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28 October 2013 @ 09:20 pm
[trans] Kame camera - Vol.31 To learn  
After a long hiatus, Kame Camera is back :D I found some time to translate and here it is.

Highlights:

-Kame comments about his leaving school.
-How he feels he has learned after that.
-Of course, our usual comment about love XD

Thanks to scorch66 for the English betaread as always!

KAME CAMERA

What's the scenery of the bottom of the heart that Kamenashi Kazuya's lens reflects?

Vol.31 学ぶ To learn

「To study not by being forced by someone but as my heart leads me, is fun.」

kamekamera31

These are the scripts of dramas and movies that allowed me to learn a lot of things until now. Since I can learn exceptionally from professionals, I think I'm in a very blessed environment. I'm not interested in mathematics, but if a role of a matematician ever comes, I suppose I'd study it quite deeply (laughs).


My student life lasted the blink of an eye. After joining Johnny's in the first year of middle school, the days I could take part in classes began to decrease (laughs). Honestly, I didn't hate the learning part itself, but I'm extremely no good in learning stuff I don't have interest in. For this reason even now from time to time, when the topic “school life” comes up, I feel just a tad lonesome. Only during the period of the high school entrance exam did I give my all and I studied and passed it, but at the end, I didn't complete my schooling until graduation. I don't feel abject nor I have regrets about it, but the sentiments “I was so bad in learning”, “my learning wasn't enough” still remain. Sadly, I wasn't made to learn after being forced to do so (laughs).

I do think that it's safer to posses a graduate certification from a first-class University in order to commonly live in society. But I understood that in this lifetime school background wasn’t indispensable, and I was resolute that even without going to school it would be okay if I could master the study necessary for my life. I think I had no hesitation since my teens.

Work and places where I enjoyed myself became the places of “learning” for me. During the “Kami no Shizuku” drama, I learned about wine and table manners. Since the character was a gifted sommelier, I could suddenly be taught by an elite sommelier in one-on-one lessons or be brought to an “association to learn about wines” which is almost impossible join. The knowledge I obtained in a dense period of time and environment, I make good use of them during dinners and dates even now (laughs). Among others, for “Sapuri” I learned surfing, for “1 pound no fukuin” I learned boxing. What I continue to do on a daily basis are few, but I think that everything has naturally become part of my flesh and blood.


Even if she's a girl with a cute look, if there's no “learning”, I don't feel her.


There’s also a great importance on what I learned from the adults I met in private soon after debut, when I was around 20 years old. Stylists older than me, writers, senpai from the agency....... People that even now are the top of everyone's admiration, I could meet them when I was only 20. The standard value of “adults” inside of me skyrocketed. The way to enjoy reading, the way to dress skillfully, even the way to behave classily at a hotel bar. This is because I had many chances to enter into contact with the quintessence of first-class adults. The learning was of course huge, and I feel I could become able to see what I must learn from now on too.

The desire of wanting to learn something from the people I meet is strong. Romantic love is the highest point of it. The way of thinking she has achieved from the life she has experienced until now through work and hobbies, I want to get to know “her world”, and I want be influenced by it. For this reason I have the tendency of being attracted to women who conduct a stimulative life. You know, I'm the type to whom it doesn't matter how cute she looks; if I'm not charmed by her inner world, I can't arouse sexual desire. On the contrary, even though from the appearance she isn't my type, it happens that I feel attraction if I talk to her and the sense of respect wells up. I wonder if it's unusual for a man? But it's true (laughs). From there, even if we start going out together for a long time, the ideal is learning from each other while keeping our respective world.

After becoming an adult, recently, I started to think I also want to acquire the common “learning”. As much as I was poor in learning while I was a student, I have now realized that there are so many things I still don't know. Except from what I learned by experience, I don't know so much else. Probably both my common sense and academic ability are lower than the standard (laughs). But I don't consider that something to feel ashamed of, but something to look forward to from now on. I'm full of curiosity, so it means I'm obviously full of “want to know” desire too. Right now scholastic study, literature, martial arts, whatever my antenna leds me to, I investigate all of them and all this is fun. From now on I hope I can continue learning earnestly and greedly, like a kid.


Kame’s fixed point of observation
When we asked what he's studying recently, the unexpected answer was “Mishima Yukio and tea”. “About Mishima Yukio, I watched the movie '11.25 the day of self-determination – Mishima Yukio and the young people', and all of a sudden interest swelled up. I realized I never properly read his works so now I'm reading the novels, and acquiring informations about Mishima Yukio. About tea, when I searched for the way to pour it deliciously, I got to know even the difference between the fermentation time of green tea and oolong tea. I'm the type whose curiosity connects one to the other like a chain (laughs).”
By Maquia


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I really like his attitude of not being ashamed of the choices you made, joined with the "always learn, even from now on". I wish I was as positive as him!
...I wonder if we can believe him? No matter how cute, he can't just feel sexual attraction if he isn't attracted by her character...? Indeed, Kame, sounds odd for a man xD
 
 
 
moveslikekame: kame - eeh?moveslikekame on October 28th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
Sexual desire deeetaaaa~! XDD fufufu I have this weird reaction to him mentioning anything about sex or anything related to that now for some reason XD
This entry totally inspired me. Recently I've come to understand that like Kame I'm bad at learning stuff, well at least things that don't really interest me and are things I'm sort of forced to learn at univ. And I really dislike reading but when something eventually catches my attention and there's this feeling of wanting to know more about it I do take the time to read. Same with other stuff like sports and politics here in my country sometimes.
I'm so going to try channeling his positivity and views on experience from now on.
Thank you so much for translating Isi~ Okaeri & otsukame~ <3
Seelenlicht: prettyseelenlicht on October 28th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
Awww, this was really enjoyable to read :)

I think I gonna just quote some lines I *really* liked.

'Work and places where I enjoyed myself became the places of “learning” for me.' This is actually pretty incredible I love how this man just manages to...soak up everything in such moments. Imo something like this might be even more impoartant than the ability to study stuff which doesn't interest you.
I think most of the people would manage to 'learn' something for their work (like the dramas he mentioned) but after this they would forget about it after a very brief period of time. It's pretty amazing that it doesn't happen to him.

'The desire of wanting to learn something from the people I meet is strong.'
I *adore* this character trait of his.

'For this reason I have the tendency of being attracted to women who conduct a stimulative life. You know, I'm the type to whom it doesn't matter how cute she looks; if I'm not charmed by her inner world, I can't arouse sexual desire. '
♥♥♥
Just really. I love him for saying this.

'I'm full of curiosity, so it means I'm obviously full of “want to know” desire too.'
He is incredible. I will never get tired to repeat this.

Thank you so much for translating Isi! ♥(Especially because you are really busy right now)



Edited at 2013-10-28 08:37 pm (UTC)
laksmianinditalaksmianindita on October 28th, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for the trans :)
Forever-Late Girl: kameballdori_liv on October 28th, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation ♥

To study not by being forced by someone but as my heart leads me, is fun.
This is very true. Learning something as it happens to perk your interest is the best way, I think. And Kame seems to be the type to properly do things when he wants to.

Kame has a great understanding of himself. It's lovely to read. And I love his attitude towards other people. He shows great respect/admiration for seniors etc. And also if I'm not charmed by her inner world, I can't arouse sexual desire I just love this, to be honest.

There’s also a great importance on what I learned from the adults I met in private soon after debut, when I was around 20 years old.
I think this whole paragraph is part of the reason he seemed so mature for his age.



bellak1982bellak1982 on October 28th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for translating this <3
pinkporcapinkporca on October 29th, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for translating this and making it available for us.
saharasnow82saharasnow82 on October 29th, 2013 02:35 am (UTC)
Thanks for translating this. I have a lot of feelings on this one but I'm having a hard time putting them into words. Once i get myself sorted I'll come back.

...I wonder if we can believe him? No matter how cute, he can't just feel sexual attraction if he isn't attracted by her character...? Indeed, Kame, sounds odd for a man xD
I think he has the initial attraction of "Oh she's pretty" but then if there is nothing in her personality that is attractive to Kame then the sexual attraction won't develop and he will move on. Kame's sexual attraction is a result of the whole package.

I can totally relate to him in that regard. I have gone out with a couple of guys who were really nice, cute and didn't try to push me into places where I was uncomfortable. They were great but there are was something missing from their personalities that didn't really killed the attraction for me and the relationships just went dead on my end.
your friendly neighborhood Isiiside89 on October 29th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
I have some male friends who are like Kame too, on that aspect. But indeed, it's quite rare for a man, as Kame himself says (well, it's simple biology, I'm not blaming men or whatever xD). I can relate with him too, but it's also true that's way more common for women to think/react like that :) then you have some exceptions, like Kame xD
(no subject) - saharasnow82 on October 29th, 2013 11:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Parisa WongParisaWong on October 29th, 2013 03:27 am (UTC)
thank you so much for the translation to let me understand more on kame ^ ^ really really appreciate~

Kame has been my inspiration and his positive & special thoughts on certain topics always make me think deeply, analyse it then eventually improve myself.

"From there, even if we start going out together for a long time, the ideal is learning from each other while keeping our respective world." --> that's what I wish for too!
abyssinian13abyssinian13 on October 29th, 2013 03:34 am (UTC)
thank you for translating and sharing!!!
amivieamivie on October 29th, 2013 05:39 am (UTC)
thank you so much!!
username_979 on October 29th, 2013 11:36 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for translating and sharing :) :) :)
knottykame_kuchizuke1 on October 29th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
I feel the same about the attraction thing.
90% it's eye candy but no more 2nd glances because the next thought process would be if there'll be a spark in between, that lasts longer.
That's why I fell for Kame. :)))
estaldaestalda on October 29th, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for the translation!
Kame is amazing as always. His essays are full ot things to think of...
Kasumi: Kamewitchann2 on October 29th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for translation and sharing it!

Btw, I think that in most of the cases life experiences are far more important than school studies. It´s important to be educated of course, especially when you´d like to achieve a well-paid job, but there are so many things which I was taught at school and they are totally useless in the real life.
So, I also do not think that Kame has anything to be ashamed of. :D
josie_annjosie_ann on October 29th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation.