03-29-2010, 11:37 PM
03-29-2010, 11:43 PM
i just darted over to YouTube, and the first soprano I heard was singing the beginning of the Polovetsian Dances from Alexander Borodin's opera Prince Igor. Is that the part you meant?
If memory serves, later on a choir sings the Russian National Anthem, but I'd have to check back to confirm.
Edit: Thanks for linking to the photos of YuNa and Mao. Both are officially gorgeous! Beyond that, I don't think I could choose. As with their skating, thank goodness we have both to admire!
Last edited by Olympia; 03-29-2010 at 11:46 PM.
03-30-2010, 12:01 AM
I might have wished, back in my conflicted adolescence. I'm not as pretty as her, but I've settled into contentment with myself.
Originally Posted by Mathman
On the one hand, there are people saying YuNa's smile is...??? And then others accusing her of having had plastic surgery. A careful look at her features would prove those accusations false. She has retained the same features from her more awkward, younger years.
Originally Posted by Olympia
Now a bit of a secret is that my mother--a Korean nationalist--has a preference for Mao's appearance. When Mao puts her hair into the severe bun for skating competition, her oval face isn't framed in the most flattering way (I know, I have an oval face, too.) But when her hair is allowed to flow loosely, she really is very beautiful.
I am really annoyed when things like art or music or styles are put into some sort of ranking as "the best", and the same as far as human beauty goes. There are many different, awesome types of music; and there are many ways in which people can be beautiful. You can give me two people with very different features and I can find them both very attractive; I don't think someone needs to have those kinds of eyes or that type of nose or just a certain body type to be good-looking.
Last edited by prettykeys; 03-30-2010 at 12:04 AM.
03-30-2010, 12:15 AM
Thank you so much for your detailed review! It was very fun and enjoyable to read.
Originally Posted by seniorita
I've been following this very long thread though silently, and was kind of sad because I felt that there are more than enough unnecessarily agressive (IMO) comments. I think fans sometimes fall into bifurcation when they have a favorite, i.e., gush about her and bash her competitor(s). (In Yuna/Mao's case, I think this also has something to do with the fact that they have very different styles. Maybe I'll have a chance to post on this after giving it some more thought.) Yet, you seem to be one of the posters who are able to really appreciate each skater without belittling anyone. Looking forward to reading more of your reviews in the future!
03-30-2010, 12:24 AM