Saturday, November 12, 2011

Russian pair win NHK Trophy
Published: 12/11/2011 at 06:32 PM
Online news: Sports
Russian pair Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov won their second Grand Prix title in a row after rallying from fifth position overnight to lift the NHK Trophy Saturday.


Wise saying

"We tried just to skate our best with no thought given to our short programme result. We watched other pairs skate and did not expect to win."

by Yuko Kavaguti

2011 NHK Trophy 

 Akiko Suzuki won the victory, and Mao Asada was the 2nd place.

The figure skating woman's free program was performed in Sapporo on the 12th.
Akiko Suzuki who started from the 1st place of SP won the victory in 185.98 points.
Mao Asada who started from the 3rd place of SP finished 2nd place in 184.19 points.

Evening glow

Friday, November 11, 2011

Amazing Grace Elfed Hayes

2011 NHK Trophy short program

Akiko Suzuki leads after short program

SAPPORO, Japan -- Japan's Akiko Suzuki had a near-flawless short program on Friday to upstage compatriot Mao Asada and take the early lead at the NHK Trophy.

Skating to "Hungarian Rhapsody," Suzuki opened with a triple toeloop, triple toeloop combination and hit all her jumps to finish the short program with a personal-best 66.55 points. Russia's Alena Leonova was second at 61.79, followed by Asada with 58.42.

"I'm very happy with my short program," Suzuki said. "Last season, my coach told me the triple-triple was necessary. I just couldn't do it before and he said I must have it in my program or I wouldn't reach the top."


I think that Akiko Suzuki reached the top.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

With main rivals absent, Japan’s Asada looks to return to winning ways at NHK Trophy

SAPPORO, Japan — With two of her biggest rivals on a sabbatical, two-time world champion Mao Asada of Japan is aiming for a confidence-boosting win to open her figure skating season at this weekend’s NHK Trophy.

With archrival Kim Yu-na of South Korea sitting out the season and world champion Miki Ando of Japan also taking the year off, Asada would appear to have a clear path to another world title, but will need to overcome a recent spell of inconsistency.



return to winning waysって表現カッコイイ。

winning ways
常勝街道{じょうしょう かいどう}日本語で言うとなんか危うさを感じるけど、英語だと強さしか感じないのが不思議だ。

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


How to Separate Egg Whites and Egg Yolks
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サキ 来熊!

桜 稲垣早希ネタイヴェント新劇場版:九

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mask party

Halloween mask & COSTUME party 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Japanese armor 2

Japan Firm Unveils Robot Suit for Nuclear Workers
November 07, 2011

Tsukuba, Japan. The Japanese maker of an exoskeleton robot suit to assist walking on Monday unveiled a model that could help nuclear workers weighed down by heavy anti-radiation vests in contaminated zones.

Cyberdyne, based northeast of Tokyo, demonstrated an upgraded version of the robot device called the Hybrid Assistive Limb, or HAL, that can be worn under anti-radiation tungsten vests as heavy as 60 kilograms.

Lightweight Tyvek protective outfits can provide a barrier between radioactive materials and the body, but are not effective in blocking radiation itself.