10-20-2011, 10:59 AM
I like Michael Phelps because I saw him on the cover of Time Magazine wearing nothing but a speedo. I like Apolo Ohno because I saw him in ESPN's Body Issue wearing nothing but ice skates.
10-20-2011, 05:16 PM
10-21-2011, 08:51 PM
Tonichelle, I'll try to keep in mind what you say about mushing! I love the idea of it but had no idea it was as rough to watch as that. You have correctly pegged me as a chicken. I'll depend on your reports about the exploits of the mushers and the dogs rather than watching firsthand.
10-21-2011, 08:55 PM
Yes, we are in complete agreement here.
Originally Posted by os168
10-22-2011, 10:56 AM
Excuse me, but isn't this thread supposed to be about Yuna? This thread has been hijacked and this debate about Ohno etc. should be moved to some separate thread.
10-22-2011, 11:11 AM
can't come down to Earth
This thread is very long and has been hijacked countless number of times. But I agree, it's time to move on from this topic.
10-22-2011, 09:45 PM
This is similar to saying 'I am an American figure fan and so know them well. American figure fans don't really care about Kwan. Trust me.'
Originally Posted by Figga
(Yes, because this is a Yuna thread...)
Yuna cheering for the Korean short track team in Vancouver.
Last edited by EricRohmer; 10-22-2011 at 11:05 PM.
10-22-2011, 10:37 PM
OK so I lied. This will be my final thoughts on this, I promise.
lowtherlore, I don't even know why I have to repeat this but please get this through your head. Nowhere have I said that only Koreans are overly nationalistic. Sorry for not including that in my original but that's such an obvious statement that I didn't feel the need to stick it in there as some sort of disclaimer. And sorry to break it to you, but I am Korean. I just have a different point of view than yours. And I'm hardly the only one. Apparently, we're just not as vocal as you.
Last edited by Figga; 10-22-2011 at 10:43 PM.
10-23-2011, 12:04 AM
I don't want to get involved in this particular argument, but something like this actually happened in the 1980s. When Reagan was the U.S. President, he went to Germany for an economic summit and arranged to visit a cemetery at Bitburg, where the assumption that both American and German soldiers were buried. He would be accompanied by German chancellor Helmut Kohl. It turned out that no American soldiers were buried there, but members of the Waffen SS were. Talk about an uproar! Everyone, even Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, weighed in, begging the President not to go there. I remember feeling extremely agitated that such a thing could occur and that Reagan didn't seem concerned about the symbolic effect of his visit. It was a tremendous tangle for quite a while, and I'm sure some people never forgave Reagan for making such a plan.
Originally Posted by lowtherlore
I like to hope that someday, we'll be able to bridge such gaps in the world, not forgetting history but rising above it.
10-26-2011, 07:59 PM
new yuna products the official launching will be on october 28 in korea
10-27-2011, 01:23 PM
Originally Posted by Olympia
I was just scaring you - by about the fourth day of the race the crashes have ended and it's just cold and wind and sleep depravation I'll tell you when to hide your eyes and when it's safe to looka gain lol
10-27-2011, 10:10 PM
Thanks, Tonichelle! I'll cover my eyes when instructed by you. (>giggle<)
My respect for the dogs and the mushers is boundless. I got to edit an article for kids about the original trek to Nome in 1925 with the serum, which inspired the Iditarod, and I still get gooseflesh when I think about those men and their dogs, setting off in temperatures of forty below, in the dark, over hundreds of miles of ice--in January! I know I tend to romanticize things (which is why I'm a skating fan). But this sport deserves to be romanticized. I gather that the mushers tend to live very down-to-earth lives, mostly in out-of-the-way locales in Alaska and Minnesota and such, and they're certainly not in it for the money. It's great to know there's a knowledgeable musher fan in the GS community.
Last edited by Olympia; 10-27-2011 at 10:15 PM.
10-28-2011, 10:52 AM
10-28-2011, 11:12 AM
Is Kwangjuyo a brand name of pottery in Korea? Yuna's make up is very different from the other Korean celebrities.
10-28-2011, 11:30 AM
KwangJuYo ' YUNA Collection ' Launching Show 2011.10.28
another set of photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/queenyu...th/6287903553/
Last edited by cooper; 10-28-2011 at 11:33 AM.
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