Thursday, November 27, 2014


Translation from Ohno Discovery@tumblr

2014.11.27 AD - Easy come, easy go.

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

"Easy come, easy go."

[BGM ‘Zero-G’]

This time it’s simple. Uh, just in case, that was in English just now. This is an English phrase. It means that whatever you may simply obtain, you also may simply lose.

The pronunciation is pretty easy, huh? I think there might’ve been some who missed it, so for those who didn’t hear it just now:

'Easy come, easy go'(laughs)

This was sent in by listener Rin-chan from Ohta, Tokyo. The message reads:
"When I heard this phrase, I thought that it wouldn’t do to cut corners on anything. Satoshi-kun, have you had anything you’ve given up on recently? Or conversely, anything that you’ve had to put in effort and do thoroughly? Incidentally, I’m a student taking exams this year and I fell asleep while studying. Unconsciously, my hands stretched towards my phone. How hopeless! I’d like to become stoic like Satoshi-kun."

I’ve never really been thought of as stoic! (laughs) But well, recently I’ve just been immediately giving up on everything. Like, I might not be able to wait for things. (laughs)

For example - just an example - say I was buying something. And I wanted a particular colour. "But that colour’s out of stock. It’ll be back in stock in a couple of days."

"Ahh, then this one’s fine."
 (laughs) I’d immediately say that.

And then, when there’s a line for ramen and stuff, I definitely wouldn’t wait. I’d want to eat straightaway. I’m pretty impatient.

Same with cooking. For example, if a friend were coming over, I wouldn’t find it acceptable to wait until they got here to start preparing stuff. Rather than making it when they got here, I figure he’d be tired when he arrives…(laughs) What am I, his wife? He’s a friend, right? So I figure he’d be hungry to a certain extent and I like to just go "Here you go" when they arrive.

And then, um… On days off, I have to wake up early. It’s a waste. Sho-kun’s like that, too. He keeps a surprisingly strict schedule on days off. I’m kinda like that too, on my days off. So I’d wake up at this time and I’d be cleaning up until this time.

Same with art. I’d be drawing until a certain time. So it’d be like, I’ll be drawing today until this time."Ahh, man, crap, crap, there’s only 30 minutes left!" Despite the fact that I’ve got until a certain time to do it, like… I’d be rushing away by myself. So I guess you could say I’m stoic like that. Mm.

But well, occasionally, the days where you don’t think of anything at all are important, too. Even if it’s easy come, easy go. I think it’s not a bad thing to have it all disappear, sometimes. Mm.

If you become too stoic, you wouldn’t be able to take a breather, so there’ll be times when you explode. So occasionally, naturally, I think it’s good to have times where you do nothing at all.

So in the best sense, I think I’d better say ‘easy come, easy go’ in a manner more like me. The first time was kinda different.

Here goes.

[in a Sammy-like voice] 'Easy come, easy go'.

(laughs) That was kinda creepy. I just said ‘easy come, easy go’!

That’s all; this was Ohno Satoshi! 


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