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    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    Good for you! Have a great time there.

    Well, the problem with my favorite skater is I have no idea, to begin with, when and where he is flying to; Detroit, Toronto, New York or to Moscow??? for choreography.

    Besides, he has a crucial mission today: to skate with his gorgeous dance and entice the Governer of Osaka , so that the governer ends up saying YES to fully cover the renovation cost of the ice rink in Osaka.
    (my apology in advance if you do not know what I am talking about...)
    We hope you will explain. This sounds intriguing!

    I'm curious: Is a governor the chief official of a city in Japan? I ask because over here, we have mayors for most cities (some cities have what's called a city manager instead of a mayor) and governors for our states. I'm always fascinated by how other countries set up their government system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post

    Is a governor the chief official of a city in Japan? I ask because over here, we have mayors for most cities (some cities have what's called a city manager instead of a mayor) and governors for our states. I'm always fascinated by how other countries set up their government system.
    The governer is the chief official of a prefecture, which equals to your state in the US, Olympia.
    So the governer I meant here is the governer of Osaka pref., not Osaka city.

    P.S. Dai will be performing at the charity show for fundraising on the renovation fee at an ice rink in Osaka where he used to train. You will find more info on this at Daisuke's thread page 23.

    To Patrick's fans: sorry for the OT!

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    Time to decode Patrick's messages via his show programs.

    Nessun Dorma - Chosen for him for his classical skating style.

    Yesterday - A wistful reminiscence about Mr. Colson who had passed.

    Time To Say Goodbye - Acceptance and goodbye to Mr. Colson.

    Viva la Vida - An impromptu choreography by Kurt Browning, foreseeing the day when he would rule the world and his head would be demanded on the silver platter.

    Yesterday - He retrieved this program to commemorate Mr. Colson on the special occasion of the Olympics. Fabulous one foot skating of figures taught by the late coach.

    Don't Worry Be Happy - Reassuring his fans as he debuted the quads, getting a normal two years worth of quad related falls over with in two competitions. Indeed there has been much to be happy about since.

    Moondance - A transition to adulthood, goofing about love as he couldn't yet do a romantic number straight.

    Mannish Boy - Coming of age as he celebrated his 21st birthday.

    Elegie - A tribute to Mr. Colson as he successfully defended his World Champion title on the late coach's birthday.

    'Til Kingdom Come - Telling us how long to wait for the announcement of his new coach.
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 07-12-2012 at 01:21 AM.

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    ^^^ SF, that's creative thinking.

    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    Patience dear ones. Give it another ten days to two weeks.
    Ten days? That feels like ten years! It's an excruciating wait.

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    'Til Kingdom Come - Telling us how long to wait for the announcement of his new coach.

    It sure feels like that!

    I had the same thoughts about some of the programs especially Yesterday. As he did the figures which I know Coach Colson stressed I am sure he was taken back in time to yesteryear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    Good idea Emdee. Can someone tweet him? I can't as I don't tweet.
    I've already tweeted him a few times, knowing it would be in vain.

    Aprilsnowy, please convey to Emi that her blog for Patrick has long been in my list of favourites. I don't know Japanese otherwise, I would have posted to thank her.
    I will. But I'm sure she's known it already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aprilsnowy View Post
    I've already tweeted him a few times, knowing it would be in vain.
    His answer was choreographed, skated, and broadcast by Japanese TV and Youtube! You missed it the same way people often miss answers to their prayers while staring at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    His answer was choreographed, skated, and broadcast by Japanese TV and Youtube! You missed it the same way people often miss answers to their prayers while staring at them.
    I give in! Maybe the lyrics in the music has an answer? - for example "I wouldn't change a single(or simple) thing" ?
    Anyway, I'll patiently wait for his announcement from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aprilsnowy View Post
    I give in! Maybe the lyrics in the music has an answer? - for example "I wouldn't change a single(or simple) thing" ?
    Anyway, I'll patiently wait for his announcement from now on.
    Waiting 'til Kingdom comes is the ultimate patience. But meanwhile, don't worry, be happy. The mannish boy has given us many enjoyable performances from yesterdays.

    eta. Luckily for us, the Kingdom is that of Emperor Chan. Whew.

    Stop all that now, guys! I disapprove.
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 07-12-2012 at 01:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    Viva la Vida - An impromptu choreography by Kurt Browning, foreseeing the day when he would rule the world and his head would be demanded on the silver platter.
    What? I didn't know the haters hate him that much!

    BTW, I have this feeling that there will not be a new coach. Kathy Johnson will take over the role.

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    Kathy and Eddie - I guess.
    As long as neither holds him back and he knows to go to someone else when he needs polishing up of his jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing787 View Post
    BTW, I have this feeling that there will not be a new coach. Kathy Johnson will take over the role.
    How good are your feelings? Should we have a bet on it? Or mine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    How good are your feelings? Should we have a bet on it? Or mine?
    what's your feeling then? There will be a new coach and we will find out in 10 t0 14 days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emdee View Post
    Kathy and Eddie - I guess.
    My guess too. Eddie will help him with the jumps and Patrick should be well versed in Dartfish himself. That should take care of the jump department. Kathy will improve his presentation skills.

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    I see in my crystal ball a Canadian man in his 40's.

    At this point, Patrick's jumps should be in Dartfish for others to study. And everybody would flock to him if he would give skating skills lessons. I don't think Dartfish is an important tool for him anymore because there are no excellent models for quad jumps other than the 4T which he has already mastered. He is at the level when his executions should be intuitive and free rather than micro analyzed and managed. Optimally he should be executing the difficult elements with his heart and whole body instead of with his head. That's how he got his 3A back - going with his feelings instead of all the clattering instructions and insecurity. I think he felt terrible with Krall resigning but the fact of the matter is he has outgrown her coaching mode. Now it's all about refinement, artistry, and, technically, to land new quads while maintaining or improving existing jumps and spins. Krall was very good at keeping him settled before competitions so I hope he will always have someone supportive of his mental strength.

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