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ellewoods
04-26-2009, 02:25 PM
Elle - did you say English wasn't your first language, despite being an Aussie? What is please?

My native background is Chinese so I grew up speaking Cantonese. I actually started school with very very bad English (my parents migrated to Australia when they were in their mid-twenties so their English was very subpar and hence they were not able to teach me) and I had to stay back with my kindergarten teacher (ahh Miss Blanch :hug: ) to learn the language :tape:

But then I graduated as the school dux :angel: I should state that dux is the term we use here instead of valedictorian in case you people think it means I was dumb :nerner:

arm
04-26-2009, 02:25 PM
And my dad is Brazilian :nerner:

ellewoods
04-26-2009, 02:28 PM
About this I am biased: for me, the sexiest languange is italian, but after that, Portuguese. :inlove:.

Nole speaking Italian? Kills. Me. Dead.

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:29 PM
My native background is Chinese so I grew up speaking Cantonese. I actually started school with very very bad English (my parents migrated to Australia when they were in their mid-twenties so their English was very subpar and hence they were not able to teach me) and I had to stay back with my kindergarten teacher (ahh Miss Blanch :hug: ) to learn the language :tape:

But then I graduated as the school dux :angel: I should state that dux is the term we use here instead of valedictorian in case you people think it means I was dumb :nerner:

Smart girl, I knew what dux was ;) :lol:

arm
04-26-2009, 02:30 PM
Nole speaking Italian? Kills. Me. Dead.

Nole's capacities never cease to amaze me. :inlove: As a Serbian, learning Italian is NOT easy at all. :worship:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:31 PM
Nole's capacities never cease to amaze me. :inlove: As a Serbian, learning Italian is NOT easy at all. :worship:

Same here, he's so talented!

ellewoods
04-26-2009, 02:32 PM
Smart girl, I knew what dux was ;) :lol:

Haha, but you're Aussie. Not sure about the others :)

arm
04-26-2009, 02:34 PM
You could indeed explain what that is, elle. :rolls:

Today I had dream. And in that dream Nadal lost in the semis of RG. :rolls:

Herdwick, how ws BGT yesterday? :rolls:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:34 PM
Haha, but you're Aussie. Not sure about the others :)

I know you were referring to the others :lol:

My mother's native language isn't English either but she spoke it fluently when she came to Australia in 1989.

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:35 PM
You could indeed explain what that is, elle. :rolls:

Today I had dream. And in that dream Nadal lost in the semis of RG. :rolls:

Herdwick, how ws BGT yesterday? :rolls:

Did Nole beat him? ;)

arm
04-26-2009, 02:36 PM
Masha is younger than me, herdwick! You found a person! :woohoo:

arm
04-26-2009, 02:36 PM
Did Nole beat him? ;)

I don't remember that. :tape: I just now that Rafa lost...

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:37 PM
Masha is younger than me, herdwick! You found a person! :woohoo:

Found what person? Should I be scared? ;):lol:

ellewoods
04-26-2009, 02:39 PM
I know you were referring to the others :lol:

My mother's native language isn't English either but she spoke it fluently when she came to Australia in 1989.

Where is your mother from? Was it the Phillippines?

And yeh, my parents have never taken any English lessons and they just picked it up. They still can't speak it well and rely on me to do alot of things but they are able to get by and have started a somewhat successful business so they did well for themselves :)

arm
04-26-2009, 02:39 PM
Herdwick was looking for a person that posted here regularly and was younger than me! :bounce:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:41 PM
Herdwick was looking for a person that posted here regularly and was younger than me! :bounce:

Oh right! How old are you, if you don't mind my asking?

arm
04-26-2009, 02:41 PM
One year older than you are :p

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:42 PM
Where is your mother from? Was it the Phillippines?

And yeh, my parents have never taken any English lessons and they just picked it up. They still can't speak it well and rely on me to do alot of things but they are able to get by and have started a somewhat successful business so they did well for themselves :)

Yes, over there they had American rule for a long time and learn English from a very young age and speak it in school rather than their native tongue. They did extremely well for themselves!

arm
04-26-2009, 02:42 PM
Herdwcik left us for BGT again :smash: :rolls: :nerner:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:43 PM
One year older than you are :p

Oh, but you do know that I am turning eighteen later this year?

arm
04-26-2009, 02:44 PM
Oh, but you do know that I am turning eighteen later this year?

Yes, November. :p I checked. I'll turn 19 in Jully. ;) :scared::bolt:

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 02:45 PM
Thanks Elle - just being nosey. So we can call you Il Duce? :bowdown:

Super point by David. Please let this be a bit of a contest...

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:46 PM
Yes, November. :p I checked. I'll turn 19 in Jully. ;) :scared::bolt:

You've done your homework haha!

ellewoods
04-26-2009, 02:46 PM
alrighty. I'm off to sleep. Early day tomorrow.

:wavey: bye all :hug:

Herdwick - Il Duce? I look forward to being enlightened tomorrow :p

arm
04-26-2009, 02:46 PM
I am listening to Spice Girls. :o :awww: I used to love them when I was 8 years old... I had all of their tapes. :rolls: Actually, it was singing Spice Girl's songs that I first started learning English by muself. :D

arm
04-26-2009, 02:47 PM
Masha :p

Elle :hug: Good night. :)

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:47 PM
alrighty. I'm off to sleep. Early day tomorrow.

:wavey: bye all :hug:

Bye Elle, gosh almost one already! :lol:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:48 PM
I am listening to Spice Girls. :o :awww: I used to love them when I was 8 years old... I had all of their tapes. :rolls: Actually, it was singing Spice Girl's songs that I first started learning English by muself. :D

I loved them too! Oh the good old days, I remember watching their movie at the cinema when it first came out.

arm
04-26-2009, 02:48 PM
I loved them too! Oh the good old days, I remember watching their movie at the cinema when it first came out.

The movie is on TV here at this very moment. That is why I am listening. ;)

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:49 PM
Masha :p

Elle :hug: Good night. :)

Cyberstalking me, huh? :p

My real name is Maria btw! :lol:

arm
04-26-2009, 02:49 PM
I love having been borned in the nineties :inlove:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:50 PM
The movie is on TV here at this very moment. That is why I am listening. ;)

Oh! I've got the video at home, yes old school videos because that's what we had back then!

arm
04-26-2009, 02:50 PM
Cyberstalking me, huh? :p

My real name is Maria btw! :lol:

What do you prefer to be called here? :)

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:50 PM
I love having been borned in the nineties :inlove:

1990, right?

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:51 PM
What do you prefer to be called here? :)

I don't mind, take your pick! ;)

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 02:53 PM
Bye Elle

BGT - highlights were a pensioner standing his hands above a sharp knife, the most appalling drag act you've ever seen and a ghastly child in a pink tutu who stole the show. Personally I'd rather have Susan B :lol:

arm
04-26-2009, 02:54 PM
1990, right?

Right. :8 13th Jully, 1990. Friday 13th :rolls: :devil:

I don't mind, take your pick! ;)

You tell me! I like to call people the name they want me to! For example, here in Nole's forum, I prefer people to call me Raquel. :)

arm
04-26-2009, 02:55 PM
Bye Elle

BGT - highlights were a pensioner standing his hands above a sharp knife, the most appalling drag act you've ever seen and a ghastly child in a pink tutu who stole the show. Personally I'd rather have Susan B :lol:

Maybe you ARE Susan B! :eek::speakles::speakles: She is scotish, isn't she?!!

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:56 PM
Right. :8 13th Jully, 1990. Friday 13th :rolls: :devil:



You tell me! I like to call people the name they want me to! For example, here in Nole's forum, I prefer people to call me Raquel. :)

Oh, that explains so much you being born then! Haha :lol: No actually, my friend's brother was born then too.

You can call me Maria in that case!

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 02:57 PM
Am watching TV Rafa moving into overdrive now.

:nerner:

I am feeling absolutely decrepit here now :bigcry:

arm
04-26-2009, 02:58 PM
Oh, that explains so much you being born then! Haha :lol: No actually, my friend's brother was born then too.

You can call me Maria in that case!

Ok, Maria. :) Nice name. Nole's fans tend to have really beautiful names. :eek:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:59 PM
Am watching TV Rafa moving into overdrive now.

:nerner:

I am feeling absolutely decrepit here now :bigcry:

I would watch that but it's not being televised over here!

Masha91
04-26-2009, 02:59 PM
Ok, Maria. :) Nice name. Nole's fans tend to have really beautiful names. :eek:

Thank you... and we're beautiful people too! :lol:

arm
04-26-2009, 03:01 PM
Indeed, we are. :rolls:

Herdwick :hug: No need to :shrug:

My mom is older than you and she is very young!

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 03:02 PM
Apart from us decaying and decrepit souls :sobbing:

I'd love to have been born in the 90s but nobody asked me :bigcry:

Rafa breezing through in double quick time now.

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:05 PM
Apart from us decaying and decrepit souls :sobbing:

I'd love to have been born in the 90s but nobody asked me :bigcry:

Rafa breezing through in double quick time now.

Oh, we're sorry! I'm sure my mother is older than you too, but she isn't too young, love her to bits though :lol:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:05 PM
Indeed, we are. :rolls:

Herdwick :hug: No need to :shrug:

My mom is older than you and she is very young!

Might I ask how old she is? My mother turned 49 in March.

arm
04-26-2009, 03:06 PM
Apart from us decaying and decrepit souls :sobbing:

I'd love to have been born in the 90s but nobody asked me :bigcry:

Rafa breezing through in double quick time now.

But having been borned in the 70s must be great as well :shrug:

:nerner: Also, I need to be the second youngest here. I have alreday been dethroned by one person. :mad: I can only handle being dethroned by ONE person! :bigcry:

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 03:06 PM
I do love the way everyone tries to console me by mentioning their mothers! :haha:

Am sure you mean well but it only rubs in the salt!

arm
04-26-2009, 03:07 PM
Might I ask how old she is? My mother turned 49 in March.

My mom turns 40 in September. ;)

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:08 PM
But having been borned in the 70s must be great as well :shrug:

:nerner: Also, I need to be the second youngest here. I have alreday been dethroned by one person. :mad: I can only handle being dethroned by ONE person! :bigcry:

Haha, the title is mine now! :lol:

Until the next youngster comes along!

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:09 PM
My mom turns 40 in September. ;)

Wow, she is young. Mine is almost ten years older!

arm
04-26-2009, 03:09 PM
I do love the way everyone tries to console me by mentioning their mothers! :haha:

Am sure you mean well but it only rubs in the salt!


:rolls: What would work then?

arm
04-26-2009, 03:10 PM
Wow, she is young. Mine is almost ten years older!

Indeed she is. When I was at Primary School I wa sthe only kid whose parents were still in their 20s. :rolls: And I loved that. ;)

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:11 PM
:rolls: What would work then?

Oh, how about this? I have cousins who are born in the 60's!

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 03:11 PM
It's Ok; I have learned to bear my age with fortitude. :shrug: The alternative is frankly not acceptable.:rolls:

And age does wonders for one's self-confidence. You stop worrying what the world thinks of you and only care what you think of the world.

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:12 PM
Indeed she is. When I was at Primary School I wa sthe only kid whose parents were still in their 20s. :rolls: And I loved that. ;)

Well, my mother was thirty one when I was born so no chance of that for her! :lol:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:13 PM
It's Ok; I have learned to bear my age with fortitude. :shrug: The alternative is frankly not acceptable.

And age does wonders for one's self-confidence. You stop worrying what the world thinks of you and only care what you think of the world.

That's good to know! :)

arm
04-26-2009, 03:16 PM
I know Herdwick can perfetly handle the age talking. :rolls: We've had this same conversation over and over again. And please notice, that she was the one bringing upt the subject.

Gosh Herdwick, I think we're both beocming old. :haha: :bolt:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:17 PM
I know Herdwick can perfetly handle the age talking. :rolls: We've had this same conversation over and over again. And please notice, that she was the one bringing upt the subject.

Gosh Herdwick, I think we're both beocming old. :haha: :bolt:

Yes, you'll be nineteen before I turn eighteen! :lol:

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 03:20 PM
Is that a veiled accusation that I am becoming tedious and repetitive in my old age?:sad:

Remember '...at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.'

You may now call me Wise Old Herdwick.

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:23 PM
Is that a veiled accusation that I am becoming tedious and repetitive in my old age?:sad:

Remember '...at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.'

You may now call me Wise Old Herdwick.

All right, wise old Herdwick. :)

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 03:27 PM
Thank you all you young people for putting up with me; I don't yet need incontinence pads and I will try not to dribble at meals.

David making it quite competitive now :bounce:

arm
04-26-2009, 03:28 PM
Is that a veiled accusation that I am becoming tedious and repetitive in my old age?:sad:

Remember '...at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.'

You may now call me Wise Old Herdwick.

:rolls: Not at all. I am telling you that sometimes we chat like we've know each other for 2 decades. :o

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:29 PM
Thank you all you young people for putting up with me; I don't yet need incontinence pads and I will try not to dribble at meals.

David making it quite competitive now :bounce:

No problem ;)

It's weird being the youngest here (for now), at Richie's there are lots of posters who are younger than me!

Vamos David!

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 03:33 PM
:rolls: I'd gathered that.

Much as I like Richie, am afraid that is one reason I don't go there much. There are a few relatively ancient souls in Noleland so I don't stick out so much.

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:35 PM
:rolls: I'd gathered that.

Much as I like Richie, am afraid that is one reason I don't go there much. There are a few relatively ancient souls in Noleland so I don't stick out so much.

Oh, you're a fellow Gasquetaire? Yes, we have a fourteen year old, some seventeen year olds and a lot of teens there! Although we do have some people in their twenties and perhaps thirties too.

arm
04-26-2009, 03:38 PM
:rolls: I'd gathered that.

Much as I like Richie, am afraid that is one reason I don't go there much. There are a few relatively ancient souls in Noleland so I don't stick out so much.

"ancient souls" :rolls: Nice wayof putting it. :bounce:

Maria, being the youngest one, rocks. ;)

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 03:39 PM
Indeed - since he was 18 or so and have cherished great hopes ever since. They're fading a bit now I fear though...:sad:

And Wimbledon last year was agony - shall never forget it.

'Relatively ancient' please; my plain-speaking is hardly flavour of the month at present.:lol:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:40 PM
"ancient souls" :rolls: Nice wayof putting it. :bounce:

Maria, being the youngest one, rocks. ;)

Yes, yes it does! Over at Richie's where I hang out so much the fourteen year old made me and one nineteen year old feel a bit too old, haha!

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:42 PM
Indeed - since he was 18 or so and have cherished great hopes ever since. They're fading a bit now I fear though...:sad:

And Wimbledon last year was agony - shall never forget it.

'Relatively ancient' please; my plain-speaking is hardly flavour of the month at present.:lol:

Still have faith! He'll achieve great things one day especially on grass. Oh yes, that match? It's like an unwritten rule never to bring it up over in his forum.

arm
04-26-2009, 03:42 PM
Indeed - since he was 18 or so and have cherished great hopes ever since. They're fading a bit now I fear though...:sad:

And Wimbledon last year was agony - shall never forget it.

'Relatively ancient' please; my plain-speaking is hardly flavour of the month at present.:lol:

:rolls: Herdwick: stop right now! :haha: I am having a stomach ache and it's your fault for making me laugh. :mad:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:53 PM
So, what's the time over there? It's almost 2 a.m. here!

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 03:55 PM
5pm here.

3MP for Rafa.

See Nole's sacked Miljan?

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:56 PM
Just read that, he's serious about his fitness now, hope to see a fitter more heat tolerant Nole!

arm
04-26-2009, 03:56 PM
almost 5 pm both here and in Herwick's house. :rolls:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 03:57 PM
almost 5 pm both here and in Herwick's house. :rolls:

Almost two a.m. here! Late again :lol:

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 03:59 PM
Notwithstanding the distress it will cause elsewhere, I am pleased to see he has recognised something needed to change. He's too ambitious and intelligent not to realise the damage which is being done by the reputation he has gained for fragility.

Masha91
04-26-2009, 04:00 PM
That is true, I hope we'll be seeing some noticeable improvement, it will work out for him in the long run! :)

He's recognised the issue and now he's working to control it. Nice work Nole!

arm
04-26-2009, 04:02 PM
Almost two a.m. here! Late again :lol:

I am still watching spice grils videos, that is why I am taking so long to post. :rolls:

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 04:03 PM
The size of that Barca trophy - it's huge. :rolls:

Rafa might have strained a muscle lifting it over his head.

Masha91
04-26-2009, 04:05 PM
I am still watching spice grils videos, that is why I am taking so long to post. :rolls:

Still? I loved the movie when I saw it all those years ago and still do! Oh the nostalgia!

Masha91
04-26-2009, 04:06 PM
The size of that Barca trophy - it's huge. :rolls:

Rafa might have strained a muscle lifting it over his head.

Good, he won't oppose Nole in Rome then! ;)

arm
04-26-2009, 04:07 PM
The size of that Barca trophy - it's huge. :rolls:

Rafa might have strained a muscle lifting it over his head.

I know :tape:

Still? I loved the movie when I saw it all those years ago and still do! Oh the nostalgia!

What the origin of the word nostalgia? Is it portuguese?

Masha91
04-26-2009, 04:11 PM
According to the very reliable wikipedia. "The word is made up of two roots (νόστος nostos "returning home", and άλγος algos "pain")."

Masha91
04-26-2009, 04:12 PM
Oh and the freedictionary "Greek nostos, a return home + algios pain] "

arm
04-26-2009, 04:14 PM
Thank you :hug:

"I'm giving you everything, all the joy can give, yes I swear! And, all that I want from you is a promise that you'll be there" :banana::dance:

Ok, no more Spice gIrls for now. :rolls:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 04:16 PM
You're welcome! It's all right, reminds me of my childhood haha, and not of university which I have later today :lol:

arm
04-26-2009, 04:19 PM
I liked Back Street Boys as well :o :bolt: :o

Masha91
04-26-2009, 04:20 PM
:lol: Some of their songs are all right, very catchy!

arm
04-26-2009, 04:22 PM
I LIKED! Paste Tense. :rolls: :o

Masha91
04-26-2009, 04:24 PM
Present tense in your first post ;)

arm
04-26-2009, 04:24 PM
I know. :rolls: It was a mistake. :p

Masha91
04-26-2009, 04:26 PM
Or a Freudian slip! :p

arm
04-26-2009, 04:32 PM
I am going to watch "The edge of love". Have I ever mentioned that I read and watch everything I find about WWII?

Later :hug::wavey:

;Maria, have a good night. :kiss:

Masha91
04-26-2009, 04:35 PM
Thanks, I should be going to bed too. :)
I love history as well, like WWII!
Have a good evening!

arm
04-26-2009, 06:25 PM
Lee, looks like this time we are not the only ones who believe in Nole for the title. :rolls::haha: Check the betting thread for winner. :rolls:

pica_pica
04-26-2009, 06:32 PM
Lee, looks like this time we are not the only ones who believe in Nole for the title. :rolls::haha: Check the betting thread for winner. :rolls:
:haha: That's fucking hilarious :haha:
>10000 stakes in Nole!!! :eek:

Lee
04-26-2009, 06:39 PM
Well my day started 2 hours ago :rolls: when I woke up to go and have lunch at my grandmom's. Now I am home. :shrug:

I have no idea what I'll do during the rest of the day. :o

I woke up less than 3 hours later than you and we have quite a time difference there :p :lol:

:lol: It's nearly Monday for me. 10 minutes left.

I'm thinking about picking up another language. Tossing up between German, French and Spanish...

Spanish



I seriously think Spanish is the most useful. Because a person who speaks good spanish understands Portuguese and italian... I understood that whole video of Nole in that italian program. :p


Same here :rolls: But my Spanish really sucks and haven't practiced for a long time so I only understood the more simple conversations like how old is Nole, etc?

My native background is Chinese so I grew up speaking Cantonese. I actually started school with very very bad English (my parents migrated to Australia when they were in their mid-twenties so their English was very subpar and hence they were not able to teach me) and I had to stay back with my kindergarten teacher (ahh Miss Blanch :hug: ) to learn the language :tape:

But then I graduated as the school dux :angel: I should state that dux is the term we use here instead of valedictorian in case you people think it means I was dumb :nerner:

I hope I can speak Cantonese with you, smart girl. :lol:


Nole's capacities never cease to amaze me. :inlove: As a Serbian, learning Italian is NOT easy at all. :worship:

Have a girlfriend studying in Italy helps? :scratch:

ellen_
04-26-2009, 06:40 PM
Lee, looks like this time we are not the only ones who believe in Nole for the title. :rolls::haha: Check the betting thread for winner. :rolls:

WTF? :scratch: That's ridiculous, compared to Rafa :rolls: But I also think he's gonna win so why not :shrug:

arm
04-26-2009, 06:42 PM
Lee, thank you for remembering me about the girlfriend. :mad: :rolls:

I have new avvy and new flag! :bounce:

Lee
04-26-2009, 06:43 PM
Lee, looks like this time we are not the only ones who believe in Nole for the title. :rolls::haha: Check the betting thread for winner. :rolls:

Someone wants to bet on Nadal and accidentally put it on Nole? :scratch:

Or bad gambler having fun? But usually he does not bet privately or this early.

arm
04-26-2009, 06:45 PM
I don't know, but lt's vBet everyone! :bounce: Last time we did massive vBets Nole won a MS event!

I think this is a good sign :bounce:

Lee
04-26-2009, 06:50 PM
Where is your mother from? Was it the Phillippines?

And yeh, my parents have never taken any English lessons and they just picked it up. They still can't speak it well and rely on me to do alot of things but they are able to get by and have started a somewhat successful business so they did well for themselves :)

:worship:

I do love the way everyone tries to console me by mentioning their mothers! :haha:

Am sure you mean well but it only rubs in the salt!

:rolls: :rolls:

It's Ok; I have learned to bear my age with fortitude. :shrug: The alternative is frankly not acceptable.:rolls:

And age does wonders for one's self-confidence. You stop worrying what the world thinks of you and only care what you think of the world.

wise words

:rolls: I'd gathered that.

Much as I like Richie, am afraid that is one reason I don't go there much. There are a few relatively ancient souls in Noleland so I don't stick out so much.

ancient souls? thanks for the compliment :ras:

Lee
04-26-2009, 06:51 PM
Raquel, where do you find that pic of Nole and WTH he's doing? :haha:

arm
04-26-2009, 06:52 PM
Are you offended by the ancient souls? :rolls: I don't think you should be :o, as I fit in that description as well. :p

Are you done reading back? :nerner:

arm
04-26-2009, 06:53 PM
Raquel, where do you find that pic of Nole and WTH he's doing? :haha:

Go to picture thread :p

Lee
04-26-2009, 06:54 PM
Are you offended by the ancient souls? :rolls: I don't think you should be :o, as I fit in that description as well. :p

You think I will be offended by anything post here? :rolleyes: :ras:

Are you done reading back? :nerner:

Just. But I need to find out the news about Nole sacking Miljan.

arm
04-26-2009, 06:56 PM
You think I will be offended by anything post here? :rolleyes: :ras:



Just. But I need to find out the news about Nole sacking Miljan.

I don't know what happened either. :shrug: How about you find that out and then sum it up to me? :haha: I really am lazy today. :p

Noleta
04-26-2009, 06:57 PM
Lee, looks like this time we are not the only ones who believe in Nole for the title. :rolls::haha: Check the betting thread for winner. :rolls:

Evryone is tired of seeing the same face next to trophy in Clay tournaments:shrug:

arm
04-26-2009, 07:11 PM
This virus thing is kind of worying me. :scared: I even have a friend that will present a project with me next wednesday who is coming from Mexico tomorrow.

In Spain 3 people are under 24 hour vigillance because they may be infected. :scared:

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 07:17 PM
There's 2 in Scotland too - it's all over our news. Let's hope it's just media hype though.

Expiring from swine fever would be a terribly prosaic way to go after all.

Lee
04-26-2009, 07:27 PM
This virus thing is kind of worying me. :scared: I even have a friend that will present a project with me next wednesday who is coming from Mexico tomorrow.

In Spain 3 people are under 24 hour vigillance because they may be infected. :scared:

My mom called early this morning asking me to cancel the trip to Mexico NEXT MONTH! *sigh*

Noleta
04-26-2009, 07:31 PM
There's 2 in Scotland too - it's all over our news. Let's hope it's just media hype though.

Expiring from swine fever would be a terribly prosaic way to go after all.

Here too it's been all over the news:scared:they say it could be a nig hype that could end by next week or it could be the biginning of an epidemic:scared:

Lee
04-26-2009, 07:32 PM
Sorry about the "Now you see me! Now you don't!" act of mine. I am multitasking today. :p

arm
04-26-2009, 07:32 PM
My mom called early this morning asking me to cancel the trip to Mexico NEXT MONTH! *sigh*

I thought it was only in late june/jully! That's is why I didn't mention your situation. If you cancel it, you'll have total refund?

:hug:

arm
04-26-2009, 07:33 PM
Well, I am cooking at this very moment. :rolls:

Nole fans = great multi taskers! :bounce:

Lee
04-26-2009, 07:37 PM
I thought it was only in late june/jully! That's is why I didn't mention your situation. If you cancel it, you'll have total refund?

:hug:

early June. I bought insurance, which is more than 10% of the cost of the trip :rolleyes: But right now, cancel is not in the plan :shrug:

Interestingly, I don't see panic in US, neighbour to Mexico. Anyway, everyday, there are more than thousands of people crossing the border from Mexico to Texas, Arizona and California. :shrug:

The most important thing is still basic personal hygiene.

Lee
04-26-2009, 07:39 PM
Well, I am cooking at this very moment. :rolls:

Nole fans = great multi taskers! :bounce:

I woke up at 6am this morning. I read for more than an hour, made a pot of soup, made breakfast for Junior, watched US winning the doubles and made finals in Fed Cup, made chocolate truffles and now doing laundry. :lol:

arm
04-26-2009, 07:49 PM
early June. I bought insurance, which is more than 10% of the cost of the trip :rolleyes: But right now, cancel is not in the plan :shrug:

Interestingly, I don't see panic in US, neighbour to Mexico. Anyway, everyday, there are more than thousands of people crossing the border from Mexico to Texas, Arizona and California. :shrug:

The most important thing is still basic personal hygiene.

Here it's every where. :shrug:

I woke up at 6am this morning. I read for more than an hour, made a pot of soup, made breakfast for Junior, watched US winning the doubles and made finals in Fed Cup, made chocolate truffles and now doing laundry. :lol:

:rolls: Stop woman! Take a few minutes off :nerner:

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 07:49 PM
Good to see us relatively ancient souls :eek: are still active and happy :rolls:

arm
04-26-2009, 07:50 PM
Good to see us relatively ancient souls :eek: are still active and happy :rolls:

I saw that one coming. :rolls: I so did. You just couldn't avoid it. :nerner:

arm
04-26-2009, 07:51 PM
Herdwick, you have to vBet, you know? :angel:

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 07:53 PM
We can't have an offended Lee - I work on the basis that like shouldn't be able to offend like.

And I never bet - it's against the tenets of Calvinism.:angel: After all, everything that happens is a certainty.

arm
04-26-2009, 07:56 PM
:(

pica_pica
04-26-2009, 07:56 PM
It reminds me of SARS in Hong Kong 2003.......we have school suspension for 1-2 months.......and everyone in the street wear masks.......horror times......

Lee
04-26-2009, 07:57 PM
:rolls:

Herdwick
04-26-2009, 07:57 PM
:(

:( ?

OT - Nero's last words 'What an artist dies with me'

arm
04-26-2009, 07:58 PM
It reminds me of SARS in Hong Kong 2003.......we have school suspension for 1-2 months.......and everyone in the street wear masks.......horror times......

:awww: :hug:

Lee
04-26-2009, 07:59 PM
It reminds me of SARS in Hong Kong 2003.......we have school suspension for 1-2 months.......and everyone in the street wear masks.......horror times......

That's scary but SARS is different from flu.

My brother and his family were in Hong Kong at the height of the epidemic. It scared the hell out of me. It's lucky that they had a place to stay that time when they visited Hong Kong. Otherwise, the family might end up staying in the hotel where the epidemic started. :scraed:

Lee
04-26-2009, 08:01 PM
Lunch time.

See you later!

arm
04-26-2009, 08:01 PM
:( ?

OT - Nero's last words 'What an artist dies with me'


Yes, :( because you don't vBet. And if Nole doesn't defend the title that's on YOU, not on rafa. :haha:


I am going to ewatch Frida again tonigh! It's one of my all time favourite films. :D :bounce:

EDIT: :wavey: Lee

Lee
04-26-2009, 10:25 PM
Raquel, I can't believe I was so offended by some idiots' posts in the NT here. :rolleyes: at myself

arm
04-26-2009, 10:30 PM
Raquel, I can't believe I was so offended by some idiots' posts in the NT here. :rolleyes: at myself

I shall check it out and tell you my opinion. :hug:

arm
04-26-2009, 10:35 PM
The flu thread?

People like them may stop talking to you here in MTF because they think it's dangerous considering you live in Arizona and they could get inffected just by talking to people online :rolleyes:

Just forget it :shrug: You know both sides of MTF: the dark and the bright one. Thank God the bright we pay more attention to the bright, otherwise we wouldn't be here. :hug:

Dini
04-26-2009, 10:39 PM
Nole with the umbrella :rolls:

Hello everyone btw, how are you all doing?

arm
04-26-2009, 10:45 PM
Nole with the umbrella :rolls:

Hello everyone btw, how are you all doing?

Nadine! :bounce::hug: It's always so nice having you here. :D

We're fine, I guess. Nole has been giving us reasons to feel quite happy. :bounce:

Rosei is in Rome right now, she'll go to the tournament and then head to Belgrade to watch more tennis. :bounce:

And how are you? :hug:

PS: Nice avvy. :yeah:

~Maya~
04-26-2009, 10:48 PM
:wavey:

Raquel, I can't believe I was so offended by some idiots' posts in the NT here. :rolleyes: at myself
:rolls:
PMS :p

Nole with the umbrella :rolls:

Hello everyone btw, how are you all doing?

:wavey: Hi Nadine

Lee
04-26-2009, 10:51 PM
The flu thread?

People like them may stop talking to you here in MTF because they think it's dangerous considering you live in Arizona and they could get inffected just by talking to people online :rolleyes:

:rolls:

Just forget it :shrug: You know both sides of MTF: the dark and the bright one. Thank God the bright we pay more attention to the bright, otherwise we wouldn't be here. :hug:

I actually consider PD is a bright and smart guy. It scares me that a bright and smart guy can be so ignorant.

Lee
04-26-2009, 10:52 PM
:wavey: Nadine and Maja

arm
04-26-2009, 10:53 PM
:rolls:



I actually consider PD is a bright and smart guy. It scares me that a bright and smart guy can be so ignorant.

I think he is smart, but a bit racist and elitist. Then again, I could be completly wrong, but that's the idea I have.


Maja :kiss:

Dini
04-26-2009, 10:54 PM
Nadine! :bounce::hug: It's always so nice having you here. :D

We're fine, I guess. Nole has been giving us reasons to feel quite happy. :bounce:

Rosei is in Rome right now, she'll go to the tournament and then head to Belgrade to watch more tennis. :bounce:

And how are you? :hug:

PS: Nice avvy. :yeah:

Raquel :D :hug: It's nice to see you too ;)

:secret: I've been lurking in the pictures thread and those umbrella pics are so cute and funny :rolls: I can see where your happiness stems from.

I will surely miss Rosie :awww: but I hope she has a really good time there and gets to watch Nole in action.

I'm doing really well, I'm going to see my dad for the first time in a year :sobbing: Can't wait to see him, it's been so long that I get tears in my eyes just thinking about the prospect of him being around again.

Thanks :hug: I have a sig too, but this is probably not the place to display it :bolt::p

Dini
04-26-2009, 10:56 PM
:wavey: Hi Nadine

Hi :D :hug:

Nice to meet you ;)

Dini
04-26-2009, 10:58 PM
:wavey: Nadine and Maja

Hiya Lee :wavey::hug:

How are you?

Btw what happened to Larah's thread? It's so quiet there :awww:

arm
04-26-2009, 11:01 PM
Raquel :D :hug: It's nice to see you too ;)

:secret: I've been lurking in the pictures thread and those umbrella pics are so cute and funny :rolls: I can see where your happiness stems from.

I will surely miss Rosie :awww: but I hope she has a really good time there and gets to watch Nole in action.

I'm doing really well, I'm going to see my dad for the first time in a year :sobbing: Can't wait to see him, it's been so long that I get tears in my eyes just thinking about the prospect of him being around again.

Thanks :hug: I have a sig too, but this is probably not the place to display it :bolt::p

Oh really? :hug: It must be difficult for you. :hug::hug: But I am very happy that your finally going to see him after such long time! :bounce:

As for the siggie, why not? I saw it. :shrug: It's ok for us. :p Some of us like Roger too. :) And unless your siggie says you hate Nole, I guess there is no problem. :nerner:

Lee
04-26-2009, 11:06 PM
Hiya Lee :wavey::hug:

How are you?

Btw what happened to Larah's thread? It's so quiet there :awww:

Busy day :p Still have a lasagne to make for dinner. It sucks that I live in Arizona, with so many Mexicans living here clandestinely working in eateries that it's not safe to eat out. (if you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, check the Swine Flu thread in NT)

It's been quiet for a long time. :tape: Especially with Larah has problems going online. And it's not a bad thing. Quality or Quantity :lol:

Dini
04-26-2009, 11:07 PM
Oh really? :hug: It must be difficult for you. :hug::hug: But I am very happy that your finally going to see him after such long time! :bounce:

As for the siggie, why not? I saw it. :shrug: It's ok for us. :p Some of us like Roger too. :) And unless your siggie says you hate Nole, I guess there is no problem. :nerner:

Yeah it's been difficult because since childhood I've always been of the "daddy's girl" type, and really have been close to him all my life. But he's coming back now so all is well :bounce:

:rolls::rolls: Your last sentence is too funny :lol:

Btw are you really in Brazil now? :eek:

Lee
04-26-2009, 11:08 PM
I'm doing really well, I'm going to see my dad for the first time in a year :sobbing: Can't wait to see him, it's been so long that I get tears in my eyes just thinking about the prospect of him being around again.


:hug: :hug: :hug:

~Maya~
04-26-2009, 11:10 PM
I think he is smart, but a bit racist and elitist. Then again, I could be completly wrong, but that's the idea I have.
Maja :kiss:
:smooch:
I noticed you posted some bets :D. I will too. :) Herdwick :ras:
Raquel :D :hug: It's nice to see you too ;)

:secret: I've been lurking in the pictures thread and those umbrella pics are so cute and funny :rolls: I can see where your happiness stems from.

I wonder if he was mocking himself :rolls:

I will surely miss Rosie :awww: but I hope she has a really good time there and gets to watch Nole in action.

I'm doing really well, I'm going to see my dad for the first time in a year :sobbing: Can't wait to see him, it's been so long that I get tears in my eyes just thinking about the prospect of him being around again.

:hug: Hope you have a great time with your dad. I haven't seen my parent for almost three years :awww:
If everything goes well, I'll see them in December

Thanks :hug: I have a sig too, but this is probably not the place to display it :bolt::p

I am sure it would be OK

Dini
04-26-2009, 11:10 PM
Busy day :p Still have a lasagne to make for dinner. It sucks that I live in Arizona, with so many Mexicans living here clandestinely working in eateries that it's not safe to eat out. (if you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, check the Swine Flu thread in NT)

It's been quiet for a long time. :tape: Especially with Larah has problems going online. And it's not a bad thing. Quality or Quantity :lol:

Oh no, not the lasgne cravings again :sobbing: Rosie the other day said she was going to make the same dish and my tummy started rumbling instantly :haha: and the same thing is happening now again :tape:.

Yeah, I miss her :sad: she used to post quite a bit in the Fed forum too...hope her problems are sorted soon :)

Lee
04-26-2009, 11:13 PM
Oh no, not the lasgne cravings again :sobbing: Rosie the other day said she was going to make the same dish and my tummy started rumbling instantly :haha: and the same thing is happening now again :tape:.

Yeah, I miss her :sad: she used to post quite a bit in the Fed forum too...hope her problems are sorted soon :)

:devil: and it will be italian sausage lasange :devil:

~Maya~
04-26-2009, 11:16 PM
:devil: and it will be italian sausage lasange :devil:

I just watched an episode on Food Network where they made italian sausage lasange. It looked delicious.

OMG!. I just saw three Bambi's outside in front of my porch :inlove:

Dini
04-26-2009, 11:17 PM
I wonder if he was mocking himself :rolls:

I dunno but it sure was funny :haha:, put a smile on my face :D


:hug: Hope you have a great time with your dad. I haven't seen my parent for almost three years :awww:
If everything goes well, I'll see them in December

Thanks :hug::hug: your wishes mean a lot. Hope you do get to see your dad (mum?) too, it will be a wonderful day ;)

arm
04-26-2009, 11:18 PM
Yeah it's been difficult because since childhood I've always been of the "daddy's girl" type, and really have been close to him all my life. But he's coming back now so all is well :bounce:

:rolls::rolls: Your last sentence is too funny :lol:

Btw are you really in Brazil now? :eek:

I wish! My dad is Brazilian, but I am in Portgal. :rolls: :awww:

arm
04-26-2009, 11:18 PM
Maja! If we al bet it will be like TMC! :bounce: :D

Dini
04-26-2009, 11:18 PM
:devil: and it will be italian sausage lasange :devil:

Why did you have to elaborate :sobbing::sobbing:

That's it I'm telling my mum to cook italian sausage lasagne for lunch tomorrow :p I won't suffer for much longer :angel:

Lee
04-26-2009, 11:18 PM
I just watched an episode on Food Network where they made italian sausage lasange. It looked delicious.

I hope mine not just look delicious :lol:

OMG!. I just saw three Bambi's outside in front of my porch :inlove:

Go snap some pictures!

~Maya~
04-26-2009, 11:25 PM
I dunno but it sure was funny :haha:, put a smile on my face :D

Thanks :hug::hug: your wishes mean a lot. Hope you do get to see your dad (mum?) too, it will be a wonderful day ;)
Thanks! I meant to write "parents" . Silly me :silly:

Maja! If we al bet it will be like TMC! :bounce: :D
I don't think Herdwick bet back then either, so we might be fine :lol:

I hope mine not just look delicious :lol:
Good luck


Go snap some pictures!
I jumped and grabbed my cell (cause I don't have anything better :sobbing:) as soon as I saw you post, but they were gone. :sad:. Why didn't I remember it myself :smash:

That reminds me to go out and buy a camera

Dini
04-26-2009, 11:30 PM
I have to head off to bed now, got college in the morning :banghead:

C'ya all soon, take care :hug::kiss:

~Maya~
04-26-2009, 11:32 PM
Good night Nadine :wavey:

Lee
04-26-2009, 11:43 PM
Night Nadine.

arm
04-26-2009, 11:47 PM
I am sleepy. :yawn: I think I should go to bed.

Lee
04-26-2009, 11:48 PM
I need to get out of MTF because I responded to PD again. :smash:

:wavey:

Time for Italian sausage lasagne :lick:

arm
04-26-2009, 11:54 PM
I really should sleep. :awww:

Se you all tomorrow. :hug:

~Maya~
04-26-2009, 11:57 PM
:wavey: Girls

*Raine
04-27-2009, 02:03 AM
:wavey: Morning

kalisita: I read Penguins won over Phillies last Saturday. :bowdown::woohoo::woohoo:

kalisita
04-27-2009, 02:34 AM
:wavey: Morning

kalisita: I read Penguins won over Phillies last Saturday. :bowdown::woohoo::woohoo:

:wavey:

:woohoo: indeed! :)

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg362/nona_024/Philly%20Shops/Crosby1.jpg?t=1240799612

ellewoods
04-27-2009, 07:27 AM
Spanish


I hope I can speak Cantonese with you, smart girl. :lol:

I have spoken to more friends about taking classes with me and they all seem to want to do Spanish too. Guess I will be going with the flow :)


You could definitely speak Canto with me though my grasp of the language has gradually declined over time. This is something which I am definitely not proud of :o as I am very proud of being Chinese :)

P.S. in regards to the swine flu, I sure hope it's just an overreaction and it's nothing serious. Though I'm just glad it didn't originate from China this time :tape: Of course that's not a positive or anything but...just saying.

pica_pica
04-27-2009, 09:19 AM
I have spoken to more friends about taking classes with me and they all seem to want to do Spanish too. Guess I will be going with the flow :)


You could definitely speak Canto with me though my grasp of the language has gradually declined over time. This is something which I am definitely not proud of :o as I am very proud of being Chinese :)

P.S. in regards to the swine flu, I sure hope it's just an overreaction and it's nothing serious. Though I'm just glad it didn't originate from China this time :tape: Of course that's not a positive or anything but...just saying.
:) You can practise Cantonese with me too

Btw, I am learning Spanish in my university as well...as a non-credit bearing course. It's really a nice language. I will have my year-end Spanish test on Wednesday.

Stephie Cesc
04-27-2009, 09:28 AM
So many people here speak Cantonese :rolls: It's my native language as well :lol:

Pica_pica, you're learning spanish in uni? That's great! I've always wanted to learn Spanish and I hope that I can take Spanish in uni ;)

pica_pica
04-27-2009, 10:27 AM
Stephie, there are ample opportunities to learn foreign languages at uni.........HKU offers many classes of Spanish, they are really great!

Stephie Cesc
04-27-2009, 10:55 AM
yeah I'm hoping that I can learn spanish in uni. I'm learning french in alliance francaise (but it's kinda boring now haha :p) and I really want to learn a new one!

How many spanish classes do you have each week? ;) You are taking one major in HKU or two?

arm
04-27-2009, 12:25 PM
I don't speak Cantonese :tape: :rolls:

Masha91
04-27-2009, 01:22 PM
Me neither! I speak French though :lol:

Stephie Cesc
04-27-2009, 01:29 PM
Me neither! I speak French though :lol:

:lol: and Russian :p

Masha91
04-27-2009, 01:30 PM
Well, I've only just started that now, Slavic languages are rather difficult for native English speakers! :lol:

ellen_
04-27-2009, 01:31 PM
Oh my, I feel such a boring person here :help: Born in Belgium, raised in Belgium with the Dutch language and still living in Belgium. Don't speak other weird languages either :shrug: Except English, some French, some German and some Spanish.

Gotta change something in my life :rolls:.

Stephie Cesc
04-27-2009, 01:35 PM
Well, I've only just started that now, Slavic languages are rather difficult for native English speakers! :lol:

:lol: yeah I think so too. But maybe you should try Cantonese :rolls: It's really hard.

Masha91
04-27-2009, 01:36 PM
That's heaps of languages, Ellen!

Masha91
04-27-2009, 01:37 PM
:lol: yeah I think so too. But maybe you should try Cantonese :rolls: It's really hard.

I can imagine, Russian grammar is a NIGHTMARE!

Stephie Cesc
04-27-2009, 01:38 PM
Oh Ellen, did you just change your flag to Germany :lol:

ellewoods
04-27-2009, 01:43 PM
wow, everyone here is multilingual :yeah: Us Nole fans are a talented bunch :)

There are a couple of squealing tweens in the room next to me (that would be my little sister and her friend) having a slumber party. My eyes are struggling to stay open. And I have 6 more topics of Taxation Law to get through. Hurrah.

:awww:

ellen_
04-27-2009, 01:48 PM
Oh Ellen, did you just change your flag to Germany :lol:

I changed it yesterday, yes. I'm moving to Germany on Friday, afterall ;) But mostly because of Sebastian of course. No reason to stay in Belgium anyway :shrug:

That's heaps of languages, Ellen!

With 'some' I mean 'not a enough'. I might be able to understand it but usually I can't really answer. I don't even feel comfortable talking English, so it can be all imaginary of course :rolls:. Never been a language person anyway. Maths, Geography, Chemistry, Physics and IT - those were my favourite classes :hearts:

Masha91
04-27-2009, 01:49 PM
Oh a slumber party? Love those, almost midnight too, Elle!

Masha91
04-27-2009, 01:50 PM
I changed it yesterday, yes. I'm moving to Germany on Friday, afterall ;) But mostly because of Sebastian of course.



With 'some' I mean 'not a enough'. I might be able to understand it but usually I can't really answer. I don't even feel comfortable talking English, so it can be all imaginary of course :rolls:. Never been a language person anyway. Maths, Geography, Chemistry, Physics and IT, those were my favourite classes :hearts:

Oh right, I've always wanted to go to Germany! Gosh, you're like the opposite of me when it comes to liking subjects!

pica_pica
04-27-2009, 01:54 PM
yeah I'm hoping that I can learn spanish in uni. I'm learning french in alliance francaise (but it's kinda boring now haha :p) and I really want to learn a new one!

How many spanish classes do you have each week? ;) You are taking one major in HKU or two?
One major.....my curriculum doesn't allow for another major or minor......but that's just my curriculum....normally for other curriculums you can have other majors and minors...
I have 2 Spanish classes per week.....4 hours in total

ellewoods
04-27-2009, 01:59 PM
I changed it yesterday, yes. I'm moving to Germany on Friday, afterall ;) But mostly because of Sebastian of course. No reason to stay in Belgium anyway :shrug:



With 'some' I mean 'not a enough'. I might be able to understand it but usually I can't really answer. I don't even feel comfortable talking English, so it can be all imaginary of course :rolls:. Never been a language person anyway. Maths, Geography, Chemistry, Physics and IT - those were my favourite classes :hearts:

Oh how exciting! Which part are you moving to? And good luck with the move.

I loved Maths and Chemistry but not IT. Hated English classes but I was good at it. I usually like subjects which are straightforward and do not have too much arty-fartyness to it.

P.S. Maria - slumber parties are only fun when you are part of it not supervising it in the middle of studying for an important exam!

Stephie Cesc
04-27-2009, 01:59 PM
One major.....my curriculum doesn't allow for another major or minor......but that's just my curriculum....normally for other curriculums you can have other majors and minors...
I have 2 Spanish classes per week.....4 hours in total

Oh I see. But you are graduating soon..I won't be able to see you then :p

Masha91
04-27-2009, 02:00 PM
Oh how exciting! Which part are you moving to? And good luck with the move.

I loved Maths and Chemistry but not IT. Hated English classes but I was good at it. I usually like subjects which are straightforward and do not have too much arty-fartyness to it.

Oh, I never did chem I did bio though because my mother didn't want me to do all humanities, they were the most fun for me so creative!

ellen_
04-27-2009, 02:03 PM
Oh how exciting! Which part are you moving to? And good luck with the move.

I loved Maths and Chemistry but not IT. Hated English classes but I was good at it. I usually like subjects which are straightforward and do not have too much arty-fartyness to it.

I'm not really moving there ;) Just going to Munich for the tournament, but it feels like moving because I always take too much stuff :tape:.

I graduated as IT manager, but now I'm sick of it too :lol:

pica_pica
04-27-2009, 02:10 PM
Oh how exciting! Which part are you moving to? And good luck with the move.

I loved Maths and Chemistry but not IT. Hated English classes but I was good at it. I usually like subjects which are straightforward and do not have too much arty-fartyness to it.

P.S. Maria - slumber parties are only fun when you are part of it not supervising it in the middle of studying for an important exam!

:wavey: Maths and Chemistry are my favorites in high school too! I'm doing actuarial science now, but I sorely miss chemistry :sad:
And computer&IT :banghead:


Oh I see. But you are graduating soon..I won't be able to see you then :p

Have you finished your A-levels? My brother has finished already...he spent this afternoon practising his serve in a nearby tennis court.....

Stephie Cesc
04-27-2009, 02:12 PM
Have you finished your A-levels? My brother has finished already...he spent this afternoon practising his serve in a nearby tennis court.....

Still have Geography exam on Wednesday :shrug: I'm studying now :sobbing: All of my friends have already finished AL!

ellewoods
04-27-2009, 02:16 PM
I'm not really moving there ;) Just going to Munich for the tournament, but it feels like moving because I always take too much stuff :tape:.

I graduated as IT manager, but now I'm sick of it too :lol:

Oh :o Well..have fun anyway :p

Masha91
04-27-2009, 02:16 PM
Still have Geography exam on Wednesday :shrug: I'm studying now :sobbing: All of my friends have already finished AL!

Oh, you'll be right Steph! Only, one person did geography at my school.

Stephie Cesc
04-27-2009, 02:20 PM
Oh, you'll be right Steph! Only, one person did geography at my school.

Well, same here. Three people (including me) in my class take geography. I HATE it! :p

Masha91
04-27-2009, 02:21 PM
Well, same here. Three people (including me) in my class take geography. I HATE it! :p

Why do you take it then?

Stephie Cesc
04-27-2009, 02:26 PM
If I didn't do geography, I would have to take chinese literature :shrug: I had to choose either one of them.

chinese literature is a nightmare :unsure:

Masha91
04-27-2009, 02:33 PM
Oh I see, I love literature but I guess that's English and much easier! :lol:

pica_pica
04-27-2009, 02:40 PM
I :hearts: Geography though......but I only took the cert level one.....
Stephie, good luck with your final subject! :)

Stephie Cesc
04-27-2009, 02:46 PM
I :hearts: Geography though......but I only took the cert level one.....
Stephie, good luck with your final subject! :)

Thanks! Haha Nole's favorite subject is geography as well! :lol:

ellewoods
04-27-2009, 02:47 PM
Good luck Steph!

Oh, Montanes is a set and a break up atm.

I'm going to curl up in bed with a book and then get some blissful sleep! :wavey: all

Masha91
04-27-2009, 02:53 PM
Bye Elle! :wavey:

Lee
04-27-2009, 04:02 PM
I have spoken to more friends about taking classes with me and they all seem to want to do Spanish too. Guess I will be going with the flow :)

It will be much better if you have friends to practice with. Especially all are learning at the same level.


You could definitely speak Canto with me though my grasp of the language has gradually declined over time. This is something which I am definitely not proud of :o as I am very proud of being Chinese :)

I can hardly write Chinese after living in NA so many years :o Still manage to read. And for talking, it's kind of a reflex :lol: At home, I speak Canotonese with hubby and English with my son subconsciously. I have a friend here, her mother is from Hong Kong and her father is 2nd gen. Canadian. I tried to speak Cantonese with her but most time, we end up speaking English :tape:

P.S. in regards to the swine flu, I sure hope it's just an overreaction and it's nothing serious. Though I'm just glad it didn't originate from China this time :tape: Of course that's not a positive or anything but...just saying.

:tape:

:) You can practise Cantonese with me too

Btw, I am learning Spanish in my university as well...as a non-credit bearing course. It's really a nice language. I will have my year-end Spanish test on Wednesday.

Good luck. I guess your Spanish will be better than me :lol:

So many people here speak Cantonese :rolls: It's my native language as well :lol:

Pica_pica, you're learning spanish in uni? That's great! I've always wanted to learn Spanish and I hope that I can take Spanish in uni ;)

Another Cantonese speaker :dance:

:lol: yeah I think so too. But maybe you should try Cantonese :rolls: It's really hard.

:lol:

Lee
04-27-2009, 04:02 PM
I changed it yesterday, yes. I'm moving to Germany on Friday, afterall ;) But mostly because of Sebastian of course. No reason to stay in Belgium anyway :shrug:


Have fun!

With 'some' I mean 'not a enough'. I might be able to understand it but usually I can't really answer. I don't even feel comfortable talking English, so it can be all imaginary of course :rolls:. Never been a language person anyway. Maths, Geography, Chemistry, Physics and IT - those were my favourite classes :hearts:

That's pretty good.. And these are my favourite subjects too!!!!

Still have Geography exam on Wednesday :shrug: I'm studying now :sobbing: All of my friends have already finished AL!

Good luck! AL for me was like a lifetime ago. :p

If I didn't do geography, I would have to take chinese literature :shrug: I had to choose either one of them.

chinese literature is a nightmare :unsure:

I would choose geography too :lol:

Lee
04-27-2009, 04:54 PM
I don't know if it's me being too old, old fashion, a prude, or whatever. I can't understand why a teenager, probably 13-14, as she's in the same grade as my son, will wear a pair of pants with "juicy" across her butt and same word on her jacket across her breast. :shrug:

ellen_
04-27-2009, 05:35 PM
I don't know if it's me being too old, old fashion, a prude, or whatever. I can't understand why a teenager, probably 13-14, as she's in the same grade as my son, will wear a pair of pants with "juicy" across her butt and same word on her jacket across her breast. :shrug:

13 or 14 years old? Call me old fashion too then, but I wouldn't want my daughter to wear something like that :shrug: Never wore it myself either btw :lol:

kalisita
04-27-2009, 06:33 PM
I don't know if it's me being too old, old fashion, a prude, or whatever. I can't understand why a teenager, probably 13-14, as she's in the same grade as my son, will wear a pair of pants with "juicy" across her butt and same word on her jacket across her breast. :shrug:

You're just sensible! I think it's ridiculous that parents would buy that kind of stuff for their young daughters, which IMO is just sexulization of young kids and isn't remotely "cute". You even see some of that stuff in the little kids section! (I guess I should add that I don't really understand why grown women wear that stuff either. :shrug:)

Herdwick
04-27-2009, 06:38 PM
I don't know if it's me being too old, old fashion, a prude, or whatever. I can't understand why a teenager, probably 13-14, as she's in the same grade as my son, will wear a pair of pants with "juicy" across her butt and same word on her jacket across her breast. :shrug:

It's not you being old - you're just sensible and showing a degree of taste.:D World's gone mad :shrug:

Evening, btw.

And Yo Penguins :woohoo: I'm getting quite fond of them. Although if someone could give me an overview of tactics and refinement thereto in the game I'd appreciate it. It's sooo fast!

Lee
04-27-2009, 06:57 PM
13 or 14 years old? Call me old fashion too then, but I wouldn't want my daughter to wear something like that :shrug: Never wore it myself either btw :lol:

You're just sensible! I think it's ridiculous that parents would buy that kind of stuff for their young daughters, which IMO is just sexulization of young kids and isn't remotely "cute". You even see some of that stuff in the little kids section! (I guess I should add that I don't really understand why grown women wear that stuff either. :shrug:)

It's not you being old - you're just sensible and showing a degree of taste.:D World's gone mad :shrug:


Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Obviously, her mom has no problem with her daughter wearing something like that. My son's class went on an overnight field trip today and I dropped him off and waited for him to get onto the tour bus before I let. That girl and her mom arrived 10 minutes late :tape: because they had to drop by starbucks to buy the girl and her friends frappacino, coffee, etc. The girl carries a Burberry overnight bag for the trip :shrug: and the mom looks like what we called "trophy wives" here. :tape:

And I have no doubt the girls are in the cheer leading squad of the school. :p The hypocrisy of the school and cheer leading squad is: one of the dress codes for students is no showing your middle/waist but the uniform of the cheer leading squad does exactly that. :rolleyes:

Lee
04-27-2009, 07:10 PM
Evening, btw.

:wavey:

And Yo Penguins :woohoo: I'm getting quite fond of them. Although if someone could give me an overview of tactics and refinement thereto in the game I'd appreciate it. It's sooo fast!

When I first watched hockey, I lost track of the puck (that flat, circle piece of hard plastic) all the time :lol:

There are 3 zones on the court. The middle part is called neutral zone and the rests are offensive and defensive zones.

A player cannot enter his offensive zone without a puck or the puck is already in the offensive zone. Otherwise, he's called offside. If a player is in the offensive zone while the puck is moved out of the zone, the player must leave the offensive zone, otherwise, if the puck returns to the zone and he touches the puck, it's offside too.

Power play/short hand: If a player commit a foul, he may receive a 2 minutes(minor penalty) or 4 minutes(double minor) or 5 minutes (major) penalty. He has to sit in the penalty box (thus his team has one skater less and is shorthanded) for the length of the time. If the player is the goalie, one of his teammate on the ice will have to sit out the penalty for him. For minor penalty, if the powerplay team scored, the player can return to play. For double minors, if the powerplay team scored in the first 2 minutes, the player will have to sit out the remaining 2 minutes. (I may be wrong here, kalisita) For major penalty, the player has to sit out the whole 5 minutes no matter what. If the offense is serious enough, a player may be given a major penalty plus game misconduct, that means, after his team is shorthanded for 5 minutes, the player cannot return to the game.

Herdwick
04-27-2009, 07:20 PM
Thanks Lee. I only ever see it in the Winter Olympics but, aside from the need to put the puck in the net and the 'sin bin' aspect, it seemed like almost anything went.

Are there varying styles of play and subtle tactical ploys, as in soccer, or it is full tilt all the time? And what's the injury rate :scared:?

And I could never be a parent...I commend your patience.

ellen_
04-27-2009, 07:31 PM
Thanks Lee. I only ever see it in the Winter Olympics but, aside from the need to put the puck in the net and the 'sin bin' aspect, it seemed like almost anything went.

Are there varying styles of play and subtle tactical ploys, as in soccer, or it is full tilt all the time? And what's the injury rate :scared:?

And I could never be a parent...I commend your patience.

I've always wanted to know if they really smack eachother to the walls etc :rolls: But my friend was in NYC a couple of weeks ago and he went to a hockey game, and he confirmed it about the smacking :lol:

I liked playing hockey at school, that was my best sport - besides swimming ofcourse. But I never really got into it. I watched the field hockey (or how do you call it :shrug:), because Belgium had a team at the Olympics there. Don't know if it's very different of ice hockey. But I will read your posts about it very attentively from now on.

Lee
04-27-2009, 07:32 PM
During game time, each team has 20 players. Usually start up goalie and his backup. 6 defensemen (3 pairs) and 12 forwards (4 groups, each group consists of a left and right wing plus center) The teams change on the fly and coaches usually try to keep the group of forwards on ice for about 2 minutes. Each team is allowed 5 skaters and a goalie on the ice. Lots of time during changeover, a team may have more than 6 skaters but it's OK as long as the puck is controlled by the other team. Otherwise, a minor panalty will be accessed for the team and one of the skaters on the ice will have to sit the 2 minutes.

Lee
04-27-2009, 07:41 PM
Thanks Lee. I only ever see it in the Winter Olympics but, aside from the need to put the puck in the net and the 'sin bin' aspect, it seemed like almost anything went.

Kind of :lol: The ice surface is larger for international (ITF) events like the Olympics. For NHL, the ice surface is smaller :scared: with less room behind the goal. And it's even more anything went. :lol:

Are there varying styles of play and subtle tactical ploys, as in soccer, or it is full tilt all the time? And what's the injury rate :scared:?

Like every other sports, there are offensive plays and defensive plays. And as expected, offensive plays are nice to watch while defensive plays bored one to death but more effective, especially during playoffs. Injury rate is high and sometimes very dangerous. That's why there are soooo many protective gears, especially the goalies. With the speed, if a player fell head first toward the board because of losing his footing or hit by other players, he may paralysed and there are/were many suffered from this injury. Another major injury is concussion because of all the hitting. Basically, all NHL level players suffer various ankle, knee, hip, back injuries plus concussion thru their career. Most walk with a limp after they aged.

And I could never be a parent...I commend your patience.

It's a learning process, trust me.

Lee
04-27-2009, 07:52 PM
I've always wanted to know if they really smack eachother to the walls etc :rolls: But my friend was in NYC a couple of weeks ago and he went to a hockey game, and he confirmed it about the smacking :lol:

I liked playing hockey at school, that was my best sport - besides swimming ofcourse. But I never really got into it. I watched the field hockey (or how do you call it :shrug:), because Belgium had a team at the Olympics there. Don't know if it's very different of ice hockey. But I will read your posts about it very attentively from now on.

I don't think field hockey allows body contact. In ice hockey, if you're carrying the puck, you better keep your heads up, otherwise, you'll be hit by a dump truck :lol:

arm
04-27-2009, 09:13 PM
Busy day at work. :awww:

Lee
04-27-2009, 11:30 PM
:hug: Raquel

Manon
04-27-2009, 11:46 PM
Girls :wavey:

Herdwick > thanks, Lee > we're 'seeing' each other whole day:D, Raquel, still good pupil?, Rochester, what's up?

arm
04-27-2009, 11:46 PM
Now I must sleep. Class tomorrow at 8am. :rolleyes: I'll be home to watch Nole if the rain allows me. :rolls:

arm
04-27-2009, 11:47 PM
Misha :wavey:

I am about to go. Good student? Well, I am alive. :rolls: :awww:

Later :hug:

Manon
04-27-2009, 11:49 PM
Take care of this umbrella Raquel:)

Lee
04-27-2009, 11:52 PM
:rolls:

ellen_
04-28-2009, 12:21 AM
I don't think field hockey allows body contact. In ice hockey, if you're carrying the puck, you better keep your heads up, otherwise, you'll be hit by a dump truck :lol:

But why are they so agressive? :lol: Is that just to get the puck back? And does that really help? I mean, it always looks like they're just fighting and forget about the puck and the game :shrug: :rolls:

Misha :wavey:

Lee
04-28-2009, 12:38 AM
But why are they so agressive? :lol: Is that just to get the puck back? And does that really help? I mean, it always looks like they're just fighting and forget about the puck and the game :shrug: :rolls:

Misha :wavey:

Hockey is a very physically game. Two purpose for hitting, first cause the puck carrier losing the puck, second, the player receiving the hit will tire out. Basically, the more hit you receive, the more tire you will be further into the game.

My team Flames is not a team with many talents. They played physical and simple games. There are many hits in a game and worn out their opponents and make them weary. They grind you to death (like Nadal :tape: ) They dump and chase the puck into the end zone and fight for the puck there.

kalisita's team, the Penguins, has stars like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, they can play ballet hockey ;) They are beautiful to watch :lol:

Lee
04-28-2009, 12:41 AM
:bigcry: kalisita, Phaneuf will sit out tonight's game. :sobbing: :sobbing: No Phaneuf, no Regehr. The Flames are doomed.

kalisita
04-28-2009, 12:59 AM
But why are they so agressive? :lol: Is that just to get the puck back? And does that really help? I mean, it always looks like they're just fighting and forget about the puck and the game :shrug: :rolls:

Misha :wavey:

Hockey is a very physically game. Two purpose for hitting, first cause the puck carrier losing the puck, second, the player receiving the hit will tire out. Basically, the more hit you receive, the more tire you will be further into the game.

My team Flames is not a team with many talents. They played physical and simple games. There are many hits in a game and worn out their opponents and make them weary. They grind you to death (like Nadal :tape: ) They dump and chase the puck into the end zone and fight for the puck there.

kalisita's team, the Penguins, has stars like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, they can play ballet hockey ;) They are beautiful to watch :lol:

Also, though it may seem similiar at first, there is a big difference between fighting for the puck through hits or body checking and just plain fighting.

:bigcry: kalisita, Phaneuf will sit out tonight's game. :sobbing: :sobbing: No Phaneuf, no Regehr. The Flames are doomed.

I heard. Not good news, but don't give up hope. :hug: There may be an unexpected hero. And they're at home, which will hopefully help.

Lee
04-28-2009, 01:08 AM
I am not sure they are ready for the explanation of fighting yet. As they are mainly exposed to international games and there's no fighting :lol: It's difficult to understand fighting unless you follow hockey. :p

I have no doubt those guys will fight their hearts out. I hope Iggy will further raise his game and carry the team with him.

Lee
04-28-2009, 01:12 AM
And it sucks that Versus will only show the first hour of the match on regular channel, not on HD and will switch to Sharks and Ducks game.

Lee
04-28-2009, 02:37 AM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/sigh.gif

*Raine
04-28-2009, 03:20 AM
Woo Penguins!! :worship:

And American Idol tomorrow. :D

Lee
04-28-2009, 04:00 AM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/sad024.gif

kalisita
04-28-2009, 04:02 AM
:sad:

:hug: Lee :hug:

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg362/nona_024/other/743662l45g05d1qv.jpg?t=1240890630

Lee
04-28-2009, 04:04 AM
4th year out in first round. :sad: :sad: :sad:

Thanks kalisita

*Raine
04-28-2009, 04:05 AM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/sad024.gif

:hug::hug::hug:I'm sorry Lee.

Lee
04-28-2009, 04:15 AM
Thanks Raine.

I should get use to them losing in first round now. http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/sigh.gif

*Raine
04-28-2009, 05:37 AM
Thanks Raine.

I should get use to them losing in first round now. http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/sigh.gif

:hug: I know how that feels and it really sucks. :unsure: Right now, I am worried that the San Antonio Spurs will lose to Dallas (or they already lost :scratch: :o).

Btw I just discovered your blog entries, I love reading it, you make me feel like I was there too. :D

PS: I love your smilies. :angel:

ellewoods
04-28-2009, 06:56 AM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/sad024.gif

Lee :hug:

but that smilie is awesome

I am falling asleep but it is not even 5pm and I still need to study sadhsfsfs

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 07:14 AM
:wavey: Morning all - another thrilling day at the office looms.

Lee - :hug: for your Flames (Calgary?)

Sounds like the Penguins are hockey's equivalent of Arsenal in terms of style of play:D (an unkind soul might add they actually win things so I'll say it before anyone else does:sad:).

Fingers crossed for today's weather and centre stage for Mr D tonight but it's not looking good.

*Raine
04-28-2009, 12:26 PM
:wavey:

This is what happens to me when I don't look at the calendar .:o
I thought the job fair I am going to is next week, when my mom said the date today, I panicked and checked out the calendar and realized that the job fair is this Friday!

dkhsakfhklhfaljf :lol:

I am in panic mode now, I hope I can survive the next two days. I still have to go to get a tax no., police clearance, nbi clearance etc. :o


Elle: I just saw Axle's picture on the magazine and checked out his music on YouTube, that's why I asked you. :p

pica_pica
04-28-2009, 01:56 PM
:banghead: I sucked today, completely tongue-tied in my job interview!!!
Nole you better give me a win...but looks like he's not going to get on court at all.
:wavey: Bye for a while for piano practice and my studies!

Lee
04-28-2009, 02:04 PM
Thanks everyone. Have to leave right now. I will respond to some post later when I'm back (if I remember :o)

pica: practice practice practice, the more interview you do, the better you will be. :hug:

*Raine
04-28-2009, 02:34 PM
:banghead: I sucked today, completely tongue-tied in my job interview!!!
Nole you better give me a win...but looks like he's not going to get on court at all.
:wavey: Bye for a while for piano practice and my studies!

I will go to a job fair this Friday, I am scared too as this is my first time to apply for a job. :scared:

pica_pica
04-28-2009, 04:18 PM
Thanks everyone. Have to leave right now. I will respond to some post later when I'm back (if I remember :o)

pica: practice practice practice, the more interview you do, the better you will be. :hug:
Hopefully so...
The first company I interviewed I only reached 1st round...
This is the 2nd company and I reached 2nd round....
I have to reach at least the 3rd round next time :armed:

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 04:47 PM
Keep it up - you'll be seeded by the end of year at this rate :lol:

pica_pica
04-28-2009, 06:18 PM
Keep it up - you'll be seeded by the end of year at this rate :lol:
:haha:

Lee
04-28-2009, 06:31 PM
:hug: I know how that feels and it really sucks. :unsure: Right now, I am worried that the San Antonio Spurs will lose to Dallas (or they already lost :scratch: :o).

right now Spurs is down 1-3 in the series. So the team must win the next 3 games to stay alive.

Btw I just discovered your blog entries, I love reading it, you make me feel like I was there too. :D

Thanks! I have written anything for my last 2 days :o I keep telling myself I will get back to it with all my notes but :tape:

PS: I love your smilies. :angel:

Lee :hug:

but that smilie is awesome

Thanks and :rolls:

:wavey: Morning all - another thrilling day at the office looms.

Lee - :hug: for your Flames (Calgary?)

Thanks and yes, the Flames is in Calgary.



Fingers crossed for today's weather and centre stage for Mr D tonight but it's not looking good.

Right now the TV is showing last year Sexy vs GOAT.

arm
04-28-2009, 06:33 PM
Gosh, I am so tired and so patientless. Nole better play today and win to cheer me up. :awww:

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 06:34 PM
:wavey: We've got the MC final being repeated :bounce: But I shall shortly have to sacrifice it for the CL SF - unless we get the 2nd TV from the bedroom. :lol:

Can't see Nole getting on court tonight though.

arm
04-28-2009, 06:36 PM
Murray's match was cancelled so Nole's is right after Seppi. I still jhave hope he plays today..

Lee
04-28-2009, 06:43 PM
I don't know why TTC is showing the warm up between Fish and Igor in court 1 instead of the Querrey/Seppi match on Stadium court :shrug: