2020 NHK Trophy: Free Dance

anonymoose_au

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I find the Oliver Zhang/Cho Eichu situation really interesting, he's Canadian although with Chinese parents so in theory he's supposed to go the Tim Koleto route and have Oliver Zhang written in katakana. But they got his Chinese name (Zhang Ruizhong in Mandarin) and read the Chinese characters in the Japanese way (Cho Eichu)
Really? That's intriguing indeed! So he's got 3 names? Hope he doesn't get confused! Also will he be able to get Japanese citizenship anytime soon?

Buble is dat you?

It is!
 

Lamente Ariane

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Oh wait, I think I saw this at the Ice Academy Montreal liveshow they did back in September... it's just okay. I feel like there were some clumsy moments, particularly in the character step and last lift but maybe that's just me.
 

anonymoose_au

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Shame about the Twizzles.

I miss the Shibs...do you think they could come back?
 

CaroLiza_fan

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I find the Oliver Zhang/Cho Eichu situation really interesting, he's Canadian although with Chinese parents so in theory he's supposed to go the Tim Koleto route and have Oliver Zhang written in katakana. But they got his Chinese name (Zhang Ruizhong in Mandarin) and read the Chinese characters in the Japanese way (Cho Eichu)

I actually like the way that his name has approached. Taking his original Chinese name, and using it to work out his Japanese name. Seems more meaningful to me.

The reason I still refer to him buy his Anglicised name is simple - I have no idea how to pronounce his Chinese or Japanese first names! And I don't want to butcher them! :laugh:

CaroLiza_fan
 

Ichatdelune

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I actually like the way that his name has approached. Taking his original Chinese name, and using it to work out his Japanese name. Seems more meaningful to me.

The reason I still refer to him buy his Anglicised name is simple - I have no idea how to pronounce his Chinese or Japanese names! And I don't want to butcher them! :laugh:

CaroLiza_fan
But his original name is Oliver, he was born in Montreal. His Chinese name is his second name, Oliver isn't an Anglicized name here.

And BTW, Ruizhong is like rue+yee(said in a single syllable)-jong(sorta), and Eichu is eh-ee-choo.
 

anonymoose_au

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Taking his original Chinese name, and using it to work out his Japanese name.
Although it sounds nothing like either of his other names, he probably would get confused!

No cat among the pigeons, Simon? ;)

Gooooo Kana and Dai!
 
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