Shizuka Arakawa got married on her birthday!

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by rosewood, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    Dailysports article published today
    my rough translation

    Shizuka Arakawa married an ordinary man on her birthday: "The day to take a new step."

    On her birthday, December 29th, Shizuka Arakawa(at the age of 32), the ladies' figure skating gold medalist in Torino Olympics, submitted a notification of marriage with an ordinary man with whom she has been dating for some time.

    "Today is my 32nd birthday and also the day to take a new step. I submitted a notification of marriage with a person with whom I've been dating," Arakawa announced on her own handwriting fax message. "I'm very happy to stand in the new starting line of my life," she seemed very pleased.

    Reportedly Arakawa kissed a surgeon on the street in March. "I'm old enough to do such sort of things,""The happiest time in one's life is during honeymoon. When? Hope it's coming soon," she talked about her hope for marriage in an event in May.

    She carried out her words in the end of this year. Since she won the Olympic gold medal by training hard, "So that I can make a happy and warm home, I'll do my best to play my role and be responsible for things," she wrote about her thoughts about the "another gold medal".


    Congraturations! :40beers:
     
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  2. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

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    Much joy to her and her new husband!
     
  3. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    :cheer2::shizuka1: :cheer2::shizuka1::cheer2::shizuka1: :cheer2::shizuka1::cheer2::shizuka1: :cheer2::shizuka1::cheer2:

    Congratulations Shizuka!!!!! And Happy Birthday to one my all time favorite skaters :)
     
  4. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to the newly wed. Wishing them happiness always.

    I am curious? Why the emphasis on 'ordinary' man?
     
  5. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    Japanese media often use this phrase. There is no intention to emphasis. It just means he's not a public figure, so you can't expect to see their two-shot on TV. ;)
     
  6. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    :cheer: :cheer2:

    Congratulations Shizuka and Mr. Shizuka.

    I wish you all the best :D
     
  7. Jaana

    Jaana Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations to Arakawa and her husband!!!
     
  8. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    This is no "ordinary man." This is the man that captured the Voidy Swan's heart. :shizuka1:

    I want a picture of the beautiful Shiz and her guy ASAP. :inavoid: Wishing them both a long and happy life together.
     
  9. rosiekins

    rosiekins New Member

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    Yay! Congrats to her! (This is so weird...I was googling her and a few other skaters yesterday, trying to find out if they were married/dating anyone, and I could find nothing on Shizuka! LOL)
     
  10. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

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    Great news! A Big Congratulations and much joy and happiness to Shiz!
     
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  11. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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  12. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    I guess Fumie Suguri was the bridesmaid?
     
  13. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    How lovely! Congratulations to them!
     
  14. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

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    LOL. They haven't had a wedding ceremony yet. By the way, I hear her husband is a doctor.
     
  15. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    She beats Suguri again!
     
  16. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

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    What music will be used at the wedding? I am quite sure it will be Nessun Dorma.
     
  17. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Congrats to her. It's always nice to see skaters that I liked as competitive skaters transition to a next stage that engages them and makes them happy.
     
  18. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    Reportedly Arakawa kissed a surgeon on the street in March.

    Is this another way of saying that the guy she (will) marry is a doctor?
     
  19. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    :cheer2: Congratulations to her & the future Mr. Shizuka.
     
  20. CantALoop

    CantALoop Well-Known Member

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    Because a surgeon is such an ordinary occupation :lol: Congratulations to Shizza! :40beers: :cheer:
     
  21. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

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    I assumed they meant "general surgeon". I hope her wedding dress is as stunning as the one she modeled in the video Ziggy posted.
     
  22. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Many congratulations, and a lifetime of happiness, to both of them!
     
  23. shuilee

    shuilee Well-Known Member

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    Poor Fumie. Now she's losing to Shizuka again in life. :(
     
  24. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    I kind of know what you are trying to say, but it would be better to say something like "losing to Shizuka again, this time in the marriage sweepstakes," than that she is losing in life. Some people don't consider not marrying young, or at all, as a measurement of losing in life, and those who do feel inferior for being single only feel more so due to remarks such as your posting. (I didn't marry until age 50, and though I didn't feel other "old" single people were inferior to others, I considered myself defective somehow because I'd not married.)
     
  25. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    congratulations Ms Arakawa!
     
  26. LilJen

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    Much happiness to the newlyweds!
     
  27. RunnersHigh

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    Many many congratulations Shizuka Arakawa and her husband no-more-ordinary!!! :cheer2::shizuka1::biggrinbo
     
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  28. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Congratulations to Arakawa and her new husband!
     
  29. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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  30. Japanfan

    Japanfan Well-Known Member

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    :eek::eek: