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10 minutes ago, KatjaThera said:

There was an exhibition there in April, when the parade took place, too. I stopped by, though not on the day of the Parade, but a couple of days later. It's actually a really small place, on a commercial street sort of around downtown Sendai - pretty close to the JR station; IIRC, I walked from there to the JR station, despite the rain on that day. The pictures were really nice, though! And even just that big poster outside is more than worth it! lol So beautiful... Also, if in Sendai, do go to Ice Rink Sendai. The gallery there is also free entrance and it's really nice. I got super emotional there, especially as the Pandalion video from this year was playing on repeat on a big screen TV there. And of course, if you can skate, you can go in properly, too. I can't so the gallery was it for me lol

 

Yes I'm definitely going to visit Ice Rink Sendai! Super excited :tumblr_inline_ncmif5EcBB1rpglid: Thanks for the info! 

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On 12/11/2018 at 2:05 PM, yuzuonice said:

link for voting: http://ussa.edu/aomballot/

:hachimaki:

 

Already voted several times as well, cause why not. :D 

On my most recent vote, the captcha word it gave me was "chin". I found it strangely appropriate. :P 

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16 minutes ago, dotsquare said:

 

Yes I'm definitely going to visit Ice Rink Sendai! Super excited :tumblr_inline_ncmif5EcBB1rpglid: Thanks for the info! 

Travel tip: if you walk from the subway station (Yaotome station) to Ice Rink Sendai and use Google Maps for guidance, it will probably take you on a roundabout route that is supposed to be faster, but isn't lol It is indeed shorter, but because it doesn't know where the entrance is, it will lead you to the back of the rink. So you still have to go around to the front and so the difference melts away. It will tell you to turn right after you cross the river and then take you on some smaller streets. My advice, instead, is to go straight ahead until you encounter a bigger street (it's a two way, 4 lane street, with buses and so on; you'll notice easily that it's bigger), then turn right and walk straight until you find it. It's hard to miss the whole sports complex to be honest, but for extra help, it's after 7eleven on the right lol (I've only been there twice, but for some reason the whole path is imprinted in my memory so well I could probably guide you in my sleep!:notamused:)

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6 minutes ago, KatjaThera said:

Travel tip: if you walk from the subway station (Yaotome station) to Ice Rink Sendai and use Google Maps for guidance, it will probably take you on a roundabout route that is supposed to be faster, but isn't lol It is indeed shorter, but because it doesn't know where the entrance is, it will lead you to the back of the rink. So you still have to go around to the front and so the difference melts away. It will tell you to turn right after you cross the river and then take you on some smaller streets. My advice, instead, is to go straight ahead until you encounter a bigger street (it's a two way, 4 lane street, with buses and so on; you'll notice easily that it's bigger), then turn right and walk straight until you find it. It's hard to miss the whole sports complex to be honest, but for extra help, it's after 7eleven on the right lol (I've only been there twice, but for some reason the whole path is imprinted in my memory so well I could probably guide you in my sleep!:notamused:)

 

Thank you!! <3 I really appreciate it! 

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4 hours ago, Bilge said:

Nice choice

Sounds like Abe is also a Yuzu fan. :9:

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9 hours ago, rockstaryuzu said:

I can understand this worry, but if you go back and look at some of the things Brian's been saying in the past year, but especially since the Olympics, I think he's learned what he needs as a coach to be able to manage expectations. Stephen isn't the first young phenom Brian has had charge of, and he won't be the last. I'd be more worried about Skate Canada. As an organization, it sometimes seems a bit clumsy in how it handles skaters with high potential.

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Also, I know you didn't mean it badly, but Brian's not viewed as someone who failed as a skater, at least not at home in Canada. He lost gold by 0.1 of a point. That's  a slim enough margin that most Canadian skating fans at the time assumed he was robbed by partisan judging. And he had all kinds of success afterwards. But he does get that 'your skaters can get the gold you didn't' thing a lot from the media. It's really unfortunate, because that's not what Brian's coaching is about.

 

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With 'failing' I wasn't thinking about the result itself but rather Brian's feeling that he had let down his country. I remember a documentary, I think it was pre-Sochi, maybe where they asked him who could win gold (I think it was the doc with Patrick, Kurt and Elvis too, but I'm not sure) where he spoke about those feelings and that it took him years before he could look back and say that he had done his best and it was ok. Even if in that interview he had made peace with himself and moved on, it was sad to think about how that silver, that was a huge achivement in itself and worth celebrating, had haunted Brian in the past.

In general watching the Patrick&canadian men documentary made me feel for all of them :consoling2:  

 

Eta: I feel I already had this conversation before whops :81:

Now gotta keep the post on topic..........

I miss Yuzu :tumblr_inline_mn41rkfu9v1qz4rgp: Soon it will be a month since we last saw him :sigh: I hope in an update soon....no documentaries or CM scheduled? I could do with some more Hotto Ghana:tumblr_inline_n2pje2TPZt1qdlkyg:

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OMG!!!!! Can someone post the Olympic Channel latest released Brian's interview clip!!!!

Brian talked about Yuzu and Javi!!!! He said: Yuzu standing in front of Spanish country flag in TCC ice rink and said I miss Javi 

:sadPooh::cri:

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3 minutes ago, Bilge said:

same brian same

 

I watched this in the break room at work, and a collègue came up to me and asked me if something had happened because I looked so sad. 

 

Everyone is missing Javi this season, but after all they’ve been through together, I can’t imagine how Yuzu feels. :tumblr_inline_n18qr8XewT1qid2nw:

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1 hour ago, dotsquare said:

 

Yes I'm definitely going to visit Ice Rink Sendai! Super excited

I have a suspicion that Ice Rink Sendai may be the biggest tourist attraction in Sendai.  If not, it's almost certainly up there.  Yuzu has put it on the map, not just for Japan but at least as far as skating fans go, on the world map.  I would not be surprised if Sendai in general has found itself on the tourist agenda of many simply because it is Yuzu's hometown.

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