BGM: GRASS VALLEY - IDENTITY CRISIS
I heard Haruki Murakami would release his new novel on the 13th of April (I learned this from the Japanese publisher Shinchosha). When I was a high school student, I read "Pinball, 1973" by chance. After that, I read his novels "Norwegian Wood" and "Dance Dance Dance" step by step and got into his world. Once I felt that saying loving his world was uncool, and maybe still now it can be. I am also not a fan who accepts his writings without no complaint. But I believe that I have grown up in this life with Haruki's history and still I think that he is an important person in this era. I want to read his new novel. I expect that "various enigmatic events happen, a woman disappears, and after them, a happy end waits for us".
I'm thinking about a customer who did a prank at Sushiro, a sushi restaurant. Once I did a part-time job at a sushi restaurant so know how that kind of industry tries to provide high-quality service to us. At least, good people in that industry must think that thing at first. But actually, at the shop, that kind of prank happens and deletes "safety of eating meals". I get angry about that but also think that our society is based on respect and goodness for others. "We want to keep this society safe"... but some people won't think that kind of idea. For them, respect and goodness aren't their common sense. Oh no, I become an instant sociologist.
Although I forgot where I had read this, a person criticized that this kind of event could happen because of the desire for being famous. Then I can't say great things because once I was also trying to become famous. I tried to write my opinions to get buzzed, so my opinion became extreme or ultraviolent ones. Then I should think about how my consciousness that is amplificated by social media would be. The consciousness won't satisfy the fact that I am just a normal citizen. Of course, those kinds of people who have the delusion could be there in any era. But now, that delusion might not be connected by any social movement, art, or ism. It reminds me of Chuck Palahniuk's masterpiece "Fight Club".
In the evening I attended the English conversation class, where I met a friend after a long time offline. I enjoyed myself. Today I learned the expression "would you rather" and we discussed "which would we rather, hot meals or cold meals", and "drama series and movies, which do you choose". We also learned how American winter would be. It's a wonderful time. The teachers talked about those things passionately so I decided to improve my skill of listening. I would like to enjoy "talking" and "listening to" by voice chat... After that lesson, I asked them "how can we say the "kuinige" in English?". They answered it could be "dining dash" and it impressed me. Next time I want to ask them "how did the prank at their part-time job in English? (we Japanese say it as "baito tero")".