BGM: Erik Satie "Trois Gymnopédies No.1"
This morning I attended the meeting of the English study club. There, we read the English version of Yu Miri's "Tokyo Ueno Station". I had already read that version this time so I could join the discussion, but I had to notice my misunderstanding of translating it into Japanese my way. I solved the word "neatly" as "smartly", and other members corrected me by suggesting another idea as "appropriately". What a shame. But despite of that my poor translation, some members praised me "you've learned a lot!". Of course, I'm glad. Next month we're going to read Sunak's speech in English. It was a severe, but interesting time.
After a nap, I thought I should watch a movie but I couldn't solve that because I couldn't decide what I would watch. Indeed, I have to watch the ones I have never done, but my mood didn't follow me. I understood that my mood would come if I watched anyway, but still, my mood didn't wake up. So I gave up and started reading the book "Independent Eurospace" I had borrowed. This is a long interview with Kenzo Horikoshi, the head man of Eurospace and a legendary person of Japanese movie culture.
Reading it, I thought it was the right choice. In this, Kenzo Horikoshi talks about himself and his activities of introducing great directors like Leos Carax and Abbas Kiarostami. It describes how he loved the movies and how he did his job as a gamble to show the movies in the Japanese market. I learned that he was an important person who made one of my favorite movies "Smoke" a famous one in Japan. Takeshi Kitano must owe Horikoshi to work as a great director in the world. Even if I feel suspicious about this book because he ignores Hirokazu Koreeda completely, I have been impressed by this book which shows his "entertaining" job.
Night came. I attended a meeting on Discord and chatted a lot. We talked about a lot of topics. Someone said that this diary of me is Fernand Pessoa-like for him. It is really glad for me because Pessoa's "The Book of Disquiet" is one of my favorites, therefore I have already read it six times. After that meeting, I read that "The Book of Disquiet" until the 100th page. Besides reading John Irving's orthodox novel, I read this kind of "anti-story" book. That made me think that every author has their direction of working and also character. Which direction I should go? I have to wander between them, and it is a pleasant time.