[sumo] Asashoryu as business man
baklein at attglobal.net
Wed Aug 31 13:48:13 EDT 2011
Hahahaha, probably not. He's just waiting until he loses some more
weight and can treat the flowers delicately :-)
On Wed Aug 31 10:10:19 CDT 2011, "Scott M. Kahn"
<smk1 at columbia.edu> wrote:
> Getting back to the subject at hand... does this mean that Asa
> has given up on the possibility of becoming the Dai-yokozuna of
> artful flower arranging?
> Quoting Doreen Simmons <JZ8D-SMMN at asahi-net.or.jp>:
>> Thanks for this, Barbara. Nothing new, but it's nice that the
>> outside world is getting the message.
>> My own bet for upcoming President is Kyokushuzan, who didn't get
>> nearly as high in sumo, but had a head start,
>> and started ploughing back his money into charities etc. much
>> In Nagoya at the ticket gate I mentioned my thought and Oshima
>> oyakata gave me a nice little nod and a smile.
>> ("You may be right" was how I interpreted it.) I love them both.
>> But I may be out of date. It is exactly six years since the end
>> of my third trip to Mongolia with three different Habitat for
>> Humanity teams.
>> At that time, the number two man in the Japanese embassy in
>> Ulaan Baatar was a great expert on all things Mongolian,
>> Shimizu Takenori.
>> On each of my visits he spared a day (or half a day) to drive me
>> around to see the real life in Mongolia. This included trips
>> to distant gers
>> where I manfully drank deep of fermented milk. "This may be
>> dangerous for foreigners" he said,
>> to which I could only reply, "In all my life I have many times
>> been offered things in hospitality,
>> and I have never suffered ill." He duly interpreted this and
>> everybody relaxed.
>> As of last week this remarkable man has been designated Japan's
>> next ambassador to Mongolia.
>> I am just hoping that I can invite him to lunch before he goes.
>>> A short CNN clip about Dorj's plans. For those who are not aware,
>>> the "circus" is not Barnum Bailey - it's a sports and
>>> entertainment arena.
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