What are the presents that will make you happy?
Some time ago, Taguchi said to me, "Give me your home address." He mailed my birthday present to my house. I was wondering what it was, since he didn't give it to me personally but to send it to my house instead (laughs). When I was young, I remember receiving a life-sized dinosaur robot for Christmas. I was extremely happy but I was vexing over where to place it (laughs). And I was shocked that Santa Claus came in from the door and not by chimney (laughs). I wanted to see him entering, whether it's by his usual method or not.
What have you been up recently?
I joined a futsal matched recently. It's been some time since I played. The weather was good. I felt good and I sweated a lot. I even managed to score the two points I wanted to, it was great. During the match, eventhough I was tired and exhausted from doing sports, I thought that being able to exercise is a good thing. It's refreshing! From now on, I intend to play futsal periodically for my health.
What are the memorable presents you've given to others?
I'll feel very happy regardless of whoever I give presents to. I'll try to find out what to get from them by weaving this topic into our conversation. However, instances of me asking directly, "Do you have anything that you want?" are becoming more often nowadays. This is because I'll be sad if I give something that the recipient doesn't want or like. I'll give birthday presents to my parents every year. I don't even know if my mum likes the clothes I've got for her. Last year, I said, " Please use these to buy the things you like," and gave her vouchers (laughs). I guess this will be the happiest ending.
What about giving presents to the other members?
I'll give presents or wish them "Happy Birthday" during their birthdays. By the way, my birthday and Ueda's birthday are one month apart. First, Ueda will give me a present on my birthday (September 4th). Based on that, I'll decide what present to give him. This has become a pattern. (Ueda : This is pressurizing (laughs)). And from my last year's birthday, Akanishi has been saying " I bought a birthday present for Nakamaru but I didn't bring it today." Did he really buy a present for me? (laughs)