Thursday, January 15, 2015

[Translation] ARASHI DISCOVERY 16JAN15 WITH OHNO SATOSHI



Translation in English by Ohno Discovery



2015.01.16 AD - Of

[BGM ‘GUTS!’]

Good morning. This is Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi.
Every Friday I respond to the messages received on this show.

First up is one from Izumi-san.
"Satoshi-kun, good morning. This is out of the blue, but I’ve just recently learned that the word ‘雲梯’ (untei / monkey bars) is written as ‘雲’ (kumo / cloud) with a ‘梯子’ (hashigo / ladder) in it. A ladder reaching to the clouds, how wonderful! I thought I had to tell Satoshi-kun. When you were a child, you were apparently good at the horizontal bars. What about the monkey bars? Incidentally, when I saw Satoshi-kun doing chin-ups, I thought that was really cool and that’s when I started liking you.”

Has there been any footage of me doing chin-ups so far?

Well, as for monkey bars, I liked doing those too. While in elementary school, you definitely had those, right? Like skipping every other bar and stuff. But I liked doing every single bar one by one and seeing how fast I could go.

Man, I used to do that all the time. There were loads (of tricks) for horizontal bars at my elementary school. Like gliders and all. Don’t know it? Do kids these days do those? Gliders and so on. Like right in front was a sand pit. So we called it a ‘white glider’, the horizontal bars together with the sand pit. And then we’d have a competition to see how far you could fly out.

Mm. How nostalgic! Thanks for bringing back the memories.

Tripped over my words there, huh?

Next, from Love-chan.
"Satoshi-kun, good morning. This is out of the blue, but my dad has a shop making signboards. 'That sign over there was made by my dad!' I tend to tell people proudly. I think of it as a occupational disease. When I walk around and see a sign, I’d go knock on it to see what material it’s made of and how it’s made. Satoshi-kun, do you have any occupational diseases?”

Ahh. It’s not an occupational disease, but the time I got interested in materials was probably last year when I was making sculptures. I started touching and feeling each and every set in the studios. I can kinda understand that feeling.

But what else? Ah, but often there’s music playing, right? Like on TV or when listening to music. At times like that, I just naturally start coming up with choreography in my head. That happens. 'Wait, I'm not doing this!'(laughs) ‘This has nothing to do with me!’ There are times when that just comes to mind.

For example when I hear a new song. It’s still a demo, with this kind of feel to it. So when I listen to it, choreography will just come to mind. 'Ah, no, no, we haven't even decided who's choreographing this,' I’d think. Even if I haven’t been told to. That does happen. When I started doing choreography. That’s totally an occupational disease, huh? (laughs) So there’s that.

Next, one from Yuka-san.
"Satoshi-kun, good morning. I’m currently a 4th-year student at nursing college. In February I’ll be taking the national exams. When I see how hard everyone around me is working, I feel like I’ll be crushed by impatience and anxiety. No matter how hard I worked, my trial exam results didn’t get any better. There’s been many a time where it was so stressful that I ended up crying. Please give my weak self a message."

It’s tough, huh? Mm. But… Enough with what’s around you. Other people have nothing to do with you! You can only do things as you can.

So be yourself and as long as you’ve worked hard enough that you have no regrets, no matter what the result… That’s what you are today. Mm.

'I've worked this hard to get this far.' I think that’s great. I think it’s better to praise yourself for that. It’s no good to weaken yourself. Don’t panic! Praise yourself from time to time!

Next, one from Chiharu-san, a university student from Saitama.
"Weight-training is my hobby, but I’ve always been baby-faced and had a carefree personality so my friends tell me, 'Doing weight-training with that face is so weird!' When I was in high school, I had defined abs and I was so happy that I told my dad. When I did so, he said, 'Girls are better off without defined abs, so please stop'. And so I was banned from doing it. Still, even though I stopped for a period of time, I love weight-training so much that I want to tell all the girls in the world about how good and fun it is. Satoshi-kun, what do you think of girls that like weight-training? Do you also think I’d be better off stopping?”

Mm. In that case, if you like it, that’s good enough, right? Madonna and all are cool, right? I mean, she’s always been ripped.

Mm, well, as long as you like it, you’ll shine, I think. Mm. I don’t think it’s about whether it’s popular or not. I mean, a boyfriend who like weight-training will probably appear, too.

Well, don’t force yourself. I think it’s better not to stop. But I definitely understand. It feels great to be ripped, right? Like you’ve worked hard.

But lately I haven’t been doing a thing, so… it’s a little… Yeah. It’s been kinda… Lately… Ah, amazing! Ah, I’m amazing! My stomach flab… there are bits that are kinda like pseudo-muscles!

Sorry!

And so with that, the weekly Friday messages have been answered. I’ll be awaiting your mail. The address is arashi@fmyokohama.co.jp. I’ll be waiting for you to send me lots of messages.

See you next week; this was Ohno Satoshi!

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