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Ziggy Starduck
Apr 16th, 2009, 03:28 AM
ooow and guess whos birthday it is tomorrow.......................................... .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ..............................it jacky's birthday my oldest dog (the one that looks normal not BA) she becomes 7 she is becoming a old lady

That makes Jacky approximately 41 in human years http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Holidays_and_Party/birthday-cake-024.gif

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 16th, 2009, 03:36 AM
I believe I posted here something from ruby wax before I know anne wanted to visit the anna frank house so I thought she and maybe other people would like to see the next episode of ruby wax goes dutch cuz they are visiting that house they tell the story with it and it is pretty much in english. also there are no other tourist around when they do it.
just let me know and I will post it.

oow and then something totally different I have bought a new camera so I can make great pics of sveta in stuttgart I can get her really close with this one.

Although it is usually not my style :) I am going to beg you to do it please because I really enjoyed the last ruby wax post and I have always been intrigued by the Anne Frank story.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 16th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Oh, yes please, Mel ;). I understand the house can get very crowded with groups and tourists; it would be cool to almost see it without people, as it was when Anne lived there.

And speaking of Argentina, I've always wanted to go there myself :). I don't eat a lot of meat, but I've heard they have the best steaks on the planet :drool:. I guess that's a silly reason to go, but I could easily eat my way across the world :rolleyes:.

I don't eat any meat, including fish and seafood etc but I would like to try vegetables from every country. I could only go to Argentina during winter :lol: actually any country during their winters.

Bероника
Apr 16th, 2009, 02:07 PM
ooow and guess whos birthday it is tomorrow.......................................... .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ..............................it jacky's birthday my oldest dog (the one that looks normal not BA) she becomes 7 she is becoming a old lady

happy birthday to the old lady :kiss:Give her a big hug from me ;)

and she's not that old,my doggies are 10 and 11 :help:

Bероника
Apr 16th, 2009, 02:09 PM
well it's not the meat that interests me about Argentina :p ;) also I don't eat red meat.i used to eat it for many years,now I find it disgusting,sorry :help:

Анна
Apr 16th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Aww, give the doggy a new toy and a big hug from me too :hug:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 16th, 2009, 02:17 PM
well it's not the meat that interests me about Argentina :p ;) also I don't eat red meat.i used to eat it for many years,now I find it disgusting,sorry :help:

:haha: Oh Vero!

yeah I'm a strictly chicken and chicken of the sea kind :p

Света_мой_№1
Apr 16th, 2009, 02:20 PM
happy birthday to the old lady :kiss:Give her a big hug from me ;)

and she's not that old,my doggies are 10 and 11 :help:

for the breed we have it is pretty old they usually become around 8 so she is close already and she is starting to show some old lady signs.
the bouvier we had before became 14 she was really old and all vets where amazed by that cuz she kept looking really good till the end

Света_мой_№1
Apr 16th, 2009, 02:23 PM
Although it is usually not my style :) I am going to beg you to do it please because I really enjoyed the last ruby wax post and I have always been intrigued by the Anne Frank story.

I hope you could see the link I posted before cuz it is not on youtube only on a dutch site.

http://www.net5.nl/web/show/id=408432/langid=43
this is the link hope it works or else we have to be really patient and hope the put it on youtube

Bероника
Apr 16th, 2009, 03:31 PM
:haha: Oh Vero!

yeah I'm a strictly chicken and chicken of the sea kind :p

what is chicken of the sea kind?

Bероника
Apr 16th, 2009, 03:33 PM
for the breed we have it is pretty old they usually become around 8 so she is close already and she is starting to show some old lady signs.
the bouvier we had before became 14 she was really old and all vets where amazed by that cuz she kept looking really good till the end


well 14 is old for any dog I think.Longest living dog I've met was my aunt's poodle that lived almost 16 :eek:

Well most important is they are and feel healthy.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 16th, 2009, 03:34 PM
what is chicken of the sea kind?

tuna ie fish but no shellfish :tape:

Bероника
Apr 16th, 2009, 03:39 PM
tuna ie fish but no shellfish :tape:
oh ok,I like tuna too

Света_мой_№1
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:59 PM
I dont like fish only fish sticks from dr. iglo

Анна
Apr 16th, 2009, 06:42 PM
I'm allergic to seafood :p, and don't eat pork.

I can't eat fatty or fried meat of any kind, only very lean, like skinless chicken and the lean beef. So I probably could, and should, just go totally vegetarian. It's certainly better on the wallet!

PersephoneDisco
Apr 16th, 2009, 06:55 PM
yeah I don't eat pork cos that part of islam is working on me (not the occasional glass of wine ;)) I do have phases of going vegetarian and buying soya mince and stuff and then I crave chicken :lick:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:39 AM
What are the SKF's up to today?

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 01:32 PM
Trying to revise and like not succeeding....raising my fist to the crappy grey clouds outside and watching monte carlo and barcelona :)

Und du?

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 01:49 PM
Trying to revise and like not succeeding....raising my fist to the crappy grey clouds outside and watching monte carlo and barcelona :)

Und du?

Yeah nice rain delay :fiery: I am currently going through all of my shite (oops I mean belongings) working out what to keep and what to get rid of, who the hell needs 85 pairs of pj's :o and 100 pairs of socks :o Wanna swap?

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:05 PM
Yeah nice rain delay :fiery: I am currently going through all of my shite (oops I mean belongings) working out what to keep and what to get rid of, who the hell needs 85 pairs of pj's :o and 100 pairs of socks :o Wanna swap?

Oh rain, rain go away! It's even affecting england, I thought we were meant to get sunshine BBC weather? LIES!:mad:
I cleaned my room yesterday, took 2 days to complete :p I'm such a hoarder it's not funny..old cat woman mode. Remember to give 'em to charity :angel:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Oh rain, rain go away! It's even affecting england, I thought we were meant to get sunshine BBC weather? LIES!:mad:
I cleaned my room yesterday, took 2 days to complete :p I'm such a hoarder it's not funny..old cat woman mode. Remember to give 'em to charity :angel:

They are going to have to open a new shop! What are you revising Maz? My brother has Sound of Music playing on tv and I'm oddly distracted I know that movie word for word. How the heck do you dry clay courts? Hairdryers? :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:24 PM
They are going to have to open a new shop! What are you revising Maz? My brother has Sound of Music playing on tv and I'm oddly distracted I know that movie word for word. How the heck do you dry clay courts? Hairdryers? :lol:

But you'll feel good about it! I've never watched sound of music, I don't think I like the whole underlying issue of Nazi occupation while Julie Andrews falls in love with the dad.
Well my modules are genetics and molecular biology, hazards, intro to forensic science and anatomy and physiology. I'm quitting my course cos I can't do dead people and I'm sooo hating on science and that one random geography module I have..why do I need to learn about earthquakes?? But alas I'm not in the mood and I tend to do things late at night so I'm probably gonna rummage through my notes to make some slides for my group power point presentations :yawn:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:33 PM
But you'll feel good about it! I've never watched sound of music, I don't think I like the whole underlying issue of Nazi occupation while Julie Andrews falls in love with the dad.
Well my modules are genetics and molecular biology, hazards, intro to forensic science and anatomy and physiology. I'm quitting my course cos I can't do dead people and I'm sooo hating on science and that one random geography module I have..why do I need to learn about earthquakes?? But alas I'm not in the mood and I tend to do things late at night so I'm probably gonna rummage through my notes to make some slides for my group power point presentations :yawn:

Frigate you lost me at molea...mollec....malnjfgiaewhgaoijfpa :lol: Excuse my ignorance but does the UK even get earthquakes?

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Frigate you lost me at molea...mollec....malnjfgiaewhgaoijfpa :lol: Excuse my ignorance but does the UK even get earthquakes?

My intelligence level is nice and average but to share that genetics lesson with medicine students freaks the bejebus out of me...I'm gonna do sociology instead, phew.We do get earthquakes, very minor ones but I did feel the most recent one we got, it woke me up but then I wake up if a person opens my door let alone miniscule ground movement :D

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 02:49 PM
My intelligence level is nice and average but to share that genetics lesson with medicine students freaks the bejebus out of me...I'm gonna do sociology instead, phew.We do get earthquakes, very minor ones but I did feel the most recent one we got, it woke me up but then I wake up if a person opens my door let alone miniscule ground movement :D

Well I'm sure you would be able to get a lot of material for your assignments from GM! I'm pretty sure we get earthquakes but then it could be my stomach rumbling? :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Well I'm sure you would be able to get a lot of material for your assignments from GM! I'm pretty sure we get earthquakes but then it could be my stomach rumbling? :lol:

Oh I know..:scared: :p
I'm starvin', thanks for reminding me stef! It really is that small but maybe if you're unlucky you get your roof tiles to come off and your chimney to break :p

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Sorry Maz, oops I mean grumpy pants, for reminding you :p

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Sorry Maz, oops I mean grumpy pants, for reminding you :p

I am the worst when I am hungry. Devil-Maz:devil:
Nothing a bit of baklava and a random plum won't help ..and that's before I get ready for a huge lunch:p

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Same, same, sugar levels drop, temper rises, only an idiot would get between me and some pad thai! Never had baklava.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Maz or GP, can you please rate what you think of the following:

The Catherine Tate Show
The Office
Fawlty Towers
Blackadder
Little Britain
The Vicar of Dibley

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Same, same, sugar levels drop, temper rises, only an idiot would get between me and some pad thai! Never had baklava.

Really? Thought you would have cos Oz is famous for having ethnic restaurants etc and you have a lot of middle eastern people living there too. Just google it, it's quite sweet so good for raising sugar levels. I'm not good with thai food at all..I prefer mexican, spanish and italian food :drool:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Really? Thought you would have cos Oz is famous for having ethnic restaurants etc and you have a lot of middle eastern people living there too. Just google it, it's quite sweet so good for raising sugar levels. I'm not good with thai food at all..I prefer mexican, spanish and italian food :drool:

In my hometown it's really ethnic :rolleyes: There is a choice between *cue drumroll* fish & chips, pizza, mcdonalds, kfc, chinese, thai and a chicken shop.

Bероника
Apr 17th, 2009, 04:32 PM
I've never eaten thai food.

The most exotic we have here are japanese restaurants (that are always empty,which I don't understand as I love japanese food) and from Pakistan (never tried).And I wish there was any russian restaurant where I live,but there isn't.Maybe when I go to Madrid for the tennis tournament if I can convince any of my friends,I know there has to be a russian in Madrid!

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 04:44 PM
It's pretty good and healthy, lots of noodles, vege etc. I have tried a little bit of japanese food, no pakistani food, no russian food and no spanish food, I think I need to broaden my horizons. You are going to Madrid? Excitement much :D

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Well cos Britain prides itself on being multicultural we have a lot of restaurants based on sooo many cuisines. I don't like indian food cos it's too spicy for me. But I have to say afghan (shameless plug) food is pretty good - if you can find one you should try it out. I like russian food and my mum makes it from time to time, we have a handy shop about 20 minutes away called USSR *chuckles* So broaden your horizons Stef, thats your second assignment.

Pepi told me you're going to Madrid, that is so cool! Is it far from where you live?

Анна
Apr 17th, 2009, 04:54 PM
Thai food :drool:

Much of it is mega rich, based on peanut and coconut, but Stef is right; lots of veggies and noodles.

I've had borsht and pelmeni, and that's my great intro to Russian food :rolleyes:. Does Chicken Kiev count?

A lot of our so-called "ethnic" food is only roughly based on the real thing. So much of it is Americanized. We have "Japanese" restaurants where the chef comes out and throws knives around, puts on a big show. My Japanese friend says that is as authentic as Kermit the Frog is an amphibian.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Well cos Britain prides itself on being multicultural we have a lot of restaurants based on sooo many cuisines. I don't like indian food cos it's too spicy for me. But I have to say afghan (shameless plug) food is pretty good - if you can find one you should try it out. I like russian food and my mum makes it from time to time, we have a handy shop about 20 minutes away called USSR *chuckles* So broaden your horizons Stef, thats your second assignment.

Pepi told me you're going to Madrid, that is so cool! Is it far from where you live?

That is a very original name for a shop :lol: Wait wait wait grumpy pants, what's my first assignment?

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Chicken kiev is like the chicken tikka. It's not a native dish of their countries. You don't get kievs in Ukraine I don't think :p

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 04:58 PM
That is a very original name for a shop :lol: Wait wait wait grumpy pants, what's my first assignment?

You said your first assignment was to listen to my music ;)
But that is hilarious, my mum went to another shop on the other side of the street where you could get gold jewellry - my mum says russian gold is the best and I have to agree and she would use her womanly charms to get the price down and she told me she always felt a little dirty haggling in russian while the sleazy polish guy got the gold out :rolls: I think that's why she swapped shop :p

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Thai food :drool:

Much of it is mega rich, based on peanut and coconut, but Stef is right; lots of veggies and noodles.

I've had borsht and pelmeni, and that's my great intro to Russian food :rolleyes:. Does Chicken Kiev count?

A lot of our so-called "ethnic" food is only roughly based on the real thing. So much of it is Americanized. We have "Japanese" restaurants where the chef comes out and throws knives around, puts on a big show. My Japanese friend says that is as authentic as Kermit the Frog is an amphibian.

If Chicken Kiev's are russian then I'm halfway through my assignment because I've eaten them before. Isn't Kermit the Frog amphibian? Oh you dream crusher!:lol: Next thing you'll be telling me that's there's no tooth fairy....oh the shame of it.

Анна
Apr 17th, 2009, 04:59 PM
I thought so :p. I guess the only thing remotely Russian is the name of a city in it.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Apparently it was made in Russia specifically Moscow but it is not of ukrainian origin :p

Анна
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:02 PM
If Chicken Kiev's are russian then I'm halfway through my assignment because I've eaten them before. Isn't Kermit the Frog amphibian? Oh you dream crusher!:lol: Next thing you'll be telling me that's there's no tooth fairy....oh the shame of it.

Should I just destroy Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Great Pumpkin whilst I'm at it? ;)

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Is there a city named Chicken in Russia?

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:04 PM
Should I just destroy Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Great Pumpkin whilst I'm at it? ;)

:sad: :awww::bigcry::tears::sobbing::crying2::unsure:

Tatianadove
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:05 PM
Is there a city named Chicken in Russia?

:lol::lol::lol:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:06 PM
BTW the monte carlo crowd are really unattractive...where are the business/gamblers/sugar daddys/models??

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:10 PM
BTW the monte carlo crowd are really unattractive...where are the business/gamblers/sugar daddys/models??

Umm the answer is C - Las Vegas?

Анна
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:10 PM
:sad: :awww::bigcry::tears::sobbing::crying2::unsure:

I'm so cold sometimes ;)

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:13 PM
I can't wait to tell my friends later today and ruin their lives as well :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:13 PM
BTW the monte carlo crowd are really unattractive...where are the business/gamblers/sugar daddys/models??

Umm the answer is C - Las Vegas?

pfft. Amateurs, everyone knows Monte Carlo is the Ritz!

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:15 PM
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pfft. Amateurs, everyone knows Monte Carlo is the Ritz!

For someone who is supposed to be grumpy you are coming up with some great one liners :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:16 PM
I totally never believed those..I mean Father Christmas? HA! :cool:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:18 PM
I totally never believed those..I mean Father Christmas? HA! :cool:

You never believed in Santa/Father Christmas?

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:18 PM
For someone who is supposed to be grumpy you are coming up with some great one liners :lol:

I'm not grumpy anymore, my mum is gonna make some dinner and I had a cornetto which always pleases me to no end :lick: But I just spotted a monaco-ian redneck in the audience with a suspiciously dark handlebar moustache when his hair is grey...:weirdo:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:21 PM
You never believed in Santa/Father Christmas?

Never :shrug: I couldn't force myself either, no matter how many times I wanted to.

Bероника
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:22 PM
oh then I think I'll like Thai food.I love noodles and like vegetables too.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:23 PM
Just to be sure, cornetto = ice-cream? I love redneck jokes if u think N’SYNC is where your dirty dishes are... u might be a red neck ...

Анна
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:26 PM
oh then I think I'll like Thai food.I love noodles and like vegetables too.

If you can find Vietnamese food, that is also :drool:.

I don't think we have an Afgan restaurant here, but now I'm all curious :). At the least, I can find a specialized supermarket and try it for myself.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Just to be sure, cornetto = ice-cream? I love redneck jokes if u think NíSYNC is where your dirty dishes are... u might be a red neck ...

It is indeed an ice cream cone.
That is one good joke :haha:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Never :shrug: I couldn't force myself either, no matter how many times I wanted to.

Wow, did you have therapy? With my nocturnal habits I used to stake out the living room and one year I caught my dad coming through one of the doors, he tried to tell me that he was checking to see whether Santa had been or not, I was not fooled though being 24 and all.:lol:

Анна
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Just to be sure, cornetto = ice-cream? I love redneck jokes if u think NíSYNC is where your dirty dishes are... u might be a red neck ...

Hey! ;)Some of my family resemble that remark :p (you might be a redneck if..your brother in law asks you to help jack up his house :angel:)

Bероника
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:29 PM
If you can find Vietnamese food, that is also :drool:.

I don't think we have an Afgan restaurant here, but now I'm all curious :). At the least, I can find a specialized supermarket and try it for myself.


oh anne I think finding a vietnamese restau will be harder than a thai one,but I put it on list of things to do if I ever find one ;)

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Hey! ;)Some of my family resemble that remark :p (you might be a redneck if..your brother in law asks you to help jack up his house :angel:)

:worship: If you stare at a jug of orange juice cause it said concentrate you might be a redneck!!!!!!!

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:30 PM
If you can find Vietnamese food, that is also :drool:.

I don't think we have an Afgan restaurant here, but now I'm all curious :). At the least, I can find a specialized supermarket and try it for myself.

It is yummy. Less spicy than indian thats for sure :scared: I know that americans love afghan food once they try it. I remember my mum making bulani for my neighbours and they were just like :drool: It's pretty easy to make. Rice is easy to make too if you just use a rice steamer.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:33 PM
:worship: If you stare at a jug of orange juice cause it said concentrate you might be a redneck!!!!!!!

HAHAH!
Never realised there were so many sites dedicated to redneck jokes!
Top 10 Reasons to Know You're a Redneck

1. Your dog rides in your truck more than your wife.
2. You wear specific hats to farm sales, livestock auctions, customer appreciation suppers, and vacations.
3. You have ever had to wash off in the backyard with a garden hose before your wife would let you in the house.
4. You've never thrown away a 5-gallon bucket.
5. You can remember the fertilizer rate, seed population, herbicide rate and yields on a farm you rented 10 years ago, but cannot recall your wife's birthday.
6. You have used a velvet leaf plant as toilet paper.
7. You have driven off the road while examining your neighbors crops.
8. You have borrowed gravel from the county road to fill potholes in your driveway.
9. You have buried a dog and cried like a baby.
10. You've used the same knife to make bull calves steers and peel apples.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Wow, did you have therapy? With my nocturnal habits I used to stake out the living room and one year I caught my dad coming through one of the doors, he tried to tell me that he was checking to see whether Santa had been or not, I was not fooled though being 24 and all.:lol:

Must be cos I'm not english or from a western country. From my cultural perspective it's pretty easy to just say no to santa :D

:lol: No one has any self respect when it comes to presents during xmas

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:36 PM
oh anne I think finding a vietnamese restau will be harder than a thai one,but I put it on list of things to do if I ever find one ;)

Vero this is the best piece of advice I can give as far as vietnamese food goes, if you ever see Thit cho on the menu please don't try it.:angel:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:37 PM
HAHAH!
Never realised there were so many sites dedicated to redneck jokes!
Top 10 Reasons to Know You're a Redneck

1. Your dog rides in your truck more than your wife.
2. You wear specific hats to farm sales, livestock auctions, customer appreciation suppers, and vacations.
3. You have ever had to wash off in the backyard with a garden hose before your wife would let you in the house.
4. You've never thrown away a 5-gallon bucket.
5. You can remember the fertilizer rate, seed population, herbicide rate and yields on a farm you rented 10 years ago, but cannot recall your wife's birthday.
6. You have used a velvet leaf plant as toilet paper.
7. You have driven off the road while examining your neighbors crops.
8. You have borrowed gravel from the county road to fill potholes in your driveway.
9. You have buried a dog and cried like a baby.
10. You've used the same knife to make bull calves steers and peel apples.

Brilliant :lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:38 PM
Must be cos I'm not english or from a western country. From my cultural perspective it's pretty easy to just say no to santa :D

:lol: No one has any self respect when it comes to presents during xmas

I am now intrigued Maz, where are you from?

Bероника
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Vero this is the best piece of advice I can give as far as vietnamese food goes, if you ever see Thit cho on the menu please don't try it.:angel:

why? what is this? :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:44 PM
I am now intrigued Maz, where are you from?

I am afghan though no one believes me :rolleyes:

Bероника
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:44 PM
omg it is dog meat :tape: :sad:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:47 PM
omg it is dog meat :tape: :sad:

You're asking for trouble if you visit a country that has dog in the cuisine and don't bother to find out what it is in the language..

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:48 PM
omg it is dog meat :tape: :sad:

I know :tape: and when I was over there I really struggled with this knowledge, that's why I gave you the tip off.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:49 PM
I am afghan though no one believes me :rolleyes:

Well congratulations on being the first afghan I know and a funny one at that.

Bероника
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:51 PM
I know :tape: and when I was over there I really struggled with this knowledge, that's why I gave you the tip off.

well thanks for the tip.I won't forget.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:55 PM
Well congratulations on being the first afghan I know and a funny one at that.

No worries. I pride myself on being Dinara's and Sveta's only afghan fan :cool:.I wanna broaden peoples horizons and all that jazz...too bad I am totally western in almost everything :p

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:58 PM
No worries. I pride myself on being Dinara's and Sveta's only afghan fan :cool:.I wanna broaden peoples horizons and all that jazz...too bad I am totally western in almost everything :p

Well spread the word Maz! You're about to be the only afghan fan of a No.1 WTA player too.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Well spread the word Maz! You're about to be the only afghan fan of a No.1 WTA player too.

I hope so! Cos on Forty Deuce blog theres an Iranian fan :armed: Iranians speak the same language but we're from neighbouring countries ;)

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:15 PM
I don't understand the different countries relationships, did you see that Muzza is up 3-2

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:21 PM
I don't understand the different countries relationships, did you see that Muzza is up 3-2

Well Iran and Afghanistan is like what New Zealand and Australia are...I guess?:help:

My stream has died on me. I'm pleased Kolya has recovered but he's proving to be a little bit of a handful for Muzz or maybe that's cos it's his second match :weirdo:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Well Iran and Afghanistan is like what New Zealand and Australia are...I guess?:help:

My stream has died on me. I'm pleased Kolya has recovered but he's proving to be a little bit of a handful for Muzz or maybe that's cos it's his second match :weirdo:

Do you think Irani's do things with their sheep that is rather unsavoury as well? :lol: No I'm only kidding, we have a pretty good relationship with NZ's but also have a laugh at each culture's expense.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Maybe also like Canada & USA?

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Do you think Irani's do things with their sheep that is rather unsavoury as well? :lol: No I'm only kidding, we have a pretty good relationship with NZ's but also have a laugh at each culture's expense.

:lol: Thats what english people think of the welsh. Welsh lamb is rather famous :tape:
I guess we do that too ;)

Анна
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:37 PM
Maybe also like Canada & USA?

Mostly :). Quebec is really almost its own country; no wonder there's periodic noise about splitting off.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Right speaking of sheep, I'm off to count some, have a good day/afternoon/night or morning everyone :zzz:

Света_мой_№1
Apr 17th, 2009, 06:45 PM
good night too you

Bероника
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Good night,Stef.Don't count too much :wavey:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:14 PM
good night stef! :hug:

svetaisthebest
Apr 18th, 2009, 10:28 AM
this thread has been moving so fast recently:eek::worship:

omg it is dog meat :tape: :sad:

:tape: :help:

oh then I think I'll like Thai food.I love noodles and like vegetables too.

I love Thai food:D it's one of my favourite types of food:lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:52 AM
I hope you could see the link I posted before cuz it is not on youtube only on a dutch site.

http://www.net5.nl/web/show/id=408432/langid=43
this is the link hope it works or else we have to be really patient and hope the put it on youtube

Mel, this played right through when I tried it again, the Anne Frank part was very moving and even Ruby got very emotional at the end, good post :)

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Mel, this played right through when I tried it again, the Anne Frank part was very moving and even Ruby got very emotional at the end, good post :)

Ruby Wax is jewish as well

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:00 PM
Ruby Wax is jewish as well

:o ahem, that would explain her reaction :o

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:23 PM
:o ahem, that would explain her reaction :o

Well even so, if I was there as a non-jewish person I would be unbelivably melancholy. I watch a lot of history programmes about it and it always leaves me beggaring belief it happened.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:27 PM
On a more lighter note, anyone watching the MC final? Pretty damn good :eek:

I can't wait for Caro vs Sabine though :D

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:32 PM
Maz or GP, can you please rate what you think of the following:

The Catherine Tate Show
The Office
Fawlty Towers
Blackadder
Little Britain
The Vicar of Dibley

Maz, can you please rate these?:angel:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Sure! Highest rated first ;)

Blackadder
Fawlty Towers
The Vicar of Dibley
The Catherine Tate Show
Little Britain
The Office

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:42 PM
On a more lighter note, anyone watching the MC final? Pretty damn good :eek:

I can't wait for Caro vs Sabine though :D

Yep, I was so sure that jokervic was going to retire!

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Sure! Highest rated first ;)

Blackadder
Fawlty Towers
The Vicar of Dibley
The Catherine Tate Show
Little Britain
The Office

Thank you Maz.:worship:

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:47 PM
Yep, I was so sure that jokervic was going to retire!

I want Djoko to win cos I want rafa's clay court campaign to be a little bit harder but whatevs :shrug: :p

I mean after retiring so much when you are in a competitive final, surely your competitive nature comes into play and over-rides your retiring jokerness?

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:48 PM
Thank you Maz.:worship:

No worries, I am a TV addict :cool:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:52 PM
I want Djoko to win cos I want rafa's clay court campaign to be a little bit harder but whatevs :shrug: :p

I mean after retiring so much when you are in a competitive final, surely your competitive nature comes into play and over-rides your retiring jokerness?

I'm just loving the whole 3 sets & then its over, otherwise my ADD sets in. I don't mind who wins this match as long as joker doesn't retire.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:56 PM
I'm just loving the whole 3 sets & then its over, otherwise my ADD sets in. I don't mind who wins this match as long as joker doesn't retire.

I have the opposite of that..I could totally concentrate on a speck of dust for hours, I'm a lazy son of a gun..
:lol: All joker fans were praying for one thing...for him not to retire! Well Rafa is gonna win and I can't be bothered with his celebrations...we get it..you are king of clay,no?
Uhh my mate just wrote on her facebook she has a test tomorrow and we are doing the same degree and i'm wondering what test she's talking about! :scared:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:11 PM
I have the opposite of that..I could totally concentrate on a speck of dust for hours, I'm a lazy son of a gun..
:lol: All joker fans were praying for one thing...for him not to retire! Well Rafa is gonna win and I can't be bothered with his celebrations...we get it..you are king of clay,no?
Uhh my mate just wrote on her facebook she has a test tomorrow and we are doing the same degree and i'm wondering what test she's talking about! :scared:

I often pose the question that if women's tennis went to 5 sets.............:eek:

I understand that Rafa is happy that he won, but would you lay down on clay with a white tee-shirt on? Obviously doesn't do his own washing :rolleyes:

Ruh Roh, maybe she means that she has to go to the doctors and have a test? (I hope I'm making this situation better).

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:14 PM
I often pose the question that if women's tennis went to 5 sets.............:eek:

I understand that Rafa is happy that he won, but would you lay down on clay with a white tee-shirt on? Obviously doesn't do his own washing :rolleyes:

Ruh Roh, maybe she means that she has to go to the doctors and have a test? (I hope I'm making this situation better).

Feck it I'm totally watching the celebrations...Rafa's english :tape: :rolls:
Yeah I don't like the whole falling down like a sack of potatoes but dude loves the clay :shrug: His mother washes his shite ;)

I've totally texted her but I'm intrigued as to what test we have tomorrow :p

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:16 PM
EDIT. Just got a text and it's the piss easy geography online exam! :lol:

Just saw Prince Albert hold Noles hand in a gangsta stylie...someone hasn't sent the memo to the prince that Nole isn't a bachelor anymore ahem.
Haha, Rafa can't 'bite' his trophy properly! The look on his face!! :haha:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:18 PM
Feck it I'm totally watching the celebrations...Rafa's english :tape: :rolls:
Yeah I don't like the whole falling down like a sack of potatoes but dude loves the clay :shrug: His mother washes his shite ;)

I've totally texted her but I'm intrigued as to what test we have tomorrow :p

One more question, why does Rafa always pretend to bite his trophies? Ohhhhh the mysteries of the world.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:19 PM
EDIT. Just got a text and it's the piss easy geography online exam! :lol:

Just saw Prince Albert hold Noles hand in a gangsta stylie...someone hasn't sent the memo to the prince that Nole isn't a bachelor anymore ahem.
Haha, Rafa can't 'bite' his trophy properly! The look on his face!! :haha:

Prince Albert is not? Is he?

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:21 PM
What is with all these gangsta moves? My dog's in a gang, Sveta is doing gangsta hand poses, Prince Albert...pfft, am I missing something here? Did I shred the memo?

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Prince Albert is not? Is he?

Pfft..Prince Albert will always be a lifelong bachelor even if someone does make an honest man out of him..don't think he's married or got a gf

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:24 PM
What is with all these gangsta moves? My dog's in a gang, Sveta is doing gangsta hand poses, Prince Albert...pfft, am I missing something here? Did I shred the memo?

I don't know but somewhere Tupac is laughing his semi-dead ass off...

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:28 PM
EDIT. Just got a text and it's the piss easy geography online exam! :lol:

Just saw Prince Albert hold Noles hand in a gangsta stylie...someone hasn't sent the memo to the prince that Nole isn't a bachelor anymore ahem.
Haha, Rafa can't 'bite' his trophy properly! The look on his face!! :haha:

http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Signs/lol-0027.gif

I have a love/hate relationship with facebook, I deactivated my account a couple of months ago as a protest against my friends who tag photos of me *cough* privacy issues *cough*, it isn't straight forward to do this, facebook wants to know why you are deactivating etc, anyway I'm back onboard this love boat of a social networking website arrrgghhh.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:39 PM
It's not even geograpy it's GIS...geographic information system...waste of time I swear :(
Now I'm wondering if my shitty internet connection can hold up. It's got in to the habit of disconnecting over the past couple of days :help: I don't want it to die on me when I'm halfway through..I'm hoping it's an online test where you can edit your answers until the deadline hour *prays*

FB really scared me where there was that whole confidentialty clause on photos and personal information which was floating around the intraweb but FB said they won't hold photos hostage long after you have deactivated your profile in order to use it as blackmail.. Yeah I do have one very embarrassing photo of me during a biology trip..embarrassing cos there's my mates naked *hairy* bum behind my innocent head :tape: Totally ruined a good photo!
You should add me Stef, if you want I've already got vero :)

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:54 PM
It's not even geograpy it's GIS...geographic information system...waste of time I swear :(
Now I'm wondering if my shitty internet connection can hold up. It's got in to the habit of disconnecting over the past couple of days :help: I don't want it to die on me when I'm halfway through..I'm hoping it's an online test where you can edit your answers until the deadline hour *prays*

FB really scared me where there was that whole confidentialty clause on photos and personal information which was floating around the intraweb but FB said they won't hold photos hostage long after you have deactivated your profile in order to use it as blackmail.. Yeah I do have one very embarrassing photo of me during a biology trip..embarrassing cos there's my mates naked *hairy* bum behind my innocent head :tape: Totally ruined a good photo!
You should add me Stef, if you want I've already got vero :)

As my 3rd assignment Maz (and to make this a little tougher don't give me any of your details) just give me 24-48 hrs, I will find you on facebook, send request to add you as a friend and totally prove to myself how transparent FB is!

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:03 PM
That is one good assignment, helped a little by my own admission that I have vero as a FB friend :D

I like FB because all my uni mates are on FB so if I need quick clarification on something uni-related, they are bound to reply within the hour :p

Vanity Bonfire
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:03 PM
Facebook confuses me.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:11 PM
That is one good assignment, helped a little by my own admission that I have vero as a FB friend :D

I like FB because all my uni mates are on FB so if I need quick clarification on something uni-related, they are bound to reply within the hour :p

Ahhh but mesa don't have Vero as a FB friend so it's officially one of my toughest assignments yet!:p

I like it because I have friends living overseas and I can keep in contact with them quick and easy instead of writing a thesis of an email on what I've been up to :D

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Facebook confuses me.

Then Twitter is for you :D

I'm also on twitter :angel:

Vanity Bonfire
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Then Twitter is for you :D

I'm also on twitter :angel:

Funny you should mention twitter. I set up an account like 4 months ago and I have just started to update it today!

Bероника
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:17 PM
i'm such an ignorant,I don't know what twitter is... :help:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Then Twitter is for you :D

I'm also on twitter :angel:

Isn't that when you write what you're up to? Any tennis players have twitter? Frigate between myspace, FB & tf :eek:

Vanity Bonfire
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:20 PM
You guys should all join.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:23 PM
You guys should all join.

Maybe Lush, btw everytime I see your avatar it brings a big smile very much similar to the cow.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:26 PM
I'm on twitter so sasha give me your twitter name in a PM and I'll follow you :)

Vero- It's where you update what you're doing but you can only post 140 characters. You can post pictures etc and there are some tennis players on twitter (like andy murray)

Vanity Bonfire
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:28 PM
I'm on twitter so sasha give me your twitter name in a PM and I'll follow you :)

Vero- It's where you update what you're doing but you can only post 140 characters. You can post pictures etc and there are some tennis players on twitter (like andy murray)

I've never used the PM system before. How exciting! I'm not sure if you'll want to follow me though: I update everything very rarely.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:36 PM
I've never used the PM system before. How exciting! I'm not sure if you'll want to follow me though: I update everything very rarely.

that's fine, I follow like 50 ppl and my last update was about sneezing :p

Vanity Bonfire
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:42 PM
that's fine, I follow like 50 ppl and my last update was about sneezing :p

Exciting! I'll just go where the twitterwind takes me.

Света_мой_№1
Apr 19th, 2009, 06:51 PM
I dont get twitter I do have facebook I believe you can find me with my name melanie bos

Naina
Apr 19th, 2009, 08:48 PM
My contribution to chat ove the last 8 pages or so ;)

-Guys Check out Prince Albert's title. It's "His Serene Highness" :lol:
-Oh and he has a long term GF. I never understood why he doesnt just marry her. he seems to have commitment issues. :scratch:
- On Earth Iran speaks Persian and Afghanistan speaks Pushto:p. Totally opposite countries with people with very different natures. And not much love for each other.:armed:
- Stef how come your dog is in a gang?
-I heard they eat alligators in some parts of the world :tape:
- I dont like facebook. I am like Gilles Simon.. Anti-makingeverythingaboutlifepublic.Twitter sounds more decent though.
- Rafa's final was awesome. I should have been reading Kant for tomorrow but I didnt so I am just going to skate over it now.:help: Man he had some ideas.
- Heard Rafa is Wearing pink in FO. I am not sure that is a good move even for someone as gorgeous as him :hearts:
- I love your Av Lush it reminds of this commericial for EXTRA chewing gum.
- I better get back to Kant. I am probably not going understand a thing tomorrow.:o

Bероника
Apr 19th, 2009, 08:51 PM
I also want Stef to explain the dog in a gang bit :p

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 08:51 PM
My contribution to chat ove the last 8 pages or so ;)

-Guys Check out Prince Albert's title. It's "His Serene Highness" :lol:
-Oh and he has a long term GF. I never understood why he doesnt just marry her. he seems to have commitment issues. :scratch:
- On Earth Iran speaks Persian and Afghanistan speaks Pushto:p. Totally oppsite countries with people with very different natures. And not much love for each other.:armed:
- Stef how come your dog is in a gang?
-I heard they eat alligators in some parts of the world :tape:
- I dont like facebook or. I am like Gilles Simon.. Anti-makingeverythingaboutlifepublic.Twitter sounds more decent though.
- Rafa's final was awesome. I should have been reading Kant for tomorrow but I didnt so I am just going to skate over it now.:help: Man he had some ideas.
- Heard Rafa is Wearing pink in FO. I am not sure that is a good move even for someone as gorgeous as him :hearts:
- I love your Av Lush it reminds of this commericial for EXTRA chewing gum.
- I better get back to Kant. I am probably not going understand a thing tomorrow.:o

Afghan people also speak dari (persian dialect)which is called farsi in afghanistan ;) That's why afghan refugees mainly go to Pakistan OR Iran cos they speak either or both of the languages there. My family are mainly tajiks and we speak farsi at home and my mum knows a little pashtu. Yeah that's why we drew parallels with Oz and NZ and wales and England.

Naina
Apr 19th, 2009, 08:58 PM
Afghan people also speak farsi ;) That's why afghan refugees mainly go to Pakistan OR Iran cos they speak either or both of the languages there. My family are mainly tajiks and we speak farsi at home and my mum knows a little pashtu. Yeah that's why we drew parallels with Oz and NZ and wales and England.
thanks for telling me:o. I just repeated what I remembered from highschool and what My grandparents (who belong to pakistan) told me:scratch: Though i should have remembered that my teacher was a rather ignorant brat. Never hurts to learn something new:D. You have interesting ancestry sort of like Marat's :)

edit:
:wavey:
goodnight guys. i am off to bed TTYAL. :D

PersephoneDisco
Apr 19th, 2009, 09:29 PM
thanks for telling me:o. I just repeated what I remembered from highschool and what My grandparents (who belong to pakistan) told me:scratch: Though i should have remembered that my teacher was a rather ignorant brat. Never hurts to learn something new:D. You have interesting ancestry sort of like Marat's :)

edit:
:wavey:
goodnight guys. i am off to bed TTYAL. :D


Good night Naina! Trust me my heritage is rather confusing even if it as straight forward as 3/4 tajik and 1/4 pashtun :p
Funny thing is when my family lived in Russia, it was easier to just say we were tatars, so we were when we lived in Russia, so that's my link to your statement about Marat :p

Bероника
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:31 PM
I just read on russian forum that yesterday was Sveta's mum birthday :D

so happy birthday and best wishes to Galina Tsareva,very nice lady :kiss:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 20th, 2009, 03:19 AM
http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Holidays_and_Party/party-026.gif

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 20th, 2009, 03:41 AM
My contribution to chat ove the last 8 pages or so ;)

-Guys Check out Prince Albert's title. It's "His Serene Highness" :lol:
-Oh and he has a long term GF. I never understood why he doesnt just marry her. he seems to have commitment issues. :scratch:
- On Earth Iran speaks Persian and Afghanistan speaks Pushto:p. Totally opposite countries with people with very different natures. And not much love for each other.:armed:
- Stef how come your dog is in a gang?
-I heard they eat alligators in some parts of the world :tape:
- I dont like facebook. I am like Gilles Simon.. Anti-makingeverythingaboutlifepublic.Twitter sounds more decent though.
- Rafa's final was awesome. I should have been reading Kant for tomorrow but I didnt so I am just going to skate over it now.:help: Man he had some ideas.
- Heard Rafa is Wearing pink in FO. I am not sure that is a good move even for someone as gorgeous as him :hearts:
- I love your Av Lush it reminds of this commericial for EXTRA chewing gum.
- I better get back to Kant. I am probably not going understand a thing tomorrow.:o

That's reeks of gayness, sorry to Prince Albert lovers but seriously..............

If you check out page 41 - post 611, someone on this forum whose name rhymes with 'Raz' make a comment about my dog being a gangster because of the hoodie, anyways upon further investigation it appears that 'Raz' may be right, I have noticed a tattoo in her left ear which she claims she got when she was neutered (a likely story), she is having a turf war with the next door neighbour's cat (totally gangster behaviour), I found $5,000 in my freezer and I'm certain I didn't put it there and finally I got home from work the other night and there's a card table in the middle of the room with full ashtrays, empty bottles and the dog door was still swinging which suggests a quick exit! I rest my case your honour.

In Oz you can eat kangaroo, crocodile, emu, possum etc etc

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 20th, 2009, 03:53 AM
BTW, there is a 'tennis forum addicts' group on facebook.....just saying :p

Bероника
Apr 20th, 2009, 07:25 AM
I don't think so...I would have already joined it :p I'm addicted to tennis forum and to join groups on facebook :help:

Tatianadove
Apr 20th, 2009, 11:26 AM
I don't think so...I would have already joined it :p I'm addicted to tennis forum and to join groups on facebook :help:

me too:tape:

Света_мой_№1
Apr 20th, 2009, 12:58 PM
I am not that much on facebook the site is to slow for me I dont even know how to get in groups

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:12 PM
I am not that much on facebook the site is to slow for me I dont even know how to get in groups

Mel, you type in the name of a subject that you are interested in and press search, if something comes up then there will also be tabs which might say "all results", "people", "groups" or "events", if you click on "groups" another page appears and you can scroll through and pick what group most interests you and click "join group". Hope this helps :D

Bероника
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:32 PM
but you are in the Sveta group,aren't you,Mel? well that's the most interesting one you'll find :p


I usually look at the groups my friends joined and if they interest me,I join them too ;) I know,not very original :o

Анна
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Facebook seems beyond me :p, but I am on livejournal.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Facebook seems beyond me :p, but I am on livejournal.

Facebook can be a royal pain in the a.., but I think the site is getting better :shrug:, I have not heard of livejournal but will research :D

PersephoneDisco
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Livejournal? Is that it bit like blogspot?

Анна
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:58 PM
I have a hypothetical question for all of you, especially as you are European or Australian:

There's a roaring debate going on in one of my other forums. If you are on a date with a man, and go out to dinner, do you let him order for you (after making your selection known)? Is this common in your country?

I realize this is a moot point for some ;):angel:. I'm just curious if this is a custom elsewhere.

As for the U.S., it's not very common. It used to be one of those things a lot more common than they are now (like holding doors, or walking on the outside). For me, I'm very independent, have ordered a meal in many a restaurant, and can certainly speak up for myself. The only exception might be in an ethnic restaurant or in a different country, where I didn't speak the language. Then I might let my date order something I might like, but it's regardless of gender ;).

Анна
Apr 20th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Livejournal? Is that it bit like blogspot?

http://livejournal.com

It's an online diary, but you can befriend others and read their journals also.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 20th, 2009, 02:15 PM
I have a hypothetical question for all of you, especially as you are European or Australian:

There's a roaring debate going on in one of my other forums. If you are on a date with a man, and go out to dinner, do you let him order for you (after making your selection known)? Is this common in your country?

I realize this is a moot point for some ;):angel:. I'm just curious if this is a custom elsewhere.

As for the U.S., it's not very common. It used to be one of those things a lot more common than they are now (like holding doors, or walking on the outside). For me, I'm very independent, have ordered a meal in many a restaurant, and can certainly speak up for myself. The only exception might be in an ethnic restaurant or in a different country, where I didn't speak the language. Then I might let my date order something I might like, but it's regardless of gender ;).

Over here it would be considered perhaps unusual for your partner to order for you, normally the person taking the order would ask you both directly and you would give individual answers, if someone ordered for me I would not consider this to be chivalrous behaviour but rather a showing of dominant behaviour (and I would not be enamoured). I agree with the exception, I would let someone order for me in another language.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 20th, 2009, 04:18 PM
That would be unusual. When I go to dinner with another person I don't tell the waiter the other persons choice or vice versa. Cos it's your own individual choice as to what you wanna eat :p But I wouldn't be offended cos I wouldn't let them get my order wrong :lol: It's food goddamit!

Bероника
Apr 20th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Hmm,I don't date men,so the first part of your question is unlikely,but the answer is no.Here it's usual every person orders oneself,usually the waiter will ask and each person orders what she wants to eat.The exception would probably be as you said if you are in a different country or don't speak the language for obvious reasons.This said I wouldn't mind if the other person does it as long as she's asked me first,of course.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 20th, 2009, 04:50 PM
Same, I don't go out to dinner with men..I'm a good girl focused on my education:p

Bероника
Apr 20th, 2009, 05:02 PM
:lol: well in my case it's not because I'm a good girl :devil:

by the way,Maz,congrats on Dinara getting to n.1,you must be very happy for her :D

Анна
Apr 20th, 2009, 05:15 PM
Well, that's what I meant by a moot point ;):devil:. Either gender, I would not be impressed.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 20th, 2009, 05:22 PM
Well, that's what I meant by a moot point ;):devil:. Either gender, I would not be impressed.

No worries, I want more moot points! I feel like the off topic thread is where we should discuss social topics :p Let's all get our thinking caps on!!


And yes Vero, I am terribly happy that she is no.1 :bowdown: She is so hardworking and dedicated it puts regular folk like me to shame :p

Света_мой_№1
Apr 20th, 2009, 05:52 PM
I have a hypothetical question for all of you, especially as you are European or Australian:

There's a roaring debate going on in one of my other forums. If you are on a date with a man, and go out to dinner, do you let him order for you (after making your selection known)? Is this common in your country?

I realize this is a moot point for some ;):angel:. I'm just curious if this is a custom elsewhere.

As for the U.S., it's not very common. It used to be one of those things a lot more common than they are now (like holding doors, or walking on the outside). For me, I'm very independent, have ordered a meal in many a restaurant, and can certainly speak up for myself. The only exception might be in an ethnic restaurant or in a different country, where I didn't speak the language. Then I might let my date order something I might like, but it's regardless of gender ;).

over here you just order yourself unless you both agreed to take the same then one can order and say the same for the order or you agreed to be suprised but not out of nothing no.

Света_мой_№1
Apr 20th, 2009, 05:57 PM
Mel, you type in the name of a subject that you are interested in and press search, if something comes up then there will also be tabs which might say "all results", "people", "groups" or "events", if you click on "groups" another page appears and you can scroll through and pick what group most interests you and click "join group". Hope this helps :D

ok I found how to get a member of a group but where can I see of wich groups I am a member of? cuz when I get a lot of group I cant remember wich ones. but I cant find it at the moment

Bероника
Apr 20th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Here's the video of the tv report I watched the other night about white nights in St Petersburg.I know it's in spanish and this might discourage most of you (mainly the voice reads passages of novels that take place at St Petersburg like "White nights" and "Crime and punishment" by Dostoievksi and relates it to the images shown),but here it is.It might interest some of you.

A white night in St Petersburg:

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/index.html?v=477594#477594


this city is like a reverie :hearts: I can't wait to go back,but I don't know when that will be possible.

Bероника
Apr 20th, 2009, 06:09 PM
ok I found how to get a member of a group but where can I see of wich groups I am a member of? cuz when I get a lot of group I cant remember wich ones. but I cant find it at the moment

When you are in your profile,go to "info" or something like that.Here is where the general info about you is,and there are your groups ;)

Анна
Apr 20th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Here's the video of the tv report I watched the other night about white nights in St Petersburg.I know it's in spanish and this might discourage most of you (mainly the voice reads passages of novels that take place at St Petersburg like "White nights" and "Crime and punishment" by Dostoievksi and relates it to the images shown),but here it is.It might interest some of you.

A white night in St Petersburg:

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/index.html?v=477594#477594


this city is like a reverie :hearts: I can't wait to go back,but I don't know when that will be possible.

I don't have almost 40 minutes to watch now, but I started it. Such a beautiful city!

Oh, and I could understand the credits as they came slowly ;). As soon as the woman started talking, I was lost :lol:, but the film is the important part.

Bероника
Apr 20th, 2009, 07:59 PM
am I the only one finding the forum extremely slow today? :help:

Анна
Apr 20th, 2009, 08:06 PM
There's something wrong with the connection for everybody. I tried to read the post about it, and I couldn't connect :p

PersephoneDisco
Apr 20th, 2009, 08:19 PM
i thought it was the rather shaky connection I've had for the past couple of days :p But I have found it half loads the page and stops :smash:

Bероника
Apr 20th, 2009, 08:31 PM
oh ok,then it's again a site problem,we should be used by now :tape: My connection is far from perfect that's why I asked.

thanks for answers!

PersephoneDisco
Apr 20th, 2009, 08:38 PM
:lol: Yeah, one minor pitfall of this site :tape:

Света_мой_№1
Apr 20th, 2009, 09:51 PM
I get half pages and he wont post all my reactions is pretty irritating

svetaisthebest
Apr 21st, 2009, 08:07 AM
I just read on russian forum that yesterday was Sveta's mum birthday :D

so happy birthday and best wishes to Galina Tsareva,very nice lady :kiss:

:eek:I hope she had a great birthday then:bounce:

That's reeks of gayness, sorry to Prince Albert lovers but seriously..............

If you check out page 41 - post 611, someone on this forum whose name rhymes with 'Raz' make a comment about my dog being a gangster because of the hoodie, anyways upon further investigation it appears that 'Raz' may be right, I have noticed a tattoo in her left ear which she claims she got when she was neutered (a likely story), she is having a turf war with the next door neighbour's cat (totally gangster behaviour), I found $5,000 in my freezer and I'm certain I didn't put it there and finally I got home from work the other night and there's a card table in the middle of the room with full ashtrays, empty bottles and the dog door was still swinging which suggests a quick exit! I rest my case your honour.

In Oz you can eat kangaroo, crocodile, emu, possum etc etc

yeah:tape: have you tried any of those?:lol:

am I the only one finding the forum extremely slow today? :help:

no I think everyone's finding it slow:lol: and it's still slow for me hours later:haha:

:lol: Yeah, one minor pitfall of this site :tape:

Maz I love your banner:worship:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 21st, 2009, 09:49 AM
yeah:tape: have you tried any of those?:lol:

I am ashamed to say that I have tried one of those :o:sad::help: but promise never to do it again :angel:

no I think everyone's finding it slow:lol: and it's still slow for me hours later:haha:

If I had $1 for everytime I have to log in :mad:....I would buy everyone on SKF tickets to RG with flights and accommodation thrown in as well :lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 21st, 2009, 09:59 AM
Here's the video of the tv report I watched the other night about white nights in St Petersburg.I know it's in spanish and this might discourage most of you (mainly the voice reads passages of novels that take place at St Petersburg like "White nights" and "Crime and punishment" by Dostoievksi and relates it to the images shown),but here it is.It might interest some of you.

A white night in St Petersburg:

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/index.html?v=477594#477594


this city is like a reverie :hearts: I can't wait to go back,but I don't know when that will be possible.

Thanks Vero I will watch this on weekend, I hope to go over there early to mid 2010.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 21st, 2009, 10:18 AM
No worries, I want more moot points! I feel like the off topic thread is where we should discuss social topics :p Let's all get our thinking caps on!!


And yes Vero, I am terribly happy that she is no.1 :bowdown: She is so hardworking and dedicated it puts regular folk like me to shame :p

Good one Maz, I have a question for SKF posters, if english is your second language where did you learn it?

svetaisthebest
Apr 21st, 2009, 10:19 AM
yeah:tape: have you tried any of those?:lol:

I am ashamed to say that I have tried one of those :o:sad::help: but promise never to do it again :angel:

no I think everyone's finding it slow:lol: and it's still slow for me hours later:haha:

If I had $1 for everytime I have to log in :mad:....I would buy everyone on SKF tickets to RG with flights and accommodation thrown in as well :lol:

I haven't tried any of them:lol: I live in Australia too but I've only found kangaroo meat readily available:shrug: I haven't seen any of the others being sold:lol:

if we both had $1 everytime we logged in we could possibly fund trips to RG for everyone on TF:rolls::p

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 21st, 2009, 10:24 AM
I haven't tried any of them:lol: I live in Australia too but I've only found kangaroo meat readily available:shrug: I haven't seen any of the others being sold:lol:

if we both had $1 everytime we logged in we could possibly fund trips to RG for everyone on TF:rolls::p

Where about's do you live in Oz Svetaisbest? Yeah kangaroo is readily available in most supermarkets, when I went to Darwin last year they had Mindil Beach Sunset market which sold most oz animals, I watched my brother eat a possum sausage and he knew I was disgusted. Everyone needs to start packing for RG!

svetaisthebest
Apr 21st, 2009, 10:36 AM
Where about's do you live in Oz Svetaisbest? Yeah kangaroo is readily available in most supermarkets, when I went to Darwin last year they had Mindil Beach Sunset market which sold most oz animals, I watched my brother eat a possum sausage and he knew I was disgusted. Everyone needs to start packing for RG!

I live in Canberra:lol::p
possum sausage yuck:tape:I've never been to Darwin though:sad: which probably explains why I've never seen some of those:rolls:

:haha: I wish I could really go thugh:sobbing:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 21st, 2009, 10:40 AM
I live in Canberra:lol::p
possum sausage yuck:tape:I've never been to Darwin though:sad: which probably explains why I've never seen some of those:rolls:

:haha: I wish I could really go thugh:sobbing:

Canberra, cool I went through there once on a roadtrip to Port Douglas, can you ask Kevin when I'll get my money :lol: I have Melb on my profile only because it is geographically easily recognised but I live a couple of hours further south. Darwin is okay to spend maybe 1-2 weeks for holiday but pretty isolated, like tassie in many ways ;)

Bероника
Apr 21st, 2009, 10:49 AM
I get half pages and he wont post all my reactions is pretty irritating

In the end I gave up trying to access the forum yesterday.It was pretty irritating as you say,but today it seems to work better :D

svetaisthebest
Apr 21st, 2009, 10:51 AM
Canberra, cool I went through there once on a roadtrip to Port Douglas, can you ask Kevin when I'll get my money :lol: I have Melb on my profile only because it is geographically easily recognised but I live a couple of hours further south. Darwin is okay to spend maybe 1-2 weeks for holiday but pretty isolated, like tassie in many ways ;)

so how long were you here for?:)I'm suprised you haven't said it's boring yet:p that's pretty much everyone's reaction to Canberra:spit:

one of my friend's dad works for Kevin:rolls:so maybe I could ask:p

oh okay:) and I wish I could go to Darwin now:( it's getting so cold here:lol:

Bероника
Apr 21st, 2009, 10:54 AM
Good one Maz, I have a question for SKF posters, if english is your second language where did you learn it?


English is not even my second but my third language (I learned french as second language).Well back to english,I learned it at school and then after finishing school I kept learning on my own by reading,watching movies and tv shows in english,talking with people and travelling (to the USA,I have yet to go to the UK or any other anglophone country.I would like to visit Australia some day :D).

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 21st, 2009, 10:56 AM
so how long were you here for?:)I'm suprised you haven't said it's boring yet:p that's pretty much everyone's reaction to Canberra:spit:

one of my friend's dad works for Kevin:rolls:so maybe I could ask:p

oh okay:) and I wish I could go to Darwin now:( it's getting so cold here:lol:

Only a couple of days, I also went to Canberra for youth parliament, Canberra isn't that boring :) I could name 1,000 places in Oz more boring. It's been freezing each night but the days have been beautiful, I wish for rain now I love it :lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 21st, 2009, 11:02 AM
English is not even my second but my third language (I learned french as second language).Well back to english,I learned it at school and then after finishing school I kept learning on my own by reading,watching movies and tv shows in english,talking with people and travelling (to the USA,I have yet to go to the UK or any other anglophone country.I would like to visit Australia some day :D).

Vero you are very smart :worship: french was the only language we could learn at school and I had a male teacher who used to spit everytime he spoke, I practically had to take an umbrella to each lesson so I didn't learn much because I was trying to avoid his attacks :lol: these days I think most students in oz learn japanese, btw your english is excellent. Sing out if you come to oz I can show you great ocean road etc :D

svetaisthebest
Apr 21st, 2009, 11:05 AM
English is not even my second but my third language (I learned french as second language).Well back to english,I learned it at school and then after finishing school I kept learning on my own by reading,watching movies and tv shows in english,talking with people and travelling (to the USA,I have yet to go to the UK or any other anglophone country.I would like to visit Australia some day :D).

:eek:I can't believe english is your third language Vero:eek: your english is great:worship:
English is my first language followed by Sinhalese cause my parents are Sri Lankan:lol:and I learned a bit of french at school but thats about it:lol:

and you should visit australia someday!:D

Only a couple of days, I also went to Canberra for youth parliament, Canberra isn't that boring :) I could name 1,000 places in Oz more boring. It's been freezing each night but the days have been beautiful, I wish for rain now I love it :lol:

youth parliament?whats that?:unsure::lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 21st, 2009, 11:13 AM
:eek:I can't believe english is your third language Vero:eek: your english is great:worship:
English is my first language followed by Sinhalese cause my parents are Sri Lankan:lol:and I learned a bit of french at school but thats about it:lol:

and you should visit australia someday!:D



youth parliament?whats that?:unsure::lol:

Interesting background Svetaisbest, youth parliament is a program through YMCA for all young budding policitians to see how parliament runs and you have your own question time, it is also your chance to be heard by the the nation's leaders and you try to get a bill to pass through parliament.

Bероника
Apr 21st, 2009, 11:16 AM
I'm bilingual in french as I studied at french school,this and that I've always been interested in laguages (I remember english was one of my favorite subjects at school,and at some points I took also lessons of modern greek and german,but can't remember much,well some german words but no greek at all :o) probably helped learning it faster.But I don't consider my english great as sometimes I don't understand all the words you use :p So see,visiting this forum is also another good and funny way of learning more english ;)


Sure,visiting Australia is something I want to do,I hope before I win the lottery because it's very expensive.:tape:


lol Stef at your french teacher :lol: omg :tape: I never had that problem :p

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 21st, 2009, 11:21 AM
I'm bilingual in french as I studied at french school,this and that I've always been interested in laguages (I remember english was one of my favorite subjects at school,and at some points I took also lessons of modern greek and german,but can't remember much,well some german words but no greek at all :o) probably helped learning it faster.But I don't consider my english great as sometimes I don't understand all the words you use :p So see,visiting this forum is also another good and funny way of learning more english ;)


Sure,visiting Australia is something I want to do,I hope before I win the lottery because it's very expensive.:tape:


lol Stef at your french teacher :lol: omg :tape: I never had that problem :p

Wow Vero, I don't know any greek but I do know how to speak geek :lol: if you see a word you don't know I can try to help you out and attempt to make it funny at the same time okay.

svetaisthebest
Apr 21st, 2009, 11:26 AM
Vero you are very smart :worship: french was the only language we could learn at school and I had a male teacher who used to spit everytime he spoke, I practically had to take an umbrella to each lesson so I didn't learn much because I was trying to avoid his attacks :lol: these days I think most students in oz learn japanese, btw your english is excellent. Sing out if you come to oz I can show you great ocean road etc :D

:haha: I remember my primary school french teacher's name was monsieur Ollie(he made sure we called him monsieur ollie not mr ollie:haha::rolls: )and even though he was french, he was a terrible teacher:o we pretty much had to learn everything from our textbook:lol:

Interesting background Svetaisbest, youth parliament is a program through YMCA for all young budding policitians to see how parliament runs and you have your own question time, it is also your chance to be heard by the the nation's leaders and you try to get a bill to pass through parliament.

oh:cool:I hadn't heard of it before:o

I'm bilingual in french as I studied at french school,this and that I've always been interested in laguages (I remember english was one of my favorite subjects at school,and at some points I took also lessons of modern greek and german,but can't remember much,well some german words but no greek at all :o) probably helped learning it faster.But I don't consider my english great as sometimes I don't understand all the words you use :p So see,visiting this forum is also another good and funny way of learning more english ;)


Sure,visiting Australia is something I want to do,I hope before I win the lottery because it's very expensive.:tape:


lol Stef at your french teacher :lol: omg :tape: I never had that problem :p

yeah it is:lol::help: although I think ticket prices are a lot cheaper if you travel in the middle of the year rather than at the end of it:lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 21st, 2009, 11:35 AM
[QUOTE=svetaisthebest;15465434]:haha: I remember my primary school french teacher's name was monsieur Ollie(he made sure we called him monsieur ollie not mr ollie:haha::rolls: )and even though he was french, he was a terrible teacher:o we pretty much had to learn everything from our textbook:lol:

Our teacher was the same and I believe he faked a french accent, one of our school assignments was to take 10 french labels to class, I found a bottle of wine that my mum had with a french label and I couldn't get the label off so I broke the bottle and took the label still attached to the glass, apparently it was expensive, I also wasn't able to sit down for a few days after I was found out :o

karenwalker2
Apr 21st, 2009, 12:25 PM
hey dont usually write on forum but thought i would be brave and get involved. We learnt french at school but we also had the chance to do spanish or latin. Stupidly i took latin which was stupid as its not something that is usually spoken. Im thinking of going travelling to Australia if my application to the police is not accepted. This site is a great distraction to doing my dissertation.

Bероника
Apr 21st, 2009, 01:42 PM
welcome here karenwalker :wavey:

I'm happy to see you were brave enough (we don't bite,do we? :p we are a crazy bunch but that's all ).I also had the chance to chose latin at school,in my case it was latin or german,and I chosed german.

Where are you from?

Bероника
Apr 21st, 2009, 01:43 PM
hmm why half of my smilies are not shown today? :cuckoo:

Анна
Apr 21st, 2009, 01:56 PM
Native English speaker here :p, but I too took French in high school (for us, that starts around age 15). We had a choice of Spanish, French, or German, and I thought French was the most romantic. My first teacher was a Croatian man, the second a Russian (ironically). Now I'm going back and studying Spanish, and so far not too bad. By no stretch would I be considered good at it, or fluent, but I understand what's going on in class.

I took Latin later in college (required for pre-med), but all I remember is "E Pluribus Unum" :p.

Oh, and welcome, Karenwalker :wavey:. A lot of very sweet if crazy people here ;).

karenwalker2
Apr 21st, 2009, 02:00 PM
I go to uni in High Wycombe (Just outside london). I always found that when we were taken to France to practice our french it always seemed like they were talking a completwly different language to what we were being taught!!!

Naina
Apr 21st, 2009, 02:48 PM
Hi Karen. welcome :)

You Guys know so many languages. I know three myself...Urdu, English and Punjabi. Urdu is my first language spoken at home and it is really quite beautiful and elegant. English I learned in School (was and is my favorite subject)and main mode of communication outside home. Punjabi is the best language if you want to abuse (j/k) someone :lol:. learnt it coz my grandparents speak it and its so expressive.
i always hated the Urdu teachers at school because even though i speak it perfectly I have terrible problems in writing and interpreting poetry in it :o We have french teacher who teaches philosphy and its like a mini class in latin for some reason but me loves it :D.

Ballbasher
Apr 21st, 2009, 02:57 PM
welcome here karenwalker :wavey:

I'm happy to see you were brave enough (we don't bite,do we? :p we are a crazy bunch but that's all ).I also had the chance to chose latin at school,in my case it was latin or german,and I chosed german.

Where are you from?
Hell everyone ;)
Were you happy with your decision afterwards ;)
I chose Latin as third language (German is my mother-tongue) & I always wonder what would be easier to learn, if German isn't you mother-tongue :)

Tatianadove
Apr 21st, 2009, 03:32 PM
Being in hospital I missed so much interesting talks here, damn! :(
English is my 2nd lang (I don't count Ukrainian as second cause my mom is from Ukraine and we speak at home sometimes at Ukrainian just for fun, also i don't count Udmurt and Tatar, the langs my grandparents speak, every summer till 12-13 yo I stayed with them and that's why I understand a bit both langs and can swear on Udmurt perfectly and on Tatar even better :lol:)
I started to learn English at 7 yo but quitted at 9. And began to study it at school again at 10 yo. at 15 yo I started to learn Spanish, quitted in 6 months and then in a year began to learn again for about 4 month. (U see, I'm a bit fickle :P ).
In 17 yo I was interested in German and I've been studying it till present moment.
Also I studied Latin at college (it was a must). And I tried to learn polish, Serbo-Croatian (thanks to native lang and Ukrainian too I can understand them (around 50-60 % of information). that's all I think :)
PS: in senior school I had mad and weird teacher of English! He was drunkard, often he drank beer at lessons, he spat too, made us learn by heart Deep Purple songs, he lived with 20 yo girl who was twice younger him and called her "Mochalka" (Mop in English), then when we played cards at lesson (yeah, we played cards, domino, slept, sometimes he did us homework for drawing cause he was teacher of drawing before he finished English courses and requalified to English teacher) so when we played cards (and it was cards with heroes of "Charmed" on the one side) he pointed on Alisia Milano and said "Hey, It's my Mochalka", then took the card and added "though mine has bigger boobs". We(girls) were shocked and our boys who slept all these time on the back desks woke up at the very same time and started to scrutinize Alisia's bust! :lol: Old school days... how I miss them :D

PersephoneDisco
Apr 21st, 2009, 03:35 PM
Well farsi was my first language, then russian and then english which I learnt when I moved here when I was 6. I have a perfect english accent and because of this my russian is non-existent and my farsi has suffered by my parents can speak loads :eek: My mum learnt hindi from watching loads of bollywood films as a kid, like wow

Hey svetaisthebest, whats your name?

PersephoneDisco
Apr 21st, 2009, 03:39 PM
I go to uni in High Wycombe (Just outside london). I always found that when we were taken to France to practice our french it always seemed like they were talking a completwly different language to what we were being taught!!!

Love your name! :hearts: more difficult to write Anastasia Beaverhausen ;)

karenwalker2
Apr 21st, 2009, 03:41 PM
I LOVE Will and Grace! My housemate is mean and says i look like Rosario and for halloween was going to make me wear a maids outfit! Luckily i had to work.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 21st, 2009, 03:43 PM
I LOVE Will and Grace! My housemate is mean and says i look like Rosario and for halloween was going to make me wear a maids outfit! Luckily i had to work.

One of my fav past times is watch clips of will and grace on youtube...living tv are not showing re-runs anymore! :sobbing: Rosario was the best, you better insult your room-mate rosario stylie :armed:

karenwalker2
Apr 21st, 2009, 03:47 PM
Channel 4 shows them in the morning. I have all of them on DVD. i do :) we insult each other all the time lol

PersephoneDisco
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:15 PM
Channel 4 shows them in the morning. I have all of them on DVD. i do :) we insult each other all the time lol

I'm at uni, otherwise I'm asleep :p Will and Grace is just genius!

karenwalker2
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:17 PM
What Uni do you go to? Im in my third year have like a month left then out into the big bad world!

PersephoneDisco
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:20 PM
What Uni do you go to? Im in my third year have like a month left then out into the big bad world!

Kingston, I'm in my first year but I'm changing my degree so I'll be first year for 2 years running :p

karenwalker2
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:22 PM
Awesome! i went to Oceana in February for my friends birthday. Thats like 40 mins away from my mums house.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:38 PM
Awesome! i went to Oceana in February for my friends birthday. Thats like 40 mins away from my mums house.

small world :lol:
Oh dear, I've never been and I don't think I want to :p
Where does your mum live? I live about 30 minutes away.

karenwalker2
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:40 PM
I was drunk dont really remember being there lol in Hampshire. where do you live?

PersephoneDisco
Apr 21st, 2009, 04:49 PM
I was drunk dont really remember being there lol in Hampshire. where do you live?

I live in Whitton, near Twickenham :p

Света_мой_№1
Apr 21st, 2009, 05:47 PM
Good one Maz, I have a question for SKF posters, if english is your second language where did you learn it?

well english is my 4th language actually on school my first year we got first french and german but I was not as good at it as english I totally forgot everything about it especially the gramatics. german I can read and understand but not speak anymore french is a hopeless case at the moment but in second year english came with it and at that I was pretty good.

Света_мой_№1
Apr 21st, 2009, 05:56 PM
Vero you are very smart :worship: french was the only language we could learn at school and I had a male teacher who used to spit everytime he spoke, I practically had to take an umbrella to each lesson so I didn't learn much because I was trying to avoid his attacks :lol: these days I think most students in oz learn japanese, btw your english is excellent. Sing out if you come to oz I can show you great ocean road etc :D

yeah we had a teacher like that too he didnt give french but how to breed animals. I remember one time and I will never forget. he had something hanging on his mouth and we where watching it the whole time at one point I made a joke of what he said(the whole class laughing offcourse) but nobody was paying attention to that thing on his mouth and when he got our attention again it was gone. all the people on the first line freaked out cuz he usually spits it on your tables or when your are unlucky on your clothes. at one point I found it and screamed through his explantion of breeding that I had found it. all my classmates where happy with me but I got kicked out of class. and had to go to the head of the school. I explained it over there she could laugh about it and I got lucky and didnt have to do extra homework.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 21st, 2009, 06:05 PM
Dutch people are amazing when it comes to languages but then I guess you have to learn another when no one knows dutch :p Dutch people always impress me with their knowledge of english even old folks :lol:

Bероника
Apr 21st, 2009, 07:36 PM
Hell everyone ;)
Were you happy with your decision afterwards ;)
I chose Latin as third language (German is my mother-tongue) & I always wonder what would be easier to learn, if German isn't you mother-tongue :)

I learned german for 1 and a half year but that was long ago and I have forgotten almost everything nowadays :o I made another attempt at it later in language school,but I was already learning russian and working at the same time,I had not enough time to dedicate to everything and I dropped german and only followed with russian.To me german was very very diffcult,I had to put a lot of hours in it.I guess latin would have been easier for me since I'm a native spanish speaker,but I've always liked challenges.Maybe someday I'll take it up again because I never get tired of learning languages and I guess I might still remember things,but at the moment I have enough with russian.

karenwalker2
Apr 21st, 2009, 07:43 PM
I seem to be able to read and write things in foreign languages better than actually being able to speak them. Whenever i try and speak a foreign language i always sound so english and it really annoys me.

PersephoneDisco
Apr 21st, 2009, 07:45 PM
With german I can get by with german subtitles when I watch foreign films...5 years of doing german in 'high school' paying off in a very minimal way :p

Vanity Bonfire
Apr 21st, 2009, 08:38 PM
French was the only language I could ever do and that was because there was a language assistant called Luc and he was hot! I always payed attention when he was there:angel:!

PersephoneDisco
Apr 21st, 2009, 08:54 PM
Just realised all the language teachers at my respectable all girls school were mental. The german teacher I had ran over a student - she survived ;) The french one hit the pupils by throwing pencils at us and the head of languages was a suspected alcoholic...:tape: Zut alors!

Vanity Bonfire
Apr 21st, 2009, 09:46 PM
Just realised all the language teachers at my respectable all girls school were mental. The german teacher I had ran over a student - she survived ;) The french one hit the pupils by throwing pencils at us and the head of languages was a suspected alcoholic...:tape: Zut alors!

Wow! I never realized languages could be so crazy!

Bероника
Apr 21st, 2009, 09:52 PM
maybe learning languages make people go crazy :p

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 06:21 AM
Thanks everyone for responding, :wavey: Hi to KarenWalker & Ballbasher.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 06:29 AM
Being in hospital I missed so much interesting talks here, damn! :(
English is my 2nd lang (I don't count Ukrainian as second cause my mom is from Ukraine and we speak at home sometimes at Ukrainian just for fun, also i don't count Udmurt and Tatar, the langs my grandparents speak, every summer till 12-13 yo I stayed with them and that's why I understand a bit both langs and can swear on Udmurt perfectly and on Tatar even better :lol:)
I started to learn English at 7 yo but quitted at 9. And began to study it at school again at 10 yo. at 15 yo I started to learn Spanish, quitted in 6 months and then in a year began to learn again for about 4 month. (U see, I'm a bit fickle :P ).
In 17 yo I was interested in German and I've been studying it till present moment.
Also I studied Latin at college (it was a must). And I tried to learn polish, Serbo-Croatian (thanks to native lang and Ukrainian too I can understand them (around 50-60 % of information). that's all I think :)
PS: in senior school I had mad and weird teacher of English! He was drunkard, often he drank beer at lessons, he spat too, made us learn by heart Deep Purple songs, he lived with 20 yo girl who was twice younger him and called her "Mochalka" (Mop in English), then when we played cards at lesson (yeah, we played cards, domino, slept, sometimes he did us homework for drawing cause he was teacher of drawing before he finished English courses and requalified to English teacher) so when we played cards (and it was cards with heroes of "Charmed" on the one side) he pointed on Alisia Milano and said "Hey, It's my Mochalka", then took the card and added "though mine has bigger boobs". We(girls) were shocked and our boys who slept all these time on the back desks woke up at the very same time and started to scrutinize Alisia's bust! :lol: Old school days... how I miss them :D

Hope you are all better Tatiana :sad:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 06:36 AM
yeah we had a teacher like that too he didnt give french but how to breed animals. I remember one time and I will never forget. he had something hanging on his mouth and we where watching it the whole time at one point I made a joke of what he said(the whole class laughing offcourse) but nobody was paying attention to that thing on his mouth and when he got our attention again it was gone. all the people on the first line freaked out cuz he usually spits it on your tables or when your are unlucky on your clothes. at one point I found it and screamed through his explantion of breeding that I had found it. all my classmates where happy with me but I got kicked out of class. and had to go to the head of the school. I explained it over there she could laugh about it and I got lucky and didnt have to do extra homework.

Mel I laughed so hard when I read this that I had to explain what I was laughing about to the woman who works near me, she says it was worse than my yelling at the screen when I'm watching livescoring. It took me 3 goes to finish the story because I was laughing too hard. It's now been 3.5 hours since I originally read it and I'm still giggling to myself. :lol:

Bероника
Apr 22nd, 2009, 08:38 AM
you can watch livescores at work,Stef? nice work :yeah:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 09:17 AM
you can watch livescores at work,Stef? nice work :yeah:

Yeah Vero, but if I get caught..........:sad: Thankfully the next lot of tournaments will be played when it's evening over here :)

Bероника
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:01 PM
haha,Stef if you yell at your screen it's no big surprise you are caught :hug:

next tournaments are in Europe.What's the time difference between Australia and Europe?

svetaisthebest
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:07 PM
:)[QUOTE=svetaisthebest;15465434]:haha: I remember my primary school french teacher's name was monsieur Ollie(he made sure we called him monsieur ollie not mr ollie:haha::rolls: )and even though he was french, he was a terrible teacher:o we pretty much had to learn everything from our textbook:lol:

Our teacher was the same and I believe he faked a french accent, one of our school assignments was to take 10 french labels to class, I found a bottle of wine that my mum had with a french label and I couldn't get the label off so I broke the bottle and took the label still attached to the glass, apparently it was expensive, I also wasn't able to sit down for a few days after I was found out :o

he faked a french accent OMG:haha::tape:
:lol::tape::hug:

hey dont usually write on forum but thought i would be brave and get involved. We learnt french at school but we also had the chance to do spanish or latin. Stupidly i took latin which was stupid as its not something that is usually spoken. Im thinking of going travelling to Australia if my application to the police is not accepted. This site is a great distraction to doing my dissertation.

welcome here :wavey:

Hell everyone ;)
Were you happy with your decision afterwards ;)
I chose Latin as third language (German is my mother-tongue) & I always wonder what would be easier to learn, if German isn't you mother-tongue :)

:wavey:I haven't seen you post here either:lol:

svetaisthebest
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:07 PM
Well farsi was my first language, then russian and then english which I learnt when I moved here when I was 6. I have a perfect english accent and because of this my russian is non-existent and my farsi has suffered by my parents can speak loads :eek: My mum learnt hindi from watching loads of bollywood films as a kid, like wow

Hey svetaisthebest, whats your name?

my name's Anushka:)yeah it's a bit random that I have a russian name:lol::p

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:07 PM
I try to do fistpumps only Vero, but I do get a little carried away :) it is approx 8 hours time difference, 11am Italy = 7pm Oz. Not sure if anyone has done the latest countdown but only 3 days left :bounce:

Bероника
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:17 PM
my name's Anushka:)yeah it's a bit random that I have a russian name:lol::p


you know your name would look perfect in russian characters as the rest of us have done,right? only a suggestion :lol: just kidding of course :p I've always loved your nick because it's so true :worship: Svetaisthebest :hearts:

Bероника
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:20 PM
I try to do fistpumps only Vero, but I do get a little carried away :) it is approx 8 hours time difference, 11am Italy = 7pm Oz. Not sure if anyone has done the latest countdown but only 3 days left :bounce:

:lol: i'm imagining you fistpumping at work :rolls:

3 days is almost nothing but yesterday I was chatting on msn with a friend of mine who happens to be a big Nadia fan,and he got me all nervous about the SF :help: :scared:

svetaisthebest
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:26 PM
I try to do fistpumps only Vero, but I do get a little carried away :) it is approx 8 hours time difference, 11am Italy = 7pm Oz. Not sure if anyone has done the latest countdown but only 3 days left :bounce:

:haha: have you been watching too many of Ana's matches?:p:devil:

you know your name would look perfect in russian characters as the rest of us have done,right? only a suggestion :lol: just kidding of course :p I've always loved your nick because it's so true :worship: Svetaisthebest :hearts:

thanks:hug: yeah sveta is the best:worship: I was trying to think of a username on the spot and thats all I could come up with:haha:

yeah I was actually thinking of changing it but then decided not to:lol: I might change it later though since I've never changed my username before:lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:30 PM
:lol: i'm imagining you fistpumping at work :rolls:

3 days is almost nothing but yesterday I was chatting on msn with a friend of mine who happens to be a big Nadia fan,and he got me all nervous about the SF :help: :scared:

The fistpumping doesn't attract attention but when I knock my chair over and let out a big yyyyeeeesssss that's when problems start :lol: I am worried, one of my friends who I don't see very often wants to catch up for drinks on Sat night, this will totally ruin Fed Cup for me, no cheering with SKF's :help: I am prepared to get a red pen and draw little dots all over myself in order to stay home though :D

Bероника
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:45 PM
The fistpumping doesn't attract attention but when I knock my chair over and let out a big yyyyeeeesssss that's when problems start :lol: I am worried, one of my friends who I don't see very often wants to catch up for drinks on Sat night, this will totally ruin Fed Cup for me, no cheering with SKF's :help: I am prepared to get a red pen and draw little dots all over myself in order to stay home though :D

hahahaha,you are too much Stef :rolls:
There's also the option of converting your friend into a an SKF before saturday night :p

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:47 PM
:haha: have you been watching too many of Ana's matches?:p:devil:



thanks:hug: yeah sveta is the best:worship: I was trying to think of a username on the spot and thats all I could come up with:haha:

yeah I was actually thinking of changing it but then decided not to:lol: I might change it later though since I've never changed my username before:lol:

Anushka = everyone has the nicest names on SKF. :lol: Ana fistpumps :lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:55 PM
hahahaha,you are too much Stef :rolls:
There's also the option of converting your friend into a an SKF before saturday night :p

Well that was my second option :D my first option would be to swallow a bottle of fish oil or something disgusting but I fear it would make me even too sick to go on this forum :lol:, I will be able to make a better decision when FC draw comes out, if SK's match isn't on first then I might get home in time :angel:, I can't convert her, she loves ATP too much but she knows I love watching SK, maybe she will take pity on me? I am quietly confident of finding a viewing thread for FC but will not find out till Fri night.

Света_мой_№1
Apr 22nd, 2009, 12:58 PM
Mel I laughed so hard when I read this that I had to explain what I was laughing about to the woman who works near me, she says it was worse than my yelling at the screen when I'm watching livescoring. It took me 3 goes to finish the story because I was laughing too hard. It's now been 3.5 hours since I originally read it and I'm still giggling to myself. :lol:

glad you liked it so much. at school I was always the clown. I was walking into the class singing and you should hear me sing I am horrible at it(you can ask vero I showed her a clip of my singing on vacation) but normaly I could get away with it teahers liked me very much(still dont know why) but this time I had to go. when I first went to this school I was all quite and didnt say that much then my mentor told me I should be myself and just have fun. he wished he had never said that. It was always my excuse when teachers got mad and it worked.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:05 PM
glad you liked it so much. at school I was always the clown. I was walking into the class singing and you should hear me sing I am horrible at it(you can ask vero I showed her a clip of my singing on vacation) but normaly I could get away with it teahers liked me very much(still dont know why) but this time I had to go. when I first went to this school I was all quite and didnt say that much then my mentor told me I should be myself and just have fun. he wished he had never said that. It was always my excuse when teachers got mad and it worked.

Mel, it's now been 10 hrs and I'm still highly amused, I was the same at school, although I spent more time sitting outside in corridors than in the classroom and you should see my school reports, good grades but the comments "stef is a great student when she applies herself, however she is easily distracted and also distracts other students around her", oh the shame of it :eek:, we used to get parent/teacher interview requests where your parents had to go into the school and find out how you were going, I used to shove that piece of paper in a green vase at my parent's house, when they moved they found them all, I think there were about 8 or so.

Света_мой_№1
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:13 PM
haha we didnt get a paper but a phonecall to the parents a lot of people tried that already I think. I also had the same thing on me reports. at one time I almost had to stay after class time. I told the teacher I had to go to driver lessons but I didnt had to go I had to call my mum for him in front of him but lucky for me a other teacher needed him so I quick called my mum and said you have to lie for me say I have my drivers lesson and lucky enough she did. mt grades where not that good I just did enough to pass my exam.

karenwalker2
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:27 PM
I was banned from sciene classrooms for like 6 months, which was not cool. But surprised my teacher by getting one of the highest marks. I still think they got that wrong. I managed to convince my best friend to come with me to Eastbourne by showing her a picture of Sveta which is cool.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:29 PM
haha we didnt get a paper but a phonecall to the parents a lot of people tried that already I think. I also had the same thing on me reports. at one time I almost had to stay after class time. I told the teacher I had to go to driver lessons but I didnt had to go I had to call my mum for him in front of him but lucky for me a other teacher needed him so I quick called my mum and said you have to lie for me say I have my drivers lesson and lucky enough she did. mt grades where not that good I just did enough to pass my exam.

Well you can't always be funny and have brilliant grades, but you passed that is the main thing :D

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:31 PM
I was banned from sciene classrooms for like 6 months, which was not cool. But surprised my teacher by getting one of the highest marks. I still think they got that wrong. I managed to convince my best friend to come with me to Eastbourne by showing her a picture of Sveta which is cool.

A six month ban is massive :eek:

karenwalker2
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:36 PM
My teacher hated me lol i just like to talk and need to be entertained all the time. he was the worst teacher ever. I was just the kid that was average at everything never amazing but never failed.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:42 PM
I was the same, if I got bored then all hell broke loose, I once planted a metal strip in our english teacher's diary so when she walked out of the library the alarms would go off, I got found out and had to straighten books in the said library over lunchtime for 2 bloody weeks.

karenwalker2
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:58 PM
im jst not good at being bored! so bored right now! Have the final bit of work to do and its so boring.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:01 PM
Same here, except for the work part of course :lol:

karenwalker2
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:03 PM
I wish i could go to work but i have been signed off, which sucks. Just want to finish uni now.

Света_мой_№1
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:06 PM
Well you can't always be funny and have brilliant grades, but you passed that is the main thing :D

well I could but I just didnt I didnt do any homework or learning thats just to boring.

Анна
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:09 PM
None of this makes me any more confident about raising teenagers :unsure::help:.

Bероника
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:09 PM
after reading the previous page I realise I was too boring at school :help::lol:

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:11 PM
well I could but I just didnt I didnt do any homework or learning thats just to boring.

The only part of school I really miss is the amazing amounts of holidays you got, summer holidays seemed to go on forever.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:12 PM
None of this makes me any more confident about raising teenagers :unsure::help:.

I am the poster child for contraception :lol:

Света_мой_№1
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:16 PM
None of this makes me any more confident about raising teenagers :unsure::help:.

and we are just the easy ones. there where a lot of kids not making the class I did. I remember there where 24 people starting my class and we ended up with 4. I just had fun didnt do anything bad.

karenwalker2
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:19 PM
I was only bad in science for some strange reason. My sister is worse than me she just has to argue everything. She is a typical teenager.

Ziggy Starduck
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:19 PM
after reading the previous page I realise I was too boring at school :help::lol:

I wanted to be so like you Vero but I just couldn't help myself.