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    Fumie Suguri stars in a music video

    In "Try again" by Gille (Japanese musician)

    It's a documentary - like video of showing Suguri from her childhood to her life today.
    I haven't listened to the music yet, but the video is touching. Here's the translation of the subtitles.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3eeR...ature=youtu.be

    What's your dream?

    She was called "An actress on ice"

    So many achievements (results shown)

    and she hit a wall

    To win an Olympic medal, she prepared for Vancouver.
    However, multiple injuries prevented her from making the Olympic team.
    When everybody believed she would hang up skates, she announced she would carry on.
    With young skaters rising, she has become the oldest eligible figure skater at 32 years old.

    The physical change due to age was much more than she imagined.
    She faced criticism for poor results. She has been excluded from the National training team, and lost all her sponsors.
    Her entire world has changed, working for a company and then going to train.

    It was hard.

    I want to believe in the dream I had once. So, I'll say it as many times as I have to.

    You can fly, you can fly away.

    Nothing's gonna happen if you just stand there. Start walking.

    With all the support, head for the international stage once more.

    She said

    "I am never going to give up.

    This is the way I live.

    What's wrong with living a dream everyday?

    I can't be bothered by what others say.

    What's wrong for wishing things I can't have?"

    Just sitting there and wishing won't bring anything.

    "Skating is my life. Through the programs, I want to show how I live my life. Fumie Suguri"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MINAM View Post
    In "Try again" by Gille (Japanese musician)

    It's a documentary - like video of showing Suguri from her childhood to her life today.
    I haven't listened to the music yet, but the video is touching. Here's the translation of the subtitles.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3eeR...ature=youtu.be

    What's your dream?

    She was called "An actress on ice"

    So many achievements (results shown)

    and she hit a wall

    To win an Olympic medal, she prepared for Vancouver.
    However, multiple injuries prevented her from making the Olympic team.
    When everybody believed she would hang up skates, she announced she would carry on.
    With young skaters rising, she has become the oldest eligible figure skater at 32 years old.

    The physical change due to age was much more than she imagined.
    She faced criticism for poor results. She has been excluded from the National training team, and lost all her sponsors.
    Her entire world has changed, working for a company and then going to train.

    It was hard.

    I want to believe in the dream I had once. So, I'll say it as many times as I have to.

    You can fly, you can fly away.

    Nothing's gonna happen if you just stand there. Start walking.

    With all the support, head for the international stage once more.

    She said

    "I am never going to give up.

    This is the way I live.

    What's wrong with living a dream everyday?

    I can't be bothered by what others say.

    What's wrong for wishing things I can't have?"

    Just sitting there and wishing won't bring anything.

    "Skating is my life. Through the programs, I want to show how I live my life. Fumie Suguri"
    This reads rather sad to me. Quite bittersweet. I do think it's cool though that someone did a music video starring Fumie!

    Thanks for the translation!

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    OMG is this for real!

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    What's wrong with living a dream everyday? We should live our dreams everyday - that's great.

    What's wrong for wishing things I can't have? Some people think our reach should always exceed our grasp - our dreams should be big and challenging, yes. Should our dreams be absolutely impossible? No, I don't think so. We each naturally outgrow certain dreams and find new ones as we (hopefully) mature - dreams should morph to fit our growing knowledge and maturity. Losing the dreams of our youth is hard (many of us have been there); moving to new dreams/goals is exciting and life-affirming (been there too).

    I respect an accomplished athlete like Suguri. I think that her apparent inability to reshape her dreams as she moves on in years is starting to become sad. Her determination was admirable and will be again when she applies it to a new dream, one that fits a more mature athlete, mature woman. I hope she can get there.

    There is a big and important difference between sticking to our dreams and starting to live in fantasies.
    Last edited by Willowway; 01-18-2013 at 06:22 PM.

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    ^^Well said.

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    Poor Fumie....

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    Oh goody, let's turn a "Fumie tried something new and fun" thread into yet another "poor delusional Fumie" thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Forrest View Post
    Poor Fumie....
    Is it medically impossible for you to type out 'Fumie' without using 'poor' as an adjective? At least once per paragraph?

    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...53#post3777453
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...81#post3776181
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...27#post3773127

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    I actually think it the video is very touching.

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    If Fumie is happy, then I'm happy for her.
    "I hit him with my shoes... if he had given me the medal like I told him to, I wouldn't have had to hit him!" -- 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed"

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    I really liked the video, very inspirational with the music, even if I don't understand Japanese

    Go Fumie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Forrest View Post
    Poor Fumie....
    She really doesn't seem as if she is playing with a full deck....

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    What a very touching video. Good for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apatinar View Post
    She really doesn't seem as if she is playing with a full deck....
    You think? LOL. Poor Fumie...

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    I like the song

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