Planning to Retire Soon!

If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Monday, July 16, 2012

Figure Skating Gala, Winter Olympics, 2010

Figure Skating is one of my favorite winter sports. In 2010 the Winter Olympic games was held in Vancouver, Canada. At that time, my wife and I had been traveling, so we were not able to see most of the scheduled events in television. When I saw this video in You Tube the other day, I was so delighted, I have to share it with you.

The US won gold in the men's single ( Evan Lysacek), and silver in ice dancing. In the women's single, the US highest representative was ranked fourth and in the Pairs Event, the US highest pair was only in 10th place. But if you enjoy figure skating, this video is a must. It is good way to spend time indoors, to stay away from the over 100 degrees Fahrenheit temperature engulfing us now here in Northern California.

Event Men's singles Evan Lysacek (Gold) United States (USA) Evgeni Plushenko( Silver)Russia (RUS) Daisuke Takahashi ( Bronze)Japan (JPN)

Women's singles Kim Yu-Na (Gold) South Korea (KOR) Mao Asada( Silver)Japan (JPN) Joannie Rochette( Bronze) Canada (CAN)

Pairs Gold(China) Shen Xue Zhao Hongbo

Silver (China) Pang Qing Tong Jian

Bronze *Germany Aliona Savchenko Robin Szolkowy

Ice dancing: Canada (CAN)(Gold) Tessa Virtue Scott Moir

Meryl Davis (US) (Silver) Charlie White

Oksana Domnina (Russia)( Bronze) Maxim Shabalin

One of the most entertaining number was from the Russian Pairs representatives(4th place).

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