Happy 29th birthday! Nice cake!
Here's hoping for a strong FS tomorrow!
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!
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.
Speaking of Akko and Kenji, they both were on TV this weekend! :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsPM7Gj6ir0
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.
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
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.