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  1. I did not watch TSL, but I am curious to know what they mean by saying "Hanyu is screwed" ? Do they mean that Yuzuru is now screwed by the judges who will call his quads under rotated, justified or not, to lower his TES , GOE and also PCS, because for the judges more TES = more PCS. Or they mean "screwed" as to say that Yuzuru is now weakened, not as good as their American favorites like Nathan and Vincent? Either way, It is their opinion, they always say bad things about Yuzuru and many other skaters who are not their favourites. Thank you for your explanations.
  2. Wow The Japanese fashion always surprise me for its imagination. When I watch some videos of Japanese television shows, the artists, skaters, hosts, presentators...always dressed in such crazy manner we don't see in others countries. But for a photo for commercials, how can they think to put a person so beautiful in such monstrosity ? But the person himself, in this case Yuzuru with his good taste and elegance, or his mother, can not tell the photograph the costume is so ugly he does not want to put on? For me it looks like a nightmare, the costume, the photo, the makeup, the face, the body, the lighting, everything. They can make a beautiful person looks ugly.
  3. If I remembered well, I believe that for Team Japan to qualify among the 5 Teams in Final Team event at the Olympics in Beijing 2022 will be a big order, not guaranteed at all. At the last 2 Olympics in Sochi and in Peoinchang, Team Japan had much difficulties in qualifying their Pairs couple and their Ice Dance couple. They still at that time had a good ID couple with many years of experiences in the brother and sister Reed/Reed , then with Kana/Reed. The Japanese Pairs couple had also got their qualification by extremis, I don't remembered how. So for Olympics Beijing in 2022, will Dai and Kana do better than Reed/Reed in 2014 or Reed and Kana in 2018 ? We will see how they will do next year in their international competitions in 2020. For the chances of Team Canada in Team event, fortunately we still have very good couples in Pairs and in Dance. It is too bad that we can not have Patrick and Kathy Osmond in Singles and Team competitions anymore to help our team.
  4. In my humble opinion, Dai and Kana for obvious raisons, they aim to be able to skate ID in the Team event at the Olympics in Beijing 2020 so maybe Team Japan can win a medal in Team event. Even that is quite hard to get to. I can't imagine they pretend to be able to beat all the excellent teams in Ice Dance at the Olympics to be on Olympics Ice Dance podium, like the French couple Gabrielle/Guillaume, or the American couples, or Russian couples, or even Canadian couples. - I always find it strange that Yuzuru is not the favourite skater for JSF, even there is a group of loud and hard haters in Japan who is not shy to speak loudly against him. - I always find it strange that Yuzuru is never invited to skate in Japan Open, even after his Sochi gold medal in 2014, even after his second gold medal in Peochang in 2018. Japan Open always invite some chosen ones like Dai, Shoma, Mao or Akiko for Japan, for Men singles there are Abbott, Pluschenko, Lambiel, Patrick, Javier Fernandez. Now they invite also the best American and Russian skaters, like Nathan, Vincent Zhou, Alina Zagitova , Trusova. I am happy for them to get the invitation every year. - I also find it strange that Yuzuru was never invited to skate at shows in Japan like The Ice, and other shows like Friends on ice etc... Yuzuru has participated in one show The Ice back in 2011 or 2012, then never again. I suppose that once he retires, he has to organize his own ice shows if he wants so skate. - I also find it uncomprehensible that JSF can admire, support, appreciate or invite other skaters champions like Pluschenko, Lambiel Patrick, Fernandez or Nathan, but not their own champion Yuzuru. Winning 2 Olympics gold medal in 2 consecutive Olympics since Dick Button in 66 years is not big enough for them . I am not Japanese, I don't live in Japan so I don't understand a lot of things the JSF is doing. Now with your informative posts here, I guess I understand a little bit more of their mentality, but not very much.
  5. In my opinion no, last season he was 23 years old, so it can not be his 10th season as a senior, it would be that he skated senior since he was 13 years old? He won junior world championships in 2010, so he may start skating in senior since 2011. He won a silver medal in Four Continents in 2011, just before the big earthquake in March 2011.
  6. Who will be the last Japanese man for TeamJapan? Maybe they finally think to invite Yuzuru to fill the spot? Or at least to invite him as guest for Carnaval on ice? No it is useless. It is a fake competition. They will never do that. No fun for them. But the thing is it is also organized by Japan skating association.
  7. Excuse me, I did not understand the question about deal or sponsorship between Kinoshita and Yuzuru. Is it an advertising deal of Kinoshita and Yuzuru? If I remember well, Kinoshita was a sponsor of Daisuke and Shoma. Is it a done deal or only rumour? Thank you for any explanation.
  8. I bought my ticket today, when they open the sale a little after 10:00 am. I choose to buy by phone, so I can talk to the lady on the phone and ask her for the best seat available in Level P3 or P4. She did offer me Section 118 Row F in the P3 price , or in the same Section 118 in Row T for the P4 price. Finally, I took the P4 Level, in Row T. I hope it is a good decision, less expensive anyway. Even if the price is very unfriendly for the fans, World 2020 is in my hometown, about 30 minutes by bus from my home. So I will save money for hotel and travel. I can not miss the opportunity to watch Yuzuru live in competitions again.
  9. OMG Yuzuru is present in my bedroom too, not in pictures on the wall, but in books, magazines, in many clear Lotte files sent to me by my good Japanese friend. I don't know if he will feel more assured, or less traumatized, knowing that he is also loved by many male and females of the ages of his parents or grandparents, like you and me. When my daughter went to visit Japan, she knew what I want as presents. She asked her Japanese friend where to buy books and magazines of Yuzuru and bring me his books and magazines. I remember when I went to GPF in Marseille, I have met many ladies with theirs daughters who are also fans of Yuzuru . Last year at Autumn Classics in Oakville, I went to eat in a restaurant with some ladies, including a Japanese ladie from Japan. She made us all laughing when she told us stories how her daughter aged 40 years old reacted. Because she always watches TV or videos of Yuzuru , so her daughter said : Oh mamie, you watch Yuzuru again!
  10. That what I would do too. I live in Montreal, about 30 minutes by bus or by metro from home to Centre Bell in downtown. I can not miss the opportunity to watch Yuzuru live in competitions. Even if I don't know what I will have to do in March 2020. I will buy the all event ticket in P3 or in P4 level. They are good seats enough for me. They are still in Lower Level, or lower bowl, right? I just want to be in the same building when Yuzuru is competing.
  11. Me too, I will wait until GP assignments before buying tickets for Skate Canada International in Kelowna, B.C. Kelowna is in BC, but quite far from Vancouver, so maybe I can't get direct flights from Montreal. For me ACI in Oakville, Ont is easier to go, direct flight to Toronto only takes less than 1 hour from Montreal. Last year I bought the tickets for SC Int in Montreal before the announcement of GP assignment. So I got Shoma instead of Yuzuru. Not that I don't like Shoma. But he is not Yuzu. And I go to competitions only for Yuzu. For me, it was not a happy experience. I found 3 or 4 days were very long days. I missed about haft the time during the competitions. For World 2020 which il will be in Montreal, my hometown, I hope Yuzuru will be there. I can not miss the opportunity to see him live in competitions in my hometown, so I have to buy tickets. I wished I can buy only tickets for singles men and ladies. All-events tickets for 7 days watching skating is too much time spent in the arena. So I am not ready to buy tickets yet at the beginning of June.
  12. Are you sure it is an old blue bathrobe ? I first thought it was kind of long sweater or something like that. If it is an old blue bathrobe, he is the only one who could look good in an old blue bathrobe over T-shirt and jeans. The least I can say is his taste for clothing is not very expensive. Or he does not care very much for fashion.
  13. Sorry I am an older fan. Me too, I am one of those rowdy aunties. I yelled very loud when I see Yuzuru on the ice, in contrary to my usual self very quiet and calm. Yuzuru makes us a complete person other than our usual self. For the prices of all-event tickets of Montreal comparing to other recent Worlds, I remember the all-event ticket at World in Boston 2016 costed me about 1000$US, with exchange rate from dollars US$ To dollars Canadian$ = it means it costed me in dollars Canadian 1600$. I bought the package tickets and hotel with Dash Tour. I got a seat at Level Balcony 1 or 2, very high up to the ceiling. I also went to World in Helsinki in 2017, I bought the package all-event ticket plus hotel with a Finnish tour. Only the ticket costed me around 1000 €. I got a very good seat in the lower level, not near the ice, but in the row maybe 10 to 15. If you take into account the exchange rate of Euros versus Canadian dollars, it is about the same as the exchange rate of USdollars versus Canadian dollars. So the ticket of Helsinki costed me also 1600$ dollars Canadian, the same amount of Canadian dollars as the tickets of Boston. So I think that the price of the ticket of Montreal, category P3 for the end of 100 L or 200L, at 1300$ dollars Canadian is not so expensive, compared to the tickets of Boston or the tickets of Helsinki, if you are considering the exchange rate between US dollars and Euros versus poor Canadian dollars. You pay less in Montreal than comparing to Boston and Helsinki. And you still get the seats at Lower level, not on the Balcony like in Boston. There are also other categories of tickets P4 and P5. The tickets of category P4 cost around 1035 $ dollars Canadian. The tickets of category P5 cost around 850 $ dollars Canadian. I think it is a bargain for US fans and Fans from European countries with Euros. I hope it sounds more encouraging to fans in US and Europe.
  14. Sorry to try to give very late an answer to the question "Who is the blond lady in this video with Jackie of rocker skating.?" She is Andrea Joyce a sports reporter for NBC Sports Television. She works on figure skating competitions, so she is quite familiar with skating stars as is Yuzuru. She seems to admire Yuzuru very much, not only as a champion, but as a legend who has many fans around the world. Not only he is dominating his sport for many years, like Fererer or Serena in tennis, but nobody is the subject of love and obsession for him like Yuzuru. Jackie said Yuzuru is a rock star.
  15. Thank you yuzuangel. But this place has only one or two beds and they are all booked up already for the same dates from 10-14 September 2019. I checked my previous addresses on booking.com where I stayed last year for ACI, they are all booked already for the same dates in September 2019. And those Homestays have many rooms each, but they are also not available on the dates of ACI 10-14 September 2019. Many hotels in Oakville are booked already. What happens in Oakville? We are not sure if Yuzuru will be there in ACI yet.
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