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    ^Thank you. Beautifully skated SP and she has her 3A back. Mao was really on and it was so nice to see that
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    Nothing to do with Mao's performances, but just for laughs...

    Takahiko Kozuka reported in his official blog (http://www.t-kozuka.com/blog/2013/02/post-c0e8.html) that he got a Valentine gift from a mysterious 'A-da san' as shown in the photo in his blog.

    This 'A-da san' assumingly seems to have picked up a plastic bag from her kitchen, dumped in a mass-productive cheap chocolate bar which can be bought in any superstore, saved money on buying a card writing a simple note on some notebook paper. 'A-da san' has written 'To Taka-chan, Happy Valentine~ (I'm giving this to you) since you said you're hoping someone would give you a Valentine gift' on this plain sheet of paper using a plain black magic marker, which clearly states Takahiko is not her one and only Valentine. In addition, she even forgot to sign her name on the paper. 'A-da san' has obviously given him this Valentine's gift, as what we call 'giri chocolates aka giri-choco' here in Jpn.

    As many may already know, the sweets industry in Jpn has turned Valentine's Day into a romantic event in which girls present chocolates to who they are dating, or to those who they secretly have a serious crush on. However, 'giri-choco's are only given to guys who the girls don't care about much but just as a gesture of friendship, or when they feel sorry for guys who seem to have no chances of recieving a real romantic valentine from anyone. While countless girls line up for hours at department stores to buy expensive famous brand chocolates to give to their true loves, take hell of a time and effort in wrapping them aesthetically pleasant, write devoted messages on beautifully decorated cards, and some of them even go all their way to make original chocolates in heart shapes with sprinkles for their most loved ones...it's visibly clear at first sight that 'A-da san' had not intended this Valentine gift for Takahiko to be of such kind. Honestly speaking, I have never seen a 'giri-choco' so obvious to this extent. Condolences to poor Takahiko.

    Since he was able to tell it was from 'A-da san' though there was no signature, she must be someone close to Takahiko whom he can distinguish her hand-writing. Now, there are 2 well known 'A-da san's who can be suspected of giving Takahiko this 'giri-choco'. They are sisters, and all members who ever bothered to post in this thread must know who I'm talking about for sure. Which of the sisters actually gave Takahiko this 'giri-choco' remains a mystery basically. However, I am willing to bet all the money in the world, that it's the younger sister (blood type:B, well known in Jpn as blunt and sloppy people on things they don't care about so much; in this particular little sister's case, romance being one of them). While little miss 'A-da san' is simply divine and perfectly elegant on the ice as a skater, this proves there are things off the ice which she totally lacks talent in.

    Still, she has made history again. If there's ever a fully grown mature lady who has the guts to give chocolates to any guy in such a manner as this on Valentine's Day in all of Jpn, I believe it can be none other than our dear little miss 'A-da san'. Of all the 'giri-chocos' I've seen in my life, I have never seen anything as corner-cutting as this one. I also think that while 'A-da san' can't expect much TES considering she has shown no wrapping skills at all, the way she wrote her message slanted and unbalanced may be some avant-garde artistic sense of hers, that she may deserve at least some amount of PCS. Anyway, another legendary move this month by little miss 'A-da san' this time off the ice, and yet another big shock for Mao-Taka shippers.

    Note: When someone writes 'A-da san' or 'T-hashi san' in Jpn, they do so knowing readers will know who they're talking about, so there's no doubt this 'A-da san' Takahiko is talking about in his blog is none other than our dear Mao 'A-da'.

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    Oh boy, thank you Laughing Man for a really good laugh. :lol:

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    Laughing Man, thank you for your post !!
    Ma...ah...A-da san is a special girl for many different reasons and that's why I like her

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    hahahahahahaha lol, such a mysterious ada-san

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laughing Man View Post
    Honestly speaking, I have never seen a 'giri-choco' so obvious to this extent. Condolences to poor Takahiko.
    Thanks for the laughs, Laughing Man! I've never seen a Valentine's gift so poorly wrapped, haha! The note was funny too -- obviously a giri-choco! Poor Takahiko, XD.

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    (most viewed video in Japan) RT @YouTubeViewsJP: 浅田真央とプルシェンコのリハ風景 Mao Asada & Evgeni Plushenko http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dcwm...ature=youtu.be Artistry on Ice

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    Mini Mao praticing 4S: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yEgPt-faII

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    Cute Mao!

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    Congratulations to Mao for winning the Bronze at Worlds! After her difficult season last year I am very happy for her.

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    I am also thrilled. She plowed ahead when the future didn't look very good. Now here she is with a World medal, and she's managed to land a ratified triple axel. If there were ever a role model for "never give up," she's it.

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    Mao's show THE ICE this summer has been announced. It will take place in Nagoya and Osaka in July 24-28: http://www.ctv.co.jp/event/the_ice/

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    Quote Originally Posted by yude View Post
    Laughing Man, thank you for your post !!
    Ma...ah...A-da san is a special girl for many different reasons and that's why I like her
    Laughing Man, I echo Yude in thanking you for the amusing story. I love the marks you gave Mao (or possibly Mai) for wrapping skills. I guess if she cut the paper unevenly, she might get an edge call!

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    let's talk, Has the rest of the cast of this summer's "The Ice" been named?

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    The cast of THE ICE has been announced today. But I am sure it's not the full cast. Some names will be likely added later. For now: Mao, Kozuka, Mura, Buttle, Javi, Wagner, Gold, Shibutanis:
    http://www.ctv.co.jp/event/the_ice/cast.html

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