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I'm back and I am practically Indian now

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I'm back and I am practically Indian now

Post by luvsports! on Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:00 pm

Went away to India and here is a blog i wrote. Hope you like!
http://richard-mills-sports.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/india-pasty-white-mans-tale.html?m=0

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:14 pm

Oh LS, 
I am jealous!!!

I was invited to a friend's wedding in India 5 ago and didn't go...she even had it all live via some FB stream...

So, happy you hopped on the magic carpet of adventure and flew away with your Suzy!

Beautiful colours.

...

I read about 3-4 paragraphs only. 
You've come a long way since that time you asked me to review one of your pieces back on v2.

Travelling suits you.

These days I can only manage poetry.

I'll read the rest in instalments.

Thank you for this golden cloud of spiced paisley.

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Post by luvsports! on Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:40 am

Thank you very much for that pal, very kind words.
Yes I remember that one, cheers for the support!
Can I sample a bit of your writing ability please Big Grin

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Post by noleisthebest on Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:24 am

Thanks LS.
In all honesty, I can't write.

I only jump out of myself into different worlds and bring words from there.

Like a drink from a mountain well.

Just a quick refreshment or relief.

I was never able to write more than a page of A4 at school.

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Post by luvsports! on Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:25 pm

I am sure if you gave it a go you could! If a young duffer like me can!

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Post by noleisthebest on Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:45 pm

Thanks for your support, LS.

Yes, that is my dream. My big dream.

To have a little house somewhere in cote d azur, and just sit and stare for as long as I like.

Then I am sure things would pour out.

One day....

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Post by noleisthebest on Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:52 pm

Btw, how's your "career" going?

What's it like to be trying to say something in this crazy world of media word overload.

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Post by luvsports! on Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:14 pm

That's the spirit!
I am nearly 2 years in this job at a local paper and if i pass my senior journo exams i want to move into sport or a bigger paper.
The more i report in this business, the more i dislike the mainstream media.
There are horror stories for local papers where the cuts are horrendous and we end up doing jobs that would keep teams with three times as many workers busy!
First day back at work today after India, and I canne be fucked!

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Post by noleisthebest on Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:27 pm

What happened after that piece of SBH came out in SI?

That was pretty good.

I suppose it's dog eat dog in your line of work.

I look at Steve Tignor, the ex-romantic who is now selling himself in a vulgar way promoting all liberal agenda under the sun.

And I notice there is very little talent out there, too.

The fittest rise to the top everywhere... Sad

Good luck!

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Post by Tenez on Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:34 pm

Looked like fun. I wish I could travel for weeks....

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Post by legendkillar on Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:27 am

Looks like fun LS. I have the travelling bug too given I've been to 5 different countries in 18 months! Loving each trip the more which one included a proposal of marriage!

I actually tend not to follow mainstream media. Tends to be perception and interpretation that causes me the great frustration. Nowadays trying to have a sensible conversation about a current event not being blamed on Brexit is impossible!

I do hope one of the big papers pick your fine self up! smiley

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Post by luvsports! on Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:51 am

Congrats LK, I look forward to having Mrs LK on here very soon!

Cheers buddy! #Daretodream

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Post by legendkillar on Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:03 am

Mrs LK actually hates all form of sport! In her words "It's a waste of energy" when watching tennis I find it a struggle with her as if a player nets a shot, they are sh!t and when you imagine the frequency of that happening and me hearing that comment each time, Grrrr Laugh Laugh

I would say LS, you thought about looking more like niche magazine publications? For eg like Four Four Two or something similar where the passion for the subject matter is there to behold?

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Post by luvsports! on Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:39 am

Ha, you'll do I suppose Winking 

Well LK at the end of the day, I like to take it day by day, deadline by deadline, sentence by sentence, word by word and I'll go from there.

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Post by luvsports! on Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:06 pm

I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT THE MOST IMPORTANT BIT OF THE BLOG!

When i was doing a camel ride, I happened to be wearing my Federer shirt.
We plodded along through a village and a guy sitting outside his little house said: "That's a Roger Federer shirt! He just won Wimbledon."
Me: "Yeaaaah man. 19 slams baby!"

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:02 pm

luvsports! wrote:I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT THE MOST IMPORTANT BIT OF THE BLOG!
Love the caps!  Bubbly
luvsports wrote:
When i was doing a camel ride, I happened to be wearing my Federer shirt.
We plodded along through a village and a guy sitting outside his little house said: "That's a Roger Federer shirt! He just won Wimbledon."
Me: "Yeaaaah man. 19 slams baby!"
Absolutely priceless!

I don't know why, but crazy tennis memories light up the heart so much!
I treasure mine in a special dimension where they all live in full bloom!  

I wish more people here would share theirs!

I love them just as much as mine!

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Post by Jahu on Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:04 pm

Well done LS, good report, you're one lucky git  Cheers

Not done India yet, or Asia in general, just been to HK and Macau shortly, would love to do a tour of Asian side, from Japan to Australia, spend a couple of months traveling and eating street food.

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