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About sumojoann

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  • Birthday 12/10/1948

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    Houston, Texas
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    SUMO!!! My husband! Also Mongolian language, history, customs and culture. All things Japanese (except sushi, sorry!). I love all animals and some insects, M.C. Escher, Louis Wain, epic music, linguistics, gardening, genealogy, gargoyles, crocheting, arts & crafts and baking.


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    Isegahama, Arashio, Miyagino
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    Terunofuji, Wakatakakage, Enho

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  1. sumojoann

    Sekitori Sweepstake - July 2024

    Instead of “Haha” to indicate you’re happy with your pick, why not ❤️? “Haha” to me indicates you’re laughing at who your pick is.
  2. sumojoann

    Sekitori Sweepstake - July 2024

    Please include my friends Kaminariyuki and Chanko Thief.
  3. sumojoann

    Sekitori Sweepstake - July 2024

    Please count me in!
  4. sumojoann

    Scream fans?(No spoilers)

    Hi Fujisan, I’m not a Scream fan but out of curiosity, I Googled “Anika and Ethan switching their hats”. I found a Reddit discussion where one poster said they heard that the actors did it during a take and the directors loved it & decided to keep it that way. P.S. It made me happy that you liked the second card I made for you.
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - May 2024

    Thanks. His shikona is Chanko Thief.
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    Sekitori Sweepstake - May 2024

    Is it too late for a friend of mine who has never played before to enter? He used to be quite active on SF but has been busy in other areas of his life. As soon as he finds his password, he’ll be back on board. In the meantime, I would like to register him for the game if it’s not too late.
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    Asashoryu—-Does he have cancer?

    Another quote from Reddit. Original source unknown. Originally published in Japanese, then translated to English using Google. Dated April 12, 2024. “I will be admitted to a hospital in Tokyo as of today. I don’t know the cause yet, but I’m undergoing tests. I hope I’ll get better and be able to smile again. I’m grateful to everyone who supports me. From Dorji” ————————————————— This is not new information. Both this quote and the original quote in my first post are dated April 12, 2024. Notice he said nothing about cancer in this quote. I’m trying not to be cynical but he does seem to like to be the center of attention.
  8. Stunning news: Asashoryu reports via his Instagram account of being diagnosed with cancer. "I hope to get it over successfully," he writes. "Cancer... whatever it is." Get completely well soon, great Yokozuna. You have so much to do back home in Mongolia and have millions of fans who love and are praying for you ————————————————— Is this true? It was posted on Reddit. EDIT—- I will delete this if it is unfounded. I quoted it verbatim.
  9. Sounds like you have a real bargain. I look at it this way. If I watch all 15 days of a basho and I’m paying $25USD/mo, that’s $1.67 for 2 hours of live sumo daily. That to me is a super bargain!
  10. We were paying $25USD/mo for TV Japan so it doesn’t bother us. I suppose if it really bothers you, you could sign up only during the months that have a basho, then discontinue it afterwards!
  11. TV Japan provided live coverage of the Makuuchi division in my area (Houston, Texas) for the past 11 to 12 years. That channel ceased broadcasting March 31 of this year. Replacing it is Jme, a streaming app costing $25USD/mo. Their website indicates that Jme is available in North America and Canada. I spoke with an agent with TV Japan at 1-877-885-2726. He was located in Japan and didn’t speak much English, but he tried to help anyway. He said that Jme consists of 3 channels, NHK-World Premium (which will have sumo coverage, though he didn’t know how much), NHK-World Japan and Jme Select. The agent also said I would need to sign up with a streaming service (he indicated Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, and I have since found out Google TV and Samsung TV). We want to watch sumo on TV but I know you can also watch it on iPhones, iPads and other devices. I was instructed to purchase some equipment from Best Buy to attach to our TV. If you sign up through Jme’s website before April 30, you get one month free. My husband and I are still in the middle of this transition and still have a number of questions, but I’m confident we’ll be up and running by the start of the Natsu Basho!
  12. sumojoann

    Sekitori Sweepstake - May 2024

    I’m in and so is my friend @Kaminariyuki Thank you!
  13. sumojoann

    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    The OBSC?
  14. sumojoann

    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    I doubt if anyone would think that marriage itself would cause problems in the ring. However, all joking aside, there does seem to be a causal relationship between being a newlywed and performing poorly at the next Basho (or next few Basho). Nishikifuji comes to mind as a recent example.
  15. sumojoann

    Haru 2024 discussion (results)

    Somewhere, and I believe it was on SF, I saw a photo of Kirishima sitting at a table with a large group of Mongolians, eating a meal. It looked like a family meal. A young woman sitting at the table holding a baby, was identified as Kirishima’s wife. This was a while back. So unless they’re still in their honeymoon period, I doubt if marriage is the cause of his poor performance in the ring. EDIT to add ——- Per a post on Reddit, Kirishima got married in August 2019, and his daughter was born in February 2020.