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    The journal of Cathy and Chris Reed

    This is an article in the homepage of Cathy and Chris Reed.
    Translation into English.

    Wood fire
    August 7th, 2010 JST

    By Cathy
    Everybody, I am sorry so much to give you an anxiety for me.
    I am getting better today.
    (translator's note: She felt out of sorts somewhat from a few days ago.)

    This is thanks to the cheering of everybody!
    Thank you very much!

    Although I heard that it had been already known by news,
    Moscow is in terrible condition with the smoke now because the wood fires happened here and there by this abnormal weather.
    As for more severe day, we need mask and sunglass.

    Because my eyes are very delicate, I can not stop the tear because of smoke.

    As for all persons who live in Moscow, it will be in terrible condition, won't it?
    (Please contain me within them!)

    Let's bear up! Then, let's pray for it to rain!

    This was Cathy.

    The article: 
    http://ameblo.jp/reed-icedance-blog/...612417237.html

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    This is an article in the homepage of Cathy and Chris Reed.
    Translation into English.
    Choking
    August 8th, 2010 JST

    Chris: Because the smoke of wood fires is terrible, I'm going to choke!
    The warning to go out of Moscow on this week end seems to have issued.

    Cathy: It is 33 degrees centigrade in this room now. At last, we could not find an electric fan.in Moscow... We can not open the window, too.
    As for the outside, visibility is very poor owing to the dense smoke.

    Chris: There is a phone now from the coach who went to another country yesterday and we also seem to go out of Moscow.
    (Translator’s note: Nikolai Morozov coach and Miki Ando are in Daugavpils in Latvia in Sunday)

    Because the airport of Moscow is stopping the landing, the coach seems not to be able to return. I think that it seems to have to decide it as soon as we can, because it seems to be able to take off yet.

    Cathy: Ha-ha. How far will a devil follow us to make us suffer???
    Although we aren't doing any bad things!!!
    Also, do we move in the other country? Ha-ha. My brain is going to be paralytic.

    Chris: Hum! Will such an experience be necessary?

    This is Cathy and Chris who are worry not only a little but also very much.
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 08-08-2010 at 04:41 AM.

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    Sounds terrible. I hope the wildfires cease soon and the environmental conditions improve.

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    It is terrible. I've never seen anything like that in my life.

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    This is an article in the homepage of Cathy and Chris Reed.
    Translation into English.
    I would like to return.
    August 8th, 2010 JST.

    Chris: The situation is not too well.

    Cathy: We attempted to change the date of a ticket for return to Newark of the round trip ticket, but were told that it costs $20,000-$200,000.
    We bought the round trip ticket, but I cannot believe that it costs twice of the round trip ticket of Moscow-Newark for only changing the date.
    Moreover, saying that there is not an empty seat until August 13th.

    Chris: Because a window can't open because of the smoke, the room of the apartment filled with hot air is 33 degrees centigrade.
    There are not an air con and an electric fan, and we already stayed here for 8 days.
    Wanting to come out earlier from Moscow rather than wanting to return home.

    Cathy: Today we planned to go for a training to the rink but didn't go because we could not become a feeling of walking to the station even if it was doing a much mask because the smoke was terrible.

    Chris: It cannot contact with the coach.

    Cathy: ….

    The article:
    I would like to return.
    http://ameblo.jp/reed-icedance-blog/...613474408.html
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 08-08-2010 at 10:07 PM.

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    Thank you for transkating, AkiraAndrea!

    What terrible news. I hope and pray the situation in Russia will improve quickly. I wish I could donate some rains from Poland to Russia - here in my country many villages and cities are being destroyed by floods! What a scary summer!

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    This is an article in the homepage of Cathy and Chris Reed.
    Translation into English.
    The changing of our destination
    August 8th, 2010 JST.

    We can not keep the ticket to Newark.
    There isn't the ticket to Newark till August 13th.
    But we can’t wait till August 13th. .

    We can’t contact with the coach, too.

    So, changing our destination in haste, we decided to go to Mirano.

    It is the flight of 20:25 in this night.

    Although it is better if an airport isn't closed down...
    The bad thing will not happen any more, any longer...

    Yes, the bad thing must not happen any more for us.
    It cannot happen.

    Because we are good persons.

    This was Chris who would like to go out of Moscow earlier.

    The article:
    The changing of our destination
    http://ameblo.jp/reed-icedance-blog/...613721726.html

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    Oh my, this does seem to be one horrible mess for these kids. I wonder if they have an adult with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacey View Post
    Oh my, this does seem to be one horrible mess for these kids. I wonder if they have an adult with them?
    Well, they have each other--Cathy is 23 and Chris is 21.

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    Akira, can you please email Chris and Cathy, or post to their blog, that they do need to leave Moscow, and if they can't get a flight out, they should take a train to St. Petersburg - it's about a six hour train ride. There's little smog in St. Petersburg right now, and if they want to fly out from there, the airports are operating.

    I know that it'll be an expense, but everyone that I know who's in Moscow right now is trying to get out. They tell me it's extremely bad there, and that the chances of being able to fly out of Moscow are not good right now.

    If they need to, tell them to contact the US or Japanese embassy in Moscow for help.

    Quote Originally Posted by RUKen View Post
    Well, they have each other--Cathy is 23 and Chris is 21.
    I don't think they speak very much Russian.
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    I've just read their latest blog entry and it seems they are on their way to Milan.
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    I've just read their latest blog entry and it seems they are on their way to Milan.
    Yippee!
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    Yikes, I'd been away and not current with news, so when I read this thread yesterday I didn't really understand the situation. Glad to hear they're on the way to Italy, it sounds like a very serious situation in Moscow at the moment. I hope the situation clears up soon for all affected.
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    I don't know what those people who arranged their move to moscow thought about when gave them the apartment without air conditioning. Temperature in Moscow didn't come down lower 30 C for last 1,5 months and last couple of weeks it's around 40C every day. Not a single rain since June. So you can only exist in air-conditioning space (which also somehow prevents fire smoke get into the building).

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    Translation into English.
    The take off
    August 9th, 2010 JST

    Our plane takes off after 10 minutes.
    Barely, we can go out from Moscow.
    The people who still stay in the city, The people who live in the city.
    I think that they are disastrous.
    When this blog is made public, we are flying in the air.
    At last, I can sleep.
    I am sorry to cause anxiety to everybody.
    It is Cathy who heaves a sigh of relief.

    The article:
    The take off
    http://ameblo.jp/reed-icedance-blog/...614207522.html

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    Translation into English.
    A blue sky
    August 10th, 2010 JST

    Getting up in the morning in Milan, I found that I had forgotten that the sky is such a blue.
    The sky of Moscow was gray. It was really gray. Therefore I had thought that the sky is gray.

    Smoke is still left in my lung.
    Therefore, I have the smell and the taste of the smoke still when doing breath.

    The air of Italy is very clear.

    How beautiful this blue sky will be!

    By Cathy

    The Photo:
    This is a photo which we took of in the airport of Moscow!
    It was full of smoke so that the opposite side of the street was veiled in smoke.
    http://ameblo.jp/reed-icedance-blog/...685094748.html

    The article:
    A blue sky
    http://ameblo.jp/reed-icedance-blog/...615189644.html
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 08-10-2010 at 02:51 AM.

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    Thank you for all your translations, Akira Andrea.



    It's good to know Cathy and Chris are fine now. Are there any news on Miki? Did she go to Milan, too?

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    Glad to hear that they are safe & sound. I hope these horrible weather conditions end ASAP for everyone in Moscow and the affected areas in Russia.
    Last edited by paskatefan; 08-10-2010 at 11:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikiAndoFan#1 View Post

    It's good to know Cathy and Chris are fine now. Are there any news on Miki? Did she go to Milan, too?
    No, she's with Nikolai in Latvia.

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    Translation into English.
    Where will we go next???
    August 11th, 2010 JST.

    Chris: The country of Europe where we went to for the first time, was Zagreb in Croatia where we went to participate to the "Golden Spin" of. When I told my friend about it, I was told, "Zagreb? Has such a country been in Europe?".

    Now, to my surprise, the place where we go to next is Latvia!
    Where is Latvia, Cathy?

    Cathy: Let me see…I think that it is north of Lithuania…
    Because the north latitude is almost the same of Sweden, it will be cold extremely in winter, won't it?…
    Er?...Do we go there?!!!

    Chris: Somewhat, we seems to be leading a wandering life, don't we?

    Cathy: I would like to train composedly in one place.

    Chris: I think that the effect which was gotten by the practice of one day today has a value of twice or 3 times of the effect which was gotten in the practice for 2 weeks in Moscow.

    Cathy: That's for sure! I think so! I would like to be here as it is!

    Chris: …

    Cathy: Now, after this, it is the off-ice training and the lesson of ballet which is Chris's favorite!

    Chris: Ballet?

    Cathy: Then, see you later!

    The article:
    Where will we go next???
    http://ameblo.jp/reed-icedance-blog/...616180883.html

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