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  1. General Yuzuru chat

    lol, better make that 'several days after ACI'... I suspect that's when the PH satellites lucky enough to be in the audience, begin to regain consciousness. Good to know though. We are a mighty force.
  2. Random Thought Theater

    15 yrs since the beginning of the largest flood Prague has known in about 100 years, and we've been having thunderstorms and heavy rain since morning. Weather sure has a twisted sense of humour.
  3. Japanese study group

    Good luck with the websites, Altie! If you're sociable, they look like a great place to practice language, and who knows, if you live in a city as large as Paris, you could even make a real-life friend who lives or is staying in Paris? Good luck, and let us know how you fared! Myself, I checked out a conversation website or two, but didn't join - I'm extremely introverted and immensely unimaginative/boring when it comes to talking to strangers. So I went ahead and despite my low level, signed up for 'official' individual classes with a native speaker, because I really really need someone to check and correct my pronunciation. Turns out I got lucky - this guy knows not only of Hanyu, but of Kihira as well, yay!
  4. General Yuzuru chat

    I liked the original Seimei so I'm not disappointed. To be honest, I'm not superthrilled at this point either - it's more that I'm nourisihing the hope that he doesn't want to, uh, leave competitive ice, with 2 repeats/reworks, and I can still look forward to his choices in the upcoming seasons. I just hope that the ends justify the means in this case: that he manages to find his inner peace and consistency. Or at least peak at the right times.
  5. Japanese study group

    Can anyone help me out with this one? What is the difference between the use of は in definitions, and of とは? I come across both in the Japanese Wiki entry openings, but don't understand what exactly the latter is for.
  6. Wow, this is amazing! I wasn't aware this sport even existed, and if it did, that they use other apparatuses than the ladies. I was expecting to see ribbons and hoops when I first glanced at the video links here, lol. Thanks for sharing these observations and links, I've just checked out Ogawa's rope routine and it's impressive. If this was on TV, I'd totally watch. @winnie - I think there's a mixed discipline for synchronized swimming, but I'm not sure there's a separate one for men.
  7. Random Thought Theater

    Good for you, and here's a virtual toast to your health! It's awesome that once again, watching our favorite skater made someone better, in one sense of the word or another. ^ ^
  8. General Yuzuru chat

    Sorry, where did you analyse it? Just curious, and these threads are moving so fast.
  9. General Yuzuru chat

    So happy for you! and jelly as hell at the same time, lol The hakama images look wonderful, it's a gorgeous piece of clothing and fits Hanyu to a T. You guys are right, the suits aren't working most of the time. And don't kill me, but the gown from the movie reminds me of pajamas so much, I snicker every time I see it... Also, why exactly do you guys call him Zuzu? I've been wondering for months.
  10. Japanese study group

    Yes, there's something heartwarming about the 'wants to learn Japanese and watches FS -> must be a fan of YH' deduction.
  11. Japanese study group

    Yes, it's a nice cycle, and the fans also play an important part in it. Being generally interested in Japan, its people & language -> becoming a fan of YH -> participating in his fan thread -> meeting fans who quote and learn Japanese -> realizing 'wow, this actually is doable!' -> getting oneself one's first study materials (that's how I got to Japanese) -> becoming massively interested in many things Japanese. I'm now in the "I wish I can go there one day, if only to practice speaking" phase. ^ ^
  12. Japanese study group

    Attended my first class yesterday, it was fun. Nice teacher, and nice coursebook. Yikes, now I sound like Gollum I had to laugh when the teacher asked us why we decided to learn, I answered that I loved watching FS and had a few major favorites from Japan and China, and she gave me a knowing smile saying "Ahh, so you're a fan of Yuzuru Hanyu then?" He's so well-known.