KAT-TUN : HOW TO ENJOY SPRING
Spring is the season that brings the sensation of a refreshing breeze. How are the KAT-TUN members enjoying their lives? When we asked them directly, they responded with a colorful "rainbow" of ways they were having fun spending each day.
First of all, I have happy news. I've safely passed on to be a 3rd year college student! I received fairly good grades too so I feel like I studied hard this time around. When you become a junior in college you can take seminars but you have to take the seminars at the Saitama prefecture campus. From Tokyo, it takes 2 hours by car so I got a bit lost. Outside of studying for school, there's lots of things I want to study for myself. This year I especially want to study Kanji. I'm used to normally writing everything on the computer so even though I can read Kanji, I feel like there are tons of Kanji that I can't write anymore. I want to be able to write basic level essentials. Also, there are lots of books I want to read. I've only been reading how-to books lately. 5 to 10 years from now I guess I'll be able to recommend a lot of useful "know how" books. I have a lot of aspirations (laughs).
Actually I made plans in march (3rd month) to go to Okinawa with some friends. My schedule couldn't get settled in time so I couldn't make the RSVP and missed the chance to go. When you think of Okinawa you think of going to the beach and eating Okinawan food but I had a different plan in mind. You don't see it other than in the news, but Okinawa has a self-defense base that I wanted to check out. I learn a lot from seeing things with my own eyes. It's something I'd like to see in person.
Speaking of spring, it's the season for shell collecting isn't it. I have a bit of a bitter memory regarding shell collecting. In middle school we all had a trip to go shell collecting but it was really cold, on top of that it was raining really hard but we decided to stick to the plan and go. Just when we managed to reach the beach and were feeling relieved, they told us, "Today, we won't be able to go shell collecting". Just like that we returned home walking back with those thoughts, I wonder why they left us with such rough memories. Even now, when I see news about shell collecting I recall those traumatic memories. Also, Spring is about cherry blossom viewing. I would recommend Yoyogi Park if you're in Tokyo. Other than cherry blossom viewing, I also like to walk my dog there a lot. My puppy loves it. Speaking of which, earlier a male stranger suddenly came up to me at Yoyogi Park and said "Show me the bottom of your foot". I refused with a, "Nah, I'm good." but what the heck what that all about? Foot fortune-telling?!
Translations credit to daphuni