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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: 2011 Cup of China & Sectionals for "All-Japan" Reply with quote

Japan Skates continues working…

Now I'm here in Shanghai, CHINA! will post Ladies&Men(and other categories later) coverage - including practices, planned program contents, reviews, quick quotes & quotes from press conference, mixed zone interviews… etc. I would like to follow:
Skate Canada 2011 Live reports
http://japanskates.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70&sid=33cb166eafe0aa8e8bd66240fb01909f
and its backstage
http://www.japanskates.com/photos/SC2011/Event/SC2011_Event.htm
exciting photos
http://www.japanskates.com/photos/SC2011/2011_SC.htm
Mark&Gregg works, but sorry I'm a lone press… without photographer. hope I can take some shots at backstage as Mark did so well!

Meanwhile, in Japan, Sectionals(eastern/western) for "All-Japan" Nationals are held. In Eastern Sectional, Fumie!!!(SUGURI) she competes along with Haruka(IMAI) and Yuki(NISHINO)! That's confirmed!! it's her very first competition this season. Yuki, you know she's another JapanSkates-friendly skater! and you'll meet other quality ladies @ "All-Japan": Kanade(HASEGAWA who has 3T-3T, great sharpness), Chisako(KIUCHI, a supreme dancer), Mutsumi(TAKAYAMA with gorgeous 3Lz), Mari(SUZUKI graceful skater), and also, Risa(SHOJI), in Junior Ladies. Eastern Men, you will see such an entertaining clash: Takuya(KONDOH), Kent(Kento NAKAMURA), Akio(SASAKI) vs 4S jumper Daisuke(MURAKAMI). Takuya, he gave us a fantastic interview, as Kent did. What a shame I couldn't make Kent's interview until eastern sectional. He and a sweet/strong uncle of Japan Skating Federation have already said me "GO!" but I couldn't complete the pages. hope to do in a couple of days.

& Remember, our "Remember" article, Yuzuru(HANYU) talked so intimately, and an illustrator lady Paja illuminates the page as always.
http://www.japanskates.com/interviews/Remember/Remember_1_en.htm (scroll down for Yuzuru&Paja)

relative Interviews links:
Nobu
http://www.japanskates.com/interviews/Nobunari_Interview.htm in 2006
http://www.japanskates.com/blog/?p=686 last season
Fumie …a lot! you can read them all here:
http://www.japanskates.com/interviews/InterviewHome.htm
Yuki
http://www.japanskates.com/blog/?p=405 2009 summer
http://www.japanskates.com/blog/?p=571 winter
Takuya
http://www.japanskates.com/interviews/Depth/Takuya_Interview_en.htm

Stay tuned! on both of CoC/Sectionals this weekend.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:57 am    Post subject: Men Friday Practice / Ladies SP Planned Program Content Reply with quote

I apologize I got lost here, Shanghai Oriental sport center… as usual, and good people helped me as always, to take me into the press center, but… took a lot time to get a press card, then, I missed Ladies Friday practice YET was able to sit for Men practice 2nd Group!

+++ Men Friday Practice +++

Yuzuru HANYU:
After a couple of 4T-3T landed, 4T-3T(<?) in run-through. He's in form today, will have a good evening tonight. For me, his solo 4T seems to be done in a different way from his combination's, has a good distance, flow and the effortless, which can be connected with steps with ease. Before he got off the ice, Yuzuru showed his flexible improvisational moves along the mellow music of background! like a ribbon in the sky!

and take a look at Kent mentioned about Yuzuru on his forthcoming interview on Japan Skates:
JS: …The day before yesterday, I interviewed Yuzuru HANYU. I entered the portal where lots journalists much older than me, had been interviewing each skater. "Go ahead, make my day!" I came in, too much frenzy made me shaky. Then Yuzuru, "just okay," he treated me. He is such a sweet man's man! yet he is just 16.
KN: He is the man' man! …His performance is a good treat for me. He shows me the things I haven't.
JS: Such as flexibility?
KN: No, I mean his "Expressive", inner things. I can't say that in words. …He shows me his self-portrait "Yuzuru Hanyu" in skating.
JS: You mean "what he is". Yuzuru fully opens his soul, to sacrifice himself all in skating.
KN: I have learned a lot from him! as I love his love of Figure Skating.
((日本語 in Japanese))
JS: …一昨日は羽生選手に取材させてもらって。自分よりご年配の記者の皆さんとスケーターの皆さんが、各自 個別取材されている部屋に通されて、焦りと妙な意気込みで、わちゃわちゃしてしまったところ、結弦さんは、「大丈夫大丈夫」ってかんじで。優しくて、あまりにも大人で!
KN: 彼は大人ですよ!…ゆづのスケートを見るのは、いいです。僕には足りないものばかり見られるので。
JS: 柔軟性とか?
KN: いえ、もっと違う、内面的なものです。言葉では、なかなか表現できないです。「羽生結弦」っていう選手像、ですかね。
JS: …魂まるごと、すべてをなげうっているかんじ、とか?
KN: 彼のスケートに対する想いも、すべて含めて、勉強になります!

Nobunari ODA:
…has been not in form yet, to be honest. Due to his knee injury, he lost his skating speed, and was not in great shape. But he still made some quality 4T and eagle-3A(for SP). On run-through, he checked his jumping entries only, but gave a funky program!!! YES! he has a funk short program this season, too! It has more funk, more fun! If you love his last SP "Storm", I bet you really like it, too.

Jeremy(ABBOTT) will present "so cool" jazz performance in SP, you don't miss it!

+++ Ladies SP Planned Program Content +++
girls who have 3-3:
#1 Kexin ZHANG (CHN) 3T-3T/3Lz
#4 Adelina SOTNIKOVA (RUS) 3Lz-3Lo/3F
#5 Christina GAO (USA) 3F-3T/3Lz
#7 Ksenia MAKAROVA (RUS) 3T-3T/3Lo
#8 Kanako MURAKAMI (JPN) 3F-3T(!!)/3Lo
#10 Carolina KOSTONER (ITA) 3T-3T/3Lo

Men SP PPC later!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:33 am    Post subject: Men SP Planned Program Content Reply with quote

quad jumpers list:
#1 Jialiang WU (CHN) 4Lz-3T/3Lz !!!
#2 Nan SONG (CHN) 4T-3T/3Lz
#4 Kevin REYNOLDS (CAN) 4S-3T/3Lz
#5 Yuzuru HANYU (JPN) 4T-3T/3Lz
#7 Artur GACHINSKI (RUS) 4T-3T/3Lo

Nobu:
#8 {3A, 3Lz-3T, FCSp, 3F, SlSt, CSSp, CCoSp}
He will bake a donut on his Flying Camel Spin.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject: Ladies SP / Men SP Reply with quote

- I haven't received quick quotes ISU mails yet.

+++ Ladies SP +++
Kanako MURAKAMI "Violin Muse" 53.09 TES25.80 PCS27.29(3) 4th place
{3F-3T< -0.60, 3Lo<< -0.69, FSSP4 +0.29, LSp3 +0.43, 2A +0.50, SlSt2 +0.57, CCoSp4 +0.50}
Jumps, Spins, footworks, skating speed, performance, she gave her all, as her ending expression told so, as her moves were crying when the violin was crying. I couldn't attend Kanako's mixed zone interview, for Mirai&Carolina's performances, but papers say she has been struggling with her new boots for a month, even she could have skipped Cup of China. Although Carolina and Mirai hadn't their usual intensity yet they were still magnificent, brand-new Kanako magnetized me there.

Judges Scores:
http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpchn2011/gpchn2011_Ladies_SP_Scores.pdf

+++ Men SP +++
Yuzuru HANYU "Etude in D Sharp Minor Patetico" 81.37 TES44.93(2) PCS36.44(4) 2nd Place
{4T -0.57, 3A +1.43, FCSp4 +0.64, 3Lz-3T +0.71, SlSt3 +0.71, CSSp4 +0.71, CCoSp2 +0.71}
Yuzuru might know he wouldn't put a good 3T following 4T, since he turned out with its 3T in Friday Practice. And he regretted that in press conference. ( - taped! you'll be able to listen @ our "Media" page later!)

Nobunari ODA "Memphis Soul Stew" 77.65 TES39.68(3) PCS37.97(2) 4th place
{eagle-3A +2.14, 3F-3T +1.30, FCSp4 +0.07, 3Lz(e) -0.40, SlSt3 +0.43, CSSp4 +0.24, CCoSp1 +0.50}
He finished his funk program, with such a joy and laughing! So did I! That's all!! …but Chinese crowds don't like 8 beat rock music… though, Nobu,Kevin(REYNOLDS),Richard(DORNBUSH),Jeremy(ABBOTT), guys made me crazy in their 8 beat!

Judges Scores:
http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpchn2011/gpchn2011_Men_SP_Scores.pdf

So sorry that their mixed zone interviews I couldn't attend either. Jeremy was so pleased with his entertaining performance in press conference, that words saved me.

BTW:
On Jialiang WU's 4Lz-3T, he made a 4Lz!!! YES, he rotated and spot-on landed, in warming-up 6minutes! but he couldn't add 3T there, therefore, he decided to have 3Lz-3T/3Lo in it, I guess. ...I watched 4Lz for the first time!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:11 am    Post subject: Men Saturday Practice / Ladies SP Planned Program Content Reply with quote

+++ Men Saturday Practice +++

Nobunari ODA:
Nobu checked his jumps entries only, as he did yesterday. But he will have a masterpiece in both SP/FS this season. Bluesy atmosphere changes a happy moment to the end, so happy ending! Jeremy was so happy to watch Nobu jazz-dancing in his step sequences, and gave Nobu a clap. He was still not in great shape, but jumping, always it's no problem for Nobu, you know! 3A, 3A-3T, 3-3, 3-2-2 were all well-done.

Yuzuru HANYU:
Yuzuru was still in great shape, on the other hand. What sharpness! But he was not in form only on his 4T, attended it several times and he hit at last! by the leaving time. On run-though, he dedicated his soul to the program as if it was not a practice. Except for 4T and 3A-3T(<?), he has no problem with other jump elements. You'll see Yuzuru's both handed tano ("Rippon"?) in combination jumps. Then, I found his ribbon-in-the-sky-like moves means some cooling-down stretches to him… you could watch it every time in his practice session! sometimes he would show along the music.

+++ Ladies FS Planned Program Content +++
Group 2
#6 ZHANG {3T-3T, 3Lz-2T, 3Lz, 3F, 3Lo, 3S-2T, 2A}
#7 MURAKAMI {3Lz, 3Lo, 3F, 3Lo~2A, 3F~2A, 3T, 3S-2Lo-2Lo}
#8 SOTNIKOVA {3Lz-2T, 3F, 3S, 3Lz, 2A-3T, 3Lo, 2A-2T-2T}
#9 NAGASU {3Lo-2T, 2A-3T, 3Lz-2T-2Lo, 3Lz, 3F, 3Lo, 2A}
#10 KOSTNER {3Lo, 3F-3T(!!), 2A, 2A-2T, 3T, 3S, 3S-2T-2T}

Men FS PPC later!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:00 am    Post subject: Men FS Planned Program Content Reply with quote

1. Dornbush {4T, 3Lz, 3A, 3A-3T, 3S~2A, 3Lz-2T-2Lo, 3F, 3Lo}
2. Reynolds {4S, 4T, 3A, 4Lo(!!!), 3F-3T-3Lo(!!!!), 2A, 3Lz-3T, 3S-2Lo}
3. Wu {3A-3T, 3S, 3A, 3Lz, 3Lz-2T, 3Lo, 2A-2T-2Lo, 3F}
4. Song {4T-2T, 4T, 3A, 3A-3T, 3F, 3Lz, 3S, 2A-2T-2Lo}
5. Oda {3A-2T-2Lo, 3Lz-3T, 3Lo, 3F, 3A, 3S, 3Lz-2T, 2A}
6. Abbott {4T, 3A, 3F, 3A-3T, 3Lz-3T-2Lo, 3Lo, 3S, 2A}
7. Hanyu {4T, 3A, 3F, 3Lz-2T, 3A-3T-2T, 3Lz-2T, 3Lo, 3S}
8. Gachinski {4T-3T, 3A, 3A-2T-2Lo, 3S, 3Lo, 3Lz-2T, 3Lz, 2A~2A}

Kevin!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:54 am    Post subject: Ladies FS / Men FS Reply with quote

(It should be posted yesterday midnight and I did but it couldn't...)

- I heard that ISU haven't wrapped up quick quotes and press conference quotes… Sorry, I can't bring you any quote except for Yuzuru's in FS. But press conference, you'll sit there! enjoy Ladies/Men SPFS conference at "Media" page, later.

+++ Ladies FS +++
Kanako MURAKAMI 97.11 TES44.10 PCS54.01(4) overall 150.20 6th place
"Violin Concerto"
{3Lz(e) -0.70, 3Lo< -0.70, LSp3 +0.50, 3F<(fall) -2.10, FSSp2 +0.07 ChSp1 +0.70, 3Lo~1A +0.20, 3F<~2A -0.60, 2T +0.03, SlSt2 +0.64, 3S<-2Lo-2Lo -0.60, CCoSp4 +0.36}
So slowly Kanako… that she couldn't rotate on some triples. and so sad I couldn't attend her mixed zone interview… As for Ladies FS, #6 Kexin ZHANG was the highlight! She gave no mistake, gave her all, as well! Chinese music and Chinese crowds encouraged her to make a difference.

Judges Scores:
http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpchn2011/gpchn2011_Ladies_FS_Scores.pdf


+++ Men FS +++

Kevin(REYNOLDS) enjoyed his state-of-the-art content, Nan(SONG) gestured "MORE applauds!" for his 2 quads + 2 3As in FS, then the Group2 started to warm them up. Yuzuru had been caught by his opener 4T, as same as in Saturday Practice, and he did hit again! by the leaving time.

Nobunari ODA 149.46 TES74.30 PCS76.16(2) -1.00(fall) overall 227.11 2nd place
"Les Parapluies de Cherbourg"
{3A-2T-2Lo +1.43, 3Lz(e)-3T -0.10, 3Lo +0.90, 3F<(fall) -2.10, SlSt3 +0.43, FCSp4 +0.07 // 3A +1.71, 3S +0.90, 3Lz(e)-2T -0.30, 2A +0.07 CCoSP2 +0.43, CSSp3 +0.43, ChSt1 +0.70}
Nobu fell on his 3F, which is built in dancing… I didn't expect a jump element was there, in his practice run-through. No preparation it has! 3Lo, 3F, 3S, 2A, they're all in footwork.

Yuzuru HANYU 145.16 TES72.80 PCS74.36(3) -2.00(falls) overall 226.53 4th place
"Romeo and Junliet"
{4T +2.00, 3A +1.57, 3F +1.00, FCSSp4 +0.71, 3Lz -0.10, CiSt3 +0.71 // 3A-3T<(fall) -3.00, 3Lz+SEQ(fall) -2.10, 3Lo 0.00, CCoSp4 +0.21, ChSt1 +0.90, 2S 0.00, FCCoSp4 +0.64}
Yuzuru was glowing in the first half, and struggling in the second half. No matter what, he had been fighting like blazes. That was a performance! Now he looks forward, "consider how to manage practices for competition," so bravely said at mixed zone. Yuzuru's coach Nanami ABE, she is also his choreographer, who has worked with lots of Japanese skaters for years (Akiko's 2006-2008SP "Firedance" for example). Her choreography appeals to woman, I guess, because she captures what girls want from guys. She also made Kent's(Kento NAKAMURA) flamenco program "Malaguena"(2010-2011FS).

Judges Scores:
http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpchn2011/gpchn2011_Men_FS_Scores.pdf


SO! Yuka(SATO) gave us a cosy time, Mirai(NAGASU) gave us a sweet picture, I could work a little bit today. Sorry I missed Ladies Saturday Practice, I got lost again, to try to go to "Shanghai Oriental Sport Center" from the hotel, by train, it needs 3 transits… I knew I'm a bastard, unable to transit smoothly but I wanted to try! …and failed. On return way, I knew I couldn't go back by train, since it took 3 hours(normally 15min) to be back to the hotel yesterday, maybe "Lost in Translation"… So I needed a taxi to the hotel, waiting and waiting… but it was not coming for 10 minutes or so. One security guy talked to me in Chinese, though I couldn't understand, I said "taxi…" to him, he continued in Chinese, with sweet tone. He had waited with me for 5 minutes, another security guy came in his (golf?) cart, he spoke in Chinese, with sweet tone, too, then I rode in his cart, …much smoothly. At the big intersection, the cart stopped, he got out, to stop a taxi! I could return in 15 minutes!!, thanks to my Chinese heroes, who need no word to do good with people. Tomorrow return way, I will go out to that intersection, to stop a taxi by myself!

Stay tuned for "Media" page of Cup of China, and Sectionals here!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject: Fumie missed her 17th "All-Japan" Nationals Reply with quote

Fumie lost her jump elements in SP and could not have triples in FS, finished in 12th place... at Eastern Sectional.
Yet she "will continue until I make my performance," - her tweet.

Here are the results of Sectionals for All-Japan:
+++ Eastern +++
Men 1.MURAKAMI overall 214.75 2.NAKAMURA 195.58 3.SASAKI 173.29 6.KONDOH
SP(1.MURAKAMI 2.NAKAMURA 3.SASAKI 4.KONDOH)
http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/east/data0103.pdf
FS(1.MURAKAMI 2.NAKAMURA 3.SASAKI 8.KONDOH)
http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/east/data0105.pdf
Ladies 1.Haruka IMAI overall 150.28 2.Mutsumi TAKAYAMA 3.Yuki NISHINO 4.Kanade HASEGAWA 7.Chisako KIUCHI 9.Mari SUZUKI 12.Fumie SUGURI
SP(1.Haruka, 2.Kanade, 3.Yuki, 4.Mutsumi, 5.Chisako, 9.Mari, 11.Fumie)
http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/east/data0203.pdf
FS(1.Haruka, 2.Mutsumi, 3.Yuki, 4.Kanade, 8.Chisako, 9.Mari, 16.Fumie)
http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/east/data0205.pdf
Junior Ladies (Risa SHOJI won both SP/FS overall 153.37)
SP http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/east/data0403.pdf
FS http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/east/data0405.pdf

+++ Western +++
Favorites won its category.
Men (Takahito MURA won both SP/FS overall 217.85)
SP http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/west/data0103.pdf
FS http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/west/data0105.pdf
Junior Men 1.TANAKA overall 196.92 2.KIHARA 185.30 3.UNO 181.03 4.HINO 178.53
SP (1.TANAKA 2.KIHARA 3.HINO 4.UNO)
http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/west/data0303.pdf
FS (1.TANAKA 2.KIHARA 3.UNO 4.HINO)
http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/west/data0305.pdf
Ladies (...what's wrong with Ayumi!? - 17.GOTO)
SP http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/west/data0203.pdf
FS http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/west/data0205.pdf
Junior Ladies (Satoko MIYAHARA won both SP/FS overall 165.47 ...what's wrong with Miyabi&Yukiko!? - 5.OHBA,9.FUJISAWA)
SP http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/west/data0403.pdf
FS http://www.skatingjapan.jp/National/2011-2012/fs_e/west/data0405.pdf

"Eastern Sectional" page, later!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shimmerzoo:

Thank you for all your posts reporting on Cup of China & All Japan Sectionals.

All Japan Sectionals:

I'm surprised & sad for Fumie. I have been a fan of hers for all of her career. I'd love for her to make a big comeback.
I know it is hard to make the JPN World Team because of the depth of the competition.
I think Fumie loves skating so much & it must be deep in her soul for her to have the persistance & tenacity to keep skating.
I have much admiration for her. GO FUMIE!

Cup of China:

Aww my Nobu. I'm glad he is coming back strong after his knee injury.
At last years Sk. Canada I saw in person Nobu skate his SP to 'Storm' & loved it & I like his SP for this season 'Memphis Soul Stew'.
I like his costumes for both too.

Nobunari Oda Skate Canada 2010 SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkTsHLKK0X8&feature=related

Nobunari Oda Cup ofChina 2011 SP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5tz-S0mixQ&feature=related
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi yukisnowflake!

Thank you for reading such staggering reports... so happy I shipped them to you!

Quote:
At last years Sk. Canada I saw in person Nobu skate his SP to 'Storm' & loved it & I like his SP for this season 'Memphis Soul Stew'.

Yay!

& GO FUMIE!!!
She's going to compete in Merano Cup next weekend!
http://www.iceclubmerano.com/?cat=3&language=eng+deu+ita
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi shimmerzoo:

I enjoyed reading your reports on Cup of China & All Japan Sectionals competitors.

I also enjoyed your anecdote about you getting lost & trying to get from your hotel to the rink in Shanghia. Bravo! I'm not sure I would have coped with that situation as well as you did.

Thank you so much for the update on Fumie competing in the Merano Cup in Italy. Thanks for the link. I can now follow the competition.
Do you know when the list of entries will be on the Merano Cup web page?

In my previous post I mentioned the 2010 SP of Nobunari Oda "Storm'.
Did you click on the link & watch it?
If not I'd like you to see it because that is me in the white & red sweater giving Nobu the rooster.
Ever since I first witnessed in person Nobu skate at 2005 Jr. Worlds (Kitchener Canada) I started a tradition of giving him roosters.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi shimmerzoo:

If you are interestd please check out the following:

My interview on Japanskates web site:
My interview took place @ 2007 Skate Canada in Quebec.
Mark (operator of Japanskates web site) did the interview.

I hope you enjoy it.

Note: scroll down & click on the link

JAPAN SKATES "SPECIAL FEATURE" An interview with one of skating's best-known and most enthusiastic fans


Superfan Janet Neil is
well-known to skaters, especially the Japanese team

http://www.japanskates.com/interviews/JanetInterview.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your kind words, and I'm so pleased if I could tell you that there are good people anywhere. When you know that, you'll get uplifted, so I really want to tell that to people... in such bastard's way!

will watch Nobu&you on YouTube,
and already I have read your lovely article!

sorry I'm not sure about the entries of Merano, but I do believe: Daisuke(MURAKAMI) and Akio(SASAKI) in Men, Fumie&Shion(KOKUBUN: won Western Ladies) in Ladies.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:18 am    Post subject: Kent's interview! Reply with quote

Here:
http://www.japanskates.com/interviews/Depth/Kent_Interview_en.htm
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yukisnowflake



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: Kent's interview! Reply with quote

shimmerzoo wrote:
Here:
http://www.japanskates.com/interviews/Depth/Kent_Interview_en.htm


shimmerzoo:
Thanks for posting the link.
Will read interview & post my thoughts later.
My 1st thought is mmmmm...he's really handsome!
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