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Happy healthy successful New Year everyone! 

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6 hours ago, Toni said:

 

You really need to do everything you can to see him live. There is no experience to compare it to. The  network cameras follow him too closely, in a way that hides his incredible speed and the beautiful patterns he makes across the ice. Figure skating was really meant to be watched in an ice rink. If seeing Yuzu the way he was meant to be seen isn't enough, you get the incredible crowd of Fanyus who greet you warmly and give out cool gifts. It feels like a Yuzu convention, where everyone knows the secret of joy! Most of Yuzu's fans are wonderful, kind people, because Yuzu is an actual angel, and angels attract good and kind people. I swear, you will come away with life-long friends, just from waiting in line.  Save every penny, sell your hair, stop eating out, if someone will help you buy airfare for your teeth, then rip them out of your own mouth with pliers. Whatever it takes - get yourself in an audience to see this magical being for yourself, because television pales in comparison to being there.

 

I've only started following Yuzu since PC and going to competitions since 2018 ACI. I concur wholeheartedly (except for the teeth part).

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It's starting already. Someone really can't say no to kids :tumblr_inline_mg16hfnAAr1qdlkyg:

 

Edit: actually it's an old pic, sorry :13877886:

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13 hours ago, lazuliblade said:

Happy New Year!

It's been ages since I've posted anything here, but if anyone wants to read a translation of the page in the Sponichi paper today where Yuzu wrote a message in support of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes, I uploaded pictures and my translation here. The writer(editor?) included an article-poem to accompany Yuzu's message, so I also went ahead and translated that as well. It's pretty short, so I figure there are people on Twitter who have already gotten around to it, but it doesn't hurt to have multiple translations.

Here's hoping for a wonderful and healthy year (decade!) for Yuzu. May all his goals be realized and may he have many happy reasons to smile.

 

Many thanks for your nuanced translation and notes!

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1 hour ago, Maya said:

 

I've only started following Yuzu since PC and going to competitions since 2018 ACI. I concur wholeheartedly (except for the teeth part).

 

Self-dental care makes you squirm? Then I highly recommend that you never watch the Tom Hanks movie: CASTAWAY. 

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1 hour ago, Veveco said:

It's starting already. Someone really can't say no to kids :tumblr_inline_mg16hfnAAr1qdlkyg:

 

 

He's back to TCC?!

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1 hour ago, Veveco said:

It's starting already. Someone really can't say no to kids :tumblr_inline_mg16hfnAAr1qdlkyg:

 

 

 

WOW, is this also Yuzu - only male in a class with girls stretching to do the Bielmann spin?

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Toni said:

 

Self-dental care makes you squirm? Then I highly recommend that you never watch the Tom Hanks movie: CASTAWAY. 

 

"seld-dental care?!" I hope you're not a dentist. 

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4 minutes ago, Toni said:

 

WOW, is this also Yuzu - only male in a class with girls stretching to do the Bielmann spin?

 

 

 

 

He's much more flexible than that.

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Happy New Year!  So I'm watching the new Netflix series spinning out and I noticed the opening scene, they are totally filming at the rink for ACI in Oakville. I know that stupid hockey glass obstructing my view of Yuzu from anywhere , among other things!!:rofl3:But of course, a sectionals will never be that crowded. 

 

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(Thought I should say this, so here we go!)

 

Wishing Yuzuru Hanyu and Fanyus many more surprises in the new year and decade to come! Happy New Year! 新年快樂同恭喜發財! 

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6 hours ago, Toni said:

 

WOW, is this also Yuzu - only male in a class with girls stretching to do the Bielmann spin?

 

 

 

Both of those pictures are from last Summer (August, I think). Though I agree Yuzu is more flexible than that... but it could be he just wasn't trying hard enough lol We know he does stretching and pilates, so it's totally plausible for that to be him.

 

But it does seem like Yuzu is at TCC, because that Joseph video was new and that did look like Yuzu skating by. I'm not really surprised, to be honest, but I do hope he got to rest a bit. (Or if he flew straight back to TCC, that Brian forbid him from entering the rink until he was fully rested again...) Also, it seemed Jason was there, too, and others, so I guess skaters were mostly back to work anyway.

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44 minutes ago, KatjaThera said:

But it does seem like Yuzu is at TCC, because that Joseph video was new and that did look like Yuzu skating by. I'm not really surprised, to be honest, but I do hope he got to rest a bit. (Or if he flew straight back to TCC, that Brian forbid him from entering the rink until he was fully rested again...) Also, it seemed Jason was there, too, and others, so I guess skaters were mostly back to work anyway.

Apparently someone on Twitter saw Yuzu grocery shopping with his mom a couple of days before New Year's in Toronto (they didn't bother him for a picture or autograph or anything like that). It seems plausible that he would have already gone back. I guess him being in Toronto doesn't mean he couldn't have spent New Year's with his family, since I'm sure they could afford to go to Canada.

 

And in a way, it might be easier for Yuzu to have a quiet/relaxing new year in Toronto, because there is less media attention. In Toronto too, someone might notice him in a supermarket, but people generally respect his privacy. Apparently there was 1 time somebody in Toronto posted a sneaky pic of Yuzu they'd taken in a supermarket, but a lot of people criticised them and they took the photo down quickly. This kind of incident is still rare in Toronto, thankfully, and there certainly isn't the same level of media interest as there is in Japan. Sure, he could hole up in his house for New Year's in Sendai, and I know people there make a point to respect his privacy, but I think it would still be difficult for him to even go grocery shopping with his mom in a big supermarket without extra attention. 

 

Anyway, I don't think him being in Toronto necessarily has anything to do with the media at all. Probably he just wants a good start on 4CC training and it's convenient enough to just spend New Year's in Toronto. TCC has been his home rink for a long time, and being able to start off training well might just be Yuzu's ideal way to start the new decade, so I'm happy if he can do that. Although I also hope he took some time off! 

 

I don't think I posted on here in the last couple of days btw, so happy new year everyone! :tumblr_inline_nhkf04zUM41qid2nw: 新年あけましておめでとう! 

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