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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Today 6 - Michael Phelps sensation

In fact, I hate swimming-pool, but the water of the lake is really became too cold. So, courageously, I bought a goggles and I went swimming in chlorinated water. But, really, I've feeling to go to the hospital. There are 10 differences between the first image and the second.

The solutions : clic here

91 comments:

doreus said...

Absolutely gorgeous drawing. I'm impressed by your talent. And I can understand that after swimming in the waters of the lake, you would feel as though the chlorine on your body is going to make you sick. You will most likely get used to it. Keeping active is paramount here. And it reminds me that I should go swimming... I have a pool just across the street from my house!

Momo said...

Doreus,

Really ? You love this drawing ? I'm relieved !

"You will most likely get used to it" ? Tu veux dire que je vais m'habituer au chlore (ça serait super, car pour l'instant je trouve ça plutôt corrosif) ?

Paramount ? Like Warner Bros, Universal, Century fox, MK2 ?

A new word in my head.

You should to benefit of your near swimming pool, especially if you tolerate the chlorine.

doreus said...

O.K. I'm laughing really hard here. Paramount means the same as "foremost" "most important". But if movies are paramount in your life... :)

I have not had time to try your little game with the drawing... too much work at the moment, but I'll get to it, I promise!

And yes, you will probably become less sensitive to the chlorine over time. (get used to = s'habituer) It is indeed corrosive. And you're right... I should take advantage of the pool, but I would need "water therapy" for a bit after an accident that happened to me in a pool about 10 years ago (a panic attack in the water). I do need to get back in shape!

Momo said...

A panick attack in the water ? Really, maybe my sister was right, a lot people have panick attacks. But, why I've the feel that it's so terrible with me ???... Hum... it's true that in my case it's permanent, because the trigger of attacks is in the eyes.

Yes, get back in shape! One of the delights in the sport is that you have more appetit.

doreus said...

No problem with appetite there... but I have to restrain myself; otherwise, I'll grow wider and wider! However, I feel it necessary to exercise more if only for my sanity and relaxation. Have a good day!

Momo said...

Have a good day, Doreus, and I wish you courage for your come back to the pool.

Lilian said...

Hello, KRN, Momo, Doreus!!
I published the post about our conversation on Asterix the other day, but it's not in English yet. It will be, soon.

I love your drawing Momo, are you really that goodlooking or you spiced it up on purpose for your audencie muahahahaha ;D

Lilian said...

Sorry for the "typo", I meant AUDIENCE.
Lilian

Momo said...

Lilian,

I'm relieved that you love this drawing, indeed I was not sure if I would have use it.

I don't understand this sentence (I cannot translate it) :

"... are you really that goodlooking or you spiced it up on purpose for your audencie "...

who can translate ?

Lilian said...

Voy a decirlo en castellano: eres realmente tan guapo o arreglaste la imagen para tu audiencia?

or in English, different words:
are you really very good looking like in the drawing or you made yourself look much better on the drawing to impress the public?

of course, I am not serious... I was joking, although the part of you looking "guapo" on the drawing is true :)

I hope you understand now.

Momo said...

Thank you, Lilian, for the translation.

Yes, I understand now.

You made me blush.

But, that is precisely what bothers me in this drawing, it is too narcissistic.

Momo said...

I hesitate between these titels for this post :

-Michael Phelps sensation.
-I went to the swimming-pool
-Goggles narcissism
-Michael Phelps chlorine sensation.
-Chlorine sensation
-Swimming-pool game.
-Chlorine game.
-Swimming-pool sensation.
-Swimming-pool and chlorine sensation.
-My first bath in the swimming pool since at least ten years.

Lilian said...

Not at all; it's not narcissistic. I ask you, if you had written in detail about your feelings instead of just drawing them, would that also be narcissistic? Isn't that what we all do when we blog? I just see your post, this post, as a form of free expression. And, the drawings are very interesting although I only found one difference. I'll find more afterwards.

Lilian said...

I like Michael Phelps sensation ... perhaps because he's a neighbor :)

Momo said...

Ok! I keep "Michael Phelps sensation".

krn said...

Momo,
I already came and I looked at your drawing.
That's an understatement that to say that I like it.
It is meaning and alive, bubbles seem to rise.

Momo, your hands and your eyes are made of gold... Unless it is just your soul.

doreus said...

KRN, I'd say it his is soul... as well as his hands and eyes (and I can imagine him blushing as he reads this... all the way from here... over 10000 km away!)

And I tried to find the differences... but could only locate four! Even with careful observation. I must be really tired.

krn said...

How lucky you are Doréus, I found only two.
These drawings make me crazy... I am hypnotized.

Momo said...

Sorry, my friends, I was at school all day, intensively (I'm tired).

I'm very relieved that you love these drawing, and that you find it not too narcissistic.

But, these drawings make you also crazy, krn ?

Maybe Lilian has right, we all do when we blog.

Yes Doreus and Krn, you made me ((((blush))))

And the title ? I don't sure about the title.

I adore you, and you give me a lot force.

Thank you a lot.

Gold is you.

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Momo said...

By the way, who agree to put the drawing with the solutions (with the 10 differences) into his blog ?

Momo said...

Otherwise, I put it in my blog.

Lilian said...

At least I wasn't able to find 10 differences. I think I found 2. One is a different color bubble and the other one is.........hummm... hummm....I forgot, I would need to go back to the drawing and do a new review. I am looking forward to finding out the 10 differences you mention.

Momo said...

So, do you think that I should put it in my blog or in an other blog ? Does it a good idea ?

doreus said...

Hi Momo. I think it might be a good idea to post the solution... right here (or as another post). You could hide it in the past posts (by changing its date) and making a link to it for those who want the solution without spoiling the sport of trying out.

And thanks for the compliments. Speaking for myself, I certainly feel honoured to be welcomed to this blog regularly.

Momo said...

Thank you, Doreus, for the advice. Ok, I will do like that.

Lilian said...

Hola!!
:P

Momo said...

Hola !! :o)

krn said...

Deseo un buen día y de la felicidad a todos a los que frecuentan este blog.
( Siempre 2 diferencias, no más)

Momo said...

Gracias, Krn, igualmente ! Puedes ver las diferencias en el post sucesivo. No pensé que iba a ser tan dificil !!! Marilyn encontro todas las diferencias, pero quedo turbia. La proxima vez voy a tener que acerlo mas facil.

Un abrasito dulce para usted.

Lilian said...

KRN - Gracias, lo mismo para ti! Que tengas un lindo dia...

MOMO - Me permites corregir tu descripcion de la palabra con la que describes a Marilyn? No es TURBIA, pero TURNIA = crossed-eye.

Momo said...

Turnia tiene que ver con estrabismo ?

krn said...

¿ Que significa "turnia "? No lo encontré en el diccionario

Momo said...

Yes, what does "turnia" mean ?

Lilian said...

Momo - KRN,

Si, estrabismo or like I said in English is commonly known as "crossed-eyed"

doreus said...

Or strabismus (with which I was born) in medical English...

Hi all!

Lilian said...

Hola Doreus!
Thanks -as always- for providing exact information :)

Lilian said...

Momo...
Porque se que te gustan los boleros], Un regalito...

Momo said...

Thank you, Lilian, you are an heart. I like this bolero, and I take advantage for listen also the Pancho's interpretation.

Momo said...

Doreus,

I didn't see your strabismus in your pictures.

Lilian said...

Bon Jour Momo!
Bon Jour KRN!
Bon Jour Doreus! (although, he's probably zzzzzz right now)
I sent you THAT version of Sabor a Mi because I thought it was the best interpretation I remember listening of that bolero. I liked it so much that I even linked it on my blog.
Besitos :)

Lilian said...

Momo / KRN - you're six hours ahead of me... it's only 6:15am here.

Momo said...

Lilian,

6 hours ahead of you ?

You are an early riser !!!

Lilian said...

And I got up late today; my usual time during the week is 5am...

Momo said...

Why ?????

Momo said...

Lilian, you are an absolutely early riser !!! Does you like the morning ?

doreus said...

Lilian... errr... why so early? That's the middle of the night! (especially this time of the year). You were quite correct: I was still asleep, although I was up early (for me) this morning: 6:45.

And Momo, you're right. I forgot to mention that my strabismus was surgically corrected when I was 3 years old. However, it has left me with a "lazy eye" (on the right side) and I do not have depth perception. I see life as a movie! And yes, I'm allowed to drive.

Momo said...

As a movie ? You are lucky, your life is as a hollywood love story, Doreus. Are you went to the pool ?

Momo said...

Doreus,

Are you happy with your strabismus correction ?

I hope that yes.


I think that we should never entirely believe the doctors.

Personally, I love the strabismus, I think that it give a charme.

Lilian said...

I get up that early because I need to accomplish several things during the day, including 9.5 hours of work approximately. Besides, it takes me about half hour to get to work -with good traffic; otherwise, is 1 hour. Life is a bit hectic in the U.S. but still life is good :)

Lilian said...

Oh Momo, sorry, I forgot to answer your question. I only like the morning silence and calm, but I prefer late afternoon when my brain and body are more "aware" [if I'm not too tired]

I did not know you also suffered from strabismus; there is surgery for that, and I understand that is very common too, although it may require several surgeries. Did you know that?

DOREUS, would you please tell me the meaning for "lazy eye"?

doreus said...

Momo, my strabismus was corrected in a satisfactory manner as far as cosmetics are concerned, but the correction never fixed my eyesight perfectly. This is why I do not have depth perception.

As for the "lazy eye", what it means is that my brain generally does not "look" through my right eye. Therefore, my left eye does all the work, except for things like peripheral vision. It's a consequence of not having developed the neuronal connections in infancy. When I was a child (from the operation for strabismus until age 9), I had to wear a patch over my left eye to "force" my brain to use the right eye... but that proved remarkably inefficient. When I did my Ph.D. fields (at age 26), I had to read at least a book a day... with the consequence that my right eye was going blind. That is why I now wear contact lenses... because I also have extreme astigmatism (7.5 diopters in one eye and 7 in the other).

If there were a cure that could give me perfect vision overnight, I would give anything to get it. Unfortunately, there is nothing available at the moment. However, when I read about KRN's eye problems and your own, Momo, I don't feel like I have a right to complain! Despite the fact that my vision, even with correction, is far from being perfect, I still have a better one than either of yours.

Lilian said...

Hi Doreus!
This is a question for all of you: Is it a coincidence that you all have vision problems?

krn said...

I was just wondering the same question.

doreus said...

And I've been wondering the same thing... Maybe it's the old adage: "Qui se ressemble s'assemble". Lilian seems to be the exception here (from what I can tell). I think that vision problems has made each of us a bit of an "outsider" when we were younger... I think KRN would be the best person to be able to answer whether there may be a "cosmic" connection here.

krn said...

Doréus, I saw perfectly well up to the age of 14 years. It is about a disease " of family ".

I am the elder and the fate wanted that I am the only one to be affected among the children. My father and my grand grandmother were too.

When I spoke about my difficulties to see and of these spots which grew, she imagined that I said that to make me interesting and did not want to take me at the ophtalmologist's.

I am thus used to see otherwise, with my peripheral vision, but also with an internal perception which came little by little but which works only in particular conditions.

I came on the blog of Momo accidentally, by a common point in our profiles. By reading, I did not pay attention on eyes, it was not the most important for me.

Momo said...

Hello everyone,

I will come back tomorrow to participate at your interesting conversation, now I'm too tired.

A big hug for you all and good night.

doreus said...

Good night to all (it's 2:40 AM and I just came back from Edmonton... resting a bit from the drive).

KRN, I see what you mean. I did not imply that you came to the blog because of the vision problem, but that maybe you would have some insight as to why we ended up connecting (and also having strange visual problems). Your story, by the way, makes me think of my father's story... his own father (the first Doréus) refused to pay to have his eyes examined... because he was the eldest of a family of many children (there ended up being 12). I just can't imagine how my father went through school, as his vision is pretty much as bad as mine (and yet it's not genetically transmitted as I was adopted). He got his first glasses (and strabismus correction) at age 21. Needless to say when my own eyes started appearing troubled, my father took it very seriously and I was examined right away.

And now, I'm going to head for bed as well...

Momo said...

Lilian,

There is a misunderstanding, I haven't strabismus.

Regarding, the coincidences, I think that the coincidences and the random are structured.

You are a very busy woman, Lilian, but I'm glad that your life is good.

Sometimes, be very busy is one of the better thing for bear the life.

Momo said...

Doreus,

You've wear a patch ? Is this a coincidence (did you remember my first profil picture) ?

Edmonton ? you come back from the movie festival ?

Where does I read that you be an adopted child ?

Did I dream ?

Momo said...

Krn,

Sometimes, the parents are stupid, my parents also have imagined that I said that to make me interesting.

I think that is not totally an accident why you found this blog, there aren't to many people which have loved L'ange exterminateur's film (by Bunuel).

doreus said...

Hi Momo. Yes, I wore a patch. Every day. To school and to play... from the ages of 3 to 9. Unfortunately, it was not nearly as elegant as the black eye-patch you wear that at least would have made me look like a cool pirate. No. It was a stick-on thing that made me look like my left eye was inexistent. To tell you the amount of taunting I had to deal with in school... Since then, specialists have woken up to the psychological effects of such a therapy and kids are not required to wear those in school. I wish they had woken up sooner!

I don't know where you read I was adopted. I may have mentioned it in a previous comment.

Momo said...

Doreus,

That's why I say always that we must do attention with the doctors.

I think that there are really very little responsible doctors in the world.

Me too, I had wear something ugly during scholarity (but for three month only), a plaster corset around the waist (supposedly for to raise my back, but absolutely useless, except for the purse of doctor).

The smell of this corset had never disappeared.

About the adoption, I read it recently in your blog.

doreus said...

Yes... medical doctors always seem to have their own agenda and often care little about the psychological impact of their intervention (although this has been changing, at least in Canada). There are complex reasons why they have evolved into a profession that basically thought It had the authority to tell patients what to do and expected to be blindly obeyed. However, partly because of the ease with which it is now possible to obtain medical information in this technological world, their monopoly is eroding.

Just a quick linguistic note here: «faire attention» in French translates to "beware", or "be careful" in English.

krn said...

As we speak about coincidences, I saw " el angel exterminator " just before the appearance of the first spot on my left retina.

Momo said...

One of these reasons is the pharmacy industry.

And, you are right, internet has changed our relation chip with our health.

Thank you for your correction (it means that I have not made too many errors other times).

Momo said...

Krn,

Does you made a causal link between this film and the appearance of your eye problem?

doreus said...

Indeed, Momo. The quality of your written English has tremendously improved... and it has not yet been a year since you started this blog! Congratulations!

And I think you are right about the importance of what we could call the importance of "bio-pharmaceutical power". It, and the professional aspirations of doctors have contributed to a great extent to the power of medicine in general.

Momo said...

Doreus, I'm glad that you say me that my English is improved.

But, to tell the truth, I've often still need to use translation tool for to write.

However, at reading my first posts I can see the journey accomplished.

I try to write without the translation tool for the majority of my posts, at the start at least, but I finish always with the tool.

The greatest problem is that I don't understand the oral English, really nothing, this is like a wall.

And when I try to talk, I need a big effort and a lot time to find the words, and it made laugh people because of my french accent.

I think that the cognitive connexions is different between writing, reading and talking.

I didn't yet come out of the hostel :-)

Lilian said...

Hello!
Once you are passed that transition from written to oral you will be fluent in English. But, for that, you need to inmerse yourself in the language.

Momo, how about Spanish? Do you also need a translator tool to understand it?

Good Sunday everybody :)

doreus said...

Good Sunday to all! Momo, Lilian is quite right. That barrier can only be crossed... by diving right into the language. That's how I got over my problems with English (which I also spoke very hesitantly and in a very accented voice). The accent will never totally disappear; it's what makes you unique. People should never laugh at that, because we all have accents! (You would probably find the way I speak French strange because of my French-Canadian accent).
Nevertheless, take in the progress you have made rather than focusing on what's left to do. Sure, you still need help. Take it. Use it. Only time and practice will make you ever better. This being said, you have already made considerable progress and that's all yours. And you can build upon that.

Momo said...

Lilian,

Yes, of course, I need immersion.

And, regarding the Spanish, I must confess that I use often the translator, but I can speak it enough well (but, to tell the truth, more like a "gringo" than like a chilean).

Momo said...

Thank you, Doreus, for your valuable and friendly advices.

I'm relieved that you think that I made progress.

Did you say that everyone had made progress also ?

That would great !

krn said...

Momo,
Do you believe that English have no accent when they speak French? They have one and we say that it is charming.
You want to laugh? Thus listen to Jacques Baudoin in "la leçon d'anglais"

Lilian said...

Momo--
I hope everything is fine with you...
Un abrazo

Momo said...

Dear Krn and Lilian,

I'm very sorry for the late answer, I've suddenly so much work !!!!

Krn, I don't know how thank you for this record of "La leçon d'anglais". It's great !!!!! It's fun !!!!! Thank you !!!!

Anonymous said...

Encontré las diferncias, unas pocas, genial

Anonymous said...

no tan diferentes de antes, están en el alma.
amo el mar, amo sumergirme. soy yo
M.

Momo said...

Gracias :-)

Yo tambien amo el mar, y el lago.

Vas al mar de vez en quando ?

Anonymous said...

I was born near the sea, mountains alive today, I do not see the ocean a year ago, long time, I am sad. Kiss you my dear:

M

Anonymous said...

where have you been? the fb is impossible today, can not enter, sorry.
M.

Habanerasiempre said...

Hi Momo, I have clear what is this, I join, can I?

M.

Momo said...

Hello M,

But, it seems to me that Valparaiso and Vigna del Mar, aren't too much far from Santiago, or don’t you ?

Why didn't you can go in FB ? No connexion ?

Well done, you used the translation's tools.

But, attention, because they don't be always accurately.

Momo said...

Habanerasiempre ? Congratulations !

Habanerasiempre said...

I know, understand something, I know something of the imperial language, jaja, the sea is too cold here, I do not like anything, I can see it, but never sink. I could not connect in the fb, but now I am, I succeeded
buscar..lo sé, el traductor traduce igual que lo haría yo, pero algunas cosas las puedo decir sin su ayuda, muy poco, eso sí.
M.

Momo said...

I started learn english one year ago, but I would need talking now. About imperialism language, maybe you can translate and read my introduction.

Momo said...

I'll go back sleep.

Tenderly yours.

Habanerasiempre said...

ok, good night momo, good night.
I speak very little English, but in French, absolutely nothing. see you soon. bye bye.

Habanerasiempre said...

Olvidé mi contraseña

Habanerasiempre said...

que haces MoMo?

Momo said...

Olaaaaaa,

bien, bien, en pleno examenes.

Que bonito el monito !

Me encantaaaaa.

La contrasenha ?

Para la piscina ? Swimming pool ?