December 26th, 2017

Three things I am looking forward to

1. The kid's grandmother getting better after the surgery and all of us leaving for London.

2. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Edson Barboza fight on December 30 at UFC 219. Oh boy, I like this fight a lot. Barboza is an excellent striker but Nurmagomedov....fuck, man.

3. Stuffing my face with M&S and Pret sandwiches. I have a weird addiction to those and miss them a lot when I don't have access to them.

I just watched a couple of clips with Khabib on Youtube with subtitles. Usually when I watch something in Russian I can understand at least a couple of words, sometimes a couple of phrases even but I could not get even a single word of what Nurmagomedov was saying. I was told that this is because he is not ethnic Russian but is from Dagestan and they have a very heavy accent there because Russian usually is not their first language.

I already wrote about Russian Caucasus once and how it could be really useful to some Americans (see here).