sabato 6 ottobre 2012
This short post was supposed to be a comment to this one, but as I went into obsessive compulsive writing mode I thought what the heck, let's make it a blog.
Those who've occasionally kept in touch with me know how it's gone for me recently... those who havent : I haven't watched SASUKE stuff in ages (aside from 27), not posted in forums, barely kept up with news...not precisely the gamebook of a fixated fan.
And still, when I read about the future of the All-Stars it felt like a part of me cringing and dying. SASUKE is moving on to a completely new, probably brilliant era and I'm not complaining that it is because it's a way for it to survive...however it won't be the same, and it will be deeply missed.
How sad I am to see the All-Stars go has made me realise, to my surprise I must say, how deeply radicated my affection for them is. They were my heroes in a moment when I needed heroes; yet they were simple people with which I could sympathize. And seeing them do wonderful things made me dream and dream of doing the same, and even though I'm far from doing extraordinary, God knows how much that's helped me get where I am now. They've taught me perseverance and sportmanship, the power of willpower but the humanity of accepting one's limits.
They really were ordinary people doing extraordinary things, which included but went beyond grabbing ropes and climbing towers.
What now...well, Sasuke moves on and I intend to keep an eye on it, especially because I don't mind this new direction where it's going. (and, well... it seems that Sasuke is expanding to places to where I may actually be able to fly/drive/walk if I'm lucky with schooldays and can find the money. It's a chance!)
As for the All-Stars, again, if you know me you know I may have been silent but could never forget them. Heck, if I needed proof, last night my brain decided to shatter my morale with a really frustrating dream about Nagano and Takeda coming to my College and me not being able to tell them a word because their interpreter was having coffee.
Although I've had my great fangirl moments (a couple message exchanges with Nagano, and thanks to someone awesome a friggin' AUTOGRAPH), as many others one of my greatest regrets is never having seen them in person. Though I doubt that'll ever happen I feel I want to do something, send them a message, a picture, anything to really tell them how much I owe them and that even though their era competing in Sasuke may be over they still have reasons to be proud. I'll see, probably in a couple of weeks since academically speaking I'll be in deep crap at least until the end of the month.
Until then...that's all, folks.
venerdì 26 agosto 2011
"Tell Silvia to turn her cell on. I call her."
I ran out of the classroom - almost knocking down a teacher - turned on my cellphone, and waited. One minutes, two minutes, five...I was about to text him, when finally the phone rang.
"Oy! What's going on? Quick, I gotta get back to class..."
But now, there were Nationals coming.
giovedì 21 ottobre 2010
venerdì 23 luglio 2010
Right now I'm not feeling well, I'm sorry if posting the link and doing a copy and paste sounds too lazy. I shouldn't even be posting right now, I just think everybody should read this, and possibly spread it. It's a big mess.
venerdì 2 luglio 2010
Since then my life has changed a lot...and a lot of these changes are related to Sasuke.
I'm not really talking about training, changes of lifestyle etc. I'm talking about all the wonderful guys and gals I've met in this year.
I've grown up in this year, both physically and emotionally.For example, I've learned to be more confident when speaking to new people, something that I wouldn't do before and I would never have done in this small town where I always see the same people.Thanks to the experience of being part of the boards I've learned so much things and had so much happy and funny moments I can't list them all, nor I want to since this would be the longest post in the world.
I just want to thank you, guys. First of all, Arsenette: without you and the wonderful job you're doing with your blog I would have never had met Sasuke for what it is really, and I would never have found the boards. People could say it's just a blog, but really it isn't, it's a way to discover a whole new world for people like me and all those who had the same experience. Thanks for always being ready to help, for supporting everybody. Btw you remember I'm your long lost sister, don't ya? :P
Same for Ube, whose blog I found a little bit later but it helped me understand Sasuke as well.Even only your patience and how hard you work to keep us updated deserve some respect.
Thanks to all you guys on the forums and not, for sharing your toughts, for being like a huge family that supports me every day making me smile, laugh and cry, thanks for being my friends.
Sorry if all this sounds mawkish, but this is how I get when it's 3 am and I can't get this thought out of my head :)
lunedì 14 giugno 2010
Man, that was wonderful. The traceurs' group here is a really small crew (twelve kids) so it didn't feel like a formal lesson.
He impressed me a lot. Quite serious but never strict, he'd help us out even doing imple things, and encourage us when we were scared. There also was his friend Yohann (who looks like Paul Terek, lol). He injured his foot last weeks so he just helped us out but he is a very nice guy.
For example: there was this kinda big jump between to walls in the Sassi, I knew I was able to do it but it simply scared the crap out of me. Aftera a couple of minutes Laurent told me "Come down then, we'll try again tomorrow. It's OK even if you didn't make it, because you at least talked with your fear".
What he said impressed me so much I barely could sleep at night, and the day after decided I was going to try again. I made it! It was friggin...easy. Once I was jumping, I realized it was a kinda small jump compared with other jumps I had made before.
We trained very hard and learned loads of things, but we also joked and mocked each other all the time. Laurent's French accent even when he was speaking Italian was just priceless, we kept mimicking it in front of him and he would just laugh. Sometimes he'd mimick the guys' reaction when they first met him (btw it was an immensely lucky coincidence, he was visiting Matera's Sassi while they were training and they met), or we would harass each other with the circle game (especially Yohann).
These two days have been a real blessing for me. I've never been so serene in months, and I'm also very motivated now. Both Laurent and Yohann told me I have a great potential! A couple of times, after watching me making a long jump or new trick, they would start confabbing in French, then laugh at me desperately trying to get what they were saying - btw I studied French in middle school but...can't remember jack squat- and give me a thumbs up.
In a couple of days there should be video footage and a lot of pictures, by the way.
Gotta go now, au revoir!!!
P.S. Yesterday after furious yelling, my mom locked me at home -also with less than an hour of internet a day- for 3 days because I complained about her bossing me all the time.
Ergo she's doing it wrong because she just proved me right. LOL.
domenica 25 aprile 2010
However, I haven't given up! This time I'm blogging about the Maguro Festival, a local festival held in Miyazaki prefecture, that happens to be where Nagano Makoto lives.
This is the fifth time they also have some Sasuke stuff as well, which is cool! This time, besides Nagano, All Stars Shingo and Akiyama were there.
Maguro Festival 2010 Sasuke course @syuichidc2
They set up this little course . Thanks to Ube we know the obstacles were: Soritatsu Kabe, Cliffhanger, Rope Untei (which should mean rope monkey bars), Lamp Grasper (tho I didn't see it in any pic), Salmon Ladder, Pipe Slider (yay!Long time no see! And I have one.), and something they call Tarzan - I have no clue about what could it be.
He also found a blog with a nice set of pictures.
Shingo helping out some kid @shimojikonashi
And Akiyama doing the same with another one @shimojikonashi
I always like the shots where they help kids on the course. Tho I always think “Wanna be that kid...wanna be that kid!”
Makoto Nagano getting interviewed @shimojikonashi
Watching this pic I couldn't help but think about how Nagano looked fab, especially compared to how the guy interviewing him looked creepy. Ok, ok, back to blogging.
Oh, speaking 'bout Nagano, I found this pic today and thought it was kinda weird. He looked upset for some reason.@syuichidc2
Probably it's just me going OCD once again. It's been a week or so...but I digress, again!
Kazuhiko Akiyama getting interviewed @shimojikonashi
As said before, Akiyama and Shingo were there as well. Always nice to see Akiyama in this sort of events, tho I'm sad for Bunpei once again not being there, and too bad Takeda didn't make it as well.
Here I have no idea what he was doing...probably checking out something. However I lol'd at Shingo and Akiyama sitting there in this pic.
Makoto: Could you guys stop playing and help me get down?
Gonna try to post more pics if I find them, and videos if there are. For now that's all, folks!
EDIT: Thanks to the Sasuke Maniac Lennon we have videos!!
Seems that the Tarzan thing was a Rope Glider-ish thing, and the rope monkey bars were for kids only.
Unknown boy no.1 (well, not unknown. Ube tells us it's "perennial STAlmoster Makoto Yahagi". Thank you Ube!)
LOL at Makoto going "Oh crap he's gonna fall from that thing" and climbing his way there just in time to catch the kid when he fell.
Scared the heck out of me on the Cliffhanger. He basically caught it while falling straight down.
Now for... Nekkid Shingo!!! LOL
Everybody was laughing at the start. Made me laugh even if I don't know wtf was going on :P after all, Shingo is Shingo. I seriously thought he was gonna take a bath after the Lamp Grasper :O
But hey, Shingo can still pwn the course ya'll ;)
And dulcis in fundo..ok ok I won't even start here's the video :P
Great Run! (said Capitain Obvious after watching this video :P) Besides the fact that he scared the crap out of me on the Shin Cliff -he didn't even swing!- LOL at Shingo suddenly standing and cheesin when he dismounted.
Mwahhaha he looked kinda tiny standing on the top of the Kabe- uhm, perhaps I should stfu since I'm (still) even shorter. I probably wouldn't even have touched the top of that thing :P
Too bad we don't have any videos of Kazuhiko - seems that he didn't feel very well that day so he didn't do any demonstrations. HowevernI still found cute the whole thing, and I'm happy they managed to do this (been told it was basically a last minute project).
EDIT: Props to Arsenette for finding these.
They must from the first day (Maguro festival lasted two days and the other pics I posted should be from day two)
Nagano posing with (lucky) mom and kids. @Blue Diary
Nagano posing for @blife
If I find other stuff I'll post it as soon as I can.
See ya next time!