[sumo] [Spoiler] yaocho? & Katrina's message
itsulon at wavecable.com
Thu Mar 30 14:05:43 EST 2006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Katrina" <katrina at shoin.ac.jp>
To: <joe_kuroda at yahoo.com>; "Sumo Mailing List" <sumo at webtrek.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [sumo] [Spoiler] yaocho? & Katrina's message
> Hi Joe (et al),
> Actually I thought my message to Doreen was a private mail because I
> thought hers to me was one, I didn't notice the list header. However I'm
> glad that we did have a chance to express publicly what we thought about
> the yaocho conspiracy theory.
> I am busy now cleaning out my office at the university, as I have to be
> out by Friday. I'm going back to Australia to spend some time with my
> mother, she's 87 now. I haven't even started packing and sorting at
> home, and after 25 years it'll be a big job, so I've given myself a month
> to do it and will be leaving Japan in May. I am planning to attend the
> basho and take the opportunity to say thank you and goodbye to all those
> in the sumo world who have been so kind to me over the past 20 years of
> sumo watching. If NHK will have me, I hope to make one more appearance
> on the BS broadcast.
> Although I will return to Australia I don't plan on severing my sumo ties
> completely. I will still help the International Sumo Federation, of
> which I am a board member, and will come to Japan from time to time,
> naturally I will try to make it coincide with a sumo basho. Of course I
> will depend even more on you and the list to keep me up to date on what's
> happening in Ozumo.
> Taking advantage of my new found freedom from work, I will pop over to LA
> for the US Sumo Open next week. If I'm lucky, as well as enjoying
> watching the event, I may meet some list members there.
I am sorry to hear you're leaving Japan, and I surely hope you will return
someday. So many times on this list you have not only been a very readable
authoritative source for us sumophobes, but also a sorely needed voice of
reason; so please continue your efforts on our behalf, if at all possible.
In one way, you may consider yourself lucky...last year I lost my elderly
Mom unexpectedly. She lived in another state and I missed being there for
her, and now very much wish I had able to spend more time with her at that
stage of life. Best of all to both of you.
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