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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
saharasnow82saharasnow82 on October 29th, 2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
So true.

I guess Kame proves time and time again he is the exception to many rules.
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.
ladyc2ladyc2 on October 29th, 2013 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the translation
x_kawasemi_xx_kawasemi_x on October 30th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC)
Thank you sooooo much!!!!!! *-*
Samuraiangel Wingslionletchimi on October 30th, 2013 12:40 am (UTC)
Food for thought
First and foremost, I thank you very much for your kind effort in helping us non -Japanese speakers to enter Kame's world.
An Indian philosopher once said...
Education to be complete includes not only the training of the intellect but the refinement of the heart and the discipline of the spirit.
As a point for discussion..here’s a list of 50 people who did not finish school but went on to be very successful.
George Washington ​President of the United States
Abraham Lincoln ​​President of the United States
Harry Truman ​​President of the United States
Grover Cleveland ​​President of the United States
Zachary Taylor ​​President of the United States
Andrew Johnson ​​President of the United States
John Glenn ​​​Astronaut, U.S. Senator
Barry Goldwater ​​U.S. Senator
Benjamin Franklin ​​U.S. Ambassador
Winston Churchill ​​Prime Minister of England
John Major ​​Prime Minister of England
Robert Frost ​​Poet
Florence Nightingale ​Nurse
Buckminster Fuller ​Futurist and Inventor
George Eastman ​​Founder of Eastman Kodak
Ray Kroc ​​​Founder of McDonald’s
Dave Thomas ​​Founder of Wendy’s
Ralph Lauren ​​Fashion designer and Entrepreneur
Doris Lessing ​​Nobel Prize recipient in Literature
George Bernard Shaw ​Playwright
Peter Jennings ​​News anchor for ABC
Christopher Columbus ​Explorer
TD Jakes ​​​Pastor
Joel Osteen ​​Pastor
John D. Rockefeller ​Founder of Standard Oil
Karl Rove ​​​Presidential advisor
Ted Turner ​​Founder of CNN
Quentin Tarantino ​Movie director
Peter Jackson ​​Movie director (Lord of the Rings)
Mark Twain ​​Author
Leon Uris ​​​Author
Carl Bernstein ​​Washington Post reporter
Carly Fiorina ​​CEO of Hewlett Packard
Charles Dickens ​​Author
Andrew Carnegie ​​Industrialist
William Faulkner ​​Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner
Li Ka Shing ​​Wealthiest man in Asia
Richard Branson ​​Founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Records
Enzo Ferrari ​​Founder of Ferrari
Henry Ford ​​Founder of Ford Motor Company
J. Paul Getty ​​Founder of Getty Oil
Jack London ​​Author
Larry Ellison ​​Founder of Oracle
Tom Anderson ​​Founder of MySpace
Mark Zuckerberg ​​Founder of Facebook
Steve Jobs ​​Founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak ​​Founder of Apple
Bill Gates ​​​Founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen ​​​Founder of Microsoft
Ringo Starr ​​Beatle
Pretty soon they would have to revise this list to include the name of Kamenashi Kazuya of KAT-TUN ..Kamenashi Kazuya the actor...and so on and so forth!
I rest my case.
Thank you.
♪KAT-TUN♥FOREVER♪: [KAT-TUN] Kame: Love♥nishya on October 30th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
Kame once more proves he's a man who truly knows himself, and an exceptional man. Thank God that people like him really exist in this world.

Many thanks for the translation!
meeka_chan09 on October 30th, 2013 05:52 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the translations!!!!
Kame is indeed a great and awesome man~
he makes me fall for him more and more each day <3</p>

again thanks a lot for sharing ur translation!!

KKblahblah on October 30th, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your translation!
yumeaurayumeaura on November 1st, 2013 07:49 am (UTC)
"I'm the type whose curiosity connects one to the other like a chain (laughs)."

I feel the same way. I start off interested in learning one thing and it takes me to another. That's how I came to learn about KAT-TUN and coincidentally types of tea as well. Curiosity is a wonderful thing.
Love how Kame threw in the chain reference. <3
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on November 2nd, 2013 09:45 am (UTC)
good to know he's aware of his current situation and choices and working to make sure he doesn't fall short ^^
Thanks for sharing this.
ღ~♥ Yuki ♥~ღ: ribboncandykame_kiyumi on November 3rd, 2013 05:40 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this translation~ :D
fahn07fahn07 on November 3rd, 2013 06:41 am (UTC)
Tnx for translating! Because of ur translations, we get to see Kame’s inner world. :'D
dee_padee_pa on November 4th, 2013 04:35 am (UTC)
woaaa kameeee ♥♥♥
thankyuu for trans ^^
queen_maharaniqueen_maharani on November 5th, 2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this ^^
Every time I read about Kame, be it anything about him, I feel so much love towards him :)
kamellikamelli on November 14th, 2013 12:58 pm (UTC)
NOW GIVE KAMENASHI THAT MATEMATICIAN ROLE!! *bricked* I don't know this feeling of great desire to hug him when he's talking about his studies. But then, I'm proud of him not having doubts of his future even without schooling. He know he's good with his work now and it will lead him somewhere. :)))))

Thanks so much for translating this as always! I'm up for the next volumes! :)))