Song Lyrics Translation

10年後の今日の日も (10 Years From Now On)

Song: Kanjani∞   Composition: Akio Shimizu   Lyrics: Akio Shimizu

My heart beats fast

While I wonder about things like how many times we’ve seen each other this year

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A special night when we can accept this long distance

I will devote everything to you and hug you tighter than usual

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People say that it is a lonely love relationship

But I disagree, I am so shiawase (filled with happiness)

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10 years from now on, surely we will be together

Like the sky that is forever and ever as it is

The sadness that had piled up now turn into love

I will always, always smile for you

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There were times when we doubted our break up

Times when we felt jealous of our surroundings for some reason

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But we won’t look inferior compared to them

If we love each other strongly

And that’s why I will kiss you longer than usual with all my heart

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When things do not go well, we get negative

But that’s when we must support and believe in each other

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10 years from now on, let’s hold hands here

The sky will forever and ever be as it is

Let’s live our tomorrow as courage alights

Please always, always smile for me

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The original lyrics: http://j-lyric.net/artist/a04ab16/l00a448.html

Aside

Hey Joe, “A world where ‘violence’ is the means of peace.”

Does that sound right to you?

 

 

No, “A world where ‘pizza, soda, PS4, and a comfy couch’ is the means of peace”

sounds better to me.

I FEAR, but do we?

Imagine,

A     Female crying on her knees, PAIN

An   Everyday coexisting with combat, WAR

An   Armed soldier screaming for life, BLOODSHED

A     Rain of bombs pouring from the sky, ATTACK

PAIN WAR BLOODSHED ATTACK   REPEAT

PAIN WAR BLOODSHED ATTACK   REPEAT

PAIN WAR BLOODSHED ATTACK   REPEAT

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“Hey, did you hear that news last night?”

“Nah, was too busy playing games.”

“Haha thought sooo! Well whatever, let’s go get lunch.”

Movie Review: “Eight Ranger” (2012)

tumblr_m92du8QMB41re8s6ro3_500Okay, so today, I will like to reflect on a Japanese movie I watched recently, and it’s called “Eight Ranger”. This fictional movie originates from the comedy skit that the idol group, “Kanjani∞” does in their concerts. For more information about the Eight Ranger itself, refer to Wikipedia’s page, “Kanjani Sentai Eightranger

Now, let me go through the synopsis. The story takes place in 2035 at Eight City, Japan. The ageing population and the economic crisis had turned Japan into a third class country, filled with illegal migrants, terrorists, and criminals. The only ones that the citizens can rely on were the heroes who fight the evil. In response to the increasing crime rate in Eight City, citizens organize a Superhero Society and assemble a rag-tag group of oddball characters called “Eight Rangers” to protect them. It seems like these misfits have no hope of becoming real superheroes until they meet the legendary hero Captain Silver, who agrees to train them.

I don’t want to spoil the movie too much, so that’s all I am going to explain in regards to plot. I will also put the trailer (with Eng subtitles!) ↓ ↓

The main reason why I watched this movie is that Kanjani∞ is one of my favourite Idol groups :P Also, on July 26th, the second movie, “Eight Ranger 2″ is coming out, so I thought I should watch the first one before checking out the next one.

The movie was….not bad. But in my opinion, it is an entertaining movie only for the fans. The main reason to that is the typical and dull plot. It is somewhat self-evident that the Eight Ranger will become one and fight the evil at the end. Also, the climax is way too obvious! I mean yes, as the story goes on there should be some clues to the climax. But I don’t know, for me, once I realized the climax during the rising actions, I got this feeling of disappointment to the typical climax. Well if you think of it in another way, this orthodox plot might rather attract the audience. But for me, NO.

Then why do I not say that this movie was terrible? It’s because of the cast and the details of this movie. For a fangirl, the fact that you can see your favourite idol group acting makes you happy and like this movie, aww yea♡ (me in my fangirl mode) Also, yea, the details of this movie, so like the props in the movie are nice. For example, during the movie, parodies of alcohol ads and a Japanese tavern are pretty funny; especially because the Kanjani∞ members are in these props. So looking for these props is another way to enjoy this movie for fans.

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Personally, the favourite prop was the below poster of a beer ad. Because my favourite member in Kanjani∞, Shota Yasuda is dressed as a girl (Yes, these kinda things entertain Japanese fangirls)

imagesIn conclusion, “Eight Ranger” is a good movie, only if you like Kanjani∞. So I won’t really recommend this movie to anyone :/ But I cannot wait till next month for the second movie to come out!!

 

How to Succeed in School

emorihata:

Hope I encountered this article before my finals :(
But seriously, I think this is exactly the right recipe for success in school!!!!

Originally posted on Double Gap Year and Beyond:

Exactly two years ago, I wrote this note to my close friends and family. I remember the night clearly—I was sitting in the window at a cafe in Westwood, taking a break from studying to jot some things down about studying. I didn’t have a blog back then.

“As I prepare for my last midterm of my undergraduate career, I have been doing some reflecting about my ideal study method. This is the fifth course I have taken regarding the neuroscience of learning and memory, so I thought I’d take a moment to share some of the things I have learned about how to be an efficient student. These tips are all grounded in science. I truly believe that if I had actually done all of these things, I would have gotten all A’s during my entire time at UCLA. I plan on making a greater effort in my future…

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New Blog Series: “Nippon Idol Theory”

Idol – An image used as an object of worship.” (Dictionary.com)

In the English language, I guess this word is used mostly in religious context. However, in Japan, this word brings up a totally different image for most people because ‘Idol’ in Japan, is supposed to mean like this.

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Totally seems like an image that is worshiped right? Well let me explain to you what an ‘idol’ actually means in Japan.

Idol is a “manufactured young star/starlet who is promoted as being particularly attractive or cute.” (Wikipedia) They now play a huge role in the entertainment industry in Japan as media personalities, appearing as singers, dancers, MCs, panelists, actors, and models. Idols have a distinct position in the entertainment industry in Japan since they tend to not belong to any particular role of an entertainer.

But that is not the only reason why they are separated from the rest of the entertainers in the industry since at the end, they are all entertainers who amuse and fascinate the audience. There is this difference between them, but people tend to face difficulty to define this distinction, that aspect that makes an Idol gain a special position in the industry.

Therefore, I want to look for that distinction. That special something that makes them an Idol. Which leads to this new blog series, “Nippon Idol Theory”. For those who do not know, ‘Nippon’ means ‘Japan’ in Japanese. It will (well try to) explore the world of “Japanese Idol”; at times objectively, and at times through my perspective. I know this subject is huge, deep and multidimensional, and I am not sure whether I can actually tackle it with my limited ability/talent in English. But I feel like by examining the various aspects of “Idol” in Japan, I will be able to gain a deeper understanding  of what an Idol is.

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Sneak Peak :D

So I am going to start this new blog series (not sure if you call it like that) soon. It’s going to be a series where I introduce and examine something that I love and have loved for the majority of my lifetime (which is only 18 years but never mind)

I’m not going to tell you what it will be about YET but I will put a clue to it on this post, which is the below YouTube clip ↓ ↓

I know there’s not much readers of this blog but I just wanted to post ‘something’ since I haven’t blogged in a while. But I hope I can blog ASAP because this was one of the reasons I started blogging :)

Well until then, bye bye!!