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Old 11-04-2008, 10:45 PM   #601
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Your link is old - it is about Davis Cup in Italy . I would also recommend not to trust those anonymous comments very much, nobody knows who writes them and what their mental health may be.
Ernests is on cover of Sporta Avīze though ("What is going on with Gulbis?") and there is a recap of 2008 (http://www.nra.lv/zinas/11232-progre...ojas-ranga.htm). Also a part of an interview with his coach http://www.nra.lv/zinas/11231-veters...am-uzvaram.htm.

Sorry I'm not quite keeping up with this thread.... but I just read the articles. Thanks so much Yaniss for the links (and Zahirah, too!). Even with the poor translation, one can get the gist and it seems their assessment of Ernie's year is overall good. What KHW had to say was particularly interesting: "Ernie's style of play is full of risk....and puts pressure on other players." I LIKE THAT! If I had read right, he said that Ernie's error count has progressively gone lower in the course of the year.... Anyway, thanks again! Any post on Latvian culture is much appreciated, too, such as the one on bear vs. sex. LOL
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:36 AM   #602
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just wanted to say, that Latvian celebrity gossip website, which published all these allegations about Ernests, has turned its coat and now writes that "our outstanding, world-famous sportsman is bursting with health".
He was spotted in the theater yesterday evening, watching premiere of "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams.
Still no direct quote from Ernests, only comment that he is badly shaken by all these insults (as said by his friends??).

too little, too late, in my opinion. the damage is done, and is much worse when coming from your own people. they've just realized over night that he's a commodity? what an epiphany, now he's 'our outstanding'. wow, what a night they must have had ..

theatre is always an excellent choice. way to go .
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Hey Yaniss, especially during the off-season, more articles like that, please! It's cool to know Latvians' bad habits
Sure! Why not?
http://eng.novonews.lv/news/2008/05/...en/005741.html
http://eng.novonews.lv/news/2008/05/...en/005738.html
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"Mistake in the text? Select it & press Ctrl+Enter" why would they need anyone to report a spelling mistake?
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I felt so bad. I didn’t break a racquet for like one month. They are putting so much effort to make the racquets and an idiot like me goes and breaks them
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They say there is a bear market on Wall Street right now, apparently we have it here in Riga too!
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Those retrenched investment bankers can go find a job in Riga now...
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BEAR, again… How the hell do they stock so many bears for their customers?
omg, beer is a very important subject in Latvia…

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They say there is a bear market on Wall Street right now, apparently we have it here in Riga too!
Better and better…

Thanks Yaniss!
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So, yaniss, do you as a true Latvian prefer bear to everything else too? (At least the number of articles on that subject you posted suggests so...)
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So if I marry a Latvian I should make sure my ref is stocked with enough bear....er, beer!
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Those bears keep coming back! Imagine you want to win a Latvian men's heart... You have to find a way to stock a big amount of bears in your house
Yeah Yaniss (or is it Janis?), I wanna know that too What does beer means in your life, as a Latvian?
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Yeah Yaniss (or is it Janis?), I wanna know that too What does beer means in your life, as a Latvian?
beer or bear?
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beer or bear?
I was talking about beer, but Yaniss is allowed to say it when a bear would mean much in his life...

I found a very fitting picture btw
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I was talking about beer, but Yaniss is allowed to say it when a bear would mean much in his life...

I found a very fitting picture btw
well, Janis is allowed to tell us not only about beer, but also about Rīgas Melnais balzams
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well, Janis is allowed to tell us not only about beer, but also about Rīgas Melnais balzams
Don't we already know everything about balzams?
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