Baga & Wang's JGP Japan athlete diary
Ladies competitors keep us posted on what's up in Karuizawa
|Kiri Baga and Angela Wang aren't all that jazzed about their "hut" situation in Japan. (Lindsey Weber)|
Hey everyone! It's day four of our trip and we have so much to tell you about. Yesterday was the free skate, and we all skated well. Max [Aaron] ended up second, Jason [Brown] was sixth, Angela [Wang] was fourth, and I was second. We're on the way to the rink to watch the free dance right now.
Yesterday, after the competition was over, we went back to the hotel and ate dinner, and then we drove back to our cottage. Max asked the people driving the shuttle/golf cart if he could drive, but they politely declined. Thank goodness!
Careful not to wake the focused dancers, we played with the toilet for like 10 minutes (we wanted to see the "spray" feature in action). After that we played Uno again, and we tepeed ("toilet papered") our team leader's door with crepe paper. It was red, white and blue. She woke up in the morning she loved it! Lindsey is AWESOME.
Anyway, today we woke up early. We went to breakfast and planned on biking into the city immediately. We then went into the city and bought stuff for our friends on two-person bikes! It was so cool. Jason almost killed us both when he was trying to take pictures while we were riding through pedestrian traffic.
Later we'll have a banquet and pack up. Jason's coach Kori is having a dance class for us tonight, too! We're really sad to be leaving Japan; this was an awesome trip. Props to Colin McManus for winning the best roommate award. He's like a ninja, he never wakes anyone up.
Thanks for reading our blog! We hope you liked it.
Kiri and Angela
It's day three of our trip. Sorry we skipped day two; we'll fill you in.
The dancers competed first. Joylyn and Jean-Luc competed well, especially for their first international event. They ended up ninth. Anastasia and Colin also did well, taking fourth.
In the men's, Jason Brown and Max Aaron rocked it out in their shorts, and took first and fourth, respectively. We ran into Max at the hotel after his event, and he told us, "I beat my personal best by two points!"
Anyway, Angela and I also finished off the night with two good shorts. We each had a small issue on our double Axels, but we're very satisfied with second (me) and third (Angela).
We all agree the jet lag is kicking in; the first practice was hard. We couldn't feel our legs.
The team dinner two nights ago was really fun. It was tough to find an affordable place to fit the whole team, so Lindsey ended up bringing food to our cottage. Max owned us at Uno, and the rest of us gave up and quit due to frustration.
The food here is interesting. We're trying things that we've never had before. (Like sushi with raw fish eggs!) We won't point any fingers, but some people don't go for this; they stick to pancakes for breakfast and pasta for dinner.
Jean-Luc is said to look like Justin Bieber. I love Justin Bieber, so this is amazing. However, Angela doesn't share these feelings with me...Max nicknamed him Beaver. He's our team mascot.
To the dismay of their roommates, the ice dancers woke up at 4:30 a.m. this morning for their practice. They were up until 10:30 p.m., so they were exhausted.
The cars here have steering wheels on the right side, and they drive on the left side of the road. How weird is that?!
OK! It's time for a team breakfast and the men's and ladies long tonight!
Kiri and Angela
Hi from Karuizawa!
Kiri and Angela