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"It’s when non-Japanese people speak Japanese to me saying things like: Konnichiwa, Arigatou or Sayonara. Surprisingly, Japan seems to be of interest them. Even if it is very basic Japanese, when anyone speaks to me in Japanese I feel proud that I am Japanese."

 

This quote. Why do Japanese people find it so surprising that the rest of the world take an interest in them? It's an interesting country. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, utsukushii3A said:

 

Not sure about hakama, but skating costumes are made of stretch material, and his are custom-made. Most of the suits probably belong to the companies or the Japanese fed, or at the very least are store-bought and not custom-fitted.

 

At least he's Japanese and thus closer to the average proportions of his country's off-the-rack clothing than if he were American. 

 

 

I don't think anyone can have skin that nice without it being mostly genetic, unless wiping your edges and face on the same towel is actually the world's most effective skincare routine. (More likely, his skin genes are why he can do that, not that it helps his skin.)

 

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I'd try that myself if not for... did anyone see Roman Sadovsky's video where he talked about people going into the bathroom with their gloves on and then going right back out onto the ice? If only that were the grossest I've seen at my rink. Using your blade towel on your face is probably only safe at international competitions. :laughing:

 

I took a second to think about how most rinks around here are used for hockey, and how hockey players are veritable fountains of spit and sweat, and....well...yeah. icky. 

 

The most likely reason for Yuzu's good skin is a combination of genetics and a very healthy lifestyle. 

 

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29 minutes ago, rockstaryuzu said:

"It’s when non-Japanese people speak Japanese to me saying things like: Konnichiwa, Arigatou or Sayonara. Surprisingly, Japan seems to be of interest them. Even if it is very basic Japanese, when anyone speaks to me in Japanese I feel proud that I am Japanese."

 

This quote. Why do Japanese people find it so surprising that the rest of the world take an interest in them? It's an interesting country. 

 

Probably because of how many people go to Japan (or any country) and refuse to learn any of the language and expect everyone to speak English. Occasionally, some of them even get rude or aggressive to the ones who won't/can't speak English. :yznotimpressed:

 

16 minutes ago, rockstaryuzu said:

I took a second to think about how most rinks around here are used for hockey, and how hockey players are veritable fountains of spit and sweat, and....well...yeah. icky. 

 

The most likely reason for Yuzu's good skin is a combination of genetics and a very healthy lifestyle. 

 

 

Believe me, no hockey players are necessary for rink ice to get gross. I can never unsee the things I've seen...

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So when I first saw Yuzu's ads for Sekksei, I was hell lot surprised because I never thought he would choose to advertise for a famous skincare brand. The two barely connect in my logic. Yuzu is the least person i could image to use a skincare product that is predominantly for ladies (like me who suffer from sun, age?, pressure and blablabla). And tbh, I personally felt weird when an athelete becomes an ambassador of skincare product.

 

Half day later, I accepted this fact and brought two Sekkei products from Kose web.

THANKS TO YUZU HE COLONIZED MY HEAD.

 

I will give my personal feedback after using them.

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1 minute ago, Anzi said:

So when I first saw Yuzu's ads for Sekksei, I was hell lot surprised because I never thought he would choose to advertise for a famous skincare brand. The two barely connect in my logic. Yuzu is the least person i could image to use skincare product that is predominantly for ladies. And tbh, I personally felt weird when an athelete becomes an ambassador of skincare product.

 

Half day later, I accepted this fact and brought two Sekkei products from Kose web.

THANKS TO YUZU HE COLONIZED MY HEAD.

:smiley-laughing021: never underestimate mr.hanyu's ability of charming people

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22 minutes ago, Anzi said:

So when I first saw Yuzu's ads for Sekksei, I was hell lot surprised because I never thought he would choose to advertise for a famous skincare brand. The two barely connect in my logic. Yuzu is the least person i could image to use a skincare product that is predominantly for ladies (like me who suffer from sun, age?, pressure and blablabla). And tbh, I personally felt weird when an athelete becomes an ambassador of skincare product.

 

Half day later, I accepted this fact and brought two Sekkei products from Kose web.

THANKS TO YUZU HE COLONIZED MY HEAD.

 

I will give my personal feedback after using them.

Ok so according to twitter information, he chose to do so because Sekksei arranged a funding program for the forest protection in Tohoku area. That makes a lot sense.

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42 minutes ago, rockstaryuzu said:

The most likely reason for Yuzu's good skin is a combination of genetics and a very healthy lifestyle.

 

Genetics, healthy lifestyle and... just feeling young. I mean, babies have the purest skin in the world, aye?
If you feel like a playful kid on the inside, it turns to your outside as well and makes you look much younger than your passport actually says...
Sure, Yuzu has grown and matured a lot in many ways, but there are still these lovely moments, where I can see a happy little baby dorking around, singing out loud and loving Pooh bears. His smile and grin haven't changed at all over the decades :tumblr_inline_mqt4grU8ua1qz4rgp:
 

I'm looking forward to a happy and energic Yuzu the most next week. I hope that he can enjoy his return to home soil after such a long time :tumblr_inline_n18qrbDQJn1qid2nw:

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39 分, Anziさんが言いました:

So when I first saw Yuzu's ads for Sekksei, I was hell lot surprised because I never thought he would choose to advertise for a famous skincare brand. The two barely connect in my logic. Yuzu is the least person i could image to use a skincare product that is predominantly for ladies (like me who suffer from sun, age?, pressure and blablabla). And tbh, I personally felt weird when an athelete becomes an ambassador of skincare product.

 

Half day later, I accepted this fact and brought two Sekkei products from Kose web.

THANKS TO YUZU HE COLONIZED MY HEAD.

 

I will give my personal feedback after using them.

 

I feel you! My skin is trouble-prone, so I take choosing skincare products very seriously. Then, Yuzu starts advertising a skincare brand I have never considered using, and now I’m wondering what product I can safely buy. So far, I found that they have some face powders and sunscreens I could try. If nothing works, they still have a plant-based supplement. I don't know what I'm doing...:13877886:

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46 minutes ago, Anzi said:

Ok so according to twitter information, he chose to do so because Sekksei arranged a funding program for the forest protection in Tohoku area. That makes a lot sense.

 

Good gracious, he is such a sweetie. :softYuzu:

 

46 minutes ago, Henni147 said:

 

Genetics, healthy lifestyle and... just feeling young. I mean, babies have the purest skin in the world, aye?
If you feel like a playful kid on the inside, it turns to your outside as well and makes you look much younger than your passport actually says...
Sure, Yuzu has grown and matured a lot in many ways, but there are still these lovely moments, where I can see a happy little baby dorking around, singing out loud and loving Pooh bears. His smile and grin haven't changed at all over the decades :tumblr_inline_mqt4grU8ua1qz4rgp:
 

I'm looking forward to a happy and energic Yuzu the most next week. I hope that he can enjoy his return to home soil after such a long time :tumblr_inline_n18qrbDQJn1qid2nw:

 

This is very true. Stuffiness will age you fast.

 

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As a scientist who also looks young and is young at heart, I couldn't resist doing a little experiment with that age guesser to test your theory: 

Selfie A (fun, flirty expression): 19 years old

Selfie B (taken 2 seconds later in the same lighting and same pose, but with as much of a stuffy, weary, adultish expression as I could muster): 27 years old

Wow. :tumblr_inline_n2pjd1FzUP1qdlkyg:

 

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1 hour ago, utsukushii3A said:

This is very true. Stuffiness will age you fast.

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As a scientist who also looks young and is young at heart, I couldn't resist doing a little experiment with that age guesser to test your theory: 

Selfie A (fun, flirty expression): 19 years old

Selfie B (taken 2 seconds later in the same lighting and same pose, but with as much of a stuffy, weary, adultish expression as I could muster): 27 years old

Wow. :tumblr_inline_n2pjd1FzUP1qdlkyg:

 

 

Yep, I experienced that, too:

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  • sexy grin ---> -5 years
  • cute face ---> -8 years
  • happy smile ---> -10 years
  • big laugh ---> -12 years
  • dorking and playing around ---> -15 years
  • positivity and carefree attitude throughout ---> -20 years


There's one song that changed my view of life a couple of years ago. Today I can hear a bit of Yuzu within these lines, too:
Why did we make it so hard?
This life is so complicated

Until we see it
Through the eyes of a child.

Spoiler

 

 

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I really recommend listening to the In The Loop episode with Tracy Wilson. In addition to mentioning Yuzu "quadding around" the rink, she also tells this wonderful anecdote of Yuzu and Zhenya helping to mend the holes in the ice after practice and its impact on the younger skaters present. And Tracy Wilson just seems like a darn nice woman (so I can understand why she bonded so with Jason Brown, LOL).

 

Edited to add a link to the transcript of the episode for those who prefer reading to listening
https://www.inthelopodcast.com/news/2019/03/12/interview-tracy-wilson

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Yes, she also gave a wonderful account of Yuzu and Javi at the Olympics...

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...getting together and doing, of all things, some simple stroking exercises that they all do at TCC. Made me cry while I was trying to do my eye makeup. :laughing:

 

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I'm fairly sure Brian also mentioned that moment in another interview, where he said that he noticed some judges (?) looking at them doing their "simple stroking exercises" and that he thought it was beautiful because skating isn't just about crazy hard jumps.

 

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I think it was this one but I can't listen to the whole interview now to check... Edit: Nevermind, found it, it starts around 21:10

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Veveco said:

I'm fairly sure Brian also mentioned that moment in another interview, where he said that he noticed some judges (?) looking at them doing their "simple stroking exercises" and that he thought it was beautiful because skating isn't just about crazy hard jumps.

I'd wager that's just part of it. The other part: Judges looking because Javi and Yuzu are easy on the eyes.... :coolio:

 

4 hours ago, rockstaryuzu said:

The most likely reason for Yuzu's good skin is a combination of genetics and a very healthy lifestyle.

And staying out of the sun. And being in a humid and cool environment. Delay those wrinkles, blotchy spots and sagging!  

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