Kotoviki

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    Asashoryu mind games on Wakanoho

    Barbara, I haven't followed Wakanoho until recently but he really does seem to be a very decent kid. The more I watch him the more I like him! And he sure does have a beautiful smile!!! As for not liking rikishi.. surprisingly there are only two I don't like. Of course I love some more than others but nobody I don't really care for among the rest!! Maybe it is just the way he looked when he made that extra shove after he won? I'm not sure. And you know.. maybe after I met him I might like him. I think he is really cute in his interview pictures and especially when I see him doing kids sumo! He looks like a totally different person. I love his laugh too!! (In a state of confusion...) Well today I'm really divided, I do love Hakuho but I love Ama more.. since I'm sure Asa is going to win this tournament then I want Ama to win! :-) I'd sure like to see Chiyotaikai come with some great force and beat Asa. That would be fantastic! Better go back to the big TV, I hear Baruto is up, then Goeido (now he's a cutie!) and then Tochiozan. Sure hoping he can keep on winning too!
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    Just wanted to say "hello"

    Nishinoshima, Thanks for the info on the quotes.. I am still learning and I just tried "reply" and that was what came up.. sorry!! I'll figure it out in time.... Some other forums I belong to don't have the quotes available so this is really new to me... I'm stupid at times.. B-) Thanks for the photos!! They are really great!!! Looks like you were having fun!! Thanks again!!!!
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    Just wanted to say "hello"

    Thanks for telling me about him. I googled around & checked him out last night.. he's cute! :-P I seem to have something for the cute ones.. (I am not worthy...) I'll keep my eye on him!!! I couldn't find any really decent photos to put on my computer but I'll keep looking (Sign of approval...)
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    Day 9 Pics - Haru 08

    Ama: "Whee..this invisible tricycle you bought me for my birthday is way cool, Uncle Asa!!" Asa: "Sit straight, lest you fall and injure yourself!!" Thanks for always posting wonderful pictures! I LOVE the quote on this one. I was sure sad to see Ama fly off the dohyo but at least your quote gave me a little laugh here after the fact!
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    Asashoryu mind games on Wakanoho

    (Chucking salt...) Petter Solberg ? I love Petter! I work for his secretary! I even have a Subaru Legacy WRBlue "Rally Replica".. Petter... IS the world for me!!! (A brave rikishi...) (Sigh...) (Applauding...) (Clapping wildly...) (Clapping wildly...)
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    Just wanted to say "hello"

    Hi & thanks for the welcome! As for the relationship between Tochi and Kimurayama, they are quite good friends. Tochi enjoys teaching Kimurayama Georgian and Kimura teaches him Japanese though everyone in the heya has taught him & continue to do so as a joint effort! When they are together they seem to have a great time.. I think they do equal keiko among everyone there at least as I have watched in the past. As for Tochiozan, I haven't talked with him that much. I sat across from him once during a chanko lunch but was sitting next to Tochinonada and spent the entire time chatting him up. He's a pretty quiet fellow but seems to open up a bit more every time I see him. I like Ozan though, he's a cutie! I'm really impressed with his sumo this basho! I imagine he's pretty impressed with himself as well. I sure hope he can keep it up. As for Tochinoshin, I was happy for his win today. He's not going to back off even with his back pain, that isn't his style. All or nothing for him. I thought he looked a bit less in pain today but I was sorry to see the big scab on his nose.. You know... I just don't want anything at all to happen to him.. nobody is allowed to hurt my guy! However, knowing what back pain is about I just don't know how he does it. He's a strong guy! He did most of the Hatsubasho with a broken big toe and was in excruciating pain every day. Yet he pressed on! Then again at the one day tournament sponsored by Fuji TV in February, his toe was still broken, he had the flu and then had cold for that tournament and said something to me like "don't expect my Yusho!" So you can imagine my friend and I thinking "oh, we're only going to see his match once.. what a shame..." and then he made it through 4 matches. He may have been in pain and sick but he wasn't going to just give up either! Better get going it is again 0330 and I'm still up! I'm a true vampire because I love midnight time and I HATE mornings! (A brave rikishi...) I would say on average when it isn't a morning I've got work early I am going to bed when Tochi is waking up! (Chucking salt...)
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    Asashoryu mind games on Wakanoho

    You must be a very strong lady, living in Japan thinking like that. (Applauding...) You make a good point.. maybe I am!! I do bow down a lot in Japan and play the games, I admit.. I'm not as strong as I appear! However, it is easier for foreigners to speak their minds and still stay in bounds as long as you don't go too far. The above race driver situation was easier maybe.. he's from Europe so I could be very American! (Applauding...) Now this "strong" lady has to go to bed to face all the little devils.. I mean Hoikuen (Kinder and pre-K) students in just 7 hours time.. The last devil dealings of the year (Help me...) and then a few weeks off from devil land!!! (Applauding...) (Applauding...) (Clapping wildly...) (Clapping wildly...) See everyone tomorrow night.. after the tax man!! Oh that is the real devil tomorrow!
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    Asashoryu mind games on Wakanoho

    I thought Wakanoho looked pretty cool before that bout!!! He really looked like he could take Asa... I wished he had!!! I'm new here, don't want to offend anyone but I just can't stand Asashoryu at all!!!!!! What little respect I could have had left for him went out the window last Tuesday (Was it Tuesday?) when he gave that unneeded super shove after winning to show his strength! That really made me mad and kept me mad.. I think I'm still mad. How unsportsmanlike he is!!! I love World Rally Car racing too and there is a certain driver I hate who thinks he is the world. Arrogant as they come. Last October I came face to face with him. I didn't know what to say, I just said "hello" and I know he was shocked as I was the only person who wasn't fawning all over him. Even people I knew didn't like him got his autograph because he's famous. I just said hello and walked off. I just couldn't pretend something that wasn't.
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    Just wanted to say "hello"

    Thanks Harry, I do too!! I never knew what back pain was till this happened about 4 years ago.. By the way, this is a funny story... I wrote a "congratulations & get well card" to Tochi when he had the flu after the Hatsubasho. I knew he couldn't read the English so I had a friend translate it. She got done, we thought we were cool.. mailed it off. He got it the next day (fast postal delivery since I only used regular post!) and he called me immediately. T: "Thanks for the card, what does it say?" ME: "I included a paper with Japanese.." T: "I can't read the kanji!" ME: "Duh! I forgot to only use kana..." Then I just told him everything that was in the card! My hoikuen students had sent him messages as did my elementary kids, etc.. that was long letter.. an hour later... I could have just called him originally I thought! When I talked to Okami-san last month she told me "Tochi really enjoys your letters even though he can't read them.." I thought that was good since I had felt pretty stupid with that last one! I just sent him a get well card in Osaka tonight and I was sure to only use kana!!! (Applauding...)
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    Just wanted to say "hello"

    Hi Everyone! Just wanted to say thanks for the warm welcome! (Applauding...) I'll try to share some insider info if I can... don't want to bounce any borders though... Let me share one thing with you... those boys will NOT give up their secret Miso recipe for their chanko... I've been trying over two years now. They have the most delicious miso paste and everyone's lips are sealed.. hmmmmm well that is fine! Tochinoshin refuses to learn English...YET! (Applauding...) Even though I started trying to learn some Georgian his reply was that we should just speak Japanese.. When I went to his promotion party Kimurayama asked me to teach him English... he suggested that he and Tochi should study together... Tochi's reply was to role his eyes and say "iranai..." To his credit though I understand, he's still trying to get the Japanese down and the Sumo and everything else. That's a lot for a young guy!!! But he's learned a few things.. (Applauding...) I'd also like to say that Oyakata & Okami-san are two of the kindest people in the world. Especially her, she is just the sweetest woman I've met! Oh, and for those of you who are not happy with Tochinoshin's lackluster performance the past few days, I'd like to let you know that he's lucky to be walking! The announcer said he was having back pain, which is an understatement! His back pain is excruciating! When we talked yesterday I could almost hear the pain in his voice! Trust me, he's trying to give you all the show you want to see... but he's doing the best he can right now. Please don't be disappointed!!!!! I'm really worried about him. I myself am suffering from my spring attack of my herniated disk and sciatica so I know back pain.. well two nights ago I prayed and asked God to take away Tochi's back pain.. the next morning I couldn't get out of my futon for three hours due to the extreme back pain. Well, you should be careful what you wish for.. I supposed he gave some of it to me!! (Applauding...) But I don't mind, if it would help Tochi I'd stay in bed till the basho was over and not move my back! I better get busy doing some reading so I can get to bed at a decent hour!!!