03-31-2014, 03:55 AM
One does not simply skate into Sochi
Can't believe that her career is over. And we cannot look forward to her great programs, beautiful dresses and infectious smile anymore. I hope that whatever she decides to do now in life, she will be happy!
03-31-2014, 02:49 PM
Does this say that Akiko wrote a book?
I wonder if it'll be translated into English.
03-31-2014, 04:36 PM
Good luck to Akiko! I will miss her lovely skating.
04-01-2014, 02:59 PM
I wish her all the best, I will also miss her skating. she has given some amazing performances and programs over the years I will always rewatch. Hope this is the beginning for a splendid professional skating career and that we will continue to see her in many shows.
04-14-2014, 08:43 AM
04-14-2014, 08:54 AM
Yay! She's always a joy to watch (thanks for the link, deedee!) and I have a feeling she'll make a good choreographer. Maybe she could do choreo for Kanako? That would be nice
Originally Posted by deedee1
04-15-2014, 04:55 PM
08-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Apparently Pasquale Camerlengo has nominated Akiko to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. She has 24 hrs to complete the challenge. Since the video has been posted about 13 hrs ago, we just have to wait for a few more hours to see if she will accept the challenge.
08-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Oh well, she did it! She did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
08-31-2014, 01:09 PM
I love Akiko's outfit in the Vogue X Friends on Ice show!
08-31-2014, 01:48 PM
I think Akiko has the best taste in clothes and costumes of all team Japan, girl is always elegant and tasteful
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
09-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Not studying at the moment
I advise everyone to read ohlovesosweet's translation of Akiko's Kiss & Cry articled for Nikkan Gendai!
Here's the first part: http://ohlovesosweet.tumblr.com/post...iss-cry-part-1
I actually teared up while reading these! you guys might as well
09-21-2014, 07:58 PM
Thanks for the link, sunny_stars! I'm glad I was able to read this, and I look forward to reading part 10 and beyond. There was so much more going on for Akiko than we saw and heard on TV and read about in articles during the Olympics.