Lee! :wavey:

I do that as well, catching snow flakes on my tongue I mean. I love the sensation and I love looking up at a sky full of softly falling snow flakes. :hearts:

Of course you can consider it your gift. :D I meant to ask you before when you mentioned your son. Is your birthday today?

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Oh no TH! :( You know I'll be rooting for Michel if they end up fighting for your affections. ;) Go Michel! Take Hackie's breath away. :)

After all of those beautiful pictures of him, you'd still root for Micha? Wow, you must be dedicated to the pretty Swiss boy.

Hehehehe, fight over me :o:o:o

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hi Layla!

Lovely winter scenes... in Slovenia? Lots of Slovenians, Serbians, Croatians here, you know.

Tights, eh? Who'd look good in those I wonder :p

What about britches and riding boots?

Well, Haas and Alex for one. ;)

No, it's not in Slovenia, but it could be. I was just surfing the net, looking for winter landscapes.

Last year, we had almost no snow at all. :( I sure hope this year will be different. A winter without snow is just blah. :p

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Well, I love Marat in his Tashkent costume!!! :drool:

:D:D Traditional Uzbeck clothing, now we're getting closer to the Russian royal wear ;)

I quite enjoyed that picture, too :D

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by Layla


Hi Lee! :wavey:

I do that as well, catching snow flakes on my tongue I mean. I love the sensation and I love looking up at a sky full of softly falling snow flakes. :hearts:

Of course you can consider it your gift. :D I meant to ask you before when you mentioned your son. Is your birthday today?

Yes, today is my birthday but it looks to be just another day for me. My son is in school and my hubby is at work.

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 03:17 PM
:) Alex as a knight?? Interesante...

Here's Marat in his Russian hat -- looks good, no?

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by leecal
That's the fun part with snow although got them blow in your eyes is not that enjoyable. But I really like the feeling of snow drifted onto my face, my eye lashes, etc and melted.

My son's favorite game was to stick his tongue out to catch snow flakes.

Oh, I love the feeling of snow on me, I like how it slowly discolors my clothes, too :) Being blown in the face, however, not so fun :( But I see that it's flurrying again, and it makes me happy.

Hehe, I like doing that, too :)

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:20 PM
The pics were beautiful TH, but he can't compete with gorgeous Michel in my eyes. ;)

Sorry if I disappear again soon. Men's Giant Slalom event starts soon. Finally the men! :bounce: Women's event yesterday was so boring and the Slovene girls were disastrous, but today I get to cheer for my Bode. :D

GO BODE MILLER! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 03:20 PM
:) Well if Marat is tatar then he should be wearing this hat [shapka I think]:

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 03:20 PM
:bounce::bounce: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEE!! :bounce::bounce:

How's that for ordinary day? ;)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by Layla
The pics were beautiful TH, but he can't compete with gorgeous Michel in my eyes. ;)

:eek: I don't have competition, do I?

GOOOOOOOOO Layla's boys!! LOL, we can kick the winter sports thread into gear now ;)

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:bounce::bounce: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEE!! :bounce::bounce:

How's that for ordinary day? ;)

Thanks TH!:) :) ;) ;) :D :D

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by leecal


Yes, today is my birthday but it looks to be just another day for me. My son is in school and my hubby is at work.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEE!

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/party3.gif http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/balloon.gif http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/partysmiley.gif http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/biggringift.gif

May all your dreams come true! :)

Here, let me pour you a glass of wine. http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/party64.gif http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/party54.gif

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:eek: I don't have competition, do I?

GOOOOOOOOO Layla's boys!! LOL, we can kick the winter sports thread into gear now ;)

Naaaah, I have too many of my own already. :o ;)

Yes let's! :bounce:

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:34 PM
Here, let me pour you a glass of wine.

Thanks Layla! I take everything except the wine since I can't drink. I get drunk even with those .5% alcohol beer or chocolate with liquor centre.

:D :D

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:36 PM
Ouch! :eek: Then let me pour you some freshly squeezed orange juice, or a lemonade if you prefer. :) (sorry, I don't serve soda - I don't believe in it)

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Ouch! :eek: Then let me pour you some freshly squeezed orange juice, or a lemonade if you prefer. :) (sorry, I don't serve soda - I don't believe in it)

Thanks Layla!

Any plan for your weekend other than watching Giant Slalom? Another thing that I missed from Canada is the skiing on TV.

Nacho
11-22-2002, 03:51 PM
FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS LEE! :bounce: :bounce:

Layla
11-22-2002, 03:52 PM
There are both skiing and cross-country skiing events this weekend. :D There's Slalom on Sunday and that's my favorite. :) So no, no other plans for the weekend other than work and watch skiing. :D

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 03:52 PM
:wavey: Hola, again!

Talking about winter time, the weather forecast here for tomorrow--- it'll be cold, about 1 to 3° C. The fun part about the cold is you really dress up! ;)


Happy Birthday, Lee! All the very best... :)

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by Nacho
FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS LEE! :bounce: :bounce:

Is this Spanish or Portugese? I guess I should say "Thanks Nacho".

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
:wavey: Hola, again!

Talking about winter time, the weather forecast here for tomorrow--- it'll be cold, about 1 to 3° C. The fun part about the cold is you really dress up! ;)


Happy Birthday, Lee! All the very best... :)

Thanks Mrs.B and that's the temp. I love best. Not too cold and not too warm.:D :D Yes, only someone from the Prairie or Territories in Canada will say something like this.

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 03:57 PM
:D That's Spanish!

Bon anniversaire, Lee! Happy Birthday!!:D

Lee
11-22-2002, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:D That's Spanish!

Bon anniversaire, Lee! Happy Birthday!!:D

Thanks RF! Guess I really should get my butt out of my computer chair and start looking for Spanish class.

I guess this is Spanish too but it also looks like French.

Layla
11-22-2002, 04:02 PM
Bode Miller lost his ski in the middle of the race. :sad: :sad: :sad: How stupid. :fiery:

I'm devastated. :(

Lee
11-22-2002, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Bode Miller lost his ski in the middle of the race. :sad: :sad: :sad: How stupid. :fiery:

I'm devastated. :(

hug hug hug for Layla

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 04:11 PM
..::hugs for Layla::..

That sucks :(

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
The fun part about the cold is you really dress up! ;)

The bad part is when you have to blow your nose 20 times when you get inside :(

Layla
11-22-2002, 04:15 PM
Thanks for the hugs. :)

Yes, it does suck. It's a huge mistake on the part of the technician who takes care of these things and it happens so rarely that it's all the more dreadful. It's not fair. :mad:

I'm calm, I'm calm. I have to go to the aerobics class anyway. See y'all later! :wavey:

Layla
11-22-2002, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


The bad part is when you have to blow your nose 20 times when you get inside :(

The worst part is when your glasses fog up the second you step inside. :p

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 04:16 PM
Have fun, get your aggression out!

:wavey:

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by Layla
The worst part is when your glasses fog up the second you step inside. :p

That, I can deal with. Blowing my nose is more disgusting by all accounts.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


The bad part is when you have to blow your nose 20 times when you get inside :(

lol @ Hackie. The fun part coming in from the cold is the cup of warm chocolate... :)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
lol @ Hackie. The fun part coming in from the cold is the cup of warm chocolate... :)

Mm, or a pair of loving arms :)

::drifting back to Michel::

Lee
11-22-2002, 04:23 PM
More HUGS for Layla.

Since TH is snuggling in Michel's loving arms but my hubby is no where in sight, I will indulge myself with a beauty bath.

Back in a long while!

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 04:26 PM
Ooh, that sounds relaxing, Lee. Something to do for yourself.

See you later! :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 04:33 PM
ahhhh, a bath. One of life's great pleasures...

:angel:

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Mm, or a pair of loving arms :)

::drifting back to Michel::

:) I liked Mrs. B.'s hot chocolate but I like Hackie's even more!! ;)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) I liked Mrs. B.'s hot chocolate but I like Hackie's even more!! ;)

:eek: Whoa, looks like I better hang on to both of my guys!! :D

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 05:05 PM
talking about hot chocolate & hot guys, i better get something to eat! am famished...brb. ;)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 05:10 PM
LOL at Mrs. B! :)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 05:30 PM
Hmm . . .

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 05:31 PM
Hehehehehehehe

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 05:32 PM
Pure joy :)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 05:41 PM
Hmm, I'm just on a picture kick, forgive me :o

http://www.daviscup.com/images//gallery/2002-02-10-Russia-Celebrating.jpg

In February :)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 05:41 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/images//gallery/2002-04-06-doublesRUS1-pop1.jpg

After doubles in April :)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 05:43 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/images//gallery/2002-04-06-doublesRUS2-pop2.jpg

Another April picture :)

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 05:44 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/images//gallery/19-09-2002-russian-team-gr.jpg

The Russian team :bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
11-22-2002, 05:49 PM
Well, I fear it is time to take my leave.

This is the beginning of my Thanksgiving break, so I probably won't be around as much as usual for the next week. I guess you'll just have to find some way to live without the huge piles of Jarkko & Russian DC team picture updates, LOL ;) Plus, ILR will have the chance to catch up and eventually pass me again in number of posts :D

So, I will see everyone later. :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 05:52 PM
Bye, Hackie!

Come back soon! Hope you'll be around when i reach Dorkdom...;)

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 05:57 PM
or might as well give you a treat while you're still around...and as i'm nearing 3000 pretty soon...

me and the Swiss Matterhorn...talking about bein' cold... ;)

Lee
11-22-2002, 06:08 PM
Mrs. B! You look absolutely gorgeous. :D :D

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 06:10 PM
*blushes* thanks, Lee. Another Asian face here, eh?... ;)

Lee
11-22-2002, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
*blushes* thanks, Lee. Another Asian face here, eh?... ;)

I guess if I'm going to post another pic. I need to find those 15 yrs old wedding pics I had where I had professional makeup and photographer. I still remembered that my hubby (then fiance) could not recognise me when I was sitting in the make up chair in the studio and he walked right pass me.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 06:27 PM
Would you show that here? a wedding pic? that would be cool. :)
I did my own make up when i got hitched.

btw., how was your bath? I'm ironing clothes now, while watching David Bowie & Tom Hanks on a British talk show...:p

Lee
11-22-2002, 06:32 PM
Well, unless I've a scanner, I can't put them on.

My bath is excellent. I made a cup of Chinese tea, brought a romance novel with me and just sank myself into the tub. I even lighted a few candles but it was so bright in the bathroom even with the blinds tightly closed.

Lee
11-22-2002, 06:35 PM
I also have a mountain of clothes to wash and iron but I think I can indulge myself on my birthday so they have to wait.

Tom Hanks & David Bowie on a talk show LIVE?

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 06:38 PM
it seems live but it's probably pre taped.

Yah, it's your birthday, Lee, you don't have to do anything you don't feel like doing, esp. housechores, you can put that on hold today!
But i gotta do mine as it's piling up. Might as well do them now. But i take breaks in between...lol

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by leecal


My bath is excellent. I made a cup of Chinese tea, brought a romance novel with me and just sank myself into the tub. I even lighted a few candles but it was so bright in the bathroom even with the blinds tightly closed.

That sounds lovely, but i don't read when i have a bath, i like to immerse myself till my neck otherwise my shoulders get cold...but i do like lighting up candles and i put on some chinese or japanese music in the background... :)

Lee
11-22-2002, 06:43 PM
I like Tom Hanks when he's still in movies like "Big" but it seems his films are getting longer and longer.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 06:45 PM
He was cute in "Big", wasn't he? And i enjoyed Forrest Gump very much...i watched those films he did with Meg Ryan, Philapdelphia, and i saw him in the Green Mile...also Castaway, but not that war film and the astronaut film...

Lee
11-22-2002, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B


That sounds lovely, but i don't read when i have a bath, i like to immerse myself till my neck otherwise my shoulders get cold...but i do like lighting up candles and i put on some chinese or japanese music in the background... :)

My shoulders were still under water, just my hands were up. That's way some books of mine were quite soaked up and also the reason I didn't read anything serious in a tub. I only took romance paperback with me.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by leecal


My shoulders were still under water, just my hands were up. That's way some books of mine were quite soaked up and also the reason I didn't read anything serious in a tub. I only took romance paperback with me.

lol, i tried that once with a magazine, i had a rack in front of me, but it kept slipping and in the end it got soaked! :D

i wished i had a small tv or something, like in those luxurious hotels, then i probably wouldn't leave the bathtub for hours!

Lee
11-22-2002, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
He was cute in "Big", wasn't he? And i enjoyed Forrest Gump very much...i watched those films he did with Meg Ryan, and i saw him in the Green Mile...also Castaway, but not that war film and the astronaut film...

"Sleepless in Seatle" is Meg Ryan's best so far. I can't get myself to watch 'Green Mile' and 'Saving Private Ryan' but I liked 'Appollo 13'. My cable movie channel is playing 'Castaway' these days but I kept only watch bits and pieces and not the whole movie.

These days, my movie selections are limited to my son's choices and also not until those movies come out in DVD.

Vera
11-22-2002, 06:56 PM
Hi Lee and Mrs. B:wavey:

Happy Birthday to you, Lee.

And Mrs. B, you are very beautiful. And the background of your pic is absolutely gorgeous too. Wow, what a pic. You reminded me of my Filipino friend, she's also very beautiful and looked a bit like you.

And Hackie, sorry I missed you before you left. So have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don't overeat. :D

Lee
11-22-2002, 06:57 PM
My son's class is going to have a Thanksgiving lunch with parents on Monday. I just talked to his teacher and she said there will be about 70-75 ppl including about 30 children in the class.

I can't imagine what a jungle it will be on Monday but I'm looking forward to it.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 06:59 PM
Hi, Vera! :wavey:

You have Filipino friends in Canada, too? I know that there's a lot of my countrymen living and working there. :)

Have you ever been to a Filipino celebration? We eat a lot!!! lol

tnx 4 the compliment, but i'm not beautiful, i'm embarrassed now. :o

Lee
11-22-2002, 06:59 PM
:wavey: Hi Vera :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 07:02 PM
Lee, so what are your plans today? Are you going out for dinner in a nice restaurant later on?
:)

Lee
11-22-2002, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Lee, so what are your plans today? Are you going out for dinner in a nice restaurant later on?
:)

We plan to go to a Japanese restaurant since everyone are crazy about sushi & sasumi. We have to bring Vincent with us since we haven't found any baby sitter here and we also like to celebrate with him.

Vera
11-22-2002, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Hi, Vera! :wavey:

You have Filipino friends in Canada, too? I know that there's a lot of my countrymen living and working there. :)

Have you ever been to a Filipino celebration? We eat a lot!!! lol

tnx 4 the compliment, but i'm not beautiful, i'm embarrassed now. :o

No, my friend is not from Canada. I met her in the States. I don't know her too well but I can't forget her face, she is a beauty.

I have another Filipino friend here. She's from Montreal and I met here there. Then we both moved to Vancouver. I think she's born in Filipine so she still has some funny english accent and she loves to tease herself with that. I also had a Filipino roommate when I was in the States. She is very very sweet and she's from LA. She used to cook me Filipino food. I love that dish, some pork and she used those pre-packaged paste but it tasted really really good. I forgot what that is but I like to have it again.

Lee
11-22-2002, 07:21 PM
A pic for Emma, hope she'll be here soon!

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by leecal


We plan to go to a Japanese restaurant since everyone are crazy about sushi & sasumi. We have to bring Vincent with us since we haven't found any baby sitter here and we also like to celebrate with him.

Yummm, sounds good! I love sushi! and sashimi, and tempura!!! oh man, i've already eaten but i'm getting hungry again.:lick:

-----------

Vera, did you have adobo?

Vera
11-22-2002, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B


Yummm, sounds good! I love sushi! and sashimi, and tempura!!! oh man, i've already eaten but i'm getting hungry again.:lick:
-----------
Vera, did you have adobo?

Hey, I think that's it! It sounds very familiar. She said it's a very common dish and just use the paste and mix it with the pork and cook. Oh great, maybe I can go look it up in a Filipino store, I'm sure there's some around here.

I love sushi and sashimi too. Lobster sashimi, very yum. :D It's my absolute favorite. Lee, is the sushi in Scotsdale any good?

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 07:30 PM
Hey, I think that's it! It sounds very familiar. She said it's a very common dish and just use the paste and mix it with the pork and cook. Oh great, maybe I can go look it up in a Filipino store, I'm sure there's some around here.

You can actually make your own mix, it's so easy...just use soya sauce, a little vinegar, pepper, some bouillon, and bay leaf. Then cook it in low heat till the meat gets tender. e, voila! :)

Vera
11-22-2002, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B


You can actually make your own mix, it's so easy...just use soya sauce, a little vinegar, pepper, some bouillon, and bay leaf. Then cook it in low heat till the meat gets tender. e, voila! :)

Wow, it does sound easy. Maybe I'll try. (hehehe, I don't really cook though, but I can suggest it to my sister to cook it for me). Ya, I'm really lazy when comes to cooking. :o

So does your hubby like Filipino food or you makes German food/Swiss food? Does the Swiss like Fondue as much as we do?

RogiFan
11-22-2002, 07:38 PM
:) Mmm... are you guys talking food again? Lee sounds like a lovely day you're having for your b'day! Japanese for dinner? Sounds good to me -- for Japanese food, always go to a resto instead of cooking it -- too much work and time!! Have to catch up w this thread from earlier... :p

Lee
11-22-2002, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by Vera


Hey, I think that's it! It sounds very familiar. She said it's a very common dish and just use the paste and mix it with the pork and cook. Oh great, maybe I can go look it up in a Filipino store, I'm sure there's some around here.

I love sushi and sashimi too. Lobster sashimi, very yum. :D It's my absolute favorite. Lee, is the sushi in Scotsdale any good?

Not bad but of course not as good as Vancouver and much more expensive. Also, the selections are very limited. Basically, just salmon, red tuna, yellow tail, and other very common one. I think I need to go back to Calgary or Vancouver to have Lobster sashimi. In Calgary, I used to be able to buy salmon, tuna or 'tai' to make sashimi and maki but not anymore.

The other day, I bought some smoke salmon and thought about making smoke salmon maki and brought to my son's school to have lunch with him. When I started, I found out I didn't have any rice vinegar because I could not ship those bottles. Ended up I had to make a quite run to a supermarket many miles in another direction away from my son's school to buy all those makis.

Mrs. B
11-22-2002, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by Vera

So does your hubby like Filipino food or you makes German food/Swiss food? Does the Swiss like Fondue as much as we do?

My husband eats anything! He loves Filipino food, or anything Asian, but we also prepare Swiss food at home esp. now that it's winter, it's time for fondue, and raclette...or pasta.

But he's not the picky type. He enjoys food, period. :D

Yeah, the Swiss are mad about fondue. I didn't like it so much when i came here, but now i've acquired a taste for it. But i prefer raclette.

Lee
11-22-2002, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B


My husband eats anything! He loves Filipino food, or anything Asian, but we also prepare Swiss food at home esp. now that it's winter, it's time for fondue, and raclette...or pasta.

But he's not the picky type. He enjoys food, period. :D



Sounds like mine too!

Vera
11-22-2002, 07:48 PM
I love Fondue, cos I love cheese. But I can't really eat much before I got sick. It's way too filling.

Vancouver is really a great place for food. The Chinese and Japanese food here is excellent. So is the Italian, Indian and Greek. I think we have the most diverse population here compares to other cities. Or should I say more Asian culture. But no good Mexican restaurant which is a bummer cos I love Mexican. And no good Spanish food either. I once went to a spanish restaurant and the food was just bad. I love to try some real spanish food, is tapa is like a snack or sth?

Lee
11-22-2002, 07:51 PM
Vera, you can have all the Mexican restaurants you want here!