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Re: Dating or not dating.
« Reply #620 on: March 20, 2017, 10:34:16 AM »
I don't know if anyone remembers me saying how I went to do some (fashion) work in Russia, that while I was there I met an ex Soviet Union gymnast, started dating her and as a result moved there to live with her and work - despite her not speaking any English and me speaking no Russian. :laugh: This was at the end of our first year and we had both learned a few words. It's a 90 second, low res video, shot on a - I kid ye not - Fisher Price kid's camcorder using a sports finder. ;D (my work cameras during that era were the Nikon D2X - that's how long ago this is from). As ever, it'll only be online for a short time.

I don't want to embed it, so - https://youtu.be/9os_Vsnl8WA

The concert hall a few seconds into the video is where I heard my first Prokofiev, Shosty, and opera - magical years, for a number of reasons.  :)
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Re: Dating or not dating.
« Reply #621 on: March 20, 2017, 10:59:00 AM »
I don't know if anyone remembers me saying how I went to do some (fashion) work in Russia, that while I was there I met an ex Soviet Union gymnast, started dating her and as a result moved there to live with her and work - despite her not speaking any English and me speaking no Russian. :laugh: This was at the end of our first year and we had both learned a few words. It's a 90 second, low res video, shot on a - I kid ye not - Fisher Price kid's camcorder using a sports finder. ;D (my work cameras during that era were the Nikon D2X - that's how long ago this is from). As ever, it'll only be online for a short time.

I don't want to embed it, so - http://www.youtube.com/v/9os_Vsnl8WA

The concert hall a few seconds into the video is where I heard my first Prokofiev, Shosty, and opera - magical years, for a number of reasons.  :)

A very short time...

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Re: Dating or not dating.
« Reply #622 on: March 21, 2017, 11:12:12 PM »
In the past two weeks, there's this girl  ;D

I will elaborate  ;)
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« Reply #623 on: March 22, 2017, 12:01:09 AM »
I don't know if anyone remembers me saying how I went to do some (fashion) work in Russia, that while I was there I met an ex Soviet Union gymnast, started dating her and as a result moved there to live with her and work - despite her not speaking any English and me speaking no Russian. :laugh: This was at the end of our first year and we had both learned a few words. It's a 90 second, low res video, shot on a - I kid ye not - Fisher Price kid's camcorder using a sports finder. ;D (my work cameras during that era were the Nikon D2X - that's how long ago this is from). As ever, it'll only be online for a short time.

I don't want to embed it, so - https://youtu.be/9os_Vsnl8WA

The concert hall a few seconds into the video is where I heard my first Prokofiev, Shosty, and opera - magical years, for a number of reasons.  :)
What year was it?

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Re: Dating or not dating.
« Reply #624 on: March 22, 2017, 01:23:34 AM »
In the past two weeks, there's this girl  ;D

I will elaborate  ;)

Good stuff.

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« Reply #625 on: March 22, 2017, 01:24:11 AM »
What year was it?

It might be 2005. Or 2004.

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Re: Dating or not dating.
« Reply #626 on: March 22, 2017, 01:31:39 AM »
Good stuff.


I want to explode but mental diarrhea might be too incomprehensible tonight, I'll see where my adventure takes me tomorrow.

There have been three girls I have been "eyeing" and I happened to see one at choir tonight, I'll be making my grand entrance when I see her tomorrow. In classic TFA style, if I make a fool of myself: I'll bloody own it then and there (completely self-aware)   :D 

This will be my official attempt #1 for 2017  0:)
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« Reply #627 on: March 22, 2017, 01:38:57 AM »

I want to explode but mental diarrhea might be too incomprehensible tonight, I'll see where my adventure takes me tomorrow.

There have been three girls I have been "eyeing" and I happened to see one at choir tonight, I'll be making my grand entrance when I see her tomorrow. In classic TFA style, if I make a fool of myself: I'll bloody own it then and there (completely self-aware)   :D 

This will be my official attempt #1 for 2017  0:)

Don't explode.

I repeat, good stuff.

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Re: Dating or not dating.
« Reply #628 on: March 22, 2017, 01:53:35 AM »
What year was it?

I've thought about it further and I'm almost certain that was from 2005. The reason being, it was around the first time I used a cameraphone to take a photo - this one https://youtu.be/HsNusksYph4

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Re: Dating or not dating.
« Reply #629 on: March 22, 2017, 05:47:20 AM »
It looked like the 90s to me. Although, Russia looks like the 90s most of the time to me. That must have been quite an experience to live in Russia, Nikf.

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Re: Dating or not dating.
« Reply #630 on: March 22, 2017, 06:16:35 AM »
I've thought about it further and I'm almost certain that was from 2005. The reason being, it was around the first time I used a cameraphone to take a photo - this one https://youtu.be/HsNusksYph4

You posted that photo in the Photography thread...memorable. First time seeing the video though. Lovely woman.

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« Reply #631 on: March 22, 2017, 08:11:23 AM »
It looked like the 90s to me. Although, Russia looks like the 90s most of the time to me. That must have been quite an experience to live in Russia, Nikf.

Yeah, it was an incredibly interesting and formative experience and one I appreciate having. :)

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« Reply #632 on: March 22, 2017, 08:11:36 AM »
You posted that photo in the Photography thread...memorable. First time seeing the video though. Lovely woman.

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She was something else. Womanly as hell. And I mean that in the most positive and broad sense.  8)

NSFW but tame nonetheless http://i.imgur.com/KlMGfc8l.png  NSFW
Taken with the same old cellphone.

About ten years ago I took my website offline. It had existed in some form since February of 1994. Then five or six years ago we bought new domain names (using a surname I haven't worked under) with the plan to archive my work on one and have a compedium of my photo blog posts (including behind the scenes video clips and even some old Super 8 footage) on the other. But my heart wasn't in it and the domains still point to a holding page at blogger or wordpress. However I've always photographed the women I've dated and/or had relationships with and so maybe I'll post one every now and then along with the accompanying dating story. Perhaps people can learn from my numerous and huge mistakes. ;D


e: https://youtu.be/G5fhWO3yw8E  :laugh:
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Re: Dating or not dating.
« Reply #633 on: March 22, 2017, 04:19:45 PM »
I've broke a little ice with another girl but I'll lay off updates (and from the girl last night) for a few days, sorry Nik.

It's too soon to say anything except there are two specific girls I really like and I'm going to take it slowly and see which one budges  :D
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« Reply #634 on: March 22, 2017, 07:58:20 PM »
I've broke a little ice with another girl but I'll lay off updates (and from the girl last night) for a few days, sorry Nik.

It's too soon to say anything except there are two specific girls I really like and I'm going to take it slowly and see which one budges  :D
Very nice. That's two more girls than how many I've liked in the past several years.

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« Reply #635 on: March 22, 2017, 08:05:07 PM »
Very nice. That's two more girls than how many I've liked in the past several years.

 ??? Serious?  :o

I'm so tired right now I am struggling to type, but I don't think polygamy will work for me or not  :P
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« Reply #636 on: March 22, 2017, 09:08:12 PM »
??? Serious?  :o

I'm so tired right now I am struggling to type, but I don't think polygamy will work for me or not  :P
It'll work if many things go right  ;)

Maybe a slight exaggeration, since I do have a friend I used to consider dating (about 2 years ago). Other than her, it's been about 5 years since I liked anyone.

I guess because I enjoy more spending my time alone and don't want to commit time to any scheduled/recurring social groups/activities. Pretty sure I've never made any friends outside of school/work/internet, let alone met any girls.

Back in November, there was a group that I hung out with on Saturday (they hang out every Saturday). They're fine, but I just couldn't commit 4-5 hours every Saturday to doing only social activities. Routine and social gatherings just don't do much for me. It would feel like a sacrifice in order to make friends/social connections that could lead to meeting girls, and I already sacrifice 40-50 hours of my week for money, so no thanks.  ::)

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Someone amazing whom I admire a lot has decided to buy herself tickets for a flight to Melbourne this year. I might post here how everything goes because she has told me she is keen to go out. ^_^

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