-･- From My Everyday Life to Japanese Culture -･- Why don't you see the real Japan, not the typical foreigners' version.
Dear people visiting my blog by searching "Mao Asada”,
When I write about figure skating, many people in the world visit my minor blog. Especially, there are a number of Mao fans. Of course I'm one of people watching over her.
The NHK Trophy, the staging of the 2010-2011 Grand Prix of Figure Skating, is going to be held in Nagoya from Nov. 22 to 24.
Personally, I'm looking forward to watching male single skaters: Daisuke Takahashi, Kevin Van Der Perren, Adrian Schultheiss and Jeremy Abbott. I’m also very interested in Japanese young skaters: Takahito Mura and other two skaters, Kanako Murakami and Yuzuru Hanyu, which are last season's female and male junior world champions respectively and going to debut in the senior competition.
About our Mao, I'm afraid that her performance would end up with a disappointing result, though not to the extent of the Japan Open. You see, only three weeks went after that. I’d say the NHK Trophy will be an opportunity to monitor the progress of her and her coach’s “re-formation project.” The correcting all jumps would take a long time.
What gives me gloom is NOT her performance BUT foolish people and both domestic and international media (some are even baleful) which will say, without a doubt, “she’s in a slump” or “she’s no longer a top skater” after the event.
Though I refrain from detailing, I find it really obscene that such a diligent athlete exploited by money mongers and people with ulterior motives.
Anyway, the 2010-2011 Grand Prix Series is going to open tomorrow.
I take off my hat to all skaters who are willing to strive to cultivate one's skill.