Hello again, it's been some time now since writing in my blog. Last time I wrote I was arriving in Prague, which ended up being a very special week for Akiko and me. There, Aki won her first WTA Tour singles title! This is an amazing achievement and I was so proud to be there. I know how hard Aki works and to see her achieve one of her big goals in winning a WTA singles title is something truly special and I will always rememeber.

The rest of the summer and now Fall, Aki had some great results in both singles and doubles. In singles, made it to the 3rd round of Wimbledon, defeating Dinara Safina in the 2nd round before falling to Venus Williams 5-7 in the final set. After the match, I received a lot of text mesages from back home congratulating Aki on a fantastic performance against a great champion. I actually just watched the match again on dvd a couple weeks ago, and I have to agree that Aki did play a very good match. Aki then reached the final in Cincinnati for the 2nd time in her career (2005), beating Patty Schnyder before losing to Chakvetadze in the final. Quarter Finals in Beijing and just this past week winning in the Challenger in Chinese Taipei.In doubles, had some solid and consistent results. Made the final 16 at the French Open and US Open, Semi Finals in Cincinnati, and Quarter Finals in Standford.

Just recently I got Lasik Surgery done on my eyes at the Kobe Clinic. I have been wearing glasses since I was 5 years old!! I tried contacts but they didn't work well for me. First, I had to do different tests to see if I was able to get Lasik..I have a strong Astigmatism which means my eye is shaped a little differently. The shape of my eye is more like an egg instead of being shaped like a sphere.After the series of tests, I was so happy to hear i could get surgery. The surgery only lasts 6 minutes for both eyes! 6 minutes to fix years of not being able to see without a pair of corrective lenses, I couldn't believe it!
Right after the surgery, for me, I could see but it was a little hazy which is normal. The next morning when I woke up, i could see perfectly!!! I didnt need to put on my glasses, didnt have to put any contacts, I could just see with my own eyes. I liked my glasses but I always felt I looked better without. So, sometimes I would not wear my glasses but the thing is I couldn't see! but now i can see perfectly!
I am soo thankful to Kobe Clinic. All the staff and doctors are very nice. I was a little nervous at first but from each test to the surgery itself, they really made me feel very comfortable to where I wasn't nervous at all. I am happy everyday and I am soo greatful :).
So, if anyone is thinking about getting Lasik Surgery, I urge you to go to Kobe Clinic!! It's a wonderful experience and it truly is life changing.
Thank You Kobe Clinic!!
・Let's go Buffalo!
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【閲覧中】Hello Again!
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・Hello from Prague!
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・Arrive in Japan
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