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Fumie Suguri stars in a music video

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by MINAM, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. MINAM

    MINAM The "NICE" Admin Staff Member

    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.


    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"
  2. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

    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!
  3. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    OMG is this for real! :eek:
  4. Willowway

    Willowway Well-Known Member

    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: Jan 18, 2013
  5. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

    ^^Well said. :)
  6. Alex Forrest

    Alex Forrest Banned Member

    Poor Fumie....
  7. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    Oh goody, let's turn a "Fumie tried something new and fun" thread into yet another "poor delusional Fumie" thread. :rolleyes:
  8. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

  9. sus2850

    sus2850 Well-Known Member

    I actually think it the video is very touching.
  10. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    If Fumie is happy, then I'm happy for her.
  11. maatTheViking

    maatTheViking Danish Ice Dance! Go Laurence & Nikolaj!

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

    Go Fumie :cheer:
  12. apatinar

    apatinar Active Member

    She really doesn't seem as if she is playing with a full deck....
  13. lilshorty

    lilshorty Active Member

    What a very touching video. Good for her.
  14. Alex Forrest

    Alex Forrest Banned Member

    You think? LOL. Poor Fumie...
  15. DELTA

    DELTA Active Member

    I like the song