Hello! :) Congrats on becoming Japan ambassador! 🎉😄 Since you're a japanese (I read your profile :)), I want to ask what stereotypes of Japan/Japanese you've heard and wanted to comment or change the perception of it if you have a chance? I just want to know it straight from the Japanese themselves. Thanks! :) (btw, I really love the little Tama you put in the end of ask 😍😆 he's just like a cute little potato 😆😆)
Hello and thank you!
Well here’s some top 6 stereotypes of Japan/Japanese I’ve heard or said to me
Japanese eat sushi everyday and only eat rice
Japanese are really good at drawing in anime/manga style and everyone is an otaku
Everyone in Japan are smart, polite and hardworking
Japanese people eat whales and sharks frequently
Everyone in Japan are skinny and healthy
Japanese are bad at English and can’t speak other than Japanese
There’s a lot more but I don’t remember much (笑笑… ごめん)
Welp, I honestly thought TJ wouldn’t podium. And said as much in replies here and there. A bronze if they got really lucky. Didn’t think the ladies would be this rock solid and they’d be this formidable when they are. If this experience helps them gain enough confidence to develop into some semblance of consistency next season, Satton’s going to be in for a real tough time, considering these two have bigger and better-looking jumps than she does. And boy did they ever make me eat my words. Which I’ll do right now. Gladly.
(Also really glad this season, down to this comp, ended on a high note for Yuzuru, considering how high-strung he was at the start of this comp. It was also a lot of fun seeing him channel the Karate Kid in the cheer box and k&c. Was actually almost expecting him to go, “Wax on, wax off!”)
congratulations f(x) on successfully finishing dimension 4 - docking station in Seoul, it was an amazing 3 days, thank you for everything you’ve done for us MeUs! ~ and for of course giving us a name! 💕 💕
Yuzuru’s free skate and interview immediately after (from this video)
Yuzuru: Thank you. I feel acutely that the winning result is really, really a gift from everyone’s cheers of support.
Q: Looking back at the FP? Y: Now I’m burning and boiling with regret/frustration. I will look ahead to the next competition. It is not decided what the next one is, but I will just look towards World Championships. There is a sense of relief that I can finally start my real training for that.“
Q: You are the champion for 4 years in a row. It is really something very difficult that you have achieved. Y: I am very happy to hear you say that. But figure skating is not just about results. There is content, expression, how much remains in people’s hearts, these are all very important, I feel. Today I did not have a good performance. Inside me, I do not think that I have won. I will work hard again.
Q: In this Sapporo venue, 3 years ago, you won your first nationals. Since then, a lot has changed in terms of your standing in Japan and in the world. How do you feel about that? Y: From Sochi Olympics period, rather than (talk about) standing position, firstly I managed to succeed in my salchow (quad). If I compare that with myself 3 years ago, it’s a big improvement.
Q: The past month you had 3 victories, can you comment on that? Y: Er….. It was really tough. For the nationals next year, I do not want to have this kind of performance.”
(my translation; some parts are paraphrased/summarised)
“Asahi, just jump!” “But-” “No buts!” Noya then took his hand and jumped again. Then Asahi gave his own little jump. Then a bigger one. And then he and Noya were laughing and splashing each other with dirty street water, but it was the most fun either of them had in a long time. – Of Piercings and Sweaters
For the incredible kangarooblu and her amazing, AMAZING, Asanoya fic Of Piercings and Sweaters. This was my favorite scene in the story and I really hope I did it justice!!
I certainly hope you all don’t mind me blogging at the speed of 20 posts per minute. I’m always a few hours off/behind which is why I haven’t made a lot of WTT posts! This event really is a treasure and I knew I’d be in for a lot of good Kiss and Cry area moments…CONGRATS TO JAPAN FOR WINNING (as unexpected as it was)!!!!! Those flower crowns were precious.