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    Yuzuru Hanyu (Why would I be here if I wasn't?), getting together with friends, going out for dinner, karaoke, road trips, travelling, cruises, watching movies, reading non-fiction history and factually based historical novels, having conversations with intelligent people
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    Retired Lawyer, Civil Litigation and Trial

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  1. I had forgotten about the Bank of Yokohama Ice Arena promotional event and free lessons to the kids. https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2017/08/4854711832b3-figure-skating-hanyu-makes-emotional-return-to-yokohama-rink.html It was a month after this event that a number of Planet Hanyu satellites arranged to meet at Yuzu’s first competition of the 2017-2018 season – the ACI in Montréal. I still remember sitting around the table in the cafeteria of the venue with @Hydroblade's origami swans spread all over the table and then everyone rushing off to the front door because of a rumour that Yuzu was arriving. The lobby and the second floor balcony were packed with hopeful Fanyus until we discovered that Yuzu had pulled another ninja move and had already entered the building!
  2. I love that costume and the program! Was 2015 24H TV the last time he wore this costume and skated the program?
  3. It may not be that much of a stretch when you consider that he was able to fit into his White Legend and Zigeunerweisen costumes as an adult and these were made when he was 15 years old.
  4. I prefer watching Yuzu bowing in slow motion to an empty arena after practice than watching other skaters’ full programs.
  5. @Fay what muscles in particular did you watch working and find so delicious? Let me take a wild guess – the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles?
  6. The wording on the ISU site is: “one of the most decorated skaters in the world” – not “one of the most decorated skaters in history”. By implication, Yuzu is being described as only “one of the most decorated skaters in the world (now).” The most valuable skater award is being presented for a COMPETING skater (not a historical one) and the ISU is purposely stating that Yuzu is “one of” instead of “the most” decorated skater in the world in order to justify their choice of winner.
  7. Ennio Morricone's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" – a great soundtrack to an epic Sergio Leone western film. I've often wondered what a Yuzu free skate would be like to this iconic music.
  8. "... ONE of the most decorated skaters in the world"??? As the double Olympic champion, double world champion, four-time GPF champion and other achievements, such as the Super Slam, that are not mentioned, isn't Yuzu THE MOST decorated skater in the world?
  9. Hi @meoima! I missed you, too! Where have you been hiding?
  10. "Yuruzu" is the Bizarro World version of Yuzu. Bizarro World is a fictional planet that was introduced in the DC "Superman" Comics in the early 1960s. It is a cube shaped planet where everything and everyone is the opposite of reality. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bizarro_World As it states in Wikipedia, in popular culture, "Bizarro World" has come to mean a situation or setting which is weirdly inverted or opposite to expectations (reality). In the Bizarro World of "Htrae" (which is Earth spelled backwards), society is ruled by the Bizarro Code which states: "Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World!"
  11. Terry Gannon of NBC got tongue twisted and called Yuzu “Yuruzu” as he was stepping off the ice after his Olympic debut in the team event at Sochi.
  12. As everyone has said, there are too many beautiful pictures of the Yuzu. I think this is one of them.
  13. It always irritates me when commentators only talk about his popularity in Japan and Japanese fans when Yuzu has fans from all over the world – Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australia and I’m sure, even Africa. There might even be a penguin or two or a scientist in Antarctica who’s a Fanyu. Any Asian fan carrying or wearing Winnie the Pooh stuff is automatically referred to as a Japanese fan even if they’re from some other Asian country or an ethnic Asian from some other continent.
  14. Didn’t you mean to say, “favourite” singular?
  15. These people who advocate supporting all skaters must view figure skating from the point of view of non-owner dog lovers or cat lovers at a dog or cat show. I consider myself a fan of Yuzu and not necessarily a figure skating fan. Before Yuzu, I casually watched figure skating during the Olympics if I happened upon it, but it was Yuzu’s skating that got me hooked. When Yuzu retires, I may not watch figure skating again, although time will tell. Therefore, since I am totally invested in Yuzu, me bad and sometimes hope that some skaters have a disaster skate.
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