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Ziggy Starduck
Sep 22nd, 2009, 04:02 AM
*pokes* Yep, there's a Stef in there ;).

I don't mention my personal life much, but I think after this week I'm ready to go live on a mountain somewhere so I won't fall for anyone EVER AGAIN :sad:. I won't, of course, and it's OK. I'm throwing myself into my work and getting healthy. But, yuck.

:hug: Oh Anna, you'll get back on the love horse when you're ready ;) And stop poking me :lol: it hurts :p

Анна
Sep 22nd, 2009, 04:51 AM
:hug: Oh Anna, you'll get back on the love horse when you're ready ;) And stop poking me :lol: it hurts :p

:lol: I know you're right. A girl gets tired of being thrown off time and again, though :lol:. I think it's time for a good long time out, to get my mind straight (so to speak).

*poke* *runs away* ;)

Ziggy Starduck
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:12 PM
Ouch :D

Well it looks like JuJu has got TF all in a frenzy, I personally think it can only be a good thing, I just hope she doesn't bomb out in her first few matches.

svetaisthebest
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:18 PM
Ouch :D

Well it looks like JuJu has got TF all in a frenzy, I personally think it can only be a good thing, I just hope she doesn't bomb out in her first few matches.

To be honest, I can't say I'm particularly excited by her comeback. Her matches with Sveta were cruel to say the least:sobbing:

*pokes* Yep, there's a Stef in there ;).

I don't mention my personal life much, but I think after this week I'm ready to go live on a mountain somewhere so I won't fall for anyone EVER AGAIN :sad:. I won't, of course, and it's OK. I'm throwing myself into my work and getting healthy. But, yuck.

:sad::hug:

Ziggy Starduck
Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:20 PM
Oh & Anna if you decide to go and live on a mountain can you make sure you still have internet connection?

Анна
Sep 22nd, 2009, 02:30 PM
Oh & Anna if you decide to go and live on a mountain can you make sure you still have internet connection?

Count on it ;)

Dorien.
Sep 22nd, 2009, 05:24 PM
Anna have you choosen a mountain already? :p :hug:

Justine :rolleyes: Ooh gosh, i know what i have to do, just don't care about it :lol:

Bероника
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:08 PM
Anne :hug: Escaping to the montain is something I've also thought before :tape:

So Justine is really coming back? :D I might be the only one here happy about it but I really think this is good news for tennis.Kim's comeback made me indifferent because I never liked her,but Justine it's different,her tennis is so beautiful to see :hearts: I know Sveta's head-to-head against her is cruel as Anushka said (but she still managed to beat her twice and I'm sure she'll do it again ;) ),but at least when Sveta will be bounced out early of the tournaments,I'll have the enjoyable tennis of the belgian to watch on tv or live.


Talking about Sveta,any news that she's already in Tokyo or when does she leave? She's been so quiet.Not even updated her blog as she does before a long series of tournaments.She probably really needed a break after the disappointing hard court season :hug: but I miss her a lot :sobbing:

Just got said I have tomorrow a job interview.Finally some good news :D

Анна
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:54 PM
The mountain is getting crowded :p. I guess we all climb it..and then go back down. Why do we do this to ourselves?

Best wishes, Vero :bounce::bounce::worship:!

Dorien.
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:56 PM
Yes she is comming back at the australian open and will play till the olympics of 2012.
Wel i don't hate her but it's just the moment she is comming back ;) Let's hope she has a great comeback but i don't mind it that much ;)

Dorien.
Sep 22nd, 2009, 07:56 PM
Ooh good luck Vero! :yeah: I thought you had a job?

Света_мой_№1
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:29 PM
I am not really happy with justine coming back. and I dont think her matches with sveta wont be as cruell as they used to be. justine was already playing worse when she stopped and now she has to come back in to the tournament en for some reason I dont think she will do it like clijsters. clijsters is making a big start but I am still wondering how long that will take.

Bероника
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:35 PM
thanks girls ;) No,Dorien,I don't have a stable job at the moment,only some translations and classes when I'm asked for,which is not all the time unfortunately.

Well I think at this point it's difficult to know what will be Justine's level of play when she comes back.Let her be back first.For Kim I think she exceeded her expectations and everybody's expectations,but I'm also not sure how long it will last.As for Justine apparently she wants to win Wimbledon,that's one of the reasons why she's back.We'll see.Anyway this only makes the tour more interesting imo.

Back to Sveta,someone should maybe open a thread already for Tokyo? I think we'll have draw on weekend so it's coming closer ;)

Света_мой_№1
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:40 PM
well I dont mind trying to open a thread again if everybody is ok with that.

I heard justine wants to play olympics again and then stops for reall.

Bероника
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:45 PM
yeah,I read that too about olympics.She's not that old but when you have won almost everything,I guess it's difficult to find motivation,that's why she's setting those new goals.

Go ahead with opening the thread if the rest of SKF agree too.What happened to that zen thing? you have not talked about it in a while.Maybe that's the reason for her not so good results lately :p

Dorien.
Sep 22nd, 2009, 08:47 PM
Offcourse Mel can open a thread. I don't think my thread from us open was that great ;)

Света_мой_№1
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:06 PM
yeah,I read that too about olympics.She's not that old but when you have won almost everything,I guess it's difficult to find motivation,that's why she's setting those new goals.

Go ahead with opening the thread if the rest of SKF agree too.What happened to that zen thing? you have not talked about it in a while.Maybe that's the reason for her not so good results lately :p

yeah well we still use it and it still works but when she loses one of us is losing connection or isnt at home. but we have to say the zen thing is getting harder cuz the matches she wins are getting harder. we hope that when we go back to stuttgart we get some new energie and can bring her some luck again.

Света_мой_№1
Sep 22nd, 2009, 09:07 PM
Ok I will wait till tomorrow with opening the thread so others can react to.

gdot
Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:11 PM
justine jumping on the comeback bandwagon :rolleyes: i cant be doing with it, she irritates me to crazy levels. dont think she'll have kims success early on but come french open :tape: i hope sveta or jj trash her.

oh and go for it mel :yeah:

Света_мой_№1
Sep 23rd, 2009, 08:15 PM
I have asked on the forum to change my name into cookie monster so if its changed thats me

Dorien.
Sep 23rd, 2009, 08:19 PM
And why cookie monster? ;)

Света_мой_№1
Sep 23rd, 2009, 08:47 PM
well I like the caracter and I had a hard time to choose between big bird elmo or cookiemonster but I like blue so I took cookie monster

Dorien.
Sep 23rd, 2009, 09:11 PM
Nice :cool:

Bероника
Sep 23rd, 2009, 10:18 PM
lol I just noticed it,i find it a funny username

Света_мой_№1
Sep 26th, 2009, 09:44 PM
is it allowed to use curse words on this forum. like in the reputation part cuz I dont like it but if its allowed there nothing to do about it.

Света_мой_№1
Sep 26th, 2009, 09:44 PM
ow and we really should think about something to get through the off season maybe some new threads or a project or else the board will be very boring during that time.

Bероника
Sep 27th, 2009, 12:09 AM
is it allowed to use curse words on this forum. like in the reputation part cuz I dont like it but if its allowed there nothing to do about it.

did you receive curse words in your reputation? Well,it depends of what it is said in it but if you find it offensive,you can report it to any of the administrators of the board,they are the ones that take care of this ;)

Bероника
Sep 27th, 2009, 12:11 AM
ow and we really should think about something to get through the off season maybe some new threads or a project or else the board will be very boring during that time.

yeah that's right,do you have any suggestion? what kind of project were you thinking of? Oh and we should talk again about the football team,about the tshirt,nothing was done in the end or am I wrong?

this after-USO has been particularly boring,I don't even want to think after Doha :help:

Света_мой_№1
Sep 27th, 2009, 01:59 PM
yeah I was thinking about the shirt also. and I dont really know a project I just thought it was fun putting a whole soccer team together so any project I think is fun.

about the curse words I didnt really find them offensive he or she just said fuck off but I dont want this forum to turn into a hatefull forum. I know in pinkspage you cant use any curse words or your out and it keeps it clean and I think GM would be much nicer if people have to think about curse words.

HybridTheory
Sep 28th, 2009, 03:21 PM
Hi Veronika & Cookie Monster :wavey: :lol:

Света_мой_№1
Sep 28th, 2009, 03:26 PM
hi do you know any project

Bероника
Sep 28th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Hi Annette :wavey: How are you?

Maybe we can eat cookies as a project or is only the cookie monster allowed to eat the cookies? :p

Света_мой_№1
Sep 28th, 2009, 07:04 PM
no I am a person who likes to share.

Света_мой_№1
Sep 28th, 2009, 07:06 PM
but we should really think of something.

maybe a plan for getting her birthday wishes and new years wishes on time cuz we failed till now but that will be more for later.

or just something new to show sveta we love her that no other fan has ever done but I am just talking a lot cuz I cant come with anything.

Bероника
Sep 28th, 2009, 07:07 PM
good because you are not the only cookie lover here :p

About the project I have not any good idea,maybe some other SKF has? maybe we can organise some kind of quiz,contest or something like that,that can be fun and it would make the forum alive,but maybe it's only a silly idea

Света_мой_№1
Sep 28th, 2009, 07:08 PM
not a silly idea but I think we need more thing to keep it alive.

we can do that kind of stuff and a project.

but people please come with any ideas I am still thinking about it and when I got something I'll share.

Bероника
Sep 28th, 2009, 07:10 PM
but we should really think of something.

maybe a plan for getting her birthday wishes and new years wishes on time cuz we failed till now but that will be more for later.

or just something new to show sveta we love her that no other fan has ever done but I am just talking a lot cuz I cant come with anything.

maybe a song for her? we can all say what we want to express to her and as you write very good you can put it into some known tune? or is it silly again?
then the idea would be when some SKF get together for a tournament,we sing it to her if we are not too shy about it :tape: and if she doesn't make a strange or horrified face,we send her the lyrics or even a video of us singing.But this is only fun if we can be a group of people and at this moment I think it is not clear when and if we are to meet next year.Am I sounding too crazy here? :crazy:

Анна
Sep 28th, 2009, 08:17 PM
That's not a bad thought, but if I could be paid not to sing, I'd be a millionaire :p. My voice is even worse than Sveta's karaoke attempt.

My idea, and it's probably silly, is each of us send one SKF (okay, I volunteer) a postcard from your country with a message on the back for Sveta. Then I'd send them all together to her (assuming we could even get an address or Laurie to help us do that). Told you it was sort of silly...

Анна
Sep 28th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Oh, and speaking of cards, it's almost October and I want to get my address book updated for Christmas/holiday cards to those of you who want one from me. So if you do, please send me a private message with your address exactly as I need to write it out. I know there are some new SKF's here, like Stef and Maz :). This time I'm planning to do international cards early, around our Thanksgiving at the latest.

Света_мой_№1
Sep 28th, 2009, 08:38 PM
yeah I would love a card but you already have a adress from me..

and if anyone else want one from me please pm me too.


then I got a adress to send cards to sveta but you send it too wta people and they give it to sveta if you want I can give you the adress and we can do that plan.

then vero's idea maybe its not smart singing something and you know how I sing and annette to so it would not be smart. but we could make a video and we dont have to be all together(we could)but just post a part with what you want to say to her and then we have to find someone who can make a video of that all together maybe some of her favorite music in between. this is also something we can do more then ones. like on her birthday maybe we could sing happy birthday then.

and maybe we should make more plans like this that she hears more from us.

Bероника
Sep 28th, 2009, 10:09 PM
I don't know why everybody is afraid to sing even when they sing bad.It's funny even if you are a disaster at it :p I'm also not a good singer but I don't care


But ok,the card and video part is a great idea too.I'll have to find out how to make a video and send it.:lol: If we do this I'm sure she'll think we are a crazy bunch,but a dedicated crazy bunch so she'll like it.and yes,we can do it if we plan it with time,for everytime there's some important date,like Xmas,New Year,birthday,maybe some other one?

oh and about the postcards for other SKF,same here as Anne and Mel.In fact I only have your addresses so if anyone else wants to join,pm me too.

Bероника
Sep 28th, 2009, 10:12 PM
Oh and maybe we can add the 6th june to this special dates.Do you think it's a good idea?

Ziggy Starduck
Sep 29th, 2009, 03:31 AM
I'll send my address etc soon via pm and think about SKF Forum ideas over tennis break but right now I'm really frustrated......

Bероника
Sep 29th, 2009, 11:19 AM
Stef :hug: what makes you frustrated? Is it for Sveta or something else?


Here it's raining cats and dogs and I have soon to go outside.Oh well,I guess I'll be all soaked by the time I get there,just like yesterday :help:

Dorien.
Sep 29th, 2009, 11:59 AM
I'm not goin to sing :p But maybe a card with some text from all of us would be great :)

Света_мой_№1
Sep 29th, 2009, 12:50 PM
Oh and maybe we can add the 6th june to this special dates.Do you think it's a good idea?

I might be stupid but what is happening on that date??

Света_мой_№1
Sep 29th, 2009, 12:51 PM
I'm not goin to sing :p But maybe a card with some text from all of us would be great :)

but what about talking in a video??

Света_мой_№1
Sep 29th, 2009, 12:52 PM
I'll send my address etc soon via pm and think about SKF Forum ideas over tennis break but right now I'm really frustrated......

I hope you feel better soon.:kiss:

Dorien.
Sep 29th, 2009, 02:45 PM
I might be stupid but what is happening on that date??

Roland Garros final i think ;)

Dorien.
Sep 29th, 2009, 02:47 PM
but what about talking in a video??

Yes that will be ok. The only problem is that it makes me very nervous to talk in English :o And i'm really not good in it :tape:

Света_мой_№1
Sep 29th, 2009, 05:28 PM
well we all have that and sveta too.

but then about the RG final what if she doesnt win or what was your plan vero

Bероника
Sep 29th, 2009, 10:51 PM
It doesn't matter if she doesn't win it again (besides the final is not played on the same day every year),but she'll always remember that date because it's the day she won her first RG.I know I will remember it and we should declare that day official party day for SKFs :p

Ok,so back to the project think,we rule out the singing since nobody but me seems to appreciate the idea.

The video is very nice idea and I think more personal than just writing,but if you don't feel like speaking on a video like Dorien,it's no problem,you can only write her.But really you shouldn't worry about not being good at talking english,I'm also not (you can ask Mel and Annette about it :lol: :help: ) and as Mel said Sveta herself doesn't speak perfect english,she has a huge accent if that's what you fear.If it's about what you are going to say,you can write it before and then tell it to the video like when you prepared a lesson for school and told it in front of the teacher,except it will be seen by a very special "teacher" :lol: Come on,it can be fun ;) Maybe I'll be brave enough and say some words in russian if we finally do the video thing :D

But if we are going to make one for Xmas (I think that's the first important date coming),we should start preparing it early so that later we make it get to her on time and all that.

Maybe we should open a separate thread for the project.Since the project was Mel's idea,she should be the one opening it.And also it would be interesting to know how many people and who is interested in participating in it.

Анна
Sep 30th, 2009, 05:45 AM
Well, even I don't speak perfect English :p. It is a nightmare language to learn, and you're all far more fluent than you give yourself credit for. And as for accents, I tend to pick up the accent of the area I'm in, so I sound like Scarlett O'Hara out of Pittsburgh :lol:. I need to spend a year somewhere else to get rid of it ;).

Sveta probably wouldn't understand a word of my English, but my Spanish or Russian would be even worse. But I'd definitely do the tape thing, and on second thought, I would even sing a few bars, Vero :wavey:. But how would the logistics of this work?

Bероника
Sep 30th, 2009, 09:40 AM
Well, even I don't speak perfect English :p. It is a nightmare language to learn, and you're all far more fluent than you give yourself credit for. And as for accents, I tend to pick up the accent of the area I'm in, so I sound like Scarlett O'Hara out of Pittsburgh :lol:. I need to spend a year somewhere else to get rid of it ;).

Sveta probably wouldn't understand a word of my English, but my Spanish or Russian would be even worse. But I'd definitely do the tape thing, and on second thought, I would even sing a few bars, Vero :wavey:. But how would the logistics of this work?

Well,each of us has to find a way to make a video (I think I can make short videos on my camera photo,so probably on most digital cameras this is a possibility),then we should put all the videos together,so we have to think how to make this.Anyone here is good with video things? that's why we need a project thread to put all the ideas in there and everyone says in what way they can contribute.


Maybe we can upload all our videos somewhere so that the person who is going to send them can collect them all together in a CD.Or have you thought of any other way,Mel?

Света_мой_№1
Sep 30th, 2009, 06:01 PM
ok a lot of questions and I will try to answer them all in the new thread I make right now. (well not right now cuz I am writting over here) just look at All projects for our diosa.

Bероника
Sep 30th, 2009, 06:07 PM
ok,I asked in the Doha tournament forum about what Sveta has to do to finally qualify for Doha and here is the answer I got:

If 8 are direct IN and no wildcard given, Sveta is now IN.

But if only 7 are dirext IN, I don't think she's 100% in yet... a QF in China Open will help. :)

Света_мой_№1
Sep 30th, 2009, 06:16 PM
well as far as I know they are always direct in and no.9 and 10 go incase one gets a injury.

Ziggy Starduck
Oct 1st, 2009, 10:20 AM
Stef :hug: what makes you frustrated? Is it for Sveta or something else?


Here it's raining cats and dogs and I have soon to go outside.Oh well,I guess I'll be all soaked by the time I get there,just like yesterday :help:

Thanks Vero ;) Yep it was Sveta's loss, I don't get used to them no matter how much I try :angel: Oh well onto the next one (tournament I mean, not loss).

Bероника
Oct 1st, 2009, 08:23 PM
Thanks Vero ;) Yep it was Sveta's loss, I don't get used to them no matter how much I try :angel: Oh well onto the next one (tournament I mean, not loss).

I know :sobbing: I'm generally in bad mood for the rest of the day when that happens :o

But we all know how unstable our diosa can be with results,we should be used by now,but it gets me sad everytime.:sad:

Bероника
Oct 1st, 2009, 08:29 PM
oh on another note,today I bought a tennis magazine,they have an interview with a young spanish player Silvia Soler (you probably don't know her,currently ranked 212,plays mostly ITF events).Well the thing is she was asked if she identifies with any of the top 10 players,and guess who her answer was? Svetlana Kuznetsova ;) and goes on to say " I like her style of play a lot,the way how she dominates the court with her forehand". Silvia :yeah:

Света_мой_№1
Oct 1st, 2009, 09:58 PM
I know :sobbing: I'm generally in bad mood for the rest of the day when that happens :o

But we all know how unstable our diosa can be with results,we should be used by now,but it gets me sad everytime.:sad:

probable cuz we know how it effects her. I want her to win cuz I think she deserves it.

Bероника
Oct 1st, 2009, 11:10 PM
probable cuz we know how it effects her. I want her to win cuz I think she deserves it.

yeah,I think that's the reason

dearg
Oct 2nd, 2009, 06:20 PM
Just saw Tarpishev, Guaga and ASV at the Olympic announcement. Tarpi might have been representing Russia on the voting?

GO RIO!

gdot
Oct 2nd, 2009, 06:28 PM
Rio got it!! :bounce:
so glad it was rio, they were definitely the right choice.
and tarpishev is a legend, clearly he should be the next prime minister of russia :lol:

Bероника
Oct 2nd, 2009, 07:03 PM
I wish Tarpishev would be the next coach of Sveta rather than the next prime minister of Russia :p

oh and congrats Rio ;)

Света_мой_№1
Oct 2nd, 2009, 09:50 PM
I think its a good choice

Анна
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:14 PM
I'm glad, too: Most ordinary Chicagoans didn't want the Olympics in the first place :p. Atlanta showed that it can be a tremendous expense and security nightmare. First ever South American Olympics :bounce:.

Bероника
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:19 PM
I'm glad, too: Most ordinary Chicagoans didn't want the Olympics in the first place :p. Atlanta showed that it can be a tremendous expense and security nightmare. First ever South American Olympics :bounce:.

yes,finally :D

sharapovarulz1
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:29 AM
Im really happy for Rio, reckon there opening ceremony will be AMAZING :D

Света_мой_№1
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:31 AM
hey zoe that has been a long time how are you doing??

Bероника
Oct 4th, 2009, 01:12 PM
yeah only bad thing about Rio will be time difference again,but this happens everytime it's out of Europe.

Nice to see you Zoe,as Mel said it's been a long time.I hope all is well with you :D

Bероника
Oct 8th, 2009, 06:16 PM
oh fuck,no more Momo for 2009 :sad: and who knows for the rest... :bigcry:

Анна
Oct 8th, 2009, 06:46 PM
oh fuck,no more Momo for 2009 :sad: and who knows for the rest... :bigcry:

:sad: It would not surprise me at all if Momo retires, just like Ai. Maybe she'll do it one more year, at least.

BTW, is Sveta playing Kremlin Cup, or just the rest of this and Doha, do you know?

Bероника
Oct 8th, 2009, 08:03 PM
Unless she has changed her mind,no,no Kremlin Cup for her this year.With the change of dates,it's difficult for the top players to go there,it doesn't make much sense to go play on indoor the week before YEC and get to Doha with no time for practise.I see in next year's calendar it's also on the same dates.What a stupid schedule and a way to let the only WTA event in Russia without its biggest stars :mad: brilliant idea :rolleyes: I read Safina and Dementieva are not playing either this year,for the same reasons as Sveta when the 3 of them have played there I think every year since they became pro.

About Momo,yeah,I'm not holding much hope that she'll be back next year.I prefer to think that way rather than wait and wait and wait for it to never happen as with Seles.Everything comes to an end,better to accept it :sad:

Света_мой_№1
Oct 8th, 2009, 08:22 PM
personaly I think she should do 1 more year without any pressure just enjoy it thats the best way to leave tennis I think.

but yeah the chance is big she stops soon and then I hope she gets a cermony like ai but at roland garros

Bероника
Oct 9th, 2009, 08:55 PM
Just found this on GM,players entered in the first tournaments of next year.

Brisbane: Azarenka, Ivanovic, Bartoli, Stosur, Mauresmo
Auckland: Dementieva, Wozniacki, Razzano, Medina Garrigues, Vesnina
Sydney: Safina, S.Williams, Dementieva, Wozniacki, Kuznetsova
Hobart: Pennetta, Razzano, Vesnina, Wickmayer, Dulko

I guess no real big surprise to know she'll start her season and preparation for AO in Sydney.

Should we have a thread to comment and post news about 2010 schedule of la diosa or is it still early?

Света_мой_№1
Oct 9th, 2009, 09:01 PM
you could it doesnt really matter but I think the reall new about that will be 2 weeks before it all start again

Bероника
Oct 9th, 2009, 09:05 PM
well apparently those listed posted are from this year,not for next year.Anyway chances are big she starts her season in Sydney,it's been her usual schedule for the last years.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 9th, 2009, 09:26 PM
yeah it was a long time she started earlier but her form was good this year if the injury stays away and she does it like last year it will be a great start.

Dorien.
Oct 10th, 2009, 09:48 AM
I really hope Amélie plays one more year. She cannot stop without an 'official' last tournament... or i hope so...

gdot
Oct 10th, 2009, 07:06 PM
I really hope Amélie plays one more year. She cannot stop without an 'official' last tournament... or i hope so...

yeah she should just play another year, no pressure, just relax and see how she likes that, oh and with a giant party at somepoint.

the millions of beijing pics are giving me an avatar crisis :lol: i think i am just going to make loads and change them every day :o

Bероника
Oct 10th, 2009, 08:09 PM
yeah she should just play another year, no pressure, just relax and see how she likes that, oh and with a giant party at somepoint.

the millions of beijing pics are giving me an avatar crisis :lol: i think i am just going to make loads and change them every day :o

:lol: shhh,don't complain we'll miss the Beijing abundance during off season for sure :sobbing: Beijing- Best tournament on tour in photo coverage by far :worship:

gdot
Oct 11th, 2009, 12:26 AM
ok so my stupid fucking laptop deleted my post for no reason :fiery::o

it was this:

ooops forgot about off season :bigcry: i will be going back to the beijing website to gaze at all the pics thats for sure.

i have just been youtubing all night and just saw this video:

H67T1xsL94o

and i would like to note that:
1. sveta was probably hiding at the bar out of video :lol:
2. im quite sure i dance like bepa when im drunk :tape:
3. is that larissa who gets up or a lookalike?
4. who is the woman who makes lena look small? :lol:

Bероника
Oct 11th, 2009, 07:53 AM
lol I remember watching that video or a similar one at the time

1.Well,Sveta probably wasn't there anymore.And she had not much to celebrate.I think the party was only for the medalists and sadly Sveta wasn't one of them :sad:

2.Vera is the cutest thing alive :hearts: :lol:

3.oh yeah,that is Larissa :eek: I didn't pay attention at her when I first watched the video,but that is Larissa no doubt.

4.Ni idea,but maybe a russian basket player? I know Sveta went to watch and encourage them on some basket matchs,and some of them were probably at the tennis too,so maybe they were also invited to the tennis party.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 11th, 2009, 03:57 PM
ok people I think we should write a message all together to sveta on her blog like we did with christmas and newyear but then 1 one all together with as ending. much love all SKF(svetlana kuznetsova family) and then all the names behing that.

just to let her know we feel for her and we should to this fast so anne you posted it last time could you help us again or someone who can react to her blog also.

Анна
Oct 11th, 2009, 04:01 PM
I'd be glad to :). If anyone who wants to contribute would PM me, then I'll put them together with my own. If you'd like, I can show the "rough draft" here first.

I think it would be nice of us to offer condolences for her friend, too :awww:

Света_мой_№1
Oct 11th, 2009, 04:04 PM
well I am in but I will pm too.

and would love to see the rough draft and if nobody wants to do it would you mind doing it for me.

Анна
Oct 11th, 2009, 04:08 PM
Of course; I bet Vero will, and if we gave it some time for Stef to get up, she would, too :lol:. But count me in, definitely :).

Света_мой_№1
Oct 11th, 2009, 04:10 PM
so you make the piece we send to her. If you dont have enough time I dont mind doing it but it will have some wrong spelling again.

also I think you should post over here when you are going to send it cuz then people dont feel left out. I had that once on a other section they didnt like it. (but I dont think sveta fans will do that)

Bероника
Oct 11th, 2009, 04:18 PM
yes,it's good idea you had Mel to send her message.Do we write a message each of us and then send them together as last time or one only message and write our names in the end?

what is the rough draft?

Света_мой_№1
Oct 11th, 2009, 04:21 PM
its what she will put in the letter but she will make little changes.

I was thinking about just one piece all together and then much love skf (svetlana kuznetsova family) and then who is in the family so our own names.

and think the explaining of skf needs to be in there cuz whe never used it writting her something.

Анна
Oct 11th, 2009, 04:33 PM
Okay, this is what I wrote. I did it in a hurry, so any changes are welcome :)

Dear Sveta:

We are a group of fans from all over the world, some of whom have followed your career for years and some of us are new! We all became good friends on a tennis forum site, and enjoy our friendship, not only the tennis. One of us is Spanish, yet speaks fluent Russian, and I (Anna) took up Russian last year. It's a very difficult language, but English is harder, I think. Since I'm writing, it's English. Strangely, I don't believe any of us plays tennis, or not with any skill. It is enough to follow your career, and that of your friends on the tour.

We want to congratulate you on a terrific season and on the latest championship in China. It is obvious to all of us that your decision to go back to Russia was the correct one, and we have so enjoyed watching you play, win or lose.

I am sure I speak for all of us when I offer our condolences for the loss of your friend. Even though you were far away, I am sure he knew how much you cared for him. We are moved that you dedicated the tournament to your Slava, and we send our support in your grief.

We send best wishes for your upcoming tournaments, which we guess will be Doha, and all best wishes for a restful offseason.

Sincerely,
The SKF's (Svetlana Kuznetsova Fans)

Bероника
Oct 11th, 2009, 05:02 PM
I like it,Anne except I don't speak fluent russian,I wish.

But maybe you should talk a little about all the SKFs signing or would it be too long?

Dorien.
Oct 11th, 2009, 05:50 PM
i like it too

Анна
Oct 11th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Yeah, I wondered about mentioning something about more of the SKF's too; some of course I know better than others, but I can try :). I'll revise it in a bit and put it back up.

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 11th, 2009, 09:18 PM
That's really nice. You're a good writer.

Анна
Oct 11th, 2009, 10:41 PM
:) I'm mainly just waiting for Stef to show up, before I put her name to something she hasn't seen. Then I'll put in on her blog in the morning (well, my morning), after letting everyone see it here again in final form.

But right now, I make an early New Year's resolution (well, I just had Rosh Hashanah, so maybe that counts :lol:). That is, to stay out of stupid threads on GM, especially anything like "So and so must be gay because 1)She wears sneakers, 2)She has a deep voice, 3)She dresses like a man -*where did THAT come from??**-, or 4) she has muscles, and on and on. Whether Sveta is or isn't, it's threads like these that would drive anybody into privacy either way.

True equality will come when no one gives a damn about anyone's private life, and there will be no need to shout sexuality from the mountaintops. That includes the threads like "everyone must come out!" Um, many of us live in countries or states that are still very conservative or religious. Most of us have jobs we don't feel like losing in these times. Ditto for friends, parents, children. And as much as I would stand up for gay rights, my life and safety and that of my family has to come first. If that makes me a coward, well, okay.

I wanted to speak up and mention Rock Hudson and Montgomery Clift, both were beefy he-men as queer as the day is long, but decided it wouldn't do any good if someone's in their own little stereotypes. I myself NEVER ring anyone's radar :lol:. It might be laughable if trying to discern anything about a person out of appearance alone did not lead to the horrors in the 20th century. I think that's why it's hard for me to just pass it off as a fool and move on.

:fiery: I'm over it. I now return you to your regular thread.

Анна
Oct 12th, 2009, 06:03 AM
Okay, this is a revision of my post. It's late, I'm tired, so if it's bad, tell me! Also, I wondered about putting Maz and Anushka in it, but they are SKF's too :confused::

Dear Sveta:

We are a group of fans from all over the world, some of whom have followed your career for years and some of us are new! We all became good friends on a tennis forum site. I believe nearly every continent is represented by someone in our group: Veronika is from Spain, Maz is in England, Melanie is from the Netherlands, and Dorien is in Germany. We have a South African, an Uruguayan, several Russians, at least two Chinese, and I (Anna) am American. Stefanie and Anushka are Australian. We are all different ages and from different cultures, but all have a love of the tennis tour in common. Veronika and I are both studying Russian, about as different from both English and Spanish as possible. Strangely, I don't believe any of us actually plays tennis, or not with any skill. It is enough to follow your career, and that of your friends on the tour.

We want to congratulate you on a terrific season and on the latest championship in China. It is obvious to all of us that your decision to go back to Russia was the correct one, and we have so enjoyed watching you play, win or lose. Your sense of fun and your kindness to the other players is a pleasure to see.

I am sure I speak for all of us when I offer our condolences for the loss of your friend. Even though you were far away, I am sure he knew how much you cared for him. We are moved that you dedicated the tournament to your Slava, and we send our support in your grief.

We send best wishes for your upcoming tournaments, which we guess will be Doha, and all best wishes for a restful offseason.

Sincerely,
The SKF's (Svetlana Kuznetsova Family)

Veronika
Melanie
Dorien
Stefanie
Maz
Anushka
Anna
...and all the SKF's who join us.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 12th, 2009, 09:49 AM
I love the letter for me its ok but I believe dorien is from belgium.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 12th, 2009, 09:58 AM
Ow and I wont be online I think before you send this letter but just write my name under it even if it changes.

Bероника
Oct 12th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Sveta dresses like a man? that's new I guess this is what you are called now when you decide not to dress like a sex object :tape: This thread you are talking about is beyond stupid Anne,but it's the normal standard for GM.

Well back to the letter,I like the second version too.I'm almost sure Dorien is from Belgium.And who is the South African? Maybe to get faster feedback from Stef and Maz you should contact them via pm ;)

Dorien.
Oct 12th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Yes indeed i'm from Belgium ;)

Света_мой_№1
Oct 12th, 2009, 07:22 PM
well stef hasnt been around for a while I remember when we came with the christmas cards thing she said she would pm us her adress but she first wanted to get thing together. Maz I dont know and zoe also hasnt been around for a while but she was her also everyday for a while.

Анна
Oct 12th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Oh man, sorry, Dorien :tape:. And, how do so many great players come out of such a small country?

fnuf7 is from S.A., I think, if I read the flag correctly :tape:.

Stef's been around; the others are here and there. I'm just concerned about putting their name on something they haven't seen. I'm 99% sure Stef would OK this; she did the other version.

And pardon what is probably a very silly question, but is it correct to say someone is (for example) "Belgian", or is it better to say "She is from Belgium"? I wondered if "Australian" was all right to say. When I was young, we said, "Don Quixote was a Spaniard" (we had to read that in high school :tape:), but I haven't heard that word in years. "Spanish" is the name of a language, but I wasn't sure if it's acceptable to call a person "Spanish". Same with "Dutch"-I read somewhere that that's going out of use, too, and "from the Netherlands" is preferred.

It is also considered derogatory, for example, to call a person "Oriental" when you mean "of Asian descent". "Oriental" refers to an object or a style of decoration, not people. That's why I'm asking, if it's a similar thing.

As for me, call me "American"-but I don't know the etiquette in other places. In fact, many people here don't want to be "Irish-American" or "Italian-American", but just American.

I hope the question itself wasn't offensive :confused:. Offending any of you is the last thing I want to do. See what a simple letter to Sveta can bring up?

Dorien.
Oct 12th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Yes you can say i'm a Belgian ;)

And i don't know how it comes. But it's great for us :)

Света_мой_№1
Oct 12th, 2009, 08:47 PM
yeah I dont know any better then that they say dutch. I mean how else can I say I speak dutch. I speak from the netherlands??

but I think you can put the other names under that. I mean there is nothing big said about them and there are so many people with that name. but on the other hand if they where really into writting a message or are following sveta they would be here.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 12th, 2009, 09:53 PM
this is just a idea and maybe a bad one. for the letter. but I was thinking maybe using a poem in it. but then it might get to long.

but if you dont like it just forget about it

Bероника
Oct 12th, 2009, 10:00 PM
you had to read Don Quijote in high school? :eek:

I've never knew if you say spanish or spaniard,I've heard both so I assumed both were correct.

Bероника
Oct 12th, 2009, 10:01 PM
this is just a idea and maybe a bad one. for the letter. but I was thinking maybe using a poem in it. but then it might get to long.

but if you dont like it just forget about it

I think it's a good idea Mel

Света_мой_№1
Oct 12th, 2009, 10:10 PM
well I just offer you the ones I made I can post them again over here maybe the short one will be better but if the rest dont like it just dont. its just a offer.

Moving On
There’s never a right time
To say goodbye
It’s never fine
For someone to die
The shock hits you
You go numb
Not knowing what to do
Never expecting to lose someone
Who’s been there
For so long
You feel stripped and bare
Finding it hard to stay strong

The tears may come
If so, let them fall
But for some
None, nothing at all
That doesn’t mean
You’re not hurting inside
If anything
You’re just trying to hide
The pain you feel
Because if you do
It will all be real
It will all be true

Nobody wants
To lose someone dear
Their death haunts
You want them near
The memories
Videos and pictures
We need these
As reminders
To banish the fear
That you will forget
You need to keep them clear
Don’t want to be upset

But want to and need
To remember that laugh and smile
So you can be freed
From the constant denial
To accept that it’s real
They’re not coming home
Is upsetting to feel
They’ve left you alone
You’ve gone through
The rainbow of emotions
What’s left to do?
There’s no magic potion
To make grief go away
You’ll always feel something
It’s there to stay
Sometimes hiding

Like you can be happy
And just like that
You see
Where you’re at
How far you’ve gone
Without thinking of them
You’re angry all of a sudden
How could you let it happen?
You’re scared
That one day you won’t
Have cared
That you don’t
But it’s natural
Don’t worry yourself
You’re normal
If anything it’s a help

Life does go on
Just take each day as it comes
Let it happen
Slowly the pain numbs
You feel it ease
It’s not as hard anymore
Your heart sees
What it couldn’t before
That it’s ok to let go
Of that person
It has to be so
So that they may move on

Live in memory
Of who they were
Unlock the key
Discover the treasure
Their life was the gold
An amazing story
Waiting to be told
No more worry
As their memory lives on
No longer can we
See them as gone
But happy and free
Instead we celebrate
Who they were
Their life though late
Was the one true treasure


When the Sun Goes Down

There's a time in all our lifes
when tears just come easily
There's a time in all our lifes
when mourning seems to overwhelm us

Our tears are memories of others,
loved ones that we lost,
Our tears testify the sun
they brought into our lifes

But when this sun goes down
it's hard to accept the night
When the sun goes down
it's important to know

That the sun didn't vanish
...she's just not visible anymore...

Анна
Oct 12th, 2009, 10:31 PM
you had to read Don Quijote in high school? :eek:

I've never knew if you say spanish or spaniard,I've heard both so I assumed both were correct.

In my senior year :). I love to read, so I got myself into the highest English class, which happened to read that book all term. I admit, I did not appreciate it too much at the time-too much symbolism ;), but much later, I reread it for myself.

Mel, I love both poems, but I will use the shorter one for Sveta :). I think we've all been grief-stricken at some point.

Анна
Oct 12th, 2009, 10:47 PM
Okay, done :). Here's what I just put on her blog (under the most recent entry):

Dear Sveta:

We are a group of fans from all over the world, some of whom have followed your career for years and some of us are new! We all became good friends on a tennis forum site. I believe nearly every continent is represented by someone in our group: Veronika is from Spain, Maz is in England, Melanie is from the Netherlands, and Dorien is Belgian. We have a South African, an Uruguayan, several Russians, at least two Chinese, and I (Anna) am American. Stefanie and Anushka are Australian. We are all different ages and from different cultures, but all have a love of the tennis tour in common. Veronika and I are both studying Russian, about as different from both English and Spanish as possible. Strangely, I don't believe any of us actually plays tennis, or not with any skill. It is enough to follow your career, and that of your friends on the tour.

We want to congratulate you on a terrific season and on the latest championship in China. It is obvious to all of us that your decision to go back to Russia was the correct one, and we have so enjoyed watching you play, win or lose. Your sense of fun and your kindness to the other players is a pleasure to see.

I am sure I speak for all of us when I offer our condolences for the loss of your friend. Even though you were far away, I am sure he knew how much you cared for him. We are moved that you dedicated the tournament to your Slava, and we send our support in your grief.

We send best wishes for your upcoming tournaments, which we guess will be Doha, and all best wishes for a restful offseason.

Mel is a gifted poet, and wished to send you this:

When the Sun Goes Down

There's a time in all our lifes
when tears just come easily
There's a time in all our lifes
when mourning seems to overwhelm us

Our tears are memories of others,
loved ones that we lost,
Our tears testify the sun
they brought into our lifes

But when this sun goes down
it's hard to accept the night
When the sun goes down
it's important to know

That the sun didn't vanish
...she's just not visible anymore...
-from Melanie

Sincerely,
The SKF's (Svetlana Kuznetsova Family)

Veronika
Melanie
Dorien
Stefanie
Maz
Anushka
Anna
...and all the SKF's who join us.

I confess, I get a silly little thrill out of being able to read "Leave a comment" in Russian ;)

Света_мой_№1
Oct 12th, 2009, 11:05 PM
haha and should I mean I would love to learn russian but just cant afford it right now but in the future I will its a powerfull language and hard to learn so the thrill is normal.

ooow and for me the letter is great.

Bероника
Oct 12th, 2009, 11:11 PM
hehe I know what you mean about the thrill Anne ;) Well thanks a lot for posting it.I was thinking the poem will probably make her cry.

Ziggy Starduck
Oct 13th, 2009, 02:34 AM
Oh man, sorry, Dorien :tape:. And, how do so many great players come out of such a small country?

fnuf7 is from S.A., I think, if I read the flag correctly :tape:.

Stef's been around; the others are here and there. I'm just concerned about putting their name on something they haven't seen. I'm 99% sure Stef would OK this; she did the other version.

And pardon what is probably a very silly question, but is it correct to say someone is (for example) "Belgian", or is it better to say "She is from Belgium"? I wondered if "Australian" was all right to say. When I was young, we said, "Don Quixote was a Spaniard" (we had to read that in high school :tape:), but I haven't heard that word in years. "Spanish" is the name of a language, but I wasn't sure if it's acceptable to call a person "Spanish". Same with "Dutch"-I read somewhere that that's going out of use, too, and "from the Netherlands" is preferred.

It is also considered derogatory, for example, to call a person "Oriental" when you mean "of Asian descent". "Oriental" refers to an object or a style of decoration, not people. That's why I'm asking, if it's a similar thing.

As for me, call me "American"-but I don't know the etiquette in other places. In fact, many people here don't want to be "Irish-American" or "Italian-American", but just American.

I hope the question itself wasn't offensive :confused:. Offending any of you is the last thing I want to do. See what a simple letter to Sveta can bring up?

;) It's a beautiful letter, you are spot on with my citizenship too, I am Australian :)

Света_мой_№1
Oct 13th, 2009, 01:30 PM
hehe I know what you mean about the thrill Anne ;) Well thanks a lot for posting it.I was thinking the poem will probably make her cry.

well I dont think its wrong for her to cry she has every reason it just means she is not putting it away. but if you dont want it I dont mind.

Bероника
Oct 13th, 2009, 03:42 PM
No,don't worry,it's ok and I think Anne already posted it

I hope she updates her blog before Doha

Света_мой_№1
Oct 13th, 2009, 05:33 PM
I hope so too. I think sveta can handle the poem if she can talk about it on tv and in front of a lot of people she is pretty strong

Bероника
Oct 13th, 2009, 07:21 PM
I hope so too. I think sveta can handle the poem if she can talk about it on tv and in front of a lot of people she is pretty strong

yes,you are right

Bероника
Oct 13th, 2009, 08:10 PM
I had forgotten how boring are the weeks without Sveta tournaments.At least next week there's Kremlin Cup where I have some other favourite players involved.

Even if she doesn't play I was thinking maybe Sveta will go there since she lives in Moscow,or how early is she leaving for Doha?

Света_мой_№1
Oct 13th, 2009, 08:13 PM
well after beijing she said that she was doing 1 day korea for fila and then a few days relaxing and some training in moscow. so I think she still is there.

Dorien.
Oct 13th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Well it's still Luxembourg and i'm going to the qualies this weekend. Luxembourg is always a very relax and good tournament :)

Bероника
Oct 13th, 2009, 08:20 PM
oh enjoy there,Dorien :D

What players are playing Luxembourg? I know Momo was supposed to play there but she withdrew.Who else is playing?

Света_мой_№1
Oct 13th, 2009, 08:32 PM
have fun there dorien.

I cant wait to go to stuttgart again

Bероника
Oct 15th, 2009, 01:54 PM
Anyone has news about Tatianadove? She has not posted in a long time :sad:

Света_мой_№1
Oct 15th, 2009, 02:00 PM
no havent seen her around either maybe at a other russian section.

karenwalker2
Oct 15th, 2009, 02:03 PM
hey guys,
i finally have the internet back full time. Its actually sucked because it has meant that i have not been able to watch much tennis. However, i did manage to watch the game against petrova which was cool and later will watch the final on eurosport player. Hope everyone is alright and will hopefully be more involved.

nat

Bероника
Oct 15th, 2009, 03:44 PM
Hello Nat :D Glad to see you around again.Hope all is fine.


In one of our cable channels they are constantly showing episodes of Will and Grace.Everytime I see Karen Walker I think of you :p

You can also look in the videos thread for some of Sveta matchs to download ;)

Света_мой_№1
Oct 15th, 2009, 03:45 PM
hey welcome back,

how has everything been besides your internet not working??

Bероника
Oct 15th, 2009, 03:52 PM
Just sent Tati a message on facebook.Maybe she'll answer it.

Bероника
Oct 15th, 2009, 03:52 PM
oh and what about Charlie? She's missing too for a long time now

Dorien.
Oct 15th, 2009, 06:20 PM
oh enjoy there,Dorien :D

What players are playing Luxembourg? I know Momo was supposed to play there but she withdrew.Who else is playing?

I'm just going for the weekend, so just qualies. Rezai, Flipkens, Hercog... But i will se what qualiedraw will say tomorrow ;)

Bероника
Oct 15th, 2009, 06:39 PM
I'm just going for the weekend, so just qualies. Rezai, Flipkens, Hercog... But i will se what qualiedraw will say tomorrow ;)

but qualies are fun too! You get to see a lot of players you usually don't see on tv ;) or very rarely

Tatianadove
Oct 15th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Thanks to Vero I'm back again! My depression lasted too long so I decided to go online again when few minuted ago I read Vero's msg on FB.
I hope while I was absent here a lot of new Sveta's fans joined our forum so I say "Hello" to all of them :)

Bероника
Oct 15th, 2009, 10:41 PM
depression? sorry to read that,Tati :hug:

I'm happy to see you again.Welcome back! :kiss:

How was Moscow? Last time you posted,you talked about an upcoming trip to Moscow.

karenwalker2
Oct 15th, 2009, 11:15 PM
hey welcome back,

how has everything been besides your internet not working??

Everything is good. i have applied for a new job role still within the police. I got through the paper part just waiting for the interview. Not feeling too good at the moment, have that feeling you get before you have a cold but its like the cold hasnt quite arrived yet (its all very complicated lol) I have actually missed things on here all i seem to do these days is get up got to work come home go to bed and thats it. Well i suppose i am now a grown up :sad:

Ziggy Starduck
Oct 16th, 2009, 02:30 AM
oh and what about Charlie? She's missing too for a long time now

She's still going on fb :lol: She keeps up with the tennis judging by her posts ;)

Tatianadove
Oct 16th, 2009, 07:09 AM
depression? sorry to read that,Tati :hug:

I'm happy to see you again.Welcome back! :kiss:

How was Moscow? Last time you posted,you talked about an upcoming trip to Moscow.

Moscow was great but again too expensive. I spent there one week amd it costed me as 2 weeks in Germany, and difference in servise didn't do credit for Moscow.

Bероника
Oct 16th, 2009, 09:33 AM
Moscow was great but again too expensive. I spent there one week amd it costed me as 2 weeks in Germany, and difference in servise didn't do credit for Moscow.

yeah Moscow is really expensive :( I assume the rest of russian cities are not that expensive,am I right? For exemple would you say St Petersbourg is expensive city? Not now,but the next time I'm going to Russia it's going to be to Piter for a month course of russian language for foreigners.I still don't know when I'll be able to go,but I want to get informed.Last time I was there was in 1998,I didn't find it expensive at all,quite the contrary,but I'm sure things have changed a lot in 10 years.

Bероника
Oct 16th, 2009, 09:59 AM
I like this junior tennis player,Yana Buchina (she was runner-up in last USO ;) ).Asked if she's going to cheer for any player in Doha,she says that she'll cheer for Sveta.It's her favourite player and they train at the same club in Moscow,she says Sveta knows her and she considers Sveta a very nice girl.She sometimes go watch how Sveta trains and it's very helpful for her.

http://www.championat.ru/tennis/article-41397.html

Tatianadove
Oct 16th, 2009, 10:59 AM
yeah Moscow is really expensive :( I assume the rest of russian cities are not that expensive,am I right? For exemple would you say St Petersbourg is expensive city? Not now,but the next time I'm going to Russia it's going to be to Piter for a month course of russian language for foreigners.I still don't know when I'll be able to go,but I want to get informed.Last time I was there was in 1998,I didn't find it expensive at all,quite the contrary,but I'm sure things have changed a lot in 10 years.

Piter is a bit cheapier I think, at least prices are the same as in my city. I can't judge accomodation prices cause I always stay at auntie's home but i belive u can find romms cheaper then 60 euros per night. My frinds last year stayed in hostel and it costed them 500 rubles per night (about 12 euros) . Food in cafes are cheaper than in Moscow. In Moscow my average bill was 25-30 euros for Caesar salad, apple juice and meat or fish course and I ate in very simple places, once we ate near Kremlim and prices there were HIGH!!! In Rostov I could go to the most expensive restaurant and took twice more dishes for the sum I spent in that cafe. So u see Piter is better than Moscow;)

camilia
Oct 16th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Hi guys, I never posted in the off topic thread before, actually I'm always busy but I do show up every now and then, so I decided to make the effort to know other Sveta fans. Of course I already had the pleasure of talking to some of you here or in Dina's thread ;)

Bероника
Oct 16th, 2009, 02:16 PM
Piter is a bit cheapier I think, at least prices are the same as in my city. I can't judge accomodation prices cause I always stay at auntie's home but i belive u can find romms cheaper then 60 euros per night. My frinds last year stayed in hostel and it costed them 500 rubles per night (about 12 euros) . Food in cafes are cheaper than in Moscow. In Moscow my average bill was 25-30 euros for Caesar salad, apple juice and meat or fish course and I ate in very simple places, once we ate near Kremlim and prices there were HIGH!!! In Rostov I could go to the most expensive restaurant and took twice more dishes for the sum I spent in that cafe. So u see Piter is better than Moscow;)

ok,thanks,Tati! Well maybe when I'm there I'll look for the option of a residence for students ( общежитие ).I think it might be not that expensive as a hostel.

Bероника
Oct 16th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Hi guys, I never posted in the off topic thread before, actually I'm always busy but I do show up every now and then, so I decided to make the effort to know other Sveta fans. Of course I already had the pleasure of talking to some of you here or in Dina's thread ;)

Hi Camilia,

yeah,that was me on facebook,I should have added a sentence or something in my request :o Well,see,I brought Tati back here :D

The off-topic thread is mostly used when Sveta is not playing in any competition as this week,we can talk about any other things to keep the forum active.Sorry that you are always busy but maybe that's a good thing.I don't like inactivity too much,it gets me nervous :help: Tell us a bit more about yourself if you have time and feel so.

I think the 2 players with who Sveta shares more fans in common are Dina and Amélie.

I hope to read you more often :D :wavey:

Света_мой_№1
Oct 16th, 2009, 02:58 PM
welcome back everyone yesterday I was sick and I missed a lot of talking I see. sveta's forum was getiing quiet hope its all good with you guys!!

Bероника
Oct 16th, 2009, 03:53 PM
I hope you feel better today Mel :hug:

Света_мой_№1
Oct 16th, 2009, 03:56 PM
yeah I do. right now I only feel a bit weak but its all ok

Bероника
Oct 16th, 2009, 04:16 PM
what did you have,Mel? a virus or something like that?

Света_мой_№1
Oct 16th, 2009, 05:45 PM
yeah I think so the toilet was my best friend yesterday.

Dorien.
Oct 16th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Ooww i hope you are feel better soon :hug:

i'm off for the weekend :wavey:

camilia
Oct 16th, 2009, 07:44 PM
Hi Camilia,

yeah,that was me on facebook,I should have added a sentence or something in my request :o Well,see,I brought Tati back here :D

The off-topic thread is mostly used when Sveta is not playing in any competition as this week,we can talk about any other things to keep the forum active.Sorry that you are always busy but maybe that's a good thing.I don't like inactivity too much,it gets me nervous :help: Tell us a bit more about yourself if you have time and feel so.

I think the 2 players with who Sveta shares more fans in common are Dina and Amélie.

I hope to read you more often :D :wavey:

I'm not so good at talking about myself but here we go: I just turned 33 and I'm from the UAE. I'm a teacher/student and that's why I'm always busy :help: My favourite female players are obviously Dina and Sveta and on the men's side Nalby, Marat and Dima. I like so many ATP players so I can't mention them all :p

camilia
Oct 16th, 2009, 07:46 PM
welcome back everyone yesterday I was sick and I missed a lot of talking I see. sveta's forum was getiing quiet hope its all good with you guys!!

Sorry to hear that Mel. I hope you are feeling much better now :hug:

Света_мой_№1
Oct 16th, 2009, 08:16 PM
yeah today I feel a bit weak but tomorrow I am back on top!!!

Анна
Oct 16th, 2009, 11:52 PM
:hug: Mel, I'm glad you're feeling better. At least it's the weekend :)

gdot
Oct 17th, 2009, 10:44 AM
a lot has been going on in this thread. i read that letter you were going to send to sveta, its really nice, im sure she'll appreciate it.

are they showing the gymnastics world championships where any of you lot are?

svetaisthebest
Oct 17th, 2009, 11:17 AM
yeah today I feel a bit weak but tomorrow I am back on top!!!

I hope you feel better Mel:hug:

Thanks to Vero I'm back again! My depression lasted too long so I decided to go online again when few minuted ago I read Vero's msg on FB.
I hope while I was absent here a lot of new Sveta's fans joined our forum so I say "Hello" to all of them :)

:sad: I'm sorry to hear that:hug: but welcome back !:D

Okay, done :). Here's what I just put on her blog (under the most recent entry):

Dear Sveta:

We are a group of fans from all over the world, some of whom have followed your career for years and some of us are new! We all became good friends on a tennis forum site. I believe nearly every continent is represented by someone in our group: Veronika is from Spain, Maz is in England, Melanie is from the Netherlands, and Dorien is Belgian. We have a South African, an Uruguayan, several Russians, at least two Chinese, and I (Anna) am American. Stefanie and Anushka are Australian. We are all different ages and from different cultures, but all have a love of the tennis tour in common. Veronika and I are both studying Russian, about as different from both English and Spanish as possible. Strangely, I don't believe any of us actually plays tennis, or not with any skill. It is enough to follow your career, and that of your friends on the tour.

We want to congratulate you on a terrific season and on the latest championship in China. It is obvious to all of us that your decision to go back to Russia was the correct one, and we have so enjoyed watching you play, win or lose. Your sense of fun and your kindness to the other players is a pleasure to see.

I am sure I speak for all of us when I offer our condolences for the loss of your friend. Even though you were far away, I am sure he knew how much you cared for him. We are moved that you dedicated the tournament to your Slava, and we send our support in your grief.

We send best wishes for your upcoming tournaments, which we guess will be Doha, and all best wishes for a restful offseason.

Mel is a gifted poet, and wished to send you this:

When the Sun Goes Down

There's a time in all our lifes
when tears just come easily
There's a time in all our lifes
when mourning seems to overwhelm us

Our tears are memories of others,
loved ones that we lost,
Our tears testify the sun
they brought into our lifes

But when this sun goes down
it's hard to accept the night
When the sun goes down
it's important to know

That the sun didn't vanish
...she's just not visible anymore...
-from Melanie

Sincerely,
The SKF's (Svetlana Kuznetsova Family)

Veronika
Melanie
Dorien
Stefanie
Maz
Anushka
Anna
...and all the SKF's who join us.

I confess, I get a silly little thrill out of being able to read "Leave a comment" in Russian ;)

that was a great letter:sobbing: and the poem was amazing Mel:worship:
and thanks Anna for including my name there too:awww::hug: I haven't posted in this thread for a while:o

Света_мой_№1
Oct 17th, 2009, 05:21 PM
hi to all the people who are showing up again. its nicer when the thread is busy. today I am all good again as I thought yesterday. am at my grandparents but couldnt stay away from the forum.

hope everybody is fine..

oow and glad you like the poem.

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 17th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Great letter and poem!

Nice to hear you're feeling better. My office is rife with illness right now.

Анна
Oct 17th, 2009, 06:52 PM
I too am glad to see everyone :). :wavey: Anushka and Lush :lol: And thank you; I hope Sveta likes it also.

Now if AnnieMac would just come back :(

I'm going to the state fair this afternoon :). I love the animals and crafts, but I'm not too much on rides :lol:. That's for young'uns.

The new kitten got spayed the other day. Misty's a Norwegian Forest Cat, and they get big! She's 4 months old and 7 pounds, and the other cat is 4 years old and 12 pounds :lol:. Vet told me to expect Misty to reach 25 pounds :eek:.

Bероника
Oct 17th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Good to read you are feeling good again Mel :D

I also wonder where Anniemac is :sad:

I also like the thread when more people are writting in it

Tatianadove
Oct 17th, 2009, 08:14 PM
yeah today I feel a bit weak but tomorrow I am back on top!!!

Get well Mel!

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 17th, 2009, 09:10 PM
I too am glad to see everyone :). :wavey: Anushka and Lush :lol: And thank you; I hope Sveta likes it also.

Now if AnnieMac would just come back :(

I'm going to the state fair this afternoon :). I love the animals and crafts, but I'm not too much on rides :lol:. That's for young'uns.

The new kitten got spayed the other day. Misty's a Norwegian Forest Cat, and they get big! She's 4 months old and 7 pounds, and the other cat is 4 years old and 12 pounds :lol:. Vet told me to expect Misty to reach 25 pounds :eek:.

God! You'd probably be able to get Schwarzenegger biceps carrying cats that are that heavy!

Света_мой_№1
Oct 17th, 2009, 09:13 PM
hey you changed your name to make it harder for me

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 17th, 2009, 09:15 PM
Sorry.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 17th, 2009, 09:16 PM
its ok but dont be hard on me when I dont remember who you are

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 17th, 2009, 09:24 PM
I wouldn't do that :lol:!

Света_мой_№1
Oct 17th, 2009, 10:01 PM
who are you!! hahaha

Bероника
Oct 17th, 2009, 10:16 PM
lol what is going on?

Света_мой_№1
Oct 17th, 2009, 10:55 PM
she changed her name and everybody is doing that(including me) but I have a hard time remembering everyone

Bероника
Oct 17th, 2009, 11:01 PM
she is the poster formerly known as The Lush,am I right?

Bероника
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Although Dorien is in Luxembourg,she will be happy to learn Yanina has claimed the Linz title.Congrats! :D

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 18th, 2009, 06:01 PM
she is the poster formerly known as The Lush,am I right?

Yup. Maybe that should be my full name: "Vanity Bonfire, the poster formerly known as The Lush."

Bероника
Oct 18th, 2009, 09:46 PM
someone has written on russian forum that Sveta was today at Olimpiskiy,that's where Kremlin Cup takes place.He wrote that she was talking with someone in spanish and then surroounded by a crowd of kids :lol:

Dorien.
Oct 19th, 2009, 02:34 PM
Although Dorien is in Luxembourg,she will be happy to learn Yanina has claimed the Linz title.Congrats! :D

Yes indeed :)

We thought about going to Linz from Luxembourg but it was too far for comming back to Belgium at sunday evening. A friend of my went to Linz because she just had to drive back till Luxembourg, where she is staying for the rest of the week ;)

Ballbasher
Oct 19th, 2009, 03:49 PM
As I think you were among the people in Flipkens clan, whom I can't stand after LUX anymore :p, you were not really nice to Estelle cheering her errors pretty loudly at times. I felt really sorry for her. :( Especially when it got close.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 19th, 2009, 07:05 PM
not all belgian fans where doing that I think you cant say dorien did that

Света_мой_№1
Oct 19th, 2009, 07:06 PM
someone has written on russian forum that Sveta was today at Olimpiskiy,that's where Kremlin Cup takes place.He wrote that she was talking with someone in spanish and then surroounded by a crowd of kids :lol:

why didnt he take pics

Bероника
Oct 19th, 2009, 07:41 PM
why didnt he take pics

I also wonder why

Dorien.
Oct 19th, 2009, 08:09 PM
As I think you were among the people in Flipkens clan, whom I can't stand after LUX anymore :p, you were not really nice to Estelle cheering her errors pretty loudly at times. I felt really sorry for her. :( Especially when it got close.

Well i'm sorry, but i haven't the feeling we did something wrong :shrug:

But if Estelle makes a fault and that means a sp for Flipper, i cheer for Flipper and screams her name.
It isn't that we make noice during the points or something like that...

Dorien.
Oct 19th, 2009, 08:10 PM
not all belgian fans where doing that I think you cant say dorien did that

Well i think he means us :p

Bероника
Oct 19th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Apparently Myskina doesn't consider Sveta her friend anymore :o

Few days ago in Moscow Myskina was asked her thoughts abt Russians success in 2009 on wta and inyterviewer asked her abt her "best friend-Sveta's" win at RG.... Myskina answered that she had only ONe friend in tennis - Dinara Safina

Bероника
Oct 19th, 2009, 08:30 PM
so Dorien,did you saw Eleni? And what other players did you see? Hope you had fun,which I think you did :D

Dorien.
Oct 19th, 2009, 08:42 PM
so Dorien,did you saw Eleni? And what other players did you see? Hope you had fun,which I think you did :D

No, because it was one of the last matches on saturday and we went to our hotel and eat something because it was already late.

I saw Flipkens, Guisard, Schaul, Putintseva, Camerin, Stevenson, Robson, Larcher De Brito, Voegele, Kremer, Goerges, Klaschka, Rezai ...

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 19th, 2009, 08:42 PM
There's a thread in GM about how Myskina is also being a bitch about Elena D as well. I thought they used to be bezzies and all.

Bероника
Oct 19th, 2009, 08:47 PM
well myskina never looked the more stable person in her mind,not really surprising afterall but it's strange because as far as in RG this same year they were together in the stands having a big laugh during one of Nadia's matchs :confused:

Bероника
Oct 19th, 2009, 08:50 PM
No, because it was one of the last matches on saturday and we went to our hotel and eat something because it was already late.

I saw Flipkens, Guisard, Schaul, Putintseva, Camerin, Stevenson, Robson, Larcher De Brito, Voegele, Kremer, Goerges, Klaschka, Rezai ...

oh too bad.

Well you saw quite a good number of players.What do you think of Putintseva? :lol: :help: Is she as good for her age as her results suggest? How are Larcher de Brito's screms live? :tape: Did you bring your earplugs with you for her match? :p :lol:
Lucky you saw Aravane :) oh and Stevenson,I didn't know she was still playing.How does Guisard play? I've never seen her.Sorry,too many questions but answer them when you have time ;)

Света_мой_№1
Oct 19th, 2009, 09:05 PM
Well i think he means us :p

yeah but that wasnt my point. you cant say all fans do that I mean I hate when people do it to sveta so You wont see or hear me doing that. but ofcourse I will yell for her at matchpoint. but I just think its not fair to think of all fans the same way.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 19th, 2009, 09:06 PM
I never liked myskina I hope sveta hears about it. but knowing sveta she will just be as nice as always about it.

Bероника
Oct 19th, 2009, 10:50 PM
yeah,I was never the biggest fan of Myskina but I can't help but wonder if something has happened between them for Nastya to say this so emphatically :confused:

I would be upset if something like that happened with Nadia because I care about both players.As for Nastya,worst for her I guess :shrug:

Ballbasher
Oct 20th, 2009, 12:03 AM
Well i'm sorry, but i haven't the feeling we did something wrong :shrug:

But if Estelle makes a fault and that means a sp for Flipper, i cheer for Flipper and screams her name.
It isn't that we make noice during the points or something like that...
It was not only at SP. :p But as I said I was mainly annoyed, because I felt sorry for Estelle, she let you get into her head [mainly her fault, too] and Flipkens wouldn't have won without you and I probably just noticed it, because I couldn't stand Flipkens attitude in this match or her attitude at all. :p She is a player I really have come to dislike there along with Beygelzimer :p. Putintseva should calm down a bit and improve her forehand. It is pretty loopy I thought. And she needs to grow in order to serve more consistent and less DFs
Sorry didn't mean to attack or offend you. ;)

so Dorien,did you saw Eleni? And what other players did you see? Hope you had fun,which I think you did :D
Eleni should have won that second set, that I watched. She was closely superior, but at *5-3 in the TB, there was a bad decision against her, when a ball from Castano, that clearly landed out, was not called out. Eleni was pretty upset and she just missed a backhand really close on that *6-5 MP, which Castano probably wouldn't have reached. But her backhand is likely to break down these days.

Ballbasher
Oct 20th, 2009, 12:04 AM
yeah but that wasnt my point. you cant say all fans do that I mean I hate when people do it to sveta so You wont see or hear me doing that. but ofcourse I will yell for her at matchpoint. but I just think its not fair to think of all fans the same way.
I didn't think bad of them. ;)

Dorien.
Oct 20th, 2009, 09:15 AM
oh too bad.

Well you saw quite a good number of players.What do you think of Putintseva? :lol: :help: Is she as good for her age as her results suggest? How are Larcher de Brito's screms live? :tape: Did you bring your earplugs with you for her match? :p :lol:
Lucky you saw Aravane :) oh and Stevenson,I didn't know she was still playing.How does Guisard play? I've never seen her.Sorry,too many questions but answer them when you have time ;)

Putintseva has a good game for her age. I find her funny :lol: always pumping up herself.
Well Larcher de Brito hadn't screamed that much i found :shrug:. But when she does it, it is loud. But it is really acted in my opinion. She isn't doing it everytime, just when it is going bad :p
About Guisard. Like Ballbasher said, she had probably won that match if we weren't there :p

Dorien.
Oct 20th, 2009, 09:20 AM
It was not only at SP. :p But as I said I was mainly annoyed, because I felt sorry for Estelle, she let you get into her head [mainly her fault, too] and Flipkens wouldn't have won without you and I probably just noticed it, because I couldn't stand Flipkens attitude in this match or her attitude at all. :p She is a player I really have come to dislike there along with Beygelzimer :p. Putintseva should calm down a bit and improve her forehand. It is pretty loopy I thought. And she needs to grow in order to serve more consistent and less DFs
Sorry didn't mean to attack or offend you. ;)


Eleni should have won that second set, that I watched. She was closely superior, but at *5-3 in the TB, there was a bad decision against her, when a ball from Castano, that clearly landed out, was not called out. Eleni was pretty upset and she just missed a backhand really close on that *6-5 MP, which Castano probably wouldn't have reached. But her backhand is likely to break down these days.

Well it's sad Flipper is annoying you, she is really a great and sweet girl :) But it doesn't matter ;) You're right about that, Flipper really needs the crowed. :lol: I have cheer her already more to a win :angel: And after the first set her coach (Who we know and she knows us) did a sign to us we have to cheer harder :haha:
But hopefully Guisard learned something about this, or i hope for her she will never play a belgian girl again when some of us are there :p

Ballbasher
Oct 20th, 2009, 10:31 AM
She really needed you. :haha: She may be sweet, but her behaviour on court was meh. :p Putintseva is soo competitive and her built is a bit like Sveta's, very strong legs, especially for her age and she can play with quite some topspin, too, but otherwise they are so different. :lol: If she flattens her forehand out, it's rather good, if she doesn't, well as I said before, I thought, it's very loopy. Her attitude for a 14 year old is ok, but if she doesn't calm down, then I won't stand her and the majority here will hate her. :p

Bероника
Oct 20th, 2009, 12:14 PM
thank you both Dorien and Ballbasher (I didn't know you were also in Luxembourg) on your views on Putintseva.The only time I've seen her play on a livestream,she was playing a junior final vs another young russian propect (Khromacheva) and I thought she was a bit insane to say it lightly :lol: I mean,about her reactions,so I agree she has to calm down or she'll be one of the most hated players on tour.But for a 14 year old I think her debut has been good enough.

And about Guisard,what kind of game does she play? I've never seen her and I'm always interested to learn about new french players ;)

Bероника
Oct 20th, 2009, 12:21 PM
A bit I found,Sveta's physio talking:

Para Adriana Forti, fisioterapeuta de Vivi Ruano, Anabel Medina y Svetlana Kuznetsova, "los tenistas y las tenistas están sobreexplotados. Manda el dinero. Se debería pensar más en los jugadores y menos en los torneos".Translation: for Adriana Forti,physiotherapist of the players Vivi Ruano, Anabel Medina and Svetlana Kuznetsova,the players are overexploited.It's all about money.They should think more about the players and less about the tournaments".

Ballbasher
Oct 20th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Oh I like Estelle for a while now. She clearly needs to improve her movement and lose some weight, because she is hardly able to defend well and reached almost none of Flipkens' stops. She got a pretty decent serve, first can be powerful, second is pretty solid, but tends to make DFs in tight situations. When she doesn't have to mve her groundstrokes are very powerful and she attacked Flipkens's second serve effectively on both sides.

I have been even more impressed with Laurendon. She has a compact all-around game. She got a solid serve, first and second. Her groundstrokes are pretty powerful and very deep. She had Zahlavova on the ropes and could have won Set 1, but I think she was too inexperienced. Her stops are pretty impressive and she volleys pretty well, too and mixed it up at times. She could make a run at the Top150, possibly even higher, but it will be tough considering her age.

Tatianadove
Oct 20th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Look what I found
— А с кем из наших ребят или девушек вы лучше всего общаетесь?
— Со всеми, в принципе, хорошо общаюсь. Со Светой Кузнецовой я близок, потому что когда маленький был, мы вместе играли. Динару Сафину хорошо знаю. Помню мелкие как-то сидели, какое-то интервью вместе давали. В принципе, со всеми хорошо общаюсь. Сейчас уже тяжело общаться, потому что у всех свои дела, свои новые друзья. Это спорт такой, сложно поддерживать отношения.
Tejmuraz Gabashvili said that Sveta is his close friend since they played together in childhood, also Dinara is among his friends.
I think it's great that WTA players and ATP players can be friends. I hate it when men from ATP call female players 'bitchies','unprofessional' or smth like that.:(

Bероника
Oct 20th, 2009, 06:16 PM
Well seems like russian ATP players are nice enough to be friends with the girls.I remember Sveta saying in an interview this year she's also friend with Davydenko,and we all know she and Marat are good friends too.

Good on Teimuraz too,I'll cheer for him too ;)

Bероника
Oct 20th, 2009, 11:38 PM
the Doha website kindly makes the countdown for us :p

http://www.sonyericsson-championships.com/page/Home/0,,12910,00.html?WT.mc_id=wtaheronews_141009

so 6 days ;)

gdot
Oct 21st, 2009, 04:17 PM
6 days :D i think sveta will do well this time.

just saw this when i got home, which is truly awful news :sad:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/gymnastics/8316898.stm
i watched him win his bronze medal last week aswell, and remember thinking that he was a pretty good gymnast, which makes it all the more upsetting.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 21st, 2009, 06:12 PM
yeah I saw him to last week. but I dont like the article its only about the federation and how he will be missed of what he has achieved and was going to. instead of the person he was.

Bероника
Oct 21st, 2009, 08:13 PM
indeed very sad news :sad:

Tatianadove
Oct 21st, 2009, 08:27 PM
It's so sad to hear :sad:

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 21st, 2009, 09:13 PM
I saw that final. I was very shocked when I heard that news.

Bероника
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:15 AM
4 days to Doha ;)

and Vera still hasn't conquered her spot there :help: :sad:

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:59 AM
Vera just has to get past JJ now.

Tatianadove
Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:19 PM
— Кто ваши авторитеты в мужском и женском теннисе?
— Роджер Федерер, до этого ещё был Андре Агасси. А женский теннис я смотрю нечасто, но мне импонирует игра Светы Кузнецовой. Вообще, я болею за россиян, я патриот (улыбается).
hehe I would be strange if Kuznetsov wasn't Sveta's fan :lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:23 PM
Wouldn't be very patriotic :lol: I can't believe the 2 Bepas right now :tape:

Bероника
Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:42 PM
I can't believe what I'm seeing too :sad: But not really surprised,the Vera post-injury is a complete different player to the one we saw at the start of the year.It says a lot about her,up until this disastrous match she was still in competition for a Doha spot :sobbing:

Bероника
Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:44 PM
hehe I would be strange if Kuznetsov wasn't Sveta's fan :lol:


who said that? the wimbledon jr champion? Still not very familiar with him,but if he supports Sveta,he has my support too :D

Bероника
Oct 22nd, 2009, 01:09 PM
Well at least Douchevina has taken her match to the third set.There is still hope for her...

Bероника
Oct 22nd, 2009, 01:33 PM
:sad::sad::sad::sad: no Vera in Doha

Tatianadove
Oct 22nd, 2009, 01:46 PM
who said that? the wimbledon jr champion? Still not very familiar with him,but if he supports Sveta,he has my support too :D

yep, his name is Andrey Kuznetsov

Bероника
Oct 22nd, 2009, 02:46 PM
yeah,I know him,I watched some time ago a report about him on russian tv.Also I don't think I know any other Kuznetsov tennis related :p well,I think there is (or there was) an american player also named Kuznetsov but I don't even know if he speaks russian

gdot
Oct 22nd, 2009, 05:49 PM
andrey kuznetsov is the adorable one right? i think i might have seen one of his matches at wimbledon. i love that everybody loves sveta :D

also what did vera do to lose like that? i was sort of hoping for her to face jj in the final, winner takes all..

Света_мой_№1
Oct 22nd, 2009, 07:59 PM
today I have been to the hermitage in amsterdam with annette. its was a great day. and funny how the kinda ugly dresses can tell how ridge you where in that time. but it was fun to see the paintings and pics of st.petersburg. and I must say peter the great looked really sweet. after this all I went to the shop the books about hermitage where not that special you can look it up on internet but I bought a book about and from anna politkovskaja maybe you know the books its about that woman that got murdered because she was writting about putin.

Tatianadove
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:12 PM
today I have been to the hermitage in amsterdam with annette. its was a great day. and funny how the kinda ugly dresses can tell how ridge you where in that time. but it was fun to see the paintings and pics of st.petersburg. and I must say peter the great looked really sweet. after this all I went to the shop the books about hermitage where not that special you can look it up on internet but I bought a book about and from anna politkovskaja maybe you know the books its about that woman that got murdered because she was writting about putin.
She wrote about situation in Chechnya, about people who disappers there and not just about Putin as it's described in western mass media. It's very sad that she was killed for her professional activity.

Tatianadove
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:20 PM
btw, it's my fav place in Sankt-Petersburg - Winter palace
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/3531/250720081449.jpg

Bероника
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:25 PM
I know Anna Politkovskaya,I read one of her books (well,the translation of it) and it was all over the news here when she was murdered.

Bероника
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:27 PM
btw, it's my fav place in Sankt-Petersburg - Winter palace
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/3531/250720081449.jpg


beautiful :hearts:

Tatianadove
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:33 PM
yeah, Vero, have u been to Piter? I know u was in Moscow but I forgot about SPb.

Bероника
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:36 PM
Yeah,I was there back in 1997,a long time ago,I need to go back.Actually when I visited Moscow last year,my initial plan was to dedicate a week to Moscow and a week to Piter,but it was much too expensive :help: so I opted only for a week in Moscow as I had never been there.

Tatianadove
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:44 PM
Yeah,I was there back in 1997,a long time ago,I need to go back.Actually when I visited Moscow last year,my initial plan was to dedicate a week to Moscow and a week to Piter,but it was much too expensive :help: so I opted only for a week in Moscow as I had never been there.

Week for Piter won't be enough. ;) This beautiful city has so many sightseeings! And u can travel for 1/2 days excursion to Novgorod the Great, I always do this.
http://img159.imageshack.us/i/2005146dl4.jpg/

Bероника
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:49 PM
Oh I was in Novgorod back in 1997 too.I remember we visited that church and visited the Kremlin there and Volchov river too

Света_мой_№1
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:07 PM
She wrote about situation in Chechnya, about people who disappers there and not just about Putin as it's described in western mass media. It's very sad that she was killed for her professional activity.

I didnt read it yet but that is what is says on the book and I dont know if she wrote more but its a diary and a lot of putin in there and other russian leaders and in the first 50 pages nothing about chechnya. but as I said I havent read it yet so no attack on me please??

Tatianadove
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:26 PM
I didnt read it yet but that is what is says on the book and I dont know if she wrote more but its a diary and a lot of putin in there and other russian leaders and in the first 50 pages nothing about chechnya. but as I said I havent read it yet so no attack on me please??

I didn't want to attack u, sorry if I did. I just don't like how western mass media covers her death and situation in Russia in general. Putin in western news seems like a murder and Devil. I don't like it, he is not an angel but to say that every murder of the person who doesn't support current policy is just silly and not right.(IMHO)
btw I didn't read Politkovskaya's book, but I read her articles to "Novaya Gazeta". they were about peoples rights in Chechen Republic.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:46 PM
well I felt kinda attacked because I have told I just bought it today and all I did was reading the back of the book and that says its during putin's time and that she was killed during that time. and I dont belong in a group like "western people" but I am going to read and then tell my opnion. but its all ok now and I am looking forward to read it and maybe tell a different vieuw then the media.

Tatianadove
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:53 PM
well I felt kinda attacked because I have told I just bought it today and all I did was reading the back of the book and that says its during putin's time and that she was killed during that time. and I dont belong in a group like "western people" but I am going to read and then tell my opnion. but its all ok now and I am looking forward to read it and maybe tell a different vieuw then the media.
Better let's discuss beauty of Sankt'Petersburg:)

Света_мой_№1
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:59 PM
that's true

Tatianadove
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:02 PM
that's true

have u ever been to Russia?

Света_мой_№1
Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:29 PM
no not yet but only the pics and video's about it make my mouth fall open. and I want to go there but first need a job to pay for it all cuz its not cheap

Bероника
Oct 22nd, 2009, 11:14 PM
I didn't want to attack u, sorry if I did. I just don't like how western mass media covers her death and situation in Russia in general. Putin in western news seems like a murder and Devil. I don't like it, he is not an angel but to say that every murder of the person who doesn't support current policy is just silly and not right.(IMHO)
btw I didn't read Politkovskaya's book, but I read her articles to "Novaya Gazeta". they were about peoples rights in Chechen Republic.

Well,I can understand Tati being sensitive about this and unfortunately I have to agree with that.Here when they are talking about Russia in the news it's:to talk about any attack or accident ,to talk about russian mafia,to talk how bad Putin is and how democracy does not exist there.

They have never anything remotely positive to tell.If you only listen to what it is said,Russia is full of crime,violence,is one of the more insecure places and people there are all poor and dumb.It really irks me because I know this is not the truth.Sure this negative things exist there,but they exist in many other countries and in some of what they like to self-consider more democratics :rolleyes: So when they are trying to tell me that people in Russia can't think by themselves,I think it's the biggest hypocrisy because anti-russian propaganda here also is not letting people to think by themselves and only believe this brain-washing :help: and sure Russia might not be ideal but it's also not the hell they make it to be

Tatianadove
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:16 AM
Well,I can understand Tati being sensitive about this and unfortunately I have to agree with that.Here when they are talking about Russia in the news it's:to talk about any attack or accident ,to talk about russian mafia,to talk how bad Putin is and how democracy does not exist there.

They have never anything remotely positive to tell.If you only listen to what it is said,Russia is full of crime,violence,is one of the more insecure places and people there are all poor and dumb.It really irks me because I know this is not the truth.Sure this negative things exist there,but they exist in many other countries and in some of what they like to self-consider more democratics :rolleyes: So when they are trying to tell me that people in Russia can't think by themselves,I think it's the biggest hypocrisy because anti-russian propaganda here also is not letting people to think by themselves and only believe this brain-washing :help: and sure Russia might not be ideal but it's also not the hell they make it to be

:bowdown:

Анна
Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:32 AM
Well,I can understand Tati being sensitive about this and unfortunately I have to agree with that.Here when they are talking about Russia in the news it's:to talk about any attack or accident ,to talk about russian mafia,to talk how bad Putin is and how democracy does not exist there.

They have never anything remotely positive to tell.If you only listen to what it is said,Russia is full of crime,violence,is one of the more insecure places and people there are all poor and dumb.It really irks me because I know this is not the truth.Sure this negative things exist there,but they exist in many other countries and in some of what they like to self-consider more democratics :rolleyes: So when they are trying to tell me that people in Russia can't think by themselves,I think it's the biggest hypocrisy because anti-russian propaganda here also is not letting people to think by themselves and only believe this brain-washing :help: and sure Russia might not be ideal but it's also not the hell they make it to be

It is the same here; maybe moreso because of the long history of ups and downs between our countries. Something breaks out and the media stirs up a lot of fear straight out of the 1950's and '60's :rolleyes:. It's as if no one has moved on. Every place has strengths and problems; no one is perfect. As for me, next spring I'll be standing on Russian soil-somewhere :lol:-and see its beauty for myself :). And I've got it made if the rest of the country is as warm and friendly as the Russians here :).

Света_мой_№1
Oct 23rd, 2009, 04:00 PM
well I have to agree there is always bad thing about russia in the media.More then any other country's. but then again you should not really go with what the media says you should find out yourself I totally deny media and figure out myself and I know a lot of people do the same in my country.
I do watch travel programs in my country and they are regular about russia and they show the reall stuff. they do intervieuws with people on the street show the typical russian stuff like the hermitage wodka even a sex shop who claim to have raspoetin's(dont know if I wrote it right)penis. and there should be more programs like this and there is where I got my info about russia and that had me fall in love with the country.

Bероника
Oct 23rd, 2009, 05:53 PM
well I have to agree there is always bad thing about russia in the media.More then any other country's. but then again you should not really go with what the media says you should find out yourself I totally deny media and figure out myself and I know a lot of people do the same in my country.
I do watch travel programs in my country and they are regular about russia and they show the reall stuff. they do intervieuws with people on the street show the typical russian stuff like the hermitage wodka even a sex shop who claim to have raspoetin's(dont know if I wrote it right)penis. and there should be more programs like this and there is where I got my info about russia and that had me fall in love with the country.

yes,of course,that is always a good advise concerning Russia and any other subject in the news.But then again there are a lot of people who believe everything they hear or read :help:

I love watching travel programs :hearts: you always learn something new and interesting.Of course it's even better when you visit the country,but most people can't allow to visit every beautiful place that is portrayed in the travel programs.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 24th, 2009, 03:06 PM
people who believe everything will learn the hard way to not believe everything and will turn around. if not its theire choice and they probable have to defend themselves a lot.

Света_мой_№1
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:01 PM
people, I am going to learn russian I orderd some books and cd's and I am going to try to learn some russian. the books and cd's I dont have yet but will come in a few days.

Bероника
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:47 PM
that's so cool,Mel! :D Just let us know here or by pm if you need some helt with it.It's always hard to learn a language on your own,even more for russian I think,but that's also the way I started to learn it ;)

On another note,how do you know if a facebook profile is true or not? Because Alisa Kleybanova and Nathalie Dechy accepted my request as friends :p but I don't know if they are the real one.The one of Alisa,at least,doesn't look like it's her but you never know.

Bероника
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:52 PM
Seeing the very poor final there will be at the Kremlin Cup this year,maybe it would have been a good idea for Sveta to play there afterall :p I can't believe Govortsova is going to play a Moscow final when Sveta has reached none :tape:

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 25th, 2009, 12:03 PM
The Kremlin final is abysmal. I'm watching it right now.

svetaisthebest
Oct 25th, 2009, 12:10 PM
hehe I would be strange if Kuznetsov wasn't Sveta's fan :lol:

I'm becoming a fan of Andrey:hearts: and it isn't because he has a similar surname to Sveta but I like the way he plays(I watched a few youtube clips:p )and he's so cute:p

well I have to agree there is always bad thing about russia in the media.More then any other country's. but then again you should not really go with what the media says you should find out yourself I totally deny media and figure out myself and I know a lot of people do the same in my country.
I do watch travel programs in my country and they are regular about russia and they show the reall stuff. they do intervieuws with people on the street show the typical russian stuff like the hermitage wodka even a sex shop who claim to have raspoetin's(dont know if I wrote it right)penis. and there should be more programs like this and there is where I got my info about russia and that had me fall in love with the country.

they claim to have Rasputin's penis in that sex shop?:speakles: okay I'm very disturbed:lol: :tape: Rasputin died in 1916 didn't he?:lol:

The Kremlin final is abysmal. I'm watching it right now.

I decided against watching it before it even started:p:yawn:

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 25th, 2009, 12:12 PM
I decided against watching it before it even started:p:yawn:

Wise. Very wise.

svetaisthebest
Oct 25th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Wise. Very wise.

who are you supporting?:p if you are even supporting one of them:lol:

Vanity Bonfire
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:03 PM
who are you supporting?:p if you are even supporting one of them:lol:

Well, I was going to support Govortsova, but then I saw that she wasn't actually any good.

Dorien.
Oct 25th, 2009, 02:41 PM
that's so cool,Mel! :D Just let us know here or by pm if you need some helt with it.It's always hard to learn a language on your own,even more for russian I think,but that's also the way I started to learn it ;)

On another note,how do you know if a facebook profile is true or not? Because Alisa Kleybanova and Nathalie Dechy accepted my request as friends :p but I don't know if they are the real one.The one of Alisa,at least,doesn't look like it's her but you never know.

Well sometimes you can see it at there pics or they have other pics than the one everybody knows and you can also see it at there friends.

gdot
Oct 25th, 2009, 04:08 PM
people, I am going to learn russian I orderd some books and cd's and I am going to try to learn some russian. the books and cd's I dont have yet but will come in a few days.

cool, good luck with that mel! im trying to learn some form of another language because i figured it would help me in my future career. i have some russian podcasts on my ipod but its not going well so far :lol:

I'm becoming a fan of Andrey:hearts: and it isn't because he has a similar surname to Sveta but I like the way he plays(I watched a few youtube clips:p )and he's so cute:p


he so is :hearts:

Bероника
Oct 25th, 2009, 08:39 PM
I didn't bother to watch the women's final of the Kremlin Cup :yawn: only watched the last games of the men.I'm happy that at least a russian won.Congrats,Misha!

Света_мой_№1
Oct 25th, 2009, 08:50 PM
I was thinking to use it for my dog that way she wont listen to my parents and maybe I can hae here when I leae home