Thursday, November 27, 2014


Translation from Ohno Discovery@tumblr

2014.11.24 AD - Bright window, clean desk.

Good morning. This is Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi.
Here’s today’s thought of the day; come on!

"Bright window, clean desk (meisoujouki).”[1]

[BGM ‘Imaging Crazy’]

As for how that’s written, 'meisou' is written with the words for ‘明い窓 (bright window)’, while 'jouki' is written like the word ‘争う (to compete/contest)’ with the water radical, making the ‘浄’ character, as in ‘浄水器 (water filtration system)’, plus the word for ‘desk’.

This is a four-word idiom meaning a neat, comfortable study; a place conducive to reading and writing. 'Jouki' apparently means ‘clean desk’. Ohh. That’s a good phrase.

This was sent in by listener Kaede-san. The message reads:
"The desk in my room has so much stuff on it that it’s almost no longer a desk. It’s been like that since elementary school. I don’t have a single memory of studying at my study table. Satoshi-kun, is your room neat? Is there a desk in it?"

Man, I understand. That’s how it is. I also don’t have any memories of studying there. Mm. All I did was draw. Mm. Actually, I probably drew at the living room table. So I probably didn’t use it for anything! (laughs)

But well, now, my room is… well, isn’t it neat? Mm. I have a desk. It’s usually in the living room, though. But well, I was thinking of changing it. So I bought one. A black one. So the table top, well, when it’s in a mess, you’d give it a final wipe right? So um, I was like, wiping it with wet tissue… and a layer came off. Like, what colour was it? Um, like, wine-coloured. Wine-red. But I’ve had nothing like that spill on it…!

Like I wipe it each time. And it’s not like I spill red wine on it every time.(laughs) I’ve actually never ever spilled red wine on it.

So well, that was kinda… I was thinking of changing it. No matter how much I wipe it, it kinda comes off. Mm. So there are desks like that. (laughs)

I’ll probably change it next year. Mm. Not like I’m in that much of a hurry to change it.

But it’d be nice to have a cool study. But it’s not like I’d write poetry there or anything. It’ll turn out to be an atelier instead.

But most probably, I’ll end up leaving it there doing nothing. Um, (laughs), I’ll probably end up leaving clothes on it. Mm. Like tops and stuff. Most probably, Kaede-san, I’m the same type as you. Mm. But it’s probably kind of a waste. It’s not like I’d have a PC there. I don’t have a computer, anyway. (laughs)

Mm. Well, so this… next year, I’ll plan to change my table. Like, I might get an interesting table and remodel it or something, for all I know. DIY. I like that sort of thing.

It’ll be good if I do that. Mm. Well, if I do end up buying a table, I’ll let you know. Yeah. Right.

That’s all; this was Ohno Satoshi! 


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