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spikydurian
05-12-2012, 10:54 PM
In Korean, Jin-Seo is actually pronounced more like "Jeen-Suh" as in the sound you make when starting the word "such." To be honest, I think Yuna's reaction is too dramatic and even too quick. It was like she was just waiting for him to mess up his name, haha.

As a Korean-American, I don't expect any non-Korean speaker to be able to pronounce names like that correctly. IMO, whoever came up with the standard spelling for Korean romanization years ago was stupid. How in the world is anyone supposed to get "Suh" from "Seo"? Yuna's own name is constantly mispronounced as "Yoo-na" even though it's really pronounced "Yuh-na."
Thanks cailuj365. Now I know why they are laughing as I thought Patrick did pronounce the name correctly in the first instance. I would pronounced Jin-Seo's name the way he did. :lol: Looks the vowels are pronounced differently.
Poor Jin-Seo. He was more embarrassed than Patrick. Fancy being called 'Jim Bo' and even 'Jin Sing'. :D

Sylvia
05-16-2012, 02:30 PM
Press release: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/969571/spark-gala-hosted-by-children-s-aid-foundation-raises-400-000-to-provide-life-changing-opportunities-for-disadvantaged-children-and-youth

On Sunday, May 6, the SPARK Gala, an inspirational fundraising event hosted by the Children's Aid Foundation, successfully raised $400,000 to benefit disadvantaged children and youth living in the child welfare system. The proceeds raised will support the Ignite the Spark Fund, which provides many youth with opportunities to explore their interests in sports, arts and cultural activities.
...
. Five "Luminaries" paid tribute to individuals who first ignited their inner spark: legendary guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer Randy Bachman (Music Luminary); World Figure Skating Champion Patrick Chan (Sports Luminary); FASHION Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Bernadette Morra (Fashion Luminary); actress and Top Chef Canada host Lisa Ray (Entertainer Luminary); and acclaimed gospel, jazz and blues singer Jackie Richardson (Vocal Arts Luminary).

Here's the video of Patrick's Tribute that was played at the Spark Gala 2012 in Toronto (he was in Korea at the time): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUWi2OLSVTs

skatesindreams
05-16-2012, 03:33 PM
Thanks, Sylvia.
It's great to see Patrick getting this kind of recognition.

spikydurian
05-17-2012, 11:11 AM
When put on the spot about whether she liked Takahashi's programs over two-time defending world champion Patrick Chan of Canada, Suzuki thought for a moment and provided some interesting perspective.

"I prefer Daisuke's programs over Patrick's, but Patrick has really accurate edge work," she observed. "It seems sometimes like he has a turbo engine on his edge. That's how fast he is and how much speed he has. It just flows. He has very deep edges. He is very accurate on where to put his edges on the ice. That's why he is so strong with his edge work and footwork.

"Patrick is improving on how to express his emotions, but I prefer the originality of Daisuke's programs. But I understand why Patrick gets such high scores despite the mistakes he makes.

"If you ask other skaters to do the same things with those transitions in their programs, it's impossible. From the first step it just starts flowing, he gets up to speed. He is very accurate."

Suzuki suggests that skating judges today are better able to assess the quality of performances because they have been there themselves.

"I personally think that today many of the judges are former skaters and ice dancers who have done compulsory and school figures," she said. "By having more of these kind of judges, they know how accurate Patrick and the footwork of other skaters are. If they do the right thing, they get the scores that they deserve."
Brought this over from Suzuki’s thread where she was interviewed recently. Interesting perspective from her regarding Patrick’s skating. I remembered Kurt talking about ‘Patrick’s speed - getting energy from nowhere’ and now another skater acknowledging ‘turbo engine edge’. :)



Here's the video of Patrick's Tribute that was played at the Spark Gala 2012 in Toronto (he was in Korea at the time): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUWi2OLSVTs
I like the B&W picture of Patrick and Mrs Chan. So sweet.
Always love to see late Mr Coulson with Patrick too. What a special heartwarming mentor-student relationship.

Bournekraatzfan
05-17-2012, 06:35 PM
Thank you totoro8673, lauravvv, VarBar, Sylvia, skatesindreams, jl22aries, spikydurian, and everyone else who has posted links to vids and pics or excerpts of interviews. I also enjoy reading all your thoughts on his skating so please keep posting:)

and a belated welcome, lauravvv. lol, I love all the skaters you mentioned in your earlier post, and don't worry--I think a difference of opinion is welcome here:)


I remember Patrick a while ago was quoted as saying something along the lines of "When I watch my old videos, I go like "Urgh, who is that person?" My technique was so off and my artistry was terrible." And he sort of followed up on that recently by ''I think I have improved, at least that's how I see myself." I hope Patrick will get to read your post sooner or later so that he knows he is not the only one thinking he is going in the right direction.:cool:
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I didn't know that he said that--thanks for sharing. I think he is great at identifying areas in which he could improve, and I feel like he is always looking to continue his development.

lol, I think I want Patrick to stay the hell away from the internet! Certainly, there is tons of praise for him in cyberspace, but there is also a lot of ugliness, and I would hate for him to read that stuff. It would be cool if we could convey our sentiments with a card:)

and thanks for providing that info on the correct pronunciation of those names, cailuj365. I have been mispronouncing Yu-Na's name all this time!

spikydurian
05-18-2012, 08:57 AM
lol, I think I want Patrick to stay the hell away from the internet! Certainly, there is tons of praise for him in cyberspace, but there is also a lot of ugliness, and I would hate for him to read that stuff. It would be cool if we could convey our sentiments with a card

Maybe the venom from the haters may motivate him to work harder. :P
I like the idea of a card, BK. Count spikydurian in though you may have to do the hard yard ie. send a card to Patrick from his fans in FSU and afar like me. :D
Don't forget 'leg liking gal Clarie' and many others who stood by Patrick through thick and thin. :) Cut and paste the nice things from this thread onto the card. Happy to assist here via internet.



“I’ve had a glorious career,” said Browning, who won his first of four Canadian Championships in 1989. “I can still scoot around here and on the right day entertain the *audience.
“But it’s getting harder to be consistently good and some day soon I am going to have to go ‘OK, it’s been good, but it’s time to stop.’”
But luckily for skating fans, that time isn’t here yet.
But before we go, time spent with a former world champion often leads to talk of the current champion — in this case, Canada’s own Patrick Chan.
“He’s simply in a league of his own,” Browning said. “He has very few people in the world that challenge him. His speed and
acceleration; his musicality and strength; and, well, his consistency in that quad, that’s pretty spooky.”
Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/Stars+star+Kurt+Browning+branching/6633406/story.html#ixzz1vCtkRYZZ
Just found the above on internet.
It's about Kurt Browning but there were parts of the interview which he talked about Patrick and his edges. Isn't nice to have a fellow skater and one whom Patrick admires recognising Patrick's strengths in skating. :)

VarBar
05-18-2012, 10:43 AM
lol, I think I want Patrick to stay the hell away from the internet! Certainly, there is tons of praise for him in cyberspace, but there is also a lot of ugliness, and I would hate for him to read that stuff. It would be cool if we could convey our sentiments with a card:)

lol But would Patrick stay away from cyberspace, he wouldn't be able to read the tons of praise for him either and I wouldn't want him to miss those praises.:D

Bkf, Patrick should understand that having haters comes with the territory when you are a big name in your line of work and constantly exposed to the public eye such as a great musician or a talented actor or a winning athlete. I don't think that for instance Roger Federer's wins over the years can be questioned in any way, however there seems to be people who just hate his guts, don't want him to win anything and jump up and down with joy when he loses. lol I mentioned Federer because I know he is one of Patrick's mentors and inspirations.

A fan card is a wonderful idea though.

spikydurian, thank you for bringing Suzuki's comments on Patrick here, it's great to see the superb skill of Patrick gets the recognition it deserves, the more so as this recognition is voiced out by one of his peers.

Maybe Patrick next season will come up with two brand-new programs Suzuki will be enjoying more than his previous ones.:)

clarie
05-18-2012, 01:24 PM
Actually, Patrick should feel flattered he has those "haterz" as it's a sign of success when detractors come out to diss an athelete. :). If he weren't so prominent in his sport, they wouldn't be so vocal as he wouldn't be a threat to their favorites :lol: But being that he is a major threat, they feel they have to in some way find fault with everything he does, mostly unfounded.

However, I am glad some of the former champions have vocalized on his awsome talents, and actually some judges as well (from other forums). His skill on the blade is second to none. He's only 21, the rest will come in time with experience. Actually, I feel that some of the other skaters whose talents are idolized fall short and are over rated. JMO.

spikydurian
05-23-2012, 09:13 AM
News on Patrick's coach and programs:
http://metronews.ca/sports/233813/chan-hopes-change-will-help-him-take-next-step/
http://thechronicleherald.ca/sports/99237-chan-prepared-for-sochi


He’ll not only have a new coach and choreographer — both yet to be named — he also plans to select new music, implement two new programs, and continue working on his quad jump.

“There’s always room to improve and a lot of different things are going to happen,” Chan told media at a press conference at BMO Centre in Hammonds Plains.

Looks like Patrick will have new coach and choreographer and two new programs. It's slightly less than two years to Sochi so it's good time to try something different. But he's not telling until things are firmed up. :( I am dying to know. :D Any informed guesses from anyone?

Sylvia
05-23-2012, 12:40 PM
Patrick fundraising in Halifax - news video: http://www.globalmaritimes.com/video/figureskating+champ+patrick+chan+in+halifax/video.html?v=2238131614#stories

The Winnipeg Free Press News Café will live stream Patrick's interview today at 3:45 pm (Winnipeg time?): http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Hillier-Skydiggers-and-Chan-all-dropping-into-News-Cafe-tomorrow-152682425.html

Sylvia
05-23-2012, 10:57 PM
You can watch a replay of Patrick's interview (10 minutes long): http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Hillier-Skydiggers-and-Chan-all-dropping-into-News-Cafe-tomorrow-152682425.html

jl22aries
05-24-2012, 01:54 AM
News on Patrick's coach and programs:
http://metronews.ca/sports/233813/chan-hopes-change-will-help-him-take-next-step/
http://thechronicleherald.ca/sports/99237-chan-prepared-for-sochi



Looks like Patrick will have new coach and choreographer and two new programs. It's slightly less than two years to Sochi so it's good time to try something different. But he's not telling until things are firmed up. :( I am dying to know. :D Any informed guesses from anyone?

This is so exciting. Ah the suspense.

clarie
05-24-2012, 02:10 AM
It sounds like Patrick is learning how to keep a secret these days :). No leaks anywhere!!!

VarBar
05-24-2012, 04:08 PM
Patrick fundraising in Halifax - news video: http://www.globalmaritimes.com/video/figureskating+champ+patrick+chan+in+halifax/video.html?v=2238131614#stories

The Winnipeg Free Press News Café will live stream Patrick's interview today at 3:45 pm (Winnipeg time?): http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Hillier-Skydiggers-and-Chan-all-dropping-into-News-Cafe-tomorrow-152682425.html

Patrick should be hired to advertise Indonesian tan coz it really really looks good on him. Thanks fore the links, Sylvia.:)



It sounds like Patrick is learning how to keep a secret these days :). No leaks anywhere!!!

I'd be willing to bet my life on that there's at least nine people who already know who Patrick's new coach and new choreographer is: Patrick, his new coach, his new choreographer, his mom, his dad, Kathy Johnson, Tess Johnson, PJ Kwong and Michael Slipchuk. Don't you think it totally suck that all of them seem to be able to keep a secret?:lol:


The lithe skater, who landed two clean quads in this year’s free program at worlds, talks about adding a quad flip or quad Lutz to his repertoire, though he’s not guaranteeing they’ll appear in next season’s programs.

So no more quadruple salchow?:confused:

shutterbug
05-26-2012, 02:52 AM
Patrick's Skate Canada bio has been updated: http://www.skatecanada.ca/Profile/tabid/3998/language/en-US/Default.aspx?strregid=1358573&strcategory=single&strbiocategory=Senior Men&strlanguage=E Choreographers listed are David Wilson and Jeff Buttle........