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Mission as the Chief Commissaire.

Hi there, I'm Rarietty.

Long time no see, I had no time just a while.

Because I had many assignment as the commissaire of Cycling races.

In last Spring, I was promoted to the higher grade as Commissaire. and I am having many opportunity to be a commissaire. I have to go to the race place really faraway every weekend. 



The week before last, I went to Nagano Prefecture for the MTB race.  I needed to change trains five times, and I spent…

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Added by rarietty on September 21, 2016 at 6:30am — 13 Comments

Coursing river

Hello LEWWWPers,

Hope you all are doing fine, I missed you so much :D 

Does anyone know what could be the meaning of "Coursing river"?

I was watching Mulan, The greatest japanese cartoon movie, It has a song titled as" I'll make a man out of you".

The actor who is singing the song says " you have to be swift like a coursing river", I didn't know the meaning of it, But, I think it's more like being so quick in doing something :/ 

Here is the link of the…

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Added by Sparrow~~ on September 18, 2016 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Trees down!

We made the decision to pay to have three trees on our property taken down. 

The first one was quite close to our garage (as you can see by the newly-sawed off stump just behind the doggie-fence gate, in the above photo).…

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Added by Holly Dilatush on September 17, 2016 at 2:34pm — 4 Comments

Moonflower madness!

I've shared this photo in a previous post.

Shortly after this photo was taken, our moonflower pot looked quite different.

Nearly all of the leaves were completely gone.  They disappeared 'overnight'!

We thought deer must have eaten them, and I was actually a bit concerned…

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Added by Holly Dilatush on September 11, 2016 at 10:43pm — 5 Comments

Learning English by conversation-exchange

In my previous post I wrote that I got a lot of my English from podcasts.

Where did I get the rest ?

The second big part comes from conversation exchange.

It's a way to practice…

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Added by Tovarish Ivan on September 1, 2016 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Propagation of transverse wave

Added by SasikumarTS on August 31, 2016 at 7:51pm — 4 Comments

Podcasts and a riddle about statistics

I've got the significant part of my English from podcasts.

What is a podcast? Wikipedia tell us:

The word arose as a …

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Added by Tovarish Ivan on August 31, 2016 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

The New Year

The summer season is ending here. As always it's abruptly.

Two day ago it was +30, yesterday it was +12, and today it's +5.

Probably we will have snow in the September.

We have The New Year celebration at Jan 1 as many people in the world, but to have some fun we closing our…

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Added by Tovarish Ivan on August 30, 2016 at 11:31am — 2 Comments

What I have lived for

Hi, everyone.

   Every night, before I switch off the light and lay on the bed to sleep, I read loud this extract which bewitched me. I found myself loving it night by night. I don't know the secret; is it the author? Are theye the words? Is it the message it conveys? I still don't know but I simply fell in love with this text:…

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Added by Amen on August 29, 2016 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

Bards' festival

Recently we visited a special even - bards' festival.

It's almost like a live concert but with some quirks.

1. It located on the big meadow in the forest, and almost all people who visit it live in the tents.

It's like a combination of camping and live…

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Added by Tovarish Ivan on August 29, 2016 at 10:18am — 5 Comments

what does your name signify?

Today I saw that Ivan Korjavin changed his profile name. He added a prefix to his name. I was curious about the meaning of that word. In a flash, an idea came to my mind.  So I wanted to post a blog on my wall and requesting our LEWWWPers to comment their name and its meaning.

It might be an interesting topic to make a chain of comments.  The meaning of somebody's name can lead us to…

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Added by Vasanth prabakar on August 28, 2016 at 2:35pm — 11 Comments

The first Russian train.

As I mentioned before my town is an industrial town.

There is the metallurgy industry here since 1600 or so.

At that time it was a very hard job. Almost no machines, all works were made by humans.

Because the metallurgy need an iron, and coal, water, and other things and all of…

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Added by Tovarish Ivan on August 26, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments

Elephants

In our town we have a circus.

The circus just a building, a place where the performances take place.

There are no local troupes or animals, all of them visit us for show.

Usually a troupe stay in a town for week or two, making show each evening and a few times during the…

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Added by Tovarish Ivan on August 25, 2016 at 11:35am — 2 Comments

A joke about Soviet design.

T.Lee posted a funny link about Soviet design in our chat.

Here it comes: …

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Added by Tovarish Ivan on August 24, 2016 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Cooking workshop

A few weeks ago I visited a fun event — cooking workshop.

The idea of it is simple and pretty clever.

It's almost the same as go to the restaurant, but before your dinner, you work on the kitchen with a chef cooking for yourself.

There are several restrictions for it.

You…

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Added by Tovarish Ivan on August 23, 2016 at 8:19am — 6 Comments

Is calling by people's name bad?

Hello, Dear friends,

I'm writing here to clear a doubt that has been eating my mind so far.

When I first participated in one of our LEWWWP live class, I was hesitated to call the teacher by his/her name. Because, In India, calling people by their name is bad (Especially for the elder people).

If the person is from my relation, I can call them by their relationship. But If I have to call some stranger, I would call him "brother" or "Sir". If it was a woman, then…

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Added by Vasanth prabakar on August 22, 2016 at 2:24pm — 10 Comments

Communicating clearly!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you'll are doing good 

It is important to be precise when using the English language. If we are not precise our words can be ambiguous or read in ways that we did not intend.

In order to communicate clearly we need to understand the rules of language. Imagine playing a football match or a game of chess without rules. Just like the rules of a game there are rules to consider when using the English…

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Added by Theresa on August 19, 2016 at 1:51pm — 3 Comments

Banya

What makes steel harder than iron?

Structure?

Tempering. It makes everything more hardened. 

(Excerpts from lewwwp chat)…

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Added by Tovarish Ivan on August 18, 2016 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Question 4#

I saw two of our team members today, arguing with each other loudly and making everyone busy to death with their boring noises..

Do you think fighting/quarreling at public workplaces is a right decision to make even if you are up in arms or you find it so shameful?!

Added by Sparrow~~ on August 17, 2016 at 10:07pm — 6 Comments

"Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye!”

I continue enjoying reading Lois Lowry's books and practicing in reviews.  

"Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye!” 

"Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye!” by Lois Lowry is a thought-provoking, psychological book about a 17-year old girl, Natalie Armstrong, who wants to discover her genetic parents.…

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Added by Irina on August 17, 2016 at 8:06pm — 3 Comments

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