A few days ago, I intruded in on C&K’s live show!
It was the awesome!!
I was watching from the second story, but when I saw the C&K fans dancing below,
I was itching to dance as well.
I’ll dance next time!! Lol
I also love C&K’s ballad numbers.
During the show, the two of them did the Phantom of the Opera choreography, it was amazing!
(I wonder if anyone at the show noticed… lol)
Whether it’s skating or singing or dancing or stage shows,
there’s this atmosphere with live shows you can’t experience unless you’re there live.
Live shows are the best.
I had a lot of fun.
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T/N: C&K is a vocal duo with a fun, interesting sound. Check out some of their PVs on this youtube channel!(source: ameblo.jp)
During the Olympics,
so many people came to Howa Sports Land
and wrote all of these messages for me!
There are sooo many!
After I came home, I took it easy a bit to allow myself to heal,
now I’m slowly restarting training.
I want to prepare for the
by taking it one step at a time.
There’s still more. Lol.
A pic with everyone after the free and all the tears.
It was an Olympics where the three of us supported each other and tried our best.
And thank you to our coaches who supported us!
Met with Dai-chan in the dining hall after the competition.
Immediately cried the moment we saw each other.
Then this photo was taken.
It’s been 15 years since we first went to an international competition together.
Having spent such a long time together as athletes…
so many tears, so many smiles
and all of the support for each other
it just feels like we’ve come so far since then.
The friendship and the things we’ve gone through
are irreplaceable things in my life.
Thank you for that!!!
I’ve cried a lot since December.
My tear ducts are so loose.
Tears of happiness.
Tears of regret.
Tears or relief.
Tears of pain.
Tears of gratitude.
All of it has cleansed me.
Now time to take another step forward!!
The Closing Ceremony
A huge chandelier right in front of me!
Us with Zijun and Valentina.
Nagakubo-sensei and Utako-sensei.
Or is it. Lol.(source: ameblo.jp)
The Olympic Flame
Fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice from the market.
The Athletes’ Village’s Olympic Rings
To be continued in Part 3.(source: ameblo.jp)
Michal (Michelle) and Evan!
It was my first time meeting Michelle!
I WAS SO EXCITED!
It’s because I really admired her during my junior days.
In the Team Competition Kiss and Cry.
So nervous watching from here!
This is what the dining is like.
The Italian food was especially delicious!
To be continued in Part 2.(source: ameblo.jp)
I’m safely back home from Sochi!
Thank you for all of your support.
It’s regrettable that I couldn’t give my best performance, but I felt my skates were very me.
It’s been four years since Vancouver.
It’s hard to believe I continued into Sochi, participating in two Olympics really wasn’t just my imagination.
It’s thanks to all the support I have received.
And above all else!
I am blessed with wonderful friends of Team Japan.
Thank you all!(source: ameblo.jp)
An express delivery package from Shiki Theatrical Company arrived here at work.
Inside of it was…
All the actors in the current Hokkaido production of Phantom of the Opera has signed it for me.
I’m soooo happy!
I’m so blessed.
Thank you so much.
Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu. (Happy New Year.)
This year is the culmination of myself as an athlete.
And, this year is also a year of new beginnings.
It’ll be a fulfilling year!
The first skate of the year!
Beautiful smiles from everyone
Getting otoshidama (new year’s money).
The one I received from sensei said,
"This will be the last one isn’t it."
Well, in any case,
I’m have to go train up this weakened body!
There’s just a little bit left of 2013.
Looking back on the past year,
this year has also been full of laughter and tears.
I definitely wouldn’t have gotten through everything by myself.
It’s because of so many people’s support
pushing me forward little by little
that I didn’t give up and continued giving my best.
I truly am grateful.
As 2014 comes, so does the Olympics.
To put everything I have and
to be able to put out my absolute best skate,
I hope to do my best to prepare!
My time spent training as an athlete,
I have no regrets at all.
It’s just who I am!!
Thank you for all of your support this year!
Here’s hoping next year will be wonderful filled with healthy smiles!
I welcome another great year.