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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. General Yuzuru chat

    English language Japan Times Sports article: "Injured Olympic Champ Hanyu Still Unable to Practice" https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2017/12/10/figure-skating/injured-olympic-champ-hanyu-still-unable-practice/#.Wi11l0qnHaQ Yuzu will be able to compete or unable to compete in the Japanese Nationals regardless of how I or anyone else feels. My personal feeling is that he should avoid Japanese nationals and concentrate on preparing for PyeongChang. He only has two months to the Olympics and he should use all of that time to rehabilitate and prepare for it. He should not be distracted by any other competitions.
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    I have heard Simon Reed of British Eurosport referring to him as "The Prince" before the Sochi Olympic gold medal and as "The King" afterwards. Kurt Browning of CBC has always referred to Yuzu as a "Rock Star", even before the Sochi gold medal. I think of Yuzu as a YOLO Alien in the guise of a Space Kitty.
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    YUZURU, 23SAI NO OTANJOBIOMEDETO!!! HAPPY 23RD BIRTHDAY, YUZU! May all of your wishes and dreams come true. Hoping and praying for your health and happiness and that you will achieve all of your goals, including winning a second Olympic gold medal in PyeongChang!
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    WELCOME! Post often – you are among friends.
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    My gut feeling is that he will be pleased and that it will be a positive thing at the Cricket Club.
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    Commenting just on the men's outfits, I like them both. I was never fond of the light grey and dark slacks combination at Sochi. Navy blue blazers, white shirts, regimental striped ties and grey slacks are very classic, but never get old. I like both the single and double breasted blazers. Double breasted blazer is a little more dressy than the single breasted version. I hope they tailor the blazers so that they are a nice fit on the athletes and that the slacks are the right length.
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    Well, if you and @Fay are from the Jurassic period, I figure that I am a surviving species from the Triassic period.
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    In the meantime, in the alternate reality, it's 1981 – the year I met my wife. Brian Orser won the first of his eight national titles.
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    You're in the 21st century... I've got long hair and wearing flared jeans back in 1971!!! (I'm going backwards – I used to be at page 1972, but now it's 1971!)
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    Okay, I understand that a user has hidden his/her posts and that is why the number of pages have been reduced for us lowly members and that the admins/mods show the true number of posts to date. I have caught up with all of the posts and I am on page 1972. Is that the "correct" page number for the members?
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    The video is from 2012 – "Spirits of the Athletes": English subtitles can be accessed by pushing the cc button. The narrator in the video states that Yuzuru has been living in Toronto since May (of 2012). Yuzuru did not come to Canada alone The Japanese word "shitori" is used to denote a number – one– As in one athlete in high school or as translated in the subtitle "an athlete in high school went to Canada". Yuzuru came to Canada with his mother. In one of the early scenes, you can see Yuzuru eating a homemade Japanese lunch probably packed by his mother. I believe that one of the women that you can hear speaking in the scene in the dressing room when they are looking at the Mariposa ice show program and laughing at the mistakes in Yuzuru's name is his mother.
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    Yuzu came to Toronto and the Cricket Club in May, 2012.
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    I have no words. I feel empty. My heart goes out to Yuzuru as well as all of his fans, especially those that went to NHK Trophy expecting to see him. I pray for his quick and complete recovery.
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    I am still having problems with the Home page. Anybody else having the same problem? I can get here only by using Notifications.
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    It pisses me off whenever writers, commentators and other competitors openly state or otherwise suggest that Yuzuru is only about the quads. As everyone in this forum knows, he is a complete skater and has always aspired to be so. Most of you have probably seen this, but this is the link to a local Sendai TV interview which took place after he got his bronze medal at the 2012 Nice World Championships and just before he came to Canada to train with Brian Orser. During the course of this interview, the male interviewer asked Yuzuru what kind of skater he wanted to be – a jumper, a spinner, a skater – and Yuzuru answered that he wanted to be all of them – a complete skater. To this, the male interviewer interjected and said of course everyone aims to be a complete skater, but realistically what kind of skater did he aim to become. Yuzuru continued to maintain that he wanted to be a skater that is able to do everything well.