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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:57 am

Thanks for the updates shikure!

They're spending a lot of time together aren't they? Who, me?

I think it's so cute how they post the same pictures on their websites lol Wub
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:17 am


shikure thank you for the pics!


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They're spending a lot of time together aren't they? Who, me?

Yep Mao, Taka and food Very Happy

seeing all that food got me craving for some sushi.
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:47 am

Aww~ So glad to see Mao and Taka really enjoyed Sapporo! Very Happy

But there's this part of me hoping Takeshi Honda wasn't with them while they toured around Sapporo Central Ichiba. Hee hee Wink (^_^ゞ

Those Hokkaido uni (sea urchins), ke gani (horsehair crabs) , and that delightfully fresh kaisendon (sea food bowl) Mao was eating with Taka in the 1st pic. are really, good and mouth watering! One of the best experience one can only have in visiting the cool city of Sapporo, Hokkaido. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:59 am

Article about Mao and Coach Sato
http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/winter/skate/figure/text/201111150002-spnavi_1.html

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sorry, I am sort of busy for last couple days but this article is worth to read Smile I don't have time for details so following is summary.

first of all, Sato talked about the decision he made about mao and why he made up his mind.

Sato talked about his experience with Yukari, another 3A female jumper. Sato always made decision for Yukari. then he realized when he felt Yukari's 3A was shaky and asked her skipped 3A in competition, Yukari messed up other triple jumps because she may feel she lose her main goal. this time, Sato decided to wait for Mao to make decision on her own. but last season, Mao went for 3A for each competitions but only landed 2. end up she didn't perform well last season.

secondly, Mao talked about her feeling toward Sato's determination and the reason she skipped 3A in FS of NHK trophy.

for SP of NHK, Sato told her it's better go for 2A but she still decided to go for 3A. she popped the jump to 1A but still got high scores. when they had dinner after SP, Sato told her if she went for 2A, she will get better scores. Mao said it's first time she felt unsure about if she is going for 3A. then the next day, she watched Men's SP, she saw Dai and Taka skipped quad but still got higher scores than Mroz who landed 4Lz. she started to believe good quality of skating can over-shine the simple high level (harder ) jump. In LP practice, normally Mao will try 3A a lots of time, but she told Sato, she was going to try once. she landed "a little bit under-rotated " and two feet 3A. then she got back to Sato and decided to change her 3A to 2A. her opening 2A got +2 from 5 judges out of 9 judges. this is first time, Mao decided to do 2A instead 3A on her own. --> sort of means she can look at herself and decides if she is going for 3A based on her status but not just "I need 3A or I won't win "

then ending is cute.

she said since Sato speaks Japanese, they can discuss a lot of details. but she added" but Sato sensai sometimes uses English vocabulary " then she smile Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:11 pm

http://www.tokai-tv.com/event/jsc2012/ JSC announced will be on January 6, 2012.
of course, Mao is on the list.
current list : Taka, Oda, Dai, Yuzuru,
Miki, Mao, Kanako, Akiko (original order from website)

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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:30 am

shikure thank you very much for the summary. This might be a stupid question, but what is JSC? Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:05 am

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shikure thank you very much for the summary. This might be a stupid question, but what is JSC? Embarassed

not at all~Japan Super Challenge~ all skaters will be separated into two teams and compete their Exhibition program. The one Mao skated with Aero is for JSC.

this two are pretty good

Taka for 2007 JSC http://youtu.be/JHLMcdQE1O8 the slow motion for step part you can see how amazing he was even in 2007
Mao for 2007 JSC http://youtu.be/4CAHA7GYIF4 with Aero
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:28 am

it's soo damn cute to see her skate with aero... lol she even took risks as a little child by skating with her dog in a competition, hehe Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:56 am

shikure wrote:
zarinaballerina wrote:
shikure thank you very much for the summary. This might be a stupid question, but what is JSC? Embarassed

not at all~Japan Super Challenge~ all skaters will be separated into two teams and compete their Exhibition program. The one Mao skated with Aero is for JSC.

this two are pretty good

Mao for 2007 JSC http://youtu.be/4CAHA7GYIF4 with Aero

Thanks for explaining.

This is ADORABLE. Many Hearts I wonder how Aero is feeling in her arms when she's speeding along the ice or spinning (although slowly for her? sake) Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:06 pm

here look at what i found:

http://miterew.net/movie/play/sm16182436 haha sooo cutee
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:38 pm

Wow! In this vid we can see how much her speed improved. I don't know if anyone has already posted, but it's a side by side montage with this year's 4cc and the recent NHK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS_-zcNziJ0&feature=related

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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:01 am

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Wow! In this vid we can see how much her speed improved. I don't know if anyone has already posted, but it's a side by side montage with this year's 4cc and the recent NHK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS_-zcNziJ0&feature=related
wow you can really see the difference! her skating and movement is a lot deeper and crisper in the more recent one. watching it again it really is just so different than what the other female skaters provide; i feel like i'm transported to a different world, a dream world, and while i was watching her skate it didn't feel like i was watching her skate but i was watching a dream, like she was the embodiment of the "dream of love"... i dunno it was kinda weird, but watching this video it was the first time i felt like that even though I love all of her other performances as well!! O_____o
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:15 am

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alyssa wrote:
Wow! In this vid we can see how much her speed improved. I don't know if anyone has already posted, but it's a side by side montage with this year's 4cc and the recent NHK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS_-zcNziJ0&feature=related
wow you can really see the difference! her skating and movement is a lot deeper and crisper in the more recent one. watching it again it really is just so different than what the other female skaters provide; i feel like i'm transported to a different world, a dream world, and while i was watching her skate it didn't feel like i was watching her skate but i was watching a dream, like she was the embodiment of the "dream of love"... i dunno it was kinda weird, but watching this video it was the first time i felt like that even though I love all of her other performances as well!! O_____o

Love Hearts I couldn't agree more! She is truly special. Wub
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:25 pm

alyssa wrote:
Wow! In this vid we can see how much her speed improved. I don't know if anyone has already posted, but it's a side by side montage with this year's 4cc and the recent NHK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS_-zcNziJ0&feature=related
Shocked WOW. She's so much faster and just FLOWS more now. Wow, watching this video, there's a huge difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:22 pm

i can't help but watch mao's scheherazade program over and over. i wonder how much her jumps will be improved by the sochi olympics!
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:32 am

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i can't help but watch mao's scheherazade program over and over. i wonder how much her jumps will be improved by the sochi olympics!
yeah! even though she's so much better now I definitely feel like she is still "in transition" and not fully 100% yet. Even though I really don't care that much about scores anymore, I really hope she can hold the world record score (again?) someday *____*
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:27 am

I know I'm not the only one reminded of Yuna's Scheherazade when I saw Mao's opening pose in her SP, but crazy fans are taking it to a new level. So I came up with this:



Scheherazade Mao's pose looks more like Carmen Mao's TBH. Spread the love! Many Hearts


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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:14 am

wow ow that you say it, even her finger look exactly the same as mao's opening pose in her carmen program!!
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:15 am

Great find Klari!!!!! cheers sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:08 am

I hope mao wears a dress at the next competiiton when she skates to her sp, that is more flattering to her...
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:38 pm

haha crazy stupid bots can't say anything now! good job, klarification!
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:42 pm

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I hope mao wears a dress at the next competiiton when she skates to her sp, that is more flattering to her...

No way! Mao's pants are glorious! Too sweet! I also think they set her apart from the rest of the field and are much more theme-appropriate than Adelina's pants. My only complaint is about the top part... I wish it was a little bit longer. Of course, Mao does not have much (or any) assets to hide but still, it almost looks inappropriate... Looking at her, I always feel like the fabric will strech and go up when she does a biellmann. Plus, I think the fact that the fabric stops right under the breast (or even higher if you ask me) makes her look even flatter. Until last season, most of Mao's costume were made to emphasize the chest area and make her appear at least a little curvier, but this is doing nothing for her. To make it look more natural, she would need at least an inch more of fabric 'cause I've never seen anyone with breasts set so high on their chest.

Anyway, I don't think there was time to alter it since the hem is quite elaborate, but I hope they will do it at some point.


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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:49 pm

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No way! Mao's pants are glorious! Too sweet! I also think they set her apart from the rest of the field and are much more theme-appropriate than Adelina's pants. My only complaint is about the top part... I wish it was a little bit longer. Of course, Mao does not have much (or any) assets to hide but still, it almost looks inappropriate... Looking at her, I always feel like the fabric will strech and go up when she does a biellmann. Plus, I think the fact that the fabric stops right under the breast (or even igher if you ask me) makes her look even flatter. Until last season, most of Mao's costume were made to emphasize the chest area and make her appear at least a little curvier, but this is doing nothing for her. To make it look more natural, she would need at least an inch more of fabric 'cause I've never seen anyone with breasts set so high on their chest.

Anyway, I don't think there was time to alter it since the hem is quite elaborate, but I hope they will do it at some point.

I agree. I love the pants and I too wish she would change the top (and get rid of the flying stuff on her arms). And if she'd put on some more make up she'd look awesome. She's already very beautiful, but for this sp some darker make-up wouldn't hurt (imo). Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:56 pm

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I hope mao wears a dress at the next competiiton when she skates to her sp, that is more flattering to her...

No way! Mao's pants are glorious! Too sweet! I also think they set her apart from the rest of the field and are much more theme-appropriate than Adelina's pants. My only complaint is about the top part... I wish it was a little bit longer. Of course, Mao does not have much (or any) assets to hide but still, it almost looks inappropriate... Looking at her, I always feel like the fabric will strech and go up when she does a biellmann. Plus, I think the fact that the fabric stops right under the breast (or even higher if you ask me) makes her look even flatter. Until last season, most of Mao's costume were made to emphasize the chest area and make her appear at least a little curvier, but this is doing nothing for her. To make it look more natural, she would need at least an inch more of fabric 'cause I've never seen anyone with breasts set so high on their chest.

Anyway, I don't think there was time to alter it since the hem is quite elaborate, but I hope they will do it at some point.

Like I said, it's actually much better than what I imagined. My real beef with her costume are these: 1.) the top part 2.) the ornate decorations being a little bit overdone, and 3.) the whole costume failing to highlight Mao's gorgeous lines.
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PostSubject: Re: Mao News - The 2011-2012 Season!   Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:07 pm

klarification wrote:
I know I'm not the only one reminded of Yuna's Scheherazade when I saw Mao's opening pose in her SP, but crazy fans are taking it to a new level. So I came up with this:



Scheherazade Mao's pose looks more like Carmen Mao's TBH. Spread the love! Many Hearts

Wow, that's like exactly the same?!! O: Haha!

aha! I do agree that one of my qualms with mao's Scheherazade costume is how it doesnt fully illustrate her lines... but then again i think with some minor adjustments to the top, her costume is still nice Very Happy

I wonder if Mao's going to have a new Liebestraume costume. I know her present one is pretty, but I can't help wishing for Mao to have another fresh and pretty look! cat
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