Foolish women are a big favorite of men!
In this chapter, I will be talking about something of a different nuance than what you might typically take “stupid woman” to mean. In the Osaka dialect, calling someone “stupid” is usually done in good spirit, and what it really means in this case is “man, this girl’s a fun one” or “what an adorable girl this one is.” Thus, “stupid woman” is by no means meant as an insult. If anything, considering how essential the owarai culture is to Osakan people, calling someone a “fool” might actually be a word of praise.
… Now that we’ve gotten the excuses out of the way, let me reveal some of the stupidity of the members of Morning Musume.
In Morning Musume, every member has displayed her share of foolishness. Pretty much every member will every now and then come on stage during a concert while wearing their skirt the wrong way, or with their fly hanging open. It’s become something so commonplace that now the members, the staff, not even the fans are surprised when it happens. But the point where it really gets funny is seeing how their foolishness manifests itself beyond that, depending on their personalities.
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Currently living in a two-room apartment with her daughter, she spoke to us on the topic of living on part-time wages. “I buy most things from the 100-yen store. All my daughter’s toys are hand-me-downs from friends. When it was really bad, I would wash my hair with baking soda. If I really cut down on the food expenses, I can get by with 10,000 yen a month.“
On her sudden retirement: “My 12-year-old mind simply couldn’t deal with being thrust into such a hectic environment. I wasn’t able to sing like I wanted to; move like I wanted to… I just couldn’t keep up.“
She later quit high school, having become stricken with social anxiety. “Even after my retirement and going back to normal life, random people on the train or at the convenience store would recognize me as being a “national idol” and chase me around. I thus became something of a shut-in.“
Speaking softly, she looks back on her past: “I think that if it wasn’t for singing, I wouldn’t have ended up like this. If only it wasn’t for music, I would’ve had a happier life.“
She later went on to restart her musical activities thanks to a work acquaintance. She rediscovered the joy of singing in front of an audience. She now sings in a band she formed six years ago, while also working as a voice trainer. She finishes, smiling: “It’s the times when my singing actually reaches someone. That’s what keeps me going.“
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That’s the unavoidable price of fame.
It simply can not be helped.
This woman may just be the one who gets the last laugh…
Just like there’s the expression “every household needs one!,” there’s also “every classroom needs a person like this” or “every mixer party needs someone like this.” This expression is used to describe people who fill some necessary role in any gathering of people. To borrow that expression: I believe Morning Musume’s Yasuda Kei is the type of person you’d ought to have in your school club, or in each department of your company. Similarly, she’s an indispensable part of Morning Musume.
What Yasuda does is toughen up the atmosphere in the group — Yasuda is one of the members with true strength, so her simply being there is enough for others around her to go “oh man, we’ll have to do our best, too.” As a result, she ends up improving the quality of the group as a whole.
There are several reasons for Yasuda making everyone else feel like they’re in trouble unless they give it their all, but I suppose the first and foremost reason would be her great singing. At her audition she told us she loved singing so much she couldn’t help but want to become a singer, and she had by then quit school and was working part-time at McDonald’s. To tell you the truth, my initial thought was “come on, be honest: you only quit school because you hate studying.” But she truly meant what she had said, and indeed: her singing was good.
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13:28 – 2017年12月4日
Okai-chan had a great response to a wota’s unsolicited advice:
@XXX: Chisato: you’re not going to go see your friend’s stage play? If not, don’t be surprised when she stops doing that kind of thing for you as well.
@chisatookai_official_uf: Me going to see her thing because she came to see my thing, or me not going to see her thing because she didn’t come to see my thing — me and her friendship isn’t something that worthless.
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She’s pissed off!
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Huh, so Okai-chan replies even to random people!
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Okai is completely right on this one.
It’s not some cheap friendship that’s only just begun.
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Don’t care if they’re crazy ones or just heartwarming ones. Tell me all of them. I already know the pencil one. (Note: apparently, when Miya was an elementary schooler she stuck a pencil in a flower pot and actively watered it — as you do — with the hopes that it would grow into a tree.)
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One of her seniors called her out for something. She was approached by several of them and she told them that they didn’t scare her. You’d think it would be frightening if there’s a large number of people approaching you like that, but apparently her thinking was that the reason her senior didn’t come alone was because they were weak.
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Wow, is this true?
I wonder who called her out?
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It was a senior of hers from school so there’s no way to know.
When you find a guy you like, check his clinginess level first!
We’ve all seen a scene like this on some TV drama. There’s a couple who are on a date.
“Yujiiiii! Buy me an ice cream!”
“Okay. Wait here.“
The guy goes and buys some ice cream. They then have it together as they walk past shop windows with the girl going “look, how cute are those clothes?!” That scene. The super flirty, head-over-heels couple fawning on one another, not a care in the world for anyone who might see them.
Let’s be honest: people admire that kind of thing.
That includes me: if I was going out with some fresh, short-haired girl, I bet it would be so much fun going on dates like that. Even just imagining it makes my heart race. She would cling onto my arm… and in my mind she would be a bit of a smaller girl, so when I would poke fun at her for something she would laugh all cutesy-like. “He he he.“
But I could never be able to have a date like that. Why? Because I fundamentally have a dark personality. The few times in my life that I have been with girls like that, they were all cutesy and charged-up when I first met them, but as they kept being around me they would gradually turn less and less so. I guess darkness is contagious.
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#464 Sashimeshi Ishiguro Aya & Ikuta Erina, part one
Ishiguro and Ishida have a conversation at about the 14-minute mark.
Ishiguro: My eldest daughter really likes you. She was showing me all these Morning videos on YouTube, and some of them were these “Funny Daaishi Feeling” videos.
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So Ayappe’s daughter is a Musume wota, huh.
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Ikuta was laughing out loud with the words “Daaishi Feeling” coming out of Ishiguro’s mouth.
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“Are you letting out that Daaishi Feeling right now?”
What a thing to ask… (laughs)
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20:50 – 2017年11月21日
Oda-chan: “If you were to compare yourself to when Nakazawa-san used to describe you as “incredible” versus Sato-san right now, who do you think is worse?”
Tsuji-chan: “Maa-chan is pretty incredible.”
Maa-chan: “I don’t want to be told that by you!“
To think the day would come that we would actually get to see an exchange like this. #morningmusume17
20:36 – 2017年11月21日
Sakura: “I have a question for you, Tsuji-san. I’ve heard about Nakazawa-san complaining how difficult you used to be, so who would you say is worse: you or Sato-san?”
Tsuji: “Oh, Masaki-chan is way worse.”
Maa: “I don’t want to be told that by you!!“
Maa-chan insisting that at least she’s not as bad as Tsuji-san. #morningmusume17
20:34 – 2017年11月21日
Musume Budokan MC, Nono-tan vs. Maa-chan, part 1.
Oda: “Tsuji-san, Nakazawa-san has previously said that you used to be quite the handful. In your opinion, who do you think is worse: you back then, or Sato-san right now?”
Tsuji: “That’s got to be Maa-chan.”
Sato: “You were way worse!“